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Title: THE END OF THE WORLD THAT WASN'T
Post by: bk on May 22, 2011, 12:06:01 AM
Well, you've read the notes, the notes were scintillating and serene, and now it is time for you to post until the serene cows come home.
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Post by: bk on May 22, 2011, 12:06:49 AM
And the word of the day is: NEONISM!
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Post by: Ben on May 22, 2011, 04:12:32 AM
Morning all.

That is all.
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Post by: Ben on May 22, 2011, 04:12:47 AM
Back to the regular up at 6ish schedule.
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Post by: elmore3003 on May 22, 2011, 04:21:18 AM
Good morning, all! The world didn't end, a lot of folk have egg on ther faces, DR cillaliz has removed her hat, and the world goes round. I dreamed last night that BK was stepping in to produce one session of the Herbert songs because our producer Judy was unavalable. RebeccaLiker and Patrick Carfizzi were also in my dream, and we seemed to be recording in a high school gymnasium.

DR MBarnum, while I do pray daily for God to repair your deficiences, curb your erotomania, and get you laid, my life would be so much sadder if I could not be daily shocked by one of your grammatical, intellectual, or tasteful lapses. I wasn't praying for you to be one of the chosen, because I would miss you. How much duller my life would be!

Today, I overslept by thirty minutes, and I wasn't put of bed until 6:30. I am off to Toyland to harmonize a carol "People, Look East" at the piano, copy out the final lead sheet, and cart everything back here for tomorrow's rehearsal, wich is at 96th Street.

I'll check in from Toyland.
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Post by: Ginny on May 22, 2011, 04:36:59 AM
Sunday morning greetings!  I am not on my way to Lima today, because I have a dispensation from the Vicar.  My mother wanted to go on a seniors bus trip to Columbus for some vaudeville-type show and couldn't get any of her friends to go along.  I don't know anything about the company, but will post details upon return this evening.
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Post by: Ginny on May 22, 2011, 04:37:46 AM
Congratulations to DR The Vixter and her choirmates on their big wins and to DR Vixmom for surviving the trip!
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Post by: elmore3003 on May 22, 2011, 05:16:12 AM
Greetings from Toyland!  I hope to be home by noon. I hope I beat the rain!
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Post by: John G. on May 22, 2011, 05:30:15 AM
Good morning, all.
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Post by: John G. on May 22, 2011, 05:32:06 AM
My cousin Caroline from Birmingham, Alabama, was in town for a convention and we got together for a few hours. It' was fun. Haven't seen her or anyone else from Dad's side of the family for 12 years. I showed her around a tiny bit, we had a wonderful seafood dinner and then went to see the Symphony because there was an extra ticket. All in all quite pleasant.
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Post by: Jrand70 on May 22, 2011, 05:33:43 AM
Noon vibes for DR ELMORE.
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Post by: Jrand70 on May 22, 2011, 05:34:22 AM
Travel vibes for DR GINNY.

Is DR FJL still in D.C.?
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Post by: Jrand70 on May 22, 2011, 05:35:07 AM
I wonder what MR BK will do with the $5000 he just saved?

I have been looking at the Kathy N autographs sent to DR GEORGE.....nice.
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Post by: Jrand70 on May 22, 2011, 05:35:23 AM
I just won $20 on a scratch off ticket.
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Post by: Druxy on May 22, 2011, 05:56:03 AM
I watched KILL THE IRISHMAN last night, ostensibly the true story of Cleveland mobster Danny Greene.

It was an entertaining gangster movie, but not great.  Too much plot and not enough characterization and texture.

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Post by: Michael on May 22, 2011, 05:58:27 AM
For all those in NYC....

Have you been following the musicians union protesting at the Palace Theater over the canned music used in Priscilla? The producers said that if they lose they will hire the musician but they will "sit on the hands".
Title: Re: THE END OF THE WORLD THAT WASN'T
Post by: Ginny on May 22, 2011, 05:59:51 AM
We had some internet glitchiness for a while and now it's time for me to sign off for the day.

Vibes to all!
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Post by: Jennifer on May 22, 2011, 06:41:39 AM
DR Laura, I guess those ladies that you will miss are not the trouble-maker ladies. :)
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Post by: Jennifer on May 22, 2011, 06:42:49 AM
It says it doesn't matter whether i take my meds with food. But I wonder if it would make a difference. I have been taking them without food and they are making me so tired. But they are not supposed to. Maybe they are going through my system differently because my stomach is empty?
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Post by: Laura on May 22, 2011, 06:57:47 AM
Jennifer, I think you are tired because you are sick. I take the same thing when I get sick. It's a standard old antibiotic.

And, yes, this is a different theater than the one with Lilah and her friends.
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Post by: ArnoldMBrockman on May 22, 2011, 07:34:51 AM
And the word of the day is: NEONISM!

And The Song Of The Day Is:  NEW WORDS

A Beautiful Song By Maury Yeston
Title: Re: THE END OF THE WORLD THAT WASN'T
Post by: JMK on May 22, 2011, 07:38:55 AM
KILL THE IRISHMAN is sitting here in a big pile of BDs I have been sent that I don't actually have to review, so I will get around to ti some day, month or year.  :)
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Post by: JoseSPiano on May 22, 2011, 07:40:19 AM
Good Morning!

I'm up, I'm up... And I'm really trying to stay awake. I just wish it wasn't so gray outside. Again.
Title: Re: THE END OF THE WORLD THAT WASN'T
Post by: JoseSPiano on May 22, 2011, 07:48:37 AM
For all those in NYC....

Have you been following the musicians union protesting at the Palace Theater over the canned music used in Priscilla? The producers said that if they lose they will hire the musician but they will "sit on the hands".

DR Michael S - First of all, the Priscilla situation is not, in the bigger picture, just an NYC issue.

As for my thoughts on the issue, well...

I think the AFM needs to focus more on the revivals that come in using greatly reduced orchestrations and orchestras. If the AFM wins this case, and the producers are able to hire "walkers" - which were eliminated in the last big contract negotiation, that will surely just open up another can of worms by making the hiring of "walkers" a possibility again.

I think the reason so much attention is being paid to Priscilla is because it's at The Palace and that's where the revival of West Side Story played - and that was the production that invoked it's "cut list" after opening. -And the "cut list" is something the AFM somehow approved in the first place. ???

