In a world of drastically reduced possibilities you take what you can get to allow you dream. So allow me to share the greatest hits off my Instagram feed from the past 24 hours. Distant places, lost places, forgotten places, straight up beautiful places.
“The two tables at the centre of the show have the lead performers frenetically rummaging about seemingly five hawk shops worth of lost, toy instruments and wires, all seemingly designed to alter every sonic input, to twist it, reinvent it as kind of the musical equivalent of pop rocks candy, sitting for a moment sweetly on your tongue before playfully, joyfully, lighting up your palette.”
This past Sunday morning the Nowhere Bus lurched to an early morning stop in downtown Toronto to pickup one Del Stephen- musician, artist, lover of all things lost and found.
“Mal’s drinking coffee, I’m drinking tea… because I’m not a savage…”
“I feel like too often Dubas was just shuffling Nick Petan’s on the Titanic…”
“And there it was. The name, the soul, for our podcast. The Nowhere Bus.”
“… and a young Chevy Chase… hubba-hubba…”
Lacey Warford reminding me of the magical discoveries that can be made when you simply ask people why they love what they love…
“Getting the ball right and making thoughtful changes to add space back to outfields throughout the league not only gives the home run back its’ legitimacy it increases the value of other compelling parts of your game- the triple, the double, base running, base stealing. The stuff that thrills a crowd. If you truly want the game to include diverse personalities and skill sets then give more than one skill set a fighting chance. The three true outcomes world you’ve created is beyond boring. “
“It’s probably appropriate that the latest installment of the 70s podcast, centered around leafing through a Sears Christmas Catalogue (“Wishbook”) circa Chicago, Illinois, 1975, would be done just in time for the first major snowfall of 2020.”
“This was going to happen. A pandemic was going to happen because of who we are and what we do. A pandemic was going to happen and people were going to die in large numbers in places like the United States because of how they have designed their country. “