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The Mindful Bard: The Greatest Show on Mars

by Wanda Waterman
The Voice Magazine, Volume 22 Issue 25 2014-06-20

Album: The Greatest Show on Mars

Artist: Clothesline Revival

“Never known to have performed before any live audiences on Earth, Clothesline Revival received an exclusive invitation to join an interplanetary circus on a mission to become the first musicians from Earth to entertain Martian colonists.”
– from Clothesline Revival’s official website

Imagine you’re one of the new Martian colonists. A childhood dream of adventure, or perhaps a longing to escape the madness of earth, has compelled you to set up homesteading on the Red Planet. Now imagine that after living there for a few heady months, during which you’ve learned nearly all you need to know about how to be a successful interplanetary pioneer, you start to experience excruciating boredom and loneliness—and that’s when the circus comes to town . . . (Read the rest here.)

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