Greetings – it’s been awhile since I posted. I started a new job this week, one that serves to pay some bills while saving a bit of scratch to build upon what I’ve already done on my own these last four years at The Refreshment Center blog.
I am still seriously considering radio programming, although I’m looking at podcasts first since I enjoy polishing audio with edits rather than live ‘seat of the pants’ broadcasting. The first two shows were fun, however and valuable learning experiences. Perhaps I’m a bit of a perfectionist or I just prefer quality over quantity.
On the subject of quality, the opening quote in Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, by Robert M. Pirsig – “And what is good, Phaedrus, And what is not good—Need we ask anyone to tell us these things?”
No, of course not. And all the lovely advice in the world will not change how I expect delivery of news and information – or how I wish to present it. BUT…[the big but]…it takes a considerable amount of time and investment, of which only a handful of dear supporters were inclined to give. I thank them daily. The smallest gifts helped keep my spirit up during some of the darkest days in this country’s history.
SO – I took a job as a call analyst and this will fund future media delivery from yours truly. I initially started out in op-ed, music promotion, dabbled in radio and intend to mix these all together into a podcast cocktail of mass instruction.
And fucking rock and roll. Because it is good and I don’t need anyone to tell me that.
With two books in post production – one being a children’s book on permaculture, I intend to make time for podcasts with local growers, permaculture activists and writers as well as some musical folks and artists.
All of this in between working my shifts – so posts will be sporadic at best until my needle finds the groove, so to speak. History is upon us and I am making no small plans, folks. Carpe Diem.
There’s a lot of work to be done.