Brand new DVD of my brand new solo show premiered in March 2007 at The\r\nGladtree festival. Since there seems to be some confusion and bewilderment\r\nregarding my other solo performance, The Four Accomplishments, I thought I\r\nwould explain The Hero_¢?¬¶ in an attempt to clarify the processes involved.\r\nThe Four Accomplishments was somewhat concerned with a live presentation of\r\nCinema Discrepant. (The First Accomplishment, Lecture Tour, has no live\r\nsound whatsoever. This theme is continued throughout The Four\r\nAccomplishments although the sound poetry and weeping are live.) The\r\nHero_¢?¬¶ does not concern itself with this element at all except in the\r\nobvious use of the bird backing tape for my lecture that was delivered well\r\nafter dark. I wanted The Hero.. to rely less on theatrical devices and more\r\non my outstanding personality and performance skills. After the short dance\r\nintroduction to set the mood, the backing tape for The Hero_¢?¬¶ itself is just\r\na somewhat oscillating synth drone that cuts out every few minutes and\r\nintensifies at the finish. Everything else is live voice and radio. The\r\nradio reception at The Tavern (The Tavern! You cant drink or smoke in\r\nthere. Why not call it The Hospital?) was poor, so the radio is mostly hiss\r\nor shortwave sounds. I had specific areas for each segment of The Hero..\r\nthat I wanted to investigate. Since I am one of the best radio players in\r\nthe world, the poor reception was no real hindrance. Let the viewer decide.\r\nThe only thing that concerns me is results. -Pineapple Tapes.