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Title: PHEASANT UNDER GLASS
Post by: bk on November 01, 2006, 01:22:56 AM
Well, you've read the notes, the notes were under glass like the pheasant, and now it is time for you to post until the cows come home - they're currently under glass, as well.
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Post by: bk on November 01, 2006, 01:24:16 AM
And the word of the day is: PERORATE!
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Post by: Jrand72 on November 01, 2006, 03:46:19 AM
First post huzzah!

How did that happen?
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Post by: Jrand72 on November 01, 2006, 03:47:05 AM
Word of the day....isn't that what you do when you buy a year's supply of fertilizer in June?
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Post by: Jrand72 on November 01, 2006, 03:49:15 AM
DR CILLA LIZ - thanks so much for posting the Magritte!  LOL....I love that and am going to use it someday.   8)

Here is a photo of my sister Myrna and me from yesterday's festivities at Ye Owlde World of Wisdom.
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Post by: Ginny on November 01, 2006, 03:50:09 AM
Wednesday morning greetings!  I'm getting ready to leave for a 2-day conference in Columbus, OH, and probably won't be online until late tomorrow afternoon.  Even though I co-own a laptop and the hotel does have wireless, I refuse to type the password.  It's a rah-rah expression that true-blue Michigan Wolverines cannot utter. (Actually, that's not the real reason I'm not taking the MacBook - DH Richard needs it for his school work...)
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Post by: Ginny on November 01, 2006, 03:55:47 AM
You and your sister look great, DR JRand!
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Post by: Jrand72 on November 01, 2006, 03:55:48 AM
Love the b/w photos from THE BRAIN FROM PLANET X.  The characters are perfect....and the costumes...WELL...somewhere Eros and Tana are smiling.

(http://capitolposters.com/10252006/DSCF0075.JPG)
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Post by: Jrand72 on November 01, 2006, 03:56:24 AM
You and your sister look great, DR JRand!

Thanks, DR GINNY.  We had a lot of fun!  And I learned to do candle spirit pictures!  ;D
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Post by: Jrand72 on November 01, 2006, 03:58:42 AM
Whew!  I did not realize Plan 9 From Outer Space is now available on a DVD that includes a COLORIZED version of the epic....  For some reason, the idea that PLAN 9 is colorized seems to me to be the perfect union of art and technology....
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Post by: Edisaurus on November 01, 2006, 04:29:04 AM
Nice picture, JRand! Looks like a pretty cool bookstore!

I dressed as a stressed-out editor yesterday. Nobody noticed...
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Post by: Ginny on November 01, 2006, 04:30:33 AM
Off to Columbus...Bye 'til tomorrow!
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Post by: Edisaurus on November 01, 2006, 04:31:26 AM
My little French boy got us great seats for Dirty Rotten Scoundrels tonight, so we're going with him and my cellist friend. I haven't seen the show and know nothing about it, although I do like the movies it's based on. Looking forward to a little cultcha!
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Post by: Edisaurus on November 01, 2006, 04:33:18 AM
Off to Columbus...Bye 'til tomorrow!

Have fun in Columbus! Go Bucks! ;D

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Post by: Michael on November 01, 2006, 04:35:39 AM
The tradition continued.

Not one person came to the door last night.
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Post by: Michael on November 01, 2006, 04:37:18 AM
TOD:

Two Brain From Planet X questions

Can you post a cast list?

Is there poster designed yet or a logo you can post?
Title: Re:PHEASANT UNDER GLASS
Post by: Michael on November 01, 2006, 04:39:05 AM
TOD part 2

And can you tell us more and/or perhaps post the article you are writing for Frontiers since most of us will not get to read it>
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Post by: Edisaurus on November 01, 2006, 04:42:34 AM
TOD to ask BK: What songs will be featured on the next Guy Haines album?

But actually, I really don't want to know. Part of the joy of those CD's is discovering all these wonderful songs that Guy has unearthed, and hearing the new ones he has written with Mr. Kimmel.

So, I'd like to hear what songs other DR's would like to hear Guy sing. As I mentioned Oscar Levant yesterday, I was thinking how nice it would be to hear him sing "Blame it on my Youth". (Jamie Cullum recently resurrected this and does a lovely job.)

I'd also like to hear Guy sing "Stairway to Paradise", "Never Never Land" (from Peter Pan) and Randy Newman's "I Miss You".

Any other suggestions for a Guy Haines fantasy album?
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Post by: FJL on November 01, 2006, 04:48:51 AM
Great picture, JRand!
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Post by: Jrand72 on November 01, 2006, 05:08:03 AM
Thanks DRs FJL & EDISAURUS for the pic comments.  Always appreciated.

DR EDISAURUS  - I have the OBC for SCOUNDRELS and really enjoyed the Tony Awards show performances of Lithgow and (especially) Butz....so I am thinking it will be a FUN night!
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Post by: Jrand72 on November 01, 2006, 05:09:06 AM
Yes, I second DR MS's post - we outlanders will want to read the Frontiers article as well.

My question for ASK BK day....what plan will you follow now?
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Post by: elmore3003 on November 01, 2006, 05:48:18 AM
Whew!  I did not realize Plan 9 From Outer Space is now available on a DVD that includes a COLORIZED version of the epic....  For some reason, the idea that PLAN 9 is colorized seems to me to be the perfect union of art and technology....

DR JRand56, that's so brilliant I can only send you verbal hugs as tokens of affection!

Good morning, all!  I have a day planned at the library working on orchrestrations for the New York City Gay Men's Chorus holiday concert at Carnegie Hall.  My work table here has been appropriated for my dad's papers, and I don't want to disturb anything.  I will try to meet my friend Loyce later in the day and have a loverly visit.

Beyond that, I have nothing else to report.  But I will be checking in.
Title: Re:PHEASANT UNDER GLASS
Post by: FJL on November 01, 2006, 06:12:53 AM
Question for Ask BK Day.  In the notes, BK wrote:

"The problem with these endless workshops is that the invited audiences are invariably made up of friends, well-wishers, and cheerleaders, so of course the creators get marvelous “second coming” feedback."

My question for BK or anyone else, hopefully not rhetorical :) :  Don't you think, though, that given that the readings and workshops have become essentially disguised backers auditions, the system has forced the creators to stack the audiences with friends and well-wishers, since the producer and money-type people who are there will think the show is a dud if reaction from the crowd isn't vocal?  
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Post by: S. Woody White on November 01, 2006, 06:14:48 AM
Frontiers is still being published?  I know it used to be a freebie at the bars and other places in the LA area.  But I stopped caring about it when they dropped the local comic Leonard and Larry for the very un-local (and unfunny) Chelsea Boys.  This was well before der Brucer and I switched coasts (three years ago - I think at this point we were driving to the Grand Canyon, or leaving same, one or the other).  In any case, I don't miss the rag, but I hope someone posts a link to our esteemed BK's think-piece when it is published.

See, I do read the notes!
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Post by: S. Woody White on November 01, 2006, 06:19:58 AM
And, as long as I'm referring to the notes, maybe someone could do a riff on Day of the Triffids, with lighting equipment taking the role of the Triffids.  It could be a musical!  All singing, all dancing, and you wouldn't have to worry about the blocking because it would be all mechanical!

Just a thought.
Title: Re:PHEASANT UNDER GLASS
Post by: S. Woody White on November 01, 2006, 06:23:19 AM
And the word of the day is: PERORATE!
Casey would waltz
With a strawberry blonde,
Which wasn't easy, considering how the bandleader was PERORATING in iambic pentameter,
Which doesn't resemble three-quarter time in the least!
Title: Re:PHEASANT UNDER GLASS
Post by: Jeanne on November 01, 2006, 06:25:56 AM
Questions for BK:
Was the casting completed for the children's show and are you happy with it? (Did I miss something?)

Would you tell us a bit about said children's show?

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Post by: S. Woody White on November 01, 2006, 06:35:21 AM
Shakespearean wiz Leonard Donald MacDuff (known to his friends as Lee Don) would have been known as a RARE POET himself, were it not for his habit to REPEAT OR PERORATE what he had said before in the final four stanzas of every epic he wrote.
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Post by: S. Woody White on November 01, 2006, 06:54:34 AM
DR Jennifer, I agree with you about the over-spoilage that is done in promoting shows.  One reason der B and I rarely go to the movies for ourselves is that most of the films have been condensed into the single succinct minute in the trailers, after which why bother?  The film becomes a peroration of the trailer.  (There's that word again!)

The other thing that bothers me about the sneeks, for television, is that they always make everything so important, underscoring each and every event with a doom-laden thud.  

Maybe, instead, what the previewers could try is having two or three members of the cast sit down together, and talk about the show a little, in a casual friendly way, without giving away all the details, and invite the viewers to watch the new episode.

Or maybe not.  My approach wouldn't be "dramatic" enough.
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Post by: S. Woody White on November 01, 2006, 07:06:13 AM
Strange as some of you may think, I enjoy Heroes.  It's one of the few shows I find worth my bother.

I also enjoy Lost, Ugly Betty, Doctor Who (obviously), and look forward to the second season of EUReKA.  That, and new eps of Good Eats.

But if I miss an episode of any of these, it won't be the end of my world.  There's too much else to enjoy.  Like a good book.  Good food.  My friends at work (both my co-workers and customers).

Aside to BK - Der Brucer has a Dirty Book hidden somewhere, I'm not sure exactly where, but somewhere.  I have read a couple of the stories - the title story was wonderful - and will savor more of them when I get the chance.
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Post by: MBarnum on November 01, 2006, 07:51:17 AM
DR CILLA LIZ - thanks so much for posting the Magritte!  LOL....I love that and am going to use it someday.   8)

Here is a photo of my sister Myrna and me from yesterday's festivities at Ye Owlde World of Wisdom.

Hey, JRand56, is that your kurta??
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Post by: Matt H. on November 01, 2006, 07:55:11 AM
Good morning!

Beautiful, gorgeous, spring-like actually, but it'll be the last of those for awhile. Clouds are supposed to be moving in later today and we'll have rain and colder temperatures for the rest of the week.
Title: Re:PHEASANT UNDER GLASS
Post by: Matt H. on November 01, 2006, 07:55:38 AM
Nice seeing you and your sister, DR JRand. Thanks for sharing.
Title: Re:PHEASANT UNDER GLASS
Post by: bk on November 01, 2006, 07:55:57 AM
TOD:

Two Brain From Planet X questions

Can you post a cast list?

Is there poster designed yet or a logo you can post?

