I'm the owner and captain of THE SHOW which broadcasts on Falls Cable Access CH14 and fallscableaccess.com. I'd like to offer my unique view of the Falls as a resident and, of course, as a captain in these wind-tossed times.
There are few things more peaceful than reclining above decks while the laundry dries on the rigging. Socks and sundries abound, undulating with the passing breeze. It is quiet and I am alone at last. The crew has been sent to fish from the lifeboat as it is being towed astern. They’ll be occupied, if not entertained while I entertain some solipsistic reverie. That's right - solipsistic reverie. Just look it up.
A captain’s life is fraught with complexity. The care and feeding of a sea dog’s soul is essential to the overall function of a ship. For this, there is nothing like a comfortable deck chair while guiding the ship with your bare feet at the wheel. Try it sometime. Tell them I sent you.
Things are quite busy aboard ship lately. We’re getting ready to shoot a new The Show and we need to get things organized: ship parts, dogs, moustaches, you name it! Ah, the smell of paint and the occasional squawk of a crewmember underfoot. This is fun stuff! Why, the nose hairs fairly bristle with excitement! So much so, we nearly missed Mother’s Day.
Reflecting on this past Mother’s Day, the captain is filled with ambivalence. You see, he was abandoned as an infant, left swaddled in sealskin and docked in a dinghy at Mrs. O’Grady’s Maritime Academy. He has few memories of his babyhood. He was pretty young then. The captain was imbued with a certain sense of detachment, which may at times cause him to communicate in the third person. Which is typical among orphaned captains.
We’re in port for a while to work on the new THE SHOW and it’s really thrilling to see the docks all a-bustle with activity! The crew dogs have happily disembarked to roll in the grass and pursue the odd squirrel. We’ve rented an office and a small studio from Phil Collins(S-S-Studio) to begin shooting. This’ll be a humdinger!