Friday, October 22, 2010

Two Vids for My Students

Two videos.

One deals with questions of loss and of faith and is very personal to me:

The other deals with the fears inherent when committing to a new relationship: is this going to burn me? Or save me? It's a leap of faith in the end:

Thursday, October 21, 2010

The Ghosts of Mount Revere Opens

by Joe Jennison

“The Ghosts of Mount Revere,” an original theatrical production, written and directed by Mount Vernon resident Mike Moran, will have its world premiere Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Oct. 21, 22, and 23, at 7:30 p.m. in the First Street Community Building, 221 1st St. NE, Mount Vernon.

The theatrical piece mixes theater and music, and explores the ghosts of a mythical Iowa town, Mount Revere. The piece uses storytelling and music to introduce its characters and its town, culminating in a showcase of songs performed in a haunted juke house in the Iowa hills.

The piece features actors Nicci Miles-Thomas, Brandon Rowray, and Bill Thomas, and showcases music performed by Josh Woosley, Samuel Butz, Jessie Stewart, Zak Moran, and Rhythmixity.
And here's a spooky little tune dealing with the understanding that it isn't who you want to spend your life with that matters as much as who you want to buried with:

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Mount Revere is a Town

Mount Revere is a town that seems sometimes too sharp, too vibrant, like a professionally-developed photograph designed to make the colors of the autumn trees pop. Sometimes, though, it seems as if its perspective shifts, like an Edgar Mueller 3D street painting, it's downtown appearing from the right angle to be bursting through clouds, the Midwest's own humble Olympus.

And other times, it's like stepping through the screen of a small, dark movie with deep shadows and despair that you can't turn away from. This is how it's sometimes going in Mount Revere.

How are things going with you?

The Ghosts of Mount Revere, a new Goatsinger Production, goes up at
7:30 pm
October 21, 22, 23
at The First Street Building (221 1st St. NE)
Mount Vernon, IA

No charge. The actors and musicians are working for tips.