Today on my lunch hour I sat in my office and watched the snow twirl outside in hard white specks, while the last of the reddish leaves fell off that huge gorgeous tree by my window. A new reader from England sent me an mp3 link to an interview author Nick Hornby gave last week on Robert Elms’ BBC London radio show to talk about his new movie, his new book, and the role of pop music in the world today. I queued it up, and as we neared the 28-minute mark and I heard one of my favorite authors say the name of my blog, my face turned all shades of flushed and my heart pounded with a hearty measure of disbelief.
Nick’s been extremely kind and encouraging to write about the places he finds joy in my site (like this wow!), and I love that we hear music in the same ways — but for an audiophile like me who runs an mp3 blog, hearing him talk about it with his own charming voice was really, well… the capper of my music-geek year.
I stifled a whoop lest my co-workers become suspicious, and felt humbled and very happy. I guess after Songbook and High Fidelity and the new Juliet, Naked, we can call this one even, Nick. Thanks.