With no snow on the ground in southern New Hampshire as we enter meteorlogical Spring (March 1), leave it to the Liberty Express on Manchester23 to come up with a half hour of snow. Yes, that would be my show, and to set a more wintry mood, I've delved into the archives to come up with footage I filmed during meteorlogical spring during a blizzard...in 2007...in Montreal.
It was just before Kurt Vonnegut died, a subject I discuss during the first half of the show which airs Monday at 10 p.m., Tuesday at 11 p.m., Thursday at 9 p.m. and Sunday at noon (and is always available at vimeo.com/channels/libertyx). Fear not, if you couldn't find last week's show with a half hour of the B-52s in concert, it was late being put online but should be there now. Also, the interview with former Rep and Senate President Alf Jacobson from two weeks ago is also up.
I thought it only fitting to dig out the blizzard show this week, and I must say, after watfching it, I nearly expected to see snow outside when I took the elevator down from Channel 23's spacious but not overly ostentatious Elm Street studios. There was none.
Oh yes, that portion of 2007 was when Raybo Kiddie Porngate was at its height, so be forewarned...there might be a few comments on that...as I traverse the slosh of Montreal.
I was also reading a biography of the greatest of all French monarchs (Louis XIV) at the time, and I spend some time talking about how the man behind "L'etat c'est moi" sent French colonists off to Quebec with HEMP as one of their primary crops.
You just can't make this stuff up.
It was also the week a Montreal police officer had been killed in the line of duty. I played CJAD radio's report of that as I went slip-sliding through a fun blizzard (March blizzards are always fun because we know the snow won't last...even in Montreal).
In the first half hour, after mimicing Jasper crossing his arms to bully people, I play the entire song The Killing of Georgie by Rod Stewart, a 1975 song about a young gay person who had trouble explaining his life to his parents and then was killed by a street gang after getting to New York City. It's expeically appropriate as Speaker Bill O'Brien continues to delay bring up the bill repealing gay marriage, no wonder since two out of three New Hampshire voters oppose repeal.