July 14, 2009
Apparently, the story of the Buddha is now a musical—Big Band style. It's called Buddha Swings:
Young Prince Sidd has it all: wealth, youth, fame and family. He's introduced to the tune of "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy" and later "I've Got a Gal in Kalamazoo," only he's a guy from Kapilivastu (tu-tu-tu-tu).
He tries various paths to spiritual enlightenment, and they all turn out to be another song and dance, literally. Possibly the best is the one about the quest for nirvana, to the tune of "Rum and Coca Cola."
If anyone's in San Antonio, please see it and tell us what's going on out there.