From the pages of Letcher County's pre-eminent weekly newspaper, The Mountain Eagle. As read by our very own poet-savant, Wiley Quixote.
SYP March 5 – 2014
Philosophers and obnoxious friends alike say you cannot step into the same river twice, and yet, here we are again, gazing blankly at the ruddy, rushing waters of Letcher County’s weekly exercises in the Anonymous Expression of Often-Vague Opinion, Speak Your Piece, wondering if this day is indeed like all the others, if things really do ever change, if we are not, to a man (and woman) only pacing furiously within a giant hamsterwheel of momentary hopes and obligations, never to see Delaware, to know anything about good wine, or to experience just one Presidents’ Day free of the cryptic and crippling expectations we have for ourselves.
Nonetheless, this week we hear about: Wishes for honest government, reliable leadership, and healthy living conditions! Supporting Clintons Hillary and Bill, but not the Fiscal Court! Churches ought to help local people! Watch out for the gal that’s been married four times! I’m the one that called you ‘Tater Head,’ and I miss you! And more!
Our thanks as always to The Mountain Eagle. You can hear Wiley Q. (pictured) read Speak Your Piece live each Wednesday near 5 o’clock on WMMT, and you can hear previous installments at our streaming archives.
SYP Jan 8 – 2014
In this edition of Letcher County’s weekly anonymous polka-dance with its own vague opinions and accusations, Speak Your Piece:
Unnamed County Officials Accused Vaguely of Womanizing and Beer-Drinking! Rogue deerhunters all up and down Mill Branch! I’m just looking for a good-hearted man; looks are secondary! To the Woman In Coon Hollow–Kick Him Out! And More!
Catch SYP live each Wednesday at 5(ish) on Ridin’ Around Listenin’ to the Radio, with our very own good-hearted rogue, Wiley Q. Or check out previous installments at our streaming archive here. And our thanks as always to The Mountain Eagle.
SYP Nov 6 – 2013
In this week’s stop on the never-ending above-ground-Appalachian-subway ride comprising Letcher County’s regular, anonymous thoughts of and about itself, Speak Your Piece: Stolen pearl-white scooters and lawnmowers! Vague gossip from the beauty shop! Old flames buying dog food (and looking great)! And to the blonde who drives the black car and lives on the hill: I wouldn’t do you that way!
Thanks as always to The Mountain Eagle. For previous installments of Wiley Q. reading Speak Your Piece, check out our streaming archive. You can catch the segment live each Wednesday at around 5 p.m. on the long-running, critically-acclaimed* Ridin’ Around Listening to the Radio with Wiley Quixote, on WMMT.
*Use of that phrase should require no listing of who those critics actually are, mind you.
In this week’s edition of Letcher County’s never-ending sonata composed (in rondo form) both for and about itself, Speak Your Piece: Rumors of Government-Mandated Microchips, and illegal deer feeders in Carbon Glow! What exactly did you mean by “looking good”? I refuse to eat barbecue if I cannot wash it down with a cold beer! And that guy at the Food City parking lot is endangering the public with his extended cab vehicle! And more!
Thanks as always to The Mountain Eagle. For previous installments of Wiley Q. reading Speak Your Piece on air, check out our streaming archive.
In this lap around the neverending ferris wheel that is Letcher County’s weekly, anonymous, and publicly-shared ruminations on love, loss, life, and liberty, Speak Your Piece: we tackle the big issues, like Syria! The Iran-Iraq War! And the seeds on Dairy Queen buns! Our thanks as always to The Mountain Eagle. You can hear the full streaming archive of Wiley Q. reading Speak Your Piece each week by clicking here.
SYP Aug 28 – 2013
In this week’s cafeteria-tray-sled-ride down the neverending hill that is Letcher County’s anonymous collective ruminations on life, love, liberty, and the oft-quixotic pursuit thereof, Speak Your Piece: Love in Bloom at the Grocery Deli! C’mon, Isom Days, Get With The Times–Where Are The Skydivers (or at least a Car & Truck Show)? Varied Thoughts on Cheating Husbands! Why Doesn’t Our Mayor Even Live In Our State? And More!
To hear more of Wiley Q.’s weekly readings of Speak Your Piece, check out the full streaming archive. Thanks as always to The Mountain Eagle.