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Title: THE ART OF ARRANGING
Post by: bk on March 06, 2009, 12:07:04 AM
Well, you've read the notes, the notes had good vamps and rideouts, and now it is time for you to post until the cows come home - they're currently arguing about what an arranger does and what an orchestrator does.
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Post by: bk on March 06, 2009, 12:07:57 AM
And the word of the day is: CLOU!
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Post by: George on March 06, 2009, 12:38:29 AM
Right now, I'm playing my videotape of The Light in the Piazza and recording it on my DVD burner to make a DVD.  It looks pretty good for a video, but the DVD (especially when blown up to fill the widescreen TV) is a bit blurry. :-\ But it's better than nothing.

After that will eventually be "Zack and Miri Make a Porno," that I got from Netflix.
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Post by: George on March 06, 2009, 12:46:39 AM
The problem with TLitP is that the sound drops out for a fraction of a second throughout the entire video.  The PBS station that broadcast it does that.  I have other videos that this happens on.  It's very frustrating. :P
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Post by: bk on March 06, 2009, 12:47:58 AM
This jernt is like a ghost town late at night.
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Post by: George on March 06, 2009, 01:05:25 AM
BK, I love reading about the early years of your career.  Thanks for sharing. :)
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Post by: DAW on March 06, 2009, 01:54:03 AM
BK, I love reading about the early years of your career.  Thanks for sharing. :)

DITTO!!!!!    :)
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Post by: DAW on March 06, 2009, 01:54:44 AM
And speaking of sharing, thanks to DR MBarnum for posting that audio interview last night!!
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Post by: Ginny on March 06, 2009, 04:24:49 AM
Friday morning greetings!  Why am I up so early?  Oh, must be because I fell asleep earlier than usual last night...
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Post by: Ben on March 06, 2009, 04:29:48 AM
Friday morning greetings!  Why am I up so early?  Oh, must be because I fell asleep earlier than usual last night...

And on Sunday (or late Saturday night depending on how you define it) you will lose another hour of sleep.
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Post by: Jrand70 on March 06, 2009, 04:38:32 AM
Nice interview that DR MBARNUM posted!

Love the notes.....
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Post by: Jrand70 on March 06, 2009, 04:38:56 AM
Audition playing vibes for DR JOSE.....maybe you will hear "Ciribiribin" today.
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Post by: Jrand70 on March 06, 2009, 04:40:38 AM
Of course it is a work day.  Oh well.

TOD:

DVD - Kiss Me, Kate from London

CD - The Ultimate Titanic
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Post by: Jrand70 on March 06, 2009, 04:41:27 AM
DR JOSE - the technicians can't get anywhere near the hard drive to format it because we don't have the password to get onto the system, so it is a nice piece of useless hardware now.
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Post by: Michael on March 06, 2009, 05:25:32 AM
I am listening to all the music mentioned in the notes.
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Post by: Michael on March 06, 2009, 05:29:25 AM
Here is a link to Jason Graae's music video of What's New Pussycat




http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3pCNyt95ees (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3pCNyt95ees)
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Post by: Jrand70 on March 06, 2009, 05:31:54 AM
Nice video!

Off to work - oh well.
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Post by: Ben on March 06, 2009, 05:34:24 AM
A database on our server is down so I am unable to work.

Bad for the office, good for me.
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Post by: Ben on March 06, 2009, 05:34:57 AM
I have a meeting at 11. Ugh! Too bad the meeting room can't be "down"
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Post by: vixmom on March 06, 2009, 05:35:46 AM
Good Morning I am all caught up but now I have to leave for the swallowing test.

LATERS
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Post by: Ben on March 06, 2009, 05:36:40 AM
Is this the word of the day???


Clou (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clou)
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Post by: Ben on March 06, 2009, 05:39:36 AM
I'm not listening to anything right now.

I have no plans for this evening, tomorrow or Sunday. Although tomorrow is supposed to be a beautiful "Spring" day (although Spring is still two weeks away) so I will most likely be out and about. I may take a long walk, maybe up to Central Park or down to Battery Park City instead of riding the exercise bike.

I have to go to midtown to the Credit Union on my lunch hour.

I don't know what I will do about lunch.

Wow, this is just like tweeting only I'm not on a phone. And these would be single posts (since they are under 140 characters).
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Post by: Ben on March 06, 2009, 05:40:41 AM
Would my followers be interested in my trip to the Credit Union?
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Post by: Ben on March 06, 2009, 05:41:28 AM
Hmmm, this is a replay of yesterday although I won't have the entire page to myself (not that I did yesterday, Bruce and DAW had a few posts on Page 1).
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Post by: Ben on March 06, 2009, 05:41:41 AM
7 more.
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Post by: Ben on March 06, 2009, 05:41:53 AM
I'll log into the BBC at some point.
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Post by: Ben on March 06, 2009, 05:42:47 AM
And I may listen to Wish You Were Here and Salad Days and There's No Business Like Show Business with Ethel and Donald and Marilyn and Dan and Mitzi
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Post by: Ben on March 06, 2009, 05:43:26 AM
Remember, Spring Ahead on Saturday at 2am or Sunday when you wake up.
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Post by: Ben on March 06, 2009, 05:43:51 AM
Most of the snow is gone from Manhattan. I don't know what it's like on Long Island.
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Post by: Dan (the Man) on March 06, 2009, 05:45:17 AM
I have a headache and I'm cranky.
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Post by: Ben on March 06, 2009, 05:45:53 AM
Actor Clarence Swensen dies

Performer played a Munchkin in 'Wizard of Oz'

Clarence Swensen, who played a Munchkin soldier in the "The Wizard of Oz," died Feb. 25 in Pflugerville, Texas. He was 91.

He had being in poor health since suffering a stroke in 2005, the Austin American-Statesman reported.

In the late 1930s, Swensen joined The Stanley R. Graham All Midget Circus troupe, which performed at the Texas State Fairgrounds in Dallas. It eventually led to an offer from Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer to play a Munchkin, earning a salary of $700.

Swensen had regularly attended Wizard of Oz festivals. He was among seven of the surviving actors who played the inhabitants of Munchkinland present when the Munchkins received a collective star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2007.

He is survived by his wife, Myrna and three daughters.
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Post by: Ben on March 06, 2009, 05:46:40 AM
I don't have a headache but I'm cranky also
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Post by: Dan (the Man) on March 06, 2009, 05:46:56 AM
I'm not listening to anything right now.

I have no plans for this evening, tomorrow or Sunday. Although tomorrow is supposed to be a beautiful "Spring" day (although Spring is still two weeks away) so I will most likely be out and about. I may take a long walk, maybe up to Central Park or down to Battery Park City instead of riding the exercise bike.

I have to go to midtown to the Credit Union on my lunch hour.

I don't know what I will do about lunch.

Wow, this is just like tweeting only I'm not on a phone. And these would be single posts (since they are under 140 characters).

DR Ben, do you tweet?  I'm @Blueskyfox.
Title: Re: THE ART OF ARRANGING
Post by: Ben on March 06, 2009, 05:46:57 AM
No word on the database.
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Post by: Ben on March 06, 2009, 05:48:16 AM
Actually, I don't tweet only because most people do it on their phones and I have a pay as you go cell phone and the text feature is clunky and expensive so I don't use it. I know I could tweet from a computer but that makes it hard to tweet if you're out and about.
Title: Re: THE ART OF ARRANGING
Post by: ArnoldMBrockman on March 06, 2009, 05:49:02 AM
And the word of the day is: CLOU!

And The Song Of The Day Is:  I'M THE GREATEST STAR
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Post by: Ben on March 06, 2009, 05:51:57 AM
And the word of the day is: CLOU!

And The Song Of The Day Is:  I'M THE GREATEST STAR

I guess it also means somthing besides a Czech rock band.

CLOU: nail, stud, boil, highlight/star attraction

NOUN: A major point of interest, or a central idea.

ETYMOLOGY:
From French clou (nail), from Latin (clavus).

USAGE:
"Day four. Open introduction. 'Penelope is the clou of the book'." Description by James Joyce in describing his book Ulysses
Title: Re: THE ART OF ARRANGING
Post by: Ben on March 06, 2009, 05:54:04 AM
Well, my fun is over. The database seems to be back up
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Post by: FJL on March 06, 2009, 06:06:00 AM
May- the- meeting-be-not-so-bad vibes for Ben
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Post by: FJL on March 06, 2009, 06:06:23 AM
Anti-cranky vibes to them what needs 'em
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Post by: Michael on March 06, 2009, 06:07:01 AM
FOR BK

I put the 14 songs you have mentioned over last few days into an IPod Playlist

Below is the order I put them in.

I tried to open and close the playlist with two "big" upbeat selections. I tried not to put two ballads or Liz Callaway's cuts one after another. From tracks 5-12 did three upbeats and then a ballad. And tried to use the same kind of songs for 1 & 14  and 2 & 13

If you were to put these 14 songs on a CD what order would you put them and why?

1) Come To The Supermarket In Old Peking
2) Joey, Joey, Joey
3) If You Haven't Got An Ear For Music
4) What Can You Lose?
5) It's A Lovely Day For A Walk
6) Song Of The Pirates/The Elegant Captain Hook
7) Impossible/Suddenly It Happens
8) Too Happy Dancing
9) Nothing More To Say
10) What's New Pussycat?
11) You're Just In Love
12) Evening Star
13) Multitudes of Amy
14) You Can Fly/I'm Flying
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Post by: Dan (the Man) on March 06, 2009, 06:07:47 AM
I rather be a hammer than a clou.
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Post by: DAW on March 06, 2009, 06:08:13 AM
I have a headache and I'm cranky.

Then sit next to me!    :)
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Post by: Michael on March 06, 2009, 06:08:44 AM
It is interest when you put 8 and ) you get a smiley!!!

8)
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Post by: DAW on March 06, 2009, 06:10:18 AM
I had to attend a business dinner last night between work and choir rehearsal.

I did not know that my boss's boss had a mouth like a stevedore when she's had a bit much to drink.   ::)
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Post by: Dan (the Man) on March 06, 2009, 06:11:20 AM
MEdia Chaeck:

iPod:  THE SONGS OF NEW YORK and U2's NO LINE ON THE HORIZON (which thus far does live up to its hype)

Tivo:  MARIUS from TCM last night.

DVD:  nothing in particular...
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Post by: Michael on March 06, 2009, 06:11:36 AM
Like to mention that Somewhere Over the Rainbow was also musically quoted in the Flying instrumental break.

I also think Susan Egan did a great job with the songs
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Post by: DAW on March 06, 2009, 06:12:42 AM
DR Michael S., if you are in the "reply" box creating a message, you can point your cursor at each smiley option to see the keyboard sequence required to create each one.
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Post by: Dan (the Man) on March 06, 2009, 06:13:29 AM
Oh, so many set-up lines here this morning that I don't know where to begin...
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Post by: DAW on March 06, 2009, 06:14:08 AM
I rather be a hammer than a clou.

The Clou That Broke the Plains...
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Post by: Sam on March 06, 2009, 06:14:19 AM
did not get up in time to read today's notes.  headache and cranky, sounds good to me.  glad it's Friday and the weekend. will try again after work.
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Post by: DAW on March 06, 2009, 06:14:58 AM
Oh, so many set-up lines here this morning that I don't know where to begin...

We live to serve!      :-*
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Post by: DAW on March 06, 2009, 06:16:53 AM
We serve to live!    :)
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Post by: JoseSPiano on March 06, 2009, 06:17:09 AM
Good Morning!

I'm up, I'm up... And I'm taking advantage of the free breakfast.
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Post by: DAW on March 06, 2009, 06:17:19 AM
We learn to sieve.
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Post by: Dan (the Man) on March 06, 2009, 06:17:21 AM
DR Sam--I never did get around to welcoming you yesterday so--

! ! ! ! !  WELCOME TO BRAND SPANKING NEW DR SAM  ! ! ! ! !
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Post by: elmore3003 on March 06, 2009, 06:17:21 AM
Good morning, all! My morning is tied up with BABES IN TOYLAND libretto annotations and my afternoon session with Mr Frank Loesser.

BK, I feel like my life is flashing before my eyes with your notes! I really am enjoying them quite a lot, and I'm sorry the fairy tale albums didn't continue: I really wanted to do an ALICE IN WONDERLAND and Chris Durang wanted to be the White Rabbit. I love the image of you singing the flying ballet into a pay phone! I am so looking forward to the next Hoffstetter mystery as much as ANYA.

TOD:
   DVD: I just got three Netflix discs: PINEAPPLE EXPRESS and two others, THE GREAT WALTZ with Patrice Munsel, MAHAGONNY with Patti Lupone
    CD:  Guy Haines, The New Moon, Leave It To Jane, Offenbach Entre Nous
    VCR: short art films
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Post by: Michael on March 06, 2009, 06:17:31 AM
Saw a British/Irish film earlier in the week called 9 Dead Gay Guys. The synopsis in Netflix made it sound like a very funny comedy.

Well it was a comedy but not a laugh out loud comedy. Also they seemed to abandon the concept of the story as it was described in the synopsis. Somewhere in the middle of the film they took a right turn and dumped the concept and ended the story abruptly as if they ran out money and had to wind up the plot rather quickly.
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Post by: DAW on March 06, 2009, 06:17:53 AM
I'm taking advantage of the free breakfast.

Just don't let it take advantage of you.
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Post by: Michael on March 06, 2009, 06:19:14 AM
Good morning, all! My morning is tied up with BABES IN TOYLAND libretto annotations and my afternoon session with Mr Frank Loesser.

TOD:
   DVD: I just got three Netflix discs: PINEAPPLE EXPRESS and two others, THE GREAT WALTZ with Patrice Munsel, MAHAGONNY with Patti Lupone

Wasn't Mahagonny a movie with Diana Ross?  ;D
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Post by: DAW on March 06, 2009, 06:20:53 AM
THIS is what I was prevented from posting yesterday, when it was more germane to the discussion at the time:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/515BW0DANML._SL500_AA280_.jpg)
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Post by: DAW on March 06, 2009, 06:23:02 AM
Well, I actually wanted to post the original movie's poster, but that seems to still have technical difficulties.
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Post by: Michael on March 06, 2009, 06:27:06 AM
Well, I actually wanted to post the original movie's poster, but that seems to still have technical difficulties.

Whose name is in the middle? I can read Dennis Hopper and Elizabeth Hurley (i think)
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Post by: Michael on March 06, 2009, 06:31:49 AM
Another BK question. (I know it's not Wednesday, but if I don't ask it now I will never remember to ask next week)

Have any other singers used your arrangement (and all your wonderful fabulous orchestrators' orchestrations) for concerts, cabaret acts or other recordings?
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Post by: DAW on March 06, 2009, 06:37:26 AM
Whose name is in the middle?

Eric Thal is in the middle.     ;)
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Post by: MBarnum on March 06, 2009, 06:38:44 AM
TOD:

DVD:
The 1950s Mexican sci-fi comedy TOTO ON THE MOON
A little bit of THAT GIRL and some DOBIE GILLIS

DVR:
Life on Mars
Survivor
Cheyenne

CD:
Best of Hemant Kumar
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Post by: DAW on March 06, 2009, 06:39:31 AM
Have any other singers used your arrangement (and all your wonderful fabulous orchestrators' orchestrations) for concerts, cabaret acts or other recordings?

bk has on occasion remarked upon going through his garage or storage place in search of charts for loaning out.

It should be much easier now that his garage has been organized, spit spot.
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Post by: Michael on March 06, 2009, 06:43:59 AM
Whose name is in the middle?

Eric Thall is in the middle.     ;)

Thanks,

I had to look him up, and in case someone else wants to look him up there is only one "l" in his last name.
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Post by: DAW on March 06, 2009, 06:45:14 AM
Regarding today's topic title:

(http://www.nndb.com/people/935/000022869/channing1.jpg)

"I have always been a woman who arranges things!"
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Post by: Michael on March 06, 2009, 06:45:20 AM
Have any other singers used your arrangement (and all your wonderful fabulous orchestrators' orchestrations) for concerts, cabaret acts or other recordings?

bk has on occasion remarked upon going through his garage or storage place in search of charts for loaning out.

It should be much easier now that his garage has been organized, spit spot.

Thanks

And that's two for you and I owe you!

Absolutely correct. I have totally forgotten about that.
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Post by: Michael on March 06, 2009, 06:45:44 AM
Well off to work
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Post by: DAW on March 06, 2009, 06:46:11 AM
I had to look him up, and in case someone else wants to look him up there is only one "l" in his last name.

So noted.  Thanks, DR Michael S.!   :)
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Post by: DAW on March 06, 2009, 06:49:43 AM
I see that Facebook's home page is soon to be tweaked to make it more Twitter-competitive.
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Post by: Jennifer on March 06, 2009, 07:09:47 AM
DR MattH I agree with you re: IDOL that none of the wildcards will win it.
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Post by: Matt H. on March 06, 2009, 07:16:16 AM
Good morning!

Beautiful day with milder temperatures and bright, blue sky! Looks to be in the mid to upper 60s today, and I'm R$EADY for it.
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Post by: Jennifer on March 06, 2009, 07:17:46 AM
And btw, if you want to know what happened:


IDOL FROM LAST NIGHT

















*


*


this is what happened on last night's show. it wasn't bad actually.  Although it did go over by 5 minutes here. kjlkjllkj jklklj eh aduiod dauiodfio here i am trying dr's jose's method fdlk dfjkl kjk
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I thought that after everybody sang that the outcome was extremly predictable. But i don't see
why they couldn't just announce who made it to the F12. Instead they had to bring out each
group. They started with jasmine. And said she was through. She sang really well last night.
And you could tell by the judge's reaction to her song that she was gonna make it. They had
megan and tatiana standing together. I knew they loved megan and that she would make it.
Plus they were not at all happy with tatiana's singing or song choice (repeated a song). So I
knew she was out. She broke down of course. Uggh. I knew von was out based on what they
said about him last night. Same with ricky braddy.  Jesse sang a really weird song. Plus they
had already put 2 girls through. So i knew she was out. Then they had anoop and matt g. Both
got great reviews last night. I knew anoop was very popular and that they would take him for
sure. But they loved matt last night. Anyhow they announce matt makes it. Then anoop gets all
sad. Then simon announces that they decided to do something different this year: Final 13. So
Anoop gets through. Apparently it had been announced (but i missed it) that there would be
some big change/announcement last night. Although i was like 90% sure when anoop and matt
were standing there that they would both go through. So we have jasmine, megan, matt and anoop.
Considering those were the choices, i was okay with them. Although they were not who
i would have put in the wildcard. My favorite of these is megan. I think she has potential. But did
not love her last night. hello be aoiu oiudf ioudf iu kj kj 987 whay ejkekj why woiuoi fk dfkllj  jkkjk
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Post by: Matt H. on March 06, 2009, 07:20:34 AM
I began my morning with reading the newspaper, but since my work project for the weekend is JAG - Season 8, I wanted to go ahead and get started on it. So, I watched the season premiere episode.

This is the follow-up for the season closer in which Lt. Bud Roberts steps on a land mine and blows his right leg off. The episode had nothing to do with a JAG case but Bud's fight for life and flashback clips of Bud's interactions with the show's other stars.

A very moving show (David James Elliott dissolves into tears at the end when Bud finally pulls through a harrowing second operation to take more of his leg and remove his spleen), but I'll hope the show gets back to court cases soon.
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Post by: Matt H. on March 06, 2009, 07:24:25 AM
On TV TOnight!™

CBS - GHOST WHISPERER, FLASHPOINT, NUMB3RS
NBC - HOWIE DO IT, FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS, DATELINE
ABC - WIFE SWAP, SIEGFRED AND ROY report, 20/20
FOX - SARAH CONNOR CHRONICLES, DOLLHOUSE
SCI  - BATTLESTAR GALACTICA
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Post by: Matt H. on March 06, 2009, 07:27:10 AM
Friday Media Check:

CD - THE FULL MONTY (OCR)

DVD - JAG - Season 8, discs 1 and 2
         KISS ME DEADLY (Robert Gant)

DVR - last night's BURN NOTICE
         last night's THE OFFICE
         last night's 30 ROCK
         
         
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Post by: bk on March 06, 2009, 07:39:20 AM
I'm up, I'm up.  Had to get up really early to send out the Kritzerland eBlast and get the press releases posted everywhere.  If one of you castrecl members could let them know it's now up for preorder on the Kritzerland site, that would be great.  Have had a few orders already and am going to try and keep up with them as they come in - getting them printed out so they don't stack up in Mail.
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Post by: bk on March 06, 2009, 07:40:03 AM
Shayne I'll answer your question when I'm more coherent.  I think you'll find the sequencing question, which I'll be talking about in tomorrow's notes, interesting.
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Post by: Jennifer on March 06, 2009, 07:43:14 AM
I am looking forward to Ghost Whisperer. I always look forward to it.

Also i have The Closer, Season 3. It is progressing nicely. And i'm really enjoying it!
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Post by: Kerry on March 06, 2009, 07:44:31 AM
Good Morning, All!  Goodness, 3 pages already.  I'll have to read the posts later and will come back and hit the TOD.
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Post by: DAW on March 06, 2009, 07:55:19 AM
Goodness, 3 pages already. 

Yes, but nothing of any consequence.  At least so far as my many posts are concerned.  I'm just a girl who cain't say no!
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Post by: Matt H. on March 06, 2009, 07:58:51 AM
Well, I have some computer maintenance things to tidy up and then I'll head down to get ready to go out on my usual Friday errands.

WBBL.
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Post by: MBarnum on March 06, 2009, 07:58:58 AM
More sad news....


British actor Edward Judd, leading man of many UK made fantasy and horror pictures, died this week.


