I’m not really sure what the problem is. I certainly have more than enough equipment. I know it isn’t just a matter of setting up and starting recording. Whilst I could do that, with no preparation, and no real subject, it would be an incoherent production.
There are then, two issues preparation and subject. Preparation means scripting – what am I going to say, and where am I going to say it. More importantly, what am I going to talk about? Whilst I never talk about it here, I am interested in politics. I thought I would get hold of the minutes of council meetings of the 1970’s and talk about them, and how things have changed. I then thought that it would be awkward as there would be people involved that would still be in the area. I don’t want that.
There is a period during the 1880’s – 1900 when it was quite interesting here. It was the incorporation into a borough of Gosport and Alverstoke. I don’t think I am understating things to say that it caused a bit of strife. Now I do want to research that, so I’m wondering if there are council minutes from then. Also, there is a Hampshire paper, I think it is the Hampshire telegraph -you have to pay a subscription to get that, but that’s OK.
Well, as you can see, I have been thinking about it. I just actually need to get up and do something.