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Title: THE HEPCAT
Post by: bk on March 04, 2008, 12:33:56 AM
Well, you've read the notes, the notes were cool, and now it is time for you to post until the cool, reefer-smelling cows come home.
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Post by: bk on March 04, 2008, 12:34:48 AM
And the word of the day is: PROBITY!
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Post by: bk on March 04, 2008, 12:35:12 AM
And a very happy haineshisway.com birthday to former dear reader Panni/Maria.
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Post by: bk on March 04, 2008, 12:36:04 AM
Welcome nine GUESTS.
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Post by: bk on March 04, 2008, 12:36:11 AM
I gotta tell you.
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Post by: bk on March 04, 2008, 12:36:20 AM
Will we never get to page two?
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Post by: bk on March 04, 2008, 12:36:46 AM
Listening to Mr. Amram's marvelously marvelous score to The Manchurian Candidate.
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Post by: Tomovoz on March 04, 2008, 12:36:47 AM
Happy Birthday Anna/Maria/Panni
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Post by: bk on March 04, 2008, 12:42:35 AM
And now - Dino at the piano.
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Post by: bk on March 04, 2008, 12:42:59 AM
I think I shall stay up for another twenty minutes or so.
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Post by: Tomovoz on March 04, 2008, 12:45:52 AM
TOTD:
First Soundtrack Album "The Alamo" (for the Brothers Four and Marty Robbins tracks)
First 45 rpm Male Singer: Johnny Mathis "Chances Are/12th Of Never" (Two Hits for the price of one)
First 45 rpm disc by Female singer "Sailor" by Lolita. I still much prefer it to the Petula Clark version which did not get much air play here but does now.
First OBC Recording: "My Fair Lady" It had been a long wait for it to be issued here in OZ.
First LP - Possibly "Marty Robbins - Gunfighter Ballads & Trail Songs" or "The Buddy Holly Story"
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Post by: bk on March 04, 2008, 01:04:06 AM
Welcome eleven GUESTS.
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Post by: bk on March 04, 2008, 01:04:21 AM
Who ARE you people?
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Post by: bk on March 04, 2008, 01:04:49 AM
I guess I'll be toddling off to bed shortly.
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Post by: bk on March 04, 2008, 01:17:00 AM
And now I shall really toddle off to bed.
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Post by: bk on March 04, 2008, 01:17:16 AM
And why shouldn't I?
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Post by: bk on March 04, 2008, 01:17:26 AM
Don't try and stop me, Horace.
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Post by: bk on March 04, 2008, 01:17:46 AM
Wave your little hand and whisper so long, dearie.
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Post by: bk on March 04, 2008, 01:18:01 AM
But first, I must brush my teeth.
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Post by: bk on March 04, 2008, 01:18:34 AM
And now, to bed.
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Post by: singdaw on March 04, 2008, 01:32:37 AM
***absolute most excellent vibes and xylophones***[/size][/color]
for bk's potentially excellent news[/size][/color]
to come to fruition[/size][/color]
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Post by: singdaw on March 04, 2008, 01:35:48 AM
***absolute most excellent vibes and xylophones***[/size][/color]
for bk to deal with his yucky sucky news[/size][/color]
by bitch-slapping it to hell and back[/size][/color]
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Post by: singdaw on March 04, 2008, 01:41:50 AM
WOD, used in a sentence:

We don't need no stinkin' probity!    ;)
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Post by: singdaw on March 04, 2008, 01:42:49 AM
A VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY[/size][/color] to former DR Panni!
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Post by: singdaw on March 04, 2008, 01:43:20 AM
CUTE infants, DR TPunk!  Thanks for sharing.
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Post by: singdaw on March 04, 2008, 01:45:36 AM
***VARIOUS & SUNDRIED VIBES***[/size][/color]
to DR JMK[/size][/color]
- may TODAY be a better day, all the way around![/size][/color]
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Post by: singdaw on March 04, 2008, 01:46:09 AM
I will single-handedly take us to page 2.
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Post by: singdaw on March 04, 2008, 01:47:54 AM
***VIBES OF EXCELLENCE***[/size][/color]
for DR JoseSPiano's upcoming trip[/size][/color]
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Post by: singdaw on March 04, 2008, 01:50:03 AM
C'mon, baby, do the locomotion!
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Post by: singdaw on March 04, 2008, 01:50:42 AM
This will be the final post of PAGE 1...

And I am unanimous in that.
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Post by: singdaw on March 04, 2008, 01:51:16 AM
We have now arrived at PAGE 2.   Whew!   :)
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Post by: singdaw on March 04, 2008, 03:13:50 AM
What if Elaine Stritch were a Wal-Mart greeter? (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1jDS8qKOoXk)
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Post by: singdaw on March 04, 2008, 03:14:42 AM
Grey Gardens: Home Makeover Edition (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z7TGYu3HGdU)
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Post by: brian on March 04, 2008, 03:56:11 AM
I used to listen to a lot of Bway, checked out of the Lowell City Library.First LP i bought was the soundtrack to SOUTH PACIFIc(I'd listened to the Library copy of the OBC);The 2nd LP I bought was the OBC of South Pacific, cause even with owning the stk;I missed Mary Martin. Ist Gal Lp was Streisands 2nd LP(The store had sold out of the PEOPLE LP); The first 45 was Streisand's People; Gents were so rare I cant remember which was the first(I bought the WHITE ALBUM in college)First 'rock' I purchased, in high school was Pet Clark's MY LOVE, and then it was off to the races with Miss Clark, as well as Babs,
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Post by: Jrand70 on March 04, 2008, 04:29:29 AM
LOL DR SINGDAW.....Elaine at Wal Mart was very funny....and I saw the Grey Gardens sketch the other evening.....funny, too!!

Happy Birthday to former DR MARIA.
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Post by: Jrand70 on March 04, 2008, 04:31:51 AM
Taking the car in for service....no longer under warranty, I don't think.....

Then on to work.....oh well.

TOD:

First cast album....given to me BYE BYE BIRDIE, first purchased THE SOUND OF MUSIC.

First female vocalist - Connie Francis "Vacation" 45 rpm....no Annette in the rack.  Album - I don't remember....

First male vocalist - Given to me, Johnny Mathis On Broadway
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Post by: Jrand70 on March 04, 2008, 04:43:59 AM
May the good news OUTWEIGH the bad news for MR BK.
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Post by: Jrand70 on March 04, 2008, 05:01:25 AM
Off to the races.
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Post by: Elan on March 04, 2008, 05:12:44 AM
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Post by: Elan on March 04, 2008, 05:12:56 AM
TOD: *Sigh* here's where I show just how little taste I had as a youth...

First cast recording purchased: The Michael Damian revivial of "Joseph." Not quite sure why I picked it up, but it was the first show that I saw where I knew the score before seeing the show.
First female vocalist purchased: Cathy Dennis's "Move to This"
First male vocalist: Bryan Adams's "Waking up the Neighbors"
First movie soundtrack: I'm not sure... "Pretty Woman." "St. Elmo's Fire" and "Born on the Fourth of July" all came pretty close to each other.
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Post by: TCB on March 04, 2008, 05:14:33 AM
Absolute most excellent vibes and xylophones
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to BK for the good news and banishment of the sucky news.

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Post by: TCB on March 04, 2008, 05:17:43 AM
[move=left,scroll,6,transparent,100%]HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO[/move][/b]


[move=right,scroll,6,transparent,100%]FORMER DR PANNI / MARIA (ANNA)![/move][/b]
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Post by: singdaw on March 04, 2008, 05:18:02 AM
***BRAIN CALLBACK VIBES***[/size][/color]
for bk this evening[/size][/color]
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Post by: TCB on March 04, 2008, 05:18:25 AM
Good grief, I am giving myself a headache.
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Post by: singdaw on March 04, 2008, 05:20:47 AM
"...and the one that got away was THIS big!"
(http://bp0.blogger.com/_HtSvr0DEcpc/R8mMTroHQhI/AAAAAAAAAro/7b_c8tMmam8/s320/fool4aclient.jpg)


photo: Fool for a Client
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Post by: singdaw on March 04, 2008, 05:26:08 AM
I am giving myself a headache.

Take two aspirin and call us tomorrow morning.

Oh God, it IS tomorrow!

[a Follies reference...]

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Post by: TCB on March 04, 2008, 05:30:03 AM
T.O.D.


First Cast Album:  ANYTHING GOES (Eileen Rogers)

First Movie Soundtrack:  BEN-HUR

(Let me think about the rest.)
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Post by: elmore3003 on March 04, 2008, 05:39:05 AM
Good morning, all!  I've been up and about for about ninety minutes now and the laundry is in the washers in the basement and the washers down the street at the laundromat.  I had peculiar dreams last night in which I was workng in either the office equipment place I worked in during the 1970s or in a pharmacy.  The pharmacy is certainly possible, given all the crap I've been ingesting/spraying/breathing since Jan 15.  

Today, after puttering about the apartment on bug control, I have to begin the new Patrick Cassidy chart.  I'd like to get it into Fed Ex tomorrow night for Thursday delivery.

I discovered musical theatre in the 9th grade, with a production of Kurt Weill's KNICKERBOCKER HOLIDAY. I believe DR Ginny's husband Richard played the timpani in the orchestra.  I loved movie musicals but I never made the connection between them and shows until 9th grade.

Because my family was essentially poor white trash, cast albums were out of my fanily's budget so my mother was always bringing me home from the market those Camden show recordings: Hill Bowen conducts THE MUSIC MAN, for instance, and I discovered the public library had cast albums, for which I abandoned the few Gilbert & Sullivan recordings I usually checked out.  I was foolishly eclectic at that time and never checked out at the time TENDERLOIN, FIORELLO, or SHE LOVES ME because the info on the recordings didn't appeal to me.  I didn't discover how glorious SHE LOVES ME is until I was a junior in college, and TENDERLOIN - now one of my faves - was a mystery till grad school.

My next two OBC recordings are BYE BYE BIRDIE, which came with my Christmas gift of 1960, I believe, a portable stereo phonograph.  Then came either KISS ME, KATE or CAMELOT.  My faves then were Lerner & Loewe and Rodgers & Hammerstein.  Around 1962, I discovered Bernstein's WEST SIDE STORY and CANDIDE, thanks to Stanley Green's discography in his "World of Musical Comedy."  No stopping me after that.

My first cast album memory is the OBC of MY FAIR LADY
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Post by: singdaw on March 04, 2008, 05:51:51 AM
TOD:

First cast album purchase: A Chorus Line.  Can't remember for sure, but I think I listened to the album before I saw the show, which everyone was talking about.  That was 1975.  Second purchase was Annie, in 1977.

First 45 purchase: Karen and Richard Carpenter, Top of the World.  That was 1973.
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Post by: FJL on March 04, 2008, 06:11:46 AM
First pop purchase that i bought on my own was the B.J. Thomas LP which included "Raindrops Keep Falling On My head."  At that young age, i remember being puzzled, though, that B.J. thomas himself was not actually in the Butch Cassidy... movie.  :)  First 45 purchased without my parents' help was "One Bad Apple," sung by the Osmond Brothers.

First soundtrack I remember buying on my own (as opposed to the many my parents had bought) was Thoroughly Modern Mille, which was only 99 cents at this great place on Avenue J in Brooklyn.  

For cast albums, I mostly taped them off a nightly program that was on the radio where they played entire show albums, so it's possible that i didn't buy a cast album with my own money until the season of A Chorus Line, Chicago and Pacific Overtures.  I think Pacific Overtures may have been my first own-money purchase.
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Post by: FJL on March 04, 2008, 06:16:31 AM
I did get Shenandoah and The Wiz when they first came out, but I'm fairly sure my parents actually bought those for me (and the family, of course.)
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Post by: FJL on March 04, 2008, 06:18:43 AM
And re female vocalist 45's, I think i bought Vicki Sue Robinson's "Turn the Beat Around" and Andrea True's "More More More" in the same fateful, life-defining :)  trip to the record store.
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Post by: TPunk on March 04, 2008, 06:28:05 AM
Thank you Jose and Ron for helping me with my new avatar. Let's try it out.
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Post by: TPunk on March 04, 2008, 06:29:11 AM
When someone sends an email at 11:30PM on Monday night and says please be here for callbacks tomorrow night, I should assume she means Tuesday- as in today, right?

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Post by: TPunk on March 04, 2008, 06:29:32 AM
Happy birthday wishes to former DR Panni.
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Post by: singdaw on March 04, 2008, 06:31:25 AM
DR TPunk - great new avatar!

