Busker HoF 24 – Jeff Achtem Interview

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Episode Notes:

  • Interview by: Mike Wood
  • Interviewee: Jeff Achtem
  • Original Recording Dates: August 26, 2012
  • Date: Aired: March 16, 2013
  • Location: Face to Face at Eliot’s” in the Apex Waterloo Place Hotel in Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Music Used in this Podcast:
    1. Intro/Extro Theme Music“Pendulum” Royalty Free Jingle available in Apple Computers’ GarageBand.
    2. Additional Music: “Swamp Juice” as pulled from the YouTube promo video for Jeff’s Show Swamp Juice.
  • Mixed and edited by: David Aiken for the Busker Hall of Fame

Comments: Jeff Achtem learned how to juggle, travelled the world playing the streets with a golf bag that carried his slack rope rig, sought out clown masters to study with so he could articulate to himself what it was he was doing, has immersed himself in the study of the cinematic language and is now cobbling everything together into a hybrid of all of his experiences in his highly inventive world of shadow puppet theatre. Oh, and then there’s the story of the bleeding Austin Powerses…

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