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“Roughneck Grace” How to spend a ‘million-billion’

Every week the Wisconsin State Journal runs “How to spend a ‘million-billion,” a weekly column written by Mike (many of the columns will be adapted from Mike’s Tent Show Radio monologues). Today’s column, “Pickup truck mystery” can be seen online here.

Tent Show Radio Tonight: Steve Earle and Shawn Colvin

If you’re within range of (or can stream) one of these stations tonight (Saturday, May 27th) 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. 

Tent Show Radio Tomorrow: Steve Earle and Shawn Colvin

If you’re within range of (or can stream) one of these stations tomorrow (Saturday, May 27th) 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. 

Eaux Claires Writer Meets Muralist Meets Music

Have learned a thing or two from Daniel José Older. We share this: Both are writers with backgrounds in EMS (he was a paramedic in NYC). Pleased to welcome him to Eaux Claires (see his pre-novel drawings here) (scroll down to activate split screen), where we’ll try to arrange a pop-up reading featuring him and a muralist working in real time.

Announcing Population 485 Posters

Worked with some local talent to put together two posters based on Population 485:

POPULATION 485 “SUMMER HERE” POSTER

Inspired by the opening paragraph of Population 485, this poster features the original collage art of Chippewa Valley artist Lori Chilefone above the words of Michael Perry. (For ordering information or more details about the poster and elements of the collage–including insider info on Phoebe and the butterflies–click here or on image.)

“POPULATION 485: ON STAGE” POSTER

Promotional poster for the stage adaptation of Michael Perry’s bestselling memoir “Population: 485.” Design by RT Vrieze of KNorth Studios. For more details and ordering information, click image or here.