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Title: PIDDLE, TWIDDLE, AND RESOLVE
Post by: bk on May 02, 2004, 12:00:43 AM
Well, you've read the notes, you've piddled the notes, you've twiddled the notes, and you've even resolved the notes, so now it is time to post until the cows come home.  They went out again late last night - damn them, damn them all to hell.
Title: Re:PIDDLE, TWIDDLE, AND RESOLVE
Post by: wlajb on May 02, 2004, 12:01:15 AM
?
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Post by: wlajb on May 02, 2004, 12:01:42 AM
Yikes....didn't read the notes....<dance>.....be right back
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Post by: wlajb on May 02, 2004, 12:03:55 AM
Read them...phew.....DANCE
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Post by: wlajb on May 02, 2004, 12:04:24 AM
It's a los angeles frenzy?....
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Post by: wlajb on May 02, 2004, 12:12:15 AM
Love "Cool , Cool Considerate Men" and blech on Jack Warner from cutting it.   Glad it's back.
Title: Re:PIDDLE, TWIDDLE, AND RESOLVE
Post by: wlajb on May 02, 2004, 12:15:51 AM
Just saw a promo for the "friends" finale.  Just can't get into it.  It hasn't been a "must see" for me for like 5 years.  I watch it when nothing ELSE is on.  But how many variations of six can you do?  
Title: Re:PIDDLE, TWIDDLE, AND RESOLVE
Post by: Panni on May 02, 2004, 12:18:28 AM
WLAJB - Forgive my ignorance, but were you posting under another name before?
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Post by: wlajb on May 02, 2004, 12:21:35 AM
No DR P....  just post on occassion...hopefully more soon.  
Title: Re:PIDDLE, TWIDDLE, AND RESOLVE
Post by: wlajb on May 02, 2004, 12:24:16 AM
When I first started posting...was frustrated that it wasn't most like a chat room...(having read like 200 posts and wanted to continue them)....just got more with the rhythms...and trying more to fit in.  Give me time.
Title: Re:PIDDLE, TWIDDLE, AND RESOLVE
Post by: wlajb on May 02, 2004, 12:25:56 AM
Besides I love everyone here....from being a lurker...and living through all the strum....and d.....duh....<G>
Title: Re:PIDDLE, TWIDDLE, AND RESOLVE
Post by: wlajb on May 02, 2004, 12:26:54 AM
Thnk I've been on BK's site here and "there" from the first...
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Post by: wlajb on May 02, 2004, 12:31:03 AM
Room question....which do most fear.  The Glenn Close remake of Lion In Winter....or the Meryl Street remake of Manchuriun Candidate?
Title: Re:PIDDLE, TWIDDLE, AND RESOLVE
Post by: Jrand69 on May 02, 2004, 12:33:34 AM
LOL.....oh my wlajb - the play I just directed LOVING LUCY had Lucille Ball using just that phrase - "give me time...."

Just saw Cindy Williams on a rerun of MILLIONAIRE - smart girl.  And yes, MR BK, a production of PRISONER OF SECOND AVENUE with the two of you as Mel and Edna would be riot!

It has been 44 years - and when it was announced, I couldn't believe it, I was crushed....I cried.  And I blamed Lucille Ball for the divorce that tore my favorite tv couple apart.  For years for years and ever since, I have blamed her.

This play written by Phillip blue owl Hooser made me think...there wasn't anything else she could do, it wasn't her fault, she tried for years, but finally there was nothing else she could do.  At the end of the play she says....."After all of this, I still love him, but.....give me time...."

I love Lucy....I watch her and marvel still at her talent....she was surrounded by the BEST people...everything worked....  They started the show to keep their marriage together, and it eventually tore them apart.  But we still have it.  I still love Lucy.  :'(
Title: Re:PIDDLE, TWIDDLE, AND RESOLVE
Post by: wlajb on May 02, 2004, 12:36:10 AM
Jrand...so many people LIVED through it...<---- me one.  And my parents weren't doing well...at the time.  If them....why not mine?....   Well they did when I left for college.  But I didn't play the drums.   But life goes on.
Title: Re:PIDDLE, TWIDDLE, AND RESOLVE
Post by: Jrand69 on May 02, 2004, 12:37:49 AM
OMG...right now it's a toss up.  But I guess the edge would go to MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE because it will be easier to screw up.

I don't fear Meryl so much as I do Denzel Washington (who I have liked a lot in other roles) - Washington has said he will not watch the original because there is nothing he can learn from it.  Sadly, that is probably true in the case of many of the people who are working on the new (not necessarily improved) MC.  Who is playing the Leslie Parrish role?

I think LION IN WINTER will be okay, because it has a strong script that will probably be adhered to...if they know what they're doing.  And Glenn was one of the best things in Mel's HAMLET.
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Post by: Jrand69 on May 02, 2004, 12:38:44 AM
Life goes on.....

True...and thankfully so do reruns!
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Post by: wlajb on May 02, 2004, 12:39:01 AM
Besides...the Rhino "Mame" is sold out....so THERE
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Post by: wlajb on May 02, 2004, 12:40:01 AM
What if Lucy had done "Hello Dolly"????
Title: Re:PIDDLE, TWIDDLE, AND RESOLVE
Post by: wlajb on May 02, 2004, 12:57:17 AM
Well...when they remake haineshisway ... hope they're kind in casting.   Kate/Glenn....Angela/Meryl.....Bruce/gary coleman
Title: Re:PIDDLE, TWIDDLE, AND RESOLVE
Post by: wlajb on May 02, 2004, 12:58:16 AM
ooops....mean Brent Barrett....<wink>
Title: Re:PIDDLE, TWIDDLE, AND RESOLVE
Post by: wlajb on May 02, 2004, 01:00:33 AM
time to toddle off BK...have a good evening....
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Post by: wlajb on May 02, 2004, 01:01:01 AM
and you too, Jed
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Post by: wlajb on May 02, 2004, 01:07:12 AM
niters all...hope I don't let too much time from next posting....<G>
Title: Re:PIDDLE, TWIDDLE, AND RESOLVE
Post by: Robin on May 02, 2004, 01:56:31 AM
Room question....which do most fear.  The Glenn Close remake of Lion In Winter....or the Meryl Street remake of Manchuriun Candidate?

That's a toss-up.  But the only one of the two I'm actually in danger of seeing is The Lion in Winter Redux, because of the presence of Patrick Stewart...but if I somehow manage to miss it, well, I won't lose sleep.

You know, the reason Hollywood continues pumping out remakes and sequels is that people are going to see them....
Title: Re:PIDDLE, TWIDDLE, AND RESOLVE
Post by: PennyO on May 02, 2004, 04:10:07 AM
What am I doing up at this hour??? Sister's dog was going crazy, leaping at the glass door to the patio. Seems some hapless nocturnal bunny has fallen into the yard, and can't get out. Oh, well. We will wait 'til morn, and get a bunny trap, hope it doesn't have a heart attack, and whisk it to safety, before this canine plays Wild Kingdom with it... oy.
Title: Re:PIDDLE, TWIDDLE, AND RESOLVE
Post by: PennyO on May 02, 2004, 04:21:03 AM
So I guess I'm talking to myselfff. That's how you know you crazy, you start to jabber.

