Cover Poster for One, a musical

December 6, 2016 - 2 Responses

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A Rock

December 3, 2016 - Leave a Response

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A rock is obtuse. It lacks the ability to discern insight, therefore it is solid in its makeup. It blends in with its surroundings, but in reality it is just ‘there’. It gives nothing. But, it takes something.

It takes space and the ability to absorb energy. Energy it absorbs is never given back in equal amounts of what is taken. On the contrary, it takes and takes and takes. Weather it is sunlight, air, or any energy, it sucks it from it’s source.

The purpose behind a rock is to reassure humanity that there is stability. An anchor for its inequality. A rock is a rock is a rock.

If you meditate on ‘rock’ you will find a deep, deep sense of solidness and anchoring. It will scare you with its depth.

How then does a human turn into a ‘rock’?

Probably, lack of love.

Give and take.

On both sides.

Sad.

 

Identity

November 17, 2016 - Leave a Response

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We’ve lost our identity. Our true identity. Maybe it’s social media. Maybe it’s because we’ve been trained to look outside of ourselves for respect, gratification and acceptance.

We’re feeling forgotten, left out and we’re in pain. You can’t fill that void with a new President-elect, drugs or any external means.

We have to stop, quiet ourselves…and listen to what we feel. We have to do this each and every day. And, each and every day we will learn truth and the outside world as we know it will slowly change.

We must change inside first, before our outside world changes.

 

Elect shun

November 11, 2016 - Leave a Response

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Pre-election jitters induced angst and anxiety. Post election results produced anger with one half of America’s population and joy with the other half. It’s hard to reconcile all of these emotions with so many people involved.

The ones in anger feel robbed. They feel loss and they are hurt deeply. Loss is never a good feeling and feeling pain along with the loss tends to breed more anger, hate and prejudice. Possibly the three emotions they were initially trying to remove from the election rhetoric.

In moments like this, clarity is needed. And, unless you’ve experienced and felt an elevated form of clarity throughout your life it may not seem like the solution. Clarity is learned from personal experiences. It’s a feeling which lets you know: ‘you can’t be robbed’. Nothing can be taken from you that you’ve learned, that you instinctively know within or what you won’t relinquish.

The pain must be worked through with love and understanding.

Time will take care of the rest.

Unfiltered

November 5, 2016 - Leave a Response

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As you look at another’s relationship, can you see your own? What you want to suggest as a remedy to them might be applied to your own.

Someone needing an immense amount of attention and loving that has been lost maybe your own vision of what you already have. You just haven’t noticed it in your own life.

It’s never too late to give of yourself,…… to your friend, husband, wife, partner…… those feelings we all cherish and need.

Reach out and share what we all have to give.

Love.

Suffering

November 5, 2016 - Leave a Response

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What is suffering? Aleppo? Intensions? Imaginary belief? Your life?

He tells me he is suffering, and no one knows how he feels.

I think, is this true? We all suffer in our own ways and means.

In a drawn out conversation, I tell him to give what he feels to his partner. Will this work? Probably not in this case. It’s an elliptical cure that can’t be resolved on a intellectual level. This is all emotion. Some one of the two, has to, break the ice and reveal the trouble.

The answer is not what either wants to hear, but it will lead them to a conclusion. Conclusions can be painful. You have to do what is in your heart.

Heart felt conclusions leave you empty.

Unfortunately, that is how life works and you move on. Good or bad.

In the end there is peace.

Temptation from One, a musical singing Palm Springs Hot

October 19, 2016 - Leave a Response

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TEMPTATION

(Singing the first song of the musical – Palm Springs Hot – with a sexy Brazilian style to 1940’s music tempo)

 

 

ON THE EDGE OF THE DESERT, LIKE A JEWEL IN THE SAND

LIES AN OASIS IN PARADISE, CLOSE AT HAND

IT’S MOVIE STARS, PRESIDENTS, GLAMOUR AND MORE

FREE SPIRITS, MARILYN, ROYALTY FOR SURE

LEMON BLOSSOMS, GOLF, PALM TREES AND STORES

SPEND YOUR TIME AND MONEY, ITS SUMMER FOR SURE

LAY IN THE SUN AND MINERAL WATERS WITH LORE

SEXY MEN AND WOMEN LINED UP TO THE CORE

UNLEASH YOUR FREEDOM ON WARM SUMMER NIGHTS

PALM SPRINGS, PALM SPRINGS, WE’VE OPENED OUR DOORS

 

DANCERS AND SINGERS, ACACIUS AND EGNATIUS

(Chorus)

SO WHERE’S YOUR LADIES?

AND YOUR DADDIES TOO?

(ACACIUS and EGNATIUS begin to clap their hands)

IT’S HOT! HOT! HOT!

PALM SPRINGS IS YOU!

HERE’S THE GLAMOUR

WITH ALL THE CLAMOR

SHOUT, SHOUT, SHOUT FOR MORE

IT’S PALM SPRINGS HOT!

PALM SPRINGS HOT!

PALM SPRINGS HOT FOR SURE!

 

DANCERS AND SINGERS

(Musical and Dance Interlude)

 

 

TEMPTATION

(TEMPTATION and the DANCERS begin to remove some of their costume parts as THEY sing and dance, to reveal a more modern day version. The music changes to a more upbeat and modern tempo)

 

 

LOTS OF NAUGHTY, LOTS OF NICE

YOU CAN FIND YOUR HEART AND EVEN DICE

NIGHTCLUBS, CASINOS, FINE DINING TOO

PEOPLE WATCHING, POOLS AND A DESERT ZOO

WE’VE HOSTED LIBERACE, BARBARA FOR SURE

CARMEN MIRANDA, CHER AND DOROTHY LAMOUR

JOIN IN AND CONQUER, WE’RE THE LURE

BE VIXEN, DEVIL OR DEMURE

EVERYONE’S WELCOME, CHEEKY OR PURE

RE-LIVE YOUR PAST AND MAKE IT LAST

PALM SPRINGS, PALM SPRINGS, COME TAKE A TOUR

 

DANCERS AND SINGERS, ACACIUS AND EGNATIUS

 

(ACACIUS steps forward to engage the audience in the chorus. Words for the chorus are shown on the video screen)

 

(Chorus)

SO WHERE’S YOUR LADIES?

AND YOUR DADDIES TOO?

(ACACIUS and EGNATIUS begin to clap their hands)

IT’S HOT! HOT! HOT!

PALM SPRINGS IS YOU!

HERE’S THE GLAMOUR

WITH ALL THE CLAMOR

SHOUT, SHOUT, SHOUT FOR MORE

IT’S PALM SPRINGS HOT!

PALM SPRINGS HOT!

PALM SPRINGS HOT FOR SURE!

 

 

DANCERS AND SINGERS

(Musical and Dance Interlude)

 

TEMPTATION

(SHE removes the last layer of her costume to reveal a sexy, tempting and enticing woman. Tempo of the music changes again, this time with a seductive edge, to reveal her character in the musical; a modern day Marilyn Monroe)

 

 

COME SEE AND FEEL

IT WILL OPEN YOUR MIND

ILLUSION AND REALITY

BOTH YOU’LL FIND

YOUR GATEWAY TO LIFE

IS VIRTUAL AND REAL

LOOK INSIDE

MAKE YOUR WORLD IDEAL

CHOOSE A VOICE

MAKE YOUR CHOICE

A NEW WORLD AWAITS

COME OPEN THESE GATES

 

DANCERS AND SINGERS, ACACIUS AND EGNATIUS

(Words for the chorus are shown on the video screen)

 

(Chorus)

SO WHERE’S YOUR LADIES?

AND YOUR DADDIES TOO?

(ACACIUS and EGNATIUS begin to clap their hands)

IT’S HOT! HOT! HOT!

PALM SPRINGS IS YOU!

HERE’S THE GLAMOUR

WITH ALL THE CLAMOR

SHOUT, SHOUT, SHOUT FOR MORE

IT’S PALM SPRINGS HOT!

PALM SPRINGS HOT!

PALM SPRINGS HOT FOR SURE!

(ACACIUS and EGNATIUS begin to clap their hands)

HOT! HOT! HOT! FOR SURE!

HOT! HOT! HOT! FOR SURE!

HOT! HOT! HOT! FOR SURE!

