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Thursday, December 20, 2001

The Eleventh Hour had its auspicious premier in concert reading form at La MaMa's La Galleria in April of 1999. Cheryl La Rosa and Jeffrey Lewis played the 13 year old boys, one of whom is a ghost who only appears to others his own age.

George Ferencz runs La MaMa's Experiment's reading series. My offering for 2002 is The Golf Wars.

The cast for the Eleventh Hour Concert reading at Fort at Sidewalk includes Toby Goodshank, Cockroach, Abbey Soft and Kimya Dawson. The pairing of Toby and Cockroach is the reason for this reading; it occurred to me when I saw them sing together to great effect. All four cast members are exceptional, highly professional anti-folk artists, and are a great pleasure to work with.

The upcoming performance includes songs from the 70's movie musical, Lost Horizon, by Burt Bacharach and Hal David. My reordered sequence of the songs provided the outline for The Eleventh Hour.

I shall next apply this method to the Rough Trade Album of The Moldy Peaches.