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April 14, 2019:


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Well, dear readers, thankfully yesterday was not a repeat of HELL Day, and let that please continue with no more HELL Days ever, along with no more wire hangers ever.  We had us a rather astonishing milestone last night right here on our handy-dandy discussion board: I reached 99,000 postings.  Holy moley on rye, another one thousand postings and we will have a partay, we will dance the Hora and eat cheese slices and ham chunks like there was no tomorrow.  But for now, 99,000 is not chopped liver or gefilte fish.  And while I’m talking about our discussion board, someone who reads these here notes regularly was surprised to find out we have a discussion board.  So, if you dear blog readers haven’t figured it out yet, at the end of every notes you will notice a “click here to be taken to our Unseemly Discussion Board” or something like that.  If you click that you will be whisked away to a magical place called our Unseemly Discussion Board.

Yesterday wasn’t so bad at all.  I only got about six-and-a-half hours of sleep.  Once up, I pretty much had to get ready and then mosey on over to the Group Rep to do our third and final workshop before we start on our fundraiser cabaret journey for June.  We had about eight or nine people, and it was fun and the best of these three we’ve done – some really interesting things happened and that’s always illuminating for people to see.  Sometimes just a word can change and entire performance for the better. Plus we keep it all light and fun. We also keep it fun and light, but that’s another story.

After that, I taped a little video for this David Cassidy fan event.  They’ve been after me to do it since December and I kept forgetting or not having time and they kept extending the deadline, but this was the final deadline so I finally buckled down, Wincocki and did it.  I think it’s about two or three minutes long and I basically just talked about my time on The Partridge Family and my friendship with David.  Then I headed to the mail place and was surprised to find no mail or packages, even though I knew some were coming for sure. Turns out they have a new mail person and he doesn’t get it that you have to do the UPS Store earlier rather than later.  Hopefully, they’ll talk to the guy’s supervisor – if they won’t, I certainly will because he didn’t show up until four and not only that he didn’t register the packages with tracking until after eight, so I had no idea he’d even gotten there.

I stopped at Gelson’s and got the makings for my faux chicken stroganoff, then came home.  I caught up on e-mails and such and then rustled up the food and ate it all up and it was pretty tasty if I do say so myself, which I do.  I listened to music whilst eating it all up.  I wrote the blurb for our new release and wrote it in such a way that I can use it for the liner notes – the bulk of this release’s liner notes are written by someone involved in the album – I’m just using that from a previous release.  So, my portion is very short and I should be able to finish that up in no time today. After that, I finally sat on my couch like so much fish.

I watched a private recording of a Broadway musical and without saying more I will simply say it is one of the worst things I’ve ever seen in my life.  The songs are inept, the book is non-existent, and the actors, such as they are, have nothing to play at all.  I’m grateful to have not spent one cent to see it.  Let’s just leave it at that.  I just don’t like the “new” Broadway, where every show is a machine, even the ones that pretend they’re not.  One of the things I loved about doing Levi, even in our production, is doing something that wasn’t a machine.  It was a show with characters, songs, heart, and moved the way I like musicals to move – very fast, but never looking like something manufactured or processed.  Today, everything I see has the same rancid lighting effects, projections galore – they just blend into each other.  That’s why I enjoyed the revival of Hello, Dolly so much – old-fashioned in the best way, normal lighting, and not a projection is sight – and no pumped-up sound.

After that, I needed a sweet, so off I went to the nearby Gelson’s, where I got a couple of sweet treats.  I came home and at them all up – too much, really, but they were good, although I wanted to vomit on the ground after eating them.  Then I listened to more music and that was it.

Today, I can sleep in and will, then I’ll prepare our new release eBlast, I’ll go pick up yesterday’s mail and packages, I’ll eat, I’ll watch something, I’ll listen to music, and then just relax until midnight, when we’ll announce our new title.

This week is all meetings and meals, many meetings and meals, firming up all the Kritzerland show stuff for May, and doing whatever needs doing.

Well, dear readers, I must take the day, I must do the things I do, I must, for example, sleep in, pick up mail and packages from yesterday, eat, watch something, and announce our new title.  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 have had a milestone, namely 99,000 postings.

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