The new issue of CityBeat will be out tomorrow and it’s none too soon for me. I want people to forget about last week’s Living Out Loud column.
It was a take off on Bill Maher’s “New Rules” – a spin that clearly didn’t work. I got no response at all, nothing good, nothing bad – nothing. I consider it a bomb. When you’re writing a column, this is the one thing you don’t want.
Of course, it’s happened before. I’ve written essays that I think are actually pretty good and you hear zip. I’ve written essays that I simply consider words on the page and you end up getting a response. “They Closed” is the biggest example of that.
So let it be Wednesday already. New Rule: Let Bill Maher do them.