I met her at the Coffee Shop in New York’s Union Square. Back then, it was one of the consistent show biz cafeterias. Just back from an extended business related stay in LA, on a gorgeous early autumn day, in ‘94, I dropped in for Sunday brunch. I went to the back room and ran into a friend, at the bar, who, at that time, was managing Gil Scott-Heron. The friend and I hadn’t seen each other for some time, and I was enjoying catching up with her. The hostess repeatedly returned to say that my table would be ready shortly. Very pleasant manner. After a wait of 45 minutes, I was seated, and I had to tell the hostess that although she was intrusive, she was very sweet in the way she handled the delay. She told me that one of the waitresses had up and spontaneously quit that morning, and she was pinch hitting. I asker her name, “Maya” she said.


"Not Rudolph?" I asked.

"As a matter of fact it is."

"I love’d your mom’s music."

"Did you know her?"

"Only through the music."

With that, Maya Rudolph, the daughter of the great Minnie Riperton, went to the back of the restaurant and cried. Apparently, she got over that first meeting, and went on to have some success. Can’t wait to see what she’s up to now. Shouts to our man Raphael Saadiq.

'The Maya Rudolph Show' Is Coming To NBC w/ Craig Robinson, Janelle Monae, Raphael Saadiq Featuring
http://blogs.indiewire.com/shadowandact/the-maya-rudolph-show-is-coming-to-nbc-w-craig-robinson-janelle-monae-raphael-saadiq-featuring

I met her at the Coffee Shop in New York’s Union Square. Back then, it was one of the consistent show biz cafeterias. Just back from an extended business related stay in LA, on a gorgeous early autumn day, in ‘94, I dropped in for Sunday brunch. I went to the back room and ran into a friend, at the bar, who, at that time, was managing Gil Scott-Heron. The friend and I hadn’t seen each other for some time, and I was enjoying catching up with her. The hostess repeatedly returned to say that my table would be ready shortly. Very pleasant manner. After a wait of 45 minutes, I was seated, and I had to tell the hostess that although she was intrusive, she was very sweet in the way she handled the delay. She told me that one of the waitresses had up and spontaneously quit that morning, and she was pinch hitting. I asker her name, “Maya” she said.

"Not Rudolph?" I asked.

"As a matter of fact it is."

"I love’d your mom’s music."

"Did you know her?"

"Only through the music."

With that, Maya Rudolph, the daughter of the great Minnie Riperton, went to the back of the restaurant and cried. Apparently, she got over that first meeting, and went on to have some success. Can’t wait to see what she’s up to now. Shouts to our man Raphael Saadiq.

'The Maya Rudolph Show' Is Coming To NBC w/ Craig Robinson, Janelle Monae, Raphael Saadiq Featuring

http://blogs.indiewire.com/shadowandact/the-maya-rudolph-show-is-coming-to-nbc-w-craig-robinson-janelle-monae-raphael-saadiq-featuring

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