OK, maybe not the ancients, but it has been a lot of fun listening to the old Jean Shepherd clips that Bill from SolderSmoke has been posting on his blog. I guess that I didn't really get all of the raving that Bill was doing until I listened to one of the shows for myself. Last weekend, I sat down in the shack to do some solder melting and wanted a little ambience to get me in the proper frame of mind. I remembered seeing Bill's blog posts in Google Reader about the Jean Shepherd clips that he dug up, so I went back in the reader and found the first one. I gotta say, his style and sense of humor holds up very well, once you get past the real hardcore 60's and 70's talky-talk. I found myself laughing out loud quite a bit during his monologues. Being a relative baby in ham radio years (this stuff was first on the air before I was born), this was a bit of a surprise. Bill has a new post up in which Shep opines about aliens and building a HB 2 meter rig. I haven't listened yet, but you can bet that I will very soon.
By the way, does anyone want to fill me in on EXCELSIOR?