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Title: THE BERRIES
Post by: bk on September 06, 2005, 12:09:54 AM
Well, you've read the notes, the notes were the berries, you were the berries, and now it is time for to post until the cows come home - they're out there trying to figure out what "the berries" means.
Title: Re:THE BERRIES
Post by: Tomovoz on September 06, 2005, 12:12:37 AM
Please think joyous rather than sad thoughts tomorrow at about 7.00pm Californian time as we say goodbye to Derek.  He had a lifetime of stuggle with health issues and still managed to give out so much love.  I'm sure he would rather be remembered for his smile and in happiness.
Title: Re:THE BERRIES
Post by: bk on September 06, 2005, 12:14:13 AM
And the word of the day is: TELEOLOGY!

Smoke on your pipe and put that in!
Title: Re:THE BERRIES
Post by: bk on September 06, 2005, 12:15:35 AM
Joyous thoughts are always best.  To celebrate a life is always the way.
Title: Re:THE BERRIES
Post by: Ann on September 06, 2005, 12:17:09 AM
Tomovoz, my thoughts will be with you and all of Derek's friends and family tomorrow evening.  I know he brought happiness to the people on this site, and I will always remember that.  To you I send vibes of healing and comfort in hopes that you can not only think joyous thoughts tomorrow, but feel some peace as well.  
Title: Re:THE BERRIES
Post by: Tomovoz on September 06, 2005, 12:18:05 AM
I tend to favour Teleology as a human relationships concept. We meet certain people at the right times for them and for us as we travel down the road.

TOTD: May take a few days to come up with the lists.
I hope I don't miss the boat.
Title: Re:THE BERRIES
Post by: Tomovoz on September 06, 2005, 12:19:14 AM
Thank you Ann and Bruce.
Title: Re:THE BERRIES
Post by: bk on September 06, 2005, 12:28:47 AM
I'm going to try and get to bed at a reasonable hour this very evening.  Perhaps in ten minutes or so.
Title: Re:THE BERRIES
Post by: George on September 06, 2005, 12:40:00 AM
I just realized that I've posted over 5000 posts!  And on that note (B-flat), I'm heading off to sleepytime, also. :)
Title: Re:THE BERRIES
Post by: George on September 06, 2005, 12:41:27 AM
And I will sleep very well, since I am in my very own home and will sleep in my very own bed.  Goodnight, BK!
Title: Re:THE BERRIES
Post by: George on September 06, 2005, 12:41:57 AM
And goodnight Guests!
Title: Re:THE BERRIES
Post by: Hisaka on September 06, 2005, 03:21:12 AM

Itís been raining for three days and nights here in Tokyo, and just now plenty of bell-ringing rickets began to sing (chirp?) in my tiny garden. Itís means... FALL is just around the corner, instead, FALL HAS COME. I now am enjoying bell-ringing cricketsí singing. Itís beautiful and very likes a real-small-bell-ring sound indeed.
Title: Re:THE BERRIES
Post by: Tomovoz on September 06, 2005, 03:37:58 AM
Welcome to Fall as we welcome Spring DR Hisaka.  My two favourite seasons.
Title: Re:THE BERRIES
Post by: Danise on September 06, 2005, 03:51:28 AM
Good morning to all.  How nice to see two of my favorite guys, Elmore and Tom.

I'm having a problem with the board.  It's very slow and took forever to let me log on.  I hope this posts.

Tom, you know that my thoughts will be with you and of Derek.  You know how I feel.

Gotta run for the bus.  A new work week begins.



 
Title: Re:THE BERRIES
Post by: elmore3003 on September 06, 2005, 03:51:31 AM

TOTD: May take a few days to come up with the lists.
I hope I don't miss the boat.

Well, if we're going to be shipwrecked, I'd just as soon miss it.
Title: Re:THE BERRIES
Post by: Danise on September 06, 2005, 03:53:57 AM
I forgot that I wanted to tell you guys that my boss may start riding the bus with me starting this morning.  That should be fun.  I wonder what she will make it.

Gotta run!

Laters!
Title: Re:THE BERRIES
Post by: elmore3003 on September 06, 2005, 04:08:01 AM
Good morning, all!  Today's a Chicago Humanities Festival day, so I get to look at Harold Arlen songs all day.  I like that.  I have to drop off the cruise singer's charts on the way downtown, and wonder why Tuesday seems like Monday all day.  I don't like 4-day weeks.

DRJRand55, "filthy pirates" is my line; are you pulling a Danny Kaye or Michael Crawford and appropriating all the good  lines for yourself?

TOD:  I never liked boats.
  CD:  LE NOZZE DI FIGARO (Giulini/Schwartzkopf), CARMEN (Beecham/de los Angeles), CANDIDE, COMPANY, HAINES HIS WAY
  DVD:  TOM JONES, THE FIRST NUDIE MUSICAL, LES ENFANTS DU PARADISE, M*A*S*H, NASHVILLE
  BOOKS:  PRIDE AND PREJUDICE, COLD COMFORT FARM, MANSFIELD PARK, The Oxford English Dictionary, Complete Plays of Joe Orton
Title: Re:THE BERRIES
Post by: JoseSPiano on September 06, 2005, 05:57:20 AM
Good Morning!

It's a gorgeous morning here in Richmond!  And I slept well too.

-And Rudy, Joel and John's toy fox terrier is keeping me company this morning.  Quite a good dog.  -Although he doesn't seem to like music that much.  When we were playing the piano last night he kept making a lot of noise, sort of yelping - maybe he was trying to sing along.  And I noticed this morning when Joel's cell phone went off, he made noise at that noise too.  Interesting, but cute.
Title: Re:THE BERRIES
Post by: JoseSPiano on September 06, 2005, 06:14:05 AM
TOD

CDs:
Barber - Knoxville: Summer of 1915 (Dawn Upshaw, David Zinman)
Sunday in the Park with George (OCR)
Debussy - Preludes (Walter Gieseking, piano)
Ella Fitzgerald - The Harold Arlen Songbook (preferably both volumes, but if I had to restrict it to one, then the first one)
James Taylor - "Greatest Hits"

Movies:
"Like Water for Chocolate"
"Cinema Paradiso"
"Waiting for Guffman"
"Longtime Companion"
"The Sound of Music"

Books:
"The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay" - Michael Chabon
"The Catcher in the Rye" - J.D. Salinger
"The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe" - C.S. Lewis
"Letters to a Young Poet" - Rainer Marie Rilke
"Am I Too Loud?: Memoirs of an Accompanist" - Gerald Moore
Title: Re:THE BERRIES
Post by: S. Woody White on September 06, 2005, 06:16:29 AM
I just got caught up, and I have to get ready for work.

Now I can come back from work and...catch up again!

 :-\

 ;)
Title: Re:THE BERRIES
Post by: JoseSPiano on September 06, 2005, 06:24:19 AM
Hmmm...

Seems to be something up - or down or sideways - going on with this board this morning.  Sort of slow or the posts don't post, but they do.

Hmmm...

???
Title: Re:THE BERRIES
Post by: JoseSPiano on September 06, 2005, 06:24:52 AM
Well, I need to get ready to head out.

Laters...
Title: Re:THE BERRIES
Post by: vixmom on September 06, 2005, 06:29:18 AM
Dear Tomovoz

My thoughts are prayers are with you and I will be thinking of dear Derek today at 4:00 EST .  Prayers are being said for the repose of his soul and for comfort to his family and friends on the Island of Long

Title: Re:THE BERRIES
Post by: vixmom on September 06, 2005, 06:32:24 AM
Today is the Vixter's first day in SEVENTH  :o grade!

(I feel old)

Vibes are requested for a good first day

it was a nervous night for the Vixter.........and the early am hours were spent with much hair fixing, earring adjusting, shoe changing, backpack checking  etc etc etc.....
Title: Re:THE BERRIES
Post by: vixmom on September 06, 2005, 06:33:53 AM
I keep getting thrown into somthing called  "ONLINE OMPTIMIZER" every time I try to post  or manuver through the menu...very annoying
Title: Re:THE BERRIES
Post by: MBarnum on September 06, 2005, 06:47:45 AM
Happy first day of 7th grade Vixter!
Title: Re:THE BERRIES
Post by: Matt H. on September 06, 2005, 07:00:55 AM
Last night, DR Jose wrote: "Baby is sentimental favorite of mine.  It was my second professional gig, and it was shortly after the run of that show finished that I came out.  And the person I came out to was the guy playing Danny.  I just made so many good friends during the run of that production.  Just very near and dear to me.

And I do like the music too.  *If you want to talk accidentals, just try reading through the flashback sequence in Passion - OUCH!  In any case... There are a few songs I don't like - those "Romance" reprises for example - but the big ballads, "I Chose Right", "The Story Goes On", "With You", "And What If We Had Loved Like That" - even "Patterns" - still move me."


I agree completely. Those "Romance" reprises and the song itself are duds, but I think everything else in the show is terrific music. Don't know what it would be like to play it instrumentally, but for an actor, all of this stuff is choice and the kind of music you LONG to have if you want to EMOTE while singing.

I will always look on playing Alan as one of the most rapturous experiences of my stage career.
Title: Re:THE BERRIES
Post by: vixmom on September 06, 2005, 07:14:32 AM
TOD:
DVDs
 Can I count entire trilogy of LOTR (extended version natch') as one selection? GOOD! Okay that's one....
Gone With the Wind
Pirates of the Carribbean
On The Town
African Queen

Books

Bible
Complete Works of William Shakespeare (annotated and unabridged)
Complete Works of Mark Twain  (annotated and unabridged)
Complete Works of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle  (annotated and unabridged)
Complete Works of Lousia May Alcott (annotated and unabridged)


am I cheating here?


CD's

Chess (concept album)

Jesus Christ Superstar (concept album)

Fairport Convention: Cropedy Capers

Complete Works of Gilbert & Sullivan

Complete works of  Ludwig Van Beethoven (hmmmm or would I rather have Bach.....)
Title: Re:THE BERRIES
Post by: vixmom on September 06, 2005, 07:16:02 AM
Gonna try to catch up
Title: Re:THE BERRIES
Post by: Jennifer on September 06, 2005, 07:16:09 AM
DR MattH, re: your comments about not wanting to read about Veronica Mars in the Entertainment Weekly.

Ha, you and I are alike, because i did the same thing (and avoided that section like the plague). But my sis (who doesn't watch the show) said she was pretty sure it didn't say anything about the killer.  That's good, but i'm still not going to read it!

So which shows will you watch? Their online section (ew.com) has 10 shows that they say people should watch (prison break, reunion, how i met your mother, kitchen confidential, my name is earl, invasion, martha stewart, everybody loves chris, 3 wishes, and commander in chief).

Of those I will wtach prison break and martha stewart.  And I may try reunion or kitchen confidential.

But as i said this weekend, there are so few shows that even interest me enough to try them.  I can't remember there ever being a season like that for me in recent years.

So for me so far i have: prison break, apprentice, ghost whisperer, related, close to home (thinking about it).
Title: Re:THE BERRIES
Post by: Ben on September 06, 2005, 07:30:53 AM
I am listening right now to a repeat broadcast of a glorious interview with Barbara Cook. It was done earlier this year by Edward Seckerson for his program Stage and Screen. The interview was done a couple of months after Wally Harper's death. The interview has wonderful tracks from various shows and some beautiful and touching talk about theatre, performing and, at the end, Wally Harper. If you've listened before, it's worth hearing again. If you've never listened to the program, here is the link. Hie thee over to BBC 3 and listen. The program will be available for hearing until next Monday, September 12 till about 11am New York time.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio3/stageandscreen/
Title: Re:THE BERRIES
Post by: Matt H. on September 06, 2005, 07:55:46 AM
GOod morning!

I didn't sleep all that well being awakened twice with bad dreams (maybe I shouldn't have eaten that half bowl of soup at 10 p.m.), but I felt better once I got my first walk of the season accomplished this morning! Now, I'm looking forward to doing this daily. Very refreshing though traffic was crazy with school buses jamming the roads and many cars with folks getting back to their work routines. Thanksfully, I don't have to cross any major streets in my circular walk around a few blocks.
Title: Re:THE BERRIES
Post by: Matt H. on September 06, 2005, 08:01:08 AM
DR MattH, re: your comments about not wanting to read about Veronica Mars in the Entertainment Weekly.

Ha, you and I are alike, because i did the same thing (and avoided that section like the plague). But my sis (who doesn't watch the show) said she was pretty sure it didn't say anything about the killer.  That's good, but i'm still not going to read it!

So which shows will you watch? Their online section (ew.com) has 10 shows that they say people should watch (prison break, reunion, how i met your mother, kitchen confidential, my name is earl, invasion, martha stewart, everybody loves chris, 3 wishes, and commander in chief).

Of those I will wtach prison break and martha stewart.  And I may try reunion or kitchen confidential.


After DR Michael Shayne said yesterday there was no information about the killer present, I did read the VERONICA MARS (and all of the other descriptions) in the issue this morning.

Of the EW suggestions, I will be sampling REUNION, HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER, KITCHEN CONFIDENTIAL, and MY NAME IS EARL.

As I said earlier, I will also be sampling THRESHOLD and NIGHT STALKER. In addition, after I read their descriptions, I'm adding INCONCEIVABLE to my list of shows to sample.
Title: Re:THE BERRIES
Post by: Matt H. on September 06, 2005, 08:01:58 AM
And, of course, KITCHEN CONFIDENTIAL and HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER come on opposite each other. Two new comedies trying to establish themselves. Argh!
Title: Re:THE BERRIES
Post by: Dan (the Man) on September 06, 2005, 08:04:40 AM
TOD:

CDs:
A Little Night Music OCR
South Pacific OCR
Ella Fitzgerald -- The Rodgers and Hart Songbook (two discs which I'm counting as one)
Dave Matthews Band -- Crash
Aaron Copeland -- Appalachian Spring (conducted by Bernstein)

Movies:
Dr Zhivago
Citizen Kane
Moonstruck
To Kill A Mockingbird
Singing In The Rain

Books:
To Kill A Mockingbird
Murder On The Oriental Express
The Road Less Travelled
The Plays of William Shakespeare
Surviving A Deserted Island For Dummies
Title: Re:THE BERRIES
Post by: Stuart on September 06, 2005, 08:10:17 AM
GReetings all.

Thanks for the link to Americares, DR Cillaliz.  I will check it out. (Fancy new avatar, too!)

TOD:
Movies:
Titanic (Stanwyck/Webb)
Titanic (Winslet/Decaprio)
Raise the Titanic
Poseidon Adventure
The Last Voyage

CDs
Follies (Paper Mill)
1776 (OBC)
Fiddler (OBC)
Simply Stresiand
Toss up between Liz Callaway (On & Off Broadway) & Judy at Carnegie Hall

Books:
Catcher in the Rye
Buddies
The Season
Dorian Gray
Death in Venice (I would finally be FORCED to finish it!)
Title: Re:THE BERRIES
Post by: Matt H. on September 06, 2005, 08:14:48 AM
Five films I'd want to have with me on a desert island:

THE MIRACLE WORKER
THE NUN'S STORY
MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS
EVIL UNDER THE SUN
REAR WINDOW
Title: Re:THE BERRIES
Post by: Stuart on September 06, 2005, 08:15:01 AM
The real movie answers would be:
FUNNY GIRL
VALLEY OF THE DOLLS
ALL ABOUT EVE

I'll get back to you on the other two.
Title: Re:THE BERRIES
Post by: Matt H. on September 06, 2005, 08:25:24 AM
Five books to have with me on a desert isle:

BROADWAY MUSICALS: 101 Greatest Shows
SONDHEIM & CO.
HALLIWELL'S FILMGOER'S COMPANION
BROADWAY MUSICALS ON RECORD
A REMEMBRANCE OF THINGS PAST
Title: Re:THE BERRIES
Post by: Matt H. on September 06, 2005, 08:28:05 AM
Five CDs to have:

JUDY GARLAND AT CARNEGIE HALL
FOLLIES (Papermill Playhouse)
SWEENEY TODD (OBC)
MAME (OBC)
CAROUSEL (film soundtrack)
Title: Re:THE BERRIES
Post by: Matt H. on September 06, 2005, 08:29:28 AM
In addition to loaning me NATIONAL TREASURE, my friend also loaned me a movie he wanted me to see: WHITE NOISE.

Now, this looks like a horror film to me, so my question is, has anyone seen it, and if so, what did you think?
Title: Re:THE BERRIES
Post by: Matt H. on September 06, 2005, 08:31:59 AM
Hope the Vixter has a good 7th grade opening day experience. Is her school a 6-8 school, or the old junior high model 7-9 or 7-8).

When I first started teaching, our junior high was simply 7-8, and I had all seventh graders that first year. I remember how scared many of them looked that first day being at a much bigger school and having to change classes every period. They were so unaccustomed to the entire routine, but I suspect the Vixter has none of those qualms.
Title: Re:THE BERRIES
Post by: Dan (the Man) on September 06, 2005, 08:33:43 AM
DR Matt--Congrats!  You've hit the 9000 mark!
Title: Re:THE BERRIES
Post by: Matt H. on September 06, 2005, 08:35:30 AM
The mail hasn't come yet, but I'm expecting several packages this week, and among those DVDs I'm expecting today is RED GARTERS which I am SO looking forward to seeing again after at least 20 years away from it.
Title: Re:THE BERRIES
Post by: Dan (the Man) on September 06, 2005, 08:36:11 AM
And DR Stuart--your next post will be the address number of our house in Camden, NJ--1118 Jackson Street.  Isn't that exciting?
Title: Re:THE BERRIES
Post by: Matt H. on September 06, 2005, 08:36:47 AM
DR Matt--Congrats!  You've hit the 9000 mark!

OMG! Thanks for noticing that and mentioning it. I hadn't been looking over there at the totals at all.   :o
Title: Re:THE BERRIES
Post by: Matt H. on September 06, 2005, 08:40:47 AM
Please refresh my memory DR Jed (or DR Ann). What show is DR Jed currently rehearsing?
Title: Re:THE BERRIES
Post by: Matt H. on September 06, 2005, 08:42:56 AM
And so sorry to read that your rehearsals haven't been going smoothly DR JRand.

Did you want the part of Joseph when you auditioned or did you get the role you wanted? If you wanted Joseph, I know it must gall the crap out of you to have to see someone botch his way through the part that you yourself could have done so much with. That has happened to me SO many times, and it's maddening to stand on the sides and watch someone else massacre a part you know you could have really gone to town with.
Title: Re:THE BERRIES
Post by: vixmom on September 06, 2005, 08:45:14 AM
I just caught up with Friday & Saturday's posts and see Imissed Matt H"s birthday!!


So ...

HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY WISHES TO DR MATT H!!!!
Title: Re:THE BERRIES
Post by: Jennifer on September 06, 2005, 08:52:43 AM
DR MattH, I am up to the same episode as you are of Veronica Mars. If I read the blurb will it spoil anything? I don't want to read anything that I don't already know.
Title: Re:THE BERRIES
Post by: Dan (the Man) on September 06, 2005, 08:53:34 AM
[move=left,scroll,6,transparent,100%]! ! ! ! !  BELATED HAPPY BIRTHDAY WISHES TO DR MATT  ! ! ! ! ![/move]
Title: Re:THE BERRIES
Post by: JMK on September 06, 2005, 08:55:56 AM
All is forgiven, dear Electronic Hat.   ;D

I have been E&T getting my charts ready for the upcoming Tigard Pops Fall/Winter session.  This is a fantastic community choir with about 50 voices.  Some semi-professionals, some who can't read a note of music, but they all sound divoon, if I do say so myself.  This time we'll be doing our usual eclectic assortment of original arrangements:  Blue Suede Shoes, Can't Help Falling in Love, Something About You (Level 42), Grateful (Bucchino), Autumn Lullaby (original), Seasons of Love, Merry Christmas Everyone (original), Feels Like Home (Newman), 100 Years (Five for Fighting).  I defy any other community choir to match that kind of variety.  ;)

Speaking of missing frames in Astaire/Rogers, did anyone else get that split second of black screen toward the end of Top Hat?   I even went back and watched frame by frame and there were indeed a couple frames of black.  It's towards the end, when a bunch of old guys are applauding in one of the opera boxes.

Vibes for Vixter.  Tomorrow is the first day of 4th grade for Gabe and 1st grade for Zach.  What will I do with 6 hours a day by myself (ooh, a Fred Astaire reference, kind of).
Title: Re:THE BERRIES
Post by: JMK on September 06, 2005, 08:56:46 AM
So many birthdays, so little time (yesterday was Zach's).

If I forgot, Happy Birthday, Matt!!
Title: Re:THE BERRIES
Post by: vixmom on September 06, 2005, 08:59:53 AM
Hope the Vixter has a good 7th grade opening day experience. Is her school a 6-8 school, or the old junior high model 7-9 or 7-8).

When I first started teaching, our junior high was simply 7-8, and I had all seventh graders that first year. I remember how scared many of them looked that first day being at a much bigger school and having to change classes every period. They were so unaccustomed to the entire routine, but I suspect the Vixter has none of those qualms.

The Vixter is in a 6 -8 school.  The system here is we have two  K - 2 schools which each have about 500 students, then the entire district attends a  3 - 5 school , then a 6 -8 and finally a 9 -12  high school.  When I was a student here we had  five K - 4 schools, then two 5 - 9 schools and the high school was only 10 -12.  There were peopel at my high shool graduation  that I had never seen until the day we graduated  in the "same" class!

She is used tio the routine this year but is concerned about the bullying which nothing is done about.  In the two former schools the teachers  were strict about teasing, bullying, fighting, language etc... and then the middle school has a laissez faire attitude and the kids, coming from strict restrictions to absolutely none, turn into the kids from Lord of the Flies

She also had a couple of nasty nasty teachers last year.  In an effort of trying not to make waves I didn't raise  a fuss and told her to "try to deal with it, you;re going to run into nasty people  out in the worlkd your whole life" but I have decided that this year if we have any more overtly nasty teachers I am going to request a transfer.  If you don't like kids  then you sure as heck shouldn't be a teacher.  
Title: Re:THE BERRIES
Post by: Matt H. on September 06, 2005, 09:00:46 AM
DR MattH, I am up to the same episode as you are of Veronica Mars. If I read the blurb will it spoil anything? I don't want to read anything that I don't already know.

No, DR Jennifer, it won't spoil anything, so you can read it without fear if you wish. Honestly, I didn't find that it had that much information about the show at all except there will be a new season-long mystery for her to solve this year, but I already knew that. It spends more time talking about the new regulars coming onto the show.
Title: Re:THE BERRIES
Post by: vixmom on September 06, 2005, 09:02:53 AM
I really must start proofing my posts...how can I spell "laissez faire" correctly and misspell "world", "people" and "to"!

Title: Re:THE BERRIES
Post by: vixmom on September 06, 2005, 09:03:55 AM
Happy Birthday to Zach and  VIBES for  a good first day at school to Gabe and Zach!
Title: Re:THE BERRIES
Post by: Matt H. on September 06, 2005, 09:04:00 AM
Oh, gosh, bullying. I was bullied a bit when I was in school (I took dancing and sang, so I was a prime target, but it was really nicer times back then, so there was just teasing but no threats of physical violence), so when I ever saw anything like that happening when I was a teacher, I nipped it in the bud instantly. I knew what it felt like.
Title: Re:THE BERRIES
Post by: Matt H. on September 06, 2005, 09:05:13 AM
And thanks for the belated birthday wishes from DRs Dan, JMK, and Vixmom! As birthdays go, this one was one of the more pleasant ones.
Title: Re:THE BERRIES
Post by: Jrand70 on September 06, 2005, 09:06:03 AM
DR JED - congrats, I am glad someone is happy in Community TheatreLand.

DR MATTH - actually I got the part I wanted, I thought Jules would be fun, and since I was working on Pippin for the first three weeks of Angels rehearsals, I wanted a SMALLER part.  Tonight will tell the tale, I guess.

DRELMORE - of course I will take all the good lines for myself.  If someone doesn't say them, they are MINE MINE MINE, do you hear me? MINE!!

DRMBARNUM - Dorothy Green was also in The Restless Years with Mr John Saxon and the late Sandra Dee and she was on The Young and the Restless many years ago.
Title: Re:THE BERRIES
Post by: Matt H. on September 06, 2005, 09:06:08 AM
[move=left,scroll,6,transparent,100%]Page 3 Dance!!![/move]
Title: Re:THE BERRIES
Post by: vixmom on September 06, 2005, 09:06:15 AM
DR Rodzinski... Do I want to buy the 2004- 2005 Playbill Yearbook?

Title: Re:THE BERRIES
Post by: Jrand70 on September 06, 2005, 09:06:18 AM
I will consider my desert island choices.
Title: Re:THE BERRIES
Post by: Matt H. on September 06, 2005, 09:08:49 AM
Off to search for some lunch.

WBBL
Title: Re:THE BERRIES
Post by: Jrand70 on September 06, 2005, 09:40:04 AM
Congratulations to DRJMK for winning the Trivia Contest this week.

It will be more fun when I don't have to spend 24 hours a day learning everyone's lines!
Title: Re:THE BERRIES
Post by: Jennifer on September 06, 2005, 09:41:02 AM
I don't even remember any kids being bullied.

And here we go to school K-6 and 7-11.
Title: Re:THE BERRIES
Post by: bk on September 06, 2005, 09:43:07 AM
I'm up, I'm up.  I was bullied, and I wrote about it extensively in the Kritzer books.  And, of course, there was retribution, oh, yes, there was retribution.
Title: Re:THE BERRIES
Post by: Stuart on September 06, 2005, 09:46:09 AM
And DR Stuart--your next post will be the address number of our house in Camden, NJ--1118 Jackson Street.  Isn't that exciting?

My, my, DR DtM.....with all the attention you pay to numbers, one might assume that size IS everything to you!  ;)
Title: Re:THE BERRIES
Post by: Stuart on September 06, 2005, 09:54:46 AM
Speaking of community theatre land, tonight is the first night of auditions for the FIDDLER that the DP will be directing.  I will be assisting him when my schedule allows.

If everyone who we hope will show up shows up over the two nights of auditions, and barring any complications from the choreographer or musical director, then this Fiddler should have a very nice cast.  Except for Tevye.  There is no Tevye in then gang of usual suspects.  But we have both heard that there will be some people coming out of the woodwork for this...so we are keeping our fingers crossed.

And it's not a case of pre-casting....it's just that we ahve been able to ruminate about a cast -- a very good cast -- from those who usually participate.

Oh, and confidential to DR MattH (aside from wishing you a belated Happy Birthday):  Your inamorata, John Bolton stopped by last night for a visit.  He was pleased to hear he had fans.  Out there.  In the dark.
Title: Re:THE BERRIES
Post by: vixmom on September 06, 2005, 09:57:46 AM
Oh, the Vixter gets bullied. She is an "odd duck" in the school... she doesn't play video games, doesn't even own one... she enjoys Science Fiction, Broadway Musicals, reading EVERYTHING (except horror), she doesn't use the computer except for homework research, she doesn't watch MTV, or Fear Factor or any other  reality shows, she has no wish to hang out in the mall , she wants to PLAY with dolls, in the pool, on the swings.....she should have been born 50 years earlier.....  
Title: Re:THE BERRIES
Post by: bk on September 06, 2005, 09:59:12 AM
I think the vixter would LOVE the song I wrote for Caitlynne, which is all about what you just posted, vixmom.

Has vixter read Benjamin Kritzer???
Title: Re:THE BERRIES
Post by: Jennifer on September 06, 2005, 10:01:33 AM
Poor Marcellas has to hold his tongue while speaking to Beau. Can't wait to see what happens. :)
Title: Re:THE BERRIES
Post by: Jennifer on September 06, 2005, 10:03:40 AM
DR Vixmom, sorry about the bullying.  Hopefully it's not too severe.  I really can't believe that parents don't teach their kids to be kind to others. Really disgusting.
Title: Re:THE BERRIES
Post by: bk on September 06, 2005, 10:06:02 AM
The parents of the children who bully tend to be worse than the children.

Just called the pressing plant and have been told that they're "almost finished" - if that's true, that's excellent and I shall head over there shortly.  

Title: Re:THE BERRIES
Post by: vixmom on September 06, 2005, 10:09:29 AM
I think the vixter would LOVE the song I wrote for Caitlynne, which is all about what you just posted, vixmom.
I was thinking that when you posted about it, but I thought it would be forward of me to ask for a copy, but if you're offering..... ;)
Quote
Has vixter read Benjamin Kritzer???

 Not yet.  I am not sure what she would make of the "underpants interest" she is at a rather "puritanical" stage at her life.  She  is constantly reminding Vixdad in shocked tones that "there is a child present" when he engages in such unseemly behavior as kissing me hello or goodbye. ;D
Title: Re:THE BERRIES
Post by: vixmom on September 06, 2005, 10:11:06 AM
My goodness! I was rather "liberal" with the "quotation marks" in that last post .
Title: Re:THE BERRIES
Post by: bk on September 06, 2005, 10:14:21 AM
I think she'd like it - I think she'd empathize with young Benjamin.  The underpants incident is minor (in the BOOK).  I'll send you the lyrics to the song as a PM and you can share it with her.
Title: Re:THE BERRIES
Post by: Matthew on September 06, 2005, 10:16:44 AM

...and barring any complications from the choreographer or musical director, then this Fiddler should have a very nice cast.  

DR Stuart, there are a few people on this site that would take great offense to the above statement.  
Title: Re:THE BERRIES
Post by: Jrand70 on September 06, 2005, 10:19:59 AM
Hehehehe...

he said "underpants."
Title: Re:THE BERRIES
Post by: Dan (the Man) on September 06, 2005, 10:21:19 AM
My, my, DR DtM.....with all the attention you pay to numbers, one might assume that size IS everything to you!  ;)

You've no idea--everytime DR JRand posts I break out in a sweat.
Title: Re:THE BERRIES
Post by: Dan (the Man) on September 06, 2005, 10:21:42 AM
Whoa--there he is now...

Woof!
Title: Re:THE BERRIES
Post by: vixmom on September 06, 2005, 10:22:20 AM
The parents of the children who bully tend to be worse than the children.





True.   A  few years ago, when the Vixter  was about 7 ,  I was sitting with the other moms in the waiting room during one of her dance classes.  Some of them were complaining about how difficult it was to get their kids to go to sleep at night or get ready for school in the morning because of watching TV or playing video games.  They asked how I handled it.  I said she had to go to bed at 8  and that she went and that was the end of it.  But how, they wanted to know, did I keep her from watching HER TV all night? I explained she didn't have her own TV, or video games, or gameboy.  They all looked at me like I said I had apprenticed her to a chimney sweep.  Well how did you get away with that?! They wanted to know.  I explained that 1) We were the parents and the paycheck earners therefore  we were the ones who got to make the decisions about how the money was spent and 2) She had never asked for any of those items.    

These were alien concepts to these women .


Title: Re:THE BERRIES
Post by: Jrand70 on September 06, 2005, 10:22:33 AM
Complications from a choreographer?  How could that be?

GOOD VIBES for your Tevye, DR STUART.  It's good to know the talent pool, then you can relax a bit....but a surprise or two at auditions is always nice.  And shows like FIDDLER do bring people out that normally wouldn't audition for other shows.  Tevye is out there.  JUST MAKE SURE HE CAN GROW A BEARD!  Unless you have a professional makeup artist, those false ones are VERY difficult to pull off....so to speak.
Title: Re:THE BERRIES
Post by: Jrand70 on September 06, 2005, 10:23:26 AM
LOL....and perhaps we can see him on TV this year....if the NHL decides to play...and the Maple Leafs are ever scheduled!
Title: Re:THE BERRIES
Post by: Stuart on September 06, 2005, 10:27:39 AM
Apologies to any choreographers or musical directors out there who may have taken offense.

Mea culpa. Mea Culpa.  Mea maxima maxima culpa. (A SWEENEY TODD reference.)
Title: Re:THE BERRIES
Post by: Stuart on September 06, 2005, 10:28:57 AM
LOL....and perhaps we can see him on TV this year....if the NHL decides to play...and the Maple Leafs are ever scheduled!

Methinks DR DtM was referring to the number of your posts.  Not the "number" in your avatar!  :)
Title: Re:THE BERRIES
Post by: Dan (the Man) on September 06, 2005, 10:31:34 AM
Methinks DR DtM was referring to the number of your posts.  Not the "number" in your avatar!  :)

Yep.  I thought the hockey player was another Frances Farmer movie role.
Title: Re:THE BERRIES
Post by: MBarnum on September 06, 2005, 10:32:07 AM


DRMBARNUM - Dorothy Green was also in The Restless Years with Mr John Saxon and the late Sandra Dee .

That is correct, and we couldn't remember who she played in that movie...she seemed to recall playing a drunk but didn't know if it was that movie or not.
Title: Re:THE BERRIES
Post by: vixmom on September 06, 2005, 10:34:14 AM
You've no idea--everytime DR JRand posts I break out in a sweat.

In your honor Dan the Man....



(oh its subtle..).
Title: Re:THE BERRIES
Post by: vixmom on September 06, 2005, 10:34:44 AM
This calls for a dance!!!!
Title: Re:THE BERRIES
Post by: Jrand70 on September 06, 2005, 10:36:55 AM
That is correct, and we couldn't remember who she played in that movie...she seemed to recall playing a drunk but didn't know if it was that movie or not.

Yup she was the mother of Luana Anders in THE RESTLESS YEARS.  She drank all the time and yelled at her husband while her daughter played cha cha records and tried to get Sandra to give her the lead in the school play.  It was BRUTAL.  ;D
Title: Re:THE BERRIES
Post by: Jrand70 on September 06, 2005, 10:37:34 AM
Actually it just shows that I have NO ACTUAL LIFE.
Title: Re:THE BERRIES
Post by: vixmom on September 06, 2005, 10:45:12 AM
OMG (one major goofup in internet-speak)


In my catching up and posting I somehow managed to completely overlook Jose's momentous announcement about LESTAT!!!


Be assured that vixdad and I will be in the audience, very likely during previews in we can manage it!!

I am very pleased for you, Congratulations!!!

Title: Re:THE BERRIES
Post by: Jrand70 on September 06, 2005, 10:46:16 AM
My STAGES cd, autographed by MR BK arrived today - no cracks or bruises!

I will play it tonight when I get home1

HURRAY!!!
Title: Re:THE BERRIES
Post by: elmore3003 on September 06, 2005, 10:48:03 AM
Your inamorata, John Bolton stopped by last night for a visit.  He was pleased to hear he had fans.  Out there.  In the dark.

DRStuart, you too know John Bolton?  I haven't seen him in several years, most likely when he was doing HOW TO SUCCEEDIN BUSINESS.  I love him!
Title: Re:THE BERRIES
Post by: JMK on September 06, 2005, 10:49:11 AM
DRStuart, you too know John Bolton?  I haven't seen him in several years, most likely when he was doing HOW TO SUCCEEDIN BUSINESS.  I love him!

He must have taken his lessons to heart--he's now the US Ambassador to the UN.   ;D
Title: Re:THE BERRIES
Post by: JMK on September 06, 2005, 10:51:03 AM
George, your extremely thoughtful gift arrived today.  Thank you for your kindness and your exceptional packaging job.  ;)

Suffice it to say, for those who are wondering, that my celebrated co-starring appearance with Jessica Lange has been digitally transferred to semi-permanent disk status.  ;)  I must hie myself off to find a place for it in the "archive" (inside joke for those who have seen the A&E Biography).
Title: Re:THE BERRIES
Post by: Ron Pulliam on September 06, 2005, 10:53:50 AM
Oy!  What a day I've had today.

It seldom pays to take a 4-day weekend.

Fortunately, four people are out today, so I can get my work done and out of the way...barring, that is, any interference from choreographers or musical directors!

:D
Title: Re:THE BERRIES
Post by: Matthew on September 06, 2005, 11:26:14 AM
Oy!  What a day I've had today.

It seldom pays to take a 4-day weekend.

Fortunately, four people are out today, so I can get my work done and out of the way...barring, that is, any interference from choreographers or musical directors!

:D

ROFL!!!
Title: Re:THE BERRIES
Post by: MBarnum on September 06, 2005, 11:30:25 AM
Yup she was the mother of Luana Anders in THE RESTLESS YEARS.  She drank all the time and yelled at her husband while her daughter played cha cha records and tried to get Sandra to give her the lead in the school play.  It was BRUTAL.  ;D

Oh, my, I must watch this movie again! Why doesn't AMC show it any more! Better yet, why doesn't Universal release the John Saxon collection!

Title: Re:THE BERRIES
Post by: Jed on September 06, 2005, 11:31:48 AM
Please refresh my memory DR Jed (or DR Ann). What show is DR Jed currently rehearsing?

TCB and I are both in rehearsals for Charley's Aunt, opening this Friday.
Title: Re:THE BERRIES
Post by: MBarnum on September 06, 2005, 11:38:44 AM
TOD:

Movies:
A June Kenney movie: ATTACK OF THE PUPPET PEOPLE
An Allison Hayes movie: THE UNDEAD
a fun movie: BLONDIE GOES LATIN
A tearjerker: ALL THAT HEAVEN ALLOWS
A thriller: THIS IS NOT A TEST

CDs:
Something by the Carpenters
Something by Amr Diab
Someone singing Bacharach
Something with lots of One Hit Wonders
Something with lots of pop instrumentals

Books:
3 Perry Mason mysteries
2 Autobiographies of Hollywood B personalities


Title: Re:THE BERRIES
Post by: bk on September 06, 2005, 11:38:48 AM
Harvey Schmidt CDs are here, and I'm packing 'em up right now.
Title: Re:THE BERRIES
Post by: Ben on September 06, 2005, 11:51:34 AM
Bob Denver, currently known as Gilligan, but previously known as Maynard G. Krebs (I'm dating myself), has passed away.
Title: Re:THE BERRIES
Post by: MBarnum on September 06, 2005, 12:08:15 PM
Bob Denver, currently known as Gilligan, but previously known as Maynard G. Krebs (I'm dating myself), has passed away.

That is terrible news! I love GILLIGAN'S ISLAND.
Title: Re:THE BERRIES
Post by: vixmom on September 06, 2005, 12:20:47 PM
Bob Denver, currently known as Gilligan, but previously known as Maynard G. Krebs (I'm dating myself), has passed away.

 :'(
Title: Re:THE BERRIES
Post by: Jason on September 06, 2005, 12:27:06 PM
What a day this has been... All I can say is it's the first day of school and every teacher in the country has decided to call today. Oy! And now to hear that Gilligan has died...

DR Ben: I've been dating myself for years. Oh, wait...I think you meant something el...nevermind.

It's a beautiful day outside. Too bad I'm not out there enjoying it.

TOD:

CDs: DREAMGIRLS (OBC)
SWEENEY TODD (OBC)
GYPSY (OB & LC)
LES MISERABLES (OBC)
PHANTOM OF THE OPERA (OLC)
Sarah McLaughlin "Posession" and "Fumbling Toward Ecstacy"
Mozart and Brahms' Requiems
Britten: "Rejoice in the Lamb"
Eric Whitacre: "A Cappella Works"

DVD: Waiting for Guffman
Clue
Mary Poppins
Wonder Woman Seasons 1-3
The Golden Girls Seasons 1 & 2
The Color Purple

Books:
"Kavalier & Clay"
"Little Women"
"The Color Purple"
"Ethan Frome"
Title: Re:THE BERRIES
Post by: bk on September 06, 2005, 12:27:58 PM
Loved Bob Denver.  

Has vixmom always had an 816 after her name?

Everything is packaged, but I'll wait until after the lunch hour to go to the post office - it's a bit less crowded then.
Title: Re:THE BERRIES
Post by: Matthew on September 06, 2005, 12:36:37 PM
DR Jason... your CD is sitting here on my desk like so much fish.  I, to, shall get to the post office and get this off to you - however, for your listening pleasure I'm including something exciting .  So, tomorrow, we'll get to the post.  
Title: Re:THE BERRIES
Post by: Dan (the Man) on September 06, 2005, 12:37:45 PM
Bob Denver, currently known as Gilligan, but previously known as Maynard G. Krebs (I'm dating myself), has passed away.

Denver also did The Good Guys and Rusty's Trails (which was essentially another Gilligan.)  His brand of comedy gave this goofy kid hours of enjoyment.  I'm sorry to hear he is gone.
Title: Re:THE BERRIES
Post by: Jason on September 06, 2005, 12:43:13 PM
We should all be so blessed to be remembered as fondly as Mr. Denver. I have no clew what his personal life was like, but what a blessing for a performer to have created two beloved, iconic television characters.
Title: Re:THE BERRIES
Post by: Jason on September 06, 2005, 12:43:47 PM
DR Jason... your CD is sitting here on my desk like so much fish.  I, to, shall get to the post office and get this off to you - however, for your listening pleasure I'm including something exciting .  So, tomorrow, we'll get to the post.  

Including something exciting? As if Rita Moreno wasn't enough!?! I can't wait. Thanks!
Title: Re:THE BERRIES
Post by: vixmom on September 06, 2005, 12:44:00 PM
Has vixmom always had an 816 after her name?

.

I did it just for Dan the Man ,whom, I am told, enjoys number watching :D
Title: Re:THE BERRIES
Post by: Stuart on September 06, 2005, 01:02:28 PM
"Ethan Frome"

Oy.....made it through this one, but it was as deadly to me as "Death in Venice" has always been.  You're a better man than I, DR Jason....
Title: Re:THE BERRIES
Post by: George on September 06, 2005, 01:04:09 PM
So many birthdays, so little time (yesterday was Zach's).

Happy Belated Birthday to JMK's DearSon Zach!!

And Best First Day of School Vibes to Anyone and Everyone who needs them!
Title: Re:THE BERRIES
Post by: Stuart on September 06, 2005, 01:06:22 PM
Fortunately, four people are out today, so I can get my work done and out of the way...barring, that is, any interference from choreographers or musical directors!

:D

Ahhhhh...snarkiness, thy name is Ron Pulliam. ;)  And pity the poor soul who doesn't get any over a 4 day period.....

Snarkiness, that is!  (It's a horrible thing to have to anticipate DT TCB's comments before he's even read the post....)
Title: Re:THE BERRIES
Post by: bk on September 06, 2005, 01:10:42 PM
Just went to pick up packages and mail, but they hadn't even BEGUN to put mail and package slips out yet.  Why?  Because, as per usual, people are idiots.  There were about two hundred packages that people brought in to be shipped today.  Heaven forbid they might have shipped them Saturday or Friday - noooo, they have to wait until the day after a holiday, that's when they MUST do ALL their shipping.  I'm hoping I find a good window of non-busy opportunity when I trek over to the post office.  People - can't live with 'em, can't live with 'em.
Title: Re:THE BERRIES
Post by: vixmom on September 06, 2005, 01:21:45 PM
Just went to pick up packages and mail, but they hadn't even BEGUN to put mail and package slips out yet.  Why?  Because, as per usual, people are idiots.  There were about two hundred packages that people brought in to be shipped today.  Heaven forbid they might have shipped them Saturday or Friday - noooo, they have to wait until the day after a holiday, that's when they MUST do ALL their shipping.  I'm hoping I find a good window of non-busy opportunity when I trek over to the post office.  People - can't live with 'em, can't live with 'em.

They heard that a very busy record producer was going to be tying the place up all Friday and Saturday with CD pre-orders and so they waited until today...... :D
Title: Re:THE BERRIES
Post by: Ron Pulliam on September 06, 2005, 01:22:38 PM
Oy.....made it through this one, but it was as deadly to me as "Death in Venice" has always been.  You're a better man than I, DR Jason....

And now, it's time we assigned "The Mill on the Floss."

Ooooohh...........
Title: Re:THE BERRIES
Post by: Ron Pulliam on September 06, 2005, 01:23:28 PM
Hey!

Who'd a thunk it!

I started a new page!


Rah-Rah-Ree, Kick 'em in the Knee...

Rah-Rah-Rass, Kick 'em in the other Knee!
Title: Re:THE BERRIES
Post by: Ron Pulliam on September 06, 2005, 01:26:59 PM
Ahhhhh...snarkiness, thy name is Ron Pulliam. ;)  And pity the poor soul who doesn't get any over a 4 day period.....

Snarkiness, that is!  (It's a horrible thing to have to anticipate DT TCB's comments before he's even read the post....)

With all the stretching you're doing here, you ought to be ready for a serious workout!

:D

I think TCB will be more taken with your "size" comment than anything I might have uttered today!

("Uttered", get it!  Snark!  Snark!)

;)
Title: Re:THE BERRIES
Post by: Ron Pulliam on September 06, 2005, 01:27:49 PM
Holy mongeese!

I'm on another frenzy.  
 

Somebody STOP me!
Title: Re:THE BERRIES
Post by: Dan (the Man) on September 06, 2005, 01:27:52 PM
I did it just for Dan the Man ,whom, I am told, enjoys number watching :D

Why, thank yee, good madam!  I'm gonna try my darnest to find some association in my life to the number 816 (haven't come up with anything yet, though...)
Title: Re:THE BERRIES
Post by: Ron Pulliam on September 06, 2005, 01:29:14 PM
I am just back from lunch, as it so happens.  I have managed to "catch up", both my inbox AND here at the forum.

I had grilled snapper, herbed rice and steamed veggies.

It was truly scrumptious.

Title: Re:THE BERRIES
Post by: vixmom on September 06, 2005, 01:29:25 PM
Hey!

Who'd a thunk it!

I started a new page!


Rah-Rah-Ree, Kick 'em in the Knee...

Rah-Rah-Rass, Kick 'em in the other Knee!

There goes Ron, interrupting my work day with his choreography


 :D
Title: Re:THE BERRIES
Post by: Dan (the Man) on September 06, 2005, 01:29:28 PM
Consider yerself stopped, FrenzyBoy!
Title: Re:THE BERRIES
Post by: Matt H. on September 06, 2005, 01:31:00 PM
DR Stuart, thank you SO much for remembering me to John Bolton. It's been over a month, and I still remember his performance with great pleasure.

Didn't I read somewhere that he's due to star in a show of his own soon?
Title: Re:THE BERRIES
Post by: vixmom on September 06, 2005, 01:32:29 PM
Why, thank yee, good madam!  I'm gonna try my darnest to find some association in my life to the number 816 (haven't come up with anything yet, though...)

Well its the birthdate of a person you chat online with. (And I don't mean Kathy Lee Gifford)
Title: Re:THE BERRIES
Post by: Ron Pulliam on September 06, 2005, 01:33:42 PM
Well its the birthdate of a person you chat online with. (And I don't mean Kathy Lee Gifford)

So...what is it....birth month and year of birth?

:D
Title: Re:THE BERRIES
Post by: vixmom on September 06, 2005, 01:35:01 PM
Why, thank yee, good madam!  I'm gonna try my darnest to find some association in my life to the number 816 (haven't come up with anything yet, though...)

Its the deathdate (is that a word?) of Elvis























 (Presley)
Title: Re:THE BERRIES
Post by: Matt H. on September 06, 2005, 01:35:30 PM
TCB and I are both in rehearsals for Charley's Aunt, opening this Friday.

Thanks for reminding me. My old man's brain just ain't what it used to be. I've noted the date in my day planner.
Title: Re:THE BERRIES
Post by: vixmom on September 06, 2005, 01:35:42 PM
So...what is it....birth month and year of birth?

:D

No sweetie, I wasn't  talking about YOUR birthday......

 :-* :-* :-* :-*
Title: Re:THE BERRIES
Post by: Matt H. on September 06, 2005, 01:36:29 PM
So very sad to read about Bob Denver. I found him simply hilarious as Maynard G, Krebbs in THE MANY LOVES OF DOBIE GILLIS.
Title: Re:THE BERRIES
Post by: Matt H. on September 06, 2005, 01:39:13 PM
Spent this afternoon watching ON THE AVENUE which I DVRed off the Fox Movie Channel this morning. Hadn't seen the whole movie in many years. I still find the Ritz Brothers resistible, but ALice Faye steals the movie with her vocals. And it's the best Dick Powell ever sounded in a musical, too.
Title: Re:THE BERRIES
Post by: George on September 06, 2005, 01:39:59 PM
We should all be so blessed to be remembered as fondly as Mr. Denver. I have no clew what his personal life was like, but what a blessing for a performer to have created two beloved, iconic television characters.

According to one article I read (it might be the same everywhere):

"Denver's wife, Dreama, and his children Patrick, Megan, Emily and Colin were with him when he died."

"He was my everything and I will love him forever," Dreama Denver said in a statement.


Sounds like a good family life. :)
Title: Re:THE BERRIES
Post by: Ron Pulliam on September 06, 2005, 01:40:25 PM
In a post a couple of days ago, DR JoseSPiano wrote, about "Lestat":

"The show better do well in San Francisco!!!
*DRs Ron Pulliam and Matthew - Do either of you know any of the reviewer's for the newspapers out there?"

I don't know any of them personally, but I have communicated with a number of them over the years via e-mail (i.e., good call, what the hell were you thinking...that sort of thing).

San Francisco is a "dream city" for new shows.  Audiences are extremely appreciative.  "Wicked" was a MAJOR hit...SRO all through it's premiere showings here.

I'm certain "Lestat" will be given every chance.  There is no greater fan of the "Lestat" stories than I.  And I'm also jazzed about the John/Taupin collaboration.

For your sake, Jose, I hope I like it.  
Title: Re:THE BERRIES
Post by: Matt H. on September 06, 2005, 01:40:41 PM
I was curious which one of the wonderful Irving Berlin tunes from the film got the nomination for Best Song in 1937. The answer? NONE!!!

Was "I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm" not an original song in this film? How could it have been passed over? Or "This Year's Kisses." Simply amazing.
Title: Re:THE BERRIES
Post by: George on September 06, 2005, 01:40:50 PM
But the article also said, "Denver had also undergone quadruple heart bypass surgery earlier this year."  So it wasn't all easy going. :-\
Title: Re:THE BERRIES
Post by: Ron Pulliam on September 06, 2005, 01:41:44 PM
No sweetie, I wasn't  talking about YOUR birthday......

 :-* :-* :-* :-*

I knew that, dear heart.  My birthday was last Friday.

:)
Title: Re:THE BERRIES
Post by: Matt H. on September 06, 2005, 01:43:49 PM
Rather than fire up the DVD player, I shut off everything atfer I finished watching ON THE AVENUE to enjoy a 45 minute nap. I don't often take naps, but I guess I needed one today since last night's sleep wasn't particularly restful.
Title: Re:THE BERRIES
Post by: Matt H. on September 06, 2005, 01:44:40 PM
DR George and other fans of the show: Tonight is RENO 911's season finale. Just throwing out my usual reminder.
Title: Re:THE BERRIES
Post by: Ron Pulliam on September 06, 2005, 01:45:25 PM
Its the deathdate (is that a word?) of Elvis  (Presley)

Ah...the day that (rock 'n' roll) music died.
Title: Re:THE BERRIES
Post by: George on September 06, 2005, 01:46:12 PM
George, your extremely thoughtful gift arrived today.  Thank you for your kindness and your exceptional packaging job.  ;)

Suffice it to say, for those who are wondering, that my celebrated co-starring appearance with Jessica Lange has been digitally transferred to semi-permanent disk status.  ;)  I must hie myself off to find a place for it in the "archive" (inside joke for those who have seen the A&E Biography).

You're more than welcome!  I just had to get it and since my sister's boyfriend can make DVDs from VHS tapes, I asked and he said yes...so thank him, too. ;D I made the cover, though, from a screen shot and a couple of scans from the otherwise generic A&E box.
Title: Re:THE BERRIES
Post by: vixmom on September 06, 2005, 01:48:48 PM
DR George and other fans of the show: Tonight is RENO 911's season finale. Just throwing out my usual reminder.

Thank you!  With the hioliday yesterday Iwas bound to forget.  Last night I stumbled onto a "Reno 911 Rewind" on Comdedy Central.  they were showing all this season's shows withthe exceptiopn of the finale from  8 PM until 12:30 AM.  Unfortunately I didn't notice this until 8:30 and I went to be at 10:30, or I could have taped all the shows I missed .
Title: Re:THE BERRIES
Post by: George on September 06, 2005, 01:52:41 PM
DR George and other fans of the show: Tonight is RENO 911's season finale. Just throwing out my usual reminder.

