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Title: LOOKING FOR LOVE IN ALL THE WRONG PLACES
Post by: bk on November 02, 2006, 12:35:45 AM
Well, you've read the notes, the notes were Bb and B#, and now it is time for you to post until the cows come home - they're trying to sing Bb and B# at the same time and even the stupidest cow (and you know who you are) knows you can't be flat and be sharp at the same time.
Title: Re:LOOKING FOR LOVE IN ALL THE WRONG PLACES
Post by: bk on November 02, 2006, 12:37:12 AM
And the word of the day is: CRABWISE!
Title: Re:LOOKING FOR LOVE IN ALL THE WRONG PLACES
Post by: Michael on November 02, 2006, 04:36:12 AM
If you like I can take a stab at The planet x myspace page.

And how is it I am the first poster today???

TOD:

Listening to Baroque music. It relaxes me.

And for all those students out there studies show that if you have to listen to music while studying, baroque is the best kind
Title: Re:LOOKING FOR LOVE IN ALL THE WRONG PLACES
Post by: Michael on November 02, 2006, 04:39:17 AM
And the word of the day is: CRABWISE!

never had crabwise or otherwise.
Title: Re:LOOKING FOR LOVE IN ALL THE WRONG PLACES
Post by: Edisaurus on November 02, 2006, 05:01:08 AM
So, the little French boy took us, along with our cellist friend to see Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. We all enjoyed it, but I think we would have even liked it better if we could hear more of the lyrics. The mix wasn't good and the band frequently drowned out the singers. We had good seats, 5th row loge, in our spectacular movie palace, The Fox Theatre. (This was one of the very few historic buildings that Atlanta has managed to save--- a real treasure.)

The character of Lawrence (the Michael Caine role in the movie) was played to the hilt by Tom Hewitt, who played Officer Lockstock in the touring company of "Urinetown". He was perfect for the role.

Freddy was a little over the top---if he didn't sing to the balcony, his physical humor certainly made it to the back row, which is probably what the role requires.

The dancers were beautiful, the costumes sublime, the set magical, but at the same time I found myself viewing this show from a slightly altered point of view, after spending time here in Hainesworld.

I found myself evaulating the buttons, and thinking about what a showy show it was, but how much more I would have enjoyed it if I could hear some of the obviously witty rhymes and dialogue. All these actors had body mics. The womens' voices cut through the accompaniment a little better than the mens'.

The show seemed a little long. At intermission, we felt like we had seen most of the story and were trying to remember what was left, plot-wise. Greg had never seen the original movie, so we couldn't talk too much about what the ending might hold.

The play seemed to follow the film pretty closely in the first half, but in the second, there was a new storyline added with the secondary characters. Arthur the butler was merged with the Inspector for the sake of simplicity. (For some reason, I was thinking that the inspector in the movie was played by Jean Reno, but now I think I'm confusing it with a similar role he must hav eplayed in another movie.)

We all seemed to enjoy the second act even more than the first, even though I felt that the subplot slowed things down a bit and the whole show seemed to have one too many endings. But still, a great night at the theatre.

Afterwards, the cellist and I went down to the pit to see who we knew in the orchestra. They were local musicians but they played the music so well that you'd  think they had been touring with the show, too. We had friends among the musicians, (some used to play in the orchestra I worked for for years) including the percussionist, who played at our wedding with his steel drum band.

I will say that being in the HHW group for even a short time really enhanced my appreciation of this show and the work involved in creating it.  Thanks to everyone who shares their stories here!

(Forgive my typos, I'm typing one-handed while being buried by a large and oppresive cat.)

And now, SPOILER ALERT:























I remember the original movie that DRS was based on: "Bedtime Story" with Brando and Niven. But I didn't remember the soap queen one-upping them in the end. Was this an 80's invention? I couldn't remember how the original ended.


Title: Re:LOOKING FOR LOVE IN ALL THE WRONG PLACES
Post by: Edisaurus on November 02, 2006, 05:03:08 AM
*I* would have been the first poster but it took me too long to write my post while struggling under the weight of this burrowing tasmanian marsupial!
Title: Re:LOOKING FOR LOVE IN ALL THE WRONG PLACES
Post by: Edisaurus on November 02, 2006, 05:06:28 AM
I think I'll relax now by going back to bed!
Title: Re:LOOKING FOR LOVE IN ALL THE WRONG PLACES
Post by: elmore3003 on November 02, 2006, 05:35:32 AM
Good morning, all!  Where are all my early morning cohorts?

Dear Friend BK, you will not find love at Staples, trust me.  I was there yesterday: pencils, erasers, ink, and lots of fascinating curios, but no love.

Today I return to the library to continue my holiday arranging; after I redo a few of the tables and the snack room, I may actually write some music.[move=left,scroll,6,transparent,100%]
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~VIBES TO DR KERRY'S MOM! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [/color][/move]
TOD:  a hot bath
Title: Re:LOOKING FOR LOVE IN ALL THE WRONG PLACES
Post by: Cillaliz on November 02, 2006, 05:50:10 AM
good morning....I quit looking for love...now I'd just like to find my wristwatch
Title: Re:LOOKING FOR LOVE IN ALL THE WRONG PLACES
Post by: Cillaliz on November 02, 2006, 05:51:23 AM
TOD
- Intensive movie therapy - at least a double feature (I once did 4 movies in 2 days) at the theater by myself in a seat with no one on either side of me.
Title: Re:LOOKING FOR LOVE IN ALL THE WRONG PLACES
Post by: Cillaliz on November 02, 2006, 05:51:50 AM
Either that or 3 or 4 times around a wooden rollercoaster.  
Title: Re:LOOKING FOR LOVE IN ALL THE WRONG PLACES
Post by: Cillaliz on November 02, 2006, 05:52:21 AM
When neither of the above is available - I go for a hot bath and a hot fudge sundae
Title: Re:LOOKING FOR LOVE IN ALL THE WRONG PLACES
Post by: Cillaliz on November 02, 2006, 05:52:39 AM
Not at the same time
Title: Re:LOOKING FOR LOVE IN ALL THE WRONG PLACES
Post by: Cillaliz on November 02, 2006, 05:53:59 AM
On that happy note, I'm thinking maybe a mocha would be a treat on the way to work this morning.....I LOVE CHOCOLATE!!!!!!
Title: Re:LOOKING FOR LOVE IN ALL THE WRONG PLACES
Post by: Ben on November 02, 2006, 06:01:16 AM
{{{{{Kerry's Mother}}}}}

Those are virtual hugs BTW
Title: Re:LOOKING FOR LOVE IN ALL THE WRONG PLACES
Post by: Ben on November 02, 2006, 06:02:24 AM
Company was a disappointment. I'll go into detail later but suffice it to say I think the stripped down Actor as Musician phase of the Broadway musical may be coming to an end after Company opens.
Title: Re:LOOKING FOR LOVE IN ALL THE WRONG PLACES
Post by: singingnymph on November 02, 2006, 06:03:41 AM
But apparently Jimmy Buffett found love in a library...once upon a time.
Title: Re:LOOKING FOR LOVE IN ALL THE WRONG PLACES
Post by: Ben on November 02, 2006, 06:04:59 AM
Welcome SingingNymph!
Title: Re:LOOKING FOR LOVE IN ALL THE WRONG PLACES
Post by: MusicGuy on November 02, 2006, 06:24:15 AM
And the word of the day is: CRABWISE!

And then, as Wardell found out, the attempt at looking for love in all the wrong places had some unpleasant side effects, CRABWISE.
Title: Re:LOOKING FOR LOVE IN ALL THE WRONG PLACES
Post by: MusicGuy on November 02, 2006, 06:27:22 AM
Well, you've read the notes, the notes were Bb and B#, and now it is time for you to post until the cows come home - they're trying to sing Bb and B# at the same time ...........

(OK, I warn you, it is now "smart-ass time" this early in the day!)

Actually, if you play Bb and B# together, very stacatto, 6 times in a row......you have just played the opening of "Chopsticks."

God, the nuggets of wisdom here on HHW.  :)
Title: Re:LOOKING FOR LOVE IN ALL THE WRONG PLACES
Post by: MusicGuy on November 02, 2006, 06:30:22 AM

Good morning dear Esteemed, blocked, searching, and glowingly healthy (crabwise) BK --

Just my quick hello before heading out the door.

And now......Dino - playing Bb and B# - at the piano.
Title: Re:LOOKING FOR LOVE IN ALL THE WRONG PLACES
Post by: Edisaurus on November 02, 2006, 06:43:40 AM
Welcome to Singingnymph! I saw you here earlier when I posted but by the time I hit send, the nymph had flitted away. An MST3K fan as well, I see!
Title: Re:LOOKING FOR LOVE IN ALL THE WRONG PLACES
Post by: Edisaurus on November 02, 2006, 06:45:17 AM
Love is a STAPLE of my existence.
Title: Re:LOOKING FOR LOVE IN ALL THE WRONG PLACES
Post by: Edisaurus on November 02, 2006, 06:47:09 AM
Vibes for Kerry's Mom!
Title: Re:LOOKING FOR LOVE IN ALL THE WRONG PLACES
Post by: Edisaurus on November 02, 2006, 07:01:07 AM
As for the TOD: I've never quite figured out how to relax and zone out. Probably watching movies at home would be the closest thing, but if something is bothering me, it robs me of my rest and I have never found a way to banish it from my thoughts. Fortunately, this doesn't happen too often!

Again with the cat! It musy be getting cold here.

Oh, wait...I do have something that helps me de-stress...a large cat jumping on your lap and making out with you and then settling down on your chest, purring. Always works! I guess that's what he's been trying tp tell me....
Title: Re:LOOKING FOR LOVE IN ALL THE WRONG PLACES
Post by: Charles Pogue on November 02, 2006, 07:08:51 AM
RE: the notes and the young man who's been out of rehearsal for a week.  Since when do you get off rehearsal for your birthday???!!!!  First, actors can't hit the back wall and have to have big visible mics sticking out of their hair or strapped to their face, ruining the the suspension of disbelief...and now they get off rehearsal for their birthdays. What's next getting the weekends off.  I can't tell you how many birthdays, holidays, sibling's weddings, and grandparents funerals I've missed because I was doing a show.  Where's the discipline, the dedication, the show must go on?  What a crop of wussies we're training in the theatre these days...or not training, as the case may be...


TOD:  I usually take a long walk...or spend the day curled up in bed reading.  I did the latter the other day, reading about three plays.  Great fun. And very relaxing...to lose oneself in a book.
Title: Re:LOOKING FOR LOVE IN ALL THE WRONG PLACES
Post by: Matt H. on November 02, 2006, 07:18:10 AM
Good morning!

