…are the ten minutes after you realize that you left your laptop on a park bench 3 hours ago. I biked back and it was still there!
These ten minutes now overtake the previous record holder for scariest ten minutes, which is the time I was swimming about 8 feet deep in the ocean last month and got my glasses knocked off by a wave (but didn’t even notice for several minutes that I had been unspectacled). Once again, I didn’t deserve to be so lucky, but I found them.
I don’t know if this portends a good day or a bad day, but I suspect things will swing heavily one way or the other by the time I sleep.
If you don’t listen to the Best Show (It is 3 hours long, so it can be intimidating to dive into), you should at least be listening to Best Show Gems. Every other Monday, they podcast some of the strangest calls ever received in the history of the show. Here’s that iTunes link.
And if you don’t have time even for Best Show Gems, then I hope you’ll at least download the latest episode, which just happens to be my favorite call in the entire history of the progam. From November 25, 2008, it’s a call from Little Bill.
I’ll see you in 20 minutes! Let me know what you think!
This song will retroactively become your singalong song of the summer, even though it’s already August.
It’s called “You’re Foxy or You’re Fucked,” by my band Igloos, and it was recorded on July 26th at Trash Bar, its first public performance.
Download it here for free for the next week or so: (Yousendit link) (and indeed, send me a note at nate DOT kushner AT gmail DOT com if you still want to get it after the yousendit link has expired.)
All we ask is that if you should find yourself at an Igloos show (like the one on October 1st, or the one or two that will likely be between now and then) that you consider singing along to this song when it comes around.