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Pop Haydn at Santa Clarita


This video is from the 2011 Cowboy Festival. I have performed at this festival since 2005. Magill and I love it and always have a great time.

I will be appearing once again at the Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival held this coming year on April 19 – 22, 2012 at Melody Ranch Movie Studio.

I will be performing just on Saturday and Sunday at the Medicine Show Stage, along with Professor Dave Bourne and the incredible John Reynolds. I will be doing some magic and pitching the Amazing Miracle Oil.

It is a wonderful festival, with lots to see and do. It is great for the kids, with farriers, leathersmiths, rope spinners, campfire cooks, and other demonstrations of the skills of the range, as well as cowboy poetry readings, and lots and lots of cowboy music. There is great food to eat, and the ambience is wonderful–it is the set of the HBO show Deadwood. It is a wonderful place to come dressed up in Old West duds and take photos. Steampunk is welcome.

Pop at Melody Ranch

Pop Haydn at Melody Ranch

Karin McKechnie, Pop Haydn, Jan Harness at Melody Ranch

Karin McKechnie, Pop Haydn, Jan Harness at Melody Ranch

For more information about the Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival, go here: http://www.cowboyfestival.org/

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Monday Night Tease, Tonight!

Get your free GACP campaign kit!


There are still free campaign kits for Election 2012 available, folks!

Get ‘em while they are free!

You get a Pop Haydn campaign button, a campaign poster Postcard, and a Greater American Confidence Party membership card.

Free shipping and Handling!

Now we can’t keep this offer up for very long (the button alone sells for $3.25 in our online store) but we want to give everyone a chance, and don’t want to put up with the whiners who come back saying, “Why didn’t you tell me you were going to quit giving stuff away free?”

So this is your chance. All you have to do is sign up on our membership list at the GACP Online Headquarters

Don’t be a loser!

Sign up for the sake of the country.

At least go look at the page to find out what this is all about.

You don’t want to be the last one to know, do you?

Help strike a blow for the thin “Sanity Fringe” of American politics.

 

To get you in the mood, here is Pop’s new campaign theme, by Professor Dave Bourne:

Bombasto March — Dave Bourne

You can find Dave Bourne’s CDs and more information about him at: www.SaloonPiano.com

The Bombasto March is from the CD Dawn of the Century Ragtime Orchestra

Van Tee won’t strip!


This is Phil Van Tee, an incredible entertainer. He is going to be appearing at the Monday Night Tease with Pop Haydn, but he won’t be taking off his clothes, which will be a relief to many and a disappointment to a few, probably very few…

Phil, like Pop, is a creature of another time, an expatriate of the early 20th Century marooned here in a strange time and place. He loves it here, though. Not only is the toilet paper better, but you can sell people a little bottle of water for four bucks! His love for the 21st Century is tempered by his feeling that ground has been lost that was dearly paid for by the working man.

This Tall Teller of Tales  (6′ 8″ !) has spent 25 years as a clean standup comedian in addition to his 30  years as a magician. That means he is more entertaining than most comedians and  funnier than almost all magicians. He will be performing for you as a musician.

He is a graduate of Ringling Brother’s Clown College, and is a wonderful singer song-writer with his heart in Old Time, folk, union and protest songs.

Phil has appeared on:

Reno 911
Showtime’s “Who’s Got  Jokes?”
The Man Show
Mad T. V.
A& E’s “Comedy On The  Road”
“The Latino Laugh Festival” (Si T. V.)
“Inside Joke” (Si T.V.) and several times on Nickelodeon!

You can find out more about Phil Van Tee at PhilVanTee.com

Phil Van Tee will be appearing with Pop Haydn, Lili VonSchtupp, and Pop’s Tarts on Monday, October 24th at the Monday Night Tease at 3 Clubs in Hollywood.

Phil Van Tee

The Monday Night Tease is the longest running traditional burlesque show in Hollywood. The show is produced and run by the fabulous, talented and sexy, and very, very naughty Lili VonSchtupp.

The crowd is mixed and friendly, and welcoming.

It is a good show for couples as well as single ladies and men.

The atmosphere is fun and upbeat, and a maybe just a little raunchy…magic, music, comedy and near-naked ladies–what could be better?

It’s Hollywood Night Life in the 21st Century, people!

Scoundrels and Trollops

Monday Night Tease hosted by Pop Haydn

Burlesque by:

Anastasia Vonteaserhausen
Isabella Star
Miss Angie Cakes
Glama Sutra
Kate Fox
Venus Demille

with a special guest appearance by Phil Van Tee

$15 advance tickets:
https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/205781

Bar Opens: 6pm
Seating Starts: 9:30pm
Show Starts: 10pm

3 Clubs
1123 Vine St.
(Vine at Santa Monica)
Los Angeles, CA 90038

No photography.

Performers subject to change without notice.

Plenty of free street parking.

21+, full bar, no food.

http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=158290334264749

My Southern Can is Mine


Madame Pamita’s wonderful music video of “My Southern Can is Mine,” her butt-kicking answer to Blind Willie McTell’s “Your Southern Can is Mine.”

This recording is from the CD Madame Pamita’s Wax Works. All the music on this CD was recorded on Edison Wax Cylinders.

This video was shot with film cameras from the 1930’s.

I play myself in a cameo appearance.

Madame Pamita makes an appearance on the Pop Haydn Radio-Medicine Show. You can listen here: Pop’s Radio Medicine Show

You can find out more about Madame Pamita and her music at Madame Pamita’s Website

You can hear Willie McTell’s version here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ds1xVHsXm7Y

Glama Sutra and the Peek a Boo


Glama Sutra

Glama Sutra

This is the glorious Glama Sutra, folks!

