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Title: NOTES IN A HURRY
Post by: bk on April 29, 2007, 12:55:34 AM
Well, you've read the notes, the notes were in a hurry, and now it is time for you to post until the cows come home - they're in a hurry, too, but first they must finish their curry in a flurry.
Title: Re:NOTES IN A HURRY
Post by: bk on April 29, 2007, 12:57:06 AM
And the word of the day is: HANDSEL!
Title: Re:NOTES IN A HURRY
Post by: bk on April 29, 2007, 12:57:34 AM
Welcome twenty-one GUESTS!  Who are you people.  Whoever you are, you've got blackjack.
Title: Re:NOTES IN A HURRY
Post by: bk on April 29, 2007, 12:58:46 AM
Has anyone had a Truffle Kiss?
Title: Re:NOTES IN A HURRY
Post by: bk on April 29, 2007, 12:58:59 AM
Does anyone still wear a hat?
Title: Re:NOTES IN A HURRY
Post by: DERBRUCER on April 29, 2007, 01:14:57 AM
Does anyone still wear a hat?
(http://www.haineshisway.com/community/attachments/scg042407_2338_01.jpg)

der Brucer
Title: Re:NOTES IN A HURRY
Post by: George on April 29, 2007, 01:16:42 AM
Has anyone had a Truffle Kiss?

Not me, but the Coconut Kiss sounds very good...to me. :D BK, did you not care for them because you didn't think that they were very good, or do you not like coconut?
Title: Re:NOTES IN A HURRY
Post by: bk on April 29, 2007, 01:16:46 AM
We love Madame Spivy!  Can't anyone post a screencap from Requiem For A Heavyweight?
Title: Re:NOTES IN A HURRY
Post by: DERBRUCER on April 29, 2007, 01:17:41 AM
And the word of the day is: HANDSEL!

Minus twenty points for either a "Messiah" or "Gretel" pun!

der Brucer
Title: Re:NOTES IN A HURRY
Post by: DERBRUCER on April 29, 2007, 01:19:00 AM
SHERMAN RETURNS!

Southern Georgia:

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der Brucer



Title: Re:NOTES IN A HURRY
Post by: DERBRUCER on April 29, 2007, 01:21:33 AM
Abuse of the day Photo:

(http://cdn.news.aol.com/aolnews_photos/0a/01/20070428213809990001)
Junko Kimura, Getty Images

Sumo wrestling students hold babies as they try to make them cry during the Crying Sumo competition in Tokyo, Japan. The first baby to cry wins.

der Brucer
Title: Re:NOTES IN A HURRY
Post by: DERBRUCER on April 29, 2007, 01:22:41 AM
Bored? CLICK HERE (http://www.acrobots.net/)

der Brucer
Title: Re:NOTES IN A HURRY
Post by: George on April 29, 2007, 01:38:55 AM
Bored? CLICK HERE (http://www.acrobots.net/)

der Brucer

I was...I did...now I'm not bored, any more! ;) But I am tired, so I'm going to bed.  Good night, anyone.
Title: Re:NOTES IN A HURRY
Post by: George on April 29, 2007, 01:41:20 AM
But before I go...Theater Artists Olympia (http://www.olytheater.com), the theater group that put on Cannibal!  The Musical is producing a show called Boston Marriage.  Today is their last performance, and I got a ticket to see it.  It sound like a funny play.  I can't wait to see it. :)

Title: Re:NOTES IN A HURRY
Post by: DERBRUCER on April 29, 2007, 01:56:25 AM
RE: Notes question on Pulitzer Prizes_

From what I gather, anyone can submit stuff for "consideration": a Pulitzer jury then selects up to three "nominees" in each categary; the Pulitzer Board selects a "winner" (or not).

The Pulitzer organization does publish the nominations.

PULITZER ORG (http://www.pulitzer.org/):

Quote

1. The prizes and fellowships are awarded by Columbia University on the recommendation of The Pulitzer Prize Board. The Board meets twice annually. The prizes are announced during the Spring.

Nominating Jurors for the prizes are appointed by the Board in each category. They are invited to exercise their independent and collective judgment and submit three nominations. The Nominating Jurors are advised that their nominations are for the information and advice of The Pulitzer Prize Board only inasmuch as the Board is charged with the responsibility and authority under the will of Joseph Pulitzer to select, accept, substitute or reject these nominations, and may in extraordinary circumstances offer its own. Each Nominating Jury should submit to the Board three nominations in its category. These must be listed in alphabetical order and each of the three must be accompanied by a statement as to why the jury believes that this particular entry merits a Pulitzer Prize. It is not a part of the jury's charge to offer its preferences among its three nominees


Bragging rights should be restricted to entrants that pass the Nominating Jury.

der Brucer
Title: Re:NOTES IN A HURRY
Post by: Danise on April 29, 2007, 02:07:36 AM
Hi all.  Sorry I had to leave so suddenly.  

They woke us up to check on Mom and then she couldn't go back to sleep.  They gave a sleeping pill and I'm just waiting for her to go back to sleep and then I shall attempt to do so myself.

You never do sleep good in a "hospital".  They're always waking you up to ask if your sleeping ok!  I had the same problem when I was in last year.  Just as I was about to drift off, here came another nurse to take my temp. or BP or whatever.  But I guess they have to.
Title: Re:NOTES IN A HURRY
Post by: DERBRUCER on April 29, 2007, 02:12:42 AM
They're always waking you up to ask if your sleeping ok!  

Isn't it annoying to have to live-out bad jokes!

Welcome to out little Vampire (creature of the night) posters club.

der Brucer
Title: Re:NOTES IN A HURRY
Post by: Danise on April 29, 2007, 02:13:49 AM
Monday is when the bus route changes.  I wonder if they will think I'm not riding the bus any more or am staging a protest.  I sure fought hard for them not to change it.

I hope the dogs are doing ok.  I'm worried about them.  They do have two nice dog houses but they've never had to use them.  I hope they aren't barking and bothering anyone.

They are going to have to get used to being outside.  I can't leave them in the house when I go back to work.  They are used to Mom letting them out at about noon .  Just one of the many adjustments I (and they) will just have to make.
Title: Re:NOTES IN A HURRY
Post by: Danise on April 29, 2007, 02:15:27 AM
Isn't it annoying to have to live-out bad jokes!

Welcome to out little Vampire (creature of the night) posters club.

der Brucer

 :)  Not for long.  I"m going to go and try to get some more rest.  I'm sure I'll have a long day ahead.

Have a good (what's left of it) evening, der Brucer!
Title: Re:NOTES IN A HURRY
Post by: DERBRUCER on April 29, 2007, 02:54:33 AM
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der Brucer
Title: Re:NOTES IN A HURRY
Post by: singdaw on April 29, 2007, 03:50:43 AM
Minus twenty points for either a "Messiah" or "Gretel" pun!

Spoil sport!    

 :)
Title: Re:NOTES IN A HURRY
Post by: S. Woody White on April 29, 2007, 05:00:07 AM
And the word of the day is: HANDSEL!
"Levi will know his doorknob store will be successful," Ida thought to herself, "When he sees this lovely assortment of brass HANDLES I'm giving him as a HANDSEL."
Title: Re:NOTES IN A HURRY
Post by: S. Woody White on April 29, 2007, 05:02:29 AM
Abuse of the day Photo:

(http://cdn.news.aol.com/aolnews_photos/0a/01/20070428213809990001)
Junko Kimura, Getty Images

Sumo wrestling students hold babies as they try to make them cry during the Crying Sumo competition in Tokyo, Japan. The first baby to cry wins.

der Brucer

The wrestler on the right cheated - he told his baby "My real name is Michael Jackson."
Title: Re:NOTES IN A HURRY
Post by: FJL on April 29, 2007, 05:18:28 AM
Good morning.  I'm going to "West New York" later today.  West New York happens to be a city in New Jeresy.
Title: Re:NOTES IN A HURRY
Post by: TCB on April 29, 2007, 05:39:56 AM
Good morning.  I'm going to "West New York" later today.  West New York happens to be a city in New Jeresy.


I believe I have been to West New York, as well as East Orange.
Title: Re:NOTES IN A HURRY
Post by: FJL on April 29, 2007, 05:43:35 AM
And why is Chester in Connecticut, while Westchester is in New York?
Title: Re:NOTES IN A HURRY
Post by: S. Woody White on April 29, 2007, 05:55:35 AM
West New York Story, a musical about what happens when Maria and Anita pull up stakes and move to the 'burbs.  They open a dress shoppe, only to find that their most frequent customers are men... and they aren't shopping for their wives!  Hilarity ensues.

Songs include "Why-o-why-o-why-o (Why did I ever leave 65th and 61st)," "What a Waist," and "Wearing My Wrong Note Rags."
Title: Re:NOTES IN A HURRY
Post by: S. Woody White on April 29, 2007, 05:56:15 AM
Chester gets around.   :o
Title: Re:NOTES IN A HURRY
Post by: S. Woody White on April 29, 2007, 05:56:53 AM
And with that, I'd better get going again.
Title: Re:NOTES IN A HURRY
Post by: singdaw on April 29, 2007, 05:58:41 AM
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Title: Re:NOTES IN A HURRY
Post by: TCB on April 29, 2007, 06:00:00 AM
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Title: Re:NOTES IN A HURRY
Post by: singdaw on April 29, 2007, 06:00:47 AM
Nice article about Angela in today's NY Times, here (http://www.nytimes.com/2007/04/29/theater/29gree.html?_r=1&adxnnl=1&oref=slogin&adxnnlx=1177851541-/MxFDJdaw6y7TKiNuNjuWA).
Title: Re:NOTES IN A HURRY
Post by: TCB on April 29, 2007, 06:22:11 AM
Nice article about Angela in today's NY Times, here (http://www.nytimes.com/2007/04/29/theater/29gree.html?_r=1&adxnnl=1&oref=slogin&adxnnlx=1177851541-/MxFDJdaw6y7TKiNuNjuWA).

Does DEUCE have a chance in Hell of being a success?
Title: Re:NOTES IN A HURRY
Post by: Ben on April 29, 2007, 06:24:08 AM
In all honesty, I think not. The play is just so weak. I think they will be treated well in the reviews but I don't think the show will go beyond the "limited 18 week run"
Title: Re:NOTES IN A HURRY
Post by: TCB on April 29, 2007, 06:42:12 AM
How exciting.  I just read that YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN is going to have its out of town tryout in Seattle.  Now, if I can just wrangle a ticket!
Title: Re:NOTES IN A HURRY
Post by: TCB on April 29, 2007, 06:43:50 AM
My, my.  Look at this assembled group!  The Boys in the Band!













Title: Re:NOTES IN A HURRY
Post by: Jrand70 on April 29, 2007, 06:44:46 AM
Thanks to DR ELMORE for the Journey's End report....it is one of my favorite plays since I read it in high school.

And thanks to DR JOSESPIANO for posting that moment from his new musical....lately presented in Wetsport.....
Title: Re:NOTES IN A HURRY
Post by: Jrand70 on April 29, 2007, 06:45:44 AM
My, my.  Look at this assembled group!  The Boys in the Band!

















And me with a rusty implement. ;D
Title: Re:NOTES IN A HURRY
Post by: TCB on April 29, 2007, 06:47:00 AM
Thanks to DR ELMORE for the Journey's End report....it is one of my favorite plays since I read it in high school.



I didn't realize the play was that old.
Title: Re:NOTES IN A HURRY
Post by: TCB on April 29, 2007, 06:47:37 AM


And me with a rusty implement. ;D


And me with artificial parts.
Title: Re:NOTES IN A HURRY
Post by: elmore3003 on April 29, 2007, 07:03:15 AM
Good morning, all!  I was heading into the office this morning, but my lower back muscles are so stressed I can hardly move.  I guess it will be a quiet day writing editoral guidelines at the dear old computer,

DR Jose, the finish of JOURNEY'S END met with total silence.  when the curtain rose on the cast in front of the enormous list of war dead, no one did anything.  As soon as the cast took off their helmets, half the audience stood and went crazy.  It's such a powerful ending, you're naturally stunned, but the curtain falls on an indefinite moment.  I'm sure a lot of audience were waiting for a scene to wrap up events.

Much as I like moments in ALL ABOUT US, a problem with the opening "Eat the Ice Cream" number is that it's essentially the same as the final and better Rialto number.  Sabina needs something else at the beginning.

BK, I didn't ever know what were the Pulitzer nominees for play when SUNDAY IN THE PARK won.  I never saw a bit of publicity on any of them, and I know that the sUNDAY IN THE PARK publicity people said nothing till it won. I don't know if Steve and Jim Lapine ever told anyone. I only told people about it after it won, and I really didn't start talking about it publicly until 2000 or so.
Title: Re:NOTES IN A HURRY
Post by: elmore3003 on April 29, 2007, 07:03:39 AM
And me with artificial parts.

I thought you were the Real Thing!
Title: Re:NOTES IN A HURRY
Post by: Matt H. on April 29, 2007, 07:17:44 AM
Good morning!

