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Title: AT LAST, MY ARM IS COMPLETE AGAIN!
Post by: bk on April 21, 2004, 12:00:43 AM
Well, you've read the notes, you've eaten the notes, you want more hot pies, and now it's time to post until the meat pies come home.  
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Post by: S. Woody White on April 21, 2004, 12:06:32 AM
Somehow, I've been the lad to finish the posts for the last couple of days.  Am I the first for this round of posts, as well?
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Post by: bk on April 21, 2004, 12:06:44 AM
And a very wonderful birthday wish to dear reader Jane's ever-lovin' Keith.  I've known them both since they were knee high to a grasshopper and they are both splendidly splendid.  Hopefully Jane will tell us all about the birthday doings.
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Post by: S. Woody White on April 21, 2004, 12:11:13 AM
I had a hunch I would be.

A question for our esteemed BK: How do you think the DVD of Sweeney Todd in Concert (with Mr. Hearn and Ms. LaPone) stacks up in comparison with the Hearn/Lansbury taping of the full (or nearly) production?

Second question: Which Sondheim related DVDs do you consider essential for anyone who loves musical theater?

(I won't ask which ones you think should be ignored completely, because that would be rude.  Someone else can ask that!)
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Post by: bk on April 21, 2004, 12:11:13 AM
Welcome six GUESTS.  Are your arms complete again?
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Post by: bk on April 21, 2004, 12:15:02 AM

A question for our esteemed BK: How do you think the DVD of Sweeney Todd in Concert (with Mr. Hearn and Ms. LaPone) stacks up in comparison with the Hearn/Lansbury taping of the full (or nearly) production?

Second question: Which Sondheim related DVDs do you consider essential for anyone who loves musical theater?

(I won't ask which ones you think should be ignored completely, because that would be rude.  Someone else can ask that!)

I'm on record as not being a fan of the Hearn/LuPone concert version - I found it annoying - I watched it once and that was enough.  As I said in today's notes, the Hearn/Lansbury is the essential version, even with its faults.

I guess I'd have to say Sunday in the Park, even though it's not a favorite of mine - it does have an interesting commentary track.  And Into the Woods is fun.   Not essential (if its ever released) would be the film version of A Little Night Music.  
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Post by: bk on April 21, 2004, 12:20:25 AM
Wussburgers, come out and play!
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Post by: bk on April 21, 2004, 12:25:21 AM
What am I, doing a monologue?  Don't make me have an Epiphany.  I am my own frenzy.
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Post by: Ann on April 21, 2004, 12:28:19 AM
I'm out and playing, but I am no Wussburger!  I'm about ready to go to bed, though.  I will post more tomorrow, I promise.  :)
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Post by: Ann on April 21, 2004, 12:29:50 AM
And both of my arms are complete, thank you
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Post by: S. Woody White on April 21, 2004, 12:33:25 AM
Hmmm...Interesting.

Perhaps I could have asked the question another way, by making a list of Sondheim DVDs and asking which you would recommend.  My fault entirely, not setting the question properly and asking you to work from memory.

I'll be back later with a better list.
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Post by: bk on April 21, 2004, 12:38:50 AM
And I shall answer whatever you wish.
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Post by: Jed on April 21, 2004, 12:45:36 AM
Question for all DR's...  What does everybody around here drive?

As for myself, I now have a red 1990 Toyota Corolla... Your turn (oh, a Pacific Overtures reference)...
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Post by: S. Woody White on April 21, 2004, 12:51:47 AM
All right, then:

Which of the following Sondheim-related productions would you recommend the proverbial lover of musicals have in their video collection?

FILMS:

West Side Story
Gypsy
, starring Rosalind Russell
Gypsy, starring Bette Midler
A Little Night Music
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
Dick Tracy
(hey, he won an Oscar for that song!  It counts!)
The Last of Sheila

STAGE PRODUCTIONS PRESERVED ON FILM (OR TAPE):

Sweeney Todd
Sunday in the Park with George
Into the Woods
Passion
Putting It Together


OTHER PERFOMRANCES:

Bernadette Peters in Concert (a.k.a. "Mostly Sondheim")
Original Cast Album: Company
Sweeney Todd in Concert


Go ahead, get catty if you want to!
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Post by: S. Woody White on April 21, 2004, 12:55:57 AM
What do I drive?  I don't!  You don't want me driving; it's worse than my singing and dancing put together!

On the other hand, der Brucer drives a Ford Taurus.  He used to like Oldsmobiles, but he's been converted.

Our...uh, his current Taurus has a convenient feature if we ever get a little lost in the parking lot.  He just presses the button on his key chain, and the trunk opens up.  It's kind of like having the car waving at us and saying "Here I am!"

Boy, does that last paragraph make me feel like I'm having a senior moment!
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Post by: Tomovoz on April 21, 2004, 01:37:46 AM
The Sondheim Concert at Carnegie Hall is a must IMHO.
Happy Birthday Keith.
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Post by: Tomovoz on April 21, 2004, 01:44:11 AM
Wouldn't be without my "Follies - In Concert" either.
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Post by: Tomovoz on April 21, 2004, 01:45:45 AM
The change of 2 hours time difference due to daylight savings has thrown my posting times quite out of sync with my daily routine. This will be a long few months!
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Post by: Tomovoz on April 21, 2004, 01:46:53 AM
DR Jed: I drive a Red (they go faster) Misubishi Lancer (1997).
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Post by: Ben on April 21, 2004, 04:40:06 AM
I don't drive at all unless we go to Minnesota where we rent a car at the airport and then we take whatever the car company from whom we are renting gives us. I haven't had a car since August 25th, 1980, the day I left Minnesota and moved to NYC. Although there are times it would be nice to have an automobile, I don't miss it at all. That's not to say if I won the lottery I mightn't buy us a little fuel efficient, perhaps hybrid auto to use in the city. We could park it in some garage and call to pick it up when we need to use it. But that's another fantasy. Anthony has a car on LI but I have no idea what make or style. I do think it's a Ford (his father is a Ford man) but that's all I know from cars.

BK, since you've known DR Jane and DH (that's Dear Husband - happy birthday by the way DH) Keith since their childhoods, I wonder, are they compiled as passing characters in any way in any of the Kritzer books?
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Post by: elmore3003 on April 21, 2004, 05:23:02 AM
DR Ben and I gave up vehicles when we moved to New York, and I only drive when I go back to visit family.  I'm occasionally forced to drive elsewhere, but as I've gotten older, I've sadly lost a lot of my sense of adventure:  at 20, if a friend said "let's drive to Alaska," I'd get a map and do it; today, I prefer to  drive in areas that I'm familiar with, a real Wussburger here!

Dear Friend BK, did you and Mr W discuss the subject of my phone call yesterday?  I'm sorry your neck's acting up.  Have it checked; I might have avoided cervical disc surgery in 1999 if I'd kept tabs on the symptoms.

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Post by: Dan-in-Toronto on April 21, 2004, 05:29:16 AM
I drive a 1986 Toyota Tercel - eighteen years and still going strong.


DR Ben,

When I visited my friend Patty on the upper west side, I told her I was going to take the subway to my aunt's in Riverdale. Patty said she'd drive me. We then took two buses and a subway to get to her garage in Parkchester.

(I should add that we had fun getting there, and enjoyed a great seafood dinner on City Island.)
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Post by: Ben on April 21, 2004, 05:39:54 AM
Ah, City Island. Great seafood places there! Yes, even if you have a car in the city, getting to it can be an adventure.

DR Elmore, yes, I think as I've aged, my sense of driving adventure has slipped away also. We go back to MN usually once a year to visit family but I haven't lived there for 24 years and when we have to drive to the suburbs to visit family, I always go the way I know, even though there are new highways and perhaps easier ways to get there. I don't know those ways so we just get in the car and drive "the long way". Oh, well, it gives my brothers and sisters a reason to tease me (not that they need a reason).
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Post by: Dan (the Man) on April 21, 2004, 05:59:37 AM
Mornin', All!

BK Question:  Sweeney Todd is one of my very favorite shows, and even though there are a lot of nits to pick at on this taping, I am very happy that it's finally been preserved on DVD.  But ST had been available before on video.  There is a ton of shows that had been broadcast on TV that I would also love to see on DVD, like Applause and the Japanese broadcasts of Pacific Overtures, The Will Rodgers Follies and 42nd Street.  But one of the things we always hear is that any transfers of these kinds of broadcasts would be held up because of the "rights".  I have just a vauge idea about what these rights entail.  Could you give a brief explaination what they are and what the possible snags could be for the shows I've mentioned?
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Post by: td on April 21, 2004, 06:05:02 AM
Well, here is a thought-provoking question for ASK BK DAY:
With respect to ALL of the lovely dear readers, I have singled out only the TOP TEN POSTER in order to ASK BK:

What song immediately pops into your head when each of these dear readers is named?

JRand
Tomovoz
Matt H.
Jennifer
Panni
Jane
TCB
td
S Woody White
Michael Shayne

It's early in the morning here, so you have lots of time to think of answers,
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Post by: Jennifer on April 21, 2004, 07:04:44 AM
Wow it's 10:04am here and I'm the only one here.
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Post by: Jennifer on April 21, 2004, 07:09:55 AM
Re: last night's American Idol

I get picked on a lot for liking John Stevens.  My sis cannot stand him.  And a friend and fellow reality tv addict emails me every week to make fun of me liking him.

But I still like him.  I thought his voice was perfect for "Mandy".  And even though he is young and very inexperienced (and comes across that way), I still find him totally charming.

I don't think he will win.  Nor do I think he should.  But I really don't want him to go this week.

Fantasia: I like her.  But did not like the gospel version of her song.  I wonder what parading her child like that will do for her.

Jennifer: She is getting better and better every week.

George: I like him, but did not like him this week.

LaToya: I used to love her.  She is a good singer.  But I find her very boring.

Diana: I liked her last night.  Usually she's too cutesy for me.

Jasmine: Glad she got rid of the flower. I thought she looked beautiful and sang better than she has in many weeks.

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Post by: MBarnum on April 21, 2004, 07:15:24 AM
Jed, I drive a 1994 White Toyota Tercel. In order of appearence here a list of all the cars that I have owned beginning with my first car purchased in 1982:

1963 Mercury Comet : Tan
1975 AMC Matador: Mint Green
1984 Toyota Tercel: Topaz
1994 Toyota Tercel: White

I haven't had many cars as you can see, and of them all the Comet was my favorite and the one that I most wish I still had! However the Tercel's lasted the longest.
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Post by: Ben on April 21, 2004, 07:19:40 AM
MBarnum - You are about to become a Thousandaire! Post Number 27 put you at 999. I'm slowly working my way there with 894 posts.
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Post by: Ben on April 21, 2004, 07:20:22 AM
Oh, H*ll, here's the 29th post to push us one closer to Page 2.
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Post by: Ben on April 21, 2004, 07:20:51 AM
And here we go to Page 2 w/Number 30.

Shuffle, Ball, Change and end w/a Pas de Bouray (sp)
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Post by: Jane on April 21, 2004, 07:29:30 AM
TCB glad you are better now.  I was worried about you.

George, congratulations on your new computer.

Echo likes to dance with me or I should say she use to.  Now that she is older it isn’t good for her to stand up for long.

Charles Pogue I’m looking forward to reading your novel.

Jed GOOD VIBES  finding a job!
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Post by: Jane on April 21, 2004, 07:34:03 AM
Charles Pogue do you use Microsoft Word (or any professional writing software) and do you use the “auto save” feature?  The latter allows you to save documents to the file/directory of your choice as often as every minute.
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Post by: MBarnum on April 21, 2004, 07:34:18 AM
MBarnum - You are about to become a Thousandaire! Post Number 27 put you at 999. I'm slowly working my way there with 894 posts.

Holy cow! I didn't even notice! Well, here I go then!
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Post by: MBarnum on April 21, 2004, 07:44:22 AM
Here is my BK question for the day (for all HHWers to answer)...what are some recurring dreams that you have or used to have.


