Marc Cabrera has nothing better to do than watch a lot of movies and television, and listen to a lot of music. Luckily, he has a job that pays him to blog about local and national arts, entertainment and pop culture. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In the wake of my Jessica Simpson interview, I've been simultaneously pleased and bugged by the number of friends and family members who read the thing.
Pleased because I'm a writer and an egoist and I want people to read my stuff.
Bugged because I do all of these cool interviews with lesser known artists who are really talented and who wouldn't normally talk to a small paper like this, but as soon as I talk to Jessica Simpson, everyone comes out of the woodwork. No joke, I had four homies from the old neighborhood call me yesterday, all asking about the interview. None of them had really read my stuff before. But they all wanted to know about Jessica.
And just when I thought it was over, none other than DJ Spooky, aka That Subliminal Kid, DJ/turntablist extraordinaire, sonic visionary, the guy who scored the movie "Slam," weighed in with his thoughts on the Jessica Simpson interview. He e-mailed me this:
“Marc - ... I'm just coming up for air after 13 hour flight from Sri Lanka, Delhi/India. I went by your blog - great logo and hilarious interview with Jessica Simpson - plus, I've been in a remote spot in Sri Lanka. I didn't know Zack had a new song out!
So I guess that's what it takes to get some credit and attention. From now on, I'm only interviewing blond pop stars.