Now, if the AFM does win, I wonder if they'll try to get Mamma Mia! to do the same thing. Mamma Mia! is in the Winter Garden. It was granted a dispensation to use a less musicians than the required minimum... And there are a lot of horn and string samples in the Keyboard 3 and 4 books.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on May 22, 2011, 07:51:35 AM
Anyhoo....

Cranberries!
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Post by: JoseSPiano on May 22, 2011, 07:52:17 AM
DR Ginny - Safe Travels to you and your Mother today. -And I hope you both have a wonderful time.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on May 22, 2011, 07:54:05 AM
Oh...

I just received a very brief email from DR FJL...

He's still in DC. Alas, he's not been able to log on to HHW via the hotel's internet system.

That is/was all.
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Post by: John G. on May 22, 2011, 07:59:57 AM
I just won $20 on a scratch off ticket.
Congrats.
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Post by: elmore3003 on May 22, 2011, 08:38:24 AM
11:35 and I just finished the books for the actors for tomorrow. I can now head home!
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Post by: elmore3003 on May 22, 2011, 08:39:01 AM
And the word of the day is: NEONISM!

And The Song Of The Day Is:  NEW WORDS

A Beautiful Song By Maury Yeston

I know it well!
Title: Re: THE END OF THE WORLD THAT WASN'T
Post by: Jrand70 on May 22, 2011, 09:08:12 AM
And the word of the day is: NEONISM!

And The Song Of The Day Is:  NEW WORDS

A Beautiful Song By Maury Yeston

It's my favorite song to perform in sign language!
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Post by: elmore3003 on May 22, 2011, 09:24:47 AM
DR JohnG, I hope your package got to you.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on May 22, 2011, 10:02:01 AM
And...

Good Afternoon!
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Post by: JoseSPiano on May 22, 2011, 10:02:37 AM
And...

Now I need to get ready to head out of the apartment for a bit.

Laters...
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Post by: vixmom on May 22, 2011, 10:46:18 AM
Elmore -

 I like the carol /hymn  People Look East a lot --- we sing it every Advent but it is not a well known carol
Title: Re: THE END OF THE WORLD THAT WASN'T
Post by: Jane on May 22, 2011, 10:54:18 AM
Congratulations to DR The Vixter and her choirmates on their big wins and to DR Vixmom for surviving the trip!


DITTO!!!
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Post by: Jane on May 22, 2011, 10:56:58 AM
My aunt, my mother's younger sister, is 87 today.  She is active & doing great, as is her 91 year old husband. :)
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Post by: Jane on May 22, 2011, 10:57:20 AM
My cousin Caroline from Birmingham, Alabama, was in town for a convention and we got together for a few hours. It' was fun. Haven't seen her or anyone else from Dad's side of the family for 12 years. I showed her around a tiny bit, we had a wonderful seafood dinner and then went to see the Symphony because there was an extra ticket. All in all quite pleasant.

:)
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Post by: vixmom on May 22, 2011, 11:00:22 AM
Ginny thanks for the congratulations - the trip was a lot o fun and I am so glad I went along -  no retelling of the tale  could have possibly reproduced the feeling of sitting there in that stadium as the awards were announced  -  I was sitting with the Vixter and her friends - all members of the chorus - and she and  all of her female friends are also members of the women's choir

As they announced 5th place, 4th place, 3rd place and our school was not named  the held hands were squeezed tightly , breaths were held ... 2nd place not us..........a loooooooooooooooong pause...


First place with a rating of "superior " goes to ................................................. .........................(I finally know what the finalists in Miss America feel like)................................................. ................."Insert our school name here"

Absolute pandemonium - one of the chorus dads who was with us had tears streaming down his cheeks - the kids were besides them selves with joy  and (this  made me so very proud of the kids)   within seconds they had all turned from where they stood  and faced their music director, applauding her and shouting "thank you Mrs. L......."  "We love you Mrs L!!.".


and then we got to do it allover again for the women's choir!


and when they announced that our school won for all over best choir of any type - oh. my. goodness.



trip to Hershey Music In the Parks Festival  $200 per person


food at rest areas along the way $ 8  per person


being there when they win the awards--- PRICELESS!! 

 
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Post by: vixmom on May 22, 2011, 11:01:13 AM
happy birthday  to Jane's aunt!
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Post by: Jane on May 22, 2011, 11:02:17 AM
Jennifer, amoxicillin may be taken with food.  it might help your stomach symptoms.  antibiotics always bother me.
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Post by: vixmom on May 22, 2011, 11:03:21 AM
we had church this morning so time to get some stuff done around here
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Post by: vixmom on May 22, 2011, 11:03:40 AM
Trip vibes for Ginny & her Mom!
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Post by: Jane on May 22, 2011, 11:04:49 AM
DR Vixmom, PRICELESS & EXCITING!!! I'm so glad you could be there. :)
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Post by: Jane on May 22, 2011, 11:07:07 AM
happy birthday  to Jane's aunt!

thank you.
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Post by: bk on May 22, 2011, 11:25:09 AM
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Post by: bk on May 22, 2011, 11:25:23 AM
I'm up after a very needed and good night's sleep.
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Post by: elmore3003 on May 22, 2011, 11:25:25 AM
Elmore -

 I like the carol /hymn  People Look East a lot --- we sing it every Advent but it is not a well known carol

It's the same tune as the French carol "Shepherds, Shake Off Your Drowsy Sleep," but the imagery of "People, Look East" fits our show well, and it begins the piece. I'm starting to get very excited about the whole thing, and I think it's going to be fun. I've arranged for the tomorrow's rehearsal the following:
  West Virginia Mine Disaster
  People, Look East
  Sing, All Men/Ring the Christ Church Bells
  I Wish I Was Single Again (Men and Women's versions)
  Christmas Time's A-Comin'
  It's The Goold Old Mountain Dew
  Beautiful Star of Bethlehem
  How Far Is It To Bethlehem?
  The six songs in the "Appalachian Carols" arrangement I wrote for my Dad

Then we've gt eight pieces that need to be arranged and dictated by the staging, so I'm giving the actors photocopies from various carol and other song books.