We're finalizing the poster today, so should have a postable version in the next day or so, and I can post a cast list as soon as I get a complete one from my stage manager.
Title: Re:PHEASANT UNDER GLASS
Post by: Matt H. on November 01, 2006, 07:56:46 AM
I have four programs that aired last night to enjoy at some point today. In the order in which I'll watch them: VERONICA MARS, LAW & ORDER: CI, BOSTON LEGAL, and LAW & ORDER: SVU.
Title: Re:PHEASANT UNDER GLASS
Post by: bk on November 01, 2006, 07:56:52 AM
TOD part 2

And can you tell us more and/or perhaps post the article you are writing for Frontiers since most of us will not get to read it>

It will hopefully be a humorous first person article on how the show came to be and about LACC.
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Post by: Rodzinski on November 01, 2006, 07:57:34 AM
Punkenstein and I watched THE ABOMINABLE DR. PHIBES last night on video. Turns out TCM was showing it last night too. Now I want to see the sequel. And I wonder if Vulnavia is in the sequel.
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Post by: Matt H. on November 01, 2006, 07:58:10 AM
Excited about the return of perhaps my favorite mystery program on the air right now: BONES. Also we only have two more LOST episodes before the hiatus, so I'm looking forward to this one tonight very much.
Title: Re:PHEASANT UNDER GLASS
Post by: bk on November 01, 2006, 07:59:25 AM
TOD to ask BK: What songs will be featured on the next Guy Haines album?

But actually, I really don't want to know. Part of the joy of those CD's is discovering all these wonderful songs that Guy has unearthed, and hearing the new ones he has written with Mr. Kimmel.

So, I'd like to hear what songs other DR's would like to hear Guy sing. As I mentioned Oscar Levant yesterday, I was thinking how nice it would be to hear him sing "Blame it on my Youth". (Jamie Cullum recently resurrected this and does a lovely job.)

I'd also like to hear Guy sing "Stairway to Paradise", "Never Never Land" (from Peter Pan) and Randy Newman's "I Miss You".

Any other suggestions for a Guy Haines fantasy album?

The song choice process is part easy/part difficult - this one will be even harder, because the stripped down nature of the CD will cause style to somewhat dictate content.  I have a few songs that I've almost done on the previous CDs because I hadn't found a take on those songs that pleased me or a way to make them sound the way I like, chart-wise.  So, one or more of those could end up here.  
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Post by: Rodzinski on November 01, 2006, 08:00:37 AM
Cool pic of World of Wisdom, JRand. And it IS a cool bookstore. I urge anyone visiting central Indiana to see for themselves.
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Post by: Rodzinski on November 01, 2006, 08:01:49 AM
Last week's promo for HEROES spoiled a moment that would have been a lot more surprising in the show had I not seen it in the promo.
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Post by: S. Woody White on November 01, 2006, 08:10:10 AM
Punkenstein and I watched THE ABOMINABLE DR. PHIBES last night on video. Turns out TCM was showing it last night too. Now I want to see the sequel. And I wonder if Vulnavia is in the sequel.
The character Vulnavia is in Dr. Phibes Rises Again, but she is not played by the same actress.  Valli Kemp takes over for Virginia North in the second film.

Personally, I found Rises Again to be a disappointment after Abominable.  However, it's worth seeing if simply to set you up for the much more delightful charms of a third film of similar premise, Theater of Blood, which pairs Price with the appealing Diana Rigg.
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Post by: MBarnum on November 01, 2006, 08:15:02 AM
My Halloween viewing was 1932's DR X starring Lionel Atwill, Fay Wray, and Lee Tracey....it was interesting to finally see it and it had a wonderful cast, but really the movie was dull, dull, dull....then I watched the semi-sequel from 1939 called RETURN OF DR X...with Wayne Morris, Humphrey Bogart, and Dennis Morgan...that movie was a blast!
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Post by: S. Woody White on November 01, 2006, 08:17:46 AM
Der Brucer wants me to use some of the leftover turkey breast from Monday for tonight's dinner.

I've plenty of leftover mushroom gravy saved.  And there's oodles of noodles waiting to be cooked up.

This sounds like a casserole!

A casserole in need of some veg, and something crunchy to go on top.

 :D
Title: Re:PHEASANT UNDER GLASS
Post by: bk on November 01, 2006, 08:18:51 AM
Question for Ask BK Day.  In the notes, BK wrote:

"The problem with these endless workshops is that the invited audiences are invariably made up of friends, well-wishers, and cheerleaders, so of course the creators get marvelous “second coming” feedback."

My question for BK or anyone else, hopefully not rhetorical :) :  Don't you think, though, that given that the readings and workshops have become essentially disguised backers auditions, the system has forced the creators to stack the audiences with friends and well-wishers, since the producer and money-type people who are there will think the show is a dud if reaction from the crowd isn't vocal?  

Well, you said it all - what Michael Bennett evolved (the A Chorus Line workshop) has devolved into glorified backers' auditions.  Mr. Bennett designed his workshop process as a way to work out his material in a safe way.  It was not designed to have friends and cheerleaders come in nor to get backing for the show (which he had).  That's the way it went for years, and then it all changed at some point.  When I saw the Flower Drum Song "workshop" it was basically the show I saw in LA at the Taper.  Oh, a little of this and that had been done, but because everyone had clapped everyone on the back and said "GREAT SHOW!" the author and creative team just assume everything is working grandly, which, of course, it wasn't.  When we did our little staged reading of The Brain, my booklet designer said it was one of the best readings he'd ever seen and that in his opinion nothing should have been changed.  Well, that was very sweet, and I sure knew better, as did my writing partner.  I learned exactly what I needed to learn and I'm sure I'll be learning more over the next few weeks.  After the show that became Bounce had its famed workshop, I did a ten questions with Stephen Sondheim at the old jernt and asked him about workshops and what they've become - he was vitriolic about it and said "never again."  You read on the chatboards every single day about new readings and new workshops and gee, everyone, come on down and be supportive and it's all just horse pucky and does no one any good.

I always use Seussical and Sweet Smell as examples - you could not have had better buzz coming out of a workshop (in Toronto) - I mean, everyone was saying "watch out - these are going to be mega-hits."  Then, both shows opened in their out of town tryouts and the creators found out the truth - they should not have gotten cocky and they had cold water thrown at them and I don't think in either case were they prepared for it or prepared to do the work it would have taken to fix them.  Seussical went through the most changing - it got better, and has had a life in stock and amateur, but it certainly was not the show you would have thought we were getting after that workshop buzz.  Sweet Smell had gotten too far along for its creators to do anything - and that's the other problem - technology has basically killed what out of town tryouts are for.  In days of old, if something wasn't working out it went, new things went in daily and that was that.  Sets were changed, lighting was changed, everything was changed in service of the SHOW.  Now, it is virtually impossible to do major surgery without closing down and taking weeks to redo things.  That's because shows have become all about the technology and not the show - the lights are all programmed into a computer - very difficult to just change cues now - the sets are all programmed and the whole show is like a machine that must go forward no matter what.  So, you can do cosmetic fixes, but it's much more difficult to start inserting new scenes or shuffling scenes around.  Out of town tryouts weren't there so that you'd do the show, shut down for a month or three, then go to B'way.  You did your out of town run, fixed what needed to be fixed, and went to B'way, had a brief period of previews and opened.  

Creators and producers spend too much time reading chat boards and not enough time being creative and listening to their own hearts and minds - in today's world, everyone is an armchair critic, and most are teenage armchair critics - everyone's got an opinion, only each person's opinion is different and that way madness lies.  Do we think that Jerome Robbins, Arthur Laurents, Stephen Sondheim, and Jule Styne would have been on the chat boards reading the bitchy invective and then worrying about it?  No, they would have been watching their show, listening to the nightly audiences, and doing what needed to be done.  That's why Forum fixed itself without benefit of chat boards, that's how every successful musical that had some out of town woes did it - they did their work, they were pros, if they needed other eyes they brought in professionals, and we got classic B'way musicals.  Obviously, some creators weren't able to fix their shows because the shows weren't good - and all the workshops and readings in the world wouldn't have changed it one bit because of all the gladhanding and back clapping.

Well, that was long, wasn't it?
Title: Re:PHEASANT UNDER GLASS
Post by: Matt H. on November 01, 2006, 08:19:19 AM
Last week's promo for HEROES spoiled a moment that would have been a lot more surprising in the show had I not seen it in the promo.

I agree, and I really try to avoid promos and previews wherever possible. I read on the internet that the producer of HEROES was also angry about that revelatory promo, but that is the network's doing, not his.
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Post by: S. Woody White on November 01, 2006, 08:19:35 AM
Tonight, of course, would be the appropriate night to watch Tim Burton's Nightmare Before Christmas.
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Post by: bk on November 01, 2006, 08:20:11 AM
Nice to see Rodzinski back!

Apparently my internal clock is now set earlier, as I was up at seven-thirty, which isn't a problem unless you got to bed at two.
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Post by: Matt H. on November 01, 2006, 08:23:53 AM
Argh!  Next week's DVD releases are a treasure trove of classic films:

the collections for Gary Cooper and Marlon Brando containing some fabulous films, the Rodgers & Hammerstein Fox musical remasterings plus the release of FLOWER DRUM SONG from Universal, OH, WHAT A LOVELY WAR, and the wonderfully silly and entertaining POLICE SQUAD! (all six episodes).

I see an empty wallet on the way.  
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Post by: Charles Pogue on November 01, 2006, 08:25:22 AM
BK, thanks for ranting about my two big gripes with today's musicals.  Technical tricks (lighting, orchestrations, etc) that try to manipulate the audience's emotions because the play is failing to genuinely move them.  And visible microphones!!! What happened to vocal projection and voices trained to hit the back wall of the theatre?  I remember Tom Jones' story about Inga Swenson's arguing with David Merrick, refusing to wear a mic and saying to him:  "I want to control my own performance!"  Bravo, Inga, would that all performers were so disciplined and dedicated.
Title: Re:PHEASANT UNDER GLASS
Post by: Ron Pulliam on November 01, 2006, 08:25:31 AM


I'm sure I saw the same previews for "Heroes" that others saw, but nothing was actually ruined for me (I may not have been paying close attention, though).


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Title: Re:PHEASANT UNDER GLASS
Post by: Ron Pulliam on November 01, 2006, 08:26:54 AM
The day here hasn't decided what it wants to be.  Forecasts a day or two ago said it would rain today.  The sun is doing its darnedest to burn off the marine layer.  It's a very, very, very BRIGHT sky right now...blindingly bright.
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Post by: S. Woody White on November 01, 2006, 08:27:19 AM
My internal clock is shifting, too.  The internal clocks of the doggies, however, aren't shifting one bit.  The sun reaches a certain angle, and dang it all, it's time for doggie biscuit breakfast!  And they gang up on me to make sure I know what time it is, too!

They each have a particular place where they like to take their biscuits.  Marty likes to have his on my bed, Bonnie takes hers to the living room couch, Mikey hides in here in the study.  Fletcher and Buster crunch away on der Brucer's bed, rousing him some.  We've never figured out why Buster runs to der B's bed, always to the same exact corner.

And it's now time to head to work.
Title: Re:PHEASANT UNDER GLASS
Post by: Ron Pulliam on November 01, 2006, 08:30:32 AM
Well, I have a technical seminar this morning on a new procedures to acquire control identification numbers for contracts prior to submitting said contracts to the Board of Supervisors for their approval.  These numbers, I'm led to believe, will allow the auditor's office an efficient means ot tracking everything associated with the contract (since the ID number must be entered every time you do anything regarding a specific contract).