Dreams of being chased by the living dead ala NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD. Sometimes it would be just me trapped in a house of something with the living dead trying to catch and eat me, other times (more often) there were other people with me being chased around. The dreams were always scary but always interesting too. Don't have that dream anymore, however.

Dreams of being in a play and it is opening night and I don't know my lines. Have only just looked at the script that day and have not had any time to even learn them..no rehearsals no nothing. I still have this dream every now and then. Had this dream just the other night but with a twist...everyone in the cast had had only one rehearsal and no one had their lines memorized yet and we were all in a panic!

Dreams of walking but not getting anywhere. My legs are very heavy and I can't get them to move. Usually this dream would have me at school trying to walk down a corridor or something. Don't really have this dream anymore.

Dreams of finding out that I didn't really graduate from High School and discovering to my horror that I must return to high school. This is my least favorite of all dreams and the most horrifying of all. LOL! Don't remember the last time I had this dream, but it probably has been within the last couple of years.

Ok, your turn.
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Post by: William E. Lurie on April 21, 2004, 07:47:08 AM
Tomovoz - They set the clock back two hours down under?

I think the essential Sondheim DVD is "Original Cast - COMPANY".  While it is nice to have completye shows preserved, this is fascinating and a must for all musical theatre fans, not just fans of Sondheim.

That said, I wish that the complete FOLLIES IN CONCERT was included on that DVD... in addition to all the rehearsal footage.
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Post by: MBarnum on April 21, 2004, 07:47:48 AM
And a BIG happy birthday to DRS (Dear Reader's Spouse) Keith!

Jane you should try to get Keith to post once in awhile. He was so funny when he was posting in your absence some time back.
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Post by: Noel on April 21, 2004, 07:52:29 AM
Well, here is a thought-provoking question :

What song immediately pops into your head when each of these dear readers is named?

Jennifer - My Girlfriend Who Lives Up In Canada (from Avenue Q)
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Post by: Emily on April 21, 2004, 07:55:55 AM
Happy Cakeday Keith!

With my oh-so-dire financial situation I haven't been able to buy any new music since my WICKED purchase in December.  Woe oh woe is me.   Kazaa has also been wiped from my computer because I can never keep track of whether it's illegal here or not (the news changes daily).  I don't want to get tossed in MP3 prison!

So... I have been trying to listen to as many broadway-like radio internet radio stations as I can to pass the time until I finally have $ and can begin spending it like lightening.

One problem: I still can't get the HHW Broadway show to work on my 'puter.  I have the latest version of Real Player but all it does is open up the intro and pauses halfway through (somewhere around Donald's "Welcome") and then absolutely nothing happens no matter HOW long I wait.

I used to love listening to Donald's show so this bugs me to no end.

My Question to BK: What gives? :)

Yesterday I spent an hour at Réno Dépot which is kind of a Quebec Home Depot-like store with my two sisters.  The eldest of them has decided she wants to become "handy" while she is unemployed (her former employer, an internet company, up and ran last month).

I have decided that when I have my own house or apartment I want lots of red paint.  Red rooms are pretty.

I also discovered quite a lot of ugly wallpaper exists out there.   Neon green toile?  Who would ever use THAT?

Toodles all!
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Post by: Jennifer on April 21, 2004, 07:58:44 AM
DR Noel: I love that song!  When I first got the cd I used to play it over and over. It is so very funny!
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Post by: Jennifer on April 21, 2004, 08:02:42 AM
RE: Dreams

I had a really awful one last night.  And I woke up very upset (although I was glad it was just a dream).  

I was robbed and in the dream, I can remember which things were taken.  Not a nice dream.

The only really recurring one I have is that a certain person is in my dreams a lot.
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Post by: Jennifer on April 21, 2004, 08:04:09 AM
DR Emily: I don't know why, but I'm not that fond of red rooms.  I guess I find it too bright.  Although the only red rooms I've really seen are on Trading Spaces.
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Post by: JMK on April 21, 2004, 08:11:29 AM
Boy, take a couple-day vacation to the coast, come back, and what do I find:

1.  Everyone is avatar-less!!  No pics, no graphics.
2.  Go to post to ask about this, and am informed I'm not signed in--even though the little blurb up above says "Welcome, JMK, you have ZERO messages and NEVER WILL" (or something like that  :D ).
3.  Go to sign in, and the mysterious power-that-is boots me back to the index page (Daily Discussions, Technical, etc.).  Once I manage to sign in (always a pain here for some reason), suddenly we're all avatared (and ava-feathered) again.

So my Ask BK question is:

What's goin' on (ooh, a Marvin Gaye reference).

BTW, the coast was beeyootiful--one second torrential rain, the next, 70 degrees and sunny.

Happy Birthday, Keith.  And Jane, thanks for the insurance info, but we had already checked that out--they have "no existing injury" b.s. (ooh--a BK reference!), too, unfortunately.

Along with Jed, my lovely spouse needs employment vibes.
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Post by: Matt H. on April 21, 2004, 08:13:23 AM
You will never, EVER hear me knock the movie version of A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC because it gave us the fantastic new version of "The Glamorous Life" which I absolutely adore.

I foolishly loaned my tape of the Lansbury/Hearn SWEENEY TODD to a director I'd worked for and hoped to work for again. This was several years ago, and I never got it back. So, my joy is boundless at finally getting my hands on this on DVD after too long an absence from it. And wouldn't you know in the years since I've been without it, the only SWEENEY TODD that got shown was that lousy concert version.
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Post by: Matt H. on April 21, 2004, 08:15:56 AM
Happy Birthday, Keith. Can't call him DR since I'm not sure he reads here at all but merely lets Jane tell him about the goings-on here. Still, hope he has a great day.
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Post by: JMK on April 21, 2004, 08:21:53 AM
I may have mentioned this before, but I was privileged to see ALNM very shortly after it opened on Broadway (only my Uncles' connections got me a ticket--orchestra!! right in the middle, which, being a wee sprig of a lad at the time, I did not fully appreciate).  That night evidently Ms. Johns had had a little nip before the show and was not paying attention as the plexiglas birches slid in from the wings.  Can't remember which song, but Len Cariou, who was downstage at the time, literally leapt over a couch upstage and pulled Glynis downstage mere seconds before she would have been killed (or at least maimed, or perhaps Mamed) by said plexiglas tree.  I had no clue what was happening until some cognoscenti next to me did the "glug-glug" motion and whispered to his partner, "She's drunk again."   Thus was my introduction to the wonderful world of Broadway.
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Post by: bk on April 21, 2004, 08:26:51 AM
All right, then:

Which of the following Sondheim-related productions would you recommend the proverbial lover of musicals have in their video collection?

FILMS:

West Side Story
Gypsy
, starring Rosalind Russell
Gypsy, starring Bette Midler
A Little Night Music
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
Dick Tracy
(hey, he won an Oscar for that song!  It counts!)
The Last of Sheila

STAGE PRODUCTIONS PRESERVED ON FILM (OR TAPE):

Sweeney Todd
Sunday in the Park with George
Into the Woods
Passion
Putting It Together


OTHER PERFOMRANCES:

Bernadette Peters in Concert (a.k.a. "Mostly Sondheim")
Original Cast Album: Company
Sweeney Todd in Concert


Go ahead, get catty if you want to!

All right then:  Essential films: West Side Story, Gypsy (Russell, and if you must, Midler, which I don't care for all that much).  Funny Thing is hit and miss, although I enjoy it (it's missing much of its score), Night Music is dreadful, and Sheila is fun but not a musical.  I abhor Dick Tracy.

Stage productions preserved: Sweeney, Sunday and Into the Woods.  Don't care for Passion (especially as preserved on film) or Putting it Together.

The Company documentary is a must-have.
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Post by: Ben on April 21, 2004, 08:26:53 AM
Emily, re: your Real Player problem. I know you asked BK but since he has often stated that he is not technologically advanced, I thought I might try some suggestions. Are you a PC person or a Mac person. If you're MAC I don't know if I can offer any suggestions. If you're a PC person, have you tried uninstalling Real and then re-installing it? I know that is a real pain in the tuchus (especially since if you don't have Real on a CD you would probably have to download it again and if you don't have a high speed connection that could take a long time) but it might work. Are you comfortable doing a registry cleaning or a regedit? If not just ignore this but if you are, once you uninstall Real BACK UP YOUR REGISTRY (it's actually called exporting) and then go in and remove all registry entries for Real Player. Then download and reinstall Real and see what happens. If you do the regedit and something begins not operating properly you can always import the backed up registry that you kept before you began the clean up. Are you using Real 10? I downloaded it and it screwed up my system so I took it off. If you're using Real 10 that might be part of the problem. Do the other internet stations you listen to use Real Player? I know that AccuRadio needs Windows Media Player but other stations such as the BBC use the codecs and programming from Real Player to make their streaming work. If you listen to any BBC station you're listening using Real Player technology. Try listening to a BBC program. One that I might recommend features show and film music called Showtime - I should also be on this week with a review although I don't know which of the 6 I taped will be played. It's my every other week contribution to musical theatre reviews. - here is the link

http://www.bbc.co.uk/wales/radiowales/shows/showtime.shtml?focuswin

See if you can listen to this show or any of the others at
 
http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio/

If you can get through an entire show on the BBC then I'm not sure where your problem comes from. I do experience slow streams w/Donald's show but nothing like you describe. There are times when it takes maybe two or two and a half minutes for the next selection to play, but generally it starts up after a time (I know it's a hardware issue coming from the site that hosts HHW. It was explained many months ago when this problem first cropped up and I don't remember the specifics).

These aren't really definite answers to your problem but I hope they at least point you in a direction where you can either solve it yourself or perhaps one of your technologically superior friends can decipher what's going on.
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Post by: bk on April 21, 2004, 08:28:51 AM

BK, since you've known DR Jane and DH (that's Dear Husband - happy birthday by the way DH) Keith since their childhoods, I wonder, are they compiled as passing characters in any way in any of the Kritzer books?

Keith isn't, but dear reader Jane is.  The character of Jeanne is partially based on Jane.
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Post by: bk on April 21, 2004, 08:31:06 AM

Dear Friend BK, did you and Mr W discuss the subject of my phone call yesterday?  I'm sorry your neck's acting up.  Have it checked; I might have avoided cervical disc surgery in 1999 if I'd kept tabs on the symptoms.

Yes, we did - it was quite humourous and he adores you.
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Post by: Emily on April 21, 2004, 08:34:27 AM
MBarnum...

I am indeed a PC person and I have Real Player 10.  The program works properly with all other Real Player shows I have listened to and also with the RP blurbettes on amazon.com

I have had this problem ever since I got my computer back in October.  Back then I assumed it was yet another issue with my ongoing drivers woes but once those were fixed it still doesn't work.  And it's only at this site.

Oh well... I guess I'll just have to be Donald-less for a little while more. :(
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Post by: bk on April 21, 2004, 08:36:34 AM
Mornin', All!

BK Question:  Sweeney Todd is one of my very favorite shows, and even though there are a lot of nits to pick at on this taping, I am very happy that it's finally been preserved on DVD.  But ST had been available before on video.  There is a ton of shows that had been broadcast on TV that I would also love to see on DVD, like Applause and the Japanese broadcasts of Pacific Overtures, The Will Rodgers Follies and 42nd Street.  But one of the things we always hear is that any transfers of these kinds of broadcasts would be held up because of the "rights".  I have just a vauge idea about what these rights entail.  Could you give a brief explaination what they are and what the possible snags could be for the shows I've mentioned?

The three shows you mention that were taped for Japanese TV, Pacific Overtures, Will Rogers, and 42nd Street, are owned by the Japanese companies.  So, someone would have to purchase the rights - however, the actors and authors only authorized it for Japanese showings and I'm sure there would have to be a negotiation and a payment of some sort to be shown here.  If I'd been the producer, I wouldn't have made the deal unless it included the ability to show it worldwide at some point after the show had closed - I would have included residual provisions in the contract at the time.  Applause: My guess is that the tape is lost - so many of these things were trashed by the networks that did them - from what I understand, none of the ABC Stage 67 shows exist (including Evening Primrose).  If they did have the tape, I believe they'd also have to renegotiate with the authors, but I may be wrong on that - their contract may have given them the rights to show it in perpetuity.  It's different for each show.
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Post by: bk on April 21, 2004, 08:41:17 AM
Well, here is a thought-provoking question for ASK BK DAY:
With respect to ALL of the lovely dear readers, I have singled out only the TOP TEN POSTER in order to ASK BK:

What song immediately pops into your head when each of these dear readers is named?

