Haines His Way

Archives => Archive 15 => Topic started by: bk on March 20, 2009, 12:07:01 AM

Title: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: bk on March 20, 2009, 12:07:01 AM
Well, you've read the notes, the notes were loooooong, and now it is time for you to post until the cows come home - they're taking a realllllly loooooong time, aren't they?
Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: bk on March 20, 2009, 12:07:40 AM
And the word of the day is: VATIC!
Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: bk on March 20, 2009, 12:10:02 AM
And now - Dino at the piano.
Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: bk on March 20, 2009, 12:10:24 AM
What a brilliant composer Andre Previn was in his Hollywood days.
Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: George on March 20, 2009, 12:40:18 AM
In my CD player at work (when I get there in the morning):  the original cast recording of Anya and the motion picture soundtrack to "That Man From Rio." ;D
Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: bk on March 20, 2009, 12:42:15 AM
And a very happy haineshisway.com birthday to former dear reader Rodzinski - why he left without so much as a word will, I suppose, remain a mystery for the ages.
Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: Michael on March 20, 2009, 03:09:07 AM
I wish I had something planned to watch over the weekend, but the last two nights I've been watching Serio Leone's Once Upon A Time In The West and The Good, The Bad and The Ugly. Perhaps tonight I will watch Duck You Sucker aka A Fistful of Dynamite aka Once Upon A Time The Revolution
Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: vixmom on March 20, 2009, 04:51:00 AM
Happy Birthday to Former DR Rodzinski!!!
Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: vixmom on March 20, 2009, 04:53:23 AM
Sorry I haven't been around much.  My stamina levels are not what they were. Even though I am only working part time I am exhausted when I get home and I have been falling asleep  for several hours once i get back home

Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: vixmom on March 20, 2009, 04:53:43 AM
I am going to try and catch up a little - however I have to start to get ready for work soon so I probably won't get all caught up before I leave

Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: vixmom on March 20, 2009, 04:54:32 AM
~~~~VIBES TO ALL WHAT NEEDS 'EM!!!!!~~~~~
Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: Ginny on March 20, 2009, 05:11:47 AM
Friday morning greetings!  This morning I'm scheduled to sell books for AAUW from 10-noon, then I'm off to Dayton for a seminar on how to be an independent grantwriting consultant.

With any luck, when I get home Rob and Mary Linda will be here for a visit on their way to her family's home in Michigan.  Their spring break starts tomorrow.
Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: DAW on March 20, 2009, 05:15:06 AM
It is snowing in Connecticut.

That is all.
Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: Ben on March 20, 2009, 05:20:10 AM
It's SNOWING ON THE FIRST DAY OF SPRING!!!


IN MANHATTAN!!!
Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: Ben on March 20, 2009, 05:20:19 AM
I hope Anya comes today.
Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: Ben on March 20, 2009, 05:20:54 AM
The California Endowment calls.

I was thinking of going to the deli for a cup of coffee but IT'S SNOWING ON THE FIRST DAY OF SPRING!!!


IN MANHATTAN!!!
Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: Ben on March 20, 2009, 05:22:25 AM
I'll just listen to

Annie Get Your Gun (Lincoln Center Merman)
Cabaret (1966 0BC)
Sweeney Todd (OBC)
They're Playing Our Song (OBC)
On A Clear Day You Can See Forever (OBC)
Promises, Promises (OBC)
Pippin (OBC)
Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: DAW on March 20, 2009, 05:40:31 AM
bk, so enjoying these notes.      :)
Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: DAW on March 20, 2009, 05:41:42 AM
TOD:

Like DR George, I'm listening to Anya and Rio.  Neither of which I had heard before.
And they're both faboo.
Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: DAW on March 20, 2009, 05:42:14 AM
I think I have a crush on Jean-Paul Belmondo.     :)
Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: DAW on March 20, 2009, 05:42:58 AM
DR JoseSPiano - what a fabulous Charleston travelogue!!!  Really enjoying that.
Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: DAW on March 20, 2009, 05:43:43 AM
A very HHW HAPPY BIRTHDAY to E&T DR Rodzinski!!!!!    :D
Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: DAW on March 20, 2009, 05:44:40 AM
IN MANHATTAN!!!

I wonder if it is snowing in the Bronx and Staten Island, too?    ;)
Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: Dan (the Man) on March 20, 2009, 05:48:25 AM
It was snowing in the South of Jersey and in the Delphia of Phila, but now the sun is shining (though it's still bitterly cold.)
Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: Dan (the Man) on March 20, 2009, 05:50:47 AM
I still do not have my ANYA, but it's more than likely still stuck in the black hole of our building's mail room.
Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: Dan (the Man) on March 20, 2009, 05:59:40 AM
MEdia Check:

iPod:  MISS GULCH RETURNS, THE BEST OF CHER (THE IMPERIAL RECORDS YEARS), WISH YOU WERE HERE (OCR)

Tivo:  THE FULLER BRUSH GIRL, THE FULLER BRUSH MAN

DVD:  WHO KILLED TEDDY BEAR?
Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: Ben on March 20, 2009, 06:00:38 AM
I still do not have my ANYA, but it's more than likely still stuck in the black hole of our building's mail room.

Hmm, sounds like my situation.
Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: Dan (the Man) on March 20, 2009, 06:01:55 AM
Welcome to brand spanking new DR SweetIrma!

(welcome back DR Francois!)
Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: Jrand70 on March 20, 2009, 06:03:54 AM
Welcome to DR SWEETIRMA aka DR FRANCOIS!!!
Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: Jrand70 on March 20, 2009, 06:04:16 AM
DR DAW - $17,000 - oh my!
Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: Ben on March 20, 2009, 06:04:33 AM
My French ami, welcome back.

Will it just be weekends as it was before?
Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: Ben on March 20, 2009, 06:04:47 AM
The snow is gone in Manhattan.
Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: Jrand70 on March 20, 2009, 06:05:26 AM
Last night I was struck with the flu again!!!  Could not even watch television or listen to music.....my head still hurts....

Everything I ate yesterday decided to go out the way it came in.....ugh....it is better this morning....but I am staying home....two Fridays in a row....this is terrible.
Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: Jrand70 on March 20, 2009, 06:06:19 AM
In my CD player:

Man From Rio....waiting to be heard....followed by ANYA.....

The picture of Mr Gavin and Ms Towers was lovely to see.  And it must have been a nice surprise to them to find it available after all these years!
Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: Jrand70 on March 20, 2009, 06:07:00 AM
Back to bed.

Happy Birthday to former DR RODZINSKI.

I loved the reading the notes and hearing about the untold adventures of MR BK in the 1980's!
Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: Sam on March 20, 2009, 06:27:00 AM
good morning everyone.

will have to read notes and posts when I get home from work.

and after a much needed nap after work.
Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: MBarnum on March 20, 2009, 06:27:06 AM
TOD:

DVD: From Netflix, FORGET ME NOT LANE

DVR: Last nights THE OFFICE

Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: Charles Pogue on March 20, 2009, 06:28:37 AM
Once again, BK, great notes.  I've always loved Annette O'Toole! 

http://poguespages.blogspot.com
Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: Dan (the Man) on March 20, 2009, 06:32:01 AM
Damn!  Just lost a long post about a bizarre movie I watched last night--DOWN TO EARTH with Rita Hayworth, Larry Parks and Marc Platt.
Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: MBarnum on March 20, 2009, 06:38:04 AM
Happy birthday to E and T DR Rodzinski!!!


(http://i8.ebayimg.com/04/i/001/36/2b/0c75_1.JPG)


(http://i18.ebayimg.com/04/i/001/36/2b/0c8c_1.JPG)
Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: elmore3003 on March 20, 2009, 06:42:30 AM
Good morning, all! I have to be at Toyland around 11 to interview a candidate for office manager; last month we sadly lost the wonderful Matthew Brookshire who's off to bigger and more exciting ventures.

As soon as my CD of ANYA arrived, I opened the carton and read the liner notes; I wish there had been made two or three less paragraphs about the writer of the notes and a synopsis of the show. Knowing that Mr Abbott wanted a love triangle and trying to fit the great Irra Petina, who was added to the show, needed some help in figuring out what had been done to a play I'd read a century ago and the film version I've seen maybe twice.

I stayed up to watch President Obama on the Jay Leno show, and then I read a bit more of Lewis Stadlen's wonderful biography. I recommend it. I got through the turmoil of MINNIE'S BOYS, working with Same Levene and Jack Albertson in THE SUNSHINE BOYS, the revival of CANDIDE, and I think that's when I passed out.

I'm currently copying the world's longest piano part for Mr Raines' concert.

TOD:
    DVD: Those Netflix movies are still sitting here
    CD:  ANYA, DEAR EDWINA, CARMEN, songs of the 1970s
    VCR: Artistic poses
Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: Jennifer on March 20, 2009, 06:58:19 AM
Today is Spring. Hopefully more snow will melt.

The situation here is very odd. We have had a few very warm days this week (low to mid 50s).
Well considering how much colder it's been some people have been outside in short sleeves.


Wednesday was warm, but yesterday was like 30s. And those same people were still wearing their short sleeve shirts outside! Crazy.

I actually didn't wear boots for the first time. Yeah!
Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: ArnoldMBrockman on March 20, 2009, 07:03:55 AM
And the word of the day is: VATIC!

And The Song Of The Day Is: IN MY OWN LIFETIME
Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: Laura on March 20, 2009, 07:18:45 AM
It is not snowing in Phoenix!
Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: Matt H. on March 20, 2009, 07:22:25 AM
Good morning!

SUnny and pretty but chilly today. Only going to get to 60 today, but I see blue sky, so I'm happy about that. We actually had more rain last night which really surprised me.
Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: Jennifer on March 20, 2009, 07:23:55 AM
I'm not sure how many DRs are familiar with Cake Beauty. But it is a line of beauty products that i am in love with. Because not a single one makes my eyes burn.

Anyhow they sell their products online and at Sephora. Last night I was at Sephora and for Barbie's birthday they have created a new line of Barbie products.

The smell is the most delicious scent ever. I could not stop sniffing my hands. It smells like lemon cupcakes (sort of a lemon, vanilla, caramel smell). Amazing!

(https://www.cakebeauty.com/cakeshop/uploads/images_products/203.jpg)
Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: Matt H. on March 20, 2009, 07:26:08 AM
On TV Tonight!™

NBC - HOWIE DO IT, FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS, DATELINE
ABC - reality shows, 20/20
CBS - NCAA basketball tournament
FOX - SARAH CONNOR CHRONICLES, DOLLHOUSE
SCI - BATTLESTAR GALACTICA (series finale)
Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: Matt H. on March 20, 2009, 07:28:13 AM
Friday Media Check:

CD - ANYA (OCR)

DVD - DANTON (Criterion)
         THE ROBE (Blu-ray) (I hope it arrives today)
         THE YELLOW ROLLS-ROYCE

DVR - last night's SUPERNATURAL
         last night's SMALLVILLE
         last night's THE OFFICE/30 ROCK
        Wednesday night's DAMAGES
Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: Jennifer on March 20, 2009, 07:28:30 AM
I guess for some 60 degrees is cold. But here that would be like summer! :)
Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: Matt H. on March 20, 2009, 07:30:19 AM
I will likely take half a day off today. I'll watch the first disc in the DANTON set this afternoon for my work project and get the film part of the set written up. With no GHOST WHISPERER or FLASHPOINT on tonight, I can give the evening over to THE ROBE on Blu-ray (if it arrives). If it doesn't, I'll finish up DANTON's second disc  tonight.
Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: Matt H. on March 20, 2009, 07:31:27 AM
I guess for some 60 degrees is cold. But here that would be like summer! :)

I am certainly not complaining about 60 degrees. We have had an uncommonly cold winter this year with two snow storms, rare for the South.
Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: Matt H. on March 20, 2009, 07:54:59 AM
I'm going to play on the computer for a little bit and then head down to get cleaned up for my usual Friday outings.

WBBL.
Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: JoseSPiano on March 20, 2009, 07:59:04 AM
Good Morning!

I'm up, I'm up... And I missed the snow in New York City. :-\
Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: JoseSPiano on March 20, 2009, 08:01:18 AM
However, I'm now wondering if I missed the forecasted rain this morning here in Mt. Pleasant/Charleston.  The view from my window is of a very sunny and blue sky. :)
Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: JoseSPiano on March 20, 2009, 08:12:49 AM
DR JoseSPiano - what a fabulous Charleston travelogue!!!  Really enjoying that.

Thank You, DR DAW.  I still have to sort through and edit through the almost 200 non-food and non-Monkey pics I took yesterday while I was walking (and walking and walking) around Charleston yesterday.  I didn't realize it, but yesterday was the first day of the Charleston Home & Garden Tours... And I think I may have inadvertently toured a few gardens and alley-ways just by following various small groups of people.  I have a brief rehearsal this afternoon, but I think I'll pick up a brochure and see about taking one of the official tours next week.  There really are some beautiful houses and gardens here.
Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: JoseSPiano on March 20, 2009, 08:13:51 AM
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO FDR RODZINSKI!!!!
Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: JoseSPiano on March 20, 2009, 08:25:16 AM
As for the Friday Media Check...

I Am My Own Media
Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: DAW on March 20, 2009, 08:28:39 AM
...and, combining two previous unrelated posts, we get the title of my next project:

I Could Not Stop Sniffing My Hands: I Am My Own Media.

;)
Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: Jeanne on March 20, 2009, 08:41:36 AM
Hello, everyone.

WELCOME (BACK) to new DR SWEET IRMA. Glad to have you here (again).
Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: Jeanne on March 20, 2009, 08:42:32 AM
GET WELL SOON vibes to JRAND. Take care. If you have the virus that's been going around, it's a stinker to get rid of.
Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: DAW on March 20, 2009, 08:45:17 AM
GET WELL SOON vibes to JRAND.

DITTO!!!!!

I meant to say this before, but forgot.
Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: DAW on March 20, 2009, 08:45:55 AM
So, DR Jeanne, are you planning on becoming permanently homeless in Florida?    ;)
Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: DAW on March 20, 2009, 08:46:24 AM
[there are worse locations to do so!  :) ]
Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: Ron Pulliam on March 20, 2009, 08:47:31 AM
What a brilliant composer Andre Previn was in his Hollywood days.

And how much his "classical" voice suffers from his turning his back on that Hollywood voice!
Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: DAW on March 20, 2009, 08:49:05 AM
And how much his "classical" voice suffers from his turning his back on that Hollywood voice!

I wonder if he has as many "voices" as I hear in my head?
Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: Jeanne on March 20, 2009, 08:49:54 AM
TOD:

DVD: WONDERFALLS
Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: Ron Pulliam on March 20, 2009, 08:51:56 AM
And how much his "classical" voice suffers from his turning his back on that Hollywood voice!

I wonder if he has as many "voices" as I hear in my head?


Probably not!


Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: Jeanne on March 20, 2009, 08:54:08 AM
So, DR Jeanne, are you planning on becoming permanently homeless in Florida?    ;)

No. Though you're right about there being worse places. Winters are just lovely, the people are relaxed and friendly, and housing prices are unbelievably low. But no.
Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: Ron Pulliam on March 20, 2009, 08:56:09 AM
I've got the Blu-ray discs of "From Russia With Love" and "Thunderball" to watch this weekend.  I watched "Dr. No" last weekend, and the Blu-ray of the movie is incredible.  It looks like a new moviel

I took advantage of an Amazon offer a couple of weeks back (I think it was "Buy three Blu-ray Bond films and get a fourth one free").  I pre-ordered "Quantum of Solace" and "Goldfinger" (both of which come out next week).  I decided to get the other three Bonds (one was in addition to the deal) so that I could have all the Connery Bonds currently available on Blu-ray.

The only others that I'll get, probably, are "Diamonds Are Forever" and, my favorite Bond film, "On Her Majesty's Secret Service".
Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: JoseSPiano on March 20, 2009, 08:58:26 AM
~~~~~FLU-BE-GONE VIBES TO DR JRAND~~~~~
Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: Michael on March 20, 2009, 09:14:40 AM
I also hope that ANYA shows up today.
Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: JMK on March 20, 2009, 09:15:58 AM
So what's my sparkling prize for guessing SweetIrma's ID?  Maybe BK could send me a copy of that Ogerman Latin Rock CD he promised me oh, so long ago (hint, hint, nudge, nudge, say n'more).
Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: Michael on March 20, 2009, 09:19:13 AM
I've got the Blu-ray discs of "From Russia With Love" and "Thunderball" to watch this weekend.  I watched "Dr. No" last weekend, and the Blu-ray of the movie is incredible.  It looks like a new moviel

