May 5th, 2006

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Gershwin and the Walking Dead

"Gershwin and the Walking Dead" doesn't that sound like a great title for a musical? I'd pay to see it...

Last night, Trista, Kelly, Moses and I attended a musical revue of songs by George Gershwin. It was a lot of fun. As it was a revue, there was no overarching storyline (somewhat disappointing, as I prefer this sort of theatre), and there were an overabundance of happy love songs (some which ring terribly ironic nowadays), but overall it was a fun time. The song "The Back Bay Polka" from the aptly named musical film "The Shocking Miss Pilgrim" was worth the price of admission. Here's a sample of the lyrics:

Keep up the cultured pose
By looking down your nose;
Keep up the status quos --
Or they'll keep you out of Boston.

and:

Strangers are all dismissed --
(Not that we're prejudiced)
You simply don't exist --
If you haven't been born in Boston.

and the rousing finale:

Therefore, when all is said,
Life is so limit-ed,
You find, unless you're dead,
You never get ahead in Boston.
You never get ahead,
Unless you're dead --
You never get ahead in Boston.

Dear lawd, this was funny as hell to see in Massachusetts! I was rolling. No everyone in the crowd saw the humor, though... More's the pity.

So, if you love Gershwin, musical revues, or live theatre, here's the information for catching Gershwin, By George!:

http://www.calliopeproductions.org/gershwin.shtm

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Where do the walking dead figure into this? The musical--they don't. My life? They do.

Two days ago, I got my copy of Worlds of the Dead from Eden Studios. This is an anthology of zombie worlds for the All Flesh Must Be Eaten roleplaying game of zombie survival horror. It's a smorgasbord of zombies in all sorts of settings. World War I dog fighting zombies, superhero zombies, and many, many more.

This also include a chapter called "The Dread Menace" sticking a zombie apocalypse in the Red Scare/McCarthy era written by yours truly. As a longtime fan of AFMBE (since it first came out in 1999, it's something of a dream come true to see the cool zombie artwork someone devised based off of my work and suggestions.

Have't had a chance to read it cover to cover yet, but the whole thing looks pretty fun. Eden Studios (who also produce the Buffy: The Vampire Slayer, Angel, and Conspiracy X roleplaying games among maaaaany others) put out a fine product.

If you want to buy the book, hit your local friendly gaming store or go here:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1933105011/sr=8-1/qid=1146838403/ref=pd_bbs_1/103-9153844-5652635?%5Fencoding=UTF8

or here:
https://www.scifigenre.com/itemDetail.aspx?nItemID=28051&sid=110KQ1UIU1SWOJJ

or here:
http://www.stiggybaby.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=EDN8013&Category_Code=EDNAF&Product_Count=12

or here:
http://www.frpgames.com/cart.php?m=product_detail&p=29284

or get it direct from Eden:
https://edenstudios.safeserver.com/Merchant2/merchant.mv?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=ESOS&Product_Code=EDN8013&Category_Code=AFMBE

Shameless plug ended. :)
  • Current Music
    The Back Bay Polka