Sunday, December 2, 2007

In the Loop

So, I didn't get to 50,000 words on the novel.

But I have a good excuse! I read an essay on Minnesota Public Radio's show In the Loop on Thursday.

The show is taped live, which means I got to read in front of a hundred-some people. I loved it. Reminded me of the stand-up comedy days of my youth.

I'm not going to tell you what the commentary is about though, you have to go here and listen (you need Quicktime, if you don't have it then you might be able to listen by downloading here). Or, if you use iTunes, you can download the podcast here.

I recommend you listen to the whole show, but if you really want to listen to my commentary it's somewhere in the middle.

But like I said, listen to the whole show. It's really good. And then when you're done and thinking about how much you enjoyed it, take the time to send MPR a quick note and let them know how great In the Loop is.


Britta said...

Awesome Al... very, very awesome. Now, which friend threatened to double their milk in take for you?

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the shout-out, Al! You were awesome -- one of my favorite commentaries we've ever had on the show. Seriously. And the performance was dead-on. The audience loved it.

Quick note: You shouldn't need Quicktime to listen (the link you're referring to is just an MP3 file, which will trigger Quicktime on some machines). You can download that file (right-click on it, and "save") or use the streaming link to stream it. Thanks!

- Jeff Horwich
Host of In The Loop

Al said...

Britta: Thanks! The friend I spoke of is one from Edinburg. I don't think you've ever met him.

Jeff: Thanks for stopping by the blog! And thanks for the compliment. I loved being on the show and wish you the best of luck in the future. You have a great show and watching it unfold live is an extremely enjoyable experience. I'll definitely make it to future tapings and would love to be on the show again in some form. Thanks again!

Anonymous said...

Hey. I'm downloading it now. It better not suck.

Unknown said...

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m said...

I know I already told you this, but I very much enjoyed your essay. Nice work. You're going to be famous now. Don't forget me!