Gary Sohmers’ BEASTIES – a ROCK OPERA [part of JMCmktg]

“Beasties: A Sci-Fi Rock Opera – Act One – Impulse” was released across digital platforms on December 14, 2022 includes 9 songs, some co-written and all orchestrated by

Bill Holloman, features vocalists Dave Bickler (Grā/Impulse),

Chris Farlowe (Dick T.Raitor),

Barrence Whitfield (Voice),

Liz Proteau (Terra), LaVon Fisher-Wilson (RastaMom) and myself singing the role of Punkhead. The record was mixed by Paul David Hager and mastered by Emily Lazar and Chris Allgood at The Lodge NY.

Beasties: A Sci-Fi Rock Opera

Beasties: A Sck-Fi Rock Opera

Act One: Impulse – released Dec. 14, 2022 (press release attached) 

Spotify –

Bandcamp –

The Bonus Track on each is actually the entire Act One segued together like it is in the show.

Act Two being mixed and then mastered due for release in late March.

Here is Act Two (not yet mixed by Paul Hager) 


Love And Let Love


Price of A Kiss

Foolish Old Man

You Gotta Understand


Book Of Grā has been released, 

Audio Book of Grā will be released in a few weeks, 

Book of Impulse will be released in April, 

Enhanced audio Book of Grā released in May

Audio Book of Impulse released in June, 

Full LP double album set of Act One and Act Two combined released in July

Book of Voice will be released in August, 

Enhanced audio Book of Impulse released in September.

Audio Book of Voice release in October

Ray Bradbury’s PILLARS OF FIRE with Bill Oberst, Jr. [part of JMCmktg]

Ray Bradbury’s Pillar Of Fire:

Emmy-Winning Actor Breathes Gravedust In Solo Performance

(Los Angeles, CA) When Americans burned comic books, a young Ray Bradbury fought back with his typewriter, and a story about a living dead man. Ray Bradbury’s Pillar Of Fire, a 50-minute dramaized theatrical reading from Bradbury’s 1948 novella by Emmy Award-winning film and TV actor Bill Oberst Jr. (Criminal Minds) is on tour for sold-out
runs in Los Angeles and on New York’s Theatre Row. The performance won awards in both Los Angeles and New York.

Pillar Of Fire is set in the year 2349 on an Earth cleansed of all dead things. Halloween, dark literature and even burials are banned. As Bradbury’s tale opens, the last graveyard on the planet is nearly emptied when the last dead man in the world wakes up. Bradbury wrote the story while comics like Tales From The Crypt were being thrown into bonfires
after a psychiatrist attacked them as morally corrupt in testimony to Congress and in a best-selling book. Five years later Bradbury published Fahrenheit 451. He often told interviewers “Pillar Of Fire was my rehearsal for Fahrenheit 451.”
Oberst has performed Ray Bradbury’s Pillar Of Fire as an Audible audiobook, on college campuses, in theatres, in basements; “everytime I get a chance,” said the actor. A veteran of some 200 horror film and TV projects, Oberst said he took inspiration from a fellow “gentleman of horror,” Vincent Price, who toured with readings of works by Poe. “The
taproot of horror is in literature” he said. “This piece is dark, poetic, angry, funny and heartbreaking. You can’t get this on a screen. It’s magic. It’s the magic of Bradbury.” (Pillar of Fire is read with the permission of Don Congdon Associates,Inc. on behalf of Ray Bradbury Enterprises, Inc. Copyright 1948 Love Romances, Inc.)