All right, with that wedding business out of the way, it’s back to book promotion. (I know, it’s like it never stopped!) Anyway, we’re on our last initial push here, with three book events in the next 10 days. Chicago and St. Louis were both terrific, but now we’re Eastern Seaboarding it. (Note: Seaboarding is banned by the Geneva Conventions.)
The first New York City reading is Tuesday night, June 15, at the Barnes and Noble on 86th Street and Lexington in Manhattan, 7 p.m. I may or may not be joined by Sam Walker of The Wall Street Journal, depending on whether or not he’s able to find a babysitter. Regardless, I’ll be there either way.
We’ll be out drinking in the neighborhood after each reading, with the possible exception of Madison, Connecticut, because I’m still not exactly sure where Madison, Connecticut is.
Anyway, hope to see you all there. Remember, Father’s Day is less than a week away.
Tuesday, June 15
New York City
Barnes and Noble, 150 East 86th Street, Manhattan (86th and Lexington)
The Emperor’s New App – With all of Steve Jobs’ bluster about only putting quality product in the app store, it’s perfect that he releases the App Store app, which crashed the first 7 times I started it.
As you may know, I’ve started a website with Jesse Myerson called The Busy Signal, which thanks to a core of writers, has started well. It is a website, unfunded and unmonetized, of contribution based blogging on the important topics of the day. This week, we push off the ground again to make sure our own problems, productivity, don’t continue to get the better of us.
If you enjoyed WithAPassion.com, I’m sure you’ll enjoy The Busy Signal, if you havn’t joined that program already in progress.
That being said, WithAPassion isn’t done yet, and there are other avenues I’m currently driving down as well. In terms of where I’m writing, here’s a rundown:
Features, the serious kind, will go to The Busy Signal, and will be linked to both here and at WithAPassion’s Tumblr edition.
These articles include the piece that will go up later today, “Big Windbag … ” – a lengthy focus on Andrew Breitbart, and not only why he and his cause are phony, but how his supporters and his favorite people on the right are wrong. In two weeks at the most, “Strike Three, Walking Away From the MLB,” on how I’ve decided that baseball isn’t worth the time and attention anymore, thanks to Bud Selig, and other elderly fools.
Sub-feature length pieces, and the less than serious works, will be written for WithAPassion.com, and will be linked to at the Tumblr.
These, will be your A&E reviews. Concerts, TV, etc. Upcoming for concerts: Nas & Damian Marley @ Williamsburg Waterfront, The Arcade Fire & Spoon @ MSG, Rock The Bells @ Governor’s Island, and Aziz Ansari @ Town Hall.
Small pieces, moments to be captured, etc., will be written for the Tumblr.
Seemingly, this includes things like poor product design captured at it’s failingest, and screengrabs of equal fail (i.e. Drake getting the NYTimes.com frontpage)
Brainfarts, as always, are on the Twitter. As will be as many links to the above as I can do without alienating that whole game.
Finally, there’s an idea I’ve been kicking around called “You Do Realize …” which is still in the planning stages.
Your faithful, and at times MIA, blogger,
The NYTimes buries the actual news on the left of the page.