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Options January 10, 2013: That Dirty Clown - a 1992 Popera by Clay Pigeon

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  That Dirty Clown is a popera that I wrote circa 1992, when I lived in Florida. It was originally released in an edition of 200 cassettes. It was recorded on a 4-track cassette machine. Vocals are tape manipulated. I appreciate your nice comments about this project. Hard to believe it's 21-years old. Always remember. CP

Listener comments!

  Thu. 1/10/13 6:09pm Clay:

Hello
  Thu. 1/10/13 6:10pm Danne D:

We'll see when the creeped out folks find this playlist and transfer over.
Avatar Thu. 1/10/13 6:10pm kat330:

Hey, Clay! "The CD side of town"? I'd prefer the vinyl side.
  Thu. 1/10/13 6:10pm Nate:

Pure genius! I love it!
Avatar Thu. 1/10/13 6:10pm Philo Gristle:

Greets, Clay!
  Thu. 1/10/13 6:10pm Ken From Hyde Park:

I am here. Folks were commenting on Fabio's board minutes ago.
  Thu. 1/10/13 6:10pm Cory:

Hey dude! love the tune!
  Thu. 1/10/13 6:10pm joe:

I love it I want a copy
Avatar Thu. 1/10/13 6:10pm kat330:

So is this Killer Joe meets Ray Bradbury?
  Thu. 1/10/13 6:11pm david:

Amazing that this is from '92 - really shows the timelessness of what Clay does.
  Thu. 1/10/13 6:11pm Clay:

Hey everyone. Glad you're here.
  Thu. 1/10/13 6:11pm sFrances:

*loving* this.
hello all~!!
Avatar Thu. 1/10/13 6:12pm kat330:

Hi, Frances!
  Thu. 1/10/13 6:12pm Clay:

Smiling at all your names. :>)
  Thu. 1/10/13 6:12pm blee:

Is the bartender pouring hot Zimas?
  Thu. 1/10/13 6:12pm joe:

maybe a 2 7 inch set as this years primium
  Thu. 1/10/13 6:12pm dale:

YAY! my wife bought three or four copies of that dirty clown for gifts. think you played this first in 2006 on fmu (?) right up there with phantom of the paradise
Avatar Thu. 1/10/13 6:12pm kat330:

I've noticed amEdeo plays tracks from this most every show. Mollusk!
  Thu. 1/10/13 6:13pm Carmichael:

Clay! Send in the dirty clowns!
  Thu. 1/10/13 6:13pm Nate:

This quitting smoking thing has brought out the creative and abstract in you CP! I like this new direction!
  Thu. 1/10/13 6:13pm sFrances:

holy s*&t, this just keeps better & bonkersy better.
i feel like swearing a blue streak, this is so awesome.
(Hi Kat330!)
Avatar Thu. 1/10/13 6:13pm G:

People are still commenting (on this show, it seems) on Fabio's board, because it's often left open afterwards...
  Thu. 1/10/13 6:14pm blee:

Oh crap, she's gotta dirty clown baby!
  Thu. 1/10/13 6:14pm Carmichael:

Did you quit the nicotine, Clay?? Good for you!
Avatar Thu. 1/10/13 6:14pm kat330:

Your inception for this opera coincides about exactly with amEdeo's CONception -- so makes sense. :)
  Thu. 1/10/13 6:15pm dale:

up and down like a rusty roller coaster - gold, GOLD i tells ya!
  Thu. 1/10/13 6:15pm blee:

@G - even Clay is commenting on this board. : )
Avatar Thu. 1/10/13 6:15pm Philo Gristle:

Sounded like the Eraserhead baby.
  Thu. 1/10/13 6:17pm oddly gone:

This pop opera secretes a delightfully cloying vibe. I recommend it with the mushy peas and gravy. Bravissimo, Maestro Pigeon!
  Thu. 1/10/13 6:17pm sFrances:

coincidentally: i've been rewatching the entire Twin Peaks series this week....