JRand
Tomovoz
Matt H.
Jennifer
Panni
Jane
TCB
td
S Woody White
Michael Shayne

It's early in the morning here, so you have lots of time to think of answers,

Too hard.  But here are the ones that come to mind:

Jrand: Everything Old is New Again
Tomovoz: We're Off to See the Wizard

Have to ruminate on the others.
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Post by: bk on April 21, 2004, 08:42:39 AM
Here is my BK question for the day (for all HHWers to answer)...what are some recurring dreams that you have or used to have.

All my recurring dreams are spread throughout the three Kritzer books.
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Post by: bk on April 21, 2004, 08:44:28 AM
One problem: I still can't get the HHW Broadway show to work on my 'puter.  I have the latest version of Real Player but all it does is open up the intro and pauses halfway through (somewhere around Donald's "Welcome") and then absolutely nothing happens no matter HOW long I wait.

I used to love listening to Donald's show so this bugs me to no end.

My Question to BK: What gives? :)


I'm not sure what the prob is - maybe a dear reader has the answer.
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Post by: Panni on April 21, 2004, 08:51:31 AM
 




                         HAPPY BIRTHDAY, DH KEITH!


                                 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
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Post by: MBarnum on April 21, 2004, 08:52:12 AM
MBarnum...

I am indeed a PC person and I have Real Player 10.  The program works properly with all other Real Player shows I have listened to and also with the RP blurbettes on amazon.com

I have had this problem ever since I got my computer back in October.  Back then I assumed it was yet another issue with my ongoing drivers woes but once those were fixed it still doesn't work.  And it's only at this site.

Oh well... I guess I'll just have to be Donald-less for a little while more. :(

DR Emily, I think you meant to address that to DR Ben.
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Post by: George on April 21, 2004, 08:57:11 AM
Mornin', All!

BK Question:  Sweeney Todd is one of my very favorite shows, and even though there are a lot of nits to pick at on this taping, I am very happy that it's finally been preserved on DVD.  But ST had been available before on video.  There is a ton of shows that had been broadcast on TV that I would also love to see on DVD, like Applause and the Japanese broadcasts of Pacific Overtures, The Will Rodgers Follies and 42nd Street....

I also remember watching Ain't Misbehavin' and Pump Boys and Dinettes on TV.  I'd practically kill to have those, as well as Pacific Overtures, on DVD!

Happy Birthday to DRBP (Dear Reader By Proxy) Keith! (and thanks Jane!)

The only recurring dream that I can remember having (and I only dreamt it twice) was that I was talking to my mom and I was naked.  She didn't know that I was naked and I knew that she didn't know, but I tried to stand behind a counter of some sort anyway, out of respect...even though I knew that she didn't know.

As for Jed's car question (and congratulations!), I've owned a 1976 orange Volkswagon Super Beetle (got in 1984), a 1989 Subaru Justy (got it in 1990 w/14,100 miles) and (currently) a 1998 Ford Escort...got it new with only 20 miles on it.  It now has 80,100 miles.
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Post by: Jennifer on April 21, 2004, 08:59:27 AM
NY Post: Monkey Do by Michael Riedel:

On the play Prymate:
"Early preview crashers and Internet gossipmongers are buzzing about a sex scene between a gorilla and a young woman - a scene, one of my spies says, that's "going to make Broadway history." "

:)



http://www.nypost.com/seven/04212004/entertainment/19179.htm
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Post by: Matt H. on April 21, 2004, 09:03:17 AM
I would be very surprised if the tape to APPLAUSE is lost. Yes, short-sighted networks did junk much of their early taped stuff (NBC notoriously with early years of Carson's TONIGHT SHOW), but CBS hasn't been nearly as guilty of this as other networks. If I recall correctly , I remember seeing clips of this in one of their retrospective specials a year or so ago. And I know some private collectors who have copies of it. (I don't, BTW.)

Is it not in the archive of the Museum of Television and Radio?
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Post by: bk on April 21, 2004, 09:07:43 AM
I know private collectors have it (I have it), and I hope that CBS has it, too.
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on April 21, 2004, 09:08:28 AM
The change of 2 hours time difference due to daylight savings has thrown my posting times quite out of sync with my daily routine. This will be a long few months!

I missed something.  Did you guys NOT change?  I thought you mentioned a month before our change that you had changed.

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Post by: bk on April 21, 2004, 09:32:19 AM
We're on a break?  

Here's another song that comes to mind -

Jennifer: Food, Glorious Food (works for me, too, as well as other dear readers I'm sure)

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Post by: Dan (the Man) on April 21, 2004, 09:32:31 AM
Here is my BK question for the day (for all HHWers to answer)...what are some recurring dreams that you have or used to have.

Tornadoes --  a dream in which a tornado is about to hit my house (or the house I grew up in.)  It usually starts with me being outside and seeing the funnel cloud form and touch down to the ground.  I run inside when I realize it's heading in my direction.  I always wake up before it hits my house.

I Don't Know My Lines!!! -- very much like MBarnum's dream, except I am at some kind of reunion at my college theatre.  At first I think it's just a party, but I slowly come to realize that everyone else is getting ready for a recreation of one of our old productions of a Shakespeare play in front of a live paying audience.  Everyone else seems to know what they are doing and are going about their business.  And despite my protests that I barely recall what character I played, let alone my lines, someone just thrusts my costume at me and tells me to get ready.  Before the curtain rises, I search around backstage desperately looking for a script in the belief that if I scan my first few lines that everything would come flowing back to me.  But places are called, the curtain rises, and I walk onto the stage with no idea what is suppose to happen next  and the dream ends.  What's interesting about these dreams is that the stage scenery and lighting is always very beautiful--so much better than anything I've ever worked on.

House Invader -- someone is coming in through the unlocked front door.  I rush to the door and lean against it with all my might and fumble for the lock, but whoever is on the other side is stronger and is slowly pushing his way in.

Secret Rooms -- either in the home i grew up in or in the house of someone I am a guest of, I find a slight gap in a wall that I can just barely squeeze through.  On the other side is either a room or rooms that are hidden from the rest of the house and never used.  Though dusty, the rooms are very neat and tidy and secluded.  I'm filled with delight with my discovery.

Nuclear Nightmares -- I haven't had one of these in years, but I used to have dreams in which I am, again, outdoors and there is a sudden flash.  I look up and off in the distance there is a rising mushroom cloud.

Sex Dreams -- boring!  I always wake up before anyone gets naked.
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Post by: Jennifer on April 21, 2004, 09:45:28 AM
Here's another song that comes to mind -

Jennifer: Food, Glorious Food (works for me, too, as well as other dear readers I'm sure)


Okay now I feel like a big fat roly poly girl.

Thanks for that! :)
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Post by: Jay on April 21, 2004, 09:49:16 AM
Dear Reader Tomovoz fell back one hour while North America (except Arizona) sprung forward one hour.  Ergo, his reference to the two hour change.

(This reminds me of the I Love Lucy episode when, in order to meet Ricky's demand that she not be late for an important dinner engagement, Lucy adjusts the clock in the Ricardos' living room, but in the wrong direction.)
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Post by: William E. Lurie on April 21, 2004, 09:57:02 AM
The Museum of Television and Radio showed the tape of PACIFIC OVERTURES as part of their Sondheim Festival a couple of years ago.  They initially had a cut vrsion which they screened, but later they found a complete version and screened it.  I assume the complete version is in their library and available for viewing at the Museum
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Post by: Stuart on April 21, 2004, 10:05:32 AM
I would be very surprised if the tape to APPLAUSE is lost.   Is it not in the archive of the Museum of Television and Radio?

DR Matt H:  The last time I asked, the MoTR in NYC did not have APPLAUSE.  (They do, however, have the totally groovy 1968 Tony telecast, which is notable for so many wonderful things, not the least of which is the entire opening number of GOLDEN RAINBOW.)

I drive a 2001 Kia Sephia.  It is in a  color my DP and I coined:  Burnt Champagne.  It is the first car I have ever owned.  I never drove until we moved up here to Rochester.  (I got my license in high school, but never drove.) Now, I don't know why I didn't drive for nearly 40 years.  I love it.  I just hate merging.
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Post by: Dan (the Man) on April 21, 2004, 10:34:44 AM
What song immediately pops into your head when each of these dear readers is named?

JRand
Tomovoz
Matt H.
Jennifer
Panni
Jane
TCB
td
S Woody White
Michael Shayne

I imagine DR Panni often hears the same song that's serenaded  to me:

Panni!
Panni, Panni, Bo, Banni!
Banana, Fanna, Fo, Fanni!
Fee, Fie, Fo, Manni!
Panni!

Let's try Danny!
Danny, Danny, Bo, Banny,
Banana, Fanna, Fo, Fanny!
Fee, Fie, Fo, Manny!
Danny!

Now let's do Chuck!
Chuck, Chuck, Bo, Buck!
Banana, Fanna, Fo...

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Post by: Ben on April 21, 2004, 10:48:35 AM
The closing notices are started to be posted.

Gypsy

http://www.playbill.com/news/article/85710.html

16 Wounded

http://www.playbill.com/news/article/85708.html

Although nothing has been said and they may be trying to hang on until the Tonys, I think Wonderful Town may be in the mix soon. They are playing at a little more than half capacity (past week was 57%). They have been struggling for audience since they opened. Too bad. I enjoyed the show. Don't know who will win the Tony but Donna Murphy will definitely be in the running.
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Post by: William E. Lurie on April 21, 2004, 10:58:57 AM
This is not the first time a closing notice has been posted and announced for GYPSY.  If Ms. Peters is willing to continue throughout the summer, I think it will be extended since she is one name most tourists have heard of.
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Post by: DearReaderLaura on April 21, 2004, 11:00:42 AM
This morning I went for a walk, and this is what I saw:
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Post by: Ann on April 21, 2004, 11:01:32 AM
Good morning everyone!  I did an interview for Kinko's this morning...and it actually went really well!  It would only be a part time gig, it turns out, but one I could do whilst still keeping my current job.  This would be hunky dory for me, if nothing else full-time comes along.  

Cars - currently I drive a 1994 White Plymouth Acclaim.  A very good car, I have no complaints.  I have decided that she is a transvestite.  Sometimes she wants to be referred to as a girl, sometimes a boy.  My last car was a 1984 Chrysler New Yorker...aka The Talking Car aka The BBQ Machine.  The license plate read 632-BBQ.  I thought that was the coolest thing ever.  
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Post by: George on April 21, 2004, 11:09:33 AM
I imagine DR Panni often hears the same song that's serenaded  to me:

Panni!
Panni, Panni, Bo, Banni!
Banana, Fanna, Fo, Fanni!
Fee, Fie, Fo, Manni!
Panni!

Now let's do Chuck!
Chuck, Chuck, Bo, Buck!
Banana, Fanna, Fo...

How about Maggie!

Good morning everyone!  I did an interview for Kinko's this morning...and it actually went really well!  It would only be a part time gig, it turns out, but one I could do whilst still keeping my current job.  This would be hunky dory for me, if nothing else full-time comes along.  

Cars - currently I drive a 1994 White Plymouth Acclaim.  A very good car, I have no complaints.  I have decided that she is a transvestite.  Sometimes she wants to be referred to as a girl, sometimes a boy.  My last car was a 1984 Chrysler New Yorker...aka The Talking Car aka The BBQ Machine.  The license plate read 632-BBQ.  I thought that was the coolest thing ever.

Good luck on the Job Interview!

My Subaru Justy had the license place of 222 DBL!  222-Double!  Just had to share. ::)
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Post by: Jane on April 21, 2004, 11:13:16 AM
Emily look at the color of the wall behind the picture of Bogie (posted on Sunday).  It’s really paprika and is only an accent wall.

