August 2, 2016 at 6:23 pm (art, creative writing, culture, entertainment, humor, issues, life, people, play, politics, random, satire, thinking, Uncategorized)
Tags: call for submissions, competition, culture, humor, Issues, Laughter Trumps Hate, MoveOn.org, political comedy, political satire
Hear Ye! Hear Ye!
Roll out your own barrel of laughs.
Try out your chops serving up a hearty dish of political satire.
It’s been brought to my attention that comedians are called to duty at MoveOn.org to slice and dice politics as they deem fit.
There is no entry fee. Everyone is welcome to enter–newbies and hard-core satirists alike. Satire is not required but it’s appreciated. You can be just flat out funny.
But time is running out and you must submit a video by August 11, 2016. So get crackin’ all you wise-arses with bells to ring and whistles to blow!
Rules and submission tools at MoveOn.org.
Get your video rolling ASAP!
March 6, 2015 at 4:03 am (culture, entertainment, exploring interconnectedness, life, movies, music, play, random, thinking)
Tags: Boogie Woogie, Cloud Atlas, entertainment, LP, Luca Sestak, music, Polly Bergen, theme
Every thing has to start somewhere–or does it?
“From the beginning of beginning-less time.”
No endings, no beginnings, just be-ing.
I suspect I’ve been OVER thinking Johnny’s theme choice.
Okay, here’s how my warm-up music theme flows. Perhaps what’s significant to moi will resonate with some of you. If you have other music notions, please share them at will.
New Direction from Cloud Atlas
The words and selection song for themselves.
Heavenly Light from LP
Boogie Woogie ~ Luca Sestak
No fuss, no frills, just a man making a piano dance and sing.
I’m Still Here ~ Polly Bergen
Can you relate? Hmm?
Yeah, I’m still working out the new wp tweaks and whittles. <–.
Stay tuned for links.
Johnny ~ https://johnnyojanpera.wordpress.com/2015/03/05/music-theme-for-eva/comment-page-1/#comment-8853
Bear ~ https://bearspawprint.wordpress.com/2015/03/05/viva-eva-music-themes/comment-page-1/#comment-26243
Lisa ~ https://undergroundenergy.wordpress.com/2015/03/05/music-theme-evas-always-on-my-mind/
Maddie – https://1earthunite.wordpress.com/2015/03/05/%E2%99%AAviva-eva-music-themes/comment-page-1/#comment-8315
Yeah, I’ve GOT to learn to do the short link correctly so that it WORKS. New year’s resolution number 37 1/2.
October 9, 2014 at 5:19 pm (art, culture, entertainment, films, movies, music, play)
Tags: art, composer, David Arkenstone, dreamlands, Forest Elves, imagination, Into the West, Lorenna McKinnett, Magic Forest, movie, music, Night Ride, original music, Patrick Doyle, play, Qntal, unicorns
WHERE the Unicorns Play—Ooooooooo in the wild forests of our imaginations. Yeah. Well, at least in mine.
Forests where the imagination lives to create.
Where do Unicorns play?
Anywhere they want, of course.
Like who is going to stop them? Hmm? Park Rangers? The Thought Police?
Loreena McKennitt ~ Night Ride Across the Caucasus
Dream Journey ~The Last Unicorn ~ Qntal
Unicorns play in The Magic Forest of the Mind.
music by David Arkenstone, “Magic Forest”
Unicorns play in dreamlands.
my heart shall see light
hön’marën kena-uva kala
our hearts shall be forever
go forth, rest in dreamland
nör’ande sëra mi lorien
i’ll soon be there
îm’eri ratö naya
Wait for me my love
larya nîn mëlissè
You know I’m here
le sinte îma sinomë
To join you in dreams
ána sama lemî oloorë
You have nothing to fear
le ar’uunèr ana kaurë
Fiery sun, begone
Moonlight, protect us,
Heaven’s star, shine through,
telume siila tere
Flame of hell, vanish
na’are utumno wanya
Lonely voice, cold and bare
Asleep, yet awake
Safe in dreams
Shelter from the storm
türma ei ràumo
Merry’s Personal Channel:
Jordi’s Personal Channel:
Into the West (Suite) ~ Patrick Doyle composer
If you can’t see the horn reset your imagination.
