This is SO out of control it’s unbelievable.
Bottom line, they’ve just posted a podcast of my In The City rant at the iTunes Music Store. You’ve got to know, this took place earlier than I usually wake up. There were not as many people in attendance as I expected/wanted. A bit pissed off and SO revved up I spewed a blue streak. And I figured it went into the ether to be forgotten forevermore.
But now it’s all been resurrected. So those of you NOT in Manchester in October can hear it.
Got to tell you, at first I was embarrassed. But this performance is SO over the top, it stands on its own. It’s my Richard Pryor concert special. Something done to a fan base that most people are unaware of.
Oh, the podcast goes on and on. There’s even a question and answer period at the end. But if you’re at all interested in what I have to say, my act, you’ve got to listen to this. You’re going to hear my complete philosophy. You’re going to hear me rake personalities over the coals. You’re going to hear a guy so ON that when he goes OFF he’s going to crash. Which I did.
I know, I know, I know…this sounds like self-hype. And maybe it is. But I don’t mean it this way. It’s just the fact that I wasn’t doing it for posterity. The fact that I was doing it privately. Allowed me to catch lightning in a bottle. Irrelevant of content, it’s performance art. It’s so IN YOUR FACE that I can barely listen to it myself. Wondering who the hell the person coming out of the speakers IS!
If for some reason this doesn’t work, launch iTunes. Go into the iTunes Music Store. Search on "In The City". When the results come up, click on "Podcasts" in the grey bar just above the results. When the new results page comes up, click on "In The City" under "Authors" at the top of the left-hand side of the page. Then, on this final results page, click on podcast number 2, i.e., me, "Bob Lefsetz The Keynote Rant".
OR, after searching on "In The City" on the main iTunes Music Store page, on the right-hand side of the results page, you’ll see "In The City 2005…" Click on the black icon, the album cover, this will take you to the ultimate podcast page, where you can click on my podcast.
For anybody with a MODICUM of computer competence, this should be NO PROBLEM! Hell, if you’re an exec trumpeting the virtues of digital downloads and you can’t find this podcast turn in your badge IMMEDIATELY!
I’m not sure I know the guy in this podcast. But I DO know, if you stick with it, you’ll be edified and entertained. There’s not a big hit single right up top. There aren’t 120 beats per minute (although you CAN hear me banging my hand on the podium on a regular basis). It’s like an album. It’s an entire piece. That you will be satisfied upon hearing. Will you want to hear it again? Probably doubtful. But you WILL talk about it with other people, ask DID YOU HEAR WHAT LEFSETZ SAID? It’s my own little cult act developing right in front of your very eyes. With no corporate endorsement, no feature in "Rolling Stone", no appearance on "The Today Show". It works solely because that wasn’t the motivation, to create something that hooks you. I just did. Like a band going into the studio for the first time not knowing WHAT the fuck they’re doing but coming out with a record that touches your heart and soul.
I don’t pretend to be able to touch you the way a great song does. I’m in awe of that power. But for a debut, this is about the best I can do. I think the nakedness and the honesty will reach you.