To JMK’s lovely spouse,  GOOD EMPLOYMENT VIBES.  
Sad but interesting ALNM story.

Matt H, Keith did write the post to Charles Pogue today since I don’t know what I’m talking about when it comes to computers and software. :)

Jed I drive a 92 Lexus Coupe.  I have never been a car person-really don’t enjoy driving and have never been comfortable in the driver’s seat of a car.  This one is different.  I still don’t enjoy driving far, but I love this car.  It is just my size.  Since moving here I find it amazing the places it will go.  I have been on some rather rough dirt roads going into the mountains to hike with Echo.


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Post by: George on April 21, 2004, 11:15:35 AM
And tonight has the first new "Star Trek: Enterprise" episode since the beginning of March!  It's called "Damage."  According to the official Star Trek episode guide (http://www.startrek.com/startrek/view/series/ENT/episode/4251.html), "While dissension among Xindi ranks festers, Enterprise tries to recover from a devastating attack.  Meanwhile, T’Pol privately turns to Dr. Phlox for assistance with a disturbing secret she's been keeping for several months." :o Cryptic!
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Post by: MBarnum on April 21, 2004, 11:19:29 AM
DR Jane, I meant to ask you about that lovely pool table that Bogie is perched on in the picture from a couple of days ago. It looks vintage.
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Post by: Jennifer on April 21, 2004, 11:22:00 AM

Matt H, Keith did write the post to Charles Pogue today since I don’t know what I’m talking about when it comes to computers and software. :)


Well you fooled me, cause I thought you wrote that (with maybe Keith helping you).

Tell Keith Happy birthday!
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Post by: Jane on April 21, 2004, 11:26:21 AM
DearReader Laura- 8) and beautiful.

Dreams:  Since my sister died last October I had numerous nightmares where she was haunting me and, as when she was alive, being very cruel to me.  I may owe thanks to Panni for suggesting I read “Healing Dreams”.  After reading some of the book I had a dream where my sister sincerely apologized to me.  Since then, so far, she is staying out of my dreams.

Ann good luck with the job!

George did you choose the nifty license plate or just get lucky?  Keith’s, in honor of Echo, is MT DOG (for Bernese Mountain Dog).


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Post by: Jane on April 21, 2004, 11:27:14 AM
Jennifer, I started it and he corrected what I wrote. :D
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Post by: Jrand69 on April 21, 2004, 11:28:50 AM
What is this?  A Farewell to Arms?  :P

Thanks MRBK - I have a new theme song, and it really does fit!  ;D

I have a 1996 Pontiac Grand Prix Sport Coupe.  It will be the last Pontiac I EVER buy.  The best luck I have ever had with cars have been with the Mercury brand.  I am planning to go back to them soon....

Essential Sondheim....well:

Movies:
West Side Story (of course)
Gypsy (Russell-Wood)
Forum (for the score)

DVD-VHS:
Into the Woods
Follies In Concert
Company Recording the Cast Album

Recordings:
Forum OBC/RBC
West Side Story soundtrack & OBC
Into the Woods OBC
Company OBC

These are just the necessary ones....others of course are wonderful to have.

I don't have many recurring dreams MBARNUM and I would suggest you stay awake for the rest of your life!


In a couple of movies I notice they have Wardrobe Direction Charles LeMaire and Costumes by Travilla.  What is the difference?  And Peyton Place credits Adele Palmer for costumes, but in the commentary Terry Moore says that Charles LeMaire did her dresses.  Of course it doesn't matter now because most everything is purchased rather than built for films, but what's the deal?




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Post by: Charles Pogue on April 21, 2004, 11:30:25 AM
Jed, I drive a 1990 Silver/Grey Buick Regal.  I look at cars as merely a mode of transportation, unlike most Hollywood denizens out here...I have never regarded them as an extension of my penis or my personality.

Jane, I write most of my documents in Microsoft Word, except for my scripts which are in an arcane macro DOS Wordperfect system...I'm going to have to get Wordperfect for Windows and transfer those documents soon...because any future upgrade in Windows will disallow my accessing those DOS Wordperfect files.  I also have to start typing my script in Final Draft which I have on my system, but I've just never gotten around to learning yet.  The nice thing about typing scripts in DOS is that it makes a great excuse when producers or studios want an email copy of the script...I tell them I can't email and the script is in no known script format...So they can't have a copy on their computer to tinker on and edit.  They want to do that, they've got to have a typist type it in from a hard copy.  

I can't figure out how I lost my notes the other night.  It may have been something as simple as hitting the wrong button and inadvertantly erasing my work. Or else the copy is still lurking about in my computer somewhere.

Happy B'day to Keith!

Jane, you and I are both looking forward to my next novel.

Dreams:  I have the usual, appearing onstage naked or not being able to remember my lines.  I also have ones where certain environment reoccurr...one that I've had since I was five of looking down at a strange sort of Germanic, alpine village from a hill.

Jennifer, I actually thought John Stevens gave his best performance last night...even showed a faint flicker of what looked like personality.  Unfortunately, he still has a vibrato you could throw a cat through and he's not professional quality. But there was actually some growth there.

Which makes me think Barry Manilow might be a pretty good vocal coach, because with the strange exception of George, I thought most people gave strong performances and were on their game last night.
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Post by: Jrand69 on April 21, 2004, 11:31:43 AM
Happy Birthday Keith.

And for you and anyone else who might be celebrating this weekend, take a moment to Learn to Dance Properly!

http://www.zefrank.com/invite/swfs/index2.html (http://www.zefrank.com/invite/swfs/index2.html)
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Post by: Jrand69 on April 21, 2004, 11:38:02 AM
DR EMILY - I know this sounds crazy - but click on Tools, Internet Options, Delete Temporary Files.  After doing that I can listen to the Radio Show and I couldn't before.  ;D

Or Click Tools, Internet Options, Settings, and view files.  And delete anything that is marked "damaged" or "unknown" in the status file.  8)
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Post by: Jane on April 21, 2004, 11:38:09 AM
When Keith returns home from the gym he will see all of your birthday wishes.  Thank you.  

We really aren’t doing much for his birthday.  Echo & Bogie gave him a card this morning, mouth delivered by Echo.  I gave him a card and a little gift.  A few years ago we agreed not to buy gifts for each other for all holidays.  The best gift he could receive is Echo’s colitis seems a bit better today (which means less blood in her stools)!  

The big event of the day was an hour phone call with Craig (younger son) in Romania.  And the connection was good for a change.  We will do something special for dinner.  
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Post by: Jane on April 21, 2004, 11:44:31 AM
JRand53, we should all dance like Jerry Lewis?
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Post by: Dan (the Man) on April 21, 2004, 11:54:23 AM
Catch up post!

Happy Birthday to DR Jane's DH Keith!

Good luck vibes to DR Jed's car and DR George's PC.

Fortuitous Employment vibes for DR Ann and DR JMK's wife.

Find-Them-In-The-Last-Place-You-Look vibes to DR Pogue and his missing notes.

Did I miss anyone?

The automobile of me:  Back in '98 I came into some money and bought myself a brand new Toyota Camry.  Hunter Green, because I like hunter green and I thought it was a distinctive color.  Then thirty thousand other people also bought cars that were hunter green.  I sometimes feel like I'm going senile when I look for my car in a parking lot.

Has anyone ever tried lucid dreaming?
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Post by: Jennifer on April 21, 2004, 11:54:59 AM
Which makes me think Barry Manilow might be a pretty good vocal coach, because with the strange exception of George, I thought most people gave strong performances and were on their game last night.

I was very impressed that Barry Manilow seemed to take the time to work with each contestant.

But (and this was pointed out by a friend), why would they choose to do songs by somebody like Barry Manilow?

The performers are all under 25 and the viewers are mainly young as well.  Why not cater to their viewership?
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Post by: Jane on April 21, 2004, 11:55:37 AM
Oh no, it looks like it is about to rain again.  I had better take Echo for her walk
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Post by: Jennifer on April 21, 2004, 11:58:26 AM
And for you and anyone else who might be celebrating this weekend, take a moment to Learn to Dance Properly!

http://www.zefrank.com/invite/swfs/index2.html (http://www.zefrank.com/invite/swfs/index2.html)

Okay it's my birthday in a few days. But who the heck is that guy?  Those dances are awful! :)
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Post by: Ben on April 21, 2004, 11:59:25 AM
I'll push us to Page 4 with post 90 and then a little song, a little dance, a little selzter down your pants
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Post by: Jrand69 on April 21, 2004, 11:59:55 AM
LOL - but Jennifer those moves DO catch the eye.

And yes DRJANE - it is a goal.
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Post by: Jennifer on April 21, 2004, 12:00:15 PM
Woohoo Page Four!
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Post by: Jennifer on April 21, 2004, 12:01:58 PM
LOL - but Jennifer those moves DO catch the eye.


Yah I like the pony. :)
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Post by: Dan (the Man) on April 21, 2004, 12:05:44 PM
I'll push us to Page 3 with post 90 and then a little song, a little dance, a little selzter down your pants

We've had the little dance (several of them, in fact.)  I'll put in for the little song...

Sweeney Todd as written by Charles Stouse & Lee Adams

Opening number:

Lights up on Mrs. Lovette's Parlor.  Todd and Lovette are sitting side by side at the harmonium.

Boy, the way Pirelli bled,
Pies I made from his fat head,
Guys like him I soon shaved dead,
Those were the days!

And you slew who no one knew,
Everyone went down with brew,
Mister, we could use a man
Like Beadle Bamford to chew.

Offered shaves at a cut rate,
More hot pies they ate and ate,
Gee, our barber chair worked great.
Those were the days!
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Post by: Charles Pogue on April 21, 2004, 12:11:28 PM
Jennifer, I expect they chose someone like Manilow because at least he's lasted and has had some staying power (I'm not a huge fan of his music).  Most of the pop stars of your generation are here today and gone tomorrow.  And, as is apparent from this board, much of the audience is not under 25.  Heck, last year they had Neil Sedeka on.  He goes back to when I was about 12.

In fact, I was just reading recently...in AARP... that all the TV marketing and TV programming geared to the 18 to 35 demographic is based on an utterly false premise (something I already knew...but it's nice to have it confirmed by facts and figures).  Two thirds of the money is held by the over-35 groups and this group has more disposable income for the big ticket items.  So when Mercedes or Jaguar make a hip, trendy ad to entice the under-35's, they're pissing their advertising budget away since most under 35's don't have the money to buy this kind of car.

Same with TV shows, one of the reasons the Networks are sinking faster than an anvil tied to an anchor is they are marketing to a group that doesn't really watch all that much network TV or TV at all.  They have other amusements...DVDs, videos, cable, computers, gameboys, etc. Meanwhile there is a whole group of stay-at-home older folk they are completely ignoring.
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Post by: Stuart on April 21, 2004, 12:13:14 PM
DR Dan-the-Man:  Just wonderful!  I LOL'd when I read your last post.

My goodness, Page 4 and it's only 3:14 pm Eastern!
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Post by: Charles Pogue on April 21, 2004, 12:14:17 PM
And now a word from the Frank Thring fan-club:

"Dansssse, Sssssalome!"
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Post by: DearReaderLaura on April 21, 2004, 12:14:35 PM
I especially like the cat's head moving in the "Elaine ripped me off" dance.
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Post by: Ben on April 21, 2004, 12:17:25 PM
Dan-the-Man, great Strouse & Adams take-off

Also, not to slight BK, the Sweeney by Cole Porter was great!
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Post by: S. Woody White on April 21, 2004, 12:23:26 PM
Here's to M Barnum, our latest Deus de Deux Dude!

[move=up,scroll,6,transparent,100%] :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D[/move]
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Post by: Jennifer on April 21, 2004, 12:23:33 PM
Jennifer, I expect they chose someone like Manilow because at least he's lasted and has had some staying power (I'm not a huge fan of his music).  Most of the pop stars of your generation are here today and gone tomorrow.  And, as is apparent from this board, much of the audience is not under 25.  Heck, last year they had Neil Sedeka on.  He goes back to when I was about 12.

