Friday, October 31, 2014

Monday, October 27, 2014

We walked arm in arm to the beat of the kleptomaniac's drum
Steal, steal, steal
and when you aren't stealing, steal some more!
The six of them were standing outside the warehouse of the junkyard the six of them didn't know the warehouse was full of itemsfrom Ripley's Believe it or not!
Steal, steal, steal
marched in their heads.  There was no one in sight and there wouldn't be anyone till the midnight guard showed up.
So they began to steal.  Unfortunately the only place they had to store their items was in a child's pink barbie suit case.  But they walked in.  Joe slipped on a gag woopie cushion-"fart, fart, toot, toot"

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Derrick Fleeing the fire


Derrick fleeing the Fire
Derrick escorted all of the dancers behind stage to the nearest exit and into the arms of their loved ones who were waiting.Mothers and fathers who would give anything to see their child alive.  And yet through the fire that tore up the Hall walked the children.  They walked through the blackened doors and exits which left only one image in the distraught guardians head.  And that was seeing their young, little dancers parading through the doors in their neon and glistening, decorated outfits with glittering scrunchies and tight pulled back curls sprayed only a few hours ago by the parents own hands.  Once they crossed the police yellow tape they were safe to run to any faces their were mere recognizable.and run they did, like mice.  and the parents gave Derrick only one look and that was relief.  Relief that their own kids were alive and able to make it through the building, and in the minutes that followed, their was a buckling to the roof, and a final collapse.   That only haunted Derrick even more, in the days to follow.  The collapse being so loud, that when reports reached Derrick, the cost of repair to the Orchestra and all of its stages told Derrick that his one time dream of being a choreographer in the city of Minneapolis was over.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Stupendous!Glad you agree
Well sir..

No, no, your tenacious articulation on the subject matter of the beast, told me that 
you object him anxiously.
Along the lazy lakes
of lake island
Lionel looked up and longed for
languid nights
curled up with Larry Lee, his lucid cat, 
who shook his long, length fur
and settled down lucratively beside him
before long, Larry Lee crept about the linoleum leaving behind dust prints and cascading
outside his limits
Larry left Lionel in the night
Lionel's captors rummaged through the lake island home
And Larry lee returned looking lamely on Lionel's liquidated body.

A poem called Open

open door shut,
weep constant pray,

Penciled days

open door shut,
seep, constant stay

make, hope, stray

open door shut,
weep constant rain

pour, lay, make

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

questions answered on opera making

Costume room at the opera.  What do they really do back there?  Where do they get ideas for say instance the opera Hansel and Gretel children's costumes?  How are they organized and fitted?  What about the set itself?  How do they paint a back drop the size of the orpheum stage?  Here are some questions I attempt answering.
how do the paint a backdrop to the stage
video
theypaint the scenery or canvas on the floor.  ginger rogers and fred astaire for the circus at around 1920 when both dancers were dancing and the opera added this specific backdrop for Hansel and Gretel opera. sorry small clip but u can get the gist that this is a rehearsal for the opera, and those are the podiums and risers they stand on.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Sunday, October 12, 2014

wonderless pit

Short story of Duluth 5

Short story of Duluth 4

Short Story of Duluth 3

Story of Duluth two

duluth short story

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Costume Room

Costume room at the opera.  What do they really do back there?  Where do they get ideas for say instance the opera Hansel and Gretel children's costumes?  How are they organized and fitted?  What about the set itself?  How do they paint a back drop the size of the orpheum stage?  Here are some questions I attend on answering.
Costume room at Minnesota opera-I got a behind the stages tour

st.paul almanac

Kind of surprised that about 10 people showed up to the publishing of an almanac that has at least 100 writers.  Went to a reading for the St. Paul almanac.  This is the coffee shop upstairs, on the wall is a picture of a library, not a real library, its pretty artsy fartsy.  Subtext Bookstore is in St. Paul Friday, Oct. 10th at 7pm, for the St. Paul Almanac Publishing. Address is: 165 Western Ave N, Saint Paul, MN 55102.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Opera Viva!

 

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