 
 
Title: Re: THE END OF THE WORLD THAT WASN'T
Post by: bk on May 22, 2011, 11:26:18 AM
So, who are these people who have egg on their faces from the end of the world that wasn't?  As I said, I stayed away from reading about it or listening to the news.  Someone recount who these people are and how many took them seriously.
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Post by: elmore3003 on May 22, 2011, 11:26:33 AM
Ginny thanks for the congratulations - the trip was a lot o fun and I am so glad I went along -  no retelling of the tale  could have possibly reproduced the feeling of sitting there in that stadium as the awards were announced  -  I was sitting with the Vixter and her friends - all members of the chorus - and she and  all of her female friends are also members of the women's choir

As they announced 5th place, 4th place, 3rd place and our school was not named  the held hands were squeezed tightly , breaths were held ... 2nd place not us..........a loooooooooooooooong pause...


First place with a rating of "superior " goes to ................................................. .........................(I finally know what the finalists in Miss America feel like)................................................. ................."Insert our school name here"

Absolute pandemonium - one of the chorus dads who was with us had tears streaming down his cheeks - the kids were besides them selves with joy  and (this  made me so very proud of the kids)   within seconds they had all turned from where they stood  and faced their music director, applauding her and shouting "thank you Mrs. L......."  "We love you Mrs L!!.".


and then we got to do it allover again for the women's choir!


and when they announced that our school won for all over best choir of any type - oh. my. goodness.



trip to Hershey Music In the Parks Festival  $200 per person


food at rest areas along the way $ 8  per person


being there when they win the awards--- PRICELESS!! 


This is so exciting! What a great thing to have been there.
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Post by: elmore3003 on May 22, 2011, 11:30:22 AM
So, who are these people who have egg on their faces from the end of the world that wasn't?  As I said, I stayed away from reading about it or listening to the news.  Someone recount who these people are and how many took them seriously.

Many fools did. There were parents who'd stopped putting money into their children's college funds because they wouldlfn't live to see college, there was a man interviewed on the news who's spent around $40,000 of his retirement funds for ephemera on the event and REPENT FOR THE END IS AT HAND brochures, there were parents who'd told their children they were going to die yesterday. Since I shy away from street preachers and other assorted loonies, I only get thingson the tv.
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Post by: ArnoldMBrockman on May 22, 2011, 11:31:08 AM
Vixmom and Vixter et al


C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S  ! ! !
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Post by: elmore3003 on May 22, 2011, 11:31:59 AM
I think I will go to Staples and rid myself of this carton of empty ink cartridges.
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Post by: elmore3003 on May 22, 2011, 11:55:16 AM
I'm back!

I took 50 empty cartridges to the store, and they only offer credit for 20/month. Since I had no urge to schlep back 30 cartridges, I left them all and got a store credit of $100, which will use to pay for the paper to print the final EILEEN scores.
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Post by: elmore3003 on May 22, 2011, 12:03:33 PM
I think I'm going to begin this medieval epic on DVD, PILLARS OF THE EARTH. I'm too groggy to accomplish much else today.
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Post by: TCB on May 22, 2011, 12:04:10 PM
The whole "world is coming to an end" yesterday was just stupid.

Everyone know the world ends in December 2012.
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Post by: elmore3003 on May 22, 2011, 12:05:04 PM
The whole "world is coming to an end" yesterday was just stupid.

Everyone know the world ends in December 2012.

My world ended several years ago!
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Post by: TCB on May 22, 2011, 12:20:07 PM
For all those in NYC....

Have you been following the musicians union protesting at the Palace Theater over the canned music used in Priscilla? The producers said that if they lose they will hire the musician but they will "sit on the hands".

DR Michael S - First of all, the Priscilla situation is not, in the bigger picture, just an NYC issue.

As for my thoughts on the issue, well...

I think the AFM needs to focus more on the revivals that come in using greatly reduced orchestrations and orchestras. If the AFM wins this case, and the producers are able to hire "walkers" - which were eliminated in the last big contract negotiation, that will surely just open up another can of worms by making the hiring of "walkers" a possibility again.

I think the reason so much attention is being paid to Priscilla is because it's at The Palace and that's where the revival of West Side Story played - and that was the production that invoked it's "cut list" after opening. -And the "cut list" is something the AFM somehow approved in the first place. ???

Now, if the AFM does win, I wonder if they'll try to get Mamma Mia! to do the same thing. Mamma Mia! is in the Winter Garden. It was granted a dispensation to use a less musicians than the required minimum... And there are a lot of horn and string samples in the Keyboard 3 and 4 books.


MAMMA MIA is still playing on Broadway?
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Post by: TCB on May 22, 2011, 12:28:16 PM
Ginny thanks for the congratulations - the trip was a lot o fun and I am so glad I went along -  no retelling of the tale  could have possibly reproduced the feeling of sitting there in that stadium as the awards were announced  -  I was sitting with the Vixter and her friends - all members of the chorus - and she and  all of her female friends are also members of the women's choir

As they announced 5th place, 4th place, 3rd place and our school was not named  the held hands were squeezed tightly , breaths were held ... 2nd place not us..........a loooooooooooooooong pause...


First place with a rating of "superior " goes to ................................................. .........................(I finally know what the finalists in Miss America feel like)................................................. ................."Insert our school name here"

Absolute pandemonium - one of the chorus dads who was with us had tears streaming down his cheeks - the kids were besides them selves with joy  and (this  made me so very proud of the kids)   within seconds they had all turned from where they stood  and faced their music director, applauding her and shouting "thank you Mrs. L......."  "We love you Mrs L!!.".


and then we got to do it allover again for the women's choir!


and when they announced that our school won for all over best choir of any type - oh. my. goodness.



trip to Hershey Music In the Parks Festival  $200 per person


food at rest areas along the way $ 8  per person


being there when they win the awards--- PRICELESS!! 

 

Wow, that was a goosebump post!
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Post by: Jrand70 on May 22, 2011, 12:29:06 PM
Lots of loud thunder around here!
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Post by: TCB on May 22, 2011, 12:32:10 PM
Page Three!
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Post by: TCB on May 22, 2011, 12:32:47 PM
Lots of loud thunder around here!

