|Posted by Stewart Brodian on September 13, 2022 at 11:30 AM||comments (2)|
The curtain rises.
There is a lone figure standing near a table.
The lone figure is then lighted. - it is Thomas Jefferson
I have been brought back to discuss the question of Tyranny?
(walks towards the table, picks up paper)
When I composed this declaration, part of it's purpose was to release ourselves from tyranny!
We were convinced that we could operate independently from our mother nation and we fought hard for years for our independence.
Now, the thought of a leader of our nation would himself become a tyrant?
Unimaginable, unfathomable, unthinkable!
Laws were written into our constitution that would prevent any possibility of such an occurrence!
This is one of the reasons for our government having three branches in order to assure that one man would not be totally dominant.
That's one of the concepts on which this country founded to get away from!
Congress shall confirm the election results and he tried to stop it?!
Was he not familiar with his obligation to uphold and defend the constitution?
Where have wee evolved to where the one person whom the majority have voted to be entrusted to lead our nation would seek to destroy the very foundation upon which it stands?
(offstage voice) I suspended habeus corpus
TJ (looks stage left) Who is this?
AL (approaches stage right) Whereas in the course of human events, as you have written sir.
TJ Who are you?
AL I am Abraham Lincoln. 16th president of the united states.
TJ You are from my future
AL I am and in my day, some accused me of tyranny.
Some have accused me of an abuse of power.
The southern most states of this nation.
So much were they opposed to some of my policies that they seceded and formed their own nation.
TJ A second split from a mother nation!
AL Yes... a split of four years and war that sent tens of thousands of my citizens into their graves.
TJ How did you mend the nation afterwards?
AL I did not have the chance.
An assassin prevented me from fulfilling my goal.
TJ That must be disappointing.
AL It is and to see our nation on the verge of another crisis has not only concerned me but frightened me!
TJ How so?
AL with more efficient means of communication than in your time, I fear more destruction can be created and more fear that would make this nation implode!
(another offstage voice) Perhaps a unifying cause would settle some disputes between the nations' citizens?
TJ + AL Who's there?
FDR (Enters from right in wheelchair) I am the 32nd president of these United States, Franklin Delano Roosevelt
FDR Yes. Franklin!
TJ You have the same name as an esteemed colleague of mine.
FDR Yes. It's now a goal of unification
AL: How do you mean unification?
FDR In my day, we had a similar goal and that was to defeat tyranny!
TJ Tyranny from whom?
FDR: The Germans and the Japanese!
TJ The Hessians?
FDR The Germans were at war with the British and they were trying to take over the whole world.
TJ We were helping the British?
AL We blockaded British ships from assisting our rebellious south!
FDR We joined them in defeating tyranny
TJ Time heals all wounds.
AL Yes, indedd!
FDR The idea of a nation's leader attempting to overthrow his own government infuriates me!
TJ We have seen similar things in France.
AL Yes, but in your time that was used to overthrow an oppressive government.
FDR That government whom was trying to be overthrown was most oppressive - the overthrowers were the oppressed.
TJ Oppressors being the overthrowers
(another voice) Unpalatable
FDR ho speaks?
Obama I am #44 Barack Obama.
TJ A slave?
AL A freed slave!
FDR A soldier.....
BO A president.
TJ What might your view be in mind of recent events?
BO Non of my color took part in the insurrection.
AL A revolt of your color occurred in 1831.
TJ (to Lincoln) Had my proposal to free his people been ratified, there may have been no need for a revolt.
BO Had there been a revolt during my tenure, the situation would have been handled differently.
FDR What do you mean?
BO The National Guard or State Militia would have been summoned and massive arrests would have been made.
AL Another Gettysburg?
BO I'm sorry to say, a few more shots would have been fired but, the oppressors would have been greatly outnumbered and fighting would have not been long - presumably, the rioters would have conceded to the situation.
FDR Reminiscent of MacAurthur heading the national guard over the Hooverville.
TJ + AL (looks over)
A bad occurrence in front of the white house which I'll explain to you gentlemen, later.
BO Now, the time has come to judge
FDR We judge a man of poor judgement.
AL We judge a man who created another civil disagreement
TJ We judge a would be tyrant
|Posted by Stewart Brodian on June 30, 2022 at 2:00 PM||comments (0)|
Last night, I had a rare privilege.
Many years ago,, a young guitar player heard my music and was inspired by the fact that I wrote my own music..
Since then, this very fine gentleman named Van Wagner has released 32 albums.
Last night he had a CD release party at a nice venue in Jim Thorpe, PA. for his new album, Sing Out.
He invited me and a few others to jam with him after he performed the whole new album live.
For him, he gets to jam with one of his inspirers.
