The Checkerboard Guy (AKA David Aiken), beyond being a snappy dresser and regular at Moisture Festival, has also landed the gig of being the Editor in Chief for the Stories from the Pitch podcast – a semi-regular offering put out to create a living social history book about street performing and some of the crazy characters who populate this world ( His ongoing pursuit of a life in the Variety Arts is a remarkable story of the chaos in the changing lanes of 20th and 21st century including street performing, cruise ship performing, symphony performance, stage performance and his annual trek to Manitoba to teach unicycle to youth at risk who might be stealing cars otherwise. Good to have him back.