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The SXSW week in a nutshell

What follows is an ungrammatical list of sorts. It reflects the elated tiredness. This is why I’m waiting until after a short break to energize and collect my thoughts to dig into the deeper stuff about SXSW and the video.

Here is a short, hazy trip through my happy mind:

Launched a new web site for The Heather Gold Show, 4 shows in 2 cities. Great, packed shows. One was live-blogged on Valleywag twice as it happened and was declared “The best panel at SXSW, ever,” one show included getting to sing Flagpole Sitta with Jonathan Coulton, then following on the show withSean Nelson, one of the guys who wrote it.
We will have some great video up soon.

 8 tacos. endless numbers of great geeks and conversations, 1 movie about Humboldt County (so-so), 1 short video made in our apartment last summer about mannequins (awesome),

  

Great show at SXSW last night

 

DSCF2402.JPG, originally uploaded by ericlawrence.

That’s Sean Nelson of Harvey Danger, Jonathan Coulton and me enjoying their take on Billy Joel’s Don’t Ask Me Why.

We had a standing room only crowd and sitting room stage where we ran out of room for chairs for all the great guests. SXSW prompts indulgence. The audio and video will be up soon. More pix (thanks Eric Lawrence).

Join tHGS online tonight 8pm CST: Opting Out (now with Sean Nelson from Harvey Danger)

The show is shaping up to be amazing. My Gossip panel here at SXSW yesterday was Off The Hook. I invited Julia Allison up to join us onstage and things went from there. We ended up on Valleywag while it was still going on, and having a racous, open discussion of the Zuckerberg/Lacy keynote trainwreck.

We’ll be posting the video of Gossip here and at heathergold.com. I’ll also be posting about how SXSW could have avoided all the Keynote problems and why Presentations are Pointless. As the crowd at SXSW showed. Older notions of authority and presentation are outdated.

Great Press in the Austin Chronicle

“What happens when talk show hosts stop being pushers for celebrity product and start getting real? Well, they look a lot like Heather Gold.” Read the rest.

Yes I’ll be hosting the Gossip “panel” at SXSW, and treating it like I do like every talk show.

My first employer New Line Cinema is dead.



Yesterday Time Warner announced that New Line would stop operating as a stand-along unit within the company and that lots of people would be leaving, including the company founder Bob Shaye.

My first full-time job (beyond summers) was at New Line. It was an experience that changed my life. Continue reading…

Great moments on talk shows: Mel Brooks on Dick Cavett

I’d embed the video but the NYT only wants you to click on over. Do it.

I love this for many reasons:

1. Mel Brooks is one of my heroes. I have a kiddush cup for him at every Seder. Mel, you’re welcome on tHGS anytime.

2. There is no desk.

3. Love those 1971 outfits.

5. Dick Cavett gives him a piece of goat cheese from his lunch. This is a gorgeous moment and super grounding. A Jew eating goat cheese from goyishe Cavett musing on a Yugoslavian dictator. Awesome.

People-powered talk show! We have #10!

The Heather Gold Show is going to be at SXSW on March 10th.

While I’m continuing to look for small company sponsors, I was challenged this afternoon by a colleague and vlogger Schlomo Rabinowitz : “If you can raise $200 from 10 people, I’ll be the 10th. Get off your tush.” It worked. I have less than a week.
#1 Schlomo Rabinowitz (February 19th, 6:00pm PST)

#2 Darius (February 19th, 6:01pm PST)

#3 Larry Lessig (February 19th, 6:04pm PST)

#4 Antoun Nabhan (February 19th, 7:15pm PST)

and #5 is…David Ulevitch (Feb 21st 7:10 EST) woo hoo!

and #6 is Thomas Merritt (Feb 21st 10:53 EST) wa ha hooie!

I awoke to a delightful inbox. Here my ladies at!

#7 is George Oates ( Feb 22nd 12:34am EST)

#8 Vincent Vaughn. ( Feb 22nd 1:11am EST) I swear it’s his real name. He’s from Kansas, MO. Wahoo!

