Archive for June, 2008

Rewrite-a-riffic

Posted in Writing on June 10, 2008 by darylfazio

It’s been about 6 months since any major rewrite was undertaken on the libretto. Now that we’ve had our first production meeting (back in May, just before semester’s end) and had some insightful input from director, Monica Bell, I’ve taken a crack at those libretto updates and also one of the songs (Without Us–the riff on modern artists sung by “gangs” representing the various geniuses and styles) that’s been a little on the craptastic side (but which I wasn’t in a place mentally to fix until very recently–in the song vs. writer battle the first time, the song, I think, might have kicked my patootey).

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New lyrics:

PICASSOS

ANY FOOL CAN OUTLINE
TWO EYES AND A NOSE.
IT TAKES PABLO TO FRACTURE
AND TRIPLE THE POSE.

WITHOUT ME TO SHOW YOU
THAT FRUIT IS A SQUARE,
YOUR ART WILL FALL FLAT
ON ITS DERRIERE.

O’KEEFFES

WITHOUT ME TO BE A GAZELLE AMONG APES,
YOUR EGOS WOULD CRUSH ALL THE LUSCIOUS LANDSCAPES.
WITHOUT ME TO SELL THE SEX OF A FLOWER,
YOU’D FORGET THAT A GIRL’S KITTY HAS POWER.

Also, take note, CCU actors: “Toni-O” is no longer androgynous, but more of a street-tough with a heart of gold. So adjust your auditions and dreams for the future accordingly.

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POPart Sounds

Posted in Music with tags on June 10, 2008 by darylfazio

Hear the tunes (from the demo recorded at LoFish Studios, New York, NY / January 2008) :

  1. I BLEND IN
  2. SMELLS LIKE ART
  3. SHINE KITTY SHINE
  4. BE FREE
  5. AH, OUI
  6. ART IS YOUR ROCK
  7. CRITIQUE MYSTIQUE
  8. WATCH THE BIRDY
  9. CRIT THIS!
  10. COMMITTED
  11. BLOW-BY-BLOW
  12. WITHOUT US
  13. POP

featuring: Jared Bradshaw, Taylor Buice, Amanda Conlon, Jackie Dulong, Crista Johnson, Tommy Labanaris, Aaron McAllister, Michael Morch, Natalie Newman, Gregory Van Acker, Jamaal Wilson

POPart’s going Coastal!

Posted in General on June 9, 2008 by darylfazio

POPart, The Musical was born in words and music in September of 2007. And it’ll be born on the stage in November of 2008 at Coastal Carolina University, in a workshop production directed by Monica Bell with costumes by Eric Hall, set and lighting by Ken Martin, and featuring CCU students.

This blog, written by yours-truly, lyricist and book-writer, Daryl Fazio, will follow the process from revisions to auditions to casting to rehearsals to opening night and all the production headaches, coups, and interesting non sequiters along the way.

Let’s make art!