ON THE PHONE, AT HOME, EARLY EVENING FRIDAY
Dan: I read your name today.
Me: My site? I haven't posted to it forever.
Dan: No, your name. Writer Rod Townsend in the East Village.
Me: But I don't live in ...
Dan: No, it was about the East Village and how you're ... hold on, I'll grab it.
Me: What is 'it'?
Dan: Oh, Time Out. The East Village issue. Here. Wait ... Okay, "The Hose, Who you'll see: Guys in muscle tees and trucker hats, writer Rod Townsend, DJ Josh Sparber and Justin Bond (one half of Kiki & Herb)".
Me: Why would anybody care where or what Rod Townsend goes or does? Did they quote somebody?
Dan: No, it's just ...
Me: Who wrote it?
Dan: Leslie Price.
Me: Is that a girl or a guy?
Dan: It doesn't really say. It's not a big deal and it's not why I called anyway. About the beach tomorrow, ...
As it's the first time I've seen my name in print in such a manner, it has me a little confused. This is not a person "on the scene" for sure; it says so in my ManHunt profile. My recommendation for just about anything is not something one would typically follow. As for The Hose, well, yes, I've been there a lot, especially for the now defunct MooseKnuckle. (Also, pictured in the article is Scott Anthony, so maybe there is some technophile thing going there.) It did sort of encourage me to start writing again, so, um, thanks?