Sunday Night Listening
I was on a bus yesterday overhearing a conversation between school kids, who were bitching about one of their teachers. The teacher in question was out of touch with the progress of technology and had asked one of them if they knew what a radio was. Of course she knew what a radio was, she had replied, disgusted. While it was a silly question, I sympathised a little with the teacher. I’d done a lecture a little while ago in which I mentioned Choose your own Adventure books. The students, all of whom grew up in the 2000s, had no idea what one of these was and my explanation was enthusiastic but unconvincing (that is meant to be fun?).
If the schoolgirl is listening to the radio this Sunday night, she will hear the person sitting in front of her on the bus talking about her latest zine, Band T-Shirt, and playing some songs she’s dug out from her collection. Yes, that’s right, I’m a guest on Local Fidelity this Sunday night on Fbi Radio, from 7pm, which you can listen to as your driving around, or making dinner, or writing your Christmas cards. I’ll be telling some stories and might even give away a zine or two.