CONGRATULATIONS on your callback, and ***VIBES*** for a knock-'em-dead audition!  :)
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Post by: FJL on March 04, 2008, 06:31:43 AM
Happiest of birthdays to Panni!
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Post by: DERBRUCER on March 04, 2008, 06:32:43 AM
"...and the one that got away was THIS big!"
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photo: Fool for a Client

Caption should be:

I saw John Barrowman cut that cake, and I gotta tell you....!"

der Brucer
Title: Re:THE HEPCAT
Post by: TPunk on March 04, 2008, 06:33:55 AM
Right now there is someone scraping the walls of my bathroom. Yet again our bathroom ceiling leaked, damaging the walls, and flooding into our bedrooms. This time they appear to be doing a very thorough job of repairing the damage.
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Post by: TPunk on March 04, 2008, 06:35:24 AM
Pierre, big tough tiger (kitten) that he is, is hiding under my roommate's bed.
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Post by: TPunk on March 04, 2008, 06:35:55 AM
He would be a scaredy cat as opposed to a hepcat.
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Post by: Ginny on March 04, 2008, 06:36:45 AM
Tuesday morning greetings!  It's a rainy primary election day here in Ohio.  I have an 11am appointment with our primary cary physician about my sinus and respiratory problems and a 3pm appointment with an orthopedist about my left foot.  In between, I'll go vote.
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Post by: TPunk on March 04, 2008, 06:36:50 AM
Page three! I propose a Hot Box Girls dance in the spirit of my callback tonight.
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Post by: singdaw on March 04, 2008, 06:43:39 AM
The Oracle of Delphi haz spoken!
(http://www.deniskitchen.com/docs/bios/bio.mammy.jpg)
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Post by: DERBRUCER on March 04, 2008, 06:44:49 AM
Right now there is someone scraping the walls of my bathroom.

This can happen when the victim buried in the walls is not yet dead.

der Brucer
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Post by: TPunk on March 04, 2008, 06:45:10 AM
Okay, I must get ready for work. Toodles!
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Post by: TPunk on March 04, 2008, 06:45:46 AM
This can happen when the victim buried in the walls is not yet dead.

der Brucer

True indeed!  ;D
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Post by: singdaw on March 04, 2008, 06:46:21 AM
Thanks for clarifying that, DR dB!   :)
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Post by: singdaw on March 04, 2008, 06:52:08 AM
Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon online here (http://oracleofbacon.org/).

You can type a celebrity in the box and see how many links it takes to reach Kevin.
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Post by: DERBRUCER on March 04, 2008, 06:54:02 AM
In between, I'll go vote.

Only once? How quaint.

der Brucer
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Post by: singdaw on March 04, 2008, 06:56:09 AM
Only once? How quaint.

They don't really tally the votes in Ohio, anyway.    :P
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Post by: singdaw on March 04, 2008, 06:57:24 AM
Isn't Diebold headquarters there?
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Post by: Ben on March 04, 2008, 06:59:19 AM
Yes, Antonia, I would assume they mean Tuesday evening.

You look very tan in your new avatar. I guess that's what a California vacation will do to you.
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Post by: Ben on March 04, 2008, 07:01:00 AM
FJL, just so you know, Turn the Beat Around is now thumping through my head. Thanks (I think)  ;)
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Post by: DERBRUCER on March 04, 2008, 07:14:22 AM
They don't really tally the votes in Ohio, anyway.    :P

Not so. They gather the local prostitutes in city hall conference rooms to assist in the vote counting - the gents in charge are often heard to exhort:

TALLY HO!

der Brucer
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Post by: Jeanne on March 04, 2008, 07:15:52 AM
This can happen when the victim buried in the walls is not yet dead.

der Brucer

 ;D
Or when a squirrel gets into your attic.
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Post by: Jeanne on March 04, 2008, 07:17:15 AM
Good morning, everyone.

I was awakened again this morning by some commotion out on the street. The last time that happened--well, you know. So much for a good night's sleep.
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Post by: Jeanne on March 04, 2008, 07:18:29 AM
They don't really tally the votes in Ohio, anyway.    :P

 ;D

Or in Florida.
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Post by: Jeanne on March 04, 2008, 07:20:29 AM
***absolute most excellent vibes and xylophones***[/size][/color]
for bk's potentially excellent news[/size][/color]
to come to fruition[/size][/color]

DITTO! I couldn't have said it better!
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Post by: Jeanne on March 04, 2008, 07:21:57 AM
***absolute most excellent vibes and xylophones***[/size][/color]
for bk to deal with his yucky sucky news[/size][/color]
by bitch-slapping it to hell and back[/size][/color]

DITTO AGAIN! (that's rather redundant, isn't it?)
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Post by: Jeanne on March 04, 2008, 07:22:43 AM
When MISS KAREN hasn't been around for a while I start saying her lines. They just pop into my head.
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Post by: singdaw on March 04, 2008, 07:22:48 AM
I couldn't have said it better!

:)

It's really quite easy, when bk tells us what to say!   ;)
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Post by: Matt H. on March 04, 2008, 07:23:28 AM
Good morning!

Very warm and overcast as we're expecting rain later today. High in the 70s once again. (It was 73 yesterday).
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Post by: Jeanne on March 04, 2008, 07:23:46 AM
I received an email from BK's Gmail. I'm trying to determine who it's from.
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Post by: singdaw on March 04, 2008, 07:24:16 AM
And speaking of missing DRs, I hope that DR Edisaurus's absence is due to a great onset of work.
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Post by: DearReaderLaura on March 04, 2008, 07:24:43 AM
Happy Happy Birthday to former DR Anna Maria Panni!
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Post by: Jeanne on March 04, 2008, 07:24:50 AM
:)

It's really quite easy, when bk tells us what to say!   ;)

yes, but you made it so purdy!
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Post by: Matt H. on March 04, 2008, 07:24:53 AM
Why didn't somebody TELL ME that the original cast recording of SAY DARLING is now out on CD?

Anyway, I know it now and it has been ordered.
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Post by: DearReaderLaura on March 04, 2008, 07:25:24 AM
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
to BK that everything turns out OK!
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Post by: singdaw on March 04, 2008, 07:25:30 AM
I'm trying to determine who it's from.

:D
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Post by: Matt H. on March 04, 2008, 07:25:55 AM
[move=left,scroll,6,transparent,100%]BIG Happy Birthday wishes to Anna/Panni!!![/move]
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Post by: DERBRUCER on March 04, 2008, 07:28:22 AM
(http://www.foxnews.com/photoessay/photoessay_3362_images/0221081441_M_022108_idol13.jpg)

ASSOCIATED PRESS (http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,334740,00.html)

Quote
MANAGER AT MALE STRIP CLUB SAYS HE EMPLOYED 'AMERICAN IDOL' CONTESTANT DAVID HERNANDEZ
Tuesday, March 04, 2008
 
"American Idol" contestant David Hernandez once entertained audiences by removing his clothes instead of singing tunes, a manager at a male strip club in Phoenix told The Associated Press.

The 24-year-old finalist from Glendale, Ariz., once worked as a stripper at Dick's Cabaret, appearing fully nude and performing lap dances for the club's "mostly male" clientele, club manager Gordy Bryan said Monday.

Please God - film at 11!

der Brucer

I know someone from Arizona with a camera and the only wild-life shots I get are bugs and birds :(


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Post by: Matt H. on March 04, 2008, 07:30:02 AM
Page Four OZ Dance!!!


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Post by: JMK on March 04, 2008, 07:30:16 AM
Thanks for vibage.  The tv guy comes today to do his "diagnosis."  Oy.  I have the sorest throat and pain up in my left ear.  Doctor tomorrow if I'm not better.   :P

TOD:

First 45:  I got 2 the same day--"Scarborough Fair" b/w "Canto Triste" by Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66 and "Hey Jude" b/w "Revolution" by The Beatles.  My mother forbade me to play "Revolution" when she was in the house.  :)
First Soundtrack:  My Uncle Charlie came out from NYC for one of my sister's birthdays and I rememeber they bought her the OST of "West Side Story," and I believe they got me a Disney Records thing of "101 Dalmations" which probably wasn't a sountrack, but I'll count that.
First LP:  I think it *might* have been Blood, Sweat & Tears, if not one of the first 3 B66 LPs.
First OCR:  The one I remember getting (through the Capitol Record club, LOL) was "Applause."  But I probably had others before that.
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Post by: JMK on March 04, 2008, 07:31:34 AM
Speaking of Sergio (and when am I not?), one little ray of sunshine yesterday--his new CD arrived from Japan (and boy were its arms tired).  It's a different release than what will be coming out in the US in a couple of months.  It has some killer stuff on it--my favorite so far is Natalie Cole's luscious "Somewhere in the Hills," the Jobim tune also known as "Favela" and "O Morro."
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Post by: Matt H. on March 04, 2008, 07:31:51 AM
Today I'll be getting to the first of three Criterion releases for the month - MAFIOSO. I know nothing whatsoever about the movie, so it'll be fun exploring something totally new and different.
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Post by: Jeanne on March 04, 2008, 07:35:26 AM
And speaking of missing DRs, I hope that DR Edisaurus's absence is due to a great onset of work.

My guess would be that; she does get very busy at times. But it's just a guess.
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Post by: Matt H. on March 04, 2008, 07:36:56 AM
First cast recording was MY FAIR LADY bought after I saw the original show in New York. Of course, I was only 8, so my uncle bought the OCR for me.

The first cast recording I bought with my own money was CAMELOT purchased after seeing the national tour with Biff McGuire and Jeannie Carson.

First soundtrack is easy - Judy Garland's A STAR IS BORN in the pink box. I had seen THE WIZARD OF OZ on television (saw it at the movies, too, on a double bill with another film; I want to say it was Martin & Lewis in PARDNERS, but it would seem odd to pair an MGM movie reissue with a Paramount first-run.), and I got my mom to take me to a record store to see what Judy Garland records they had. A STAR IS BORN was all they had, and little did I know what a collector's item that original box release would eventually be.
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Post by: Jeanne on March 04, 2008, 07:37:03 AM
I know someone from Arizona with a camera and the only wild-life shots I get are bugs and birds :(

 ;D

Maybe you outta get out a bit more?  ;)
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Post by: Matt H. on March 04, 2008, 07:39:59 AM
TV Reminders:

8 men left on IDOL's last semifinal round for the gentlemen.

NEW AMSTERDAM, a new procedural series with an immortal detective as the lead. Let's see how it compares to MOONLIGHT.

ONE TREE HILL, CARPOOLERS, JERICHO all have new episodes tonight.
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Post by: Matt H. on March 04, 2008, 07:44:03 AM
I forgot to mention last night that I did scan through yesterday's AS THE WORLD TURNS. Luke and Noah were on, and now I think I've figured out where they're heading with Irina.

Her visa is about to run out, and she's next going to try to get a student visa to stay in the country. I'm guessing that's going to fall through, and the only way to keep her in the country is for either Luke or Noah to marry her. Since Noah "feels" like her brother, gallant Luke is the likely candidate. It'll start off platonically, and then she'll decide she wants a real husband and thus begins the seduction.

If indeed the show goes in this direction, it has lost me as a viewer.
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Post by: singdaw on March 04, 2008, 07:44:39 AM
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Title: Re:THE HEPCAT
Post by: ArnoldMBrockman on March 04, 2008, 07:46:32 AM
And the word of the day is: PROBITY!


And The Song Of The Day Is:  YOURS SINCERELY
Title: Re:THE HEPCAT
Post by: Matt H. on March 04, 2008, 07:46:40 AM
DR JMK, hope things work out with TV and personal health. How ironic to have both systems ailing at the same time!

;)
Title: Re:THE HEPCAT
Post by: Jeanne on March 04, 2008, 08:00:13 AM
Marvelously marvelous vibes to DR JMK, also.
Title: Re:THE HEPCAT
Post by: Ron Pulliam on March 04, 2008, 08:01:05 AM
[shadow=color,glow width,#characters wide][size=8] Happy Birthday, DR Anna![/size][/font][/glow][/shadow]
Title: Re:THE HEPCAT
Post by: singdaw on March 04, 2008, 08:09:46 AM
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Title: Re:THE HEPCAT
Post by: elmore3003 on March 04, 2008, 08:11:10 AM
I forgot to mention last night that I did scan through yesterday's AS THE WORLD TURNS. Luke and Noah were on, and now I think I've figured out where they're heading with Irina.

Her visa is about to run out, and she's next going to try to get a student visa to stay in the country. I'm guessing that's going to fall through, and the only way to keep her in the country is for either Luke or Noah to marry her. Since Noah "feels" like her brother, gallant Luke is the likely candidate. It'll start off platonically, and then she'll decide she wants a real husband and thus begins the seduction.

If indeed the show goes in this direction, it has lost me as a viewer.

