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THE FARTHERMOST VIEW

Selected Podpieces

A SPRINGSTEEN LIFE

 

 

Once upon a time, when I was a Young Person, I had the opportunity to see Bruce Springsteen on one of his first tours. Through one connection or another it transpired that if I showed up at the perfume counter of Meier and Frank in downtown Portland at a certain time, a friend of a friend would meet me there and sell me tickets to a Springsteen concert that he was unable to go to. Read More 

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SOUNDS TO LIVE FOR

A friend of mine recently said of a certain radio essayist that if she were dying she’d want to hear his voice reading to her as she slipped away.
That very same day, I heard a woman at a party say that she disliked that man’s voice so much that when he came on she turned off the radio.
Such are the likes and dislikes of the radio audience. I hope you don’t mind my saying that.  Read More 
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