The Amherst Student

Dream Engine preview - Amherst Student newspaper page scan. Full description below.

Note: The previous arts editor for this publication was Mr James Steinman '69. The numbers after a person's name indicate that they are an Amherst student who is due to graduate in X year.

TEXT DESCRIPTION:

Newspaper scan, page 5 of the Amherst Student paper - Thursday, December 12, 1968

Headline: New Rock Musical Due Here; ‘The Dream Engine’ Set for May

Text: Pictured above is Jim Steinman '69. Author of the book, music, lyrics for "The Dream Engine," a rock musical. To be presented here in spring at Kirby directed by Barry Keating '69 … On this page accompanying various photos are lyrics from songs of "The Dream Engine." (In the repeated picture, with Steinman is Jane Resonell, a Radcliffe student and actress with Circle-In-The-Square Workshop Group in N.Y.C.) Henry Bromell is on the page as the new arts editor. Have a fine Christmas.

Description of repeated picture: A tasteful and artistic photo with an ethereal quality, in black and white. A dark-haired man (Jim) holds a blond-haired woman (Jane) from behind, cupping her breasts, while whispering into her ear. She reaches up with her left hand, to touch his neck.

Lyrics on left:

SHE CAME WITH HER OUTLAW SON
HER EYES FULL OF LIGHTNING
HER HAIR ALL UNDONE
AND HER GENES MELTING INTO THE SUN.
SHE CAME WITH HER OUTLAW SON.

Captioned photo, bottom left : Mick Jagger, lead singer for the Rolling Stones, as he prepares for a personal appearance in London. Jagger is the pinnacle of the new rock-outlaws, a hint of gun dust tinged with hair spray.

Lyrics in middle, amongst repeated pictures:

Ride a cock horse
To Bamberry (sic) Cross
To see a fine lady
Upon a white horse.

Lyrics on right:

voyager, wanderer of the heart
off to a million tomorrows
black black voyager
wanderer of star worlds,
off to a million midnights
black and black
seek and find hiroshima's children
send them back… send them back…
find texas' children
find hiroshima's children
find kansas city's children
find california's children
find nagasaki's children
find chicago's children
find america's children …
find hiroshima's children
send them back… Send them back…
we need all the mutants we can get !
let's make our cemeteries safe
   for our children.

Image, bottom right: a painting - five hands, in relaxed state - fingers neither clenched, nor outstretched, all arms reaching up.