This is what came to my mind and I’m sticking with it for today. Tomorrow might be another story.
As soon as I get my questionable act together, links to other themes will be forthcoming. This theme was Lisa’s idea. 🙂
Bear ~ http://bearspawprint.wordpress.com/2014/10/09/where-the-unicorns-play-music-theme/
Lisa ~~ http://undergroundenergy.wordpress.com/2014/10/09/music-theme-where-the-unicorns-play/comment-page-1/#comment-4435
Johnny ~~ http://johnnyojanpera.wordpress.com/2014/10/09/music-theme-where-the-unicorns-play/
Maddie ~~ https://1earthunite.wordpress.com/2014/10/10/%e2%99%aawhere-unicorns-play-music-themes/#comments
Willow ~~ http://willowdot21.wordpress.com/2014/10/09/music-theme-where-the-unicorns-play/#comment-18740
John ~~ http://johnbalaya.com/2014/10/10/music-theme-where-the-unicorns-play/
October 4, 2014 at 9:37 am (culture, entertainment, films, history, humor, issues, life, living, play, random, searching, Uncategorized)
Tags: amazing, atomic bomb, awesome, culture, entertainment, humor, it's complicated, language, people, videos, words
Yes, it has finally gotten to the point where I can no longer refrain from have a jolly good rant about three words that have been abused so thoroughly by the writers of television programs, movies and by the social media addict generation. I can’t wait to no longer hear: Amazing, Awesome and Complicated—as in the utterly useless, evasive phrase, “It’s complicated.” never ever uttered again.
You’ve heard them all. I know you have because they’re impossible to avoid these days no matter if you’re in a coffee-shop, the grocery store or the hardware store.
Amazing implies a fair degree of wonder and surprise. How many ways can people or things be called amazing? Really? What ever happened to you look very lovely or very handsome? That’s a beautiful dress or a very flattering suit–but I’m not astonished at your appearance. Nope, I’m not, sorry.
Awesome, hmmm, I guess this word conveys open-mouth, drop dead AWE and Shock of that inspiring AWE that has pulled the rug out from under our flat feet. My meddlesome mind associates Awe–some or a little of it–with truly above ordinary events and things. Dresses, food, shoes, hairdos, cars are far too mundane things to be imbued with real awe. Who wants to talk Nuclear Bombs? Hmm? Now those are fully awe inspiring in many ways—from their power of destruction to views of the aftermath of their deployment.
It’s Complicated–wtf? Is this or is this not the most banal evasive phrase ever uttered in response to any inquiry about human behavior?
“Why did you cheat on your significant other?”
I bet it is: pheromones and hormones influence humans in very complex ways. Don’t you just adore your nose? The Complicated things it tells your brain are Amazing and Awesome beyond compare.
Language, it’s Complicated.
Or are people simply too damn lazy to go beyond using stock phrases?
For the hell of it:
And then there’s :
It’s terribly complicated, dreadfully awesome and downright utterly amazing.
May 15, 2014 at 3:31 pm (art, contemplation, creative writing, culture, entertainment, environment, exploring interconnectedness, films, humor, life, living, movies, music, nature, people, photography, play, poetry, random, relationships, Uncategorized, Writing)
Tags: "like tears in rain", "Slumdog Millionaire", animated, animation, Bear, black and white photographs, Blade Runner, children, China, Communication University of China, creative writing, films, image poem, It's Raining In Baltimore, music, photography, poem, poetry, quote, rain, Rain - Drops, Sherlock, short film, The County Crows, The Song for Rain, The Weather Girls, theme, Vangelis, Zheng Yawen
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rain – drops
“The Song for Rain (2012), created by Zheng Yawen, his graduation work at the Communication University of China.”
It’s Raining In Baltimore ~ The Counting Crows ~ album August and Everything After
Slumdog Millionaire ~ rain scene
“like tears in rain” ~ Vangelis ~ Blade Runner
On a lighter note ~
It’s Raining Men on Baker Street ~ The Weather Girls
Please do not hesitate to shower our ears with your choice rain songs.
Bear selected this Rain song theme.
For May 22, I select — Night.