She is glamorous in every position, she knows how to play the Peek a Boo, and she is going to take her clothes off for you at the Monday Night Tease’s show Scoundrels and Trollops at the 3Clubs on Vine Street (just north of Santa Monica) in Hollywood, California.

Mark Monday, October 24th, 9:30 pm on your calendar, and go get a ticket.

Seating is limited, so get your tickets soon.

Please join me and Phil Van Tee and  Glama Sutra and the rest of Pop’s Tarts for a fun, sexy, and entertaining show.

The Monday Night Tease is the longest running traditional burlesque show in Hollywood.

It is run by the fabulous and talented Lili VonSchtupp.

The crowd is mixed and friendly, and welcoming. It is a good show for couples as well as single ladies and men. The atmosphere is fun and upbeat, and a maybe just a little raunchy. Magic, music, comedy and near-nekkid ladies–what could be better?

Scoundrels and Trollops

Monday Night Tease hosted by Pop Haydn

Burlesque by:

Anastasia Vonteaserhausen
Isabella Star
Miss Angie Cakes
Glama Sutra
Kate Fox
Venus Demille

with a special guest appearance by Phil Van Tee

$15 advance tickets:
https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/205781

Bar Opens: 6pm
Seating Starts: 9:30pm
Show Starts: 10pm

3 Clubs
1123 Vine St.
(Vine at Santa Monica)
Los Angeles, CA 90038

No photography. Performers subject to change without notice. Plenty of free street parking.

21+, full bar, no food.

http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=158290334264749

Check out Glama Sutra’s  Facebook page: Glama Sutra

25,760 views of Medicine Show Band:


I had not checked in a long time, but just noticed that my video of Professor Dave Bourne and the Medicine Show Band had hit over 25, 760 views.

This is great!

Dave Bourne is one of the finest Old Time musicians around, and his band has incredible players. They appear on our Post-Modern Medicine Show, of course, as well as in our Radio-Medicine Show, our Old Time Internet Hour, and at every Soapy Smith Night at the Magic Castle in Hollywood.

Dave was the piano player at the Gem Saloon in HBO’s Deadwood, and created a lot of the music for that show. Dave started out playing piano in 1958 at the Calico Saloon at Knott’s Berry Farm.

He played bass for the Wagonmasters, a cowboy band that played ar0und the campfire at the Wagon Camp at Knott’s from 1955-1968.

You can find out more about Professor Dave Bourne and the Medicine Show Band, and purchase CDs at www.Saloonpiano.com.

Good Time at the Fiddlers Convention


Fiddlers Convention

Old Time Fiddlers' Convention and Festival -- Goleta, CA

Magill and I had a great time in Goleta, California today at the Old Time Fiddlers’ Convention and Festival.

This was the 40th of these festivals, and the weather was perfect–sunny but not hot, and slightly breezy.

The Old Time and Bluegrass music was so wonderful. It made me feel like I was young, and back home in the hills of Tennessee and North Carolina–that is, except for all the giant Birds of Paradise and Palm trees…

It took me back to when I was young, just starting out in magic.

I studied poetry at East Carolina University in the late 60’s with professor Dave Lawson from New Mexico. He introduced me to Blue Grass music. He had a band called the Rocky Mountain Boys, and they were very good.

I was working with the Road Co., a traveling improvisational troupe out of Johnson City, Tennessee (this was around 1974-5). Through working with the Road Co., I became friends with Tom Bledsoe, John McCutcheon, Richard Blaustein, Bill Hicks and other local Old Time musicians, and performed doing magic in some fiddlers and blue grass conventions around North Carolina and Tennessee.

At one of these I worked with Janette Carter, and she invited me to perform at the Carter Family Store in Virginia. I did that a few weeks later, and I suspect I am the only magician to have worked there. I think it was my favorite show ever. I was so proud to have worked there.

It was during that time that I met “Peg Leg Sam” Jackson. Sam was an incredible singer, harmonica player, dancer, comedian and story teller from South Carolina. He had spent the early part of his career working in the medicine shows, and had a wealth of polished stories and jokes, and was an amazing blues and country harmonica player. I was first interested in the medicine shows from his stories. I will try to post more about Sam soon.

Later I opened for a lot of the Grand Ole Opry stars working at Tombstone Junction, a theme park in Cumberland Falls, Kentucky. I got to work with some really incredible performers, including Bill Monroe, Lester Flat, Bill Anderson, Loretta Lynn, Conway Twitty, Jerry Reed, Billy “Crash” Craddock, and Mickey Gilly.

I was so lucky to have this opportunity. It was quite a lesson in professionalism, showmanship and artistry.

Anyway, the beautiful surroundings of the Stow House, the perfect weather and the magnificent music took me back to some good times from when I was young.

It is a great convention, folks!

Make plans to go next year. You will have a great, great time!

http://fiddlersconvention.org/dpage.php?page_id=1

2011 Old Time Fiddlers’ Convention, Goleta, CA


2011 Old Time Fiddlers' Convention

2011 Old Time Fiddlers' Convention

I will be performing on the stage tomorrow at the 2011 Old Time Fiddlers’ Convention in Goleta, California.

Magill and I are looking forward to a wonderful time. It is a beautiful place and I think it is going to be a beautiful day. We will be hoping to see a lot of our friends out there.

For more information go to:

Old Time Fiddlers’ Convention

Rancho La Patera & Stow House
304 N. Los Carneros Road
Goleta, California 93117
Ticket prices
     $25  General admission
$20  Seniors and Students with ID
Free 17 and under

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