Here we see a man named Richard Lee (not Rick, but Richard) raising a ruckus at a recent Seattle University event starring financial analyst/sports writer/columnist/former Guns n' Roses bass player/current Velvet Revolver+Loaded member/memoirist Duff McKagan. The Seattle Post-Intelligencer tells us that Lee is a local personality of sorts who espouses the theory that Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain did not commit suicide but was murdered by, like, everyone he knew. One of his pastimes is to ambush Courtney Love, Crisco Twister master/Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic, and other famous people who were close to Cobain and inspire them to seek restraining orders against him.
CNET TV personality Natali Del Conte has recorded outtakes from her Loaded Web-video show. The highlight: Del Conte's reinterpretation of Flashdance. This makes us think of an obvious synergy play, now that CBS is buying CNET. CNET hired Del Conte and moved her to New York specifically to get her airtime talking about gadgets on the major broadcast networks. CBS, last I checked, is a major broadcast network. If CBS is serious about reversing its news division's aging demographics, CBS should move Loaded from the Web to primetime. Heck, Katie Couric's not doing so well in the anchor seat. Les Moonves, why not give Natali a spin?
The last time I got loaded with Natali Del Conte, it was at Moose's in San Francisco, and alcohol was involved. So I had to ask: For her new online-video show for CNET, Loaded, will the videoblogger drink on camera, as Kevin Rose does on Diggnation? "I'm not ruling it out," says Del Conte. Good! Because her debut episode, while slickly produced, had way too many screenshots. I watch Web pages get loaded all day long as it is.