Typing this quietly in the early Berkshire morning, holed up in Greenfield, MA. My wife and in-laws are asleep upstairs, me and the birds have been up for hours.
I see in the Greenfield Recorder that the Turners Falls Indians pummeled No. 9 seed Westfield Vocational-Technical High School, 23-0, in a five-inning mercy-rule win at Bourdeau Fields.
Twenty-three to zip.
Man. Them Indians are fierce.
Matt Oberg triumphed on Friday night with the debut of The Event. Thanks for all who came out. We're doing it again as part of the Underground Zero Festival in July and there might be something else going on with it, check this space as they say in the biz.
Big League of Independent Theater meeting tonight, getting our ducks in many rows for an official launch. Need to have the paperwork stamped and notarized and whatnotted until we can offically solicit members and that's pretty much the name of the game for a membership organization.
Tomorrow we wing down to Philly for a meeting with Melanie Stewart and a first casting session for our big Time to Dance piece. I'm writing something with Melanie that will be a dance show/contest, with judges and contestants and minor celebrities and the whole nine. We're trying to figure out how to create it and stage it so that it's more of a social event than an evening of art. Philadelphia Live Arts is interested, so we're going to build it slow and try to get it right.
Rest of the week is quiet, going to try to keep it that way.
It's summertime, man. Come on.
MMMQ inspired by a purchase at an antique/junk store down the road from here yesterday afternoon. Amid the water-logged cabinets and oil paintings of clowns, I found a stack of cassette tapes, someone's collection from the 80s. A-ha was there and the Go-Gos and the real prize, Terence Trent D'Arby's debut album, Introducing the Hardline According to Terence Trent D'Arby.
Remember Wishing Well?
Still makes you move.
Wishing Well was the only song that ever got on the radio off the album, but it's not the lead-off. The first track on the first side of Mr. D'Arby's opus is
1. If You All Get to Heaven
2. If You Let Me Stay
3. As Yet Untitled
4. If, by Bread
Winner gets a glass of lemonade and/or a slice of watermelon, depending on supplies and availability. All prizes are non-transferable and subject to non-delivery and denial of ever having been offered, as is custom and tradition around these parts.
You prize-winning bastards.