Ahhhhhhhhh...I'm gonna be famous...well almost!!! Ahhhhhhhh! I had
a whole week to mull over what I was gonna ask Jewel. I sought advice
from everyone I knew, and still I went with nothing planned. I didn't
want to type or write my questions for fear of forgetting how to read.
While waiting I did manage to write a few notes on an ATM receipt but
that didn't work out so well because I forgot to take it out of my
pocket until mid-interview. Line.....set list....thanks Laura.
Jewel was so beautiful. She was everything that I had imagined and
more. I was so nervous I noticed that my voice jumped like 3
octaves...how embarrassing. She was great though, very personable. We
talked about the beginning of the Almost Famous contest, Ty and DWTS,
her pre-show ritual which includes miniature goats, lavender and honey,
short stories, set lists, and her neverending ambition to learn new
things. At one point I flapped like a chicken and told her my armpits
were sweating (what was I thinking?)! At the end I asked her to sing
with me. I can't believe she said yes. I started to sing "Near You
Always" and sure enough two lines in I started to cry and I had to stop
singing. The whole experience was awesome and I mean that in the truest
sense of the word...awe-some; 1.) inspiring awe 2.) showing or
characterized by awe. Jewel is truly an amazing individual and I cannot
thank her enough for the opportunity. Amy, Curtis hats off to you as
well for making it all happen. Much love to the Jewel community.
Thanks! Natalie.......San Manuel Casino - Highland, CA - 03.05.09
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