Another beautiful morning but sadly the last of the cool ones. We start to heat beack up starting tomorrow. I'll be sitting on my porch and enjoying the fresh air later this morning.
Title: Re:NOTES IN A HURRY
Post by: Matt H. on April 29, 2007, 07:20:09 AM
The Pulitzer Prize committee has only started releasing the names of the titles in their final judging within the last decade or so.
Title: Re:NOTES IN A HURRY
Post by: Ginny on April 29, 2007, 07:21:17 AM
Sunday morning greetings!  It is a gloriously beautiful day here in SW Ohio.  I slept late (for me, 7:30) and am enjoying some solitude and putzing time while DH Richard is at church.  He'll call me when he leaves and we'll meet for lunch.
Title: Re:NOTES IN A HURRY
Post by: Matt H. on April 29, 2007, 07:22:29 AM
I have made no decisions about what DVDs I'm going to watch today. I do know there will be no James Bond or Doris Day titles watched.

I still have TEXAS CARNIVAL on the DVR, and I want to burn that onto a DVD-R (I don't see a commercial DVD of it arriving any time soon). Other than it, however, I have no titles in mind, so I'll be visiting the to-watch shelf later today to find something.
Title: Re:NOTES IN A HURRY
Post by: Matt H. on April 29, 2007, 07:24:42 AM
So looking forward to BROTHERS & SISTERS tonight as angst between two of the couples on the show reaches a breaking point.
Title: Re:NOTES IN A HURRY
Post by: Matt H. on April 29, 2007, 07:26:49 AM
Im really looking forward to the new Tyrone Power DVD set that comes out this week. I'm hoping Fox does the Technicolor titles justice. The last time I watched CAPTAIN FROM CASTILLE on the Fox Movie Channel, it looked very nice. Hopefully, the DVD will mirror or even improve on that broadcast.
Title: Re:NOTES IN A HURRY
Post by: Michael on April 29, 2007, 07:43:52 AM
DR MAtt H

I watch the Ghost Whisper the other night for the first time. There was no "To Be Continued" But they advertised the final 3(?) episodes as the conclusion to the episode (and the series?)
Title: Re:NOTES IN A HURRY
Post by: Michael on April 29, 2007, 07:45:40 AM
DR Jose

Regarding the photo you posted yesterday that you wanted us to guess who. Don't name the photo with the actual name as it shows up. Since I didn't see anyone post an answer......

It was the van driver.
Title: Re:NOTES IN A HURRY
Post by: JoseSPiano on April 29, 2007, 07:54:45 AM
DR Jose

Regarding the photo you posted yesterday that you wanted us to guess who. Don't name the photo with the actual name as it shows up. Since I didn't see anyone post an answer......

It was the van driver.

Well, since some of the other DRs have been querying about the "hunky van driver" I had mentioned in my posts, I could have named the pic "VanDriver" or "SpittoonCleaner".  As the French would say, "Ce ne fait rien."
Title: Re:NOTES IN A HURRY
Post by: JoseSPiano on April 29, 2007, 07:55:36 AM
And I believe the French, well at least DR François, posted his (correct) guess last night.
Title: Re:NOTES IN A HURRY
Post by: JoseSPiano on April 29, 2007, 07:56:43 AM
How exciting.  I just read that YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN is going to have its out of town tryout in Seattle.  Now, if I can just wrangle a ticket!

Hmm... I just may be able to help you out with this...  :-X
Title: Re:NOTES IN A HURRY
Post by: Matt H. on April 29, 2007, 07:56:55 AM
DR MAtt H

I watch the Ghost Whisper the other night for the first time. There was no "To Be Continued" But they advertised the final 3(?) episodes as the conclusion to the episode (and the series?)

I didn't think I saw one, and since I almost never watch previews for the next episode, I didn't see that either. Thanks for the info.

GHOST WHISPERER is one of the shows "on the bubble" of renewal/cancellation, but I'd be VERY surprised if CBS took it off. It consistently wins its time slot, and I think its tone and storytelling are great for Friday night.
Title: Re:NOTES IN A HURRY
Post by: Matt H. on April 29, 2007, 07:59:18 AM
Well, I think I'm headng down now to get some of that fresh air on the side porch and read a bit. Then, I'll decide about my DVDs for the day (prime time TV for me doesn't start until 9 p.m. tonight) and then start preparing lunch.

WBBL.
Title: Re:NOTES IN A HURRY
Post by: JoseSPiano on April 29, 2007, 08:01:22 AM
Good Morning!

...Or (continuing my possible To Do List for today from last night) I could just sleep in.

And that's what I did.  -And I have a sense the line for tickets for Dawn Upshaw's free recital this afternoon is already longer than the number of seats in Town Hall.  (Ticket distribution starts in an hour.)  Ah, well.

Now I'm wondering if I'm up for Signor Pollini or Mssr. Thibaudet.  Or maybe just a good walk around the city for a bit.  With a stops at a selected bakery or two. :)
Title: Re:NOTES IN A HURRY
Post by: TCB on April 29, 2007, 08:08:25 AM
Hmm... I just may be able to help you out with this...  :-X


Have I told you lately Jose, that you are just about perfect (and fat).   ;)
Title: Re:NOTES IN A HURRY
Post by: TCB on April 29, 2007, 08:12:19 AM
I just got my daily survey e-mailed to me.  Today's subject:  Healthy Fast Food.  Isn't that an oxymoron?
Title: Re:NOTES IN A HURRY
Post by: TCB on April 29, 2007, 08:16:50 AM
I do hope we hear something from DR / DS Danise today.  I have been so worried all weekend.  I have been so moved by the various posts that have been written to her in the last few days.  We really are a very tightknit family.
Title: Re:NOTES IN A HURRY
Post by: JoseSPiano on April 29, 2007, 08:32:43 AM
Hmm....

I just stepped out for a bit to pick up a copy of the Sunday Times, and it's actually kind of chilly out there.  A very cloudy and gray.   Like it's going to rain.  Hmm...  I could have sworn when I checked the weather forecast before heading to bed, it said "partly sunny and highs near 90".   Hmm...
Title: Re:NOTES IN A HURRY
Post by: JoseSPiano on April 29, 2007, 08:41:16 AM
Well... Might as well...


PAGE THREE!!!
Title: Re:NOTES IN A HURRY
Post by: JoseSPiano on April 29, 2007, 09:08:09 AM
Page Three Three Boulez Piano Sonatas Dance!

(http://ec1.images-amazon.com/images/I/41C1M2Y3MYL._AA240_.jpg)


*Maurizio Pollini is playing the Boulez Second Sonata this afternoon.  Alas, I've heard the piece way too many times at piano competitions, and that's sort of why I'm not sure I want to go this afternoon.  However, he is also playing the Second Book of the Debussy Preludes, so...
Title: Re:NOTES IN A HURRY
Post by: JoseSPiano on April 29, 2007, 09:16:32 AM
However, for a wonderful recital of some touchstones of 20th Century Classical piano music, I highly recommend this "recital" by Maurizio Pollini:


(http://ec1.images-amazon.com/images/I/31FWX133M3L._AA180_.jpg)


It's actually a compilation of two LP releases from the 70s, but they sound as if they were recorded yesterday.  -And the remastering of the original CD release is actually quite noticable - in a good way.  It can be a bit of a "thorny listen" - especially the Boulez - but there is some truly magnificent playing on this album.  -The Stravinsky and Prokofiev in particular have some awe-inspiring pianism.
Title: Re:NOTES IN A HURRY
Post by: FJL on April 29, 2007, 09:16:51 AM
Hi Jose - Just left you a message asking about hotels in Williamstown.  Do you have any time to offer a little telephonic advice?
Title: Re:NOTES IN A HURRY
Post by: FJL on April 29, 2007, 09:17:34 AM
Jose is so close to 18000.  That's 1000 times chai, for Jewish folk.
Title: Re:NOTES IN A HURRY
Post by: singdaw on April 29, 2007, 09:25:14 AM
Today is the day of reckoning.  I have procrastinated on laundry for far too long!  :)
Title: Re:NOTES IN A HURRY
Post by: JoseSPiano on April 29, 2007, 09:26:30 AM
Today is the day of reckoning.  I have procrastinated on laundry for far too long!  :)

Hmm... I wonder if your underwear would fetch as many bids as DR MBarnum's?


;D
Title: Re:NOTES IN A HURRY
Post by: JoseSPiano on April 29, 2007, 09:28:55 AM
Hi Jose - Just left you a message asking about hotels in Williamstown.  Do you have any time to offer a little telephonic advice?

Oh, sorry... I think my phone is still in my bag from last night.  However, as for hotels in Williamstown.  From what I recall - and this was from the staff people at WTF - there's really nothing that nice up there.  There is that one hotel adjacent to Williams College, and they get the bulk of the WTF business.  However, there's a smaller hotel down the street.  Very basic.  And they usually put some of the crew over-hires up there.

And that's really all I know.
Title: Re:NOTES IN A HURRY
Post by: singdaw on April 29, 2007, 09:31:13 AM
Separated at birth?

Pollini:
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(http://tbn0.google.com/images?q=tbn:vCgTOgBTe3TXNM:http://venus.unive.it/italslab/quattropassi/polenta.jpg)
Title: Re:NOTES IN A HURRY
Post by: JoseSPiano on April 29, 2007, 09:31:25 AM
Jose is so close to 18000.  That's 1000 times chai, for Jewish folk.

Hmm... Does that mean I can celebrate that milestone with a hamantaschen or two?


*Oh, that reminds me... Gruenbaume's had Chocolate(!) Hamantaschen last year.... Hmm...
Title: Re:NOTES IN A HURRY
Post by: FJL on April 29, 2007, 09:31:52 AM
Thanks for the info, Jose.
Title: Re:NOTES IN A HURRY
Post by: JoseSPiano on April 29, 2007, 09:31:54 AM
Separated at birth?

Pollini:
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polenta:[/b]
(http://tbn0.google.com/images?q=tbn:vCgTOgBTe3TXNM:http://venus.unive.it/italslab/quattropassi/polenta.jpg)


Um... No.



-Shouldn't you be doing laundry?
Title: Re:NOTES IN A HURRY
Post by: singdaw on April 29, 2007, 09:32:24 AM
I wonder if your underwear would fetch as many bids as DR MBarnum's?

Somehow, I seriously doubt it.   :)
Title: Re:NOTES IN A HURRY
Post by: singdaw on April 29, 2007, 09:33:58 AM
-Shouldn't you be doing laundry?

Oh, but I am!  :)

I have magical multi-tasking powers.    ::)
Title: Re:NOTES IN A HURRY
Post by: JoseSPiano on April 29, 2007, 09:35:07 AM
Thanks for the info, Jose.

Do you still need a phone consult?



*Be sure to ask if the artist housing for Skip - I'm assuming they'll be bringing him up for a few days - has air conditioning.  Most of the campus dorms don't have A/C since it's basically a "winter campus".  However the mainstage theatres are all fully air-cooled.
Title: Re:NOTES IN A HURRY
Post by: JoseSPiano on April 29, 2007, 09:35:56 AM
Somehow, I seriously doubt it.   :)

No need to sell yourself short.  Well... You know what I mean.
Title: Re:NOTES IN A HURRY
Post by: Ginny on April 29, 2007, 09:41:33 AM
Have done some puttering, shopped online at Lands End, and gotten ready for my lunch date with DH Richard - just waiting for his call.

Oh, I also had to decline an invitation from a girlfriend to use her husband's ticket to the Ensemble Theatre of Cincinnati production of Souvenir this afternoon - the timing just wouldn't have worked.
Title: Re:NOTES IN A HURRY
Post by: singdaw on April 29, 2007, 09:44:14 AM
Oh, I also had to decline an invitation from a girlfriend to use her husband's ticket to the Ensemble Theatre of Cincinnati production of Souvenir this afternoon - the timing just wouldn't have worked.

That's too bad, DR Ginny.  Souvenir is following All About Us in Westport.  With Judy Kaye!
Title: Re:NOTES IN A HURRY
Post by: singdaw on April 29, 2007, 09:44:44 AM
DR JoseSPiano, don't leave us all in suspense...PUSH THROUGH to your new milestone!
Title: Re:NOTES IN A HURRY
Post by: singdaw on April 29, 2007, 09:45:15 AM
Oh...

Too late.
Title: Re:NOTES IN A HURRY
Post by: Ginny on April 29, 2007, 09:49:12 AM
That's too bad, DR Ginny.  Souvenir is following All About Us in Westport.  With Judy Kaye!

Here in Cincinnati, Neva Rae Powers is Florence Foster Jenkins.
Title: Re:NOTES IN A HURRY
Post by: FJL on April 29, 2007, 09:49:13 AM
Jose - We're fine for now, but may need to pick your brain for more info at another time.  

