Getting Quoted in the NY Times

I found this article from a search this afternoon, trying out the new search engine that apparently has cracked the puzzle on image based search results. and they’re also screening ‘porn’ results. meaning if you type in ‘lingerie’ you get links to Vicky’s and not Hustler. I dunno, I can’t test that one during lunch…

[quick comment on redzee: its not that great to look at but it is laid out in an interesting way. it could use some design clean up. search results were average and I didn’t get ‘image’ only results. further investigation will be required.]

I wanted to test it out so I searched my name. I usually get similar results from say google or yahoo but I lucked upon this article that came out long before Murdoch’s hostile buyout. When I worked at my old job, nobody raised an eyebrow when I got quoted in this NY Times article by noted times writer, Jeff Leeds. Such was the spirit of my old employ. A dichotomy of emotion. Soul crushingly frustrating at times in its pig-headed bureaucracy then life affirming and uplifting at other times. Such is the corporate process. I digress. Anyway, this was an article that came out at the height of the whole Queen going on tour with Paul Rodgers, singer of Bad Company. I was always a fan of Bad Company, they were, after all, one of the first bands signed to Zeppelin’s Swan Song label in the 70’s. “Feel Like Makin’ Love” is a pretty bad ass song right? The kind of song you hear in your head when you’re about to bed down someone after going to do 70’s era arena rock karaoke…er something. I missed his phone call the first time. Then I called him back and left some long winded (can you believe I’d leave a long winded message?) about legacy and the voice of a band.

I don’t get excited about too much but it was cool to see my name in the NY Times, even though it wasn’t as a contributing writer or lead.

“Jim Morrison wasn’t just some yahoo singing for the Doors, he was a personality,” said Shane Roeschlein, editor in chief of an online music magazine, “Morrison was much like a limb on a body. So in that aspect, if you lost your arm you’d get a prosthetic and it could be a really good and realistic prosthetic arm but it’d never be your arm.” For fans familiar with a band’s original identity, he added, there would be “a cycle of diminishing returns – always eyeballing that slightly plastic looking appendage.”

Heres a link to the whole article if you want to check it out. Doesn’t Paul Rodgers look like a brit Danny Bonnadouche?