We got one more day of grace. Another beautiful morning before real autumn sets in. It's just glorious outside, but it's supposed to get cold tonight (it was only 52 last night!)
Title: Re:LOOKING FOR LOVE IN ALL THE WRONG PLACES
Post by: Matt H. on November 02, 2006, 07:19:35 AM
I have a "massage sofa" which offers pulsation and heat and is the perfect place to go to unwind. I stretch out on it and either read something light or nap. Really enjoyable, but I try not to use it too much. It makes the times I do use it very special.
Title: Re:LOOKING FOR LOVE IN ALL THE WRONG PLACES
Post by: Matt H. on November 02, 2006, 07:22:05 AM
I've got 30 ROCK and CSI: NY from last night to watch. Otherwise, I'll be DVDing it today. And I didn't get my Astaire-Rogers box yesterday as anticipated. I have a feeling the mailman just didn't want to deliver any boxes and left them in the storage box up the street. I'm expecting some other things, too, and none of it came yesterday. In fact, the mail didn't get here until 5, so I think he just delivered the bare minimum so he could get off work.
Title: Re:LOOKING FOR LOVE IN ALL THE WRONG PLACES
Post by: Jrand70 on November 02, 2006, 07:22:06 AM
Vibes for KERRY's MOM! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
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Post by: Matt H. on November 02, 2006, 07:22:43 AM
My brother's visiting today, so I need to hop off here for now and get cleaned up.
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Post by: Jrand70 on November 02, 2006, 07:24:27 AM
This is DR JRAND56 and it is NOT DR MBARNUM.   That is all.

In answer to that question....of course I think that Miss Jayne Mansfield was divoon and was the REAL second string MM.  The Misses Van Doren and Lansing were pretty far down the line quality movie wise....while Jayne did have a few "A" films built around her so to speak.

Favorite Jayne - Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?
Favorite Mamie - Teacher's Pet or College Confidential
Favorite Lansing - Her appearances on The Beverly Hillbillies
Title: Re:LOOKING FOR LOVE IN ALL THE WRONG PLACES
Post by: Matt H. on November 02, 2006, 07:24:57 AM
Page Two THE BLACK CAULDRON Dance!!!


Title: Re:LOOKING FOR LOVE IN ALL THE WRONG PLACES
Post by: Jrand70 on November 02, 2006, 07:25:14 AM
I listen to Enya music for relaxation.....or Guy Haines.....  The music of Josh Groban is also helpful at times.
Title: Re:LOOKING FOR LOVE IN ALL THE WRONG PLACES
Post by: Jrand70 on November 02, 2006, 07:25:41 AM
DR MATTH - sometimes I put on a clean shirt for my brother as well.
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Post by: Edisaurus on November 02, 2006, 07:26:30 AM
Since when do you get off rehearsal for your birthday???!!!!

I was thinking the very same thing!

For a funeral, I would cut him some slack, if it was someone close to him, but a birthday???

I have never even taken off a sick day (it's hard to justify it when you freelance!) since I've been editing...I just do my best to keep my germs to myself. Even the morning the guy totalled my car, I was at work by 11. I've bailed on jobs twice...when my father had to undergo emergency surgery, and when my 20 year old cat died. I was back at work the next day but it took me a long time to be able to talk about him without crying.

I take a capsule called "Immunity" which is a formula made from mushrooms---not the hallucinogenic variety--- and it keeps me from catching whatever's going around in post-land, where germs are easily spread because everyone it operating the same machines.

Gee---that post became all about ME!
Title: Re:LOOKING FOR LOVE IN ALL THE WRONG PLACES
Post by: S. Woody White on November 02, 2006, 07:26:36 AM
And the word of the day is: CRABWISE!
Casey would waltz
In a CRABWISE direction
With a strawberry blonde
While the band furtively snuck in bites of a shellfish concoction the kitchen had thrown together.
Title: Re:LOOKING FOR LOVE IN ALL THE WRONG PLACES
Post by: Jrand70 on November 02, 2006, 07:27:09 AM
I loaned my sister Paula my Hick Hop CD...

Thanks for the DRS report DR EDISAURUS....interesting.  

We can only hope the actor as musician trend will end soon, DR BEN.  High hopes....high hopes.  Otherwise Liberace could have starred in COMPANY.
Title: Re:LOOKING FOR LOVE IN ALL THE WRONG PLACES
Post by: Jrand70 on November 02, 2006, 07:28:03 AM
Welcome to new DR SINGING NYMPH!

Nice Thanksgiving avatar, DR DAKOTACELT.
Title: Re:LOOKING FOR LOVE IN ALL THE WRONG PLACES
Post by: Ben on November 02, 2006, 07:37:28 AM
Here's what I wrote to a friend who asked about Company:

I saw the show last night. I have to report that I'm disappointed. Raul is OK in the role of Bobby but I didn't much like the production. I'm tired of the concept of stripping down the musical to beyond the bare bones. It comes off like a concert and some of the staging is silly and robotic. Raul didn't play any instrument until the beginning of Being Alive. He then he played a bit of piano, stopped and someone else took over and he walked to center stage with a spotlight and sang. Being Alive should be a defining moment in the show but it came off like a cabaret number, well done, but not connected to the show at all. I'm not sure what all the fuss was about in Cincinnati. This is supposed to be the same production with the same cast but I'm not impressed. Barbara Walsh, who was in Falsettos has been very good in other things. Knowing her work I thought she would be good as Joanne (the Elaine Stritch role) but it's not working. Her drunk scence is not grounded in anything. It's not believable or funny or sad or much of anything.
 
It's really too bad because Company has a wonderful score and it's a great show but you wouldn't know it from this production. I don't know if the critics will give it the same raves it got in the summer or if they will see it differently.
 
I doubt that it will be the hit that Sweeney was. It was on the half-price ticket booth and I had a TDF ticket. I was in the rear mezzanine (it's the Balcony people!) and many people around me either left or moved to different seats at intermission. I know that some of the people around me were not impressed either. Some moved but many left. Too bad.
Title: Re:LOOKING FOR LOVE IN ALL THE WRONG PLACES
Post by: Jennifer on November 02, 2006, 07:46:35 AM
Good vibes for DR Kerry's mother. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on November 02, 2006, 08:03:44 AM
Believe it or not, I fell asleep about 6 minutes before the end of "Lost"...when I opened my eyes, "The Nine" was starting.

Sigh.

I went to bed.  


It's hell after age 50!
Title: Re:LOOKING FOR LOVE IN ALL THE WRONG PLACES
Post by: Ron Pulliam on November 02, 2006, 08:05:15 AM
Of course, I had 10 years to work up to that conclusion when, at age 40, I needed "near-vision" lenses in my glasses and suddenly acquired hypertension that needed "controlling."

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Post by: Ron Pulliam on November 02, 2006, 08:07:44 AM
I enjoyed every bit of "Lost" that I saw.  I thought it funny that they introduced (sorta) two new characters -- a man and a woman -- and wanted us to believe they'd always been there.  They had some funny dialogue.

It reminded me of the season 1 episode when a group went off in search of dynamite and a man we'd never seen before went with them and dogged Hurley about being the only one on the island not losing weight.

He, of course, exploded.  It was gruesomely funny!
Title: Re:LOOKING FOR LOVE IN ALL THE WRONG PLACES
Post by: Matt H. on November 02, 2006, 08:14:28 AM
DR MATTH - sometimes I put on a clean shirt for my brother as well.

Well, in my case, I hadn't been out of the house for two days, so I hadn't shaved and looked frightful (especially now that Halloween is over).
Title: Re:LOOKING FOR LOVE IN ALL THE WRONG PLACES
Post by: Matt H. on November 02, 2006, 08:15:15 AM
DR Ron, you can go to ABC.com and watch the show (LOST) for free. Just a suggestion.
Title: Re:LOOKING FOR LOVE IN ALL THE WRONG PLACES
Post by: bk on November 02, 2006, 08:16:15 AM
I'm up, I'm up, trying to be up enough to jog before heading over to Vinnie's - we'll see.

Re the birthday - to be fair, it was his 21st birthday and apparently the birthday trip and celebration with his family had been planned for six months with airfare purchased and before we'd set our schedule.

Title: Re:LOOKING FOR LOVE IN ALL THE WRONG PLACES
Post by: Ron Pulliam on November 02, 2006, 08:18:15 AM
..."Everyone knew, from the man's crabwise approach, that they didn't want to be around when he arrived.  His clothing was loose and flopping in the breeze and what little hair was on his head was wispy and added to his mad-dog appearance."

                                   -- "Lucifer Rising"
Title: Re:LOOKING FOR LOVE IN ALL THE WRONG PLACES
Post by: FJL on November 02, 2006, 08:18:17 AM
Ben - regarding calling a balcony a balcony: IIRC, the theaters with three levels used to call the upper levels Balcony and 2nd Balcony.  But that was long ago, and I think that once "they" decided to charge as much for most of the rear mezzanine as they do for the orchestra, the parlance switched to the nicer-sounding word "mezzanine."  The word sounds more welcoming than the harsh-sounding "balcony."  But you're right, it IS what used to be called the balcony, no matter how you look at it - it's just marketing.
Title: Re:LOOKING FOR LOVE IN ALL THE WRONG PLACES
Post by: FJL on November 02, 2006, 08:20:15 AM
I'm seeing my brother tomorrow and not planning on wearing a clean shirt.
Title: Re:LOOKING FOR LOVE IN ALL THE WRONG PLACES
Post by: Ron Pulliam on November 02, 2006, 08:20:44 AM
I'm up, I'm up, trying to be up enough to jog before heading over to Vinnie's - we'll see.

Re the birthday - to be fair, it was his 21st birthday and apparently the birthday trip and celebration with his family had been planned for six months with airfare purchased and before we'd set our schedule.

This was a nice thing, BK.  

Title: Re:LOOKING FOR LOVE IN ALL THE WRONG PLACES
Post by: Jrand70 on November 02, 2006, 08:22:44 AM
Some Moved But Many Left

That is the name of my new musical.
Title: Re:LOOKING FOR LOVE IN ALL THE WRONG PLACES
Post by: Jrand70 on November 02, 2006, 08:23:25 AM
I'm seeing my brother tomorrow and not planning on wearing a clean shirt.

Quelle chamise.  8)
Title: Re:LOOKING FOR LOVE IN ALL THE WRONG PLACES
Post by: Ron Pulliam on November 02, 2006, 08:24:12 AM
I'm seeing my brother tomorrow and not planning on wearing a clean shirt.


Oh...g'arn!
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Post by: FJL on November 02, 2006, 08:25:58 AM
I suspect it would take a very brave Charles Isherwood at the NY Times to reverse his opinion on the Doyle COMPANY.  This is, I believe, the first show to actually come in to NYC based on an Isherwood NY Times rave for its out of town incarnation, and Isherwood would be diminshing his own power in the business by suggesting that his out of town raves have no reliability.  OTOH, maybe Brantley will review the Broadway production.
Title: Re:LOOKING FOR LOVE IN ALL THE WRONG PLACES
Post by: Matt H. on November 02, 2006, 08:30:25 AM
I suspect it would take a very brave Charles Isherwood at the NY Times to reverse his opinion on the Doyle COMPANY.  This is, I believe, the first show to actually come in to NYC based on an Isherwood NY Times rave for its out of town incarnation, and Isherwood would be diminshing his own power in the business by suggesting that his out of town raves have no reliability.  OTOH, maybe Brantley will review the Broadway production.