Okay, then, by postmark deadline Monday, May 3, I'm sending in the WHOLE dang pack o' stuff for the New Yawk Musical Theatre Fest in September. It is a sort of juried Fringe Festival for new musicals, from what I gather. They select 18 pieces, and give them 6 performance dates during a 3-week period in a "Theatre District" theater - my guess is 99 seats, to comply with Equity blahblah. Ya also get a tech director, lighting designer and board op, a piano, front of house personnel (box office, house mgr, ushers), and what might be referred to as (yeah, right) "publicity" - one is responsible for one's own casting, direction, costumes/set, actors, musical director/other musicians - and, true to Fringe Theater - must be able to set up and strike in a very limited time.

Well, I am the Queen of Low Budget, and have successfully Fringed several times, so what the hell, go for it.

What'll I do, if they actually choose MY piece??? I would have to go to NYC for 10 days in June, and cast that sucker, that's for sure. Oy, hard enough to cast the reading in Seattle...
Title: Re:PIDDLE, TWIDDLE, AND RESOLVE
Post by: PennyO on May 02, 2004, 04:21:38 AM
Is anybody there?

(from the same show as Piddle, twiddle...)
Title: Re:PIDDLE, TWIDDLE, AND RESOLVE
Post by: PennyO on May 02, 2004, 04:23:04 AM
Sheesh, I better get back on the ol' air mattress and try to catch some sleep. Morn fast approaches, and there'll be precious little rest for the weary, once the sun's up. <sigh>
Title: Re:PIDDLE, TWIDDLE, AND RESOLVE
Post by: elmore3003 on May 02, 2004, 05:03:57 AM
Room question....which do most fear.  The Glenn Close remake of Lion In Winter....or the Meryl Street remake of Manchuriun Candidate?

THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE; after the terrifying SOUTH PACIFIC, Miiss Close can never scare me again!  LION IN WINTER could be interesting; before the film with O'Toole and Hepburn, it was a play with Robert Preston, Rosemary Harris, Christopher Walker and James Rado (co-author of HAIR).  Wish I'd seen that!
Title: Re:PIDDLE, TWIDDLE, AND RESOLVE
Post by: Michael on May 02, 2004, 05:36:50 AM
And don't forget about:

The puddle where the poodle did the piddle
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Post by: Michael on May 02, 2004, 05:37:07 AM
Bruce mentioned this movie on TV. I have seen it several times and have always thought it was an enjoyable film



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Title: Re:PIDDLE, TWIDDLE, AND RESOLVE
Post by: Jennifer on May 02, 2004, 06:18:52 AM
Good morning all!

DR TomFromOZ asked last night if I needed subtitles to understand Whale Rider.  Okay this might sound really stupid, and it's been a long time since I've seen this movie, but there were subtitles in parts, right?

(was it only when they spoke another language, I can't remember).
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Post by: td on May 02, 2004, 06:51:28 AM
Ah, Mickey Rourke. . . .oh my!  Whatever did he do to deserve the way he looks now?  When he was onscreen in ONCE UPON A TIME IN MEXICO I cringed.  AND, he clutched a chihuahua throughout the movie; don't know who I felt sorrier for, Mickey or the dog.
Title: Re:PIDDLE, TWIDDLE, AND RESOLVE
Post by: JoseSPiano on May 02, 2004, 07:10:51 AM
Good Morning!

-Well, I got one more load of laundry drying in the dryer... and I've had my breakfast (a nice bowl of cereal)... and I even got up in time to catch the Puzzle Master segment on NPR this morning!  So far, so good.  However, I do need to stop piddling and dwiddling in order to get the rest of my day in order... Which not only includes a matinee - and a drive back home to Richmond after the matinee - but also a stop at my uncle.  My uncle is a doctor, and he's kindly made some room in his schedule today to see me - I just want to make sure that "what I'm feeling" is one of the regular side effects of the medication I'm on right now, and not something else.  Again, it's nothing major, just something slightly uncomfortable.  But with everything else I've been through in the past two weeks... Just want to put my mind at ease.

-As for the movie remakes... Hmmm.. I think Lion in Winter will be safe.  As for Manchurian Candidate... -I'm just wondering if they will keep the title...  I just don't think "Manchurian Candidate" will have the "hook" the studios want to attract the widest possible audience.  We shall see...

OK - Time to get going... Hopefully, I'll be back in Richmond tonight in time for chat... Otherwise, see you guys later.

*Reminder: Mother's Day is a week from today!  ;)
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Post by: Dan-in-Toronto on May 02, 2004, 07:21:16 AM
When I was in NYC last October I saw a group of picketers being filmed outside a Times Square building. It appeared they were picketing a presidential campaign office. The picket signs looked really chintzy. As it turned out, it was a scene from the Manchurian Candidate, which was being shot that late afternoon.
 
Why would Meryl Streep take on a role that had been done to perfection? An irresistible role - or hubris? First Dorothy Gale in "One True Thing." Now Little Bo Peep?
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Post by: Matt H. on May 02, 2004, 07:40:12 AM
I won't step a foot in a theater to see the new MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE. That original movie could not be improved upon.

THE LION IN WINTER, well, I am curious to see a new interpretation of the wonderful play. For some reason, it doesn't bother me at all to see different actors playing these parts.
Title: Re:PIDDLE, TWIDDLE, AND RESOLVE
Post by: Matt H. on May 02, 2004, 07:44:44 AM
I read a review of MAN ON FIRE by one of our local film critics that lamented the fact that it stetched out the story to an interminable 140 minutes when the original version of the story was filmed in 1987 with Scott Glenn and came in at 90 minutes.
Title: Re:PIDDLE, TWIDDLE, AND RESOLVE
Post by: Matt H. on May 02, 2004, 07:48:35 AM
I saw FATE IS A HUNTER back in the 1960s during its original run. I have no memory of the film other than remembering the cause of the crash. Funny that I should remember that after all these decades.
Title: Re:PIDDLE, TWIDDLE, AND RESOLVE
Post by: Danise on May 02, 2004, 08:34:23 AM
Morning all!

I ran the Nortan software again last night and it seems all is back to normal.  Whew!  No more pop ups!

Just a FYI that I fixed my e-mail so that I can't receive them from anyone who isn't already on my list.  No more porn or junk mail which is where I think I pick up the virus in the first place.  If I know its you, I'll accept it but other than that it will zap it.