Same with TV shows, one of the reasons the Networks are sinking faster than an anvil tied to an anchor is they are marketing to a group that doesn't really watch all that much network TV or TV at all.  They have other amusements...DVDs, videos, cable, computers, gameboys, etc. Meanwhile there is a whole group of stay-at-home older folk they are completely ignoring.

I know AI has many 25yr old+ viewers.  But I do think that it is one show that people under 25 watch with a passion.

And I still wonder why they would choose Barry Manilow.  

Anyhow most of the songs chosen were not his popular ones.  So what's the use?
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Post by: S. Woody White on April 21, 2004, 12:27:19 PM
Here is my BK question for the day (for all HHWers to answer)...what are some recurring dreams that you have or used to have.
I keep dreaming about being back at my old workplace.  It seems that, even though they know I've retired, they've still got just a little more that they need me to do.

Which wouldn't be so bad, but the job usually entails pushing a mail cart around.  BORING!
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Post by: JMK on April 21, 2004, 12:27:51 PM
BK, care to comment on the just-received CASTRECL message from you-know-who about you-know-what?  Enquiring minds yadda yadda.
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on April 21, 2004, 12:36:21 PM
I Don't Know My Lines!!! -- very much like MBarnum's dream.

Been there, too.  Don't know my lines.  Can't even figure out what the play is, but I'm standing in the wings and folks are telling me "That's your cue" and I walk out and don't have a clue....

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Nuclear Nightmares
Had one of these a few decades ago.  I was at college, we were rehearsing a play when the word came that nuclear bombs had been exchanged and that fallout was eminent.  We went into the basement of the theater, but I ran to the outside door and looked and saw snow...and realized I'd never see my parents again.

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Sex Dreams
Mine have always been "lessons" in being too shallow, too unwilling to look beyond "the right look means right here and right now" -- bodies have exchanged heads in my dreams.  I always end up laughing and agreeing with the lesson being taught.

Flying Saucers! -- Yep!  I've dreamed the dream of massive numbers of saucers filling the night sky doing formations while announcers on TV deny that there's anything going on, that what I'm seeing must be a few lost weather balloons.  And the saucers are huge and gorgeous, too!
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Post by: Ben on April 21, 2004, 12:44:23 PM
Here's a question for DR Jane.

BK says "The character of Jeanne is partially based on Jane."

Did you know that BK was using parts of you for Jeanne and did you recognize anything of yourself when you read those portions?
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Post by: S. Woody White on April 21, 2004, 12:46:34 PM
NY Post: Monkey Do by Michael Riedel:

On the play Prymate:
"Early preview crashers and Internet gossipmongers are buzzing about a sex scene between a gorilla and a young woman - a scene, one of my spies says, that's "going to make Broadway history." "

:)

http://www.nypost.com/seven/04212004/entertainment/19179.htm
Riedel is quite the terrible writer, and seems proud of the fact.  NAMBLA jokes, IMO, are never appropriate in a family newspaper.  And I thought everyone knew that Joe Allen saves his wallspace for flop musicals.
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Post by: Dan (the Man) on April 21, 2004, 12:52:42 PM
Had one of these a few decades ago.  I was at college, we were rehearsing a play when the word came that nuclear bombs had been exchanged and that fallout was eminent.  We went into the basement of the theater, but I ran to the outside door and looked and saw snow...and realized I'd never see my parents again.

Oy, just reading this made me feel anxious.  I remember in one of my nuclear nightmares (I had most of them during the Reagan years), I was living up in NYC when the mushroom clouds appeared.  And I remember thinking that I had to somehow make my way down to South Jersey to get home to my family and even further fretting that home might no longer exist.  

Ptoo! and Ptoo! on that dream and others like it!
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Post by: Charles Pogue on April 21, 2004, 12:52:54 PM
Jennifer, maybe they got Barry Manilow for the same reason they got Paula Abdul...neither one has anything else to do right now.
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Post by: Jrand69 on April 21, 2004, 12:59:28 PM
Shoes of the Fisherman is on today on TCM

Tomorrow on AMC:  Socks of the Fisherman.
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Post by: Jrand69 on April 21, 2004, 01:01:30 PM
For some reason, I never believed Frank really wanted to see Salome dance!
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Post by: S. Woody White on April 21, 2004, 01:02:52 PM
What song immediately pops into your head when each of these dear readers is named?

I'm coming up with some blanks, too.  Sorry, but here's what I've got:

JRand - "Babaloo," by Arnaz.
Tomovoz - "Down Under," Men at Work
Matt H. - "American Pop," Manhattan Transfer
Jennifer - blank
Panni - "Lullabye," Chess (Broadway recording)
Jane - "A Spoonful of Sugar," Mary Poppins
TCB - "The Legacy," On the Twentieth Century
td - blank
S Woody White - "Sing!" A Chorus Line
Michael Shayne - blank

I may fill in later.
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Post by: Jennifer on April 21, 2004, 01:03:06 PM
Jennifer, maybe they got Barry Manilow for the same reason they got Paula Abdul...neither one has anything else to do right now.

I'm sure they didn't realize when they originally asked Paula, that she would have such chemistry with Simon.

I do like her though, even if she is usually too nice to the contestants.
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Post by: Jennifer on April 21, 2004, 01:07:35 PM
I'm a blank! :(
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Post by: Jrand69 on April 21, 2004, 01:17:01 PM
Hmmmmmmmmmmmmm...upload folder is full


Try again.

Here is a later picture of Frank Thring.  I wonder if he was the only actor play both Pontius Pilate (Ben Hur) and Herod Antipas (King of Kings) in movies?

Liked him a lot in EL CID too, DRCP!  That was a BIG movie.
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Post by: George on April 21, 2004, 01:19:08 PM
George did you choose the nifty license plate or just get lucky?  

It was purely coincidental.  I didn't choose it, but it was the best (and easiest to remember) licensce plate I've ever had.
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Post by: Jed on April 21, 2004, 01:20:31 PM
I was very impressed that Barry Manilow seemed to take the time to work with each contestant.

But (and this was pointed out by a friend), why would they choose to do songs by somebody like Barry Manilow?

The performers are all under 25 and the viewers are mainly young as well.  Why not cater to their viewership?

Because if they catered to the musical tastes of their prime viewership, would we actually ever hear them sing and real songs? :D
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Post by: William E. Lurie on April 21, 2004, 01:22:04 PM
Although I don't watch AI, I do know why they chose Barely Manenough... he had a new CD out this week to plug.
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Post by: Jrand69 on April 21, 2004, 01:23:03 PM
LOL Thanks SWW...another perfect choice!

Yes DRL - nice cat dance as well!  But Ride the Pony and The Twirl are a couple of my favorite basics.

I like your flying saucer dream, RLP.  Is Allison Hayes in it?
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Post by: Jed on April 21, 2004, 01:27:55 PM
Aha!  Jeanne was based on Jane!  I guessed correctly! :D
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Post by: Jane on April 21, 2004, 01:28:29 PM
Help.!.  I’m trying to post a picture, 182kb, and all I get is “an error has occurred, the upload folder is full please try a smaller file and contact the administrator”.  
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Post by: Jed on April 21, 2004, 01:32:34 PM
Sounds like it's time to have a bunch of the old pictures cleared out of the board.
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Post by: Jrand69 on April 21, 2004, 01:33:25 PM
I got that too Jane...but when I tried again it worked.
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Post by: Jed on April 21, 2004, 01:34:28 PM
I drive a Red (they go faster) Misubishi Lancer (1997).

My mother (inspired by my example) went and bought herself a new car yesterday, too.  A 2003 Mitsubishi Lancer.  Hope they're good cars!
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Post by: Jrand69 on April 21, 2004, 01:36:13 PM
I got rid of some of the my photos from the past....maybe that will help.
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Post by: Jrand69 on April 21, 2004, 01:36:58 PM
Just got EL CID restored video for 18.49 including shpg.  All of this Frank Thring talk made me want to see it again!
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Post by: bk on April 21, 2004, 01:39:37 PM
Re the Gypsy closing - I think this time they will close.  You can only pull the fake closing notice once.
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Post by: bk on April 21, 2004, 01:40:33 PM
JMK - I haven't seen the castrecl notice, but I think I know what you're talking about.  I don't really know what it means yet - it could mean one of several things.
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Post by: Jane on April 21, 2004, 01:42:10 PM
SWW good choices and I like mine  :D Sorry Jennifer. ;)

Ben, yes and yes.  I like how Bruce wove fact with fiction and created Benjamin Kritzer’s story.

Reading your dreams, I feel much better about mine. ;D

Thanks JRand53.  We will try again.
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Post by: Charles Pogue on April 21, 2004, 01:44:12 PM
Actually, Frank Thring did make me believe Herod wanted to see Sssalome, danssse.  He just exudes sexual irregularity of no particular gender preference.  It's fraught with proclivities.
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Post by: Jed on April 21, 2004, 01:45:58 PM
I very rarely remember any of my dreams, and can't think of a single one I've had more than once.
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Post by: Matt H. on April 21, 2004, 01:48:08 PM
DR JRand asked: "In a couple of movies I notice they have Wardrobe Direction Charles LeMaire and Costumes by Travilla.  What is the difference?  And Peyton Place credits Adele Palmer for costumes, but in the commentary Terry Moore says that Charles LeMaire did her dresses.  Of course it doesn't matter now because most everything is purchased rather than built for films, but what's the deal?"


During the studio system days, the major studios had a head of the wardrobe department. Edith Head functioned as the head of Paramount for many years. Adrian, then Irene, then Helen Rose functioned as MGM's wardrove head. At Fox, Charles LeMaire was their wardrobe head. Some of the designers had their hands in every production and got credit on every one (read Edith Head). Others were more supervisory in nature and often other staff designers (like Travilla or Walter Plunkett) or freelancers (Irene Sharaff) were used for the primary wardrobe. In some cases, the head designer would design for a star and then someone else would do the rest of the clothes. Sounds like that's why both LeMaire and Travilla got credit on the film.

On ALL ABOUT EVE, for example, Bette Davis requested that Edith Head be borrowed to do her wardrobe as Margo and Charles LeMaire did the rest of the costumes for the picture. They both won Oscars for their costumes for the film.
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Post by: Ann on April 21, 2004, 01:48:51 PM
I don't think I've ever had the exact same dream twice, but there are dream-locations that pop up quite often.  I very often remember my dreams, it's an odd trait I have.  I have also, on occasion, had dreams that eventually came true fairly accurately.  
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Post by: Jane on April 21, 2004, 01:50:15 PM
Do any Dear Readers have a favorite new sitcom this season?  The more we watch TWO AND A HALF MEN the more we like it.  Last night we laughed through most of the show.  There is now a cute new musical opening.  At the end of the show, which changes every week, is a producers signage for those with recording devices (you have to freeze it to read).
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Post by: William E. Lurie on April 21, 2004, 01:51:11 PM
BK - I think the notice JMK is refering to is the one I e-mailed you.  I checked out the site in question and that's what it said.
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Post by: Jrand69 on April 21, 2004, 01:51:39 PM
Oh okay....thanks MATTH.  I was figuring it was a difference between costumes and wardrobe...LOL.

Oh mY DRCP...never thought of that....but now that you mention it...yes...oysters AND snails...hahahahaha.
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Post by: Jennifer on April 21, 2004, 01:51:59 PM
JMK - I haven't seen the castrecl notice, but I think I know what you're talking about.  I don't really know what it means yet - it could mean one of several things.

What are you guys talking about?  I won't get today's emails till midnight.
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Post by: Jrand69 on April 21, 2004, 01:52:05 PM
WEL you should have something from me in your mailbox today.
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Post by: Stuart on April 21, 2004, 01:53:09 PM
Ah, Travilla.  No one could have dressed Helen Lawson quite the way he did.

Or poor Judy, for that matter, after she absconded with the first paisley sequined pantsuit when she was fired from VOTD!
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Post by: Jed on April 21, 2004, 01:59:30 PM
Do any Dear Readers have a favorite new sitcom this season?

