Category Archives: Vocalists

Two Songs for Mrs. Hauser

Helga Hauser is an immigrant. In the old country, she was a nurse. But she can’t work as a nurse in the United States, because she does not have the government certification. She and her husband brought all their savings … Continue reading

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Three Songs for Siren

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Some people, like Siren the Social Worker, are as elusive and attractive and maddening as butterflies. They flit around leaving havoc in their wake, totally unaware of their part in the damage. We all know people like that: bubbly, full … Continue reading

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Can You Forgive? Another song from The Debt Collector

“Can You Forgive” is a very important song that appears in the third act of The Debt Collector, a libertarian musical composed by Daniel Carter and written by me. Victoria Trestrail, playing the role of Lottie Lark with great effect, … Continue reading

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What Makes a Welfare Mother: Another Song from The Debt Collector

The Debt Collector is a libertarian musical set in the 1980s about a family named the Larks, their landlady, Mrs. Hauser, their social worker, Siren, and, in the title role, Blood, the debt collector hired by the landlady. In the song … Continue reading

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Announcing a Competition for Singers: Landlords and Tenants

Do you sing — alone or as part of a singing group? Would you be interested in having your voice featured in a music video on YouTube? If so, listen to the melody embedded below and read the lyrics: 1. … Continue reading

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Bruno Mars

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Bruno Mars is an American singer, songwriter, and record producer. His real name is Peter Gene Hernandez but his stage name is Bruno Mars. He became famous making music at a young age. After performing in various musical venues in … Continue reading

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Spain, tourism, and flamenco

Spain often is marketed as the land of passion, bullfights, flamenco, sun, and sand.  Blurring significant regional diversity, an almost comic-book version of its southern region, Andalucía, has been promoted as the public face of Spain – it has all … Continue reading

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A Thousand and One Stories of Pericón de Cádiz: English Translation

Inverted-A Press has entered into an agreement with José Luis Ortiz Nuevo and John Moore to publish Moore’s English translation of Ortiz Nuevo’s book Las mil y una historias de Pericón de Cádiz: A Thousand and One Stories of Pericón … Continue reading

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