It is January 24, 2018. I’m sitting in my home office in New Jersey
If you are reading this it is now February 27 or later and we are in Sydney Australia on a ferry around the harbor or at the Zoo watching kangaroos and koala bears. Actually it’s February 28th (stupid date line, sorry not you, NBC show) here so I am probably driving to New Castle AU for the sixth of seven concerts. Tomorrow we fly to Brisbane.
The word is mum, although pics have been leaked before this. We were asked to take down our photos by the producers for now. We just got back from a taping of the Harry Connick Jr. talk show on CBS.
If you have seen the show airing it is now February 28, 2018 in America or later. We are now in Brisbane.
What did you think? We had a blast.
But as usual, we Duchovniacs can not just go to events without being part of the story ourselves, usually not on purpose.
So we get to the CBS studio doors of the Harry Connick Jr. Show (and quite a few others) on Manhattan’s west side.
We tell the guy at the door we are here for HARRY to see David Duchovny.
He points us to the security counter. We wait a few minutes. A PA form the show escorts us up in the elevator.
We walk right past the band and many of David’s team. According to a few quick convos over heard in passing, sounds like they had just finished their sound check.
HAVE FUN, I THINK SHE WANTS US TO FOLLOW….
We shake a few hands, then walk down the hall. The PA gestures and invites us to hang out in a room about 3 doors down.
Inside is a wonderful spread of bites – MUCH nicer than I am used to as a bit actor in greenrooms at GMA and the Letterman show.
David’s producers and PR rep is inside. We say our hellos. About a minute goes by when one of the producers notices we are staying. Wait you guys are supposed to be with the audience.
Turns out we were in David’s private green room. This explains the nicer spread.
The producer’s personally escort us to studio level 2-3 floors down – to be honest I am completely lost at this point. These studio buildings are so big, if you don’t pay attention as you are escorted around you have no idea where you are.
We pass David in the hall. “Did you see the band?” We shakes hands. .
Hope I didn’t have a cold, cause if I did EVERY one has it by now.
We are now on studio level. 30 minutes before the rest of the audience will be ushered up and we join up with the rest of those form David’s party – mostly friends and family of the band.
I took these photos and tweet ‘BATTLE OF THE BANDS TIME”. We removed at the request of the producers as the exact air date was so far out in the future etc.
The interview was fun. I will post the video once it is online but Harry is great and the two really had a perfect conversation.
The highlight I think is when Harry jokes about David correcting HC about music. Reminds me of an exchange I had with the band at the NYC listening party and David joked that Pat corrected me.
SOMEONE (not us, but we know a guy lol) took this candid moment between segments right before the band plays.
The band plays on.
Half Life seems to be the new got to single for showcasing the new album. Most will understand why. Rumors out their that this song may be radio bound. It may be on by the time this post is made public.
SEE YOU DOWN UNDER AUSSIES AND KIWIS
(If we haven’t already by now lol)