Mine is far and away ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT.  Wonderfully funny, quirky show.  Also do enjoy TWO AND A HALF MEN when I catch it.
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Post by: Jennifer on April 21, 2004, 02:00:17 PM
I've been in a terrible funk all day.

I think that nightmare started me off in the wrong direction.
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Post by: bk on April 21, 2004, 02:08:09 PM
As I said, there are several things it could mean.  Whatever thing that turns out to be I simply hope that karma has worked, at long last - but you never know.
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Post by: Jennifer on April 21, 2004, 02:10:25 PM
Can someone email me this thing we are talking about.
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Post by: Jennifer on April 21, 2004, 02:12:18 PM
Do you know what, that is the first time I've thought of karma in a while.  And we all (read me) used to be so obsessed with it. :)
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Post by: JMK on April 21, 2004, 02:12:47 PM
Jennifer, go to the website which will not be named and notice their "notice," so to speak.  What goes around.....
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Post by: ArnoldMBrockman on April 21, 2004, 02:12:59 PM
I just watched one of my guilty pleasures on a spanking new DVD ---CALL ME MADAM.

It's just so disappointing,after seeing this movie,that we could not have seen up on the silver screen one of the greatest performances in Musical Comedy history(IMO)Ethel Merman as Mama Rose in GYPSY!!!
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Post by: Jennifer on April 21, 2004, 02:13:42 PM
Btw who do we think are the bottom three on Idol tonight?

Me: Diana, George, John.

But truthfully who knows.
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Post by: Jennifer on April 21, 2004, 02:19:55 PM
Jennifer, go to the website which will not be named and notice their "notice," so to speak.  What goes around.....

Thanks.

Wow, I have not been to that site in a VERY long time.

I wonder if closing offices means closing period.
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Post by: ArnoldMBrockman on April 21, 2004, 02:22:28 PM
Happy Birthday Keith....

And Many More.
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Post by: Matt H. on April 21, 2004, 02:27:40 PM
As I said last night, I'm guessing the bottom three tonight will be John, Jasmine, and LaToya.
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Post by: Jane on April 21, 2004, 02:30:32 PM
We still can't post a photo.  Now there isn't even an explanation.  ???
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Post by: Jrand69 on April 21, 2004, 02:33:47 PM
Sending good vibes to John Stevens.
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on April 21, 2004, 02:35:10 PM
For some reason, I never believed Frank really wanted to see Salome dance!

He was pretending it was a production of Wilde's "Salome".
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Post by: elmore3003 on April 21, 2004, 02:41:28 PM
DR JRand asked: "In a couple of movies I notice they have Wardrobe Direction Charles LeMaire and Costumes by Travilla.  What is the difference?  And Peyton Place credits Adele Palmer for costumes, but in the commentary Terry Moore says that Charles LeMaire did her dresses.  Of course it doesn't matter now because most everything is purchased rather than built for films, but what's the deal?"


During the studio system days, the major studios had a head of the wardrobe department. Edith Head functioned as the head of Paramount for many years. Adrian, then Irene, then Helen Rose functioned as MGM's wardrove head. At Fox, Charles LeMaire was their wardrobe head. Some of the designers had their hands in every production and got credit on every one (read Edith Head). Others were more supervisory in nature and often other staff designers (like Travilla or Walter Plunkett) or freelancers (Irene Sharaff) were used for the primary wardrobe. In some cases, the head designer would design for a star and then someone else would do the rest of the clothes. Sounds like that's why both LeMaire and Travilla got credit on the film.

I always wondered what became of LeMaire; he began on Broadway and did costumes for THE NEW MOON and DEAREST ENEMY, as I recall.
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Post by: Panni on April 21, 2004, 02:43:52 PM
SWW - I don't know Lullabye from CHESS. I hope it doesn't meant I put you to sleep! :-\

Jane, I'm glad HEALING DREAMS helped. I saw the author the other day and will probably see him once more before he leaves town. Will pass on to him that the book "worked" for you.

Dan-the-Man - I actually was never sung that particular song (thank goodness) - but I got "Anna-Banana" - minus the music - a LOT.

The dream that I had most frequently, but haven't had in years, involved the Bad Men (a BENJAMIN KRITZER reference!) chasing me. My Bad Men, unlike Benjamin's, were Russians in tanks.
Number Two on the Hit Parade of dreams  is the ever-popular I'm starring in a play, but don't know the lines or blocking. I still get that one from time to time.

Cute snake, DR Laura. Hope you beat it with a stick. (Joke!)
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Post by: Jennifer on April 21, 2004, 02:46:49 PM
As I said last night, I'm guessing the bottom three tonight will be John, Jasmine, and LaToya.

Sorry I must have missed where you wrote that.

I think John will be bottom 3.  But I would be surprised if LaToya was.  Simon basically said last night that she was the best singer.  And I think the public generally listens when he says someone is good.
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Post by: JMK on April 21, 2004, 02:49:45 PM
Re:  dreams.  I had a recurring one when I was about 8 and we were moving into a new house.  For a couple of weeks before Christmas vacation, my parents kept me in my old school even though we were in our new house (they wanted to make an easy start-date at my new school, I guess).  So therefore my Mom would drive me to and from school everyday (I could walk from my old school to my old house).  My dream was that I would get out of my old school and no one was there to pick me up, so I would walk to my old house to see if my Mom was there, but she wasn't, so I would walk back to my old school to see if she was there yet, but she wasn't.  Can anyone say "abandonment issues"?  :)
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Post by: JMK on April 21, 2004, 02:51:00 PM
This is scary--I just remembered that the dream would continue and I would walk the 20 or so miles (on a freeway) to our new house.  Yikes!!  I haven't thought about that for years.  Thanks a lot, everyone.  :)
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Post by: Jane on April 21, 2004, 02:51:13 PM
DR Laura Keith hopes you used a zoom leans.

Someone please post a photo, or at least try & let me know if it doesn’t work.  Thanks.
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Post by: DearReaderLaura on April 21, 2004, 02:51:41 PM
Panni: Actually, it was two snakes. And they didn't seem to care that I was there, if you know what I mean.
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Post by: Matthew on April 21, 2004, 02:51:59 PM
A question for BK on this esteemed Wednesday in April.  I've been talking to my classes (3-8 grades) about song parody's (after we just got down talking about song "covers") and one third grader asked if someone - like Weird Al or someone like that - did a parody of a song, does that person need to purchase the rights to the song that he/she is doing the parody of.   You're the only person I could think of to ask this question.
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Post by: S. Woody White on April 21, 2004, 02:52:50 PM
Jennifer, go to the website which will not be named and notice their "notice," so to speak.  What goes around.....
I notice they're also selling a certain something.  Whether or not they're shipping is a different matter.
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Post by: VinTek on April 21, 2004, 02:55:01 PM
I suspect that they chose Barry Manilow because anyone important enough to have been parodied by our own BK is worthy of being on AI.
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Post by: Jennifer on April 21, 2004, 02:55:12 PM
Wow look how many posts we have today.

It's only 6pm ET and we are already past 150.
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Post by: DearReaderLaura on April 21, 2004, 02:56:27 PM
Jane: I can't post one either.
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Post by: Jane on April 21, 2004, 03:02:22 PM
Thanks for trying. I feel better now.  Was there an explanation?  
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Post by: DearReaderLaura on April 21, 2004, 03:03:32 PM
Just what you said: folder is full.

And no, I didn't need a zoom lens. They were right there in front of me.
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Post by: S. Woody White on April 21, 2004, 03:06:31 PM
SWW - I don't know Lullabye from CHESS. I hope it doesn't meant I put you to sleep! :-\
In the Broadway version of Chess, the second act takes place in Budapest.  Florence, who was a child refugee, gets to meet a man who she is told is her father.  He sings to her a lullaby in Hungarian (and I appologize for not knowing how to accent properly):

Aludj kicsi lánykám
Hunyd be szmecskéd
Álmod édes szárnyán
Suhanj könnyedén
Apukád erös kezén.

Elaludt a párnád
Elalszik a fény
Suhanj kicsi lánykám
Álmod kek egén
Apukád erös kezén.

Játékaid árván
Várnak szerteszét
Egyetlen bogárkám
Aludj könnyedén
Apukád erös kezén.


This, and the song "Someone Else's Story," are the best reasons for having the Broadway cast recording.

post modified when der Brucer taught me how to spell!
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Post by: Jane on April 21, 2004, 03:08:07 PM
It isn't telling us the folder is full any more.  

He meant a zoom lens so they wouldn't bite you.  I guess if they were ignoring you it was safe, might be safe anyway.  Rattlesnakes, right?
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on April 21, 2004, 03:19:31 PM
Sorry I must have missed where you wrote that.

I think John will be bottom 3.  But I would be surprised if LaToya was.  Simon basically said last night that she was the best singer.  And I think the public generally listens when he says someone is good.

IIGC (that's "If I'm Guessing Correctly" in Internet Lingo) Matt's predictions take into account how easily he can get through to vote for each contestant.

IIUC (that's "If I Understand Correctly" in Internet Lingo) Fox has increased their telephone call-in power and virtually everyone should be able to vote without getting busy signals any more.

All lines were easily accessible on the West Coast last night.

George, John and Diana or Jasmine.
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Post by: JMK on April 21, 2004, 03:25:57 PM
Aludj kicsi lanykam
Hunyd be szmecsked
Almod edes szarnyan
Suhanj konnyeden
Apukad eros kezen.

Elaludt a parnad
Elalszik a feny
Suhanj kicsi lanykam
Almod kek egen
Apukad eros kezen.

Jatekaid arvan
Varnak szerteszet
Egyetlen bogarkam
Aludj konnyeden
Apukad eros kezen.


This reminds me of the hysterical Onion article about airlifting vowels into Bulgaria (or somesuch country).
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Post by: S. Woody White on April 21, 2004, 03:33:46 PM
And car vibes, birthday vibes, and job vibes to everyone!

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Post by: Jane on April 21, 2004, 03:39:51 PM
I got rid of some of the my photos from the past....maybe that will help.

How did you do that?
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Post by: bk on April 21, 2004, 03:59:32 PM
I've put in an e-mail to Mr. Mark Bakalor about the photo thing.  We occasionally have to purge our backlog of photos.  Perhaps I'll go through and do some right now.
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Post by: DearReaderLaura on April 21, 2004, 04:05:04 PM
Jane, the reptile man at the zoo identified them as gopher snakes. So my morning wasn't as exciting as I had thought.
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Post by: Jrand69 on April 21, 2004, 04:05:40 PM
DR JANE any photo that I linked to HHW in My Pictures....I went in and deleted.  Which means now there is a red X in those posts from the past.

I would imagine that the writer of the original song would just get a performance royalty and record royalty as if the parodist had made a recording of the original.  I would imagine.

DR RLP...you are so funny.  HEY JMK....we know at least one place where Judy wore that pants suit, don't we?
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Post by: DearReaderLaura on April 21, 2004, 04:07:50 PM
Oh -- and HAPPY BIRTHDAY, KEITH!
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Post by: Jane on April 21, 2004, 04:08:56 PM
JRand you did it so quickly I thought you might have a short cut to deleting them.  Thanks for the info.
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Post by: Jrand69 on April 21, 2004, 04:10:09 PM
We don't need no stinking shortcuts.
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Post by: Jane on April 21, 2004, 04:13:14 PM
I do.  :P  It could be that I'm going into the wrong place to begin with.  God I'm feeling dense today.  I went to my file & tried pulling up all my postings to find where I posted a photo.  This has got to be the long way.  Plus, they don't all come up.  I get an error page before that happens.
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Post by: td on April 21, 2004, 04:14:20 PM
I'm a blank! :(

But at least you're in good company.   ;)
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Post by: Panni on April 21, 2004, 04:32:19 PM
SWW - JMK may have laughed (ha-ha) -- but you (or the song you quoted) made me cry. Very touching. Pushed ALL my buttons. I've never for one second considered getting the cast album of CHESS - but now I may have to.
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Post by: Robin on April 21, 2004, 04:37:08 PM
Jane, the reptile man at the zoo identified them as gopher snakes. So my morning wasn't as exciting as I had thought.