I luuuuuuuuuuuuuuv this.
Avatar Thu. 1/10/13 6:17pm Pennywise:

Want a balloon?
  Thu. 1/10/13 6:18pm Maxim Goose:

i said it on Fabio's comments board-- something like.. "hey- you're playing the dirty clown album-- good plan!"
  Thu. 1/10/13 6:18pm dinatekno:

Holy crap! This is fantastic! Dirty clown - somehow, I picture X.Ray Burns in his best Juggalo cape - laughing...
Avatar Thu. 1/10/13 6:18pm Philo Gristle:

@sFrances Does it still hold up? The first season was a big deal when it came out, loved it.
  Thu. 1/10/13 6:19pm steve:

Clay i just posted on the other board not realizing it had changed. to reiterate: this is blowing my mind with its surreal, creepy dreamyness
  Thu. 1/10/13 6:20pm Maxim Goose:

oh and also --this "one of these tracks can be found with other weird and wonderful things on the compilation album "the vanity case reality tunnel volume two.. the carnival is over"-- just thought i'd say "
that dirty clown is one of my all time favourite albums-- just thought i'd say that too
  Thu. 1/10/13 6:21pm Danne D:

Can't understand why some people are afraid of clowns....nope can't understand it all....


:hides:
  Thu. 1/10/13 6:21pm Candy Colored Clown:

"I'll f#@! anything that moves"
  Thu. 1/10/13 6:22pm sFrances:

@Philo: totally still holds up. I've been laughing and cringing at the same spots I did when it originally aired. And discovering some new layers of perception too. I worked at a bookstore when it came out, so I got the Laura Palmer diary, the Fodors type tourist guide to the town of Twin Peaks as well as the Agent Cooper cassettes.
  Thu. 1/10/13 6:22pm david:

<Dusty Show "Yes!" sample>
  Thu. 1/10/13 6:22pm Nate:

How many takes was this, CP? I wish I could get into your awesomely creative arc on this. I'm fascinated!
Avatar Thu. 1/10/13 6:22pm kat330:

@Pennywise: You got a balloon, and I got a birthday song for this wee one:
freemusicarchive.org...
Avatar Thu. 1/10/13 6:22pm G:

John Wayne Gacy, call your office
Avatar Thu. 1/10/13 6:24pm kat330:

Say, Clay, what month / day were you born (no year needed ;)?
  Thu. 1/10/13 6:24pm steve:

im going to make you some devils food cake... lol
  Thu. 1/10/13 6:24pm alberto:

precious!
  Thu. 1/10/13 6:25pm Clay:

Thanks for your nice comments. This was recorded on a cassette 4-track deck. Pretty lo-fi. Weird to hear this after twenty-years. Crappier than I remember! 2/22
  Thu. 1/10/13 6:25pm other david:

Genius, Clay :)
  Thu. 1/10/13 6:25pm TImb:

Hi Clay, listening from Fort Lauderdale. I love "Dirty Clown"! My friend lent me the CD a few months ago. Thanks for playing this today. Hope all is well.
  Thu. 1/10/13 6:26pm Nate:

@kat330 gotta be a Scorpio
  Thu. 1/10/13 6:26pm dale:

the clown car horn interjections get me every time
  Thu. 1/10/13 6:26pm Danne D:

I want cake now :(
  Thu. 1/10/13 6:26pm Tugboat:

Tugboat Checkin in from the harbor.
Avatar Thu. 1/10/13 6:26pm Philo Gristle:

@sFrances I remember there was even a magazine dedicated to the mysteries of the show, Wrapped In Plastic, which I remember purchasing a few copies of. I think they did 30-40 issues of it total. I wasn't *that* into it, and my interest petered out by the time the second season was halfway through..... but it'd be interesting to see again.
  Thu. 1/10/13 6:26pm sFrances:

this does not sound crappy at all, Clay!
quick kicking yourself, even floppy clown shoes can bruise. ;)
Avatar Thu. 1/10/13 6:26pm kat330:

Thanks, Mr. Pigeon (I presume those #'s were answering my ?) !
  Thu. 1/10/13 6:27pm kata:

oops, I was still hangin out on Fabio's playlist. I dig this Clay ! very enjoyable.
  Thu. 1/10/13 6:27pm moose:

gee i just got here- i think i'll have to step out of the playlist and away from the sound and listen to the archive-now time for a 'jazz cigarette!'
  Thu. 1/10/13 6:27pm Cory:

if it sucks can I have a copy?
Avatar Thu. 1/10/13 6:27pm kat330:

@Nate: Not asking for his sign. I have a more nefarious purpose. ;)
  Thu. 1/10/13 6:27pm Clay:

58
  Thu. 1/10/13 6:29pm sFrances:

@Philo: today I came upon a car wrapped in plastic (& aluminum foil). Am working on the photos of it now. & yeah, by season2 you totally see Mark Frost's more supernatural influence & with David Duchovney in drag, it's interesting to see it as a precursor to X Files.
I realized rewatching TP that it was where my interest in taxidermy began and now I have some of my own...(I also ended up moving to the PacNW/Portland,OR for 8 years)
  Thu. 1/10/13 6:29pm moose:

(just cause i misted so much)
Avatar Thu. 1/10/13 6:30pm kat330:

This really is making me think back to seeing Killer Joe last week -- the family "dynamics."
  Thu. 1/10/13 6:31pm david:

Abbey Road-quality, these tape speed adjustments.
  Thu. 1/10/13 6:31pm Danne D:

The way to a Dirty Clown's heart is through his stomach
  Thu. 1/10/13 6:31pm sFrances:

this also has a really nice Residents circa Demons Dance Alone vibe to it.
Avatar Thu. 1/10/13 6:32pm kat330:

@Danne: KFC?
  Thu. 1/10/13 6:32pm Bears On Trikes:

Fuck a bunch of clowns.
  Thu. 1/10/13 6:33pm Nate:

@Danne D: LMFAO!
Avatar Thu. 1/10/13 6:33pm Philo Gristle:

@sFrances ha! Hope you post links when you get them done. While I loved early X-Files, it lost its way trying to explain the mysteries. Twin Peaks just piled them on.
  Thu. 1/10/13 6:33pm Maxim Goose:

not crappy
it's a kind of beautiful, melancholy piece i reckon
and also fucked
  Thu. 1/10/13 6:34pm Carmichael:

When Josie turned into a drawer knob, I was done. I think the show finally jumped the shark when Leo went drooly.
  Thu. 1/10/13 6:35pm glenn:

oh hey, another shooting at an american school. http://news.nationalpost.com/2013/01/10/one-person-wounded-after-student-armed-with-shotgun-opens-fire-in-california-school/
  Thu. 1/10/13 6:35pm Nate:

Nice vibrato CP!
  Thu. 1/10/13 6:35pm dutty clown:

this is beautiful!!!
  Thu. 1/10/13 6:35pm blee:

This is a quality popera. The voice effects are kinda Ween, too.
  Thu. 1/10/13 6:36pm dale:

thhis is the part where my wife and i do spit takes.
  Thu. 1/10/13 6:36pm steve:

oh my god she had his baby!
Avatar Thu. 1/10/13 6:36pm kat330:

It was so hard to get an idea of the whole work -- the gestalt of TDC -- from hearing only isolated tracks on amEdeo's archives. It is really effective, Clay.
  Thu. 1/10/13 6:36pm dinatekno:

The imagery this recording is stirring up in my brain is frekin twisted and scary - THANKS Clay! I love this!
  Thu. 1/10/13 6:37pm sFrances:

@Philo, will try to get one shot up before the show is over!
& so true David about the tape speed switching quality .
this is stunning.
  Thu. 1/10/13 6:37pm Maxim Goose:

o-oh
Avatar Thu. 1/10/13 6:39pm kat330:

As Chrissie wrote: "Some of us are in the gutter / Some of us are looking at the stars." Those who'd like to look up to a beautiful sight, this is for you: apod.nasa.gov...
[Compare with Gaudi's Sagrada Família cathedral in Barcelona.]
  Thu. 1/10/13 6:39pm Danne D:

Dirty Clown Jr. was ahead of his time by 20 years. Today he'd have a show on The Learning Channel
  Thu. 1/10/13 6:40pm Carmichael:

A havin' my baby. What a wonderful way of saying how much ya love me ....
Avatar Thu. 1/10/13 6:40pm G:

