Do any of you have any "small world" stories? This isn't about name-dropping. I mean interesting coincidences that demonstrate how small this world with billions of people actually is. I have a couple of them. Here's the first : In the late 1990s I joined a band that was playing all-original music. We recorded a couple of albums and played a ton of gigs on the west coast of the USA. One night we were playing at this club in Portland, OR called The Satyricon. We showed up a bit early to scope it out and have a beer. When we walked in the singer said, "Hey Scott. How's it going?" Scott was the drummer in the band before I joined. Scott said he was playing in a band and writing songs and they were just about ready to make a record. I asked what the name of the band was and he replied, "Everclear." My reply was, "I am surprised you could get that name." He said he was too but somehow they did. It turns out that this was the same band that had several hits and Scott is credited with writing a few songs on their first album. Several years later I was between bands so I worked for my friend in his sound company. We did a lot of shows for lots of bands at lots of places. One night we were doing a show at a place in Albany, OR for a really cool band called "Floater." They have a great bass player named Rob Wynia who I really like. After the show I was unplugging things and wrapping cords when Rob noticed the shirt I was wearing. It was from Dogfish Studios who recorded tons of bands and shows including the recently released DVD "Nirvana Live At The Paramount." Rob said, "we recorded a couple of our albums there." I replied, "yes, I have those albums and I really like them. My band recorded two albums there too." He asked what my band was and I told him. He said, "Really? I saw you guys open for 'Jolly Mon' in Salem a couple of years ago. That was a great show. You guys rocked!" I thanked him and was astonished that he remembered us. Here's the really small world part : the guy who played drums for 'Jolly Mon' at that show in Salem is the guy who replaced our friend Scott in Everclear.