Is On Ys

I am still working on a decent take for the Youtube video of the 10th song from American Success Story. So I thought I would begin presenting the lyrics of the next work in progress after American Success. Follow the link after the poem to play the track. Is On Ys Don’t always mean a…

Chandala, American Success Story

Intermission riff. This is meant as a theatrical intermission, with the character of Pete playing a 90 second intermission, offering narrative relief to the audience.

Broken Guitar

There are eleven acts, or songs in American Success Story. Pete Chandala is an ignominious factory worker in his mid fifties. The first scene songs, 1-2, begin with Pete losing his job and finding another one. The second scene songs, 3-5, tell of his childhood and the death of his mother and uncle. The third…

American Success Story Ch. 7, Love Me Strong

This is the second song, or act of scene 3. It presents a sentimental remembrance of the woman who was the mother of Pete’s daughter. Love Me Strong All the spirit in my eyes walked away with you despite misgiven memories misspent still I need you as when we first met She said Love me…

Daddy Let’s Play – American Success Story Ch. 6

American Success Story is a short book of poetry that is told in song. The book has eleven chapters, and is set in four scenes. The two acts in the first scene introduce Pete Chandala, a factory worker in his mid fifties. The three acts in Scene two tell us about his childhood. Scene three…

Coffee For My Cup

  Coffee For My Cup This is the second of an eleven song compilation presenting the story of Pete Chandala, American Success Story. The eleven songs are eleven chapters as a video work of fiction. Put some coffee in my cup Have it for me when I get up I don’t want no waiting when…

Music For Cockatiel and Guitar

I had planned to post the first of eleven video acts of  Pete Chandala, an American Success Story, but this was so special because one of my cockatiels was singing along to this impromptu progression I was playing.  

American Success Story

Solo performance of existentialist, working class song by a dude in his early 50s playing electric guitar in his underwear.    

The Soul In Need and the Giver A Proesy RJHoffman I wouldn’t want to take anything that makes you happy and it’s hard to give anything that makes me sad. You chip away at my heart your will to power through pity you lay shame and blame on the voice I’ve had Again, you say…

Chandala

Chandala by RJHoffman The stories and poems I have been publishing lately are part of a project titled “Chandala.” These stories of varying word length, and poems from the mouths of mendicants, are meant to present the symbology of the underclasses of humanity and their perspectives and influences. Existentialism lends itself to the narratives to…