(http://i22.ebayimg.com/07/i/000/f2/00/77c8_1.JPG)
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Post by: bk on March 06, 2009, 08:00:46 AM
Interestingly, the Anya orders are outnumbering the Rio orders - and that's a good thing.  Rio was, essentially, almost sold out before it was announced, whereas with Anya, I don't have those big dealer orders.
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Post by: bk on March 06, 2009, 08:01:00 AM
May it continue that way throughout the day.
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Post by: MBarnum on March 06, 2009, 08:03:20 AM
and, 1940s actress June Vincent's death was reported yesterday, although she actually passed a couple of months ago sources say. She had been suffering from Parkinson's disease for several years.


(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3072/2565269124_72138f2b1c.jpg?v=0)


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Post by: Ben on March 06, 2009, 08:03:44 AM
BK, have you been to your mail center yet? If so, was there an envelope from me? I mailed something Monday. If it's not there it should be there by this coming Monday or Tuesday.
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Post by: bk on March 06, 2009, 08:23:28 AM
Ben, got it yesterday.
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Post by: DAW on March 06, 2009, 08:31:57 AM
If one of you castrecl members could let them know it's now up for preorder on the Kritzerland site, that would be great. 

Done!   :)
Title: Re: THE ART OF ARRANGING
Post by: DERBRUCER on March 06, 2009, 08:37:33 AM
It is interest when you put 8 and ) you get a smiley!!!

8)

"If you select "Don't Use Smileys" under Additional Options  when you post, you'll avoid the problem.

der Brucer
Title: Re: THE ART OF ARRANGING
Post by: DAW on March 06, 2009, 08:39:30 AM
"If you select "Don't Use Smileys" under Additional Options  when you post, you'll avoid the problem.

Are there also options for "Avoid cute baby animals" and "Do away with Santa Claus"?      ;)
Title: Re: THE ART OF ARRANGING
Post by: DERBRUCER on March 06, 2009, 08:47:02 AM
We serve to live!    :)

You and the rest of your friends at (http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/1/1b/WTA_Tour.png)

der Brucer
Title: Re: THE ART OF ARRANGING
Post by: Jane on March 06, 2009, 08:58:25 AM
On TV TOnight!™

CBS - GHOST WHISPERER, FLASHPOINT, NUMB3RS
NBC - HOWIE DO IT, FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS, DATELINE
ABC - WIFE SWAP, SIEGFRED AND ROY report, 20/20
FOX - SARAH CONNOR CHRONICLES, DOLLHOUSE
SCI  - BATTLESTAR GALACTICA

Midway through last weeks SARAH CONNOR we dropped the series.
Title: Re: THE ART OF ARRANGING
Post by: JMK on March 06, 2009, 09:12:21 AM
Have I mentioned recently how much I hate Wikipedia?  :)
Title: Re: THE ART OF ARRANGING
Post by: Jane on March 06, 2009, 09:15:12 AM
From MBarnum:
Quote
My good friends Mustafa and Capt. Jason Faler were interviewed on NPR recently, telling of Jason and Mustafa's friendship and how his organization helped bring Mustafa and his family to the states.
http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/kplu/news.newsmain?action=article&ARTICLE_ID=1449472&sectionID=13

I enjoyed Jason & Mustafa’s story very much, however I found it difficult to listen to Anna King. 



Title: Re: THE ART OF ARRANGING
Post by: DERBRUCER on March 06, 2009, 09:28:43 AM
Have I mentioned recently how much I hate Wikipedia?  :)

Why? They are resplendent with truthiness.

der Brucer
Title: Re: THE ART OF ARRANGING
Post by: DAW on March 06, 2009, 09:35:47 AM
Have I mentioned recently how much I hate Wikipedia?  :)

I sense an untold story.     :)
Title: Re: THE ART OF ARRANGING
Post by: MBarnum on March 06, 2009, 09:47:16 AM
DR JRand, DR Jane, and DR DAWdle for listening to Jason and Mustafa on-line.

Unfortunately dontations to Jason's foundation are at a standstill. Hopefully that will pick up sooner rather then later.
Title: Re: THE ART OF ARRANGING
Post by: JMK on March 06, 2009, 09:49:05 AM
Have I mentioned recently how much I hate Wikipedia?  :)

I sense an untold story.     :)

I think I may have mentioned it here before, perhaps before your time.  The place is full of idiots who are intent on chasing away anyone who knows anything about any given subject.
Title: Re: THE ART OF ARRANGING
Post by: bk on March 06, 2009, 10:06:19 AM
Anya is keeping pace with Rio, which is wonderful news.  Hoping for lots more orders throughout the day.  Start spreadin' the news.  Rio will be sold out by this evening, I think.
Title: Re: THE ART OF ARRANGING
Post by: vixmom on March 06, 2009, 10:11:18 AM
Most of the snow is gone from Manhattan. I don't know what it's like on Long Island.