I re-read all the NYC posts.  TCB, you are a very nice man.  I live in such a small house that if they did give me one of those rooms, I would never know the difference.  :)

You asked when I leave for NYC:

It is now Sunday 5/2/2004 at 11:34:12 AM
Event: Leave for NYC
Scheduled For 5/23/2004  4:10:00 AM
20 days 16 hours 35 minutes 48 seconds or
2 weekends or
21 days or
496 hours (331 waking hours) or
29,795 minutes or
1,787,747 seconds


I'll be in NYC:

It is now Sunday 5/2/2004 at 11:34:51 AM
Event: Arrive NYC
Scheduled For 5/23/2004  9:31:00 AM
20 days 21 hours 56 minutes 9 seconds or
2 weekends or
21 days or
501 hours (334 waking hours) or
30,116 minutes or
1,806,968 seconds


 :)  ;)   :D  ;D  :)

I may have made a mistake.  I requested a queen size bed.  I couldn't use 2 full sized beds and I thought (don't laugh) it might be fun to have one BIG bed to roll around in.

I think I will be taking a cab.  I was given a very detailed "talking to" by one of the guys down at work and he told me I should avoid the subways (among other places/things to do/not to do).

Title: Re:PIDDLE, TWIDDLE, AND RESOLVE
Post by: bk on May 02, 2004, 08:41:14 AM
Good morning everyone.  And one for Mahler.
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Post by: Dan-in-Toronto on May 02, 2004, 08:42:34 AM
DR Danise,

Wishing you a great time. You'll find that walking is a terrific way to get around New York City - there are so many discoveries (including bakeries) as you venture from point A to point B. You'll also find that over all people are extremely helpful and friendly. Don't be shy (I have a feeling you aren't) about schmoozing with people on lines for theatre tickets, at restaurants, etc.

Of course be cautious, and don't find yourself in a deserted area. But I personally don't think you have anything to worry about when it comes to subways - just so long as you have a measure of streetsmartdom about you.

I hope you have good walking weather - and good shoes.

Looking forward to lots of wonderful details.

One or two more tips. The Marquis Hotel and Saks Fifth Avenue have great bathrooms (free). So does the Metropolitan Museum of Art. It cost me $12 to use (okay, I also saw some wonderful exhibits), but was worth it. And if you can stand another suggestion. There's a nice upscale food market in Grand Central Station. I bought cheese and fruit and had a picnic for one. And they were very pleased to wash the fruit for me.
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Post by: Matt H. on May 02, 2004, 08:44:06 AM
With all the talk about the Kentucky Derby last night, I'm thinking of watching SEABISCUIT on DVD this afternoon. I never saw it at the theater, so it should be a pleasant way to spend the afternoon.

Sorry about no chat for me tonight. ALIAS, you know. It's getting down and dirty now, and I wouldn't miss a second of it.
Title: Re:PIDDLE, TWIDDLE, AND RESOLVE
Post by: elmore3003 on May 02, 2004, 09:07:58 AM
DR Danise,  remember this:  no matter how lost you are, always look like you know exactly where you are going.  And if you really are lost, look like you know where you are and where you are going and hail a cab.  To do so, step off the curb and wave your arm at a passing yellow vehicle.  The availble cabs have a  lit "tax"i sign on their roof; it's off if they have a fare.   I don't recommend the liveried drivers that drive around looking for fares; often they don't know what to charge, often don't know where they're going, and often offer no receipt.  Stick yo yellow cabs or car services.  I use FAMILY SAN JUAN, and they've always been reliable, whether I'm carrying twenty pounds of band parts across town or going to an airport

It's the body language and attitude that points out the victims to the scuzz preying on them, so just look confindent (how SOUND OF MUSIC!).
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Post by: Panni on May 02, 2004, 09:54:02 AM
Good morning.

Danise - IMHO the subway is fine as long as you know where you're going and it's not the middle of the night.

Remakes - Okay, here's the latest list just from Paramount of remakes and remakes in development: THE BAD NEWS BEARS (w. Billy Bob Thornton), STEPFORD WIVES; THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE; WHAT'S IT ALL ABOUT ALFIE (Note the longer title.- Who says there's no originality left in Hollywood?); THE LONGEST YARD; THE WAR OF THE WORLDS; PET SEMETARY; THE WARRIORS; IT TAKES A THIEF; THE REINCARNATION OF PETER PROUD; SECONDS. ...Sigh...
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Post by: Dan-in-Toronto on May 02, 2004, 10:45:51 AM
BK,

I haven't seen Dakota Fanning in anything, but your notes prompted another casting idea. We've talked before about the role of Minnie. How about Mercedes Ruehl?
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Post by: Jay on May 02, 2004, 10:48:26 AM
Good morning Dear Readers, from hot and sunny Pasadena, California.

Last night I schlepped all the way down to Redondo Beach to catch a production of the Wildhorn/Bricusse Jekyll & Hyde.

I had never seen the show before, and was only familiar with two songs from it ("Bring on the Men" and "This is the Moment.")

The good news first:  all three lead players were excellent in their roles.  Mr. Kevin Bailey gave a tour-de-force performance as the titular character(s.)  (Until last night, I was unfamiliar with his work.)  Miss Misty Cotton (a local actress whom I favor considerably and who is a good friend of Dear BK) excelled as Lucy and Miss Kim Huber was lovely as Emma.  

The production and direction were well done.  The final scene between Hyde and Lucy was downright chilling.  The supporting ensemble, on the whole, handled their challenging assignment well.

Musically, I thought the show has its moments.  The two aforementioned songs, the love duet between Emma and Jekyll, and the duet with the two women are all quite effective.  Much of the connecting material, though, is rather blah, and there are more than a few musicial scenes that would benefit from some judicious editing.

As for the piece as a whole, I was rather underwhelmed.  The notion of duality in the human soul, it seems to me, is a rich metaphor, pregnant with ample opportunity for exploration.  Such exploration appears to be MIA in this show.  Grand Guignol with no development becomes tiresome quickly, indeed.

With the exception of Lucy, there is zero character development,  and these characters (if you count Jekyll and Hyde separately) remain unidimensional throughout the course of the piece.

This musical takes two and a half hours to accomplish what probably could be covered in ninety minutes, and much more thrillingly in that tighter time frame.

As exhibit A, may I present a scene that is replayed, oh, maybe six times through the course of the show:

John Utterson:  Henry!  You look awful.  What's going on?

Dr. Jekyll:  Leave me be, John.  And let no one--no one--enter my la-bore-a-tree.  No one!


Isn't that thrilling repartee?  Doesn't that just chill your bones?  See what I mean?

Still, it was good to experience Mr. Bailey's performance, and the Misses Cotton and Huber are always a pleasure to see on stage.
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Post by: William E. Lurie on May 02, 2004, 11:00:42 AM
I'm not looking forward to either re-make.  Re-makes are almost never as good as the originals (Titanic, Cheaper by the Dozen, et. al.)

JRand - what station is showing "The Millionaire"?