No, that is just my stomach growling.
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Post by: Ben on May 22, 2011, 12:58:33 PM
Yes, Mama Mia is still running on Broadway. It's now on TKTS (half-price) but that doesn't mean it won't be around for many more years. Chicago is still running (since 1996) and I think the TKTS tickets are part of what keeps it running.
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Post by: Matthew on May 22, 2011, 01:02:31 PM
For all those in NYC....

Have you been following the musicians union protesting at the Palace Theater over the canned music used in Priscilla? The producers said that if they lose they will hire the musician but they will "sit on the hands".

I had thought that Priscilla was using live musicians, and the issue was they were not using the amount of musicians required for the Palace Theatre.  But all the music was indeed live.
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Post by: John G. on May 22, 2011, 01:11:29 PM
Congrats, Vixter and Vixmon. Great story.
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Post by: John G. on May 22, 2011, 01:12:58 PM
Elmore -

 I like the carol /hymn  People Look East a lot --- we sing it every Advent but it is not a well known carol

It's the same tune as the French carol "Shepherds, Shake Off Your Drowsy Sleep," but the imagery of "People, Look East" fits our show well, and it begins the piece. I'm starting to get very excited about the whole thing, and I think it's going to be fun. I've arranged for the tomorrow's rehearsal the following:
  West Virginia Mine Disaster
  People, Look East
  Sing, All Men/Ring the Christ Church Bells
  I Wish I Was Single Again (Men and Women's versions)
  Christmas Time's A-Comin'
  It's The Goold Old Mountain Dew
  Beautiful Star of Bethlehem
  How Far Is It To Bethlehem?
  The six songs in the "Appalachian Carols" arrangement I wrote for my Dad

Then we've gt eight pieces that need to be arranged and dictated by the staging, so I'm giving the actors photocopies from various carol and other song books.

 
 

This sounds like it's going to be a wonderful piece when it's finished. And it's proof your world didn't end years ago. Or last night, either.
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Post by: John G. on May 22, 2011, 01:13:56 PM
DR JohnG, I hope your package got to you.
The package arrived and it felt like Christmas Part II (Part I being the earlier package you sent a couple of months ago.)
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Post by: John G. on May 22, 2011, 01:14:46 PM
My aunt, my mother's younger sister, is 87 today.  She is active & doing great, as is her 91 year old husband. :)
Happy, happy!
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Post by: TCB on May 22, 2011, 01:22:00 PM
Birthday wishes to DR Jane's Aunt!
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Post by: elmore3003 on May 22, 2011, 01:22:37 PM
Elmore -

 I like the carol /hymn  People Look East a lot --- we sing it every Advent but it is not a well known carol

It's the same tune as the French carol "Shepherds, Shake Off Your Drowsy Sleep," but the imagery of "People, Look East" fits our show well, and it begins the piece. I'm starting to get very excited about the whole thing, and I think it's going to be fun. I've arranged for the tomorrow's rehearsal the following:
  West Virginia Mine Disaster
  People, Look East
  Sing, All Men/Ring the Christ Church Bells
  I Wish I Was Single Again (Men and Women's versions)
  Christmas Time's A-Comin'
  It's The Goold Old Mountain Dew
  Beautiful Star of Bethlehem
  How Far Is It To Bethlehem?
  The six songs in the "Appalachian Carols" arrangement I wrote for my Dad

Then we've gt eight pieces that need to be arranged and dictated by the staging, so I'm giving the actors photocopies from various carol and other song books.

 
 

This sounds like it's going to be a wonderful piece when it's finished. And it's proof your world didn't end years ago. Or last night, either.

I hope so! I just don't want to end up with  "Hee-Haw" or Ma and Pa Kettle. I've just finished reading Jean Ritchie's wonderful bio, SINGING FAMILY OF THE CUMBERLANDS, and I hope we can achieve something as poetic and moving as her story.
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Post by: TCB on May 22, 2011, 01:27:08 PM
Elmore -

 I like the carol /hymn  People Look East a lot --- we sing it every Advent but it is not a well known carol

It's the same tune as the French carol "Shepherds, Shake Off Your Drowsy Sleep," but the imagery of "People, Look East" fits our show well, and it begins the piece. I'm starting to get very excited about the whole thing, and I think it's going to be fun. I've arranged for the tomorrow's rehearsal the following:
  West Virginia Mine Disaster
  People, Look East
  Sing, All Men/Ring the Christ Church Bells
  I Wish I Was Single Again (Men and Women's versions)
  Christmas Time's A-Comin'
  It's The Goold Old Mountain Dew
  Beautiful Star of Bethlehem
  How Far Is It To Bethlehem?
  The six songs in the "Appalachian Carols" arrangement I wrote for my Dad

Then we've gt eight pieces that need to be arranged and dictated by the staging, so I'm giving the actors photocopies from various carol and other song books.

 
 

This sounds like it's going to be a wonderful piece when it's finished. And it's proof your world didn't end years ago. Or last night, either.

What a lovely way to put it, John G.
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Post by: TCB on May 22, 2011, 01:28:19 PM
I am constantly amazed by the talents of so many of the regulars here at HHW.
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Post by: TCB on May 22, 2011, 01:44:32 PM
There is a little Vietnamese man who lives about a mile from my house.  Every spring I am stunned by the beauthiful flowers that embrace his home front and back.  It is his purpose for living.  He, and he alone, turns his small house into a showplace.  Now there is an e-mail about his flowers that is busy zooming around the world by way of the internet.  If any of you would like to receive the e-mail, just PM your internet address to me.



(http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u271/actr2000/Volume2/TacomaHome-1.jpg)
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Post by: elmore3003 on May 22, 2011, 02:23:10 PM
There is a little Vietnamese man who lives about a mile from my house.  Every spring I am stunned by the beauthiful flowers that embrace his home front and back.  It is his purpose for living.  He, and he alone, turns his small house into a showplace.  Now there is an e-mail about his flowers that is busy zooming around the world by way of the internet.  If any of you would like to receive the e-mail, just PM your internet address to me.



(http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u271/actr2000/Volume2/TacomaHome-1.jpg)

The photos are really amazing. Your neighbor truly has a green thumb.
Title: Re: THE END OF THE WORLD THAT WASN'T
Post by: elmore3003 on May 22, 2011, 02:30:53 PM
For all those in NYC....