One of the gay nephews of the Drama Book Shop married a Polish or Czech girl around 1980 to get her out of the country, and I know a British lesbian who married a gay man for a green card in the 1980s.  we worked at the Drama Book Shop.  Hmm, a connection?

Well, after the NYCGMC librarian and I scrambled around last night and this morning to get an orchestration of "New York New York" to Texas for this Kander & Ebb "benefit," the MD - who's been curiously quiet - kiboshed it today because the key was wrong for the six starring altos!
Title: Re:THE HEPCAT
Post by: Ron Pulliam on March 04, 2008, 08:11:53 AM
TOD:

First OCR Cast Album I bought:  "Hello, Dolly!"  It was the early 1960s and I'd only just begun collecting soundtracks when this Broadway musical lit up the skies and became a smash.  I just HAD to have it!

First Female 45 or LP I bought:  Oddly enough, I believe the first female LP I bought was "Lainie Kazan".  I know "My Name is Barbra" was in the fray, but I think the Kazan album came first.

First 45 was something by Petula Clark.

First Male 45 or LP I bought:  I was coming off a "The Unsinkable Molly Brown" (movie and OST) "high" and found "Harve Presnell sings the World's Greatest Love Songs."  He did, indeed.

First 45...Maybe "Venus in Blue Jeans" by Bobby Vee.

I had "eclectic" tastes.

And just for fun:  The first "Group" LP I ever bought was "Jan and Dean's Greatest Hits".

"Go Granny, Go, Granny, Go, Granny, GO!
Title: Re:THE HEPCAT
Post by: DERBRUCER on March 04, 2008, 08:12:54 AM
LA TIMES (http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-shot4mar04,0,2100554.story)

Quote
A youth ‘on track’ until fatal gunfire

Football player's dreams die in a flurry of bullets in South L.A.

By Paloma Esquivel, Paul Pringle and Francisco Vara-Orta, Los Angeles Times Staff Writers
March 4, 2008

Stanford University called about Jamiel Shaw a week or so ago, intrigued by the slight but speedy running back for Los Angeles High School, the Southern League's most valuable player last year. Rutgers University called a few days later.

The Shaw family already had reason to be proud. Jamiel's mother, Army Sgt. Anita Shaw, was on her second tour of duty in Iraq.

On Sunday night, it was Jamiel's father on the phone and then his son's girlfriend, Chrystale Miles. Jamiel Sr. called to tell him to hurry home from the mall. The 17-year-old boy was three doors away when someone shot him to death while he was still talking on his cellphone to Chrystale, friends say.

Jamiel Sr. heard the shots almost as soon as he hung up. He ran out of the house, raced around the corner and found his son lying on the sidewalk, bleeding.

"She's over there trying to protect us from guns and bombs, and then she has to hear that her son is dead over here," he said of Anita on Monday. "I've got my own personal Iraq now."

Los Angeles police officials described the killing as random and senseless, cutting down a youth who had been doing everything right in his life -- from hitting the books to never missing church to inspiring the Los Angeles High Romans to last year's Southern League title.

A police spokeswoman said two Latino men pulled up in a car, jumped out, asked Jamiel if he belonged to a gang, and shot him when he didn't answer. She said Jamiel was not affiliated with a gang and that detectives had no suspects.

Anita Shaw was flying back from Iraq on Monday, family members said.

College bound teen from stable family murdered on a Sunday evening virtually on his own doorstep for the offense of not being a gang member.

This is the American Tragedy. This is the terrorisn already infecting our daily lives.

What do our candidates have to say to the grieving family - shit happens?

der Brucer


Title: Re:THE HEPCAT
Post by: Ron Pulliam on March 04, 2008, 08:16:07 AM
LA TIMES (http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-shot4mar04,0,2100554.story)College bound teen from stable family murdered on a Sunday evening virtually on his own doorstep for the offense of not being a gang member.

This is the American Tragedy. This is the terrorisn already infecting our daily lives.

What do our candidates have to say to the grieving family - shit happens?

der Brucer





I wouldn't conclude that he was shot for "not" being a gang member.  He did not reply, and they shot him anyway...possibly because they figured he was in a gang and was afraid to answer.

Either way, though...your point is made loud and clear!


But a further question that should be asked:  What do our "in office" politicians have to say to the grieving family. They're the ones responsible for changing things.  The "candidates" cannot be responsible for promising to fix ALL society's ills when the governing bodies that actually do the lawmaking ignore the problems.
Title: Re:THE HEPCAT
Post by: Jeanne on March 04, 2008, 08:18:35 AM
TOD:

First OCR Cast Album I bought:  "Hello, Dolly!"  It was the early 1960s and I'd only just begun collecting soundtracks when this Broadway musical lit up the skies and became a smash.  I just HAD to have it!

First Female 45 or LP I bought:  Oddly enough, I believe the first female LP I bought was "Lainie Kazan".  I know "My Name is Barbra" was in the fray, but I think the Kazan album came first.

First 45 was something by Petula Clark.

First Male 45 or LP I bought:  I was coming off a "The Unsinkable Molly Brown" (movie and OST) "high" and found "Harve Presnell sings the World's Greatest Love Songs."  He did, indeed.

First 45...Maybe "Venus in Blue Jeans" by Bobby Vee.

I had "eclectic" tastes.

And just for fun:  The first "Group" LP I ever bought was "Jan and Dean's Greatest Hits".

"Go Granny, Go, Granny, Go, Granny, GO!


I'm having trouble remembering my early album purchases. But, like Ron, I did purchase MY NAME IS BARBRA in high school, and a Lainie Kazan album in college. I do know that I had very little money for such things. I don't recall my parents ever giving me an album as a gift.
Title: Re:THE HEPCAT
Post by: singdaw on March 04, 2008, 08:20:03 AM
I had "eclectic" tastes.

Had?            ;)
Title: Re:THE HEPCAT
Post by: Jeanne on March 04, 2008, 08:21:03 AM
Must take care of some errands.

Title: Re:THE HEPCAT
Post by: singdaw on March 04, 2008, 08:22:16 AM
DR elmore3003 - I'm sorry about the chart.  But I'm confused.  Wouldn't setting the key signature be dictated by the person commissioning the job before you even start working?

Will you still be paid for your work?
Title: Re:THE HEPCAT
Post by: singdaw on March 04, 2008, 08:25:44 AM
I honestly don't know why the panier hasn't made a comeback...

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Title: Re:THE HEPCAT
Post by: DERBRUCER on March 04, 2008, 08:28:36 AM
The ultimate pendant humor:

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der Brucer
Title: Re:THE HEPCAT
Post by: Matt H. on March 04, 2008, 08:28:42 AM
One of the gay nephews of the Drama Book Shop married a Polish or Czech girl around 1980 to get her out of the country, and I know a British lesbian who married a gay man for a green card in the 1980s.  we worked at the Drama Book Shop.  Hmm, a connection?


I had a gay friend who married a Swedish woman so she could come to America and work. They never lived together; in fact, he never heard from her after about five years.

I know this happens. It's the melodramatic seduction that I object to (if it happens). She's been eyeing them both like ice cream cones in the last couple of episodes where they've all appeared, and I know she has "designs" on them. Whether it's to become an American or whether it IS a grand plan designed by Colonel Meyer to get his son hitched, I'm not quite sure. But there's something "off" about her, and I despise how STUPID all of the other characters are who can't see her machinations. She's too needy for them all to buy this act hook, line, and sinker.

And what happened to the plan to go to the prison and ASK Colonel Meyer about her. They're taking the word of a complete stranger on face value. Another stupid plot machination.
Title: Re:THE HEPCAT
Post by: Matt H. on March 04, 2008, 08:30:32 AM
I guess I need to head down now and check the mail, put away some things I bought at Target yesterday, and then begin lunch preparation.

WBBL.
Title: Re:THE HEPCAT
Post by: MBarnum on March 04, 2008, 08:30:55 AM
A big happy birthday to former DR Panni/Anna!


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Title: Re:THE HEPCAT
Post by: singdaw on March 04, 2008, 08:32:58 AM
A partial view of bk's library:

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Title: Re:THE HEPCAT
Post by: elmore3003 on March 04, 2008, 08:34:58 AM
DR elmore3003 - I'm sorry about the chart.  But I'm confused.  Wouldn't setting the key signature be dictated by the person commissioning the job before you even start working?

Will you still be paid for your work?

The orchestration job I mailed out yesterday is fine.  I'll be paid for it.

The "New York NY" problem is because of difficulties with other rental agents and the request for a fast NYNY fix for the benefit.  These damned galas are aklways the same: months of planning and yadayada and then a mad rush which stresses out everyone a week before performances because of changes - in this case a too-removed musical director - and dropouts.  Nothing was asked yesterday about the keys for the NYNY orchestration, and the MD should have been involved in the discussion, not just the producer. I was asked simply "do you have one we can rent?"  The answer was yes.  I sent them a recording of the Chorus doing the piece and the MD decided the key was too high for his six Dallas Divas.
Title: Re:THE HEPCAT
Post by: JMK on March 04, 2008, 08:35:30 AM
Happy Birthday, Panni.    What are you and Chooster up to this fine day?
Title: Re:THE HEPCAT
Post by: DERBRUCER on March 04, 2008, 08:37:56 AM
But a further question that should be asked:  What do our "in office" politicians have to say to the grieving family. They're the ones responsible for changing things.  The "candidates" cannot be responsible for promising to fix ALL society's ills when the governing bodies that actually do the lawmaking ignore the problems.

Point well taken.

der Brucer
Title: Re:THE HEPCAT
Post by: elmore3003 on March 04, 2008, 08:39:04 AM
I had a gay friend who married a Swedish woman so she could come to America and work. They never lived together; in fact, he never heard from her after about five years.

I know this happens. It's the melodramatic seduction that I object to (if it happens). She's been eyeing them both like ice cream cones in the last couple of episodes where they've all appeared, and I know she has "designs" on them. Whether it's to become an American or whether it IS a grand plan designed by Colonel Meyer to get his son hitched, I'm not quite sure. But there's something "off" about her, and I despise how STUPID all of the other characters are who can't see her machinations. She's too needy for them all to buy this act hook, line, and sinker.

And what happened to the plan to go to the prison and ASK Colonel Meyer about her. They're taking the word of a complete stranger on face value. Another stupid plot machination.

This is but one of many plot stupidities on this soap, but they're common to all of them.  What about the plot to get the black lady to confess and that idiot Vienna's jumping into bed with another man? If she and her lover were so close, why didn't he tell her he was helping his family? I don't recall seeing a good soap since ALL MY CHILDREN in the early 1970s.
Title: Re:THE HEPCAT
Post by: DERBRUCER on March 04, 2008, 08:41:33 AM
...I know a British lesbian who married a gay man for a green card ...

Well, that's better than selling it for green stamps. (Remember those?)

der Brucer
Title: Re:THE HEPCAT
Post by: JoseSPiano on March 04, 2008, 08:45:41 AM
Good Morning!

