Asemic Snapshot – Horses at Play

Thorses – an asemic play

Scene ^aghast

Scene opens with tango music playing.  The music fades away. The Tourist moves across the stage & takes an instant snapshot as wind whirls discarded advertisements in the air. Taking the print, s/he passes it around the audience to write on it in the languages of their Great Grandmothers.

The Tourist then reads the words as a Dramatic tragicomic  dramatic monologue. A Contortionist & a Tap-dancer improvise motions to the monologue. When done, they exit to the sound of playful horses. The audience is now free to take as many selfies with The Tourist as they desire.


the entertainer behind the screen

Pay no attention to the figure behind the screen. H. P. Lovecraft’s visit to that New York hot spot, Club R’lyeh, left him ill at ease. It was the jazz music & musicians,  that unsettled him.


Harlem Flat Blues (1929) Duke Elington’s Jungle Band


Oriental Illusions (Oriental Nightmare) Slim Lamar & His Southerners

Oven Pan Abstracts : 47qbt – 50qbt


Midnight, I’ve spent another lonely day, thinkin’ of you
Midnight, tomorrow is on it’s way, empty and blue
I’m so lonely, so lonely at midnight for you.

Midnight, oh what a lonely time to weep, I ought to know
Midnight, I should have been fast asleep hours ago
Still I’m crying, I’m crying ’cause I miss you so

Midnight, I lie in bed awake and stare at nothing at all
Wonderin’, wonderin’ why you don’t care, wishing you’d call
Tears keep flowing like drops from a waterfall



MIdnight was composed by Boudleaux Bryant & Chet Atkins. It is said that this was the last song Hank Williams sang before he died.

Howard M. Biggs (October 13, 1916 – November 24, 1999) was an American pianist, songwriter, and arranger. He is noted for his involvement with doo-wop, and various styles, including jazz. He was influential in the first days of rock and roll as an arranger.  There seems to be no information about the singer, Joe Costa. Perhaps, readers may provide some background.