Celebrating Ed Abbey
Boys’n Berries, the time is here once again. It’s March 14th. Some might recognize this as the birthday of Albert Einstein. But there’s another figure who looms large on America’s ideological horizon; one whose personal genius, like Einstein’s, exploded in the deserts of the American Southwest. Edward Abbey wandered out into the deserts of southern Utah and found a literary voice that defined a new generation of environmental advocates. On March 14th, 1989 he left his beloved canyons and mesas, and entered the annals of history.
Grassroots radio maestro extraordinaire Don Darue has been "servin’ ’em up covered and smothered" for purt-near 20 years on the homegrown radio show The Risky Biscuit Hayseed Hoot. One of Dondo’s specialties is the Annual Edward Abbey Memorial Tribute Edition of the show. March 14 will mark the 19th year since Abbey’s passing, and the 18th edition of Dondo’s incomparable blend of tasty instrumentals, blues, folk, outlaw country, and a generous helping of Mr. Abbey reading straight from classics such as "In Defense of the Redneck" and Desert Solitaire.
Wanna get some Ed in your head? Then sidle on up to the Hoot Hut and have a listen to this year’s Ed Abbey show. It’s available via podcast at the Hoot website, or by listening live Saturday morning 8 – 10 a.m. at www.kthxfm.com and clicking on the "Listen Live" button (on the right, above the piggy picture).