I'm up, I'm up... And the cookies have already been delivered!
Title: Re:THE HEPCAT
Post by: JoseSPiano on March 04, 2008, 08:46:02 AM
-And that is NOT a euphemism!
Title: Re:THE HEPCAT
Post by: JoseSPiano on March 04, 2008, 08:47:09 AM
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MARIA/ANNA/PANNI!!!!!
Title: Re:THE HEPCAT
Post by: JoseSPiano on March 04, 2008, 08:48:00 AM
~~~~~VIBES OF ALL SORTS ALL AROUND~~~~~
Title: Re:THE HEPCAT
Post by: JoseSPiano on March 04, 2008, 08:49:03 AM
DR DerBrucer - Well, they did have pictures of David Hernandez posted on VoteForTheWorst.com when the rumors started, so...  Just sayin'.
Title: Re:THE HEPCAT
Post by: JMK on March 04, 2008, 08:49:38 AM
DR JMK, hope things work out with TV and personal health. How ironic to have both systems ailing at the same time!

;)

Thanks--and, yes, it just occurred to me it's the left speaker on the tv and my left ear which are out of whack.  I am my TV.  :)
Title: Re:THE HEPCAT
Post by: JoseSPiano on March 04, 2008, 08:50:21 AM
In other news... I think I'm going to try to get my luggage packed for my trip tomorrow to Chattanooga this afternoon.  Or not.  But it would be nice just to have tonight "free".  We shall see.
Title: Re:THE HEPCAT
Post by: singdaw on March 04, 2008, 08:50:57 AM
Ah.  Got it.  Thanks, DR elmore3003!  :)
Title: Re:THE HEPCAT
Post by: MBarnum on March 04, 2008, 08:51:04 AM
Last night I had a very nice telephone call from the very E and T DR Rodzinski...all is going well in the life of the RAGE OF THE WEREWOLF star. In fact more then just well...he is in fact engaged to get hitched come this October!!!

His fiance is a reporter for Fox Business News, and no doubt she is a swell gal.

He sends his regards to everyone and promises to return soon!
Title: Re:THE HEPCAT
Post by: DERBRUCER on March 04, 2008, 08:51:25 AM
Good Morning!

I'm up, I'm up... And the cookies have already been delivered!

The ultimate in enablement!

der Brucer
Title: Re:THE HEPCAT
Post by: singdaw on March 04, 2008, 08:53:02 AM
vote for the wurst?

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Title: Re:THE HEPCAT
Post by: MBarnum on March 04, 2008, 08:54:08 AM
I think that my first cast recording purchased was just a few years back...perhaps the new version of FLOWER DRUM SONG.

First lady singer would be BONNIE TYLER'S Faster then the Speed of Light album

That is all I can think of.
Title: Re:THE HEPCAT
Post by: singdaw on March 04, 2008, 08:55:37 AM
CONGRATULATIONS[/color] to DR Rodzinski on his pending nuptials.

And thanks to DR MBarnum for imparting the news!
Title: Re:THE HEPCAT
Post by: bk on March 04, 2008, 09:06:41 AM
I'm up, I'm up.  Blue skies, smilin' at me, nothin' but blue skies do I see.
Title: Re:THE HEPCAT
Post by: bk on March 04, 2008, 09:07:08 AM
Perhaps if darling Jeanne read ALL the posts she'd know exactly who wrote her last night.
Title: Re:THE HEPCAT
Post by: bk on March 04, 2008, 09:07:20 AM
I gotta tell you.
Title: Re:THE HEPCAT
Post by: JoseSPiano on March 04, 2008, 09:07:35 AM
As for the Topic of the Day...

First LP I believe was some K-Tel disco compilation I ordered off the TV.  -And then found out what the meaning of "C.O.D." a few weeks later.  Well, my mom found out what that meant.  ;)

First 45 - I think it was either Peaches & Herb "Reunited" or Chic's "Freak Out".

First OCR - I think it was Sweeney Todd. Although, it might have been Pippin now that I think of it.
Title: Re:THE HEPCAT
Post by: brian on March 04, 2008, 09:08:22 AM
Like many 'my age', the Mary Martin Peter Pan was the first musical I saw(on TV)and the next day my father took me to the city library to check out the record.And that was the pattern for years.Money was tight and my father thought the 79cent LPs they sold at the supermarket were fine(and some were quite nice)The first LP I OWNED was the SOUND OF MUSIC OBC. I can still remember how thrilled I was, esp after overhearing my father tell my uncle Pat, "You won't believe it Pat but it cost 5.27$ for just the one record", 2nd LP that was my own personal property was a birthday gift from my godmother, MARY MARTIN SINGS>RICHARD RODGERS PLAYS, which I still listen to on CD;I was a Mary Martin junkie, and now, BK,thanks to TOD, I'll be jonesing on showtunes for the rest of the week.
Title: Re:THE HEPCAT
Post by: JoseSPiano on March 04, 2008, 09:08:36 AM
And catching from yesterday... I think it was DR Elan who brought up the group "Rush"... YES!!   -Who knew three guys could make so much good noise! ;)
Title: Re:THE HEPCAT
Post by: bk on March 04, 2008, 09:09:06 AM
I'm sure it's all in the Kritzer books, but the first 45 male vocalist I remember buying was Elvis Presley's Heartbreak Hotel, but I also used to get tons of free 45s from my father's various jukeboxes, so it may have been something else.  Female was probably either Theresa Brewer's Bell Bottom Blues or Giselle McKenzie's Hard To Get.  
Title: Re:THE HEPCAT
Post by: bk on March 04, 2008, 09:10:24 AM
First cast album that I actually bought would have probably been Subways Are For Sleeping.  First soundtrack probably would have been Ben-Hur.  First classical was definitely The Moldau, conducted by Eugene Ormandy.
Title: Re:THE HEPCAT
Post by: bk on March 04, 2008, 09:10:57 AM
Meeting in in fifty-five minutes.  Thankfully, I don't really have to leave until about nine-fifty.
Title: Re:THE HEPCAT
Post by: Jane on March 04, 2008, 09:12:05 AM
 Happy Birthday Anna/Maria/Panni  [/color]
Title: Re:THE HEPCAT
Post by: bk on March 04, 2008, 09:12:18 AM
And even though they weren't cast albums per se, I bought all the Ed Sullivan versions of shows.
Title: Re:THE HEPCAT
Post by: Jane on March 04, 2008, 09:12:41 AM
TPunk, the babies are beautiful and so are you.
Title: Re:THE HEPCAT
Post by: bk on March 04, 2008, 09:12:45 AM
Actually, the first store-bought cast album, I'd bet, was Molly Brown.
Title: Re:THE HEPCAT
Post by: Jane on March 04, 2008, 09:13:08 AM
JKM-Vibes!
Title: Re:THE HEPCAT
Post by: Jennifer on March 04, 2008, 09:14:04 AM
On tv tonight for me:

BIG BROTHER, IDOL, and ONE TREE HILL.
Title: Re:THE HEPCAT
Post by: Jane on March 04, 2008, 09:15:14 AM
I have to go walk a dog in need as the parents can no longer do this.  I'm just one small walker in a rather large network of a great group of people.
Title: Re:THE HEPCAT
Post by: Jennifer on March 04, 2008, 09:19:19 AM
I have a recommendation for anyone looking for a good pillow.

They are not cheap (like $40).  But i have never felt any pillow like this before.

I don't think they sell them at the stores. But have any of you head of Tony Little Homedic pillows? I'd seen them on The shopping Channel here in Canada (he also sells them on hsn.com in the US). And i'd always been curious.

They looked so comfortable. Apparently 9/10 people think this is the greatest thing ever.

I just looked it up on the home shopping network and this is what i got:

http://health-fitness.hsn.com/tony-little-micropedic-2-sleep-pillows-and-2-pillowcases-by-homedics_p-2272268_xp.aspx?web_id=2272268&ocm=sekw (http://health-fitness.hsn.com/tony-little-micropedic-2-sleep-pillows-and-2-pillowcases-by-homedics_p-2272268_xp.aspx?web_id=2272268&ocm=sekw)


So when they had a sale i bought one.

I tried it during the day and i wasn't sure if i would like it.

But OMG at night. I slept like a baby. Your head doesn't move and it cradles your neck. So comfortable.

I just thought i'd mention it in case anyone else had trouble sleeping or wanted to try something very different.


(http://dyn-images.hsni.com/is/image/HomeShoppingNetwork/677952?$pd300$)
Title: Re:THE HEPCAT
Post by: bk on March 04, 2008, 09:37:18 AM
Those pillows give me the willies.
Title: Re:THE HEPCAT
Post by: bk on March 04, 2008, 09:37:38 AM
Will we never get to page seven?
Title: Re:THE HEPCAT
Post by: bk on March 04, 2008, 09:38:11 AM
I guess I have to leave in about twenty minutes.  Perhaps I should brush my teeth and wash my face, not necessarily in that order.
Title: Re:THE HEPCAT
Post by: bk on March 04, 2008, 09:38:55 AM
Then I must come home and deal with things.  No news about the good news and they say no news is good news so that's good news in its own sick way.
Title: Re:THE HEPCAT
Post by: singdaw on March 04, 2008, 09:45:38 AM
DR Jennifer - regarding the pillow.  Do you mind reporting if you generally sleep on your side, on your stomach, or on your back?  Thanks!
Title: Re:THE HEPCAT
Post by: DERBRUCER on March 04, 2008, 09:54:17 AM
Those pillows give me the willies.

I do believe they are inanimate - you'd be safe.

der Brucer
Title: Re:THE HEPCAT
Post by: bk on March 04, 2008, 09:57:02 AM
I guess I shall go attend a breakfast meeting, although I wish it were somewhere other than Du-Par's.
Title: Re:THE HEPCAT
Post by: singdaw on March 04, 2008, 09:59:03 AM
Bruce Kimmel has a Bacon number of 2.

Bruce Kimmel was in First Family (1980) with Tony Plana
Tony Plana was in JFK (1991) with Kevin Bacon

Title: Re:THE HEPCAT
Post by: Elan on March 04, 2008, 10:04:41 AM
The ultimate pendant humor:

der Brucer

Of course, you meant "pedant humor."

Sorry, couldn't help myself...
Title: Re:THE HEPCAT
Post by: Elan on March 04, 2008, 10:07:01 AM
And catching from yesterday... I think it was DR Elan who brought up the group "Rush"... YES!!   -Who knew three guys could make so much good noise! ;)

I finally got to see Rush live a couple of years ago, after being a fan for about a decade. That was the same summer that The Lovely Wife(tm) dragged me out to see Barry Manilow... Sometimes I wonder how the two of us wound up with each other...
Title: Re:THE HEPCAT
Post by: Ron Pulliam on March 04, 2008, 10:24:15 AM
I sent them a recording of the Chorus doing the piece and the MD decided the key was too high for his six Dallas Divas.

And no one...not the MD or any of the musicians...could transpose the key to one that was suited for the divas?
Title: Re:THE HEPCAT
Post by: elmore3003 on March 04, 2008, 10:34:01 AM
And no one...not the MD or any of the musicians...could transpose the key to one that was suited for the divas?

Not in the orchestration I had.  Often transpositions need to be rescored because they new key often puts instruments out of their ranges.
Title: Re:THE HEPCAT
Post by: DERBRUCER on March 04, 2008, 10:39:21 AM
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Quote
Wal-Mart stirs CD pricing pot with multi-tiered plan
By Ed Christman Sat Mar 1, 9:14 PM ET

NEW YORK (Billboard) - The major music companies have been resistant to lowering their price on CDs, but now they may be dragged to that point: Wal-Mart, the largest retailer of music with an estimated 22 percent market share, has proposed a five-tiered pricing scheme that would allow the discounter to sell albums at even lower prices and require the labels to bear more of the costs.

According to sources, the Wal-Mart proposal would allow for a promotional program that could comprise the top 15 to 20 hottest titles, each at $10. The rest of the pricing structure, according to several music executives who spoke with Billboard, would have hits and current titles retailing for $12, top catalog at $9, midline catalog at $7 and budget product at $5. The move would also shift the store's pricing from its $9.88 and $13.88 model to rounder sales prices
....


der Brucer
 
Title: Re:THE HEPCAT
Post by: DERBRUCER on March 04, 2008, 10:47:18 AM
Of course, you meant "pedant humor."

Sorry, couldn't help myself...

Of course I did, and yes you could! I mean, you aren't Jeffrey  Kauffman Dahmer with an uncontrollable urge to inflict pain on the innocent and enfeebled.

Then again....

der Brucer
Title: Re:THE HEPCAT
Post by: Jeanne on March 04, 2008, 10:54:39 AM
Perhaps if darling Jeanne read ALL the posts she'd know exactly who wrote her last night.

Darling Jeanne did indeed read ALL the posts. She mistakenly thought that humor was welcome at HHW.
Title: Re:THE HEPCAT
Post by: Elan on March 04, 2008, 11:02:02 AM
Of course I did, and yes you could! I mean, you aren't Jeffrey  Kauffman Dahmer with an uncontrollable urge to inflict pain on the innocent and enfeebled.

Then again....

der Brucer

Ahem... and where, precisely, would you fit in that description?
Title: Re:THE HEPCAT
Post by: DERBRUCER on March 04, 2008, 11:05:01 AM
She mistakenly thought that humor was welcome at HHW.

Only by the well-educated men - women are welcome to be the butt of the humor, however ;)

der Brucer - Master Misogynist
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Post by: DERBRUCER on March 04, 2008, 11:11:07 AM
Back from a trek up the hill to greet the mailman (thanks to Amazon's Email alerts I can predict Amazon deliveries and save the mailman a trek up and down the hill from the street to the house.

Mr Mailman brought:

Sweeney Todd - Deluxe Complete Edition CD

Sweeney Todd - Mark Salisbury (Hardcover book on the film)

Forbidden Broadway - Rude Awakening

A Chorus Line -OBC (to replace my vinyl)

Live Free or Die Hard - Unrated DVD

der Brucer
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Post by: singdaw on March 04, 2008, 11:12:10 AM
Allen Ginsberg, howling:
(http://tbn0.google.com/images?q=tbn:dtTL1iuXKRO-hM:http://www.micromagazine.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2006/10/ALLEN-GINSBERG.jpg)
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Post by: singdaw on March 04, 2008, 11:13:28 AM
Darling Jeanne did indeed read ALL the posts.

DR Jeanne - I got it.    :)
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Post by: DERBRUCER on March 04, 2008, 11:14:01 AM
Ahem... and where, precisely, would you fit in that description?

I'm just a gentile lamb waiting to be led to a kosher slaughter 8)

der Brucer
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Post by: Noel on March 04, 2008, 11:20:11 AM
I didn't really purchase a lot of cast albums when I was a kid.  I know I'd check out records from the library and tape them, and I'd get albums as gifts.  The most exciting was when a pre-release pressing of A Chorus Line arrived.  It's possible I purchased Annie, although it's somewhat more likely I purchased They're Playing Our Song, which I'd admired on its pre-Broadway try-out.  It also might have been Sweeney Todd, a 2-record set.  But, really, the bulk of my collection has always consisted of records I didn't purchase myself.

As someone who writes songs for musicals the mere idea of a Jukebox musical consisting of songs not written for musicals is an abomination to me.  How would our dear elmore feel if musicals suddenly didn't hire orchestrators?  The only Jukebox I didn't loathe with a passion that ate away at my very vitals was A Class Act.  Those were songs I'd never heard before.  Their author, Ed Kleban, had written all the songs for musicals, including one about the BMI workshop.  He died, and it's not too much of a stretch to believe that A Class Act is an evolution of that BMI show (one could say the same of Tick Tick Boom).

If Broadway songwriters had a union, they'd probably strike over this.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on March 04, 2008, 11:22:58 AM
Good Afternoon!

The rain has started.  That is all.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on March 04, 2008, 11:24:41 AM
Oh!  And I ended up taking an almost unexpected nap too.  -When I double-checked my schedule for this afternoon, it turns out I will be working from 4-7 instead of 3-6 like all the other sessions have been, so... I guess I took advantage of that extra hour.  ;)
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Post by: George on March 04, 2008, 11:26:38 AM
Thank you Jose and Ron for helping me with my new avatar. Let's try it out.

It's lovely!! :D
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Post by: George on March 04, 2008, 11:27:19 AM
And Vibes on the Audition!!
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Post by: George on March 04, 2008, 11:33:30 AM
First cast albums listened to:  Ain't Misbehavin' and Sweeney Todd.  I checked them out of the local library when I was in eighth grade.  I didn't really get ST at the time (I do now!!), but I instantly LOVED (and still love) AM.  I couldn't tell you what was the first cast album I bought or was given.

First male 45:  Billy Joel's "I Love You Just the Way You Are"

First female 45:  Carley Simon's "Nobody Does It Better"

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Post by: George on March 04, 2008, 11:33:58 AM
And Very Happy Birthday to former DR Panni/Maria/Anna!! ;D
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Post by: George on March 04, 2008, 11:46:26 AM
~~~Appropriate Vibes for the Appropriate Situation for BK!!~~~

