Scared of Scorpions: My Year of Hell in the Holy Land

Songwriter Chauncey Roberts is robbed of his movie camera in Syria, beginning a hellish year in which his Palestine, My Heart Concert in Bethlehem is cancelled because of the Gaza Flotilla Tragedy, his TV sitcom nearly comes into being, and he begins Camp Evil in which Jewish settlers attack a scout camp. He overstays his Israeli visa by nine months, escaping at Tel Aviv's airport. More

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About Chauncey Roberts

Originally from Charleston, West Virginia,
Chauncey Roberts was educated at Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia, the University of Washington in Seattle, and in Freiburg, Germany. Injured with minor head injury at age 23, he abandoned a possible political career while suffering from “vagabondage” and moving continuously, including around the world while teaching business English and at universities while writing screenplays, articles, short stories and songs. Roberts was a participant in the Hungarian Revolution of 1989; his song Palestine, My Heart played on the radio in Tunisia before the Arab Spring. Before upheaval in Ukraine in 2013 he sang his "Judgment for the Bushes" at a Kiev festival. In 2013 he created a podcast series for Yappi Corporate in Kiev, The Saga of Lusty Louise, in which he impersonated all the male voices and two older female roles. His first video blogs are short historical films made in Germany, Building the Case for a War Crimes Tribunal Against Bush, His Cronies and Blair. His music videos include Impotent Again and There's a Child (tribute to Iraq War refugees). His newest song is "Boycott Israel: Don't Eat Their Bananas."

Videos

Palestine, My Heart
Palestine, My Heart was filmed in Tunisia and the Middle East in 2009, for the recording already begun in Las Vegas. It played on the radio in Tunis before the Arab Spring revolution. The arrangement engineer is Talbot Snow, who also sings with the lovely Savannah Smith of Dallas, TX. Laraine Kaizer-Viazovtsev plays violin. The dancers: Mohamed Chaghal and Maha Amri. Exciting wedding dancers!

There's a Child
There's a Child, music & lyrics Chauncey Roberts (producer), arrangement + male vocal Talbot Snow, female vocal Savannah Smith,violin Laraine Kaizer-Viazovtsev.Tribute to Iraq War refugees, produced in Las Vegas (2009), filmed in Palestine, Jordan, Switzerland, Germany, Tunisia (where Maha Amri played prostitute).

Judgment for the Bushes
Written in 2009, sung in Kiev at the No Exit festival by Chauncey Roberts (April 2013), now video production by Egor K with Ryan Owens at the piano. Next up the historical short films made in Germany: Building Case for a War Crimes Tribunal Against Bush, his Cronies and Blair (2013). The US-led invasion of Iraq (see There's a Child) allows for other countries to invade less powerful ones.

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