Ah, there comes the torrent. Easy ones first...Have you reached a truce with Mission Street?
Mission Street won. I'm moving this month, to a quieter part of San Francisco. Since I spend most of the day staring at Microsoft Visual Studio, I would like to know which Cisco Systems location you worked at, and what you did there.
San Jose campus, network management for the Catalyst 2950 and 3550 series of LAN switches. Oh, here, you can look at the <a href='http://www.cisco.com/warp/public/cc/pd/si/casi/ca3550/prodlit/cclms_ds.htm' target='_blank'>data sheet</a> of the product I worked on. On the off-chance anyone reading this actually uses CMS, I am not available for tech support. Although you were born in America, are there Chinese letters for your name?
For my given name, yes. I didn't think to come up with a "literary name" in Chinese, so whenever the Chinese newspapers publish anything about me, they print the name my parents gave me. If I knew how to type Chinese characters, I'd show you.I just wanted to ask a quick question or two about the upcoming shows with Mason Jennings. Do you know how long you'll be playing, and also, will you be around for chats and autographs afterwards?
Did you see I'm finally coming to Cincinnati, with Over The Rhine? I'll probably be playing a standard opener's set, between 25-40 minutes. I'll definitely be around to say hi afterwards!Heard you're in a movie. True? What's the name of it?
What kind of movie are we talking about? Hidden camera stuff? I don't *think* I'm in a movie...Have you gotten your luggage back yet?
Nope. I'm currently wearing borrowed underwear. Very sad.Are you gonna go to the Tori DVD screening at the Metreon?
I'm actually a very base-level Tori Amos fan; I buy all her albums, I listen to every song, and that's about it. I don't even own the special edition of anything.The amazon.com exclusive thing is over, can we get nicer quality versions of those tracks up somewhere?
That's in the works, yes.When are you gonna play the Fillmore?
It's all about numbers— when I have a shot at selling it out, basically. Unless the powers that be at the Fillmore think I'm the worst thing to come along since weapons of mass destruction, in which case: never.Are you ever going to release Signal Fire (i think that's the name)? i've heard your perform it twice live and absolutely love it.
Signal Fire will have her day, I think. An appearance on a studio album is getting less and less likely, as she's been left off of two already, but we might be able to capture her live. If not that, then as a "rarity" studio recording.How's the new album selling? How does it compare against Waking Hour? Can I ask for real numbers (like how many sold) or is that company confidential?
Very well, better, and company confidential. What is your favorite animal? Also, what is your favorite color?
I can't pick favorites, but I will say that I have a most wonderful stuffed polar bear named Thelonious, and I like wearing dark red.Are you overwhelmed yet with this forum?
Not yet. Any fatigue is offset by ego inflation.
I have no idea how politicians deal with a negative barrage of questions...