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Here are some examples of the sounds taken from the just released cd "Oh No Not Emily" recorded at The Beacon Street Studios which is located somewhere off Abbot Kinney Blvd. in Veniec California in March and May, 2003 and mixed at the Pod close to the flight pattern of LAX by Rob Beaton and Mark Weber and this is not a run-on sentence. These sound files are MP3.

You can actually order the cd which has the full length version of all of these songs from the good people at cdbaby.com . I STRONGLY ENCOURAGE YOU TO DO THIS! Those digitally inclined can find full length versions of all of these songs available for both listening and purchase from the very good people of itunes. I think the name of the artist they use is "totally honest productions".

Furthermore, you can now view, and purchase, a copy of the script at amazon as well.

We also have video clips taken directly from the show available for viewing over the internet provided by the good people at youtube.com! (links provided below)


Enjoy

Overture. Whereby the musical palette is tantalized with a foretaste of the music that will follow. In a burst of pride and generosity, you can download the entire overture if you like, but it is a rather large sound file. Wanna see a picture of the band?
  Click here for the Overture (3.8 mb) © Dan McLaughlin 2003  
         
 
ACT I. Molly Writerblock enters with her father, Pater Writerblock who, fearing the imminent receiving of yet another parking ticket departs. Entranced with the mere thought of being in a grad student's office, Emily bursts into song.
  Click here for the "Office Song" bit (286k) © Dan McLaughlin 2003  
  view "ode to a grad students office(#1)" at youtube.com or cut and paste http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HlRhLBaHvz4      
 
Enter the continuing grad students Dirk Furtureprof, Bonnie LaPerkymoney and Anygender Hangeron, singing.
  Click here for the "Grad Students March" bit . (165k) © Dan McLaughlin 2003  
      Click here for full length version of the song at myspace  
These grad students begin their term with a hymn celebrating financial aid and its continued presence in their lives. See a picture!
  Click here for "Financial Aid Hymn" bit (341k)© Dan McLaughlin 2003  
  view "financial aid hymn(#2)" at youtube.com or cut and paste http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IM6UU_7l2gU      
 
After determining that she is not an interloping undergrad, the continuing grad students welcome Molly. Their introductions are interrupted by the arrival of their muchly esteemed professor, who arrives with his customary entrance fan fare and throwing of flower petals (Click for clip)
  Click here for "All Hail" bit. (88k) © Dan McLaughlin 2003  
  view "all hail our glorious professor(#3)" at youtube.com or cut and paste http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=idpjJJMaaYI      
 
Professor Reppep greets his students by reviewing their more recent work in light of his latest theory, The Agency of Transgender Normatization and the Use of Vowels in the Poetry of Emily Dickinson. Pressed by his students to explain BOTH his brilliance AND his modesty, the Professor Reppep explains it patiently in song.
  Click here for "It's So Hard to be as Humble (When You're as Talented As Me)" bit.(562 k) © Dan McLaughlin 2003  
  view the "humble song(#4)" at youtube.com or cut and paste http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oMLv0JhvXD4   Click here for full length version of the song at myspace  
 
After a rather embarrassing statement by Molly enwhich she expresses her belief that the purpose of the University is the Pursuit of Truth by those United in Its Pursuit to For the Betterment of both Individuals and Society (click here to see clip),
  Click here for "GradSchool Dream" bit. (290k) © Dan McLaughlin 2003  
 

view "grad school dream(#5)" at youtube.com or cut and paste http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QnR993HrW04

  Click here for full length version available at myspace under title of Grad School Dream and Reality  
 
Professor Reppep and his students quickly and musically strive to inform of the true nature of her new existence.
  Click here for "We Are a Real Grad School" bit. (586k)© Dan McLaughlin 2003  
  view "we are a real grad school(#6)" at youtube.com or cut and paste http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=egq6SF0d8zk   Click here for full length version available at myspace under title of Grad school dream and Reality  
 
Professor Reppep begins to lecture about his latest paper delivered at some conference. While he drones on, the continuing grad students, realizing what's important, begin to speculate on the arrival of The New Dean and What It All Means. They soon work themselves in such a tizzy, by speculating on the fate of their LAN configuration or the amount of free photocopying permissible, that even Professor Reppep notices their lack of attention. The students' concerns cause them to burst into song.
  Click here for the "Memo Song" bit. (214k) © Dan McLaughlin 2003  
  view the "memo song(#7)" at youtube.com or cut and paste http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AaPJOTgGvtE      
 
Professor Reppep resolves himself to go and actually talk to the new Dean and see what his actual agenda is. The students then query Molly as to her REAL reasons for coming to grad School.She replies that wishes to study the poetry of Emily Dickinson to free her stiffled creative muse. The continuing grad students remind Molly that before she even begins to think of doing anything regarding her plans academically she must first jump though the curriculum hoops know as the core curriculum, the subtleties and virtues of which are hammered forth in song.
 

