Thank You, Curt and Kevin

Posted by Iannucci | 11/06/2008 | 7 comments »
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On behalf of the handful of us blogger types who were interviewed - starting appropriately with his excellency Bill "pressdog" Zahren - I'd like to thank Curt Cavin and Kevin Lee for the opportunity to speak with them tonight during their Trackside program at 1070 The Fan in Indianapolis. While others might view bloggers like lepers these two rolled out the red carpet for us.

I hope I sounded OK because I was speaking a lot more extemporaneously (look that one up, P1) than intended. I was told initially that I would have 5 or so minutes to "have a take" like they do on The Jim Rome Show ("Phe-nomenal!") and as such I had written out a few paragraphs to try to be as entertaining as the callers on that show.

The unused transcript went something like this.

Hey guys, thanks for the time. I first want to say a word about the misconceptions relating to bloggers. Contrary to popular belief we don’t blog from our basements in our pajamas. First off, I only wear pajamas when I sleep, which is to say when I’m dreaming of a Phoenix Suns championship that never comes. I know this is a racing show but I wanted to at least mention Amare Stoudemire dropping 49 on the Pacers last night.

Also, I live in Arizona where we don’t have basements. The only folks out here with in-ground dwellings are snakes and scorpions, although I suppose Danica Patrick might have used some of her gazillion dollar sponsorships to build one so she can privately practice her international sign language skills. I mean thank goodness for Danica and her hand puppet shows when she stalls on the track, because I don’t know about the rest of America but personally I was about to fall asleep during that race in Australia...

Eh, maybe it's a good thing I ended up just answering their questions.

Click here to listen to the show. My time is in the last 15 minutes or so, which Andy Warhol would state is appropriate. However don't skip around because you'll miss putting voices the other scribes, as well as the super blogger friendly Sarah Fisher who got shoe-horned in as well on word butcher night.

Oh, and be sure to listen for when it sounds like Curt calls Bill a "racist", because Cavin swears that's not what he said.


  1. pressdog // November 07, 2008 8:15 AM  

    Jeff is clearly the star of the show.

  2. The SpeedGeek // November 07, 2008 9:08 AM  

    Indeed. Look at Jeff! With all of the pertinent, well thought out points! Meanwhile, all I could manage was to break Kimi Raikkonen's record for the use of the word "uh" in a three minute span.

  3. pressdog // November 07, 2008 10:11 AM  

    I appreciate you adding some F1 flavah. I know Jeff has F1 Fever, but he's in denial, so it's good to have another snooty euro-street race fan represent.

  4. Joe // November 07, 2008 11:21 AM  

    You guys both did great.

  5. Anonymous // November 07, 2008 7:32 PM  

    Jeff, you're an insider now. An Indy insider.

    Look out Arni.

  6. Anonymous // November 07, 2008 9:14 PM  

    I really enjoyed listening to all the bloggers included on this weeks trackside with curt arute and kevin lee. I hope that show can keep going.

    Great press IRL! And I enjoy your sites genuine humor.

  7. Pat W // November 09, 2008 4:56 PM  

    Excellent show with great points made by all. Thanks for saying about the pit position! It was nice to put voices to the text as well.

    On Friday I listened to the Live Fast Racing podcast you guys did, so a bit of a 'bloggers on the radio' weekend for me.