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Joyce Millman Writes

Bruce Springsteen on the cover of “Letter to You” / Photo ©Danny Clinch

In the summer of the plague year, my other half and I moved from San Mateo, California, where we had lived for 33 years, to Seattle, Washington, to be in the same city as our only child. We loved the Bay Area. We had friends there, family, purpose. But the pandemic came and with it, the clear, overriding imperative to reunite our family and weather this together. We sold the house that we had lived in for 17 years and embarked on a surreal 13-hour road trip on eerily empty highways. Every gas station rest stop felt like coronavirus Russian Roulette. The anxiety of feeling COVID lurking all around us was so overwhelming that I think I was in a trance for most of the drive.

And now we’re in Seattle in a rented house where I…

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How Many Crossover – BOYL Bob Bland Edition

One of Jesse’s other podcasts is “How Many” where he and some friends discuss pop culture topics.  Here is another episode of a series of episodes where the guys pick the “bands of their life.” 

The boy’s favorite Sports Talk Station The Ticket has a segment each week where they have a guest pick the bands of their life.  Eleven Questions and you can only use an artist/band once.   In this episode,  Bob shares his list. 

  1. Band I hate (I don’t get)
  2. Band that I think is overrated
  3. Band that is under appreciated
  4. Band that I love
  5. Band that you can listen to over and over again
  6. Band that made me fall in love with music
  7. Band that changed my life
  8. Band the surprised me
  9. Guilty Pleasure
  10. Band I should have seen live by now
  11. Great Band to see live

Come on up for The Rising

The 2020 Democratic Convention started off right. After a stirring rendetion of the Star Spangled Banner by people from all our states and territories, we get this:

Two Years ago ….

Two years ago on June 21, 2018, I released an episode of the podcast where I talked to Terry Smith. We had a great discussion and at the end of the episode, after I had turned of the recording, he asked if I had a few moments. I did and he asked me about starting a podcast where a guest would pick a song from each decade of their lives. I loved it, we did a few pilot episodes on SLB calling them Tea Time with Terry and this resulted in Terry’s great Music Talks podcast. He just celebrated his 1st anniversary and he was kind enough to ask me to be the guest to celebrate the occasion. I thought it might be fun to share his first visit on the podcast to see how it all began…