Tonight I did something I swore I would never do. No, not make a pledge to
a Public TV beg-a-thon. Worse. I manned the phones for a Public TV
One of my friends is a music promoter who is presenting a Chris Botti
concert here in Hartord in April. He asked for volunteers to field pledge
calls during the airing of Chris's special and the attendant grovelling (not
to mention free plugging of the upcoming concert). Considering how many
concerts my friend has allowed me to attend gratis, I couldn't very well
turn him down. And, as a bonus, Chris was in studio with us.
I have to say, working the beg-a-thon is a hell of a lot more enjoyable than
And, admit it, if it was Norm who was in studio, you'd probably volunteer,
too. I know I would.
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