I took advantage of an Amazon offer a couple of weeks back (I think it was "Buy three Blu-ray Bond films and get a fourth one free").  I pre-ordered "Quantum of Solace" and "Goldfinger" (both of which come out next week).  I decided to get the other three Bonds (one was in addition to the deal) so that I could have all the Connery Bonds currently available on Blu-ray.

The only others that I'll get, probably, are "Diamonds Are Forever" and, my favorite Bond film, "On Her Majesty's Secret Service".

On His Majesty's was the first Bond film I ever saw. I think I was more interested in Diana Rigg than George Lazenby. Diamonds was my second Bond film I ever saw.

I think I saw Live and Let Die next and then backtracked.

UA release Dr. No, From Russia With Love and Goldfinger as a TRIPLE BILL.

Then UA released a DOUBLE BILL of Thunderball and You Only Live Twice.

If memory serves under Quebec's old film rating system the movies were 14 years and over, but I was younger but looked 14 so I got in.
Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: JMK on March 20, 2009, 09:27:03 AM
There are certainly some anal retentive folk on CASTRECL (present company excluded, of course).  Though I was chastised on the GOING TO POT studio cast for somewhat the same thing, for having the audacity to credit myself as composer, producer, and arranger.  Guess what?  I paid for the damned thing, I'll credit myself any way I see fit.  :)
Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: JMK on March 20, 2009, 09:28:05 AM
If I had the booklet to ANYA, perhaps I could work myself up into a snit about it, too.  ;)
Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: JMK on March 20, 2009, 09:30:38 AM
MEDIA:

Scanned through the BDs of THE ROBE (looks generally good, but I have to say I found the flesh tones a bit muddy for my taste) and GULLIVER's TRAVELS (I guess it's fine they reframed it 1.78:1, but why not include the original version as well?).  Also finished a great BD of a Jeff Beck concert I had to review, as well as Criss Angel Mindfreak, another review chore.

CDs:  I have a stack I'm whittling down, including the lovely Joni Mitchell/Vince Mendoza collaboration TRAVELOGUE, as well as some OCRs from days of yore.  Not including a certain Musical Musical.
Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: Ron Pulliam on March 20, 2009, 09:36:05 AM
For MBarnum:

Hey, Mikey!  Look what I scored in an auction last night:
Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: Ron Pulliam on March 20, 2009, 09:45:17 AM
I spy William Orr!
Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: Jane on March 20, 2009, 09:54:11 AM
Sorry I haven't been around much.  My stamina levels are not what they were. Even though I am only working part time I am exhausted when I get home and I have been falling asleep  for several hours once i get back home



I think this was expected.  Rest when you need to and you will improve faster.

ENERGY & HEALING VIBES!
Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: William F. Orr on March 20, 2009, 09:54:35 AM
Hello, all.

No, that's all right.  Don't get up.  Please.

TOD:

About a year ago, being unable to decide what CD I wanted to listen to, I ambarked on a project of going through my CDs in the somewhat alphabetic order in which they are shelved.  It took me almost exactly a year to get through vocalists, A to Z.  At the beginning of this year I started on Musicals (non-Sondheim).

The good news is discovering joys that I had forgotten.  The bad news is sticking to the program and playing the whole album when it is a tedious stinkeroo.

Well, about TOD:  I'm up to the C's in Musicals (non-Sondheim) and halfway through A Chorus Line, Original German Cast.  The security guards were staring when I pulled into the parking lot at work at 6:00 this morning with "Gar Nichts" ("Nothing") blaring through open windows.  They often stare at me at that hour.

On the way home I'll finish the German and pop in the New Broadway Cast.  I'm not sure what's after that.  That, of course, makes the whole process such fun.  And no decisions to make.

Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: Jane on March 20, 2009, 09:57:06 AM
Happy Birthday DR Rodzinski!!

(http://plantbio.berkeley.edu/%7Ebruns/picts/tb50th/cake.tom.jpg)
Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: Jane on March 20, 2009, 09:57:46 AM
Hello DR William F Orr, nice to see you. :)
Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: Ron Pulliam on March 20, 2009, 09:59:19 AM
Hello, all.

No, that's all right.  Don't get up.  Please.



Sitting here, then.
Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: MBarnum on March 20, 2009, 10:05:59 AM
For MBarnum:

Hey, Mikey!  Look what I scored in an auction last night:


MR Fury will look good on your wall, DR Ron Pulliam!
Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: Jane on March 20, 2009, 10:07:44 AM
From Matt H:
Quote
My comment was a sarcastic rebuttal to DR Elmore's comment. Seems like one can win around here.

I was only having fun. :)  I do sometimes get confused who made which comment when multiple quotes are up at once.

Keith & I agree with your comments regarding LIFE.  It was one of the weaker episodes.
Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: Jane on March 20, 2009, 10:10:00 AM
DR MBarnum thank you for the tribute to Jack Lawrence

DR JRand FLU BE GONE VIBES!

Dr Jennifer thanks for tip on the non allergenic product.  I had not heard of it.

DR Jose Sherlock wants to visit Monkey at the dog park.
Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: Jane on March 20, 2009, 10:10:37 AM
So, DR Jeanne, are you planning on becoming permanently homeless in Florida?    ;)

No. Though you're right about there being worse places. Winters are just lovely, the people are relaxed and friendly, and housing prices are unbelievably low. But no.

After that description I'm wondering why you ever want to leave ;)
Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: Ron Pulliam on March 20, 2009, 10:11:46 AM
For MBarnum:

Hey, Mikey!  Look what I scored in an auction last night:


MR Fury will look good on your wall, DR Ron Pulliam!


Well, he'll be in my collection rather than on my wall...  :D
Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: bk on March 20, 2009, 10:12:25 AM
William F. Orr!  Francois!  Maybe others will come home now.  Wouldn't that be great - I miss certain people.  Could WEL be next?
Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: Ron Pulliam on March 20, 2009, 10:12:51 AM
GET WELL SOON vibes to JRAND.

DITTO!!!!!

I meant to say this before, but forgot.

But "Ditto" is so memorable.  How could you forget???    ;)
Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: bk on March 20, 2009, 10:13:05 AM
elmore, you should have read the liner notes before I cut them by FOUR pages!  And I tried to alleviate the problem, but I think you know how THAT is.
Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: bk on March 20, 2009, 10:13:30 AM
Page four as I live and breathe.  I got up very late because I went to bed very late.
Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: bk on March 20, 2009, 10:14:06 AM
And now I must jog because I have to go pick up a HUGE box o' tapes for this potential soundtrack release I'd like to do - my holy grail release.
Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: Jennifer on March 20, 2009, 10:17:26 AM
Dr Jennifer thanks for tip on the non allergenic product.  I had not heard of it.

I don't know that it is non-allergenic. All i know is that i am very sensitive to most smells and to parfume and cologne especially. And i find Cake products to be wonderful. I've seen other hand creams where they say there is no scent and they drive me crazy. But i have tried on almost every
Cake Beauty product and none have bothered me at all.

There is actually a perfume in the Barbie line (which may only be available in canada). It wasn't on the US part of their website.

Anyhow they had samples of the perfume at Sephora. And it was the most interesting thing. It came in a compact and it was sort of the texture of lip balm. And it had the same lemon cupcake smell. OMG it was fabulous. I would love to make this my perfume.

There was also a body/hair mist with the same smell. And while the hand cream doesn't smell today (since i had to wash my hands many times since then) i can still smell a vague bit of the mist. It is so delicious!
Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: Jennifer on March 20, 2009, 10:18:15 AM
Feel better vibes to DR Jrand. ~~~~~~~~~~~

Happy Birthday to Rodzinski!
Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: Jane on March 20, 2009, 10:22:06 AM
Dr Jennifer thanks for tip on the non allergenic product.  I had not heard of it.

I don't know that it is non-allergenic. All i know is that i am very sensitive to most smells and to parfume and cologne especially. And i find Cake products to be wonderful. I've seen other hand creams where they say there is no scent and they drive me crazy. But i have tried on almost every
Cake Beauty product and none have bothered me at all.

There is actually a perfume in the Barbie line (which may only be available in canada). It wasn't on the US part of their website.

Anyhow they had samples of the perfume at Sephora. And it was the most interesting thing. It came in a compact and it was sort of the texture of lip balm. And it had the same lemon cupcake smell. OMG it was fabulous. I would love to make this my perfume.

There was also a body/hair mist with the same smell. And while the hand cream doesn't smell today (since i had to wash my hands many times since then) i can still smell a vague bit of the mist. It is so delicious!

I figured if it didn't bother you it was non-allergenic.  I don't think I could actually purchase anything with a Barbie photo on the packaging-lol.  I will look for them next time I'm in a Sephora.
Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: Laura on March 20, 2009, 10:32:54 AM
Feel better soon, Jrand!
Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: William F. Orr on March 20, 2009, 10:33:56 AM
Back to Bond...

I have always had an affection for On Her Majesty's Secret Service.  The only Bond film that makes me cry.  And I do think George Lazenby was a better Bond than Roger Moore, who thought he was still playing Simon Templar.

Not to mention, of course, that Diana Rigg is absolute perfection in everything she ever does, including that American sitcom she did in the '70's for about zero point six eight seconds.

But... back to Bond...

No fair using Internet tools for this one (which is how I learned it in the first place):  Trivia question:   Who was the first actor to play James Bond?
Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: Ron Pulliam on March 20, 2009, 10:34:51 AM
And now I must jog because I have to go pick up a HUGE box o' tapes for this potential soundtrack release I'd like to do - my holy grail release.

Has this "title" been mentioned in this forum in the past 24 hours?
Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: elmore3003 on March 20, 2009, 10:43:13 AM
elmore, you should have read the liner notes before I cut them by FOUR pages!  And I tried to alleviate the problem, but I think you know how THAT is.

I know, I know! Kerr Lockhart on the Cast Recording List really had his panties in a bunch over them this morning and now I suspect he has his panties in a bunch over my response!
Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: DAW on March 20, 2009, 10:43:29 AM
(hint, hint, nudge, nudge, say n'more)

Are you intentionally channeling DR Miss Karen?    ;)
Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: DAW on March 20, 2009, 10:44:33 AM
(present company excluded, of course)

Of course!    :)
Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: elmore3003 on March 20, 2009, 10:47:39 AM
Back to Bond...

I have always had an affection for On Her Majesty's Secret Service.  The only Bond film that makes me cry.  And I do think George Lazenby was a better Bond than Roger Moore, who thought he was still playing Simon Templar.

Not to mention, of course, that Diana Rigg is absolute perfection in everything she ever does, including that American sitcom she did in the '70's for about zero point six eight seconds.

But... back to Bond...

No fair using Internet tools for this one (which is how I learned it in the first place):  Trivia question:   Who was the first actor to play James Bond?

Hello, DR William F Orr! How are you and Joe doing?
Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: DAW on March 20, 2009, 10:48:16 AM
halfway through A Chorus Line, Original German Cast. 

I love this recording for the details you can hear in the orchestration that you don't get on the OBC.   :)
Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: JMK on March 20, 2009, 10:49:17 AM
BK evidently has several holy grails, which explains why no one has ever been able to find "it," since it's "them," LOL.  First it was MAN FROM RIO, then the secret FSM release, and now this new mystery.  Enquiring minds are intrigued....

Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: DAW on March 20, 2009, 10:51:06 AM
as I live and breathe

Well, whatever you do, for gosh sakes, keep breathing!    :)
Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: William F. Orr on March 20, 2009, 10:52:39 AM
[Hello, DR William F Orr! How are you and Joe doing?

Hi, elmore, and not bad = me.  A bit worse = Joe.  He has been hit with more medical problems in the last year and is very chagrinned at loss of time, activity, and productivity.  And said he is very upset I haven't been posting on hhw, and so here I am.
Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: DAW on March 20, 2009, 10:52:56 AM
it's "them," LOL. 

Our names are many, for we are legion.

So say the Gospels, anyway.    :)
Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: DAW on March 20, 2009, 11:09:47 AM
Well, THAT pulled things to a crashing halt, didn't it?         :-\
Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: George on March 20, 2009, 11:16:53 AM
Last night I was struck with the flu again!!!  Could not even watch television or listen to music.....my head still hurts....

