Clyde Always @ Quiet Lightning
Clyde Always performing for Quiet Lightning at Dogeared Books Castro. • Clyde Always: http://clydealways.com/ • Quiet Lightning: http://quietlightning.org/ • Dogeared Books Castro: http://www.dogearedbooks.com/castro.html Watch the whole show: http://litseen.com/ql116 Find thousands of readings, a daily calendar of Bay Area literary events + more @ http://litseen.com.
FROM THE STORY SALON
From the Story Salon
Casey at the Bat
Clyde Always, the Bard of the Lower Haight, recites "Casey at the Bat." This poem was originally published in the San Francisco Examiner in 1888--written by Ernest Lawrence Thayer and made famous in performance on the vaudeville stage by DeWolf Hopper. This recording was made on May 31, 2019 with the help of cameraman Frank Youngman. Dig more at www.clydealways.com
Clyde Always, the Bard of the Lower Haight, recites a somber 20-lines describing one of the most horrible atrocities to which anyone in history has ever bore witness. Watch at your own risk. This recording was made on May 31, 2019 with thanks to Frank Youngman IV. Skip on over to www.clydealways.com for a bang-up delight.
An Address to a Cheeseburger
Clyde Always, the Bard of the Lower Haight, recites an ode to that most delicious and beloved of All-American delicacies--the Cheeseburger (with slight apologies to Robbie Burns). This recording was made on May 31, 2019 with the help of cameraman Frank Youngman IV. Get a load of www.clydealways.com for more zaniness.
The Bard of the Lower Haight
Clyde Always is a cartoonist for the HATCH Beat newspaper and also hosts open mic nights on Friday's at Café International. Always, 30, has a creative point of view that helps him write his stories and catchy songs like, Vegetarian Bagel Shop. Always' carries "Haylee", the ukulele, everywhere he goes and wears his whoopee hat and navy blue suspenders as his signature costuming. His spoken word performances started off a bit subdued but, through trial and error, he found his audience to be more receptive to pure, uplifting enthusiasm. Clyde's locally famous tune is the Vegetarian Bagel Shop song that was inspired by the thought of what would open next in his neighborhood, which he performs frequently at his shows or open mic nights as a commercial break between acts. He gets his inspiration through everyday interactions that he observes. His storytelling is full acted and theatrical. He is a one man show. Always has multiple dreams for the future including having his own show that he would name "The Clyde Always Show", his own production that tours, and a gallery of his art in San Francisco. He says any of these goals will help him pursue his passion of bringing happiness to others.