Click here for "The Core Song" bit. (283k) © Dan Mclaughlin 2003

Full length version available at myspace

 
         
 
Professor Reppep retruns to more songs of tribute and joy. He reports the exceedingly bad news that the new Dean is an empiricist of the first order and has issued a decree (memo) that henceforth only direct observation unmediated by theory will be accepted as valid research by The Powers That Be. While Professor Reppep recognizes that means his students will have to basically start their studies anew, he cheers them up with the observation that at least he has tenure. (Click for clip)
  Click here for "All Hail" bit. (143k) © Dan McLaughlin 2003  
  view "the new dean's demands(#8)" at youtube.com or cut and paste http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-RYpOOn7mas      
 
The grad students attempt to cheer themselves up by imagining, through song,working in the private sector. Sonewhat predictibly this attempt to envision a different life fails.
  Click here for "Dare We Dream" song bit (355kb) © Dan McLaughlin 2003  
  view "dare we dream (#9)" at youtube.com or cut and paste http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AtHYEoMtXss   Click here for full length version of the song available at myspace  
 
The grad students then exit singing their march, with an additional verse. END OF ACT I
  Click here for another "Grad Student March" bit. (308k) © Dan McLaughlin 2003  
  view "we'll think of something(#10)" at youtube.com or cut and paste http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hL7jgQMJh7A   Click here for full length version of the song at myspace  
  ACT II. Bob Forger (Pronounced Forgier because its French) enters with his father Pater Forger. The father overcome by seeing his son finally about to embark on the family business and missing only the recently departed Mrs. Forger exits after a few fatherly words of advice      
  view "meet pater and bob forgier (#11)" at youtube.com or cut and paste http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jLNfCtrxadY      
 
Bob noticing his surroundings, enumerates them in song.
  Click here for another "Office Song" bit. (683k) © Dan McLaughlin 2003  
  view "ode to a grad student's office duet(#12)" at youtube.com or cut and paste http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ROKHmRnSY0U   Click here for full length version of the song at myspace  
 
Molly enters and sings the last verse with Bob. He then asks for the students who specialize in the works of Emily Dickinson. They enter, singing.
 

Click here for "Grad Student March" bit (154k) © Dan McLaughlin 2003

 
         
 
Before they are committed to the entire song, Bob explains that he has found in a family trunk some letters he believes are from Emily Dickinson and in these letters are some poems. The students express their excitement in song.
  Click here for "Holy Cow!" bit. (253k) © Dan McLaughlin 2003  
  view "holy cow(#13)" at youtube.com or cut and paste http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c8erjt6kA4c      
 
After evaluating the content, paper, and handwriting styles (especially entranced by the little hearts over the 'i's') the students positively identify the poem as a hitherto unknown original poem by Emily Dickinson.
  Click here for "Holy Cow!" bit (198k) © Dan McLaughlin 2003  
         
 
As is their wont, the students begin to sing. The celebration of the students is short-circuited as Bob reclaims his poem and inquires as to its value. In money.
  Click here for "We Have a Brand New Poem" bit (165k) © Dan McLaughlin  
         
 
After determining that Bob is determined to SELL his treasure (for money) which they clearly don't have, the students turn to their professor and ask him in song to solve their problem.
  Click here for "The Wailing Song" bit. (180k) © Dan McLaughlin 2003  
  view "wailing song(#14)" at youtube.com or cut and paste http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F-1LVasCk7U      
 
Moved to action by their song the professor forcefully bargains for the desired poem. While it costs him the entire departmental book budget to acquire the poem, on the plus side he also acquires the envelope it came in.
  Click here for Wailing song reprise bit (206k) © Dan McLaughlin 2003  
         
 
The poem legally theirs, the students resume their Song of Celebration.
  Click here for "We Have a Brand New Poem" bit. (242k) © Dan Mclaughlin 2003  
         
 
Off the merry students and teachers go. Pater Forger enters and learns that his son has made his first score to the tune of the entire English Department book budget. While he is justifiably proud of his son, Bob himself begins to question the legitimacy the family business. His father reminds him of the postmodern ideological underpinnings to forgery as a profession in song and dance.
  Click here to listen to a "The Forgers' Song" bit (561k) © Dan McLaughlin 2003  
  view "post modern forgery in words and song (#15)" at youtube.com or cut and paste http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=509kWDZps3I   Click here for full length version of the song at myspace  
 
After cautioning his son to remove any trace of his visit, Pater Forger leaves. As Bob begins to do so, Molly enters. She confesses her dream of writing poetry and her opinion that writing poetry is nearly impossible because "poetry must be true". She does this in words and song.
 

Click here for "Molly's Song" bit. (374k) © Dan McLaughlin 2003

Click here to read this ACTUAL SRIPT BIT!

