Saturday, January 12, 2013
Picture Problems with Blogger & Peter Gabriel to Talk at TED
I suppose I could write Blogger about this, but currently I have the flu (along with about 99.9% of the American population) and can't be bothered.
Anyway, Peter Gabriel is still on vacation and knowing his luck, he has the flu. Hope he doesn't though. Staying home with the flu is nightmarish enough without having the flu while going on international flights. If he does have the flu, chances are good that he will have mostly recovered by the time he appears at the big TED conference in Long Beach, California in late February to early March of 2013.
This will be his second TED appearance. Image above is from his first talk back in 2008. What do you want to bet that he'll give the exact same talk? TED talks only last about 18 minutes and the odds are really good that it will go up on TED's YouTube channel, so unless you live within driving distance of Long Beach, it's not worth forking out the dosh to go. Yes, I know other people give talks during the conference (Bono is currently scheduled to speak in 2013) but, quite frankly, who cares about them? I know PG loves these TED conferences, calling them "brain food" which goes to show that he never went to college or university. I, on the other hand, suffered through four year of higher education and consider sitting through a series of lectures about as pleasant as having a Japanese beetle fly into my ear.
Peter has also submitted a song for a benefit album, Home Recordings, Vol. 1 being put together by his daughter Anna's charity, The Voice Project. PG submitted to a phone interview with Rolling Stone about the charity and the album. I guess interviews do not count as "work." I'd sure as hell count it as work -- whether I was the interviewer or the interviewee. But then again, that's me.