Thursday, December 21, 2006
The Return Of Slobokan
I've talked about my introduction to BBS' (bulletin board systems) which predated early Internet use. Several people reading this blog became friends of mine via one such system. Recently, I had been browsing around and stumbled upon another friend from that part of my past. Slobokan (a.k.a. Mike, Ren or Renegade) would actually swing his truck over toward my house on Saturday nights to pick a 16 year-old me up for our Multi-comm park gatherings. (Come to think of it... I probably owe him gas money.) Sure, there was the point that I had a crush on his sister (as others did) but then again she also had my dream job of working in a record store at the time.
Anyhow, I recently found his blog, Slobokan's Site O'Schtuff, and was amazed at what he's been up to in the last 17 years. I guess it is like knowing someone and suddenly seeing Barry Manilow their CD collection (ok, I peek at peoples collections as it gives me more insight into what makes them tick.) If I didn't already decide to go with a live/talkshow format for the podcast, I would have taken him up on his offer to host my podcast through his ISPN Media company. It seems that he also does web design. So, if my request doesn't go through with the people that did Lora's, I'll be begging him for a blog make-over.