BoW alumni Joseph Tepperman and David Dominique have collaborated on a new play about famed astronaut Lisa Nowak. . Joe wrote it, and David composed the music. We saw it last weekend, and really enjoyed ourselves. The last two performances are tonight and tomorrow afternoon. .
Hi Everyone –
Pictured above is the ‘Open Rhythms’ 12″ recently put out by Manchester’s Aficionado Records. Bodies of Water’s version is on one side, and Paul “Mudd” Murphy’s remix is on the other (listen here).
If you’d like to buy one of these from us, let me know (mail at bodiesofwater dot net) and I will email you a paypal invoice. They cost $10, shipping varies depending on where you live (I think it’s around $4 in the USA, and around $11-$13 in other countries). We only have a few of these records (and according to Aficionado they are sold out elsewhere) so if you’d like to acquire one, let me know soon before they are GONE.
Before David Ricardo stabbed his daddy
sixteen times with a fork — Once
for every year of my fuckwad life — he’d long
showed signs of being bent.
In school, he got no valentine nor birthday
cake embellished with his name.
On Halloween, a towel tied around his neck
was all he had to be a hero with.
He spat in the punchbowl and smelled like a foot.
His forehead was a ledge
he leered beneath. When I was sent to tutor him
in geometry, so he might leave
(at last) ninth grade, he sat running pencil lead
beneath his nails.
If radiance shone from those mudhole eyes,
I missed it. Thanks, David
for your fine slang. You called my postulates
post holes ; your mom endured
ferocious of the liver . Plus you ignored —
when I saw you wave at lunch —
my flinch. Maybe by now you’re ectoplasm,
or the zillionth winner of the Texas
death penalty sweepstakes. Or you occupy
a locked room with a small
round window held fast by rivets, through which
you are watched. But I hope
some organism drew your care — orchid
or cockroach even, some inmate
in a wheelchair whose steak you had to cut
since he lacked hands.
In this way, the unbudgeable stone
that plugged the tomb hole
in your chest could roll back, and in your sad
slit eyes could blaze
that star adored by its maker.
- Mary Karr
Paul “Mudd” Murphy’s remix of BoW’s .
The 12″ comes out very soon, on Manchester’s Aficionado Recordings. Pre-order a record .
The music video for “Rise Up, Careful.”
Thank you so much to everyone who helped to make the video
Directors: David & Meredith, Kevin Phillips, Eli Born
Directors of Photography: Kevin Phillips, Eli Born
Editors: Kevin Phillips, Eli Born
Producer: Charisse Manzi
Executive Producer: Jett Steiger
Cast: Ron Strand, David Metcalf, Patrick McKenzie, Meredith Metcalf, Baby Metcalf
Choreography: Nick Duran
Dancers: Nick Duran, Jmy James Kidd, Sarah Roberts, Adam Wile
1st AC: Michael Norquest
Gaffer: Daniel McNutt
Production Design: Ashley Fenton
Swings: Matt Harfield, Amanda Hall, Paul Buckley
Costumes: Chase Jezowski
Special Thanks: Thom & Kate Shelton, Cameron Fraser, Ed & Lee Arthur, Patty Metcalf, Lori Larson
Hi Friends. We have not been putting information up onto the internet lately, but that is because we are working hard on several new things. When they make their way out into the world (soon), you will be the first to know. ALSO, we have lately received a number of heartening email messages from people in various parts of the world, and for these we thank you! Kind words are always welcome.