KILL THE GURU a noir yoga comedy
2 CD album
Once again Tripsichore is taking the bull by the horns and putting it where our mouth is -- with the bit firmly between
the mixed metaphor of our teeth -- though it makes it difficult to do the following...
We are proud to announce the launch of our new double (yes, 2 CD)
comedy album KILL THE GURU a noir yoga comedy. So what if no one has the time to listen to 90 minutes of one man's journey
down the dark street of enlightenment. What care we? We took 3 years to write and record this saga and now we
are unleashing it upon the unsuspecting yoga public. Be sure to ask your local yoga studio boutique to contact
us for supplies. If they won't go along with your very reasonable request, rest assured that it will soon be available
from this site.
Lest you think we are just blowing our own horns, here is what that
august journal of the yoga trade YOGA JOURNAL has to say about it...
If you like your humor black,
straight up, with no sugar (think Thomas Pynchon, Joseph Heller, Terry Southern, and the late, great Kurt Vonnegut), then
you‘ll surely dig this biting 90-minutes satirical audio drama about the selling and buying of yoga in the United
States. The phrase “kill the guru” might recall the old Buddhist admonition to
figuratively “kill the Buddha”, which is interpreted as doing away with all the obstructive projections of the
mind. But in this noir comedy, “kill the guru” means literally just that.
Featuring the voices of yoga
teachers and actors Martin McDougall and Edward Clark (both of Tripsichore Yoga
Theatre fame), along with an unaccredited cast of seemingly thousands, the story follows the convoluted adventure of a sleazy
accountant on the lam from a three-eyed mobster, who gets mixed up with a female yoga teacher. She’s trying to off her
guru, take over his considerable assets, and then play off his sainted memory to take over the world, Along the way, the accountant
(who’s by no stretch of the imagination a spiritual type at the start of tale) becomes a much –sought –after
guru named Swami Excelananda. He builds a vast yoga empire, and then…well, we won’t spoil the ending for you.
The writing is exceptionally sharp and funny. The constant barrage of one-liners and little asides spice up the proceedings,
and the actors do a terrific job. McDougall and Clark have definitely put the “ha” back in hatha. And as in all
good satires (think Jonathan Swift), the dark humor fronts a serious message that urges you to look more closely at who you
are and what you believe.
Rosen, Yoga Journal, December 2007
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Use the little fellow below to hear an excerpt