Sunday, November 30, 2008

Can I Recover Christmas?

World War II Christmas, AnnieinaustinMore than a year ago I decided to add some dramatic tension by putting character Caroline through a breakup in late fall, giving her the opportunity to sing a very sad song as she faced Christmas without her love, and giving me the opportunity of writing a very sad song for her to sing. If this were part of the play on a stage it would be Caroline's song, and it would be about a broken romance. But there are many kinds of loss that must be faced when holidays approach, and the video of this song demonstrates that the same lyrics can have more than one set of meanings.

Friday, November 21, 2008

My Austin Entomologist - The Bug Geek Song

My Austin Entomologist,AnnieinAustin
Although it's just me singing for this video, the song "My Austin Entomologist" would belong to a character named Loralynn in the play. In my imagination she's like some of Marilyn Monroe's characters - every male is a potential target, and while sometimes appearing to be a dumb blonde, when she allows herself to pursue knowledge as well as romance, the results can be surprising.

This copyrighted song was composed and performed by "Annie in Austin" and the video was made by Philo in Austin. Fellow Austin garden blogger Vertie's posts about her classes in entomology and nature photography, especially the post "Work It, Grasshopper" provided much inspiration!