So what none of you knows is that, in my offline life, I'm a book editor at a small indie publisher in Baltimore. For the past couple years, I've been working on an amazing young adult novel which is out now, called The Atomic Weight of Secrets or The Arrival of the Mysterious Men in Black.
I knew the author had been in a couple bands that had a good amount of local success on the west coast. But what I did not know, until she e-mailed me this weekend, is that she and her band actually opened for Crowded House during their tour for Crowded House. Her name is Eden Unger Bowditch, though it was just Eden Unger then, and the band was Legal Reins.
It's not as if Eden kept in touch with the band. It's not like she's going to get me on the phone with Neil Finn. But still, what a wonderfully surprising and very cool connection to discover.