We have a #9! It’s Erika Hall + Mike Monteiro! ( Feb 25th 9:13pm EST)

#10 is Wayne de Geere III (February 28th, 3:04pm EST)

Pay up Schlomo !

To keep the fun going and back the creation of the new mini-site which will launch right at this domain on March 10th and cost around $4000 smackeroos:

email subvert at subvert dot com or just hit the donate button to your right.

Micki’s List

#7 overall but really #1 is Micki Krimmel ( Feb 22nd 12:15am EST)

with the heart to respond to the spirit and not the letter of the Schlomo Challenge by: 1. tweeting me to put up a donate button, and 2. giving what is $200 to her: $20. She and thus receives special tHGS love and an anchor spot what will now be known as Micki’s List.

#2 is George Kelly ( Feb 22nd 1:10am EST) at $200 to him.

I <3 that abitofgeorge.com + allaboutgeorge.com donated about an hour apart, presumably without knowing each other first is clearly a sign of destiny. Connection email forthcoming.

#3 is Sylvia LeMay ! (Feb 22nd 5:51am EST)

Want to get to be #4 on Micki’s List?

Schlomo's challenge: bring tHGS to SXSW + make the list.

The Heather Gold Show is going to be at SXSW on March 10th.

While I’m continuing to look for small company sponsors, I was challenged this afternoon by a colleague and vlogger Schlomo Rabinowitz :”If you can raise $200 from 10 people, I’ll be the 10th. Get off your tush.” It worked. I have less than a week.

#1 Schlomo Rabinowitz (February 19th, 6:00pm PST)

#2 Darius (February 19th, 6:01pm PST)

#3 Larry Lessig (February 19th, 6:04pm PST)

#4 Antoun Nabhan (February 19th, 7:15pm PST)

and #5 is…David Ulevitch (Feb 21st 7:10 EST) woo hoo!

and #6 is Thomas Merritt (Feb 21st 10:53 EST) wa ha hooie!

I awoke to a delightful inbox. Here my ladies at!

#7 is George Oates ( Feb 22nd 12:34am EST)

#8 Vincent Vaughn. ( Feb 22nd 1:11am EST) I swear it’s his real name. He’s from Kansas, MO. Wahoo! He tweets “Love you. Love your show.” It’s working. The indie show is working!

We have a #9! It’s Erika Hall + Mike Monteiro! ( Feb 25th 9:13pm EST)

#10 is Wayne de Geere III! (February 28th, 3:04pm EST)

To keep the fun going and back the creation of the new site (we’re going from seedling to sprout) email subvert at subvert dot com, or donate right now.

Micki’s List

#7 overall but really #1 is Micki Krimmel ( Feb 22nd 12:15am EST) with the heart to respond to the spirit and not the letter of the Schlomo Challenge by: 1. tweeting me to put up a donate button, and 2. giving what is $200 to her: $20. She and thus receives special tHGS love and an anchor spot what will now be known as Micki’s List.

#2 is George Kelly ( Feb 22nd 1:10am EST) at $200 to him. I <3 that abitofgeorge.com + allaboutgeorge.com donated about an hour apart, presumably without knowing each other first is clearly a sign of destiny. Connection email forthcoming.

#3 is Sylvia LeMay
Want to get to be #3 on Micki’s List?

email subvert at subvert dot com, or donate right now.

Lawrence Lessig on Hillary Clinton

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Whose needs does the death sentence meet?

I’m truly thrilled to add Prof. Larry Marshall to the next Heather Gold Show: My Needs/ Your Needs.

Larry was one of my professors in law school and was the driving force behind getting Rolando Cruz off of death row and legal work and advocacy that eventually led Gov Ryan of Illinois to commute the the sentences of all prisoners on death row before he left office. 

He’s a passionate teacher and a man of impeccable integrity and I only wish I’d listened to him more when I was in law school. But then I might be a lawyer today.

I am really honored by the killer group we have on the show and I know they will spark an excellent conversation for us all.



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