#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 PST

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 PST

#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 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

#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 PST

#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 PST

#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 PST

#005 It's truly our pleasure to have 12 year old Joshua Kirk on today's show who discusses music with us, his love for Philly band Dr. Dog, and cooking with Guy Fieri.  Alex Vans drops in to discuss his move from suburban living to inner city hipster life.  Finally, musician Laura Tsaggaris, a new mother which we completely forget to talk about, plays two songs for us and proceeds to fall in love with our 12 year old music reviewer Joshua.  Our show is brought to you by Dogwood Tavern, Sweetwater.com, Saucony Shoes, and Cue Recording Studios.  

Direct download: The_Circus_Life_-_Episode_005.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:23pm 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





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