Sunday, October 10, 2010

Sign of the End Times?

This is a picture of me standing on stage at Carnegie Hall on Thursday. Photo shop aside, this is probably one of the most unlikely photographic compositions since the Elvis-meets-Nixon shots. We taped a sold-out performance of Wait, Wait...Don't Tell Me with Mayor Michael Bloomberg as guest and Roxanne Roberts and Charlie Pierce holding down the panel with me. It was the singular highlight in an already very fortunate life. Carnegie Hall has a certain evocative architectural effect something on the order of what one feels on entering St.Peter's Cathedral in Rome. The spirit soars, the knees weaken, and a unaccountable form of scoliosis takes hold -- as evidenced by the photograph above.
Thanks New York for such a warm and indelible reception. Truly a dream come true.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congratulations Tom.... It's been a long road from pouring concrete in the mud to Carnegie Hall.
Your old friend Tom in Fairbanks.

2:06 AM  
Blogger Angelswatch said...

must have felt awesome to stand there where so many greats have stood and performed. The history of that place in itself is mind boggling. Well nobody deserves it more then you. Your stories and voice in itself are an american tradition.

5:30 AM  
Blogger Tom Bodett said...

Hey Tom! Send me a good email address for you. Love to catch up.

9:18 AM  
Anonymous Laurel said...

Touching photo and post! You're very humble, Tom, but you really do deserve it. Cheers from a fan.

12:59 PM  

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