;)
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Post by: JoseSPiano on March 04, 2008, 12:06:34 PM
And I'm packed!  :)
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Post by: JoseSPiano on March 04, 2008, 12:07:02 PM
Well, my luggage is packed.  I mean.  Yeah, that's the ticket. ???


;)
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Post by: JoseSPiano on March 04, 2008, 12:08:11 PM
What the frell?!??!


In any case, I did indeed just pack my luggage for my trip to Chattanooga for SETCs, and now it's time to head out with umbrella in head for another round of Banks' children.

Laters...
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Post by: bk on March 04, 2008, 12:09:27 PM
Ah, humor - yes, we love humor, especially when we know it's humor :)  NOW we know it's humor and we shall laugh and laugh until we can laugh no more and then we shall laugh again.
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Post by: bk on March 04, 2008, 12:09:43 PM
Breakfast meeting was fun.
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Post by: bk on March 04, 2008, 12:10:08 PM
Today's poached eggs and English Muffin were fine, unlike last week's.
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Post by: singdaw on March 04, 2008, 12:11:36 PM
and now it's time to head out with umbrella in head for another round of Banks' children.

How singularly appropriate!    :D
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Post by: DearReaderLaura on March 04, 2008, 12:12:51 PM
I'm sure my first record purchase would have been something by Donny Osmond.
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Post by: bk on March 04, 2008, 12:14:06 PM
Ah, yes, a joke - we shall laugh in the car.

Name that movie.
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Post by: bk on March 04, 2008, 12:14:22 PM
Are we STILL on page seven?
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Post by: singdaw on March 04, 2008, 12:21:55 PM
Are we STILL on page seven?

I was gonna say, "Yes, but not for long!"

But now it looks like it just might be a while.    :-\
Title: Re:THE HEPCAT
Post by: singdaw on March 04, 2008, 12:29:18 PM
Did I ever tell you I was part of the Government's "Witless Protection Program"?
Title: Re:THE HEPCAT
Post by: singdaw on March 04, 2008, 12:30:11 PM
Name that movie.

I haven't a clew.    :(
Title: Re:THE HEPCAT
Post by: bk on March 04, 2008, 12:35:29 PM
Welcome twenty GUESTS.  Who ARE you people?
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Post by: bk on March 04, 2008, 12:35:47 PM
Someone must be able to name that movie.
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Post by: bk on March 04, 2008, 12:36:30 PM
I'm a little tired right now.  I have one order to ship - not sure if I'll do it today or tomorrow morning.
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Post by: DearReaderLaura on March 04, 2008, 12:42:13 PM
I think the first cast album (which was on cassette tape) I bought for myself was "Phantom of the Opera." I have no idea why I bought it, but I loved it, and it is what hooked me on live theater.
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Post by: singdaw on March 04, 2008, 12:43:03 PM
I'm a little tired right now.

Sounds like you need some (http://content.answers.com/main/content/wp/en/thumb/e/e4/180px-Joltcola1.png)
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Post by: singdaw on March 04, 2008, 12:43:48 PM
All the sugar and twice the caffeine.
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Post by: singdaw on March 04, 2008, 12:45:11 PM
DR MBarnum, I have tried without success to find online any photographs of the hairy & hunky stars of Dinosaurs!   :(
Title: Re:THE HEPCAT
Post by: singdaw on March 04, 2008, 12:46:06 PM
I think DearReaderLaura DR should host her own cable show:

Sconces of the Rich and Famous
Title: Re:THE HEPCAT
Post by: bk on March 04, 2008, 12:53:00 PM
We're STILL on page seven?
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Post by: bk on March 04, 2008, 12:53:33 PM
I think someone is giving us the Gaslight treatment - it is not possible to still be on page seven.
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Post by: singdaw on March 04, 2008, 12:54:13 PM
We're STILL on page seven?

It's not for lack of trying!
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Post by: bk on March 04, 2008, 12:54:16 PM
We STILL have seventeen GUESTS, though.
Title: Re:THE HEPCAT
Post by: singdaw on March 04, 2008, 12:54:57 PM
Gaslight

Is that a hint?   ;)
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Post by: DearReaderLaura on March 04, 2008, 12:57:27 PM
I have been alternating doing yardwork and paperwork.
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Post by: Tomovoz on March 04, 2008, 01:03:19 PM
TOD:

First 45...Maybe "Venus in Blue Jeans" by Bobby Vee.



Jimmy Clanton?
(Mark Wynter if you were shopping in the UK)
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Post by: singdaw on March 04, 2008, 01:06:40 PM
BREAKING NEWS:[/size]

A building collapsed near 124th Street and Park Avenue, which has disrupted all three Metro-North lines, including the Harlem, Hudson and New Haven lines.
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Post by: MBarnum on March 04, 2008, 01:06:46 PM
This is the best I can do....part of Paul Lukather (far left( cut off, and Ward Ramsey (far right) is fully clothed...I recommend just renting or buying the movie for a clear shot of them both!  ;D


(http://i17.ebayimg.com/04/i/000/96/c5/3349_1.JPG)
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Post by: bk on March 04, 2008, 01:11:01 PM
At long last page eight.
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Post by: singdaw on March 04, 2008, 01:11:22 PM
No train service in or out of Grand Central!
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Post by: bk on March 04, 2008, 01:11:59 PM
An actor friend of Barry Pearl who was coming to audition for Genral Mills isn't going to come now - he did the drive to the theater and it's just too far for him - he lives in Valencia near Magic Mountain.
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Post by: singdaw on March 04, 2008, 01:12:00 PM
Thanks, DR MBarnum...definitely looks like it is worth further investigation!  :)
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Post by: elmore3003 on March 04, 2008, 01:12:11 PM
DR MBarnum, I have tried without success to find online any photographs of the hairy & hunky stars of Dinosaurs!   :(

Isn't it Dinosaurus?
Title: Re:THE HEPCAT
Post by: bk on March 04, 2008, 01:12:22 PM
So, I hope we have a few other candidates at the call backs.
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Post by: singdaw on March 04, 2008, 01:14:47 PM
So, I hope we have a few other candidates at the call backs.

I suppose you've already asked Barry himself - might his current show be done by the time yours goes up?
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Post by: singdaw on March 04, 2008, 01:15:50 PM
Isn't it Dinosaurus?

Yes - with Dino himself at the piano.
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Post by: Matt H. on March 04, 2008, 01:20:40 PM
Before I forget, I'll start by mentioning AS THE WORLD TURNS from today. No Luke or Noah. They're not in the previews for tomorrow either.
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Post by: Matt H. on March 04, 2008, 01:22:36 PM
While I cooked lunch, I finshed watching GOOD NIGHT AND GOOD LUCK which I had actually started on Sunday night. This is a film that really stands up to repeated viewings.
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Post by: Matt H. on March 04, 2008, 01:24:12 PM
Because of a stupid mistake I made in cooking the rice today for part of my lunch, I had to start again with it, and so while I continued cooking and eating lunch, I watched an episode of BROTHERS & SISTERS from the Season 1 box set. It was the one at the wine investors party where Nora and Holly got into a food fight.

Good for some laughs.
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Post by: Matt H. on March 04, 2008, 01:27:06 PM
Then I watched MAFIOSO, a comedy-drama directed by Alberto Lattuada. I enjoyed the film, but its drastic switch from a feel good comedy of manners into something more serious was really jarring. I'm sure that's exactly what the director wanted the film to be, but what a bitter taste in the mouth one would have left the cinema with after watching the film.
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Post by: Matt H. on March 04, 2008, 01:28:37 PM
There are about four supplements on the disc. I did get the first one watched, a 1996 interview with the director by young director Daniele Luchetti. MAFIOSO wasn't specifically mentioned, but it was an interesting interview.
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Post by: Matt H. on March 04, 2008, 01:29:50 PM
I don't think any of the remaining interviews on the disc are more than 20 minutes long each, so I should be finished in time to watch IDOL tonight.
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Post by: Matt H. on March 04, 2008, 01:31:25 PM
I did have about ten minutes to flip over to TNT-HD to see which LAW & ORDER episode they were rerunning. It was one with the talented and gorgeous Jeffrey Donovan playing a super-religious father who murdered a teacher at his daughter's school for teaching evolution. (Actually, he killed him because he thought the daughter was having sex with the teacher; it was actually the guidance counselor she was having sex with.)
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Post by: Jeanne on March 04, 2008, 01:53:35 PM
Did I ever tell you I was part of the Government's "Witless Protection Program"?

 ;D

Oh, I like that one.
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Post by: elmore3003 on March 04, 2008, 02:04:45 PM
(http://www.foxnews.com/photoessay/photoessay_3362_images/0221081441_M_022108_idol13.jpg)

ASSOCIATED PRESS (http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,334740,00.html)Please God - film at 11!

der Brucer

I know someone from Arizona with a camera and the only wild-life shots I get are bugs and birds :(




No film here, but I can give you Dick's cabaret's website.  Perhaps you can get DRs Laura and Kerry to investigate.
http://www.dickscabaret.com/info/index.htm
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Post by: Matt H. on March 04, 2008, 02:27:26 PM
Guess I'll write for awhile and then head back down to finish up the special features on MAFIOSO.

WBBL.
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Post by: DearReaderLaura on March 04, 2008, 02:38:26 PM
I can honestly say that I have never seen that guy at the gay cabaret.
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Post by: DearReaderLaura on March 04, 2008, 02:43:32 PM
Well, I have caught up on some paperwork.
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Post by: Kerry on March 04, 2008, 02:50:59 PM
Electrical impulses are misfirirng;;; my brain, my phone, my phone.  Is it the moon?
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Post by: FJL on March 04, 2008, 03:08:35 PM
Is there a legal issue if they "fire" the guy for dancing at a gay cabaret?  For example, would they remove someone from the TV show for dancing at Chippendales or appearing nude in a legit show?
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Post by: DearReaderLaura on March 04, 2008, 03:16:56 PM
I could care less about his working at a gay cabaret. Can he sing?
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Post by: Jrand70 on March 04, 2008, 03:25:38 PM
DR TPUNK is looking fetching in her new avatar.
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Post by: Jrand70 on March 04, 2008, 03:25:55 PM
I laughed DR JEANNE....from reading previous posts and yours.....
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Post by: Jrand70 on March 04, 2008, 03:26:11 PM
I don't know from that movie.........hmmm....sounds familiar....BUT!
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Post by: Jrand70 on March 04, 2008, 03:26:38 PM
Why would I care what movie Rose McGowan thinks is an essential?
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on March 04, 2008, 04:09:09 PM
I could care less about his working at a gay cabaret. Can he sing?

