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Broody Valentino and Viktor drive to Ithaca, New York for the Empire Burlesque Festival ... topics: Petra Fried doesn't like West Side Story, Welcome to Pennsylvania, New Jersey Regional Burlypicks, Broody as Norma Desmond, constructing costumes, rhinestoning as zen, Blossom Dearie, gentle beasts, Jim Henson, puppets for adults, the Mothman prophecies, touring in Norway, improvising a millionaire educated sex worker, performing as a bear, learning boylesque, enjoy your work, atmosphere, when you're "on," Don't Be That Audience Member, bouncing in the 90s, consent, a bachelorette party, #metoo, unsolicited advice, boylesque versus burlesque, censorship, live music, sending the wrong song, ... shoutouts: Petra Fried, Regina Stargazer, Lee VaLone, Lillian Bustle, Lambchop Suey, Holly Ween, Nellie McKay, Daniel Patrick Fay, Broody Valentino, Jonny Porkpie, Evil Hate Monkey, Mr. Gorgeous, Tigger, Tiger Bay, Jo Boobs, Fem Appeal, Foxy Squire, This Way to the Egress, Tucker Bowles, Leia Les Collines, Olive Juice, Bunny Buxom, Anja Keister ... recorded April 7, 2018 ... notes: Ella Fitzgerald's wonderful improvised Mack The Knife can be heard at: • The Mothman Prophecies film was released in 2002 but did begin production in the late 90s; Read more about the Mothman legend here: ... intro/outro music: "On A 45" This Way to the Egress ( ... used with permission ... download it at: ... interlude music: "Samba Isobel" & "Sweeter Vermouth" Kevin MacLeod ( Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License ... Support us on Patreon at

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