Having seen COMPANY several times and having played Harry in an (I thought) excellent production, I'm not sure I'd have any interest in seeing this incarnation.
Title: Re:LOOKING FOR LOVE IN ALL THE WRONG PLACES
Post by: Matt H. on November 02, 2006, 08:31:48 AM
Hmmmm....I'm not wearing a clean shirt for my brother either. But my body is clean and face is shaven. That's about all he'll get from me.
Title: Re:LOOKING FOR LOVE IN ALL THE WRONG PLACES
Post by: Ben on November 02, 2006, 08:34:27 AM
I haven't seen either of my brothers (who live in Minnesota) for almost two years but I do have a clean undershirt and button down shirt on today because I'm at work.
Title: Re:LOOKING FOR LOVE IN ALL THE WRONG PLACES
Post by: Jrand70 on November 02, 2006, 08:44:01 AM
Eric Blore:  "We take all the blame - myself."
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Post by: Jrand70 on November 02, 2006, 08:45:22 AM
I am wearing the shirt I had on last night.  But soon I will put on a clean sweater.
Title: Re:LOOKING FOR LOVE IN ALL THE WRONG PLACES
Post by: bk on November 02, 2006, 08:46:15 AM
From everything I've heard, I would absolutely loathe this incarnation of Company.  You can do an interesting and/or unique concept once and get away with it.  After that, you're a one trick pony and it will be diminishing returns from then on.  
Title: Re:LOOKING FOR LOVE IN ALL THE WRONG PLACES
Post by: Jrand70 on November 02, 2006, 08:52:09 AM
"Diminishing Returns" - wouldn't that have been a lovely Cole Porter tune for Fred and Ginger.  I don't think there has EVER been a song with that title.....I claim it!!!
Title: Re:LOOKING FOR LOVE IN ALL THE WRONG PLACES
Post by: Matt H. on November 02, 2006, 08:53:10 AM
I just cleaned my reading glasses. That should count for something.
Title: Re:LOOKING FOR LOVE IN ALL THE WRONG PLACES
Post by: FJL on November 02, 2006, 08:53:58 AM
It really hit me today.  I want December 8th to be here already.  I can't believe we have to wait a whole 'nother month for the Brain trip.
Title: Re:LOOKING FOR LOVE IN ALL THE WRONG PLACES
Post by: Jeanne on November 02, 2006, 08:55:58 AM
My very best to your mum, Kerry.
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Post by: FJL on November 02, 2006, 08:56:08 AM
JRand - there is that line "Your final return will not diminish" from SEESAW (It's not where you start, it's where you finish, etc.)
Title: Re:LOOKING FOR LOVE IN ALL THE WRONG PLACES
Post by: Rodzinski on November 02, 2006, 08:57:21 AM
Ah, the Fabulous Fox Theater in Atlanta. I saw Richard Harris in CAMELOT there. I sat in the "balcony" and that was the night I finally realized that I needed glasses.
Title: Re:LOOKING FOR LOVE IN ALL THE WRONG PLACES
Post by: Rodzinski on November 02, 2006, 08:58:03 AM
Mucho-mega vibes for Kerry's mother!
Title: Re:LOOKING FOR LOVE IN ALL THE WRONG PLACES
Post by: Rodzinski on November 02, 2006, 09:00:51 AM
I was remiss not to answer MBarnum's question yesterday. And the answer is, LAS VEGAS HILLBILLIES, wherein one can enjoy the skills of both Van Doren and Mansfield.

Of course, Mansfield in THE FAT SPY is also hard to beat.
Title: Re:LOOKING FOR LOVE IN ALL THE WRONG PLACES
Post by: Charles Pogue on November 02, 2006, 09:07:12 AM
Okay, BK, I'll cut him some slack on the B'day, simply because you knew it was a conflict before he was cast and committed.  
Title: Re:LOOKING FOR LOVE IN ALL THE WRONG PLACES
Post by: Jrand70 on November 02, 2006, 09:08:41 AM
LAS VEGAS HILLBILLIES inspired (or was) a sequel to another movie...and THE FAT SPY....well.....

Jayne and Mamie.....wonder what W I D E S C R E E N process it was filmed in?
Title: Re:LOOKING FOR LOVE IN ALL THE WRONG PLACES
Post by: Jrand70 on November 02, 2006, 09:09:16 AM
Perhaps it was MammaRama!
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Post by: DERBRUCER on November 02, 2006, 09:10:59 AM
I think summer has fled!

View from Dining Room Window

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View From Kitchen Stoop

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View from Back Yard

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View from side Yard

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View from Front Stoop

(http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL242/891350/13106448/201270530.jpg)

der Brucer
Title: Re:LOOKING FOR LOVE IN ALL THE WRONG PLACES
Post by: elmore3003 on November 02, 2006, 09:12:26 AM
Company was a disappointment. I'll go into detail later but suffice it to say I think the stripped down Actor as Musician phase of the Broadway musical may be coming to an end after Company opens.
Oh, God, I hope so!
Title: Re:LOOKING FOR LOVE IN ALL THE WRONG PLACES
Post by: elmore3003 on November 02, 2006, 09:18:10 AM
It really hit me today.  I want December 8th to be here already.  I can't believe we have to wait a whole 'nother month for the Brain trip.

Shut your mouth, kiddo!  I need the time. :-*
Title: Re:LOOKING FOR LOVE IN ALL THE WRONG PLACES
Post by: Ron Pulliam on November 02, 2006, 09:19:07 AM
I am wearing the shirt I had on last night.  But soon I will put on a clean sweater.


Well that'll make everything hunky dunky!  Will the sweater go over the shirt or replace it?
Title: Re:LOOKING FOR LOVE IN ALL THE WRONG PLACES
Post by: Matt H. on November 02, 2006, 09:23:15 AM
That was a quick visit. My brother has arrived and departed. Now, I'm waiting to hear from best friend John about possible lunch plans.

WBBL.
Title: Re:LOOKING FOR LOVE IN ALL THE WRONG PLACES
Post by: Ron Pulliam on November 02, 2006, 09:23:27 AM
I wonder....if these stripped down musical presentations go away, does that mean folks here think full revivals will be done?

Or are you saying you'd rather these shows get no representation at all if the stripped down version is the only thing affordable?
Title: Re:LOOKING FOR LOVE IN ALL THE WRONG PLACES
Post by: Ron Pulliam on November 02, 2006, 09:24:37 AM
The rain gods have prevailed.  Oakland has been, intermittently, awash.

Tomorrow, the weather prognosticators say that Oakland will not only be awash but agurgling.  Must be SOME storm.
Title: Re:LOOKING FOR LOVE IN ALL THE WRONG PLACES
Post by: Rodzinski on November 02, 2006, 09:24:39 AM
Perhaps it was MammaRama!

Haw! Good one. The other Hillbilly movie was HILLBILLIES IN A HAUNTED HOUSE, which I have never seen.
Title: Re:LOOKING FOR LOVE IN ALL THE WRONG PLACES
Post by: elmore3003 on November 02, 2006, 09:25:35 AM
I thought my post office in New York was terrible, but my hometown one this morning beat it by a mile.   I got there at 9, there were two people ahead of me, but the only postal worker receiving mail chatted liesurely to each of them as the line grew.  About 9:10, a gentleman came out and took another window and I waas his first customer.  I bought a book of stamps, a carton to send things back to New York, and an international money order, only I had to go see the lady who was taking her time.  The line behind me continued to grow.

The lady I needed to see was helping an older woman who would not shut up about running over her mail box (!!!???) so I had to wait another five minutes while that issue was settled.  I asked for an international money order for $45.50, only to learn she had to go get one.  It came back to me in the amount of $43.50, so she had to redo, first heading into the back to look for another.  I finally got out after thirty minutes at two windows.  Oy!

So, I notice that every day we have a new member, maybe 20-25 in the past week.  Who are these folk?  Are they going to join us or remain legitimate lurkers?

I'm crabby; these lousy Christmas arrangements are driving me mad.
Title: Re:LOOKING FOR LOVE IN ALL THE WRONG PLACES
Post by: bk on November 02, 2006, 09:27:20 AM
I shall now be on my way to Vinnie's to finesse.
Title: Re:LOOKING FOR LOVE IN ALL THE WRONG PLACES
Post by: DERBRUCER on November 02, 2006, 09:27:53 AM

Listening to Baroque music.

If it's Baroque, fix it!

(Well, somebody had to to it.)

der Brucer
Title: Re:LOOKING FOR LOVE IN ALL THE WRONG PLACES
Post by: singingnymph on November 02, 2006, 09:29:21 AM
Welcome SingingNymph!
Welcome to Singingnymph! I saw you here earlier when I posted but by the time I hit send, the nymph had flitted away. An MST3K fan as well, I see!
Welcome to new DR SINGING NYMPH!
Thank you, thank you & thank you!
Title: Re:LOOKING FOR LOVE IN ALL THE WRONG PLACES
Post by: elmore3003 on November 02, 2006, 09:31:00 AM
I wonder....if these stripped down musical presentations go away, does that mean folks here think full revivals will be done?

Or are you saying you'd rather these shows get no representation at all if the stripped down version is the only thing affordable?

I know that DR Charles Pogue liked Doyle's SWEENEY TODD in London, but I loathed it; it should have been in an NYU basement "experimental" theatre production for $20, not $100 on Broadway.  Watching actors lumber around, instrument in hand, trying to act, trying to play, did nothing to me in telling the story, showing character relationships, or revealing anything more than gimmickry.  I was impressed at how well they memorized and played the score, how well they sang and navigated too tiny a space on a Broadway stage as they lugged around a cello, a trumpet, an accordion, or a tuba, for all of Patti Lupone's 10-20 notes she played.

I hope this new COMPANY, of the same ilk and director, dies a grisly death, the band goes back in the pit, and actors relate to each other again.
Title: Re:LOOKING FOR LOVE IN ALL THE WRONG PLACES
Post by: Ron Pulliam on November 02, 2006, 09:31:59 AM
That was a quick visit. My brother has arrived and departed. Now, I'm waiting to hear from best friend John about possible lunch plans.

WBBL.


All that personal hygiene for nothin', huh?

Hope it lasts 'til (and through) your lunch.
Title: Re:LOOKING FOR LOVE IN ALL THE WRONG PLACES
Post by: singingnymph on November 02, 2006, 09:34:41 AM
Page Two THE BLACK CAULDRON Dance!!!
Ooh, the cauldron born know how to get funky!
Title: Re:LOOKING FOR LOVE IN ALL THE WRONG PLACES
Post by: George on November 02, 2006, 09:37:06 AM
Ben - regarding calling a balcony a balcony: IIRC, the theaters with three levels used to call the upper levels Balcony and 2nd Balcony.  But that was long ago, and I think that once "they" decided to charge as much for most of the rear mezzanine as they do for the orchestra, the parlance switched to the nicer-sounding word "mezzanine."  The word sounds more welcoming than the harsh-sounding "balcony."  But you're right, it IS what used to be called the balcony, no matter how you look at it - it's just marketing.

The Washington Center for the Performing Arts, where I've ushered for many years (where I'm working concessions tonight), has four levels:  (from the bottom) orchestra, loge, mezzanine and balcony.  I've always assumed that they have different names to make it easier for the patrons to find (and remember) where they need to go.  Labels such as "first balcony," "second balcony" and "third balcony" aren't as distinctive as totally different names.  Just my 2Ę.
Title: Re:LOOKING FOR LOVE IN ALL THE WRONG PLACES
Post by: George on November 02, 2006, 09:41:31 AM
Welcome to HHW, singingnymph!  I now must leave for work.

