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October 9, 2019:

THE FINNISH LINE

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Well, dear readers, it is late, and I must write these notes in a hurry for they should already be posted and yet they are not posted because it is late and I got consumed with writing something.  And so, I am sitting here like so much fish, listening to Finnish music so I can finish quickly.  There’s nothing like a little Finnish music to get you to the finish line, or, in this instance, the Finnish line.  I really am listening to a three-CD set called Finnish Classical Favorites.  Some very nice music, some I don’t care for, all written by folks with names I cannot pronounce.  But enough about me.

Yesterday, I only got six-and-a-half hours of sleep.  Once up, I did some atoning, answered e-mails, had some telephonic conversations, and then I moseyed on over to Jerry’s Deli for a lunch with Kay Cole.  Yes, we were supposed to be fasting, but I’ve never really done that.  So, I had a very tasty roast beef sandwich with no fries or onion rings, just some cole slaw.  Do you think Cole Porter ate cole slaw?  Do you think either Nat of Old King Cole ate cole slaw?  These are the questions that are roaming around in the windmills of my mind.

We had quite a fun lunch, then I went to the mail place, where I picked up no packages and no mail.  An important envelope is quite late now, so when I got home I wrote and e-mail about it.  Then I did some work at the piano and on the computer.

Then I had to smooth out some details about the rehearsal schedule for What If, and I think we did.  Then I had to smooth out a little wrinkle for The Man Who Came to Dinner, and I think I did.  Then I wrote the blurbs for our two new releases, got them to Doug, along with the audio samples, so we should be good to announce tonight at midnight – they’re two really fun albums.  Then I sat on my couch like so much fish.

Last night, I watched a motion picture entitled The Circus, written, directed by, and starring Mr. Charles Chaplin.  In fact, it’s one of my all-time favorite Chaplin pictures.  The gags are brilliant, he’s brilliant, the girl is a real charmer, and everything just works brilliantly.  And next to City Lights, it’s my favorite Chaplin ending.  The transfer is really good, as is the sound, and there are some fun extras, too, a couple of which I watched.

After that, I got a donut for my evening snack, ate it, and then listened to music.  Then I got involved in the writing thing and that took two hours to do.  And here we are, all caught up and heading toward the Finnish line.

Today, I can sleep in a bit, then I have a lot to do – we’re shipping the releases from a couple of weeks ago, so I’ll keep my eye on that, I’ll eat something fun, hopefully pick up some packages and an important envelope, then it’s more work at the piano and on the computer, and then I’ll relax and watch a motion picture of some sort.  And then we’ll announce our two new titles and hopefully there will be a LOT of orders because we need a LOT of orders, if you get my meaning, but just in case you don’t – we need a LOT of orders.

The rest of the week is meetings and meals, a work session, seeing a show on Saturday, and doing whatever else needs doing.

Well, dear readers, I must take the day, I must do the things I do, I must, for example, sleep in a bit, ship releases, eat something fun, hopefully pick up packages and an important envelope, work at the piano and computer, relax and watch a motion picture, and then announce our two new titles.  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, happy to have reached the Finnish line.

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