Several years ago I told Comcast cable to fuck off.
I cut the cable.
I was pretty worried.
I was afraid I might become psychotic without 100 or so channels that I never watched.
I knew not why.
But that was how I felt.
Several years later I can’t believe that I was ever in thrall to the cable access life.
I listen to NPR on my KUOW app over WIFI and watch PBS on the legally mandated digital over-the- air channels, when weather and such allow me to receive it, and I donate to both NPR and PBS every year.
Sometimes I donate more than once.
Tonight I saw John Sebastian host the most comprehensive documentary of American folk music that I have ever seen.
It made me donate.
But then I would not have expected any less from John.
The best of the best, I mean.
He and his bandmates saved my life when I was in Vietnam.
So I have always had a soft spot in my heart for them and him.