Well we got close to 10 inches herre so the snow is still hanging around on people's lawns.  The roads and pavements are mostly clear however.
Title: Re: THE ART OF ARRANGING
Post by: vixmom on March 06, 2009, 10:12:28 AM
I have a headache and I'm cranky.


~~~FEEL BETTER VIBES TO DAN(the man)~~~~~~~~
Title: Re: THE ART OF ARRANGING
Post by: Jane on March 06, 2009, 10:20:06 AM
DR Vixmom, how was the swallowing test?
Title: Re: THE ART OF ARRANGING
Post by: vixmom on March 06, 2009, 10:20:17 AM
Well I passed the swallowing test!  I have been told I can start eating real food again.


 I have been told to start with soft and creamy foods.

I think I am going to start with egg noodles with alfredo sauce sauce
Title: Re: THE ART OF ARRANGING
Post by: vixmom on March 06, 2009, 10:20:42 AM
In fact I am going to try that right now!!!
Title: Re: THE ART OF ARRANGING
Post by: vixmom on March 06, 2009, 10:21:11 AM
Off to cook!! Laters!
Title: Re: THE ART OF ARRANGING
Post by: DERBRUCER on March 06, 2009, 10:22:22 AM
EXAMINER (http://www.examiner.com/a-1873794~Christian_salt_seller_hopes_to_shake_up_market.html)

Quote
Christian salt seller hopes to shake up market

CRESAPTOWN, Md. (Map, News) - You've heard of kosher salt? Now there's a Christian variety.

Retired barber Joe Godlewski says he was inspired by television chefs who repeatedly recommended kosher salt in recipes.

"I said, 'What the heck's the matter with Christian salt?'" Godlewski said, sipping a beer in the living room of his home in unincorporated Cresaptown, a western Maryland mountain community.

By next week, his trademarked Blessed Christians Salt will be available at http://www.memphi.net, the Web site of Memphis, Tenn.-based seasonings manufacturer Ingredients Corporation of America.

If the salt takes off, Godlewski plans an entire line of Christian-branded foods, including rye bread, bagels and pickles.

Where are the Wiccan Waffles?

der Brucer
Title: Re: THE ART OF ARRANGING
Post by: Jane on March 06, 2009, 10:23:34 AM
Great news!  After your difficulty with apple sauce I had some.  It seems as if it would be soothing but it really isn't.  I find slightly melted ice cream very soothing.

I hope you cut the noodles into small pieces.  ENJOY :)
Title: Re: THE ART OF ARRANGING
Post by: DERBRUCER on March 06, 2009, 10:29:52 AM

 I have been told to start with soft and creamy foods.

Creamed spinach
Custard Pie
Welsh Rarebit
Eggplant Parmesan
Tomato Bisque
French Onion Soup

der Brucer

Title: Re: THE ART OF ARRANGING
Post by: DAW on March 06, 2009, 10:37:23 AM
Jello?

Mallowmars?

:)

DR vixmom - I am thrilled for your tiny but incremental steps of progress.
Title: Re: THE ART OF ARRANGING
Post by: Jane on March 06, 2009, 10:43:02 AM
Jello, not Mallomars. 
Title: Re: THE ART OF ARRANGING
Post by: DAW on March 06, 2009, 10:45:13 AM
Jello, not Mallomars.

That was more of an "in" joke aimed at you, actually.    ;)
Title: Re: THE ART OF ARRANGING
Post by: DAW on March 06, 2009, 10:45:38 AM
Mallowmars are going in the HHW virtual time capsule.
Title: Re: THE ART OF ARRANGING
Post by: JoseSPiano on March 06, 2009, 10:55:51 AM
Good Afternoon!

Lunch!
Title: Re: THE ART OF ARRANGING
Post by: Jennifer on March 06, 2009, 11:01:19 AM
Great news DR Vixmom. Enjoy your food!
Title: Re: THE ART OF ARRANGING
Post by: Jennifer on March 06, 2009, 11:02:15 AM
Apparently tomorrow is Barbie's 50th Birthday.

I am going to a party for her tomorrow.

There are free cupcakes, balloons and presents for the kids.
Title: Re: THE ART OF ARRANGING
Post by: JoseSPiano on March 06, 2009, 11:06:12 AM
So...

An actor sat down at the piano. He placed his music on the piano in front of me. I glanced at his music... And I started to smile and giggle...

The song: "Sail Away" from Lestat.

:) :D :)

*And he sang it well too!
Title: Re: THE ART OF ARRANGING
Post by: DAW on March 06, 2009, 11:11:17 AM
Drive your cube neighbors crazy!!   :D

Online electronic drum set (http://ronwinter.tv/drums.html)
Title: Re: THE ART OF ARRANGING
Post by: DAW on March 06, 2009, 11:13:59 AM
Sad:

One of the Pro-Prop 8 protestors yesterday outside the California Supreme Court proudly held a sign which read:

"Dan White: Hero For Killing A Queer."
Title: Re: THE ART OF ARRANGING
Post by: elmore3003 on March 06, 2009, 11:17:33 AM
Sad:

One of the Pro-Prop 8 protestors yesterday outside the California Supreme Court proudly held a sign which read:

"Dan White: Hero For Killing A Queer."


There are fools are horrors everywhere: I'm sure there are many who'd be happy to see Adolph Hitler back as well.
Title: Re: THE ART OF ARRANGING
Post by: elmore3003 on March 06, 2009, 11:18:21 AM
Sad:

One of the Pro-Prop 8 protestors yesterday outside the California Supreme Court proudly held a sign which read:

"Dan White: Hero For Killing A Queer."


What's even sadder is that the idiots with him didn't condemn it.
Title: Re: THE ART OF ARRANGING
Post by: DERBRUCER on March 06, 2009, 11:21:00 AM
Sad:

One of the Pro-Prop 8 protestors yesterday outside the California Supreme Court proudly held a sign which read:

"Dan White: Hero For Killing A Queer."


What's even sadder is that the idiots with him didn't condemn it.

The idiots with him probably agreed.

der Brucer
Title: Re: THE ART OF ARRANGING
Post by: DAW on March 06, 2009, 11:31:27 AM
DR elmore3003 and dB - you make a good point.  Name any issue, and you can find wing-nuts and extremists who can take you aback with their fervent beliefs.
Title: Re: THE ART OF ARRANGING
Post by: MBarnum on March 06, 2009, 11:37:35 AM
DR elmore3003 and dB - you make a good point.  Name any issue, and you can find wing-nuts and extremists who can take you aback with their fervent beliefs.

Not with Bollywood.
Title: Re: THE ART OF ARRANGING
Post by: elmore3003 on March 06, 2009, 11:40:57 AM
DR elmore3003 and dB - you make a good point.  Name any issue, and you can find wing-nuts and extremists who can take you aback with their fervent beliefs.

Not with Bollywood.

How far out in left field are you today?
Title: Re: THE ART OF ARRANGING
Post by: DAW on March 06, 2009, 12:19:58 PM
OK, I promise to get off the gay marriage soapbox, but I really liked this Op/Ed piece (http://www.timesdispatch.com/rtd/news/opinion/columnists/article/HINKLE6_20090305-180904/222790/).  Follow the link only if it interests you.   :)
Title: Re: THE ART OF ARRANGING
Post by: vixmom on March 06, 2009, 12:33:25 PM
Well I found eating that pasta incredibly difficult.  I made less than a measuring cup of noodles and managed to eat only four or five little pieces.  Oh well baby steps. 

Thank you for the food ideas.  I think I will try some soup next but I see I willdefinitely need to supplement with the can for a little while at least. 
Title: Re: THE ART OF ARRANGING
Post by: vixmom on March 06, 2009, 12:35:14 PM
So...

An actor sat down at the piano. He placed his music on the piano in front of me. I glanced at his music... And I started to smile and giggle...

The song: "Sail Away" from Lestat.

:) :D :)

*And he sang it well too!

The music has been published?  I wish the OCR would be released.
Title: Re: THE ART OF ARRANGING
Post by: Jrand70 on March 06, 2009, 12:35:17 PM
It is better to light a clou than to curse the darkness.
Title: Re: THE ART OF ARRANGING
Post by: DAW on March 06, 2009, 12:36:29 PM
I will definitely need to supplement with the can for a little while at least. 

At least you won't have to worry about getting your daily allowance of iron.      ;)
Title: Re: THE ART OF ARRANGING
Post by: DAW on March 06, 2009, 12:36:50 PM
It is better to light a clou than to curse the darkness.

I am clouless.
Title: Re: THE ART OF ARRANGING
Post by: DAW on March 06, 2009, 12:46:21 PM
Going nowhere fast.
The conundrum of life waits.
We sit on blue balls.

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_HtSvr0DEcpc/SbCz03DlD2I/AAAAAAAABYk/QfvNOBqRbxs/s320/distracted.jpg)


photo:   Distracted
Title: Re: THE ART OF ARRANGING
Post by: vixmom on March 06, 2009, 12:48:31 PM
Sad:

One of the Pro-Prop 8 protestors yesterday outside the California Supreme Court proudly held a sign which read:

"Dan White: Hero For Killing A Queer."


I will never understand people who bear such hatred for their fellow man.  What particularly depresses me is how often these people characterize themselves as
"Christians" and how often the press will follow suit.

Any true follower of Christ might have some slight recognition that Christ taught

"Love your neighbor as yourself"

and

"Judge not, lest ye be judged"

and "Let he who is without sin cast the first stone"  etc etc

Jesus never mentioned ostracizing people who were "different", let alone advocating injury or killing

Allowing these hatemongers to hide behind the cross refelcts badly on all Christians



and now I will get off of my soapbox
Title: Re: THE ART OF ARRANGING
Post by: vixmom on March 06, 2009, 12:49:33 PM
OK, I promise to get off the gay marriage soapbox, but I really liked this Op/Ed piece (http://www.timesdispatch.com/rtd/news/opinion/columnists/article/HINKLE6_20090305-180904/222790/).  Follow the link only if it interests you.   :)

That was very interesting! I did not know that about France!
Title: Re: THE ART OF ARRANGING
Post by: vixmom on March 06, 2009, 12:50:28 PM
I will definitely need to supplement with the can for a little while at least. 

At least you won't have to worry about getting your daily allowance of iron.      ;)

 :D
Title: Re: THE ART OF ARRANGING
Post by: vixmom on March 06, 2009, 12:52:45 PM
Going nowhere fast.
The conundrum of life waits.
We sit on blue balls.

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_HtSvr0DEcpc/SbCz03DlD2I/AAAAAAAABYk/QfvNOBqRbxs/s320/distracted.jpg)


photo:   Distracted

Boy they look miserable.  The Vixter had a big ball like that when she was little, she always had a big smile on her face when she was bouncing on it.
Title: Re: THE ART OF ARRANGING
Post by: elmore3003 on March 06, 2009, 12:55:14 PM
Going nowhere fast.
The conundrum of life waits.
We sit on blue balls.

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_HtSvr0DEcpc/SbCz03DlD2I/AAAAAAAABYk/QfvNOBqRbxs/s320/distracted.jpg)


photo:   Distracted

Isd that Josh Stamberg? DR MBarnum and I saw him after the play he forced me to sit through because Brian D'Arcy James was in it!
Title: Re: THE ART OF ARRANGING
Post by: MBarnum on March 06, 2009, 12:59:58 PM
And I always have a big smile when  I see Vixmom posting!   ;D
Title: Re: THE ART OF ARRANGING
Post by: MBarnum on March 06, 2009, 01:00:36 PM
I also have a smile on my face when I see Brian D'Arcy James.
Title: Re: THE ART OF ARRANGING
Post by: vixmom on March 06, 2009, 01:02:08 PM
And I always have a big smile when  I see Vixmom posting!   ;D

 :-*
Title: Re: THE ART OF ARRANGING
Post by: DAW on March 06, 2009, 01:04:09 PM
Isd that Josh Stamberg?

Yes.  And Cynthia Nixon.
Title: Re: THE ART OF ARRANGING
Post by: Matt H. on March 06, 2009, 01:07:46 PM
On TV TOnight!™

CBS - GHOST WHISPERER, FLASHPOINT, NUMB3RS
NBC - HOWIE DO IT, FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS, DATELINE
ABC - WIFE SWAP, SIEGFRED AND ROY report, 20/20
FOX - SARAH CONNOR CHRONICLES, DOLLHOUSE
SCI  - BATTLESTAR GALACTICA

Midway through last weeks SARAH CONNOR we dropped the series.

I dropped it after a couple of episodes this season when it was still on Monday night.
Title: Re: THE ART OF ARRANGING
Post by: Matt H. on March 06, 2009, 01:10:53 PM
Errands went effortlessly today, and it was such a beautiful day I walked around a bit to enjoy the fresh air. I knew I'd be inside all afternoon working, so it was very pleasant enjoying the air and sunshine when it wasn't too warm but instead very comfortable.
Title: Re: THE ART OF ARRANGING
Post by: Matt H. on March 06, 2009, 01:12:07 PM
While I ate a very slight snack/lunch (going out to dinner tonight with my friend Gregg who's in town this weekend), I watched last night's BURN NOTICE. Superb season finale with great capers and many surprises. Loved it!
Title: Re: THE ART OF ARRANGING
Post by: Matt H. on March 06, 2009, 01:14:52 PM
I watched four more JAG episodes (finishing disc one). Dean Stockwell was made Secretary of the Navy by a Bush lookalike in one episode. Doug Savant guest starred in another.  These military cases are always so interesting and involving (like a little mini A FEW GOOD MEN in every episode.)

Bud Roberts' slow rehibilitation has been the "B" story if all of the episodes I watched this afternoon. Hopefully, that's going to settle and we can move on.
Title: Re: THE ART OF ARRANGING
Post by: Matt H. on March 06, 2009, 01:15:57 PM
To end my afternoon, I skimmed through today's AS THE WORLD TURNS. Nothing, but the boys were in next week's previews and so was Laurence Lau! How great to see him again, even if it's only for a one-off.
Title: Re: THE ART OF ARRANGING
Post by: Jane on March 06, 2009, 01:17:12 PM
Jello, not Mallomars.

That was more of an "in" joke aimed at you, actually.    ;)

I got it ;)  I wanted to make sure DR Vixmom didn't try one, not yet anyway. :)
Title: Re: THE ART OF ARRANGING
Post by: Jane on March 06, 2009, 01:19:13 PM
Apparently tomorrow is Barbie's 50th Birthday.

I am going to a party for her tomorrow.

There are free cupcakes, balloons and presents for the kids.

Careful, not only is Barbie still anorexic, broken up with Ken recently, she now has a tattoo. ::)   ;D
Title: Re: THE ART OF ARRANGING
Post by: Jane on March 06, 2009, 01:21:16 PM
DR elmore3003 and dB - you make a good point.  Name any issue, and you can find wing-nuts and extremists who can take you aback with their fervent beliefs.

Not with Bollywood.

 ;D ;D
Title: Re: THE ART OF ARRANGING
Post by: Jane on March 06, 2009, 01:31:21 PM
OK, I promise to get off the gay marriage soapbox, but I really liked this Op/Ed piece (http://www.timesdispatch.com/rtd/news/opinion/columnists/article/HINKLE6_20090305-180904/222790/).  Follow the link only if it interests you.   :)

That was very interesting.  I bet a lot of people here would opt for PACS if it were an option.  I know young couples who don't want to get married yet they have houses and children together. 
Title: Re: THE ART OF ARRANGING
Post by: Jane on March 06, 2009, 01:36:24 PM
Well I found eating that pasta incredibly difficult.  I made less than a measuring cup of noodles and managed to eat only four or five little pieces.  Oh well baby steps. 

Thank you for the food ideas.  I think I will try some soup next but I see I will definitely need to supplement with the can for a little while at least. 

Maybe you will do better after your first therapy session.  So far you have only done the initial testing.  CONTINUED PATIENCE VIBES!

Speaking of the therapist, I'm beginning to doubt she/he knew you had been forgotten last time.  Maybe no one mentioned it or in reality it was the responsibility of the front desk person.
Title: Re: THE ART OF ARRANGING
Post by: bk on March 06, 2009, 01:38:02 PM
Back from picking up the Illya Darling tapes.  In addition to the album masters (stereo and mono) I've got all the session tapes, too, but unless something is drastically wrong with the album masters, I'm not going to do anything with the session masters, other than perhaps look for anything that wasn't used on the album - however, I'd have to mix those tracks, which is VERY costly, especially since the format on these is four-track and who knows if anyone has that type of machine.
Title: Re: THE ART OF ARRANGING
Post by: Jane on March 06, 2009, 01:42:31 PM
On TV TOnight!™

CBS - GHOST WHISPERER, FLASHPOINT, NUMB3RS
NBC - HOWIE DO IT, FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS, DATELINE
ABC - WIFE SWAP, SIEGFRED AND ROY report, 20/20
FOX - SARAH CONNOR CHRONICLES, DOLLHOUSE
SCI  - BATTLESTAR GALACTICA

Midway through last weeks SARAH CONNOR we dropped the series.

I dropped it after a couple of episodes this season when it was still on Monday night.

We wish we had. ;D
Title: Re: THE ART OF ARRANGING
Post by: vixmom on March 06, 2009, 01:45:21 PM
Well I found eating that pasta incredibly difficult.  I made less than a measuring cup of noodles and managed to eat only four or five little pieces.  Oh well baby steps. 

Thank you for the food ideas.  I think I will try some soup next but I see I will definitely need to supplement with the can for a little while at least. 

Maybe you will do better after your first therapy session.  So far you have only done the initial testing.  CONTINUED PATIENCE VIBES!

Speaking of the therapist, I'm beginning to doubt she/he knew you had been forgotten last time.  Maybe no one mentioned it or in reality it was the responsibility of the front desk person.

Apparently I am not having any more therapy because I passed the test.  Now it is just up to me to  start eating.
Title: Re: THE ART OF ARRANGING
Post by: George on March 06, 2009, 01:48:24 PM
I have a headache and I'm cranky.

~~Anti-Headache and Cranky Vibes for DR Dan (the Man)!!~~~

Title: Re: THE ART OF ARRANGING
Post by: George on March 06, 2009, 01:49:40 PM
Well I passed the swallowing test!  I have been told I can start eating real food again.

 I have been told to start with soft and creamy foods.

I think I am going to start with egg noodles with alfredo sauce sauce

Great news! 

Well I found eating that pasta incredibly difficult.  I made less than a measuring cup of noodles and managed to eat only four or five little pieces.  Oh well baby steps. 

Thank you for the food ideas.  I think I will try some soup next but I see I willdefinitely need to supplement with the can for a little while at least. 

What about pudding?? :D
Title: Re: THE ART OF ARRANGING
Post by: bk on March 06, 2009, 01:54:17 PM
Handy Man 1 still MIA - says he'll be here within the hour.  I think I'll go see if I have any mail and maybe get a sandwich.
Title: Re: THE ART OF ARRANGING
Post by: bk on March 06, 2009, 01:54:32 PM
Then again, maybe I won't.
Title: Re: THE ART OF ARRANGING
Post by: Matt H. on March 06, 2009, 01:56:31 PM
Want to ten to a few more little items upstairs and then I'll head back down to try to watch another JAG episode before Gregg arrives. He's supposed to be here around 6:30.

WBBL.
Title: Re: THE ART OF ARRANGING
Post by: Ginny on March 06, 2009, 01:56:34 PM
Apparently I am not having any more therapy because I passed the test.  Now it is just up to me to  start eating.

Eating as therapy, I like that!

Congratulations on passing your test, DR Vixmom.  How about yogurt?
Title: Re: THE ART OF ARRANGING
Post by: Ginny on March 06, 2009, 01:58:36 PM
Richard and I just returned from a program at our local public library about Linked In, the professional networking site.  There were 3 other people there, all men.  One of them is a fellow-retiree and the other 2 are out of work.
Title: Re: THE ART OF ARRANGING
Post by: vixmom on March 06, 2009, 02:05:32 PM
Richard and I just returned from a program at our local public library about Linked In, the professional networking site.  There were 3 other people there, all men.  One of them is a fellow-retiree and the other 2 are out of work.

LOL!  Of course it they wanted working people to come to the meeting they proabbaly should have held it after normal office hours .
Title: Re: THE ART OF ARRANGING
Post by: vixmom on March 06, 2009, 02:06:55 PM
Ice cream, Yogurt and pudding ALL sound like good choices!  I wil lhave to get some in the house!
Title: Re: THE ART OF ARRANGING
Post by: Kerry on March 06, 2009, 02:07:47 PM
TOD:

audio comfort food:  Petula Clark, Polly Bergen, Jeri Southern, Liz Callaway, my own compilation CD's, Sylvia Robinson and "Broadway Christmas."   :)
Title: Re: THE ART OF ARRANGING
Post by: vixmom on March 06, 2009, 02:10:58 PM
Well I am goingto go spend some quality time with the Vixter.

Laters!
Title: Re: THE ART OF ARRANGING
Post by: elmore3003 on March 06, 2009, 02:23:23 PM
Excerpts from Terry Teachout's review for GUYS AND DOLLS in the Wall Street Journal:

Never underestimate the power of a director to louse up a good show. That's what Des McAnuff has done to "Guys and Dolls," a pop-culture masterwork so bulletproof that it's never failed to make its effect, even when performed by amateurs -- until now. Mr. McAnuff, the director of "Jersey Boys," has taken Frank Loesser's timeless tale of New York in the '30s and turned it into a shrink-wrapped, over-designed piece of high-dollar plastic that belongs in a warm-weather theme park, not on Broadway.

What we have here, I suspect, is yet another case of a revival whose makers didn't trust their material. Viewed in a dim light, after all, "Guys and Dolls" can look like a faded period piece, a backward glance at a long-lost Broadway that was already more than half gone when the show opened six decades ago, a land of crapshooting sharpies in snap-brimmed hats who prowled the streets in search of action. Hence Mr. McAnuff's cluttered, noisy staging, in which the actors cavort before a giant screen on which an ever-changing stream of glossy images of New York is digitally projected. You can barely see the cast for the scenery, or hear the score through Bruce Coughlin's buffed-up, smoothed-out orchestrations.
Title: Re: THE ART OF ARRANGING
Post by: elmore3003 on March 06, 2009, 02:24:53 PM
My work's gotten kicked around in its day, but i've never been accused of "buffed up" orchestration!
Title: Re: THE ART OF ARRANGING
Post by: Ben on March 06, 2009, 02:39:55 PM
Now I remember what I wanted to tell you all this morning.

I went to the theatre last night and as I usually do, I stopped by the TKTS booth to see what was up. As I was reading the board an out of town person asked one of the paid hawkers about Guys and Dolls.

"Well", she said in a bright and friendly voice, "it's a great show based on a wonderful movie from the 50s. Marlon Brando played the lead and he couldn't sing but he sure was a good actor."

I

SCREAMED

to myself and walked away quickly before I could look at the idiot woman who is hawking shows she doesn't even f*****g know!!! Or, if she does know G&D and did that on purpose, shame on her for helping to continue the dumbing down of the Broadway audience.

By the way, I was not impressed by

Impressionism (http://www.impressionismtheplay.com/)

While there are some good people in the show, the play is weak, pretenious and boring. There IS a great scene in Act Two with Andre de Shields but much of the play just sits there like so much fish.
Title: Re: THE ART OF ARRANGING
Post by: DAW on March 06, 2009, 03:02:27 PM
I want a job as a swallow therapist

I want to ignore my patients in lieu of going out to lunch, and then when I return get paid lots of money to tell my patients that they can eat - now go away!   :)
Title: Re: THE ART OF ARRANGING
Post by: DAW on March 06, 2009, 03:03:27 PM
I

SCREAMED

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Title: Re: THE ART OF ARRANGING
Post by: DAW on March 06, 2009, 03:05:16 PM
i've never been accused of "buffed up" orchestration!

Try it...you might like it!    ;)
Title: Re: THE ART OF ARRANGING
Post by: Laura on March 06, 2009, 03:14:12 PM
Clearly, DAW, you are in the wrong business.
Title: Re: THE ART OF ARRANGING
Post by: DAW on March 06, 2009, 03:20:14 PM
Clearly, DAW, you are in the wrong business.

I thought monkey business suited me pretty well.      ::)
Title: Re: THE ART OF ARRANGING
Post by: Jane on March 06, 2009, 03:21:51 PM
Well I found eating that pasta incredibly difficult.  I made less than a measuring cup of noodles and managed to eat only four or five little pieces.  Oh well baby steps. 