April 10, 2014 at 7:56 am (culture, entertainment, journalism, life, music, people, photography, play, politics, random, satire, Uncategorized, Writing)
Tags: Andy Davis, Cell Block Tankgo, Chicago, Chicago Bears, Chicago Bears Super Bowl Shuffle, Chicago City of Shoulders, culture, Dead End Street, I Dream of Chicago, Juno Reactor, Larry Brewer, life, Lincoln Park Pirates, Lou Rawls, Masters of the Universe, Mike Royko, music, newspapers, Number 10 Bus, Paper Lace, Parlours, people, random, Steve Goodman, The Cook County Jail, The Night Chicago Died, The Very Best of Chicago, We're All Crazy In Chicago, Windy City
City of Choice = Chicago so let’s take a bird’s-eye view for a meet and greet.
Chicago Down Town View from the Sky — Juno Reactor’s Masters of the Universe.
There’s just something about black and white with a whole lot of grey, literally, that seems to suit an introduction for a city like Chicago, a city known for crime, gangsters, corrupt politicians and a great newspaper columnist by the name of Mike Royko aka “The Man Who Owns Chicago.” If you don’t know Royko’s work you’re missing out on one of life’s truly witty reading pleasures. Royko’s columns provided a massive home school educational opportunity for moi. Political viewpoints are not genetically encoded. Who knew? )
Now to lull you into a false sense of serenity…..
Chicago City of Shoulders ~ Andy Davis ~
Awwww, wasn’t that a sweet beginning for a couple? Well, darker reality often follows close upon such heels in Chicago–the film.
Cell Block Tango from Chicago’s Cook County Jail via Chicago the film about murderesses in the city of Chicago. Murder and Chicago go together like snow and winter. The Cook County Jail is a real place with quite a reputation.
Then there’s the whole police versus the bad guys scenario–though, all too often the two are one and the same in the Windy City.
The Night Chicago Died ~ Paper Lace ~
Number 10 Bus ~ A few city views with Larry Brewer’s own tune. Who says you can’t go home and leave then do it all again?
This is an original song written and recorded by Larry Brewer off of his 2012 album, Waxing Ardent. It is an ode to growing up in Chicago.
I Dream of Chicago ~ Parlours ~ Okay, I just love the sound of this song so it’s here.
The Very Best of Chicago ~ by the band Chicago formed and hailed from the city with a stint in LA. See Wiki for more http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chicago_(band)
40th Anniversary Collection
1. Just You ‘N’ Me 00:00
2. Saturday In the Park 03:42
3. You’re The Inspiration 07:36
4. Baby, What a Big Suprise 11:26
5. Hard to Say I’m Sorry/Get Away 14:30
6. Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is? 19:37
7. 25 or 6 to 4 22:58
8. If You Leave Me Now 27:50
9. Hard Habit to Break 31:45
10. Old Days 36:30
11. Beginnings 40:01
12. Call On Me 46:28
13. Make Me Smile 50:30
14. Love Will Come Back (w/ Rascal Flats) 54:56
15. Feel (w/Horns) 58:44
Chicago Bears 1985 Super Bowl Shuffle ~ Enjoy it anyway you can ladies and gents.
Dead End Street ~ Lou Rawls ~ I do believe Rawls explains it all.
Lincoln Park Pirates ~ Steve Goodman ~ You know about No Parking Zones, don’t you? Towing cars as a city-wide fundraiser can be very profitable.
Yes, it’s an ad for a newspaper hawking its prize writer and vice versa. Where else but in a tavern would you expect to find a discussion of punctuation?
Mike Royko quotes with a song, the reason for the choice of which I am very unclear about. But Mike’s words make it all right. Maybe.
Who & Why Royko ~ With background music. I wonder why it’s so hard to find a song for or about Royko? Someone needs to write one. Or two at the very least. Maybe they have. If you find one, do not hesitate to share it. Please.
We’re All Crazy In Chicago ~~ No, I will not vouch for the veracity of this statement/song. Are you crazy?