Despite the fact that the Bromo Seltzer scene is cut, the revival of FINIAN'S RAINBOW ia an absolute delight.  The rest of the book is mostyl intact and the score is complete.  But the performances are what make this so great.  Melissa Errico is magic as Sharon; Malcolm Gets is perfect as Og; and to say that Max Von Essen reminds me of a young Brent Barrett is high praise indeed.  The show has beeh held over, but all three leads will be re-cast due to prior commitments.
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Post by: bk on May 02, 2004, 11:12:12 AM
Yes, remake Seconds, perfect.  I love Seconds - but the film was a huge bomb and will be a huge bomb again when they tart it up.  Of course, as soon as a few of these begin failing big time they will stop doing this, so many of the listed titles won't get very far.  What I don't get is, do they think they're saving money by doing this?  They're still paying outrageous sums to have new writers do their thing, and then even more writers to redo everything again.  Hollywood has become a hopeless drivel-pit.
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Post by: bk on May 02, 2004, 11:24:49 AM
I know you're out there, I can hear you breathing.
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Post by: bk on May 02, 2004, 11:25:15 AM
I am currently, as promised, twiddling my thumbs whilst piddling and resolving.
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Post by: Jay on May 02, 2004, 11:37:10 AM
In today's New York Times, Mr. Frank Rich posits an argument as to why Assassins--with the exception of one added song, essentially unchanged from its poorly reviewed debut thirteen years ago--has been so well received in its newly opened Broadway production.  It's not the show that has changed, says Mr. Rich, but the world and, in turn, the audience.

http://www.nytimes.com/2004/05/02/arts/02RICH.html (http://www.nytimes.com/2004/05/02/arts/02RICH.html)
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Post by: Tomovoz on May 02, 2004, 11:38:34 AM
Remaking Alfie! Now there's great screen writing and plot. When I saw the movie they reversed the order of reels 2 & 3 and no-one knew the difference. (I probably wouldn't have but my brother-in-law was a projectionist and had shown the movie the nigth before!). Always odd that the "Cher" title song was used in the USA. The Dionne version is better and the Cilla Black version used for the UK/OZ release is best!

WEL: Thanks for the review.
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Post by: Jay on May 02, 2004, 11:52:49 AM
Next thing you know, some director--probably one who carries some cachet in indie circles--will take a black and white classic--I dunno, maybe something like Psycho--and get the brilliant notion to remake it in color, otherwise replicating the original shot by shot.

Oh.

Never mind.
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Post by: Jennifer on May 02, 2004, 12:02:48 PM
Where are the posts today? :(
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Post by: Jennifer on May 02, 2004, 12:03:59 PM
Well it's gotten cooler and is raining out.   So much for our two days of summer.
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Post by: Jennifer on May 02, 2004, 12:05:14 PM
Can you tell I want to get us to the next page? :)
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Post by: elmore3003 on May 02, 2004, 12:06:29 PM
DR Jay, I know Kevin Bailey!  His companion, Jim Mellon, was the male lead in Schmidt & Jones' MIRETTE at Goodspeed in 1998.   Kevin was at that time getting ready to do Bernadette's ANNIE GET YOUR GUN.

DR Panni, I understand your dismay about remakes, but remember that the great Huston MALTESE FALCON was at least the second time the story had been adapted for the screen.  On that note, I've just come back from seeing 13 GOING ON 30 with my goddaughter; it's not quite a remake of BIG, but I actually liked it better than BIG.  I'm not a prude, but BIG lost it for me as soon as Tom Hanks had sex with Elizabeth Perkins; I kept thinking how this loss of innocence was going to affect his reversal to a 13 year-old and that kid's relationship with 13 year-old girls.  I'd never seen Jennifer Garner before, and I thought she was adorable.  Susan Egan has too small a part, and I had a good time.  There were a couple of interesting plot twists, and I think it worked rather well.
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Post by: Jennifer on May 02, 2004, 12:07:49 PM
I am officially a shopaholic.  Although most shopaholics buy expensive things they cannot afford.  Well I do the opposite.  I get great bargains on sale that I can afford.

So what does that make me?
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Post by: Jennifer on May 02, 2004, 12:09:09 PM
Oh BK, how was your ice cream with CC Brown (is that the name?) chocolate sauce?

You made it sound so good!

Btw, do you heat the sauce?
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Post by: Jennifer on May 02, 2004, 12:10:14 PM
Okay I have completed my mission.  We are on Page Three.  Time for the Page Three Dance.
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Post by: Jennifer on May 02, 2004, 12:12:43 PM

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Post by: Tomovoz on May 02, 2004, 12:18:04 PM
There were indeed subtitles for Maori dialogue in "Whale Rider" Jennifer. I was referring to the NZ English which often has strange (to Australians any way) vowel pronunciations. Fish becomes "fush" and pen becomes "pin"! Fat becomes "fet"
Title: Re:PIDDLE, TWIDDLE, AND RESOLVE
Post by: Jane on May 02, 2004, 12:19:54 PM
JoseSPiano I would much rather go to a vegetarian Indian restaurant than a vegetarian Chinese.  Not that I really need either to be strictly vegetarian as both usually have a good selection for me.

Jed how nice your shows went well. :)
Title: Re:PIDDLE, TWIDDLE, AND RESOLVE
Post by: bk on May 02, 2004, 12:33:53 PM
I worked with Kevin when I did the Hearbeats CD.

Boil water in a saucepan, stick an opened jar of C.C. Brown's therein, wait ten minutes, voila.

Title: Re:PIDDLE, TWIDDLE, AND RESOLVE
Post by: bk on May 02, 2004, 12:35:02 PM
Oh, and elmoore, your package arrived and is divoon and VERY interesting.  More I cannot say.
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Post by: bk on May 02, 2004, 12:35:41 PM
It occurs to me that if I have an especially productive posting day I might just reach four thousand posts.
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Post by: MBarnum on May 02, 2004, 12:36:47 PM
Mom's 75th surprise birthday partay was lots of fun...I really do have a nifty family if I do say so myself! Mom did confess that she was not surprised by the surprise, however. But she was very happy about it regardless..now she and my brother Allen are on there way back to Medford (we all met for breakfast this morning at the Sassy Onion in Salem).

After the partay I went partaying in Portland with my buddy Mark and a buddy of his, Terry, who is the spitting image of actor Steve Cochran! He was all hot for some guy at the bar we were at and I told Terry to go up to him and introduce himself as Steve Cochran. Terry looked at me like I was so much fish. LOL!

Didn't get home and in bed until about 3am and got up early for breakfast with the family. I am now beat! Nap time I do believe.
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Post by: elmore3003 on May 02, 2004, 12:43:40 PM
Oh, and elmoore, your package arrived and is divoon and VERY interesting.  More I cannot say.

Thank you, Dear Friend!  I look forward to talking to you about 2001 and the events!  Enjoy.

Tell dear Mr Haines how happy I am to have his recording again, and how much I look forward to seeing him sometime.  I'd forgotten how excellent the album is.

The radio is playing is playing something spectacular right now, and it's bothering me that I can't place what it is.  Tchaikovsky, I think, but as soon as it's over, Guy's going back on.
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Post by: elmore3003 on May 02, 2004, 12:51:27 PM
Well, it was Sibelius' Symphony No. 2!  Glorious finale.  Now I'm listening to Guy Haines sing "Pick Yourself Up."
Title: Re:PIDDLE, TWIDDLE, AND RESOLVE
Post by: Matt H. on May 02, 2004, 01:26:38 PM
For the life of me, I don't understand remaking something as innocuous as THE BAD NEWS BEARS. I wasn't as huge fan of the original, but there was nothing wrong with the picture the way it was.

