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March 19, 2008:

THE VARSITY DRAG

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Well, dear readers, the good news is good news and that’s good news. Yes, Virginia, it appears that everything is worked out and all that’s really left to do is make an official announcement, which I’ll be doing by mid=next week. We have to get stuff ready for the Kritzerland site, so that we’re prepared to take preorders, and packaging is in the works as we speak. Mastering was completed ages ago. So, there will be a brand spanking new Kritzerland release, a limited edition of 3000 copies, and it’s a doozy, if I do say so myself. So, stand by for the official announcement, and then my recommendation would be to preorder quickly because I have a feeling that once the fan-atics get wind of it it will sell out fairly quickly. More I cannot say at this time. If we have Good News does that mean we should do The Varsity Drag? I, personally, have just done The Varsity Drag – I put on a school sweater, a padded bra, spiked heels and a plaid skirt and I was quite a Varsity Drag. It put me in mind of the wonderful story, The Randy Vicar and the Garter Belt. What the HELL am I talking about? Don’t I have notes to post? I gotta tell you. I must say, I look really good in my Varsity Drag – zaftig even. Speaking of The Varsity Drag, yesterday was a day. I got up early and had several lovely e-mails which basically confirmed that the good news was indeed good news, so that was good news. I then did some errands, like picking up my dry cleaning, putting gas in the car and a few other things. I then did some work on the computer – writing liner notes for our new release, and preparing all the packaging information, which took quite some time. I’m hoping to see some cover designs as early as this very day. Then it was already time to leave for the Heim of Ana. We decided to try the same route we’d taken home the night before – the 101 to the 60 to the 57 to the 91. However, as usual, there’s no way you can do this drive without traffic – that’s become painfully obvious. As soon as we hit the 60 we slowed to a crawl (who would ever drive on a freeway called the Pomona is an enigma to me) and it was a crawl all the way to the 57 (although not as much of a crawl as the 5, but it’s more miles than the 5). Once on the 57 we flew – all in all, I think we got to our off-ramp maybe five minutes earlier than usual. We discovered they had a Todai near the theater, so we went there. So much for eating a small meal. I must say that this Todai was much better than any other I’ve been in. The food seemed very fresh, they had some excellent items that the other Todai’s didn’t have, and all in all it was quite yummilicious. Todai is a good place in which to kill two hours, so that was good.

I then attended our second full cast music rehearsal, although we were missing one of our leading ladies and one of our ensemble members. We barely got through everything we had to learn, but this is a wonderful, hard-working company, and they pick up stuff pretty quickly and it’s already sounding very good. It was also nice to rehearse in the theater. After rehearsal, we took our new route home (we have to when it’s after eleven because the 5 is closed at the junction of the 91 at that time of night) and actually made it in the same quick time we normally do – about thirty-five minutes. I then had a few e-mails to catch up on and then I began writing these here notes whilst dressed in my Varsity Drag.

Well, why don’t we all click on the Unseemly Button below because I’m beginning to find my Varsity Drag a drag.

Today, I’ll be doing more prep work on our new CD, and also I have to attend a little one-hour work session with Mr. Kevin Spirtas and musical arranger Shelly Markham, which happens rather early this morning.

Then it’s another rehearsal, this time a blocking rehearsal for Zubrick, Yoni, The Brain, Rod, Donna, and Joyce. We’ll be doing several big scenes and a lot of little scenes. Tomorrow night, it’s more of the same with a different group of players.

Well, dear readers, I must take the day, I must do the things I do, I must, for example, have a work session, do more work on the packaging of our upcoming release, prepare press releases, and get our website designer everything she needs, and have a rehearsal. Today’s topic of discussion: It’s Ask BK Day, the day in which you dear readers get to ask me or any dear reader any old question you like and we get to give any old answer we like. So, let’s have loads of lovely questions and loads of lovely answers and loads of lovely postings, shall we, whilst I do The Varsity Drag in my Varsity Drag.

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