A list of songs about Chicago compliments of the wonderful world of Wikipedia
Bear has Nomads, oh yeah http://bearspawprint.wordpress.com/2014/04/10/ulaanbaatar-city-of-nomads/
It’s down home in Alabama with Johnny in Mobile http://johnnyojanpera.wordpress.com/2014/04/10/the-music-of-a-city-mobile/comment-page-1/#comment-4197
March 26, 2014 at 4:13 pm (art, buddhism, contemplation, creative writing, culture, entertainment, exploring interconnectedness, life, living, nature, play, poetry, random, Writing)
Tags: art as writing, birds, contemplation, creative writing, culture, exploring interconnectedness, haiku, life, nature, people, poem, poems, poetry, random, Writing, writing as art
little bird blues sings
sweet haiku twitters all day
cites poetry cries
roots deep leaves sun eat all wells
no weeding pleases
coy moon winks sun spring
Persephone steps upward
below Hades sighs
control a strong hold
power princes addiction
brain breast brawn beat down
eye pouring concrete
iron bars doors fixing space
no outside options
two heron journey
eye guide far sight mindful nest
streaming feeds sole light
whence goes March’s Ides
cold shouldering yet blood pours
poppy red blossoms
March 16, 2014 at 9:33 pm (art, culture, entertainment, exploring interconnectedness, life, music, people, play, random, Uncategorized)
Tags: 2CELLOS, Apocalyptica, bearspawprint, cello duo, cellos, cover, Croatia, Croatian, entertainment, exploring interconnectedness, Funniest Moments, human nature, humor, Luka Sulic, Michael Jackson, music, random, Smooth Criminal, Stjepan Hauser, Thunderstruck, videos, Where The Streets Have No Name, YouTube
Instead of Sensual Saturday welcome to Scorching Hot Sexy Cello Sunday. Yeah. I’m not joking. If you thought that cellos were just for classical tunes–well, think again. I’ve been thinking again ever since Bearspawprint introduced me to Apocalyptica.
Meet 2CELLOS — If you haven’t already. The Funniest Moments video serves as a sort of meet and greet piece. Please note that their Thunderstruck has the headline slot in the sidebar to the left <<——. Their performances have the entire sidebar venue until you hit the great pick me up energy of Aldrey’s La Lista–which now has over 400,000 views since we first turned our ears and eyes to it with hopes of helping it reach an audience of 80,000 to fulfill the goal stated in the song. Way to play it forward folks 🙂 Depending on your pc it might take some time for the music videos on the sidebar to load. If they don’t then feel free to exercise the watch and listen option on the tubes of you where there is quite an extensive playlist.
Grab a snack, some tea and biscuits if you share Lady Pen’s inclinations, and get charged with two very sizzling cello players, Luka and Stjepan. Yes, their Criminal Smooth video is <<— to the left. There are 70 more videos on their YouTube site.
Published on Mar 13, 2014
2CELLOS Luka Sulic and Stjepan Hauser performing Human Nature by Michael Jackson, from an exciting, unforgettable and emotional evening at the beautiful Roman Colosseum in Stjepan’s hometown of Pula, Croatia. The concert took place on 3rd of July, 2013
Filmed and edited by MedVid produkcija
Directed by Kristijan Burlovic
Video editing by Ivan Stifanic & Stjepan Hauser
Sound by Miro Vidovic, Luka Sulic & Stjepan Hauser
Where The Streets Have No Name
2CELLOS Official Site
Discover about 2CELLOS more on: Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2Cellos
2Cellos (stylized 2CELLOS) is a Croatian cello duo, consisting of Luka Šulić and Stjepan Hauser. Signed to Sony Masterworks since 12 April 2011, the two were discovered after uploading a music video of their cello-only cover of Michael Jackson‘s “Smooth Criminal” to YouTube.
Bonus = More Hot Dudes With Cellos~~~
Just in case you’re not acquainted with Apocalyptica:
Somewhere Around Nothing
Thanks Bear 🙂
You can explore Bear’s musical inclinations at http://bearspawprint.wordpress.com/
March 6, 2014 at 7:58 pm (books, creative writing, culture, drama, entertainment, exploring interconnectedness, fiction, humor, issues, life, living, music, people, play, random, relationships, Writing)
Tags: #40, All My Funky Friends, All That Funky, Breakfast Special, Dawn Silva, entertainment, fiction, friends, Issues, Lily, Little George, love story, men, music, novel, random, relationships, romance, Sarge, women, work in progress, Writing
All That Funky
Little George nudged Anton with his elbow to alert him to Sarge’s appearance in the hallway leading to the building’s utility room. “Well, well, well, if it ain’t Mr. Tardy Hardy himself.” Little George teased Sarge as he came to a halt in the doorway and stood looking around the room.