Finding a whole smorgasbord (sp?) of hotels not on the linked list from the festival site.
Title: Re:NOTES IN A HURRY
Post by: TCB on April 29, 2007, 09:52:35 AM
MBarnum, are you still in LA?  When do you come home?  I have a question for you.  Have you ever interviewed Ty Hardin?
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Post by: Jane on April 29, 2007, 09:52:54 AM
HAPPY BIRTHDAY VIXTER, DD OF DR VIXMOM!
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Post by: singdaw on April 29, 2007, 09:55:13 AM
smorgasbord:
(http://www.eckerolinjen.fi/medialibrary/data/SmorgasbordCRW_4932-%7Bp6koq-h0lco-1isgn%7D.jpg)
Title: Re:NOTES IN A HURRY
Post by: FJL on April 29, 2007, 09:56:17 AM
Happy birthday, vixter!
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Post by: Ginny on April 29, 2007, 09:56:20 AM
DR Jane - thanks for the reminder:

Happiest of Birthdays to The Vixter!
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Post by: JoseSPiano on April 29, 2007, 09:59:04 AM
Jose - We're fine for now, but may need to pick your brain for more info at another time.  

Finding a whole smorgasbord (sp?) of hotels not on the linked list from the festival site.

Yep, there are a bunch of "motor lodges" in that area.  It will all depend how "comfortable" and "quaint" you want to be.  However, there are some nearby towns with nicer accommodations, so that might be an option too.
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Post by: Ginny on April 29, 2007, 09:59:32 AM
I'd really like to see this local Souvenir because of

Scot Woolley (http://news.cincypost.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070417/LIFE/704170371/1005)

who's playing the accompanist.  My friend Becky and I used to see him in Showboat Majestic productions.
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Post by: FJL on April 29, 2007, 10:00:01 AM
I should have said smorgasbord of Motels.  :)
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Post by: JoseSPiano on April 29, 2007, 10:03:24 AM
18,000
Title: Re:NOTES IN A HURRY
Post by: FJL on April 29, 2007, 10:04:06 AM
That many motels in the Williamstown area?

:)  :)  :)
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Post by: Ginny on April 29, 2007, 10:09:15 AM
Off to my lunch date!

Bye for now.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on April 29, 2007, 10:09:28 AM
Page Four Dance!!!

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Title: Re:NOTES IN A HURRY
Post by: JoseSPiano on April 29, 2007, 10:10:04 AM
Ohh...  The sun just broke through the clouds...


ohhh... and now it just went behind the clouds again..
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Post by: JoseSPiano on April 29, 2007, 10:10:19 AM
Exciting, huh?
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Post by: JoseSPiano on April 29, 2007, 10:12:38 AM
Well, I think I am going to head down to Carnegie Hall and see what the ticket availability is like for the Mr. Pollini's recital.  And if it's now sold out, I may head over to Lincoln Center to inquire about a ticket for the L.A. Philharmonic concert.  We shall see...

Laters...
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Post by: bk on April 29, 2007, 10:15:56 AM
Scot Wooley did several albums for me at Bay Cities.  He's on a couple of Classical Hollywoods and a Korngold classical album we did.  I think some other stuff, too.
Title: Re:NOTES IN A HURRY
Post by: bk on April 29, 2007, 10:16:26 AM
I love coconut but the coconut in the Kisses is more like a paste and it just isn't very good.
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Post by: bk on April 29, 2007, 10:16:38 AM
Oh, and I'm up.
Title: Re:NOTES IN A HURRY
Post by: bk on April 29, 2007, 10:16:54 AM
Will we never get to page five?
Title: Re:NOTES IN A HURRY
Post by: bk on April 29, 2007, 10:17:16 AM
You'd think it was a Sunday in the end of April.
Title: Re:NOTES IN A HURRY
Post by: bk on April 29, 2007, 10:17:32 AM
I must now shower.
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Post by: FJL on April 29, 2007, 10:23:25 AM
SUNDAY IN THE END OF APRIL -  Wasn't April nominated for Best Actress in this, along with Grace in The Sailor Who Fell From Grace?
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Post by: DERBRUCER on April 29, 2007, 10:31:15 AM
FUN IN THE SUN ARIZONA STYLE:

Preparing Crepes in Searcy, AZ

(http://www.azcentral.com/php-bin/commphotos/view.php?id=49344)

Alternate Dessert:
 
(http://www.azcentral.com/ent/arts/pics/0427monty.jpg)

der Brucer
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Post by: DERBRUCER on April 29, 2007, 10:39:57 AM
Dressing For Success in NC

(http://ak.bluestreak.com//adv/outer-banks/%5E8849/%5E4324547/336x850_elizabethan.jpg)

der Brucer


Title: Re:NOTES IN A HURRY
Post by: bk on April 29, 2007, 10:47:00 AM
I shall shortly be on my way to lunch.
Title: Re:NOTES IN A HURRY
Post by: DERBRUCER on April 29, 2007, 10:55:16 AM
smorgasbord:
(http://www.eckerolinjen.fi/medialibrary/data/SmorgasbordCRW_4932-%7Bp6koq-h0lco-1isgn%7D.jpg)

Not this?

(http://www.phdtop.com/singing/all.jpg)

der Brucer
Title: Re:NOTES IN A HURRY
Post by: singdaw on April 29, 2007, 11:21:02 AM
Smorgasbord versus Dessert Buffet?

;)
Title: Re:NOTES IN A HURRY
Post by: singdaw on April 29, 2007, 11:22:50 AM
This morning I met Mrs. Kurt Masur...the spouse of the famous maestro.  She is apparently an accomplished opera singer in her own right.  Lovely woman!
Title: Re:NOTES IN A HURRY
Post by: DERBRUCER on April 29, 2007, 11:31:07 AM
NOTES FROM PULLIAMVILLE:

CALIFORNIA INTERCHANGE COLLAPSES AFTER TANKER FIRE (http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,269118,00.html)
(http://www.foxnews.com/images/280031/3_62_042907_collapse1.jpg)
 AP
April 29: A tanker burns on a section of freeway that funnels traffic onto the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge.
Quote
OAKLAND, Calif. —

A section of freeway that funnels traffic off the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge collapsed early Sunday after a gasoline tanker truck overturned and caught fire, authorities said.

The heat from the fire was intense enough to melt part of the freeway and cause the collapse, but the truck's driver walked away from the scene with second-degree burns.

No other injuries were reported, which officials said was only possible because the accident happened so early on a Sunday morning. The truck driver took a taxi to a nearby hospital, Officer Trent Cross of the California Highway Patrol said.

The tanker carrying 8,600 gallons of gasoline ignited around 3:45 a.m. after crashing into a pylon on the interchange, which connects westbound lanes of Interstate 80 to southbound I-880, about half a mile from the Bay Bridge's toll plaza.

A preliminary investigation indicates he may have been speeding as he navigated the curving road, Cross said.

The fire melted a second interchange from eastbound I-80 to eastbound I-580 located above the first interchange, causing a 250-yard section of the roadway to collapse onto the roadway below, according to the highway patrol.

Witnesses reported flames from the blaze reached up to 200 feet high.

Late Sunday morning, the charred section of collapsed freeway was draped at a sharp angle onto the highway beneath, exposing a web of twisted metal beneath the concrete.

The Bay Bridge consists of two heavily traveled, double-decked bridges about two miles long straddling San Francisco Bay. State transportation officials said 280,000 commuters take the bridge into San Francisco each day.

Authorities said the accident on a highway interchange could take months to repair, and that it would cause the worst disruption for Bay Area commuters since a 1989 earthquake damaged a section of the Bay Bridge itself.


Well, so much for Rosie's "fire can't melt steel" theory!

der Brucer
Title: Re:NOTES IN A HURRY
Post by: DERBRUCER on April 29, 2007, 11:33:11 AM
Smorgasbord versus Dessert Buffet?

;)

Aha! You have been cruising on a cruise ;)

der Brucer
Title: Re:NOTES IN A HURRY
Post by: DERBRUCER on April 29, 2007, 11:36:22 AM
This morning I met Mrs. Kurt Masur...the spouse of the famous maestro.  She is apparently an accomplished opera singer in her own right.  Lovely woman!

Kurt Masur - they named a sandwich after him:
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/3/3e/Croque_monsieur.jpg/300px-Croque_monsieur.jpg)

der Brucer
Title: Re:NOTES IN A HURRY
Post by: TCB on April 29, 2007, 12:10:02 PM
Today, I am displaying the latest close-up of my beautiful and huge baby boy, Nicholas for all of his fans.



(http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u271/actr2000/NicholasII.jpg)
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Post by: Edisaurus on April 29, 2007, 12:37:28 PM
How exciting.  I just read that YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN is going to have its out of town tryout in Seattle.  Now, if I can just wrangle a ticket!

If you can't you can always go to Sacco and Vanzetti at the Grand Illusion Cinema in Seattle, starting May 11th!  ;D
Title: Re:NOTES IN A HURRY
Post by: Edisaurus on April 29, 2007, 12:51:27 PM
Today, I am displaying the latest close-up of my beautiful and huge baby boy, Nicholas for all of his fans.
(http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u271/actr2000/NicholasII.jpg)

We should introduce him to my gray cat, Gris-Gris.
Title: Re:NOTES IN A HURRY
Post by: Edisaurus on April 29, 2007, 12:53:03 PM
Happiest of Birthdays to The Vixter!

Vixmom, you are cracking me up with your Taco Bell posts, especially the post-Taco Bell artwork!
Title: Re:NOTES IN A HURRY
Post by: Edisaurus on April 29, 2007, 12:57:57 PM
Gee, I'm the only one in the jernt. You'd think it was a beautiful Sunday afternoon or something.

I think I'll mow the grass!
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Post by: Matt H. on April 29, 2007, 01:24:46 PM
What a heavenly day here! It really could not be more beautiful with air just cool enough to be pleasant but not too warm. Of course, I've spent most of it inside watching movies (more about them in a sec), but I did enjoy reading on the porch before and then while my lunch cooked.
Title: Re:NOTES IN A HURRY
Post by: Matt H. on April 29, 2007, 01:26:20 PM
Will we never get to page five?

Certainly.
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Post by: Matt H. on April 29, 2007, 01:30:07 PM
I began my afternoon by watching (and dubbing to a DVD-R) TEXAS CARNIVAL, a 1951 Esther Williams - Howard Keel - Red Skelton - Ann Miller musical. Not one of the greatest in the MGM canon, that's for sure, but I've always liked a couple of the tunes, and Howard Keel is always a pleasure to look at and listen to. And that fantasy sequence when Esther swims around Howard Keel's living room is a lovely touch.

I had been trying to win a laserdisc Esther Williams double feature on Ebay for a year or so of EASY TO WED/TEXAS CARNIVAL. Now, I have DVD-Rs of both of them, so I don't have to search for it any more.
Title: Re:NOTES IN A HURRY
Post by: DERBRUCER on April 29, 2007, 01:32:18 PM
More Oakland Bridge
(http://www.foxnews.com/images/root_images/042907_highway_collapse.jpg)

Remember - Rosie said fire can't hurt steel!

der Brucer
Title: Re:NOTES IN A HURRY
Post by: Matt H. on April 29, 2007, 01:32:34 PM
Page Five Ron Weasley Dance!!!
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Post by: Matt H. on April 29, 2007, 01:33:53 PM
I meant to mention that the print used on TCM for TEXAS CARNIVAL looked very good. Very strong Technicolor and not much damage or many artifacts that I noticed.
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Post by: Matt H. on April 29, 2007, 01:37:57 PM
Next, I went to the to-watch shelf and plucked off the classic STAGECOACH which I had bought some years ago but hadn't gotten around to watching on DVD. A great film, of course, but this DVD (which is several years old; there may be a newer one out by now) features a transfer that is none the worse for wear.

Is this really the best available print of this masterful film? If so, what a crime! It needs extensive restoration to get rid of all the scratches, damage, etc. There were scenes that were very heavy in contrast and grain which I suspect had to be gotten from some other source to replace damaged or missing scenes.

The film is so wonderful that one can tolerate a lot to watch it, but why shouldn't it look as good as Ford's THE GRAPES OF WRATH, HOW GREEN WAS MY VALLEY, or MY DARLING CLEMENTINE on DVD? (Well, those three are Fox films and have been taken marvelous care of; I guess STAGECOACH was let to rot somewhere.)
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Post by: Matt H. on April 29, 2007, 01:39:17 PM
I finished my afternoon watching a Disney True-Lfe Adventure - SECRETS OF LIFE which I hadn't seen in some time. Again, Disney has cleaned the master thoroughly for this DVD though they didn't make it quite as sharp as THE LIVING DESERT or some of the others in this series. Still, it's a pleasure to watch.
Title: Re:NOTES IN A HURRY
Post by: Ginny on April 29, 2007, 01:55:35 PM
Back from a delightful Panera lunch with DH Richard and a short trip to Barnes & Noble.  I'd won a B&N gift card at work, for contributing to the local arts consortium, so used it to purchase the HBO Elizabeth I DVD set.  This summer, my book group will read the Alison Weir book on which that series was based and watch part I at our July meeting and part II at our August meeting.  Also bought the second Maisie Dobbs mystery,  Birds of a Feather.
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Post by: Matt H. on April 29, 2007, 01:57:43 PM
I'll be curious to read your thoughts on the marvelous ELIZABETH I, DR Ginny.

