We are really breaking the rules
The Opossums of Truth are really breaking the rules this time. Although not as controversial to the public as in the past, the new CD shows the breadth of Dr. Baird's diverse composition styles, from simple folk tunes and country music to jazz and blues with a bit of klezmer thrown in. The lyrics, however, may be the real challenge to adherents of classical Scientific Gospel. Don't let that fool you, however, because the words still sting and the social commentary still bites.
Another rule we just broke is to include Steve's horoscope in this blurb. The L.A. Times from June 30, 2004 just listed Steve's sign, Aries, with the following: Breaking the rules wil give you a thrill. You'll have good company in your rebellion, as some rules are begging to be broken. You could even be the 'sensible one.' Irrationality meets sensibility! Some things are just not black and white. We seem to prescient with our CD releases: "Ain't Gonna Be No Judgment Day" came out as the fight over Darwin's Theory of Evolution came under attack yet again and prayer in the public schools was rearing its ugly head again, "Water On Mars" debuted just before the the successful Mars lander sent back incredible pictures and showed that, indeed, there was water on Mars and now even astrologers are confirming it is time to break the rules. The timing of our CD coincides with the recent release of Fahrenheit 9/11, so rebellious satire may come into vogue and Scientific Gospel's Dr. Stephen Baird and The Opossums of Truth may become the darlings of rationality everywhere. Maybe we should join forces with Michael Moore, because we all are trying to fight ignorance and censorship.
Perhaps, this concert will open some eyes to the larger universe than the one we have been singing about in the previous three CDs. Please join us at the CD release concert for BREAKIN' THE RULES at the Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center, 4126 Executive Dr., La Jolla on JULY 31, 2004 at 8:00 p.m.
Tickets: $12 adults; $7 children under 12
All 4 CDs, t-shirts and toys will be available.
Call JCC ticket office for reserved seats: 858-362-1348