I'm the nerd that wrote the Dune rock opera and I took great pains to make sure the lyrics were correct and true to the source material for which I have a great fondess and respect. We have played quite a few shows as a duo and the well-read Dune heads at Balticon 42 seemed to enjoy it quite a bit. We take the telling of the epic story of Dune very seriously, however, we use props (box, worm, spice, Sting's blue underwear, etc...)to help illustrate the story and freely discuss/quote the David Lynch film version. Basically, if you are a fan of Dune in any fashion, you will have a good time. If we didn't respect Frank's work, we wouldn't dedicate our time to doing such a thing.
Our shows are sort of like an Abbott and Costello routine. I feel it is very vaudeville at heart. We definitely use the term "rock opera" loosely and YES YES YES it really should be either a SAND opera or a SPICE opera. I am open to suggestions.
We should have our full "libretto" up for public scrutiny soon and our full length CD will be out early 2009.
This may be of interest to you. I have been doing a Twin Peaks and David Lynch fest in Baltimore and Pittsburgh the last few years. It's been fairly underground but consistently cool.
2009 LYNCHFEST Baltimore infowww.myspace.com/chetlovesjade
I also made this Twin Peaks Lego movie a while ago.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zydZq2lVnns
Anyway, I am a big fan as you can tell and am happy to meet y'all.