A performance of the introductory speech from V for Vendetta, live at Busboys and Poets February 8, 2017. The second poem is a rarely heard classic by John Clare, whose poetry was referenced in a Christopher Hitchens book I recently read and thankfully checked out. Recorded from a slightly different vantage point, so sound quality on this piece is better than usual. Enjoy!
A delightful comedic break form reality, performed live at Bus Boys & Poets November 23, the day before Thanksgiving. Featuring "Thanksgiving Play-by-Play" a short piece originally written for the Trivia stand-up challenge at the DC Improv. Bonus piece is an ancient, and incredibly silly one, "The Incredible Phizgink" co-starring host Dwayne B as Matt Hattor.
This is one of the last Insanity Palace shows done on KTUH, August 13,1977.
The theme is the Wild West and the show contains much of the source material that was used in Fantasy Palace #4 Cowboys and Indians (also 1977). Show follows the standard four hour Palace format. Part One features Harvey Mandel, David Bowie, Family, Savoy Brown, Smothers Brothers, Mel Blanc, The Fugs, and Frank Zappa. Melanie is in fine form. The recording is from the original aircheck cassette, so it is not terribly high fidelity and many or the records used were old even then, so be prepared for some snap crackle and pop, especially on the Yosemite Sam song.
After the food fight that was the Republican Debate of February 25th, I found myself wondering if these candidates could ever manage to sound like a statesman. It was a short leap to this piece of satire.
By the way, I guarantee I wrote this well before I saw Bill Maher's Trump State Of The Union piece that aired on the 26th. Great minds think alike?