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Beginning of………
February 3, 2017

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Homeless….part 2
January 14, 2017

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So, I got the loan and I was happy for the moment. Moments pass. Reality set in. By the time I had paid for the contractors to make the place into a restaurant, there was the other incidentals: equipment, food to start up, money for wages, taxes and overhead.

By the end of construction, I had managed to pay for everything except the food which I needed to open. I ordered the food and wrote the checks with absolutely no money in the bank. The bank manager calls me and asks me to come down to discuss the situation. I appear and he tells me he is going to bounce the checks which I had written for the food and supplies. So I said (with my back against the wall) “Go ahead, but all the money that’s invested will be lost”. I had no choice. Pay them or I won’t open, and there will be nothing to recover.” He paid the checks. I was left with an overdraft.

First business was brisk and it covered the checks that I had written. It was new and everyone had heard about the place through word of mouth. Everyone came to try it out.

Well, aren’t they sorry now. Inconsistency, badly cooked food from people who should have known better and canned beans. Business dropped off faster than the recession killed jobs.

After I fired all the cooks and took over, there was not much choice. The few people that visited the premises were new and hadn’t heard of the happenings. I was down to one server and myself. And she turned out to be an alcoholic that stole booze from the storage cabinets in the basement. Not pleasant as she tried to keep on her feet, serving customers. Duh!

Frustrated, I terminated her, hired a new person who cared and we had two to go forward with enthusiasm. At this time I was living above the restaurant in a single apartment for $110./month. No furniture, just a sleeping bag, a lamp, a few pans to cook food with, and a pillow. My meals were consistent. Pan fried potatoes and two fried eggs. It’s still one of my favorite meals when I’m feeling out of sorts. The income from the restaurant was not enough to sustain this. So I gave it up and came to the conclusion, I only had one resort.

Homeless…part 1
January 13, 2017

 

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When I opened Beans and Barley in 1972, I guess I expected instant success. I thought there would be some pitfalls, but I had no idea of how many or for what length of time they would exist.

I started with $3000. cash of my own money and eventually, through a loan I acquired, leveraged it into $50,000. I had some other assets, like my car, that I sold later to bring my total down payment to $5000.

The loan was not easy to get. I had created a formal proposal in a binder during the previous year, and took it to every bank in Edmonton. And, every bank rejected it. I ended up going to a lender of last resorts. A government agency. You had to be rejected by at least three banks before you could apply for a loan with them. The silver lining here was, I was over qualified. I was assigned two loan officers. At first they reviewed the four inch thick proposal and then they called me in for my first interview. When I think back now, I can realize why they were worried. I had no accounting skills…couldn’t do a profit and loss if my life depended on it, never cooked professionally, and I’d never supervised staff before….but I did have an insatiable desire to accomplish this. At twenty-one, I had more guts than brains.

I had already leased the premises I wanted, hired the Dutch carpenters to start the rebuilding of the barn inside and drew up my own blueprints. I had told the loan officers that I had already started the project. I could see them look aghast at the thought of what I’d done. They wanted to see the place, so we arranged to view what I had done to date. They showed up two days later on a Friday and I showed them around. The attached photo is all I have that resembles that first viewing, and it was somewhat more bleak than that. There was a basement, but only a ladder down. No stairway. They volunteered to climb down the ladder where the framing had already been constructed. they could at least get an idea of the floor plan. They didn’t say much. They scheduled a follow-up interview two weeks from that date, when they left.

I went in for the scheduled interview with intrepidation.  They drilled me on all sorts of questions for over an hour. Near the end of the interview they asked me two questions: First one was, “What are you going to do if we don’t approve your loan?’, to which I answered, “Well, I have a friend that will loan me the money (I didn’t), but I prefer not to use him because he will get 90% and I will only get 10%”. The second question was: “What if people don’t come to your restaurant and don’t like your idea. It isn’t the normal type of thing for a restaurant?” I honestly didn’t know what to say and there was this infinite pause, as I tried to think of an answer. Then, I looked at them and said “Well you can’t look at if no one is going to come to the restaurant. I know two friends who said they would come.” They laughed, and laughed and I got the loan.

Suffering
November 5, 2016

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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.

Knowledge and Limitations from One a musical
October 2, 2016

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Scroll to June 2016 for full musical

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)

Lady Fear from One, a musical
September 26, 2016

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Scroll to June 2016 for full musical

LADY FEAR

STOP!

