Pat Metheny Dashed Two and a Half Men Producer's Musical Dreams
Lorre recalled being a 22-year-old guitarist with "serious chops," or so he thought until one fateful afternoon at a University of Miami guitar class:
"A painfully shy, 16-year-old boy walked into the room," he recalled. "He could barely speak nor make eye contact with anyone, seemed dwarfed by his big jazz guitar, and was ludicrously introduced as a visiting professor to the university. His name was Pat Metheny. I'll never forget how I felt when he began to play. It was an imploding feeling, like the kind you get when your ego is being demolished like an old Vegas casino. Thankfully, the feeling was accompanied by a soft, reassuring voice in my head that whispered, 'Find work in television, nobody's a prodigy there.'" more on this story
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