Everything I ate yesterday decided to go out the way it came in.....ugh....it is better this morning....but I am staying home....two Fridays in a row....this is terrible.

~~~Get Well SOON Vibes for DR JRand!!~~~
Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: George on March 20, 2009, 11:17:20 AM
A Very Happy Birthday to D(former)R Rodzinski!!
Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: Laura on March 20, 2009, 11:26:07 AM
I have nothing to say today, except that I am annoyed.
Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: Laura on March 20, 2009, 11:26:28 AM
Perhaps some ice cream is in order. Chocolate.
Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: Ron Pulliam on March 20, 2009, 11:31:00 AM
Perhaps some ice cream is in order. Chocolate.

I can recommend "Ultra Chocolate", the Trader Joe's brand.
Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: DAW on March 20, 2009, 11:31:16 AM
Perhaps some ice cream is in order. Chocolate.

And I am annoyed that I don't have any!     :D
Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: DAW on March 20, 2009, 11:33:26 AM
Oh, and for DR Ron Pulliam:

(http://img.thesun.co.uk/multimedia/archive/00744/SNN0201TVYYY_380_744292a.jpg)

Oh yes, I am thrilled.  I really am.     ;)
Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: bk on March 20, 2009, 11:36:02 AM
I'll give you a hint - the secret FSM release and my holy grail are by the same composer.
Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: bk on March 20, 2009, 11:37:14 AM
Need opinions - the LA Festival of New Musicals asked for art on Nudie Musical - my designer came up with the following, which I think is fun, but what do you think - I came up with the little line under the title, and let me know if you think the based on line is too unwieldy - thoughts and suggestions, please, but I like the feel of it.

(http://i41.tinypic.com/10er6vl.jpg)
Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: bk on March 20, 2009, 11:40:51 AM
Back from the long jog and will now go pick up tapes - and no, I don't think the title has been mentioned here.
Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: DAW on March 20, 2009, 11:43:08 AM
Well, bk, I like it. 

LOVE the new blurb line.

Would it be less awkward (less of a mouthful) if you eliminated the word "sensation"?
Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: elmore3003 on March 20, 2009, 11:43:13 AM
[Hello, DR William F Orr! How are you and Joe doing?

Hi, elmore, and not bad = me.  A bit worse = Joe.  He has been hit with more medical problems in the last year and is very chagrinned at loss of time, activity, and productivity.  And said he is very upset I haven't been posting on hhw, and so here I am.

Well, don't be a stranger. I've missed you and thought of you often and fondly.
Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: elmore3003 on March 20, 2009, 11:45:50 AM
Well, bk, I like it. 

LOVE the new blurb line.

Would it be less akward (less of a mouthful) if you eliminated the word "sensation"?

I agree: either "hit cult film" or "cult film sensation," which I prefer. Goes better with "acolytes." Speaking of acolytes, who was that ass again?
Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: Ron Pulliam on March 20, 2009, 11:46:51 AM
I'll give you a hint - the secret FSM release and my holy grail are by the same composer.

Is this person (a) still alive and, (b) if he is, is he still composing film scores?
Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: Michael on March 20, 2009, 11:47:04 AM
Back to Bond...

I have always had an affection for On Her Majesty's Secret Service.  The only Bond film that makes me cry.  And I do think George Lazenby was a better Bond than Roger Moore, who thought he was still playing Simon Templar.

Not to mention, of course, that Diana Rigg is absolute perfection in everything she ever does, including that American sitcom she did in the '70's for about zero point six eight seconds.

But... back to Bond...

No fair using Internet tools for this one (which is how I learned it in the first place):  Trivia question:   Who was the first actor to play James Bond?

Barry Nelson Casino Royal on TV
Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: elmore3003 on March 20, 2009, 11:48:57 AM
I've had a tasty luncheon of tuna salad on 15-grain bread and a green salad with Italian dressing. I'm copying a piano part - the world's longest - and making chicken soup. And, to be a real multi-tasker, I'm posting on HHW!
Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: William F. Orr on March 20, 2009, 12:01:32 PM
Quote
Who was the first actor to play James Bond?

Barry Nelson Casino Royal on TV

You can always count on hainsy-kimlets  for the answer to most any question.

You may pick up your toaster oven at the door.
Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: JMK on March 20, 2009, 12:10:02 PM
Quote
Who was the first actor to play James Bond?

Barry Nelson Casino Royal on TV

You can always count on hainsy-kimlets  for the answer to most any question.

You may pick up your toaster oven at the door.

Oh, sure, he gets a sparkling prize...
Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: JMK on March 20, 2009, 12:11:01 PM
Oh, frabjous joy--our CPA just called and we are getting both a Federal and State refund this year, plus I have been so diligent in expensing down my self-employment income that I won't have quarterly estimated tax payments this year (at least until the fourth quarter, when we'll reassess).
Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: Michael on March 20, 2009, 12:11:40 PM
RE: The Poster

The body to me doesn't quite look like it belongs to one person. It Looks like belongs to two people.


And I also like cult film sensation that Elmoore suggested

Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: JMK on March 20, 2009, 12:13:03 PM
Love, love, love the poster--would "A Newd Musical Comedy" scan better since "The" is in the title?

Agree with the other comments about dropping "sensation."  (Sensation! was the name of my first Tandy computer, LOL.  Betsy and I used to say it with the "!" in our voices).
Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: DAW on March 20, 2009, 12:16:47 PM
Betsy and I used to say it with the "!" in our voices

You're my kind of people.   ;D

My friends and I used to do that in math class in 10th grade when we were studying factorials. 

"5!" became "FIVE!"
Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: DAW on March 20, 2009, 12:18:48 PM
The body to me doesn't quite look like it belongs to one person. It looks like belongs to two people. 

She is bending back awfully far!
Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: DAW on March 20, 2009, 12:19:47 PM
--would "A Newd Musical Comedy" scan better since "The" is in the title?

Me likey.

[no, DR Ron Pulliam, I did not say "licky"!]
Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: Kerry on March 20, 2009, 12:22:46 PM
Good Day to All!  I need to go to to the bank (not that there's anything in it); I need to eat, and just maybe I'll get Sugar for the weekend.
Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: JoseSPiano on March 20, 2009, 12:25:31 PM
Good Afternoon!

Done with rehearsal, and now to pick another street or two to walk in downtown Charleston. Or something like that. ;)
Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: Dan (the Man) on March 20, 2009, 12:30:15 PM
Need opinions - the LA Festival of New Musicals asked for art on Nudie Musical - my designer came up with the following, which I think is fun, but what do you think - I came up with the little line under the title, and let me know if you think the based on line is too unwieldy - thoughts and suggestions, please, but I like the feel of it.

(http://i41.tinypic.com/10er6vl.jpg)


I have to agree with DR MS--the body looks disjointed--it almost looks as if she were being carted off by a man.

Also, there's a modestness about it.  I would think the poster should find a way to celebrate Nudie-ness in a clever way without covering it up.  It makes me think more of burlesque than of a nudie show.  And as abstract as the movie poster art was, I recall that that figure had a smile--this female figure does not look like she's enjoying herself. (She also nees to look more like a performer.)

Actually, now that I looked, I see that I meant the DVD artwork, not the original movie poster (though that looked fun, too.)
Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: William F. Orr on March 20, 2009, 12:31:05 PM
Good Afternoon!

Done with rehearsal, and now to pick another street or two to walk in downtown Charleston. Or something like that. ;)

Have you spent midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil yet?
Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: bk on March 20, 2009, 12:36:50 PM
Well, bk, I like it. 

LOVE the new blurb line.

Would it be less akward (less of a mouthful) if you eliminated the word "sensation"?

Yes, I think so!
Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: JoseSPiano on March 20, 2009, 12:36:56 PM
Good Afternoon!

Done with rehearsal, and now to pick another street or two to walk in downtown Charleston. Or something like that. ;)

Have you spent midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil yet?

Not yet. But I do have a day trip to Savannah planned in the coming weeks.
Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: bk on March 20, 2009, 12:45:39 PM
I've passed the comments along to the designer - we'll see what he thinks.  Meanwhile, I picked up the tapes - I've made an appointment on Monday to go listen to them - I think the story I heard a couple of years ago reflects what I'm seeing - the only question remains if any of the boxes are mis-labeled, and that's my hope.  So, I'll have to wait until Monday to find out the story.
Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: JoseSPiano on March 20, 2009, 12:48:49 PM
bk - As for the "Nudie" art work, it looks a little GYPSY-ish to me. Was having a man and a woman on the poster an option?  Personally, I think the poster should be more about the "reaction" to the show - puzzled looks, shock, etc. with maybe a silhouette of the performer(s). Ooh, maybe even some sort of play on the "line logo" for A CHORUS LINE. It could just be a row of "heads" and "chests". ;D
Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: Matt H. on March 20, 2009, 01:19:18 PM
Back to Bond...

I have always had an affection for On Her Majesty's Secret Service.  The only Bond film that makes me cry.  And I do think George Lazenby was a better Bond than Roger Moore, who thought he was still playing Simon Templar.

Not to mention, of course, that Diana Rigg is absolute perfection in everything she ever does, including that American sitcom she did in the '70's for about zero point six eight seconds.

But... back to Bond...

No fair using Internet tools for this one (which is how I learned it in the first place):  Trivia question:   Who was the first actor to play James Bond?

Barry Nelson.
Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: Matt H. on March 20, 2009, 01:21:42 PM
Back from the long jog and will now go pick up tapes - and no, I don't think the title has been mentioned here.

I had been thinking it was the soundtrack to a movie that's recently had its first DVD release, but I guess I'm wrong about that.
Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: Matt H. on March 20, 2009, 01:25:02 PM
I began my afternoon watching last night's SUPERNATURAL. A little too S&M for my taste, but it certainly held my attention. But it looks like we have the impetus for the rest of this season's episodes: Dean saving the world.
Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: Matt H. on March 20, 2009, 01:26:50 PM
Much to my horror, frustration, and extreme disappointment, I did NOT receive the Blu-rays of THE ROBE and/or QUO VADIS. (I did get an Amazon order - ROXIE HART, which I ordered on Monday and got the shipping notice for on Tuesday evening. I got the shipping notice for the Blu-rays on Monday morning.

Agony, AG--O---NY!!!!
Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: François on March 20, 2009, 01:27:15 PM
RE: The Poster

The body to me doesn't quite look like it belongs to one person. It Looks like belongs to two people.


And I also like cult film sensation that Elmoore suggested



I agree with you!

At first I thought there was someone carrying a woman!

The curtain is way too important!

The nude body could be a little more exposed, I think! This is 2009 after all! :)

Also, I'd use "cult film sexsation" but then ... I am weird and French! ;)
Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: Matt H. on March 20, 2009, 01:29:36 PM
So, I decided I'd just go ahead and work on DANTON all day today - afternoon and as far into the evening as it takes.

I didn't think I had ever seen the movie before, but a few minutes in, it was obvious I had seen it at a revival theater in the late 1980s. Depardieu is terrific in the film; the Polish actor playing Robespierre a little less so. (His French is dubbed as it's being played by a Polish actor in Polish.)
Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: François on March 20, 2009, 01:30:57 PM
  FNMP poster:

 What about something in the style of the cover for Jason Graae: Never Fully Dressed Without A Smile?
Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: Matt H. on March 20, 2009, 01:31:30 PM
Then I started on the bonus features. The trailer was the only bonus on disc one. Disc two starts with a 42-minute behind-the-scenes documentary, and I'm about 2/3 of the way through that. There are several other bonus items with the set, but I have no idea how long they'll take to watch.
Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: Jane on March 20, 2009, 01:39:05 PM
[Hello, DR William F Orr! How are you and Joe doing?

Hi, elmore, and not bad = me.  A bit worse = Joe.  He has been hit with more medical problems in the last year and is very chagrinned at loss of time, activity, and productivity.  And said he is very upset I haven't been posting on hhw, and so here I am.

I'm sorry to hear Joe has been worse.  SUPER VIBES TO HIM!  Please thank Joe for encouraging you to return too us.
Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: Jane on March 20, 2009, 01:41:17 PM
Bruce the artwork is fun, except I had to take a double take to see what her hand is doing.  I suggest moving it to one side or the other.
Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: bk on March 20, 2009, 01:56:25 PM
This Nudie art is not in any way final or even close to what it may end up being - it's really JUST for the LA Fest website, really.
Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: bk on March 20, 2009, 01:56:42 PM
Picked up a couple of packages and two of the three errant checks arrived.
Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: bk on March 20, 2009, 01:58:02 PM
I am really behind and there's no way to catch up, at least today.  I have to do these Illya liner notes - but I also have to finish the David Lee questions.  I'll probably end up doing the Illya notes tomorrow afternoon and evening, because Sunday is now booked with mixing the Nudie demo. 
Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: Ron Pulliam on March 20, 2009, 02:05:59 PM
...but then ... I am weird and French! ;)






Surely that's redundant!   ??
















:D   ;D    :D
Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: Jrand70 on March 20, 2009, 02:17:42 PM
Based on the funniest film you never saw.
Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: Jrand70 on March 20, 2009, 02:18:34 PM
Perhaps in tomorrow's notes MR BK can tell us all about The Bishop's Company and the summer of 1967 when he and a couple of friends toured churches all over the country presenting "Do You Know the Milky Way?"
Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: Matt H. on March 20, 2009, 02:18:36 PM
I'm going to hop off-line and now and get some writing done. Then back downstairs to complete the rest of the DANTON special features.

WBBL.
Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: Jrand70 on March 20, 2009, 02:18:55 PM
Thanks for the vibes but I still feel terrible.
Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: Jane on March 20, 2009, 02:21:12 PM
Fellow DR Oregonians.  I received the following from the Humane Society & plan to call Peter Buckley, my state Representative today:

Just last week, HSUS participated in a raid of a puppy mill facility near Burns, Oregon, where over 200 dogs were found in horrific conditions. Puppy mills are breeding facilities that mass-produce puppies for sale in pet stores, over the Internet, and directly to the public. Dogs are treated like cash crops, constantly bred and kept in continuous confinement and horrible conditions.

This raid highlights the need for legislation in Oregon to crack down on the worst abuses at large-scale puppy mills. Fortunately, the Oregon state legislature is considering the Oregon Puppy Protection Act (H.B. 2470) -- and a House committee will hold a hearing on H.B. 2470 on Monday, March 30!

Those who support puppy mills are working around the clock to protect this industry, and they will be at the hearing in full force. It is critical that your state representative hear from constituents who support this legislation.

TAKE ACTION

When you call, you will likely speak to a staff member who will pass your message along to your legislator. Remember to be polite and professional, and leave your name and address so it is clear that you are a constituent. You can say:

    "Hello, my name is [your name] and I am calling from [your town] to thank Representative Buckley for sponsoring H.B. 2470, legislation to crack down on puppy mills. As a constituent, I am very concerned about large scale breeding and the inhumane treatment of dogs in puppy mills. Thank you."

Thank you for all you do for animals.

Sincerely,

Mike Markarian
Executive President
Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: JMK on March 20, 2009, 02:32:40 PM
Jane, didn't you see that on the news or in this morning's Oregonian?  There was an adorable picture of a little Golden puppy named Buttercup that had just been adopted.  If we didn't already have two dogs, we'd be getting one.
Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: Jane on March 20, 2009, 02:39:36 PM
I don't watch the news or read the Oregonian.  I get mine directly by email from the Humane Society or from Best Friends.

Buttercup sounds sweet.  There isn't anymore room on our bed for another pet, even a cat.  Sherlock is an interesting dog-lol.

Did you call your representative?
Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: Jane on March 20, 2009, 02:43:12 PM
Buttercup first dog to be adopted from the 125 rescue dogs from Burns currently at the Oregon Humane Society.

(http://photos.oregonlive.com/photos/oregonian/1f2cfabe90582664eb293a3af5bd4569.jpg)
Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: Michael on March 20, 2009, 02:44:20 PM
Can anyone list who sings what on Anya?

I am doing a best guess because I am not really familiar with the voices/.
Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: bk on March 20, 2009, 02:47:21 PM
They're not listed on the LP, which is why I didn't include them - if anyone has a Playbill, they'd be listed there, I'm sure.
Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: George on March 20, 2009, 02:48:51 PM
Can anyone list who sings what on Anya?

I am doing a best guess because I am not really familiar with the voices/.

HERE (http://www.castalbums.org/covers/17739-liner_notes!533.jpg) is a scan of the original album, but it only lists the characters.  But THIS (http://www.ibdb.com/production.php?id=3267) is the Internet Broadway Database listing, although it says, "The credits for this production have not yet been completed or verified." :-\
Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: Jane on March 20, 2009, 02:52:10 PM
Just in from DR Danise:

Things have changed somewhat.  A friend at work has decided that I can live with her and her husband with Sheena.  She has a nice fenced in yard and has been thinking about getting a dog.  She said this will give them a chance to see if they really want to get one and help me at the same time.

I am so grateful.  I am moving out of Thelmas tonight and will get Sheena tomorrow.

Also, I called the Consumer Protection office to find out the status of my case.  I found out I have been assigned a case manager and he will be contacting me by next Tuesday.  Cross your fingers and BIG vibes he can help me.

Will I never step off of this merry go round?


Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: Jrand70 on March 20, 2009, 02:52:36 PM
What a cute pooch!
Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: Jrand70 on March 20, 2009, 02:53:02 PM
VIBES for DR DANISE!!!!
Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: Jane on March 20, 2009, 02:53:16 PM
SUPER VIBES DR DANISE WILL SOON BE OFF THE "MERRY" GO-ROUND!
Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: George on March 20, 2009, 02:53:42 PM
Just in from DR Danise:

Things have changed somewhat.  A friend at work has decided that I can live with her and her husband with Sheena.  She has a nice fenced in yard and has been thinking about getting a dog.  She said this will give them a chance to see if they really want to get one and help me at the same time.

I am so grateful.  I am moving out of Thelmas tonight and will get Sheena tomorrow.

Also, I called the Consumer Protection office to find out the status of my case.  I found out I have been assigned a case manager and he will be contacting me by next Tuesday.  Cross your fingers and BIG vibes he can help me.

Will I never step off of this merry go round?

Very good news for Danise!  Thanks, Jane for posting this! :D

~~~Extra Vibes for DR Danise!!~~~
Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: Jrand70 on March 20, 2009, 02:53:55 PM
MR BK do you remember The Bishop's Company?
Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: Jane on March 20, 2009, 02:54:01 PM
What a cute pooch!

I wish they had shown more of the cute pooch!
Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: George on March 20, 2009, 02:56:34 PM
I think I have a crush on Jean-Paul Belmondo.     :)

I just looked him up on IMDb (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000901/) and I didn't know that he was still alive.  And he's younger than Sondheim (almost a South Pacific reference ;)).
Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: Jrand70 on March 20, 2009, 02:59:43 PM
Younger than Sondheim
Am I....


Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: Michael on March 20, 2009, 03:00:57 PM
Can anyone list who sings what on Anya?
I am doing a best guess because I am not really familiar with the voices/.
Quote
HERE (http://www.castalbums.org/covers/17739-liner_notes!533.jpg) is a scan of the original album, but it only lists the characters.  But THIS (http://www.ibdb.com/production.php?id=3267) is the Internet Broadway Database listing, although it says, "The credits for this production have not yet been completed or verified." :-\



It doesn't allow you to hotlink. although it gives you an amusing photo
Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: George on March 20, 2009, 03:03:01 PM
Well, bk, I like it. 

LOVE the new blurb line.

Would it be less awkward (less of a mouthful) if you eliminated the word "sensation"?

I would keep it and say, "Based on The Classic Hit Cult Film Sensation!"  But I would have it right justified and on two lines so that it's out of the way of the foot, like this:

Based on the Classic Hit
Cult Film Sensation!

;D
Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: George on March 20, 2009, 03:03:24 PM
But that's just me.

;)
Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: George on March 20, 2009, 03:07:10 PM
[Hello, DR William F Orr! How are you and Joe doing?

