Monday, May 02, 2005

marry me joshua bell!

so lately i've been surrounded by celebrities.

my friend pretty is dating her. she's a doll but he's not that into her. i will probably never see her again.

my friend skinny has been on dates with john cusack AND carson daly in the past two weeks.

i just went to anouska shankar's concert (she's a friend of a friend) and her father ravi shankar (who is uber famous, was friends with the beatles, george harrison is anouska's godfather) was there. so was norah jones (also ravi's daughter...different wife). anouska had this dinner for her friends afterwards that our mutual friend couldn't stay for, so that I also couldn't stay for (I didn't know anouska at all, we'd just been introduced), so we had a drink and left. richard gere and joshua bell were there as well.

let me tell you something. when i was in high school, i wanted to marry joshua bell. a lot of girls had jonathan brandis, eddie furlong, scott baio, tom cruise, luke perry on their walls....i had joshua bell (a violinist). am i a dork? maybe. but seriously, i was as in love with joshua bell as any 14 year old can be in love with anyone. and it stuck. he is still in my top ten and i'm 24 years old.

i saw him and i stared at him a while, thinking "god, that guy looks just like joshua bell." and i stared some more. until norah walked in and i heard her say, "hey josh." at that point, my heart started racing, my knees got weak and i froze. and we left shortly thereafter.

what is my problem?! i live in new york. i see famous people all the time. in fact, i saw tom cavanagh (who i stalk, will tell you about it someday), liam neeson, and howard stern today (they were not together) on the upper west side. i used to work at the goddamn soho house. i've waited on rob deniro, will smith, sarah jessica parker, jude law, george clooney, bill clinton, marilyn manson, paul mccartney (am not linking them. if you don't know who they are, you are dead to me). and i freak out because i see a frickin violinist!!!!???!!! what is wrong with me?! it's probably better i didn't say anything. "will you marry me" would have fallen out of my mouth before i could have stopped myself. am kicking myself right now.

33 people who played with me:

Blogger Andy said...

I guess you always have a soft spot for a specific heart-throb. BUt I can't say for sure. I've met a few local female celebrities and they didn't really reduce me to a mess.

I'm sure that I were to bump into Kirsten Dunst in the street, I would probably go ga-ga before propositioning her there and then... classy, I know...

5/02/2005 1:19 AM  
Blogger The Girl said...

I never was one for celeb crushes...they all just seemed so unavailable. That said, I had a terribly embarrassing crush on Conan O'Brien, for who the hell knows why.

I heart John Cusack, though I didn't realize he was nearly forty years old. Jeez.

And the soap girl? She was on "The Look for Less," and seemed a bit too sweet, not to mention a smidge ditzy. Cute though, very cute.

And what the hell is with all your friends? Are you part of the posh celeb circle of new york? I've never heard of anyone (non rich/celebish) with such a high friend:celeb ratio.

5/02/2005 2:30 AM  
Blogger omar said...

I can't lie, this Joshua Bell fella looks a little girlish (particularly on the main image when you click the "photos" link on his site).

I've got a blog friend who has a friend who is friends with Norah Jones' half sister!!! Norah speaks to me, man. Love her. Next time you see her, tell her I said hi (if she calls security on you, sorry about that).

5/02/2005 10:18 AM  
Blogger jazz said...

omar. agree that picture of him is awful. but you should hear him play...he makes me melt. and for a classical violinist...dude, it's hard to find a non-asian girl to play the violin to begin with. he could be worse looking.

norah jones is teeny. soo soo petite.

5/02/2005 10:23 AM  
Blogger Koenix said...

I wish someone famous would pop up in MY town...maybe I will have to move to NY...I had a huge crush on Josh Groban for a while too. (And, incidentally, the only reason I know about Joshua Bell is because he played on a Josh Groban song...)

5/02/2005 11:39 AM  
Blogger The Bag Lady said...

Er... Jasmine, aren't you supposed to be studying???

5/02/2005 11:48 AM  
Blogger J said...

Yeah, shouldn't you be studying?

The only time I was reduced to weirdness around a celebrity was when I met Ed from the Barenaked Ladies. I've loved them for so many years that when I got the chance to go backstage with a friend and hang out, I totally froze. I remember, he was wearing make-up and it really caught me off guard.

5/02/2005 12:04 PM  
Blogger That Girl said...

Can your friend hook me up with Carson if it doesn't work out???

5/02/2005 2:48 PM  
Blogger jazz said...

yes, i'm supposed to be studying but i couldn't pass up dinner with norah jones (who i love)...then because my friend couldn't stay i had to leave to. v. sad indeed.

5/02/2005 3:22 PM  
Blogger mrsmogul said...

Hey Jasmine,I met Joshua Bell too! I used to work backstage at Lincoln Center!

5/02/2005 3:26 PM  
Blogger jazz said...

also, if any of you read gawker i'm the source for half their gawker stalker tips. i have a good eye for celebrities. i see many more than i call in though. i don't bother with B or C-listers. i have other more important things to do...

also, my friend pretty just dared me to e-mail josh and tell him i wanted to talk to him. i love a good dare. will let you know if i hear anything.

