I took a couple days off work this week to do a little promo for Trilloquy, and to be a guest on a couple other podcasts (This QPOC Life and the Need To Know Podcast)! The events took place in The Big Apple, and as always, I had a phenomenal time in the city.
Day one was a running start. Shortly after landing at Laguardia I checked into my hotel, and met Johnathan in downtown Brooklyn for a little lunch at Junior's, and to record an episode of his podcast. We've known each other for many years now, and it was great to sit and "kee-kee" with him about all sorts of issues surrounding queer culture. After we taped his show, I interviewed him for Trilloquy. Johnathan brought some perspectives to the idea of Gay Mens' Choruses, as an institution, that I had never thought of before. I'm looking forward to sharing his thoughts with you, via podcast, in early June. Here are a few photos of our comings and goings:
Day two was a bit of a run-around, but all in all it was very productive. I traveled to a part of Brooklyn I'd never been to, 12 hours early! My interview with the crew from The Need To Know Podcast was set to start at 10 PM, but of course, I read 10 AM instead. It was all good though - it was nice for me to explore a new part of the city, and to get someone to take a pretty cool looking photo of me:
Before I would go back to my hotel in Manhattan to do some work (before getting back on the L train to Brooklyn later that night), I had some lunch in Grand Central, and recorded another interview for Trilloquy with my long time friend, Peter Colin! We talked about his early music education, his transition from the world of teaching to law, and everything in between. His interview is also coming down the pipeline, around late June.
After my interview and dinner with Pete (at this really fun restaurant), I returned to Brooklyn/Queens (as the neighborhood was described to me) to record an episode of The Need to Know Podcast. It was, in a word, BLACK! The first hour was spent with the crew talking about the late great, Nipsey Hussle, followed by an hour of hot topics, followed by MY conversation with the group. I was so honored to share my passion with Savon, Steph, and Alex - that episode will be available later today (4/4/19). My Shout-Outs for this week go out to them, so you should check it out!
On my way back to my hotel, I decided that I needed to pee a little more than I needed to prove to myself that I could traverse the MTA at 2 AM, so I hailed a cab. That's still pretty New York, right?
Huge thanks to everyone who made this trip possible, and a success! Again, Trilloquy is coming down the pipeline, and will be available in the coming weeks. Until then, I'll see you on the airwaves beginning midnight (CST) Friday, April 5th!
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