I Hate Leaves

After many hot days, it finally feels like fall is here in the Carolinas. The county fairs are popping up, the renaissance festival is in town, and the hot air balloon festival is coming to Statesville, NC. While some of us will be getting out of the house and enjoying the changing colors of the fall leaves, other people like Aaron will be staying home being miserable raking the leaves and complaining about it.

In this week’s podcast, we talk about what we enjoy and dislike about the fall as well as the madness of seasonal employment and people being nosey. In our technology section, we talk about the right to repair bill and the new Google Pixel 3. We then complete our podcast with discussion about Donald Trump signing a bill to remove the pharmacist gag clause on drug prices.

Also mentioned in today’s podcast, we checked out an event called Cotton Ginning Days which featured crafts, rides, food, and old buildings where you got to learn about the old ways of living in the cotton ginning era. It was amazing seeing the old steam powered engines and tools used to aid in everyday tasks such as cutting wood. One of the crafts that really stood out was from BR Primitives Handmade Instruments & More. The owner, Brian Revels, seen in the picture below, shows off one of his handmade instruments made from a cigar box. It was fascinating listening to him play, and we felt it was truly worth a mention in our podcast. For those of you who are music lovers, these instruments are unique and are worth checking out on his Facebook profile to learn more.

 Brian Revels playing one of his custom made cigar box guitars.

Brian Revels playing one of his custom made cigar box guitars.