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September 8, 2019:

THE BUSY WEEK AHEAD

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Well, dear readers, we had us a pretty terrific stumble-through yesterday.  Just a handful of lyric flubs but everything landed wonderfully, the structure is really good, and it’s just a great cast.  I had my usual little notes after and we ran just a few things, but I was very pleased.

Prior to that, I’d gotten seven hours of sleep.  Once up, I answered e-mails, had a telephonic conversation, and then shaved and showered and got ready for the stumble-through, which was earlier than usual.  Then everyone arrived and on with the show we went.  I’ll tell you who got no notes, not even the usual tiny ones I give her – Peyton Kirkner.  She just hit it right out of the park and I told her to just do that at the show.

After the stumble-through and the notes, Peyton, her mom, her mom’s mom, and I and my I’s I went off to Stanley’s for food.  I had my usual side Caesar and grilled chicken, linguini, broccoli, cashews, red onions in a light cream sauce (usually not so light, but yesterday’s was quite light) – they never brought their great bread to the table, so I saved those calories and think I did all right.  We all laughed a lot and had fun.

Then I came home and relaxed.  I know I listened to some music, I know I went over the commentary again and then printed it out, and I got everything organized for today.  I know I sat on my couch like so much fish and dozed off for about ten minutes, and then it was more music, some YouTube stuff, and that was pretty much it.

Today, I can sleep in until at least eleven, maybe even a little later.  Then I’ll relax, rest my voice, then I’ll shave and shower and dress myself.  Then I’ll mosey on over to the mail place and see if there’s anything there, then I’ll mosey on over to Vitello’s and we’ll have our sound check, and then we do our show.  After the show, I know some of us will go downstairs for a proper meal.  I’m hoping the Shermans are with us but won’t know until Elizabeth calls me at some point.  I do think we’re supposed to have about seventy people, but I’m hoping for more.

Tomorrow, I have all sorts of things to do.  We’re going to start getting the DVD packaging all set – I’ve already sent in the liner notes and Doug has all the photos and everything. Then I have to figure out how Gerrit will get his video to me.  Then I have to write the copy for the back of the DVD packaging and list the extras and all that stuff that goes on the back of a DVD or Blu-ray release.  At this point, thanks to our super successful Indiegogo campaign, I know it will contain both cuts of the film, I know it will contain the three commentaries, two episodes of Outside the Box, the Ron Kurowski video, maybe a stills gallery (not only photos, but ads and stuff), the soundtrack in 24-bit, and I can’t remember all what else, but I think there are a couple more things.  And I may choose one more Outside the Box episode – right now, we’re including The Exorcist and Taxi Driver.  If you have a favorite, post about it today so I can see what people might like to have. Oh, and we’re including the Honeymoon Sketch from Dinah and Her New Best Friends.  So, a pretty full package.  The rest of the week is meetings and meals, working at the piano, preparing another two releases, and getting ready to cast The Man Who Came to Dinner and also begin planning the What If revue for a two-night run as a fundraiser for the Group Rep.  Also, we’ll be organizing all the Indiegogo perks and getting them ready to ship, as soon as Indiegogo releases our funds to us, which I’m praying is sooner than later, so send some most excellent vibes and xylophones for a speedy issuing of our funds.

Well, dear readers, I must take the day, I must do the things I do, I must, for example, sleep in, relax, rest my voice, shave and shower, hopefully pick up some packages, have a sound check, do a show, and sup afterwards. Today’s topic of discussion: It’s free-for-all day, the day in which you dear readers 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, hoping we have a great show, and looking forward to the busy week ahead.

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