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I have a movie to share that is a visual metaphor for the creation of this record and the fate of its artists.
A long time ago, when I was eleven years old, I finished third in a juggling contest at a soccer camp. I got beat by two brothers who came to the camp from Japan. Their names were Toshiaki and Katsiuki. My father teased me about it at the time and said I would never be able to beat them because they were too good. This annoyed me as he knew it would. Many years later my father asked me how I planned to promote a record I was working on. He said: “You’ve been working so diligently for such a long time. One day you need to make a dollar.” He suggested I get someone with a better voice and wider appeal to sing my songs, then looked in my direction tauntingly while listing several artists off the top of his head. I said “I’m not trying to wait for Rihanna and Jolie Holland and Peter, Paul and Mary or any of the rest of them. Alls I got to rely on is Eric and myself.” He said, “You’re a fool Michael."
Here is my response. The movie is called “The Juggler” and you can watch/LISTEN here: THE JUGGLER
also, Michael says he'll mail you a free vinyl if you tell him exactly how many times the fool juggles the ball consecutively. It was filmed at Golden Gate Park yesterday on the first try!!!!! http://youtu.be/DhXRFi_9IOs
look out for a podcast of this week's show, w/ songs from Shareef Ali's album at the beginning & end + Michael Musika/Eric Kuhn's new record "There is No Need to Name the Moon" + Eric+Erica's album "This is Where"
DJ Alex Webbles on KUSF in Exile, with the Hangover Sessions.
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