(SHE stands up and looks at GENUS DEI and AMANTIA / VOICE OF REASON like SHE doesn’t recognize them, starts to move away from the table, looking around and then begins to pace in a circle. SHE stops, hesitates and begins her song called Loneliness done with a simple piano melody, classical in nature)

 

 

IT’S EARLY DAWN WITH BIRDS IN SONG

I STIR INSIDE AS I TRY AND DECIDE

LEAVE MY BEDSIDE OR GO OUTSIDE

WITH TEA IN HAND,

(She moves towards her table and picks up her cup of tea)

I SEE NOTHING FOR ME

I PREPARE TO WALK AWAY MY TEARS

SO I READY MY CLOTHES, AND HIDE MY FEARS

I PICK-UP MY CANE,

(She picks up her cane)

TO WALK PARADISE LANE

WITH ENDLESS BEAUTY AROUND ME,

AND NOTHING FOR ME TO SEE

I LIVE IN PARADISE, THIS PARADISE

 

 

SINGERS and DANCERS

NOW IMPOSSIBLE TO REALIZE

 

 

LADY FEAR

I LIVE IN PARADISE, THIS PARADISE

 

 

SINGERS and DANCERS

NOW IMPOSSIBLE TO REALIZE

 

 

LADY FEAR

ON TABLETOP OPAQUE WITH FINE GRAINS OF SAND

(Walking towards the next empty table and looking at the top of the table)

MY TEA CUP RESTS EMPTY,

(She places her cup of tea back on the table)

OF THE ONLY WARMTH AT HAND

A FLY REMINDS ME OF UNCERTAIN PEACE

(She pretends to see a fly buzzing around, swings at it and adjusts her head to miss the fly)

LIKE LIFE EACH DAY, AND BARRIERS THAT NEVER CEASE

ANOTHER ENDLESS DAY OF SILENCE, FROM PEOPLE AND ME

AS MEMORIES AND YESTERDAY FADE,

THEN BECOME VAGUE

THE BIRDS HAVE GONE AWAY

SILENT LIKE WINDS TODAY

HOW MANY MORE DAYS

WILL FREE ME FROM LIFE’S MAZE?

 

I LIVE IN PARADISE, THIS PARADISE

 

 

SINGERS and DANCERS

NOW IMPOSSIBLE TO REALIZE

 

 

LADY FEAR

I LIVE IN PARADISE, THIS PARADISE

 

 

SINGERS and DANCERS

NOW IMPOSSIBLE TO REALIZE

 

 

LADY FEAR

MY TEA CUP IS EMPTY AND TOO LONELY TO FILL

(She sits back down at the table next to her teacup)

I SIT HERE THINKING OH SO STILL

THERE’S NO ONE LOVING, NO ONE TALKING

JUST SOMEONE WALKING,

(TEMPTATION walks by, looks at LADY FEAR and smiles)

PRETENDING TO CARE

NOT A DROP OF LOVE OR RESPECT TO SPARE

I’M LOCKED IN MY THOUGHTS, AS A MOUNTAIN TO ROCKS

UNWAVERING AND BARREN, WITH SO LITTLE LIFE

I’M ALONE IN MY LONELINESS AND IT CUTS LIKE A KNIFE

 

I LIVE IN PARADISE, THIS PARADISE

 

 

SINGERS and DANCERS

NOW IMPOSSIBLE TO REALIZE

 

 

LADY FEAR

I LIVE IN PARADISE, THIS PARADISE

 

 

SINGERS and DANCERS

NOW IMPOSSIBLE TO REALIZE

 

 

LADY FEAR

(INNOCENCE comes by the table and pours another cup of tea for LADY FEAR)

MY SECOND CUP OF TEA

WILL NO ONE TOUCH ME?

(Looking up longingly at INNOCENCE. Momentary pause…..looking around)

WHILE AT HOME, ALL ALONE

            (timed to the video)

I TAKE MY CHAIR

IN A GARDEN OF PRAYER

I OPEN THE GATE, I HATE

SO I CAN SAFELY STARE

AND CHIDE

AT THE WORLD OUTSIDE

I WAIT FOR THE SUN

            (looking up to see if the sun is there)

MY ONLY FRIEND

AND MY TIME TO ASCEND

MANKIND AND WILL NEVER BREACH

NOR WILL I BESEECH

THEIR ENDLESS SPEECH

FOR NOW, MY LIFE IS OUT OF REACH

TAKE MY FEARS AWAY

I LIVE IN PARADISE, I LIVE IN PARADISE

PLEASE SOMEONE HUG ME

TAKE MY FEARS AWAY

I LIVE IN PARADISE, I LIVE IN PARADISE

 