But wait!!!!!!!!! Now how much would you pay?!?!?!?!
  Thu. 1/10/13 6:41pm blee:

Oh snap, Clown Clay segways to commercial!
  Thu. 1/10/13 6:41pm Danne D:

Love the Kid saying "Yes!" in the background :) Really great touch
  Thu. 1/10/13 6:41pm ?:

The Dirty Clown Jr Kit should be a premium.
  Thu. 1/10/13 6:41pm Popeil:

Throw in a cap snaffler!
  Thu. 1/10/13 6:42pm Brainiac:

@kat330
I believe Chrissy was quoting Oscar Wilde.
Now I have to go get drunk fast.
Avatar Thu. 1/10/13 6:43pm Matt from Springfield:

Jesus -- work emergency, if you can believe it!! Murphy's Law :)
BUT, at least "That Dirty Clown" has been rescued from "RealAudio limbo" -- now it's on the Flash/Pop-Up Player side!
  Thu. 1/10/13 6:44pm dale:

aww poor lil bastard.....
Avatar Thu. 1/10/13 6:44pm Matt from Springfield:

I also see some listeners were still on the Fabio side - only fitting for such a crazy Popera concept!
Avatar Thu. 1/10/13 6:44pm kat330:

@Brainiac: Well, thanks for that edification and cheers! [it's ChrissIE btw]
  Thu. 1/10/13 6:44pm Danne D:

Poor Dirty Clown Jr :(
  Thu. 1/10/13 6:45pm InBrkly:

I feel like I should tune out now and set aside time to listen to this from the beginning.
Avatar Thu. 1/10/13 6:45pm Philo Gristle:

Yikes, Matt! Must be a first!
  Thu. 1/10/13 6:45pm Nate:

CP? What do think of the collaboration or duel w/ Hearty White? It was brought up last week on the PL. . .
Avatar Thu. 1/10/13 6:45pm kat330:

Haven't seen Les Miz or the current film, but surely this gives it a run for its money.
  Thu. 1/10/13 6:46pm northguineahills:

I share Danne D's sentiment.
  Thu. 1/10/13 6:46pm Sandy in Houston:

This is some dark shit! !
  Thu. 1/10/13 6:46pm dale:

was the priest the lucky charms elf?
Avatar Thu. 1/10/13 6:47pm Philo Gristle:

Almost sounded like Clay was going to start singing "Kalinka" there....
  Thu. 1/10/13 6:47pm Brainiac:

It's giving me the runs.
  Thu. 1/10/13 6:48pm Sandy in Houston:

hah
  Thu. 1/10/13 6:48pm Chuvak:

Hey people! Whats playing rite now?
Avatar Thu. 1/10/13 6:48pm Philo Gristle:

I bet Al Roker would have trouble holding back listening to this...
  Thu. 1/10/13 6:48pm dinatekno:

WOW!!! What a douchebag Dr.!!!
  Thu. 1/10/13 6:49pm sFrances:

@Philo: here's the shot, I have some detailed abstracts that I'll work/post eventually, but for now: http://www.flickr.com/photos/francesrust/8369155146/
  Thu. 1/10/13 6:49pm dale:

no people's choice nomination for this? how do we make that happen next year?
  Thu. 1/10/13 6:50pm Danne D:

She didn't make very good life choices, I have to say.
Avatar Thu. 1/10/13 6:50pm Philo Gristle:

Thanks, sFrances! How appropriate a syncronicity!
  Thu. 1/10/13 6:51pm Maxim Goose:

time for a re-release?....
Avatar Thu. 1/10/13 6:51pm kat330:

@dinatekno: Yeah, kinda justifies my iatrophobia. More people fear clowns, but I fear doctors.
  Thu. 1/10/13 6:52pm dale:

ooh, this part is going on the mixtape to be played at my funeral.
  Thu. 1/10/13 6:53pm Nate:

Another masterpiece! I'm not sure what I enjoyed more, though. . .The "Accuplaylist" or your performance! Bravo playlisters! Bravo CP!
  Thu. 1/10/13 6:54pm TommyT from Rivercity:

Thank you Clay
  Thu. 1/10/13 6:54pm sFrances:

