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So it’s the day before the 4th of July and I spent most of the day visiting with my aunt. She just recently came home from being in occupational rehab for about 3 months after having a stroke. So as I am leaving out of my aunts building my phone rings and I noticed it was a 310 area code; I started not to answer it because I didn’t recognize the number; however something nudge me to answer. As I answered the call, this calm but kind of serious voice said, “what kind of questions you want to asked me” ? I was a little startled, so I blatantly asked, ‘Who is this’? Then the voice on the other end of the phone starts laughing and says it’s Vince, Vincent Herbert. I understand you want to interview me. With excitement, I yelled yes I do! Unfortunately I don’t have my questions with me. I proceed to tell him I just left visiting my aunt, as she is recuperating due to having a stroke. Vince then proceeds to asked how was my aunt doing; as I was explaining I became a little emotional. As I continued to explain, Vince told me he went through the same thing a few years ago; and that he couldn’t do anything on his own during that time. He told me God, prayer, and the love of family got him through it all; and that he would be praying for my aunt. That was a real conversation with a real guy! He was engaging and not rushing me off the phone. I have a whole new perspective and respect for Mr. Herbert. I also let him know one of his songs from back in the day is still in rotation in my music playlist; as I told him Reachin by Phase II is still relevant and just so positive, as he was kind of shocked because not too many people knew he sang and was part of a group called Phase II. He told me Reachin was written in his basement when his mom passed. Such a positive message from such an overwhelming loss. So in the words of Vincent Herbert I’m going to keep on reaching.
Vincent & his BEAUTIFUL wife Tamar
Vincent & his artist Lady Gaga
Phase II- "Reachin" a favorite.
Again, thank you for your time Mr. Herbert.
I know it is a rarity that you let social media enter your private space.