I've always been strangely attracted to snakes; I even had a pet python for nineteen years.  You read that right....nineteen years.  According to the book I purchased after getting her, a Ball Python is supposed to live for 8-10 years, and grow to about 4-5 feet in length.  But not this one, no siree Bob!  She lived twice that, and grew to 9 1/2 feet.  

She finally expired about six months before I met Michael.  Which turned out to be a good thing; he despises snakes.
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Post by: Maya on April 21, 2004, 04:44:50 PM
Hey, everyone!  

I'm listening to the latest Broadway Radio Show, and really enjoying it, although for some reason there's like a minute pause between songs.

Happy birthday to Keith!

I'm not sure I can think of any good questions for BK.  OOO, here's one...going with the Sweeney theme, did you see "Jersey Girl" and if you did, what did you think of it?

As for other questions of the day, I don't have my own car, but my family has a dark green Saturn.  And I don't really have that many recurring dreams that I remember.  I used to dream of flying a lot.

Jennifer, maybe they got Barry Manilow for the same reason they got Paula Abdul...neither one has anything else to do right now.

LOL.  Though I do recall reading about Barry Manilow's new musical "Harmony."  I think it's supposed to debut on Bway or something next season; I'm fuzzy on the details.  

I actually saw him outside the theatre when I saw "Thoroughly Modern Millie" a few years ago.  It was cool.

BK and Dan the Man--Loved your Sweeney parodies!!


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Post by: Jennifer on April 21, 2004, 05:04:01 PM
Totally CRAZY American Idol news.

Apparently one of the producers of the show was just on Entertainment Tonight and he said we will be totally shocked at who goes home tonight.

I didn't see it, my sis did.  But she made it sound like the producer was totally furious and disappointed in America.

I wonder who it could be?

Fantasia?

George?

LaToya?

Jennifer?

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Post by: JMK on April 21, 2004, 05:08:34 PM
DR Panni:  I meant no disrespect to your heritage, you certainly must know that.  My reaction was based purely on orthography.  I'm truly sorry if you took it otherwise.  I have absolutely no knowledge of Hungarian, other than certain Rhapsodies I was forced to play repeatedly as a child learning the piano.  :)
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Post by: Danise on April 21, 2004, 05:19:18 PM
Evening all!

First:

[move=left,scroll,6,transparent,100%]HAPPY BIRTHDAY, KEITH!!! :)  :)  :) :)  :)[/move]

Thanks for putting up with my chit chat e-mails with Jane about “girl” stuff.

Good job and car vibes!

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Today is National Assistance Day or some such.   We get a big lunch/party with all of the assistants from all the other departments.

I decided I'd really dress this time out.  I put one of my new size dresses on and wore my new high heels.  When I got to my desk, what happened?  As soon as I stepped on that stupid plastic that makes it easy for your chair to roll, my foot slipped and I almost went down on my you-know-what.  That caused much laughing and I'm not sure I'm going to live that down for quite awhile.

Then when we went to the lunch, we had to go down 4 stairs.  I don't see that well as it is and heels always make me feel like I'm falling forwards anyway.  I went to step down, miss judged where the step was, felt my ankle turn and almost fell down the stairs!  Thank goodness there was a handrail or I WOULD have fell.

My boss said, "That's IT!  When we get back to the office, your taking those darn (paraphrase there) shoes off before you KILL yourself!"  Of course there were comments about my wearing heels to the shows when I take my trip up to NYC.  Soooo to make a long story short I have ordered some new FLAT shoes off the net.  Sigh.  I hope they get here in time.  And I had such lovely high heeled shoes too.  Double Sigh.  

Dreams–ugh.  I so enjoy mine.  Many are full blown adventures with background music and a plot.  I’ve even woke up singing a song (both words and music) that I have never heard anywhere.  Of course I forget it by the time I brush my teeth.  

Had one the other night that I was a hostage.   Only I was there with Duncan Macleod from Highlander and we BOTH were immortals!  We saved the other hostages from the bad guys and had to slip away before the press could get a good picture of us when it was all over.  Can't have the general public know there is a such thing as immortals, can we?   :D

Favorite South Beach recipe:

MOCHA RICOTTA CREME

˝ cup part-skim ricotta cheese
˝ teaspoon unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 package sugar substitute (I use Splenda)
5 mini chocolate chips

Mix together the ricotta, cocoa powder, vanilla extract and sugar substitute in a dessert bowl.  Serve chilled with a dusting of espresso powder (I don’t know what this is so I don’t use it) and sprinkled with the mini chocolate chips.

Serves 1

Yummy!

Still thinking about my picture.  I have an idea in mind but will I have time to do it is the question.....
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Post by: bk on April 21, 2004, 05:23:47 PM
Someone try posting a pic.  I removed quite a few from earlier post days.
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Post by: TCB on April 21, 2004, 05:25:26 PM


Has anyone ever tried lucid dreaming?


Are you kidding?  I don't even have lucid waking!



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Post by: Panni on April 21, 2004, 05:25:57 PM
DR Panni:  I meant no disrespect to your heritage, you certainly must know that.  My reaction was based purely on orthography.  I'm truly sorry if you took it otherwise.  

I didn't take it "otherwise," JMK! I was not at all offended. In fact, I agree that if you didn't understand the words all the gobblygook would look Monty Python-ish. Not to worry! 8)
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Post by: Panni on April 21, 2004, 05:35:03 PM
BTW, SWW - (Somebody buy me a vowel!) - In case you ever quote the Magyar CHESS song again, a noble effort, but you've made a few mistakes - like "szmecskéd" instead of "szemecskéd"... (The word is a diminutive of eyes (szem) - meaning "your little eyes" - fondly said to a child or lover.)
And that's your Hungie lesson for the day, DRs.
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Post by: TCB on April 21, 2004, 05:55:19 PM
(http://www.click-smilies.de/sammlung0304/party/party-smiley-011.gif)

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, KEITH!

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Good Job Vibes, Ann
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Post by: DearReaderLaura on April 21, 2004, 06:14:26 PM
Test picture:
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Post by: bk on April 21, 2004, 06:18:00 PM
Good, photos are back.  Just post them judiciously.
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Post by: Panni on April 21, 2004, 06:22:14 PM
I have no pictures of judges.
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Post by: Dan (the Man) on April 21, 2004, 06:27:08 PM
Good, photos are back.  Just post them judiciously.
I have no pictures of judges.

I think BK meant to post pictures in the manner of Judy Garland.
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Post by: Dan (the Man) on April 21, 2004, 06:34:10 PM
My boss said, "That's IT!  When we get back to the office, your taking those darn (paraphrase there) shoes off before you KILL yourself!"  Of course there were comments about my wearing heels to the shows when I take my trip up to NYC.  Soooo to make a long story short I have ordered some new FLAT shoes off the net.  Sigh.  I hope they get here in time.  And I had such lovely high heeled shoes too.  Double Sigh.  

DR Danise, you know what I think?  Well, I'll tell you anyway.  I think you should ignore these slugs who want to kill your dream.  I think you should put in some practice time with the heels on the kitchen floor.  Practice!  Practice!  Practice!  So by the time the New York trip comes up, you'll be able to put these cynical killjoys in their place and walk tall!
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Post by: bk on April 21, 2004, 06:34:59 PM
I could have said Jew Diciously.
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Post by: S. Woody White on April 21, 2004, 06:48:32 PM
DR Panni:  I meant no disrespect to your heritage, you certainly must know that.  My reaction was based purely on orthography.  I'm truly sorry if you took it otherwise.  I have absolutely no knowledge of Hungarian, other than certain Rhapsodies I was forced to play repeatedly as a child learning the piano.  :)
I'm partly guilty here, for not providing the translation given in the CD booklet.

Sleep, my little girl
Keep your eyes closed
On the wings of sweet dream
Fly undisturbed
On your daddy's strong hand.

Your pillow is alseep
Soon the lamp will sleep
Fly, my little girl
On the blue sky of dream
On your daddy's strong hand.

Your little toys
Are asleep around you
Sleep my little angel
Sleep gently lulled
On your daddy's strong hand.


The melody is simple and enchanting.  Too bad these sorts of songs aren't sought out by performers these days.  Maybe things will change.  I've got my fingers crossed.

Addendum: the Hungarian in the earlier post was copied from the CD booklet as well.  I had a hunch it might contain errors; I can only imagine how many copyists had their hands on the print copy to make the screw-ups, and proofreading this material is a bitch bastard toughie.  What amazes me is that Tim Rice even tried to include a non-English song in the show, much less two (a "Hungarian folk song" is presented earlier in the second act), without bothering to translate on stage.  He deserves a couple of kudos for that.
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Post by: TCB on April 21, 2004, 06:49:59 PM
DR Danise, you know what I think?  Well, I'll tell you anyway.  I think you should ignore these slugs who want to kill your dream.  I think you should put in some practice time with the heels on the kitchen floor.  Practice!  Practice!  Practice!  So by the time the New York trip comes up, you'll be able to put these cynical killjoys in their place and walk tall!


That's right, Danise.  If Dan (the Man) can learn to walk in heels, then so can you!
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Post by: Panni on April 21, 2004, 06:51:24 PM
...Not a great translation. The Hungie is much sweeter.
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Post by: TCB on April 21, 2004, 06:55:12 PM
SWW -- I don't know the song you chose for me, either.  The Legacy?  Can you give me some details?



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Post by: Jane on April 21, 2004, 06:59:25 PM
We just returned from a lovely dinner out.  I will have to call Keith in to see the rest of his birthday wishes.  Thank you for helping make his day special.

Danise, LOL (to Keith).  Your dream sounds like fun and I too was going to say-practice on those heels.  

DearReaderLaura a beautiful picture of the end of the day.  
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Post by: bk on April 21, 2004, 07:01:59 PM
We live to make Keith's day special.
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Post by: Dan (the Man) on April 21, 2004, 07:02:52 PM
That's right, Danise.  If Dan (the Man) can learn to walk in heels, then so can you!

Damn right!  You should see me when I wear them doing my Salome dance!
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Post by: bk on April 21, 2004, 07:07:23 PM
Let's all put on heels and makeup and go walking in our various and sundried neighborhoods.
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Post by: Jrand69 on April 21, 2004, 07:08:36 PM
Danssssssssssss SSSSSSSSSSSSSsssalome danssssssssssssssssssssssss.
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Post by: S. Woody White on April 21, 2004, 07:09:48 PM
SWW -- I don't know the song you chose for me, either.  The Legacy?  Can you give me some details?
From On the 20th Century, music by Cy Coleman, lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green.  Act two: Oscar's hopes of getting Lily to star in his production, and save him from total ruin.  He decides to end it all, and being the thorough melodramatic sort that he is, takes time to distribute his worldly posessions between his loyal cohorts Owen and Oliver.  The posessions are all theatrical, as befits the man who owned them.  His cape and his fedora, two ticket stubs from Abie's Irish Rose, that sort of thing.  

It's a fun song.  When I heard that Green had died, I automatically reached for the recording, as Green himself the most fitting tribute anyone could give him.  Heck, it's a great tribute to anyone who lives in the theater.
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Post by: bk on April 21, 2004, 07:25:55 PM
I feel we should start a Frank Thring fan club.  We should have Frank Thring t-shirts and hats.
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Post by: bk on April 21, 2004, 07:33:43 PM
What me worry?  Jeans and a black t-shirt.
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Post by: Jrand69 on April 21, 2004, 07:34:21 PM
Sort of a Thring Thang!

HAWAII is starting on TCM!
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Post by: Michael on April 21, 2004, 07:35:40 PM
I just got my connection back. Had to catch up on all the post and only to find out I am one of the blanks.
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Post by: TCB on April 21, 2004, 07:43:56 PM
From On the 20th Century, music by Cy Coleman, lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green.  Act two: Oscar's hopes of getting Lily to star in his production, and save him from total ruin.  He decides to end it all, and being the thorough melodramatic sort that he is, takes time to distribute his worldly posessions between his loyal cohorts Owen and Oliver.  The posessions are all theatrical, as befits the man who owned them.  His cape and his fedora, two ticket stubs from Abie's Irish Rose, that sort of thing.  