Have a good day, all!

(Of course, I'll log back in once I get to work, so I really won't be gone for very long. ::))
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Post by: George on November 02, 2006, 09:41:46 AM
;D
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Post by: George on November 02, 2006, 09:42:29 AM
[move=left,scroll,6,transparent,100%]PAGE FOUR "AND ONE FOR MAHLER" DANCE!![/move]

(Speaking of COMPANY) ;)


Title: Re:LOOKING FOR LOVE IN ALL THE WRONG PLACES
Post by: Jrand70 on November 02, 2006, 09:43:09 AM
JRand - there is that line "Your final return will not diminish" from SEESAW (It's not where you start, it's where you finish, etc.)

Close....close....   ;D
Title: Re:LOOKING FOR LOVE IN ALL THE WRONG PLACES
Post by: DERBRUCER on November 02, 2006, 09:44:35 AM

Jayne and Mamie.....wonder what W I D E S C R E E N process it was filmed in?

Just daintly lasses compared to Marie Wilson (My Friend, Irma)

der Brucer

Title: Re:LOOKING FOR LOVE IN ALL THE WRONG PLACES
Post by: Jrand70 on November 02, 2006, 09:46:45 AM
It replaced the shirt, DR RLP....  So it is NOT eligible for a Tony Award.
Title: Re:LOOKING FOR LOVE IN ALL THE WRONG PLACES
Post by: Jrand70 on November 02, 2006, 09:47:22 AM
Just daintly lasses compared to Marie Wilson (My Friend, Irma)

der Brucer



Marie's character as a dim bulb made Gracie Allen look like Albert Einstein.  8)
Title: Re:LOOKING FOR LOVE IN ALL THE WRONG PLACES
Post by: singingnymph on November 02, 2006, 09:48:25 AM
Welcome to HHW, singingnymph!  I now must leave for work.

Have a good day, all!

(Of course, I'll log back in once I get to work, so I really won't be gone for very long. ::))
Thanks again!
Title: Re:LOOKING FOR LOVE IN ALL THE WRONG PLACES
Post by: Jrand70 on November 02, 2006, 09:48:32 AM
The man from the electricity company came by and said he had to reset the meter.  All lights went off.  All lights came back on.  All electronics were reset.  All lights went off again.  All lights came back on.  All electronics are now flashing.  That is all....

Nice pictures, DR derBRUCER.  Yes summer has gone.
Title: Re:LOOKING FOR LOVE IN ALL THE WRONG PLACES
Post by: DERBRUCER on November 02, 2006, 09:49:28 AM

I hope this new COMPANY, of the same ilk and director, dies a grisly death, the band goes back in the pit, and actors relate to each other again.

Other than that, Mrs. Lincoln....

der Brucer
Title: Re:LOOKING FOR LOVE IN ALL THE WRONG PLACES
Post by: MBarnum on November 02, 2006, 09:49:55 AM
It really hit me today.  I want December 8th to be here already.  I can't believe we have to wait a whole 'nother month for the Brain trip.

Me too, I am so looking forward to the trip, seeing BK and the HHWers, and seeing BKs play!
Title: Re:LOOKING FOR LOVE IN ALL THE WRONG PLACES
Post by: MBarnum on November 02, 2006, 09:51:45 AM
Haw! Good one. The other Hillbilly movie was HILLBILLIES IN A HAUNTED HOUSE, which I have never seen.

That has Joi Lansing at her buxom best...and she sings!
Title: Re:LOOKING FOR LOVE IN ALL THE WRONG PLACES
Post by: Charles Pogue on November 02, 2006, 09:55:07 AM
Elmore, I took a pass on seeing that version of COMPANY at the Cincinnati Playhouse-In-The-Park.  Doing this idea once...as was done with SWEENEY...I found innovative and original, a different way of staging (I still prefer the original all-out production).  But doing this idea over and over again mystifies me.  I can't see the reasoning behind it.  This same director did a version of Mack & Mabel the same way over in England (with David Soul playing Mack, no less...I don't know if he played any instruments) that I don't believe was received with the same effusiveness as the director's Sweeney production.  It seems to me a director must have other tricks up his sleeve than the same one over and over again.
Title: Re:LOOKING FOR LOVE IN ALL THE WRONG PLACES
Post by: MBarnum on November 02, 2006, 09:57:54 AM
And of those three blonde bombshells, Joi is my favorite! She was quite good in HOT CARS (1956) and I don't think there was a single TV show in the 50s and 60s that she did not appear on.
Title: Re:LOOKING FOR LOVE IN ALL THE WRONG PLACES
Post by: Jrand70 on November 02, 2006, 10:06:48 AM
Joi was a semi regular on LOVE THAT BOB.....acting interested in middle aged playboy Bob Cummings showed that Joi could act.

And yes she was terrific in HOT CARS!!

How are your EBAY sales going, DRMBARNUM?
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Post by: Rodzinski on November 02, 2006, 10:10:49 AM
David Soul had his one number one hit here, but in England, his music career was hugely more popular. I was reminded of this when I saw him in a cameo on the British comedy show LITTLE BRITAIN the other night.
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on November 02, 2006, 10:22:26 AM
If there are any Eloise fans out there (the Kay Thompson character of Eloise, that is), you might be interested to know that both TV movies -- "Eloise at the Plaza" and "Eloise at Christmastime" -- won an Emmy for best scoring.

I happen to think the composer, Bruce Broughton, is one of the most gifted men writing music for films and TV today.  He may even be THE most gifted of his generation.

That said, a 2-CD (http://shopping.netsuite.com/s.nl;jsessionid=ac112b1e1f43304d3787ac9a4c0c8245bd607fabdcf4.e3eTaxaQbxmTe34QchmNaNeOb3j0n6jAmljGr5XDqQLvpAe?c=ACCT67745&category=5&it=A&id=5146) limited edition recording of both scores was announced yesterday.  

Title: Re:LOOKING FOR LOVE IN ALL THE WRONG PLACES
Post by: Ron Pulliam on November 02, 2006, 10:27:01 AM
I know that DR Charles Pogue liked Doyle's SWEENEY TODD in London, but I loathed it; it should have been in an NYU basement "experimental" theatre production for $20, not $100 on Broadway.  Watching actors lumber around, instrument in hand, trying to act, trying to play, did nothing to me in telling the story, showing character relationships, or revealing anything more than gimmickry.  I was impressed at how well they memorized and played the score, how well they sang and navigated too tiny a space on a Broadway stage as they lugged around a cello, a trumpet, an accordion, or a tuba, for all of Patti Lupone's 10-20 notes she played.

I hope this new COMPANY, of the same ilk and director, dies a grisly death, the band goes back in the pit, and actors relate to each other again.


So...it's more the actor-as-musician thats an issue here as opposed to such things as the more concert-like, but dramatically presented, "Candide" or "Sweeney Todd" done with full orchestra?
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Post by: Jrand70 on November 02, 2006, 10:38:40 AM
I like to see a FULL production.  When I listen to the LP/CD - I never imagine just a few people on NO set singing the songs.

I know it's expensive and I know sometimes a SMALL production of a favorite show is all we'll get.  But I think "better than nothing" is small praise and lowered expectations doesn't always translate into enjoyment...for me, that is.
Title: Re:LOOKING FOR LOVE IN ALL THE WRONG PLACES
Post by: elmore3003 on November 02, 2006, 10:40:29 AM
So...it's more the actor-as-musician thats an issue here as opposed to such things as the more concert-like, but dramatically presented, "Candide" or "Sweeney Todd" done with full orchestra?
There are two different issues here:
1.  The Doyle concept means you have to find actors who sort of act and sing and sort of play an instrument - luckily the musicianship in SWEENEY was high - but both sides of the coin get short shrift: the Anthony in SWEENEY played a beautiful cello, but he was one of the strangest looking romantic leads I've ever seen.  Would he have been cast if Doyle just needed a singing juvenile? Probably not.  In the Broadway SWEENEY, the opening scene had anthony, Sweeney, and the Beggar woman in various spots of the stage, not relating to each other in the least: you'd never know she was propositioning Anthony if you didn't already know the show.  None of the staging made sense: when Sweeney's chair arrived in Act Two, Michael Cerveris carried around a small white coffin.

2.  I'm tired of "Concert" stagings out of control.  I would like to see shows again with an orchestra - not a 14-piece band - in the pit, a bit of scenery, and costumes.  I won' even go into the aesthetic reasons I think the Lupone-Chenowith CANDIDE is a piece of crap.  Suffice to say, Bernstain wouldn't have liked it.
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Post by: elmore3003 on November 02, 2006, 10:52:18 AM
And now back to Christmas!
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Post by: DakotaCelt on November 02, 2006, 10:57:45 AM
Welcome Singingnymph!
Title: Re:LOOKING FOR LOVE IN ALL THE WRONG PLACES
Post by: DakotaCelt on November 02, 2006, 11:06:27 AM
David Soul had his one number one hit here, but in England, his music career was hugely more popular. I was reminded of this when I saw him in a cameo on the British comedy show LITTLE BRITAIN the other night.

Really?? I never knew.. What song did he have here that was big?

I knew DAvid Hasselhoff and Audrey Landers were big in Europe especially France and Germany...

David even made an appearance on Santa Barbara. Santa Barbara was initially more popular in Europe than the US. Go figure. It was highly rated in France for a number of years.
Title: Re:LOOKING FOR LOVE IN ALL THE WRONG PLACES
Post by: DakotaCelt on November 02, 2006, 11:09:20 AM
Welcome to new DR SINGING NYMPH!

Nice Thanksgiving avatar, DR DAKOTACELT.

Thank you Jrand.. .I made it..
Title: Re:LOOKING FOR LOVE IN ALL THE WRONG PLACES
Post by: Jrand70 on November 02, 2006, 11:20:49 AM
DR DAKOTA CELT - David Soul had a top ten single (and subsequent album) title "Don't Give Up On Us, Baby" which was a nice little tune.
Title: Re:LOOKING FOR LOVE IN ALL THE WRONG PLACES
Post by: Rodzinski on November 02, 2006, 11:21:40 AM
David Soul's No. 1 hit here was "Don't Give Up On Us".
Title: Re:LOOKING FOR LOVE IN ALL THE WRONG PLACES
Post by: Jrand70 on November 02, 2006, 11:25:41 AM
Here is Mr Soul singing said song....which was a Billboard #1 hit in 1977.   ;D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YY8APrYU2Gs&mode=related&search= (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YY8APrYU2Gs&mode=related&search=)
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on November 02, 2006, 11:27:38 AM
Ahhh...lunchtime is nearly here.
Title: Re:LOOKING FOR LOVE IN ALL THE WRONG PLACES
Post by: Jrand70 on November 02, 2006, 11:28:34 AM
Damn...that's STILL a nice little song.

Mr Soul started his career as the Mystery Singer in a Burlap Bag on the old Merv Griffin show....
Title: Re:LOOKING FOR LOVE IN ALL THE WRONG PLACES
Post by: George on November 02, 2006, 11:30:39 AM
DR DAKOTA CELT - David Soul had a top ten single (and subsequent album) title "Don't Give Up On Us, Baby" which was a nice little tune.