In fact, I recorded part II once again from HBO-HD, and I will watch it tonight before my prime time shows start.

(I think part I is the stronger of the two parts, but they're both marvelous).

I haven't bought it on DVD yet because I kept hoping that it'd get released on Blu-ray disc. I'd really like to have it in high definition if I could.
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Post by: Ginny on April 29, 2007, 01:58:41 PM
BK - yes, I've had Hershey truffle kisses.  The person who coordinated one of the award programs my conference last weekend scattered them on the tables before the luncheon began.  Yum!
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Post by: Danise on April 29, 2007, 02:01:11 PM
Hi all!  It's been another busy day but a good one.

I took Bear to go get a bath and then I took him down to see Mom.  I am grateful beyond words that I was allowed to do that.

I think the Dear Dog knew what was going on.  I swear he listened to every word I told him in the car about being a good boy and the way he moved his head everytime I said we were going to see Mama.  

He jumped out of the car when we got there and looked around like as if to say, "Well, where is she?"

And he was a prince.  A real prince in room.  Everyone there stopped by to pet him and he was such a good boy.  

He had to smell the whole room over and then he just laid down as close to bed as he could get and was no trouble to anyone.

Even the nurse who came in to check on Mom said they were all amazed at how good he was and that no one even knew he was there.  

Poor Sheena had to stay home and I'm sorry for that but the truth is she is to bouncy for that kind of visit and Bear is Mom's baby.

I shall have to make it up to her sometime.  

The gal at Petsmart did a super fast job on giving him a bath when I expained that it was for someone who might pass at any time.  

My boss came to visit and that was very nice.  She told me not to worry about work and just to think about Mom and what I needed to do.

Oh, I am so grateful Mom had the chance to see Bear.  I took a lot of pictures and movies with my camera so I will have something to remember that visit by.

Hate to post and run but I need to get going.  I just brought Bear home and I need to feed him and Sheena then I have to head back.  

I will post again sometime tonight but I don't know exactly when.

Thank you all for the wonderful vibes.  I'm sure they made this day possible.   :)

Happy Birthday to the Vixter!

Title: Re:NOTES IN A HURRY
Post by: Ginny on April 29, 2007, 02:02:59 PM
DR MattH - I saw Elizabeth I about a year ago, when I was on a business road trip staying in hotels that have HBO (which we do not here at home) - part 1 in Columbus, OH, and part 2 in Cleveland.  I'm looking forward to reading the book and then watching it again.

In a similar vein, we have our Netflix copy of The Queen, which I saw in the theatre with DR Elmore last fall, but no one else in my family has seen it.  Tomorrow, we're having a Monday Movie Matinee here at home and our guests will be Richard's mother, my mother, and my aunt (my mom's sister).
Title: Re:NOTES IN A HURRY
Post by: bk on April 29, 2007, 02:04:31 PM
Back from a nice lunch with former dear reader Hisaka.  We went to Genghis Cohen, which wouldn't have been my first choice for lunch on a Sunday, but trying to get into any restaurant anywhere in LA from breakfast until about four is just impossible.  We drove by the Pico location of Roscoe's Chicken and Waffles, which was my first choice, and there were at least 100 people out front waiting.  And every other restaurant had scores of people waiting.  I knew Genghis Cohen would be easy and it was - and the food was, as always, grand.
Title: Re:NOTES IN A HURRY
Post by: bk on April 29, 2007, 02:04:43 PM
Will we never get to page six?
Title: Re:NOTES IN A HURRY
Post by: bk on April 29, 2007, 02:04:55 PM
You'd think it was a Sunday or something.
Title: Re:NOTES IN A HURRY
Post by: Ginny on April 29, 2007, 02:05:09 PM
DR Danise - sounds like Bear deserves an extra special treat.  Thanks for taking time to share the story about his visit to your mom.

Continued love and vibes.....
Title: Re:NOTES IN A HURRY
Post by: bk on April 29, 2007, 02:05:23 PM
I'm going to enter fixes now, but let's get some postin' goin' on, shall we?
Title: Re:NOTES IN A HURRY
Post by: bk on April 29, 2007, 02:05:44 PM
Do it, do it now - the time is nigh.
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Post by: bk on April 29, 2007, 02:06:40 PM
Welcome five GUESTS.  Who are you people?  And why don't you get off your complacent stand-offish buttcheeks and post something.
Title: Re:NOTES IN A HURRY
Post by: Matt H. on April 29, 2007, 02:15:02 PM

In a similar vein, we have our Netflix copy of The Queen, which I saw in the theatre with DR Elmore last fall, but no one else in my family has seen it.  Tomorrow, we're having a Monday Movie Matinee here at home and our guests will be Richard's mother, my mother, and my aunt (my mom's sister).

I liked THE QUEEN very much. I didn't see it at the theater (kept meaning to and just never got around to it), but I I've watched it three times on DVD. Mirren and Sheen are just wonderful in the film, and I think a lot of the supporting players didn't get enough credit for what they contributed to this entertaining feature.
Title: Re:NOTES IN A HURRY
Post by: Matt H. on April 29, 2007, 02:15:29 PM
Will we never get to page six?

I'm no psychic or anything, but I have a feeling we will.
Title: Re:NOTES IN A HURRY
Post by: Matt H. on April 29, 2007, 02:18:01 PM
I see that a new version of TO CATCH A THIEF is coming out in a week. This one has a Dolby Surround track in addition to the mono track we got the last time.

I wonder if there is much difference in the transfer from the original issue which I have? At least, I assume the transfer is a new remaster.
Title: Re:NOTES IN A HURRY
Post by: Matt H. on April 29, 2007, 02:19:33 PM
I think I'll head downstairs now, clean the master bathroom, and then get back to the end of SECRETS OF LIFE and then on to part two of ELIZABETH I.

WBBL.
Title: Re:NOTES IN A HURRY
Post by: TCB on April 29, 2007, 02:20:56 PM
If you can't you can always go to Sacco and Vanzetti at the Grand Illusion Cinema in Seattle, starting May 11th!  ;D

I am still hoping to do that.  YF is probably not due here until August or September.  The other day I saw a TV commerical for Seattle's Paramount Theatre.  The ad started out proclaiming that "At long last, "THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA was coming straight from Broadway to Seattle."  I guess someone forgot to tell the announcer that the show started in Seattle.
Title: Re:NOTES IN A HURRY
Post by: singdaw on April 29, 2007, 02:24:26 PM
DR Danise, thank you for sharing that visit with us today.  It sounds like it was just the right thing - for everyone.  If you can just stay in the moment and take each moment as it comes...

***VIBES*** to you!
Title: Re:NOTES IN A HURRY
Post by: singdaw on April 29, 2007, 02:25:37 PM
I guess someone forgot to tell the announcer that the show started in Seattle.

Or that it's been a few other places in between!  :)
Title: Re:NOTES IN A HURRY
Post by: singdaw on April 29, 2007, 02:26:14 PM
DR TCB, you can post shots of DC Nicholas ANY time.  He is a real prince!
Title: Re:NOTES IN A HURRY
Post by: S. Woody White on April 29, 2007, 02:27:42 PM
More Oakland Bridge
(http://www.foxnews.com/images/root_images/042907_highway_collapse.jpg)

Remember - Rosie said fire can't hurt steel!

der Brucer
Hmmmm...  Think this could be converted into a skateboard park?
Title: Re:NOTES IN A HURRY
Post by: TCB on April 29, 2007, 02:28:44 PM
Do it, do it now - the time is nigh.


N-o-o-o-o-o-o-o!!!  Today is the first day in the last two weeks that I have not had "NOW" stuck in my head - until now (oh damn, now I said it again).
Title: Re:NOTES IN A HURRY
Post by: TCB on April 29, 2007, 02:31:11 PM
DR TCB, you can post shots of DC Nicholas ANY time.  He is a real prince!


Yes, I have told him about your flattery.  Now he wants you to come visit!
Title: Re:NOTES IN A HURRY
Post by: singdaw on April 29, 2007, 02:32:36 PM
DR Edisaurus, DC Gris-Gris is a beaut, as well!   :)
Title: Re:NOTES IN A HURRY
Post by: singdaw on April 29, 2007, 02:35:59 PM
Now he wants you to come visit!

I would be honored!  If I ever get to that part of the country, I will certainly give him a call.
Title: Re:NOTES IN A HURRY
Post by: Ginny on April 29, 2007, 02:37:10 PM
Yesterday, DH Richard went to Columbus to attend the consecration of the Rev. Thomas E. Breidenthal as the IX Bishop of Southern Ohio (Episcopal).  Part of the ceremony involved comingling of waters from the rivers of Southern Ohio into a font.  Here are the rivers that were represented:

Licking
Olentangy
Great Miami
Muskingum
Hocking
Scioto
Ohio
Title: Re:NOTES IN A HURRY
Post by: TCB on April 29, 2007, 02:46:17 PM
We should introduce him to my gray cat, Gris-Gris.


Gris-Gris is a beauty!
Title: Re:NOTES IN A HURRY
Post by: singdaw on April 29, 2007, 02:50:09 PM
Part of the ceremony involved comingling of waters from the rivers of Southern Ohio into a font.

DR Ginny, that is really cool. I wonder whose idea that was?  Very fitting!
Title: Re:NOTES IN A HURRY
Post by: bk on April 29, 2007, 02:58:10 PM
I'm sleepy.  I've entered all the fixes save for about six that I need to run by my muse Margaret.
Title: Re:NOTES IN A HURRY
Post by: bk on April 29, 2007, 02:58:48 PM
Will we never get to page seven?  This is the lowest day we've had in over six months.  Where ARE the errant and truant?
Title: Re:NOTES IN A HURRY
Post by: bk on April 29, 2007, 02:59:08 PM
I can see it's up to me to be the frenzy.  It's good to be the frenzy.
Title: Re:NOTES IN A HURRY
Post by: bk on April 29, 2007, 03:00:37 PM
I don't know why I'm quite so full as I am.  Between Hisaka and me, we ate half of each dish, which means I ate half of a half, MUCH less than I normally consume there.  We had orange chicken, green beans, cold sesame noodles, pan fried noodles with chicken, shrimp, and pork.  
Title: Re:NOTES IN A HURRY
Post by: bk on April 29, 2007, 03:01:29 PM
I am my own frenzy.  I am trying to decide what to watch.  One of my DVDRs or something else that's been sitting here like so much fish waiting for me to catch up?
Title: Re:NOTES IN A HURRY
Post by: bk on April 29, 2007, 03:02:03 PM
I have a couple of imports here, including Lonely Are The Brave with Kirk Douglas and Phantom Lady, with Franchot Tone.
Title: Re:NOTES IN A HURRY
Post by: Edisaurus on April 29, 2007, 03:05:02 PM
DR Ginny, that is really cool. I wonder whose idea that was?  Very fitting!

In a similar vein:

After Sacco and Vazetti were executed, they were cremated. Members of the Catholic church tried to pursuade the family not to do this, as the church disapproved of the practice. The familiy didn't feel the need to act on their wishes ("Where was the Catholic church when we needed you!"etc.).

After the cremation, their ashes were combined and mingled together. Even though they barely knew each other before they were arrested, the case linked their names forever.

Some of the ashes were sent to Sacco's home in Puglia, and some were sent to Vanzetti's home in Torremaggiore. The rest are archived in Boston.
Title: Re:NOTES IN A HURRY
Post by: singdaw on April 29, 2007, 03:05:54 PM
Cold sesame noodles.  Yum!  :)
Title: Re:NOTES IN A HURRY
Post by: Edisaurus on April 29, 2007, 03:07:22 PM
I don't know why I'm quite so full as I am.  Between Hisaka and me, we ate half of each dish, which means I ate half of a half, MUCH less than I normally consume there.  We had orange chicken, green beans, cold sesame noodles, pan fried noodles with chicken, shrimp, and pork.  