I guess because the remake of FREAKY FRIDAY with Jamie Lee Curtis made over $100 million last year, they figure they can remake anything and have a chance for lightning to strike twice. Maybe it will, but they won't be getting any of my money, that's for sure.

I've said this before. I have no trouble with filmakers remaking something that wasn't done right the first time. It took three tries to get THE MALTESE FALCON right, but now that we have Huston's classic, I see no reason to make it again. It couldn't be bettered.
Title: Re:PIDDLE, TWIDDLE, AND RESOLVE
Post by: Matt H. on May 02, 2004, 01:31:53 PM
I watched SEABISCUIT this afternoon, and it was a very well made, pleasant film, but pretty typical of most sports movies that feature the main character overcoming some kind of adversity in order to triumph in the end. In fact, we had two main characters attempting to come back from physical ailments. Heartwarming but predictable.
Title: Re:PIDDLE, TWIDDLE, AND RESOLVE
Post by: bk on May 02, 2004, 01:51:21 PM
Oh, dear, I'm afraid this Sunday errant and truantness will not do, oh, no, it will not do.  After all, we are piddling and twiddling and resolving and we can't do it alone.  I feel some bitch-slapping a comin'.
Title: Re:PIDDLE, TWIDDLE, AND RESOLVE
Post by: Matt H. on May 02, 2004, 02:05:44 PM
Maybe folks are saving up their energy for chat.
Title: Re:PIDDLE, TWIDDLE, AND RESOLVE
Post by: Dan-in-Toronto on May 02, 2004, 02:19:39 PM
Piddling and twiddling? No - just trying to organize my papers, and I'm losing the battle.

And while we're piddling, do other dear readers agree that Bob Merrill's To Be Artistic (Henry Sweet Henry) is such an awful song that it's hard to imagine the man wrote it? Not only does he try rhyming "man" with "ram," but there's that embarrassing line in which "her (Gertrude Stein's, yet) poodle piddled in his lap." I like much of the HSW score, but that song makes me cringe.

 
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Post by: Ann on May 02, 2004, 02:35:39 PM
So many notes to read!  I just got home from a rather impromptu weekend at home.  Fun times were had.  But now I am home very briefly, and soon off to a rehearsal.  I will catch up on notes and everything when I get home this evening, I promise.  
Title: Re:PIDDLE, TWIDDLE, AND RESOLVE
Post by: George on May 02, 2004, 03:05:03 PM
Yesterday, I went to visit my ex...his birthday is Monday and mine is on Wednesday :) and I just got back a couple of hours ago.  I was catching up on all of the posts and started listening to the Sondheim concert on BBC2 Radio.  Then I noticed that a special live concert version of Sunset Boulevard with Petula Clark and Michael Ball (with not so great American accents) is on!  So that's what I'm listening to (and shh...don't tell anyone, recording) right now.  After that I'd like to record listen to the Sondheim concert.  Hopefully, I can chat and listen at the same time.
Title: Re:PIDDLE, TWIDDLE, AND RESOLVE
Post by: Jennifer on May 02, 2004, 03:18:15 PM
Where is everybody?
Title: Re:PIDDLE, TWIDDLE, AND RESOLVE
Post by: Jennifer on May 02, 2004, 03:19:36 PM
I am in the middle of watching last week's West Wing.

For some reason Alias is not on here at 7pm like it is every week.  Wonder why.
Title: Re:PIDDLE, TWIDDLE, AND RESOLVE
Post by: Jennifer on May 02, 2004, 03:20:19 PM
That hot chocolate sauce sounds simply divine!
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Post by: Jennifer on May 02, 2004, 03:21:07 PM
I think I am talking to myself. :)
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Post by: George on May 02, 2004, 03:30:12 PM
Where is everybody?

In the words of Sondheim, I'm still here.

Anyway, on Friday, I got a CD through eBay.  The original Broadway cast recording of The Human Comedy, music by Galt McDermot (composer of Hair) and lyrics by Bill Dumaresq.  The only performers that I've heard of are Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Anne Marie Bobby, Rex Smith, Kathleen Rowe McAllen and two of "The Townspeople," Donna Murphy and Cass Morgan.

On my way back from Seattle today, I stopped at Silver Platters and picked up Howard McGillin's solo CD, "Where Time Stands Still," The Musical of Musicals:  The Musical! and Anna Karenina:  The Audio Musical with Lorna Dallas and Andrea Burns (the only people on this recording that I've heard of.  I won't be able to listen to any of these until tomorrow at work.  Right now I'm listening (and recording) Sunset Boulevard then the Sondheim Concert and hopefully, tonight's chat.  After that, I'll be house-sitting for a friend for the next three weeks.  She and her fiancť have Internet so I'll be able to stay in touch with no problem.  So that's where I am. ;D
Title: Re:PIDDLE, TWIDDLE, AND RESOLVE
Post by: bk on May 02, 2004, 03:33:32 PM
Chat in a mere ninety minutes.
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Post by: bk on May 02, 2004, 03:43:45 PM
And one for Mahler.
Title: Re:PIDDLE, TWIDDLE, AND RESOLVE
Post by: elmore3003 on May 02, 2004, 03:52:35 PM

Anyway, on Friday, I got a CD through eBay.  The original Broadway cast recording of The Human Comedy, music by Galt McDermot (composer of Hair) and lyrics by Bill Dumaresq.  The only performers that I've heard of are Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Anne Marie Bobby, Rex Smith, Kathleen Rowe McAllen and two of "The Townspeople," Donna Murphy and Cass Morgan.


DR George, I saw HUMAN COMEDY at the Public and loathed  it, Im sorry to say.  Stephen Geoffries of the movie FRIGHT NIGHT was in it, along with Gordon Connell, Jane's husband.  My date and I walked into the lobby after the show and read the review from the TIMES and I said, what did he see that I didn't?  I had a friend in it, long gone from AIDS, and he was the Equity rep.
I look forward to your impressions.

Dear Friend BK, according to my clock, it's two hours and 10 minutes to Chat!
Title: Re:PIDDLE, TWIDDLE, AND RESOLVE
Post by: Robin on May 02, 2004, 04:00:29 PM
The Significant Other and myself went to see Goodbye, Lenin! today.  It's not the laff riot the trailers lead one to believe, but it's a wonderful and touching film.  You know, sometimes it's refreshing in itself to see a film in which you recognize no familiar faces.  

I was going to watch the latest episode of Star Trek: Enterprise today, but I mistakenly recorded the latest episode of Penn & Teller: Bullshit! over it.  And wouldn't you know, it's the episode the esteemed BK appears in!
Title: Re:PIDDLE, TWIDDLE, AND RESOLVE
Post by: bk on May 02, 2004, 04:21:21 PM
Chat in a mere one hundred minutes.  I was busy piddling and twiddling and got the time wrong.  Then I resolved, and now we're back where we belong, like Dolly.

