Sunday, May 24, 2020

New Music Video, Six Feet of Social Distance, Takes A Bow

Six Feet of Social Distance is now available to view on YouTube. This new video is a parody of One Singular Sensation from A Chorus Line. Six Feet of Social Distance addresses social distancing and mask usage to alleviate the spread of COVID -19, the coronavirus. See the video at:

What will you find when you see the video? A glitzy costume with authentic black top and bow tie. Diamond studded dance shoes. Lots of leg. And even a spill. Haha. I'm going for a little slapstick with this one! I have arranged the music with sounds from my new sound library, Native Instruments' Komplete Ultimate. 'Learning Kontact and have even applied a brass shake to the trombone and trumpet part!

I did all the video with my new green screen and set of five studio lights. This is the second video I have done using a green screen. To be honest, it's working but not as well as I would like. I definitely need to improve my lighting technique to get rid of the telltale green border around me. It's not as prominent as the last video, but it's still there. Isn't it great always to be learning?

Youtube immediately notified me that I was using someone else's music. Yes. It's a parody and is allowed under copyright law. What do they think Randy Rainbow does all the time? If I've missed an appropriate hashtag, please let me know. #socialdistance #masks #covid19 #coronavirus 

Friday, May 22, 2020

A Modern Icon Federal on CTN

A Modern Icon Federal: 
The State of the Union

Community Television Network

This evening I received an email from Craig Kuras at CTN letting me know when A Modern Icon Federal would be played on Ann Arbor's cable TV station. Here's the schedule.

A Modern Icon Federal: The State of the Union is scheduled to premiere on ANN ARBOR COMMUNITY TELEVISION NETWORK, CABLE CHANNEL 17 - Sunday, 5/24/20 at 7:25pm.

Additional replay times are: 
Tuesday, 5/26 at 2:25pm 
Wednesday, 5/27 at 8:55pm 
Thursday, 5/28 at 2:55pm 
Friday, 5/29 at 1:10pm & 6:55pm 
Saturday, 5/30 at 9:55pm 
Sunday, 5/31 at 8:55pm 
Tuesday, 6/2 at 3:35pm 
Wednesday, 6/3 at 8:00pm

Craig Kuras
Public Access Programmer
734.794.6150, ext. 41503

The video is also available on YouTube:

Friday, May 8, 2020

Happy Birthday Baby to Appear on Ann Arbor CTN

Happy Birthday Baby

Ann Arbor Community Television Network


Happy Birthday Baby is scheduled to premiere on ANN ARBOR  COMMUNITY TELEVISION NETWORK, CABLE CHANNEL 17 - Thursday, 5/14/20 at 9:30pm.

Additional replay times include: 
Friday, 5/15 at 2:00pm & 5:47pm
Saturday, 5/16 at 12:55pm 
Sunday, 5/17 at 3:35pm 
Monday, 5/18 at 2:31pm 
Tuesday, 5/19 at 9:00pm 
Wednesday, 5/20 at 3:00pm & 10:31pm 
Saturday, 5/23 at 12:55pm

Craig Kuras
Public Access Programmer
734.794.6150, ext. 41503

Happy Birthday Baby can also be seen on YouTube where it has garnered over 7,500 views at:

Friday, May 1, 2020

My Latest Parody: A Modern Icon Federal

I have always found A Modern Major General from Pirates of Penzance to be a lot of fun. I remember seeing Danny Kaye who was a real expert at patter songs rattle off the lyrics with extraordinary precision.  It’s amazing that a popular song that was first introduced in the 1870s is still with us today.

In recent years when I’ve seen Gilbert & Sullivan’s Pirates of Penzance performed, a few lyrics are often switched out in A Modern Major General to key in on politics. When I decided to write a parody about current events in the USA, using A Modern Major General seemed like a great choice. Enter A Modern Icon Federal.

With everyone in lock down due to the spread of COVID-19, I am not able to perform my new show, 2020 The Musical. Here’s an opportunity to sport the Uncle Sam costume I was to wear during that show.

A Modern Icon Federal is set to premiere on YouTube at Noon on Saturday, May 2nd at

CTN Permiere: Do The Five

I am on the board of CTN in Ann Arbor. With so many people on lockdown, the station has been looking for submissions about what it's like to stay at home and how people spend their time. Melissa Bondy, Assistant Manager of Community Engagement & Education at the City of Ann Arbor, contacted me and asked if I had material to share. As a result, my parody videos are being shown on Community Television Network, Cable Channel 17. 

Craig Kuras, the public access programmer at CTN Ann Arbor, emailed me this evening to share the presentation schedule for:

"Do The Five"

Dear Carol:

Your program, "Do the Five," is scheduled to premiere on your COMMUNITY TELEVISION NETWORK, CABLE CHANNEL 17 - Tuesday, 5/5/20 at 7:00pm.

Additional replay times include: Wednesday, 5/6 at 3:00pm & 7:58pm; Thursday, 5/7 at 11:50am; Friday, 5/8 at 5:50pm;  Saturday, 5/9 at Noon & 6:13pm; Sunday, 5/10 at 2:55pm; and Wednesday, 5/13 at 12:28pm & 6:28pm; all on cable channel 17.

Thank you for showing your support of the community media by sharing your programming with our community.


Craig Kuras
Public Access Programmer
734.794.6150, ext. 41503