In this episode I describe my low income life of 1988. This included an early morning job unlocking buildings on the University of Chicago campus using a little known passageway that went from Cobb Hall to the Business School.
This week we here a message from my friend Rekha, and I recount an incident driving through Wisconsin that required us to take the bus from Osseo. At the time, Greyhound still had a bus stop in Osseo. This stop, along with hundreds of others, was closed in 2004.
This week I discuss volunteering for Southend Musicworks, an organization led by Leo Krumpholz that brought alternative music to Chicago from 1987 to 1994. I mention meeting Terry Riley and George Brooks and recall outstanding performances from Maria João with Aki Takase on piano and the duo of Marion Brown and Mal Waldron.
This week’s episode contains a longer than usual message from my friend Joel.