Friday, June 29, 2018

It Was in the Last Place I Looked....

While going through all the "treasures" in our storeroom in search of stuff that might be worth a few bucks to the aforementioned church rummage sale, I found this--a tape of a radio interview I did 28 years ago! Check out the date....


Now to find a way to convert the tape to digital format. Is this even possible? Does anyone sell cassette players anymore? Even Star-Lord in Guardians of the Galaxy now has a Zune (oh, stop laughing!).

I did so many interviews-- radio, TV and print--I don't remember every detail of every interview. What I do recall about this one in particular, to promote A Time for Legends (currently available as The Unicorn's Daughter) was that I was interviewed by J.C. Corchoran, who was doing the show from home, and his then-on-air partner, Joe "Mama" Mason. J.C. was quite possibly the only one in St. Louis who pissed off more people than I did. Mason was wearing a Superman T-shirt and had marked passages in a copy of my novel with Post-It notes labeled "sex."

You can guess what direction that interview took.

My first radio interview took place at an outdoor cafe because there had been a fire in their studio. As the interview began, a group of birds decided to fight over our heads, chirping loudly. Without thinking, I said, "Does this mean my book is for the birds?"

I have VHS tapes of some of my old TV interviews somewhere. I haven't watched any of them in years. To be honest, I cringe at the thought.

Postscript: Collin found an inexpensive device--a cassette player with USB port--on Amazon. As soon as it arrives, I'll be posting the audio of the interview here....


10 comments:

  1. I am amazed that Collin was able to find a tape player!

    I imagine it would be literally impossible to find an 8 Track with a USB port.

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  2. I can not wait to hear what you you have to say about this.
    chirp chirp chirp.

    cheers, parsnip

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    1. We got the USB cassette player yesterday and converted the interview to an MP3 file, so unless it doesn't work on Blogger, I'll have it posted here tomorrow.

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  3. Look forward to hearing the interview tapes Norma. How are you feeling these days? ✨

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    1. My doctor tells me my blood pressure is up. But Collin's is up, too. We're wondering if there's a connection to this political mess we're in.

      The process for posting the interview here is complicated for audio files--go figure. It's easy to share a You Tube video, but not an audio file. I'm going to see if I can post it at Facebook.

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  4. My blood pressure is up a wee bit too Norma, if I lost a few kgs it would probably help ☺ It must be dreadfully stressing to have such a horrific person as your president, hopefully for not for too long hey!

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    1. We keep hoping we'll wake one morning and find it's all just a horrible nightmare, but he's still here, still causing trouble!

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