Stories from the Pitch 2018
August 7, 2018
I am sharing an interview with Mr Spin and Nick Nickolas called Stories from the Pitch originally recorded on 28 July 2016 at the North Battleford Street Performers Festival, Saskatchewan. Stories from the Pitch it’s a fabulous collection of interviews by street performers found on The Busker Hall of Fame website. The editor in chief, David Aiken aka Checkerboard Guy is the driving force behind the collection of this living oral history about street performing and some of the crazy characters who populate this world.
The Busker Hall of Fame is home to the constantly evolving story of street theater, recognition of its greatest practitioners, and a place to honor the few that have contributed so much.
Thank you David for your relentless energy and enthusiasm.
Interview with Mr Spin, produced by The Busker Hall of Fame.
Interview by: Nick Nickolas
Interviewee: Mr Spin
“To get good at anything, you need to practice and if you’ve been taught how to train properly, then you bring this work aesthetic to anything you do moving forward. For Nigel Martin, training in the world of classical ballet provided the discipline and a fascination with juggling provided the springboard to a performance career that has taken him around the globe leaving a trail of fans in his wake.
We first hear from Mr. Spin back in Episode 59 of the podcast when Magic Brian sat down with Nigel and his partner Louise Clarke to discuss both their solo careers and the work they’ve done producing the Adelaide Street Performer’s Festival, but Nick Nickolas wanted to dig a little deeper into how Nigel became Mister Spin making a valiant attempt to uncover new information that had not been revealed during the first interview.
More than anything though, what you hear in this conversation is two friends enjoying some down time between shows at the North Battleford Street Performers Festival -shooting the shit and talking shop over a bottle of Yellow Tail Shiraz.” Comments by David Aiken