Hi, elmore, and not bad = me.  A bit worse = Joe.  He has been hit with more medical problems in the last year and is very chagrinned at loss of time, activity, and productivity.  And said he is very upset I haven't been posting on hhw, and so here I am.

~~~Vibes for WFO's Joe!!~~~
Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: JMK on March 20, 2009, 03:10:02 PM
What a cute pooch!

I wish they had shown more of the cute pooch!

They did--there was a "full frontal" pic of her in this morning's paper.
Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: Ron Pulliam on March 20, 2009, 03:12:47 PM
I'd say "Based on the First...and still the Best...Nudie Musical!"
Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: Ron Pulliam on March 20, 2009, 03:13:21 PM
Page 7.
Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: Jrand70 on March 20, 2009, 03:35:04 PM
Who is the handsome guy in the middle?  ;D
Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: TCB on March 20, 2009, 03:50:49 PM
Laura!  You just made an offer on a condo?
Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: Ron Pulliam on March 20, 2009, 03:54:42 PM
Nudity is in the eyes of the beholder.


That's what I always say.



What do YOU always say?
Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: elmore3003 on March 20, 2009, 03:59:02 PM
I think I have a crush on Jean-Paul Belmondo.     :)

I just looked him up on IMDb (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000901/) and I didn't know that he was still alive.  And he's younger than Sondheim (almost a South Pacific reference ;)).

Almost dating age for DR MBarnum!
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Vibes for Our DR Danise! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: Jrand70 on March 20, 2009, 04:06:33 PM
And of course the most popular tag line:

Don't reveal our ending!
Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: Laura on March 20, 2009, 04:11:30 PM
Laura!  You just made an offer on a condo?

We almost made it to 30 years, too.
Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: Jane on March 20, 2009, 04:36:03 PM
You have been dropping hints lately. :)

VIBES ALL WORKS OUT FOR YOU!
Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: elmore3003 on March 20, 2009, 04:40:12 PM
I've learned that my "primary care giver" who misdiagnosed the abscess in 2004, sending me into two rounds of surgery, and the diabetes in 2008, has retired. I just got a new health card from the HMO with my new doctor, whom I see on Tuesday to get my prescriptions refilled.
Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: TCB on March 20, 2009, 04:46:15 PM
GET WELL SOON to JRand 58!
Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: François on March 20, 2009, 04:50:42 PM


Broadway’s Bert blows into the Windy City with the National Tour of “Mary Poppins”
Jim Hill chats with Gavin Lee as he & the rest of the cast of this Tony Award-winning musical begin their first week of performances at Chicago’s Cadillac Palace Theatre

So how did Gavin Lee spend his first few days in Chicago? Literally hanging around.

Why For? Well … “When Cameron Mackintosh and Disney decided to send ‘Mary Poppins’ out on the road, they wanted to preserve what made the West End & Broadway versions of this show so special,” Lee explained. ”Which meant Mary’s flight and my walk-around.”

So for the National Tour of this Tony Award-winning musical, Disney Theatrical had this false proscenium built that houses all of the super-secret equipment which sends Ms. Poppins soaring and lifts Bert over the rooftops.  The only problem is – when the stage crew first set this equipment up inside of the Cadillac Palace Theatre – it didn’t work. Not at first, anyway.

“At our very first tech rehearsal, I only made it halfway around,” Gavin laughed. “I had to hang there upside down for a while while the guys figured out what had gone wrong.”

But did this veteran performer fuss & fret as he stood upside down on the proscenium? Nope. Mr. Lee knew that the show’s crack stage crew would eventually solve the problem.  Having spent the past four years playing P.L. Travers’ cheery chimney sweep, Gavin realizes that he’s in good hands when it comes to the “Mary Poppins” production team.

“I originated the role of Bert. So I’ve been working with the folks from Disney Theatrical ever since ‘Mary Poppins’ first tried out in Bristol back in September of 2004,” he explained. “And these folks never ever stint.  They’re always looking for new ways to plus & improve this show.”

Case in point:  “Mary Poppins” “Jolly Holiday” number. In the 1964 film, this Richard M. & Robert B. Sherman song was one of the real highlights of that memorable sequence where Mary, Bert and the Banks children jump into a chalk pavement picture. But since replicating that exact moment from the "Poppins" motion picture would have been next to impossible onstage, this musical’s production team opted to go another way. Which was to borrow a story idea from Travers’ 1943 book, “Mary Poppins Opens the Door.” When this Practically Perfect nanny’s magic temporarily brought a statue in the park to life.


Of course, when it came to the stage version of “Mary Poppins,” bringing just a single statue to life wouldn’t do. Which is why this musical’s production team had Mary enchant an entire park full of statuary. Which then allows Bert to do a soft shoe number with a pair of faux-granite fauns as well as sing some silly rock-related lyrics (ex: “To see a statue dance like that, you can’t believe your eyes. You fear you’ve lost your marbles, though ‘The Thinker’ thinks you’re wise.”)

“What I love about ‘Jolly Holiday’ is that – from Bristol to the West End to Broadway to the U.K. Tour to now the National Tour – the ‘Poppins’ production team kept looking for ways to plus this particular number,“ Lee continued. “They created new set pieces, changed the choreography, sharpening the focus of this whole number. Which is why I think the version that we’re doing here in Chicago – with its lightning-quick costume changes and all of the people in the park who suddenly find themselves sucked into this Technicolor Disney fantasy – may be the very best ‘Jolly Holiday’ of them all.”

As you talk with Gavin, you really get a sense of how proud he is to be associated with the stage version of “Mary Poppins.” More importantly, how he’s just itching to get out on the road with the National Tour and start entertaining theatergoers all over the U.S. Which -- FYI -- officially got underway this past Wednesday with its first public performance at the Cadillac Palace Theatre.

“People really need to come out and see this show,” Lee enthused. “We’ve got this enormous dollhouse version of the Banks house which dances out onto the stage. We’ve got Broadway’s original Mary Poppins, the lovely Ashley Brown. And our hugely talented supporting cast. And me.”

Well, the folks in the Windy City must have been really eager to see Mr. Lee and the other members of the “Mary Poppins” National Tour cast. Because of the high demand for tickets, what was once supposed to have been a 12-week long engagement has now been turned into a 20-week long stand. And beyond that, this National Tour will be making stops in Cleveland (July 17th through August 9th), St. Louis (August 13th – 30th), Minneapolis (September 3rd – 20th), Dallas (September 24th – October 18th) and Los Angeles (November 13th – January 9th, 2010).


   
Copyright © 2001 - 2008 JimHillMedia.com. All rights reserved.

Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: TCB on March 20, 2009, 04:52:14 PM
For MBarnum:

Hey, Mikey!  Look what I scored in an auction last night:


MR Fury will look good on your wall, DR Ron Pulliam!


Mr. Fury would look better in your bed, Mikey!
Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: François on March 20, 2009, 04:55:51 PM


“An Evening with Alan Menken” showcased the music of this Academy Award-winning composer


JHM guest columnist Alex Ogle takes us to Lincoln Center, where the man behind the songs in “The Little Mermaid,” “Beauty and the Beast” and “Aladdin” recently shared stories about his work on these classic Disney animated features
As my friend Emily and I found our seats on the far right of the mezzanine, I couldn’t help but overhear the man seated next to us. He turned to his two companions and said: “I’m not sure who’s playing tonight. I think he’s some children’s composer.”

Hardly. Academy Award-winning composer Alan Menken may be many things. But he is not just "... some children's composer." Having written the music for many of Walt Disney Studios’ most successful animated features over the past two decades, Menken is a man who definitely deserves his moment in the sun. Which is exactly what Alan got back on February 20th, when hundreds of musical theater fans made their way to NYC’s Lincoln Center to experience “An Evening with Alan Menken.”

To set the scene a bit, this performance took place in the Allen Room, which has to be one of the most beautiful performance spaces in the city. This is a 600-seat room right above the lobby of the Time Warner Center, the building that housed Patrick Dempsey’s law office in “Enchanted.” The kicker is that the  wall behind the stage is completely made of glass, which gave the audience an amazing view of Columbus Circle, Central Park, and the Upper East Side skyline in the distance.

As the lights went down, a silhouette slowly walked up to the piano, sat down, and the opening strains of “Beauty and the Beast” began. Mr. Menken’s voice, although certainly the voice of a composer more so than a performer, was so inviting and soothing, everyone in the Allen Room immediately recognized that they were in something special.

As the lights came up at the close of "Beauty and the Beast,” Alan turned to the audience and thanked everyone for coming. Menken made it clear that he was excited that night, mentioning that he hadn’t performed with a band in something like twenty-five years.

As part of his introduction for the program’s next number, “Mean Green Mother from Outer Space” from “Little Shop of HorrorsLittle Shop of Horrors ,“ Alan said “This next song was nominated for an Academy Award.” He then quipped “You’re going to be hearing that a lot tonight.” Which is understandable, given that Menken has been nominated for 18 Oscars and won 8. Which is more than any other living composer.

Throughout that evening’s performance, in between each of the songs, Alan would share a bit of history about what was going on in his life at the time of each project. And these stories were some of the best parts of “An Evening with Alan Menken.”

Take – for example -- “Out There” from “The Hunchback of Notre Dame.” As part of his introduction for this song, Alan talked about his somewhat unique collaboration method with Stephen Schwartz. Although these two men obviously enjoy working together, at least once during their writing sessions Menken had to tell Schwartz to just leave the room. Alan then joked that he was the one who was truly responsible for the success of Stephen’s smash hit, “Wicked.”

One of the real highlights of “An Evening with Alan Menken” was hearing Menken perform “Suddenly Seymour” from “Little Shop of Horrors.” This is one of my favorite songs from the Ashman / Menken catalog. And as I listened to his somewhat quirky singing voice, I suddenly realized that Alan Menken is Seymour Krelborn.

Speaking of Howard Ashman, Alan shared a story about “Proud of Your Boy,” a song that he & Howard wrote for “Aladdin” before Ashman passed away in March of 1991. A rewrite of “Aladdin” ‘s storyline resulted in “Proud of Your Boy” being dropped from that animated feature. But when Disney decided to include this song as an extra feature on the “Aladdin” DVD that the Company released in October of 2004, Menken recalled being overcome with emotion at that recording session. To hear Clay Aiken singing Howard’s heartfelt lyric in front of a full orchestra brought back how much Alan missed his old writing partner.

Truth be told, Menken talked a lot about Ashman during his performance in the Allen Room. He recalled how Howard had really wanted to work on “Newsies,” but that Ashman had been too sick at that time to take on the project.

Music from “Newsies” was not the only pleasant surprise of the night. Music from another one of Menken’s under-appreciated projects, “Home on the Range,” was featured as well. As he introduced “Will the Sun Ever Shine Again,” Alan recalled how everyone at Walt Disney Studios felt like this song perfectly put into words what they were feeling in the wake of September 11th.

Another highlight of “An Evening with Alan Menken” was hearing songs that haven’t ever been recorded. Take – for example – “Pink Fish,” which is a song that Alan wrote when he was still an aspiring young performer from Texas. “Pink Fish” is a comic number told from the perspective of a kid from the South who has never before encountered bagels & lox and other aspects of NYC’s deli culture. Having grown up in the suburbs of Pittsburgh and never having experienced a smoked salmon shmeer ‘til I moved to the city a few weeks ago, I immediately got what this character was singing about.

