If you've never been to a live, Live Wire podcast, I highly recommend it. The show is hosted by Luke Burbank (Wait Wait Don't Tell Me, Too Beautiful to Live), and taped in front of a live audience in Portland and is aired on public radio stations around the country. He cracks me up. I also got to hang out in the green room with the artists and musicians, nibbling on tidbits and chatting with them.
I want to give a shout out to Jennie Baker, photographer extraordinaire, who I assisted that night, at LiveWire. I'll be posting a new blog coming up soon, from another LiveWire show last week, featuring Melissa Ethridge.
On stage for this show, started out with Jason Padgett, a man that suffered a traumatic brain injury after a very bad mugging, and is the first case of acquired savant syndrome. He was fascinating to listen to. He has a book out called "Struck by Genius: How a Brain Injury Made me a Mathematical Marvel." What he talks about almost makes my head explode.
Also guests Joel Warner and Peter McGraw, authors of The Humor Code: A Global Search for What Makes Things Funny, comedians Nathan Fielder (creator of Dumb Starbucks) and Andy Haynes (you may have seen him on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and Conan). Christine McKinley, a mechanical engineer, musician, and author of the book "Physics for Rock Stars." Plus the musical trio from Portland, Oregon, Swan Sovereign, and the band Holiday Friends, from Astoria, Oregon.
I can't wait for future performances!
Kaylee Rob, musician Backstage, in the green roomThe talent retreats back here, between sets, to rest and socialize
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