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Kenny G, BlackBerry Addict (a Switched Interview)


Kenny G is an institution of music. He has sold over 75 million records over 25 years and has earned Grammy, American Music, Soul Train, World Music, and NAACP Image awards. He even has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

So what's he doing talking to us at Switched? Clearly, he's a BlackBerry addict.

Read on to hear about his love of all things Blackberry. In the meantime, his new album Rhythm & Romance comes out on February 5 on Starbucks Entertainment and Concord Records. This new one is chock-full of Latin Love songs, just in time for Valentine's Day. Get ordering, romantics!

What gadgets do you always bring with you to the set/studio (for down-time?)


My blackberry

What cell phone do you have right now and what do you love/hate about it?

I have the BlackBerry Curve. I love the sound of the speakerphone, I love the instant Blackberry messanger. I don't like the fact that the letters are a little too close together. Also the great thing about Blackberry is that you can make up your own abbreviations for whatever you want so it's really convenient to text someone directions, address info etc...because you only have to type it once and you can call it up whenever you want to.

Who's the last person you sent a text message to and what was it about?


To George Lopez telling him I was dancing with his wife!

Where do you go (site or service) pretty much every time you get online?


MyYahoo..to check my stocks.

What annoys you most about your iPod, cell phone, or laptop (or any other gadget)?

I want them all to be faster!

Name one thing you wish your iPod/cellphone/laptop (any gadget) could do that it doesn't do now?

I wish my BlackBerry could take movies so I could email the video to anyone I want.

What upcoming gadget can you not wait to get your hands on?

I'm cool with what I have.

You're stranded on a desert island: What gadget do you bring? (Give reason why.)

I'd bring my Blackberry. It pretty much does everything. Although it can't do what my saxophone can!!

What's the most-played song or artist on your iPod?

A new Trumpet player named Joe Gransden. He is going to be a superstar.

BlackBerry, Sidekick, or Treo?

BlackBerry

Are you getting an iPhone-if so, why?

No way. The flat screen stinks for texting fast. I've got super fast fingers and I need something that I can fly on when I text.

What's the longest time you've ever spent playing a video game in one sitting and what game was it?

I'm not into video games.

Do you use/have a Mac or PC? Why?

I use Mac because I use pro tools for recording and a Mac is necessary for using this program.

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