Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Forty First Podcast

The forty first podcast is up. Thanks to for the audio files. Eric and Matthew finish simulating the Fake CBK.

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  1. I'm having a harder time guessing the MIDIs. The opener here took me almost to the end to figure out.

  2. Director's cut: Matthew and I took a big trip together from Lexington, camping across Canada East to West across Lake Superior and then back home. This trip is frequently cited in "N-th Podcast" episodes, such as this show's mention of our stop at Michigan State University.

    It was a drizzly early Sunday morning in East Lansing in 1991 (or '92?), and we found the Jack Breslin Student Events Center, where the school's basketball team plays its home games. Walking around the locked gym, we discovered a giant, rubber-banded roll of the Sunday newspaper. Above the Lansing State Journal masthead was handprinted: "J U D." Of course, this newspaper had to be intended for Jud Heathcote, the Spartan men's basketball coach. We stole it. I'm still sort of shocked that we did it, but we were 23- or 24-year-old boys all hopped up on the notions of freedom, international travel and agency, and we stole Jud Heathcote's newspaper.

    Per Wikipedia, "The Spartans again made an appearance in the 1991 NCAA Tournament. The Spartans finished in third place in Big Ten play and received an at-large bid as a No. 5 seed to the Tournament where they beat Green Bay on a buzzer beater by Steve Smith.[12] In the Second Round, they lost to No. 10 Utah in double overtime." So, in spite of having his morning newspaper stolen one Sunday that summer, it must've been a pretty happy 1991 for Jud Heathcote. Almost 30 years later, that point actually does make me feel a little better about our crime. (As my wife often notes, I'm pretty good a person who is pretty good and creative at letting myself off the hook.)

    Rest in peace, George Melvin "Jud" Heathcote (1927-2017), who hailed from Harvey, North Dakota; who played basketball for Washington State; who coached the University of Montana to the 1974 national handball championship; who is said to have won the recruiting battle for Earvin "Magic" Johnson when he agreed he would play the 6-foot-9 prospect at point guard, and who moved to Spokane after his coaching career and became quite a Gonzaga hoops fan.

  3. Oh, excellent! Probably my favorite Jackson Browne song.