Evil and Her Shadow Ghosts from One, a musical

October 14, 2016 - Leave a Response

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EVIL

(Begins a duet with AMANTIA / VOICE OF REASON. Her song is called Darkness and Light)

LISTEN CLOSELY TO MY SOUND

(Heavy organ with drums, eerie sounds)

IT’S DARKNESS FROM DEEP IN THE GROUND

(Deep rumbling)

UNLIKE THOSE WHO ARE CROWNED

(Trumpets sounding)

MY POWER IS UNBOUND

(Laughing hauntingly again, raising her arms and hands in a sweeping motion, heavy thunder)

 

 

AMANTIA / VOICE OF REASON

(Strong, powerful, but calm; to EVIL)

I AM THE BALANCE THAT MAKES YOU EXIST

AND YOU ARE A MIRROR OF FEAR, A TRYST

TRUE POWER IS WITHIN

YOU CANNOT WIN

YOUR POWER IS A DISGUISE

LIKE PAST AND FUTURE THAT ARE NOT WISE

THERE IS ONLY HERE AND NOW TO BEGIN

THE REMEDY WE FACE FOR ALL SIN

YOU HAVE FOUND YOUR TRUE PURPOSE

MAKING PEOPLE WEAK AND NERVOUS

HOWEVER, NOW IT’S TIME

TO TAKE AWAY YOUR HABEAS CORPUS

 

 

 

EVIL

(To AMANTIA / VOICE OF REASON tauntingly)

TO DENY ME IS TO DENY GOOD

DON’T YOU WISH YOU COULD?

LACK OF LOVE IS YOUR SYMPHONY

MORE LOVE IS YOUR ONLY SYMMETRY

THIS ILLUSION I SEED

NEEDS SURRENDER DECREED

THE DIFFERENCES IN OTHERS

MUST BE LOVED

LIKE BABIES BY MOTHERS

 

 

EVIL and AMANTIA / VOICE OF REASON

(Duet together)

WE’RE IN AGREEMENT THEN

(Facing each other)

WE WILL BE IN HEAVEN

WHEN WE LEARN TO LOVE HELL

WHERE MINDS OF NO RESISTANCE DWELL

WHEN WE LOVE AS MUCH AS WE CAN

FROM WHEREVER WE BEGAN

DARKNESS IS JUST A VENEER

HIDING LIGHT THAT IS CLEAR

DARKNESS IS CONTRACTION

LIGHTNESS AN EXPANSION

JUST BELIEVE THAT ON ALL LEVELS

WE’RE INTER-DEPENDENT VESSELS

 

 

AMANTIA / VOICE OF REASON

(Beaming with light from her chest, to EVIL)

DISAPPOINTING NEWS

YOU HAVE NO OUT, BUT TO CHOOSE

(Pointing at EVIL)

WHEN WE LOVE ENOUGH

WE CONQUER YOUR EVIL’S BLUFF

TAKE YOUR FALSE SALVATION RUSE

THIS PARTING YOU CAN’T REFUSE

BE GONE, BE GONE, YOU LOSE

BE GONE, BE GONE, YOU LOSE

Change and The Unknown

October 5, 2016 - Leave a Response

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ACACIUS

(To ALL)

NICE JOB LADIES, NICE JOB! I SEE YOU BOTH HAVE ANOTHER SONG YOU’RE GOING TO SING. LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, THIS ONE IS CALLED: INVISIBLE HIGH HEELS. I GUESS THAT EXPLAINS WHY YOU’RE TAKING YOUR HIGH HEELS OFF.

 

 

(CHANGE and THE UNKNOWN remove their high heels and hold them in their hands. THEY commit to a cheeky sultry song and dance routine using the piano and bar stools. THE TRIUMVIRATE become the backup dancers and do stylized light tap during the chorus. Music Video 7 begins and depicts scenes from the song)

 

 

CHANGE AND THE UNKNOWN

INVISIBLE HIGH HEELS

(Hiding their high heels behind their backs and standing on tip toe as if their shoes were on)

HAVE NO TRAINING WHEELS

(Showing their high heels with no training wheels)

THEY’RE SO WONDERFUL TO WEAR

(Putting their shoes back on)

YOU’LL FEEL LIKE

YOU’RE WALKING ON AIR

(Air shoots up from the floor)

BUT BEWARE

THE UNKNOWN IS A DARE

WHERE LIFE IS LAID BARE

WITH A KEY FOR TOMORROW

WE’RE UNABLE TO BORROW

OOOH, OOOH, OOOH

(With a sexy curtsy)

WE’RE UNABLE TO BORROW

 

CHANGE

WE’RE YOUNG AND FULL OF ENERGY

IN A HOSTILE WORLD OF SYNERGY

CONSTANT CHANGE CREATES

UNAWARENESS AND EXCHANGE

LEARNING BECOMES AN EXPERIENCE

THAT ALLOWS YOUTHS DISAPPEARANCE

AND LIFE AROUND YOU

MORPHS INTO PERSEVERANCE

 

