A new video of a song from my (free) album Live and Suggestible called Pubic Hair Removal:
Congratulations to Iver for coming in first in his second 500 point Fight Night in a row, this time at the NJF 2014!
All other results can be found at the Nederlands Jongleer Festival 2014 Fight Night page. Thanks to Brook Roberts for organizing this event and submitting all the details.
One minute of footage of the Fight Night can be seen in this convention montage, starting at 5 minutes 38 seconds:
Iver has now won 6 matches in a row in the knockout rounds, but even more impressively, he’s also gone 27 matches in qualification without losing too, for a total of 33 matches in a row unbeaten! He moves up to third place in the current Fight Night (beta) rankings, and jumps ahead of Luke and Brook to go first in the 2014 points race.
A minor rankings points rule change, for ease of counting and ranking, is that everyone who enters a tournament is awarded a minimum of a single point. This means they get a point even without a single win in the round robin qualifications, or without progressing past the group combat qualification rounds. This means that there are now 109 players listed in the current Fight Night (beta) rankings instead of 103, and the number will only increase as more people take part in tournaments in the near future.
The next Fight Night tournament, this coming weekend, is the Rostock 2014 Fight Night, a 250 point event. The weekend following is the Berlin 2014 Fight Night, which this year will be a 500 or 750 point event.
I’m going to be performing at some street show festivals this year, so got out the old Art of Juggling gear and put together a solo version. It was a lot of fun! The old version had two people, me and Pola, with one person doing the juggling and the other person doing the painting. Now I had to learn both parts and fit them together in a way that makes sense, has a logical progression, and tells a story.
Here is a video of my first ever performance of the new act, performed in my own home at the Open Stage in the Living Room in May 2014.
The Art of Juggling – solo street show version premiere from luke burrage on Vimeo.
The full street show will start with a 10 minute diabolo section, move on to the act as performed above, up until the knives come out. Then the music will stop and I’ll perform my standard rola bola knife juggling routine, which is another 10 minutes of comedy and audience participation, rather than just the trick as presented.
Another show, another big success! These photos are only from the second half, as during the first half my camera was set up for video, not photos. Thanks to everyone who took part, either on stage or in the audience.
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You can download it using this link, so right click and save:
Live and Suggestible documents a song writing challenge proposed by Caroline Clifford and Paul Salamone at the We Are Not Gemüsed comedy show in Berlin; I ask for a topic suggestion from the audience, write the song, and then perform it for the first time the next time I’m back at Gemüsed. I accepted the challenge. I took 10 suggestions, wrote 10 songs, and performed those songs over 10 different shows.
The topic suggestions were, in order (along with the start location on the album):
- Pubic Hair Removal – 1:45
- Tomatoes – 6:45
- Hipsters – 11:22
- Quantum Physics / The Walk of Shame – 16:43
- Misogyny in Comedy – 22:11
- Penny Markt / Red Traffic Light – 27:15
- Concrete – 33:48
- Chernobyl – 37:59
- Flies – 43:10
- Schmoozing / Alzheimer’s Disease – 46:11
It’s a single mp3 file with a single track, coming in at about 75mb and 52 minutes. It’ll play on any computer or phone or device or even right here in your browser. Warning for young ears: many songs on this free album contain adult language and themes.
If you enjoy the free album, please help support my ongoing music and comedy output by purchasing my not-free album, Bitterly Autobiographical:
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