Over the summer while visiting friends in Cleveland, Ohio, we spent some time at Lake Effect Radio studios recording a demo for a conceptual segment on building and architecture, currently called "living structures". I love the name and I think it evokes the right sense of our interests on the subject.
The demo arrived this week and during a quiet evening we sat down together to listen. What we heard had us laughing, smiling and nodding in agreement. The producer, Joan Andrews, made us sound ... not bad ... in fact, pretty darn good. I expect "good" from Paul, he has a natural, clear voice that reveals his humor and good nature. But I think the demo alleviated concerns as to my own contribution.
Details aren't firm, but what is absolutely certain is that we trust Joan -- completely -- with the refinement of our thoughts and ideas. She brought together our questions and remarks, which were often tangential in the studio, into a seamless, smooth (dare I say) interesting dialog. She's a talented producer who knows what she wants, how to get what she needs, and how to bring it all together in editing to achieve her desired result. This doesn't surprise me, but it does reassure me of my ability (with her support) in this new public presentation of self. Thank you Joan, for that.
Of course this is still conceptual and will take time to arrange schedules, topics and specifics. I share this here mostly as a way to capture and share my excitement at the possibilities right now. I'm really looking forward to the prospect of making a radio segment part of our new reality for 2008.
There are a couple of links to current Lake Effect Radio programs in my left sidebar: Novel Conversations (a very fun program about classic literature) and Greenlight Reviews, covering film. You might listen to the podcasts, which I heartily recommend, when you have some time.