Live-Blogging Blackstone Media Call

The Blackstone Group this morning reported Q1 earnings, including a $94 million loss. That’s obviously a large number, but basically on par with Q1 2008 ($94m loss) and well below the $824 million shellacking Blackstone took in Q4 2008.

The firm is holding a media call at 8:30am, to be followed by an analysts call at 10am. I’m going to live-blog the first one, and we’ll also listen in on the second one in case something of greater interest emerges. Per usual, your questions are welcomed: