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100 minutes | 25 days ago
E7: On the road (at home) with tour manager Daniel Herbst
Hometown friend Daniel “Cappy Dee” Herbst has been a concert tour manager for major acts for over 30 years. Dan talks about going from schlepping gear for Uncle Tupelo to managing tours for music icons like Wilco, David Byrne, LCD Soundsystem, Alabama Shakes, Ray LaMontange, Gary Clark Jr. and the post-Covid outlook for live music. Video version of this episode coming soon. If you like Rootabaga, your reviews mean A LOT. Please subscribe or leave a review on your favorite player, and spread the word to friends on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram with the links below. The post E7: On the road (at home) with tour manager Daniel Herbst appeared first on Rootabaga Podcast.
63 minutes | 10 months ago
E06: Stranded in paradise – riding out Covid in SE Asia
When Covid-19 first walloped the world, I was on a short vacation in Cambodia from my job in China. Deciding whether to go back to where I had called home for the past few years or take refuge in Cambodia or Vietnam during a pandemic wasn’t as easy as it sounds. In episode 6 I just recount some of the places and people I encountered and the process of dealing with the corona virus that broke out during my short Chinese New Year vacation. I ended up staying in Cambodia a bit before going to Ho Chi Min City and eventually buying a bicycle and attempting to ride to Hanoi. Here are a few images related to the stories in the podcast: Pre-Covid on a pristine island Boat floating in Cambodia Chinese casino development in Sihanoukville An alligator gar, a prehistoric fish native to the Americas, jumped out of a pond and put a huge gash into my finger at a posh little boutique hotel imported alligator gar a few days of healing Kampot rocks Saigon for a month First days on the bike, sleeping on the floor of a brothel Up the coast Tobacco curing & a hot springs reward Buon Ma Thuot & Happy Homestay The post E06: Stranded in paradise – riding out Covid in SE Asia appeared first on Rootabaga Podcast.
1 minutes | 2 years ago
E05: Dave Sperling – the man who launched a thousand expat careers
If you have ever taught English in a foreign country, there’s probably no way you don’t know all about Dave Sperling and his Dave’s ESL Cafe, the website that “launched thousands of careers”. Here’s the scoop behind this ESL legend’s own life as an early internet entrepreneur, teacher, traveler, tech geek and family man and how he created the website that seems frozen in time. Even if you don’t know Dave from Adam’s house cat – you’ll want to hear about the site that has helped legions of young native English speakers get their first jobs in foreign lands and set them off on life-changing journeys. If you like Rootabaga, your reviews mean A LOT. And please follow on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Youtube and help spread the word if you like what you hear. Links to music in the podcast: Special thanks to Light Organ Records for letting me use the music of We Need Surgery and to Zion Train and Cha Cha for I Believe! Fall – We Need Surgery – Light Organ Records Lion – We Need Surgery – Light Organ Records I Believe – Zion Train Feat. Cha Cha (I saw Cha Cha perform at a small venue in Shanghai. Amazing performance melding her hypnotic voice with elements of reggae, R&B, electronic and hip hop. Check out my other faves: Swimful by Shanghai Blue feat. Cha Cha and You Me (Downstate Ya’nan Mix) by Hamacide and Cha Cha. All songs used with permission 2019 The post E05: Dave Sperling – the man who launched a thousand expat careers appeared first on Rootabaga Podcast.
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