I have only one question: Where in tarnation IS everyone?
Title: Re:PIDDLE, TWIDDLE, AND RESOLVE
Post by: Tomovoz on May 02, 2004, 04:42:08 PM
Back from the Tarnation post Office where I collected my copy of "Star" and my double CD of this year's Eurovison Song Contest entrants. (The contest is in 2 weeks time but all the songs are available). Will this be the year of another "Love Is Blue" or "Volare". Will the show produce another "River Dance" to drive the world insane?
I think North America misses out on this European (mostly ) production of kitch which has kept us entertained and amused since 1956. OZ even gets the delayed telecast in Prime Time. This year the final is in Istanbul (not Constantinople). It is a fair bet that Denmark will allocate it top votes to Iceland and vice versa. Last year the UK song got no votes at all!
Aren't you fascinated by all that.
(It's really all for MBarnum).
Title: Re:PIDDLE, TWIDDLE, AND RESOLVE
Post by: Jennifer on May 02, 2004, 05:05:15 PM
Wow, I am back and we're still not on Page Four. :(
Title: Re:PIDDLE, TWIDDLE, AND RESOLVE
Post by: Tomovoz on May 02, 2004, 05:06:10 PM
The excitement of my Eurovision post has brought 8 people to the board! Wow! Eight people to post.
Title: Re:PIDDLE, TWIDDLE, AND RESOLVE
Post by: Jay on May 02, 2004, 05:08:59 PM
Now we are on page four.
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Title: Re:PIDDLE, TWIDDLE, AND RESOLVE
Post by: Jay on May 02, 2004, 05:11:30 PM
Busby Berkeley:  eat your heart out.
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Post by: S. Woody White on May 02, 2004, 05:14:58 PM
Der Brucer and I were busy potting our plants.

He potted lots of tomato plants, and peppers.

I planted my herbs.  Peppermint, chives, oregano, Italian parsley, English thyme, and lavender.  I have no idea what I'm going to do with the lavender, but it will be nice to have around.

I also planted begonias and pansies.  

Isn't that all too too?
Title: Re:PIDDLE, TWIDDLE, AND RESOLVE
Post by: Jennifer on May 02, 2004, 05:15:37 PM
DR Jay: Now I am dizzy! :)
Title: Re:PIDDLE, TWIDDLE, AND RESOLVE
Post by: S. Woody White on May 02, 2004, 05:16:21 PM
Time to start working on dinner.  We're doing a beef fondue.  Acutally, beef and shrimp.  Plus we got some potato salad to go on the side, and we've some fresh tomatoes.  Yummers.
Title: Re:PIDDLE, TWIDDLE, AND RESOLVE
Post by: George on May 02, 2004, 05:16:57 PM
DR Jay: Now I am dizzy! :)

It's pretty darn cool, though!
Title: Re:PIDDLE, TWIDDLE, AND RESOLVE
Post by: William E. Lurie on May 02, 2004, 05:21:13 PM
Mufti did THE HUMAN COMEDY a few years ago and I loved it.  The score was great and the book was very faithful to the original book and the Mickey Rooney film.
Title: Re:PIDDLE, TWIDDLE, AND RESOLVE
Post by: bk on May 02, 2004, 05:34:06 PM
Chat in a mere twenty-five minutes.
Title: Re:PIDDLE, TWIDDLE, AND RESOLVE
Post by: George on May 02, 2004, 05:53:05 PM
Only 36 more posts (after this one) to tie for the day with the lowest number of posts.  (37 and we'll beat it.)  PPUUSSHH!!
Title: Re:PIDDLE, TWIDDLE, AND RESOLVE
Post by: bk on May 02, 2004, 05:59:56 PM
Chat has convened and yet I am the only piddler twiddler and resolver in there.
Title: Re:PIDDLE, TWIDDLE, AND RESOLVE
Post by: George on May 02, 2004, 06:11:44 PM
Come in to chat!  There are 9, count 'em, 9 people chatting!
Title: Re:PIDDLE, TWIDDLE, AND RESOLVE
Post by: George on May 02, 2004, 06:38:59 PM
There were 12 people in the chat room (just before I left)!  Come on and join in the fun!
Title: Re:PIDDLE, TWIDDLE, AND RESOLVE
Post by: Danise on May 02, 2004, 06:47:51 PM
Hi all!

I was going to take it easy today and veg but that isnít what happened.  I did every thing from walk and wash the dogs to wrangling the new chair into the house to putting a park bench together for the front yard.  Next Sunday I shall veg for sure.  Errr, wait thatís Mothers Day.  Well, Iíll veg AFTER I take Mom out to dinner.  If I can get her to go.  

Thank you for the good wishes, Dan-in-Toronto and Elmore3003.  Iím sure Iíll be ok.  I copied and pasted your posts to my PDA as well.  

I am looking forward to the bakery shops.  Iíve been told they are very, very good.  No diet for me when I go on vacationĖanything goes!  I donít think Iíll gain to much weight with all of the walking Iíll be doing anyway.  

Iím not into drinking but I do think I will have a soda or two while Iím out.  Sprite or 7 up sounds really good!

I donít know if I posted this or not.  I know I thought about it but with everything that happened with the computer and all I honestly donít remember.  I found some stuff in a cute package shaped like a foot call ďRelaxing Tired Leg GelĒ.  I remember that Jose said something about wanting a foot bath from all the walking he did while in NYC so when I saw it, I thought, ďWhy not.  It might just help.Ē  It states on the package ďAfter a long day on your feet, uplift your spirit from the tired toes up.  Soothing & cooling, our natural morello cherry & iced mint Tired Leg Gel will give lasting relief for tired, aching & heavy legs & feet and put the spring back in your step.Ē


Iíll let you know how it works.  

I also picked up some ďNo DozeĒ and Tylenol PM.  Donít panic, I know not to take them both at the same time but you know how tired I get so easy.  I thought it might help.  On another night I might not be able to sleep.   Hard to imagine that, I know,  but....
Title: Re:PIDDLE, TWIDDLE, AND RESOLVE
Post by: bk on May 02, 2004, 06:53:39 PM
What is this, Sunday all of a sudden?  
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Post by: Jane on May 02, 2004, 07:10:27 PM
Iíve got lots to do before our trip so Iím lurking more than posting.
Title: Re:PIDDLE, TWIDDLE, AND RESOLVE
Post by: Jane on May 02, 2004, 07:14:26 PM
Goodnight.  Have a nice evening.

Tomovoz, I guess I should say have a nice day. :)
Title: Re:PIDDLE, TWIDDLE, AND RESOLVE
Post by: S. Woody White on May 02, 2004, 07:19:22 PM
What do coprophiliacs like the least about international air travel?

The doody-free shops.
Title: Re:PIDDLE, TWIDDLE, AND RESOLVE
Post by: S. Woody White on May 02, 2004, 07:30:44 PM
Alias was fairly good tonight.  Too bad I can't spoil to the west-coasters about how Vaughn...uh, can't say, can I!

We had our beef and shrimp fondue while watching.  That electric fondue pot has turned out to be a great investment.  The thermostat keeps whatever is cooking from getting too hot, be it the cheese or oil.  And it's a relaxing way to eat, because the food doesn't get cold on the plate, so the pacing is easier.

