Brian Williams, anchor and managing editor
I've complained in this space before that I have not given my music site the time or attention it deserves lately, and it's not for lack of interesting new music or artists. Yesterday I conducted a rare interview with Julian Casablancas, lead singer of the Strokes, who is touring to promote his solo effort, "Phrazes for the Young." I happen to love "Out of the Blue" from that album—which he talks about in our conversation (after swearing he'd never talk about it). He was kind enough to have me and producer Subrata De join him as his guests at the Fillmore here in New York last night. He packed the house and just killed the crowd. It was a fantastic show, and he was thankful and modest until the very end. I've never met an artist so appreciative of the fan support--it almost seems to surprise him, this far along in his career. We will post the interview shortly–he talks about his life, his work and The Strokes. It made for a great day...and a great night. I think I needed a loud, dark room and a diversion from the health care debate, which is every bit as loud.
We hope you can join us tonight.