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March 29, 2018:


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Well, dear readers, we had our second Kritzerland rehearsal and it all went very well. People were prepared, knew their stuff, so I was able to give some little suggestions. It’s really funny material at times, and the pretty songs are really pretty. It’s also a pleasure not to have more than three put-togethers – last month’s show was loaded with them. The performers are terrific and I think it will be a very fun show.

Prior to that I got about seven-and-a-half hours of sleep, got up, had a few orders to print out, didn’t hear that the books had shipped, so hopefully I’ll get that message today, and then I went and had an egg salad sandwich and a side Caesar, both very good. Then I picked up no packages and came back home for our rehearsal.

After the rehearsal, I did a quick run to Ralph’s and got a couple of small drumettes and a bit of potato salad for my evening snack and I managed to stay away from sweets, which I really need to do. So, a fairly calorie-friendly day of about 1200. I had a telephonic call, printed out a few orders (hoping more come in today), and then I finally sat on my couch like so much fish.

Last night, I managed to watch two count them two motion pictures on the Flix of Net. The first motion picture was entitled Untraceable, a thriller starring Diane Lane from a decade ago. It was quite a bad motion picture – terrible script and dialogue, awful Directing 101 direction by the TV person called Gregory Hoblit – every cliché in the book – and an interesting performance by Colin Hanks, son of Tom by his first wife. I guess you’d call it a serial killer movie but not really – it’s too dumb to actually call it anything but dumb, but I did enjoy Diane Lane.

The second motion picture was entitled The Negotiator, starring Samuel L. Jackson, Kevin Spacey, J.T. Walsh, Paul Giamatti and many other good character actors. I saw it when it came out and sort of enjoyed Mr. Jackson and Mr. Spacey and the rest, and didn’t hate it. Seeing it again twenty years on it’s pretty silly and would play much better with a half-hour gone – they just pad this thing and keep repeating the same kind of scene over and over again. The actors are still fun to watch, and I especially like J.T. Walsh, whose final film this was – he died after collapsing in a health clinic – he was taken to a hospital where he had a heart attack – 54 years old. But it was good to just relax and not think about anything for a change. Sometimes one simply must do that to retain one’s sanity.

After that, I took a shower and then listened to some music.

Today, I’ll hopefully pick up some packages, then I have a little meeting at two, I think, after which I’ll make my meal o’ the day here rather than going out to eat. Then I have to read the rest of a script so I can write more songs for the musical I’m working on with Doug Haverty. After all, a song a day keeps the doctor away. Then I’ll relax at some point.

Tomorrow will be a ME day because I need a ME day. If the books arrive, I’ll get them signed and shipped. Otherwise I’ll just relax and do whatever needs doing. Saturday is our stumble-through and then I’m sure some of us will grab a bite to eat. Sunday is, of course, Easter, but basically I’ll relax until it’s time to mosey on over to The Federal for sound check and then our show.

Well, dear readers, I must take the day, I must do the things I do, I must, for example, hopefully pick up packages, have a meeting, eat, read a script, work at the piano, and relax. Today’s topic of discussion: What are your favorite films of Samuel L. Jackson and Kevin Spacey? Let’s have loads of lovely postings, shall we, whilst I hit the road to dreamland, knowing well that a song a day keeps the doctor away.

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