A couple of tricks with the shrimp.  First, get them from a really good fishmonger.  We've found a good one, never have to worry about freshness.  Second, when prepping the shrimp, it pays to a) cut through the back of the shells first - I use a small pair of scissors, the sort normally used for trimming moustaches, that kind of thing.  B) Devein the shrimp underwater - the veins don't stick to everything that way.  C) Cutting through the backs of the shells makes them easier to remove - but save the shells for making stock someday.  D) Let the shrimp sit in the refrigerator for a few hours before cooking, covered in well-salted water.  Believe me, this makes the shrimp taste better when you cook them.
Title: Re:PIDDLE, TWIDDLE, AND RESOLVE
Post by: Matt H. on May 02, 2004, 07:55:06 PM
This was one of the few ALIAS episodes of the season that I was really disappointed in. I found much of the writing lazy and events WAY too convenient. The show has always been over the top and outrageous, but for some reason tonight, I just didn't want to buy what they were handing me. Very disappointing, and the season finale is the next episode (albeit three weeks from now.)
Title: Re:PIDDLE, TWIDDLE, AND RESOLVE
Post by: Matt H. on May 02, 2004, 07:58:33 PM
Before it came on, I very much enjoyed DRACULA'S DAUGHTER from the DRACULA LEGACY COLLECTION. This was my first time seeing this film, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. The transfer was very beautiful, too, with the print used in quite good shape. I only noticed a few age-related artifacts. Most of it was grand: sharp, clean, with wonderful contrast setting up such suitable atmosphere.
Title: Re:PIDDLE, TWIDDLE, AND RESOLVE
Post by: bk on May 02, 2004, 08:13:10 PM
Man, we iz drooping here tonight.  Oh, well, maybe we'll have a mini-frenzy or maybe we'll achieve a new low - either way be fine.
Title: Re:PIDDLE, TWIDDLE, AND RESOLVE
Post by: Matt H. on May 02, 2004, 08:21:53 PM
Well, look at it this way, there have been three previous days with terrific numbers, and there are choice psots EVERY day of the week.


Psots? Is that the same as posts?  :)
Title: Re:PIDDLE, TWIDDLE, AND RESOLVE
Post by: Panni on May 02, 2004, 08:25:33 PM
I have nothing much to say, so I'll just Psot to say hello. Hello.
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Post by: Tomovoz on May 02, 2004, 08:27:54 PM
Some of the psots have indeed been wonderful. I shall await the late night West Coast frenzy.
It is only lunch time here.
Title: Re:PIDDLE, TWIDDLE, AND RESOLVE
Post by: Tomovoz on May 02, 2004, 08:28:58 PM
A great psot too Panni. Full of hidden meaning. Hello from OZ.
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Post by: Tomovoz on May 02, 2004, 08:30:02 PM
Reminder: Have you tracked down any of those Stephen Poliakov Works yet.
"Shooting The Past" is a gem.
Title: Re:PIDDLE, TWIDDLE, AND RESOLVE
Post by: bk on May 02, 2004, 08:33:09 PM
I have no prob whether we achieve a new low or not.  I used to have a prob but I got over it.  Of course, if we achieve a new low I will personally thank all those who helped by bitch-slapping them from here to eternity and hell and back.  They will be sleeping with the fishes.
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Post by: bk on May 02, 2004, 08:33:39 PM
And, of course, we had the best Saturday we've had in ages yesterday, so there you are.
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Post by: bk on May 02, 2004, 08:33:58 PM
It's VERY hot here, still.  Unbearably hot.
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Post by: bk on May 02, 2004, 08:34:46 PM
Ooh (hoo, spelled backwards) - thirteen more posts and I pass a new plateau - 4,000 posts.  
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Post by: Tomovoz on May 02, 2004, 08:34:52 PM
I trust it will be with the "Big Fish" Did you manage with the rest of the DVD?
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Post by: bk on May 02, 2004, 08:35:10 PM
Ooh (hoo, spelled backwards), page five.
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Post by: Tomovoz on May 02, 2004, 08:35:53 PM
And if you manage the 13 posts today we will not have achieved a new low!
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Post by: TCB on May 02, 2004, 08:55:10 PM
There were indeed subtitles for Maori dialogue in "Whale Rider" Jennifer. I was referring to the NZ English which often has strange (to Australians any way) vowel pronunciations. Fish becomes "fush" and pen becomes "pin"! Fat becomes "fet"

It's funny you should mention that, Tomovoz.  In the Pacific Northwest, none of us had any trouble understanding the dialogue in WHALE RIDER.
Title: Re:PIDDLE, TWIDDLE, AND RESOLVE
Post by: bk on May 02, 2004, 08:55:33 PM
Oh, so it's up to me, eh?  Well, fine then, I shall be my own posting frenzy.
Title: Re:PIDDLE, TWIDDLE, AND RESOLVE
Post by: Tomovoz on May 02, 2004, 09:04:09 PM
You probably saw "While Rader" TCB. I assume that other NZ film "Once were Warriors" was  thought to be about Worriers in the NW..

Back later.
(or earlier).
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Post by: bk on May 02, 2004, 09:11:40 PM
It is so hot in my house it's ridiculous.  I haven't turned on the air because it's my belief that the rotting corpse of the Dead Rodent is lying somewhere near a vent or even in the pipes of the unit.  But, I'm going to have to turn it on now and leave for a half-hour or I won't be able to sleep.  I mean, it must be eighty-five degrees out right now.  Horrid.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on May 02, 2004, 09:31:38 PM
Good Evening!

What an interesting day...

Well, I went to my uncle - aka, the doctor - and he checked me out, and, sure enough, something was/is wrong.  It's nothing major, but I am back on two anti-biotics - thankfully, they're low-level, and they don't seem to be upsetting my stomach.  Ah, well...

After running around the apartment like mad trying to get my laundry folded, clothes packed, dishes washed, trash trashed, etc., I headed in for the matinee.  It was the first time in a while that I had driven in for the matinee, and I was beginning to regret that I had when I came upon my usual exit into downtown D.C. and it was closed off for road work.  Thankfully, the detour was not much of one, but then I had to deal with finding a parking space.  I came across a few close calls, but after some perserverance I ended up with a very nice space just a few steps from the stage door.  Very nice indeed.

We had a good matinee today.  And everyone seemed to have that "end of the work week" energy.  It was riff-city on stage - thankfully, riffing works for/in this show.  It was not a full house - the matinees have been strangely not full ??? - but they were very appreciative.

*And for those interested in seeing the show - Ford's is now offering 2 for 1 tickets for all remaining matinees.  However, I can also get 1/2 price house seats for any show for anyone.   :D

There were two young ladies in the front row - two sisters - and watching them made me feel very good about the world.  From what I could tell, one of the young women had some sort of physical and/or mental disability.  Her sister walked her to her seat holding her hand, made sure she was comfortable, and even read the program to her.  They were great audience members.  And I believe both young ladies were yound ladies - in their teens.  Nice to know that that kind of love and devotion exists in today's world.

