Tale of the Tales

A Thanksgiving Epiphany

light bulb floating above a hand. idea in motionI didn’t have my epiphany right away, It took a few days to marinate. Here’s what happened…

This year as I’ve done for the past several years, I went to my sister’s house for Thanksgiving Dinner. It was a pretty small get-together. Just my sister, Cindy, her husband, Rob, their daughter, Zoë,  my sister’s bff, Holly and Holly’s friend Samir.

During the conversation, I asked my sister how her podcast was coming along. I had listened to the latest episode on the way to her house, and we talked about it for a little bit. In fact I had been a guest on the show and she informed me that my episode was coming up soon. Then she went on to tell me, “Zoë has a podcast, too. She and some of her friends had a podcast with about 5,000 followers. I said, “Wow, that’s great!” We all continued to talk and eat and the evening went on and eventually came to an end.

On the way home, I started thinking about the fact that I had been involved in the internet since 1994. I built my first website before you could even sell anything legally; it was for educational purposes only. My website, Li’lHank’s Guide For Songwriters eventually became one of the five most popular online resources for songwriters and musicians for a few years. I was uploading and downloading images, compressing audio files and embedding videos for clients before most people knew the difference between a web browser and their desktop. But here and now, in the year 2018,  my sister and my niece are podcasting – and I’m the one that doesn’t have a podcast!!??

After letting this marinate for a few days, I woke up that following Monday, I had my epiphany! Tales of the Road Warriors!  That was going to be my podcast. A great podcast. An important one!

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