David Soul also starred in the British stage version of Jerry Springer:  The Opera (I have the region 2 DVD).  I bought it a few months ago, but I still haven't watched it. ::) I listened to the CD (which David is not on) earlier this week and the score is quite good (in my humble opinion...IMHO in Internet lingo).  It's interesting, though, that the title character in JP:TO does absolutely no singing at all.

Title: Re:LOOKING FOR LOVE IN ALL THE WRONG PLACES
Post by: Ron Pulliam on November 02, 2006, 11:31:02 AM
Thanks for the clarificiations (and clarity) DR Elmore.

I know your standards are high, and given that you live in NYC, there's an awful lot to live up to for most "presentations."  Sadly, as is true in the movie business, those making the decisions and doing the conceptions aren't necessarily gifted enough to be playing with the professionals.

I love the singing in the Lupone-Chenoweth "Candide"...primarily, though, the singing of Chenoweth and the tenor who sings "Candide."

And I find the "Make Our Garden Grow" number thrilling/chilling to hear.  

But I can see more finely tuned tastes deploring the ramshackledyness of it all.
Title: Re:LOOKING FOR LOVE IN ALL THE WRONG PLACES
Post by: Ron Pulliam on November 02, 2006, 11:32:40 AM
Really?? I never knew.. What song did he have here that was big?

I knew DAvid Hasselhoff and Audrey Landers were big in Europe especially France and Germany...


He's big here, too....big-headed and big-haired (based on his appearances as a judge on "America's Got Talent").
Title: Re:LOOKING FOR LOVE IN ALL THE WRONG PLACES
Post by: Ron Pulliam on November 02, 2006, 11:33:49 AM
Thanks for the link to the Soul "Don't Give Up On Us".  

It brings back a flood of memories.







Title: Re:LOOKING FOR LOVE IN ALL THE WRONG PLACES
Post by: Jrand70 on November 02, 2006, 11:33:54 AM
Ethel Mae Potter is big all over!

What's for lunch in the rain, DR RLP?  We are having chili today.
Title: Re:LOOKING FOR LOVE IN ALL THE WRONG PLACES
Post by: Jrand70 on November 02, 2006, 11:34:14 AM
Thaks for the link to the Soul "Don't Give Up On Us".  

It brings back a flood of memories.

I had a tear in my eye....  :'(
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Post by: Jrand70 on November 02, 2006, 11:35:04 AM
Maybe that would be a nice song for Mr Guy Haines to consider for his unplugged CD.
Title: Re:LOOKING FOR LOVE IN ALL THE WRONG PLACES
Post by: Ron Pulliam on November 02, 2006, 11:35:15 AM
Ethel Mae Potter is big all over!

What's for lunch in the rain, DR RLP?  We are having chili today.


Dunno yet.  It may be a fish special at the local eatery called "The Oasis".

Or...it may be "Meat Loaf Thursday" at the Oakland Museum.

The deciding generally happens when walking out the door.
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on November 02, 2006, 11:37:08 AM
Keep the faith...and remember:


[move=left,scroll,6,transparent,100%]Save the Cheerleader.....save the World![/move]
Title: Re:LOOKING FOR LOVE IN ALL THE WRONG PLACES
Post by: Ben on November 02, 2006, 11:37:32 AM
All this talk about David Soul but it's a different David who is at Playbill On-Line right now:

David Hasselhoff (http://www.playbill.com/news/article/103204.html)
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on November 02, 2006, 11:39:20 AM
I've put in vacation requests for my last two management days off for CY2006.

I'll be taking Monday off (floating holiday, it's called) and I'll be taking Nov. 13th off (paid leave, it's called).  With Nov. 10th as a holiday (Veterans Day), I'll have a four-day weekend following a four-day work week that followed a three-day weekend.

Two weeks later and I'll be on my annual three weeks' vacation for my trek to South Cackalacky to spend the holidays with family.
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on November 02, 2006, 11:40:41 AM
The Grand Hoff of Hassel (as Regis called him) in drag...even I would pay to see that.
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Post by: Jrand70 on November 02, 2006, 11:40:42 AM
Oh my, DR BEN.  

Well, David Hasselhoff will always be Snapper Foster to me....leg hair or NO leg hair.
Title: Re:LOOKING FOR LOVE IN ALL THE WRONG PLACES
Post by: DakotaCelt on November 02, 2006, 11:56:23 AM
Here is Mr Soul singing said song....which was a Billboard #1 hit in 1977.   ;D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YY8APrYU2Gs&mode=related&search= (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YY8APrYU2Gs&mode=related&search=)

THanks for the link Jrand also for the info Jrand and Rodz...
Title: Re:LOOKING FOR LOVE IN ALL THE WRONG PLACES
Post by: DakotaCelt on November 02, 2006, 11:57:03 AM
He just guested on SB.. It was bout the time when Knight Rider was on the telly
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Post by: Jrand70 on November 02, 2006, 12:04:10 PM
Love is where you find it.
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Post by: Cillaliz on November 02, 2006, 12:05:09 PM
And now back to Christmas!

And a  ho ho ho to you!
Title: Re:LOOKING FOR LOVE IN ALL THE WRONG PLACES
Post by: Rodzinski on November 02, 2006, 12:08:02 PM
Regarding David Soul, his follow up song which was not a hit here but was MASSIVE overseas is called "Silver Lady," one of the catchiest songs you'll ever hear.

And Hoosiers like JRand might enjoy these lyrics:

C'mon Silver Lady take my word
I won't run out on you tonight, believe me
I've seen the light, it's just one long fight
Without you


Here I am a million miles from home
The Indiana wind and rain cut through me
Lost and alone, chilled to the bone
Silver Lady
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Post by: Jane on November 02, 2006, 12:08:53 PM
Welcome SingingNymph!

DakotaCelt-I like your new avatar, much cuter than the last one.

DRKerry-Iím glad to hear your mother is improving, good vibes to her.
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Post by: DakotaCelt on November 02, 2006, 12:11:51 PM
I vaguely remember him as Foster...

Here some musical entertainment...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=62S1vws4y7s (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=62S1vws4y7s)

I also knew that John Travolta had a few songs out there also
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Post by: DakotaCelt on November 02, 2006, 12:19:37 PM
Thank you Jane, I was trying to for cute scary with that one and it did not quite work out...

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Post by: MBarnum on November 02, 2006, 12:24:35 PM

How are your EBAY sales going, DRMBARNUM?

Well, they haven't started paying for my vacation yet! But I am making enough to cover the cost of the movie stills I bid on to use for upcoming interviews! LOL!
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Post by: MBarnum on November 02, 2006, 12:28:50 PM
I love that David Soul song!

I should oughta check out Amazon and see if he has any CDs available...I have not heard any of his other music.
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Post by: DakotaCelt on November 02, 2006, 12:35:29 PM

 South Cackalacky

??
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Post by: Tomovoz on November 02, 2006, 12:37:16 PM
IMHO the heart and soul of HHW
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Post by: Tomovoz on November 02, 2006, 12:38:53 PM
A man of no ordinary talent!

Ant.
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Post by: Edisaurus on November 02, 2006, 12:39:58 PM
Okay, BK, I'll cut him some slack on the B'day, simply because you knew it was a conflict before he was cast and committed.  

What he said...
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Post by: Tomovoz on November 02, 2006, 12:40:17 PM
The Long Island Lady
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Post by: Tomovoz on November 02, 2006, 12:41:26 PM
WFO
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Post by: Edisaurus on November 02, 2006, 12:43:44 PM
Ah, the Fabulous Fox Theater in Atlanta. I saw Richard Harris in CAMELOT there.

Thay's my favorite theatre EVER! I was really happy when The Fox invited us to premiere our "Ociee Nash" movie there as the kick-off film for their summer series.

Here's opening night...it was sold out! Van Dyke Parks and I are in the crowd somewhere. And Mr. Grant Geissman was there, too....on the soundtrack.
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Post by: FJL on November 02, 2006, 12:44:39 PM
Tomovoz is just inches away from post #8500.  (Do the 500's count as milestones?)
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Post by: Tomovoz on November 02, 2006, 12:44:54 PM
David Soul:  Eek!  the Narrator in the Australian production of "Blood Brothers" .

"Don't Give Up On Us" was a big hit here as were "Silver Lady" and "Going In With My Eyes Open"
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on November 02, 2006, 12:52:25 PM
Tomovoz is just inches away from post #8500.  (Do the 500's count as milestones?)


Are you kidding?  At his age, even the 50's count!





 ;D
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on November 02, 2006, 12:52:53 PM
Love is where you find it.


Don't be blinded.
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on November 02, 2006, 12:53:15 PM
And for pity's sake, stay out of the bushes!
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on November 02, 2006, 12:53:38 PM
I keep starting new pages....I just can't help myself, it seems!
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Post by: Jrand70 on November 02, 2006, 12:53:51 PM
Yes, DR RODZINSKI....Silver Lady was a nice follow up.  I think it's on the LP....but I haven't played it since the last century.
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Post by: MBarnum on November 02, 2006, 12:54:59 PM
Amazon doesn't allow you to hear any clips from the David Soul CDs...I guess they want to keep it all a surprise.
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on November 02, 2006, 12:55:22 PM
My 3-day weekend:

Cleaning the house.

Getting the cable company to check my signal and correct whatever is causing all my local channels (the low numbers, as the cable company receptionist called them) to ghost and have audio distortion  Only six channels of 125 are affected.  The rest are crystal clear.
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on November 02, 2006, 12:56:05 PM
Oh...and possibly getting a bunch of stuff out of the house and over to the Salvation Army.
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on November 02, 2006, 12:57:32 PM
South Cackalacky  ??


South Carolina.
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on November 02, 2006, 12:58:10 PM
Can you imagine someone from New York City who might think South Dakota and North Dakota are wings of The Dakota (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Dakota)?
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Post by: FJL on November 02, 2006, 01:00:00 PM
Remember FARGO NORTH, DECODER from THE ELECTRIC COMPANY?
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on November 02, 2006, 01:01:57 PM
Remember FARGO NORTH, DECODER from THE ELECTRIC COMPANY?


No, but if you hum a few bars I may be able to pick it up...
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on November 02, 2006, 01:05:29 PM
There was a song called "South Carolina" back in the last 60s or early 70s:

Last night I had the same old dream
I've dreamt so many nights before
There I was in South Carolina
I heard the postman knockin' at my door
And then I woke up...early...
And there it was, need I say
A letter from my hometown...my hometown
Carolina, U.S.A.
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on November 02, 2006, 01:06:00 PM
You'd have to be a true Sandlapper to love it.
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Post by: DakotaCelt on November 02, 2006, 01:10:22 PM
Can you imagine someone from New York City who might think South Dakota and North Dakota are wings of The Dakota?

I have always thought that...

BTW, Tom, lovely pictures of the HHW gathering in NYC... EVeryone looked like they were having a lovely time.
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Post by: DakotaCelt on November 02, 2006, 01:11:16 PM
Remember FARGO NORTH, DECODER from THE ELECTRIC COMPANY?