5/02/2005 3:36 PM  
Blogger cadiz12 said...

jasmine, you have to e-mail him.
(as a failing yo-yo-ma-wannabe for so long i have much respect for this guy.)

you know, katie holmes had told the press that when she was young she used to think she was going to marry to tom cruise. when tom was told that, he replied 'i don't want to disappoint her.'

you never know what could happen.

5/02/2005 6:08 PM  
Blogger quycksilver said...

Dude,
Joshua Bell is hot.
I've had a celebrity crush on him forever too . . .

I never know what to say when I see famous musicians (or other celebrities for that matter). I mean, beyond the "I really love your work" what else is there to say?"

I'm, envious of your eye for celebrity. My ex had it too, and my celeb sighting have gone down something sad like 500% since we broke up. I have seen some of the 90210ers, Joan of Arcadia and too many B or C listers to count . . . (It's almost not worth mentioning if you have to explain, "you know, the guy from X TV show that isn't on anymore . . . Oh you haven;t seen that? Well, he was also on Y HBO movie or Z FX Special . . ." It just depressed me because it made me realize that I have a serious TV problem . . .

Anyway, watch your tongue, girl--JB isn't just some "frickin violinist"--He's a GOD!

:)

5/02/2005 7:55 PM  
Blogger Lunatic said...

Mmmmm, Katie Holmes.

5/02/2005 7:57 PM  
Blogger Jon said...

Hmmm… I have nothing useful to contribute to this post… except to say that I’ve noticed since you really needed to start studying, your blog has been spiffed up a bit… all of the sudden you’re linking stuff left and right and that clock sure does look nice. The position being taken is not to be mistaken for attempted education or a righteous accusation. Only a description, just an observation… ok, Pop quiz… what song did I just quote and who is the band? And no fair googling it… I’ve got 10 extra points available to whomever answers correctly…

5/02/2005 9:21 PM  
Blogger 1 said...

Benecio del Torro
Lenny Kravitz
Johnny Dep
John Cusack (hook me up, please!)

5/02/2005 11:54 PM  
Blogger 1 said...

Hmm...sorry to hear about Cusak. He is off my list. I'll get started on Benny.

5/03/2005 6:33 PM  
Blogger Former Intern Andy said...

Tom Cavanagh is DREAM boat!!!! LOLOL!!!

Sorry, I couldn't resist.

5/04/2005 12:04 AM  
Blogger scribe called steff said...

hmm.

johnny depp.
matt damon.
jon stewart.

umm...

hmm.

i don't do much of the lusting after celebrity thing. i'd probably go more for rock stars at the gigs i go to. it'd just be about sex anyhow. and i'm not a fluffy girly girl, so i'd hold my own in the ego dept. silly bastards.

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5/04/2005 2:56 AM  
Blogger Gloria Glo said...

I am just so unbelievably jealous. I am the "arrived too late" girl. I have walked into more restaurants, stores, parties, hospital hallways to the announcement, "You'll never guess who just left here!" Honestly. It's become an obsession to actually see one of the celebrities who always leave just as I arrive.

5/04/2005 8:02 PM  
Anonymous amber lynn said...

I guess if I want to see celebrities, I am in the wrong town. My goodness you have seen a truck load of them!

5/04/2005 8:07 PM  
Blogger Annalisa said...

What about Bono? Have you ever seen him?

5/05/2005 12:23 PM  
Blogger jazz said...

amber lynn: i think they like new york because there are so many in such a concentrated area that people stop caring. it's tourists who go up and say hi, ask for autographs. if tom cruise walked into a starbucks full of new yorkers, nobody would flinch. moreover, few people would care.

annalisa: Bono? definitely not. he's one that i'd probably freak out about. actors, they don't do it for me. but musicians and chefs? am starstruck. guess it's a reflection of the talents i wish i had. have never had any desire to act.

5/05/2005 12:34 PM  
Blogger Annalisa said...

If you DO meet Bono, get a signature for me. I will even pay you for it.

5/05/2005 1:04 PM  
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5/05/2005 1:26 PM  
Blogger A said...

Bono yeah! I hope to see him when I'm in the US for my masters. This friend whos in Michigan is going to one of the concerts soon and I'm SO jealous :( If you see him, say hi for me :>

5/05/2005 1:30 PM  
Blogger Mister Underhill said...

You need to post pics of your hot female friends.

5/05/2005 2:20 PM  
Blogger hooey said...

Nice blog Jazzy. I, too, have a blog; a very progressive one.
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5/05/2005 8:11 PM  
Blogger jazz said...

mister underhill: you know, i have no idea what it is with skinny. shes skinny and blonde but shes not all that cute, in my humble opinion. right place, right time i guess....

5/06/2005 1:08 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When you saw Tom Cavanagh, was he as handsome as he was in Ed?
Did he have a nice physique? Was he with his wife? Where did you see him?
Do you see him often?

5/17/2005 9:45 AM  
Blogger Claire said...

oo joshua bell *sigh* saw him a couple of nights ago how the hell does he look that good at 38?

2/12/2006 10:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Long time ago (90s), in a land far away (Philadelphia), Joshua Bell accompanied me back to my dorm room, post-concert. No, nothing happened. He was a gentleman and I was nervous sophomore in college attending his concert for the first time and not knowing a thing about classical music. Got to hold his violin ...a highlight of the night. Sent a few emails back and forth and then haven't heard from him since. As I remember, a very down-to-earth, easy conversationalist.

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