October 25, 2006
When Don Mayberger began publishing his "quick and dirty" music 'zine 26 years ago, he never dreamed it would someday reach more than a quarter of a million people each week. That 'zine is now known as The Pitch. Nor did Mayberger imagine that a brief stint as a freelance cameraman documenting the cream of Kansas' burgeoning crop of outsider artists would result in nine Emmy awards. Mayberger's work ranges from interviews in the Royals' locker room to filming floor tile commercials in Vietnam to surreptitiously capturing O.J. Simpson telling a dirty joke. In true vagabond spirit, Street Level ventures beyond the comfort of our handcrafted podcast grotto to meet up with the peripatetic Mayberger in a bungalow just east of downtown.