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June 26, 2008:

CHIMES AT MIDNIGHT

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Well, dear readers, the chimes of midnight are about to ting-a-ling-a-ling and yet here I am just beginning these here notes. Those darn chimes of midnight, they ting-a-ling-a-ling every night, inexorably, like a gazelle with a toupee. In any case, the chimes of midnight are about to go ting-a-ling-a-ling so I must write these here notes in a hurry. Before I begin, might I just say that yesterday was a lovely day of many postings by the best batch of people on all the Internet? Speaking of the Internet, yesterday was a day I like to call Wednesday. I got up early, did some early errands, came home, did some work that needed doing, got a nice big order for some books by an author I like to call ME, then realized I was out of Rewind, so I had to drive to the Dale of Glen to pick up a couple of copies that Mystery And Imagination still had (they still have enough for their shelves). After that, I shipped a couple of packages, did some more work, then had a late lunch, and then it was time at go to a rehearsal.

Last night, we had another rehearsal for the Kevin Spirtas/Sean McDermott show. We did a lot of stopping and starting and cleaning, but we got through the whole thing, and while it was rough it was lots of fun to watch. Once they have the songs and patter memorized and the staging in their bones, this show will be a real crowd-pleaser, I think. Their voices blend beautifully, and the material is very strong. Kevin now goes back to New York for a week, and I’ll be working with Sean on Tuesday on his solo songs. Then we’ll rehearse on Thursday, then we’re down for a week, and then we come back and have three full days of rehearsals on the tenth, eleventh, and twelfth. On the evening of the eleventh at seven, we’ll be doing a run-through for a small audience. If any of our West Coast hainsies/kimlets would like to attend, just drop me an e-mail. I still have a tiny bit of music arranging to do, which I’ll record tomorrow and send to the musical director in New York.

Last night, I watched no motion picture because I got home too late to do so. But today I will rectify that, oh, yes, I will rectify that.

Well, why don’t we all click on the Unseemly Button below because those damnable chimes at midnight have already ting-a-ling-a-linged about fifteen minutes ago, and I’m still in section one, although section one is going to be a lot shorter than usual. I’ll try to make it up in section two.

Today, I do have a few errands to run and a package or two to ship, and some arranging work to do, but other than that the day is pretty open. So, I might take a jog or a brisk walk for a couple of miles, I might have some fun but reasonable food, and then I will, most likely, watch a motion picture or two in the evening.

Tomorrow, I have several things that need doing, and then I’m seeing a musical comedy and having some supper near the theater, which is in the Pacific Palisades.

Saturday and Sunday shouldn’t be too too busy and I shall use them for a little rest and relaxation and for catching up on DVD watching.

Next week is going to be very busy, with stuff happening almost every day and night.

Well, dear readers, I must take the day, I must do the things I do, I must, for example, do errands, ship packages, jog, do some arranging, and sit on my couch like so much fish. Today’s topic of discussion: What is the longest period of time you’ve gone without sleep? What was the occasion, how did you feel, and when you finally slept, how long did you sleep? And, what’s the longest you’ve gone without eating? Why did you go that long, and once you ate, were you ravenous? Let’s have loads of lovely postings, shall we, for after all, the chimes at midnight have gone ting-a-ling-a-ling and I must go get my beauty sleep.

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