This afternoon, because of my tech writing, I received an invitation by Sony to a press event they're having for their new Home Audio line. Usually these events are all over the country, so I have no way of making them. And when they're in Los Angeles, they're often long drives and not generally worth the effort. Today's though got me to do a double-take -- it was being held five blocks from my home! (The official term for this is, "Oh, joy!") It's at a recording studio I've walked passed by for years, since it's next door to the post office. (On the event location's website, the photo of their office even shows the post office.) Sometimes, the door to the studio is open, and I've seen the gold records on the walls inside, but I've never been in. That will now change. As I wrote back to the press rep, even if I had a conflict in my schedule, I was going to be there. Because there was no way I would let this opportunity pass by. Just to be able to walk to a press event. Oh, joy! (tm)
I mention this, too, because Sony will have a couple of music groups in attendance, I assume to perform. Either that, or they'll be serving the provided buffet lunch. I clicked on the links, and one of them, Pyramids, featured a song on their homepage called "Paper Doll." I didn't think that this was some hip hop updating of the great song performed by the even greater Mills Brothers., but listened just to find out. No, it wasn't.
That gave me the opportunity, however, to say that this is --
Robert J. Elisberg is a political commentator, screenwriter, novelist, tech writer and also some other things that I just tend to keep forgetting.
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