Yes, he can.  And very well, too.
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on March 04, 2008, 04:14:44 PM
Jimmy Clanton?
(Mark Wynter if you were shopping in the UK)


Ack...ack-ack-ack....ack-ack!

Yes, Jimmy Clanton.  I guess my night had a thousand eyes.



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Post by: Jeanne on March 04, 2008, 04:21:08 PM
I laughed DR JEANNE....from reading previous posts and yours.....

Thank you, JRand. I thought my humor was obvious, but apparently not.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on March 04, 2008, 04:24:01 PM
Good Evening!

Well, that casting session was short and sweet.  -Very much like most of the boys and girls who came in today to audition.  ;)
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Post by: JoseSPiano on March 04, 2008, 04:24:55 PM
And since it's now official-official....

Laurents-Directed West Side Story to Bow at the National in DC Prior to Broadway (http://www.playbill.com/news/article/115605.html)
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Post by: JoseSPiano on March 04, 2008, 04:26:15 PM
And this is now official-official too...

Mario Lopez Will Be A Chorus Line's Next Zach (http://www.playbill.com/news/article/115610.html)


-Guess I'll be playing some more day rehearsals over the next couple of weeks.  ;)
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Post by: JoseSPiano on March 04, 2008, 04:26:58 PM
DR singdaw - Were you planning on coming into the City tonight?  Or is your other-half in the city today?  (re: the building collapse)
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Post by: JoseSPiano on March 04, 2008, 04:28:44 PM
Well... And there was little tidbit in today's New York Times:

Chef Cooks Up Hoax (http://www.nytimes.com/2008/03/04/arts/04arts-CHEFCOOKSUPH_BRF.html?_r=1&ref=dining&oref=slogin)

Quote
The celebrity chef, author and aspiring St. Petersburg, Fla., restaurateur Robert Irvine will be replaced by the Food Network as host of “Dinner Impossible” after admitting to inaccuracies in a résumé that included a British knighthood, ownership of a castle in Scotland, friendship with Prince Charles and cooking for four United States presidents, the BBC reported. The British-born Mr. Irvine, 42, who also said he had helped to make the wedding cake for Prince Charles and Lady Diana, told The St. Petersburg Times that he had fabricated parts of his history because he felt pressure “to keep up with the Joneses” and that he was “truly sorry.” Mr. Irvine, the author of an autobiography, “Mission: Cook!,” and the owner of a company that sells his own brand cookware, did work at the White House, but in the Navy Mess, not as a personal chef to a president. A spokesman for the Food Network said, “We appreciate Robert’s remorse about his actions,” but added that “for now we will be looking for a replacement host.”
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Post by: JoseSPiano on March 04, 2008, 04:33:03 PM
And there was also this wonderful - well, I thought it was wonderful - essay from this past Sunday New York Times' Magazine...

Speak, 'Tootsie' (http://www.nytimes.com/2008/03/02/magazine/02wwln-medium-t.html?scp=1&sq=tootsie&st=nyt)

Quote
“Tootsie” came out in 1982, when most Americans assumed that if you didn’t catch a movie while it was playing in theaters, you might never see it. Moviegoers were largely ignoring the climactic developments in home-entertainment technology — including the so-called format war between Betamax and VHS — that would, in the coming decades, transform not just movie watching but also home design and romantic relationships. The best format for audiovisual data storage was still considered to be the human memory.
...

Yes, the article concentrates on the movie, "Tootsie", but it also harkens back to the good not-so-ole days of watching movies in a theater.

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Post by: TCB on March 04, 2008, 04:36:45 PM
T.O.D.


First Cast Album:  ANYTHING GOES (Eileen Rogers)

First Movie Soundtrack:  BEN-HUR

(Let me think about the rest.)

In February of 1964, after about nine years off and on in Junior Theatre, I got cast in my first mainstage show at the Tacoma Little Theatre.  I was cast as Nick in the production of A THOUSAND CLOWNS.  Being cast in one of the main stage productions immediately changed my status from just one of the kids, to one of the regular crowd involved with the theater.  The first production after A THOUSAND CLOWNS was ANYTHING GOES, and since I was now with the in crowd, I used to take the bus down to the theater on Friday nights, because I could hang around backstage and watch the show from the wings. Naturally, the cast recording became a very important part of my youth, because it reminded me every time I played it, that I was no longer an audience member or a Junior Theatre kid,; but I was now an actor.  
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Post by: TCB on March 04, 2008, 04:40:16 PM
Only once? How quaint.

der Brucer


She lives in Ohio, not Illinois.
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Post by: singdaw on March 04, 2008, 04:45:13 PM
DR singdaw - Were you planning on coming into the City tonight?  Or is your other-half in the city today?  (re: the building collapse)

Well...no and no.  So I guess that news had no impact on anyone here at HHW.  Oh well!   :-\
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Post by: TCB on March 04, 2008, 04:52:42 PM
(http://www.foxnews.com/photoessay/photoessay_3362_images/0221081441_M_022108_idol13.jpg)

ASSOCIATED PRESS (http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,334740,00.html)Please God - film at 11!

der Brucer

I know someone from Arizona with a camera and the only wild-life shots I get are bugs and birds :(





We have all heard stories about how various show biz folk, including Clark Gable, supported themselves before they became famous.  Should we really care whether this young man took his clothes off in a gay bar, a straight bar, or on a street corner?
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Post by: TCB on March 04, 2008, 04:57:23 PM

NEW AMSTERDAM, a new procedural series with an immortal detective as the lead. Let's see how it compares to MOONLIGHT.


If the good looks of the leading actors is any indication, I would say we have a tie!
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Post by: TCB on March 04, 2008, 05:00:50 PM
I forgot to mention last night that I did scan through yesterday's AS THE WORLD TURNS. Luke and Noah were on, and now I think I've figured out where they're heading with Irina.

Her visa is about to run out, and she's next going to try to get a student visa to stay in the country. I'm guessing that's going to fall through, and the only way to keep her in the country is for either Luke or Noah to marry her. Since Noah "feels" like her brother, gallant Luke is the likely candidate. It'll start off platonically, and then she'll decide she wants a real husband and thus begins the seduction.

If indeed the show goes in this direction, it has lost me as a viewer.

There was a big article in our local newspaper today about how fans are clamoring (or clamouring for Tomovoz) for more and more of the Luke and Noah gay love story.
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Post by: singdaw on March 04, 2008, 05:02:25 PM
How about an immoral detective?
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Post by: TCB on March 04, 2008, 05:07:02 PM
I honestly don't know why the panier hasn't made a comeback...

(http://www.farthingales.on.ca/images/9764_p1.jpg)


I will say that it has always looked good on you!
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Post by: JoseSPiano on March 04, 2008, 05:10:33 PM
We have all heard stories about how various show biz folk, including Clark Gable, supported themselves before they became famous.  Should we really care whether this young man took his clothes off in a gay bar, a straight bar, or on a street corner?

Well... I'm just waiting for Frenchie Davis to pop up again in the news... :-\
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Post by: Kerry on March 04, 2008, 05:28:42 PM
My computer is misfiring too!!! :-\
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Post by: DearReaderLaura on March 04, 2008, 05:34:48 PM
This morning I went for a walk, and this is what I saw:

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

(http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w247/SaltonSeaTrip/ladybug.jpg)
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Post by: TCB on March 04, 2008, 05:39:12 PM
And catching from yesterday... I think it was DR Elan who brought up the group "Rush"... YES!!   -Who knew three guys could make so much good noise! ;)


I used to love Rush, too. Oh, you were talking about music.
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Post by: singdaw on March 04, 2008, 05:41:56 PM
Beautiful, as always, DearReaderLaura DR!  :)
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Post by: singdaw on March 04, 2008, 05:43:08 PM
DR JoseSPiano - not sure what time you depart tomorrow, but

***SAFE & EASY TRAVEL VIBES***[/size]
to you!!![/size]
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Post by: TCB on March 04, 2008, 05:43:22 PM
T.O.D. (Part Two)


First Female 45:  Patty Duke's DON'T JUST STAND THERE.

First Male 45:  Richard Chamberlin's THREE STARS WILL SHINE TONIGHT (The Dr. Kildare Theme)
Title: Re:THE HEPCAT
Post by: DearReaderLaura on March 04, 2008, 05:44:28 PM
I remember that my sister had a 45 single called "Party Doll" that she used to play over and over and over and over.
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Post by: singdaw on March 04, 2008, 05:44:30 PM
***technological restorative vibes***[/size]
to DR Kerry![/size]
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Post by: bk on March 04, 2008, 05:46:55 PM
singdaw, Barry is Equity - that's been the prob - this is a non-Equity theater thanks to Equity's unwillingness to grant Waiver status or a workable guest artist contract - totally ridiculous.
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Post by: bk on March 04, 2008, 05:47:33 PM
I'm here at Panera, waiting on a sandwich.  The sandwich is being very rude and I know it will be a small tipper.
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Post by: singdaw on March 04, 2008, 05:48:35 PM
Ah, thanks bk.  Got it.
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Post by: singdaw on March 04, 2008, 05:52:13 PM
What we need is a drink. [button]
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Post by: FJL on March 04, 2008, 05:54:17 PM
Got a majorly big return 95% done.  I hate it when the client leaves out info.
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Post by: DakotaCelt on March 04, 2008, 05:57:26 PM
Good evening from Dixie land in Southwestern Utah....

Sneaking in on the computer at the library.  Lovely day here... temps in the 60s and I did some more exploring of the area. Love old buildings and history and I had to do some looking. There is a neat little shop that was put in an old store... They served some wonderful ice cream and soda in glass bottles. They had Pepsi, Coke, Crush, Kickapoo, apple pop, Fanta, Moxie and many others.

http://www.greengatevillageinn.com/juddstore.html (http://www.greengatevillageinn.com/juddstore.html)


Here are some other buildings http://www.greengatevillageinn.com/villagecitylink.html (http://www.greengatevillageinn.com/villagecitylink.html)

Across the street from here is the older tabernacle and several brick buildings that have been restored and used for other things. I found it interesting that they retain a lot of hte characteristics of buildings you might see in the northeast. In one othe buildings they even had the old-style wood flip windows with removable sash.  The park near the tabernacle is quite nice and it is nice to sit a spell and enjoy the scenery. I will say that the scenery is stunning to say the least.

Yesterday I did a bit of shopping...
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Post by: DakotaCelt on March 04, 2008, 05:57:55 PM
Congrats vibes to TPunk on the call back...
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Post by: elmore3003 on March 04, 2008, 05:58:59 PM
I just had a phone call from our DR Danise. The power failure did not affect her, but she's going through a tough time weighing several options.  I think she could use a few vibes sent her way.
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Post by: singdaw on March 04, 2008, 05:59:30 PM
Glad you are having a grand time, DR DakotaCelt.
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Post by: DakotaCelt on March 04, 2008, 06:00:07 PM
Happy Birthday to Panni!
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Post by: DakotaCelt on March 04, 2008, 06:00:35 PM
Lovely photograph Laura....
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Post by: singdaw on March 04, 2008, 06:00:40 PM
***COPING VIBES***[/size][/color]
to DR Danise![/size][/color]
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Post by: DakotaCelt on March 04, 2008, 06:01:19 PM
Hello Singdaw!

