1. Monday, October 17, 2005

    im here at BlogOn in the famous copacabana room 

    and whats so funny is the wifi isnt working.

    the old line is if you can get a hundred monkeys in a room banging on typewriters after a while someone will write shakespeare.

    when you get three hundred bloggers in a room banging on laptops you get a fuckedup network where noone can write.

    it might be just as well.

    last night i spent the night at aj and dannettes lovely home in brooklyn where i will be until wednesday. such sweet young ladies and they have a great place.

    i woke up this morning to the pleasant voice of dannette saying tony you need to wake up now. my ipod alarm clock obviously hadnt done the job.

    after a great shower the crisp fall air smacked me in the face and made me zipper up my hollywood fakerjacket and listened to tsar as i walked the eight-ten blocks to the subway stop. its easy to fall in love with new york. you see every type of person as you walk to the subway.

    i saw a dad walking his two daughters to work. they were singing, he was walking his bike. i saw tons of people walking their dogs. i saw lots of delivery dudes, cops, and people all heading for the subway.

    people are far nicer in the subway than they show you in the movies. and as old as the subways are, they run super well and quicker than youd think.

    because im a dumbfuck i got out at penn station across the street from madison square garden and went north instead of west and found myself on the block of fishmarkets. quite a good-morning smell. when youre traveling or on vacation its sorta fun to get lost. unless youre late for your first day of work.

    fortunately my boss was running late too so we were good and i beat him to the hotel.

    seth godin was the first speaker, he was really good until the speech sorta turned into a pitch for his new service. its hard not to hype what you make money for, you should be careful when youre in front of a bunch of extremely critical and jaded adults who get pitched crap every second. seth’s new product has some good ideas, but his deal hit a sour note – and it didnt help him when the network got bogged down with traffic and died when he broke his own rule of demoing live on a beta site.

    its always fun for the crowd though to see someone sweat.

    the orange juice is watery and theres not enough chairs.

    i see jeff jarvis across the room, i must be in the right place.