I swear...the more simplification that gets introduced via software programs, the more difficult work becomes because of all the data entry that must be done every day for every function involving everything.

Title: Re:PHEASANT UNDER GLASS
Post by: Ron Pulliam on November 01, 2006, 08:34:04 AM
Nothing exceeds like excess.
Title: Re:PHEASANT UNDER GLASS
Post by: Matt H. on November 01, 2006, 08:34:30 AM
Off to tend to some household chores before starting on lunch preparation and a full afternoon of TV viewing.

WBBL.
Title: Re:PHEASANT UNDER GLASS
Post by: JMK on November 01, 2006, 08:47:07 AM
Re:  BK's rant--I guess we can move on to blaming Elmoore (an orchestrator) and give Jose a break!   ;)

Ask BK:  may have missed it whilst being E&T, but what do you think of the OCR of Grey Gardens?  It's the first show in a long time I have played repeatedly, to increasing delight.

For those of you who love salsa music, I highly recommend the Contemporary Christian group (don't let that scare you--their lyrics are fairly innocuous) Salvador.  Absolutely crackling charts with incredible horns!
Title: Re:PHEASANT UNDER GLASS
Post by: Edisaurus on November 01, 2006, 08:57:23 AM
What happened to vocal projection and voices trained to hit the back wall of the theatre?

I told my husband (a sound recordist) about all the body mics that are being worn even in high school producitons, and he was amazed and asked the very same question! Does that means that the younger generation isn't getting this training any more?
Title: Re:PHEASANT UNDER GLASS
Post by: Edisaurus on November 01, 2006, 09:02:47 AM
Last week's promo for HEROES spoiled a moment that would have been a lot more surprising in the show had I not seen it in the promo.

On The Closer promos, we make it a point not to include anything that might give the ending away. But in the past we have been forced to do these dramatic hype-filled promos because the powers that be don't have confidence in their product and suffer from low network esteem. So they copy what all the big networks are doing. "With an ending that will surprise you"..."the most dramatic ending ever"..."this is the episode that will blow you away", etc. They even did a compilation reel of all the network hype spots, wanting us to copy them!

Fortunately, they have realized that this doesn't work so well, and I think in our next season we will be allowed to sell the show more on its own merit.
Title: Re:PHEASANT UNDER GLASS
Post by: bk on November 01, 2006, 09:09:24 AM
Re:  BK's rant--I guess we can move on to blaming Elmoore (an orchestrator) and give Jose a break!   ;)

Ask BK:  may have missed it whilst being E&T, but what do you think of the OCR of Grey Gardens?  It's the first show in a long time I have played repeatedly, to increasing delight.

For those of you who love salsa music, I highly recommend the Contemporary Christian group (don't let that scare you--their lyrics are fairly innocuous) Salvador.  Absolutely crackling charts with incredible horns!

Happily, I have worked with elmore since 1993 and he has never resorted to those kinds of cheap, sleazy orchestration tricks.  And no one loves buttons more than I, and other CD producers now regularly emulate what I do on big buttons on CDs (not that they'd admit it), and basically musicals do to - since they didn't pre-1993 (when I began doing recordings), I'd like to think they ran with my little idea.  They just ran too far and, as always, too much.  It's okay to do it on one or two numbers, but when you do it on ALL the numbers, it just becomes crass.
Title: Re:PHEASANT UNDER GLASS
Post by: bk on November 01, 2006, 09:09:44 AM
Oh, sorry, haven't heard Gray Gardens yet, but will have to pick it up.
Title: Re:PHEASANT UNDER GLASS
Post by: Rodzinski on November 01, 2006, 09:18:12 AM
Great rant, BK, that could be extrapolated into truths that lie far beyond the Broadway stage, and even far beyond the world of entertainment.

In Psych 101, you learn about GROUPTHINK, the potential dangers when a group of people approach a problem. "Too Many Cooks" is another name for it. These Broadway shows lose their momentum and move away from their very reason for being due to overthinking and too much noise in the system. The creative arts suffer because they've surrendered the idea of a singular vision and given in to the tools of marketing and second-guessing.
Title: Re:PHEASANT UNDER GLASS
Post by: Ron Pulliam on November 01, 2006, 09:20:55 AM
I can honestly say the folks behind "Lestat" fell into a major trap.
Title: Re:PHEASANT UNDER GLASS
Post by: Ron Pulliam on November 01, 2006, 09:22:11 AM
My meeting is one-half hour later than I thought.  Didn't stop me from getting there too early and wondering where the heck everybody was.

Had I looked at my paperwork earlier...I'd have seen the truth of it.  I may be slow, but I DO get there.
Title: Re:PHEASANT UNDER GLASS
Post by: Ron Pulliam on November 01, 2006, 09:23:36 AM
There are blue skies...smiling at me

Under some grey fog, I see.




Title: Re:PHEASANT UNDER GLASS
Post by: Edisaurus on November 01, 2006, 09:25:04 AM
Not to appear too ignorant (but I guess I am!) but what are buttons? We use buttons sometimes on the end of promos---it's just a short little line or quip after the end logo. On a musical CD, is it a reprise of some sort?
Title: Re:PHEASANT UNDER GLASS
Post by: Rodzinski on November 01, 2006, 09:29:45 AM

Personally, I found Rises Again to be a disappointment after Abominable.  However, it's worth seeing if simply to set you up for the much more delightful charms of a third film of similar premise, Theater of Blood, which pairs Price with the appealing Diana Rigg.


I think THEATRE OF BLOOD is much better than PHIBES. Although similar in the themed killings and the female assistant, Price's character is better drawn. I don't think one needs to see either PHIBES movie to enjoy THEATRE OF BLOOD.
Title: Re:PHEASANT UNDER GLASS
Post by: bk on November 01, 2006, 09:31:00 AM
A button is the final note of a musical number - like putting a button on a gag, it caps the number.
Title: Re:PHEASANT UNDER GLASS
Post by: Rodzinski on November 01, 2006, 09:46:09 AM
As for headset mics, all I can say is, yuck. I remember going to a show once, and there was a brief preview for the CIVIL WAR musical, and all these soldiers had their headsets on. No, that wasn't distracting, didn't take me out of the piece at all :(
Title: Re:PHEASANT UNDER GLASS
Post by: FJL on November 01, 2006, 09:57:06 AM
Bruce - Thanks for sharing your thoughts on the reading/workshop process in such illuminating detail.  Fascinating information.
Title: Re:PHEASANT UNDER GLASS
Post by: DakotaCelt on November 01, 2006, 10:04:11 AM
First post huzzah!

How did that happen?

Charm, good sir, charm!
Title: Re:PHEASANT UNDER GLASS
Post by: Ben on November 01, 2006, 10:05:34 AM
Boy, when the U.S. Post Office works, it's great! Tom, the Playbills arrived this afternoon. I went home for lunch and they were in the post box. Thanks!
Title: Re:PHEASANT UNDER GLASS
Post by: elmore3003 on November 01, 2006, 10:06:17 AM

Happily, I have worked with elmore since 1993 and he has never resorted to those kinds of cheap, sleazy orchestration tricks.  


I may surprise you on "The Brain!" :-*

I've had a profitable morning in the library; I copied out a bass part for a turkey I arranged called "Christmas In Manhattan," and I  tracked down some song books to make lead sheets on three of the four military songs I need for underscoring in "The Brain."  I couldn't find "Anchors Away," because - I think - it may still be uinder copyright.  A Google search may turn up something!
Title: Re:PHEASANT UNDER GLASS
Post by: elmore3003 on November 01, 2006, 10:08:58 AM
Not to appear too ignorant (but I guess I am!) but what are buttons? We use buttons sometimes on the end of promos---it's just a short little line or quip after the end logo. On a musical CD, is it a reprise of some sort?

The "button," DR edi, is the final note or chord that tells everyone the number has ended.  They can be subtle or quite unsubtle depending on the tone of the material preceding it or the tastes of everyone involved.  BK and I know one performer who thinks he's Judy Garland and wants a BIG BUTTON on everything he sings.
Title: Re:PHEASANT UNDER GLASS
Post by: elmore3003 on November 01, 2006, 10:11:06 AM
I have to hit Staples now and pick up the supplies I know I set aside but clearly did not pack: an eraser, A big felt tip pen for titles, and a pencil sharpener!

Ta!
Title: Re:PHEASANT UNDER GLASS
Post by: Cillaliz on November 01, 2006, 10:36:30 AM

Ask BK:  may have missed it whilst being E&T, but what do you think of the OCR of Grey Gardens?  It's the first show in a long time I have played repeatedly, to increasing delight.

DR JMK - Playbill.com has a photo call of Grey Gardens up today here's the link http://www.playbill.com/news/article/103159.html
Title: Re:PHEASANT UNDER GLASS
Post by: Ben on November 01, 2006, 10:40:35 AM
I'm seeing Company tonight and Grey Gardens next Wednesday. I'm interested to see which songs are gone. I'm sure Revolutionary Costume for Today is still in because that was one of the most amazing second act opening numbers I have seen in a long, long time.
Title: Re:PHEASANT UNDER GLASS
Post by: Cillaliz on November 01, 2006, 10:50:07 AM
I'm seeing Company tonight and Grey Gardens next Wednesday. I'm interested to see which songs are gone. I'm sure Revolutionary Costume for Today is still in because that was one of the most amazing second act opening numbers I have seen in a long, long time.

It was still there when I saw it.  That was early in previews.
Title: Re:PHEASANT UNDER GLASS
Post by: DERBRUCER on November 01, 2006, 10:56:22 AM
TOD part 2

And can you tell us more and/or perhaps post the article you are writing for Frontiers since most of us will not get to read it>

FRONTIERS (http://www.frontierspublishing.com/mag/index.php?o=art&catId=14) is on-line.

der Brucer
Title: Re:PHEASANT UNDER GLASS
Post by: DERBRUCER on November 01, 2006, 11:06:27 AM
I dressed as a stressed-out editor yesterday. Nobody noticed...

Perhaps had you choosen to go undressed Attention Would Be Paid! :o

der Brucer
Title: Re:PHEASANT UNDER GLASS
Post by: Jrand72 on November 01, 2006, 11:07:13 AM
Happily, I have worked with elmore since 1993 and he has never resorted to those kinds of cheap, sleazy orchestration tricks.  And no one loves buttons more than I, and other CD producers now regularly emulate what I do on big buttons on CDs (not that they'd admit it), and basically musicals do to - since they didn't pre-1993 (when I began doing recordings), I'd like to think they ran with my little idea.  They just ran too far and, as always, too much.  It's okay to do it on one or two numbers, but when you do it on ALL the numbers, it just becomes crass.

A button beats a fade out ANYDAY in my book....and I insist on them with a physical move to match the musical button - the audience always knows when the song is over!  It helps believe me.  The worst R/H offender IMHO is CAROUSEL...it is really hard to tell when the song ends....unless you REALLY REALLY KNOW.

