133 Famous People I Have Met


by Michael Patrick Welch.

Written every weekday from Jan.-May 2020

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Click the links below to jump to each fun, funny vignette. The stars by each name denote the encounter’s meaningfulness, with three stars being most meaningful.

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2 Live Crew (1998) 

A

Alice In Chains (1994) 

Alicia Keys (2013) 

***Allen Toussaint (2011) 

Anderson Cooper (2007) 

**Andre 3000 (1998) 

**Ani DiFranco (2003, 2012, 2016) 

B

**Baby & Slim of Cash Money Records (2019) 

**Dr. Ben Carson (2017) 

Big Boy from OutKast (2011) 

Big Daddy Kane (2003) 

**Big Freedia (2004-2008) 

**Billy Gibbons (2002, 2007) 

**Bill Murray (2010) 

***Black Francis (1991)

Bobcat Goldthwait (1998)

Bonnie Raitt (2003) 50

Brad & Angelina (2006) 

Bret Easton Ellis (2013) 

C

Cee Lo & Goodie MOB (1996) 

*****Chuck D (2007) 

Cliff & AC/DC (1987) 

***Craig Wedren & Shudder to Think (2009) 

Cut Creator (1999) 

D

**Daryl Hall (2013) 

Dave Eggers (1999-2007)

David Simon (2011, 2019) 

Dear Mr Roth (98-2000?) 

**Dio (1998) 

Doug E Fresh (1998) 

G

**Greg Dulli (1994-2010) 

***GWAR (2004) 

H

Harry Shearer (2005, 2015) 

I

***Ian Svenonius (1997, 2012) 

J

**J Mascis & Dinosaur Jr. (1992) 

Jello Biafra (2006) 

**Jesus Lizard (1999-2019) 

***Jimmy Hart (1999) 

**Jimmy Swaggart (2001) 

**John Oates (2013) 

Jonathan Ames (1998-2019) 

K

***Kim Deal (1991) 

**Kool Keith (2012) 

L

**Luke Skywalker aka Uncle Luther Campbel

Lupita Nyong’o (2013) 

M

Magnolia Shorty (2010) 

***Mannie Fresh (2011) 

***Method Man (2000) 

Mike Mills of REM (2008) 

**Morris Day (2012) 

N

**Natalie Merchant (1992) 

P

Pharrell (2004) 

Prince Paul (1997) 

Q

Quintron and Miss Pussycat (1998-present) 

R

***Ray Davis (2004-2006) 

Richard Campanella, Tulane historical geographer,  (2016) 

Russell Simmons (2011) 

S

Sade (2011) 

Sebastian Bach (2003) 

Sick Rick (1999) 

Smashing Pumpkins (1991-1996) 

Steven Seagal

T

***Todd Rundgren (2013) 

***Tony Clifton / Bob Zmuda (2013) 

Trent Reznor (2000-2006) 

TV on the Radio (2004-2006) 

U

***UNLV (2014) 

W

Weird Al Yankovich (1998) 

QUICK: Ratt, White Zombie, Todd Barry, Tracey Ullman, Vince Vaughn, Warren G

Y

Yngwei Malmsteen (1999) 

BUNCHA QUICK EXTRA ONES!

– Al Roker, Bret Michals, Cramps, Dame Dash, Debbi Harry

– Carrot Top, DJ Paul Oakenfold, DJ Shadow, Earl Sweatshirt, Ernie K-Doe 

– DJ Jubilee, EYEHATEGOD, The Meters, Hurray for the Riff Raff, Irma Thomas, Katey Red & Mayor Mitch Landrieu

– Buckwheat Zydeco, Ed Helms, Ellen Barkin, Hot Water Music, Hulk Hogan

– Jan Hooks (SNL), Gov Edwards, Jon BonJovi, Lydia Lunch, Lloyd Bridges 

– Ray Nagin, Judy Tenuta, Linda Hamilton, Mark Wahlberg, Mike Patton, Mastodon, Pointer Sisters

– 5’8”, Assuck, Bingo, Bra1n1ac, Dalek, Dash Rip Rock, Elf Power, The Fucking Champs, Greg Ginn, Girl Talk, Home, Japanther, Killdozer, Little Dragon, Th MakeUp, Mike Dillon, ManMan/ Needs New Body, Of Montreal, Peelander Z, Q&P, Rebirth Brass Band, Radiators, Shudder to Think, TV on the Radio, TransAm, Thrones Walter Wolfman Washington 

 

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