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At Waterfront Blues Festival 2015, MCing. / Photo by Oded Shulsinger
At Waterfront Blues Festival 2015, MCing. / Photo by Oded Shulsinger

Tom D’Antoni’s Big Adventures - audio/video


A Coffeeshop-like Conversation at Inessa's place. A Conversation at Robin Road. The tables are turned.

Not all of us can cram as many adventures into our lives as Tom D’Antoni has. The good and the bad. From the desire to be a radio DJ from his kid days,to being a writer, TV producer, even taxi driver when the chips were down, to finally making the move from Baltimore to Portland, it’s all been part of Tom’s journey. Up until now. There are still many bends in the road that need to be traveled. Quite certain of that!

Lots of favorite moments in our conversation, but one of my favorites stories is about Tom reading Henry Miller’s Tropic of Capricorn at one point in his life. Tom was caught in a low-paying job much like Miller was when the writer famously realized, that if he wanted to write, well then, dang it, he had to write.  And off he went to Paris to do just that. Not quite the journey Tom made, but he took Henry Miller’s observations to heart. We don’t have that sort of inspiration blow into our lives everyday.

Listen to “I Like It Like That,” Tom’s  KMHD radio show Fridays 8-10pmPT 89.1 fm and streaming at www.kmhd.org.

Here is the Assisted Suicide documentary, directed by Tom and Greg Bond.

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