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June 1, 2018:

JUST BECAUSE IT’S JUNE

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Well, dear readers, I don’t know if any of you have noticed, but it is June.  Yes, you heard it here, dear readers, it is June and just because it’s June it is my fervent hope and prayer that June will be a month filled with health, wealth, happiness, creativity, and all things bright and beautiful.  We’re about halfway through this year already, can you believe it?  Where has the time gone?  Where have all the flowers gone?  I gotta tell you.

The final day of May wasn’t so bad.  I got eight hours of sleep, I did the usual morning stuff but realized I wouldn’t have time to either eat or jog before the rehearsal.  I went through the revised script and found some typos and a few little adjustments, not much really.  I was very pleased with the revision.

After that, I got ready for our rehearsal and then that began.  It actually went very well and after it I corrected the latest chart Richard Allen had done for the musical so he’s off making the track for that one.

After rehearsal, I went to the mail place, where one of the two important envelopes had arrived with no packages.  I went to the bank, and then finally I ate – a patty melt and side Caesar salad, both excellent and well within my 1000 calories. Then I came home and it was too late to jog, so I just prepared our new release announcement, which is our second release in the Revisited series, Ira Gershwin Revisited.  This was one of the best of these Bagley albums, thanks to nice arrangements by Dick Hyman and a fun cast.  We’ve done quite a bit of work on the sound, but the samples won’t be up for a few days, but you won’t want to wait for that, nor should you as you know by now how good our remasters sound.  Here’s the cover.

After that, I did a few other things on the computer, then sat on the couch like so much fish.

Last night, I watched a good documentary on the Flix of Net about Hedy Lamarr.  What a fascinating woman she was, and what a smart person, too, and that’s the best part of the documentary.  The thing she invented during World War II was so forward thinking and is the basis for so many things in use today, yet she never received a penny for it, for which a great many people should be ashamed of themselves.  She had a patent, but they lied and said they never used any of it until after the patent had lapsed.  What else is new?  There are a lot of really good clips and the usual talking heads, some of whom belong there and some who are merely annoying.  I enjoyed it very much.

Then I went over the little fixes with Doug and I believe we’re set now, script-wise, for a little private reading we’re having this month.  After that, I relaxed and then, suddenly, it was June.

Today, I shall hopefully print out a LOT of orders, hopefully the second important envelope will arrive, and then Doug Haverty comes over and we’re just having a little read-through the script and listening to the songs in context to make sure it’s all smooth.  Then I’ll eat and then I need to relax.

Tomorrow, she of the Evil Eye will be here early and I’ll have to go jog, then do a few things.  Then we have our stumble-through, after which I’ll eat a little something, and then I have to relax and rest my voice.  Sunday is relaxing and then sound check and show.

Well, dear readers, I must take the day, I must do the things I do, I must, for example, hopefully print out a LOT of orders, hopefully pick up an important envelope and packages, have a little reading, eat, and relax.  Today’s topic of discussion: It’s Friday – what is currently in your CD player and your DVD/Blu and Ray player?  I’ll start – CD, too many to name.  Blu-ray, not sure what’s up next.  Your turn. Let’s have loads of lovely postings, shall we, whilst I hit the road to dreamland, and just because it’s June it is my fervent hope and prayer that June will be a month filled with health, wealth, happiness, creativity, and all things bright and beautiful.

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