058 - Jacqueline Francis, Don Kim, Rafael Suanes

Episode #58. Tickets are on sale now for "The Circus Life Festival" on October 19th at The Winery at Bull Run featuring national headliner "The Pietasters"! Buy tickets at www.wineryatbullrun.com. On today's show we are happy to have Jacqueline Francis back this time as the musical guest. She comes bearing lasagne and pound cake. Don Kim and Rafael Suanes heard about the food and come by. Topics include the Chinese miner found underground after 17 years, top 10 stolen cars, Joan Rivers, and CVS going tobacco-less.  Our show is brought to you by our Amazon link, which gives us a piece of your purchase if you click through the sponsor link on our website www.thecircuslife.com.  This podcast is also brought to you by ToriRocksRealEstate.com, Saucony, RCS Photography, and Cue Recording Studios. 

Direct download: The_Circus_LIfe_-_058.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 1:00am PST

Bonus Show #2: The Circus Life LIVE - 5/14/2014 - The Hamilton

Bonus Show #2. For our second live show, "The Circus Life LIVE" took over The Hamilton in downtown Washington DC on May 14, 2014. The show featured four bands and artists including Louisa Hall, The Beanstalk Library, Justin Trawick and the Common Good, and The Morrison Brothers Band. Here are highlights from the evening. Hope to see you on October 19th for "The Circus Life Festival" at The Winery at Bull Run in Centreville, VA!

Direct download: The_Circus_Life_LIVE_2_-_The_Hamilton_2014-05-14.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 4:00pm PST

Episode #55.  On today's show we are happy to have Steve Lauri in studio, a member of the iconic 1960's band "The Hollies". We discuss getting his start on a US military base in Germany, joining The Hollies, and his lack of knowledge regarding the Vietnamese noodle soup Pho, explained by Ben Tufts.  James Main of Gypsy Sally's enjoys the pizza too much that's provided by Will Artley of Pizzaria Orso while comedian Katherine Jessup wishes there was a time when we could have seen Kayne West working at The Gap. Our show is brought to you by our Amazon link, which gives us a piece of your purchase if you click through the sponsor link on our website www.thecircuslife.com.  This podcast is also brought to you by ToriRocksRealEstate.com, Saucony, RCS Photography, and Cue Recording Studios. 

Direct download: The_Circus_Life_-_055.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 1:00am PST

Come see our live “One Year Anniversary Show” at Gypsy Sally’s on August 29th in DC!  Tickets on sale now here: http://www.gypsysallys.com/event/649223-circus-life-live-one-year-washington/

Episode #54. Today’s show features Kevin de Souza, aka, “Uptown Boys Choir”, along with Natalie York and Raf Suanes.  Kevin has been a drop in on TCL several times over the last year and now we are featuring his musical moniker “Uptown Boys Choir” with two great in-studio performances and a lively discussion about gun wielding Tinder profiles, ebola, and photographing John Kerry.  Our show is brought to you by our Amazon link, which gives us a piece of your purchase if you click through the sponsor link on our website www.thecircuslife.com.  This podcast is also brought to you by ToriRocksRealEstate.com, Saucony, RCS Photography, and Cue Recording Studios. 

Direct download: The_Circus_LIfe_-_054.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 6:54am PST

Don't miss "The Circus Life LIVE" at Gypsy Sally's in DC on August 29th celebrating TCL's one year anniversary!  On today's show, Justin and Sean have the pleasure of sitting down Tim Jones of the band "Truth & Salvage Co." as well as singer/songwriter Zach Broocke, and Trish Angelo. Discussions include driving tractors for transpiration, Ray LaMontange's recent concert meltdown, biker bars, and homelessness. Trish Angelo discusses her charity Music 4 More and touches Zach's leg. A lot.  Our show is brought to you by our Amazon link, which gives us a piece of your purchase if you click through the sponsor link on our website www.thecircuslife.com.  This podcast is also brought to you by ToriRocksRealEstate.com, Saucony, RCS Photography, and Cue Recording Studios. 

Direct download: The_Circus_Life_-_053.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 12:30am PST

On today's show we celebrate our one year anniversary, Alex Vans drops in to play "Debra" by Beck, and Jason Brown performs his new song "The Goods".  Raf and Justin recap their recent trip to the casino in West Virginia where Raf turns Justin into a degenerate gambler. Louisa Hall discusses bowling in the White House and throwing her back out during a trampoline workout. 13 year old music reviewer Joshua Kirk reviews Neutral Milk Hotel and aligns himself with Jason Brown as a lover, not a hater. Our show is brought to you by our Amazon link, which gives us a piece of your purchase if you click through the sponsor link on our website www.thecircuslife.com.  This podcast is also brought to you by ToriRocksRealEstate.com, Saucony, RCS Photography, and Cue Recording Studios.