You are making me salivate, remembering the yummilicious dinner we had there a few weeks ago. All our good Chinese restaurants around here seem to have disappeared. :'(
Title: Re:NOTES IN A HURRY
Post by: singdaw on April 29, 2007, 03:10:55 PM
Laundry status report:  about half way done!  I know you all really care about such things!
Title: Re:NOTES IN A HURRY
Post by: Ginny on April 29, 2007, 03:17:25 PM
Now I want Chinese food!
Title: Re:NOTES IN A HURRY
Post by: Tomovoz on April 29, 2007, 03:27:53 PM
Now I want Chinese food!
A statement I've never made nor am I likely to do so.
Title: Re:NOTES IN A HURRY
Post by: singdaw on April 29, 2007, 03:43:15 PM
They don't have bobsleds in San Juan?
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Post by: Adriana Patti on April 29, 2007, 03:43:46 PM
I want Ghengis Cohen...:(
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Post by: Adriana Patti on April 29, 2007, 03:44:49 PM
Is anyone else in the city of Los angeles annoyed about the election next tuesday?
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Post by: Tomovoz on April 29, 2007, 03:45:13 PM
Or Kangaroo hops in Chinese beer.
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Post by: Adriana Patti on April 29, 2007, 03:45:27 PM
We are electing one person on a board of people- chair #5
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Post by: Adriana Patti on April 29, 2007, 03:46:23 PM
Luckily my polling place is in my building
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Post by: Adriana Patti on April 29, 2007, 03:46:55 PM
I just had Cracker Jacks- the prize is a sticker
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Post by: Adriana Patti on April 29, 2007, 03:50:59 PM
The notes were in a hurry, but the posting is taking its sweet time
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Post by: bk on April 29, 2007, 03:51:13 PM
I have finished entering phase two of fixes and am trying to watch a DVD without falling asleep.
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Post by: Adriana Patti on April 29, 2007, 03:54:40 PM
sleep is good
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Post by: Adriana Patti on April 29, 2007, 03:55:28 PM
I think I shall listen to the brain while I do HW, I have not heard it for a week or so.
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Post by: Jrand70 on April 29, 2007, 04:02:31 PM
I didn't realize the play was that old.

 :o
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Post by: DearReaderLaura on April 29, 2007, 04:04:27 PM
Hello, fellow Dear Readers. I had to drop everything yesterday when my DH's plans changed and I am now in Morro Bay in California. We are supposed to meet some family here.

DR Sandra, would you check the flowers in the yard (front and back) and water, if necessary, please. And water the plants by the iron gate in the driveway. Thanks.

I will have to catch up on posts later.
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Post by: DearReaderLaura on April 29, 2007, 04:05:26 PM
Hopefully I can catch up on some reading this evening. I just haven't had much uninterrupted time!
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Post by: bk on April 29, 2007, 04:06:12 PM
I've just been reading some reviews from a few productions of Voir Dire and, I'm happy to say, they all agree with me about the play.  What's fascinating is that the male character (played last night by Benjamin Clark) is, in all these reviews, positioned to be the villain of the piece by the playwright, and yet, as I said last night, he comes off as the only reasonable one in the group - not a bully (even though everyone calls him that, he's neither written nor played that way, at least in these three or four productions).  They all basically feel that it's an "issue" play rather than a play that is about human beings.  Also, according to these reviews, one of the characters sounds really interesting, but it certainly was not played that way at LACC - either the director or the actress apparently didn't "get" this character.   They also felt the play was way too long for its own good.

But it's had a bit of popularity on the regional circuit and in colleges.  It figures.  As to it being a Pulitzer nominee, well, c'mon - and how many Pulitzer Prize-winning plays have not played on Broadway at all?
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Post by: Jane on April 29, 2007, 04:06:31 PM
Today, I am displaying the latest close-up of my beautiful and huge baby boy, Nicholas for all of his fans.


How are you and your babies feeling?
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Post by: singdaw on April 29, 2007, 04:08:48 PM
We didn't even get to give you travel vibes, DR DearReaderLaura!
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Post by: Jane on April 29, 2007, 04:11:35 PM
DR Laura, how fun to have a spontaneous trip.  
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Post by: Jrand70 on April 29, 2007, 04:12:11 PM
Nice kitty pictures...

DR EDISAURUS - we specialize in Gris-Gris bags for all purposes at the World of Wisdom.

Loved DR DANISE's story about Bear's visit!
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Post by: Jrand70 on April 29, 2007, 04:13:33 PM
So.....are the English words we see as the names of the Japanese performers in the movies the actual translations of the Japanese words, or are they English phonetic approximations of the Japanese names?
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Post by: Cillaliz on April 29, 2007, 04:20:18 PM
smorgasbord:
(http://www.eckerolinjen.fi/medialibrary/data/SmorgasbordCRW_4932-%7Bp6koq-h0lco-1isgn%7D.jpg)

That's what they always called buffets when I grew up.
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Post by: Cillaliz on April 29, 2007, 04:29:40 PM
Time to go outside and check on things. It was over 90 degrees today. That's way too hot for April.  It's too hot for me any time
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Post by: Jane on April 29, 2007, 04:56:46 PM

Loved DR DANISE's story about Bear's visit!

How I missed page 5 I have no idea.  And to miss the story of the natural therapy dog would have been a shame.  
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Post by: Jane on April 29, 2007, 04:57:55 PM
I have been on a “roll” today.  This afternoon I ordered my water without water, instead of ice.
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Post by: Dan (the Man) on April 29, 2007, 05:03:48 PM
~^~^~^~^~^  MORE PRAYERS AND VIBES FOR DR DANISE AND HER MOTHER  ^~^~^~^~^~
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Post by: S. Woody White on April 29, 2007, 05:06:25 PM
Now I want Chinese food!
In bed?
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Post by: S. Woody White on April 29, 2007, 05:10:57 PM
I'm roasting a picnic shoulder of pork tonight.

And saurkraut.

And applesauce.

And mashed potatoes.

With gravy.
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Post by: S. Woody White on April 29, 2007, 05:11:21 PM
So not Chinese food.
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Post by: S. Woody White on April 29, 2007, 05:12:53 PM
I wish I had a day off real soon.

Instead, I've a cashiering day tomorrow, followed by two wrangling days on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Off on Thursday.

It's coming.

*Le sigh.*
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Post by: MusicGuy on April 29, 2007, 05:20:39 PM

Good evening to dear, fixed, proofed, and otherwise-unaltered and studly BK --

I'm now up at my hotel in the Allentown area of PA... I have a couple days business seminar here.  But I had a hell of a time at my hotel
in Philly.  It said it had "free wireless internet," but it would drop out, then re-connect, then drop out.... etc.

It was most maddening!!
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Post by: MusicGuy on April 29, 2007, 05:22:53 PM

For dear DR Naomi --   Yes, my friend Peter Conte is indeed the Grand Court Organist at the wonderful old Wanamaker building in Philadelphia (now Macy's).  And yes, I did play one piece on a small program there yesterday.
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Post by: MusicGuy on April 29, 2007, 05:23:31 PM

Is dear DR M(hunky)Barnum back up in Oregon yet?
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Post by: singdaw on April 29, 2007, 05:24:13 PM
It was most maddening!!

Perhaps that's why it's free?  Anyway, glad you're able to re-join us!
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Post by: Edisaurus on April 29, 2007, 05:24:14 PM
I'm roasting a picnic shoulder of pork tonight.

Braised pork shoulder is one of my favorite dishes at Joe's Shanghai in NY.
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Post by: MusicGuy on April 29, 2007, 05:24:28 PM

Hi Elmo...... I hope you're doing well, and not giving any thought or energy to your asshole relatives!  You deserve better.
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Post by: singdaw on April 29, 2007, 05:25:39 PM
And yes, I did play one piece on a small program there yesterday.

DR MusicGuy - that is way cool!   8)

I heard that organ at an AGO [American Guild of Organists] convention on July 4th several years back.  It is glorious!  And the console is...imposing. [!]
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Post by: MusicGuy on April 29, 2007, 05:26:16 PM

I think tonight will be a fairly early evening for me.  I have a long day of seminar talks, discussions, etc., tomorrow, and I have to make one small presentation myself.  

This kind of stuff was a lot easier 10 years ago !

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Post by: singdaw on April 29, 2007, 05:26:54 PM
Is dear DR M(hunky)Barnum back up in Oregon yet?

We have not heard boo from him since yesterday!   :(

Perhaps he is traveling.

***travel vibes*** to DR MBarnum!
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Post by: MusicGuy on April 29, 2007, 05:28:08 PM
DR MusicGuy - that is way cool!   8)

I heard that organ at an AGO convention on July 4th several years back.  It is glorious!  And the console is...imposing. [!]

Yes, that is one of the most towering and monumental musical instruments ever created.  And it is, indeed, the largest playing pipe organ in the world today.

And Peter Conte is as warm, generous, and good-hearted as he is brilliantly talented.
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Post by: MusicGuy on April 29, 2007, 05:29:36 PM

Hi Cilla.... Hi Edi. !  :)
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Post by: singdaw on April 29, 2007, 05:30:29 PM
In bed?
;D
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Post by: Tomovoz on April 29, 2007, 05:35:08 PM
DR SingDaw - The Ice-cream has landed.  Thank you.
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Post by: singdaw on April 29, 2007, 05:36:46 PM
DR SingDaw - The Ice-cream has landed.  Thank you.

Happy to hear it!!    :D   Enjoy-
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Post by: bk on April 29, 2007, 05:43:48 PM
Will we never get to page eight?  Just finished Lonely Are The Brave, and shall now watch The List Of Adrian Messenger.
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Post by: MBarnum on April 29, 2007, 05:46:14 PM
MBarnum, are you still in LA?  When do you come home?  I have a question for you.  Have you ever interviewed Ty Hardin?

I am now home. I am catching up. I have never interviewed Ty Hardin. But I have talked to him on the phone a few times.
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Post by: singdaw on April 29, 2007, 05:51:28 PM
DR George, please PM me your snail mail address.  I am going to attempt to tape the Angels in America opera for you.
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Post by: Cillaliz on April 29, 2007, 05:54:32 PM
Hi I'm watching TAR, Playing with my cats and surfing....going to sign off for a little while
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Post by: DearReaderLaura on April 29, 2007, 05:55:04 PM
This afternoon I went for a walk, and this is what I saw:

(http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w247/SaltonSeaTrip/CalGull.jpg)
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Post by: DearReaderLaura on April 29, 2007, 05:56:56 PM
This confused me. Did we take a wrong turn somehow?

(http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w247/SaltonSeaTrip/huh.jpg)
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Post by: MusicGuy on April 29, 2007, 06:05:33 PM

For dear DR Jose --  I know that you are at a concert, or dinner, or a walk around NYC this evening.  But I wish I was there, and we could have dinner, and then walk to the good pie shop !  That would be a fun relaxing time.

And.... I could then blame you a little !  ;)
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Post by: JoseSPiano on April 29, 2007, 06:06:51 PM
Good Afternoon!  Good Evening!


Well, once I got to the box office window at Carnegie Hall, the women behind the window informed me that all they had left were obstructed view seats.  Hmm...  Well, I said, OK.  Then she noticed that she could get me an obstructed view seat in the Second Tier instead of in the top balcony, so, I took it.  And, boy, was I glad I did!

I ended up in Box 60, which is house left, and close to the stage.  And, as it turned out, I basically ended up right behind Maurizio Pollini's right shoulder.  And since the "piano nerd" is still very much alive in me, it was a perfect seat.  I had a great view of the piano keyboard, and of Mr. Pollini's hands.  And even the seats were comfortable - they were basically raised stools.  And as for being "obstructed view", well, the only real obstruction was the woman sitting in front of me, but once I adjusted my chair, I had a very clear view of the stage.

The program was wonderful.  An all Chopin first half, and Debussy and Boulez in the second half.  And it turned out to be the Second Book of the Debussy Etudes he was playing, not the Preludes - I guess I misread the listing.  The Etudes are some of my favorite pieces.

All in all, it was a very satisfying program.  Mr. Pollini's playing has been labeled "aristocratic" by many people.  For some people that's a plus, for others that's a minus.  Some people appreciate the reserve in his playing, others wish for some more fire and color.  For today's program, I thought it was just right.  His virtuosity is unquestionable, but he never shows off.  It all seems very easy for him.  But the music-making was very good.  Very good.

As I had suspected, a bunch of audience members bailed before - and during(!) - the Boulez Second Piano Sonata.  I will admit that it's not a "tuneful" score, but I've always appreciated it's compositional structure, and the demands it makes on the pianists technique and imagination.  -And having a bird's eye view of Mr. Pollini's hands as they navigated the keyboard was awesome.

And after he finished the Boulez, he treated the audience to five(!) encores, one of which was another Chopin Ballade (the G minor) - most definitely not a "little post-recital ditty".  He was very generous.

And then came the CD signing...
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Post by: MusicGuy on April 29, 2007, 06:08:20 PM

It's no fun here in Allentown.... Maybe I'll just blame the whole area for everything. !
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Post by: Jane on April 29, 2007, 06:13:48 PM
Jose-I enjoyed reading about the concert and the pleasure it gave you. :D
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Post by: MBarnum on April 29, 2007, 06:14:49 PM
My DVR recorded some wonderful movies whilst I was away...EMERGENCY HOSPITAL, THE INTERNS, THE NEW INTERNS.

Tonight I must watch last weeks Survivor and tonight's TAR and Desperate Housewives (BTW I met one of the cast members this weekend).
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Post by: singdaw on April 29, 2007, 06:15:43 PM
It's no fun here in Allentown

Well, no, Allentown is not exactly the hotspot of the world.

