The Meltdown – Flashback Episode

Jun 25 2014

I podcast this originally in 2007. It contains stories of regret and panic from the circus lot. There’s a real gem in there about Alex Blatt losing his alarm clock and his mind on the same day. Also contained here, and my reason for re-broadcasting this, is the original telling of the Richard Fick story.

If you want to hear the updated, full length Richard Fick story I’ll tell you right here.

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Costume Shop

Jun 13 2014

I remember the costume shop at clown college and remember clown/costume designer Richard Fick.

Clown shoe.

My shoe.

Falling

May 05 2014

This is an excerpt from a 2006 episode entitled “Clowns”. Two guys who are enemies find themselves together in a life threatening situation.

Pancakes – Flashback episode

Jan 29 2014

The is a rerun of FC_06_01 “Pancakes”. My first episode ever. I was making breakfast and doing laundry on the circus train.

On Facebook

Jan 18 2014

Did you know I’m on Facebook? https://www.facebook.com/frickincircus

Accordions – Flashback Episode

Jan 13 2014

My grandmother held musical instruments close to her heart. Losing one can be devastating and it feels like it can never be replaced. This is a flashback episode which I originally ran in 2006.

Grandma in the kitchen

Grandma

Silver Dollars

Jan 07 2014

My grandma bought and saved a mint silver dollar for me every birthday. I didn’t even know about them for a long time.

Grandma Reading Music

Grandma Reading Music

Coming up – January 2014

Jan 06 2014

Coming up this week : a new episode entitled “Silver Dollars” which is about my grandmother. Also I’ll be running a flashback episode from 2006; “Accordions” which features some conversations with my grandmother.

I could not get lost.

Mar 30 2013

I had a dream in which I was traveling through New York City and stopped for a night to see a show. As a travelled through the city I could not¬†get lost. Even when I knew I had made a wrong turn I’d still be going in the right direction. Even when I’d accidentally checked in at a hotel that was far away from the theater, the walk to the theater was fast and easy.

The show was a play about three circus clowns. The first clown was alone and rising like an angel from the ground up to a cloud where two other clowns lived. The clown who was rising from the ground had jigsaw puzzle pieces falling out of his pockets.

Everything they say was a puzzle piece. Every movement on the stage was a puzzle piece. Each piece floated down from the cloud. At the end of the play  there was a large picture of the entire universe; all things known and unknown on the floor. The clowns softly descended through the air and landed in place.

The last three puzzle pieces.

The next morning after the play I was sleeping in the hotel next to my girlfriend. I woke up and discovered some things about room. There were no windows on one side of the room. I followed this wall until I came to a series of large food preparation machines. They were the kinds of things you might see at a carnival such as a cotton candy machine or large popcorn popper. One of the machines was making coffee for me.

Then I discovered the the hotel room was actually a very large warehouse space. And as I walked through the space back to my bed to figures entered the room behind me and called out to me. I was not afraid of them.

They were circus people; a man and a woman. They knew me. They had heard of me from the Bindlestiff Cirkus. They showed me that they had pictures of me on their wall. It looked like a big puzzle of circus posters.

They told me the name of their circus was “Mud Show Carnival”. I liked the name and I followed them.

Lie, Steal, Cheat.

May 15 2012

Who would you rather live with? a liar or a theif?
This is a flashback performance originally posted in 2009.

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