PLEASE JUST ONE PERSON SAY

….I LOVE YOU……

….IN THIS PARADISE

….I LOVE YOU……I LOVE YOU

 

 

SINGERS and DANCERS

NOW IMPOSSIBLE TO REALIZE

 

 

Distraction, from One a musical
September 23, 2016

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DISTRACTION

(Gets up and moves to center stage for his song Be Honest To Me in the style and feel of Michael Jackson’s Billie Jean) (Music Video 22 begins and the DANCERS leave their bar stools and chairs for a routine that is sexy and provocative. A combination of Country & Western Shadow Dancing with sexy push-ups on each other and seductive moves in time to the video. TEMPTATION moves to rejoin THE TRIUMVIRATE)

 

 

COME ON DANCE WITH ME

(This line sung while gesturing and directing the song to GENUS DEI)

MY APOLOGIES, PLEASE FORGIVE ME

I’M DOING MY JOB

DON’T CONDEMN ME

MY CHARMS ARE MY MISSION

YOU’VE GOT NEEDS

LET’S BRING THEM TO FRUITION

LET’S DO THESE DEEDS

 

 

DANCERS AND SINGERS

(Joining in)

(Chorus)

COME ON, COME ON,

DANCE WITH ME

ALL GUILT FREE

YOUR LUST IS MY THRUST

(Thrusting sexually)

TO SET YOU FREE

COME ON, COME ON

BE HONEST TO ME

DANCE WITH ME, DANCE WITH ME

JUST BE HONEST TO ME

 

 

DISTRACTION

YOUR DOLLARS FOR COLLARS

(HE jumps on top of a table holding and waving a neck collar)

WILL MAKE YOU HOLLER

I’LL BE NUDE AND LESS THAN RUDE

(HE rips his shirt off. Cheers and whistles from the CUSTOMERS)

YOUR SECRETS ARE SAFE WITH ME

YOU’LL SEE

JUST BE HONEST AND TALK TO ME

(Jumping down from the table and getting close to GENUS DEI and AMANTIA)

I’VE GOT A DEGREE

I’M INTELLIGENT AND CAREFREE

LIVE YOUR HIDDEN DESIRES

TO PUT OUT THOSE BURNING FIRES

(Gesturing towards GENUS DEI and AMANTIA’S torsos)

 

 

DANCERS and SINGERS

(Joining in)

(Chorus)

COME ON, COME ON,

DANCE WITH ME

ALL GUILT FREE

YOUR LUST IS MY THRUST

(Thrusting sexually)

TO SET YOU FREE

COME ON, COME ON

BE HONEST TO ME

DANCE WITH ME, DANCE WITH ME

JUST BE HONEST TO ME

 

 

DISTRACTION

A ROLL OF DICE IS YOUR PRICE

HAPPINESS OR GUILT TO THE HILT

MY TOUCH CAN MAKE YOU MELT

(Touching GENUS DEI and AMANTIA)

MY TORSO FOREVER FELT

(Taking GENUS DEI and AMANTIA’S hands and placing them on his hips)

AND LIPS THAT MAKE YOU FORGET

(Kissing both GENUS DEI and AMANTIA on the neck)

ANYONE YOU’VE EVER MET

CHOOSE ME FOR YOUR DEED

AND THE SEED YOU NEED

 

 

DANCERS AND SINGERS

(Joining in)

(Chorus)

COME ON, COME ON,

DANCE WITH ME

ALL GUILT FREE

YOUR LUST IS MY THRUST

(Thrusting sexually)

TO SET YOU FREE

COME ON, COME ON

BE HONEST TO ME

DANCE WITH ME, DANCE WITH ME

JUST BE HONEST TO ME

 

 

DISTRACTION

YOUR HIDDEN THOUGHTS

ARE FREE TO LIVE

ALL YOUR NEEDS

I TRULY GIVE

LET’S STAY LATE, YOUR FANTASY CREATE

YOU HAVE THE CHOICE

GIVE ME YOUR VOICE

I’M YOURS FOR THE NIGHT

LET’S MAKE IT RIGHT

 

 

DANCERS AND SINGERS

(Joining in)

(Chorus)

COME ON, COME ON,

DANCE WITH ME

ALL GUILT FREE

YOUR LUST IS MY THRUST

(Thrusting sexually)

TO SET YOU FREE

COME ON, COME ON

BE HONEST TO ME

DANCE WITH ME, DANCE WITH ME

JUST BE HONEST TO ME

The Triumvirate from One a musical
September 22, 2016

 