There were so many high points to this evening's entertainment (EX: Menken previewing a number from his new stage musical version of “Sister Act”), that it's genuinely hard to pick out the high point. Though – that said – it was pretty amazing to be able hear Alan sing “That’s How You Know” from “Enchanted” while being able to look out onto Central Park at the very spot where this number from that Disney film was shot.

Although Menken performed many of his songs performed with a band and some backup singers (who he jokingly referred to as his “Menkenettes”), it was the numbers that Alan performed solo that were the most moving. Those songs (more importantly, his performances of these songs) gave you great insight into the man who composed the music for some of The Walt Disney Company’s greatest projects.

As the evening drew to a close, Menken and his band first performed “A Whole New World” from “Aladdin” and then did the title number for Alan’s hopefully-soon-to-be-produced musical adaptation of the film “Leap of Faith.” Which quickly brought the audience in the Allen Room to its feet, roaring their approval. On the heels of this ovation, Menken returned to the stage. And – for his encore – performed “Colors of the Wind” from “Pocahontas.”

As I was walked away from Lincoln Center, I couldn’t help but think about my companion up there in the mezzanine. You know, the guy who thought this evening’s entertainment was going to be about “... some children’s composer”? Given the huge contribution that Menken has obviously already made to the American songbook, I’m hoping that this man came away from the Allen Room with a new appreciation of Alan’s artistry.

I know that I did.
   
Copyright © 2001 - 2008 JimHillMedia.com. All rights reserved.
Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: TCB on March 20, 2009, 04:58:44 PM
Need opinions - the LA Festival of New Musicals asked for art on Nudie Musical - my designer came up with the following, which I think is fun, but what do you think - I came up with the little line under the title, and let me know if you think the based on line is too unwieldy - thoughts and suggestions, please, but I like the feel of it.

(http://i41.tinypic.com/10er6vl.jpg)



I would leave out the word "HIT" and leave the rest the way it is on the poster.  Hit and sensation are too similar.
Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: François on March 20, 2009, 05:00:35 PM
I think I have a crush on Jean-Paul Belmondo.     :)

I just looked him up on IMDb (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000901/) and I didn't know that he was still alive.  And he's younger than Sondheim (almost a South Pacific reference ;)).

Yes, MrBelmondo is still alive and this is how he looks now!

http://213.139.105.161/var/plain_site/storage/images/people/la-vie-des-people/news/jean-paul-belmondo-divorce/9737485-1-fre-FR/jean_paul_belmondo_divorce_mode_une.jpg
Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: Jane on March 20, 2009, 05:04:58 PM
I've learned that my "primary care giver" who misdiagnosed the abscess in 2004, sending me into two rounds of surgery, and the diabetes in 2008, has retired. I just got a new health card from the HMO with my new doctor, whom I see on Tuesday to get my prescriptions refilled.

Great news!  I hope this doctor is wonderful!
Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: TCB on March 20, 2009, 05:14:15 PM
I think I have a crush on Jean-Paul Belmondo.     :)

I just looked him up on IMDb (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000901/) and I didn't know that he was still alive.  And he's younger than Sondheim (almost a South Pacific reference ;)).

Yes, MrBelmondo is still alive and this is how he looks now!

http://213.139.105.161/var/plain_site/storage/images/people/la-vie-des-people/news/jean-paul-belmondo-divorce/9737485-1-fre-FR/jean_paul_belmondo_divorce_mode_une.jpg


So much for lust.
Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: DAW on March 20, 2009, 05:14:57 PM
Hurrah for postive developments for DR Danise!!!!   :D
Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: DAW on March 20, 2009, 05:15:24 PM
The Bishop's Company....

...is THAT where bk first met The Randy Vicar?
Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: bk on March 20, 2009, 05:17:34 PM
Of course I remember The Bishop's Company - I'll try to write about it next week.
Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: Cillaliz on March 20, 2009, 06:00:39 PM
Yeah for Danise and Sheena being reunited!!!!

VIBES FOR A POSITIVE OUTCOME~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: bk on March 20, 2009, 06:03:58 PM
Tonight's notes will have to be short, but we don't have many readers on the weekend anyway.  But we'll see if I have an anecdote or three.
Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: Laura on March 20, 2009, 06:04:00 PM
I hope Danise's housing situation gets better now. I am glad she will be reunited with Sheena.
Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: Cillaliz on March 20, 2009, 06:04:18 PM
Well, not only do I have to pay more taxes than I have in years, but even though all my numbers are really good, I don't have 2 years of income taxes based on my own business, so I can't refinance and take advantage of the new rates.  So I have to pay for the people who made dumb economic decisions and took out bad loans.  Great.
Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: Jane on March 20, 2009, 06:24:36 PM
Bummer DR Cilla.
Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: Michael on March 20, 2009, 06:26:29 PM
I think I have a crush on Jean-Paul Belmondo.     :)

I just looked him up on IMDb (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000901/) and I didn't know that he was still alive.  And he's younger than Sondheim (almost a South Pacific reference ;)).

Yes, MrBelmondo is still alive and this is how he looks now!

http://213.139.105.161/var/plain_site/storage/images/people/la-vie-des-people/news/jean-paul-belmondo-divorce/9737485-1-fre-FR/jean_paul_belmondo_divorce_mode_une.jpg

Ouch!!
Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: S. Woody White on March 20, 2009, 06:26:48 PM
I listened to That Man From Rio while at work today.  Niki, our deli manager, listened to part of it while she was in the office and said it reminded her of Black Orpheus.

I would have listened to Anya, but it really deserves my full concentration, lyrics and music, on the first go-through, and I didn't have time to concentrate like that.  Sorry.
Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: Cillaliz on March 20, 2009, 06:31:20 PM
Bummer DR Cilla.

It is and it isn't.  The policies that were developed for people in my situation and would have let me refinance before the crisis, are the same policies that were abused and caused the crisis. So, I get why I need the proof and I'll wait, but I don't get the new policies of bailing out people who made bad decisions at the expense of people who lived within their means. 
Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: S. Woody White on March 20, 2009, 06:33:06 PM
Today was the store's 10th anniversary.  Along with all my office work, I also manned the kiddy bowling (at register 14, every kid gets a coloring book), took pictures, helped an elderly couple with a four-piece wicker summer furniture set they wanted to buy, and sundry other tasks.

I'm tired, and feeling wussburgery.  Der Brucer is scrounging for dinner.
Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: Michael on March 20, 2009, 06:34:17 PM
BK

I was looking the promo material for First Nudie Musical and it says you did  The Super was that the one Bruce Kirby and Richard Castallano?
Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: S. Woody White on March 20, 2009, 06:38:10 PM
I think I have a crush on Jean-Paul Belmondo.     :)

I just looked him up on IMDb (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000901/) and I didn't know that he was still alive.  And he's younger than Sondheim (almost a South Pacific reference ;)).

Yes, MrBelmondo is still alive and this is how he looks now!

http://213.139.105.161/var/plain_site/storage/images/people/la-vie-des-people/news/jean-paul-belmondo-divorce/9737485-1-fre-FR/jean_paul_belmondo_divorce_mode_une.jpg

Ouch!!

Anyone know a good barber?  Shave and a haircut, two bits!
Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: Laura on March 20, 2009, 06:39:06 PM
The people who abide by the rules never seem to get the breaks, do they, Cillaliz?
Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: DAW on March 20, 2009, 06:39:23 PM
Anyone know a good barber? 

Yes, and his name is Sweeney.
Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: DAW on March 20, 2009, 06:40:06 PM
This was a stressful week, and I'm glad it's over.
Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: Cillaliz on March 20, 2009, 06:40:26 PM
The people who abide by the rules never seem to get the breaks, do they, Cillaliz?

Nope, but hopefully a good guy (you) will get a great deal on a condo!
Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: Cillaliz on March 20, 2009, 06:41:08 PM
This was a stressful week, and I'm glad it's over.

You can say that  again!!

Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: DAW on March 20, 2009, 06:41:25 PM
Having finished two loads of laundry, I think I shall now clean the bathroom.

And you thought your life was exciting!
Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: DAW on March 20, 2009, 06:42:31 PM
This was a stressful week, and I'm glad it's over.

You can say that  again!!

This was a stressful week, and I'm glad it's over!   ;D
Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: DAW on March 20, 2009, 06:42:52 PM
Well, it was another post, at any rate.
Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: Jane on March 20, 2009, 06:43:09 PM
The people who abide by the rules never seem to get the breaks, do they, Cillaliz?

Nope, but hopefully a good guy (you) will get a great deal on a condo!

And for less than you sell your house, if you plan to sell it.
Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: Laura on March 20, 2009, 06:45:27 PM
The people who abide by the rules never seem to get the breaks, do they, Cillaliz?

Nope, but hopefully a good guy (you) will get a great deal on a condo!

Might as well take advantage of someone else's misfortune.  ;)

I prefer to look at it as stimulating the economy.
Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: Cillaliz on March 20, 2009, 06:49:29 PM
I'm taking Monday and Tuesday off.   I can't believe how difficult it was to keep both days clear on my schedule but I did it.  I know when I need a little time to myself and I need a little time to myself.  A four day weekend isn't really long enough, but it's going to be great. 

Tomorrow is the Siouxland Film Festival. I'm looking forward to seeing the films I judged on the big screen and seeing the graduate student films.  The rest of the time I'll do some spring cleaning and hopefully get more work done on the basement and just hang out with the cats. I may hang out at the local coffee joint and just do whatever I feel like at the moment.

I've been tempted to go to work tomorrow because there's just so much to do. But, I'm going to resist.  I fought too hard to keep my calendar clear to use the time working.
Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: Cillaliz on March 20, 2009, 06:50:47 PM
The people who abide by the rules never seem to get the breaks, do they, Cillaliz?

Nope, but hopefully a good guy (you) will get a great deal on a condo!

Might as well take advantage of someone else's misfortune.  ;)

I prefer to look at it as stimulating the economy.

Stimulate away....  ;)
Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: Jrand70 on March 20, 2009, 07:42:14 PM
The article says you are making your professional debut with the company, MR BK.  So we shall await the upcoming notes with anticipation......and short notes tomorrow with an anecdote or two will suffice for the weekend.

Since I am not working tomorrow....I shall be home....sick....sick....sick....I shall watch some DVD's sent me by DR MBARNUM and other exciting DVD's that have been stacked up including Mr Jonny Lee Miller as BYRON!
Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: Jrand70 on March 20, 2009, 07:43:12 PM
Was it not Alexandre deToqueville who wrote that the end of the Republic would come when its leaders learned that the public could be bribed with its own money?
Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: Jrand70 on March 20, 2009, 07:43:22 PM
or something like that.......
Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: Jrand70 on March 20, 2009, 07:43:38 PM
Finding good doctor vibes for DR ELMORE.

Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: Druxy on March 20, 2009, 07:44:39 PM
I spent most of today running around, having documents notarized, then trying to set up utilities, security service, insurance and other stuff at the Austin house.  It's not easy to do when you don't have an exact closing date.

Sorry BK, but I'm not going to be able to make your event tomorrow.  Assuming the sale of our Los Angeles house gets funded by mid-week, we are planning to depart next Saturday...and there is just so much yet to do.

I hope it goes well.
Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: Jrand70 on March 20, 2009, 07:45:58 PM
The pictures of MR TEDDY were also much appreciated....

MR BK under the dryer......just like he was rehearsing for a production of STEEL MAGNOLIAS.....

I have decided that most local productions of STEEL MAGNOLIAS are bad because all of the Annelles are really just girls who really wanted to be Shelby.  I have also worked on enough productions of the show to know that eventually all of the actresses are going to complain that the girl playing Annelle is hurting them when she "does" their hair.
Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: Druxy on March 20, 2009, 08:00:31 PM
I met also Saul Chaplin back in the 1980s.

Comedian Jack Carter, who hired me to write a one-person play about Al Jolson for him, arranged for the three of us to lunch together, so that I could interview him re: Jolson.

Ultimately, Carter and I had a disagreement and parted ways on the play.  He paid off my contract and I kept ownership of the play.  It, subsequently, had a very successful run in the Los Angeles area during the late 1980s, then during the late 1990s played throughout Florida and elsewhere.

During the Los Angeles run, we had a lot of people come who were associated with Jolson: Betty Garrett (Mrs. Larry Parks), songwriter Walter Donaldson's daughter and Davy Lee (the original Sonny Boy), then probably in his late 50s or early 60s.  On the night that Lee was there, the actor playing Jolson (Thom Keane) brought him up onto the stage and they sang "Sonny Boy" together.  It was quite a moment.

On another night, there was an elderly lady sitting in the front row of the audience.  Jolson had a line about his 2nd wife: "She divorced me!"

The elderly lady called out, "I don't blame her!"

Turns out that she had been a Ziegfeld girl, and didn't like Jolson.

Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: Laura on March 20, 2009, 08:08:11 PM
I have nothing to say. I just want my swell new quote to be visible.
Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: Matt H. on March 20, 2009, 08:08:48 PM
I finished the rest of the bonus features on the DANTON second disc. After the 42 minute documentary finished, there were two interview featurettes. Together they totaled about half an hour or a little more.
Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: Matt H. on March 20, 2009, 08:12:13 PM
Next, I took BLACK NARCISSUS off the shelf. I had started watching it a couple of weeks ago, but I only got about 15 minutes in before I had to stop it and do something else. Tonight, I finished watching it. Such a fine film. It's one I always enjoy revisiting.
Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: Matt H. on March 20, 2009, 08:13:25 PM
I didn't have quite enough time for THE YELLOW ROLLS-ROYCE tonight (definitely tomorrow), so I pulled THE BAD AND THE BEAUTIFUL off the shelf and watched that. Hadn't seen it in a long time either, so it was a good film to revisit, too.
Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: Matt H. on March 20, 2009, 08:14:46 PM
Since I got no new review discs this weekend, I will have all weekend to watch what I please. If THE ROBE comes tomorrow, it'll definitely get a spot on the bill.

If not, it will be the perfect time to watch ALEXANDER - THE FINAL CUT on Blu-ray. I am excited about getting to see this on Blu-ray and in its final form.
Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: JoseSPiano on March 20, 2009, 08:20:41 PM
Good Evening!

I haz wireless!

My roommates very kindly padded and packed up my Airport Express on Wednesday, and it arrived here in Charleston this morning.  -Love those Flat Rate Priority Mail envelopes. :)
Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: George on March 20, 2009, 08:22:06 PM
Time for me to leave, go home and watch the series finale of "Battlestar Galactica." :'(

Until later.
Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: George on March 20, 2009, 08:23:41 PM
My sister literally just called me, asking if I had watched "BG" yet.  I said that I'm just now leaving work and will watch it as soon as I get home.  She said for me to call her as soon as I've watched it.

Will do.

Bye...again.
Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: JoseSPiano on March 20, 2009, 08:24:03 PM
In other news...

I spent about four hours walking up and down the "Historic King Street Shopping District" here in Charleston.  I came across some very cool places: an Urban Outfitters that used to be a movie theater (the proscenium arch is still intact!), a Starbucks that used to be a jewelry store and bank, and a couple of other theaters that have been repurposed as reception halls.  Many pictures were taken, but I probably won't sort through and edit them until Sunday.  Stay tuned.
Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: JoseSPiano on March 20, 2009, 08:25:36 PM
I think my next "Street Walk" will be Meeting Street.  Then I'll most likely start a zig-zagging of all the cross streets... And then it will be onto the various "islands" and beaches here.  -Oh, and Fort Sumter too.
Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: Cillaliz on March 20, 2009, 08:29:13 PM
I'm thinking about planting a vegetable garden this year, just not sure where to do it.  I'm thinking the back yard. there may be a good spot that gets sun most of the afternoon. 
Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: JoseSPiano on March 20, 2009, 08:30:09 PM
PAGE NINE BAKED (http://www.bakednyc.com) CAKES DANCE!!!

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3545/3368891041_c29eb23141.jpg)


Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: JoseSPiano on March 20, 2009, 08:32:50 PM
DR Jane - Thanks again for the update on DR Danise. I'm sure her reunion with reunion with DD Sheena will make the rest of the "process" much more tolerable for her.
Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: JoseSPiano on March 20, 2009, 08:33:15 PM
~~~~~CONSUMER ADVOCATE VIBES TO DR DANISE~~~~~
Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: Laura on March 20, 2009, 08:34:11 PM
DR Jose, we need you to come and work in Phoenix sometime so you can tell us where the good restaurants are.
Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: JoseSPiano on March 20, 2009, 08:34:34 PM
~~~~~VIBES FOR DR WILLIAM F. ORR'S EVER-LOVIN' JOE~~~~~
Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: JoseSPiano on March 20, 2009, 08:38:21 PM
DR Jose, we need you to come and work in Phoenix sometime so you can tell us where the good restaurants are.

;D

I was chatting with some of the office staff today, and they were passing on suggestions for restaurants in town that they thought I would enjoy.  Of course - due to my semi-photographic memory - I had already heard about most of the places they suggested.  And I was able to pass on some suggestions to them too. ;)  -Thank You, Yelp!  Thank You, Twitter!
Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: JoseSPiano on March 20, 2009, 08:39:32 PM
DR elmore - Do you know if your new primary care doctor will be the appropriate age for DR MBarnum?
Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: Matt H. on March 20, 2009, 08:39:49 PM
I'm heading downstairs now to go to bed.

Good night!
Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: JMK on March 20, 2009, 08:43:41 PM
My sister literally just called me, asking if I had watched "BG" yet. 


We're always looking for people to watch BeeGee, thanks for offering.  :)
Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: Cillaliz on March 20, 2009, 08:52:20 PM
My sister literally just called me, asking if I had watched "BG" yet. 


We're always looking for people to watch BeeGee, thanks for offering.  :)

I'd be happy to watch BeeGee, but you'll have to bring him to my house ;)
Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: JMK on March 20, 2009, 09:30:52 PM
OK--real story, just happened here.  We're playing Scrabble.  Betsy opens with POLIO, which Betsy's mother immediately tells her to take off the board because it's too depressing.  Betsy's mother then replaces it with BRACE.  You can't make this stuff up folks.
Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: Laura on March 20, 2009, 09:32:09 PM
LOL, JMK.
Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: Cillaliz on March 20, 2009, 09:35:54 PM
She likes basketball, how about that?
Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: MBarnum on March 20, 2009, 09:57:11 PM
I have spent a most lovely evening watching episodes of THAT GIRL that DR DanTheMan sent to me the other week. It is such a fun show.

Thanks once again, Dan!
Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: JoseSPiano on March 20, 2009, 10:29:32 PM
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3443/3372213756_d09e58e9ee.jpg)

Monkey in Charleston (http://www.flickr.com/photos/23108900@N02/sets/72157615613273831/)

(Or if you prefer a Slide Show, Click Here (http://www.flickr.com/photos/23108900@N02/sets/72157615613273831/show/))
Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: Sam on March 20, 2009, 10:33:38 PM
good evening everyone.  lets see if I can read yesterday's and today's notes and posts in 30 minutes.

see you then.
Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: Sam on March 20, 2009, 10:40:48 PM
oops someone came over, gotta go.

see you in an hour.
Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: JoseSPiano on March 20, 2009, 10:54:46 PM
DR Ron Pulliam - I wandered into one of the Inns downtown, and they had a "joggling board" set up in their lobby.  Did you ever "joggle"?

Put A Joggle In Your Life (http://www.jogglingboard.com/)
Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: bk on March 20, 2009, 10:59:57 PM
Back from The Chancies - The Brain was nominated for three awards - sound (!), costumes, and lead actress - it was shut out.  It was nice to see certain people.
Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: bk on March 20, 2009, 11:00:57 PM
Shayne, yes, I always forget that I did The Super - a VERY unpleasant show to work on - Castellano was a pig.  His daughter played the girl - she was nice.  Bruno was in it, and I did meet and become pals with Vic Tayback, who I really liked a lot.
Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: JoseSPiano on March 20, 2009, 11:04:23 PM
Hmmm... Maybe a Joggling Board is what DR MBarnum needs...

"According to the stories around the Charleston area, the joggling board has many different tales; some being romantic and some giving an 'aha' moment. The joggling board has been an old Low Country tradition since the early 1800's. During the times when young men and women were 'courting' the showing of any public display of affection was strictly hush-hush. Typically, whenever a young man and lady were courting, they would sit on opposite sides of the joggling board. As they bounced and rocked on the joggling board, the two would eventually meet in the middle. The ending was always happy, and the couple would live the rest of their lives together. It had also been said, according to legend, that there was never an unmarried daughter at the home that had a joggling board."

;D
Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: JoseSPiano on March 20, 2009, 11:08:33 PM
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3556/3371394981_e4dcc5d142.jpg)
Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: JoseSPiano on March 20, 2009, 11:08:46 PM
And...

Goodnight.
Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: George on March 20, 2009, 11:36:05 PM
My sister literally just called me, asking if I had watched "BG" yet. 


We're always looking for people to watch BeeGee, thanks for offering.  :)

Just pay for my gas, food and lodging and I'm there!

;D
Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: George on March 20, 2009, 11:49:16 PM
Well, I watched the final episode of "Battlestar Galactica" and then called my sister.  We chatted a while and both came to the same conclusion:

???
Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: Matthew on March 20, 2009, 11:52:00 PM
bk, I'm loving the notes (as are a lot of us, I'm sure), it's like an daily ongoing story.... like they used to do in the newspapers/magazine's etc.  You really are a survivor and you have the stories to prove it, very good motivational material.  You rock.
Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: George on March 20, 2009, 11:52:37 PM
Otherwise, when I got home, the DVD "On the Other Hand, Death (http://www.amazon.com/Other-Hand-Death-Strachey-Mystery/dp/B001LIK8EI/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=dvd&qid=1237617949&sr=8-1)" was waiting in my mailbox. ;D
Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: George on March 20, 2009, 11:53:24 PM
bk, I'm loving the notes (as are a lot of us, I'm sure), it's like an daily ongoing story.... like they used to do in the newspapers/magazine's etc.  You really are a survivor and you have the stories to prove it, very good motivational material.  You rock.

Definitely!  BK, have you thought about writing an autobiography?
Title: Re: THE GOOD ONE
Post by: George on March 20, 2009, 11:54:46 PM
PAGE 10 DONALD STRACHEY DANCE!!

(http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/ciu/55/a0/f9cbc060ada082d5c71bf110.L.jpg)