So "Dances With Wolves" is being made into a Broadway musical. It's true. When I first heard this, I thought it was a terrible idea, until I learned that Charles Miller and I were being considered to write the score. ThenI thought it was a fabulous idea.
But first we had to prove we were up for the task. As a part of our pitch, we had to write a song depicting the great buffalo hunt, and how we would stage it. How the hell do you put a herd of buffalo on stage??? Embracing the Native American tradition of story-telling, we wrote a song where the hunters, upon returning from the buffalo hunt, regaled their tribe of their adventures, around the fire, using masks and buffalo pelts, thus saving the producer the cost of hiring 1,000 buffalo. (btw, the Buffalo union is a nigtmare.)
Unfortunately, we weren't chosen for the job, but I think we wrote a pretty awesome song. Check it out "The Earth Cracked" below: