Tuesday, June 14, 2005
This is Michael Buble, who's CD "It's Time," I'm listening to right now. You've probably seen him in those Starbucks commercials for the Mint Frappucino. I actually bought the CD at Starbucks. They now have a program to expose artists by playing their music in the stores, and offering their CD's on sale. Along with Michael Buble, they're selling Antigone Rising right now.
I'm not sure how I became aware of Michael Buble. It must have been on Regis and Kelly. He's like a millenium version of Harry Connick jr. only not quite as annoying. He's Canadian, and he sings mellow jazz and standards. I actually got to see him last summer in concert at Tonw Hall here in New York. He's moved on since then. I think he's at the Beacon this summer.
I think the Starbucks program is a fabulous one. I wish they could do the same thing for books. Display them by the counter as you wait for your latte or half-caf, low-fat cappucino.
I'm feeling good lately, even though the weather here is still possessed. You know it's bad when you're actually listening to the dermatologist on the view when she says to go buy SPF 30 moisturizer, which I did today. Oil of Olay, not bad for $14.95.
Went out to the Taste of Times Square last night. It was good to get out of the apartment and to see people. Taste of Times Square is a food festival they ahve every year during the summer. YOu buy tickets for $1 a piece, and all these restaurants are lined up on 46th offering tates of their dishes for thep rices of 2, 3, or 4 tickets. This year wasn't as good as previous years, no champagne for instance, but it was fun. Not very good i fyou're on atkins of a vegetarian, as most of the food was pasta and barbecue, but I managed. I had crabcakes, penne ala vodka, barbecued shrimp, and raspberry lemonade before I called it quits because of the heat.
It's the type of event that makes you glad to be a New Yorker.
Hope to have my first 3 chapters out to several agents this week. Still waiting to hear from one friend, to give me her opinion. I want to get this out before the end of the month, before all the agents start clearing their desks for Reno, since unfortunately I will not be there. Also, Mercury goes into retrograde just before the conference through till the beginning of August, not a good time to be sending stuff out (yes, I believe in Mercury in retograde, and it's better to be safe than sorry).
Not much else to say today. The plaster job turned out not be as much of a nightmare as I thought it would be. It's actually affordable. Hopeing to have my new book finished by the end of summer.