Okay. Here's the thing.
I posted a week or two ago about my favorite band from my Atlanta days, the phenomenal and incendiary Insane Jane. I was a rabid fan of this band, I followed them and went to every live show I could get myself to. I wore their albums out, I collected show flyers, I was absolutely obsessed with this music.
Their live shows were incredibly fierce and to really appreciate them you had to see them live. On stage they would absolutely kick your ass, they were possibly one of the best live bands I have ever seen. Incredibly tight and louder than hell.
The girl who sang for Insane Jane was one short, dynamic powerhouse who went by the name of Yellow Gray. I'd been trying to track her down for years and years, knowing that sooner or later I would run across someone that could get me back in touch with her. Between Elissa and Yellow, two of my musical heroes had gotten away from me. I have become a lot more steadfast in my quest to find Yellow since Elissa died. I didn't ever get an opportunity to speak to Elissa again because by the time I found the people who could reconnect me with her it was already too late.
In the past few days I found someone I thought might possibly be Yellow on MySpace, so I took a shot and sent her a message explaining who I was and how long I'd been searching to find her. I wanted to get reacquainted with her and let her know what that music has always meant to me - from those days in the early 90's when I followed them until right now.
I was right - it was her. We've been emailing back and forth since late last night, and as soon as she confirmed her identity for me, I burst into tears - tears of elation and relief, and just the excitement of this search finally being over. It has been a long time.
She lives in Chicago now and is apparently married. They live in Chicago, where she's in school. She gave me her numbers so I could give her a call for a more intimate opportunity to play catch-up. I'm calling her this evening so we can do just that, and I'm over the moon about it.