Geoffrey Long
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Some of the peaks in my week: the Fray Cafe and the Walkingbirds.

There were so many highlights from my trip to Texas, it's hard to know where to start. I'm going to be throwing them up here in fits and bursts for the rest of the week. The perk I'd like to mention this morning: meeting Scott Andrew LaPera, who records this amazing music as The Walkingbirds. Scott Andrew played at the Fray Cafe this year, at which I was the last speaker, telling a story about falling out of a pickup truck in high school – and although I don't think Derek realized it, this was my first experience getting on stage at a Fray event. I was petrified, and even more so when I found out I was the last speaker of the night. I was also flattered as all get out, since Derek trusted me to round out the set, but I was still jittery. I hope nobody noticed. Anyway, after I got off the stage, Scott Andrew came up to me right afterwards to say hi, and I was still so shaken about having just finally joined the real-time Fray I didn't even know what to say. Jeez. Luckily I got to talk to him later, and just as suspected he's really cool. I'm hoping I'll be able to have something from him grace our pages sometime soon.

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