July 23, 2008: This is Grandma Phyllis
Last night, Grandma called me over because she was having trouble with her printer. I asked her what she was trying to print, assuming that it was her usual airplane or theater tickets. And, what do I see up on her screen? Last week's live playlist! She loved all of your comments so much, she wanted to take them off her computer and have them for keeps. "Is that terribly vain?" she asked. Absolutely not, I told her. Absolutely not.
The night of the show, I wanted to remember every little detail, so I brought along my recording gear with plans to make this multi-media blog post. On the PATH train from Manhattan to Jersey City, I asked permission to begin the interview.
As we approached the Exchange Place station, I tried to tell her a bit about WFMU.
When we got the radio station, Grandma Phyllis hit both the buzzer and the elevator button. She wasn't nervous at all.
After the show, Andy and I chatted in the stairwell about the show.
In our Town Car ride home to the Upper East Side (so kindly called and paid for by Andy!), Grandma Phyllis opened up with me about the experience of being on the show.
Thank you all so much for your enthusiastic response to last week's show. As we said last week, Grandma Phyllis is in fact returning this Wednesday, July 30th to do it all over again. She will be be joined by someone... (maybe Clay Pigeon!). Be sure to call-in and comment away. It delights her so.