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Another thing: Was heartened recently to hear a very successful leadership-type author saying that despite all social media proliferation, good ol’ email and snail mail remain the most reliable way for us to maintain meaningful contact, unsullied by algorithms, updates, and outdates.

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If You Got Ten Minutes, Sleep

 

Sitting in the woods most of this week, so here’s a throwback backstage photo of what you do when you’re over 50 and got ten minutes before the show starts. (It’s not just being over 50. Twenty-some years ago a country music roadie gave me advice for the touring life: “When you see food, eat it. When you get ten minutes, sleep.”)

Photo credit: Lee Butterworth.

“Roughneck Grace” Chicken learning curve

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, “Chicken learning curve” can be seen online here.

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Now made easier. Right here and at base of all posts. Lets us let you know when Mike has new work or is coming near your zip code. Some view it as a warning.

Another thing: Was heartened recently to hear a very successful leadership-type author saying that despite all social media proliferation, good ol’ email and snail mail remain the most reliable way for us to maintain meaningful contact, unsullied by algorithms, updates, and outdates.

Just keep plugging away.

Encore Tent Show Radio Tonight: Steve Earle and Shawn Colvin

If you’re within range of (or can stream) one of these stations tonight (Saturday, Nov. 18th) we hope you’ll join Mike as he hosts another edition of Tent Show Radio from Big Top Chautauqua and debuts yet another Clodhopper Definition of the Big Dang Word of the Week. Information on streaming the show here.

This episode’s monologue – delivered from the backstage dressing room with the one lonely little lightbulb burning – Mike tells the story of his fall from…well, not from GRACE, because if he had GRACE he wouldn’a fell like that!  Then – in clodhopper terms – he defines the word “insipid.”

You can join the Tent Show Radio Facebook page here, and many previous Tent Show Radio episodes available for streaming anytime – just click here.