I have fond memories of my grandfather giving me a driving lesson in an abandoned parking lot in Allentown!
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Post by: MusicGuy on April 29, 2007, 06:16:09 PM

Hey there.... Mr. PianoSJose....the concert sounds like it was a good time.  And the vantage point of your seat must have been great!

I once got to sit 2 rows back, and 2 seats to the left of the keyboard for a Horowitz concert.  He had the most fascinating and (at times) strange hand technique to me.  But DAMN, did it make a lot of pretty fantastic music!

Go have some dessert for me........there's nothing good here in Allentown.  :(
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Post by: singdaw on April 29, 2007, 06:16:40 PM
Desperate Housewives (BTW I met one of the cast members this weekend).

Jesse Metcalf?   :o
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Post by: Edisaurus on April 29, 2007, 06:16:40 PM

Hi Cilla.... Hi Edi. !  :)


Hiya, handsome!
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Post by: Jane on April 29, 2007, 06:17:10 PM
I keep hearing Billy Joel's voice in my head.
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Post by: MBarnum on April 29, 2007, 06:18:39 PM
I barely made my flight today. I had thought that my flight wasn't until 1:15 pm...but that was the time of the flights arrival in Portland! My flight was actually at 11:00 am...and I discoverd this factoid at exactly 9:45 am, as I was catching up on HHW and sipping my morning coffee in my hotel room!

With 1 hour and 15 minutes till my flight was to leave you never saw one person move so fast!

Fortunately my hotel was right across the street from the Burbank airport, and the car rental return was at the airport.

Unfortunately I had no time to fill up the gas tank of the car before returning it and it was on empty. Alamo charges $6.99 a gallon they have to fill it...ouch!
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Post by: Edisaurus on April 29, 2007, 06:19:32 PM
Will we never get to page eight?  Just finished Lonely Are The Brave, and shall now watch The List Of Adrian Messenger.

I can't hear this title without thinking of the Get Smart episode: The Mess of Adrian Listenger.
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Post by: singdaw on April 29, 2007, 06:20:36 PM
I keep hearing Billy Joel's voice in my head.

But do you answer back?   :)
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Post by: MBarnum on April 29, 2007, 06:21:01 PM
Jesse Metcalf?   :o


Sadley, poor Jesse is in rehab these days.

I met Ernie Hudson, who played the detective that was investigating the various and sundried murders.

He is hoping someone else will be murdered soon so that his recurring role will occur again! LOL!
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Post by: JoseSPiano on April 29, 2007, 06:22:24 PM
As for the CD signing...

First of all, the line was long(!!!!!).  And I admired Mr. Pollini's continuing generosity with his time.  He had basically played a three hour recital, and now he was signing CDs for at least another hour.  Even the ushers were surprised at how many people stayed for the signing.  -The Gift Shop had even sold out of CDs!

Secondly... In front of me, there was a gentleman who turned out to be quite "entertaining".  From what I could gather, he graduated from some Ivy League college.  He's a composer.  He had just been released from some academic position.  And he thought the Boulez was the equivalent of a "teeth extraction", and thought the only reason Pollini played five encores was to "purge the guilt" from subjecting the audience to such a piece.  Hmm...  Oh, and I believe he uses words such as "bourgeoisie", "ephemera", "Capitalist" and "redeeming social value" when he orders his coffee at Starbucks each morning.  ;)  Like I said, he was "entertaining".

Of course, I had wanted to "correct" him, but I believe he loved hearing himself speak, and I think he liked being listened to too.  We did talk a little about current musical trends... He blamed the popularity of country music for George Bush's presidency.  And he wondered if the term "rock'n'roll" was still relevant today since hip-hop and country were so prevalent.  Alas, it also became clear that he did not listen to any "current" music, and when I had to tell him what one of the encores was - one of the Liszt Transcendental Etudes - well... All I could think of was, "Bitter...  Party of One."

But, again, he was entertaining.

:)
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Post by: Edisaurus on April 29, 2007, 06:22:48 PM
For dear DR Jose --  I know that you are at a concert, or dinner, or a walk around NYC this evening.  But I wish I was there, and we could have dinner, and then walk to the good pie shop !

Greg and I walked past the little pie shop and could smell the pies cooking, which whetted our appetites for the wonderful brunch FJL and Skip had waiting for us.

But as we were passing it, a drunk guy came lurching towards us and then vomited on the ground, barely missing us! The allure of the pie shop suddenly dispersed.  :-\
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Post by: singdaw on April 29, 2007, 06:25:07 PM
DR MusicGuy, I had an opportunity to hear Ken Cowan play a dedicatory recital today.  Alas, I felt tired, so decided to continue my laundry duty instead.
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Post by: singdaw on April 29, 2007, 06:27:14 PM
DR JoseSPiano...

What, exactly, was Mr. Pollini's reaction when you asked him to sign your Dixie Chicks CD?
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Post by: MusicGuy on April 29, 2007, 06:28:55 PM
DR MusicGuy, I had an opportunity to hear Ken Cowan play a dedicatory recital today.  Alas, I felt tired, so decided to continue my laundry duty instead.

Well, you missed a real treat.  Ken is a really musical player, and technically extremely gifted.  He is also a hell of a nice person, cute as all get out, and I'm happy to have him as a friend.  He has such a good sense of humor, and such a secure sense of himself, that I tease him unmercifully about running away together.

Unfortunately, he happens to prefer short, thin, oriental females with long dark hair.  I'm afraid that is just too big of an order....:)
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Post by: JoseSPiano on April 29, 2007, 06:30:27 PM
And I have to say, that I'm constantly amazed at how disorganized the Box Office/Lobby area is at Carnegie Hall.  It seems like there's only one usher to "help" everyone one out.  There were three box office windows open today, but only one was open for sales, and the other two were for reservations.  However, one of the reservation windows was behind a column, and the sales window was for current and future events.  Meanwhile, there are six ushers in each stairwell just standing there.  Hmm...
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Post by: JoseSPiano on April 29, 2007, 06:32:27 PM
DR Danise - Thanks for the continued updates.  And I'm glad your Mom got to spend some time with Bear.
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Post by: FJL on April 29, 2007, 06:33:30 PM
I had a fine supper at the Outback Restaurant not too far from West New York in New Jersey with Dear friend Lesli. Hardly any weigt, i mean wait - very unusual for a Sunday late afternoon, but by the time we left the restaurant the place was totally packed.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on April 29, 2007, 06:33:58 PM
I just had Cracker Jacks- the prize is a sticker

I usually get a tattoo.:-\
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Post by: singdaw on April 29, 2007, 06:34:53 PM
I had a fine supper at the Outback Restaurant...with Dear friend Lesli.

Don't let it end, Dear Friend!

That's good.  I don't believe Outback takes reservations.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on April 29, 2007, 06:36:21 PM
N-o-o-o-o-o-o-o!!!  Today is the first day in the last two weeks that I have not had "NOW" stuck in my head - until now (oh damn, now I said it again).

What's wrong with "Now"?  Have you been rehearsing to play Frederick in A Little Night Music?
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Post by: JoseSPiano on April 29, 2007, 06:37:52 PM
Kurt Masur - they named a sandwich after him:
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/3/3e/Croque_monsieur.jpg/300px-Croque_monsieur.jpg)

der Brucer

Where's the bechamel?
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Post by: JoseSPiano on April 29, 2007, 06:38:27 PM
DRs TCB and edisaurus - Pretty kitties.
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Post by: MusicGuy on April 29, 2007, 06:38:38 PM

Well I'm off for some shut eye soon.....

night night studlies and lovelies !
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Post by: Cillaliz on April 29, 2007, 06:41:19 PM
I can't wait for tomorrow morning.   I finally get to see what I think will be my new office.   It has location, location, location and unless what I can't see through the mail slot is 100 times worse than what I can see.  It would be perfect.   Paul asked if he can go with me to see it. So, he'll be there in the morning too.
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Post by: Ginny on April 29, 2007, 06:43:06 PM
DR Cillaliz - hope the new office is all that, and more!

DH Richard and I have been watching Flower Drum Song on DVD.  It has its moments, but those R&H dream ballets get sort of silly.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on April 29, 2007, 06:43:37 PM
I've just been reading some reviews from a few productions of Voir Dire and, I'm happy to say, they all agree with me about the play.  What's fascinating is that the male character (played last night by Benjamin Clark) is, in all these reviews, positioned to be the villain of the piece by the playwright, and yet, as I said last night, he comes off as the only reasonable one in the group - not a bully (even though everyone calls him that, he's neither written nor played that way, at least in these three or four productions).  They all basically feel that it's an "issue" play rather than a play that is about human beings.  Also, according to these reviews, one of the characters sounds really interesting, but it certainly was not played that way at LACC - either the director or the actress apparently didn't "get" this character.   They also felt the play was way too long for its own good.

But it's had a bit of popularity on the regional circuit and in colleges.  It figures.  As to it being a Pulitzer nominee, well, c'mon - and how many Pulitzer Prize-winning plays have not played on Broadway at all?

The other "weird" part of Voir Dire is that, apparently, there are some "options" when it comes to the script you use for performances.  I believe DPS publishes the script, but the author has some revisions available.

I read the play a few years ago, and thought it was good, but could tell that a strong director and strong cast were needed to pull the play off.
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Post by: Cillaliz on April 29, 2007, 06:43:48 PM
If I can get a lease signed in the next couple days I can start the wheels really rolling.  I've decided to make an appointment at my bank and talk about the best strategy to go forward while I still have some options.  I was just going to go ahead with my own plan, and still may, but I figure it won't hurt to get some advice.
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Post by: Ginny on April 29, 2007, 06:43:56 PM
Every time someone mentions "Allentown," the voice I hear is Jerry Orbach's.
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Post by: Jane on April 29, 2007, 06:44:55 PM
Jose I’m in wonder as to WHY the “entertaining” man was waiting in line for an autograph.;D
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Post by: JoseSPiano on April 29, 2007, 06:45:07 PM
I'm roasting a picnic shoulder of pork tonight.

And saurkraut.

And applesauce.

And mashed potatoes.

With gravy.

Do you ever mix a little bit of horseradish into your applesauce?  I like the "kick".
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Post by: Jane on April 29, 2007, 06:46:10 PM
Cilla-Great office vibes!
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Post by: JoseSPiano on April 29, 2007, 06:47:20 PM
I wish I had a day off real soon.

Instead, I've a cashiering day tomorrow, followed by two wrangling days on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Off on Thursday.

It's coming.

*Le sigh.*


Well, just be sure to keep your day off "off".

I have to say, today was just what I needed.  A day to myself.  And it was basically my first full day off in about seven weeks.  Today made me realize that sometimes I do have to "sacrifice" a day of playing auditions/wages for my own mental health and well-being.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on April 29, 2007, 06:49:20 PM
Braised pork shoulder is one of my favorite dishes at Joe's Shanghai in NY.

But have you ever had the Braised Pork Belly?  Unctious, I tell you!  Unctious!
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Post by: Cillaliz on April 29, 2007, 06:51:18 PM
Thanks Ginny, it's just frustrating to go back to things being on hold this weekend. Hopefully tomorrow will change all that
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Post by: Cillaliz on April 29, 2007, 06:52:10 PM
Thanks Jane
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Post by: JoseSPiano on April 29, 2007, 06:53:44 PM
As for the AGO...

Well...  When I was in college, the organ majors truly lived up to the stereotypical organist stereotype - uptight and downright weird.  Alas, the main music history teacher was also an organist, and she was also uptight and downright weird.  Subsequently, any time I would hear the initials, "A.G.O.", I would start looking for the nearest exit.

Thankfully, I've met some not so weird and not so uptight organists over the past years, but there's still a bit of Pavlovian response when it comes to the AGO.  ;)

*However, I do enjoy listening to "Pipe Dreams" and "With Heart and Voice".  -If that means anything.
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Post by: Danise on April 29, 2007, 06:53:50 PM
Hi all.  Sorry I posted and ran but I wanted to get back to Mom ASAP.  

I was so tired that I laid on the couch/bed that was next to her and fell asleep.  The Lady who wants to go with me came to visit and woke me up, which was fine.  I had a nice hour long nap.

Mom wanted a cigerate so badly that we bundled her up and took her out to the smoking area and had a nice vist while Mom puffed away.  :)


Mom is sleeping right now.  Her back was hurting her and they gave something for the pain.  Some of the meds must be pretty strong because this morning, she didn't know who I was.  I had to expain that I was her daughter.

It's alright because as soon as she really woke up, she realized who I was and kept telling me how sorry she was that she didn't know me before.

The only thing that breaks my heart is how often she asks me when she can go home.  I keep telling her when she gets her strength back but it's hard.  
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Post by: Danise on April 29, 2007, 06:54:08 PM
Vibes for Cilla's new office!
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Post by: Danise on April 29, 2007, 06:55:23 PM
I'm glad you had a good time, DR Jose.  I wish I could read music.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on April 29, 2007, 06:56:03 PM

For dear DR Jose --  I know that you are at a concert, or dinner, or a walk around NYC this evening.  But I wish I was there, and we could have dinner, and then walk to the good pie shop !  That would be a fun relaxing time.

