This week on Arts & Seizures, hosts Mike Edison and Judy McGuire kick off the show catching up with Judy’s latest travels in the south. Quickly introducing guest Thomas R. Pryor, author of the book “I Hate the Dallas Cowboys: Tales of a Scrappy New York Boyhood,” he is a native New Yorker and jumps into conversation with Mike and Judy about growing up in the city and how things used to be. Thomas’ 1960s working class neighborhood on the Upper East Side sets the stage for many great stories of his upbringing where he played street games like Ringalario and delt with nuns disciplining him for humming baseball beer jingles in class. Combining funny and bittersweet stories of his childhood, he shares some wonderful highlights of the book with Mike and Judy. This program was brought to you by Roberta’s Pizza.
“I did not ride in an elevator, except at Macy’s, until I was 9 years old and they built a building around the corner from where I lived. All of a sudden, I had friends who were in elevator buildings. ” [5:39]
—Thomas R. Pryor on Arts & Seizures