Have you been following the musicians union protesting at the Palace Theater over the canned music used in Priscilla? The producers said that if they lose they will hire the musician but they will "sit on the hands".

I had thought that Priscilla was using live musicians, and the issue was they were not using the amount of musicians required for the Palace Theatre.  But all the music was indeed live.

The situation is complicated by the size of the orchestra that is on tape, as opposed to the number of actual live musicians playing along to that tape, I believe.  The pit players are essentially a rhythm group, while the tape was recorded with a large band of four trumpets, etc., and the union believes this band should be in the pit playing the show live. I agree with them.

When I started seeing Broadway shows in 1966, there was a huge group of around 26 musicians in the pits of some shows (CANDIDE and MOST HAPPY FELLA in 1956 has 35 players, CAMELOT and SOUND OF MUSIC had 33), and now a big orchestra is lucky to have 24 (FINIAN'S RAINBOW) but must musicals have between 12 and 20.  I believe that PRISCILLA has a total of 9 players playing to a tape of a large band.

That dreadful old ruling on minimum players for each theatre was always an economic problem for production, and it has been abolished. The ruling was that each theatre had to hire a specific minimum number of musicians for each performance of a play with more than 15 (?_ minutes of music in it. The number of musicians was dictated by the size of the house. So, most musicals had to have 25-27 musicians hired, and if you had a show like BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE with a band of 8-10. you had to pay 15 or so extra musicians as "walkers" to show up, hang out and do nothing. If you had a play like MARAT/SADE with 6 live musicians, you still had to deal with walkers. If it were a show like the tour ROSENCRANZ AND GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD that I saw in Cincinnati, with about 30 minutes of music on tape, the Shubert Theatre had to hire live musicians who played in the lobby at intermission. at least the Shubert put them to work.
Title: Re: THE END OF THE WORLD THAT WASN'T
Post by: elmore3003 on May 22, 2011, 02:39:38 PM
I must say, PILLARS OF FIRE has too many plots, moving too quickly, and I am having a hard time keeping up with it all. I know it will settle fown soon, so I'll stick with it.
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Post by: Jane on May 22, 2011, 03:16:42 PM
Elmore -

 I like the carol /hymn  People Look East a lot --- we sing it every Advent but it is not a well known carol

It's the same tune as the French carol "Shepherds, Shake Off Your Drowsy Sleep," but the imagery of "People, Look East" fits our show well, and it begins the piece. I'm starting to get very excited about the whole thing, and I think it's going to be fun. I've arranged for the tomorrow's rehearsal the following:
  West Virginia Mine Disaster
  People, Look East
  Sing, All Men/Ring the Christ Church Bells
  I Wish I Was Single Again (Men and Women's versions)
  Christmas Time's A-Comin'
  It's The Goold Old Mountain Dew
  Beautiful Star of Bethlehem
  How Far Is It To Bethlehem?
  The six songs in the "Appalachian Carols" arrangement I wrote for my Dad

Then we've gt eight pieces that need to be arranged and dictated by the staging, so I'm giving the actors photocopies from various carol and other song books.

 
 

This sounds like it's going to be a wonderful piece when it's finished. And it's proof your world didn't end years ago. Or last night, either.

What a lovely way to put it, John G.


YES IT IS. :)
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Post by: Jane on May 22, 2011, 03:17:46 PM
Thank you John & TCB.
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Post by: Jane on May 22, 2011, 03:20:12 PM
DR TCB I want to visit by your neighbor's house-lovely. 
Title: Re: THE END OF THE WORLD THAT WASN'T
Post by: Cillaliz on May 22, 2011, 03:37:26 PM
For all those in NYC....

Have you been following the musicians union protesting at the Palace Theater over the canned music used in Priscilla? The producers said that if they lose they will hire the musician but they will "sit on the hands".

There is no canned music in me, nor will there ever be ;)
Title: Re: THE END OF THE WORLD THAT WASN'T
Post by: Cillaliz on May 22, 2011, 03:42:10 PM
Birthday wishes to DR Jane's Aunt!

DITTO!!
Title: Re: THE END OF THE WORLD THAT WASN'T
Post by: Cillaliz on May 22, 2011, 03:44:05 PM
I have had a very busy day.  Doing chores and just basically trying to catch up around the house.
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Post by: Cillaliz on May 22, 2011, 03:46:32 PM
It's 74 degrees outside and I've had the windows open all day.  It's been really nice to have fresh air in the house. 
Title: Re: THE END OF THE WORLD THAT WASN'T
Post by: Cillaliz on May 22, 2011, 03:48:34 PM
We had thunderstorms again over night.  It's been dry so far today, but the rain will start again on Tuesday.  I hope my yard guy mows soon.    the yard is going to seed.  So is my neighbor's.  He's been cutting their grass for years, so I know it's him not me.
Title: Re: THE END OF THE WORLD THAT WASN'T
Post by: Cillaliz on May 22, 2011, 03:49:40 PM
I have no idea if there is anything on my calendar tomorrow morning.  Wow. That's unusual.  I do know I looked ahead at the end of the week, so if there is it must not be anything too urgent.  Guess I'll go to the office early tomorrow, just in case
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Post by: Cillaliz on May 22, 2011, 03:54:22 PM
I'm looking forward to watching the finale of Celebrity Apprentice.    I want John Rich to win but I think Marly may pull it off and beat him
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Post by: Cillaliz on May 22, 2011, 03:54:43 PM
Let's see what else can I talk about?
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Post by: Cillaliz on May 22, 2011, 03:56:17 PM
George, since I'm driving a hybrid car, I don't really trust the guys at the discount oil change place.  I would rather take it to the dealership where I know they could fix it if something more was wrong.  It's not expensive.  I think the oil change was 20.00 and the rotation of the tires was 19.00.   
Title: Re: THE END OF THE WORLD THAT WASN'T
Post by: Cillaliz on May 22, 2011, 03:57:57 PM
I did find out that since the tsunami that stopped all production of Prius cars,  my car has gone up in value significantly.  It's almost worth more than I paid for it 2 years ago.  I like that
Title: Re: THE END OF THE WORLD THAT WASN'T
Post by: Cillaliz on May 22, 2011, 03:58:26 PM
Let's see, are we getting close?
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Post by: Cillaliz on May 22, 2011, 03:58:32 PM
Does this do it?
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Post by: Cillaliz on May 22, 2011, 03:58:47 PM
My work here is done for now...but come on...Page 4???
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Post by: Jane on May 22, 2011, 04:28:13 PM
thanks cilla.
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Post by: bk on May 22, 2011, 04:42:48 PM
Back from lunch/work meeting with David and am already tired.
Title: Re: THE END OF THE WORLD THAT WASN'T
Post by: bk on May 22, 2011, 04:56:00 PM
Wow, Joe Brooks committed suicide.  Those who've read my memoir know my 1970s connection to him.  Those that haven't read my memoir - well...
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Post by: Jane on May 22, 2011, 05:13:32 PM
sad, and kind of creepy, story.
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Post by: Jennifer on May 22, 2011, 05:19:51 PM
Jennifer, I think you are tired because you are sick. I take the same thing when I get sick. It's a standard old antibiotic.

