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St Peter's tears, coffin lids and the burden of human folly: A concert report.


It's a shame Western Poetry has had to focus so much of its attention on one man. It's a shame for Jesus. He's had to be mutilated by European languages countless times over the centuries. For the longest time he had to bear all pain himself, he couldn't share his pain because all pain was his pain. And what a pain. A total pain.

In a sublime Moment of Truth, low-rent bum Jeff Dorchen attends a chorale performance of a 400+ year old piece of musique religieuse, along with his friends St. Peter and Jesus, and considers the compromises of mortal life, the free-ness of free will, the closing of coffin lids, autumn in LA (while either thing lasts) and the cosmic ledger unto which are deeds are maybe or maybe not recorded.

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Jeff Dorchen

Jeff is a visual artist, songwriter/musician, actor, essayist, fiction writer, poet, playwright and screenwriter. He's been a playwright, songwriter, and performer with Chicago's Theater Oobleck since 1988, a writer and actor with Red Baron Films since 2000, and a contributor to This Is Hell! since 1996. He currently lives in Los Angeles.


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