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New Tent Show Radio Tonight: Michael Perry and the Long Beds

  If you’re within range of (or can stream) one of these stations tonight (Saturday, May 4th) we hope you’ll join Mike as he hosts another edition of Tent Show Radio from Big Top Chautauqua. This week’s show features Michael Perry and the Long Beds. In addition to performing with his band, Mike will share the story of how…View post

Prince of the Midwest

This piece began with a paragraph written for the Montaigne book a week before Prince died. I’m grateful to Belt Publishing for including it in their “Under Purple Skies” anthology, to Longreads for making it available here, and to Anil Dash for kindly fact-checking the passage about Prince and Appolonia in the haymow. Yessir, Old Man Johnson’s…View post

“Roughneck Grace” Lessons from Biosphere 2

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). This week’s column, titled “Lessons from Biosphere 2” can be seen online here.

New Tent Show Radio Tonight: The Lowest Pair + the BCO

If you’re within range of (or can stream) one of these stations tonight (Saturday, April 27th) we hope you’ll join Mike as he hosts another edition of Tent Show Radio from Big Top Chautauqua. This week’s show welcomes musical guest The Lowest pair plus the Blue Canvas Orchestra. In between all the music, Mike shares the story of how…View post