Greetings, belated Listener,
First, let me say Thank You for Listening!
These thanks emanate from the bottom of my foot, travel upwards (against the flow of gravity, yet!) through my veins and articles, finally pooling in and around my brain.
Really. Thanks very much for joining us.
Four years. Wow.
Second, there’s a reason for the late arrival of our 82nd webisode . . . for the first time ever, I held up a show in hopes of a specific guest’s appearance. Which didn’t, in the end, work out.
There have been occasions when I’ve gone back and forth with a prospective guest who said yes but then never came through. That’s one of the realities of booking guests, and every show goes through it. It happens.
Even when I pitched a particular guest for a time-sensitive sketch (like Scott Aukerman for our “It’s a Wunnerful Life” holiday sketch), when it didn’t happen, I simply recast the part . . . and still hope Scott A might appear someday.
But this time, a guest appearance by one of my favorite rock groups of all time, The Zombies (featuring Colin Blunstone & Rod Argent), was in the offing. They’re in the midst of an American tour, and when I pitched a sketch idea, their management was immediately on board, just needed to check with the tour manager . .
. . so I waited, thinking this would be a great special treat for the 4th Anniversary show. And last week it became clear that their schedule was just too packed. Not their fault at all, the management said they were sorry about it, just one of those things. It happens.
So . . please accept this rare first-person-singular apology. And please hang in there for another week or so while I assemble the (slightly revised) Anniversary show. Coming soon to ears near you!
Best fishes, gw