May 16, 2005

MONDAY FLU
We made it home safely from the National Conference on Media Reform yesterday afternoon, and my only souvenir is the Flu. I'm pretending not to be sick, so trivia is still on for anyone resourceful enough to make it to Falls Church, VA! Tonight's music will be the most accessible of the 4 weeks I've been hosting, including a halftime mashup for the 80's music question: Poison's Unskinny Bop with Cyndi Lauper's She Bop. I'll also have a sprinkling of The Bravery, Emergency Music, Stevie Wonder, Arcade Fire, The Police, Jimmy Buffet, CCR, a funny song about tennis and another funny song about golf (for the sports questions), The Canadian National Anthem, Frank Sinatra, and even a little Last Train Home.

Meeting:
Among many others, I had the privilege of meeting Eric Klinenberg in St. Louis over the weekend. He was particularly funny and kind in a sea of really smart folks. Read his book!
I also spent some enjoyable time with Lisa Whitter. She was generous enough to speak with me about organizational structures and hiring practices as well as on some of the issues the conference was covering.

Upcoming:
Kris Delmhorst at IOTA on Thursday, May 19. Disarmingly charming.

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