KT’s OTH Memories #6: Musical Notes
Sorry about the break in favorite memories of OTH. Last week kinda got away from me, I opened offices on Monday for a Lionsgate film and when I looked up again it was already Friday night… yeah, pretty crazy week.
So… a question that I get asked quite often in conversations is “what other celebrities have I gotten to meet besides our show cast?” OTH has had several guest stars that are more famous for their sport or musical prowess than their acting chops. This memory is about my favorite musician cross over.
Mark’s amazing taste in music has gotten us several well known bands or acts… One who probably got the biggest bounce or boost from our show was Gavin DeGraw. His song “I don’t wanna be”, sure got super hot after it became our theme song for credits. Huey Lewis, Jimmy Eat World, Jack’s Mannequin, Grace Potter, Nick Lachey, Michelle Featherstone, Cheap Trick, Michael Grubbs, The Wreckers – to name a few – all shared their worlds with us. Some had more trouble with the acting part, like Fall Out Boy… especially Pete Wentz. Maybe the bad timing of his “Famous Self Photo’s” being leaked via the internet didn’t help with his natural shyness… hehe. Oh – and of course I also have great memories of Tyler Hilton and Kate Voegele who spent quite a bit of time with us in Wilmington over the years!
(maybe pics of some of them…)
But – my favorite memory of a song artist has to be Sheryl Crow’s visit. I was the point person for her people and was assigned to be with her during her brief time with us. There were only a few demands that we had to provide while she was here, I don’t even think they sent me a rider, (a rider is a document that has a list of everything that an artist or band demands while they are out on the road performing…)
She flew into town for one day via her own private jet, the only unrelenting demand that her people made was that the plane had to be “wheels up” at 5pm of that same day. So – get her in, get the work done, wrapped and get her on that plane! In the film business, that can be problematic, so everyone on the crew was ready to go when she arrived. We whisked her the hotel and waited for her to go through the “works” (makeup and hair). I would get periodic texts and phone calls from the anxious producers and AD’s on how things were progressing with her… finally she came out, dazzlingly pretty, super friendly and ready to knock us dead.
On set, during one of the lighting setups she let out a gem of a story. She apologized to us for a last minute request for jewelry to wear (we had asked her to provide her own wardrobe, in which she would be most comfortable). Apparently, that morning she had gotten up a tad late and in the dark bedroom couldn’t find her own jewelry. She waited a beat or two and then said, “I couldn’t turn a light on – you know, I didn’t want to disturb somebody… Lance is kinda cranky in the mornings”. WOW, I thought to myself… she’s dating… Lance Armstrong!
(At the time, this was not public knowledge! For the few who don’t know this, L.A. is one of my favorite athletes of all time, the other is John Riggins…) Anyway, as you all probably well know, Sheryl gave us a great performance and we wrapped her work well before 5pm.
Every day of One Tree Hill was a good day to be a member of the OTH Crew – but believe me everyone who was working with us that day cherishes this memory.