My last breath will be poetic justice. With poetry, I plan, finishing me off. I will inhale all the letters you wrote me, exhaling them into words. My last breath will be dramatic, As dramatic as any Shakespearean play. I will give new meanings to new words, created just for you. My last breath will … Continue reading My Last Breath
Have you noticed with some films, no matter how uninterested you are in the story or the characters, if it has the right music, and a good soundtrack, you will be humming the tune in the shower, pub, or, God forbid, at the local Karaoke pit-stop? Take for instance, The Wizard of Oz and The … Continue reading You Can’t Stop the Music
TO TRAIN OR NOT TO TRAIN? THAT IS THE QUESTION For the past week, I have been having several interesting conversations about creative artists with some friends who asked the question 'is formal education needed to become a creative artist?' While my initial, knee-jerk reaction was to say, absolutely not, I think it is important … Continue reading When Talent Isn’t Enough
Every time I watched Fame and heard Debbie Allen encouragingly tell her pupils, week after week, "You want fame? Well, fame costs. And right here is where you start paying ... in sweat." My first thought was - mind your friggin' business! a) I don't want fame, and b) only the morbidly obese sweat.' I … Continue reading What Would Debbie Allen Do?
I must admit, when listening to a story, I’m one of those people whose attention span and patience can be somewhat lacking. Unknowingly, my facial expressions and trademark head-nod, make it clear that I’ve stopped listening and am thinking about my evening meal, or if the Jeremy Corbin will last as the Leader. That said, … Continue reading The Craft of Writing Comedy