Vibes to Elmore and Danise!
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Post by: JoseSPiano on March 04, 2008, 06:03:08 PM
DR singdaw - I believe my flight to Memphis departs at 11:20am.  -Then I have about an hour layover before heading onto Chattanooga - which is just enough time for a BBQ sandwich from Interstate BBQ.  *They shoot the exhaust from their kitchen into the terminal!
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Post by: FJL on March 04, 2008, 06:03:08 PM
Choosing-the-right-option vibes to Danise
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Post by: DakotaCelt on March 04, 2008, 06:03:24 PM
Nice avatar Singdaw.... I am going to make a new one when I get back....
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Post by: JoseSPiano on March 04, 2008, 06:04:17 PM
~~~~~VIBES TO DR DANISE~~~~~
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Post by: TCB on March 04, 2008, 06:09:25 PM
And since it's now official-official....

Laurents-Directed West Side Story to Bow at the National in DC Prior to Broadway (http://www.playbill.com/news/article/115605.html)


And I already told Artie, that I will not play Anita.
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Post by: TCB on March 04, 2008, 06:16:50 PM
How about an immoral detective?


I think that would be Robert Blake.
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Post by: Jane on March 04, 2008, 06:17:15 PM
Darling Jeanne did indeed read ALL the posts. She mistakenly thought that humor was welcome at HHW.

LOL! :)
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Post by: Jane on March 04, 2008, 06:20:45 PM
SAFE AND EASY TRAVEL VIBES DR JOSE!
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on March 04, 2008, 06:22:03 PM
And there was also this wonderful - well, I thought it was wonderful - essay from this past Sunday New York Times' Magazine...

Speak, 'Tootsie' (http://www.nytimes.com/2008/03/02/magazine/02wwln-medium-t.html?scp=1&sq=tootsie&st=nyt)Yes, the article concentrates on the movie, "Tootsie", but it also harkens back to the good not-so-ole days of watching movies in a theater.


...you mean when movies were "worth" seeing in the theater?!!!
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Post by: TCB on March 04, 2008, 06:22:14 PM
I just had a phone call from our DR Danise. The power failure did not affect her, but she's going through a tough time weighing several options.  I think she could use a few vibes sent her way.


Vibes and prayers to our delightful Danise!

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Post by: Ron Pulliam on March 04, 2008, 06:23:40 PM
I have been alternating doing yardwork and paperwork.

Papering your yard, eh?  Well, I know i TP'ed a few trees in my yout'!
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Post by: TCB on March 04, 2008, 06:23:58 PM
Good evening from Dixie land in Southwestern Utah....

Sneaking in on the computer at the library.  Lovely day here... temps in the 60s and I did some more exploring of the area. Love old buildings and history and I had to do some looking. There is a neat little shop that was put in an old store... They served some wonderful ice cream and soda in glass bottles. They had Pepsi, Coke, Crush, Kickapoo, apple pop, Fanta, Moxie and many others.


Yesterday I did a bit of shopping...


Dakota, continued good vibes to you for a wonderful vacation.
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on March 04, 2008, 06:24:36 PM
I haven't a clew.    :(

Mis-singclew?
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Post by: George on March 04, 2008, 06:26:44 PM
[move=left,scroll,6,transparent,100%]~~~Super Vibes for DR Danise!!~~~[/move]
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on March 04, 2008, 06:27:17 PM
Is there a legal issue if they "fire" the guy for dancing at a gay cabaret?  For example, would they remove someone from the TV show for dancing at Chippendales or appearing nude in a legit show?

Probably not.  Although a few years back, they did remove someone from the final 24 for some heinous reason or other.  

Frenchy somebody.  

The sponsors must be considered, of course.  Paula can have a fling with a guy in the final 24, but Simon probably wouldn't survive one of David's lap dances.

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Post by: Jane on March 04, 2008, 06:33:26 PM
My computer is misfiring too!!! :-\

No more misfiring, of any kind, vibes!
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Post by: bk on March 04, 2008, 06:33:41 PM
Was it S. Woody or der Brucer who thought I should use my noggin' and take the 134 to the I5 instead of going through Hollywood and downtown on the 101.  Well, now we can tell whoever it was why:  I tried that route today and it added a bloody fifteen minutes to the drive.  While it's much faster to get to the Stadium Way off ramp just before downtown, going through downtown is much more horrid than going through Hollywood and downtown to junction to the 5 there.  It's so long to reach the same place where you come out going through downtown that you lose whatever time you initially gained, and then it adds another fifteen minutes just dealing with literally stand-still traffic for about eight miles on a section of the 5 you never even see when you go through downtown.
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on March 04, 2008, 06:35:12 PM
Having caught up, Swami RLP has made a reading:

The horse is still dead even after a lengthy respite from the same old flogging.

I'm thinking good thoughts for someone in Florida.

I think someone in Oregon needs a HUGE hug.

I sense some angst in Southern California.  I predict all will be well by this time tomorrow.

More good thoughts are being felt for someone in New York.

There are strange vibrations emanating out of the midwest...possibly Indiana, possibly Iowa...and I haven't a claw-hammered clew what to make of them.

Several folks around the forum need a hug!

{{{{<<<!>>>}}}}

.
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Post by: Jane on March 04, 2008, 06:39:43 PM
Good evening from Dixie land in Southwestern Utah....


Such a charming town.  I hope the rest of your vacation is just as charming, relaxing and wonderful.  
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Post by: George on March 04, 2008, 06:44:55 PM
Off to rehearsal!  Pray for Rosemary's Baby!!  We're running act one WITH NO STOPPING!! :o

;)
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Post by: George on March 04, 2008, 06:46:23 PM
PAGE 11 CONJOINED TWINS DANCE!!

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;D

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Post by: JoseSPiano on March 04, 2008, 06:46:31 PM
As for tonight's "American Idol", well, no true stinkers, a couple of goods, and maybe one or two pretty goods.  However, there is still one contestant that doesn't appeal to me at all whom the judges keep praising to the high heavens.  -I'm guessing he sounds better in the studio than on TV.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on March 04, 2008, 06:48:35 PM
~~~~~VIBES FOR ROSEMARY'S BABY~~~~~



;D
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Post by: Jane on March 04, 2008, 06:49:13 PM
FEEL BETTER VIBES TO DR JMK!


GENERAL VIBES TO DR DANISE!
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Post by: Jane on March 04, 2008, 06:50:48 PM
Jennifer, thanks for the tip and info on the pillow.  I don't need a new one at the moment.  One of these days I will as the company that made my favorite pillow has gone out of business.  
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Post by: Jane on March 04, 2008, 06:51:59 PM
Congrats to our missing DR Rodzinsky.  
MBarnum, thank you for sharing the news.
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Post by: Jeanne on March 04, 2008, 06:52:41 PM
Papering your yard, eh?  Well, I know i TP'ed a few trees in my yout'!

Ron!! And here I always thought you were such a nice, quiet Southern boy!
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Post by: Jeanne on March 04, 2008, 06:56:09 PM
Having caught up, Swami RLP has made a reading:

The horse is still dead even after a lengthy respite from the same old flogging.

I'm thinking good thoughts for someone in Florida.

I think someone in Oregon needs a HUGE hug.

I sense some angst in Southern California.  I predict all will be well by this time tomorrow.

More good thoughts are being felt for someone in New York.

There are strange vibrations emanating out of the midwest...possibly Indiana, possibly Iowa...and I haven't a claw-hammered clew what to make of them.

Several folks around the forum need a hug!

{{{{<<<!>>>}}}}

If DR Ron ever wishes to live in Indianapolis he might be able to get a job at JRand's shop.
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on March 04, 2008, 06:56:34 PM
Ron!! And here I always thought you were such a nice, quiet Southern boy!


Naw....
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Post by: Jeanne on March 04, 2008, 06:58:39 PM
Naw....

Guess I misjudged you!
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Post by: Jeanne on March 04, 2008, 06:59:15 PM
Nice to see VIXMOM's name up at the top. I hope she's doing well and can join us more often.
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Post by: Jeanne on March 04, 2008, 07:00:35 PM
DR JENNIFER,
Although I've never tried the pillows you pictured, I do use a cervical pillow and I like the extra neck support.
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Post by: TPunk on March 04, 2008, 07:08:04 PM
Vibes for DR Danise
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Post by: Cillaliz on March 04, 2008, 07:09:06 PM
Love the avatar TPunk!
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Post by: elmore3003 on March 04, 2008, 07:09:21 PM


The sponsors must be considered, of course.  Paula can have a fling with a guy in the final 24, but Simon probably wouldn't survive one of David's lap dances.



I bet Ryan could!
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Post by: Jane on March 04, 2008, 07:09:38 PM
Hi TPunk.  Sorry to have to leave as you arrive.

'night
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Post by: Cillaliz on March 04, 2008, 07:10:37 PM
I don't remember the first cast recording I bought.  My family has always been into musical theater and has always had all kinds of recordings, sheet music, you name it.
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Post by: Cillaliz on March 04, 2008, 07:10:57 PM
The first album I ever bought was The Jackson Five, Third Album
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Post by: Cillaliz on March 04, 2008, 07:11:36 PM
How are the cats today TPunk?
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Post by: Cillaliz on March 04, 2008, 07:13:16 PM
Here are what my trees looked like this morning
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Post by: Cillaliz on March 04, 2008, 07:14:11 PM
Here is what they looked like at noon....I considered keeping them as a totem poles
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Post by: Cillaliz on March 04, 2008, 07:16:07 PM
This was when I got home from work
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Post by: Cillaliz on March 04, 2008, 07:17:10 PM
And if you look really closely you'll see what was left behind....now what do I do with this???
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Post by: TPunk on March 04, 2008, 07:17:32 PM
How are the cats today TPunk?

Killbot is bored and uninterested in everything (or at least she is trying to appear that way). Pierre seems to have recovered from the trauma of having someone replastering our bathroom. He is being hyper and demanding- his usual self.  :)

Also thanks for the compliment on my avatar!
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Post by: Cillaliz on March 04, 2008, 07:19:10 PM
Killbot is bored and uninterested in everything (or at least she is trying to appear that way). Pierre seems to have recovered from the trauma of having someone replastering our bathroom. He is being hyper and demanding- his usual self.  :)

Also thanks for the compliment on my avatar!

I thought the girls would be bothered by the tree cutting today, but they weren't even looking out the window when it started.  What's up with that?  Callie is bathing on a soft blanket and Boo is curled up in my lap.
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Post by: TPunk on March 04, 2008, 07:19:36 PM
I definitely have a sinus infection. Bummer.
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Post by: vixmom on March 04, 2008, 07:21:10 PM
Hello all I have missed you!
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Post by: vixmom on March 04, 2008, 07:21:27 PM
Happy Birthday to DR Panni/Maria
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Post by: vixmom on March 04, 2008, 07:21:55 PM
VIBES FOR ALL GOOD THINGS TO DR DANISE
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Post by: TPunk on March 04, 2008, 07:22:10 PM
It's weird, you never know what will freak out cats.
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Post by: Cillaliz on March 04, 2008, 07:22:22 PM
FEEL BETTER VIBES TO TPUNK ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
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Post by: TPunk on March 04, 2008, 07:22:38 PM
Hi Vixmom!
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Post by: Cillaliz on March 04, 2008, 07:22:49 PM
It's weird, you never know what will freak out cats.

LOL, you can say that again!~
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Post by: Cillaliz on March 04, 2008, 07:23:28 PM
Hey Vixmom! Good to see you!
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Post by: TPunk on March 04, 2008, 07:23:50 PM
We are watching tonight's American Idol. I can't wait to see the stripper guy. He's now one of my favorites.
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Post by: vixmom on March 04, 2008, 07:25:48 PM
My face  and lips and gums and arm and back and knee have healed from my unseemly and sudden kissing of the asphalt.


The building mangement have taken steps to protect others from my fate by re-asphalting around the manhole cover that stood about an inch  above the ground surface


I was fortunate that I didn't lose any teeth or suffer any long lasting effects (other than to my pride)

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Post by: vixmom on March 04, 2008, 07:26:30 PM
Hi TPUNK, Jeanne and Cilla!
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Post by: vixmom on March 04, 2008, 07:26:55 PM
What did you geta callback for TPunk?

(I have NOT caught up)
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Post by: TPunk on March 04, 2008, 07:30:36 PM
I had my callbacks tonight. Everyone there was super nice and friendly - genuinely so. There were some really great people, but nobody who was either perfect for Adelaide or perfect for Sarah. It will be interesting to see who gets cast. I would be happy just being a hot box dancer- because, you know, cute costumes.
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Post by: TPunk on March 04, 2008, 07:32:10 PM
What did you geta callback for TPunk?

(I have NOT caught up)

Guys and Dolls (in case you couldn't tell from my most recent post).
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Post by: Cillaliz on March 04, 2008, 07:32:53 PM
Vibes for good news from the audition~~~~~~~~~~~
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Post by: Jennifer on March 04, 2008, 07:34:02 PM
Vibes for DR Danise. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
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Post by: Jennifer on March 04, 2008, 07:34:54 PM
DR Jennifer - regarding the pillow.  Do you mind reporting if you generally sleep on your side, on your stomach, or on your back?  Thanks!

I usually sleep on my back or side. I've tried the pillow with both of these positions and it was good.

However i've seen them do demos for people that sleep on their stomach. It is supposed to be really good for that too.

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Post by: Cillaliz on March 04, 2008, 07:36:58 PM
VIBES FOR ALL WHO NEED OR WANT THEM ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
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Post by: Jennifer on March 04, 2008, 07:44:22 PM
AMERICAN IDOL SPOILER TALK I GUESS

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As for tonight's "American Idol", well, no true stinkers, a couple of goods, and maybe one or two pretty goods.  However, there is still one contestant that doesn't appeal to me at all whom the judges keep praising to the high heavens.  -I'm guessing he sounds better in the studio than on TV.