Yep... I remember many years ago the guys in another dorm would come to the women's dorm and watch it on our telly.
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Post by: Matt H. on November 02, 2006, 01:11:38 PM
Welcome to our new dear reader singingnymph. Long may you post!
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Post by: DakotaCelt on November 02, 2006, 01:12:22 PM
Off to work fellow readers, If it is quiet at work, I will drop in... Have a nice afternoon!
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on November 02, 2006, 01:12:52 PM
Let the afternoon games begin.  Interviewee number one has arrived.
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Post by: singingnymph on November 02, 2006, 01:15:58 PM
Welcome Singingnymph!
Thank you!
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Post by: Matt H. on November 02, 2006, 01:19:01 PM
More great pics! Thanks!
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Post by: Matt H. on November 02, 2006, 01:21:36 PM
Hygiene did end up being important since best friend John and I did have a late lunch. SPlit my viewing afternoon into two pieces, but it was a nice visit. He's been at computer conferences all week, and we haven't had much time to talk.
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Post by: Tomovoz on November 02, 2006, 01:22:17 PM
Welcome Singing Nymph. Do you do part -time work as someone's muse I wonder.
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Post by: Matt H. on November 02, 2006, 01:23:40 PM
I watched 30 ROCK, again, not much of a funny episode there. The NBC page character (Kenny?) is the only tolerable one on the show - wide eyed and innocent and eager to please. Everyone else is too full of himself to bear. I guess I've kept watching since NBC plans to move it into its Thursday block of comedies (along with the returning SCRUBS), and it's just got to get better to fit in with those other three superb shows.
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Post by: Matt H. on November 02, 2006, 01:25:00 PM
I watched one CSI: NY episode on the DVD set. This was the second half of a two part episode (with CSI: MIAMI) in which a killer in Miami escapes to NYC only to commit more murders. James Badge Dale and Carlos Leon were among the guest stars.
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Post by: Matt H. on November 02, 2006, 01:26:07 PM
Then I watched last night's installment of CSI: NY. Two murder cases - one with an easy to spot murderer and the other a bit harder to figure out. An OK installment of the series.
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Post by: Matt H. on November 02, 2006, 01:27:57 PM
I ended the afternoon watching thirty more minutes of UNDERCURRENT. (The movie isn't that long, but I only seem to be able to watch it in bits and pieces.) This must have been one of Jayne Meadows early MGM films. She looks very young. She looked much more mature the next year in the last THIN MAN movie.
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Post by: Tomovoz on November 02, 2006, 01:28:44 PM
For FJL!

(The bean counting man).

This fellow prefers Sunflower Seeds - possibly even the Chocolate covered variety from DR MBarnum.
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Post by: Rodzinski on November 02, 2006, 01:30:11 PM
Remember FARGO NORTH, DECODER from THE ELECTRIC COMPANY?

The great Skip Hinnant.
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Post by: Jane on November 02, 2006, 01:36:40 PM
This is a good year for Wood Ducks with 20-30 arriving every morning.  They have a game they enjoy playing.  They climb out of the pond, march around to the back of the tall reeds and then all at once fly over the reeds back into the pond, some of them diving right in.

Keith put the camera to the telescope lens & too multiple photos, only this one came out.

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Post by: elmore3003 on November 02, 2006, 01:40:11 PM
Thanks for the clarificiations (and clarity) DR Elmore.

I know your standards are high, and given that you live in NYC, there's an awful lot to live up to for most "presentations."  Sadly, as is true in the movie business, those making the decisions and doing the conceptions aren't necessarily gifted enough to be playing with the professionals.

I love the singing in the Lupone-Chenoweth "Candide"...primarily, though, the singing of Chenoweth and the tenor who sings "Candide."

And I find the "Make Our Garden Grow" number thrilling/chilling to hear.  

But I can see more finely tuned tastes deploring the ramshackledyness of it all.

Bernstein never liked the 1973 version because it trivialized his score, put music written for one locale into another, and cut too much of it.  He had similar problems with the City Opera version, which crammed into the basic 1973 rewrite more music, but often not where the musical parodies lie, such as dumping the Ravel-like "Paris Waltz" into either South America or another spot, and removing or reassigning a lot of Cuinegonde's music because she doesn't appear much in Act Two of the City Opera version.  

I've seen Lonny Price do good work, but not here: he chooses the 1973 version for his basic text, Lupone is not a legit enough singer: the Old Lady is a legit mezzo role - the work is, after all, an operatic spoof as well as Bernstein running through Western Music of the past 300 years.  This is one of my favorie pieces, and I think the Philharmonic and Marin alsop  should be embarassed by what they did to Bernstein.  The 1968 50th birthday concert was far superior.
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Post by: elmore3003 on November 02, 2006, 01:43:25 PM
I keep starting new pages....I just can't help myself, it seems!

You're just a take-charge guy!  And somebody has to do it!
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Post by: elmore3003 on November 02, 2006, 01:43:53 PM
And so I start page 7!  Pure luck.
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Post by: Edisaurus on November 02, 2006, 01:45:58 PM
This is a good year for Wood Ducks with 20-30 arriving every morning.

"A Good Year for Wood Ducks": the title of my next...something!

Terrific picture! I have never been able to get a great shot like that using your technique, but have been able to get good enough ones to have people identify whatever new bird we've seen.
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Post by: Edisaurus on November 02, 2006, 01:48:06 PM
Here is a picture of one of our residents in the tree outside the new house:
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on November 02, 2006, 01:49:27 PM
This is a good year for Wood Ducks with 20-30 arriving every morning.  They have a game they enjoy playing.  They climb out of the pond, march around to the back of the tall reeds and then all at once fly over the reeds back into the pond, some of them diving right in.

Keith put the camera to the telescope lens & too multiple photos, only this one came out.




Wow!  THey're gorgeous creatures!
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Post by: Tomovoz on November 02, 2006, 01:50:06 PM
I too enjoyed the fun of the recent  "Candide".  (I even coped with Patti - but just!).  I doubt I would enjoy the version on Cd though. I wouldn't buy it.  
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on November 02, 2006, 01:50:41 PM
Here is a picture of one of our residents in the tree outside the new house:


...no....no...No...NO.....I don't like spiders and snakes!

 :P

But it's a great photo!
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on November 02, 2006, 01:52:43 PM
I ended the afternoon

That WAS a short afternoon.  What do you do with the time left over before evening?
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Post by: Tomovoz on November 02, 2006, 01:53:09 PM
I'll keep the cockatoo - you can keep the snakes.
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on November 02, 2006, 01:56:08 PM
I'll keep the cockatoo - you can keep the snakes.


We'll SHARE the cockatoo....
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on November 02, 2006, 01:56:25 PM
...and take turns feeding it.
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Post by: Cillaliz on November 02, 2006, 02:02:40 PM
Love is where you find it.

Yeah, but where is my wristwatch, that's what I want to know
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on November 02, 2006, 02:14:33 PM
If only you could turn back time....and remember......
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Post by: Edisaurus on November 02, 2006, 02:14:54 PM
Yeah, but where is my wristwatch, that's what I want to know

It's one of my constant problems...finding the time...
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on November 02, 2006, 02:14:56 PM
It's gonna happen really soon.
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Post by: Edisaurus on November 02, 2006, 02:15:35 PM
The snake is harmless, or as my little French boy says, "armless".
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on November 02, 2006, 02:15:50 PM
And FJL isn't here to witness it!
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Post by: Edisaurus on November 02, 2006, 02:18:37 PM
8K!  Woohooo!
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Post by: Edisaurus on November 02, 2006, 02:19:14 PM
Congratulations, Ron!
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Post by: Edisaurus on November 02, 2006, 02:19:58 PM
I see I've got quite a ways to go, but it's nice to know I made the Top 50!
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Post by: FJL on November 02, 2006, 02:23:36 PM
Congrats, Tomovoz and Ron on your milestones!
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Post by: DakotaCelt on November 02, 2006, 02:24:54 PM
Congrats Tom and Ron on your milestones
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Post by: Jrand70 on November 02, 2006, 02:26:26 PM
If you get an answer to that problem, DR RLP....let me know.

Two televisions in my house are fine....MINE has the same problem on some channels only.

I THINK that two unshielded cables somewhere are against each other, but I can't locate them inside or outside the house.  
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Post by: Matt H. on November 02, 2006, 02:26:30 PM
Stunning pictures, DRs Tom, Jane, and Edisaurus! Wow!
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Post by: Jrand70 on November 02, 2006, 02:26:50 PM
Armless snakes. Lord 'ave mercy.
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on November 02, 2006, 02:27:07 PM
As one of the millstones (the owner of the milestone), I thank you on my behalf for the congrats.

8K....that's a lot of wind.....
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Post by: Matt H. on November 02, 2006, 02:27:54 PM
And, no, my Astaire-Rogers DVDs did NOT come today either (nor did any other DVD orders which should have been here yesterday!)

:(
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on November 02, 2006, 02:28:33 PM
You're just a take-charge guy!  And somebody has to do it!


Ain't it the truth.
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Post by: Matt H. on November 02, 2006, 02:29:02 PM
And now, I'm headed down to clean the bedroom areas and then back for more CSI: NY episodes until tonight's loaded prime-time line-up begins.
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on November 02, 2006, 02:30:43 PM
Congrats, Tomovoz and Ron on your milestones!


Tommy had best mind his hindmost parts.

If he feels a breeze or hears some snappin' sounds, it's either me or his BVDs will have given out.
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on November 02, 2006, 02:31:59 PM
And now, I'm headed down to clean the bedroom areas and then back for more CSI: NY episodes until tonight's loaded prime-time line-up begins.


If I didn't have two VCRs, I'd be in a heap of trouble!
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on November 02, 2006, 02:32:26 PM
Dang me if it didn't happen AGAIN!


[move=left,scroll,6,transparent,100%]HAPPY PAGE 8![/move][/size]






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Post by: elmore3003 on November 02, 2006, 02:36:49 PM
Ain't it the truth.
:) :)
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Post by: Tomovoz on November 02, 2006, 02:38:51 PM
I'll go away for 5 weeks every year or so RLP just to make it easier.  Your REAL # posts would be an amazing total by now.
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Post by: Jrand70 on November 02, 2006, 02:45:13 PM
I laugh at your 8005!
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Post by: DakotaCelt on November 02, 2006, 02:45:58 PM
Ron you are charmed!!
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Post by: Edisaurus on November 02, 2006, 02:46:47 PM
I laugh at your 8005!

I laugh at your laughing.
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Post by: FJL on November 02, 2006, 02:51:22 PM
Hey I'm approaching 200 times chai (post #3600)
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Post by: Jrand70 on November 02, 2006, 03:03:32 PM
Laughter is the Best Medicine per the Reader's Digest.
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Post by: Jrand70 on November 02, 2006, 03:04:40 PM
Were the hand beanies ever offered for sale, I wonder?  Was there any merchandising for 5.000 FINGERS?  Was it an actual Seuss book?
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Post by: elmore3003 on November 02, 2006, 03:09:42 PM
We have another new member!  Who the hell are all these people sigining on since Oct. 20?  I'm happy to see them, but I'ed sure like it if they would jump in and contribute.
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on November 02, 2006, 03:18:48 PM
I'll go away for 5 weeks every year or so RLP just to make it easier.  Your REAL # posts would be an amazing total by now.


