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A story from my time at sea in the spring of 2003.

The Perpetual Vagabond

It was 3:30 in the morning and I had just been hit in the arm by a flying fish. Despite this, my all consuming nausea and dizziness was really the focus of my sleepless, disoriented thoughts, but the sting in my right shoulder and a winged fish floundering around on the deck also disturbed me.

The ships rigging creaked and shuddered while we sailed through another long hot Caribbean night. I was on night watch from midnight until 4am and I had been at the helm when I became ill, a distinct pattern. It was my 30th consecutive day of seasickness and my favorite kind of fish, the flying fish, which I placed on a near godlike level, had just been mortally injured on my arm. I couldn’t help but laugh. I laughed for a while. I was living on a 125ft sailboat with 29 other people most of…

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Check out this awesome Blog featuring Podcasts by my friend Sam Davis. Topics include Music, Comedy, Activism, and Life! This one here is when he found an old suitcase in his house full of home recordings of a musician who lived there in the 40’s. Check it out and follow his blog to get his shows! Cheers!

'portlandians'

We found a suitcase in an old house of mine that was full of home recordings of a musician who lived there in the ’40s.

Here are some of my favorites, including a recording of a New Year’s party from December 31, 1945.

 

Guests:

Lowry Dreger (& the Dreger Family)

We Talk About:

New Year’s Eve, found objects, home-made records, World War II, ‘After You’ve Gone’-Turner Layton/Henry Creamer, ‘Side by Side-Harry Wood, ‘Slippin around’-Floyd Tillman, ‘My Blue Heaven’-Walter Donaldson/George A. Whiting, ‘Blue Skies’-Irving Berlin, Auld Lang Syne

 

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