I'm curious who you mean. Is it 17 year old David A?

I really cannot get into any of the guys. Although I sort of agree with simon (that the kid will go far in this comp).

I totally agree with simon on the aussie. I loved him in auditions. And i think he could be great. But he has yet to wow me during the live shows.

I thought the stripper guy was okay. And i think the publicity will help him for now stay in the comp longer.

The most interesting performance for me was david cook.
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Post by: TPunk on March 04, 2008, 07:44:29 PM
I need an English to Paula Abdul dictionary
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Post by: TPunk on March 04, 2008, 07:48:32 PM
Okay, it is time for me to sign off and eat some ice cream. Goodnight all!
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Post by: Cillaliz on March 04, 2008, 07:50:15 PM
Night TPunk
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Post by: vixmom on March 04, 2008, 07:58:22 PM
Break a Leg Casting VIBES for TPUNK
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Post by: vixmom on March 04, 2008, 07:58:49 PM
I just caught up to yesterday,,, belated birthday wishes to Adrianna
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Post by: vixmom on March 04, 2008, 07:59:14 PM
Nice new Avatars, TPunk, Cilla, Georeg & TCB!
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Post by: vixmom on March 04, 2008, 07:59:35 PM
Contiunued Vibnes to dear Elmore
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Post by: DearReaderLaura on March 04, 2008, 08:01:00 PM
Hey, Vixmom! Nice to see you, as always.
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Post by: vixmom on March 04, 2008, 08:10:08 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=erGCcM69PrE


why you should be cautious about putting in "pet doors"....
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Post by: vixmom on March 04, 2008, 08:10:20 PM
HI Laura!!
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Post by: JoseSPiano on March 04, 2008, 08:13:46 PM
DR Jennifer - I don't get Jason Castro's appeal.  -And if even appeared that he laughed at himself during the closing moments of his song tonight.
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Post by: vixmom on March 04, 2008, 08:16:53 PM
Pardon me boy, aren't you supposed to be on the Chatanooga choo choo?
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Post by: Matt H. on March 04, 2008, 08:24:58 PM
The key to people getting booted off IDOL for "moral" reasons or not is directly affected by how open and honest they were in their declarations to the producers about their pasts. Frenchy Davis and one of the black twins from several years ago (the one George Huff replaced right before the finals started) who had been arrested for robbery didn't divulge their pasts when asked. Others who have posed nude or had other scandals were open about it to the producers when they were advanced into the 24, and they have been allowed to compete.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on March 04, 2008, 08:25:16 PM
Pardon me boy, aren't you supposed to be on the Chatanooga choo choo?

Well, funny you should ask... I realized that I hadn't checked where I will be staying this year.  Normally, they put me up in the main convention hotel so that I have easy access to the audition room.  Well, I just checked my itinerary, and it turns out I will be staying at the Chattanooga Choo Choo Holiday Inn (http://www.choochoo.com/).  -I wonder if I'll get one of the converted train car rooms? ;)

-Alas, it's a 15 minute walk to the Convention Center - or a short shuttle ride, so... :-\
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Post by: DearReaderLaura on March 04, 2008, 08:26:11 PM
This is my favorite Youtube clip:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NwCXDBHvNmk
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Post by: Matt H. on March 04, 2008, 08:27:43 PM
I began my evening with the remainder of the bonus features on the MAFIOSO DVD. A couple of interviews lasting 7-8 minutes each, some sketches of the main characters, and two trailers. That was about it.
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Post by: Matt H. on March 04, 2008, 08:28:35 PM
I watched another BROTHERS & SISTERS episode, the one that featured the birth of Tommy's twins and the loss of one of them. Very moving episode.
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Post by: Matt H. on March 04, 2008, 08:34:13 PM
On tonight's IDOL, I thought David Cook had the best performance, followed by David Hernandez. I thought David Archuleta was a bit off tonight but OK.

Worst by far were Luke Minard (at least half of the song was sharp), Chakezie (ridiculous out of control falsetto), and the fey kid who did "Jailhouse Rock" the first week. I can never remember his name.

The judges raved about the kid with dreadlocks, and I thought he was awful, too.

The ones who did well this week showed the first burst of real singing ability that I've seen from them all season. Maybe they've found their groove finally.
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Post by: Matt H. on March 04, 2008, 08:37:42 PM
NEW AMSTERDAM was an OK detective drama. The "finding his soulmate" part of the story bored me to tears, and the mystery was only fair. I quickly figured out the guilty party once we had all the suspects rounded up. I did like the detective being able to relate to various people from all the different lives he's lived down through the centuries. That was the most entertaining thing about the show.

As for DR TCB's evaluation of the hotness of this star versus the detective on MOONLIGHT, I'll take Mick St. John (vampire) in a heartbeat.
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Post by: Matt H. on March 04, 2008, 08:39:59 PM
JERICHO was painful for several reasons. First, the local CBS affiliate was running an ACC basketball game from 8-10 which ran past the hour. Thus, they were recording JERICHO which started 6 minutes past the hour, and since they were recording it, they only recorded the SD version, so I didn't get to see the show in HD. Damn them!

More painful, however, were several key events that happened during the show. WHAT A SURPRISE!
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Post by: JoseSPiano on March 04, 2008, 08:44:17 PM
Well, I have a flight to catch in 12 hours, and I want to get up sort of early tomorrow to take care of my usual round of before-I-leave-for-a-trip room tidying.

BK - Hope your callbacks were productive.



Goodnight.
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Post by: vixmom on March 04, 2008, 08:48:50 PM
TRAVEL VIBES FOR JOSE!!!!
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Post by: JoseSPiano on March 04, 2008, 08:51:55 PM
OH!  Before I go to bed....

I'm betting that some DRs wished that the "falling ceiling" fell closer to the stage.  ;)

Falling Object Creates Real Drama on Broadway (http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/03/04/falling-object-creates-real-drama-on-broadway/index.html?ref=theater)
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Post by: Matt H. on March 04, 2008, 09:04:24 PM
Danny Noreiga is the name of the singer I can't stand on the show. Actually, the vocals might be tolerable if he had ANY idea how to move on stage without flopping around. Ghastly.

Michael Johns (the Aussie) is another singer the judges are so enthusiastic about that I don't feel has EVER lived up to their heaping amounts of praise.

And was Paula out of it tonight or what? Jumbled words, sentences, thoughts all piled on top of each other. So sad.
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Post by: Matt H. on March 04, 2008, 09:05:11 PM
Well, I have some writing to finish up and then I'll be heading down to bed.

Good night!
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Post by: MBarnum on March 04, 2008, 09:33:34 PM
Went to H and R Block after work to have my taxed done, but it seems I have misplaced or thrown out my mortgage info...so will have to dig that up somehow and try again later in the week.


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Post by: MBarnum on March 04, 2008, 09:43:55 PM
After H and R Block, and since I was on that side of town I stopped by and visited one of the Iraqi families, the Kawari's.

Had a great time and the two older kids, Noor and Ali are loving high school. The daughter, Noor, is particularly good with math, English, basketball, and is even teaching some of her teachers Arabic! And she is quite the artist. She is really a great kid and she has quite a crush on Colin Farrell.

Son Ali, on the other hand, isn't as good of a student as his sister, but he loves his new school never-the-less and is doing well in Basketball! LOL! He actually did not attend school much in Iraq as it was just too dangerous for him.

Noor was never bothered as long as she kept her head scarf on (the insurgents would always threaten to blow up the school if the girls didn't wear the scarves).

And Mustafa the dad is a big fan of old Hollywood movies (he however can't stand Bollywood movies  :-[  )...he loves Bette Davis, and WHAT EVER HAPPENED TO BABY JANE is one of his favorite movies....as well as GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDES and other movie musicals....he had never heard of ATTACK OF THE PUPPET PEOPLE, however.
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Post by: MBarnum on March 04, 2008, 09:54:13 PM
It would be very fun to see TPunk in GUYS AND DOLLS!
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Post by: vixmom on March 04, 2008, 09:54:45 PM
Hi Mikey!  I was just thinking about you and your Iraqui translators today


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Post by: vixmom on March 04, 2008, 09:55:09 PM
I must to bed... night Mike!
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Post by: MBarnum on March 04, 2008, 10:06:18 PM
Night Vixmom...I am sorry about your unintended trip! Glad you are feeling better and healing.

Beddy bye for me too!
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on March 04, 2008, 10:18:54 PM
Guess I misjudged you!

?? Not sure what kind of saint you thought I was.

Toilet papering a few trees isn't a capital crime.   :-*
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on March 04, 2008, 10:20:07 PM
And Mustafa the dad is a big fan of old Hollywood movies (he however can't stand Bollywood movies  :-[  )...he loves Bette Davis, and WHAT EVER HAPPENED TO BABY JANE is one of his favorite movies....as well as GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDES and other movie musicals....he had never heard of ATTACK OF THE PUPPET PEOPLE, however.


Ah...he sounds like "my" kind of movie lover!   ;D
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on March 04, 2008, 10:25:11 PM
My face  and lips and gums and arm and back and knee have healed from my unseemly and sudden kissing of the asphalt.


The building mangement have taken steps to protect others from my fate by re-asphalting around the manhole cover that stood about an inch  above the ground surface


I was fortunate that I didn't lose any teeth or suffer any long lasting effects (other than to my pride)



Be extremely glad you didn't break any bones.  Several years ago, I tripped on a somewhat sunken manhole section of a sidewalk near my office building.  As I fell, I reached out with my right arm to break my fall.  It worked.  And my right arm was broken,  too....just near the elbow.  Less than 24 hours later I was home after surgery in which a titanium plate and seven screws were used to join the broken bones together.  
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on March 04, 2008, 10:29:39 PM
DR Jennifer - I don't get Jason Castro's appeal.  -And if even appeared that he laughed at himself during the closing moments of his song tonight.

His "my most embarrassing moment" story -- what a joke!  Those dreadlocks look nasty, and to hear that one actually came off his head in his hands while "tying back his hair" at a restaurant!  What kind of a goon doesn't LEARN something from that?
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Post by: bk on March 04, 2008, 11:15:53 PM
I gotta tell you.
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Post by: bk on March 04, 2008, 11:19:17 PM
Callbacks were okay.  I made a decision on Yoni (down to two people - I chose the one who beveled well).  She's really cute (is currently playing Squeaky Fromme in their Assassins), good voice, and sexy.  She also plays opposite her Zubrick in Assassins - the fellow who plays John Hinckley, so they have good chemistry.  We're down to needing one ensemble male, and one General Mills - there are simply no candidates among those who've auditioned, so I'll be working doubly hard to find someone over the next couple of days.  I had to go with someone as the Narrator/Professor Leder - very different from BJ, but the guy is a Chance company member and I think they really wanted me to use him.  He's not ideal in terms of what I'm used to, but he's very talented, sings well, and I'll just have to work with him and I think it will be fine.
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Post by: George on March 04, 2008, 11:26:25 PM
BK, I don't suppose that YOU could play General Mills??

;)

But especially not if you're directing, right?
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Post by: George on March 04, 2008, 11:32:18 PM
~~~~~VIBES FOR ROSEMARY'S BABY~~~~~

;D

Tonight's rehearsal actually went quite well.  I still haven't memorized all of my chorus songs (I'm not the only one, though), but since I only have two solo lines ("You call this a life?" and "You will fare well") and one duet line ("We do our jobs, you take the gate"), I don't have too much to worry about. :)  It was nice to finally see how it all fit together without stopping.  I have a costume fitting tomorrow at 1:00 pm, so I'll finally get to see what it looks like.
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Post by: George on March 04, 2008, 11:33:26 PM
Happy Birthday to DR Panni/Maria

And we've missed you!!

(Did you get my check for the cookies??)
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Post by: George on March 04, 2008, 11:36:51 PM
My face  and lips and gums and arm and back and knee have healed from my unseemly and sudden kissing of the asphalt.


The building mangement have taken steps to protect others from my fate by re-asphalting around the manhole cover that stood about an inch  above the ground surface


I was fortunate that I didn't lose any teeth or suffer any long lasting effects (other than to my pride)

~~~Feel Better Vibes for Vixmom!!~~~
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Post by: bk on March 04, 2008, 11:44:20 PM
The artistic director of the Chance kept saying that I'll be playing the General if we don't find anyone - but if I were to play a part, it would be the Brain, of course.
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Post by: George on March 04, 2008, 11:56:27 PM
I wish I could see that!! :D
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Post by: George on March 04, 2008, 11:56:50 PM
And since we're so close...
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Post by: George on March 04, 2008, 11:57:03 PM
PAGE 14 DANCE!!

;D