Sigh.


I don't know, though....for a while there, in those early days, we were neck and neck.  I never could have kept up with the onslaught that was BK and JRand(was it 53 then or 52?)  ... and Matt and Jose -- whew!

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Post by: Ron Pulliam on November 02, 2006, 03:24:28 PM
Laughter is the Best Medicine per the Reader's Digest.


Oh-h-h!  So THAT's where that comes from!!!
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on November 02, 2006, 03:24:55 PM
Three interviewees in and out....and one to go.
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Post by: George on November 02, 2006, 03:37:00 PM
I'm within a couple hundred to 10,000!

Not that I'm counting...much. ::)

;)
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on November 02, 2006, 03:45:00 PM
Be wary of "Diminishing Returns".....
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on November 02, 2006, 03:46:05 PM
Jrand hasn't told us yet who's composing the score!
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Post by: TCB on November 02, 2006, 03:53:38 PM
Quote from MattH.
Quote
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.

Matt, before you jump to conclusions, I was not criticizing Liza Minnelli.  On the contrary, I love Liza.  I was only commenting on the fact that you said nice things about her, rather than bashing her like everybody else.

No, I didn't see the show, but I am certainly looking forward to seeing it in reruns
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Post by: Ginny on November 02, 2006, 04:04:10 PM
Thursday evening greetings!  My trip to Columbus was very worthwhile.  The conference provided a lot of useful info that I can work into the workshops that I teach.  It also provided time to reconnect with some co-workers and other colleagues with whom I'd lost touch.

As I reviewed the posts from yesterday and today, I saw lots of lovely pictures.

Belated vibes for DR Kerry's mom~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
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Post by: TCB on November 02, 2006, 04:12:22 PM
I'm seeing my brother tomorrow and not planning on wearing a clean shirt.


I don't have a brother, but my shirt is clean.
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Post by: TCB on November 02, 2006, 04:19:10 PM
Oh, God, I hope so!


Yes, the next conceit in theater is that the entire cast of a musical will be on stage orchestrating it as they go!








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Post by: Ron Pulliam on November 02, 2006, 04:22:38 PM

I don't have a brother, but my shirt is clean.


Well, then....you're ready for marriage!
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on November 02, 2006, 04:23:25 PM

Yes, the next conceit in theater is that the entire cast of a musical will be stage orchestrating it as they go!


Or maybe all they'll hand out sheet music to the audience and make them sing the songs.
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Post by: singingnymph on November 02, 2006, 04:32:54 PM
Welcome Singing Nymph. Do you do part -time work as someone's muse I wonder.
Not at the moment (that I'm aware of), but I wouldn't turn down the job. Heh... come to think of it, I wish I had my own.
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Post by: Jrand70 on November 02, 2006, 04:40:39 PM
Glad you're back DRGINNY.

DR RLP - what are the interviews for?  I must have missed it?

Well, I think the ONLY composer for "Diminishing Returns" would be Cole Porter, and since he's busy being dead, perhaps Mr BK will compose said song.
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Post by: TCB on November 02, 2006, 04:44:31 PM
I like to see a FULL production.  When I listen to the LP/CD - I never imagine just a few people on NO set singing the songs.

I know it's expensive and I know sometimes a SMALL production of a favorite show is all we'll get.  But I think "better than nothing" is small praise and lowered expectations doesn't always translate into enjoyment...for me, that is.


Lowered Expectations.  That is the name of my new book covering the end of the 20th century, and the beginning of the 21st.
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Post by: Jrand70 on November 02, 2006, 04:47:21 PM
I'm here
With you, dear.
But it's clear
Though you're near,
That only one fire burns.

I hold
And I'm told
My once bold
Embrace 's cold.
Diminishing returns.
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Post by: Jrand70 on November 02, 2006, 04:47:45 PM
Lowered Expectations.  That is the name of my new book covering the end of the 20th century, and the beginning of the 21st.

I know LOTS of people you can interview!  8)
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Post by: MBarnum on November 02, 2006, 04:54:55 PM
Ten minutes to go until work is over! Huzzah!

Then to Chinese dinner with my mom at Hong Kong House and grocery shopping at Fred Meyers On-Stop Shopping.

It has just been a dull day (at work)
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Post by: Michael on November 02, 2006, 04:55:24 PM
Welcome Mr or Mrs/Miss Singingnymph to HHW
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Post by: MBarnum on November 02, 2006, 04:55:52 PM
JRand56, did you get the Mexican Vampire movies? I haven't yet, but did read some very good reviews.
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Post by: MBarnum on November 02, 2006, 04:56:33 PM
DR (Dear Reader) Singingnypmph, tell us about yourself!!
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Post by: Cillaliz on November 02, 2006, 04:58:17 PM
http://www.playbill.com/news/article/103226.html

Yeah! They finally announced it.  Curtains Up: Kander and Ebb Musical to Play Broadway with Pierce and Monk
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Post by: Jrand70 on November 02, 2006, 04:58:18 PM
JRand56, did you get the Mexican Vampire movies? I haven't yet, but did read some very good reviews.

No....been saving my money for some of the Troy movies coming out.
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Post by: Cillaliz on November 02, 2006, 05:23:20 PM
Ben, when did you say you were going to Grey Gardens? I'm really curious to see what you think of it now.
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Post by: Jane on November 02, 2006, 05:29:10 PM
Edisauris-cool photo.

Tomovoz-you know I never tire of your birds.

Cillaliz-very exciting news!  Will you go to NY in February?  Itís soooo cold then.
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Post by: Sandra on November 02, 2006, 05:30:45 PM
When I need to destressify, I retire to my futon with as much Cherry Coke as I can find. And speaking of Cherry Coke...

Hello, new Dear Reader Singingnymph. Do you like Cherry Coke?
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Post by: Jane on November 02, 2006, 05:36:49 PM
Sherlock decided I was taking too long to read my book & I need to move onto dog psychology & training books.  This morning he shredded the last 15 pages of my book.

Charles Pogue, or anyone, how does THE MISTS OF AVALON end?
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Post by: Cillaliz on November 02, 2006, 05:42:01 PM
Edisauris-cool photo.

Tomovoz-you know I never tire of your birds.

Cillaliz-very exciting news!  Will you go to NY in February?  Itís soooo cold then.


I have been planning to take a springtime trip to New York. Not sure that I want to go during previews this time. I'll probably wait until it opens and go in late March or early April.  I'm thinking that I may skip a trip I was contemplating to Sundance Film Festival,with the group from the Orpheum in Sioux City. They are going to the Tonys again this year I am going to go this time. That trip includes a ticket to Jersey Boys, which is cool because I haven't seen that
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on November 02, 2006, 05:42:33 PM

DR RLP - what are the interviews for?  I must have missed it?


One of my division's jobs....which one person has been doing for about a year and half after he responded to my boss' plea for help when a co-worker quit his job (for a better one) and she needed a replacement body.  

He is one of five people being interviewed for the position.
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Post by: Cillaliz on November 02, 2006, 05:45:14 PM
Keith Olberman looks like he has green hair tonight.  Maybe it's just my tv set.
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Post by: Cillaliz on November 02, 2006, 05:48:14 PM
Maybe if I go to New York in the spring, I'll get bumped again and get another free ticket....
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Post by: Ginny on November 02, 2006, 05:52:25 PM
It just hit me that I'm very tired and still have 2 days to work this week.  Think I'll crash early tonight.
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Post by: elmore3003 on November 02, 2006, 05:58:29 PM
Sherlock decided I was taking too long to read my book & I need to move onto dog psychology & training books.  This morning he shredded the last 15 pages of my book.

Charles Pogue, or anyone, how does THE MISTS OF AVALON end?


They all die!
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Post by: Jane on November 02, 2006, 06:01:22 PM
Darn Cillaliz, Iím going to miss you in NY again.  

When I postponed my trip to the NIH in October I thought I would be returning in April.  They really need me to go in December, so while several of the local New Yorkers on in L.A. celebrating Bruceís birthday I will be on a plane flying to Philadelphia.  I will visit my friends there before continuing on to DC.  From DC I will fly home, itís just too time consuming to back track to NY at that time of year.  
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Post by: Jane on November 02, 2006, 06:01:50 PM
Ginny-sleep well & feel energized tomorrow.  
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Post by: Cillaliz on November 02, 2006, 06:06:13 PM
Darn Cillaliz, Iím going to miss you in NY again.  

When I postponed my trip to the NIH in October I thought I would be returning in April.  They really need me to go in December, so while several of the local New Yorkers on in L.A. celebrating Bruceís birthday I will be on a plane flying to Philadelphia.  I will visit my friends there before continuing on to DC.  From DC I will fly home, itís just too time consuming to back track to NY at that time of year.  


Perhaps I'll have to plan a trip to Oregon next summer
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Post by: George on November 02, 2006, 06:07:37 PM
I'm now off to work concessions for the Warren Miller movie, Off the Grid (http://www.washingtoncenter.org/season/season_detail.asp?event_id=839), playing at the Washington Center for the Performing Arts!  I'm also working tomorrow night for the second showing.  It should be a blast! ;D
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Post by: Jane on November 02, 2006, 06:10:22 PM
That would be great! :D  

Maybe the Portland gang will stop by.  MBarnum has family here & JMK and family said they will visit u in the summer.

And Penny usually passes through in the summer.
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Post by: Jane on November 02, 2006, 06:12:18 PM
elmore you are so helpful  ??? ;D
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Post by: Jane on November 02, 2006, 06:19:57 PM
Speaking of MBarnum & the NIH, I received a FedEx delivery today & someone in a private, slightly beat up, truck made the delivery.  I missed Allen & his FedEx van.
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Post by: elmore3003 on November 02, 2006, 06:20:23 PM
elmore you are so helpful  ??? ;D

I try, Nursie! :-*
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Post by: DearReaderLaura on November 02, 2006, 07:16:45 PM
Hello from Oxnard, CA, fellow Dear Readers. At least I think that's where I am. My DH had some vacation time he had to take, and we are on our way ... to somewhere. We'll know when we get there.
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Post by: Sandra on November 02, 2006, 07:22:42 PM
Hi Mom!
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Post by: Ben on November 02, 2006, 07:28:27 PM
Cil, we're seeing Grey Gardens on Wednesday. I talked Anthony into going to the theatre with me. He rarely goes but I've raved about this show so much and he thought, knowing the subject matter, that I wouldn't like it so he wants to see it to understand what I'm talking about. The show opens tonight. It's got new stuff in it so I think most everyone will re-review the show. Usually, if a show moves from Off-Broadway to Broadway the Times mentions it and just re-runs the Off review but I think enough work has been done that they will send Brantley to see it again. I don't know if it will make much difference to him. He had mixed views on it when it opened, although he did like Christine Ebersole. I don't know if we will watch the documentary before Wednesday. Anthony's mother recorded it for us when it was on Turner but my cousin and his wife are arriving from Sheffield (England) tomorrow. They leave Tuesday morning for San Francisco and then Hawaii for an early holiday trip. We will be spending time with them on Friday, Saturday and Sunday so we won't have much time for watching movies or television.
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Post by: Ben on November 02, 2006, 07:29:36 PM
Aww, communication between a mother and her daughter. Isn't it lovely how modern technology allows us to keep in touch  ;)
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Post by: Ben on November 02, 2006, 07:46:07 PM
I just returned from the New York Times site and the Brantley review is up. I won't post a link because you have to be registered (free) to read the entire review but he does like it. He still has problems with the show itself, the structure (especially the first act) but he recognizes that Ebersole and Wilson in the second act are giving amazing performances that will be talked about and remembered for a long time.
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Post by: Charles Pogue on November 02, 2006, 07:56:30 PM
Shame on you, Elmore!  Make her read the book!  but, of course, if anyone knows the Arthurian myths, they all know they are one big dying fall...and it ends badly for pretty much everyone.
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Post by: DakotaCelt on November 02, 2006, 08:02:28 PM
Sherlock decided I was taking too long to read my book & I need to move onto dog psychology & training books.  This morning he shredded the last 15 pages of my book.

