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Tuesday, August 26, 2008

What was the two dollars for?

We're in. Our new home away from home will never be the same again!
Some shows can be performed anywhere, and it works. Others, well, you need to be a little more specific. Size-wise, seating arrangement, sound, the right ceiling height to accommodate a 14 foot, I mean 10 feet pole. For HAIR, our theatre couldn't be more perfect! Being together as a Tribe on stage is one thing, but here we have a stage where the audience is, essentially, right on there with us! How perfect! So close in fact, that while we'll be smoking fake joints all night, everyone in the house will probably be getting fake contact highs as well!

Our first run at it in our first night in was interesting. (Missed ya HotDog, get well soon) Did it make lyrics to "The Bed" any easier,,,no. Did it help us in interacting with each other and getting comfortable with being "freaks" together?,,,definitely! (Still would have loved to hear Trish sing "My Conviction") Haven't checked out sliding down the pole yet. But just as well, I'd probably dig it too much and be real sad knowing, I'm not allowed to use it.

Did I mention the set is perfect too? D.D. has devised a beautiful space for us to work in. Goin out on a limb here, but gotta feeling, adding color will only make it more beautiful! (And bless you D.D...the "stamps" dialogue was great! It may have been too BIG in Kerouac's eyes,,,,which, hey, he's the Director, all the power, insight, vision and expertise is his, but I thought you captured the absurdity of what Mother does with her stamps really well...but hey,,,I'm just a schmo, I have no expertise.)
It is such a kookie scene though. I could see it being tough to find just the right direction in how to play it out. TA DA! That's what Scott's for!! It's funny too, last night as Arrow and I are reading our fake newspapers, we both thought of the same thing. We leaned back and pretty much said, at the same time, "We're probably not gonna have actual papers for this,,," Which, we're assuming is the case,,,,well, DUUUUH,,it's not like the mothers are moving around 3 friggin vacuum cleaners in the scene! But how I just loooove their unison humming! Well, now wait a tic,,, I get to whack Claudius in the head with one of those fake papers,,,,that should be interesting.,,,

Hope everyone is as excited, if not more, about being-in our new home away from home as me!

1 comment:

Scott Miller said...

I bet the two dollars was for weed.

Lyrics to Monster/Suicide/America by Steppenwolf 1970

Song found in the above mix,,,and what a song!

(Monster)
Once the religious, the hunted and weary
Chasing the promise of freedom and hope
Came to this country to build a new vision
Far from the reaches of kingdom and pope
Like good Christians, some would burn the witches Later some got slaves to gather riches

But still from near and far to seek America
They came by thousands to court the wild
And she just patiently smiled and bore a child
To be their spirit and guiding light

And once the ties with the crown had been broken
Westward in saddle and wagon it went
And 'til the railroad linked ocean to ocean
Many the lives which had come to an end
While we bullied, stole and bought our a homeland
We began the slaughter of the red man

But still from near and far to seek America
They came by thousands to court the wild
And she just patiently smiled and bore a child
To be their spirit and guiding light

The blue and grey they stomped it
They kicked it just like a dog
And when the war over
They stuffed it just like a hog
And though the past has it's share of injustice
Kind was the spirit in many a way
But it's protectors and friends have been sleeping
Now it's a monster and will not obey
(Suicide)
The spirit was freedom and justice
And it's keepers seem generous and kind
It's leaders were supposed to serve the country
But now they won't pay it no mind
'Cause the people grew fat and got lazy
And now their vote is a meaningless joke
They babble about law and order
But it's all just an echo of what they've been told
Yeah, there's a monster on the loose
It's got our heads into a noose
And it just sits there watchin'
Our cities have turned into jungles
And corruption is stranglin' the land
The police force is watching the people
And the people just can't understand
We don't know how to mind our own business
'Cause the whole worlds got to be just like us
Now we are fighting a war over there
No matter who's the winner
We can't pay the cost
'Cause there's a monster on the loose
It's got our heads into a noose
And it just sits there watching
(America)
America where are you now?
Don't you care about your sons and daughters?Don't you know we need you now
We can't fight alone against the monster

America where are you now?
Don't you care about your sons and daughters?
Don't you know we need you now
We can't fight alone against the monster

The Seeker

Ain't got no,,,

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July 7, 1967