It feels different than I felt before I started taking the meds. Like super drowsy.

I tried it with food and didn't feel as tired. But it could be because i'd already taken a nap. :)
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Post by: Jennifer on May 22, 2011, 05:22:54 PM
Jennifer, amoxicillin may be taken with food.  it might help your stomach symptoms.  antibiotics always bother me.

I didn't have any stomach problems today.

I know it can be taken with food. But the instructions said that it didn't matter.

And the times I'm taking it are 8am, 4pm and midnight... well those aren't really my meal times. But I can eat for the first 2 - which is what i'm going to do tomorrow.
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Post by: Jennifer on May 22, 2011, 05:24:18 PM
I also really enjoyed DR Vixmom's post. Exciting!
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Post by: Jennifer on May 22, 2011, 05:25:45 PM
DR TCB I want to visit by your neighbor's house-lovely. 

Me too. That is stunning. Love it!
Title: Re: THE END OF THE WORLD THAT WASN'T
Post by: Jennifer on May 22, 2011, 05:26:38 PM
I'm looking forward to watching the finale of Celebrity Apprentice.    I want John Rich to win but I think Marly may pull it off and beat him

I think I want Marlee to win. Not sure who will win though.
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Post by: Ginny on May 22, 2011, 05:28:33 PM
Thanks to all the HHW vibes, I've survived my bus trip with the seniors to Columbus, OH, to see the 2011 edition of

Vaud-Villities (http://www.vvproductions.com)

This was their 69th year and they have a brand new home theater in a repurposed J. C. Penney store in a part of town in much need of rehabilitation.

Back in the '70s, DR Elmore and I used to attend a fundraiser for the local hospital called High Fever Follies, which was usually AWFUL.  The show I saw today reminded me of HFF on steroids and with talent.  It was very ambitious and my only objections were that it ran a bit long and the performers were schmoozing with the audience before and during the show in the back of the house.  After the show, fine, but not before and during...
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Post by: Ginny on May 22, 2011, 05:50:55 PM
Happy 87th birthday to DR Jane's aunt!
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Post by: elmore3003 on May 22, 2011, 05:58:58 PM

Back in the '70s, DR Elmore and I used to attend a fundraiser for the local hospital called High Fever Follies, which was usually AWFUL. 


I think you're being overly kind.
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Post by: Jane on May 22, 2011, 06:03:14 PM
thank you ginny.
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Post by: Laura on May 22, 2011, 06:04:59 PM
Happy Birthday, Jane's Aunt!
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Post by: Cillaliz on May 22, 2011, 06:08:18 PM
if anyone is watching the weather channel.  A tornado has struck Joplin, MO and the town has been hit very hard.  This is where my sister's family including DR JHVW live.  We have gotten word that the immediate family is ok and that the tornado didn't hit their neighborhood.  Jon's friend Joe still lives in the house where they both used to live.  He is in the area that was hit hard.  His neighbors house is gone, but Joe is ok.    I am amazed at the sights on TV.  I know what this area looks like.    According to what I've seen on the internet, hundreds of people are trapped in a WalMart and a Loews.   It's sad.
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Post by: Jane on May 22, 2011, 06:09:00 PM
laura, thank you.
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Post by: Cillaliz on May 22, 2011, 06:09:14 PM
I should say I know what the area looked like.
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Post by: Laura on May 22, 2011, 06:09:24 PM
Prayers for the folks in Joplin.
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Post by: Jane on May 22, 2011, 06:09:40 PM
cilla i'm very glad your family is safe.  VIBES & BEST WISHES FOR THOSE HIT HARD.
Title: Re: THE END OF THE WORLD THAT WASN'T
Post by: Ginny on May 22, 2011, 06:23:54 PM
Vibes & prayers for Joplin, MO!
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Post by: Cillaliz on May 22, 2011, 06:28:14 PM
Just talked to Jon.  He is in shock.  He went to get Joe.  The house Joe lived in is destroyed, It was a cute brick house. The room Jonnie used to live in is gone.  Joe rode it out in a closet and Jon was surprised he survived.  He saw someone in Joe's neighbor's yard who was dead.  It sounds just awful.  I am very thankful my family is alive
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Post by: Jane on May 22, 2011, 06:33:02 PM
OMG!!  Will Joe be staying with Jon?  I hope they will both be ok soon.  Poor Joe but thank goodness he is safe.
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Post by: Laura on May 22, 2011, 06:33:04 PM
How awful, Cillaliz.
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Post by: Cillaliz on May 22, 2011, 06:39:38 PM
Jon said they got some clothes for him and he's with Jon's family now.  Jon has lived at his parent's house for quite a while, it makes the most sense while he's still in college.  I'm pretty freaked out right now. Jon said the high school is gone, the new Walgreen's is gone, Walmart is gone, all the restaurants and stores a long a major road are gone....oh my
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Post by: vixmom on May 22, 2011, 06:46:16 PM
Oh Cilla I am so sorry to hear about the tornado.  I am glad that your family is safe .  I will keep them in my prayers
Title: Re: THE END OF THE WORLD THAT WASN'T
Post by: Ginny on May 22, 2011, 06:46:33 PM
DR Cillaliz - even hearing from you and watching The Weather Channel, this seems so unreal.  You have every reason to be freaked, but at least you've heard from your own family.  They, and you, will remain in my thoughts and prayers.
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Post by: George on May 22, 2011, 06:50:59 PM
Ginny thanks for the congratulations - the trip was a lot o fun and I am so glad I went along -  no retelling of the tale  could have possibly reproduced the feeling of sitting there in that stadium as the awards were announced  -  I was sitting with the Vixter and her friends - all members of the chorus - and she and  all of her female friends are also members of the women's choir

As they announced 5th place, 4th place, 3rd place and our school was not named  the held hands were squeezed tightly , breaths were held ... 2nd place not us..........a loooooooooooooooong pause...