Charles Pogue, or anyone, how does THE MISTS OF AVALON end?


Pretty good. I could photocopy the last 15 pages and maile them to you. I have it on my desk here at owrk.
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Post by: DakotaCelt on November 02, 2006, 08:06:49 PM
Yes, they do... I have Lovespell and the lovers die in that one also.
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Post by: Matt H. on November 02, 2006, 08:10:41 PM
I had a busy evening of viewing, but was even more surprised when I went to take the garbage out for collection tomorrow. There on the porch was an Amazon box containing, among other items, the Astaire-Rogers box. This must have been deliovered after six o'clock because I went out that door when I went back downstairs, and there was nothing there then.

I'll be deciding as I'm falling asleep tonight which will be my first pick from the box to watch tomorrow.
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Post by: Cillaliz on November 02, 2006, 08:12:15 PM
Shouldn't we be giving spoiler alerts for books?  ;)
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Post by: Matt H. on November 02, 2006, 08:13:06 PM
Page Ten Goofy Dance!!!


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Post by: MBarnum on November 02, 2006, 08:17:04 PM
That would be great! :D  

Maybe the Portland gang will stop by.  MBarnum has family here & JMK and family said they will visit u in the summer.

And Penny usually passes through in the summer.

Oh, we could all go to a play in Ashland!!
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Post by: Matt H. on November 02, 2006, 08:17:35 PM
I watched the last of the episodes on the second disc in the CSI: NY box. It had to do with the death of a weathergirl by drowning in the field part of Central Park. Interesting case. The other one had to do with a man shot in the face with a shotgun. Very tragic story.
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Post by: Cillaliz on November 02, 2006, 08:18:33 PM
Oh, we could all go to a play in Ashland!!

Sounds like a lot of fun to me
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Post by: Matt H. on November 02, 2006, 08:19:06 PM
I've been wanting to revisit some of the DIsney animated features that I haven't watched very often, so tonight I picked TREASURE PLANET off the shelf. Stunning animation, and some clever riffs on Stevenson's tale. I only got about 30 minutes in, but I'm enjoying it as much the second time around as I did when I first saw it.
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Post by: DearReaderLaura on November 02, 2006, 08:20:02 PM
Hi Sandra!
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Post by: Matt H. on November 02, 2006, 08:20:30 PM
UGLY BETTY had something of a change of pace episode tonight; a little more serious and dramatic in nature rather than overwhelmingly funny. I missed the nephew this week, but the grownups certainly had problems that kept me very interested in the goings=on.
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Post by: Matt H. on November 02, 2006, 08:22:12 PM
GREY'S ANATOMY had its usual interesting mix of cases













(a woman with two uteruses, for example), and we got to meet one of Derek's sisters who was quickly given the name McBitchy. She was.
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Post by: Matt H. on November 02, 2006, 08:23:29 PM
And CSI had a sensational guest star performance from Alan Tudyck playing a pedofile pleading innocence in the case of two missing boys. I would certainly put him on the list for Emmy consideration next year.
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Post by: Matt H. on November 02, 2006, 08:37:39 PM
Off to bed now.

Good night!
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Post by: MusicGuy on November 02, 2006, 08:39:14 PM

Hello esteemed DRs and H/Ks ....... Just a quick pop-in to say goodnight to all and sundried here.

I second the motion of MBarnum to singingnymph......tell us a little about yourself.  Or as Ouizer would say .... "now, I know everyone around here, and I've never seen you before ....who are your people dear?"

And to dear Esteemed BK -- sleep well, and rest that cute punim of your's !
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Post by: Edisaurus on November 02, 2006, 08:47:22 PM
Were the hand beanies ever offered for sale, I wonder?  Was there any merchandising for 5.000 FINGERS?  Was it an actual Seuss book?

I'm pretty sure it was just a screenplay. And reading that interview with Conreid makes it sound like the studio didn't have confidence in the film, so they probably didn't do much merchandising. I guess they didn't do so much back then anyway.  

But that gives me an idea...I think I have my Halloween costume for next year! Thanks, JRand!
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Post by: Edisaurus on November 02, 2006, 08:56:21 PM
http://www.playbill.com/news/article/103226.html
Yeah! They finally announced it.  Curtains Up: Kander and Ebb Musical to Play Broadway with Pierce and Monk

Thanks for posting this...I will try to see it!

I met DHP after Spamalot---he was SO NICE!!

I will probably go to NY in mid-January. S&V is going to be the opening night film at the Human Rights Watch Film Festival in Boston on Jan 17 at the Museum of Fine Arts. It will show opening night and then a week later, it will have a week-long run at the museum. I may fly in and out of NY and drive to Boston with my partner-in-crime and try to catch a show or two while I'm up there.
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Post by: Edisaurus on November 02, 2006, 08:58:00 PM
No....been saving my money for some of the Troy movies coming out.

Cowboy Troy? I didn't know Hick Hop had crossed-pollinated with cinema!
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Post by: Edisaurus on November 02, 2006, 09:11:26 PM
Charles Pogue, or anyone, how does THE MISTS OF AVALON end?

I worked on the TNT version, a 4 hour epic. Great cast: Joan Allen, Michael Vartan (yummm), Angelica Huston, but I'm sure the book was better. I'd take up the offer of the last 15 pages !

I have a cat that likes to shred things in the morning to wake me up. So I have to hide whatever bedtime book I'm reading under my pillow. So far, BK's books have remained unshredded!
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Post by: Edisaurus on November 02, 2006, 09:12:56 PM
I had a busy evening of viewing, but was even more surprised when I went to take the garbage out for collection tomorrow. There on the porch was an Amazon box containing, among other items, the Astaire-Rogers box.

Congratulations! I know it will be worth the wait!
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Post by: Tomovoz on November 02, 2006, 09:23:06 PM
"Mists": I thought the TNT version was an excellent adaption of my favourite take on the legend.
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Post by: Edisaurus on November 02, 2006, 09:32:13 PM
"Mists": I thought the TNT version was an excellent adaption of my favourite take on the legend.

I'm glad you liked it, DR Tomovoz! I didn't read the book, but in reading the comments on imdb, it seemed like the people who did weren't happy with the TNT version.

I didn't like Samantha Mathis as Guinivere but I liked the rest of the cast. I also did some work for TNT on "Alias" and thought it was funny that the actors who played Arthur and Lancelot both played boyfriends of Jennifer Garner's character.
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Post by: Edisaurus on November 02, 2006, 09:32:46 PM
Busy posting day. BK should be pleased!
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Post by: Tomovoz on November 02, 2006, 09:41:52 PM
DP Colin had not read "Mists" and was so impressed with the "film".  I had not read the book for many years and thus was probably not aware of changes made to the "text".  Not many people are ready to accept film adaptions of book which need to be edited down for a screenplay.  I usually have that problem too.  "Prince Of Tides" changed the whole focus of a book which I had loved. (and no I don't blame Babs entirely).
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Post by: Tomovoz on November 02, 2006, 09:42:54 PM
And I'm missing FranÁois!

And where is Jose. He used to take breaks from cruising.
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Post by: Edisaurus on November 02, 2006, 09:47:08 PM
And I'm missing FranÁois!
And where is Jose. He used to take breaks from cruising.

Yes, I miss them both, too! Did Jose go on another cruise?
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Post by: Edisaurus on November 02, 2006, 09:48:21 PM
And where is Der B?
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Post by: Edisaurus on November 02, 2006, 09:49:55 PM
I think my triple shot latte is wearing off, so I must to bed.

Goodnight, DR Tomovoz! (Or maybe good morning to you?)
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Post by: Tomovoz on November 02, 2006, 10:03:10 PM
Good Afternoon here!
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Post by: FJL on November 02, 2006, 10:22:36 PM
Tomovoz - I don't quite understand Francois' leaving, but it's apparently because I disagreed strongly with an intractable position he was taking.  I'm sorry you miss him, though.  
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Post by: bk on November 02, 2006, 10:24:57 PM
I'm finally home after mixing, rehearsing and then attending a party with dear reader and assistant Adriana - I'm pooped.  

Welcome to new dear reader, SingingNymph - how did you find us?

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Post by: Tomovoz on November 02, 2006, 10:25:48 PM
DR FJL.  I doubt very much if that is the reason.  Way too complex are the reasons I suspect.  
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Post by: FJL on November 02, 2006, 10:45:33 PM
Elmore - I somehow mentioned in conversation with Rebecca that you were coming back to see Mary Poppins again on November 18th.  (IIRC, I think she asked if you were coming back, so I blurted out the exact date.  I'd be great in an interrogation. :) )  Hope that's OK to have mentioned that
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Post by: FJL on November 02, 2006, 10:51:43 PM
So this new EVIL DEAD:  THE MUSICAL is turning out to be a critic's darling of sorts.  I know I must see it to be "in the know" about what's going on in musicals, but for some reason I'm not looking forward to seeing it.
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Post by: George on November 02, 2006, 11:33:53 PM
I just returned from the New York Times site and the Brantley review is up. I won't post a link because you have to be registered (free) to read the entire review but he does like it. He still has problems with the show itself, the structure (especially the first act) but he recognizes that Ebersole and Wilson in the second act are giving amazing performances that will be talked about and remembered for a long time.

Do you (or does anyone) think that they'll record a new cast recording?  Have there been enough changes (including a major cast member change) to warrent a new CD?
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Post by: singingnymph on November 03, 2006, 12:04:00 AM
Welcome Mr or Mrs/Miss Singingnymph to HHW
LOL...That's Miz SingingNymph to you! :)
DR (Dear Reader) Singingnypmph, tell us about yourself!!
Well, I'm a college student who fancies herself a singer/actress. Even though the closest I usually get to that is at Renaissance faires & the haunted attraction I work at.
And speaking of Cherry Coke...
Hello, new Dear Reader Singingnymph. Do you like Cherry Coke?
I do indeed! And Vanilla Coke. But not the cherry vanilla coke, as it tastes sort of medicinal & nasty.

Welcome to new dear reader, SingingNymph - how did you find us?
*dies* *comes back to life*
Well Mr. Bruce, I googled your name & followed the links!
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Post by: bk on November 03, 2006, 12:12:32 AM
Have we met?  Have we danced?  Have you sung for me?