As we all dig deeper into our personal well of distractions, how many of you find yourselves trying to remember what the hell you did for fun before, live music, bars, and Netflix? You know: the olden days before yelling at distance cousins about their out-of-touch political views on social media. Well, if you look back far enough, you may remember your talisman in the form of a favorite toy. If you are lucky, those old toys still live in a box in your parents basement. Madison resident and musician Matt McHugh, is really lucky, his parents dropped his box off on his doorstep.
In this edition of Radio Chipstone, McHugh tells contributor gianofer fields about his talisman and its ability to travel in time.
About the Host:
gianofer (JON nah fer) fields is an Art Historian and Material Culture contributor and curates the Radio Chipstone series. The project is hosted by the School of Human Ecology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and funded by the Chipstone Foundation; a decorative arts foundation whose mission is preserving and interpreting their collection, as well as stimulating research and education in the decorative arts.
About the Guest:
Matt McHugh is a resident of Madison and a musician. You may catch him handling logistics at the Willy Street Co-Op.
Image: McHugh holding the Red Power Ranger. Image courtesy of gianofer fields.
This segment comes from the Radio Chipstone Archives on WUWM Milwaukee Public Radio. See here.