Don’t always know what I’m ON about, but I’m usually RIGHT ON. That statement’s sort of arrogant now that I’m reading it over…. No, I’ll leave it in. I am going to start my ABOUT THIS AND THAT, AND THAT OTHER THING with a bunch of babbling, which will give readers an indication of what this, my first blog, will be about. Nothing earth-shattering. I am writing just for the sake of writing. Because I can. It’ll be lots of stuff about music and radio shows, familial folklore, the sordid details of my growing up in New Jersey and Detroit and other places I’ve lived, and my random thought patterns – all depending on my mood o’the day. Oh, and dogs. I’ve been a volunteer d.j. at nonprofit community radio station KFAI, 90.3 Mpls and 106.7 F.M. St. Paul www.kfai.org for more years than I care to mention – I’m now on that organization’s board of directors. “Pop for the Unpopular” was the name of an overnight radio show I used to do, which I appropriated from local Minneapolis artist Cal a/k/a Rev Lac’s marvelous album of that name. PFTU seems to be a name that fits for a blog I guess. Are you or have you ever been unpopular? Please feel free to comment, but be gentle, I’m very, very sensitive. Not really – attending high school in the Downriver Detroit area sort of cures a person of that….
I’ve recently completed a Public Relations Specialist program and am transitioning into the PR field after having had a long career as a legal administrative assistant (you know, a real paying gig.)
In June I joined the organization Isuroon (a Somali word basically meaning “women who can take care of themselves) – we are a small nonprofit which is well known in the Somali community here in Mpls but we’re about to become known to the community at-large, if I have anything to do with it, and I will. Stay tuned.