015.  Justin and his band members Josh Himmelsbach and Jean Finstad are the fifth and final band to come on TCL and perform in preparation for "The Circus Life LIVE" show this weekend on November 23rd at the Rock and Roll Hotel in DC.  Alexis from Growth Group speaks about talking her way out of a traffic ticket, Sam Snow debuts a new pop culture segment, and Alex Vans is tired of The Walking Dead.  Sean and Justin reminisce on their recent photo shoot.  Our show is brought to you by GrowthGroup.com, ToriRocksRealEstate.com, RCS Photography,  and Cue Recording Studios.

Direct download: The_Circus_Life_-_Episode_015.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am PDT

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 PDT

013. We are joined by DC's very own female duo "The Sweater Set" for a conversation about touring with Michelle Shocked and a spirited round of "Show & Tell".  Maureen Andary and Sara Curtin bring some much needed female energy into the studio and play two songs chalk full of banjos, accordions, glockenspiels, and kazoos.  Today's show is brought to you Rock Star Reality owned by Tori McKinney who comes in to speak with us about owning houses and her interest in live music. Find her at Torirocksrealestate.com.  We are also sponsored by GrowthGroup.com, Saucony, and Cue Recording Studios. 

Direct download: The_Circus_Life_-_Episode_013.mp3
Category:Comedy, Music, Freestyle, Podcast, Smarts -- posted at: 9:52pm PDT

#012. Steve Jackson and all of The Pietasters come in the Red Room and play their world famous ska music. Seriously, they come and play and it's awesome!  Steve, Jer, and Dave talk about getting a gun brandished on them by a venue owner and Kona Gallagher discusses bruising her lady parts during a roller derby game.  We discuss our live show at the Rock and Roll Hotel on November 23rd with The Cowards Choir, Black Masala, MH & His Orchestra, The Sweater Set, and The Justin Trawick Group. Our show is sponsored by Cue Recording Studios,GrowthGroup.com, Saucony, and Westover Beer Garden. 

Direct download: The_Circus_Life_-_Episode_012.mp3
Category:podcast, music, ska comedy -- posted at: 11:36pm PDT

011. So we've tap danced our way into our eleventh episode. No, seriously, Adjoa Skinner comes in the Red Room and lays down some sweet tap beats and whistles for Sean and Justin. Casey Rae of the Future of Music Coalition talks about the upcoming summit and his love for New Wave. Chris Naoum speaks about Listen Local First and proves that he may be TCL's first "superfan". Finally, Jay Jenc brings in sandwiches from the Westover Market and talks about why he could never live in New Orleans.  Our show is brought to you by GrowthGroup.com, Westover Market & Beer Garden, Saucony, and Cue Recording Studios. 

Direct download: The_Circus_Life_-_Episode_011.mp3
Category:Comedy, Music, Freestyle, Podcast, Smarts -- posted at: 11:09pm PDT

#010. Another round of firsts for The Circle Life as we have both our first real broadcaster and rapper into the studio to show us how the art of wordplay really is done.  WJLA DC Traffic Anchor Amanda Meadows comes in the Red Room and plays a round of "Made Up Traffic Situation" that includes beavers and overturned logging trucks.  Freestyle rapper Flex Mathews talks about touring with Matisyahu and does an impromptu "object rap" based around a bag of Justin's (aka 'Juicy Boy') "stuff".  Alex Vans and Mundy are part of the panel today and talk about their Dewey Beach Music Conference experience.  Our show is sponsored by GrowthGroup.com, our "Venue of the Month" the Westover Beet Garden, Saucony, and Cue Recording Studios in Falls Church, Virginia. 

Direct download: The_Circus_Life_-_Episode_010.mp3
Category:Comedy, Music, Freestyle, -- posted at: 3:00am PDT

#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 PDT

#008. Two bands make it into Cue Recording Studios for our eighth show. Miss Shevaughn & Yuma Wray stop by with their tricked out van and discuss performing with magicians and their upcoming marriage. Jenny Leigh celebrates her recent journey into full time jobless musicianhood and move to "Music City". Finally, founder and CEO of Hinge, Justin McLeod, talks about personally using his own dating app for relationships and his lack of a Kentucky accent.   Our venue of the month for October is Westover Beer Garden in Arlington VA and our show is sponsored by artist accounting firm GrowthGroup.com, Saucony Shoes, and RCS Photography. 

Direct download: The_Circus_Life_-_Episode_008.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:00am PDT

#007. Today's show features the men and women behind the music we listen to. Eight sound engineers tell us about about life behind the soundboard including Jeff Juliano, Ken Schubert, Gavin Pearce, Pat Hester, Doug Ross, Mark Williams, Harry Evans, and Carolyn Bragg. Victoria Vox plays plays live and brings in naked photos for a round of "Show and Tell".  Finally brewer Charlie Buettner brings in five beers of his Mad Fox Brewing Company brews and talks about the rise of the DC area food and arts scene.  Our show is sponsored by Saucony, Sweetwater.com, RCS Photography, and Cue Recording Studios. 

Direct download: The_Circus_Life_-_Episode_007.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:23am PDT

#006.  Today's show marks two things: 1) Our first beer episode, and 2) The first time Justin officially gets drunk on the show.  Westover Beer Garden owner Devin Hicks comes by to facilitate a blind taste testing for our panel and fails to tell us ahead of time that most of the beers were 9% alcohol.  Mundy drops by to discuss her love of neon and pointy objects.  Our musical guests Rebecca Haviland and Chris Anderson of "Whiskey Heart" play some songs, tell us about NYC life, and desperately try not to give away the plot of "Breaking Bad" to Justin, who is currently playing catch up.  Our show is sponsored by RCS Photography, Dogwood Tavern, Saucony Shoes, Sweetwater.com, and Cue Recording Studios.

Direct download: The_Circus_Life_-_Episode_006.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:00am PDT



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