 
         
 
Bob disagrees. He states that writing poetry is quite easy; it being more a matter of presentation and confidence and that furthermore anyone can write poetry. They discuss the matter via a charming duet.
 

Click here to listen to "How Bad Could It Be?" bit. (616k) © Dan McLaughlin 2003

Click here to read this ACTUAL SRIPT BIT!

 
         
 
While not totally convinced of his argument, Molly appreciates Bob's attempts to help. To thank him she conceives of having an Emily Dickinson Family Fun Day and Parade and summons the other grad students to listen to her plan. The other students think this is a fine idea and immediately form several committees. END OF ACT II.
 

Click here to hear Grad Student March bit" reprise (176k) © Dan McLaughlin 2003

Click here to read this ACTUAL SRIPT BIT!

 
 
ACT III. Bonnie and the Professor narrate for the television audience the sights, sounds and spectacles of the Emily Dickinson Family Fun Day and Parade. After the parade the students and faculty thank the Bob, the grand marshall of the parade, for all he has done. Molly gives him some lemonade.
 

Click here to listen to parade bit. (572k) © Dan McLaughlin 2003

Click here to read this ACTUAL SRIPT BIT!

 
      Click here for full length version of the song at myspace  
 
As Bob prepares to leave, Molly attempts to write a poem worthy of Emily Dickinson.She fails. In comparing her poem to those of Ms. Dickinson, Molly notes the cause of her failure lies in that her poem can not be sung to the "Yellow Rose of Texas", like all the other Emily Dickinson poems in existence. She and Bob note this odd fact in song.
  Click here to listen to "The Yellow Rose of Emily" (the hole darn song...a big file also © 2003 Dan McLaughlin  
  view "yellow rose of emily (#17)" at youtube.com or cut and paste http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dK0DKHCqwpA      
 
Molly then notes that the poem produced by Bob also does not scan to "The Yellow Rose of Texas". Noting other hitherto unnoticed features of the poem she deduces the poem is a forgery and Bob is a fraud
     
         
 
Bob defends his actions as a reasonable response to postmodernism academia. His rationalization, and the lame response by the other grad students and professor, so infuriates Molly that she A) issues a stinging rebuttal of her own about Truth and Art and Grad School and B) finally writes a decent poem of her own. Her breakthrough is noted in song.
  Click here to listen to "We Have A Brand New Poem" bit. (264k) © Dan McLaughlin 2003  
         
 
Inspired by these events, the other grad students also discover they can write poetry too and do so. They also celebrate and thank Bob in song.
 

Click here to listen to "We Have A Brand New Poem" bit (242k) © Dan McLaughlin 2003

 
         
 
Joy's reigns supreme. Then the dean, still suffering from shock because of the unmasking of the Forger, dies. Before finally expiring, the soon to be dead dean hits the send key one more time and writes a memo.
  Click here for "Memo Song" reprise bit (176k) © Dan McLaughlin 2003  
         
 
This memo, once validated, appoints Professor Reppep the new dean. All sing of validation and elevation in song.
  Click here for Memo reprise bit (253k) © Dan McLaughlin 2003  
      Click here for full length version of the last 2 songs at myspace "Memo Song Jazz Version"  
 
The new dean, noticing the serge of creativity inspired by presence of the Forger, offers Bob the of professorship Emily Dickinson Studies at Alma Mater State.
  Click here for Musical Notes bit (154k) © Dan McLaughlin 2003  
         
 
When told that his salary would handsomely exceed that of the the book budget, Bob decides that his previous occupation has left him ideally suited to become an academic. All welcome him to his new office with a heartfelt ditty.
  Click here for "All Hail" bit (407k) © Dan McLaughlin 2003  
         
 
He accepts the position and sings to all his educational philosophy.
  Click here for "Forger's Song" reprise bit (363k) © Dan McLaughlin 2003  
         
 
All are relieved and happy in their new or familiar roles. Except for Molly, who decides that grad school is not really the place for her after all. After not being able to convince her to stay, everyone leaves singing even more verses of the grad school march.
  Click here for another "Grad Student March" bit (341k) © Dan McLaughlin 2003  
      Click here for full length version of the song at myspace  
 

Pater Writerblock enters to collect his daughter. When asked to reflect upon her experience, she does so, not surprisingly, in song.

THE END

  Click here for "I don't need a Ph.D." bit (506k) © Dan McLaughlin 2003  
         

And as an ADDED Bonus!

FREE! a track from that hit CD "The Big Horsey Ride"

 
 
Track 2.Wherein Ulysses convinces his noble crew that The Wooden Horsey is a Good Idea and urges them to pack appropriately. Mark is Ulysses; Chris is Monotestes; Kirsten is Ovaria; and Dan is the Greek Drill Sergeant and the Trojan War Super Hero Action Figure.
  Click here for the "Big Horsey Ride" clip.©2002 Dan McLaughlin (this is a real media file)