And.... I could then blame you a little !  ;)

Well, we would have had to walk fast. I believe the Little Pie Shop closes earlier on Sundays.

*However, I did manage to make it up to Levain about ten minutes before they were closing up.  And I snagged the last Chocolate Dark Chocolate Chip Cookie they had too!

:)
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Post by: S. Woody White on April 29, 2007, 06:58:24 PM

It's no fun here in Allentown.... Maybe I'll just blame the whole area for everything. !
DR Jose is not a whole area.
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Post by: Cillaliz on April 29, 2007, 06:58:41 PM
Thanks Danise, vibes right back at ya
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Post by: Danise on April 29, 2007, 07:00:09 PM
I have to say that love my little laptop.  We were having such a fuss on the bus about them changing the bus stops that I got out of the habit of carrying it on the bus.  

I still can not understand Hartline to save my soul.  The entire bus did not want the changes they made but they went ahead with them anyway.  And then they have signs on the bus that state they listen to their customers and want their input.  Yeah, one word from you and we'll do as we please.  Oy!
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Post by: S. Woody White on April 29, 2007, 07:02:02 PM
I usually get a tattoo.:-\
Tribal?  Or an anchor, in a Popeye reference?
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Post by: JoseSPiano on April 29, 2007, 07:02:15 PM
Jose-I enjoyed reading about the concert and the pleasure it gave you. :D

Thanks, DR Jane - I really am glad I headed on down to Carnegie Hall earlier today.  The recital, the music was just what I needed after the scheduled craziness of the past few weeks.

Plus, the day did turn out to be quite wonderful weather-wise.  A little on the cool side, but the sky cleared up, and the sunset over the Upper West Side was gorgeous.  In fact, after I had walked from Carnegie Hall (7th Ave. and 57th St.) up to Levain (Amsterdam and 74th), I ended up walking all the way home!  -Up to 146th and St. Nicholas!  It was a great walk, and it's been a while since I've taken one of my "strolls".

*And I also managed to grab a nice dinner from one of the abuelas along Broadway who was selling tamales Mexicanos.  :)
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Post by: Danise on April 29, 2007, 07:03:26 PM
I miss the little toys we used to get in a box of Cracker Jack.  Fooie on the tattoo's.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on April 29, 2007, 07:03:34 PM
I'm glad you had a good time, DR Jose.  I wish I could read music.

One does not need to read music to appreciate it.  One simply just needs to listen.  With both ears.
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Post by: S. Woody White on April 29, 2007, 07:03:49 PM
Don't let it end, Dear Friend!

That's good.  I don't believe Outback takes reservations.
There are some Outbacks where you can call ahead.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on April 29, 2007, 07:04:28 PM
Every time someone mentions "Allentown," the voice I hear is Jerry Orbach's.

Me too!

*And I'm actually playing one more round of 42nd Street auditions tomorrow.
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Post by: S. Woody White on April 29, 2007, 07:05:17 PM
What's wrong with "Now"?  Have you been rehearsing to play Frederick in A Little Night Music?
You'd rather that DR TCB sing "Soon"?
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Post by: Danise on April 29, 2007, 07:06:56 PM
Well, I hate to cut this short but it is ten and I think I should try to get some rest while I can.  I don't know what the morrow may bring.  

Today was a good day.  :)

Have a wonderful evening all!
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Post by: Jane on April 29, 2007, 07:08:12 PM
Dani-Gosh that is nice you could take your mother outside to smoke and to have company while you did it.
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Post by: Jane on April 29, 2007, 07:08:31 PM
Jose I would have loved to go on a stroll with you and watch the sunset.
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Post by: singdaw on April 29, 2007, 07:12:59 PM
Good evening to all-

Just wanted to pop in before I toddle off to bed.

I just have to say...

Reading accounts like DR Danise's of Bear's visit with her Mom, or DR JoseSPiano's of his concert experience:  that's what makes being a part of HHW so special for me.  Thanks to all who share the experiences of their lives, and who take the care and time to transmit their essence to the rest of us.

That is all.

Smooches, kids!
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Post by: Michael on April 29, 2007, 07:13:29 PM
This confused me. Did we take a wrong turn somehow?

(http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w247/SaltonSeaTrip/huh.jpg)

But they won't be for long...... ;D
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Post by: Michael on April 29, 2007, 07:18:41 PM
Today I saw the movie Year of the Dog with Molly Shannon. My friend and I liked it very much and it took some turns we didn't expect. Shannon was very good in a dramatic role. Nice to Laura Dern in a film again and the always wonderful Peter Sarsgaard was very good in a supporting role. I last saw him in The Dying Gaul and didn't recognize him at first. The Dying Gaul is another film I recommend too.
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Post by: vixmom on April 29, 2007, 07:19:54 PM
Gosh I just missed DS Danise....

You and your Mom were both remembered in our congregation's prayers today



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Post by: JoseSPiano on April 29, 2007, 07:20:52 PM
Jose I’m in wonder as to WHY the “entertaining” man was waiting in line for an autograph.;D

Well, he was getting a CD autographed for a friend of his.  -He called to make sure he had not bought a CD she didn't already have.

Additionally.... Maurizio Pollini is truly one of the towering figures of Western Art Music in the 20th Century.  His recordings of Chopin remain the benchmark all subsequent accounts strive to achieve.  And even though his dedication to the works of Boulez and Stockhausen is questionable - the works of these composers will undoubtedly not remain in the collective musical conscious of future generations, nor do they have any current redeeming cultural value - Pollini's commitment to new works is to be admired.


;D


I, too, had to wonder why he stayed, especially since he had such a "passionate" response to the Boulez.   He even complained that it was the second time in three years that he had been "subjected" to the Boulez.  Well, since the programs are published in advance... DON'T GO!!!   Or at least don't complain about it.

OH!  I did want to ask him... "So, has Pollini ever played one of your compositions?"   ;D

In short, I guess the lesson I learned today is that there is a difference between "criticism" and "bitchy opinions".   ;)
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Post by: JoseSPiano on April 29, 2007, 07:22:08 PM
Jose I would have loved to go on a stroll with you and watch the sunset.

I think you just want the cookie.  ;)
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Post by: vixmom on April 29, 2007, 07:27:28 PM
Thank you all for the Birthday wishes to the Vixter...


She had a great day, she came home this afternoon from her Youth Gathering in New Jersey, the traffic (remarkably) was light so they got home nearly two hours earlier than expected.

The counselers knew that it was her birthday and she awokt toa happy Birthday banner and a cake along with  a birthday crown.  She loved the weekend away , their group snagged second row seats for the concert  "Captive Free" is the name of the Christian rock grouo that performed.  I am told they were "awesome"  also "awesome" was speaker/preacher Bill Yonker.  


We had balloons on the table and cards and presents when she arrived home so the festivities continued...

Vixdad and I sprung for the longed for but seemingly unattainable  Nintendo DS (in Pearl Pink!)   causing opened mouth shock and the remark

"Oh I love you guys, I mean I always loved you and I still love you but in a much deeper way"


I think I should be pleased....

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Post by: vixmom on April 29, 2007, 07:29:46 PM
We continued the party by going to the Outback.  We had the same good luck that FJL had at his, walked right in and were seated and served immediately.   The waiting area was packed when we left
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Post by: vixmom on April 29, 2007, 07:30:42 PM
Today was a good day.  :)


 I am so glad
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Post by: JoseSPiano on April 29, 2007, 07:31:56 PM
And just one more comment about the "entertaining man"...

Well, I think I know why he was fired from his last academic position.  ;)


I, mean, he really thought less of Pollini for his dedication and programming of the Boulez sonata on today's program.  And the Stockhausen on last year's program.  You can like or not like the choice of repertoire, but that's not a reason to de-value the performer.  Again, he could have left before the Boulez began, and simply hung out in the lobby until the encores began.

Oh... And I was also amused by his description of the "knuckle busting" nature of the encores.  -And an program of Chopin, Debussy and Boulez is not "knuckle busting"?
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Post by: vixmom on April 29, 2007, 07:32:04 PM
The she went off to her other Church Youth Group where she came in 4th in Limbo
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Post by: JoseSPiano on April 29, 2007, 07:33:15 PM
DR vixmom - Thanks for the party report.

So, what kind of cake was served?
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Post by: vixmom on April 29, 2007, 07:34:32 PM
And just one more comment about the "entertaining man"...

Well, I think I know why he was fired from his last academic position.  ;)


I, mean, he really thought less of Pollini for his dedication and programming of the Boulez sonata on today's program.  And the Stockhausen on last year's program.  You can like or not like the choice of repertoire, but that's not a reason to de-value the performer.  Again, he could have left before the Boulez began, and simply hung out in the lobby until the encores began.

Oh... And I was also amused by his description of the "knuckle busting" nature of the encores.  -And an program of Chopin, Debussy and Boulez is not "knuckle busting"?


By any chance was he an older gentlemen chatting with  sweet young thing?


I think he sat across the aisle from me some years ago when we took Vixdad's parents to see Phantom... loudly explaining how the stage effects were achieved  during the performance
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Post by: Jane on April 29, 2007, 07:49:13 PM
It sounds like the Vixter had a grand day  :D :D

'night
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Post by: vixmom on April 29, 2007, 07:50:50 PM
DR vixmom - Thanks for the party report.

So, what kind of cake was served?

Well the cake was/is a yellow cake with fudge buttercream frosting and filling with red butter cream roses

but it was never served....

Part 2 of the Vixter Birthday celebration shall take place at my parents' home tomorrow evening.   My mom went to see "The Pirate Queen" with her Red Hat Society friends  and didn't plan to get home until  an hour or so after the Vixter was due at Youth Group....


There WAS a Spotted Dog Sundae with a candle in it at the Outback however!!  
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Post by: Ginny on April 29, 2007, 07:55:08 PM
Some of my favorite birthday celebrations have been at Outback.  Thanks for sharing The Vixter's with us, DR Vixmom!  (Is this 13 or 14?)
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Post by: vixmom on April 29, 2007, 07:59:00 PM
Some of my favorite birthday celebrations have been at Outback.  Thanks for sharing The Vixter's with us, DR Vixmom!  (Is this 13 or 14?)


[size=8]14[/size]  :'(

where does the time go?
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Post by: vixmom on April 29, 2007, 08:00:57 PM
Some of my favorite birthday celebrations have been at Outback.  Thanks for sharing The Vixter's with us, DR Vixmom!  (Is this 13 or 14?)

 I must say the food and service is always reliable, the portions are neither overwhelming or barely there and the prices are reasonable... it ain't haute cuisine , but it's good!
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Post by: JoseSPiano on April 29, 2007, 08:05:41 PM
I must say the food and service is always reliable, the portions are neither overwhelming or barely there and the prices are reasonable... it ain't haute cuisine , but it's good!

And sometimes you just gotta have a Bloomin' Onion!
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Post by: Matt H. on April 29, 2007, 08:06:43 PM
Will we never get to page seven?  This is the lowest day we've had in over six months.  Where ARE the errant and truant?

It'll happen; it'll happen!
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Post by: Matt H. on April 29, 2007, 08:08:40 PM
Will we never get to page eight?  Just finished Lonely Are The Brave, and shall now watch The List Of Adrian Messenger.

Sure.
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Post by: Ginny on April 29, 2007, 08:09:17 PM
And sometimes you just gotta have a Bloomin' Onion!

One petal from someone else's is usually plenty for me!
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Post by: Matt H. on April 29, 2007, 08:15:57 PM
I began my evening of viewing with the second part of ELIZABETH I. THough I find the story more interesting in the first part (Elizabeth's last chance to marry and have a child, Mary Queen of Scots, and the death of the Earl of Leister), I do think Hugh Dancy as the Earl of Essex deserved the Emmy for his mercurial performance as the second Robin in Elizabeth's life.

Jeremy Irons won it, and I'm guessing his icon status earned him the honor (not that he didn't give a wonderful performance in the first part of the story). Dancy's role had a much broader range which he met quite superbly.
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Post by: bk on April 29, 2007, 08:17:02 PM
I gotta tell you, my allergies are running rampant.  Damn them, damn them all to hell.
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Post by: bk on April 29, 2007, 08:17:15 PM
Will we never get to page eleven?
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Post by: bk on April 29, 2007, 08:17:30 PM
Will I ever finish The List Of Adrian Messenger?
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Post by: bk on April 29, 2007, 08:17:48 PM
Will I have the energy to watch something else?
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Post by: Matt H. on April 29, 2007, 08:17:55 PM
Speaking of Hugh Dancy, I'm jealous of those of you who have seen him in JOURNEY'S END in NYC. I, too, would love to see this play.
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Post by: Matt H. on April 29, 2007, 08:19:59 PM
Page Eleven Viktor Krum Dance!!!


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Post by: Matt H. on April 29, 2007, 08:20:38 PM
Will we never get to page eleven?