CHANGE AND THE UNKNOWN

INVISIBLE HIGH HEELS

(Hiding their high heels behind their backs and standing on tip toe as if their shoes were on)

HAVE NO TRAINING WHEELS

(Showing their high heels with no training wheels)

THEY’RE SO WONDERFUL TO WEAR

(Putting their shoes back on)

YOU’LL FEEL LIKE

YOU’RE WALKING ON AIR

(Air shoots up from the floor)

BUT BEWARE

THE UNKNOWN IS A DARE

WHERE LIFE IS LAID BARE

WITH A KEY FOR TOMORROW

WE’RE UNABLE TO BORROW

OOOH, OOOH, OOOH

(With a sexy curtsy)

WE’RE UNABLE TO BORROW

 

THE UNKNOWN

OUR INVISIBLE HIGH HEELS

(Hiding their high heels behind their backs and standing on tip toe as if their shoes were on)

ARE LOFTY IDEALS

(Holding their shoes high into the air)

FALLING IN LOVE HIDES AND CONCEALS

THE UNKNOWN AND ALL ITS ORDEALS

IN A WORLD OF UNOPENED OYSTERS

WE DEVOUR NEWNESS IN CLOISTERS

ACCOMPLISHMENTS BECOME PEARLS

AND DISCOVERY IS REPLACED BY BURLS

OOOH, OOOH, OOOH

(With a sexy curtsy)

OOOH, OOOH, OOOH

(With a sexy curtsy)

 

CHANGE AND THE UNKNOWN

INVISIBLE HIGH HEELS

(Hiding their high heels behind their backs and standing on tip toe as if their shoes were on)

HAVE NO TRAINING WHEELS

(Showing their high heels with no training wheels)

THEY’RE SO WONDERFUL TO WEAR

(Putting their shoes back on)

YOU’LL FEEL LIKE

YOU’RE WALKING ON AIR

(Air shoots up from the floor)

BUT BEWARE

THE UNKNOWN IS A DARE

WHERE LIFE IS LAID BARE

WITH A KEY FOR TOMORROW

WE’RE UNABLE TO BORROW

OOOH, OOOH, OOOH

(With a sexy curtsy)

WE’RE UNABLE TO BORROW

 

 

CERTAINTY OF AGE

INVISIBLE FROM OUR CAGE

MAKES LIFE A CHARADE

OTHERS SEE OLD

EVEN THOUGH

WE HAVE INNER GOLD

MOMENTS DISAPPEAR

AND BECOME UNCLEAR

THEIR TIME HAS ARRIVED

AND LEFT US DEPRIVED

JUST LIKE THE FINAL SEQUEL

THAT LEAVES US ALL EQUAL

 

INVISIBLE HIGH HEELS

(Hiding their high heels behind their backs and standing on tip toe as if their shoes were on)

HAVE NO TRAINING WHEELS

(Showing their high heels with no training wheels)

THEY’RE SO WONDERFUL TO WEAR

(Putting their shoes back on)

YOU’LL FEEL LIKE

YOU’RE WALKING ON AIR

(Air shoots up from the floor)

BUT BEWARE

THE UNKNOWN IS A DARE

WHERE LIFE IS LAID BARE

WITH A KEY FOR TOMORROW

WE’RE UNABLE TO BORROW

OOOH, OOOH, OOOH

(With a sexy curtsy)

WE’RE UNABLE TO BORROW

OOOH, OOOH, OOOH

(With a sexy curtsy)

OOOH, OOOH, OOOH

(With a sexy curtsy)

 

Knowledge and Limitations from One a musical

October 2, 2016 - Leave a Response

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LIMITATIONS AND KNOWLEDGE
(Enter the bar with everyone giving them strange looks. THEY are dressed in costumes from a costume party THEY had just left. LIMITATIONS is dressed as a giant bee carrying a see through screen in a window frame. KNOWLEDGE is dressed as a leather bound book)

ACACIUS
(Looking up and seeing LIMITATIONS and KNOWLEDGE come into the bar)
WELL, WELL, WELL, A BEE AND A LEATHER BOUND BOOK WALK INTO A BAR

(Customers begin to laugh, but welcome them as THEY move toward ACACIUS with a CD he can play for their karaoke number. THEY hand the CD to ACACIUS)

THANKS FELLAS. WHAT’S WITH YOUR COSTUMES?

