Welcome and thanks for clicking onto the first of outsideleft's Editor-at-Large Notes - I'll try to keep these things as short and sweet as possible. Think of this as an update -- a friendly memorandum, if you will in regards to what's going on at the outsideleft headquarters.
That said, everyone in the office is going apes right now. The interns (and myself included, I must admit) haven't been able to talk about anything this morning except for the Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston split. The Monday morning meeting disintegrated into a bad episode of Divorce Court. Personally, I don't know about what anyone else thinks nor do I care, but surely America has lost its innocence. The repercussions of this split will be felt for days -- maybe weeks -- to come.
"This makes me happy," my girlfriend said of the Pitt split. "We're not as rich or famous as them, but at least we're able to keep our marriage together and that makes us better than them."
Is there any wonder why I asked her to marry me?
But I digress. Big developments are taking place here: on January 17, 2005, the winners of the annual OUTSIDELEFT Golden Bootlace Awards will be announced. That means less than a week left to stuff the ballot box. I can't give away too much, but there are some incredible races - especially for the coveted Goalhanger of the Year honors. John Kerry and Gwen Stefani are literally neck and neck - the winner will surely win with a smaller margin than the Ohio count.
You might want to browse through the archives as well. Our newest scribe, Alex V. Cook wrote a great piece on the new Daniel Johnson tribute release and Paul Lamont wrote one of best obits I read about Jerry Orbach - truly an officer and a gentleman. There's a lot more coming down the pike, but we're just waiting on the office monkey's to edit the stuff.
That's it for now. Noon is approaching and with that, it's time for my nap. Again, remember to vote and if you like what you've seen so far, add your email address to our mailing list and while you're at it, add a few of your friend's email addresses as well.
Until next time, I remain the Ayatollah of Rock and Rollah...