If course NOTHING is a bad as ballet, when the soloists take bows in the MIDDLE of scenes and sections.  But when they bow, at least you know their part is over!
Title: Re:PHEASANT UNDER GLASS
Post by: Jrand72 on November 01, 2006, 11:08:10 AM
Hey, JRand56, is that your kurta??

Yes it is!  But I did not wear the matching drawstring trousers - didn't want everyone to think I had worn my PAJAMAS to work.

Although it's the latest craze....having a party in your Pee Jays!  ;D
Title: Re:PHEASANT UNDER GLASS
Post by: Jrand72 on November 01, 2006, 11:08:29 AM
Nice seeing you and your sister, DR JRand. Thanks for sharing.

Of course!   :D
Title: Re:PHEASANT UNDER GLASS
Post by: Jrand72 on November 01, 2006, 11:09:17 AM
Cool pic of World of Wisdom, JRand. And it IS a cool bookstore. I urge anyone visiting central Indiana to see for themselves.

Thanks, DR RODZINSKI.  You and DR TPUNK and DR GINNY and DH RICHARD and DS ROB have all visited us!   ;D
Title: Re:PHEASANT UNDER GLASS
Post by: Jrand72 on November 01, 2006, 11:10:37 AM
Charm, good sir, charm!

Me?  That CAN'T be it!  :P
Title: Re:PHEASANT UNDER GLASS
Post by: Jrand72 on November 01, 2006, 11:11:33 AM
FRONTIERS (http://www.frontierspublishing.com/mag/index.php?o=art&catId=14) is on-line.

der Brucer

BOOKMARKED in anticipation.   Thanks, DR derBRUCER.  8)
Title: Re:PHEASANT UNDER GLASS
Post by: Edisaurus on November 01, 2006, 11:12:46 AM
Perhaps had you choosen to go undressed Attention Would Be Paid! :o

Well, if the idea of Halloween is to scare people, i might have succeeded...
Title: Re:PHEASANT UNDER GLASS
Post by: Edisaurus on November 01, 2006, 11:15:13 AM
Since so many musicals are based on films these days---even musical films!---it seems like "The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T" would be a perfect candidate.

Let's put on a show!
Title: Re:PHEASANT UNDER GLASS
Post by: DERBRUCER on November 01, 2006, 11:15:30 AM
DR CILLA LIZ - thanks so much for posting the Magritte!  LOL....I love that and am going to use it someday.   8)

Here is a photo of my sister Myrna and me from yesterday's festivities at Ye Owlde World of Wisdom.

I paid a visit to  World of Wisdom (http://www.worldofwisdombooks.com/)

Imagine my surprise to find the contents of my ElectroLux offered for sale:

(http://www.worldofwisdombooks.com/images/p-fairy-dust.jpg)

And I can't resist commenting on an "error" in the catalog:

Quote
Sprinkle in the home or around a candle for the indented purpose.

der Brucer
Title: Re:PHEASANT UNDER GLASS
Post by: Jrand72 on November 01, 2006, 11:16:18 AM
DR EDISAURUS - in answer to your DH's question....NO, the generation now in High School and College are NOT being taught projection....they are being turned into RADIO performers.

Our theatre has 195 seats, five rows - thrust stage...not one chair is 40 feet away from Center Stage....and yet there are people who will NOT speak up and be heard.
Title: Re:PHEASANT UNDER GLASS
Post by: Jrand72 on November 01, 2006, 11:20:59 AM
So true, DR derBRUCER.  This is actually a website "designed" for a college project about a year ago....I said "Don't do it...." but no one listened.  I said, if she is NOT going to maintain it, we will have to know what programs she is using and all her passwords.

No one listened.  And she has disappeared leaving us with a nice website that CANNOT be updated because we can't get into the editing mode.

It IS hell.  We have a temporary website at:

www.worldofwisdomebooks.zoomshare.com

while we work on getting our domain and website BACK under our control.

GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR......
Title: Re:PHEASANT UNDER GLASS
Post by: DERBRUCER on November 01, 2006, 11:23:02 AM
Since so many musicals are based on films these days---even musical films!---it seems like "The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T" would be a perfect candidate.

Let's put on a show!

I have the requisite humilty and warmth of character to play
Dr. Terwilliker!

der Brucer
Title: Re:PHEASANT UNDER GLASS
Post by: Jrand72 on November 01, 2006, 11:26:35 AM
Well....it COULD have an indented use!
Title: Re:PHEASANT UNDER GLASS
Post by: Jrand72 on November 01, 2006, 11:27:16 AM
DR EDISAURAUS - if ONLY they had done FINGERS instead of SEUSSICAL....I am not a FAN of that show.
Title: Re:PHEASANT UNDER GLASS
Post by: Charles Pogue on November 01, 2006, 11:27:26 AM
BK, my question:  Who did the back-up vocals on Guess Things Happen That Way...
Title: Re:PHEASANT UNDER GLASS
Post by: Jrand72 on November 01, 2006, 11:27:47 AM
I have the requisite humilty and warmth of character to play
Dr. Terwilliker!

der Brucer

Humilty?    ;D
Title: Re:PHEASANT UNDER GLASS
Post by: Jrand72 on November 01, 2006, 11:28:34 AM
DR CP there are some THE FLY stills up for sale on EBAY....  Impress your friends.
Title: Re:PHEASANT UNDER GLASS
Post by: DERBRUCER on November 01, 2006, 11:30:39 AM
Punkenstein and I watched THE ABOMINABLE DR. PHIBES last night on video. Turns out TCM was showing it last night too. Now I want to see the sequel. And I wonder if Vulnavia is in the sequel.

She is, but played by a different actress.

der Brucer

(Who obviously didn't read all the previous posts!)
Title: Re:PHEASANT UNDER GLASS
Post by: Jrand72 on November 01, 2006, 11:30:44 AM
DR RODSZINSKI - due to licensing problems or money arguments, the music on ALL the DR PHIBES vhs/DVD releases is different than the theatrical release.

Imagine the final image of the film being enacted while "Over the Rainbow" plays in the background.....I think that was the song.

Checking IMDB - that MAY have been corrected by now.  :P
Title: Re:PHEASANT UNDER GLASS
Post by: DERBRUCER on November 01, 2006, 11:34:06 AM

It IS hell.  We have a temporary website at:

www.worldofwisdomebooks.zoomshare.com

while we work on getting our domain and website BACK under our control.

GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR......

Surely there must be an appropriate spell to regain control :)

der Brucer
Title: Re:PHEASANT UNDER GLASS
Post by: DERBRUCER on November 01, 2006, 11:35:24 AM
Humilty?    ;D

A quality one gains by spending lots of time on ones knees 8)

der Brucer
Title: Re:PHEASANT UNDER GLASS
Post by: Jrand72 on November 01, 2006, 11:36:12 AM
Surely there must be an appropriate spell to regain control :)

der Brucer

Not that I know of....although computer and other electronic problems during the current Mercury retrograde will continue to bother everyone.  

If only I could contact Samantha Stephens!  8)
Title: Re:PHEASANT UNDER GLASS
Post by: Jrand72 on November 01, 2006, 11:36:45 AM
A quality one gains by spending lots of time on ones knees 8)

der Brucer

LOL...oh it's an ACQUIRED trait!  8)
Title: Re:PHEASANT UNDER GLASS
Post by: Jennifer on November 01, 2006, 11:39:46 AM
Re: HEROES. I guess i'm the only one here who did not get the preview. Since STUDIO 60 was not on this week i watched HEROES on the canadian channel (where they do not show previews). I"m glad, cause i don't want to be spoiled.

I am looking forward to LOST tonight though.
Title: Re:PHEASANT UNDER GLASS
Post by: bk on November 01, 2006, 11:40:57 AM
BK, my question:  Who did the back-up vocals on Guess Things Happen That Way...

Backup vocals courtesy of Mr. Grant Geissman, who provided them for any song that has them on the Kritzer CDs.
Title: Re:PHEASANT UNDER GLASS
Post by: DERBRUCER on November 01, 2006, 11:41:56 AM

I've plenty of leftover mushroom gravy saved.  And there's oodles of noodles waiting to be cooked up.

This sounds like a casserole!


Well, the dogs will be happy - lots of leftovers (I HATE intensely dislike Turkey Casserole - second only to that abomination: "Tuna Casserole".

Oh well, I can always make a Turkey sandwich.

der Brucer
Title: Re:PHEASANT UNDER GLASS
Post by: bk on November 01, 2006, 11:42:03 AM
Back from a jog and must now do a few errands.

There is a musical version of Dr. T- it's had many readings and workshops over the last eight years, all to no avail.  Can't remember who wrote the score, but I'm having this memory that the lyrics might be by the Sister Act guy - Glen Slater.
Title: Re:PHEASANT UNDER GLASS
Post by: DERBRUCER on November 01, 2006, 11:45:02 AM
LOL...oh it's an ACQUIRED trait!  8)

Let's not get into the "nature/nurture" debate.

der Brucer
Title: Re:PHEASANT UNDER GLASS
Post by: DERBRUCER on November 01, 2006, 11:49:40 AM
.  

If only I could contact Samantha Stephens!  8)

Or borrow a Pyewacket.

der Brucer
Title: Re:PHEASANT UNDER GLASS
Post by: DERBRUCER on November 01, 2006, 11:57:45 AM
Back from a jog and must now do a few errands.

There is a musical version of Dr. T- it's had many readings and workshops over the last eight years, all to no avail.  Can't remember who wrote the score, but I'm having this memory that the lyrics might be by the Sister Act guy - Glen Slater.

Here is the website for "The 5000 Fingers of Dr. T" - the stage musical  (http://hometown.aol.com/seivadj18/broadway.html)

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Composer-lyricist Glen Roven, an Emmy Award with a long career as a musical director and conductor as well as composer for theatre, film and television, including five major Walt Disney programs, has penned the music and lyrics, with Anthony Horowitz writing the book, based on Theodore Geisel's screenplay.

der Brucer
Title: Re:PHEASANT UNDER GLASS
Post by: elmore3003 on November 01, 2006, 12:00:36 PM

Our theatre has 195 seats, five rows - thrust stage...not one chair is 40 feet away from Center Stage....and yet there are people who will NOT speak up and be heard.


Perhaps they're simply being feminine and demure.
Title: Re:PHEASANT UNDER GLASS
Post by: DERBRUCER on November 01, 2006, 12:02:39 PM
Edisaurus once posted
Quote
My husband wants me to ask y'all of any of you know Frank Scardino. He's involved in the Johnny Mercer doc and Greg figured you might know him...

Well, the same Frank Scardino is the General Manager for the DR. T musical production.

der Brucer

It's a small world isn't it, etc, etc, and so forth!
Title: Re:PHEASANT UNDER GLASS
Post by: elmore3003 on November 01, 2006, 12:05:47 PM
BK, I do have a question:  how do I get the companion CDs fro the first two Kritzer books?  I only have the one for KRITZERTIME, since I had purchased the first two books from Amazon.com before I joined the site.  Are any still floating around?

