Author Archives: figaro9000

Classical Flash Mobs

Often when I watch videos of flash mobs, I get moved emotionally. Often I cry. Maybe it’s the fact, however staged, of music overpowering – or at least informing – the mundane. As it should; as should all the arts. ***Note the chorus dispersed among the shoppers in the first one:         […]

A Mother’s Concern

I knew an actor named – well, let’s call him Joel, which was, in fact, his name. I’d known him early in his career, and in mine, when he played a leading role in a musical I wrote. Joel was a big guy with a big baritone voice, so eventually he specialized in roles created […]

Me as Icon

If you look for an image of “senior man in new york” on Getty Images (“creative”), you get this. It’s part of my plan to contribute to the decline of Western civilization. Another example:

My Contribution to the Election

New video from Comedy Central to encourage voting. Note the person at the far right. That is not my ideological position, but it IS me in the PSA.  

Political Wisdom in My Alternate Universe

Our Elected Representatives are showing us that true patriotism is when you do what you think has to be done – even though history is going to depict you as a sniveling, amoral, hypocritical, manipulative, greedy, cruel, misogynistic, dishonest, racist, climate change-denying, gutless coward. I find that inspiring. I don’t understand all this prejudice against […]

NIGHT, DAY, NIGHT, DAY

When I close my eyes, they visit, the ones I’ll never see again by daylight; guilt and regrets also. This is my sleepless vigil, room to room, careful not to trip on shadows. * Instead of black night, windows are gray now; okay, it’s a new day instead of an old night. * Vines have […]

NEW VIDEO

The latest of Gabe Barcia-Colombo’s amazing videos. Mini-Me (a virtual myself) appears at 1:06: https://www.gabebc.com/descent