Sometimes, the whisper in the night is not your conscience but a malevolent force.  The sound pierces the otherwise quiet night, urging you to do things…well, out of character.  Here are some of those voices.

First, a man runs a dial in horror show that is actually a cover for the mob in DIAL-A-FRIGHT.  Then, that incessant piano practicing down the hall is at it again in RECITAL PRACTICE.  Didn’t that girl die last week?  CALL CONTROL keeps the malevolence in good form for the final voice of unreason.

As the year winds to a close, ladies and gentlemen, the circus is not quite done.  Almost, but not quite.  Join Charlie Barker again as he has a couple more tickets left in the Sideshow of the Surreal.


Being a carny, Charlie Barker has an affinity for the calliope.  Yet, he can still appreciate different forms of musical expression.  Today, there are three tunes he would like to share.

The first little number is about a single mother and her young daughter who rely on a LULLABY to keep the monsters away.  Let’s hope it works.  Next, it’s the tale of THE TELL-TALE JUKEBOX.  It’s the same old song and dance about a murderous bartender haunted by the ghost of his victim – well the ghost’s favorite song on the jukebox, anyway.  The last composition is called THE YOUNG SNAKE-HANDLER about a girl who charms the slithery beasts through music.

That’s all you get.  Three tunes.  If you want more, you’ll have to come back again next time.