Among the great oddio-viz coming out of Maker’s Quest is The Corner: 23rd and Union, stories, photos, and phone call-ins about one street intersection “near the geographical center of Seattle.”
KUOW’s Jenny Asarnow directs the project. One of the many fine Corner interviews at the site is with “Aaron Dixon: The Checkmate” (mp3):
Hearing Voices from NPR®
043 Go By Train: Riding the Rails
Host: Calvin Johnson of K Records
Airs week of: 2010-06-30 (Originally: 2008-12-24)
“Go By Train” (52:00 mp3):
Musician Calvin Johnson (of the band Beat Happening, and owner of K Records) hosts train tales:
An existential interaction with an automated Amtrak voice.
“Aunt Grace’s Train Trip” (3:00)
Calvin reads from his Great Aunt Grace’s diary of a 1891 train ride from Boston to San Francisco.
The Kronos Quartet performs the first movement of Steve Reich‘s Different Trains.
In the Song & Memory series, musician Jules Shear recalls singing for a school principal while riding the rails as a kid.