samedi, mars 13, 2010
Hey there Delilah
A while ago I talked about my sneaky liking for Delilah, the soft pop hostess who is live on FM radio about five nights a week.
Well, darned if the lady herself wasn't interviewed on NPR this morning! I was amazed. But I shouldn't have been. A few weeks back Scott Simon had Ozzie Obsorne on the show to commemorate the publication of his new book.
Yup, Ozzie wrote a book. But that's a whole other rabbit trail.
Anyway, Delilah said something to Jacki Lyden that really stuck with me. The host who gets hundreds of thousands of calls from Monday to Friday (the weekends are pre-taped) said that she loves her work because she finds people fascinating.
If you'd heard the interview, even you readers who can't stand 80's music unless it's to the left of alternative would have liked Delilah Rene.
Not the music. The woman profiled here in the Washington Post last month.
People go into the media for different reasons.
Some love to write, but don't much like people.
Some like to perform, whether it be for the television crew or on Comedy Central. Some have a commitment to try to change their culture or their world, or are activists on one particular issue.
And some of them, like this journalist, are driven by the desire to learn more about others -- what drives them, what angers them, what illuminates them. I don't have a late night radio show (although I have to admit that sounds very cool) -- but I share with Delilah a passion for getting to know strangers that seems insatiable.
It occasionally gets me into trouble, like with the guy who wants to get my advice on whether he and his wife should have a threesome. They had one before...no, that was a foursome. Anyway, he didn't seem happy when I told him he'd have to be the one to decide.
But that's a whole other story.
Got a few moments later on tonight?