Hosted a fundraiser for cancer last week (Sheila Kussner's amazing Hope and Cope group) and had the chance to meet Mel C, a.k.a Sporty Spice of the Spice Girls. Now given my age and taste in music, the Spice Girls were never in heavy rotation on my charts, but I must say I came away with more admiration for Melanie than I thought I would.
No attitude, sweet and highly accommodating. A pleasure to deal with, and charmed everyone that she did. Say what you want about her quintet, but they are still the top selling girl group of all time, and the fact that Melanie's not sitting back but taking a solo act out on the road, grinding it out in small clubs and actually showing up to help raise money at fundraisers says a lot about her character.
So Mel, you may not sell me any CDs, but you are definitely on my Hit List. Hope your solo career benefits from the good karma you exude.
(P.S. Big shout-out to Howard Kay, photographer of the stars, for the above snap.)