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August 14, 2019:


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Well, dear readers, I’ve Gotta Crow, oh, yes, I’ve Gotta Crow because last night we crossed a major plateau – 151%.  This is amazing, if you ask me.  And we have three weeks left and oh I have a dream number in my head that I would really like to achieve, for if we achieve it we’ll be able to do some really cool stuff and actually get the word out about the DVD.  So, keep checking for new perks, and Thursday could be a banner day for new perks. And the good news is that thanks to being where we are, despite the Indiegogo fees, which are not insignificant, and then the money they hold back for an unknown amount of time (I wrote them about this because I want clarification), which keeps growing as we keep going up – almost like they’re punishing us for being successful – Cindy Williams will definitely be coming in to do the commentary with me (and I do one solo commentary, although I may ask Marshall Harvey if he’d like to join me).  That could not have happened had we not gone above our initial goal.  This is all very exciting, so let’s keep going – to infinity and beyond.


Yesterday was a really fun day, mostly due to watching our Indiegogo climb a rather large percentage for the first day of week two.  I didn’t arise until noon-thirty, save for a couple of things that woke me up earlier – but I didn’t get to bed until four, so I got eight-and-a-half hours of sleep.  Once up, I answered e-mails, monitored the campaign, had telephonic calls, and then I went and picked up one package and got a foot long spicy Eyetalian sandwich at Subway.  I came home and ate it all up, then the helper’s mom came – they found the Creature costume that someone took as a perk and in so finding, found another one. Each of us had two identical outfits, so we always had a back-up and we wore both during the shoot.  The ones I have, naturally, were the two I wore, so I put the second one up as a perk and am hoping it, too, will go.  She left, and I chose a couple of songs, did some work on the computer, did some work at the piano, and then relaxed for a bit.

Before I go on, here are some more videos from the Kritzerland at 100 show.  Here’s wonderful Kim Huber doing the opening number from the musical Ballroom – I’ve always loved this song and she does a great job of it.

Here’s Sami doing a song from the musical Vanities, score by David Kirshenbaum.

Here’s Daniel Bellusci and Adrienne Stiefel doing the delightfully naughty Cole Porter song, Let’s Make It a Night, cut from Silk Stockings and recorded by ME on the first Lost in Boston album – with a decadent orchestration by our very own elmore – I believe the only thing I said to him was I wanted it to be as perverse as Hot Voodoo from Blonde Venus, and Larry definitely got his perverse on for  it – it’s brilliant.

Here’s Adrienne doing the great Billy Barnes song, Have I Stayed Too Long at the Fair.

Here’s Daniel doing The Good Time Ladies Rag, a cut song from Pippin, although you’ll recognize the tune immediately, since they kept it for the Manson Trio.  But it’s fun to hear the original lyric.

Here’s Roger Befeler doing Did I Every Really Live from The Fig Leaves Are Falling.  The very touching lyric is, surprisingly, by Allan Sherman.

Here’s Kim doing Sondheim’s So Many People.

And now, back to the notes.  I relaxed, dozed off, then got ready and moseyed on over to the Coral Café for a little sendoff gathering for Leslie’s Alexa and Mia, who are going off to college. Time does fly.  That was fun.  I had a BLTA salad with 1000-Island dressing and a rather obscene amount of it.  It was okay.  Then I came right home to the 151%, which made me dance a jig.

Today, I’ll choose more songs, eat, hopefully pick up some packages, and then at seven I have a work session for about ninety minutes. Then I’ll relax.

Tomorrow, I’m going to where all our stuff is kept, which also includes everything that I had in storage, all laid out and well organized. I’m quite certain I’ll find some fun perks there hidden away in boxes, plus I have to pull anything related to my songwriting and bring it home.  Then right after that I have a lunch meeting.  Friday, I have another work session.  The weekend should be pretty free, which will be nice.

Well, dear readers, I must take the day, I must do the things I do, I must, for example, choose more songs, eat, hopefully pick up packages, hopefully have a good Indiegogo day, eat, and have a work session.  Today’s topic of discussion: It’s Ask BK Day, the day in which you get to ask me or any dear reader any old question you like and we get to give any old answer we like.  So, let’s have loads of lovely questions and loads of lovely answers, and loads of lovely postings, shall we, whilst I hit the road to dreamland, thrilled to be at 151% – and now, to infinity and beyond.

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