Rank #1: Still angry
This is Rob Long, and on today’s Martini Shot I get really angry at something that hasn’t happened yet, and then get angry when it doesn’t happen, and then don’t know what to do with all of that pre-anger when it everything turns out okay. I’m like the opposite of a Buddhist.
Feb 13 2020
Rank #2: Pay the money
This is Rob Long, and on today’s Martini Shot I watch a group of people refuse to pay the cover charge at a jazz club and think, I wonder if those people pay for Netflix.
Feb 06 2020
Rank #3: Illy
This is Rob Long and I need to offer a trigger warning on today’s Martini Shot. It’s about my wonderful dog Illy. And it ends the way all stories about wonderful dogs end. In a lot of tears and a lot of gratitude.
Jan 30 2020
Rank #4: Happy Hour
This is Rob Long, and on today’s Martini Shot I try to work at a co-working space but discover that what people do at co-working spaces is take a lot of breaks from working.
Jan 23 2020
Rank #5: New Year’s Purge
This is Rob Long and on today’s Martini Shot I do my annual new year’s
purge of all of the ideas and articles and clippings I’ve saved, thinking they’d be great
shows, but I haven’t done anything with them, so time to give them away.
Jan 16 2020
Rank #7: The Gates
This is Rob Long, and on today’s Martini Shot I present my ID to the guard at the studio gate and wait to be waved through, and when I am, I’m elated, but also a little disappointed because, well, now I gotta have the meeting.
Dec 12 2019
Rank #8: Stargaze
This is Rob Long and on today’s Martini Shot I talk about what it must be like to be down a well and to look up and see the stars, and why a place I know in Hollywood is trying to do something like that for homeless youth.
Dec 05 2019
Rank #9: Keynote Speaker
This is Rob Long and on today’s Martini Shot I learn what a keynote speaker is, and I learn that it’s someone who can just talk about anything and make it seem like it’s about work. Sounds like my kind of job.
Nov 28 2019
Rank #10: Supposed to Fly
This is Rob Long and on today’s Martini Shot although I am not technically a licensed pilot I do pilot a plane to takeoff. A real plane. Into the sky. But I do not land it, as my presence here proves.
Nov 21 2019