Neal Woolrich from ABC TV came around this morning and we chatted about the economics of podcasting. Good fun. Should be on air next week, but I don't know when. I still think these TV folks get it all backwards. They spend half an hour setting up and then only interview me for five minutes! I'd spend five minutes setting up and do the interview for 30 minutes. I was just getting my rant warmed up when he said "okay that's all the questions I have". And no, I didn't wear the glasses.
Just got an email from the communication officer at the Darebin City Council (Darebin is an electoral district of Melbourne) promoting a podcast they have just started. It's just someone reading the Darebin Council newsletter and isn't very engaging so I shot him a note congratulating them for having a go but suggesting they get the Mayor on to chat live with some of their constituents or something like that. Have a listen and tell me what you think.
Visited my eye doctor this morning to prep for the surgery I'm having next Friday. I still can't believe I'm going to let this guy stick a sharp object into my eye. Still, it'll be worth it. I can't wait for those bionics. Especially the X-Ray vision.
I'm off to the French Film Festival tonight to see Monica Belluci's new film "Combien tu m'aimes?". I see she's also just made a film about Napoleon! Oh my god. Napoleon and Monica Belluci in one film. How much pleasure can a man take?! And Daniel Auteuil is cast as Napoleon. I like Auteuil. He'll do a great job I'm sure. Tomorrow night I'm back at the Festival to see "L'Enfer" starring Emanuelle Beart. Apparently this is the film Krzysztof Kieslowski was working on when he croaked. I'm a huge fan of his work, so I can't miss this. Oh and did I mention Emanuelle Beart is in it???