I’ve spent today trying to think of a good anecdote about my friend Aaron that I can share leading up to the premiere of his new show ‘S.W.A.T.’ on CBS tonight. I have plenty of course, most safe for work, of those the majority are stories either I alone know, or only a few other people know.
And that’s probably the best thing I can say about him. He’s one of the good guys.
When we were kids, we’d call it ‘man code’ (and to be clear, we don’t have criminal secrets, but in light of how the chickens are coming to roost all over Hollywood this year, even the term man code now makes me cringe). But we do both value a certain ‘say no more than what needs to be said’ mentality. We’re both eldest siblings with sisters behind us, the KU and USC connection is public knowledge, so is Kansas City. 2017 has put it out there in different ways, but we’re both loyal to the religious communities we represent, even if it’s not the first thing out of our mouths. Love for black people, love for the Business while recognizing it as a business.
Here’s a story I’m not sure he knows: not all that long ago, I was dating a girl who didn’t live in L.A. This was during the ‘social media age’ so in doing her ‘FBI profile’ deep search on who of my friends she was apathetic to meeting versus whose opinion she valued, Aaron was one of the two guys she was genuinely concerned ‘wouldn’t like her’. That still kills me. But it speaks to a certain type of brotherhood that other people pick up on, which I can respect.
Long story short, on a personal level Aaron is one of the good guys. Professionally you can see what he’s working on starting tonight, 10/9 Central I believe.
Good luck homie!