“How are you, Little George? Anton, sorry to hold up the wiring show today.” Sarge entered the room and went to where he’d found the jerry-rigged wiring mess on a previous visit.
Anton smirked as he replaced the water hose for the washing machine. “No problem, Sarge. No lack here for crew work. You get that chill out of your bones from playing in the Ling’s basement lake yesterday?”
Sarge pulled out the section of plywood serving as a temporary covering for the wiring, set it aside and turned to Anton and Little George. “My feet are a damn sight happier than they were yesterday. Lily gave me something she calls ‘bear grease’ to put on them. She said it’ll help keep the damp cold from setting in. I don’t know what it really is, but it’s definitely agreeing with my feet. Oh hey, I brought some cookies.” Sarge took a brown paper lunch bag out of his coat pocket and handed it to Little George.
“Lily has bear grease?” Little George opened the bag and took out a coconut cookie and offered the bag to Anton who did not hesitate to help himself.
Sarge shrugged. “That’s what she called this stuff. You want some for your feet, Little George?”
Little George took a bite of his cookie and shook his head. “Not right now. Thanks Sarge. Good cookies. If I didn’t know better I’d say they came direct from Mrs. Ling.”
“In a way they did, seeing as Lily and I made them from Mrs. Ling’s recipe. Go ahead, eat those. We can make all we want now.” Sarge grinned and went to another part of the electricity repair project down the hall leaving Anton and Little George standing with the bag of cookies between them.
Little George moved to look down the hallway as Sarge went up the stairs to the room on the floor above them. He looked at Anton. “How did he get that recipe from Mrs. Ling?”
“How you think? He fixed that water mess in her basement. How else?” said Anton.
Little George shook his head. “We all fixed some mess in that basement at some point in the last year. Mrs. Ling didn’t turn over no coconut cookies to any of us. You don’t think he . . ..” Little George shrugged suggestively instead of speaking.
Anton stared at Little George unnerved by the fact that he was even going so far as to suggest what he was. “No. You lost your mind or what, Little George? How you even get that idea in your head-gear?”
Little George held up a cookie. “This recipe intel is not something a woman gives up for nothing, Anton.”
“Sarge working a blown fuse-box plus a flood by himself is not nothing. And you know it. Loretta been giving you some strange ideas again, Little George?”
Little George carefully set the bag of cookies out of harm’s way on top of the washing machine and resumed his caulking task. “Anton, you have no idea what it’s like living with Loretta. It’s a package deal with her sisters. They are always together at one of their places or another. You know, you’ve seen them all at my place.”
“Uh ha. What’s that got to do with your weird Mrs. Ling and Sarge cookie action idea?”
Little George laughed. “Anton, you do understand that if Sarge took it into his head to start giving the time of day to women besides Lily, there’d be a whole lot more crazy shit going on with the women and men folk in the neighborhood, don’t you? You got to know that, DeWitt, considering all the work you been doing during this snow-in trying to keep people leveled out.”
“Sarge got no such agenda, Little George.” Anton considered the truth of Little George’s notion and silently thanked Sarge for not being inclined to play the lady field as he easily could.
“Not saying he does, Anton. Big Man ain’t the problem. It’s the women who are the problem. You got it nice and quiet all settled with Esther who is about as sane a woman as they come. She don’t go in for the sort of talk I hear coming from Loretta and her sisters. Last night something set them off but good. It got so I couldn’t stand to hear no more. I went over to Stinky Pete’s for a couple hours to get relief.”
“I read that. You got a point, Little George. You went to Pete’s for relief? Anton don’t think he wants to hear what sent you there.”
