Wednesday, September 08, 2021

Summer of '79


Hey Dude, I reminisce about being a goofy 13-year-old during the Summer of 1979, and the time I made Molly Ringwald's stunning older sister Beth laugh at my expense.


QUOTE: "OP shirt, corduroy pants / If you had feathered hair / You had half a chance" - Gluey Brothers

PEOPLE: Steve Schirripa, Michael Imperioli, Molly Ringwald, Bob Ringwald

PLACES: Walter Reed Junior High, Israel, Toluca Lake, Louisiana, Ventura & Laurel Canyon

THINGS: Summer, Labor Day, The Sopranos, Talking Sopranos Podcast, 1979, 1980, 1960's, 1970's, 1980's, Annie, Facts of Life, BMX bikes, 7-Eleven, Slurpee, interferon, 21st century, Sawdust Festival

SOUNDS: wind, footsteps, gravel path, Laguna Sawdust Cowbell Chimes, airplane, birds

GENRE: storytelling, personal narrative, personal journal

PHOTO: "Beth Eyes" from the 1979 Walter Reed Junior High School yearbook, shot on my new iPhoneXS

RECORDED: September 6, 2021 from the "Wawona Lawn" under the flight path of the Bob Hope Airport in Burbank, California

GEAR: Sony ICD PX370 digital voice recorder and Sony ECM CS3 "tie-clip" microphone.

HYPE: "It's a beatnik kinda literary thing in a podcast cloak of darkness." Timothy Kimo Brien (cohost on Podwreckedand host of Create Art Podcast)

DISCLAIMER/WARNING: Proudly presented rough, raw and ragged. Seasoned with salty language and ideas. Not for most people's taste. Please be advised.