KILL THE GURU a noir yoga comedy
2 CD album
Once again Tripsichore is taking
the bull by the horns and putting it where our mouth is -- with the bit firmly between the mixed metaphor of our teeth --
though it makes it difficult to do the following...
are proud to announce the launch of our new double (yes, 2 CD) comedy album KILL THE GURU a noir yoga comedy. So what
if no one has the time to listen to 90 minutes of one man's journey down the dark street of enlightenment. What
care we? We took 3 years to write and record this saga and now we are unleashing it upon the unsuspecting yoga public. Be
sure to ask your local yoga studio boutique to contact us for supplies. If they won't go along with your very reasonable
request, rest assured that it will soon be available from this site.
Lest you think we are just
blowing our own horns, here is what that august journal of the yoga trade YOGA JOURNAL has to say about it...
If you like your
humor black, straight up, with no sugar (think Thomas Pynchon, Joseph Heller, Terry Southern, and the late, great Kurt Vonnegut),
then you‘ll surely dig this biting 90-minutes satirical audio drama about the selling and buying of yoga in the United States. The phrase “kill the guru” might
recall the old Buddhist admonition to figuratively “kill the Buddha”, which is interpreted as doing away with
all the obstructive projections of the mind. But in this noir comedy, “kill the guru” means literally just that.
Featuring the voices of yoga teachers and actors Martin
McDougall and Edward Clark (both of Tripsichore Yoga Theatre fame), along with an unaccredited cast of seemingly thousands,
the story follows the convoluted adventure of a sleazy accountant on the lam from a three-eyed mobster, who gets mixed up
with a female yoga teacher. She’s trying to off her guru, take over his considerable assets, and then play off his sainted
memory to take over the world, Along the way, the accountant (who’s by no stretch of the imagination a spiritual type
at the start of tale) becomes a much –sought –after guru named Swami Excelananda. He builds a vast yoga empire,
and then…well, we won’t spoil the ending for you. The writing is exceptionally sharp and funny. The constant
barrage of one-liners and little asides spice up the proceedings, and the actors do a terrific job. McDougall and Clark have
definitely put the “ha” back in hatha. And as in all good satires (think Jonathan Swift), the dark humor fronts
a serious message that urges you to look more closely at who you are and what you believe.
Richard Rosen, Yoga Journal, December
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