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Title: THE DAY I DID NOTHING
Post by: bk on September 09, 2012, 11:54:13 PM
Well, you've read the notes, the notes were short and did nothing, and now it is time for you to post until the do nothing cows come home.
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Post by: bk on September 09, 2012, 11:55:27 PM
And the word of the day is: MANIFOLD!
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Post by: bk on September 09, 2012, 11:57:50 PM
And here's the new Kritzerland release, really a landmark release and for anyone who loves great film music and especially scores like The Robe, jump all over this.  It will be live for ordering at Kritzerland at six, but you know what to do if you want it before.


Kritzerland is pleased to present for the first time complete and in stereo, a new limited edition soundtrack release:

DAVID AND BATHSHEBA

Music Composed and Conducted by Alfred Newman

David and Bathsheba was 20th Century-Fox’s initial entry in the Biblical-spectacular trend of the late 1940s and early ’50s.  Released in August 1951, David and Bathsheba received five Academy Award nominations and became – at $7 million in domestic box-office rentals – not only the biggest moneymaker in Fox history to that time, but also the top box-office film for any studio that year.  Starring Gregory Peck, Susan Hayward, and a large cast of supporting players, David and Bathsheba, with a script by Phillip Dunne and direction by Henry King, was, as producer Darryl F. Zanuck put it, “an honest, sincere Biblical story dealing with one of the greatest characters of all time,” but also added the all-important “Plus, it is a violent, sexy love story that involves illegitimacy and even murder.”  Of course, one of the key components of the film was Alfred Newman’s stunning score.

Alfred Newman, then eleven years into his twenty-year tenure at Fox, had already won four Academy Awards and another twenty-four nominations for his dramatic scores, songs and music direction.  Newman took more than forty-five studio hours, spread over thirteen days (mostly between late April and late May 1951), to record the entire score. The orchestra at its height contained sixty-eight players.  And what he delivered was one of his all-time masterpieces, filled with melody, memorable themes, drama, pageantry, and emotion.  The Hollywood Reporter noted that “Alfred Newman’s score develops in intensity in the same fashion as the story, rising to powerful crescendos that sweep the action to its conclusion.”  Among Alfred Newman’s many scores for religious pictures – including The Song of Bernadette, The Robe and The Greatest Story Ever Told – the music of David and Bathsheba ranks as one of his finest.

David and Bathsheba was previously released on CD by Intrada, running a bit over fifty-five minutes and from the then available best sources, which were optical mono tracks mixed in with transcription discs.  They did include one tantalizing stereo track at the end of their presentation and their CD sold out in just a few months.  But sometimes miracles happen and the complete tracks, in stereo, were found in a vault they should not have been in – they were mis-labeled.   Those tracks, in superb condition, were lovingly transferred and aligned resulting in a breathtaking stereo presentation, perhaps one of the best-sounding recordings of any score of this vintage.  It is, in a word, spectacular.  For fans of biblical film music, music of the Golden Age of film scoring, and one of the greatest film composers of all time, the CD is a must.

David and Bathsheba is limited to 1500 copies only.  The price is $19.98, plus shipping.

CD will ship the third week of October  – however, never fear, preorders placed directly through Kritzerland usually ship one to five weeks earlier (we’ve been averaging four weeks early).   To place an order, see the cover, or hear audio samples, just visit www.kritzerland.com.

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Title: Re: THE DAY I DID NOTHING
Post by: Ben on September 10, 2012, 02:32:01 AM
Morning all.

That is all.
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Post by: Michael on September 10, 2012, 04:14:20 AM
Good Morning To All
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Post by: Michael on September 10, 2012, 04:33:55 AM
TOD

Dreamers (Mentioned yesterday)
I Still Believe In Love (They're Playing Our Song)
Ordinary Miracles
Nightlife In Santa Rosa (1st Score written for Smile)
I Can Play This Part (Goodbye Girl)

His Oscar Nominated Songs
The Girl That Used To Be Me (Shirley Valentine)
Through The Eyes Of Love (Ice Castles)
I Finally Found Someone (The Mirror Has Two Faces)
The Last Time I Felt Like This (There are 6 versions sung throughout the film) (Same Time Next Year)
Life I What You Make It (Kotch)
Surprise Surprise (Kotch)
Nobody Does It Better (The Spy Who Loved Me)
Title: Re: THE DAY I DID NOTHING
Post by: Michael on September 10, 2012, 04:40:01 AM
One more song

Not sure what it was written for but

A Mother's Voice (lyrics by the Bergmans)
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Post by: elmore3003 on September 10, 2012, 04:59:57 AM
Good morning, all! I wanted to sleep late, but I could not. I have to be at Toyland for the repairmen to wrk on the air conditioning duct. I'm not sure they are coming today but that's my impression.  The man in charge had a heavy (Russian?) accent.

I don't think I have anything else to report.

Title: Re: THE DAY I DID NOTHING
Post by: ChasSmith on September 10, 2012, 05:10:47 AM
Good morning, all.

Barely up, but I had to be up, so here I am, thanking the Ye Gods for coffee.
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Post by: Kerry on September 10, 2012, 05:19:54 AM
TOD

The Girl That Used To Be Me (Shirley Valentine)
Life I What You Make It (Kotch)

I don't think I realized that he wrote these two songs.  I always liked both of thewm.  Hmmmm.....
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Post by: Jrand71 on September 10, 2012, 05:30:51 AM
Another vote for "Through the Eyes of Love."
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Post by: ArnoldMBrockman on September 10, 2012, 05:36:20 AM
TOD

A BEAT BEHIND (from The Goodbye Girl)

Marvin Performed For The Club I belong To In Florida And I mentioned To Him That I Loved That Song. He Said "So Do I"
Title: Re: THE DAY I DID NOTHING
Post by: ArnoldMBrockman on September 10, 2012, 05:42:17 AM
And the word of the day is: MANIFOLD!

And The Song Of The Day Is:  MANY A NEW DAY
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Post by: Jrand71 on September 10, 2012, 05:49:50 AM
TOD

A BEAT BEHIND (from The Goodbye Girl)

Marvin Performed For The Club I belong To In Florida And I mentioned To Him That I Loved That Song. He Said "So Do I"

Ahhhhhhhhhhh.....what a recommendation...    ;D
Title: Re: THE DAY I DID NOTHING
Post by: ChasSmith on September 10, 2012, 05:57:48 AM
CD (and another) ordered!
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Post by: JoseSPiano on September 10, 2012, 06:11:30 AM
Good Morning!

I'm up, I'm up... And we're starting at 9:30am... And not 9:00am...
Title: Re: THE DAY I DID NOTHING
Post by: JoseSPiano on September 10, 2012, 06:12:20 AM
DR Mike - Wasn't "Dreamers" recorded by Sarah Brightman on her "Songs That Got Away" disc?
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Post by: JoseSPiano on September 10, 2012, 06:20:26 AM
DR ChasSmith - Per your query from last night...

I have stumbled a few times. And I've even asked for someone to audition again if I've felt that I was a detriment to their audition.

Thankfully, I have a good track record with the companies that attend SETC, and they're able to tell if I just happened to have a brain fart or if the singer happened to hear something coming from the piano that they've never heard before.

In fact...

Yesterday, one gentleman brought in a song that had been published with a pretty "noticeable" mistake - there's a missing accidental for a stretch of a couple of measures. It got corrected in the second printing, but I had to take a few seconds to make sure which version he had. Alas, it turned out he already had the corrected version, and I un-corrected it, and played part of his song in basically the wrong key for a few measures. After his group left the room, I made an announcement to the companies that if they thought that #12 sounded a little strange when he started off, well... He did. -He also sang a second song which went fine.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on September 10, 2012, 06:21:24 AM
As for the Topic of the Day...

I've always had a special fondness for "Fallin'".
Title: Re: THE DAY I DID NOTHING
Post by: JoseSPiano on September 10, 2012, 06:23:56 AM
DR ChasSmith - I've also played for the Unified Professional Auditions - www.UPTA.org - for the past ten years. The first couple of years, it was a three day conference. It's now up to four. So, that's about another potential 800 auditions each year.
Title: Re: THE DAY I DID NOTHING
Post by: bk on September 10, 2012, 06:24:39 AM
I'm up and have announced and now it's back to bed, I think.
Title: Re: THE DAY I DID NOTHING
Post by: bk on September 10, 2012, 06:24:59 AM
Jose, I'm sure Guy Haines will be singing Fallin' at the show - he recorded it, of course.
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Post by: John G. on September 10, 2012, 06:31:41 AM
Good morning, all.

The alarm clock rang way too early today. Seems as if I set it to ring when it was supposed to. And that's just too early in my book.

Happy Monday vibes.
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Post by: John G. on September 10, 2012, 06:35:54 AM
TOD:

Fallin'
The songs from Smile on Unsung Musicals
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Post by: elmore3003 on September 10, 2012, 06:47:50 AM
Greetings from Toyland!
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Post by: Charles Pogue on September 10, 2012, 07:03:35 AM
The new release looks faboo!
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Post by: John G. on September 10, 2012, 07:24:33 AM
The new release looks faboo!
The cover is great.
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Post by: Ginny on September 10, 2012, 07:50:41 AM
Monday morning greetings!  Another beautiful day here in SW Ohio.  I have a lunchtime meeting with the senior center development committee and a potluck dinner with my AAUW friends.
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Post by: Jrand71 on September 10, 2012, 08:06:41 AM
CD ordered.
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Post by: elmore3003 on September 10, 2012, 08:20:13 AM
I've listened to McGlinn's Busby Berkley album and now I'm listening to the Dubliners singing pub songs.
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Post by: John G. on September 10, 2012, 08:24:49 AM
Two!
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Post by: John G. on September 10, 2012, 08:25:15 AM
I did too much this weekend. And now I'd like the weekend back.
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Post by: MBarnum on September 10, 2012, 08:31:50 AM
Catching up on this weekends posts...lots going on...and I see that Jose is officially a "daddy." Don't forget to add that to your Manhunt.com profile.
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Post by: MBarnum on September 10, 2012, 08:32:27 AM
DR ChasSmith...that was a LOT of pizza to consume!
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Post by: MBarnum on September 10, 2012, 08:36:25 AM
And happy anniversary to DR Laura!


No doubt this is the card DR Sandra would be giving you....


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Title: Re: THE DAY I DID NOTHING
Post by: TCB on September 10, 2012, 08:42:37 AM
Patti LuPone and Debra Winger in David Mamet's play!

Boy, would I love to be a fly on the wall backstage for that production!
Title: Re: THE DAY I DID NOTHING
Post by: Ginny on September 10, 2012, 08:54:21 AM
Bye for now - I'll be back between my meetings!
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Post by: John G. on September 10, 2012, 09:05:00 AM
Patti LuPone and Debra Winger in David Mamet's play!

Boy, would I love to be a fly on the wall backstage for that production!

Would the language be worse on or off the stage?
Title: Re: THE DAY I DID NOTHING
Post by: Matthew on September 10, 2012, 09:26:02 AM
DR Mike - Wasn't "Dreamers" recorded by Sarah Brightman on her "Songs That Got Away" disc?

I treasure this recording... it's part of the soundtrack of my life at the time
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Post by: JoseSPiano on September 10, 2012, 09:26:38 AM
Good Afternoon!

And... I'm done!

:)
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Post by: JoseSPiano on September 10, 2012, 09:27:33 AM
We only had about 80 people this morning, but it was pretty good group overall. Next up: UPTAs in Memphis, and then Spring SETCs in Louisville.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on September 10, 2012, 09:29:31 AM
-But first: Vacation (Boston, Seattle, Portland, San Francisco and Chicago, THE MUSIC MAN back at Arena Stage and a visit to San Diego to visit my brother, his wife and Baby Grace. *And it seems like the HHW Vibes worked their magic again. She's being "patient". :)
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Post by: JoseSPiano on September 10, 2012, 09:30:32 AM
bk - Maybe one day you'll get to perform a duet with Guy Haines at one of your Kritzerland shows.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on September 10, 2012, 09:31:03 AM
DR MBarnum - Um.... What is this Manhunt.com you speak of?



::)

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Post by: JoseSPiano on September 10, 2012, 09:31:57 AM
And...

DR MBarnum - If you are using Manhunt.com, well... That explains a lot.

A.

Lot.

Title: Re: THE DAY I DID NOTHING
Post by: John G. on September 10, 2012, 09:32:31 AM
bk - Maybe one day you'll get to perform a duet with Guy Haines at one of your Kritzerland shows.
I'd suggest "Hey, There."
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Post by: JoseSPiano on September 10, 2012, 09:32:34 AM
And now...

I'm gonna bike to the MARTA station and do some exploring and eating (of course).

Laters...
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Post by: JoseSPiano on September 10, 2012, 09:33:23 AM
bk - Maybe one day you'll get to perform a duet with Guy Haines at one of your Kritzerland shows.
I'd suggest "Hey, There."

That would be cool! Guy could call in his part on bk's iPhone if he happens to get caught in traffic.
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Post by: Matthew on September 10, 2012, 09:35:56 AM
And it's Monday.  I apologize for being E&T, but it's been a tough week.  Legally Blonde is up and runniung and already seems like a huge success.  The only thing that's still an issue is the balance.  We are working hard at making it work.  It's a loud show, nothing too much you can do with it.

An older patron came down to the pit yesterday and said "we can't hear the singers", I replied "We are all working very hard to be sure you can hear the singers"  She said, "What can you do about it"  I replied again, "We are all working very hard to be sure you can hear the singers"  She said "We see plays here all the time and this is the worst when we can't hear the singers, we have never had this problem, what are you going to do about it?"  I said, a little bit more terse.. "We are all working very hard to be sure you can hear the singers"  She said "You don't have to get upset about it".  I said "Ma'am, I have said 3 times that we are working on this issue, I don't know what else to tell you"   She said, "Well, I'll going to find someone that can fix this, or I'm asking for my money back"  I said, "Fine". 

Then I turn around and my rhythm section is just staring at me.  I said "Thanks for your help guys"  :)  The quiet, kind hearted guitar player said "F**king unbelievable"....

I noticed that the ladies that were complaining had assisted listening devices.  I should have told them to take them out of their ears during the songs.  Who knows what they are actually hearing.

And I'm done....
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Post by: Dan (the Man) on September 10, 2012, 09:47:30 AM
TOD:

Hopefully, there will be a rendition of  "Quiero La Noche" included in the Marvin Hamlisch evening.

With real gunshots...
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Post by: John G. on September 10, 2012, 09:52:40 AM
Matthew, I'm in San Antonio, and I couldn't hear the singers. Should I file a complaint with PayPal?
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Post by: Matthew on September 10, 2012, 09:54:55 AM
I'm surprised you can't since the show is LOUD.   LOL  (in a good way)
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Post by: ChasSmith on September 10, 2012, 10:07:57 AM
What?  Speak up, Matthew.
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Post by: Dan (the Man) on September 10, 2012, 10:09:23 AM
I enjoy the movie version of HARVEY a lot, but I have a few problems with it.  The movie hammers into the ground the idea that Harvey actually exists with all those doors that open and close by themselves.  And the prolonged scene at the bar with Elwood, the Doctor and the Nurse seems to belong in another movie.  But the performances are all wonderful and are what really make the movie enjoyable to me.
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Post by: Dan (the Man) on September 10, 2012, 10:12:02 AM
Little Old Lady One:  "The music in this show is terrible!"

Little Old Lady Two:  "Yes, and they play it so low!"
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Post by: Jane on September 10, 2012, 10:19:49 AM
From DR Jose:
Quote
I went veggie tonight, and ordered their Black Bean Burger, and, I have to say that it was one of the best Black Bean Burgers I've ever had.

YUM!
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Post by: Druxy on September 10, 2012, 10:20:06 AM
I have a special affection for HARVEY.

It was the first stage play I ever saw.

I was 5 years old, and it was the national company with Joe E. Brown.

My big disappointment (back then) was that the rabbit never appeared on the stage.
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Post by: ChasSmith on September 10, 2012, 10:21:59 AM
I did my usual thing of spot-checking the HARVEY disc the other day, and it is one gorgeous looking Blu-ray.  I also thought that since I hadn't watched the film in, who knows, maybe 30 years (!), that I'd have a great time doing so, even though I suspect that by the latter parts of it I'm going to find it a little bit "much" somehow.

Now, as a kid, I loved it.  But for the adult me, it's going to be the level of sentimentality or uber-earnestness that will grate.  I am, for example, one of the few people who does not care for IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE.  And PRIDE OF THE YANKEES.  There are parts of these movies that are perfectly fine and enjoyable, but in the end, they are too cloying for the likes of me.
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Post by: ChasSmith on September 10, 2012, 10:22:57 AM
I have a special affection for HARVEY.

It was the first stage play I ever saw.

I was 5 years old, and it was the national company with Joe E. Brown.

My big disappointment (back then) was that the rabbit never appeared on the stage.

I've never seen it on stage, but would happily do so sometime just to try out a different take on it.
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Post by: Jane on September 10, 2012, 10:23:09 AM
DR Jose the people who make the salad dressing make both a Walla Wall & Vidalia.  I much prefer the Walla Walla, but then I think they are by far the tastiest onions to begin with.
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Post by: John G. on September 10, 2012, 10:29:11 AM
Three!
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Post by: Doug R on September 10, 2012, 10:40:21 AM
Back from work (if what I do can be described as such) but I managed to order the new Kritzerland while mobile  :)
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Post by: bk on September 10, 2012, 11:40:52 AM
I went back to sleep, and got back up at eleven - not quite eight hours.  Lots of orders so far, which is a good thing.
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on September 10, 2012, 11:50:17 AM
The Kritzerland site seems to be "down" at the moment.
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Post by: Jrand71 on September 10, 2012, 11:50:49 AM
DR CHAS SMITH we are doing HARVEY in September, 2013.
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Post by: Jrand71 on September 10, 2012, 11:52:27 AM
Tonight - newspaper photos and production photos for SEE HOW THEY RUN.

THE CRUCIBLE read thru last night a DePauw was very nice.  There are some good actors in the play....including those playing John Procter and his wife Elizabeth.....Samuel Parris and Mr. Hale.....

I just have one scene and one line in another scene.....so my schedule won't be too bad, until tech week.
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Post by: FJL on September 10, 2012, 11:55:52 AM
DR CHAS SMITH we are doing HARVEY in September, 2013.

The fellow who played the title role of Harvey in the recent Broadway production was quite the diva.  Always zoomed into his limo, never signed programs or posed for photos.  Jim Parsons and Carol Kane of course were just lovely.  Charles Kimbrough was a doll as well.
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Post by: elmore3003 on September 10, 2012, 12:02:35 PM
No sign of any repairmen today, so I guess it's time to head back uptown.
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Post by: John G. on September 10, 2012, 12:10:07 PM
Love Carol Kane. I remember when was in this Bess Armstrong sitcom called "All Is Forgiven." In one episode, Carol gave Bess one of her trademark family looks and said, "Who died and made you my mother?" I still laugh when I remember that line. 
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Post by: John G. on September 10, 2012, 12:10:19 PM
No sign of any repairmen today, so I guess it's time to head back uptown.
Bummer.
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Post by: Druxy on September 10, 2012, 12:23:49 PM
I have a special affection for HARVEY.

It was the first stage play I ever saw.

I was 5 years old, and it was the national company with Joe E. Brown.

My big disappointment (back then) was that the rabbit never appeared on the stage.

I've never seen it on stage, but would happily do so sometime just to try out a different take on it.

The ZACH here in Austin is doing it this season.  The actor who played the lead in their production last year of THE DROWSY CHAPERONE is playing Elwood.
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Post by: John G. on September 10, 2012, 12:28:34 PM
Dorothy McGuire died. Didn't know she was still alive. The sisters were from Middletown, right, Ginny? Elmore?


http://www.boston.com/ae/celebrity/articles/2012/09/09/dorothy_mcguire_of_mcguire_sisters_dies_at_84/
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Post by: Ginny on September 10, 2012, 12:48:12 PM
Yes, DR John G, the McGuire Sisters were from this area and the item on MiddletownJournal.com says Dorothy was a graduate of Middletown High School (DR Elmore's, DH Richard's, and DS Rob's alma mater).
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Post by: Ginny on September 10, 2012, 12:50:28 PM
Remember last night, I mentioned a French restaurant from my Ann Arbor days but couldn't recall the name of it?  I sent a question via the Ann Arbor District Library (public library) website and they checked the city directory for 1970 and - voila! - it was Chez Crepe!
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Post by: George on September 10, 2012, 12:51:49 PM
DR Mike - Wasn't "Dreamers" recorded by Sarah Brightman on her "Songs That Got Away" disc?

I treasure this recording... it's part of the soundtrack of my life at the time

I love this recording, also...for me, though, it's part of the cast recording of my life. :D

;)
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Post by: bk on September 10, 2012, 01:13:37 PM
Some piece of crap took down our web host - they are the biggest web host in the world and it's affecting millions of sites, not just ours, obviously.  They're working as fast as they can to restore - this does not instill confidence that their security is of the highest order.  Some twit on Twitter is bragging about being responsible.  Hopefully, the can get a judge to compel Twitter to release the jerk's information to the authorities. 
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Post by: bk on September 10, 2012, 01:14:09 PM
But for now, this is costing us thousands of dollars an hour on a new release day - people are in panic mode and simply ordering elsewhere.
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Post by: Matthew on September 10, 2012, 01:16:54 PM
DR Mike - Wasn't "Dreamers" recorded by Sarah Brightman on her "Songs That Got Away" disc?

I treasure this recording... it's part of the soundtrack of my life at the time

I love this recording, also...for me, though, it's part of the cast recording of my life. :D

;)

Oh, whatever, DR George   LOL   :-)
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Post by: John G. on September 10, 2012, 01:19:23 PM
That's a shame, bk. It happened to my biz email account today, too. Thankfully, we moved the website to an independent local host a few months back, so the site was up.
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Post by: Jrand71 on September 10, 2012, 01:22:06 PM
Inner web vibes for Kritzerland.
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Post by: Jrand71 on September 10, 2012, 01:22:18 PM
Off to the theatre for photos and rehearsals.
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Post by: Jane on September 10, 2012, 01:26:31 PM
And it's Monday.  I apologize for being E&T, but it's been a tough week.  Legally Blonde is up and runniung and already seems like a huge success.  The only thing that's still an issue is the balance.  We are working hard at making it work.  It's a loud show, nothing too much you can do with it.

An older patron came down to the pit yesterday and said "we can't hear the singers", I replied "We are all working very hard to be sure you can hear the singers"  She said, "What can you do about it"  I replied again, "We are all working very hard to be sure you can hear the singers"  She said "We see plays here all the time and this is the worst when we can't hear the singers, we have never had this problem, what are you going to do about it?"  I said, a little bit more terse.. "We are all working very hard to be sure you can hear the singers"  She said "You don't have to get upset about it".  I said "Ma'am, I have said 3 times that we are working on this issue, I don't know what else to tell you"   She said, "Well, I'll going to find someone that can fix this, or I'm asking for my money back"  I said, "Fine". 

Then I turn around and my rhythm section is just staring at me.  I said "Thanks for your help guys"  :)  The quiet, kind hearted guitar player said "F**king unbelievable"....

I noticed that the ladies that were complaining had assisted listening devices.  I should have told them to take them out of their ears during the songs.  Who knows what they are actually hearing.

And I'm done....

Actually, it might have been a good suggestion that the sound quality could be better without hearing aids.  I suspect the lady wanted you to tell her exactly what you were doing to improve the sound, not that you were working on it.  ::)
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Post by: Jane on September 10, 2012, 01:29:47 PM
Dorothy McGuire died. Didn't know she was still alive. The sisters were from Middletown, right, Ginny? Elmore?


http://www.boston.com/ae/celebrity/articles/2012/09/09/dorothy_mcguire_of_mcguire_sisters_dies_at_84/

Thank you for the link.
Title: Re: THE DAY I DID NOTHING
Post by: Matthew on September 10, 2012, 01:30:47 PM
And it's Monday.  I apologize for being E&T, but it's been a tough week.  Legally Blonde is up and runniung and already seems like a huge success.  The only thing that's still an issue is the balance.  We are working hard at making it work.  It's a loud show, nothing too much you can do with it.

An older patron came down to the pit yesterday and said "we can't hear the singers", I replied "We are all working very hard to be sure you can hear the singers"  She said, "What can you do about it"  I replied again, "We are all working very hard to be sure you can hear the singers"  She said "We see plays here all the time and this is the worst when we can't hear the singers, we have never had this problem, what are you going to do about it?"  I said, a little bit more terse.. "We are all working very hard to be sure you can hear the singers"  She said "You don't have to get upset about it".  I said "Ma'am, I have said 3 times that we are working on this issue, I don't know what else to tell you"   She said, "Well, I'll going to find someone that can fix this, or I'm asking for my money back"  I said, "Fine". 

Then I turn around and my rhythm section is just staring at me.  I said "Thanks for your help guys"  :)  The quiet, kind hearted guitar player said "F**king unbelievable"....

I noticed that the ladies that were complaining had assisted listening devices.  I should have told them to take them out of their ears during the songs.  Who knows what they are actually hearing.

And I'm done....

Actually, it might have been a good suggestion that the sound quality could be better without hearing aids.  I suspect the lady wanted you to tell her exactly what you were doing to improve the sound, not that you were working on it.  ::)

She would have been sorry she even asked if I gave her the answer.  Some things are just above the average theatre goer.
Title: Re: THE DAY I DID NOTHING
Post by: Jane on September 10, 2012, 01:30:51 PM
Inner web vibes for Kritzerland.

DITTO!!!
Title: Re: THE DAY I DID NOTHING
Post by: Jane on September 10, 2012, 01:31:14 PM
And it's Monday.  I apologize for being E&T, but it's been a tough week.  Legally Blonde is up and runniung and already seems like a huge success.  The only thing that's still an issue is the balance.  We are working hard at making it work.  It's a loud show, nothing too much you can do with it.

An older patron came down to the pit yesterday and said "we can't hear the singers", I replied "We are all working very hard to be sure you can hear the singers"  She said, "What can you do about it"  I replied again, "We are all working very hard to be sure you can hear the singers"  She said "We see plays here all the time and this is the worst when we can't hear the singers, we have never had this problem, what are you going to do about it?"  I said, a little bit more terse.. "We are all working very hard to be sure you can hear the singers"  She said "You don't have to get upset about it".  I said "Ma'am, I have said 3 times that we are working on this issue, I don't know what else to tell you"   She said, "Well, I'll going to find someone that can fix this, or I'm asking for my money back"  I said, "Fine". 

Then I turn around and my rhythm section is just staring at me.  I said "Thanks for your help guys"  :)  The quiet, kind hearted guitar player said "F**king unbelievable"....

I noticed that the ladies that were complaining had assisted listening devices.  I should have told them to take them out of their ears during the songs.  Who knows what they are actually hearing.

And I'm done....

Actually, it might have been a good suggestion that the sound quality could be better without hearing aids.  I suspect the lady wanted you to tell her exactly what you were doing to improve the sound, not that you were working on it.  ::)

She would have been sorry she even asked if I gave her the answer.  Some things are just above the average theatre goer.

;D
Title: Re: THE DAY I DID NOTHING
Post by: elmore3003 on September 10, 2012, 01:33:50 PM
Dorothy McGuire died. Didn't know she was still alive. The sisters were from Middletown, right, Ginny? Elmore?


http://www.boston.com/ae/celebrity/articles/2012/09/09/dorothy_mcguire_of_mcguire_sisters_dies_at_84/

Yes. Their mother was an evangelist at a church in Germantown. My Uncle Bob dated Phyllis McGuire in high school.  The McGuire Sisters were pointed out ro us in grade school as a symbl of clean Middletown living. when Phyllis got mixed up with the mafia, all that talk stopped.
Title: Re: THE DAY I DID NOTHING
Post by: MBarnum on September 10, 2012, 01:45:22 PM
LOL, DR Elmore!
Title: Re: THE DAY I DID NOTHING
Post by: Ginny on September 10, 2012, 01:49:53 PM
Here is the Middletown Journal article about:

Dorothy McGuire Williamson (http://www.middletownjournal.com/news/news/dorothy-mcguire-williamson-dead-at-84/nR7JR/)
Title: Re: THE DAY I DID NOTHING
Post by: John G. on September 10, 2012, 01:52:45 PM
Dorothy McGuire died. Didn't know she was still alive. The sisters were from Middletown, right, Ginny? Elmore?


http://www.boston.com/ae/celebrity/articles/2012/09/09/dorothy_mcguire_of_mcguire_sisters_dies_at_84/

Yes. Their mother was an evangelist at a church in Germantown. My Uncle Bob dated Phyllis McGuire in high school.  The McGuire Sisters were pointed out ro us in grade school as a symbl of clean Middletown living. when Phyllis got mixed up with the mafia, all that talk stopped.
Yeah, I forgot the family ties.
Title: Re: THE DAY I DID NOTHING
Post by: John G. on September 10, 2012, 01:52:59 PM
Four!
Title: Re: THE DAY I DID NOTHING
Post by: elmore3003 on September 10, 2012, 01:53:02 PM
Actually, their mother's church was in Miamisburg, OH, nor Germantown.
Title: Re: THE DAY I DID NOTHING
Post by: MBarnum on September 10, 2012, 01:53:08 PM
Another celebrity  death to report: Louise La Planche died in Ann Arbor, Michigan at age 92.

She is the second girl from the left in this 1940s publicity photo:


(http://www.looncreative.com/happygofr.jpg)



My interviewee Rebel Randall is also in this photo, the 4th gal from the left.



Louise's first role was when she was 3 years old, appearing in the Lon Chaney version of HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME. She was busy in the 1940s in bit parts and in the chorus of various musicals.

Her sister, Rosemary La Planche, had a much more successful film career, starring in STRANGLER OF THE SWAMP (1945) and THE DEVIL BAT'S DAUGHTER.
Title: Re: THE DAY I DID NOTHING
Post by: elmore3003 on September 10, 2012, 01:53:22 PM
Four!

Did you get your PM?
Title: Re: THE DAY I DID NOTHING
Post by: George on September 10, 2012, 02:09:53 PM
Inner web vibes for Kritzerland.

~~~Ditto!!~~~

It seems to be back up...for the moment.
Title: Re: THE DAY I DID NOTHING
Post by: George on September 10, 2012, 02:11:16 PM
Topic of the Day:

At The Ballet
A Beat Behind
Dance: Ten; Looks: Three
Disneyland
Don't Follow In My Footsteps
Dreamers
Fallin'
If He Really Knew Me
Nobody Does It Better
One [and One (Reprise)]
Paula (An Improvised Love Song)
Smile
Through The Eyes Of Love
Who Would've Thought
Title: Re: THE DAY I DID NOTHING
Post by: Ginny on September 10, 2012, 02:34:22 PM
OK, off to get myself together for the potluck dinner - bye (again) for now!
Title: Re: THE DAY I DID NOTHING
Post by: John G. on September 10, 2012, 03:03:04 PM
Four!

Did you get your PM?
Yes. Many thanks.
Title: Re: THE DAY I DID NOTHING
Post by: Jane on September 10, 2012, 03:04:49 PM
Another celebrity  death to report: Louise La Planche died in Ann Arbor, Michigan at age 92.

She is the second girl from the left in this 1940s publicity photo:

My interviewee Rebel Randall is also in this photo, the 4th gal from the left.



Louise's first role was when she was 3 years old, appearing in the Lon Chaney version of HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME. She was busy in the 1940s in bit parts and in the chorus of various musicals.

Her sister, Rosemary La Planche, had a much more successful film career, starring in STRANGLER OF THE SWAMP (1945) and THE DEVIL BAT'S DAUGHTER.

This is a cute photo.
Title: Re: THE DAY I DID NOTHING
Post by: Jane on September 10, 2012, 03:06:49 PM
Here is the Middletown Journal article about:

Dorothy McGuire Williamson (http://www.middletownjournal.com/news/news/dorothy-mcguire-williamson-dead-at-84/nR7JR/)


I like the "home story" touch to this.
Title: Re: THE DAY I DID NOTHING
Post by: Laura on September 10, 2012, 03:12:03 PM
Dorothy McGuire lived in Paradise Valley, near here. Well, not too near, as I live in the poor part of town.
Title: Re: THE DAY I DID NOTHING
Post by: Jane on September 10, 2012, 03:27:41 PM
I just baked brownies for my book discussion group pot luck lunch tomorrow.  I'm glad the hostess asked me to make brownies as the batter isn't too thick.  My shoulder is bad today and a heavy batter or chopping ingredients for a salad would have been difficult.
Title: Re: THE DAY I DID NOTHING
Post by: Ron Pulliam on September 10, 2012, 04:22:16 PM
I just baked brownies for my book discussion group pot luck lunch tomorrow.  I'm glad the hostess asked me to make brownies as the batter isn't too thick.  My shoulder is bad today and a heavy batter or chopping ingredients for a salad would have been difficult.

No mixer?
Title: Re: THE DAY I DID NOTHING
Post by: Jane on September 10, 2012, 04:31:12 PM
Yes.  A couple of years ago my old electric hand mixer broke and I don't really like the new one Kitchen Aid one I purchased.  It was fine for the brownies.  Even with a mixer it hard to use with my shoulder.  This went so well I should bake some brownies for the men working outside.  I have a big heavy duty mixer which is really too much for smaller jobs.
Title: Re: THE DAY I DID NOTHING
Post by: Jane on September 10, 2012, 04:31:54 PM
Speaking of the workers.  It is interesting to watch the men build the ledge wall.  Basically they are doing it the same way ledge walls have always been built. 
Title: Re: THE DAY I DID NOTHING
Post by: Jane on September 10, 2012, 04:32:50 PM
A section of the wall along our driveway.

(https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/c67.0.403.403/p403x403/581600_4416181490103_816987863_n.jpg)
Title: Re: THE DAY I DID NOTHING
Post by: Jane on September 10, 2012, 04:34:00 PM
This morning the wall was extended down past the right edge of this photo.

(https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/c67.0.403.403/p403x403/545975_4416182090118_1913603453_n.jpg)
Title: Re: THE DAY I DID NOTHING
Post by: Jane on September 10, 2012, 04:34:55 PM
We are expecting weekend company beginning the 20th.  I fear we shall not have front steps or walkway.
Title: Re: THE DAY I DID NOTHING
Post by: Jane on September 10, 2012, 05:16:30 PM
All alone so I'll post again.
Title: Re: THE DAY I DID NOTHING
Post by: Jane on September 10, 2012, 05:16:59 PM
I mixed the leftover fajita from lunch yesterday into a baked potato for dinner tonight.  It is delicious.
Title: Re: THE DAY I DID NOTHING
Post by: bk on September 10, 2012, 05:32:02 PM
Page four?
Title: Re: THE DAY I DID NOTHING
Post by: bk on September 10, 2012, 05:34:52 PM
What a wacko day, with the web host crap, a really annoying e-mail (dealt with swiftly and strongly although I suspect I'll hear back and depending on attitude we'll see where it goes from there), and stuff, but thankfully David and Bathsheba has had somewhat healthy orders, although I'm now thinking we'd have sold even more had I made it 1200 rather than 1500 - still it's moving fine - and we had a productive work session on Juliana's show, although I had to get very strong at one point - it's all fine, but it really took some time to get my point across.
Title: Re: THE DAY I DID NOTHING
Post by: bk on September 10, 2012, 05:36:11 PM
I had a sandwich for lunch, but had to eat it quickly and got no enjoyment out of it (except for the less than six hundred calories part) because all that web crap was happening and I had to hurry home.  Then Juliana and I went out so she could eat and I had a nice piece of coconut cream pie, which perked me up.
Title: Re: THE DAY I DID NOTHING
Post by: TCB on September 10, 2012, 05:53:40 PM
Good afternoon, evening, night!  Strange day today.
Title: Re: THE DAY I DID NOTHING
Post by: TCB on September 10, 2012, 05:54:09 PM
But this evening I have two NFL games in a row!!
Title: Re: THE DAY I DID NOTHING
Post by: TCB on September 10, 2012, 06:00:17 PM
Where is everybody?
Title: Re: THE DAY I DID NOTHING
Post by: TCB on September 10, 2012, 06:00:38 PM
It's like they knew I was going to sign in.
Title: Re: THE DAY I DID NOTHING
Post by: TCB on September 10, 2012, 06:01:39 PM
At least, I have my buddies - My Three Guests!
Title: Re: THE DAY I DID NOTHING
Post by: TCB on September 10, 2012, 06:02:26 PM
My Three Guests!  Maybe that will be the name of my next book.
Title: Re: THE DAY I DID NOTHING
Post by: TCB on September 10, 2012, 06:02:47 PM
Or  I may call it ---
Title: Re: THE DAY I DID NOTHING
Post by: TCB on September 10, 2012, 06:03:15 PM
Page 5!
Title: Re: THE DAY I DID NOTHING
Post by: TCB on September 10, 2012, 06:07:31 PM
I am shocked by the details of the Katyn Massacre.
Title: Re: THE DAY I DID NOTHING
Post by: TCB on September 10, 2012, 06:08:10 PM
How unthinkable.
Title: Re: THE DAY I DID NOTHING
Post by: TCB on September 10, 2012, 06:08:33 PM





G'night!
Title: Re: THE DAY I DID NOTHING
Post by: Jane on September 10, 2012, 06:10:08 PM
At least, I have my buddies - My Three Guests!

:)

Hi DR TCB. 
Title: Re: THE DAY I DID NOTHING
Post by: Jane on September 10, 2012, 06:10:22 PM
So he leaves-lol
Title: Re: THE DAY I DID NOTHING
Post by: Jane on September 10, 2012, 06:14:14 PM
I was printing out info to take to my book group tomorrow.  I have ended up the organizer for this group more times then I remember now.  At our pot luck re-organize meeting tomorrow it should pass on to someone else.  The problem is 4 members have recently dropped out, one had a stroke, 2 other's medical problems & the remaining people have been in lead person more than once.  I have a suspicion I will be continuing this.  I won't ask the few people who willingly volunteer to host extra times.  Now that Keith is home all the time he would rather I not not host too often & with my shoulder I admit I prefer not to.
Title: Re: THE DAY I DID NOTHING
Post by: KevinH on September 10, 2012, 06:16:16 PM
TOD:  The Way We Were
          Ordinary Miracles
          Through the Eyes of Love
           I Still Believe in Love
Title: Re: THE DAY I DID NOTHING
Post by: Jane on September 10, 2012, 06:58:11 PM
'night
Title: Re: THE DAY I DID NOTHING
Post by: John G. on September 10, 2012, 07:01:14 PM
Last episode of Dexter. Bummer. This was possibly my favorite season.
Title: Re: THE DAY I DID NOTHING
Post by: Jennifer on September 10, 2012, 07:15:37 PM
Last episode of Dexter. Bummer. This was possibly my favorite season.
  Well good news is that the new season starts this month. The bad news is that i do not get the channel it is on. But hopefully my sister will record it dor me.
Title: Re: THE DAY I DID NOTHING
Post by: John G. on September 10, 2012, 07:37:12 PM
Yeah, season seven will be the last.
Title: Re: THE DAY I DID NOTHING
Post by: John G. on September 10, 2012, 08:00:13 PM
Night, all.
Title: Re: THE DAY I DID NOTHING
Post by: JoseSPiano on September 10, 2012, 08:37:20 PM
Good Evening!

Sol... I ordered the "HOT Chicken" at Holeman & Finch Public House earlier tonight. I mainly ordered it since I was just $5. And I also wanted some fried chicken. Well...

The first bite I took was mainly the crispy crust and skin and sauce... And that's when I discovered that the "HOT" meant HOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -There were habañero peppers in the hot sauce coating. Thankfully, our waitress brought me a glass of whole milk to calm the fire in my mouth.

Otherwise, it was a very good meal:
Duck Fat Caramel served with peaches, pears, apples, zucchini and radishes
HOT Chicken served with white sandwich bread and pickles
Georgia Scrapple served with a quail egg, braised kale and maple syrup
Housemade Macaroons: bourbon, cherry & mocha
Coke Float made with Mexican Coke and smoked vanilla ice cream
Title: Re: THE DAY I DID NOTHING
Post by: JoseSPiano on September 10, 2012, 08:47:15 PM
Before dinner, I checked out Holeman & Finch's new-ish Bottle Shop. What a great store! A great selection of wine & spirits, mixers and bitters, bar accessories and stemware. And a great staff too. Oh, and the music is provided by a Hi-Fi system and a great collection of records, LPs!
Title: Re: THE DAY I DID NOTHING
Post by: JoseSPiano on September 10, 2012, 08:49:38 PM
And before that I had some good coffee at Octane Coffee...

Stumbled upon a new chocolate shop. -The owner gave me a bag of their cardamom sugar cubes...

Had lunch at West Egg Cafe: their Fried Green Tomato BLT with pimento cheese...
Title: Re: THE DAY I DID NOTHING
Post by: JoseSPiano on September 10, 2012, 08:50:27 PM
...And I visited most of those places on my bike!
Title: Re: THE DAY I DID NOTHING
Post by: JoseSPiano on September 10, 2012, 08:51:42 PM
DR elmore - I've lost track: Did the A/C unit in your apartment get replaced yet?
Title: Re: THE DAY I DID NOTHING
Post by: JoseSPiano on September 10, 2012, 08:58:06 PM
I just baked brownies for my book discussion group pot luck lunch tomorrow.  I'm glad the hostess asked me to make brownies as the batter isn't too thick.  My shoulder is bad today and a heavy batter or chopping ingredients for a salad would have been difficult.

Oh...

I read that first sentence as...

"I just baked brownies for my book discussion group pot lunch tomorrow."

::)
Title: Re: THE DAY I DID NOTHING
Post by: ChasSmith on September 10, 2012, 08:59:17 PM
Oh, and the music is provided by a Hi-Fi system and a great collection of records, LPs!

Excellent!
Title: Re: THE DAY I DID NOTHING
Post by: JoseSPiano on September 10, 2012, 08:59:56 PM
I was printing out info to take to my book group tomorrow.  I have ended up the organizer for this group more times then I remember now.  At our pot luck re-organize meeting tomorrow it should pass on to someone else.  The problem is 4 members have recently dropped out, one had a stroke, 2 other's medical problems & the remaining people have been in lead person more than once.  I have a suspicion I will be continuing this.  I won't ask the few people who willingly volunteer to host extra times.  Now that Keith is home all the time he would rather I not not host too often & with my shoulder I admit I prefer not to.

DR Jane - Can't you have a set rotation of hosts/organizers?
Title: Re: THE DAY I DID NOTHING
Post by: JoseSPiano on September 10, 2012, 09:02:52 PM
DR Matthew - I noticed that the acoustic in the Lucie Stern is kind of strange. It's resonant, but there are sections where it gets muffled and others where it seems like an echo chamber. So...

Did the jump rope instructor come back for a brush-up rehearsal? ;)
Title: Re: THE DAY I DID NOTHING
Post by: JoseSPiano on September 10, 2012, 09:05:44 PM
DR CHAS SMITH we are doing HARVEY in September, 2013.

The fellow who played the title role of Harvey in the recent Broadway production was quite the diva.  Always zoomed into his limo, never signed programs or posed for photos.


;D
Title: Re: THE DAY I DID NOTHING
Post by: JoseSPiano on September 10, 2012, 09:08:36 PM
Page Five?
Title: Re: THE DAY I DID NOTHING
Post by: JoseSPiano on September 10, 2012, 09:21:14 PM
CRANBERRIES!
Title: Re: THE DAY I DID NOTHING
Post by: JoseSPiano on September 10, 2012, 09:22:22 PM
Tack.
Title: Re: THE DAY I DID NOTHING
Post by: JoseSPiano on September 10, 2012, 09:22:28 PM
Bra.
Title: Re: THE DAY I DID NOTHING
Post by: JoseSPiano on September 10, 2012, 09:22:41 PM
Puss Puss.
Title: Re: THE DAY I DID NOTHING
Post by: JoseSPiano on September 10, 2012, 09:31:25 PM
A week from now, I will be flying from BOS to SEA.

:)
Title: Re: THE DAY I DID NOTHING
Post by: JoseSPiano on September 10, 2012, 09:31:58 PM
And 12 hours from now, I will be flying from ATL to LGA.
Title: Re: THE DAY I DID NOTHING
Post by: JoseSPiano on September 10, 2012, 09:32:26 PM
PAGE SIX!!!!!
Title: Re: THE DAY I DID NOTHING
Post by: JoseSPiano on September 10, 2012, 09:33:05 PM
I seem to start a lot of Page Sixes. Six's?
Title: Re: THE DAY I DID NOTHING
Post by: JoseSPiano on September 10, 2012, 09:33:17 PM
Anyhoo...


Goodnight.
Title: Re: THE DAY I DID NOTHING
Post by: bk on September 10, 2012, 09:42:27 PM
Finished with my viewing.