It was like three years, maybe four years ago, I was at some music event up in Topanga, from my recollection it wasn’t the best of times, wasn’t the worst of times. However, my fondest memory of the day was a chance encounter with an acquaintance who wrote for another music site. He was with a group of his pals and one of them, upon hearing I was one of the dudes at the helm of Jam in the Van asked me “do you know a girl from Kentucky? She’s always posting about you guys on Facebook, her name is Abby.” As it turned out I did know the girl, in fact I now live with her and we own two cats, a dog, seven turtles, and a Star Wars BB8 Droid together. The pal of a pal has now become my pal, having previously been Abby’s pal, and as luck would have it he manages a rock band just getting their feet wet in the music pool. Their name is The Shelters, and one could be safe to assume that this session might never have happened had I not run into a friend of a friend who was a friend of a girlfriend and then became just a friend, right? Heady stuff, I know…