A brief clip taken from the first ever lecture-performance (and the basis for chapter 7 of Being and Showtime), this performance from spring 2006 of "The Mourning Show" was performed at DePaul University, and made possible with funding from the DePaul Humanities Center and the DePaul Department of Philosophy. The band performs David Bowie's "Five Years," and is comprised of: H. Peter Steeves, guitar/vocals; Bill Martin, bass; Bob Valgenti, drums. Videography by Carolyn Colsant.
This short clip features the "Tesla Transporation Illusion" from the "The Energy Show" (the basis of chapter 2 of Being and Showtime). "The Energy Show" was presented three times at three different venues. This clip is from the Chicago Cultural Center version from June 2009. At the very end of the show, a Tesla coil is fired up while the Chicago funk band, Kong Fuzi, plays "Frankenstein" and Nikola Tesla's dream of teleportation comes "true." There are no edits or special effects used in the video production. Watch as the dancer gets instantaneously transported from the chamber to the back of the theatre, leaving only a puff of smoke behind! What does E equal? M C squared!
This longer clip features the tornado story and the performance of "Gulag Orkestar" from the "The Energy Show" (the basis of chapter 2 of Being and Showtime). "The Energy Show" was presented three times at three different venues. This clip is from the Lebanon Valley College version from April 2008. The clip begins in the middle of a story about a close encounter with a tornado and ends with a cover of Beirut's song by the band Yeti Sandwich. Yeti Sandwich is: Amy Dedrick, trumpet; Al Semler, trumpet; Andrew Keller, trumpet; Keith Stoltzfus, tenor saxophone; Mike Greinke, guitar; Joe Stolarick, piano; Morgan Stambaugh, bass; H. Peter Steeves, vocals; Robert Valgenti, drums.