So Smooth to Me

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In preparation for the upcoming read of my play, Whales and Souls, I’ve decided to post Neko Case’s cover of the song “Never Turn Your Back On Mother Earth”. It’s a super appropriate (albeit obvious and on the nose) song for the play. Except at the end of the song when it gets psuedo-inspirational-choir. Because my play doesn’t end that way. At all.

At any rate, here’s the goddess Neko Case sing the Sparks’ original. Enjoy!

 

For those of you playing @ home, here are the lyrics:

When she’s on her best behaviour
Dont be tempted by her favours
Never turn your back on mother earth
Towns are hurled from A to B
By hands that looked so smooth to me
Never turn your back on mother earth
Grasp at straws that dont want grasping
Gaze at clouds that come down crashing
Never turn your back on mother earth
Three days and two nights away from my friends
Amen to anything that brings a quick return to my friends
To my friends
Never turn your back on mother earth
I’ll admit I was unfaithful
But from now I’ll be more faithful
Never turn your back on mother
Never turn your back on mother
Never turn your back on mother earth

Inspiration in the News!

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Oh, my brain- which has currently been focusing on Leviathan Singing needed this. What a headline to wake-up to!

Jellyfish Menace

YES

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American Theatre Magazine has been quite good these past two issues. First there was the Still Fresh, Less Flesh article featuring Celebration Theatre’s Michael Shepperd discussing his desire “to make sure we’re not just doing theatre for upper-middle-class, middle-aged white gay men,” and plays that feature gratuitous nudity just to appeal to hay audiences hoping to catch some cock-shots. Read it. It’s a great, inspiring article. Especially for me as a young writer frustrated by “ittle nudie-boy plays” as they’re called in the article.

This month there’s Ace Up His Sleeve: an article about writer Victor Lodato’s “kid’s eye-view dramas” and why his curiosity of the world around him can best be written from a “kid’s eye” or involving those sorts of stories. With The Dog(run) Diaries still undergoing revisions and concerns about it being “another coming of age story”, it was also really great to read this month’s inspiring article.

Also, one of my professors sent me this. Yes.