LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, BOYS AND GIRLS... welcome to the big top blog of Douglas McPherson, author of CIRCUS MANIA, the book described by Gerry Cottle as "A passionate and up-to-date look at the circus and its people."

Friday, 7 February 2014

Circus picture of the year award : Codie Prevost's All Kinds Of Crazy album cover!

When I first posted this picture I assumed it was faked. After all, would you look so calm in front of two rampant elephants? But it turns out Codie Prevost is a cooler customer than I thought. He emailed to say: "Crazy as it seems the Elephants are real. I am
living in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada and the Tarzan Zerbini Circus came through town. My graphic designer went down and we got permission to do the
whole photo shoot for the new album there. It was so amazing!! You cannot see in the photo but the Elephant Trainer is off to the left side. He actually told the
Elephants to rear up like that!!"

Must have been been a great day. And, listening to Codie's album All Kinds Of Crazy as I write, I'm happy to report it's a great slice of contemporary country. No circus songs, but some top notch balladry such as the mid-pace opener, I'll Be Your Whiskey. The album's out March 1. Click here to pre-order All Kinds Of Crazy from iTunes. 

Me and the Elephant
Circus Mania author Douglas McPherson (right)
Meanwhile, back in the circus, here's me with Sonya at the Great British Circus, where I watched one of the last ever appearances of ellies in a British big top. Read my backstage journey through the world of circus in Circus Mania - The Ultimate Book For Anyone Who Dreamed of Running Away with the Circus. 
Click here to read half a dozen customer reviews of Circus Mania on Amazon! 

Read Gretchen Peters'
Confessions of a Nashville
Circus Girl
(Click the link on the right)
For more country songs about the circus, click here!

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