After the matinee, I got in my car and started the drive back to Richmond.  There were a few minor traffic delays - the usual for a Sunday afternoon - but I made good time.  I stopped over at Steve's new place - which I hadn't seen yet - and then we headed over to Chili's for some dinner with his new apartment-mate.

It was so nice being social again.  With being sick for the past few weeks, I just haven't had the energy to hang out with the cast, and it was nice just to be at a dinner table with someone other than myself tonight.  -Yes, I know, that sounds kind of pitiful.  Well... after dinner - which was surprisingly good for Chili's/chain food - we headed back to the apartment to watch some TV.  Again, it was just nice spending time with people - even if we were all just glued to the TV set.  And it's still nice spending time with Steve - I'm so happy we've remained close friends.  He provided some good moral support for me when I was at my "sickest" two weeks ago.  So after watching "While You Were Out", and "Queer As Folk", I headed back to my place... and now I'm bed typing away on my laptop.

DR SWW - Yes, brined shrimp are the way to go!  *Next time you may want to add some spices to the brine - a few sliced cloves of garlic, some lemon zest, etc.  And the brining also insure the shrimp cook evenly.

DR Jay - I thought the same thing when I conducted Jekyll & Hyde a few summers ago.  But, hey, I did love having a 21 piece orchestra under my baton.  That was truly an amazing experience!  -And such, nice, semi-overblown orchestrations too! ;)

RE: The Human Comedy - I conducted this show two summers ago.  I will say it took a while - the rehearsal period - for it to truly grow on me.  Part of it was Galt's music (even parts of Hair still don't sit well with me), part of it was Demaresq's lyrics (whatever happened to him?), and part of it was the structure of the show.  But all in all, I came to love the show.  And that ending is truly heartbreaking - and with what is going on now in the world...  Hmmm... Maybe it's time to pull my recording out... Hmmm.. Or even the (sssh) video of our production.. Hmm...  *And I have to say, "Long Past Sunset" is one of my favorite underrated songs.  -And then when the mother sings her reprise... :'(

Well, I need to get to bed.  I have a follow up in the morning with my doctor here in Richmond.  Hopefully, it will be my last one.  Keep your fingers crossed!

Goodnight.
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Post by: bk on May 02, 2004, 09:34:15 PM
Air is on - it was eighty-one degrees in here.  It will be cooler shortly, as the air works very fast.
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Post by: MBarnum on May 02, 2004, 09:47:09 PM
Hmmm...there is a DVD megapack of comedies being released in June. It will have the usual public domain films that you see on DVD all the time like HIS GIRL FRIDAY, MY MAN GODFREY, etc....but there is one title I have not seen on DVD...LIL ABNER!!! It will be interesting to see which LIL ABNER this one will be!

Here is the sight:
http://www.dvdmegapacks.com/ (http://www.dvdmegapacks.com/)
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Post by: bk on May 02, 2004, 09:48:08 PM
It's the PD Li'l Abner with Buster Keaton.  I've actually never seen it.

Ahhhh, the air conditioning is working its wonders.  

Countdown to 4000 posts.
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Post by: bk on May 02, 2004, 10:07:28 PM
I guess it's up to me.  Me and Mahler.
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Post by: bk on May 02, 2004, 10:08:06 PM
It's cooling off nicely.  Why nicely gets to be cool before me is another story.
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Post by: bk on May 02, 2004, 10:08:19 PM
What am I, doing a monologue?
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Post by: Panni on May 02, 2004, 10:21:19 PM
Reminder: Have you tracked down any of those Stephen Poliakov Works yet.
"Shooting The Past" is a gem.

Thanks for the reminder, tomovoz. I'll make a note and do it.
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Post by: Panni on May 02, 2004, 10:26:15 PM
Feel better soon, Jose. That was a lovely story about the two sisters.
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Post by: Jay on May 02, 2004, 10:30:37 PM
I really do not like sleeping with the a/c on, but I don't think I have a choice tonight.  Not only is it hot, there is no breeze to speak of.  If it's like this now, what will August bring?
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Post by: Jay on May 02, 2004, 10:43:04 PM
I saw a charming little play tonight at the Colony Theatre in beautiful downtown Burbank, Dear Readers, called The Drawer Boy.  It was quite a contrast with my theatre excursion last night, as The Drawer Boy is a three-character drama in which no one dies, no live flames appear on the stage and the dimension of human character is tenderly explored.

Set in 1972, Miles, an acting student, conducting research for a play, stays with two farmers who run a farm in Ontario (Canada, not San Bernardino County) to observe them and generally help out with the animals and crops.  The two farmers, Angus and Morgan, have been friends since boyhood, went to war together and now toil to live off their farm.  Angus--who in his youth loved to draw house plans and hence the play's title--suffered a serious head injury during the war that left him with chronic memory loss (both long- and short-term), and Morgan has obligingly looked after him since.

Indeed, not much happens in the play, but Miles' arrival does precipitate some looking within on the part of both farmers that would never have happened without him.  At times quite funny, it is a very tender story very well acted by the three players.
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Post by: Jay on May 02, 2004, 10:50:03 PM
And now I must bid adieu

To yieu and yieu and yieu!

Goooood Niiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiight!
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Post by: Jrand69 on May 02, 2004, 10:51:10 PM
Frost warning here tonight....in MAY!  It must be because MR BK turned on his air conditioning in California!
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Post by: Charles Pogue on May 02, 2004, 10:55:49 PM
Danssse, Sssalome! (Posted only so I won't be bitch-slapped)
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Post by: bk on May 02, 2004, 11:09:49 PM
Whew, saved yourself a bitch-slapping.  Tell Julieanne that shredded chicken stuff was the berries.  Conversely, tell her the berries was the shredded chicken.
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Post by: bk on May 02, 2004, 11:10:17 PM
I feel a post comin' on...
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Post by: bk on May 02, 2004, 11:10:43 PM
I feel a milestone comin' on...
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Post by: bk on May 02, 2004, 11:11:24 PM
4000 posts.  What do you think of THAT?
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Post by: Tomovoz on May 02, 2004, 11:14:54 PM
Congratulations BK. Guy will be pleased that you visit his site so much!
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Post by: Charles Pogue on May 02, 2004, 11:22:00 PM
Not only was the shredded (b-b-qued) chicken the berries, it was devoured.  You should have taken the offer of a carry-out plate when you had the chance.  Should have stayed too...playing Frankie Laine cowboy songs into the wee hours of the night was probably a lot more fun than MAN ON FIRE.
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Post by: S. Woody White on May 02, 2004, 11:47:31 PM
Here's to our esteemed BK,
[size=20]THE OCTO-GOD![/size]
Title: Re:PIDDLE, TWIDDLE, AND RESOLVE
Post by: S. Woody White on May 02, 2004, 11:48:38 PM
I'm regrettably going to wussburger outta here, since I've a shrinkage appointment early tomorrow...uh, today.
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Post by: Panni on May 02, 2004, 11:56:10 PM
Last post of today?
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Post by: Panni on May 02, 2004, 11:56:31 PM
Page six!