Winters in Minneapolis and Saint Paul go on forever. To stay sane, you have to get outside in it. During this period of time I walked around Lake of the Isles a lot, winter and summer, in the middle of the night. Missing the crunch of boots on snow? Take a winter walk with Bob Davis, meet the neighbor, check out some email, and warm up around the fire afterward. Listeners respond to the Bob Davis podcasts through email.
At the peak of the recession in 2009. We were all hurting. And I got tired of people complaining suggesting, as always, when the going gets tough … you know the rest. I ended up talking about radio back in the day and some of the places I’ve worked and my radio ‘dreams’. Literally. Also, how you have to do something to change your circumstances.
The beginning of election season 2009. Dead of winter. Live from the apartment in Uptown “where everything is happening”, including hearing the plows coming by. Economic angst, anger and concern are boiling. Sit by the fire, watch the plows roll by. 2010 is an election year. Time to put these bozos on a bus out of town.