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October 22, 2017:

THE LONG, LONG LINER NOTES

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Well, dear readers, I have literally been writing liner notes for the last six HOURS – endless – for reasons you’ll understand when I reveal the album. I had to take a few breaks, naturally, because my eyes were bleary, but I’m close to being finished and I shan’t go to sleep before I do. But I heard the master tonight (it’s a two-CD set) and I played it straight through three times – it’s quite addictively addictive, I must say. So, I haven’t exactly had any relaxing time but one must do what one must do.

Yesterday was a day. I was up at eight-thirty after six hours of sleep, she of the Evil Eye arrived soon thereafter, I did a few things before leaving, and then I went and had some bacon and eggs. After that, I went to see Grant Geissman and was there for about two hours doing this and that as well as that and this. Then I picked up no packages or mail, came home, had several telephonic conversations, did another Indiegogo push (we moved ahead one percent), did some work on the computer, and then began the liner notes.

At some point, I took a break, went to Gelson’s and got two little things for my evening snack – some rigatoni Bolognese and a tiny bit of lobster salad, both good. Then I returned to the liner notes, and other than a few tiny breaks that was my entire day and evening.

Today, I shall get the liner notes where the need to go, I shall do a show order, I shall begin to write the commentary, I have to go see Grant again for an hour, I’ll eat at some point, the helper is coming by briefly, and I will absolutely positively relax and perhaps even watch something.

Tomorrow I have a lot of stuff to do during the day, as I will EVERY day, then I’ll mosey on over to LACC and we begin staging Levi, which I’m looking forward to, although first staging days always make me nervous. But I intend to work very fast and get through all the blocking in five or six days, which is what I like to do. There are some big scenes, but most of the scenes are smaller and those are easy to do. The rest of the week is doing stuff during the day and then rehearsing and staging from five to nine. On Friday we work noon to six, although we won’t have the entire company for all of those hours. Saturday we work ten to three. Then the following week is really nuts – Kritzerland rehearsals, Levi rehearsals, stumble-through, sound check, and show, AND a designer run. And when I tell you what’s going on on TOP of that, your mouths will be agape, oh, yes, your mouths will be agape.

Well, dear readers, I must take the day, I must do the things I do, I must, for example, get liner notes on their merry way, do a show order, write commentary, see Grant, see the helper, and then relax. Today’s topic of discussion: It’s free-for-all day, the day in which you dear readers get to make with the topics and we all get to post about them. So, let’s have loads of lovely topics and loads of lovely postings, shall we, whilst I hit the road to dreamland, happy to almost be finished with the long, long liner notes.

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