Loose Wheels and Narrow Necks

Cart 437 and Other
Slightly Dystopian Tales

Written by Brian Price
Performed by David Ossman

Over the years while writing, directing, and acting at radio theater workshops and in the Mark Time Radio show performances at Minneapolis' CONvergence science fiction conventions, Brian Price and David Ossman found that they shared a love for classic Beat poetry, Lord Buckley, and prose poems, so they started doing some of their own. This is a collection of their unique hybrid of humor, music, character, and performance.
Available from Blackstone Audio’s Downpour site.
Some can be heard here on our
Mark Time Radio History page.
See the
Audiofile Magazine Review.
David Ossman at the Mic
Brian Price, the writing half of the “Loose Wheels” team, calls this collection of short pieces “a unique hybrid of humor, music, character and performance” based on our shared love for Lord Buckley, Beat poetry and the prose-poem form.

The opening reading with improv sax behind me comes from an intimate evening in 2002 at the Yellow House in West Plains MO. Most of the rest of the performances were pieces Brian wrote as encores to the CONvergence and Minicon Science Fiction convention programs in (or near) Minneapolis. An opportunity to present part two of “Cart 437” came at 2016’s Hear Now Festival.

Join me (and my fellow musicians and performers) in a thoughtfully poetic, yet tragically comic, tour of the 21
st Century on Great Northern Audio’s just released Loose Wheels & Narrow Necks.

David Ossman
Loose Wheels & Narrow Necks

Track List

''Closed Mouths and Narrow Necks''
The Yellow House - West Plains, MO, May 29, 2002
At the NATF Audio Theater Workshop
Bass: Thom Hoglen, Sax: Eric Elder

Cart 437'' (or ''The Long Way Around'')
CONvergence 2006 - July 7, 2006

The Collapse of the 20th Century Was So Gradual''
Minicon 32 - March 28, 1997
Piano: David Emerson

Clones Day Parade''
CONvergence 2001 - July 6, 2001
Piano: Mike Wheaton

Unrelated Cliffhanger Theater''
CONvergence 2006 - July 7, 2006
With Windy Bowlsby, Tim Wick, Charlie Meitzner, Preston Ossman, Eleanor Price, and David Ossman

Your Mileage May Vary''
CONvergence 2002 - July 5, 2002
With Richard Fish
Music by Eleanor Price

A Cure for Science''
CONvergence 2004 - July 2, 2004
Trombone: Jim ten Bensel

The Tiniest Souls''
CONvergence 2007 - July 6, 2007

Under the Broken Tree Bridge''
CONvergence 2008 - July 3, 2008
With Eleanor Price
Piano: Keith Spears

'Cart 437: Part Two''
Hear Now Festival - Kansas City, MO, June 9, 2016

You Can't Handle the Truth''
CONvergence 2007 - July 6, 2007
With Wally Wingert, Windy Bowlsby, Tim Wick, Preston Ossman, Eleanor Price, and David Ossman