'60s-Era Groupie Pamela Des Barres Now Sleeps With Her Pocket PC
Perhaps the most famous rock groupie of all time, Pamela Des Barres in the 1960s and 1970s had affairs with everyone from Mick Jagger and Keith Moon to Jim Morrison, went on tour with Led Zeppelin, and even played in a band created by Frank Zappa (the GTOs). Nowadays, she's more of a writer, having penned 'I'm With the Band' a few years back. Her new book, 'Let's Spend the Night Together,' compiles more backstage stories and other anecdotes from Des Barres's many hang-outs with rock legends. Despite her hey-day-of-rock-and-roll pedigree, Des Barres is up-to-date, gadget-wise -- she totes a Pocket PC and a Mac wherever she goes. Find out more in her answers to our latest Switched Questionnaire.
What gadgets do you always bring with you to the set?
My cell/fancy phone/Internet/camera Cingular thingie--Pocket PC.
What cell phone do you have right now and what do you love/hate about it?
Cingular's version of BlackBerry, its Pocket PC. It's too complicated and has a mind of its own. I want to throw it across the room.
Who's the last person you sent a text message to and what was it about?
To a handsome New York producer fellow regarding our recent meeting about a groupie documentary.
Where do you go pretty much every time you get online?
eBay, Google, Amazon, my e-mail account, MySpace, and my Web site www.pameladesbarres.com
What annoys you most about your iPod, cell phone, or laptop (or any other gadget)?
I only now how to do 1/10 of what my PC thingie is capable of.
Name one thing you wish your iPod/cellphone/laptop (any gadget) could do that it doesn't do now?
Take my temperature and transcribe my interviews for me.
What upcoming gadget can you not wait to get your hands on?
I just got a little Panasonic movie camera, that's enough to deal with for awhile.
You're stranded on a desert island: What gadget do you bring?
My computer because it's a lifeline to the entire bleeping universe.
What's the most-played song or artist on your iPod?
My boyfriend, country singer Mike Stinson, then Elvis and Dion.
BlackBerry, Sidekick, or Treo?
Did you get an iPhone?
No, enough gadgets already...
What's the longest time you've ever spent playing a video game in one sitting and what game was it?
My son is the expert, he's the Japanese editor at Play Magazine and he loves all the Final Fantasy games.
Mac or PC?
Mac, because I am an artiste!
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