If you wanna see me looking like an aging alternarock bum (yeah, great day to wear the Flaming Lips T-shirt and gray hoodie) whilst going on a lengthy, had-to-be-crazy-ass-sounding harangue about the state of Deep Ellum, by all means tune into KTVT-Channel 11 tonight at 10. Jay Gormley just left after we spent 20 minutes talking all things Gypsy Tea Room and Deep Ellum. Pretty sure I said "Fucking West Village," like, 19 times. He's also threatened to stream my unedited footage on the Channel 11 Web site. Oh, well. At least I'll have something to link to tomorrow morning, and you'll have something to laugh at. Oh, goodie. Can't wait. --Robert Wilonsky
Update: Jay Gormley sends an e-mail concerning my two appearances (oy) on Channel 11, tonight and tomorrow. It's after the jump.
Update to the Update: The GTR story aired last night; you can see/read it here. And you can see three minutes' worth of me rambling about the state of Deep Ellum here. Christ, why didn't I shave yesterday? Also, if you're interested, the comments section of this post has become a discussion concerning...the Flaming Lips. Which is odd.
For time reasons, we're breaking you into two parts. Tonight (Thursday at 10), we are doing a quick mention on the closing of the Gypsy Tea Room. It is simply a "nuts and bolts" story focusing strictly on why the Tea Room is shutting down. The :45 second story includes a sound bite from you. Although I wrote it, tonight's story will be voiced by the anchors.
Tomorrow night, I will have a story focusing on the future plans of Deep Ellum and the debate those plans have sparked. That too will include a sound bite or two from you.
As far as putting your entire interview on the website... that will probably happen tomorrow (Friday) night. I'll make sure you didn't drop an "F" bomb.
PS: She don't use Jelly, she uses Vaseline.
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Ah, a Flaming Lips fan. I always did like that Jay.