Graphite by Terry O'Connor
SKETCHES FROM THE GOLDEN, MUSICAL SEASONS OF MY LIFE
Fresh out of college I began a twelve year journey in broadcasting. It was a most enjoyable ride, which included stints as an announcer, disc jockey, classical music programs, news director, sports play by play, and host of a rousing talk radio program. My very first job, in Boston, was at a 24-hour all jazz station. This was nirvana, true auditory poetry that I quickly embraced. I would play the extraordinary trumpeter and composer Miles Davis as often as possible. But then it was off to a pop music station, where I’d crank up the studio speakers while the three octave voice of the vibrant Roy Orbison would joyfully entertain me.
And then it was aboard my boat and I sailed off to the real world.
"Nirvana" is a poem by M. E. Kilpatrick in response to Nirvana by Terry O'Connor. Click on the button to learn about the author.