The Six Degrees: Kevin Bacon
And, by the way, my Bacon Number is 2:
Kevin Bacon (0) ~ Kenny Loggins (1) ~ me (2).
I met Kenny Loggins in Santa Barbara in 1973 at a Transcendental Meditation retreat which we both were attending. Kenny was there with his then musical partner Jim Messina. Ten years later, Kenny co-wrote, produced and performed the hit title track song “Footloose” for the 1984 film of the same name, starring Kevin Bacon.
I have larger Bacon Numbers as well, but as I’ve never met, or seen Bacon in person, my smallest number is 2. Here are two more:
Kevin Bacon (0) ~ Hugh Jackman (1) ~ David Bowie (2) ~ me (3).
Of course, these are just social degree numbers in my case, not professional! I’ve never made any movies!
Here’s the other one:
Kevin Bacon (0) ~ Bob Dylan (1) ~ Joan Baez (2) ~ Mimi Farina (3) ~ me (4)…
Again, these are purely social (as well as just for silly fun): I’ve bumped into Dylan as well as having seen him in concert; I’ve met Joan and have attended a few of her concerts, and I slightly (!) knew Mimi … I’ve never “worked” with any of them, and as I say, I’ve never met Bacon.
But it’s a silly fun game …
Such lists could go on and on. Here we all are (ALL of us!), alive on the same Earth, at the same moment in time…. Enjoy your life.
“Hey now, you’re an all-star, get your game on, go play!
Hey now, you’re a rock star, get your show on, get paid!”
Have fun. Help other people. Save the whales. Save the planet.
You do you. Be happy. Be kind.