I now have my Stapes, so I'd better work!
Title: Re:PHEASANT UNDER GLASS
Post by: DERBRUCER on November 01, 2006, 12:10:52 PM

Well, that was long, wasn't it?

Well, you do love to perorate!

der Brucer
Title: Re:PHEASANT UNDER GLASS
Post by: DakotaCelt on November 01, 2006, 12:18:46 PM
Nice picture of the costumes Jrand...

Good luck on regaining the passwords for your website. It can be a trial.
Title: Re:PHEASANT UNDER GLASS
Post by: MBarnum on November 01, 2006, 12:30:31 PM
BK question of the day:

Who do you think played the better second tier blonde bombshell....Jayne Mansfield, Joi Lansing, or Mamie Van Doren....and name a role for each that you enjoyed, if any.
Title: Re:PHEASANT UNDER GLASS
Post by: DERBRUCER on November 01, 2006, 12:33:18 PM
More Halloween visitors:

(http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL242/891350/13489980/200684007.jpg)

(http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL242/891350/13489980/200684000.jpg)

(http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL242/891350/13489980/200683997.jpg)

(http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL242/891350/13489980/200683042.jpg)

(http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL242/891350/13489980/200683040.jpg)

der Brucer
Title: Re:PHEASANT UNDER GLASS
Post by: DERBRUCER on November 01, 2006, 12:36:47 PM
There are many ways to enjoy "costumes":

 Reuters (http://news.aol.com/topnews/articles/_a/costumed-disney-workers-simulate-sex-in/n20061013084709990016?cid=936)
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Costumed Disney Workers Simulate Sex in Video

LOS ANGELES (Oct. 13) - The Walt Disney Co. on Thursday said it took "appropriate action" against employees at its Paris theme park who were caught simulating sex while dressed as Disney characters in a digital video that has received wide attention on the Internet.

Disney would not say whether it had dismissed any of the costumed employees featured in the grainy video, which appears to have been shot with a hidden camera at a backstage dressing room at Disneyland Resort Paris.

"The behavior shown on the video is unacceptable and inexcusable," Disney said in a statement.

"The video was taken in the backstage area not accessible to guests. Appropriate action has been taken to deal with the cast members involved."

The video shows Minnie Mouse struggling to free herself as she is grabbed from behind by Goofy and then a giant snowman.

Later, Mickey Mouse simulates sex with the snowman and Goofy does the same with either Chip or Dale, the chipmunks, as laughter is heard on the tape.

The tape is described on the Internet as the "Mouse Orgy."

Title: Re:PHEASANT UNDER GLASS
Post by: Jrand72 on November 01, 2006, 12:47:47 PM
Here is the website for "The 5000 Fingers of Dr. T" - the stage musical  (http://hometown.aol.com/seivadj18/broadway.html)der Brucer

Wow!  As far as I know, they missed their projected September, 2002, Broadway opening date, but I don't read the newspaper EVERY day!  :o
Title: Re:PHEASANT UNDER GLASS
Post by: MBarnum on November 01, 2006, 12:50:20 PM
Especially for JRAnd56 and BK, here is the website to pre-order the new DVDs of GODZILLA RAIDS AGAIN and GODZILLA VS THE THING...original Japanese version plus the Englishe dubbed version...and plenty of extras on each....

http://www.godzillaondvdstore.com/merchant2/

You can only get them at the distributors website (Classic Media), otherwise you have to wait until Feb. for the general retail release.

So if you want them now then you can get them!! Woohoo!

GODZILLA VS THE THING is my favorite Kaiju film! That Akira Takarada just sends me! :D
Title: Re:PHEASANT UNDER GLASS
Post by: Jrand72 on November 01, 2006, 12:54:54 PM
Thanks DR DAKOTA CELT...of course the costumes were even lovelier in person!
Title: Re:PHEASANT UNDER GLASS
Post by: Rodzinski on November 01, 2006, 12:59:19 PM
Since so many musicals are based on films these days---even musical films!---it seems like "The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T" would be a perfect candidate.

Let's put on a show!

SECOND-FLOOR DUNGEON!!!
Title: Re:PHEASANT UNDER GLASS
Post by: Rodzinski on November 01, 2006, 01:03:38 PM
DR RODSZINSKI - due to licensing problems or money arguments, the music on ALL the DR PHIBES vhs/DVD releases is different than the theatrical release.

Imagine the final image of the film being enacted while "Over the Rainbow" plays in the background.....I think that was the song.

Checking IMDB - that MAY have been corrected by now.  :P

On my old VHS copy, "Over the Rainbow" IS played at the end. And you get a bunch of other standards throughout ("One For My Baby, and One More For the Road").  So I guess I will hold onto that ol' VHS for awhile.

PS I really like the organ song Doc Phibes is playing at the opening  of the movie and a few times throughout.
Title: Re:PHEASANT UNDER GLASS
Post by: Rodzinski on November 01, 2006, 01:09:36 PM
"Yes, I'm going Do-Mi-Do-ing in my Do-Mi-Do duds!"

Are you telling me they can't just use those lyrics?
Title: Re:PHEASANT UNDER GLASS
Post by: FJL on November 01, 2006, 01:09:54 PM
The whole Disney story seems like an attempt to dramatize the very old joke, reprinted here only for educational purposes.  (Or did this joke already appear here?)


QUESTIONABLE ADULT HUMOR AHEAD - WARNING




Attorney:  So Mr. Mouse, you say you want to divorce Mrs. Mouse because she's crazy?

Mickey:  I didn't say she was crazy.  I said she was f***ing Goofy.
Title: Re:PHEASANT UNDER GLASS
Post by: bk on November 01, 2006, 01:11:00 PM
BK, I do have a question:  how do I get the companion CDs fro the first two Kritzer books?  I only have the one for KRITZERTIME, since I had purchased the first two books from Amazon.com before I joined the site.  Are any still floating around?

I now have my Stapes, so I'd better work!

I don't know if I have any of the pressed CDs left, I'll have to look- but if I don't, I can burn them for you.
Title: Re:PHEASANT UNDER GLASS
Post by: bk on November 01, 2006, 01:11:20 PM
Glen Roven/Glen Slater - at least I knew it was a Glen.
Title: Re:PHEASANT UNDER GLASS
Post by: bk on November 01, 2006, 01:12:05 PM
I think I forgot to mention a key factoid in today's notes - it's November!
Title: Re:PHEASANT UNDER GLASS
Post by: Tomovoz on November 01, 2006, 01:14:26 PM
Mr November!
Title: Re:PHEASANT UNDER GLASS
Post by: Tomovoz on November 01, 2006, 01:15:27 PM
Mr anytime anywhere etc
Title: Re:PHEASANT UNDER GLASS
Post by: Tomovoz on November 01, 2006, 01:16:33 PM
The man who gave piano lessons to the mother of Rosie O'Grady.
Title: Re:PHEASANT UNDER GLASS
Post by: Tomovoz on November 01, 2006, 01:17:34 PM
Three of  the wonderful Kimlets who it was our pleasure to meet and dine with in September.
Title: Re:PHEASANT UNDER GLASS
Post by: FJL on November 01, 2006, 01:20:50 PM
NO NO NOVEMBER - that's the new sex farce unofficially inspired by Never on Sunday, only the Madam arbitrarily takes off for a whole month, throwing the village into a state of lethargy.  (What?  And you thought the plot of The Baker's Wife made sense?)
Title: Re:PHEASANT UNDER GLASS
Post by: FJL on November 01, 2006, 01:21:47 PM
Wow, that was convoluted.
Title: Re:PHEASANT UNDER GLASS
Post by: Rodzinski on November 01, 2006, 01:22:23 PM
"The picture was badly cut in fear and anguish of the reappraisal after it was made, even if it was evident to those knowledgeable but inartistic heads of studio that it might have been an artistic triumph rather than a financial one. But in an attempt to make it one, they cut 11 whole musical numbers and re-shot for one whole week. I have never had any such part before, never have since, and probably never will again....

If you mentioned it, people would laugh. And if you were connected with it, you might cough embarrassedly. At any rate, it was a big failure, although it did well and got marvelous reviews in Tokyo, Berlin, Paris, and London. If it had been a success, with my prominent part in the title role, it would have changed my life. The general public thinks of a break as being an opportunity, no. A break is an opportunity that pays off."

Hans Conreid on THE 5,000 FINGERS OF DR. T, in an interview with Leonard Maltin in "The Real Stars," 1973.
Title: Re:PHEASANT UNDER GLASS
Post by: Rodzinski on November 01, 2006, 01:24:48 PM
There is a documentary out I want to see about Jonestown, but I haven't the time to see it. I hope it plays for one more week.
Title: Re:PHEASANT UNDER GLASS
Post by: FJL on November 01, 2006, 01:26:53 PM
Not to be pedantic (OK, so I'm about to be pedantic), but since Glenn Slater is a good friend, let's spell his name right - that's Glenn with two n's, not Glen with only one, 'cause Glen with only one write Doctor T
Title: Re:PHEASANT UNDER GLASS
Post by: Matt H. on November 01, 2006, 01:29:32 PM
Yep, the clouds are moving in one cue. Guess we will have some rain later tonight.
Title: Re:PHEASANT UNDER GLASS
Post by: Matt H. on November 01, 2006, 01:32:37 PM
My, what handsome H/Ks we have on view. Thanks, DR Tom, for providing the "mug" shots.
Title: Re:PHEASANT UNDER GLASS
Post by: Matt H. on November 01, 2006, 01:34:13 PM
I began my afternoon with a CSI: NY episode from the DVD. This was the one from season 2 where a dancer who just won an $18 million lotto was murdered. Also, a tram conductor lost his life in the episode. A third case involved the death of a fishman by swordfish.

Never a dull case in NYC!
Title: Re:PHEASANT UNDER GLASS
Post by: Matt H. on November 01, 2006, 01:36:03 PM
VERONICA MARS solved the case of a casino robbery on the show last night. Again, the cases for her this year seem simplier than in the past two seasons. I really couldn't summon up much sympathy for Wallace cribbing exams and answers because he wanted to party with his friends. His character has been wasted this year. Don't really know why they didn't write him out of the show completely.
Title: Re:PHEASANT UNDER GLASS
Post by: Matt H. on November 01, 2006, 01:37:32 PM
Next came LAW & ORDER: CI. Liza Minnelli gave a touching and subdued performance as the mother of a slain child actress (based on you-knpw-who). Matt McGrath also gave a memorable performance in this episode.
Title: Re:PHEASANT UNDER GLASS
Post by: Matt H. on November 01, 2006, 01:39:33 PM
Not exactly sure I found the search for Michael J. Fox's remains very amusing or entertaining on BOSTON LEGAL, but the other stories certainly held my attention.

And why have they not made CHristian Clemenson (Jerry "Hands" Espenson) a permanent member of the cast? If he has to be defended every other week by Alan Shore anyway, just add him to the cast.
Title: Re:PHEASANT UNDER GLASS
Post by: FJL on November 01, 2006, 01:39:53 PM
BK - Did you meet Glenn Slater last night?  