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THE TRIUMVIRATE

(Music Video 9 begins and shows black and white sheep in fields being herded, with scenes of some sheep escaping and running away. During the chorus of the song Sheep, the sheep actually voice themselves. THE TRIUMVIRATE stands up and moves to center stage to begin their song Sheep. DANCERS join them dressed in chains, different religious dogma, laws of government, corporation’s gadgets, cell phones, or time pieces, with wires leading to and from their bodies. AUDIENCE participation with whistles that sound like sheep when blown is encouraged by ACACIUS. The chorus words for Sheep are shown on the video screen so the AUDIENCE can sing along)

 

 

CONTROL

COME GATHER ROUND ME

BELIEVE ME WHEN I SAY

WE’RE HERE TO MAKE YOUR DAY

LET ME OPEN YOUR EYES SO YOU CAN SEE

THESE ARE GIFTS, YOU’LL AGREE

 

 

GAMES

GADGETS AND DOGMA,

(Holding up a cell phone and a tablet which reads:” In The Name of God”)

 

 

CAUSES

LAWS AND LEADERS FOR YOU TO ADORE

(Holding up a lawyer’s law book and photos of past Roman Emperors. At this point in the video it shows a Roman Emperor sending sheep dressed in Roman armor off to war)

 

 

CONTROL

SURELY, FAR TOO MANY TO KEEP SCORE

(Holding up an abacus and pushing the beads from side to side)

THEY’LL KEEP YOU EXPOSED

LIKE AN OPEN SORE

COME MY FLOCK

(Sound of sheep from the video)

THERE ARE SO MANY PASTURES FOR YOU TO EXPLORE

WE’RE DOING THIS FOR EWE

(Sound of sheep from the video)

EWE, EWE, EWE

(Timed to the video)

 

 

 

THE TRIUMVIRATE

(Tap dancing to the music)

(Chorus)

HERD THEM CLOSE

LET THEIR MISPERCEPTIONS GROW

THEY’LL NEVER KNOW

WHAT’S ON THEIR BACKS

IS SACRIFICIAL WOOL

FRESHLY SHEARED,

FOR A BRAND NEW GIZMO

LET THEM BLEAT AND CAVORT

(Sound of sheep from the video)

THEY’LL JUST MAKE MORE

FOR US TO EXTORT

WE’LL CLOSE THEIR MIND AND MAKE THEM BLIND

TO CHAINS AND CONSTRAINS

HIDDEN FROM ALL THEIR TERRAINS

SHEAR, PULL, SPIN THE WOOL

(Timed to the video showing these actions)

BAAH, BAAH, BAAH

(Sound of sheep from the video)

SHEAR, PULL SPIN THE WOOL

BAAH, BAAH, BAAH

(Sound of sheep from the video)

 

 

 

CAUSES

BELIEVE IN ME

AND YOU WILL SEE

YOU CAN ACHIEVE

ANYTHING YOU CAN CONCEIVE

YOU CAN START WARS ON DISTANT SHORES

CURE DISEASE WITH A PILL AND FREEWILL

MAKE PEACE WITH EXPERTISE

AND MAKE THINGS GREEN

WITH A NEWLY MADE MACHINE

WE’RE DOING THIS FOR EWE

(Sound of sheep from the video)

WE’RE DOING THIS FOR EWE

(Sound of sheep from the video)

EWE, EWE, EWE

(Timed to the video)

 

 

GAMES

LISTEN TO ME

I HAVE THE ANSWER

HOW YOU TREAT OTHERS DOESN’T MATTER

YOU CAN LIE, CHEAT AND STEAL

AS LONG AS YOU KNEEL AND SAY IT’S NO BIG DEAL

EAT AT A BISTRO OR BUY A CHATEAU

AS LONG AS YOU CONFORM AND CALL IT THE NORM

YOUR PLATFORM IS YOURS AND WON’T NEED REFORM

WE’RE DOING THIS FOR EWE

(Sound of sheep from the video)

EWE, EWE, EWE

(Timed to the video)

 

 

CONTROL

SO HEAR US OUT

DO NOT POUT

WE DO THIS ALL FOR EWE

(Timed to the video)

CHOICES, FREEDOM AND AN OPEN DOOR

YOUR BELIEFS AND TRUTHS YOU CAN STORE

TAKE OUR GUIDANCE, AND FOR SURE

WE’RE THE ANSWER,

NOT YOUR CANCER

WE’RE DOING THIS FOR EWE

(Sound of sheep from the video)

