Taufen was suffering the post-operative effects of multiple-chronic illness, several hospitalizations December 2006 through early 2007, and was eager to accept – knowing survival was a calculated risk.
You’ll hear some sluggishness, breathiness, and effects of the medications for his conditions, and an occasional memory lapse or thought patterns askew, but he tries best to bring his institutional memories of the korean clothing industry and laws about important issues to listeners. Hey, send corrections to me if you want via Comments, and help get the history nailed down better, but this is how I remember things, from a not-in-the-corruption-wheelhouse of power… working the industry for decades.
Shannyn Moore and Taufen had a blast doing the shows, and this is the first audio file: duration 30 minutes; 28 MB size; bit rate of 128 kbps, encoded in iTunes v188.8.131.52, QuickTime 7.2. An .m4a file format of kpop. There was a problem uploading some of the other files due to size, but we’ll try to fix that when possible. You’ll love her choice of kpop music clips and their appropriateness… we did most of these by telephone connect from Kodiak to her Anchorage studio, but the most fun was being in studio looking across the desk with those large korean microphones… an experience never to be forgotten (hey, I ain’t no rock star, so it was a brand new thing!).