Saturday, July 22, 2006

They must have had a good engineer

Saw this in Newsweek:
Steve Lake is spending his summer at school—but not in class. The 56-year-old Caesars Palace pit boss, who set a goal in 1984 to visit 500 colleges, joins scores of high-school students touring campuses this summer. He spoke to Chrissy Balz.


You've said before that Colgate University is your favorite campus. Has that changed?
The last time I was at Colgate was 1986. I visited Sweet Briar on this trip; that was one of the most beautiful campuses I've ever seen. University of Richmond was beautiful as well. I don't know if my favorite has changed; I'm putting those two in my top five.

The Hold Steady

After a brief respite, I'm hooked on the Hold Steady's second album, Separation Sunday, again. It's amazing. Check out a brief NPR bit about them here.