Distance. The unknown. Community. Support.

1/26: The Squirrel Show #124, 1/28: The Kids’ Show #114


I looked back at the first Squirrel Show blurb today. Coming up on 3 years!?! It’s surreal. To see a moment when we were stating in to a pandemic. Distance. The unknown. Community. Support. And the beginning of new difficulties. As for the show, blurb #3 (April 30th, 2020) sums it up pretty well:

Hey y’all, The Squirrel Show is back! Live, from Oliver Steck’s garage! Tonight at 7:30pm, CST, on my regular Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/oliver.steck.56).

Will there be special guest stars?   I dunno.

Musical requests?   I’ll try.

Dancing?   Uh…

Talking to the neighbors as they walk by?   Yeah, that’ll probably happen.

Making up a bunch of entertainment because I’m still trying to figure out how to put a coherent show together and despite being unemployed I can’t seem to find the time to do this one freaking simple and productive step that would make my life so much easier and ultimately result in a higher standard of entertainment that won’t leave a bunch of people saying to themselves (or me) wtf is he doing and why am I watching this frenetic and over exuberant attempt at entertainment?!?

… Definitely. 

If this sounds like a great evening of entertainment to you, then you’re in for a treat! Check in tonight at 7:30pm (or maybe 7:32pm) for The Squirrel Show. Brought to you by Lobster Guru. Don’t know what Lobsters are saying? Maybe they’re taking about you? Call Lobster Guru. He knows what they’re thinking!

There were a lot of comments and helpful suggestions back then: list it as a reoccurring show, broadcast to a different platform, etc. I was overwhelmed and I didn’t do any of that. But the show is still here. I have other shows now too. Here’s the next week, and February:

1/26: The Squirrel Show!  7:30pm

*canceled* 1/27: Aaron LaCombe @ Texas Music Cafe, Waco, Tx, 7pm

*canceled* 1/28: The Kids’ Show! 10am

1/28: Sarah Sharp @ Eberly Jazz, 11am-2pm

1/28: Rey Arteaga @ Plaza Colombian, 8:30-11pm

1/28: The Sahara All Stars @ The Sahara Lounge, 11:30pm

1/29: Shane Bartell @ Central Market South, 1pm

*canceled* 1/31: Sarah Sharp @ the Elephant Room, 6pm

*canceled* 2/2:   The Squirrel Show!  7:30pm

2/3:   George Carver @ Sam’s Town Point, 8-10pm

*canceled* 2/4:   Kids day @ Dreamland, Dripping Springs, Tx, 10am-1pm

2/7:   Sarah Sharp @ the Elephant Room, 6pm

2/9:   The Squirrel Show!  7:30-8:30pm (1 hour)

2/9:   Rey Arteaga @ the Long Play East, 9pm-12am

2/11: The Kids’ Show! 10am

2/11: Moon Tower Brass Band, Honk!TX benefit @ Far Out Lounge, 1pm

2/11: Bob Schneider’s Moonlight Orchestra @ Moody Theater, 8pm

2/12: Rey Arteaga @ Radio Coffee and Beer, 6-8pm

2/14: Sarah Sharp @ the Elephant Room, 6pm

2/15: Sarah Sharp @ Monk’s Jazz Club, 7:30pm

2/16: The Squirrel Show!  7:30pm

2/17: Rey Arteaga @ Plaza Colombian, 8:30-11pm

2/18: The Kids’ Show! 10am

2/21: Sarah Sharp @ the Elephant Room, 6pm

2/23: The Squirrel Show!  7:30pm

The Singing Telegram with Distance (optional) is still swinging. Order one for Valentine’s Day. I’ll show up and sing a message to your sweetie. Ask me about it. It doesn’t hurt to ask!

If you’ve gotten this far, thanks! I hope you’re having a great day. Let’s go get ‘em!


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