Civil-War-Echoes-Bob Davis Podcast 968

Civil War Echoes In North Carolina

First of all we don’t notice the echoes of the US Civil War most of the time. But they’re there. Especially in the American South. Hear those echoes in Civil-War-Echoes-Bob Davis Podcast 968.

Civil War

Secondly I’ve studied the Civil War and lived in the South.

Life Long Learner

Of course that doesn’t make me an authority on so called Southern Culture.

Many Reminders Of The War In The South

But if you are a thinking person and you travel through the south, you can’t help but notice many reminders of that war.

Mute Reminders of Struggle

Even more plaques by the side of the road serve as mute reminders of desperate struggle, death and loss.

Monuments To The Confederacy

Above all my own thoughts about why there are any monuments to the Confederacy manifested in real time.

Black Lives Matter Protest

I drove right into a Black Lives Matter protest in the nice little town of Graham, North Carolina.

Time To Stop!

Consequently I had to stop and record.

160 Years Later It Is Still Real

Civil-War-Echoes-Bob Davis Podcast 968 is a slice of the emotions that still smoulder in this country and especially in the South, one hundred sixty years later.

Peaceful Protest

Most importantly this was a peaceful protest on both sides. BLM, and the locals.

Monument To Common Confederate Soldier In Graham North Carolina

At issue is one of many monuments to the common confederate soldiers who perished in the war.

Glorifying Slavery or Celebrating Culture and Heritage

In short protesters say these kinds of monuments glorify a system based on slavery. Locals say it is their heritage and culture.

Thoughts Manifest In Real Time

Most importantly I did this podcast because I was struck at the resonance of a sudden real event and my thoughts.

Southern Culture Isn’t Just Pecan Pie and Cotton

In addition it is also a good time to say some things about what Southern Culture might actually be about.

The Civil War Still Hurts Us All

In short to wonder why a war that hurts us still, had to ever happen to begin with.

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Civil-War-Echoes-Bob Davis Podcast 968

 

Rock-Radio-Stories-Bob Davis Podcast 967

Rock Radio Stories

Ever have an experience you know is a one off? First of all my friend Max and I did. Second, we haven’t talked about it in a long time. Learn more in Rock-Radio-Stories-Bob Davis Podcast 967.

Still New. Not ‘Classic’

Most importantly there was a time when rock wasn’t ‘classic’ because it was still new and fresh.

In addition we’re not going to say where this radio station was located because we think that will ruin the listener experience. For the same reason we’re actually not even going to identify the station.

Consequently we’ll just say our experience was in a southern capital city that wasn’t that big or that small. Find out why in Rock-Radio-Stories-Bob Davis Podcast 967.

A Pure Radio Experience

In the same vein we think there were many people in radio who had a similar experience during this period of time.

Vinyl Ruled

Above all it was a time when vinyl ruled. Before so called “corporate” rock took over the airwaves.

High Power FM Radio

Moreover a time when high powered FM radio stations dominated, especially in this small but large southern industrial market.

Unique Experience

To sum up. How do you sum up?

Struggle To Explain

Truth is we struggled to explain how significant this time was for each of us. Especially the fact that radio was still a creative business.

It was pretty cool though.

A Story Not Told In Just One Podcast

To sum up this story isn’t told in one podcast.

This just scratches the surface and we’ll see what I do with this from here.

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Rock-Radio-Stories-Bob Davis Podcast 967

 

Nomad-Life-Pleasure-Pain-Bob Davis Podcast 966

Pleasure and Pain In Nomad Life

First there’s pleasure and pain in nomad life. It’s not all joy, all the time. Learn more in Nomad-Life-Pleasure-Pain-Bob Davis Podcast 966.

Summer in November

Second we’re live in Virginia on a perfect summer like morning.

Living Life On The Road

So it’s time for an easy talker in a continuing report on living life on the road.

Best. Idea. Ever.

Certainly I am still sure getting rid of everything I owned and hitting the road is still the best idea I’ve ever had. For me!

Pure Bliss

Above all those moments considering my new found freedom are pure bliss.

And Some Pain

On the other hand making silly mistakes can end in a lot of pain.

What’s The Mission On The Road

These days I find myself thinking more deeply about the actual reason for my decision to hit the road.

Experienced Traveler

Most importantly I felt called in some way to do this. Certainly I’ve traveled a lot in the last few years. Sometimes for months at a time.

Life On The Road

So I am no stranger to life on the road.

Home?

On the other hand I always ‘had’ to come ‘home’.

Home Is Here. Now.

Now home is where I happen to be on any given day.

Freedom?

Many people i talk to yearn for that kind of freedom.

Reason For the Adventure

However for me, there has to be a reason for this adventure. Find out why I say this in Nomad-Life-Pleasure-Pain-Bob Davis Podcast 966.

What’s The Mission?

To sum up, this is an adventure. This is a mission. I’m just not quite sure what it is right now.

Finding It Together

In conclusion I guess I’d say we’ll find it together. In a sense that’s what these podcasts are all about…and that’s my pleasure!

Not to mention enjoying an endless summer this winter.

Nomad-Life-Pleasure-Pain-Bob Davis Podcast 966