@Philo: i live for moments like that. and i really needed a moment like that one *and* like this amazing Popera. 2013 has officially begun for the better!
  Thu. 1/10/13 6:54pm david:

bravo
  Thu. 1/10/13 6:54pm Sandy in Houston:

Bravo Bravo!
  Thu. 1/10/13 6:54pm sFrances:

*standing and clapping*, Encore! Encore!
Brilliant, Clay, Brilliant.
  Thu. 1/10/13 6:55pm steve:

yay techno
Avatar Thu. 1/10/13 6:55pm kat330:

KIITOS and KUDOS, Klay, you Krazy Klean Klown! :)
Avatar Thu. 1/10/13 6:55pm Philo Gristle:

Great job, Clay, glad you decided to go for it!
  Thu. 1/10/13 6:55pm blee:

Well done Clay, bravo!
  Thu. 1/10/13 6:55pm Danne D:

A little trivia: Dirty Clown actually sang a small background part on the Beatles' "Strawberry Fields Forever"
  Thu. 1/10/13 6:55pm other david:

Brilliant, brilliant, brilliant! You're a treasure, Clay.
  Thu. 1/10/13 6:56pm Danne D:

Power and Glory :)
Avatar Thu. 1/10/13 6:56pm Andrew Lloyd Webber:

HOLY FUCK.
  Thu. 1/10/13 6:56pm Nate:

Drums of what?
  Thu. 1/10/13 6:56pm northguineahills:

Now, that was fun radio....
Avatar Thu. 1/10/13 6:56pm Matt from Springfield:

Some Flea Market Finds!
Avatar Thu. 1/10/13 6:57pm Andrew Lloyd Webber:

Touching *is* pleasant
Avatar Thu. 1/10/13 6:57pm Philo Gristle:

@sFrances Big fan of odd coincidences myself. Last year wasn't too bad for kat & I, here's hoping this one is better for everyone here.
Avatar Thu. 1/10/13 6:57pm Matt from Springfield:

@Danne: He was the one fond of cranberry sauce/digging Paul's grave? :)
  Thu. 1/10/13 6:58pm Nate:

Reggae and the CCCP
Avatar Thu. 1/10/13 6:58pm Matt from Springfield:

Glad this episode was a hit! I'll be sure to listen at my nearest convenience.
Always Remember, and Always Record Radio Dramas! Or Poperas, as the case may be...
  Thu. 1/10/13 6:59pm sFrances:

2012 was awesome for me for the first 8 months ;)but still good overall. Cheers to you & Kat!
  Thu. 1/10/13 6:59pm kata:

Clay you crack me up
  Thu. 1/10/13 6:59pm Nate:

Lightning round of FMF CP!
Avatar Thu. 1/10/13 6:59pm kat330:

Sell it, brother!
  Thu. 1/10/13 6:59pm dinatekno:

@Danne D - I agree - she made the WORST choices. Makes me feel better about some of the misguided doozies I've made - LOL!!!!
Avatar Thu. 1/10/13 6:59pm Philo Gristle:

Night, owl! Be kind.... re-member!
Avatar Thu. 1/10/13 7:00pm kat330:

Never forget: Keep your daily gratitude higher than your daily expectations!
Avatar Thu. 1/10/13 7:00pm Matt from Springfield:

Good night everyone!
  Thu. 1/10/13 7:00pm Danne D:

@M_f_S yup he came in at the end there :)

Later folks :)
  Thu. 1/10/13 7:01pm Carmichael:

Dude, what drug were you on?
Avatar Thu. 1/10/13 7:01pm Matt from Springfield:

@kat: A mantra for living if I ever heard one!
  Thu. 1/10/13 7:07pm Grenn:

amazing, Clay!
  Thu. 1/10/13 7:07pm sFrances:

So true, Kat!
  Fri. 1/11/13 5:03pm Matt from Springfield:

Incredible, amazing work! Great job Clay!
Archive listeners, try to listen all the way through - it's a surreal journey. A dark, modern fairy tale with extremely unconventional characters!
  Sat. 1/12/13 12:14am Mike S.:

THAT DIRTY CLOWN is a masterpiece! I got it on cassette, back in the day. Great to hear it again...
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