Damned if I know. I’m still trying to get my head around it being 2010. According to the science fiction future historical timeline, this was the year in which Dave Bowman comes back to terraform Jupiter’s Europa, there are colonies on the Moon and Mars and everyone has a nano-scaled tech implanted in their heads to augment their wetware. Instead, we’ve got Glenn Beck, ride sharing with the Russians to the International Space Station and the iPhone. Somehow, I feel short-changed.
But, I digress. As usual.
My actual purpose in writing today was to introduce a new member of the Crowd, Brian Lambert. Observant visitors will note the appearance of his “gravatar” on the left side of the page or may have read of his imminent arrival in David Brauer’s MinnPost column over the holidays.
Mr. Lambert is one-man media band with gigs ranging from MinnPost, where he’s one of the authors of the Daily Glean, to blogging at the Rake and MPLS/St. Paul magazine, yakking on KTLK-FM and writing for the Pioneer Press where I first met him as a media critic. Starting next week, he’ll be co-hosting a 7-9 PM show on FM107, aka “The Chick Station.” He’s probably done more stuff I’m forgetting, but I’ll leave it to him to embroider as he sees fit.
I’m not sure when his first post will appear or the topics he’ll be writing about (not surprising since I don’t know these things about myself), but I almost always find Mr. Lambert’s musings interesting, insightful, entertaining and fun. He’s also enjoyably snarky and gossipy about the local media scene when the spirit moves him. In short, he’s a fine addition to our group, especially since he promised to buy the first round for everyone who makes it to our next meatspace gathering. This alone sets him apart from the rest of us.
Photo credit: Dick Kraus. “Brian Lambert helps his dad shovel a heavy snowfall from the steps of their rented house in South Huntington in 1996″certified payroll nice