Saturday, January 11, 2014

THE UPDATE SCENE

FADE IN

INT. PARLOUR - NIGHT

We open on a parlour lit by several candles. The walls are lined with books except on the center far side which has a fireplace that is roaring along.

MATTHEW AKERS sits smoking a pipe in a dark red bergere chair near the fire. He's wearing slippers, and a long robe with silk pajamas underneath.  Next to him is a small table with an ash tray, a highball glass, and a bottle of J&B.

A TITLE is superimposed on the bottom of the screen:


"Saturday, January 11th"

AKERS
             Oh hello. Welcome to my humble abode. Today
             I just have a few small updates that I would 
             like to share with you. First order of business -

Akers reaches underneath the chair and pulls out a new vinyl copy of his album, "TOUGH TO KILL." He holds it up for us to see.

AKERS (CNT'D)
             I have more copies of TOUGH TO KILL available in
             my bigcartel store. You can purchase those 
             clicking right here. Please keep in mind that I 
             only have a limited amount of copies so get 
             it now while you still can!

Akers sets the LP back underneath his chair. He lights his pipe and takes a puff.

AKERS
             Secondly, I recently put up an early mix of a new
             song titled, "Tempel Of Jupiter." You can listen
             to that song by pressing the play button below -




AKERS (CNT'D)
              "Tempel" will appear on a drone comp that will
              be released sometime in 2014.

An ELDERLY BUTLER named BERTRAM enters the parlour and approaches Akers.

BERTRAM
              Sir, a Mr. Froese is on the telephone, he
              says it's urgent.

AKERS
              Not now Bertram! Can you not see that I
              am busy?!

BERTRAM
              Very well, sir.

Bertram exits the parlour.

Akers pours a glass of J&B.

AKERS
              Third, "Deleted Scenes" will be reissued on
              Retrograde sometime in the first half of 2014.
              If you are interested in downloading it now, 
              please click here.

Akers takes a drink of the scotch, gets up from his chair and grabs a pair of mahogany bellows. Resting on one knee, he begins to pump air in to the fireplace, revitalizing the flames.

AKERS
              Lastly, I am looking to tour the west coast of
              America during the second half of March. If you
              are interested in booking me in your town you
              can contact me at mattaakers@gmail.com

He puts the bellows back in their position and sits down in his chair.

AKERS
              Until next time friends, stay healthy.
                  (looks at door of parlour)
              Bertram, I am ready to speak to Mr. Froese
              now.

FADE OUT.

THE END.


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