Thursday, May 17, 2007

New York, New York, It's a Wonderful Town

After being at the Lake of the Ozarks during the first part of the week, this morning I continued my trip around America by flying to New York City for the Music and the Moving Image Conference. I've finished my presentation (but will probably continue to tweak it over the next few days since I don't present until Sunday) which means I got to enjoy New York a little today.

And what did I do to enjoy New York, you might ask?

I went to the Daily Show!

Joy and I enjoy Jon Stewart tremendously and if we had cable it probably would be to watch his show every night. Last time when we were here doing dissertation research, we desperately wanted to get tickets and couldn't. This time I could and it was a blast. You should watch tonight and see if you can see me in the audience as I got on the second row. I'm wearing a black shirt and probably clapping my hands to pieces. And if you don't see me, you'll be able to watch the brilliant Telemundo piece and see John Hodgman, the hilarious writer/performer/humorist you probably know from the marvelous Mac vs. PC ads and should know from his book The Areas of My Expertise (which has a genius list of 700 hobo names, something that particularly tickles my funny bone as someone who writes about hobo music via Harry Partch).


Stephen said...

You cannot see it, but I am shooting death rays at you from my eyes.

From my eyes!

Liz said...

I hope you read a little Ann Coulter to counter that, ha ha!

Kimberly said...

Andrew & Joy! It's been ages. Just found out you have a blog. Thought I'd stop by and say hello.