What did you have for breakfast? If you took care of a dinosaur, would you have the same breakfast as a retired lady bronc rider?As I traveled across the Great Plains in my wagon, I made lots of field recordings. Along with the film footage,they would become the Lost Sea Expedition TV series. At the start of each audio recording session, I had to set the audio levels on my recorder. You know how folks say, “testing, testing, testing” when the set the microphone level? Yeah, I thought that was pretty lame, too. So I started asking folks what they had for breakfast.
I strung all those bits together for you. They’re fun to listen to and give a neat insight in to how the people of the Great Plains start their day.
In speaking order, they are newspaper publisher Dan Epp, Creston dinosaur caretaker Harvey McPherson, paleontologist Mike Everhart, the self-proclaimed railway hobo known as Hobbit, whole foods vegetarian Kathleen Ann, paleontologist Chuck Bonner, Chuck’s wife Barbara, sod house dweller George McKillip and 1950s champ lady bare bronc rider Twila Merrill . You can have a closer look at some of these folks in this post on Faces.