KNOWLEDGE
(Speaking into ACACIUS’ microphone)
OUR FRIEND HAS AN ANNUAL COSTUME PARTY WHERE YOU HAVE TO DRESS UP AS SOMETHING PERTAINING TO A LIFE EXPERIENCE. WE CHOSE KNOWLEDGE AND LIMITATIONS. THE TITLE OF THE SONG WE’RE GOING TO SING IS CALLED; PAIN IN THE GLASS.
(EVERYONE laughs)

ACACIUS
(Laughing)
OKAY BOYS. I’VE GOT YOUR CD IN, THERE’S THE STAGE, DO YOUR THING.

KNOWLEDGE AND LIMITATIONS
(Move on stage and position themselves. THE TRIUMVIRATE move in closer to the stage area with tenseness. LIMITATIONS begins a frantic dance back and forth behind the see through screen trying to get through the invisible barrier. Music Video 10 begins and is Flight of the Bumble Bee played intermittently each time LIMITATIONS tries to break through the barrier, with the music from Pain In The Glass)

LIMITATIONS
(Looking through the see through screen to see KNOWLEDGE on the other side)
EACH DAY I APPROACH THIS WINDOW PANE
LOOKING OUT FEELING PAIN FROM DRAIN
MY HOPES AND WISHES, DREAMS AND MORE
CONFRONT A BARRIER I CAN’T IGNORE
MY INTUITION I ADORE
IT’S LIFE IN FULL COLOR
THIS PANE OF GLASS
IN BLACK AND WHITE
STOPS THE PROMISE TO DISCOVER
MY BIRTHRIGHT, BEAUTY AND LIGHT
(Flight of the Bumble Bee plays as LIMITATIONS does a frantic dance in which HE bounces off the screen each time HE tries to get through the screen)

KNOWLEDGE
(Beginning to open some of the pages from the book on the other side of the screen, so LIMITATIONS can see. CONTROL from THE TRIUMVIRATE steps up to KNOWLEDGE and tries to stop KNOWLEDGE from opening the pages in the book and showing his knowledge to LIMITATIONS. KNOWLEDGE pushes CONTROL away)
LET ME SHOW YOU WHAT I KNOW
LOOK AROUND
(LIMITATIONS looks behind himself)
TAKE A STEP BACK
(LIMITATIONS steps back from the glass pane)
THERE’S ROOM TO MOVE IF YOU BACKTRACK
ELIMINATE THE STRUGGLE
DON’T BE BOUND BY THIS PUZZLE
THE OPEN DOOR IS WORTHWHILE
(HE points to an open door behind LIMITATIONS)
GOING AGAINST THE PANE IS JUST FUTILE

LIMITATIONS
BUT I CAN SEE TO THE OTHER SIDE
DO YOU REALLY THINK IT’S MY PRIDE?
IT’S MY JOURNEY AND CLEAR AS DAY
NOT ILLUSIONS OR LACK OF THOUGHT I PRAY
THIS RESISTANCE IS ONLY CHILD’S PLAY
I’LL FIND THE OPEN GATEWAY
IT WON’T BE LONG, I’M NEVER WRONG
AND MY INNER CHILD STILL YOUNG AND STRONG
MAKES LOVE OF TRYING AN UNCONDITIONAL SONG
(Flight of the Bumble Bee plays as LIMITATIONS does another frantic dance, bouncing off the screen)

KNOWLEDGE
LET ME SHOW YOU WHAT I KNOW
LOOK AROUND
(LIMITATIONS looks behind himself)
TAKE A STEP BACK
(LIMITATIONS steps back from the glass pane)
THERE’S ROOM TO MOVE IF YOU BACKTRACK
(HE points to an open door behind LIMITATIONS)
ELIMINATE THE STRUGGLE
DON’T BE BOUND BY THIS PUZZLE
THE OPEN DOOR IS WORTHWHILE
GOING AGAINST THE PANE IS JUST FUTILE
(Flight of the Bumble Bee plays as LIMITATIONS does another frantic dance)

LIMITATIONS
THEN I ASK
I NEED NOT BASK
I JUST WANT HOME AND AN EASIER TASK
IT’S THE JOURNEY THAT GIVES THE ANSWERS
NOT THE SURROUNDING SHADOWS AND DANCERS
TRUST MY INTUITION
DURING THIS TRANSITION
MY DESTINATION
WAS ALWAYS SUPPOSITION
I SHOULD HAVE GIVEN IN
TO KNOWING AND ADMISSION
(Flight of the Bumble Bee plays as LIMITATIONS does another frantic dance and collapses to the floor exhausted)

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