I've often felt that the revue he wrote with Stephen Weiner called NEWYORKERS (it was at Manhattan Theatre Club in 2001 right after TIME AND AGAIN, and even IIRC used TIME AND AGAIN's basic set) would make a lovely and even economical CD, and it's only 6 actors.  I'm surprised it was never recorded.
Title: Re:PHEASANT UNDER GLASS
Post by: Matt H. on November 01, 2006, 01:41:16 PM
I only got about halfway through LAW & ORDER: SVU due to phone calls and other distractions. I'll finish it when I go back down later for evening viewing.
Title: Re:PHEASANT UNDER GLASS
Post by: DERBRUCER on November 01, 2006, 01:48:23 PM
The man who gave piano lessons to the mother of Rosie O'Grady.

If the mother of Rosie O'Grady pulled an Elizabeth the Queen and doffed her wig....

(http://www.haineshisway.com/community/attachments/Elmore.jpg)

der Brucer
Title: Re:PHEASANT UNDER GLASS
Post by: Tomovoz on November 01, 2006, 01:52:41 PM
DR Elmore was discussing the talents of June Bronhill and Nellie Melba at about this time.  We were at "Rosie O'Grady's".
Title: Re:PHEASANT UNDER GLASS
Post by: DERBRUCER on November 01, 2006, 01:53:58 PM
My pick of the pix:
(http://extras.mnginteractive.com/live/media/site204/2006/1101/20061101_012438_15_300.jpg)

The Aquarium of the Pacific hosts its annual Autumn Festival, focusing on fall celebrations in Asia, this weekend. (Press-Telegram)

(http://www.latimes.com/media/photo/2006-10/26186834.jpg)

3-year-old Ava Ruggiero, right, encounters a ghoulish Jennifer Friel at the West Hollywood Halloween Carnaval.
(Spencer Weiner / LAT)
Oct 31, 2006

der Brucer
Title: Re:PHEASANT UNDER GLASS
Post by: Tomovoz on November 01, 2006, 01:59:25 PM
Yesterday's mail (No - not yesterday's male) brought a copy of "Mouse Tracks - the Story of Walt Disney Records"  I'm sure it will be informative and enjoyable reading.

Included in the acknowledgements in the book is the name of a Frenchman known to us all at HHW.

The generous and well-informed François - sometime HHW resident expert in things "Mouse".

From memory my first Disney recording is "Wringle Wrangle" from "Westward Ho The Wagons".
Title: Re:PHEASANT UNDER GLASS
Post by: DERBRUCER on November 01, 2006, 02:06:39 PM
DR Elmore was discussing the talents of June Bronhill and Nellie Melba at about this time.  We were at "Rosie O'Grady's".

Do you discuss how praiseworthy was Patrice Munsel in the 1953 Melba?

You know Larry and Nellie have something in common - they both have eponymous desserts:

Peach Melba and S'Moore

der Brucer

Now if we can only find an elmore toast!

Title: Re:PHEASANT UNDER GLASS
Post by: DERBRUCER on November 01, 2006, 02:11:04 PM

From memory my first Disney recording is "Wringle Wrangle" from "Westward Ho The Wagons".

What - no Davy Crockett!

der Brucer
Title: Re:PHEASANT UNDER GLASS
Post by: Tomovoz on November 01, 2006, 02:21:23 PM
I think only the Bill Hayes version was issued here in OZ.  
Title: Re:PHEASANT UNDER GLASS
Post by: Matt H. on November 01, 2006, 02:21:37 PM
I just read that NBC has pulled KIDNAPPED from its Saturday at 9 slot and will fill in with reruns of LAW & ORDER: CI. The remaining 8 unaired episodes of KIDNAPPED will be shown at NBC.com and not on the network.
Title: Re:PHEASANT UNDER GLASS
Post by: Matt H. on November 01, 2006, 02:22:26 PM
Off to clean the den now and then settle in for this evening's wonderful TV line-up.

WBBL.
Title: Re:PHEASANT UNDER GLASS
Post by: Edisaurus on November 01, 2006, 02:24:23 PM
SECOND-FLOOR DUNGEON!!!

Jewelry department...leg chains, neck chains, etcetera....
Title: Re:PHEASANT UNDER GLASS
Post by: Edisaurus on November 01, 2006, 02:26:19 PM
"Yes, I'm going Do-Mi-Do-ing in my Do-Mi-Do duds!"

Are you telling me they can't just use those lyrics?

I KNOW! How can you get any better than that?

Good hunting, Der B. I'm going to shake down Frank Scardino for more information. Wherever it plays, I will be there. And it will never surpass the movie, I am sure!
Title: Re:PHEASANT UNDER GLASS
Post by: Tomovoz on November 01, 2006, 02:27:36 PM
T E Ford's version may also have had an issue here.  I can only remember the Hayes version.  Coon-skin caps were NOT worn in Australia.
Title: Re:PHEASANT UNDER GLASS
Post by: Edisaurus on November 01, 2006, 02:32:37 PM
I don't know if I have any of the pressed CDs left, I'll have to look- but if I don't, I can burn them for you.

While you're at it...ahem...

I was reading "Benjamin Kritzer" at the laundromat today and loved the chapter which talked about reel changes. If young Benjamin only knew how much thought we editors put into where to make the reel changes, his head might have exploded!
Title: Re:PHEASANT UNDER GLASS
Post by: Rodzinski on November 01, 2006, 02:32:42 PM
What about the finest version, by the Voices of Walter Schumann?
Title: Re:PHEASANT UNDER GLASS
Post by: Rodzinski on November 01, 2006, 02:33:30 PM
I am biased as I am the world's biggest and some would say only fanatic of the Voices of Walter Schumann.
Title: Re:PHEASANT UNDER GLASS
Post by: Edisaurus on November 01, 2006, 02:34:04 PM
Glen Roven/Glen Slater - at least I knew it was a Glen.

Glengarry, Glen Ross...
Title: Re:PHEASANT UNDER GLASS
Post by: DERBRUCER on November 01, 2006, 02:34:35 PM
Jewelry department...leg chains, neck chains, etcetera....

And next to that:

Political Paraphernalia:

White-washing and Black-listing supplies
Stocks
Tar and Feathers
Waterboards

der Brucer
Title: Re:PHEASANT UNDER GLASS
Post by: DERBRUCER on November 01, 2006, 02:37:51 PM
Coon-skin caps were NOT worn in Australia.

How uncivilzed!

der Brucer
Title: Re:PHEASANT UNDER GLASS
Post by: DERBRUCER on November 01, 2006, 02:39:57 PM
Well, off to get my distemper flu shots - free, courtesy of the taxpayer.

der Brucer
Title: Re:PHEASANT UNDER GLASS
Post by: Rodzinski on November 01, 2006, 02:52:36 PM
I met Licia Albanese this weekend at a function in her honor by the Musician's Emergency Fund. Looked pretty good for 93.
Title: Re:PHEASANT UNDER GLASS
Post by: George on November 01, 2006, 02:59:07 PM
Yesterday's mail (No - not yesterday's male) brought a copy of "Mouse Tracks - the Story of Walt Disney Records"  I'm sure it will be informative and enjoyable reading.

Included in the acknowledgements in the book is the name of a Frenchman known to us all at HHW.

The gererous and well-informed François - sometime HHW expert in things "Mouse".

From memory my first Disney recording is "Wringle Wrangle" from "Westward Ho The Wagons".

The library system that I work for has this book!  I just requested it. :)

Title: Re:PHEASANT UNDER GLASS
Post by: Tomovoz on November 01, 2006, 03:01:20 PM
Ah!  Heidi.

A beautiful moment in the "Follies" concert.
Title: Re:PHEASANT UNDER GLASS
Post by: MBarnum on November 01, 2006, 03:25:47 PM
I think my "question of the day" is being ignored.

Surely someone has something to say about these three gals.

JAYNE

(http://i4.ebayimg.com/02/i/07/c8/9c/33_1_b.JPG)


JOI

(http://www.themoviestarpage.com/pb433.jpg)


MAMIE

(http://i1.ebayimg.com/03/i/07/bb/64/b7_1_b.JPG)
Title: Re:PHEASANT UNDER GLASS
Post by: Ron Pulliam on November 01, 2006, 03:25:58 PM

Now if we can only find an elmore toast!


Do you mean along the lines of:

Through the lips and over the gums...?


:D


Or something scary like, "Uh-oh!  There was a fire and Larry's now toast"?
Title: Re:PHEASANT UNDER GLASS
Post by: Edisaurus on November 01, 2006, 03:29:14 PM
they cut 11 whole musical numbers and re-shot for one whole week.
Hans Conreid on THE 5,000 FINGERS OF DR. T, in an interview with Leonard Maltin in "The Real Stars," 1973.

Thanks for posting this, DR Rodzinski!

If only there could be a deluxe anniversary edition. 50 years...5,000 Fingers...
Title: Re:PHEASANT UNDER GLASS
Post by: Ron Pulliam on November 01, 2006, 03:29:24 PM
In today's mail:

A mint LP of Leonard Bernstein's "Trouble in Tahiti" on the MGM label.
Title: Re:PHEASANT UNDER GLASS
Post by: Edisaurus on November 01, 2006, 03:31:18 PM
DR EDISAURAUS - if ONLY they had done FINGERS instead of SEUSSICAL....I am not a FAN of that show.

I am not a fan ever since I bought tickets for it on Broadway and they cancelled it before I got to see it!

I hope I will become a Dirty Rotten Scoundrels fan. Off I go!
Title: Re:PHEASANT UNDER GLASS
Post by: Ron Pulliam on November 01, 2006, 03:32:02 PM
Am looking forward to tonight's "Jericho," "Lost" and "The Nine."

Will have to record "Bones" for weekend viewing.

It's turned cool and it's very dark out right now....at 3:27 p.m.   Looks like rain....but they say not.
Title: Re:PHEASANT UNDER GLASS
Post by: Michael on November 01, 2006, 03:48:41 PM
Anyone else see Ms Minnelli on L & O: CI  last night.

1) She must have worked down on her face or they were using the Lucille Ball Mame filters on her. Or way too much makeup

2) She is way too old to be playing a mother of a 12 year old.

3) And has she always talked if she was drunk? And if so how can one tell when she was really drunk or stoned?
Title: Re:PHEASANT UNDER GLASS
Post by: Michael on November 01, 2006, 03:51:02 PM
I see that Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Phillppe are splitting. I think some people here on HHW will be glad to see that Ryan is available again.
Title: Re:PHEASANT UNDER GLASS
Post by: Ron Pulliam on November 01, 2006, 03:56:28 PM
I see that Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Phillppe are splitting. I think some people here on HHW will be glad to see that Ryan is available again.

I understand he has gotten some good reviews for a recent film.

I've always been underwhelmed by him.  He has always seemed a bit bland.
Title: Re:PHEASANT UNDER GLASS
Post by: Ron Pulliam on November 01, 2006, 03:58:22 PM
Anyone else see Ms Minnelli on L & O: CI  last night.

