Well it’s certainly been a whirlwind of a day. After last night’s mention on defamer the Costner blog virtually exploded into the internet stratosphere. After more than one full day of the best publicity having no money can buy, “If I Blog It They Will Come” garnered 1/4 the amount of hits that this here blog has taken about 2 and a half years to accumulate. Just goes to show you what a little star power can do.
Most of my day was spent monitoring the internet progress of my new venture and coming up with a new post for the Costner site with a little help from Andrew Morton. I fully expected to hear from KC after drumming up such a strong initial internet reaction. However, after many email reviews my cup of Costner did not exactly runneth over. My faith is not damaged though. I shall press on with one mission on my mind. Perhaps, I should give myself a second mission though as I am currently without employment. Okay, let’s revise that…I shall press on with two missions on my mind, the first mission being to get a photo of Kevin Costner looking at the If I Blog It site and the second mission being to get a job. Right, that sounds sensible.
Nevermind what my mission was today, my eyes were very weary from constantly staring at my computer screen. I had barely slept the evening before due to both excitement and the disruption of my sleep cycle caused by my weekend on the town. Several times during the day I found myself retiring to my futon for a little shut eye, as I had been a complete zombie for most of the day.
I eventually made it out later on for drinks with Jill M and I took my iPod with me to resume my iPodyssey for a rather short term. As I walked towards Carroll Gardens with iPod in hand I finished up Death Cab for Cutie’s “Marching Bands of Manhattan” and moved onto Neko Case’s “Margaret vs. Pauline” until it was accidentally set back to the former song. It took me about 30 seconds to realize that I was on a song that I had already listened to, a credit to the depth of my zombie like state. I finally arrived to meet Jill at Angry Wade’s just before the iPod struck the New Pornographers “Mass Romantic”. It had been several months since Jill and I had gathered for our regular Tuesday drinks. She had recently acquired a boyfriend and I up until recently had been burdened with employment. It was nice to get back into that old ebb and flow again as the drinks washed against us like the sea into a pier (Thanks David Berman). We had a bartender who was a tad bit off but still very friendly and she allowed us to smuggle our Pepperidge Farm Cheddar Goldfish, our old favorite bar snack from the Village Tavern drinking days.
Jill and I engaged in odd pop culture conversation that certainly caught the ear of many a patron. Our bartender attempted to chime in with her two cents by letting out a few shrieks as we discussed the oddity that is Fuse’s “Pant’s off Dance off” as well as the uneasiness brought on by it’s host, Jody Sweetin, formerly of Full House. We also looked on in horror as the Syracuse score repeatedly scrolled across the bottom of the screen alerting us to the growing disparity in score in the game between the Orange and the Fighting Irish. It was not pretty. I don’t predict a favorable finish for Boeheim’s beloved. What can you do but look on in horror?
After about 4 drinks Jill and I decided to split and head our separate ways. I resumed the iPodyssey picking it up with the New Pornographers and getting through 7 more full songs before hitting Cat Power’s “Maybe Not”, making today’s iPodyssey total 15 songs. I was afraid I’d stop on Sheryl Crow’s “Maybe Angels” and have to admit to liking a few Sheryl Crow songs, but then I just decided to throw this into the post and admit it anyway. What can I say? She’s written a few good tunes.
The rest of the night was not marked by any significant events other than that I continue to be on this Costner thing. However, I don’t feel as optimistic about tomorrow’s numbers. I think we may die down unless we can get a few more links on some big sites. Who knows though? I’m predicting but a fraction of today’s success. Then again, anything that’s a reasonable fraction of today’s 1,877 hits will be quite remarkable.
Tuesday’s iPodyssey Favorites:
Neko Case “Margaret vs. Pauline”, Kathleen Edwards “Maria”, Tom Petty & The Hearbreakers “Mary Jane’s Last Dance”, New Pornographers “Mass Romantic”, Mos Def “Mathematics”.