Direct download: The_Circus_Life_-_052.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 12:30am PST

On November 23rd, 2013, Sean and Justin debuted their first live concert podcast entitled "The Circus Live LIVE". The show was held at the Rock and Roll Hotel in DC and featured past TCL bands including The Cowards Choir, Black Masala, MH and his Orchestra, Justin Trawick and the Common Good, and The Sweater Set.  The entire show was recorded and has been cut down to showcase the highlights of the evening. Check www.thecircuslife.com for upcoming live shows!

Direct download: The_Circus_Life_LIVE_1_-_Rock_N_Roll_Hotel_11-23-2013.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 12:47pm PST

Episode 45. The Cookie Show!  We are happy to have Andy Zipf back in the studio along with Dean Fields, Eliot Bronson, and Jason Myles Goss whom together make up the supergroup "The Parlor Sessions".  They sing and we discuss what not to say to musicians, favorite cities to live in, and not trusting people with AOL emails. We also welcome back Jacqueline Francis who brings in three types of freshly baked cookies!  Our show is brought to you by our Amazon link, which gives us a piece of your purchase if you click through the sponsor link on our website www.thecircuslife.com.  This podcast is also brought to you by ToriRocksRealEstate.com, GrowthGroup.com, Saucony, RCS Photography, and Cue Recording Studios. 

 

Direct download: The_Circus_Life_-_045.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 6:27pm PST

Episode #44. On today's show, friend of TCL Mundy comes on the show but this time as the musical guest, aka, MUNDY, including guitarist Erik and backup singer Tré. Along with Don Kim and Raf, we talk about $54 Starbucks drinks, top 20 cheater names ("Sean" was one of them) and a story from Justin about a fan/artist relationship gone incredibly wrong. Our show is brought to you by our Amazon link, which gives us a piece of your purchase if you click through the sponsor link on our website www.thecircuslife.com.  This podcast is also brought to you by ToriRocksRealEstate.com, GrowthGroup.com, Saucony, RCS Photography, and Cue Recording Studios. 

 

Direct download: The_Circus_Life_-_044.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 10:00pm PST

Episode #40.  Tickets on sale now for The Circus Life LIVE at The Hamilton in DC May 16th.  On today's show, Louisa Hall quizzes Sean on his hatred for people.  Musician and longtime friend Ted Garber makes it in the Red Room to speak about his recent family developments, parenthood, his love of New Orleans, and terms like "hat tricks". Justin laughs more on this show then any other episode previous, especially when Sean skillfully translates metaphorical hockey terminology.  Our show is brought to you by our Amazon link, which gives us a piece of your purchase if you click through the sponsor link on our website.  This podcast is also brought to you by ToriRocksRealEstate.com, GrowthGroup.com, Saucony, RCS Photography, and Cue Recording Studios. 

Direct download: The_Circus_LIfe_-_040.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 7:58pm PST

Episode #33. Musician on tour Jesse Thomas comes on the show to discuss growing up in Kentucky, living in LA, being on a Starbucks download card while working at Trader Joes, and competitive fast pitch softball. She plays two songs, one of which is a debut performance.  Greggory Hammond and Andres Gallego talk about volunteering for the organization "Guitars Not Guns", working with at-risk-youth, and their personal experience growing up in at-risk conditions spanning from drugs, to prison, to survival training, to giving back.  Our show is brought to you by our Amazon link, which gives us a piece of your purchase if you click through the sponsor link on our website.  This podcast is also brought to you by ToriRocksRealEstate.com, GrowthGroup.com, Saucony, RCS Photography, and Cue Recording Studios. 

Direct download: The_Circus_Life_-_033.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 8:09pm PST

032 - The Beanstalk Library

Episode #32. Our guest today is band The Beanstalk Library, fronted by TCL regular and amateur saxophonist Ryan Walker.  Discussion includes heckling at shows, car alarms from hell, and the rise and fall of the Washington Bullets led by keyboardist Joel. A spirited round of "Show & Tell" is played where guitarist Brian Pagels brandishes a rusty saw he uses for protection while bassist David goes the more literary route.  Adam Neubauer loves his wallet and Erin Ryan has two first names. Justin and Sean discuss recent behind the scenes drama.  Our show is brought to you by our Amazon link, which gives us a piece of your purchase if you click through the sponsor link on our website.  This podcast is also brought to you by ToriRocksRealEstate.com, GrowthGroup.com, Saucony, RCS Photography, and Cue Recording Studios. 

 

Direct download: The_Circus_Life_-_032.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 1:23am PST

Episode #30.  Three great guests come in Studio D and talk to Justin and Sean including Snuffy Walden (composer for the music on “The Wonder Years”, “West Wing”, “Sports Night”, “Nashville”), Leroy Miller (former member of Smashmouth and song placements on “Scrubs”, “Driven”, “Alias”) and Sara Niemietz (broadway actress, season two “Glee” cast member, supporting actress on “Akleelah and The Bee”).  Snuffy talks about his musical start in strip clubs, Leroy reflects on his cross country bike trip at 12 years old in the Boy Scouts, and Sara talks about her upcoming single with blues legend Keb' Mo’.  Finally, 13 year old music reviewer Joshua Kirk reviews the Old 97’s record “Wreck Your Life”.  Our show is brought to you by our Amazon link, which gives us a piece of your purchase if you click through the sponsor link on our website.  This podcast is also brought to you by ToriRocksRealEstate.com, GrowthGroup.com, Saucony, RCS Photography, and Cue Recording Studios. 

