There’s a distantly familiar sound in my ears: the buzz of activity leading up to an important record release! Here are the some of the symptoms:
-The phone keeps ringing with scheduled calls from journalists that I had forgotten to write in my calendar
-The web and podcast statistics have curious spikes in them resulting from incoming traffic from high-profile sites like iTunes and Yahoo and SFGate and NPR
-Friends I haven’t heard from in years are coming out of the woodwork and want to attend the launch party next week
-Three seperate people called to say they heard me on the radio with ‘Jonesy’
-I have nearly 40 boxes each containing 100 unopened CDs and DVDs cluttering up my living room (thankfully I was able to get the rest sent direct to CDBaby, Amazon, and my publicist)
-I nearly missed my plane the other day–I lost track of time and when I got to the gate it had already closed. But I could see the plane had not left so I banged on the door. A polite stewardess opened it and said ‘ah Mr Dolby, the captain was just wondering what happened to you!’ And as I sprinted down the ramp and onto the plane I heard blurted out from the cockpit ‘SCIENCE!’ (True!)
These kinds of things don’t happen on a regular basis. I have to say it’s still quite a thrill, even for a jaded old geezer like me.