Last week I was in Las Vegas for a non-music related experience: Blackboard World ’08. Blackboard CE is a powerful learning management system that I support at Saint Louis University for my ‘real’ job. I’ve never been to Vegas before. It’s a trip. I stayed at the Palazzo which is part of a huge complex that has the Venetian on the other end. It’s pretty nice, though the rooms, pardon me, suites, are a bit too Tony Soprano for my taste. There’s lots of dark wood, heavy drapes and black marble. Not to mention three flat screen TVs. Not that there’s anything wrong with that.
I went out of the building exactly twice in four days and on those occasions it was hot, temperaturewise. Over 100. Yes, but it’s a dry heat, you say. So is an oven and I wouldn’t want to hang out in there for too long, either!