Excerpted from Toledo, Ohio. And yes, I do know Magnetic Fields did it first, but his voice isn't as good as Peter Gabriel's.
To be a good storyteller, a person has to believe that
the things that he or she says are things that people want to hear. The best
way to do this is gauge that the speaker / writer is saying things that he or she
wants to hear emanating into the world. In this, if we don’t feel egotistically
awesome about the things that we are saying, we must conclude that by
definition, our readers have absolutely no interest in hearing what we say.
Being egotistical is everything.
Years later, my wife and I would be on the Utah /
Arizona border, in a hotel in Page, myself alternating watching of the show and
being sick out both ends from some food poisoning incident that had happened
earlier that day just so I could see what would become of Jack Bauer in the
final episode ever of the show (author's note - the show has since been announced to be returning to prime time). How my wife put up with me in that moment, I’ll
never know, but because of it, I’ll never begrudge her watching things that
feature Kim Kardashian or the word “Real” in the title. I may make fun of them viciously, but I won't begrudge her!