And it's always appreciated!  Thanks!
Title: Re:THE BERRIES
Post by: George on September 06, 2005, 01:55:39 PM
And on a lighter note, it's been announced who will receive the Kennedy Center Honors:  Robert Redford, singers Tony Bennett and Tina Turner, actress Julie Harris and ballerina-teacher Suzanne Farrell.  Sounds like a good bunch.  My dad LOVES Tony Bennett.  He even performed here in Olympia a couple of years ago.  My sister and I got tickets for our parents and my dad was in heaven!
Title: Re:THE BERRIES
Post by: JoseSPiano on September 06, 2005, 01:59:45 PM
Good Afternoon!

Greetings from Richmond... still.

I think I'm going to stay here one more night, then head back up to DC in the morning.  Then back up to NYC tomorrow afternon/evening.

At least that's the plan for now.

???
Title: Re:THE BERRIES
Post by: JoseSPiano on September 06, 2005, 02:03:24 PM
Otherwise, it's been a gorgeous day weather-wise here in Richmond, and I was also able to get a lot of stuff done - mail, banking, storage unit, DMV, etc.  I even went ahead and practiced for a bit since I have a grand piano at my disposal here at Joel and John's.  I just needed to look at some of those Jason Robert Brown songs again before this weekend; needed to find my groove again, as it were, since I'm sure a couple of them will make their way onto the music stand of the piano during the course of auditions.
Title: Re:THE BERRIES
Post by: JoseSPiano on September 06, 2005, 02:04:09 PM
DR vixmom - Thank you for the Congratulations (which can never truly be belated :) ).
Title: Re:THE BERRIES
Post by: JoseSPiano on September 06, 2005, 02:05:45 PM
YEAH!!!  Page Six!!!

Let's Dance!  Dance!  Dance!

THE FUNKY CHICKEN!!!
Title: Re:THE BERRIES
Post by: vixmom on September 06, 2005, 02:09:44 PM
And on a lighter note, it's been announced who will receive the Kennedy Center Honors:  Robert Redford, singers Tony Bennett and Tina Turner, actress Julie Harris and ballerina-teacher Suzanne Farrell.  Sounds like a good bunch.  My dad LOVES Tony Bennett.  He even performed here in Olympia a couple of years ago.  My sister and I got tickets for our parents and my dad was in heaven!

Around 15 years agao when I used to volunteer at our local PBS station, Tony Bennett did a fundraising concert for the station.  When the tickets did'nt sellout at the fund raising price the station offered those volunteers who  "regulars" tickets at the face price.  At the time my husband was an "on call " consultant for New York State's compyuuter system  and he got  ac all about 2 hours before showtime so he wouldn't be able to go.     I had already gotten a pai of tickets fpor my parents SO I called one of the elderly ;ladies ffrom my church who Ioccassionally drove to church and asked her if she liked Tony Bennett.

"Oh I love him!!"  

"Would you like to see him in concert?"

"When?"

"In an hour"

"YES!!!"

Wjem I went to pick her up she was dressed to the nines and standing on the front step waiting for me.

I don't know if I ever enjoyed a concert quite do much.  First I was suprised at how powerful Mr. Bennett's voice was after all those years, secondly I was suprised that I knew every song that he sang, and third watching 85 year old Mrs. Meyers laughing and clapping and singing along.

A good night  
Title: Re:THE BERRIES
Post by: DERBRUCER on September 06, 2005, 02:10:27 PM
An Animal Rescue EMail I just received.

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I am compiling a list of individuals and shelters that are willing to take animals into their homes, shelters, and rescues.  I have received a number of inquires from people in the Philadelphia, New Jersey, New York, and Massachusetts area that are willing to help out the pets of the victims of Katrina.  I will be e-mailing and calling shelters in the Philly area to see if they would be able to assist the victims and their pets, when they arrive in Philadelphia.

This whole effort came to be because of the news that Phillyís mayor John Street has offered to help find housing for 1, 000 families who were victims of Katrina.  I am a full time social worker and I know how the whole public housing system works and I know that a lot of places will not accept people with pets.  The victims of Katrina have lost enough and should not have to lose their pets as well.  Those families who will be coming to our area should be able to bring their pets and we should be able to find their pets temporary or permenant housing.

This is all new to me and is a grass roots effort that I am doing this on my own time, with my own money, and my own resources. I am looking for any guidance, advice, or help that you or anyone else with experience with animals are willing to give. Transporting with pets is also the help that I will need, once the families and their pets make it up here to Philly. I am also looking for individuals, families, rescue groups and shelters that are willing to help out the pets of Katrina that will be accompanying their owners up here to Philadelphia.

Philly is after all the city of brotherly love and now is our time to show it!



I repsonded with:

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Some families may be given opportunities to relocate to Philly, but will go by Public Transportation that will preclude pets. Should that transpire, we might need a pet transport tag-team to move the animals from where-ever to Philly. Should such be needed, I could do a Bay-Bridge to Philly leg. (Or if necessary, a Norfolk to Philly leg)

der Brucer (Maybe we can fill-up Woody's lap again)
Title: Re:THE BERRIES
Post by: vixmom on September 06, 2005, 02:11:14 PM
DR vixmom - Thank you for the Congratulations (which can never truly be belated :) ).

I really am very excited for you.

Drive safely,dear Jose,  your trip home!
Title: Re:THE BERRIES
Post by: DERBRUCER on September 06, 2005, 02:14:16 PM
I explained that 1) We were the parents and the paycheck earners therefore  we were the ones who got to make the decisions about how the money was spent and 2) She had never asked for any of those items.    

These were alien concepts to these women .


Did you explain that other alien concept: holding conversations with your children?

der Brucer
Title: Re:THE BERRIES
Post by: DERBRUCER on September 06, 2005, 02:15:42 PM

Mea culpa. Mea Culpa.  Mea maxima maxima culpa.

OK - who let the Jew into the Confessional?

der Brucer
Title: Re:THE BERRIES
Post by: vixmom on September 06, 2005, 02:19:18 PM
BTW I noticed the talk about  "In My Life " yesterday.  I happened to receive, in the mail on Saturday, a CD sampler of this show. I wasn't particularly overwhelmed, and I assume that these were the best songs meant to entice me into the theatre.

I hadn't heard of the show bit reading the little blurb about "the slightly dysfunctional story of a  musician with Touretts and a girl with OCD"  made me feel think that it was going to be filled with humour based on the man suddenly shouting out a string of obscene words and the woman straightening everything in sight a la "Monk"

The premise just didn't appeal to me.  I don;t know if that's what the  "bad word on the street" is based on or if there is something more substantial or more sinister (as BK suggested).

Oh and Jose, re:  the Lemon motif... the blurb inside the cd sampler says:  In My Life. When life gives you lemons ...Make a musical!

Title: Re:THE BERRIES
Post by: vixmom on September 06, 2005, 02:22:15 PM
Did you explain that other alien concept: holding conversations with your children?

der Brucer

No, I had lost them long before then... :D.
Title: Re:THE BERRIES
Post by: vixmom on September 06, 2005, 02:22:41 PM
Well time to go see how the vixter's first day of school was... Laters!!
Title: Re:THE BERRIES
Post by: Matt H. on September 06, 2005, 02:28:36 PM
And on a lighter note, it's been announced who will receive the Kennedy Center Honors:  Robert Redford, singers Tony Bennett and Tina Turner, actress Julie Harris and ballerina-teacher Suzanne Farrell.  Sounds like a good bunch.  My dad LOVES Tony Bennett.  He even performed here in Olympia a couple of years ago.  My sister and I got tickets for our parents and my dad was in heaven!

Sounds like a marvelous bunch and all most deserving of recognition.
Title: Re:THE BERRIES
Post by: Matt H. on September 06, 2005, 02:31:55 PM
I toyed with the idea of taking ANOTHER walk late this afternoon, but I vetoed it. It's my first day back walking, and I don't want to overdo on the first day back.
Title: Re:THE BERRIES
Post by: Matt H. on September 06, 2005, 02:38:30 PM
Just wanted to alert those who have some missing Disney DVD titles that Amazon is having a 50% off sale on 20 Disney titles right now. No, none of the cartoon features are here, but there are some good bargains, and not all of the Disney transfers have been done badly. TREASURE ISLAND, 20,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA, and DARBY O'GILL all look wonderful, and each of these is part of the sale.

Here's the link:

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/listmania/list-browse/-/26KWO571MAJQY/ref=amb_center-1_96538801_3/002-3077134-9570455
Title: Re:THE BERRIES
Post by: Jason on September 06, 2005, 02:40:13 PM
I think part of the negative vibe coming off of IN MY LIFE largely has to do with the infamous workshop period this show has gone through. Practically every available Equity stage actor/singer in New York has read or workshopped this show and either quit or was fired by the author/director. I spoke with the stage manager of a couple of the workshops and he said it's been "a challenge."