It's a fun song.  When I heard that Green had died, I automatically reached for the recording, as Green himself the most fitting tribute anyone could give him.  Heck, it's a great tribute to anyone who lives in the theater.

Why thank you, Uncle Woody, I like that.


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Post by: Ron Pulliam on April 21, 2004, 07:44:26 PM
I cheated -- oh yes I did!

I went to the AI community chat room.  

And there I saw tons of threads of outrage and anger and unbelievable nonsense.

And I cannot wait to see tonight's show.  It must be one hell of a shockeroony!
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Post by: Jane on April 21, 2004, 07:51:27 PM
As the long-suffering spouse of an HHW DR junkie, I was touched by your birthday wishes.  You’re all such nice folks.  Many thanks for recognizing my advancement towards senile dementia!

In the meantime, I’ll hope for the best.

DRS Keith

“You're traveling through another dimension—a dimension not only of sight and sound but of mind.  A journey into a wondrous land whose boundaries are that of imagination. That's a signpost up ahead: your next stop…”

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Post by: Sandra on April 21, 2004, 07:51:41 PM
Happy birthday Keith!

I used to get the elevator dream a lot. Has anyone else had this? The dream starts off like any other dream. I go into a building of some kind, like a store or someone's house. And I always end up getting in an elevator even if there isn't one in that building in real life. The doors close and the elevator goes up, and then the doors won't open again. The elevator keeps moving up and down and I can't get out. I really hate that one.
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Post by: Jane on April 21, 2004, 07:56:01 PM
The photo is 25kb and it’s supposed to be 1X2 inches or less, so why does it show up so large here?  Do we need to size it by pixels instead of inches?
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Post by: Sandra on April 21, 2004, 07:57:07 PM
Oh, and I dreamed that my really boring History teacher Ms. Hee-uh was in a treehouse and wearing this gaudy purple velvet dress with puffy sleeves and pink bows.

By the way, there were 55 hee-uhs today. So far, the record is 73 hee-uhs in 50 minutes.
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Post by: Jane on April 21, 2004, 07:58:14 PM
I can't recall ever having an elevator dream.  That is an awful dream.
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Post by: Jane on April 21, 2004, 08:06:45 PM
  We are going to watch TIMELINE now.  Goodnight.
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Post by: Jane on April 21, 2004, 08:07:26 PM
Oh, Sandra your second dream was funny.
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Post by: td on April 21, 2004, 08:12:12 PM
Let's all put on heels and makeup and go walking in our various and sundried neighborhoods.

If I have "Charlie" tattooed onto my bicep, can I be Sweet Charity?
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Post by: td on April 21, 2004, 08:13:02 PM
I feel we should start a Frank Thring fan club.  We should have Frank Thring t-shirts and hats.

Can we also have Frank Thring throngs in thongs?
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Post by: td on April 21, 2004, 08:14:40 PM
I cheated -- oh yes I did!

I went to the AI community chat room.  


Did you talk about Spielberg? or Kubrick? or Haley Joel?
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Post by: S. Woody White on April 21, 2004, 08:20:22 PM
Let's all put on heels and makeup and go walking in our various and sundried neighborhoods.
Which reminds me, the first annual Rehoboth Beach Dog Walk on the Boardwalk is this Saturday.  All funds raised will go to the Humane Society of Delaware, to help make this a kill-free state.

We're taking most of ours.  (Kelsey can't make it, his hip is bothering him again.)
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Post by: Matt H. on April 21, 2004, 08:28:33 PM
Well, if they do have enough phone lines to accommodate the calls for AMERICAN IDOL, that must be on the West Coast only. I have consistently gotten busy signals since the competition began, and last night was no exception.

I see what the AI producer meant by shock. Not so much who went home but who the bottom three were. Totally unexpected.
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Post by: Dan (the Man) on April 21, 2004, 08:30:58 PM
Happy birthday Keith!

I used to get the elevator dream a lot. Has anyone else had this? The dream starts off like any other dream. I go into a building of some kind, like a store or someone's house. And I always end up getting in an elevator even if there isn't one in that building in real life. The doors close and the elevator goes up, and then the doors won't open again. The elevator keeps moving up and down and I can't get out. I really hate that one.

I had a variation of your dream many years ago.  In mine, I was going to a party at Gilda Radner's apartment.  She lived in the Empire State Building.  I got into the elevator car with the people I was going to the party with, but when the doors closed, I was alone.  I looked at the elevator controls and to my horror saw that there were over 200 buttons (one for each floor) and that the button for floor 150-something was pressed.  As the elevator rose higher and higher, it got smaller and smaller.  That's all I recall.
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Post by: Jrand69 on April 21, 2004, 09:00:26 PM
LOL DRJANE yes I always size by pixels and try to make both measurements be 300 or less.
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Post by: Charles Pogue on April 21, 2004, 09:10:25 PM
And the Thring fan T-shirt should say:  "DansssSsssalome!"
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Post by: Charles Pogue on April 21, 2004, 09:14:46 PM
Re: American Idol: Either America thought this week's bottom three were shoo-ins and they casts votes for others to save them...Or, like Elton John opined last week, there are a lot of "idiots" out there.  
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Post by: Matt H. on April 21, 2004, 09:19:55 PM
I think that's exactly what they thought: they were shoo-ins. They've gotten such raves every week and have practically been pronounced the winners already that people either didn't vote at all or called for other folks they wanted to see stick around.
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Post by: bk on April 21, 2004, 09:29:03 PM
Thring Went the Strings of My Heart.

We iz cookin' with gas.
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Post by: bk on April 21, 2004, 09:42:27 PM
The minute I say we iz cookin' with gas we run out of gas?  Skammen.  Denizens of the world unite!
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Post by: Dan (the Man) on April 21, 2004, 09:51:03 PM
Am I right?
Am I wrong?
Or am I just dreaming?

Who was here?
Was it you?
Or am I just dreaming?



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Post by: Charles Pogue on April 21, 2004, 09:52:51 PM
I've decided the design of the Thring t-shirt should have emblazoned on front Salomedans and the ssss's should continued on from the end of dance all the way around the sides and back of the shirt abutting against Salome.
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Post by: bk on April 21, 2004, 10:04:50 PM
Can one of our more adventurous hainies/kimlets design our Frank Thring t-shirt?
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on April 21, 2004, 10:10:41 PM
Well, if they do have enough phone lines to accommodate the calls for AMERICAN IDOL, that must be on the West Coast only. I have consistently gotten busy signals since the competition began, and last night was no exception.

I see what the AI producer meant by shock. Not so much who went home but who the bottom three were. Totally unexpected.

Were all their lines busy last night?
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Post by: Kerry on April 21, 2004, 10:16:38 PM
All the pictures are back!  YAY!  

As a kid I used to have the falling dream of falling through the sky or down some cave or something, and everything in the walls of the cave (whatever they were) were counting very monotonously.  It was years before I could be near a metronome without it giving me the creeps.  I haven't had this dream in years, which is good.  Although the dream itself doesn't sound scary and wasn't particularly scary, it somehow was scary.  I always felt very uneasy for a day or so after I had it.

The other night I had a dream that BK and a group of us had or attended a weekly film watching somewhere.  We always contributed refreshments, and BK got mad at me for not bringing Jell-o salad.  (?)  This dream then turned into a very detailed version (not correct, of course) of parts of "Gone With the Wind" or something like the days in between the lives fo the people on the screen which weren't in the movie.  Very bizarre.

Cars-- I drive a white van.  A Chrysler, I think.  Earlier cars of mine had personalities and names, but this doesn't.   I also have a 1956 Nash Metroploitan which does have personality and is named Bennie.

Happy Birthday to Keith.  Everyone keep their pantaloons and pointy party hats on.  You'll need them again tomorrow.
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on April 21, 2004, 10:16:51 PM
The AI chat room is full of threads and accusations of racism.

Someone thinks John Stevens is being kept alive by "old farts" who need him to remind them of Sinatra.  Is that a HUGE laugh or what?  Like John Stevens could EVER remind anyone of Sinatra.

There are threads of folks incensed at the manipulation of George and making him look like a fool for joining the wrong group...the group he assumed was the top three.

There are threads from folks incensed at Ryan Seacrest for his closing comment reminding the audience they should vote for the "talent" in the competition.

Has anyone ever wondered how the word "incensed" came to be associated with angered, irate and maddened?

I suppose if someone took a few sticks of incense, lit them, and jabbed them into other people, then those other people could be said to be "incensed" (bedecked with incense as they would be), and the anger would, of course, follow....

There was a natural course for the AI competition to follow...but talent should always have ruled.

Sadly, the entire competition is severely diminished.  

DeGarmo, Stevens and Huff should have been the bottom three simply for shaky performances the past two or three weeks...certainly shaky compared to the performances of the other contestants.

But that's just an opinion....if I had my way, JPL would still be in that group!
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Post by: bk on April 21, 2004, 10:38:06 PM
We haz come to a stand still.  Perhaps Mr. Frank Thring will come along and save the day.
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Post by: bk on April 21, 2004, 10:44:58 PM
I see viewers, I see GUESTS, but I don't see no stinking posts.   Danssssssssse Sssssssssalome.
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Post by: bk on April 21, 2004, 10:45:43 PM
That did it, by gum and by golly and buy bonds.  What do you think of THAT?  We haven't had a posting day like this in a 'coon's age.
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Post by: bk on April 21, 2004, 10:48:59 PM
Fine, I shall be my own frenzy.  No one else post.  Besides, I need to make up for lost time.  I think I shall wear rouge and a lovely pink lipstick when I make up for lost time.  And perhaps a cloche hat.
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Post by: Ann on April 21, 2004, 10:52:14 PM
We haz come to a stand still.  Perhaps Mr. Frank Thring will come along and save the day.

Nothing wrong with a stand still here and there.  Today has been a great day, post-numbers-wise.  

I had a dream that I was with a guy whose face kept shifting between two guys I know.  Kinda creepy, that was.
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Post by: bk on April 21, 2004, 10:59:43 PM
The old face-shifting dream.  I had a dream that my face shifted into the face of Frank Thring.

Photos have been purged and we should be fine for quite some time to post photos again.
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Post by: bk on April 21, 2004, 11:27:37 PM
Hi, divarobbie, looking to see what we're posting about?  Enjoy.
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Post by: divarobbie on April 21, 2004, 11:39:40 PM
Just catching up... and enjoyng like always.
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Post by: bk on April 21, 2004, 11:45:59 PM
Glad to hear it.

Now, where in tarnation IS everyone?  We must have denizens.  New notes coming in a mere fifteen minutes.
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Post by: Panni on April 21, 2004, 11:46:15 PM
What a great old day we've had on this here the happiest site on the internet. I'm danssssssssing with Joy. (And DR Noel is ever so jealous.)

Today I received an advance copy of THE CANDY MEN, a new book by an old friend, Nile Southern, son of Terry -- about the trials and tribulations of the birth of the book and film, CANDY. The book is filled with Terry Southern's writings in the forms of letters, interviews, articles, etc. Should be a fun read.
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Post by: Panni on April 21, 2004, 11:51:01 PM
I can hear some strange creature of the night walking around outside my little house. My brave watchdog, Wussburger (aka Abie) is sticking close to me so I can protect him. :-\
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Post by: bk on April 21, 2004, 11:54:47 PM
And one for Mahler.  I'll make it 250.  I love you all madly.
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Post by: Panni on April 21, 2004, 11:58:56 PM
Better late than never to answer the car question. I drive a '99 white Toyota Camry with a sunroof that I never open. I bought the car almost new - it had been used by the coach of the Univ. of Co. women's basketball team for a few months. The dealership loaned it to her as an advertising gimmick. When I picked up the car I found a golf ball in the glove compartment. (Which has nothing to do with anything - but I kept it.)
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Post by: Panni on April 21, 2004, 11:59:51 PM
Sorry for ruining the even 250!
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Post by: Panni on April 22, 2004, 12:01:03 AM
Are we still madly loved?