EWE, EWE, EWE

(Timed to the video)

 

 

THE TRIUMVIRATE

(Tap dancing to the music)

(Chorus)

 

HERD THEM CLOSE

LET THEIR MISPERCEPTIONS GROW

THEY’LL NEVER KNOW

WHAT’S ON THEIR BACKS

IS SACRIFICIAL WOOL

FRESHLY SHEARED,

FOR A BRAND NEW GIZMO

LET THEM BLEAT AND CAVORT

(Sound of sheep from the video)

THEY’LL JUST MAKE MORE

FOR US TO EXTORT

WE’LL CLOSE THEIR MIND

AND MAKE THEM BLIND

TO CHAINS AND CONSTRAINS

HIDDEN FROM ALL THEIR TERRAINS

SHEAR, PULL, SPIN THE WOOL

(Timed to the video showing these actions)

BAAH, BAAH, BAAH

(Sound of sheep from the video)

SHEAR, PULL SPIN THE WOOL

BAAH, BAAH, BAAH

(Sound of sheep from the video)

Latin Lady, Seller of Emotions from One a musical
September 21, 2016

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Scroll to June 2016 for the full musical

LATIN LADY

(With the words rolling off her tongue and a strong accent, SHE approaches guests in the bar)

 

 

R O S A S, R O S A S. WOULD ANYONE LIKE TO BUY A MEMORY?

Acacius (Jeff Bosco) from One, a musical sings ‘Stigmatosis’
September 13, 2016

 

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For the full musical scroll to June 2016

ACACIUS

(Steps in front to sing his song Stigmatosis sung to the music of Wand’rin Star by Lee Marvin 1969. Music Video 19 begins and shows people in all walks of life being helped and cared for by others. GENUS DEI returns to his bar stool. THE STIGMAS – DANCERS AND SINGERS – do the back-up humming and chorus. There is AUDIENCE participation with the help of EGNATIUS. HE asks the AUDIENCE to place the randomly named masks on, which were given out at the door when the AUDIENCE arrived. Words for the song are shown on the video screen)

 

 

DANCERS AND SINGERS

(Long humming intro)

 

 

ACACIUS

STIG-MA-TOS-IS

BLINDS THE MIND TO KIND

STIG-MA-TOS-IS

A WORD YA NEVER FIND

 

LABELS YOU ARE GIVEN

MAKES LIFE NOT LIVIN’

WORDS OFFEND LIKE SMACK

IT’S AN ATTACK BEHIND MY BACK

STIG-MA-TOS-IS

BLINDS THE MIND TO KIND

 

MY PAIN YOU’LL NEVER FEEL

AND MY SOUL YOU’LL NEVER STEAL

WORDS ARE PAIN WITH BLAME

AND THE MASK WE WEAR IS SHAME

 

YOU’LL NEVER KNOW THE JUDGEMENT

WAS ADDED TO MY PAIN

AND WITH SOME INTENT

IS YOUR SELFISH GAIN

 

STIG-MA-TOS-IS

BLINDS THE MIND TO KIND

STIG-MA-TOS-IS

A WORD YA NEVER FIND

 

CAN YOU SEE MY INSIDE?

LISTEN, I’M OKAY

WE MIGHT NOT KNOW HOW TO FIT IN

BUT WE’RE SAFE IN OUR OWN SKIN

 

STIG-MA-TOS-IS

BLINDS THE MIND TO KIND,

BLINDS THE MIND TO KIND

 

 

DANCERS AND SINGERS

(Singing chorus)

MY PAIN YOU’LL NEVER FEEL

AND MY SOUL YOU’LL NEVER STEAL

WORDS ARE PAIN WITH BLAME

AND THE MASK WE WEAR IS SHAME

 

YOU’LL NEVER KNOW THE JUDGEMENT

WAS ADDED TO MY PAIN

AND WITH SOME INTENT

IS YOUR SELFISH GAIN

 

STIG-MA-TOS-IS

BLINDS THE MIND TO KIND

STIG-MA-TOS-IS

A WORD YOU NEVER FIND

 

 

ACACIUS

WE NEED OUR RAINBOWS TOO

AND EARLY MORNING DEW

SAFE DREAMS THAT DON’T FALL THROUGH

TRUTHS BEHIND A MASK, AND ITS ADIEU

(The AUDIENCE is asked to take their masks off and throw it in the air)

 

STIG-MA-TOS-IS

BLINDS THE MIND TO KIND,

BLINDS THE MIND TO KIND

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