Thursday, November 15, 2007

Kevin Walker is a god

So, TBO.com has a new entertainment gimmick: BOT.

Am I mentioning this because I'm technically an intern at The Trib?

No.

Am I mentioning this because I got to see the page in its test phases and thought it was cool?

No.

The only reason I'm mentioning it is because Kevin Walker is the host of the entertainment show. And, the video clip reminds me so much of something off of VH1, I have to watch it. Especially since I don't get VH1 any more.

So, who is Kevin Walker?

Well, once upon a time, I was a little girl who only read the comics and Dave Berry in the paper. Then, one day, I flipped to The Trib's entertainment section and came across "The Rail."

In the column, Kevin wrote about the hippest books, the most indie music, and tons of arcane pop culture knowledge. I read that column every time it came out, two to three times a week. I answered the trivia question he posed ever week. I wrote him letters.

And, when I got into the journalism program at USF, I set out to meet him. Which I did, and I landed a small-time gig writing book reviews for his book page in The Trib.

There, now that I've got that out of my system, check out BOT!

2 comments:

WKnapik said...

I can't watch this now because I'm at work and the audio on my cpu is crap.I'll watch it when I get home and let you know what I thought.

Anonymous said...

i loved reading the rail and Dave berry is awesome....(you know his book was the basis for big trouble)
and i was always amazed at that guy joe house who would write in and know really everything....