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November 4, 2008:

THE LONG NIGHTS

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Well, dear readers, I don’t know about you, but when it gets dark so early I always feel like it’s much later than it is and therefore by the time it reaches midnight it feels like three in the morning. Also, has anyone noticed that November is already flying by, like a gazelle frolicking on a waterbed? I once frolicked on a waterbed. I felt very at sea and unbalanced and I found the entire experience quite weird. Said waterbed belonged to a TV star, which made it doubly weird. But, I shan’t tell tales out of school, so if anyone would like to know the tale, please enroll in a class somewhere. Speaking of class, yesterday was a day that happened. Nothing really to say about it, other than I got up, did the long jog, answered lots of e-mails, made telephonic calls, did errands and whatnot, shipped packages, picked up some mail, and did some marketing. I didn’t really get any work done on Nudie Musical but will today for sure. I did do a little work at the piano, doing a little re-arrangement of the accompaniment of the new song. I’ve also been working my way through the new book about Stephen Schwartz and when I’m through with it I’ll have a full report for you. I ate a foot-long Subway turkey sandwich for lunch, and I had a little shrimp and crap in cocktail sauce for a snack a little later, all very diet friendly. After all of that, I finally sat on my couch like so much fish.

Last night, I watched one motion picture I’d TIVOd and one motion picture on DVD. The motion picture I’d TIVOd was entitled Cornered, starring Mr. Dick Powell. I’d never seen nor heard of it before, and it was quite a good little motion picture, directed by the excellent Edward Dmytryk. It concerns a Canadian soldier looking for the Nazi who was responsible for the soldier’s wife’s death, said Nazi now residing in Buenos Aires. Mr. Powell is very good as the weary soldier, and the supporting cast is also very good, and includes Walter Slezak, Morris Carnovsky, and Luther Adler. I then watched a motion picture on DVD entitled Road House, starring Miss Ida Lupino, Mr. Richard Widmark, Mr. Cornell Wilde, and Miss Celeste Holm. I’ve always enjoyed this film, although I don’t think it quite achieves greatness. I do love Miss Lupino, though, and she’s at her best in Road House. Mr. Widmark and Mr. Wilde are both fine, and Miss Holm is terrific. Miss Lupino does her own warbling in the picture, and while she doesn’t have much of a voice, she sure is sultry and sexy. The transfer ranges from excellent to okay, the okay mostly occurring in the last twenty minutes.

Well, why don’t we all click on the Unseemly Button below because it feels like it’s three in the morning and I’m very tired and must get my beauty sleep.

Today, I shall do the long jog, and then a lot of the rest of the day will be spent in putting addressed labels on boxes and putting the postage on said boxes, so that when CDs arrive all I have to do is put the CDs inside the boxes and take them to the post office. It didn’t take all that long to do the last release, but this time I have three times the orders that I did – the orders that came through Kritzerland. So, it’s going to take a lot longer. I have a craving for a certain restaurant, and I may just have to satisfy said craving – if I don’t, I’ll find something amusing to eat somewhere.

Tomorrow, I may have a short meeting with Druxy, and then I’ll have some writing to attend to, and some more Bacharach planning to do. We’re still considerably short on booking talent – we have about seventeen people so far and we should have about twenty-six. There were certain people booked that I had nothing to do with, and they’ve been dropping like flies, which is sort of annoying. So, I’m scrambling to find some really top-notch folks and awaiting answers from a few of them.

Well, dear readers, I must take the day, I must do the things I do, I must, for example, do the long jog, perhaps satisfy a restaurant craving, address and stamp many packages, and then perhaps watch a DVD or three. Today’s topic of discussion: I’ve never really been all that much of a fan of war movies – any kind of war movies. So, let’s hear your all-time favorite war-themed (or anti-war themed) movies, the ones you highly recommend. Let’s have loads of lovely postings, shall we, whilst we continue to adjust to the long nights.

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