First place with a rating of "superior " goes to ................................................. .........................(I finally know what the finalists in Miss America feel like)................................................. ................."Insert our school name here"

Absolute pandemonium - one of the chorus dads who was with us had tears streaming down his cheeks - the kids were besides them selves with joy  and (this  made me so very proud of the kids)   within seconds they had all turned from where they stood  and faced their music director, applauding her and shouting "thank you Mrs. L......."  "We love you Mrs L!!.".


and then we got to do it allover again for the women's choir!


and when they announced that our school won for all over best choir of any type - oh. my. goodness.



trip to Hershey Music In the Parks Festival  $200 per person


food at rest areas along the way $ 8  per person


being there when they win the awards--- PRICELESS!! 

That is so cool, Vixmom!  Again, Congrats to the Vixter and the choirs!!!
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Post by: George on May 22, 2011, 06:53:26 PM
I just won $20 on a scratch off ticket.

Nice!
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Post by: George on May 22, 2011, 06:54:00 PM
My aunt, my mother's younger sister, is 87 today.  She is active & doing great, as is her 91 year old husband. :)

A Very Happy Birthday to DR Jane's Aunt!! ;D
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Post by: Cillaliz on May 22, 2011, 06:55:55 PM
Vixmom, sorry I didn't pass on my congrats...I meant to, just got caught up in the Joplin stuff
Title: Re: THE END OF THE WORLD THAT WASN'T
Post by: Jane on May 22, 2011, 06:56:28 PM
I'm glad Joe is with a family.  Were the clothes from the closet he survived in or  purchased from a store?  The news is reporting one death, kind of scary when you realize that person was Joe's neighbor.
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Post by: Jane on May 22, 2011, 06:56:51 PM
DR George, thank you.
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Post by: Ginny on May 22, 2011, 06:57:13 PM
DR Vixmom's post about the awards ceremony gave me chills - congrats to all!
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Post by: Jane on May 22, 2011, 06:58:33 PM
Correction, the one dead is from the storms in Minnesota.  What a day!!
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Post by: Sandra on May 22, 2011, 07:00:26 PM
Today is the twelfth anniversary of when I got my cat Sasha.
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3231/5748634107_765593bf20.jpg)

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Post by: Cillaliz on May 22, 2011, 07:01:37 PM
Jane, I don't think there are any stores to get clothes from at the moment.  He took them from his house. CNN is reporting 24 deaths so far and it's very early.  A nurse reported watching a 300 pound man be sucked out of a window at the hospital
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Post by: Jane on May 22, 2011, 07:02:04 PM
love the cake & happy anniversary to you and sasha!
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Post by: Jane on May 22, 2011, 07:03:42 PM
Jane, I don't think there are any stores to get clothes from at the moment.  He took them from his house. CNN is reporting 24 deaths so far and it's very early.  A nurse reported watching a 300 pound man be sucked out of a window at the hospital

How horrible & difficult to imagine.  I hope more of Joe's personal belongings than clothes survived.
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Post by: Cillaliz on May 22, 2011, 07:10:54 PM
Jane, I don't think there are any stores to get clothes from at the moment.  He took them from his house. CNN is reporting 24 deaths so far and it's very early.  A nurse reported watching a 300 pound man be sucked out of a window at the hospital

How horrible & difficult to imagine.  I hope more of Joe's personal belongings than clothes survived.