Thank you for the food ideas.  I think I will try some soup next but I see I will definitely need to supplement with the can for a little while at least. 

Maybe you will do better after your first therapy session.  So far you have only done the initial testing.  CONTINUED PATIENCE VIBES!

Speaking of the therapist, I'm beginning to doubt she/he knew you had been forgotten last time.  Maybe no one mentioned it or in reality it was the responsibility of the front desk person.

Apparently I am not having any more therapy because I passed the test.  Now it is just up to me to  start eating.

I have to wonder why the doctor couldn't simply order the test.  It would have been easier.
Title: Re: THE ART OF ARRANGING
Post by: DAW on March 06, 2009, 03:22:58 PM
I started to smile and giggle...

Did you giggle like a schoolgirl?


I hope you giggled like a schoolgirl.       :)
Title: Re: THE ART OF ARRANGING
Post by: Michael on March 06, 2009, 03:26:31 PM
It is interest when you put 8 and ) you get a smiley!!!

8)


Thanks. I never knew that!
"If you select "Don't Use Smileys" under Additional Options  when you post, you'll avoid the problem.

der Brucer
Title: Re: THE ART OF ARRANGING
Post by: Michael on March 06, 2009, 03:30:25 PM
Back from picking up the Illya Darling tapes.  In addition to the album masters (stereo and mono) I've got all the session tapes, too, but unless something is drastically wrong with the album masters, I'm not going to do anything with the session masters, other than perhaps look for anything that wasn't used on the album - however, I'd have to mix those tracks, which is VERY costly, especially since the format on these is four-track and who knows if anyone has that type of machine.

Would any of the session tapes have the song that Sondheim provided the lyrics for? It's not on the album
Title: Re: THE ART OF ARRANGING
Post by: DAW on March 06, 2009, 03:33:27 PM
Would any of the session tapes have the song that Sondheim provided the lyrics for? It's not on the album

I'm glad you asked that, DR Michael S.   I've been dying to know what bk know about any of that aspect of things.
Title: Re: THE ART OF ARRANGING
Post by: Michael on March 06, 2009, 03:36:50 PM
Kathy Najimy to Direct L.A. Run of Back to Bachrach and David

ttp://www.theatermania.com/los-angeles/news/03-2009/kathy-najimy-to-direct-la-run-of-back-to-bachrach_17929.html (http://ttp://www.theatermania.com/los-angeles/news/03-2009/kathy-najimy-to-direct-la-run-of-back-to-bachrach_17929.html)

I wonder where they got the idea to do this show??? And the name is so close you can say copywright infringement
Title: Re: THE ART OF ARRANGING
Post by: DAW on March 06, 2009, 03:39:16 PM
NEVER WEAR MAUVE AT A BALL

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Title: Re: THE ART OF ARRANGING
Post by: George on March 06, 2009, 03:42:46 PM
Kathy Najimy to Direct L.A. Run of Back to Bachrach and David

http://www.theatermania.com/los-angeles/news/03-2009/kathy-najimy-to-direct-la-run-of-back-to-bachrach_17929.html (http://www.theatermania.com/los-angeles/news/03-2009/kathy-najimy-to-direct-la-run-of-back-to-bachrach_17929.html)

I wonder where they got the idea to do this show??? And the name is so close you can say copywright infringement

Michael, your link is wonky. ;)

According to THIS (http://www.playbill.com/news/article/126989.html) article on Playbill.com...

Composer Bacharach added, "I saw this show in San Diego a couple of years ago and was quite impressed with the presentation and the musicality. I have always been very particular about how my music is presented on stage and have had some disappointments in the past. Steve Gunderson's musicality and Kathy Najimy's direction makes this a very exciting prospect for me."
Title: Re: THE ART OF ARRANGING
Post by: TCB on March 06, 2009, 04:23:56 PM
I have a headache and I'm cranky.


So what else is new.......................... besides the headache?
Title: Re: THE ART OF ARRANGING
Post by: Jane on March 06, 2009, 04:28:06 PM
DR Ben, I would have but in and given the out of towner the correct information. 
Title: Re: THE ART OF ARRANGING
Post by: TCB on March 06, 2009, 04:29:26 PM
We serve to live!    :)


To Serve Man
Title: Re: THE ART OF ARRANGING
Post by: George on March 06, 2009, 04:34:04 PM
We serve to live!    :)

To Serve Man

IT'S A COOK BOOK!! :o
Title: Re: THE ART OF ARRANGING
Post by: DAW on March 06, 2009, 04:49:27 PM
I bought two books today:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51Shoi6I-tL._BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-sticker-arrow-click,TopRight,35,-76_AA240_SH20_OU01_.jpg)(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51MC1KD6DNL._BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-sticker-arrow-click,TopRight,35,-76_AA240_SH20_OU01_.jpg)

I wonder which one will win out?      ::)
Title: Re: THE ART OF ARRANGING
Post by: DAW on March 06, 2009, 04:54:32 PM
IT'S A COOK BOOK!!

(http://anniesemporium.net/images/Apron%20by%20Paul.jpg)
Title: Re: THE ART OF ARRANGING
Post by: elmore3003 on March 06, 2009, 04:55:09 PM
I bought two books today:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51Shoi6I-tL._BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-sticker-arrow-click,TopRight,35,-76_AA240_SH20_OU01_.jpg)(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51MC1KD6DNL._BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-sticker-arrow-click,TopRight,35,-76_AA240_SH20_OU01_.jpg)

I wonder which one will win out?      ::)

I would guess you mean to get drunk and chase someone. My real name is Sherlock Holmes.
Title: Re: THE ART OF ARRANGING
Post by: td on March 06, 2009, 04:56:11 PM
Dear Healthier DR Vixomom, when next you appear, please check your inbox. . .
Title: Re: THE ART OF ARRANGING
Post by: DAW on March 06, 2009, 04:57:45 PM
DR elmore3003 --  to quote DR Miss Karen:  You funny.  Me love you long time!     :D
Title: Re: THE ART OF ARRANGING
Post by: DAW on March 06, 2009, 04:59:32 PM
DR TCB, unless I missed it, I don't recall your telling us all about your closing performance and the cast party.
Title: Re: THE ART OF ARRANGING
Post by: George on March 06, 2009, 05:03:18 PM
DR TCB, unless I missed it, I don't recall your telling us all about your closing performance and the cast party.

You can change the names to protect the guilty. ;)
Title: Re: THE ART OF ARRANGING
Post by: elmore3003 on March 06, 2009, 05:15:40 PM
Who is the dumbass on AllThatChat who calls himself "Onlocation"? His/her mind is one of most dislocated pieces of assholism I've seen in some time!
Title: Re: THE ART OF ARRANGING
Post by: TCB on March 06, 2009, 05:17:38 PM
Sad:

One of the Pro-Prop 8 protestors yesterday outside the California Supreme Court proudly held a sign which read:

"Dan White: Hero For Killing A Queer."




There are so many horrible things in the world, and all we are looking for is love.  Why should people hate us for that?
Title: Re: THE ART OF ARRANGING
Post by: elmore3003 on March 06, 2009, 05:18:14 PM
An orchestrator I know just asked me if "buffed up" orchestrations is a euphemism for dumbed down?
Title: Re: THE ART OF ARRANGING
Post by: Druxy on March 06, 2009, 05:22:41 PM
Hi,

Back from a 5-day trip to Austin.  The house is almost finished and looks great.

Assuming that escrow closes on our Los Angeles residence this week (fingers crossed), we'll be driving our animals back to TX starting next Sunday (15).

 :)
Title: Re: THE ART OF ARRANGING
Post by: bk on March 06, 2009, 05:29:50 PM
I've been printing out orders all day, plus doing errands and whatnot and I just ate some food from Gelson's and have begun a motion picture on DVD. 
Title: Re: THE ART OF ARRANGING
Post by: bk on March 06, 2009, 05:30:00 PM
Might I just say - page seven?
Title: Re: THE ART OF ARRANGING
Post by: bk on March 06, 2009, 05:30:30 PM
I believe I saw an incarnation of this Bacharach-Najimy show close to twelve years ago, in a club in NY.  It was awful.
Title: Re: THE ART OF ARRANGING
Post by: DAW on March 06, 2009, 05:41:19 PM
An orchestrator I know just asked me if "buffed up" orchestrations is a euphemism for dumbed down?

All brawn and no brain?    :)
Title: Re: THE ART OF ARRANGING
Post by: DAW on March 06, 2009, 05:42:19 PM
Good news, DR Druxy -

***VIBES*** that everything goes according to plan!
Title: Re: THE ART OF ARRANGING
Post by: elmore3003 on March 06, 2009, 05:43:49 PM
I've had a lovely dinner, got through another part of THE MOST HAPPY FELLA, found and drafted most of my libretto annotations and I'm tired! I'm thinking about watching every Dickens adaptation I have on DVD over the next couple of months. I loved the BBC version of THE PICKWICK PAPERS and I just got the 1952(?) film version on a Region-2 DVD. I could start with that, move on to all the versions of OLIVER TWIST, the DAVID COPPERFIELD and keep on going. Hmmmm. . .
Title: Re: THE ART OF ARRANGING
Post by: elmore3003 on March 06, 2009, 05:44:17 PM
An orchestrator I know just asked me if "buffed up" orchestrations is a euphemism for dumbed down?

All brawn and no brain?    :)

Exactly.
Title: Re: THE ART OF ARRANGING
Post by: George on March 06, 2009, 05:44:34 PM
I'm heading home.

Have a good rest of the evening, all!
Title: Re: THE ART OF ARRANGING
Post by: td on March 06, 2009, 05:45:13 PM
TOD:

DVDs this week:
HERCULES
HERCULES THE AVENGER
THE SILVER CHALICE
GIGI
WALL-E

CDs:
Kristin Chenoweth - As I Am
Jim Reeves - Gospel
(both in preparation for a memorial service on March 29th).
A Bollywood Sampler

BOOKS:
Wally Lamb - THE HOUR I FIRST BELIEVED
Dan Simmons - DROOD
P. L. Travers - MARY POPPINS
Title: Re: THE ART OF ARRANGING
Post by: DAW on March 06, 2009, 05:50:12 PM
TOD:

CD:  King of Hearts
Title: Re: THE ART OF ARRANGING
Post by: elmore3003 on March 06, 2009, 05:50:40 PM
A vendor on eBay just pissed me off: two vocal scores from 1900-1910, and  since he's charging $5.00 to ship each item, he's charging me $10.00 for shipping via media mail , which has taken over 6 weeks to arrive a couple of times. When I told the vendor I thought he could have shipped them by priority mail or first class for that, he jumped all over me about his costs for tape, envelope, box, time, and I suggested the ass incorporate that into the cost of the item before he lists it on eBay.
Title: Re: THE ART OF ARRANGING
Post by: elmore3003 on March 06, 2009, 05:51:06 PM
TOD:

CD:  King of Hearts

My copy arrived today from Varese.
Title: Re: THE ART OF ARRANGING
Post by: DAW on March 06, 2009, 05:51:38 PM
Tomorrow, I shall be listening to and viewing the MET's [relatively] new production of Madame Butterfly from my local movie theatre.
Title: Re: THE ART OF ARRANGING
Post by: DAW on March 06, 2009, 05:52:30 PM
TOD:

CD:  King of Hearts

My copy arrived today from Varese.

'Twas you who gave me the idea to order it, myself!  Thanks to you, and to bk.
Title: Re: THE ART OF ARRANGING
Post by: DAW on March 06, 2009, 05:54:01 PM
DR elmore3003, I agree.  MediaMail is the worst consumer fraud ever perpetrated.  I have had items take over 6 weeks to arrive, or sometimes never arrive at all.
Title: Re: THE ART OF ARRANGING
Post by: DAW on March 06, 2009, 05:55:43 PM
La di DA di da da.
Title: Re: THE ART OF ARRANGING
Post by: DAW on March 06, 2009, 05:56:16 PM
TO quote DR JRand5?...
Title: Re: THE ART OF ARRANGING
Post by: Jane on March 06, 2009, 05:57:29 PM
DR Druxy, FINGERS CROSSED!!!
Title: Re: THE ART OF ARRANGING
Post by: Laura on March 06, 2009, 06:01:38 PM
I hope everything goes well with the house closing, DR Druxy.
Title: Re: THE ART OF ARRANGING
Post by: DAW on March 06, 2009, 06:02:33 PM
And thanks to DR dB, I am listening to John Williams' "Air & Simple Gifts" from iTunes.  Quite a lovely 4.5 minutes for only 99 cents!   :)
Title: Re: THE ART OF ARRANGING
