Actually, while editing the tape, I realize he
wasn't quite as disappointing as I thought. I thought he said (jokingly
perhaps) that he was "a fighter at Pearl Harbor". Actually, he said he was
"five at Pearl Harbor" so he indirectly did answer my question.
Also, I must say that he and Richard Belzer (and
Catherine Crier) were the most outspoken members of the panel. I'm editing
it now and hope to get it up within the next twelve hours.
Randolfe (Randy) Wicker
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, November 18, 2005 10:13
Subject: [videoblogging] Re: "LIVE AND
UNCENSORED IN NEW YORK CITY"
Can't wait to see your vlog
about it and congrats on experiencing such
an unusual event.
hear about Mr. Cavett. I remember him, too and he was an
and articulate host.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org,
Randolfe Wicker <[EMAIL PROTECTED]...>
was the title of an event held this evening at Steven Kasher
W. 23rd St, NYC. It was sponsored by a 501C group called
Creative Coalition". Membership costs $250 a year. However, a
art exhibit consisting of body images in video can be seen for
free for a
few more days. I suggest you attend.
> I contacted them a
few hours before the event, said I was a vlogger
(someone who did video and
posted it on the Internet) and asked to be
put on the "list".
> I held my breath as I checked in downstairs. My name was on
list and I found myself mixing with the media elite. Catherine
anchor of Court TV, was the moderator. The panel consisted
actor/comedian/writer Richard Belzer (Law & Order:SVU), Time
Nelson (Actor, Syiuana, Meet the Fockers, Minority Report, o
Where Are Thou?), Dick Cavett (legendary Emmy Award winning talk
host) and Bill Devlin (a born-again Christian with enough sense
stay in the Democratic Party whom I had once debated on the issue
human reproductive cloning at Haverford College in
> Thanks to my good Christian friend, Bill
Devlin, I was made aware of
the event and managed to get "in"--even though
there was a notice that
"press credentials" would be checked. I took a Time
Magazine with my
picture in it along to flash if I was challenged. It
proved not to be
> I also urged three other
vloggers( Jay Dedman, Jonny Goldstein and
Adam Quirk) to join me in a
exercise. Adam was working.
Jay and Jonny never got back to me. I
I'm always amazed at how thin the "partition" is between the plebian
of everyday-vlogger-life and the glittering world of famous
people with real power.
> So, there I was in the elite world of
"blue activism" (???). There
was an open bar (always to be avoided)
and orderves enough to make you
feel totally elite.
> On the
walls were ads, fabulous and sexy ads, which you'd have to
spend half a
lifetime thumbing through magazines to find. I never
knew so many
sexy and hot ads existed. I got to film them all for my
vlogs) about this event.
> I handed out my pink slips promoting
"Join the Media Revolution"
with links to Freevlog and this site. Of
course, I plugged my own
site and email address at the end.
> Waiting in line at the bathroom, I gave my pink fliers to two of
organizers of the event. Events on the wall of the gallery
very "liberal" and "leftist" to me. No problem there.
> I joined the audience and stood up against a wall near the
filming the entire event. It was quite fascinating. I
people telling stories about famous people...including Dick
talking about how Yoko Ono and John Lennon who sang a song entitled
believe) "Women are the niggers of the world"--and how that
censorship which he avoided with a lead-in that got more
than the song did....etc, etc.
> Well, after it
was all over, I got to "smooze" with the celebs. I
Crier a pink flier and told her that "vlogging was the
which was bound to raise interesting new legal issues
in the near
future. At least it got into her purse.
> Then I turned
my camera on Click Cavett, one of my 'old heroes' of
couldn't resist the urge to say: "Mr. Cavett, I vlog
and put my
videos on the Internet. Could I ask you a 'politically
> Cavett looked open so I popped the
> "How old are you?" I asked.
old do you think I am?" Cavett replied.
> "You're older than me
(I'm 67). You have to be at least 75. (I was
being kind. He's
in his 80s I suspect)."
> "Oh, 'you and your silly little
camera' (italics mine)" Cavett
replied and moved on without answering my
> So, tonight one of my 'idols' died. The man
who was always upfront
and free and who took political correctness to task
traditionally' uptight to tell me his real age. That was
> Bill Devlin, my Christian friend, who
had enabled me to attend, made
fun of me for being an Immortalist when he
realized I was the fellow
who had been filming him all evening.
> It was a great event and I'll be doing a vlog about it. You'll
to wait a couple days.
> Randolfe (Randy)
> Videographer, Writer, Activist
> Advisor: The
> Hoboken, NJ
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