Saturday, March 14, 2009

March 14, 2009

I haven't been posting many novel excerpts (or done much writing on my novel) lately because I've had a lot of other stuff to worry about- like next month's move (which will probably be to Brooklyn or Queens), and my car repair.

The radio landscape in NYC changed this week. WXRK-FM dumped their K-Rock format (again) and is now a top 40 station competing against the city's most listened-to station, Z100. It has been a long time since Z100 has had competition (WPLJ dumped top 40 over 17 years ago, and WNEW 102.7 only spent a few months with the format in early 2003). I hear 92.3 is still looking for staff. If they are even remotely interested- I have a weird sense of humor, a lot of strong opinions on current music, and a few incriminating bulletin board posts from the 1990s that feature current Z100 morning show personality Jon Bell and my infamous Prodigy exchange with JoJo Morales (who argued 12-13 years ago that top 40 was dead in NYC). And to the K-Rock fanatics- their format is still on one of 92.3's subchannels, which means the format never went away if you have an HD radio.

I have been spending more time on Facebook. A lot of people I know have given up MySpace in favor of Facebook, but I will continue to have both. Right now, it's the only way I can communicate with my sister. I just hope MySpace fixes their playlist problems.

And tonight is the Big East championship. It's been a long time since I followed up on college basketball. I'd like to know how Louisville got out of Conference USA and into the Big East. Now their only obstacle to a #1 seed in the NCAA tournament is Syracuse, the alma mater of the infamous NBC staffer codenamed "Syracuse Peacock" who loved to criticize public college journalism programs back after I transferred to Brooklyn College in 1997. For those of youse not aware, I did attend the University of Louisville for a few semesters in 1990-93. And like Brooklyn College, U of L is a public college. Unlike Brooklyn College, they didn't have a journalism program back in the 1990s, and I don't think they have one now.

And now it's back to manipulating my novel's characters and getting my car fixed to where it can pass inspection..........