Post by: DAW on March 06, 2009, 06:03:55 PM
I would like ice cream right about now, but all we have is apple sauce.    :(
Title: Re: THE ART OF ARRANGING
Post by: Laura on March 06, 2009, 06:06:10 PM
All we have is oatmeal.
Title: Re: THE ART OF ARRANGING
Post by: DAW on March 06, 2009, 06:06:24 PM
Still, I am mindful that I should be grateful that I can taste it and swallow it.
Title: Re: THE ART OF ARRANGING
Post by: DAW on March 06, 2009, 06:06:54 PM
All we have is oatmeal.

Cheer up; it could be gruel!    :)
Title: Re: THE ART OF ARRANGING
Post by: Laura on March 06, 2009, 06:25:28 PM
And I should be thankful I can taste it.
Title: Re: THE ART OF ARRANGING
Post by: Laura on March 06, 2009, 06:25:48 PM
But I'm not.
Title: Re: THE ART OF ARRANGING
Post by: JMK on March 06, 2009, 06:37:44 PM
Tomorrow, I shall be listening to and viewing the MET's [relatively] new production of Madame Butterfly from my local movie theatre.

Oh, Lord, that means the BD will be assigned to me soon.  AAAAAAHAHHHHHHHH>
Title: Re: THE ART OF ARRANGING
Post by: Jane on March 06, 2009, 06:42:01 PM
DR Laura I'm very sorry you don't like oatmeal.  I cook mine with loads of nonfat milk & dried cherries.  Sometimes I add cinnamon.

Title: Re: THE ART OF ARRANGING
Post by: bk on March 06, 2009, 06:42:55 PM
FOR BK

I put the 14 songs you have mentioned over last few days into an IPod Playlist

Below is the order I put them in.

I tried to open and close the playlist with two "big" upbeat selections. I tried not to put two ballads or Liz Callaway's cuts one after another. From tracks 5-12 did three upbeats and then a ballad. And tried to use the same kind of songs for 1 & 14  and 2 & 13

If you were to put these 14 songs on a CD what order would you put them and why?

1) Come To The Supermarket In Old Peking
2) Joey, Joey, Joey
3) If You Haven't Got An Ear For Music
4) What Can You Lose?
5) It's A Lovely Day For A Walk
6) Song Of The Pirates/The Elegant Captain Hook
7) Impossible/Suddenly It Happens
8) Too Happy Dancing
9) Nothing More To Say
10) What's New Pussycat?
11) You're Just In Love
12) Evening Star
13) Multitudes of Amy
14) You Can Fly/I'm Flying

Sequencing is everything on a CD, at least for me.  I have spent weeks doing so for certain releases.  And I pride myself that my sequencing makes people return to the CD over and over again.  Some of it is pure instinct, and some of it is based on a theory I came up with on the very first two CDs, which I'll talk about in the notes.  The songs you've chosen are not easy to sequence into a coherent whole, but right off the top of my head I would move If You Haven't Got An Ear to the final position.  I would move You Can Fly much earlier in the program, perhaps track five.  I would move Evening Star earlier. 


Title: Re: THE ART OF ARRANGING
Post by: bk on March 06, 2009, 06:46:46 PM
Watching The Helen Morgan Story - I used to really like this film when I was in my 20s, but I'm finding it slow going now.
Title: Re: THE ART OF ARRANGING
Post by: JoseSPiano on March 06, 2009, 06:47:05 PM
Good Evening!

Well... After playing "Sail Me Away" this morning, I was again surprised when a young woman brought in "I Want More" during the afternoon session.

*I believe that's the first time I've played both of those songs since Lestat closed almost three(!?!?!) years ago!
Title: Re: THE ART OF ARRANGING
Post by: JoseSPiano on March 06, 2009, 06:51:26 PM
Otherwise, it was another good day.  Everyone seemed quite upbeat and not too stressed out.  Of course, traditionally, the third and final day of auditions has been the "crazy" one.  So, we'll see what tomorrow brings.

*And I can definitely tell that I've played two audition-filled days already.  I was going to head into the Five Points area of downtown Alabama tonight for a "real" dinner, but decided to stay put at the hotel in order to conserve my energy for tomorrow.  Thankfully, there was another reception tonight, so I was able to scrounge up a dinner of antipasti and chicken skewers.  Oh, and a beer too. :)
Title: Re: THE ART OF ARRANGING
Post by: Jane on March 06, 2009, 06:55:02 PM
Why go out to eat where are are free receptions for you to enjoy ;)
Title: Re: THE ART OF ARRANGING
Post by: JMK on March 06, 2009, 06:56:36 PM
Some deluded CASTRECL person is emailing me insisting that ANYA and RIO aren't up on Kritzerland, which of course they are.  He needs to clear more than his cache.  ;)
Title: Re: THE ART OF ARRANGING
Post by: bk on March 06, 2009, 06:58:34 PM
Clearing The Cache - that's the title of my next novel.
Title: Re: THE ART OF ARRANGING
Post by: bk on March 06, 2009, 06:58:51 PM
And he'd better clear it fast if he wants Rio.
Title: Re: THE ART OF ARRANGING
Post by: JoseSPiano on March 06, 2009, 07:03:15 PM
Why go out to eat where are are free receptions for you to enjoy ;)

EXACTLY!

*Of course, a friend of mine who happens to be from Birmingham, sent me a list of restaurant recommendations.  As well as a list of his favorite coffee houses and bakeries. ;)
Title: Re: THE ART OF ARRANGING
Post by: JMK on March 06, 2009, 07:03:20 PM
I told him the very same.
Title: Re: THE ART OF ARRANGING
Post by: JMK on March 06, 2009, 07:03:40 PM
And why pray tell is he emailing me, for crying out loud?
Title: Re: THE ART OF ARRANGING
Post by: Jennifer on March 06, 2009, 07:06:55 PM
I am going to watch Ghost Whisperer now!
Title: Re: THE ART OF ARRANGING
Post by: Laura on March 06, 2009, 07:09:15 PM
It's not that I don't like oatmeal. It's just that it's, well, oatmeal.
Title: Re: THE ART OF ARRANGING
Post by: JoseSPiano on March 06, 2009, 07:12:09 PM
Audition playing vibes for DR JOSE.....maybe you will hear "Ciribiribin" today.

Nope. However, there were a few people who could have very well been singing "Ciribiribin" and didn't know it... Since they didn't really know the real notes for the song they were singing in the first place.
Title: Re: THE ART OF ARRANGING
Post by: JoseSPiano on March 06, 2009, 07:13:46 PM
DR JOSE - the technicians can't get anywhere near the hard drive to format it because we don't have the password to get onto the system, so it is a nice piece of useless hardware now.

-Not even if they boot the system from a boot/system disk?
Title: Re: THE ART OF ARRANGING
Post by: JoseSPiano on March 06, 2009, 07:15:26 PM
Actually, I don't tweet only because most people do it on their phones and I have a pay as you go cell phone and the text feature is clunky and expensive so I don't use it. I know I could tweet from a computer but that makes it hard to tweet if you're out and about.

DR Ben - ...But by only tweeting from your computer, you could "control" your "addiction". ;)  -And not everything on Twitter happens in real time.
Title: Re: THE ART OF ARRANGING
Post by: JoseSPiano on March 06, 2009, 07:24:53 PM
So...

An actor sat down at the piano. He placed his music on the piano in front of me. I glanced at his music... And I started to smile and giggle...

The song: "Sail Away" from Lestat.

:) :D :)

*And he sang it well too!

The music has been published?  I wish the OCR would be released.

DR vixmom - The music has not been published - and probably will never be.  However, there are "sources" for the sheet music should someone want to a procure a copy.

*I did catch up with the actor who sang "Sail Me Away" - not "Sail Away" as I posted earlier.  He's currently based out of Raleigh, NC, but he has lived in New York City.  And he happened to attend the first preview of Lestat.  :)
Title: Re: THE ART OF ARRANGING
Post by: JoseSPiano on March 06, 2009, 07:27:53 PM
I started to smile and giggle...

Did you giggle like a schoolgirl?


I hope you giggled like a schoolgirl.       :)

That's the only way to giggle!
Title: Re: THE ART OF ARRANGING
Post by: JoseSPiano on March 06, 2009, 07:30:13 PM
DR vixmom - Congrats on passing your test!  And an every bigger Congrats on being able to eat "normal" food again!

-Have you already down the "dream" gallon of orange juice yet?

-As for what to eat: you could always start off making your own fruit and yogurt smoothies.  Or fruit and ice cream smoothies.  Of just milk shakes. ;)
Title: Re: THE ART OF ARRANGING
Post by: Jane on March 06, 2009, 07:30:56 PM
It's not that I don't like oatmeal. It's just that it's, well, oatmeal.

;D 
Title: Re: THE ART OF ARRANGING
Post by: Jane on March 06, 2009, 07:31:42 PM
Milk shakes, great idea.  Add some malt for a little nutrition ;)
Title: Re: THE ART OF ARRANGING
Post by: TCB on March 06, 2009, 07:32:47 PM
DR TCB, unless I missed it, I don't recall your telling us all about your closing performance and the cast party.


What cast party?
Title: Re: THE ART OF ARRANGING
Post by: JoseSPiano on March 06, 2009, 07:32:48 PM
Kathy Najimy to Direct L.A. Run of Back to Bachrach and David

ttp://www.theatermania.com/los-angeles/news/03-2009/kathy-najimy-to-direct-la-run-of-back-to-bachrach_17929.html (http://ttp://www.theatermania.com/los-angeles/news/03-2009/kathy-najimy-to-direct-la-run-of-back-to-bachrach_17929.html)

I wonder where they got the idea to do this show??? And the name is so close you can say copywright infringement

DR Michael S - "Back To Bacharach and David" originated years(!) ago - 1992 to be exact.  It ran at Steve McGraw's in NYC.  It's licensed by Samuel French.  In fact, I MD'd the Richmond premiere of it back in 2000.  -And there really are some cool arrangements in that show - as well as one or two truly obscure Bacharach tunes.
Title: Re: THE ART OF ARRANGING
Post by: bk on March 06, 2009, 07:32:50 PM
I guess I'll try to finish Helen Morgan Story - another fifty minutes to go and then I probably won't have enough time for another motion picture.
Title: Re: THE ART OF ARRANGING
Post by: JoseSPiano on March 06, 2009, 07:36:29 PM
I believe I saw an incarnation of this Bacharach-Najimy show close to twelve years ago, in a club in NY.  It was awful.

Well... I liked the version I worked on. ;)
Title: Re: THE ART OF ARRANGING
Post by: Jane on March 06, 2009, 07:36:58 PM
Keith was doing push-ups today.  Up and down he went to the down count of 20 when Sherlock walked over and sat on his head. ;D
Title: Re: THE ART OF ARRANGING
Post by: JoseSPiano on March 06, 2009, 07:38:20 PM
A vendor on eBay just pissed me off: two vocal scores from 1900-1910, and  since he's charging $5.00 to ship each item, he's charging me $10.00 for shipping via media mail , which has taken over 6 weeks to arrive a couple of times. When I told the vendor I thought he could have shipped them by priority mail or first class for that, he jumped all over me about his costs for tape, envelope, box, time, and I suggested the ass incorporate that into the cost of the item before he lists it on eBay.

Um... Did you "remind" the seller that the Post Office provides FREE Flat Rate Priority Mail boxes?  -And that they are "self-sealing"?
Title: Re: THE ART OF ARRANGING
Post by: JoseSPiano on March 06, 2009, 07:38:50 PM
Keith was doing push-ups today.  Up and down he went to the down count of 20 when Sherlock walked over and sat on his head. ;D

And where was you camera?!?!?!?!?
Title: Re: THE ART OF ARRANGING
Post by: JoseSPiano on March 06, 2009, 07:41:26 PM
Tomorrow, I shall be listening to and viewing the MET's [relatively] new production of Madame Butterfly from my local movie theatre.

Is it a rebroadcast of the Opening Night presentation from last season?  Or it is of this season's presentation?  -I also wonder if Cristina Gallardo-Domas (I think that's her name) is out from under the weather.   I know that Patricia Racette had to fill in last week.
Title: Re: THE ART OF ARRANGING
Post by: JoseSPiano on March 06, 2009, 07:45:22 PM
I would like ice cream right about now, but all we have is apple sauce.    :(

I would like ice cream right now, but...

A two-scoop sundae in the hotel's restaurant costs $8.50!

