A revered fellow artist brought this wonderful video to my attention while we were trading messages about the struggle to make a living productively creating art. If anyone knows what that's like, its Ira Glass, the creator of This American Life, and I am very grateful my friend introduced me to this lovely and subtly powerful piece.
As a storyteller I have been drawn to the long-running radio show for years. The real-life narratives, comedies and tragedies and everything in between, are aural tales that spin complex yarns of visual speculation and emotional stupor. It is storytelling in its purest form, rarely failing, often succeeding, and sometimes transcendent in its affect.
If a man with a speech impediment can achieve such artistry on the radio then this is an artist I'm completely open to for nuggets of world-weary wisdom.