Monthly Archives: May 2012

A Master Class in Storytelling (for nerds)

The following videos present a master class in storytelling through the lens of a critique of Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace (with some bizarre dark humor and not safe for work language thrown in for fun). I … Continue reading

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Lyrics: The Sun Still Rose

This is the first song we wrote for DANI GIRL.  In fact, it’s the first anything that we wrote for DANI GIRL.  It’s the only song that we wrote before the book.  In general, we think it’s a pretty bad … Continue reading

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Awesome Songs by Awesome People – Part III

Here are some songs we love by people we love.  For more, click here or here. Peter Mills – Way Ahead of My Time (The Caveman Song) – from THE TAXI CABARET http://www.pcmills.com/ Adam Mathias & Brad Alexander – All … Continue reading

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Lyrics: Lucy’s Laugh

This song taught us a valuable lesson: Don’t use people’s real names in songs. Billie Jean and Eleanor Rigby — probably not actually their names. Matt Doyle performs the song on our album. This song actually underwent a semi-significant revision … Continue reading

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Lyrics: Blue Horizon

This is a song about moving on.  I got the idea for it while driving in a U-Haul as I was moving from Pittsburgh to New York.  I sketched out the first draft of the lyrics while sitting in an … Continue reading

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Favorite Songs Involving Muppets

These aren’t really in any particular order. It was tough enough to limit the list to ten, let alone rank them. 10. The opening from the best Dickens adaptation of all time. 9. Kermit and Rolph discuss the fact that … Continue reading

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Things that are Awesome: Pigpen Theatre Co.

For years people have been telling us about the amazing Pigpen Theatre Company.  Founded at Carnegie Mellon in 2008 (sadly after we had already graduated–it would have been really cool to see them at the very beginning), they’re the only … Continue reading

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