And a Good Humor Ice Cream Bar - a Strawberry Shortcake - which only costs me $0.75 at my corner bodega in NYC, is priced at $3.49(!?!?!?!?) here in the hotel gift shop.

*The food prices in this hotel seem a lot higher than usual.  I was going to order oatmeal this morning (speaking of oatmeal), but a bowl in the restaurant costs $8.50.  And if I had ordered it from room service: $14.50!?!?!?!?  -Yes, it does come with brown sugar, raisins and cinnamon, if you desire, but, still, all that ain't worth $14.50.
Title: Re: THE ART OF ARRANGING
Post by: JoseSPiano on March 06, 2009, 07:49:02 PM
It's not that I don't like oatmeal. It's just that it's, well, oatmeal.

But it's good for you.  And good for your cholesterol too.

*Although, when I feel like "indulging", I like to put a pat of butter on my oatmeal... along with a generous dash of cinnamon... a sprinkling of brown sugar... some toasted almonds... dried cranberries and/or cherries... -Oh, and I make it with whole milk instead of water.

**I've also grown fond of stirring in a spoonful of fruit preserves too.
Title: Re: THE ART OF ARRANGING
Post by: JoseSPiano on March 06, 2009, 07:51:09 PM
Milk shakes, great idea.  Add some malt for a little nutrition ;)

DR vixmom - Are you supposed to follow any particular dietary guidelines and/or restrictions right now?  Have they advised taking any sort of supplements?  If you did go the smoothie and milkshake route, you could always add a scoop or two of protein powder (soy or whey or egg white) to them in order to give them a "boost".
Title: Re: THE ART OF ARRANGING
Post by: Laura on March 06, 2009, 07:53:07 PM
It's not that I don't like oatmeal. It's just that it's, well, oatmeal.

But it's good for you.  And good for your cholesterol too.


Yeah, yeah, yeah.
Title: Re: THE ART OF ARRANGING
Post by: Laura on March 06, 2009, 07:53:49 PM
It's still oatmeal. Not ice cream.
Title: Re: THE ART OF ARRANGING
Post by: JoseSPiano on March 06, 2009, 07:57:37 PM
DR Laura - The hotel and the convention center here has some nice looking carpets. ;)
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Post by: JoseSPiano on March 06, 2009, 08:07:51 PM
For any DRs who might be interested in checking out a fun, funny and informative food blog, I highly recommend Adam Roberts'

The Amateur Gourmet (http://www.amateurgourmet.com/)

He's a food writer based out NYC - .He reviews books, favorite recipes and restaurants on his website.  His comic book style restaurant reviews are very creative.  His most recent post chronicles a recent Thai food experience he had - the Thai food (http://www.amateurgourmet.com/2009/03/me_vs_larb_gai.html) won.  He also recently reviewed the new restaurant, "The John Dory" (http://www.amateurgourmet.com/2009/02/the_john_dor1.html) - and managed to incorporate one of the Disney princesses into the review. ;)

*I also like his new website banner for this month which pays tribute to the Girl Scouts.  ;)
Title: Re: THE ART OF ARRANGING
Post by: Matt H. on March 06, 2009, 08:11:27 PM
Watching The Helen Morgan Story - I used to really like this film when I was in my 20s, but I'm finding it slow going now.

I have the soundtrack on CD, and I've always enjoyed listening to it even though Gogi Grant doesn't sound A THING like Helen Morgan.
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Post by: Matt H. on March 06, 2009, 08:13:27 PM
I had a lovely dinner and visit with my friend Gregg. He stayed until around 8:30.
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Post by: Matt H. on March 06, 2009, 08:15:02 PM
I then watched three more epiosodes of JAG making a total of 8 episodes for the day. That's OK, but I hope to get a few more than that watched tomorrow.

William Windom was on a couple of episodes and so was Steven Culp.
Title: Re: THE ART OF ARRANGING
Post by: JoseSPiano on March 06, 2009, 08:15:42 PM
It's still oatmeal. Not ice cream.

Well.... Ben & Jerry's does make an Oatmeal Cookie Chunk flavor.

;D
Title: Re: THE ART OF ARRANGING
Post by: Matt H. on March 06, 2009, 08:16:11 PM
Next I watched GHOST WHISPERER.







I can't believe Melinda didn't remember the doctor's threat and realize why Jim/Sam was acting the way he was.
Title: Re: THE ART OF ARRANGING
Post by: JoseSPiano on March 06, 2009, 08:17:40 PM
OK - My laptop battery is about to die... And I believe I'm going to start shutting down myself for the evening...

Goodnight.
Title: Re: THE ART OF ARRANGING
Post by: Matt H. on March 06, 2009, 08:18:00 PM
I finished up my evening by watching last night's 30 ROCK. Not a particularly funny episode, but Patti Lupone had a funny scene as an Italian mamma mia, and John Lithgow popped in for a visit, too.

BTW, I've never seen HARRY AND THE HENDERSONS (which was part of the plot of 30 ROCK tonight.)
Title: Re: THE ART OF ARRANGING
Post by: DakotaCelt on March 06, 2009, 08:21:14 PM
Good evening one and all!!
Title: Re: THE ART OF ARRANGING
Post by: DakotaCelt on March 06, 2009, 08:22:23 PM
The nice temps we had the last couple of days has no faded to COLD!!!
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Post by: DakotaCelt on March 06, 2009, 08:24:57 PM
TOD:

VCR: Gangs of New York

DVD: Deceit

CD: sound track from Tristan and Isolde, Liz Calloway, Michael Buble
Title: Re: THE ART OF ARRANGING
Post by: DakotaCelt on March 06, 2009, 08:26:33 PM
Strange week at work, I was helping the kids shift books on the bookshelves and we found a lovely stash of unused condoms.
Title: Re: THE ART OF ARRANGING
Post by: bk on March 06, 2009, 08:30:26 PM
I've been watching The Silver Chalice - truly as bad as its reputation.  We'll see how far I can slog it out.
Title: Re: THE ART OF ARRANGING
Post by: Matt H. on March 06, 2009, 08:32:08 PM
I guess I'll take care of a little bit of writing and then head downstairs to bed.

Good night!
Title: Re: THE ART OF ARRANGING
Post by: DakotaCelt on March 06, 2009, 08:32:49 PM
I am looking forward to taking a week off and two weeks. Yes, I will be busy that week but I will be able to relax and have "ME" time.
Title: Re: THE ART OF ARRANGING
Post by: DakotaCelt on March 06, 2009, 08:43:54 PM
I should be doing my homework... I have to read a book called HeatWave
Title: Re: THE ART OF ARRANGING
Post by: DakotaCelt on March 06, 2009, 08:46:33 PM
It is about the Chicago Heat wave some years ago... A sociological autopsy...
Title: Re: THE ART OF ARRANGING
Post by: Cillaliz on March 06, 2009, 08:47:21 PM
DR Laura I'm very sorry you don't like oatmeal.  I cook mine with loads of nonfat milk & dried cherries.  Sometimes I add cinnamon.



I like instant oatmeal with hot water poured into it so it's not mushy like cooked oatmeal.  My mother thinks I'm crazy, but that's ok
Title: Re: THE ART OF ARRANGING
Post by: DakotaCelt on March 06, 2009, 08:48:37 PM
bk's book is infinitely more interesting.
Title: Re: THE ART OF ARRANGING
Post by: DakotaCelt on March 06, 2009, 08:49:40 PM
I like the instant oatmeal also...

I also liked Malt O Meal at one time
Title: Re: THE ART OF ARRANGING
Post by: Michael on March 06, 2009, 08:50:08 PM
Kathy Najimy to Direct L.A. Run of Back to Bachrach and David

http://www.theatermania.com/los-angeles/news/03-2009/kathy-najimy-to-direct-la-run-of-back-to-bachrach_17929.html (http://www.theatermania.com/los-angeles/news/03-2009/kathy-najimy-to-direct-la-run-of-back-to-bachrach_17929.html)

I wonder where they got the idea to do this show??? And the name is so close you can say copywright infringement

Michael, your link is wonky. ;)

According to THIS (http://www.playbill.com/news/article/126989.html) article on Playbill.com...

Composer Bacharach added, "I saw this show in San Diego a couple of years ago and was quite impressed with the presentation and the musicality. I have always been very particular about how my music is presented on stage and have had some disappointments in the past. Steve Gunderson's musicality and Kathy Najimy's direction makes this a very exciting prospect for me."

I basically read the title and jumped to conclusions, I didn't read that on theatermania
Title: Re: THE ART OF ARRANGING
Post by: Cillaliz on March 06, 2009, 08:53:14 PM
It's been a very very long day for me.  I've been going to and fro and hither and yon and back again.  It was productive and some of the gov't checks I was waiting for came in, so that was good.  But I'm very tired

Tonight I went to the semi-finals of the Iowa Piano Competition.  The audience was tiny.  I don't know why people don't go to the semi-finals, it's piano quintets and really more enjoyable than the finals with the orchestra.   

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Post by: Cillaliz on March 06, 2009, 08:54:15 PM
Every one I talked to picked the same person to win it all....well, the judges didn't, they placed her 4th so she's not even in the finals.  There was much talk about that decision. 

The finals are tomorrow night.  I will go if we don't get the inch of ice followed by 2-4 inches of snow that is predicted. It's not supposed to start until tomorrow night so I should have time to go to the store, but I brought home all my trial stuff and some other work just in case I can't get to the office.
Title: Re: THE ART OF ARRANGING
Post by: Cillaliz on March 06, 2009, 08:57:47 PM
And now, for the first time since Feb 22, I do not have to get up when an alarm goes off.  I plan to sleep until I wake up.  Then I'll deal with the day.  I just hope the weather holds off until I get to the store for milk and cat food.
Title: Re: THE ART OF ARRANGING
Post by: Michael on March 06, 2009, 08:58:12 PM
Tonight I watch Casino Royale (TV 1954) & Casino Royale (1967)
Title: Re: THE ART OF ARRANGING
Post by: td on March 06, 2009, 08:59:35 PM
I gotta say watching HERCULES AND THE CAPTIVE WOMEN is not a bad way to spend a Friday evening.
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Post by: FJL on March 06, 2009, 08:59:57 PM
THE GHOST WHISPERER did suffer IMHO from a little touch of idiot-plot syndrome, but I was in tears by the end of that scene anyway.
Title: Re: THE ART OF ARRANGING
Post by: DakotaCelt on March 06, 2009, 09:01:30 PM
My favorite is maple brown sugar...
Title: Re: THE ART OF ARRANGING
Post by: bk on March 06, 2009, 09:29:23 PM
I'm just sitting here like so much fish.
Title: Re: THE ART OF ARRANGING
Post by: DakotaCelt on March 06, 2009, 09:58:07 PM
I am working on stuff for a website. I am a task force at work exploring sustainability.
Title: Re: THE ART OF ARRANGING
Post by: DakotaCelt on March 06, 2009, 10:03:49 PM
I am versed in HTML but CMS is a completely different dog. I am getting frustrated. If we were allowed to use Dreamweaver, I would be much more capable.
Title: Re: THE ART OF ARRANGING
Post by: DERBRUCER on March 06, 2009, 10:21:16 PM
It's not that I don't like oatmeal. It's just that it's, well, oatmeal.

Oatmeal definitely works best on chilly mornings.

der Brucer

Note: "chilly" means ice or snow!
Title: Re: THE ART OF ARRANGING
Post by: FJL on March 06, 2009, 10:31:25 PM
I'm still working on a really involved tax return.
Title: Re: THE ART OF ARRANGING
Post by: DERBRUCER on March 06, 2009, 10:41:46 PM
I'm still working on a really involved tax return.

Does Bernie Madoff pay well?

der Brucer
Title: Re: THE ART OF ARRANGING
Post by: DakotaCelt on March 06, 2009, 10:57:14 PM
I am thankful my taxes are done.

I send stress relief vibes to FJL...
Title: Re: THE ART OF ARRANGING
Post by: bk on March 06, 2009, 11:59:42 PM
I am thinking about a Polish Sausage.  I know not why - I'm not even sure what a Polish Sausage is, and yet here I sit, thinking of a Polish Sausage and also an Armenian Meat Ball.  Go know.
Title: Re: THE ART OF ARRANGING
Post by: bk on March 07, 2009, 12:00:03 AM
Did you know that know is wonk spelled backwards?