The Show has never been for those who aren't interested in a challenge. And yet, the show can comfort you like Macaroni and Cheese. The show is a right of passage, a landmark you know, a pathway through absurdity to truth. For those who have stories to tell and songs to sing, the Tabernacle is a stage. For those with or without faith, the Tabernacle is a Church. For those who seek the alternative and revel in the abstract, the Tabernacle is a community. But above all, the Tabernacle of Hedonism is an ongoing story in which you can contribute a verse.
Tonight's show is the longest of our Corona Shows, and features the longest segments. We provide this show as a safe alternative during this Corona Covid-19 challenge, so that you can be entertained, visit with new friends and old, share in creativity and culture, and generally waste a good hour or so where you don't have to worry about reality. We provide a service.
If you like what we do, it takes hours and hours of coordination, contribution, and some heavy drinking and drug use to get one of these things off the ground. Drugs are not cheap as you know (coffee, cigarettes, goofballs, and lobster.) So your feedback, in the form of a tithe, or what is also known in the religious community is "...some of your money..." is welcome. And you can contribute HERE:
What do we do with the money? We return it to the economy by way of the great green glory of Jamba. We need better broadcast equipment. We need to improve the quality of our sound. We need to reach more and more people with the message of the Goddess. We need to keep the Holy Dumpster loaded with stash and sustenance. Only through your participation can we bring about Doobietopia and save the cosmos from the Alien Motherhood.
So if you want to be a part of the show, discover our stage and share your work. If you enjoy the Tabernacle and applaud its mission, give us some money and encouragement, and buy the Reverend a cup of coffee, and buy Tom Miller a lobster, and buy our participants and cast members a beer, and share your green bounty. This is a modest request, and we're only doing that which is right.
This show comes on the heels of the graduation of Tom Miller from the David Lynch Screenwriter's MFA Program at Maharishi International University, and brings to a close Tom's 10-year Performance Art Piece, "Professor Miller". So this show will go down in history, as everything will. Thank you for being a part of it.
Goddess bless The Reverend Angeldust, our remarkable cast members over these 35-plus years of activity, and all that is left to do now is realize we are one, we are capable of great creativity and discovery if we just eliminate hate and divisiveness and embrace what we have in common while respecting our differences.
We can all have a sip on the Holy Doobie and join with the cosmos in the celebration of vibrations of light and laughter. The Upanishads say, "To eliminate the darkness in our world, be one who adds light." Join us in this mission, and thank you for your support and participation. On behalf of the Tabernacle of Hedonism, Enjoy.
Tonight's Show includes a long-form original short film by Andrew Saxena, a chapter from Tom Miller's new film based on Shamrock McShane's play, The Seven Sides of Shakespeare, and fashion advice and intelligentsia from The Minister of the Interior, Michael Garvin! We have music from Terrence Ho, Eddie Emmerson, Alan Bushnell, Michael Garvin, The Tabernacle Fairy - Michele LeSure shares snacks (with Tom Nordlie off-camera), even more music by Josh Lederman, Chuck Martin and The Righteous Kind, Marvo Servo and his band, Fag Rabbit, and a beautiful sermon from the Reverend Angeldust including great investment advice! We have eight more shows for this season II, and of course all Season I is available to see at the Tabernacle Web Page.
So join us tonight online, and every Wednesday online at 10:30pm EST, until we can return to the Hardback Cafe in Undertown, Gainesville, Florida - Home of the Fightin' Gators and the Brain Institute, where we belong.
You know what the Beatles said, "Don't be long. Don't be long." We'll be waiting for you.
-- Tom Miller, Host, Ordained Minister