From Page to Screen: A Story’s Journey

February 3rd, 2016

This Way to Egress by Lawrence C. ConnollyIt’s the journey, not the destination. Emerson said something like that once.

He might have been talking about screenwriting.

The path that “Traumatic Descent” (a.k.a. “This Way to Egress”) has taken on its way to the screen is the subject of a newspaper article in a recent issue of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.

On the whole, the paper provides a good summary of the details, although it does suggest that “TD” was under option for a quarter century. That’s not exactly true, even if it has sometimes . . . [read more at The 21st-Century Scop].

Laughrey Connolly & Friends @ Riley’s

January 14th, 2016

laughrey connolly one_n (3)What a night. The place was packed and the old song were as fresh as ever. That’s the thing with music. Musicians might get older, but the tunes remain timeless. Furthermore, since Riley’s Pour House is the venue that the original members of the Laughrey Connolly Band played regularly before bandmate Chris Laughrey moved to the Rockies, performing our reunion show there only added to the magic. When we started … [more at The 21st-Century Scop].

. . . and the Band Plays On @ Riley’s

January 5th, 2016

c and l 2Ten years ago, after finishing our CD Home from the Field at Imagine Audio + Media, The Laughrey Connolly Band stopped at Riley’s to unwind over a couple pints. Another band Corned Beef & Curry was setting up, and we stayed for their first set. They’re one of my favorite pub bands. Click the link above or this one here to see why.

Before long, we were regulars at Riley’s, and when we recorded our second CD Two Sees, Corned Beef and Curry fiddler Bob Banerjee joined us on a few of the tracks. Looking back . . . [read and hear more at The 21st-Century Scop].

Stories & Poetry @ Riley’s Pour House:
A Stellar Finish to 2015

January 3rd, 2016

Riley's Photos blogOnce again, the power of story transformed Riley’s Pour House, changing it from a boisterous music venue to a storytelling forum.

Over the course of two hours on Tuesday, December 29, fourteen storytellers, poets, and spoken word performers proved that the scop still has a place in this media-saturated world.

If you were there, you know what I’m talking about. If you weren’t, I’ll do my best to fill you in. . . .

[Read and see more at The 21st-Century Scop.]