Yesterday I wore a golden state Warriors replica jersey of Stephen Curry in Los Angeles and six or seven people stopped me on the street. One lady, Carmen, said she was from San Lorenzo but had moved here parentheses Sherman Oaks parentheses with her husband and two kids to run a family owned Taqueria. kismet true believer that I am, I naturally rerouted my life to take in three tacos and a Pepsi and exchanged greetings with her husband Omar and tell them that story.
Last night me and three guests two of home i’ve known since seventh grade took in the third eye blind concert at the Greek theater at Griffith Park.
The Singer of third eye blind Steve Jenkins was one year behind us at Terman and Gunn.
He cowrote with his original song writer partner Kevin Cadogan the hit song from 1997 —That I referenced in my headline – “how’s it going to be? “And he in four band mates performed it Just great and the throngs sang along….
This poster (detail) from 1996 lists bands that played at Cubberley Community Center in 1995 (“The Palo Alto Soundcheck”) including Third Eye Blind (with SJ, KC, Arion Salazar and Steve Bowman on drums) and Zenbox (solo project of Herman Anthony Chunn, who wrote or co-wrote “Semi-Charmed Kind of Life”)
edit to add: this just in: spell checking Arion’s name, I learn that Leo Kremer the bass player of KGB, which shared management, Eric Godtland, with 3EB, played bass with Third Eye Blind recently and then founded with his brother Oliver Kremer a burrito chain in NYC. Dos Torros. KGB played the Cub auditorium.
andand: a bottom line of the concert Friday in LA-LA is that Steve Jenkins did not even bother to introduce his band, save the keyboard/2nd guitarist but no one heard the name because he didn’t wait for the applause to die down, didn’t time it right. (Though he did not say: “this is our new keyboard player — I’ll learn his name by the end of the tour!”)