June 3, 2008

Wayman Tisdale

There are two subjects I don't think I have ever mentioned before in a post - in my history of posting - and I am about to kill two with one stone. Smooth Jazz and basketball.

I have just returned from a 10 hour day on the road / helping out with an artist in-store relating to my day job. The in-store was with Wayman Tisdale who was once best known for being an American professional basketball player for the Pacers as well as an Olympic gold medal winner in 1984 as a member of the USA basketball team. Now he is a bass player / vocalist / producer and has released a brand new record today call Rebound.

It is nearly midnight and I am too wiped out to work on a record review. Instead I thought it would be fun to share this ridiculous picture of me with Wayman so you can see just how tall he is and how small I am in relation to him. To be clear I am not crouching down, I am bending forward a little bit, and seriously he is that gi-normous. Wayman is popular with the ladies and sports fans so we made plenty of jokes about me playing body guard this afternoon and the fact that I could protect his shins at best.

It would be a lie to say I know much about Smooth Jazz but I can promise you that I have never and I mean NEVER worked with a nicer artist in my whole life. I spent the day laughing and listening to his great stories. The man is incredibly humble and as down to earth as can be. I usually hate in-stores because a million things can / do go wrong but today was an absolute pleasure.


  1. check out his career stats: http://www.basketball-reference.com/players/t/tisdawa01.html

    his 89-90 season was particularly good

  2. 17 - 20 points per 36 minutes, that is pretty good, no?