Saturday, August 13, 2005

Interview

I had my first interview with a newspaper staff writer yesterday afternoon. Poor Huan Hsu.......I talked soooooooo much. Seriously, I think I talked for almost three hours for what I suspect he had planned to be a little blurb in the Artifacts section. Although in my defense, I'm fairly sure my Anti-Porn Project is relatively cumulative, and you can't look at it without looking at the whole history. But it was a blast. My ego is fat and happy, so to speak. But he was a heck of a good sport. A great first-time experience. :)

It should come out on Thursday in the Washington City Paper. There may or may not be a picture of me attached. I explained to them (them being Huan and his editor, Anne Marson) that I was living in the San Francisco region for the summer, and their staff photographer might have a heck of a time trying to take my picture. I could theorhetically take my own picture, but there's a reason I haven't done any self-portraits. I'm just not goodd at it. But Huan explained to me that they might talk to a staff photographer for another small paper out here, they take it, and send it to them. I have to admit, I'm not sure why they just don't show one of my pictures. I mean, that's what was featured, right? And I know this sounds petty and ridiculous, but I don't photograph well. I don't think I'm ugly (ooh, and she's modest, too), but I just don't look good on camera. You've been warned.

So it turns out Lenny is causing this sort of mischief on my behalf. Thank you, Lenny. As he put it, I'm helping him build his empire of nudity, sex, and art. My mother is so proud.

3 Comments:

Blogger James W. Bailey said...

Dear Samantha,

Congratulations!

You are on your way, darlin'! Just don't sell out and agree to be on Art Forum's Scene and Heard. Oprah's ok, but not Scene and Heard!

Seriously, I'm very pleased for you. You deserve it.

Now let me pick up the phone and make sure Blake Gopnik, a.k.a Batman, gets his Caped Crusader ass down to Seven.

James

P.S. Oh, the "bad" review thing - Lenny's right. You've had your cherry busted and congratulations on that too! As my grandmother used to say paraphrasing the Book of Revelation, "It's better to be hot or cold, but lukewarm is no good. Lukewarm is boring." Keep your work hot and keep the critics squirming.

12:55 PM  
Blogger James W. Bailey said...

Dear Samantha,

Congratulations!

You are on your way, darlin'! Just don't sell out and agree to be on Art Forum's Scene and Heard. Oprah's ok, but not Scene and Heard!

Seriously, I'm very pleased for you. You deserve it.

Now let me pick up the phone and make sure Blake Gopnik, a.k.a Batman, gets his Caped Crusader ass down to Seven.

James

P.S. Oh, the "bad" review thing - Lenny's right. You've had your cherry busted and congratulations on that too! As my grandmother used to say paraphrasing the Book of Revelation, "It's better to be hot or cold, but lukewarm is no good. Lukewarm is boring." Keep your work hot and keep the critics squirming.

12:55 PM  
Blogger Lenny said...

Buah ah ah! Buah ah ah!

9:48 AM  

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