At this point, I think he's just happy to be alive
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Post by: Jane on May 22, 2011, 07:13:19 PM
GOOD! :)
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Post by: George on May 22, 2011, 07:13:59 PM
if anyone is watching the weather channel.  A tornado has struck Joplin, MO and the town has been hit very hard.  This is where my sister's family including DR JHVW live.  We have gotten word that the immediate family is ok and that the tornado didn't hit their neighborhood.  Jon's friend Joe still lives in the house where they both used to live.  He is in the area that was hit hard.  His neighbors house is gone, but Joe is ok.    I am amazed at the sights on TV.  I know what this area looks like.    According to what I've seen on the internet, hundreds of people are trapped in a WalMart and a Loews.   It's sad.

~~~Vibes for Cillaliz's Sister, JHVW and Family!!~~~
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Post by: George on May 22, 2011, 07:16:11 PM
I have been looking at the Kathy N autographs sent to DR GEORGE.....nice.

Thanks, Jack!
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Post by: George on May 22, 2011, 07:16:44 PM
So, who are these people who have egg on their faces from the end of the world that wasn't?  As I said, I stayed away from reading about it or listening to the news.  Someone recount who these people are and how many took them seriously.

HERE (http://xfinity.comcast.net/articles/news-general/20110521/US.Apocalypse.Saturday_/) is one article about it.
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Post by: bk on May 22, 2011, 07:17:18 PM
I think something is amiss with the Blu and Ray player in the den - it's been spazzing out occasionally on movies - I thought it had something to do with the disc itself, but when it did it repeatedly at the end of what I was watching I took the disc into the bedroom, put it in that player, where it worked smoothly and perfectly.  These players must have a longer shelf life than two years.
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Post by: George on May 22, 2011, 07:28:37 PM
Wow, Joe Brooks committed suicide.  Those who've read my memoir know my 1970s connection to him.  Those that haven't read my memoir - well...

I just read an article about it HERE (http://xfinity.comcast.net/articles/music/20110522/US.Songwriter.Dead/). :-\
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Post by: George on May 22, 2011, 07:29:23 PM
George, since I'm driving a hybrid car, I don't really trust the guys at the discount oil change place.  I would rather take it to the dealership where I know they could fix it if something more was wrong.  It's not expensive.  I think the oil change was 20.00 and the rotation of the tires was 19.00.   

I do understand that, Cilla.  I (so far) haven't had any trouble with the discount oil changers, and they are cheaper than the dealer by about $10 per oil change...if I'm going to the dealer just for an oil change (and get other fluids topped off).  I get my tires rotated for free at Costco because I bought them there.  It would've been $12.95 to have them rotated at the dealer.
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Post by: Ginny on May 22, 2011, 07:43:00 PM
'night!
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Post by: Ben on May 22, 2011, 07:44:40 PM
Bad times in Minneapolis also. I just heard from my sister. Her house was hit but not destroyed. Some of the siding was torn off and a tree fell in the front yard, hitting the house and putting a hole in it. They have no power and it will probably be out for 2 or 3 days. It happened around 2pm. Luckily, the insurance will take care of things but no power, a curfew (if you don't live in the neighborhood with verifiable ID you will be arrested) and no way to get around (the streets are littered with 50 or 60 year old huge trees). She can't go into work tomorrow and the police are on patrol to stop looting.

Here is a link to the Star-Tribune, the city paper with some pictures of the mess

Tornado damage in North Minneapolis (http://www.startribune.com/)
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Post by: John G. on May 22, 2011, 07:47:01 PM
I must say, PILLARS OF FIRE has too many plots, moving too quickly, and I am having a hard time keeping up with it all. I know it will settle fown soon, so I'll stick with it.
I enjoyed it, but the makers seemed to have short attention spans. I did not like the way they kept cutting away from a story. But Ian McShane: That man plays bad beautifully.
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Post by: John G. on May 22, 2011, 07:51:35 PM
Vibes for Jon, Joe and all those affected by the tornadoes.

My cousin was telling me last night about someone in my family who lives in Alabama who was in the basement and when the all-clear was sounded, she went upstairs to discover she had no house anymore. It had just blown away. 
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Post by: John G. on May 22, 2011, 07:52:23 PM
And horrible news about Joe Brooks.
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Post by: vixmom on May 22, 2011, 08:05:05 PM
VIBES  and prayers fo Ben' family and Jon G's relative as well- 
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Post by: JoseSPiano on May 22, 2011, 08:23:00 PM
Good Evening!

So...
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Post by: JoseSPiano on May 22, 2011, 08:24:48 PM
~~~~~VIBES TO DR JHVW AND JOE AND THE FAMILY AND FRIENDS OF DR CILLALIZ~~~~~
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Post by: JoseSPiano on May 22, 2011, 08:25:06 PM
~~~~~VIBES TO THE FAMILY AND FRIEND OF DR BEN~~~~~
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Post by: JoseSPiano on May 22, 2011, 08:26:23 PM
Congrats to DR the vixter and DR vixmom and their choirs!
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Post by: JoseSPiano on May 22, 2011, 08:35:50 PM
And for anyone who might be interested, the reviews for the Kennedy Center's production of Follies have started popping up...

The Washington Post - Peter Marks (http://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/peter-marks-reviews-kennedy-centers-revival-of-sondheims-follies/2011/05/22/AFNZ9M9G_story.html)*

The New York Times - Ben Brantley (http://theater.nytimes.com/2011/05/23/theater/reviews/follies-at-kennedy-center-review.html)


*The Washington Post also did a series of profiles of seven of the "Follies Girls" - Bernadette Peters, Elaine Paige, Jan Maxwell, Regine, Linda Lavin, Terri White and Rosalind Elias - which you can access via the review.
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Post by: John G. on May 22, 2011, 08:42:13 PM
Night, all.
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Post by: Sam on May 22, 2011, 08:45:21 PM
 ;D
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Post by: Cillaliz on May 22, 2011, 08:47:40 PM
Bad times in Minneapolis also. I just heard from my sister. Her house was hit but not destroyed. Some of the siding was torn off and a tree fell in the front yard, hitting the house and putting a hole in it. They have no power and it will probably be out for 2 or 3 days. It happened around 2pm. Luckily, the insurance will take care of things but no power, a curfew (if you don't live in the neighborhood with verifiable ID you will be arrested) and no way to get around (the streets are littered with 50 or 60 year old huge trees). She can't go into work tomorrow and the police are on patrol to stop looting.

Here is a link to the Star-Tribune, the city paper with some pictures of the mess

Tornado damage in North Minneapolis (http://www.startribune.com/)

VIBES TO DR BEN"S SISTER AND THE PEOPLE OF NORTH MINNEAPOLIS ~~~~~~~~
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Post by: Sam on May 22, 2011, 08:48:15 PM
Finally went to the beach today, stuck my feet in the sand and water, collected sand dollars, it was nice.
The 4 elements, Earth,Air,Water,Fire, all in the same place.
 ;D
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Post by: Sam on May 22, 2011, 08:50:29 PM
Wow, beautiful yard, and flowers, truly a dedicated gardner.  :)
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Post by: Sam on May 22, 2011, 08:54:42 PM
Main Street here has a doggie (and other pets) ice cream / cookie / cake store.  Serving pets only, they also offer babysitting for your pet while you go shopping.  8)
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Post by: Sam on May 22, 2011, 08:56:04 PM
VIBES FOR EVERYONE WHO NEEDS THEM.  ;D
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Post by: Sam on May 22, 2011, 08:57:17 PM
Night all, it's been a long day.

Starting with getting up at 6am.

Time for sleep for work tomorrow.

Sweet dreams.

 ;)
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Post by: bk on May 22, 2011, 09:24:46 PM
Finished with my viewing for the evening.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on May 22, 2011, 09:32:13 PM
Happy 12th Anniversary to DR Sandra and her DC Sasha!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Post by: Matthew on May 22, 2011, 10:35:52 PM
Just got in from a fun evening.  First off was the Flash Mob in the middle of the 6:00pm Mass at church today which consisted of the Finale from the "Godspell" movie, using a Karaoke track - which was awesome.  Then it was into SF to attend a Cabaret show done by an old student of mine.  I've known her for 19 years now - since she was 8 I think... and she really has come into her own on the cabaret scene in SF.  This was my first opportunity to see her, and she didn't disappoint.  She did a show dedicated to Freddie Mercury, complete with a 4 piece band.  It was phenomenal.  Her name is Carly Ozard, look her up if you are interested.

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Post by: JoseSPiano on May 22, 2011, 10:43:25 PM
Well... I do need to get my body-clock reset, so...

Goodnight.