“You don’t. I don’t want to repeat any of it. I don’t want Lily getting wind of any of it either. She gets enough grief for her learning curves already. She doesn’t need any more from my women folk. I don’t know exactly what it is about Sarge that gets them all worked up, but they do get worked up. We all know he don’t do nothing to get them going. They get going all on their own. Maybe it’s one of those fairmoan things. I don’t know for sure. But I do know being around that sort of woman talk about men gets under your skin. You know what I mean. That’s where that Ling and cookie and action idea come from. I know that’s a dumbass thing to think. Sarge ain’t ever been anything but genuine nice and polite to women folk, and us too for that matter. It’s just . . well, I got two ears full of Loretta and sisters company man-talk that put a bunch of us working our jaws about a Playboy centerfold to shame. If you don’t believe it, come on over for a chat sometime when Loretta holding court at our place.” Little George looked over the handsome man working with him. “Now that I mention it, that sounds like a damn good idea. Yes it does. You being right there in the flesh get their minds off Sarge and on you instead.”
“What? Like you goin’ to enjoy that somehow?” Anton stopped working and stared at the big man beside him. “That about as bad as what started this conversation track.”
“Look at you.” Little George grinned. “All puffed up and in-dig-nant about being a diversionary tactic. DeWitt, I’ve been giving you some shit for fun. Chill out.”
“You been messing with me this whole time?”
“Only since the part about you coming over while Loretta having the after supper chat-fest. We both know no way Esther allow that game plan see any action.” He laughed loudly at the bewildered disbelief on Anton’s face. “What’s wrong? You don’t care for that little payback prank?” Whistling happily, Little George ignored the other man and focused on his task. Without looking at Anton he said, “This suggestion box is willing to entertain other candidates worthy of ar-dent feminine attention.”
“Are you crazy? Everyone knows how funky things are with you and Loretta. No man want that action with her sisters. No way.”
Little George kept his eyes on his work. “Funky it may be. But all that funky has an upside. You don’t think I put up with all that nonsense for nothing, do you, Anton? Hmm?” He took a cookie from the bag, put the whole thing in his mouth and made a face.
March 6, 2014 at 6:24 pm (art, books, contemplation, creative writing, culture, entertainment, exploring interconnectedness, fiction, films, humor, Independent film, life, literary fiction, living, music, nature, people, photography, play, random, relationships, Writing)
Tags: #39, art, Book, Breakfast Special, creative writing, Do Not Disturb, fiction, Irenia Alvarez, Lily, love story, Luis D'Elias, music, novel, photography, romance, Sarge, short film, Stop Motion Paper Folding, Uzarevic, video, work in progress
“Do Not Disturb”
“Good night, Lily.” Anton watched her sway sleepily as she made her way through the bookroom and headed towards the bedroom. Taking advantage of the peace and quiet offered by the kitchen space, he decided to enjoy a few minutes for himself. A coffee refill joined another cookie while he relaxed in this unexpected gift of alone time. Lily’s cup and book opposite the table setting she’d laid out for Sarge had him giving some serious thought to the current state of people affairs in Lily’s apartment and love life from a different perspective than he usually took on such matters. Anton has no doubt you can take whatever Lily dishes out physically if you get her riled up, Sarge. Not that I think you’d deliberately rile her, Big Man. Truth be, I can’t see you doin’ any of the things that have brought out Lily’s tire iron side. Anton’s concern be how well and the why of Lily keeping most all her intel regardin’ yourself to herself as she has. Plus, there be this protective attitude she’s putting out. She ain’t gonna let anyone wake you up from your beauty sleep. Where the hell that and the rest of this sleep intel collecting of hers comin’ from? What her home people vibes telling her? My bones sure don’t know. She workin’ on some other page entirely. Her saying she ain’t gonna leave you to deal with some shit you don’t know about yet, no matter how things go down with you and her, now that’s taking her vibes to a Lily book Anton ain’t even read the title of, much less caught on the shelf. Unless, Anton guess maybe that got something to do with Peter. Possible that. Not quite the same deal, but we got some common ground with the sex element. Different kind of hurt in that area, but there be hurt common ground too. Could be that combo working on Lily. Anton would feel a whole lot better about her sayin’ you stayin’ around if she’d said some mutually satisfactory bone jumpin’ had been shared last night. That be in the usual scheme of woman and man things. But that ain’t so. Instead of doin’ some dancin’ in bed until four in the morn, you two were laying cards on the table. Don’t get me wrong, I know that’s a good thing. Sarge, I would not blame you if you be re-thinking a thing or two regarding Lily after she laid down the John and Mark cards.