For me, I get to jam with a person whom I've helped inspire the creation of some fine music!
Thank you Van, for allowing me to share the same stage with you.
|Posted by Stewart Brodian on June 25, 2022 at 11:50 PM||comments (0)|
Views from people are mixed on this one - and, I'll guess you thought Donald Trump divided the country?
As I posted on my facebok page, not everybody believes life begins at inception.
Different people have different views and the Constitution of The United States guarantees people the right to have different opinions.
The laws of this country should not be dictated by religious doctrine as there is a separation of church and state.
|Posted by Stewart Brodian on April 21, 2022 at 3:45 PM||comments (0)|
Last week, I went into New York City to see the opening night performance of the Bradway play POTUS.
It's a funny political satire - kind of like Saturday Night Live, backstage at The Whitehouse!
|Posted by Stewart Brodian on February 17, 2022 at 3:10 PM||comments (0)|
Well, things at my day job have become a little different. We're understaffed.
It bothers me that the time I put into my job interferes with my creativity.
At least I can find the time to run my rado show, TV show and scribble down my thoughts on blogs.
I need to find time for my piano and guitar composing.
I guess this isn't as bad as when we all had the shutdown.
All I did back then was work and sleep!
|Posted by Stewart Brodian on March 11, 2021 at 3:20 PM||comments (0)|
After a very long time, the show is in preproduction for a complete series.
New scripts are being written and actors are being auditioned for roles in the upcooming filming.
The original pilot was aired internationally and has won an award.
It focuses on a local actor who also works as a celebrity impersonator.
Where is he in life?
Where is he going?
And, how is he going about it?
More news to follow!
|Posted by Stewart Brodian on October 20, 2020 at 1:00 PM||comments (0)|
Right now I'm trying to watch the movie "Lost In Translation".
I know I'm in the wrong frame of mind and I'm sorry but, for me this movie and all other movies are now outdated and borderline science fiction/fantasy.
One of the first things we see is Bill Murray riding in a cab in Tokyo, the big neon signs, lots of people walking around, people shaking his hand, he's casually hanging out at a bar.
We don't do this anymore.
Traveling, restaurants, bars, crowded elevators.
This type of lifestyle no longer exists.
And, it's anybody's guess when or if things will ever return to normal.
Whenever someone watches something like a Star Trek movie, they're accused of being a "Geek", living in a fantasy world with no real grasp on reality or a real life.
Well,... what do you think now of a scene in a movie where someone casually meets someone in a bar and brings them home for a little romance?
How about a fight scene where people are coming in physical contact?
This isn't the same world we all grew up in.
The only word I can think of for anything made before March 2020 is the word "reminisce".
And there's all the insulting words for people who sit around watching old films.
Well, I guess we're all in that category whether we like it or not - whether we'll admit to it or not.
As a creative person, I'm trying to deal with this by creating a film which I'll be debuting on my TV show in two months.
I'm trying to look to the future.
I don't know if this will be the next craze, state of the art or what.
I'm calling it a "Selfie Film" (or "Selfilm"?).
I've shot all the footage myself, wrote all the dialogue and the only thing I'm not doing is editing.
All the raw footage was sent to my TV show's editor via dropbox.
More on the film later.
Right now, all the movie studios are ghost towns.
How can you make a movie in the midst of all this? - You can't!
And, what is there to write about?
(Sigh) Just the same, I think Hollywood has made enough Batman movies for a while.
And, could everybody stop trying to beat each other down over Biden or Trump?
Neither one of these guys has a magic wand you know....
This isn't funny anymore.
|Posted by Stewart Brodian on March 10, 2019 at 11:40 PM||comments (0)|
My cars' tire went flat while working tonight. I'm not going to make as much money as I hoped for. Oh well,..
I'll get it fixed in the morning and return to being 'me' again,..!
Episode #44 of my TV show, Brodian's Basment, is just about finished and I'm already lining up films and videos for show #45.
I like doing the show as a creative outlet.
I like making music even more!
If I'm not busy, I'm not happy!
|Posted by Stewart Brodian on November 16, 2018 at 2:05 PM||comments (1)|
I posted this on one of my TV shows' pages: I want to write a scene where I show blacks and whites acting as equals. The problem is, society won't accept it. I'll be accused of living in a dream world. But, this is what society wants. Why can't people accept certain ideas?
|Posted by Stewart Brodian on April 15, 2018 at 1:30 AM||comments (0)|
One of the things I like about being a DJ at WDIY is that I get to play new music. Never a dull moment when I'm on the air. And, the best part is, there's always new music made available for me to choose from to play on my shows! Search playlists on www.wdiy.org My shows are called Saturday Night Alternative and (Thursday's) The Blend!