I like giving those out on the West Coast something to do during the show, but it’s unclear if I’ll actually be able to watch the live broadcast this time around. I’d still be up for hosting a live blog/chat and offering quips on the show I’m not seeing, as well as general comments on the meaning of life.
Perhaps one or two people who will definitely be watching the show (in this time zone) would like to try their hand at live commentary? It’s easy, I promise. Let me know if you want to give it a shot.
In a spur-of-the-moment CMA Fest live blog a few months back – one that never appeared on this site – I tested out the ScribbleLive system, which seemed to make the whole experience pretty seamless. The main perk is that updates appear automatically without having to constantly refresh the page. There’s also a way of pulling in live tweets so that we can get a whole bunch of other voices (of people who are actually watching the show) in the mix. It’s a big improvement over the way we’ve done these things in the past.
Let me know what you think. If there’s interest, I’ll set it up. The show airs at 8pm Pacific Time.
By the way, Jason Aldean will be performing. And apparently that’s a big deal.