Piece Comment

Review of Spare Time

"Spare Time" is a lovely and poetic portrait of aging in America. The real heart of this piece lies in Sam's voice--aged, with a continent of experience rumbling underneath it.

While the pitch intimates that this is about lobstering, I think the piece meanders beyond the topic, but to pleasant effect. We're treated to an everydayness of sounds that fill Sam's life. Nice work, with unobtrusive narration pushing the piece along at the right pace.