Direct download: The_Circus_Life_-_030.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 1:00am PST

029 - Bobby Thompson, Jeffrey Platts, Marlene Hall

#29.  Our new website is up!  Check it out at www.thecircuslife.com.  Jeffrey Platts, a dating and life coach, comes on the show to analyze Justin and Raf's relationship status and facilitate an eye gazing game between Justin and Marlene Hall. Sean and Marlene don't see eye to eye on practices pertaining to dog fostering. Finally, Bobby Thompson of the bands Blueheart Revival and Mud Rey comes on and plays some songs on electric and lap steel guitars.  Justin grills Bobby on his cuffed jeans.  Our show is brought to you by ToriRocksRealEstate.com, GrowthGroup.com, Saucony, RCS Photography, and Cue Recording Studios. 

Direct download: The_Circus_Life_-_029.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 1:00am PST

#028. Phillip Noss comes in Studio D to play songs off his new record and tell us about how his longtime girlfriend Frances told him to "%#$@ off" on the playground eleven years ago when they first met. Victoria Vox drops by and helps explain the use, overuse, and misuse of emoticons, which is a divisive topic for Sean and Justin.  Rafael Suanes somehow becomes the butt of all jokes and speaks about the upcoming debut of he and Justin's new video project "UnrehearsedDC".  Justin and Sean gear up for the release of the brand new TCL website.  Our show is brought to you by ToriRocksRealEstate.com, GrowthGroup.com, Saucony, RCS Photography, and Cue Recording Studios.

Direct download: The_Circus_Life_-_Episode_028.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 11:30pm PST

014.  DC-based gypsy brass band "Black Masala" comes on TCL to perform and help promote our show "The Circus Life LIVE" on November 23rd at the Rock and Roll Hotel in DC.  Nick Hardt from OnTap Magazine and Paul Vodra of Hometown Sounds drop in as Justin and his friend Brett talk about friends who come out of the woodwork when they're single again their recent "man-date" to the Kennedy Center and the Metro Cooking Show.  Today's show is brought to you by GrowthGroup.comToriRocksRealEstate.com, and Cue Recording Studios. 

Direct download: The_Circus_Life_-_Episode_014.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 11:12pm PST

#009. YouTube celebrity and comedian Remy Munasifi, aka "GoRemy", comes on the show tell us about the inception of his Internet fame and sings a song about our beloved DC metro system.  MH & His Orchestra brings their 9 piece collective into the Red Room to sing songs about women and trains. It should be noted that the saxophone player had a huge black eye but Justin was too freaked out to mention it on the show. Our program is brought up you by GrowthGroup.com, Westover Beer Garden, Saucony Shoes, RCS Photography, and Cue Recording Studios. 

Direct download: The_Circus_Life_-_Episode_009.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 12:34am PST

Episode #004.  Jim Ebert speaks with the boys in Studio A about producing such people as Meredith Brooks, Butch Walker, and Cowboy Mouth.  We hear live performances from Mary Ann Redmond and Dusty Rose who tell us about recording for Motown Records and the trials and tribulations of being a studio manager.  Justin talks about a recent date that found him at a wig shop and how he has started speaking with Sean more than his own parents. This show is brought to you by Dogwood Tavern, Saucony Shoes, Sweetwater.com, and Cue Recording Studios. 

Direct download: The_Circus_Life_-_Episode_004.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 8:24pm PST

Episode #003. Three shows in!  On today's installment of TCL we speak with chef Will Artley, executive chef of Pizzeria Orso and recent contestant on Food Network's "Chopped".  Will brings in food for our panel to try including Kate Moran and Ben Tufts (who came back because he heard there was food). Jasmine Gillison drops by to play a new song. Hopefully by now she's gotten herself a Facebook page.  Our show is sponsored by Dogwood Tavern, Saucony Shoes, Sweetwater.com, and Cue Recording Studios. Thanks for listening and please tell a friend!

Direct download: The_Circus_Life_-_Episode_003.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 6:54am PST

Episode #002!  On today's show we started with Justin speaking with Ben Tufts, DC area drummer and longtime friend, about Ben's recent benefit show and the dating app "Tinder". Then band "The Cowards Choir" came in featuring Andy Zipf, Ryan Walker, Adam Neubauer, and Ben Tufts.  They played two songs and helped debut our new segment "Show and Tell" in which Andy read to the group from his childhood children's book. Today's show is brought to you by Dogwood Tavern and Saucony Shoes. 

Direct download: The_Circus_Life_-_Episode_002.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 5:53pm PST

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