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Posted on September 16, 2013


"Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster.

And if you gaze long enough into an abyss, the abyss will gaze back into you."

— Friedrich Nietzsche —

"Creativity is always a leap of faith. You're faced with a blank page, blank easel, or an empty stage."

— Julia Cameron —


Three Graces:

Aglaia - brilliance | Thalia - bloom | Euphrosyne - joy


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Fly Away

Posted on September 9, 2013

Fly Away

"What should young people do with their lives today?

Many things, obviously.

But the most daring thing is to create stable communities,

in which the terrible disease of loneliness can be cured."

— Kurt Vonnegut —


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That Night a Forest Grew

Posted on September 2, 2013

That Night a Forest Grew

"That very night in Max's room a forest grew and grew - and grew

until his ceiling hung with vines and the walls became the world all around

and an ocean tumbled by with a private boat for Max

and he sailed off through night and day and in and out of weeks and almost over a year

to Where the Wild Things Are…"

— Maurice Sendak —


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Palliativity 206: The Homesick Cabaret

Posted on August 29, 2013

You are here, on some level, because you too are fascinated with the retelling of the epic rock-opera that is

the 20th century.

And I your host, this contemporary creative, am tirelessly fetishizing the fetishization of the exotic,

and dissecting the legends of everyday people who lived with a genuineness that makes my teeth hurt.

A colonial march of good and evil, might and right, Axis and Ally, freedom blues and commie red.

A time built on accepting unknowns while furiously scribbling in the empty spaces on the map.

A time when we hadn't yet reached the depths of space or the seas outside of our dreams,

Until we chose to claim them.

When questions were more important than answers, but flags more important still.

And we humble apes huddled around the embers of spilt oil and split atoms.

A terrifying epoch indeed.

The only thing scarier still is that this story arc isn't over.

We are currently tearing thru Act 4 and, "something wicked this way comes."

Alas, we still live in an age of post-colonial world culture adolescence.

This is my heartbreaking nostalgia. This curse of memory. This march of time.

The beat goes on, but instead, I choose to dance.

The Burning Beat - Audio-Curio-Cabaret from The Roustabouts on Vimeo.


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Time & Tide

Posted on August 26, 2013

Time & Tide

"Time and tide wait for no one."

— Geoffrey Chaucer —


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Posted on August 19, 2013


"Do you really think it is weakness that yields to temptation?

I tell you that there are terrible temptations which it requires strength,

strength and courage to yield to."

— Oscar Wilde —


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