Passion = Truth? How Jeffrey James Francis Ircink Sees The World? I love when people are passionate about something. That surging of emotion is the one honest measure of what truth is. It's a truthful display of how a person really feels about something or someone at that particular moment. That passion IS truth.

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Greendale, Wisconsin, United States
Ex-producer of THE REALLY FUNNY HORNY GOAT INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL, playwright, actor, singer, outdoorsman, blogger, amateur photog, observer & bitcher, Beach Boys groupie, Brett Favre fanatic, lover of everything Celtic and forever a member in the Tribe of HAIR. Spent most of my life in the Village of Waterford, a small town just outside of the Milwaukee suburbs. After 12 years in North Hollywood, Bel Air and Culver City, Cali, I moved back to Wisconsin in September 2009. No regrets - of moving to LA OR moving back to WI. Have traveled to Belfast, Ireland, Dayton (OH), Manhattan, Seattle, Cedar Rapids, New York, Miami and Sydney, Australia with my plays. Moved back into the Village of Greendale where I was born. Life is good.


Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Origami No. 17. "Two Men"...a song.

I wrote this song for inclusion in my latest full-length play. The first verse includes the exact lyrics I created and sang as a kid - then I just expanded the song from that point. It has nothing to do with the dark comedy I'm writing - but it does provide some levity between the protagonist and the individual he's butting heads with. I suppose it's sort of hard to appreciate it with the melody I have in my head, but...put your own tune to it and see how you like it.

I will say that it's supposed to be in the vein of the songs featured in the hit movie, "Juno".

“Two Men”

Two men
Livin’ in
A little house
By the falls
Two men livin’ in
A little house by the falls
Making dolls

two dolls
Cornhusk dolls
One for each
Charge a quarter a piece
Two men
Making dolls
Cornhusk dolls just a quarter apiece.

(scat break – singing)

makin’ dolls
tens of thousands of cornhusk dolls
price arisin’ – 50 bucks, you see.
That little house is a’buzzin’ with all sorts of glee
A bigger house
by the falls and their million dollar dolls.

Two men
No more corn
And No more cornhusk dolls
(had to sell and move back to that small house-by-the-falls)
no more corn
no more dolls
If you were in their shoes
what would you do?

Straw dolls.
Outta straw.
The two men found a way
to keep their million dollar ways going strong
Straw dolls
The story goes on
Nothing you ain’t heard before…

Two men
Livin’ in
A little house
By the falls
Two men livin’ in
A little house by the falls
Making dolls

© Copyright 2008 Jeffrey James Ircink

Origami is sort of my catchword for a featured blog entry that highlights my original writings - could be an excerpt from one of my plays, a poem, a song, a rant, a rave, a cursing, etc. Origami is the art of folding paper (the word is of Japanese origin). So, within the folds of this particular blog feature/post you may find something really beautiful, meaningful or poignant.

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