Short – Busker HoF 63 – Meeting “The Boss”

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Busker HoF 62 – Chris Ballew Interview

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Busker HoF 61 – Silver Interview

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Short – Busker HoF 60 – Welcome to New York

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Busker HoF 59 – Nigel and Louise Interview

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Busker HoF 58 – Byron Bertram Interview

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Busker HoF 57 – The Gazzo Interview

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Update: In the introduction to this episode, David mentions that Gazzo was at the very first Edmonton International Street Performer’s Festival in 1985… This prompted Dick Finkel (producer of the festival) to write this:

“David…..just for the record; in your intro for Gazzo’s interview you mention that he was at our 1st Festival……NOT SO. He did play here a couple of times, but not until at least our 5th or 6th year.”


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Busker HoF 56 – The Raspyni Brothers Interview

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Going into it’s 8th year, the Lawrence Busker Festival in Lawrence Kansas is one of the largest gatherings of street performers in the United States. The 2015 Festival runs May 29 – 31 and as it says on their website, it’s three days of family fun with some of the most talented freaks, geeks, artists and musicians around. Find out more about the festival at – Lawrencebuskerfest.com and HUGE thanks to them for sponsoring this episode!

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Busker HoF 55 – Lee Zimmerman Interview

 

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Short – Busker HoF 54 – The Token Woman

 

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Busker HoF 53 – Jeff Moche Interview

 

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Comments: Jeff Moche is a magician, an escape artist and above all else, a comedian. He got his start in the mid-80’s and is a part of the old guard who fondly remembers the days before amplification, microphones and ipods. It was a different time to be sure but armed with some of the classic routines from the world of magic, a bag full of funny and a fantastic character Jeff was able to establish himself as a maker of miracles and laughter.

Magic Brian sat down with Jeff to discuss the trajectory of his street career, how he developed as an entertainer, the many obstacles he overcame as part of the process and what he’s up to now in an hour long conversation that touches on everything from stage fright to the dynamics of some of Jeff’s favorite pitches. Jeff Moche is indisputably a well respected and influential member of the tribe.

Bonus commentary from Magic Brian who conducted the interview: This was my first interview for Stories From The Pitch and when I listened to it over a year later I was pleasantly surprised at how much I liked it. Having Jeff as my first interview was easy because he’s a friend and lived close by. Also, I wanted to know his story so curiosity drove the conversation and that was really my approach; having a conversation. I had a few questions I wanted to ask based on what Robert had set up but I didn’t want those questions to drive the interview. I really just wanted to have a good conversation with a friend and I think I achieved that.

Bonus Images From Jeff’s Archives with commentary by Jeff: I really like this shot from early Halifax Buskerfest. First time I saw a photo that had a sense of character and confidence. I had only started performing full time a year or two earlier, so that was a terrific time. I did the 2nd and 3rd years of Halifax. I could have gone the first year too, but when I heard about it I was in Montreal and figured it would be a bust. I was SOOOO wrong!!!

01-coloured The clown and mime costume was from a weeklong magic gig I got at Holland Village. A very early opportunity, and these were completely new looks and a different act that I tried, all to music. It went pretty well I think.

02-coloured Another Japan photo from Huis Ten Bosch. Great gig! Loved working there, and I started getting the hang of mixing a little Japanese in to the act and using running gags. So the show was nearly like my style elsewhere.

03-coloured Performing in front of the Statue de Champlain in Quebec City. I did 8 full summers there and had probably the best time of my life. Great crowds with a lot of tourists, workable almost every day. Amazing summer weather, and idyllic surroundings. Late night dinners after work at our favorite cafe. And my shows went over so well there, mixing bad French with comedy magic.

04-coloured Another summer I worked around Belgium. I also had a really good time there. And you can see why my show has international appeal. People from every country and from all walks of life find the nose pick to be funny. Go figure.

05-coloured In addition to being a gifted performer, Jeff is also a bit of an economic theorist. His latest paper on the subject can be seen The EconoMonitor Blog Site here.

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Busker HoF 52 – Shay Horay Interview

 

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Short – Busker HoF 51 – Amsterdamaged!

 

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Short – Busker HoF 50 – Shizuoka Sushi

 

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Busker HoF 49 – Charlie Caper Interview

 

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Short – Busker HoF 48 – Blue Buddha

 

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Busker HoF 47 – Karl Saliter Interview

 

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Short – Busker HoF 46 – Entry Denied!

 

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Busker HoF 45 – Clarke McFarlane Interview

 

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Short – Busker HoF 44 – Steroid-Babies!

 

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Busker HoF 43 – Pete Sweet Interview

 

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Short – Busker HoF 42 – Going, Going, Gone!

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Busker HoF 41 – Johnny Toronto Interview

 

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Short – Busker HoF 40 – Results May Vary

 

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Busker HoF 39 – Tamara Campbell Interview

 

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Short – Busker HoF 38 – Clowns on the Run

 

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Busker HoF 37 – Chris ‘dePyss’ Lynam Interview

 

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Short – Busker HoF 36 – Circ-onomics

 

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Short – Busker HoF 35 – Clown Anarchy

 

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Short – Busker HoF 34 – Naked Highway

 

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Busker HoF 33 – Hilby Interview

 

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Short – Busker HoF 32 – Shitman

 

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Busker HoF 31 – Lee Nelson Interview

 

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Short – Busker HoF 30 – Six Liters of Piss

 

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Short – Busker HoF 29 – Jedi on the Pitch

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Going into it’s 7th year, the Lawrence Busker Festival in Lawrence Kansas is one of the largest gatherings of street performers in the United States. The 2014 Festival runs August 22 – 24 and as it says on their website, it’s three days of family fun with some of the most talented freaks, geeks, artists and musicians around. Find out more about the festival at – Lawrencebuskerfest.com and HUGE thanks to them for sponsoring this episode!

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Busker HoF 28 – Stories By The Butterfly

 

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Busker HoF 27 – The Silly People Interview

 

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Busker HoF 26 – Robert Nelson – The Butterfly Man

 

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Busker HoF 25 – Robert Nelson – The Early Years

 

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Busker HoF 24 – Jeff Achtem Interview

 

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