Category Archives: Notes in the News

On current and historic events, likely with a musical angle

ANOTHER CHANCE to watch THE TELL-TALE HEART – A MUSICABRE

The Tell-Tale Heart – a musicabre is now playing in the NEW YORK LIFT-OFF FILM FESTIVAL in the NEWCOMERS SHORT 1 program That’s right. You have another chance to watch the well-reviewed “The Tell-Tale Heart – a musicabre” at a … Continue reading

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An HIV Positive Gay Man’s Advice on Living in the Age of Covid

My friend Tim Cusack posted this on Facebook: “For all the straight white people whining about how wearing masks is inconvenient and uncomfortable, how you miss human contact and all the things you used to be able to do, bemoaning … Continue reading

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40 More Days of Outdoor Memories

Covid 19 Taketh Away, but these Photos Remindeth When Covid 19 started us sheltering at home, and I started posting daily photo reminders of lovely outdoor memories, I didn’t think I would be doing this for three months and counting. … Continue reading

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Trans Women are Women. Trans Men are Men. Non-binary People are Non-binary

I remember defending my identity as a bisexual man against gay men and women who passionately felt adding the B to what is now LGBTQ somehow attacked their identity. I remember defending same sex marriage against those who passionately believed … Continue reading

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LUCY TELLS the TALE of the MUSICABRE

A Tell-Tale Review Lucy Buglass runs the site “Lucy Goes to Hollywood“, where she just posted a four and a half star review of “The Tell-Tale Heart – a musicabre” as part of her series “Short Film Saturdays“. I’ll share … Continue reading

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LANGSTON HUGHES, TOO, SINGS AMERICA

Who But The Lord – Words: Langston Hughes; Music: Danny Ashkenasi The above words were written by Langston Hughes in the 1950s. It angers me that they still speak so closely to the struggles we are witnessing today, even more … Continue reading

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LOOKING UP FROM MY LAWN CHAIR

While the world goes to hell … … I looked away from the news on my lap top and pointed my camera up and about while still perched on my back yard lawn chair…

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TELL-TALE COMMENTS

  May 25th, in happy, coincidental conjunction with my birthday, the Switzerland International Film Festival made my first short film “The Tell-Tale Heart – a musicabre” available to stream for one day only. By midnight Swiss time “The Tell-Tale Heart … Continue reading

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TELL-TALE BIRTHDAY SCREENING MAY 25

  May 25 is my birthday. And my party favor to you is: you can see “The Tell-Tale Heart – a musicabre” for free! And your birthday present to me could be leaving a positive comment/rating. 🙂 UPDATE: The Festival … Continue reading

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4 NOMS from the HOLLYWOOD NORTH FILM AWARDS

  “The Tell-Tale Heart – a musicabre” has been nominated for 4 Hollywood North Film Awards for International Short Films:   Best Production Design – Nicholas Callais Best Original Score – Danny Ashkenasi Best Sound Design – Todd Maki Best … Continue reading

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TELL-TALE Now Playing in the LIFT OFF ONLINE FESTIVAL

  WATCH & VOTE FOR TELL-TALE!   I’m pleased to announce that “The Tell-Tale Heart – a musicabre” has been selected to play on-line in the LIFT-OFF GENRE CONTENT EXTRAVAGANZA, running through May 13.   CLICK HERE TO BE TAKEN … Continue reading

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The Tell-Tale Award That Got Away

  I was doing some maintenance work on the Tell-Tale Homepage, when I saw I had noted an award won from Flicks Film Festival, but had not posted a laurel or certificate or even logged what the award was for. … Continue reading

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What we are doing with our Coronavirus Relief Money

  Ed and I will be donating our Coronavirus relief money to “Church and State”.   Ed to “Church”, meaning his Quaker Meeting.   Me to “State”, meaning the baker’s dozen of senate races where Democrats have a good to … Continue reading

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CLASS 1-3’s FIRST GRADE OPERA – involving a magic carpet and a family transformed into chameleons

    NYC’s schools closed due to the COVID 19 pandemic the week the three first grade classes at the Brooklyn Children’s School were scheduled to perform their operas, which the children had written and composed themselves.  I still held … Continue reading

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CLASS 1-2’s FIRST GRADE OPERA – of the moon and the earth and a celestial smash up

  NYC’s schools closed due to the COVID 19 pandemic the week the three first grade classes at the Brooklyn Children’s School were scheduled to perform their operas, which the children had written and composed themselves.  I still held out … Continue reading

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CLASS 1-1’s FIRST GRADE OPERA – in which a dragon and a tiger meet in a dungeon

  NYC’s schools closed due to the COVID 19 pandemic the week the three first grade classes at the Brooklyn Children’s School were scheduled to perform their operas, which the children had written and composed themselves.  I still held out … Continue reading

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