Special preview release of Ben Weaver’s original composition for Sandbox Theatre's “Unspeakable Things” album. Ben took source material culled from the lives and works of Donald & Howard Wandrei - St. Paul, MN natives and pioneers of the 1930s/’40s Sci-fi/Fantasy genre - and wrote this track for us. Sandbox is using this track, along with five others, in part to create our fall show “Unspeakable Things: The Wandrei Brothers Project”.
Lyrics and music by Ben Weaver Produced and arranged by Joe Johnson
Ben is playing the Bryant Lake Bowl TONIGHT as a prelude to his album “Mirepoix & Smoke”, which comes out October 19th.
Full EP of five original songs, all written by local Twin Cities artists exclusively for Sandbox Theatre, will be released Tuesday, September 28th. All songs will be available for free streaming and download.
in which she tears the mn family council a new one
jodi is an ass-kicker. working mom of a near-teenager, creator of pretty things, and my best friend in the world. tonight, while watching the local news, a minnesota family council ad sponsoring tom emmer (the tea party candidate for gov) ran an anti-gay commerical. she had this to say in a letter to said council:
"During tonight’s news I saw your pro-Emmer/anti-gay marriage advertisement, and my emotions were palpable. Disbelief, shock, anger and embarrassment. M y child unfortunately was a witness to your ad, and I am having a very difficult time explaining to him how people could hate so much those who lead lives different from their own, that they would attempt to deny others the legal and emotional rituals they themselves supposedly cherish. If you would be willing to explain your hate and prejudice for other citizens of your parish, community, city, state, country and planet, I will be happy to pass it on. And I would appreciate if you do not fall back on religion as a crutch or easy excuse. True faith is about accepting others.
If you disagree with someone’s life, that is one issue. Taking legal steps to restrict them is quite another. A person’s life is their own. If you are so willing to get involved in what goes on in another’s home, please accept they have the right to examine your own with equal scrutiny.
It is a tragedy that children must learn hate before they can understand love. Your participation in furthering a temperament of intolerance and restriction in future generations will do nothing but hurt us all in the long run. We will be a weaker people because of it.
I thank you for your time, and hopefully your consideration.”
the most bizarre conversation took place behind me at the market. two meat-heads were standing directly behind me, when one of them starts this:
mh1 - i don’t know man, it’s like that guy who just looked at me, it’s like … i wanna hurt him.
mh2 - yeah.
mh1 - i’m serious man, i’m asking for help. how do i control it. i just get the urge to hurt people.
mh2 - i know, i know. me too.
mh1 - y’know, like i see someone and they’re just standing there and i wanna hurt ‘em.
mh2 - ya gotta not let it out.
mh1 - but how do i do that?
mh2 - you know what, don’t even give it a name, man. don’t even give it a name. don’t let it out.
mh1 - i mean i need to know how, because i can’t beat as many people up as i used to. i’m getting old.
mh2 - don’t let it out. let it out when your wife is out of town.
mh1/mh2 - *laughter*