do you think the hoops'll play?
no, we'd better go with fire
they just eat it up when i swallow
the flame bit
but it's too windy we might
set each other on fire (how's that
for a big finish?) no,
the balls, we'll do the juggling steals
maybe some magic (slight of
did you bring the accordion?
the guitars will never carry in this wind
and yes it's cold but
we're down to our last dollar and
Quick! here comes some kids
put on the big red shoes
we are on!
-- douglas brent smith
- When Peter and I did these types of shows (not sure if this one was sponsored or if we were busking) our hair (yes, we once had hair!) was so long that catching on fire was a legitimate concern. At times, we could smell hair burning.
- The hoops that we used were hand-made by Peter and covered in cloth tape. They were not completely round.
- If we had more money in our pockets then maybe we could have put fresh strings on our guitars so that they would resonate louder, even in the wind.