Travel I remember as a child, the huge propeller driven airliners starting up at the Cleveland Airport. In the dark blue December twilight, clouds of fire and smoke bellowed from those huge radial engines as they cranked over. Machines as living creatures. Angry tethered dragons. With names like Douglas, Constellation, Viscount and Convair. These were the brothers of the thundering machines that had rained bombs on Hitler’s Germany and brought atom splitting doom to Japan. The engine nacelles and wings were dark and grimy from the exhaust and oil. Their brakes squeaked and groaned as they awkwardly maneuvered and jostled at the gate. Resentful at being forced to Earth. Anxious and to return to the sky. ( continue reading... )
Episode 292 Dec 2nd 2013
A couple of years ago I had the pleasure of speaking to the great comedian ‘Shelley Berman’. Well, he’s back on the show to talk about a book of poetry he’s has written along with extraordinary ability to adlib. I’ve got a free vintage online magazine to check out, and a nice box set for you in time for Christmas.