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January 26, 2019:

ANOTHER PLEASANT VALLEY SATURDAY

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Well, dear readers, I must write these here notes in a hurry for she of the Evil Eye will be here all too soon.  I really wanted to get another ten-hour sleep day, but alas that was not meant to be, since I didn’t fall asleep until four.  But I got close to eight hours, so that wasn’t so horrible.

Once up, I answered e-mails, did some work on the computer, had some telephonic conversations, and then at some point I picked up some packages, then went to Jersey Mike’s for my meal o’ the day.  I must say, the sandwich I had, which was their version of the Spicy Eyetalian Subway I normally get, was not nearly as good as Subway.  After I ate that all up, I finally buckled down, Winsocki and wrote a set of liner notes – that took up the rest of the afternoon, but I got them done and also approved the first part of the master for that title. Waiting on four more tracks to come – should be here today.  Then I finally sat on my couch like so much fish.

Last night, I decided to finally watch our A Carol Christmas DVD, shot with two cameras on week three of our run, I think.  It’s actually pretty good – you can pretty much see and hear everything well, although a few shots miss the pertinent action.  It’s a shame it wasn’t shot during the last two weeks – we’d already put in the big new speech for our leading lady, a speech that really helped the show – not hearing it was irritating, but that’s how long it took me to realize why that moment wasn’t working.  I’d also adjusted a few blocking things that played better later in the run, but at least you get the idea and I have a great record of the staging, should I need to replicate it at some point.  It was fun to see it again after some time away.

Then I did some more work on the computer, had a couple of e-mail volleys, listened to music, and that was pretty much it.

Today, I will be up early, I’ll go eat a light breakfast after taking a thumb drive to Staples to get two copies of the book printed.  Hopefully, I’ll be able to pick it up after breakfast.  I’ll hopefully pick up some packages, and then I’ll come home and relax, go over the commentary for tomorrow’s concert, rest my voice, and listen to music and probably watch something, too.

Tomorrow, I have to be at the Autry at ten for a one-hour sound check with the band, then at eleven the two singers come and we do a sound check with them for however long it takes.  The first show is at one.  The we’ll have a two-hour break, then we do the second show at five.  After that, there’s some dinner thing going on nearby, so I assume I’ll go to that.  It will be a long day and hopefully both shows will go well.  Monday, I finish casting the March Kritzerland and begin choosing songs and getting them to our singers.  I’ll finish proofing, and hopefully will get proofing notes from the other proofers so we can get started on the book design sooner than later. There will also be meetings and meals and getting releases ready for February.  I think we’ll probably have two, and maybe even three.

Well, dear readers, I must take the day, I must do the things I do, I must, for example, be up early, get two copies of the book made, eat a light breakfast, pick up the copies, hopefully pick up packages, relax, go over the concert commentary, rest my voice, listen to music, and perhaps watch something. Today’s topic of discussion: What are your favorite Subway-type sandwiches – submarines, hoagies, meatball, all that kind o’ stuff.  Let’s have loads of lovely postings, shall we, whilst I hit the road to dreamland, whilst I have a pleasant valley Saturday.

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