I finally got Bryon to go with me to see the live taping of my friend Jeff Houghton’s The Mystery Hour in Springfield. Jeff has a local late-night talk show which he tapes the first Friday of each month in the beautiful and historic Gilloiz Theater, downtown Springfield. The show airs on the local FOX affiliate KRBK.
It’s such a fun show. You just never know what’s going to happen. Like getting a free cupcake. How random is that? I chose red velvet.
Jeff tapes three, half-hour shows in a row. He has an interview guest and musical guest for each show. This night, the musical guest was Randall Shreve and The Sideshow whom I’d never heard of. Boy, were we entertained!
I fell in love with these guys and was lucky enough to get a pic with Randall. I bought their cd, The Jester (download here) and have been wearing it out on my long drives for the day job. I love the haunted carnival lyrics and theme and the use of calliope music is perfect!
If you are anywhere close to Springfield the first Friday of the each month, it’s definitely worth stopping by to see. $5 admission, a cool TV taping of a variety type talk show, and they serve BOOZE. What more could you ask for?
Well, maybe Cone Chips. You could ask for Cone Chips.