This StoryMap shows highlights of journal entries from a 9-day open-ended Greyhound bus trip I took in 1994, going south and exploring bus stop towns along the Mississippi River.
This was a 100% spur of the moment, anti-destinationist trip which started in the lushest of tasteless pulchritude and ended for the most part in a near-empty topless bar.
All photos and text © 1993 - 2023 | John Carmody, Washington DC.
Ed Walker, one of the Joy Boys, brought back the golden days of radio every Sunday night for 30 years.
Gunsmoke. Jack Benny. Dragnet. Lum 'n Abner. The Shadow. News of the day, much more.
The Big Broadcast played on WAMU FM on Sunday nights, mostly from 7 to 11.
Eddie Stubbs's Sunday show on WAMU FM played a variety of classic honkytonk, traditional country and vintage bluegrass + deep catalog favorites.
This was a show for listening to while drinking beer in the sun in the afternoon, great music delivered with unique insight.
The "Obsolete Music Hour" played rare classic recordings of bluegrass, country, string bands, honky tonk, western swing, blues, gospel & old world music.
Off-the-air live recordings of a now-defunct station playing all sorts of great American popular music from the mid-20th century, back when music was good.
You'll also find some Baltimore Orioles post-game highlights from the mid-1980s.
From elections to 9/11 to the war on terror, these off-the-air live recordings of events of the day are from NPR on WAMU FM.