Tonight (Saturday, 09/21/2019) at The Studio Auditorium in The Francois Fine Arts Building at Sul Ross State University, I am told there is an interesting “One Man Show” by a lyrical, theatrical “rap artist” named Austin Ashford. It has received high praise, and I think this is the last night he is “playing” in Alpine. The time of the performance is 7:30 P. M. [CST] The cost is: $10. $8, I think, for older adults and children. It is NOT a long show, but, I think, worth seeing. See you there! 🙂
“THE I [RE] [KNEE] LAND T RAP RAP.” a poem a.k.a.: “Ay(e), Aye 4 N Eye.” celebrating Austin “The Dean” Ashford. Sept. 21, 2019 – Saturday!
Austin from Arkansas arrived (on) Alpine Island, one rainy, September Day,
Presenting Shows of a One Man Style, expecting everyone to pay:
So, ONE MAN (pause) brought porridge; another, some cream,
With sugar and cinnamon, to keepUS happyOnTheTeam,
For he saw (with a twinkle in his eye):
“WE ARE OFF ON AN ODYSSEY, FRIENDS to visit Circe & C(S)irens & Cyclops,
In a land without Dennys’ or Stripes (on your back?), and God knows
THERE (there) ain’tNo I-Hops!”
“Pull yourselves together, You Mot-l-ey Crew,” said Ulysses, feelin’ likeA KING,
“And don’t bring much food, free your wives from The House and children too;
HERE’S THE THING:
We may not come back to these lands a-again,
So, we’d best give up all of that virtue AND sin,
And stay right BALANCED, kinda neutral and Buddhist!”
And, you know, “they” all say THAT HE’S ONE OF THE GROOVE-ist,
CHARACTERS ’round here; “See my Heart? It could be pure,
‘Cause I’ve won ANOTHERpRIZE for being:
‘TOO DARNED DEMURE.’ “
And He exclaimed, as he drove all his reindeer outO’sight,
“I wear an Odysseus Mask, but underIT. I’m SANTA. All right?
So, HERE Have some presence, andA little peace of mind?
Drink plenty of fluids,
And, comeToTheShow, so that you might (hopefully) RE [un?]-wind.