What a week this has been! I can’t say I’m sorry to see it end.
This morning on the show, we flashed back to last week and to February 2000.
Last week was easy. I flew to Detroit for Netroots Nations following a few days in Los Angeles for the American Federation of Teachers convention. Although I did live shows from Netroots on Thursday and Friday, I recorded a bunch of interviews on Saturday, some of which we heard earlier in the week.
Next up was John Bradshaw, executive director of the National Security Network, a progressive DC-based think tank dealing with foreign affairs. Given the events of the week leading up to Saturday, it’s needless to say it was a fascinating conversation.
We end each week with a visit to my radio past. Today, it was February of 2000. I was working at Channel 103.1 in Los Angeles, and was invited to fly to NYC to interview Donald Fagen and Walter Becker, better known as Steely Dan, to interview them and host the nationally syndicated World Premiere Broadcast of Two Against Nature, their first studio album in 20 years. That album went on to win the Album of the Year Grammy award. It was also one of the high points of my career.
And with that, it’s another week in the books… er, archives.
I’ll be back Monday, rested and raring to go… radio or not!