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Me with Jaenelle Monae!!!1!!

(Photo courtesy of Matt Kressel, who’s not bad with an iPhone.)

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Y’know what? This is why I love New York. The most amazing stuff just crops up out of nowhere.

Last night’s Studio 360 with Kurt Andersen was a perfect example. The topic was time travel (!), and guests included Connie Willis (!!) and Jaenelle Monae (!!!)* You remember Jaenelle, don’t you? I’ve been a raving fan since earlier this year. And as you can see from the photo, I decided to offer my own little tribute to her, and she was kind enough to take a photo with me. (And she’s got a new album coming out next year!)

But I was just as thrilled to see Connie, who was a delight, regaling us with tales of life with physicists and the writing process as a years-long saga. So all in all, two great tastes that tasted great together.

I heard about this through word of mouth on short notice (apparently it was organized last-minute; Connie only got the call last week), so grabbed a ticket — they went fast. And thus last night was a psychological orgy of geekery and technofunk. Which pretty much encapsulates all my favorite things in the whole wide world.

Afterward, me and the AF peeps went out for dinner with Connie Willis (!!!!). We took her to Tio Pepe and had delicious paella. And even though I didn’t get home ’til nearly 1 a.m. and then had to get up early and report in to jury duty (no exclamation points), it’s still been an awesome 24 hours.

* And some other people. I don’t know, you can tell who I came to see.

3 Responses »

  1. BREATHE! BREATHE! ;lol:

    hah -awesome :D

  2. Oh good grief, that’s so cool that I’m now wondering why the hell I’m still in Korea again… Hope you’re doing well, and I should be emailing, well, soonish!

    Did Ms. Monae act in character — like, slightly robotic — at the event? Heh, some part of me wants to imagine that. :)

    By the way, technofunk: hahaha, once the bassist in the band I used to play in characterized our music to an interviewer as “country cyberfunk”… once I figured out what he was actually saying (he said it in Korean and it sounds quite different) I was dumbfounded, since none of those words alone worked, but the combination somehow did.