We are headed back to the Gulf for the start of next week. We will do tonight's broadcast from New York and then head down over the weekend. I'm looking forward to being there, being with the people there...but I'm not looking forward to what I'm going to see, and how much it's changed since my last visit.
Apologies for not posting yesterday, and thanks to all those who did.
We may say a word about the new iPhone tonight. What a story. The only problem with it appears to be: Making calls. Here's something else that may be said and written about the appliance in the near future, as more people get them: it’s the arrival of the video phone. Truly portable "live chat" is here. It was the stuff of science fiction when I was a boy, and now it’s possible from hand-held device to hand-held device--for those moments in life that aren't already televised. It may be the perfect appliance for the age of truly portable narcissism. Now we wait for the pedestrian collisions on the sidewalk, or the stories that will no doubt be written under the headline "VIDEO PHONES LEAD TO INCREASE IN DISTRACTED DRIVING." So that's something to look forward to.
Also: You've read about the demands celebrities make (dressing rooms, transportation, catering, etc) when on tour? A "leaked" document, just out, shows the demands Steve Martin makes at all banjo concert venues. It’s awesome.
And one more thing: I have a slew of new music to write about--in the coming days, my woefully dormant music site will come alive again--I just need to find the time. Perhaps on the flight to New Orleans--or merely waiting on the runway at JFK!
Have a good weekend, and we hope you can join us tonight.