Sunday, July 27, 2008

"I'm with it"

Last night Danny Sylvester and I met t the Steve Allen Theater to see Aye Jaye perform his one man show entitled "Carney Trash". I met Aye Jaye years ago at a SAM National Convention in Cincinnati with JR. Aye Jaye is a wildly friendly cat with a big smile and a huge heart. His show took us through his family history, several generations of carnival owners and operators. He hips the audience to the secret underground subculture of carney's and tells of his adventures while educating the audience to the hundreds of years of history relating to carnivals and circuses. 10 in 1 shows, freaks and geeks, scams, cotton candy, midways and sideshows. It's a colorful story and well told. I had a good time and was glad we went.

Afterwards Danny and I hung out and shot the shit for an hour or so. Good to hang with my soul brother.


1 comment:

Glenn Bishop "Bish The Magish" said...

And Aye Jaye wrote a great book on Smoozing.

Great post Tom,

Glenn Bishop