Anton’s fingertips took hold of the serving platter full of Mrs. Ling’s coconut cookies and rotated it round and round as he thought. He listened to the radiator pipes rattle and clang loudly for a few moments then turned to look and listen for sounds of people movement from the other end of the apartment. Hearing nothing, he took a deep breath and let it go. Bottom line right now be this, Big Man: you getting a chance with Lily. Hell, you had it all along, just didn’t know it. Don’t feel bad about that. Anton was not aware either. Esther been out of that loop too. Anton not even going to whisper any of this intel to Esther. Oh no. Anton gonna leave it to Esther’s own eyes and ears. If Lily don’t share intel, then you not catching a bus out of the Flats gonna clue my Esther in fast enough. Can’t say I blame Lily for keeping her cards regarding you close to her chest, Sarge. Might seem strange comin’ from a woman, but Esther none too thrilled about your sex draw for the ladies. Everyone knows you give no serious attention to any woman except Lily and you nice and polite like with those ladies in waitin’ but nothin’ else. Anton think that little book she got her fingers on has Esther looking at you a certain way when she add in that draw you got. Funny thing is, from all your chatter, Anton know you ain’t got a clue about that draw. Irony working some serious overtime now. Lily being Lily, she got to be onto that draw cause she always on the lookout for what’s goin’ on with the boys and girls for figuring out how to get what she need. Now, Anton thinking if Lily watching you close enough to know what damn sleep cycle you in by how you breathin’, then she sure watching you close enough to know you in the dark about that sex draw you got going without working a damn thing. Lily sure got Esther beat on that score. Other thing though, Anton think you being in the dark a damn good thing for you, Sarge, cause Lily knows if you say you don’t know what’s going on with some other woman, well, you probably don’t know. Especially since Lily taking up all the lady space in your head already, there ain’t no room in there for another woman no how. If Lily don’t know that yet, her home people vibes sure do. All she got to do is tune into that vibe. Anton gonna let all this intel set nice and quiet. Yessirreee. Anton just gonna sit back and watch this show. No need for more. This one drama needs no intervention. Mmmmm. Anton gonna take two of these Ling sweets and gonna make tracks to Percy Two’s place. All Anton gonna say is Big Man needing some zs after spending too much time in that f’n cold basement water yesterday. That all be true. Nobody’s business about all the card laying until four am adding to the z need.
Anton stood up, washed his cup, carefully slipped two cookies into his side coat pocket and made tracks to the apartment door. At the mat where his boots waited, he paused and listened to the easy quiet in the bookroom and beyond. He took his notepad out of his pocket, found Lily’s roll of tape on the couch table, wrote “ Do Not Disturb” in dark blue bold block print letters on his pad, tore the sheet off and taped it to the outside of the apartment door. Pleased with himself, he pulled on his insulated boots, locked the door behind him and quietly pulled it shut. He rubbed his fingers over the pieces of tape securing the note to the wooden door, took a cookie from his pocket and set off for the apartment building with the electrical wiring issues that would just have to wait for Big Man to wake up on his own to get some much-needed TLC. There was plenty of other work to keep the entire crew busy until Sarge showed up to put his rewiring plan into action. Anton DeWitt was not worried about that plan even one little bit. He laughed to himself as he stepped off Rosa’s front porch. Hot damn, Lily landed her a man with a sex draw that gets women to turn over their best recipes. Now that’s what Chef Anton calls friends with benefits.
Information regarding video and music “Do Not Disturb” Stop Motion Paper Folding [with original music]
A temperamental tree gets easily affected by the weather changes and the various visitors of his park.
Directed, produced and written by: Irenia Alvarez
Art design by: Vale
Original music and sound design by: Luis D’Elias
Director of Photography: Nikola Uzarevic
Set designer: Irenia Alvarez
Set designer assistant: Maria Carolina Hernández
Assistant director: Betzy Medina – Mariela Vargas
Edited by: Irenia Alvarez
Script: Irenia Alvarez
Original story by: Claudia Galean
The hand: Luissana Mejias
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