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March 31, 2021:


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Well, dear readers, I don’t know if anyone has noticed, but this appears to be the final day of March. This month flew by, like a gazelle having menopause. And, of course, that means that tomorrow is a new month, namely April, and it is my fervent hope and prayer that April will be a month filled with health, wealth, happiness, creativity, and all things bright and beautiful. But while we’re still here in March, may I just say 118%!!! I may and I did, not necessarily in that order. And this morning at eleven, we begin our final week of the campaign, the big puuuuush to the finish line. I’ll be putting up a couple of new perks, but I’m just hoping that some folks who’ve been waiting until the end will indeed come in and take us up to $10,000, which we’re not really that far away from. So, let’s do this because we CAN do this. Here, as always, is the handy-dandy link.


Otherwise, I’m happy to say that other than a sore arm, I haven’t really had any bad side effects, and I think I’m now past the point where they’d happen, so many thanks for your excellent vibes and xylophones because they worked their magic. Mostly, I took it easy, though. I did take two Tylenol before bed because I had a little tiny headache, but I pretty much slept through the night. I had some nice viewing, too. I watched another ballet, this one Cinderella from the Birmingham Ballet in the UK, starring Elisha Willis as the titular Cinderella. I thought it was a terrific production – I have the Royal Ballet one on its way to me, but this one had beautiful sets and costumes – not so traditional in terms of the ballroom and stuff, but I thought the choreography worked really well, the stepsisters were funny and fun, and it was quite magical at times. Ms. Willis was fetching and youthful, which is a good thing, and her Prince was handsome and a terrific dancer. And oh, that Prokofiev score – just brilliant in every way. I enjoyed the whole thing from start to finish.

And I also watched the new Criterion Blu and Ray of Albert Brooks’ film, Defending Your Life. I won’t go into it too much because I just watched the DVD a few months ago and wrote about it then. What I can say is that it’s a wonderful film, Brooks’ best by a mile, and the new transfer looks great.

Yesterday, I got about eight-and-a-half hours of sleep, I think, and awoke to a very scary text because I didn’t quite know the ramifications of it – that the helper was giving up the warehouse where all our stuff is stored. But we spoke and while it will be a bit of a pain to coordinate, we’re just going to have to move to another space. Not sure quite how that will happen or who will do it yet, but she’s getting me the name of a U-Haul storage not too far from her mother, who actually does our shipping. We’ll probably have to take two large spaces, but it won’t cost more than what we’ve been paying, so that’s good. We have until the end of April to do it. I can’t think about it until next Monday, but we’ll have to deal with it and get it done. Then I did stuff on the computer for a while, then went to In ‘N’ Out for the first time in a year, I think. I brought it home and it was really good, I must say, and I have said. After that, I went and picked up a package and one of the important envelopes, the less important one – hoping the other comes today.

Once back home, I watched Cinderella, then did more stuff on the computer, then watched Defending Your Life. After that, I listened to the Michael Gore soundtrack for Defending Your Life, and now playing is the soundtrack to The Dead Zone by Michael Kamen, just because it was next up in iTunes.

Today, I’ll be up when I’m up, I’ll do whatever needs doing, I’ll put up a few new perks, and cheerlead us into our final week of the campaign. I’ll hopefully pick up some packages and an important envelope, I’ll eat, I’ll write liner notes – at least two sets – and then I’ll watch, listen, and relax.

Tomorrow will be a new month and April Fool’s Day, which I actually dread, Internet-wise, and I have a lot of stuff to do, and that goes for the rest of the week and, of course, on Saturday we’ll hopefully be all ready for project two aka Revenge, which I do hope you’ll all watch live at 5:00 PDT/8:00 EDT – it’s not too long for you early-to-bed people, and we’ll have a Q&A after and I think you’ll enjoy attending that. I’ll both links in Saturday’s notes. This will only livestream once on YouTube so please don’t miss it and don’t be late. We’re having a discussion about turning the chat comments off for this one because I think they’ll be distracting. We’ll see, but that’s my instinct. The Sunday is a ME day all day, all night, nothing but ME.

Well, dear readers, I must take the day, I must do the things I do, I must, for example, be up when I’m up, do whatever needs doing, put up a few new perks, cheerlead us into our final week, hopefully pick up packages and an important envelope, eat, write two sets of liner notes, and then watch, listen, and relax. 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, shall we, whilst I hit the road to dreamland, happy to be at 118% and ready for our final week of the Indiegogo campaign.

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