Friday, August 18, 2006

Reminder

I'll be reading from my book at the cabbie fundraiser tomorrow night at Rocky Sullivan's on Lex between 28th and 29th. The event goes from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm.

Also, I will be among a bunch of cabbies telling cabbie stories on WBAI tomorrow afternoon from 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm. Listen in at 99.5 FM or www.wbai.org. We will be taking calls too.


Update on how to hear the show:

You can hear the WBAI show live at www.wbai.org. About 10 minutes after the broadcast it will be up on the www.wbai.org archive under Radio Free Eireann.

The Saturday night show will also be available on www.nysoundposse.com by Sunday night.

37 comments:

meesh said...

Good luck! Break a leg and all of that good stuff. I'm so glad this is going to be on the internet too. Us out of town folk can listen in. :)

Steve B said...

I need a ride, can you pick me up?

Daryn said...

When you make it out to the West Coast, I look forward to hearing you in Los Angeles.

C. Nicholas Walker said...

I only wish I didn't live 800 miles away...

Claire said...

Awesome!! Have a great time, I wish I could be there.

Charmaine said...

Tell us how that goes! It will be interesting if anyone who reads your blog regularly comes to see you!

wil said...

I sure hope WBAI has a stronge server. It is going to get hit real hard on both of those broadcasts.

Same goes with their phone system.

Probably will be their highest rated, ever, broadcast/netcast

Also a great method of promoting your book.

You'll do great.

M.P., "No Ka Oi"

Drunken Master said...

Alright! Melissa's reading in Curry Hill. A good listen and great Indian food after. Very few things beat that!

WøøЮøw said...

Sending best wishes from San Francisco Bay Area!! Glad to see it's gonna on the NET.

Dan said...

For those of us who are out of town and who will not be near a computer tomorrow, note that wbai.org archives its programs. So we can "listen in" later on. :-)

Mister Singh said...

What's up...I'm an NYC hack also. I've been reading your blog for a while now and believe me, I feel your pain. On good days I feel like this job is the best and I almost feel sorry for my 9 to 5-er friends. On lousy days like today, when a drunk a*$hole punches and breaks your windshield, during rush hour in midtown no less, the reality sinks in--this job sucks donkey d$#k and I really need to graduate from college asap. Looking forward to hearing you at Rocky Sullivan's tommorrow...

Andrea said...

Hey MP, Really wish I could be their for the show. But, I will 4-sure hit those web sites. Anyways have blast and feel all the support from your loyal followers.

Kurt said...

darn - i'm out of town til wednesday. Read again soon.

Tanj said...

thanks for the updates on how to catch you online

...I'm not in NY

Anonymous said...

we'll be listening from australia, gear up wbai.org...

Anonymous said...

I will be there. You will recognize me easy. I will be the one in the gorilla suit with a three liter bootle of moon mist FAYGO!!!!!

Jimmmmm said...

MELISSA PLAUT, DID YOU KNOW THAT TERMITE FARTS AND COW FARTS CONTRIBUTE A GREAT DEAL TO GREENHOUSE GASES?

So please, take that into consideration next time you eat a cow.

Anonymous said...

That was handsdown the best Cabbie-focused show on WBAI ever! And your mom's call was funny as hell. I'm definately hitting John up to get me a signed copy of your book when it comes out. Keep up the great work.

- Justin in CA.

Tim Zimm said...
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Tim Zimm said...

i broke a cabbie commandment so I would like to ask for pennance from you, i got drunk and threw up in a cabbie in nyc last week, so i would like to apoligize (granted it wasn't your cabbie) but just to have a blanket apology.

Chris Brown said...

All the guys keep talking... I wanted to hear what you have to say. I'm only about a 1/2 hour into the download...

http://archive.wbai.org/

JerseyGal said...

I caught the radio show today and really enjoyed it. I was a little disappointed that you were so quiet. I would have liked to have listened to more of your cabbie stories. Those people "reno" and "big daddy" are a hoot! I hope that your fundraise went well tonight.

Tanj said...

Caught the wbai Eireann archive online.

Defiantely turned out to be an entertaining broadcast. Great stories from your cronies.

Great voice Ms. Plaut.

If you can answer this question I have about HACK licenses....
What does HACK stand for? Or mean?
Anything?
Email the answer if you can.

Greg said...

Tanj: According to the American Heritage Dictionary of English, hack is informal for taxicab (although many people, including M.P. referring to herself, also mean hack as a person who drives a taxicab). The origin of hack is hackney. A hackney is a coach or carriage for hire, but that's an antiquated word.

Candy Minx said...

Congratulations for your book once again...and how exciting to be reading from it. Hope it was a great evening and hope you tell us about the reading and peoples responses.

cheers
Candy
http://gnosticminx.blogspot.com/

Tableside Hack said...

i listened and was impressed. you sound very different then I imagined from your picture.
cool beans

nysoundposse said...

The audio is now up at http://www.nysoundposse.com/2006/08/event-save-our-yellow-cabbies-081906.html.

FWIW - I've seen a LOT of authors reading from their books. Yours was one of the most interesting both in content and delivery.

Tanj said...

Thank you Greg for answering my question about where the HACK reference comes from.

"The origin of hack is hackney. A hackney is a coach or carriage for hire..."

I knew it had to mean something.
Very cool of you.
Thanks!

Tiffanie said...

Good luck

Megan said...

I was glad that I was able to listen via the internet. You sounded great and it was also interesting to hear the stories of other cabbies as well! I live in Denver and have never visited NYC, but if I do, I will be sure to treat my cabbie well. Knowledge is power.


Best of luck on your book!

wil said...

What a beautiful voice!

I can hardly wait for the book.

You were fantastic!

Have you thought about adding an audio feed to your blog?

jin said...

Hey MP,
Just heard the show @ nysoundposse!
You did a FANTASTIC job & the story was GREAT!!!

I am SO looking forward to the book!

(You sound NOTHING like I thought you would?!!? I mean that in a GOOD way! LOL!)

Don't ever stop writing...you have a talent!

Tanj said...

Nutmeg in CO:

In Aspen CO you can see the
http://www.ultimatetaxi.com/

Dana said...

Brilliant, interesting and what a sexy voice. :)
Keep doing what your doing!

Peace

Anonymous said...

Great to hear your voice and your stories.

Anonymous said...

Loved hearing you read chapter 2. Can't wait for the book to be published. I hope you keep us posted for when/where we can get a copy? Signed editions for loyal readers of your blog, maybe?

Regards from Switzerland

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