Today we're catching up with a true Renaissance man. Michael's an accomplished musician (clarinet), columnist, business entrepreneur and (you guessed it) blogger who lives in picturesque Lee, New Hampshire. This boomer's got plenty of stories to tell...like the night he was playing a gig with the legendary Robert Ealey and Bob Dylan and Joni Mitchell dropped by...and hundreds more just as good!
These days, he performs when the mood hits him and of course, there's his writing - but his primary passion is his online store, Moneyblows Books & Music where he sells books, records, record needles, magazines, other rare and related stuff. We caught up with Michael one sunny morning in rural New Hampshire just as he was opening up the store...
What did you have for dinner last night?
Last night it was a big chunk of swordfish. A huge thunderstorm was moving in. So I grilled it out on the porch and took in the force of nature. It was almost done by the time things started blowing around.
What was the last movie you saw?
I enjoyed Standing in the Shadows of Motown, particularly the parts in "Studio A." The interviewer asks what was so special about Studio A. One of the players said, it seemed to have Berry Gordy's hopes and prayers living in the room (paraphrase).
Where are you traveling to next?
Probably to the small engine guy. He's fixing up an old push mower for me.
What are you reading now?
Last store you were in.Every day I go to Moneyblows Books & Music and lower prices. I guess it's that store because it's my store. To all you boomers out there: our store has 5 Life Magazines dated with my birthday anniversary, when I was various ages. If you find one with your birthday, I will buy one for you if you will buy one for me (it has to be in our store). Just go look at one of the portals at moneyblows.com. For us boomers, this magazine shrunk as we grew. It petered in the 1970s like Medicare will be doing in 10 years or so.
I drive a yellow 1995 Celica GT for work. It is the moneyblowsmobile. For fun I drive the 1969 BMW 1600 I've had since 1986.
Last clothing item you purchased. Why?
Chain saw chaps. I was shamed into it by the doctor who stitched up my hand!
Moneyblows Books & Music
114 Wiswall Rd.
Lee, NH 03861