and I was graciously invited to join.
BlueLucy was invited to Studio 10 for a live television interview to talk about the Toons exhibit at the Ybor City gallery. To my surprise, I was asked to join in on the interview.
I’m not so much into having my face out there, but I couldn’t pass on an opportunity to show my support for a fantastic gallery and a great event. All in all, the interview went well and I was able to meet superb local talent. I will say, the experience was a bit stressful though, mostly because of the ease with which I am distracted. Minutes before the interview, we were given a few instructions…“Long answers are better than short and don’t look at the camera”. On top of that, the group came up with our own…“No likes and no umms”.
Well, 3 out of 4 ain’t bad. I held my own against those robot cameras as they turned, swiveled and blinked, trying to distract me, as if they were saying “look at me now!”. Add in the monitors and tele-prompters, it’s a wonder I didn’t stare at them the entire length of the interview. I gave lengthy-ish answers, so that worked out too. No likes either, that’s a bonus. Then came the umm. I heard someone else say it and my mind went to “grown-ups in the Peanuts cartoon” mode. Instead of saying” waa-wa-waa-wa”, my brain kept going “umm-umm-ummm”. I think only one slipped out. I survived and it was fun. I’m super grateful for the opportunity and to be with awesome company.