1) She must have worked down on her face or they were using the Lucille Ball Mame filters on her. Or way too much makeup

2) She is way too old to be playing a mother of a 12 year old.

3) And has she always talked if she was drunk? And if so how can one tell when she was really drunk or stoned?


She's made some major mistakes during her adult life.  She has health problems.  She may have teeth problems.

I always wish her well and hope she'll do better each time I see her.
Title: Re:PHEASANT UNDER GLASS
Post by: Cillaliz on November 01, 2006, 04:11:22 PM
Well, I got my Election day assignment. I'm going to be poll watching in an area of town where it is alleged minority voters were harassed by Republicans during the last election. (not throwing stones, just stating the allegations). So Sunday I go to a class to learn what I can and can't do if it happens again.  I poll watch from 5:00 PM until 9:00 PM - the time most likely to have problems.   I'm looking forward to it.  I poll watched years ago, but that was in a small town where nothing exciting happens, so this will be really fun
Title: Re:PHEASANT UNDER GLASS
Post by: Jrand72 on November 01, 2006, 04:13:38 PM
I would much rather remember Mr Conreid as Dr T than as Uncle Tanoose...but what can ya do?

Great HHW pix from DR TOMovOZ....anyone who is anybody is there....where is the pic of DR TPUNK?  And how is her new job going?
Title: Re:PHEASANT UNDER GLASS
Post by: Jrand72 on November 01, 2006, 04:14:07 PM
Looking forward to hearing DR EDISAURUS's views on her (finally) seeing a production of DRS!
Title: Re:PHEASANT UNDER GLASS
Post by: Jrand72 on November 01, 2006, 04:15:52 PM
Anxious that whoever goes tonight on DANCING WITH THE "STARS", one of my favorites will be eliminated.  I am only unimpressed with one of the finalists....the other three are OK BY ME.
Title: Re:PHEASANT UNDER GLASS
Post by: Cillaliz on November 01, 2006, 04:16:43 PM
Who are you unimpressed by?
Title: Re:PHEASANT UNDER GLASS
Post by: Jrand72 on November 01, 2006, 04:17:48 PM
One thing about Liza....she won't give up.  Saw her in concert in the early 1970's....she was formidable....the audience loved her...and she gave back 110%!!!  At least.  Great rapport with her musicians, too.

She was also doing some kind of show in Indy (much smaller venue) years later when her father passed away....and had to cancel.  Steve and Eydie came in a filled in for her....I traded my tickets for something else.
Title: Re:PHEASANT UNDER GLASS
Post by: Cillaliz on November 01, 2006, 04:19:23 PM
My favorite line from a political ad is "Remember, it's a secret ballot, you're friends won't know you voted for me."
Title: Re:PHEASANT UNDER GLASS
Post by: Jrand72 on November 01, 2006, 04:20:21 PM
My favorite line from a political ad is "Remember, it's a secret ballot, you're friends won't know you voted for me."

I wish it was next week and ALL the ads were over!  :P
Title: Re:PHEASANT UNDER GLASS
Post by: Tomovoz on November 01, 2006, 04:24:59 PM
Thank you DR JRand.  More pics tomorrow but alas none of DR TPunk who was off picking apples. (Not a euphamism with which I am familiar).

Unfortunately my photos of Ben and Ant. are somewhat blurry! I'm wondering if DR Jose has some he can share!  Remember Jose?
Title: Re:PHEASANT UNDER GLASS
Post by: TCB on November 01, 2006, 05:16:33 PM
DR EDISAURUS - in answer to your DH's question....NO, the generation now in High School and College are NOT being taught projection....they are being turned into RADIO performers.

Our theatre has 195 seats, five rows - thrust stage...not one chair is 40 feet away from Center Stage....and yet there are people who will NOT speak up and be heard.


There is one local actress who is very lovely and extremely talented, but she has obviously been schooled for television or film.  I have done numerous shows with her, and even when sharing the stage with her, I have had trouble understanding what she was saying (AND I KNOW THE SCRIPT!).  Sadly, most of the directors she has worked with, locally, are so in awe of her talent; that they let her get away with internalizing every word she says.
Title: Re:PHEASANT UNDER GLASS
Post by: FJL on November 01, 2006, 05:23:29 PM
Tomovoz - regarding those blurry pictures, didn't Jerry Herman say that things look almost twice as well when they're slightly blurry?  Or was that Bob Merrill who said that?
Title: Re:PHEASANT UNDER GLASS
Post by: George on November 01, 2006, 05:26:44 PM
I see that Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Phillppe are splitting....

I think that it's a case of "A Star is Born." ::)

[size=8]SPOILER!! ...[/size]










Except that Norman Maine lives.

;)
Title: Re:PHEASANT UNDER GLASS
Post by: Ron Pulliam on November 01, 2006, 05:39:33 PM
So, George...are you saying that the same man that came between Hilary Swank and Chad Lowe has also come between Reese and Ryan?

That would make him a major cad!  

Damn that Oscar anyway...!!!!

(Although the popular story is that the non-Oscared spouses are consumed by jealousy and/or feeling   emasculated -- look at what happened to Alex Baldwin after Kim won her supporting Oscar....and then ask yourself what, exactly, has happened to or for Kim since then, as well).
Title: Re:PHEASANT UNDER GLASS
Post by: Ron Pulliam on November 01, 2006, 05:40:45 PM
The weather people are NOW claiming a winter storm front is moving in.  NOT a big one...but one which will see us peppered by/with rain showers for the next couple of days.

Title: Re:PHEASANT UNDER GLASS
Post by: Tomovoz on November 01, 2006, 05:43:33 PM
DR FJL - the non photo of yourself looks brilliant.
Title: Re:PHEASANT UNDER GLASS
Post by: FJL on November 01, 2006, 05:46:10 PM
Was that non photo taken when I was sitting next to you at THE SINGING NON?
Title: Re:PHEASANT UNDER GLASS
Post by: FJL on November 01, 2006, 05:47:39 PM
Ron - I dunno much about storm watches, but you are approaching post #8000 with alarming speed.
Title: Re:PHEASANT UNDER GLASS
Post by: Tomovoz on November 01, 2006, 05:57:37 PM
Was that non photo taken when I was sitting next to you at THE SINGING NON?

Certainly not when visiting the Barrots of Wimple Street.
Title: Re:PHEASANT UNDER GLASS
Post by: Tomovoz on November 01, 2006, 06:02:44 PM
Taken with a box-browning camera.
Title: Re:PHEASANT UNDER GLASS
Post by: FJL on November 01, 2006, 06:03:19 PM
I didn't mean to laugh at that, it was just force of Habit.

Where is Wimple Street?  I may have to check with The Rectory Assistance.
Title: Re:PHEASANT UNDER GLASS
Post by: FJL on November 01, 2006, 06:05:16 PM
Anyone else think the nuns in SOUND OF MUSIC were singing that Maria waltzes on her way to math?
Title: Re:PHEASANT UNDER GLASS
Post by: FJL on November 01, 2006, 06:09:03 PM
But then  I also thought I heard:

The vision's getting blurred
Isn't that a turd?
Title: Re:PHEASANT UNDER GLASS
Post by: FJL on November 01, 2006, 06:10:10 PM
Dignity, always dignity
Title: Re:PHEASANT UNDER GLASS
Post by: George on November 01, 2006, 06:41:28 PM
So, George...are you saying that the same man that came between Hilary Swank and Chad Lowe has also come between Reese and Ryan?

That would make him a major cad!  

Damn that Oscar anyway...!!!!

(Although the popular story is that the non-Oscared spouses are consumed by jealousy and/or feeling   emasculated -- look at what happened to Alex Baldwin after Kim won her supporting Oscar....and then ask yourself what, exactly, has happened to or for Kim since then, as well).

:-X


::)


;)
Title: Re:PHEASANT UNDER GLASS
Post by: George on November 01, 2006, 06:43:01 PM
Off to rehearsal! :)
Title: Re:PHEASANT UNDER GLASS
Post by: Ron Pulliam on November 01, 2006, 06:57:23 PM
How time flies when you're feeling chatty!

Thanks, FJL, for calling that to my attention.  

I'm gonna...
Title: Re:PHEASANT UNDER GLASS
Post by: Ron Pulliam on November 01, 2006, 06:57:43 PM
...have to..
Title: Re:PHEASANT UNDER GLASS
Post by: Ron Pulliam on November 01, 2006, 06:58:01 PM
...work toward...
Title: Re:PHEASANT UNDER GLASS
Post by: Ron Pulliam on November 01, 2006, 06:58:28 PM
...it!

(Somehow!)

;D
Title: Re:PHEASANT UNDER GLASS
Post by: Ron Pulliam on November 01, 2006, 06:58:57 PM
Won't get there tonight.   But soon.
Title: Re:PHEASANT UNDER GLASS
Post by: Ron Pulliam on November 01, 2006, 07:03:11 PM
Before I forget about it, I thoroughly enjoyed the repeat episode of "The Class" two nights ago.

This was a really funny episode, IMO, and I loved all the reactions to the "note" his friend found that Jason Ritter's character wrote for his ex-fiance.  And later, that scene with her roommate.

"Hewwo, Doctor!  You're a vewy naughty boy."

(Maybe ya had to be there!)
Title: Re:PHEASANT UNDER GLASS
Post by: Ron Pulliam on November 01, 2006, 07:04:47 PM
I have roughly one hour to prepare my dinner and get settled to watch "Jericho".

Maybe I WBBL or maybe I'll not.  Depends on how tired I am after "The Nine."

If not...good night, one and all....and for BK...all and one.





Title: Re:PHEASANT UNDER GLASS
Post by: Ron Pulliam on November 01, 2006, 07:06:12 PM
Oh, who'm I kidding.  One more for an even 7960!
Title: Re:PHEASANT UNDER GLASS
Post by: Michael on November 01, 2006, 07:16:12 PM
Another ask BK Question

Have you consider doing a page at MySpace.com to tell the world about the Brain From Planet X?
Title: Re:PHEASANT UNDER GLASS
Post by: TCB on November 01, 2006, 07:16:14 PM
Next came LAW & ORDER: CI. Liza Minnelli gave a touching and subdued performance as the mother of a slain child actress (based on you-knpw-who). Matt McGrath also gave a memorable performance in this episode.

I am not sure I have ever seen the words subdued and Liza Minnelli in the same sentence.
Title: Re:PHEASANT UNDER GLASS
Post by: DearReaderLaura on November 01, 2006, 07:43:41 PM
I will be glad when this stupid election is over. I am tired of them calling on the phone and disturbing my peace. Grrrr. It happens eight or so times every day.
Title: Re:PHEASANT UNDER GLASS
Post by: bk on November 01, 2006, 07:45:59 PM
BK - Did you meet Glenn Slater last night?  

I've often felt that the revue he wrote with Stephen Weiner called NEWYORKERS (it was at Manhattan Theatre Club in 2001 right after TIME AND AGAIN, and even IIRC used TIME AND AGAIN's basic set) would make a lovely and even economical CD, and it's only 6 actors.  I'm surprised it was never recorded.