Soon.
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Post by: Matt H. on April 29, 2007, 08:20:59 PM
Will I ever finish The List Of Adrian Messenger?

That I can't answer.
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Post by: Matt H. on April 29, 2007, 08:22:54 PM
DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES was a not especially interesting hour for me. I didn't care much about Lynette's story at all. I was a bit surprised by the turn of events in Susan's story, but just a bit. The rest of sort of filler like the writers are treading water until they can get to the cliffhangers for the season finale in a few weeks.

I'll be glad for Bree to come back next season.
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Post by: Matt H. on April 29, 2007, 08:24:42 PM
I did love BROTHERS & SISTERS very much. Lots of back and forth ups and downs, and who knows where things are going with any of them.













I am convinced that Rebecca is deliberately stirring the waters in a very conniving way trying to break the family in two.
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Post by: Matt H. on April 29, 2007, 08:37:09 PM
I'm heading off to bed now.

Good night!
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Post by: TCB on April 29, 2007, 08:52:47 PM
Will I ever finish The List Of Adrian Messenger?


Will you ever figure out which actor is hidden behind the 10 lbs. of rubber?
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Post by: Cillaliz on April 29, 2007, 08:54:36 PM
Oh dear, I think I forgot to say HAPPY BIRTHDAY VIXTER!!!!
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Post by: Cillaliz on April 29, 2007, 08:58:19 PM
I would like to add my voice to those saying how nice it was to ready about Bear's visit and Jose's concert going experience.  I'm a little preoccupied right now, but tomorrow should answer a lot of questions.  
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Post by: Cillaliz on April 29, 2007, 09:03:34 PM
Tomorrow is going to be a big day - I better get some sleep
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Post by: JoseSPiano on April 29, 2007, 09:05:40 PM
DR Cillaliz - I'm sure everything will work out.  For the better too.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on April 29, 2007, 09:07:38 PM
And I believe I shall be heading to the Land of the Wussburger myself.  I'm working 10-6 this whole week, but at least I don't have to rush to the train station to get up to Westport right after each audition session.  *And it also looks like most of my 10-6 days will be ending early too, so... :)

Goodnight.
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Post by: Adriana Patti on April 29, 2007, 09:28:55 PM
I just remembered I have a paper to write, but it is not due until wednesday sooo
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Post by: DearReaderLaura on April 29, 2007, 09:29:41 PM
I am glad to hear that Danise had a relatively good day. I'm glad to hear aobut Jose's adventure, Cillaliz's office happenings, and the Vixter's birthday.

We walked back to the bay and I saw some sea lions. A first for me!
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Post by: Edisaurus on April 29, 2007, 09:47:35 PM
I can't wait for tomorrow morning.   I finally get to see what I think will be my new office.  

DR Cillaliz, I'm excited to hear about your new office. (Even though it's not in the Orpheum, it sounds terrific!) Will you post some pictures for us?
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Post by: Edisaurus on April 29, 2007, 09:49:20 PM
But have you ever had the Braised Pork Belly?  Unctious, I tell you!  Unctious!

No, but...the soup dumpling! And the turnip shortbread!! Aaaahhhh....
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Post by: DERBRUCER on April 29, 2007, 09:50:34 PM
Is anyone else in the city of Los angeles annoyed about the election next tuesday?


Which Election?

der Brucer
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Post by: DERBRUCER on April 29, 2007, 09:58:51 PM
I'm roasting a picnic shoulder of pork tonight.

And saurkraut.

And applesauce.

And mashed potatoes.

With gravy.

And mushrooms!

Tasty!

der Brucer
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Post by: DERBRUCER on April 29, 2007, 10:01:51 PM
Yes, that is the most towering and monumental organ in the world today.

Size Queen!

der Brucer
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Post by: Edisaurus on April 29, 2007, 10:02:22 PM
DR Danise, I'm so glad you were able to bring your therapy dog, Bear. I'm sure it made your mom so happy to see him!
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Post by: DERBRUCER on April 29, 2007, 10:22:57 PM
"bitchy opinions".   ;)

You rang?

der Brucer
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Post by: bk on April 29, 2007, 10:32:24 PM
Will we never get to page twelve?
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Post by: George on April 29, 2007, 10:42:36 PM
A Very Happy (and slightly belated...on the East Coast) Birthday to the Vixter!! ;D
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Post by: George on April 29, 2007, 10:43:59 PM
I love coconut but the coconut in the Kisses is more like a paste and it just isn't very good.

Eww!! :P That doesn't sound good.
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Post by: MBarnum on April 29, 2007, 10:50:00 PM
Braised pork belly? I am intrigued DR Jose!
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Post by: bk on April 29, 2007, 10:50:19 PM
I am movied out, I'm afraid.  I got halfway through a third film, The Pumpkin Eater, which is quite good, but there's another hour to go and I'll have to do it tomorrow.
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Post by: bk on April 29, 2007, 10:50:34 PM
We need us a frenzy or three.
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Post by: bk on April 29, 2007, 10:50:58 PM
I'm very sleepy.
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Post by: George on April 29, 2007, 10:51:12 PM
If you can't you can always go to Sacco and Vanzetti at the Grand Illusion Cinema in Seattle, starting May 11th!  ;D

I hope to see that!  Too bad you can't be there. ::)
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Post by: MBarnum on April 29, 2007, 10:54:42 PM
And though her birthday day is over, here is a belated birthday wish for the wonderful Vixter!!! Hope this is a great year for you!!!

(http://img.auctiva.com/imgdata/0/2/4/2/8/5/webimg/45703286_o.jpg)
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Post by: George on April 29, 2007, 10:55:58 PM
18,000

Congratulations! ;D
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Post by: MBarnum on April 29, 2007, 10:56:58 PM
I wanted to take a moment to thank DRs Karen, Cason, Adrianna, Musicguy, and BK for helping make my L.A. trip so much fun!!! The meals were wunderbar and the company splendid!!!!

I look forward to seeing each of you again very soon!
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Post by: MBarnum on April 29, 2007, 10:57:57 PM
DR Danise,

I am so glad you were able to take Bear to see your mom...I know it meant the world to both of them!
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Post by: George on April 29, 2007, 11:00:59 PM
~~~Continuing Vibes For Danise and Her Mother!!~~~
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Post by: DakotaCelt on April 29, 2007, 11:01:40 PM
Support and adjustment vibes to DAnise!
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Post by: DakotaCelt on April 29, 2007, 11:04:48 PM
Happy Birthday Vixter!
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Post by: DakotaCelt on April 29, 2007, 11:14:28 PM
Lovely photos Edi and TCB of your cats!
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Post by: George on April 29, 2007, 11:16:36 PM
More Oakland Bridge
(http://www.foxnews.com/images/root_images/042907_highway_collapse.jpg)

der Brucer

In-freakin'-credible!
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Post by: DakotaCelt on April 29, 2007, 11:27:29 PM
Good luck vibes to Cilla...
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Post by: George on April 29, 2007, 11:30:01 PM
Well, I have finally caught up with all the posts.  Early this afternoon, I saw a local production of David Mamet's Boston Marriage.  It was put on by TAO (http://www.olytheater.com/), the theater company that did Cannibal! The Musical!  It was quite good...a lot of words...only three actresses in the show (and no actors).  Tomorrow night, TAO is holding auditions for "The Taming of the Shrew."  I plan on auditioning for that.  Fortunately, they don't want monologues.  Pug, the director (her real name is Charlotte...but she goes by Pug), likes cold readings to see if people are directable.  I think I am.  And Pug likes me. :) She's a great person.  Wish me luck!

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Post by: DakotaCelt on April 29, 2007, 11:31:58 PM
I did see THE HOAX with Richard Gere last night. An interesting movie to say the least.
Title: Re:NOTES IN A HURRY
Post by: George on April 29, 2007, 11:35:36 PM
After the show, I went to my sister's house to help her move some things in her garage.  She wants to have a garage sale sometime in May, and needs to get things in order...and clean up a bit.  After that, we played badminton with a set that she found in her garage.  That was fun!  I haven't played in many, many, many (that's three manys) years!  Then, I got some dinner, came home and fell asleep until 9:10 pm.  I recorded "Desperate Housewives" on the DVR, so I could actually start watching it at 9:10 while it was still recording.  Can't do that with a VCR.  When that was over, I logged on here and am finally all caught up. :)

Title: Re:NOTES IN A HURRY
Post by: DERBRUCER on April 29, 2007, 11:36:41 PM
Tomorrow night, TAO is holding auditions for "The Taming of the Shrew."  I plan on auditioning for that.

Dust off your finest cod-piece!

der Brucer

(Or are you going for a "alternative" casting role?)
Title: Re:NOTES IN A HURRY
Post by: DakotaCelt on April 29, 2007, 11:37:03 PM
The pictures of the destruction of the bridge in San Fran are amazing...
Title: Re:NOTES IN A HURRY
Post by: DakotaCelt on April 29, 2007, 11:37:40 PM
Mbarnum, that is a lovely card you picked out for vixter.
Title: Re:NOTES IN A HURRY
Post by: DakotaCelt on April 29, 2007, 11:41:02 PM
bk, you mentioned you had HERSHEY's kisses that were truffles. Those are quite good. I like them also
Title: Re:NOTES IN A HURRY
Post by: DakotaCelt on April 29, 2007, 11:44:09 PM
Congrats Jose on your new plateau...

May you continue to scale the heavens!
Title: Re:NOTES IN A HURRY
Post by: George on April 29, 2007, 11:44:29 PM
Dust off your finest cod-piece!

der Brucer

(Or are you going for a "alternative" casting role?)

I'm not going for any specific role, so if Pug wants to cast non-traditionally, I'd be more than happy. ;)

;D
Title: Re:NOTES IN A HURRY
Post by: DakotaCelt on April 29, 2007, 11:45:32 PM
Had a lovely weekend here weatherwise with temperatures in the 70s and 80s. Even had to dig out teh shorts!
Title: Re:NOTES IN A HURRY
Post by: DakotaCelt on April 29, 2007, 11:47:52 PM
Good luck vibes to George!
Title: Re:NOTES IN A HURRY
Post by: DakotaCelt on April 29, 2007, 11:52:31 PM
Can i scream in frustration... It is nothing against anyone here but the frustration I am feeling at work, isolation and irritating relatives. I have tried to put on a 'happy face" but at times it is hard. DBF Jon has been a dear and been there for me but I feel isolated for there is no one else to turn to in this area.
Title: Re:NOTES IN A HURRY
Post by: DakotaCelt on April 29, 2007, 11:55:15 PM
Forgive me if you are annoyed but I need to vent and I am not sure where to go. I have done my best not to take it out on anyone on the boards or around me and it is slowly taking its toll.
Title: Re:NOTES IN A HURRY
Post by: George on April 29, 2007, 11:57:13 PM
Good luck vibes to George!

Thanks!  And the weather here this weekend has been beautiful!  It was quite warm and sunny all the time!
Title: Re:NOTES IN A HURRY
Post by: DakotaCelt on April 29, 2007, 11:58:01 PM
a little good news would be nice...
Title: Re:NOTES IN A HURRY
Post by: DakotaCelt on April 29, 2007, 11:58:54 PM
Thanks!  And the weather here this weekend has been beautiful!  It was quite warm and sunny all the time!

I noted on the weather map that you were fairly warm for this time of year already
Title: Re:NOTES IN A HURRY
Post by: George on April 29, 2007, 11:59:52 PM
Forgive me if you are annoyed but I need to vent and I am not sure where to go. I have done my best not to take it out on anyone on the boards or around me and it is slowly taking its toll.

Don't hold back!  If you keep it bottled up, one day it'll all explode...and that won't be good.  Vent here, and you'll feel much better. :)
Title: Re:NOTES IN A HURRY
Post by: bk on April 29, 2007, 11:59:57 PM
Can we do forty posts in two minutes?  I think this will be the first day this month under 400.  Oh, well, 350 is nothing to sneeze at and yet I just sneezed.
Title: Re:NOTES IN A HURRY
Post by: bk on April 30, 2007, 12:00:16 AM
New notes up momentarily.
Title: Re:NOTES IN A HURRY
Post by: DakotaCelt on April 30, 2007, 12:00:58 AM
Sure bk!!!
Title: Re:NOTES IN A HURRY
Post by: DakotaCelt on April 30, 2007, 12:01:19 AM
i could use a punching bag...
Title: Re:NOTES IN A HURRY
Post by: DakotaCelt on April 30, 2007, 12:01:50 AM
I feel like i am drowning and no one hears me.
Title: Re:NOTES IN A HURRY
Post by: DakotaCelt on April 30, 2007, 12:05:13 AM
I just feel like in my family my feelings dont matter. I have one sister who I call the hooch that just (if you saw how she dressed you would agree with me) cuts me down every time I see her. The one time I strike back she sets and tells me off. I am tired of it. Damn it I just wish people would respect my feelings. I am tired of being walked on by her, by aunt Vulture and some of hte people I work with. Yet, in order to keep my job I have to keep my flaming mouth closed and take it.