Saturday, October 10, 2009

CHARLIE CHAPLIN: With Albert Einstein (1931)

Albert Einstein and Charlie Chaplin at the premiere of Chaplin's masterpiece, City Lights. Of the crowds that followed them, separately and when they attended events together, Chaplin told Einstein, "People cheer me because they all understand me, and they cheer you because nobody understands you."

DANIEL: Head Off Man


Mr. James Cashin continues to show us why his is known and loved around the world as the "Baby of 1,000 Faces". Today he is portraying Edna Mode, the superhero costume designer from Disney/Pixar's 2004 film The Incredibles.

Friday, October 09, 2009



The first in an ongoing series, here Mr. James Cashin, master of disguise and internationally reknown "Baby of 1,000 Faces" shows us his very first impersonation, Donald Trump!

Watch out, Darrell Hammond.

PIUS NOCK: Circus Alfredo (1978)

Bello, Pio, Pius, Michelangelo... aren't there any Nocks named "Steve" or "Dan"?

Thursday, October 08, 2009

JAMES: Homeward Bound!

Background photo on the wall at CHoP by Debbie Gilbert

One week after being born, turning blue and having his heart catheterized and just six days after open heart surgery, Jamie is doing incredibly well and has been released by his doctors at CHoP. We are headed home.

"And, has thou slain the Jabberwock?
Come to my arms, my beamish boy!


Super 8 home movie footage of a small circus in the Silver Spring/Takoma Park, MD area in 1964.

BELLO NOCK: Skywalk at Lincoln Center

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

JAMES: Better, Stronger, Faster

Word is that Pootie McDiapermuffin here is doing
extremely well and may be headed home tomorrow.


Link courtesy of Claudia Adams



We exist despite the sober formality of great concert halls, despite the boredom of classical musicians' life, despite fanatic lovers of classical music, despite fans of rock, rap or pop who are afraid of classical music. We treat our Muse with a humorous irony and we're sure, she will have nothing against it!"

The names that make the moz'ART Group are: Filip Jaslar - first violin; Michał Sikorski - second violin; Paweł Kowaluk - viola; Bolek Błaszczyk - cello. They are all well educated instrumentalists who graduated from prestigious Academies of Music in Warsaw and Łódz, but they decided to play classical music in a humorous way. They created a worldwide unique musical cabaret, where the music, not the words are the source of joy and laugh.

Take a classical composition as canvas, analyze its structure and theme, surround it with musical associations, brilliant, unbelievable ideas and while listening to the final product the listener is constantly surprised, amazed, laughing and moved to tears.

The musicians of the Moz'ART GROUP have been playing together since 1995. At the beginning, they presented short musical jokes on Canal Plus Television. They gave their first debut in 1997 at the PAKA - competition of young Polish cabarets in Krakow. In the same year, they presented their first cabaret program entitled "Mozart's Still Alive" and since then, they have given concerts in Poland, Japan, China, the United States, Belgium, France and Switzerland.

The Moz'ART GROUP is a frequent guest on Polish television including international galas and concerts. The Quartet received prestigious prizes like the Grand Prix of the XVIII Festival of Satire and Comedy in Lidzbark; "Pingwin z brazu" (the Bronze Penguin) - the prize given by the cabaret community of Zielona Gora, an informal capitol of Polish cabaret. The Moz'AR Group performes together with the world-famous comic mime from Poland, Irek Krosny.

One of the most important performances was a concert with Bobby McFerrin at the Congress Concert Hall in Warsaw.

Another show of the Group, in which they took Vivaldi as their patron, was entitled "The Four Seasons à la Moz'ART GROUP". Similar subtitle has their latest CD "Creatures" where each of the "seasons" begins the same as Vivaldi's compositions. Later on, however, it runs freely in the direction of various world songs about spring, summer, autumn and winter. This show provides the listener with over 70 minutes of a sophisticated, perfectly arranged, sublime fun!

Please visit their website at

Monday, October 05, 2009

TOMAS KUBINEK: Italian Television Interview

Maestro Kubinek is one of my very favorite contemporary clowns. If you the opportunity to see his show, don't miss it.


JAMES: With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility

James will be spending today under a UV light to combat the jaundice that was giving him a George Hamiltonian-level orange tan. The news of his condition was greatly offset by the joy that his new headgear (and possible super-powered crimefighting career) has given us.

In brightest day, in blackest night,
No evil shall escape my sight
Let those who worship evil's might,
Beware my power... James Cashin's light!

'Nuff said.