Tuesday, February 21, 2006

wacky stuff

Last night I sat by David Bowie. I was attending "La Pasion segun San Marcos" by Golijov and conducted by Spano for Lincoln Center's tribute to the composer. I turned around and was like, "I don't think that's David Bowie, but it looks just like him."

P was all like, "You're sure it's not him?"

Then, by the end of the concert (which was weird, eclectic and wild -- not normal things you say about "classical" music--even "contemporary classical"), when we were all standing up for the ovation, I turned and it was true. That WAS David Bowie. He didn't look skinny enough. A little too young. Something was a bit off so, if it wasnt' the real Bowie, it sure as hell looked like him. He was attending with a middle-aged Asian man. They seemed to really be enjoying themselves.

Well, that was the end to an interesting evening. Yesterday was my first day at the Press and it included lots of wacky stuff: my boss' two pit bull puppies jumping all over me, an old Eastern European who kept shuffling through the office and eventually sketched a portrait of the editor, a writer on staff who's nearly blind and sits in front of his computer with a huge magnifying glass.

Today has been a busy, stress-filled day as we attempt to put the paper to bed. And in the middle of it all one of my writers came in to meet me -- she happens to be the daughter of Gay Talese. What she's doing writing for us (albeit under a pseudonym), I don't yet know. But I hope to attend the Whitney Biennial opening with her next week.

And tomorrow, we finally get down to business to try and whip this paper into shape.


At 6:20 AM, Blogger Dee said...

Holy shit.

At 2:15 PM, Blogger Nicole said...

Uhm, I don't think that her pseudonym's gonna be so effective now that you published that fact on the INTERNET!

At 2:16 PM, Blogger Nicole said...

Oh, and, seeing David Bowie = tres cool.

At 3:37 PM, Blogger Jerry said...

oh and on Tuesday night Bjork was at the concert. She was supposedly dressed as a Harlequin.

At 8:47 AM, Blogger Nicole said...

tee hee.

think dee saw that bjork comment? i'd expect more commentary.

At 6:46 AM, Blogger Dee said...



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