If you’ve heard my “Clodhopper Monologues” CD you know a little about the history of bovine artifical insemination. Yes you do. But this “Around the Farm Table” video is much more esthetically pleasing, PLUS, it features delicious locally-grown food, PLUS, it features my cousin Ted. Hey Ted.
If you missed last weekend’s Tent Show Radio episode featuring Mike and the Long Beds, it can now be heard online. During the monologue at intermission, Mike explains how he wound up in a band, and what critical advice he once received from a Grammy-winning musician.
Every week the Wisconsin State Journal runs “Roughneck Grace,” a weekly column written by Mike (many of the columns will be adapted from Mike’s Tent Show Radio monologues). Today’s column (about middle-age cheaters) (not the no-tell motel sort) (the cheapo reading glasses sort) was printed on sturdy newsprint this Sunday and can now be seen online here.
When I’m asked to cite writers who have influenced me, I invariably name singer/songwriters. Eric Taylor is one of those. His songs are the finest sort of roughneck literature. Also, I once drove across the state through a 100-year flood to see an Eric Taylor show and when I got to the venue I realized I had forgotten my money, my credit cards, and my ID. Some guy at the bar offered to pay my way in.
It was Eric Taylor.
He’s going to be touring up here in our parts beginning this week: Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, North Dakota. Details here.
Publisher’s Description: in over his head with two pigs, a dozen chickens, and a baby due any minute, the author of Truck: A Love Story gives us a humorous, heartfelt memoir of a new life in the country.