2008 - Vol. II For A Life Ever Bright
Beginning in humble circumstances playing to the rear end of a fried chicken shack, traveling the far reaches of the world from the U.S. to the Continent to the corners of the Far East and landing right back where they started in the storied and seedy streets of the French Quarter, The New Orleans Bingo! Show remains a curious spectacle, a thrilling phenomenon and one of the very finest entertainments on the theatrical stage today. Dressed in black, white and red like the leering faces on a good poker hand, the Bingo! Show is a multimedia stage experience that includes original black-and-white silent films, aerialists, dancers, ingénues, clowns, audience interaction, bingo games, slapstick comedy and shady characters who remind you that every stage door opens into a dark alley. Ringleader – or ringmaster – Clint Maedgen, a Louisiana native and sixteen-year New Orleans resident, writes love songs to the bohemian beauty of downtown New Orleans with heartbreaking purity and unimpeachable chops; his songs swell with tenderness and crackle with sinister menace in equal parts. Rounded out with occasional upright bass, organ, musical saw, theremin, siren, pantomime, flashlight, found percussion and suspicious behavior, the band is a Brechtian cabaret funneled through New Orleans' Ninth Ward via the noir surrealism of Twin Peaks.
In recent years, The New Orleans Bingo! Show has forged a deep involvement with the New Orleans traditional jazz institution the Preservation Hall Jazz Band– touring with them, joining the show and working with the band to update, twist and preserve the unique quality that is New Orleans-style showmanship. But as in the finest dime museums, sideshows and collections of oddities since the dawn of vaudeville, seeing is believing. So step up to the ticket booth, surrender a nominal sum and allow yourself to be astonished, amazed and amused by America's best-loved musical gameshow cabaret – The New Orleans Bingo! Show. - official bio from their page here
1. NEW ORLEANS
2. RONNIE NUMBERS INTRO
3. IN A LOUNGE WITH BROKEN WINGS
4. SHOESHINE BLUES
5. MID-CITY BABY
6. LOST AND FOUND
7. SOLACE INTERLUDE
8. JOHNNY CHRIST
9. FOR A LIFE EVER BRIGHT
10. SOMETHING IN HER SHOWS
11. PIERRE PRESSURE
12. ON THE TIP OF MY TONGUE
13. ORLANDO GODWASH STRIKES AGAIN!
I absolutely LOVE these guys. I had meant to post this up a while back when Devildowninga had sent it to me, but things were kind of hectic at the time and it somehow slipped my mind. With the Superbowl win still fresh, the only thing on my mind as of late is NOLA so I figured this was perfect timing.
It's the Bingo! Show bruh!
Don't forget to check them out here!