Close Encounters of the Famed Kind

Brush­es with fame? Not many. But all notable nonethe­less.

Natasha Stott DespojaI once was invit­ed to a par­ty at Par­lia­ment House by Natasha Stott Despo­ja. And I went. Malcolm McLarenI lit­er­al­ly bumped into Mal­colm McLaren in Lon­don.
Peter-GarrettI met Peter Gar­rett in a work con­text. Twice. Jackie-OJack­ie O called me once.
Craig-JohnstonI have a pho­to of me in my Liv­er­pool strip with Craig John­ston at his wed­ding. I even appeared on the local NBN news. John Howard

I saw John Howard walk into OPSM in Manu­ka. I also have anoth­er sto­ry, for anoth­er time.

Bill Bovill and Miss ConnieI had a pho­to tak­en with Miss Con­nie from Sneaky Sound Sys­tem. Robbie-WilliamsI think Rob­bie Williams look at me dur­ing a Syd­ney con­cert, but I’m not sure.
Ken WarbyAs a kid, I met Ken War­by (cur­rent­ly holds the Water speed record) and I still have his auto­graph some­where. Simon Townsend Wonder WorldI won a prize on Simon Townsend’s Won­der World in the Today’s Poet seg­ment. I didn’t actu­al­ly meet him, but he did show a pho­to of me sit­ting on a shark (not a real one).
Lauren JacksonThere was a real­ly tall girl at Can­ber­ra Air­port once that may have been Lau­ren Jack­son. rik-mayallI sat in a cafe across from Rik May­all.