“Every moment of every day is precious. And every moment you don’t spend living, really living, is a moment you spend dying. Life is action. We are what we do.”

Welcome Brent Underwood

We’re joined on the Starline by an author, entrepreneur and owner of Cerro Gordo Mines. His book “Ghost Town Living” discusses living on a mountain above Death Valley with no running water, seven cats, six goats, maybe a ghost or two and a whole bunch of adventures. We welcome Brent Underwood.

Brent, let’s go Beyond the Mic. Before you moved to Death Valley, you dug through loans to see what underlying assets was worth and could some New York hedge fund would buy it, foreclose and turn it into a Chili’s. How did that job take your heart and soul?

1.4 million dollars, you bet your life savings on fires, floods, earthquakes and a ghost town. Why Brent?

“I was overcome by a profound sense of camaraderie. Belonging. True community. It was something I had never experienced.” How did the one moment of finding water in the mine change you forever?

The Rockin’ 8:

It’s time for the Rockin’ 8, 8 random questions, answer with the first thing that comes to your mind. There is no Pressure.

1. Do you like to ski or snowboard?

2. Building a Ghost Down in California, a hostel in Austin, what draws you to a place?

3. Favorite song from “Pretty Lights”?

4. Last baseball game you attended was where?

5. Favorite place to relax at Florida State?

6. How long did it take to record your audiobook 900 feet underground?

7. How long did it take you to run the Cerro Gordo Silver 8 Mile Run?

8. Before you published your ground breaking masterpiece “Putting My Foot Down”, did you get a pedicure?

The Back Half:

You once said “People that can’t enjoy life can’t create places for people to enjoy life.” What bring you joy right now other than further progress on rebuilding Cerro Gordo?

How has people finding you online in social media / and the passion you transfer you have shared them to make you feel?

What’s the one thing you have to drive miles to get that you need?

One Big Question:

Every week you poured your deepest fears, hopes, dreams and nightmares online. And people responded. “Every moment of every day is precious, and every moment you don’t spend living, really living, is a moment you spend dying. Life is action. We are what we do.” What’s

your next dream?

Where can people find out more about Cerro Gordo?

The Wrap:

It took Brent Underwood three days to record his book 900 feet underground, loves to snowboard and wants you to read “Ghost Town Living”. Brent Underwood, thanks for taking the time to talk with us today.

And that my friends is a Beyond the Mic Short Cut.

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