Thursday, June 3, 2010

A Conversation With Naheed Nenshi

Nation, I downloaded Skype for the first time 2 days ago. Tonight, I used it to interview a mayoral candidate who was 2 time zones away.

Now, my mother always told me not to apologize for something until people notice it's badly done - but my inability to take my mother's advice is legendary. Just ask her. So, I'm going to apologize in advance for the quality (or general lack thereof) of the audio. Likewise, I'm aware that I overuse the "umm" non-word to segue in between an answer and the following question. To paraphrase everyone's favourite doctor: "I'm a musician, not a radio interviewer!"

All that said, though, I wanted to put the interview up, in its first and only take, without editing. I think it's important that everyone know the answers that Nenshi provided were off the cuff, without practice or warning. After all... the object is not to make ME sound good, the object is to hear what Naheed has to say. He's running for Mayor - I'm just the Benevolent Ruler For Life of the E.S. Nation.

And heeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeere's Nenshi!

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4 comments:

Jeremy said...

I dig the Civ 4 music.

Anonymous said...

Great to have an interview, but the clicking is near-crippling.

Enlightened Savage said...

Jeremy: It's the closest I'll let myself get to Civ4 until I've got enough money in the bank that I can take 22 hours a day to play the game. Which, based on my Civ3 experience, would be the case.

Anon: I hear ya - BELIEVE me. I'm considering having Naheed come by when he gets back into town and we can re-record.

Jeremy said...

You know what's more brutal? Playing Civ 4 via email. Who does that?