They were interested in me recording NewYorkers, so I saw it, but didn't care for it too much.
Title: Re:PHEASANT UNDER GLASS
Post by: bk on November 01, 2006, 07:50:01 PM
Shayne, I don't know enough about myspace to do it - now, if some enterprising hainsie/kimlet wanted to try...

Jrand, I prefer Miss Mansfield.

Back from a fun rehearsal - did the two major act one Kevin/Lauren scenes and songs - grand fun.
Title: Re:PHEASANT UNDER GLASS
Post by: MBarnum on November 01, 2006, 08:03:58 PM
BK has confused me with JRand56.....although we are like two peas in a pod sometimes!
Title: Re:PHEASANT UNDER GLASS
Post by: TCB on November 01, 2006, 08:07:41 PM
Shayne, I don't know enough about myspace to do it - now, if some enterprising hainsie/kimlet wanted to try...

Jrand, I prefer Miss Mansfield.

Back from a fun rehearsal - did the two major act one Kevin/Lauren scenes and songs - grand fun.


Is the Kevin that is going to be in BRAIN - the Kevin Spirtas?
Title: Re:PHEASANT UNDER GLASS
Post by: Jennifer on November 01, 2006, 08:08:27 PM
RE: tonight's LOST.

spoilers.

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I must say that i was disappointed in tonight's show. It was predictable and not very exciting.

I did not enjoy eko's backstory.

Although there were two scenes i did like. One was with ben and jack. But my favorite was with juliette and jack. That one was really great.

I don't get why they thought we would care about who died. He was not one of the more popular characters. He was hardly even on.  Add to this the fact that it was his backstory tonight, and that he is scheduled for numerous talkshows tomorrow, and i think the death was not exciting or interesting.  WE have seen some great death scenes in the past (shannon for one). But this was just boring to me.
Title: Re:PHEASANT UNDER GLASS
Post by: MBarnum on November 01, 2006, 08:11:21 PM
Just finished interviewing a very lovely and hilarious gal by the name of Diane Jergerns....she was a cute, blonde teen actress in the 50s who made films like TEENAGE REBEL, SING BOY SING, and ISLAND OF THE LOST WOMEN...she was at one time married to actor Peter Brown and now is married to singer Randy Sparks (for over 40 years).

I never laughed so much during an interview...she had some great stories and I don't think we only hit the tip of the iceburg!

For those of you with actual taste in films...she was also in DESK SET and THE FBI STORY.


Title: Re:PHEASANT UNDER GLASS
Post by: Jennifer on November 01, 2006, 08:15:16 PM
DR MattH, re: veronica mars.  I"m not sure if her cases are easier this year.  But i am very intrigued by the rape case. The revelation at the end of the show was quite interesting.  And i'm not sure what to make of wallace. I somehow wonder if the teacher caught on. I wonder if wallace even copied all the answers. That doesn't seem like him.

Oh and re: show discussions. I did not watch BOSTON LEGAL yet. When you recap could you try not to put major plot spoilers in the first line before you even name the show. Thanks.
Title: Re:PHEASANT UNDER GLASS
Post by: MusicGuy on November 01, 2006, 08:18:28 PM

Good Evening dear Esteemed and ever-so-sultry BK --

and good evening to all the lovely H/Ks in and out of the Living Room this evening.  I'm just popping in for a brief moment, so as to not be totally E&T.  But my intense 9 day work project has started here in Phoenix, and so the days are about 9 to 10 hours straight through for me.

So I can't pop in too often, but try to scan and read a little in the evening before falling over.

Please hold very good health vibes and thoughts for DP Kerry's mother.  She is having a few challenges at the moment.
Title: Re:PHEASANT UNDER GLASS
Post by: MusicGuy on November 01, 2006, 08:19:54 PM
I worked all day with power tools, and I managed

to not perorate my finser. :)
Title: Re:PHEASANT UNDER GLASS
Post by: MusicGuy on November 01, 2006, 08:20:55 PM
I think "finser" will remain one of my favorite BK words...... it has a pathos to it, when one needs some sympathy.
Title: Re:PHEASANT UNDER GLASS
Post by: DearReaderLaura on November 01, 2006, 08:21:58 PM
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
for DR Kerry's mother.
Title: Re:PHEASANT UNDER GLASS
Post by: MusicGuy on November 01, 2006, 08:22:40 PM

And just for my two cents;  I also wonder just when it was that an "S" became an "SH" to Liza ??  

It doesn't mean that I don't have a lot of admiration for her immense talent, and her determination through a lot of crap in her life.
Title: Re:PHEASANT UNDER GLASS
Post by: MusicGuy on November 01, 2006, 08:23:40 PM
And with that,  I am off to the land of nod.

WHAT IS IT, FISH ?

(that's my own preferred "cheerleader" banner) :)
Title: Re:PHEASANT UNDER GLASS
Post by: bk on November 01, 2006, 08:24:29 PM
Is the Kevin that is going to be in BRAIN - the Kevin Spirtas?

Yes, that Kevin.

I meant MBarnum but typed JRand.  You'd think doing a show about a Brain would have some effect.
Title: Re:PHEASANT UNDER GLASS
Post by: Matt H. on November 01, 2006, 08:24:39 PM
I see that Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Phillppe are splitting. I think some people here on HHW will be glad to see that Ryan is available again.

He's not available according to gossip I've read the last couple of days. He had an affair with an actress in an indie film he made, and Reese discovered e-mails sent back and forth between them after the shooting wrapped.
Title: Re:PHEASANT UNDER GLASS
Post by: Matt H. on November 01, 2006, 08:28:02 PM
Enjoyed another CSI:NY episode from the second season set. This one involved a shoting death in an elevator with a very odd type of pistol that the CSIs couldn't readily identify.
Title: Re:PHEASANT UNDER GLASS
Post by: Matt H. on November 01, 2006, 08:30:12 PM
I am not sure I have ever seen the words subdued and Liza Minnelli in the same sentence.

Did you see the show in question? She was subdued. Very much so. And very effective.

BTW, wasn't her daughter in the show 12 in 1992? Liza's character could certainly have had a 12 year old in 1992.
Title: Re:PHEASANT UNDER GLASS
Post by: FJL on November 01, 2006, 08:32:18 PM
Health vibes for Kerry's Mom.
Title: Re:PHEASANT UNDER GLASS
Post by: Cillaliz on November 01, 2006, 08:33:03 PM
I will be glad when this stupid election is over. I am tired of them calling on the phone and disturbing my peace. Grrrr. It happens eight or so times every day.

I screen my calls. Most of them happen between 5:00pm and 8:00pm. So, I just don't answer then and wonder of wonders no one seems to leave messages
Title: Re:PHEASANT UNDER GLASS
Post by: Kerry on November 01, 2006, 08:33:56 PM
Thank you for the good vibes.  I just got home from visiting my mother in the hospital, and she's doing well.  I'm glad she's there right now where she can be monitored.

Bruce,

Please let me know when your Frontiers article is published.  Maybe I can read it online (i hope, I hope)
Title: Re:PHEASANT UNDER GLASS
Post by: Matt H. on November 01, 2006, 08:34:35 PM
I watched a MURDER SHE WROTE rerun tonight for the first time in ages. This was the one with Jackie Cooper working for a carnival where a murder occurred. Florence Henderson, Alex Cord, and Yvonne DeCarlo were among the other guest stars.
Title: Re:PHEASANT UNDER GLASS
Post by: Cillaliz on November 01, 2006, 08:36:12 PM
Health Vibes to DR Kerry's mother~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Title: Re:PHEASANT UNDER GLASS
Post by: Matt H. on November 01, 2006, 08:36:16 PM
BONES had a pretty neat mystery involving the body of a 10 year old beauty pageant contestant. Some romantic encounters happening within the regulars, too, but that's been building for some time so it wasn't a surprise.
Title: Re:PHEASANT UNDER GLASS
Post by: Matt H. on November 01, 2006, 08:40:02 PM
I liked (but didn't love) the LOST episode tonight. I did find Eko's story interesting both in the present and his backstory. The more than fleeting glimpse of the smoke monster pretty much gave the show away. Of course, mysteries still remain about the "visions" as well as what's actually happening with Jack. I'm not sure I trust Juliette any more than I trust Ben.
Title: Re:PHEASANT UNDER GLASS
Post by: DearReaderLaura on November 01, 2006, 08:41:30 PM
DR Kerry -- didn't I just see your mother the other night?
Title: Re:PHEASANT UNDER GLASS
Post by: Matt H. on November 01, 2006, 08:41:56 PM
And THE NINE continues to grip more and more tightly as allegiances are questioned and more of the robbery and its aftermath are revealed.
Title: Re:PHEASANT UNDER GLASS
Post by: Matt H. on November 01, 2006, 08:45:18 PM
I did finish watching LAW & ORDER SVU, also. Mariska Hargitay returned to the episode first doing an undercover investigation for the FBI and later leaving that job to investigate a sex crime case.

I'm not sure she's back for good, however. I think Connie Nielsen still has a couple or three more episodes to go as Meloni's partner.
Title: Re:PHEASANT UNDER GLASS
Post by: MBarnum on November 01, 2006, 08:45:48 PM


I meant MBarnum but typed JRand.  You'd think doing a show about a Brain would have some effect.

That is certainly Ok, I can't think of a nicer person to be confused with.
Title: Re:PHEASANT UNDER GLASS
Post by: Matt H. on November 01, 2006, 08:46:12 PM
All good wishes for Kerry's mom.
Title: Re:PHEASANT UNDER GLASS
Post by: Matt H. on November 01, 2006, 08:46:40 PM
Off to bed now.

Good night.
Title: Re:PHEASANT UNDER GLASS
Post by: MBarnum on November 01, 2006, 08:47:48 PM
The best of vibes to DR Kerry's mom!

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Title: Re:PHEASANT UNDER GLASS
Post by: DakotaCelt on November 01, 2006, 09:37:40 PM
Good wishes to Kerry's mum!!
Title: Re:PHEASANT UNDER GLASS
Post by: DakotaCelt on November 01, 2006, 09:38:09 PM
It has been ONE OF THOSE nights.....

Harried to no end.... I am ready for Calgon take me away!!
Title: Re:PHEASANT UNDER GLASS
Post by: DakotaCelt on November 01, 2006, 09:38:29 PM
IT has been strange energy and oddly busy tonight
Title: Re:PHEASANT UNDER GLASS
Post by: Sandra on November 01, 2006, 10:01:29 PM
Vibes for DR Kerry's mom! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Not much happened in preschool today. Carson got in trouble for name-calling and Brody didn't eat his lunch. I have all the dirt, don't I?
Title: Re:PHEASANT UNDER GLASS
Post by: George on November 01, 2006, 11:21:56 PM
Please hold very good health vibes and thoughts for DP Kerry's mother.  She is having a few challenges at the moment.

~~~Vibes for DP Kerry's Mother!!~~~
Title: Re:PHEASANT UNDER GLASS
Post by: George on November 01, 2006, 11:22:54 PM
And now I'm going to watch "Lost."  Good night!