I can't poo-poo a show I haven't seen or heard, but from what I'm hearing on my side of "the biz," 'fings ain't wot they should be.
Title: Re:THE BERRIES
Post by: DERBRUCER on September 06, 2005, 02:42:03 PM
For Matt H:

I was listening to the director's commentary on the film "Collateral" - 85% of the film was shot in HDTV and he gives numerous examples of what he could capture on HDTV that he could not have done on film - he particularly emphasised the night city scapes and the depth of field obtainable when shooting an office interior with a spectacular night scene visible thru the windows.

der Brucer

PS I found the film particularly enjoyable in how well crafted it was  - every discipline was well-represented in a seemlessly integrated whole.
Title: Re:THE BERRIES
Post by: Matthew on September 06, 2005, 02:42:32 PM
I don't understand why people bring the likes of Jason Robert Brown or even a Stephen Sondheim song to auditions - unless it's a for a show by the afformentioned composers.  You'd better pray to God that the audition pianist knows the repetoire, or you're sunk.  Why take that chance?
Title: Re:THE BERRIES
Post by: DERBRUCER on September 06, 2005, 02:53:35 PM
From the land of  Strange Images (http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/T/THAILAND_BODY_PARTS_BAKER?SITE=CALON&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT):

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Sep 4, 7:40 AM EDT
Thai Artist Bakes Edible 'Body Parts'
By WATCHARAPORN TAITHONGCHAI
Associated Press Writer

POTHARAM, Thailand (AP) -- Inside a dark room, realistic-looking "human body parts" are stacked on shelves and hanging on meat hooks. The place looks like a mortuary or the lair of a serial killer, but in fact, it's a bakery. What appears to be putrefying body parts are the bread sculptures of 28-year-old art student Kittiwat Unarrom.

"Of course, people were shocked and thought that I was mad when they saw the works. But once they knew the idea behind it, they understood and became interested in the work itself, instead of thinking that I am crazy," said the fine arts masters degree student.
He hopes his realistic artwork will make people ponder whether they are consuming food, or food is consuming them.

"Everyone's life is rushed nowadays, even when it comes to eating," he said. "When we eat, we don't think about our health or safety, we only think of our taste buds."
 Ö
He now is receiving regular orders from the curious and from pranksters who want to surprise their friends or colleagues, but that's a minor sideline.
By the end of the year, Kittiwat's confectionary slaughterhouse will go on display at Bangkok's Silpakorn University. It's his final dissertation, and he hopes it will secure him a master of arts degree.
"When people see the bread, they don't want to eat it. But when they taste it, it's just normal bread," he said. "The lesson is 'don't judge just by outer appearances.'"

(http://hosted.ap.org/photos/X/XBK10109040653-small.jpg)

Have to wonder about an author with both "porn" and "Thong" in his (her?) name.

der Brucer

Title: Re:THE BERRIES
Post by: DERBRUCER on September 06, 2005, 02:55:21 PM
I don't understand why people bring the likes of Jason Robert Brown or even a Stephen Sondheim song to auditions - unless it's a for a show by the afformentioned composers.  You'd better pray to God that the audition pianist knows the repetoire, or you're sunk.  Why take that chance?

They would increase their odds by bringing their own accompanist. (I presume that's allowed)

der Brucer
Title: Re:THE BERRIES
Post by: Matt H. on September 06, 2005, 03:01:28 PM
Thanks for that info on COLLATERAL, DR der Brucer. I admired the movie a great deal, found it beautifully made, and I also thought it looked spectacular on DVD. I didn't listen to the commentary or watch any of the special features, so thanks for filling me in.

I wouldn't mind re-visiting this movie within the next week or so.
Title: Re:THE BERRIES
Post by: JMK on September 06, 2005, 03:01:35 PM
Don't get me started on what people bring to auditions.  :)  I usually don't have any problem with JRB, for some reason I find his stuff fairly manageable.  What gets my goat is when someone brings in a handwritten version of a Sondheim tune transposed to some hitherto unknown key (when was the last time you saw flats and sharps in the spelling of ONE chord? LOL).
Title: Re:THE BERRIES
Post by: Matt H. on September 06, 2005, 03:02:35 PM
I don't understand why people bring the likes of Jason Robert Brown or even a Stephen Sondheim song to auditions - unless it's a for a show by the afformentioned composers.  You'd better pray to God that the audition pianist knows the repetoire, or you're sunk.  Why take that chance?

The only Sondheim song I use at auditions is "Anyone Can Whistle."
Title: Re:THE BERRIES
Post by: Matt H. on September 06, 2005, 03:06:19 PM
OK, I have a living room to clean and some DVD decisions to make about tonight's viewing.
Title: Re:THE BERRIES
Post by: Matthew on September 06, 2005, 03:12:08 PM
As I'm sitting here doing "stuff" on the computer, my iTunes is shuffling through songs on my hard drive, which is always a fun way to listen to music.  So, a song comes on from the Muppet CD, something sung by Miss Piggy I don't remember what it was.  After that, something with a "hawaiian" sound popped on and I'm thinking, "Was this from a Muppet show?"  So, I checked, and it was "Dancing Dildo's" from "The First Nudie Musical" It SO could have been the music from the Muppet Show.  But SO not!!!!
Title: Re:THE BERRIES
Post by: DERBRUCER on September 06, 2005, 03:20:47 PM
SPECIAL NOTICE! (http://worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=46176)

(For Larry and Vixmom)

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Posted: September 6, 2005
3:44 p.m. Eastern

© 2005 WorldNetDaily.com

Radio talk-show host Rush Limbaugh is lending his voice to help the victims of Hurricane Katrina by performing a one-man show on Broadway next month.
Called "Rush on Broadway," the show is slated for Tuesday night, Oct. 18 at the New Amsterdam Theater in Manhattan's Times Square.

"I'm especially thrilled to be superseding 'The Lion King' for one night," Limbaugh said on the air today. "The animal-rights people are going to be upset about this, no question about it."

The Walt Disney Company owns both the theater and WABC Radio, the New York flagship station of Limbaugh's national network.

Fellow radio and television host Sean Hannity will provide the introduction for Limbaugh.

"I do these sparingly these days," Limbaugh said, "sort of like the old 'Rush to Excellence' tour that we used to do."

He expects the show to last 90 minutes to two hours.
"It goes until I decide I've said enough," he said. "Nobody's getting anything out of this, folks. All the net proceeds will go to the Hurricane Katrina relief fund."

The $77 tickets went on sale today, and are available online through Ticketmaster.com.

der Brucer (bad mouth Lion King and see what you get!)
Title: Re:THE BERRIES
Post by: bk on September 06, 2005, 03:28:00 PM
All CDs have been shipped.  I completely lucked out at the post office - it was empty.  Dinner is on, so it's Musso and Frank for me this evening.  Hoo and ray.

If you want my two cents, this sending out of CDs to potential audience members is one of the stupidest marketing ploys ever.  These people really need to get their heads out of their rectal cavities.  I believe this practice will stop because it will backfire in almost every case.
Title: Re:THE BERRIES
Post by: elmore3003 on September 06, 2005, 03:28:51 PM
SPECIAL NOTICE! (http://worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=46176)

(For Larry and Vixmom)der Brucer (bad mouth Lion King and see what you get!)

I haven't badmouthed THE LION KING and look what I'm still getting.
Title: Re:THE BERRIES
Post by: Matthew on September 06, 2005, 03:30:12 PM
And the following will excite many DR's to no end I'm sure <sarcasm at it's best>

My copy the vocal selections for "The Woman In White" just arrived from amazon.uk

It's all rather exciting!
Title: Re:THE BERRIES
Post by: JoseSPiano on September 06, 2005, 03:39:05 PM
I don't understand why people bring the likes of Jason Robert Brown or even a Stephen Sondheim song to auditions - unless it's a for a show by the afformentioned composers.  You'd better pray to God that the audition pianist knows the repetoire, or you're sunk.  Why take that chance?

I tend to find myself in "JRB mode" or not.  I just need to remind myself to play what I hear (rather what I've heard) rather than what I'm seeing on the page.  Seeing and reading all those syncopations and after-beats can drive one to distraction.

The big problem with JRB at auditions, well, at least at SETC auditions and other ones where you're under a time limit, is that most singers want the song to go fast(er) since they're "short on time and want to fit it all in".  Well!  Some of those are fast enough at their real tempo, and become even more difficult if not impossible to play at faster tempos.  So... As I say/remind/warn all my auditionees... "It's your audition, not mine."

I basically grew up playing Sondheim, so I don't mind when someone brings a Sondheim selection in.

The one repertoire staple that I still have to "think" about is "Mister Snow" from Carousel.  The piano part in the piano/vocal score is tricky, and just doesn't fit under the fingers as easily (as I think) it should.  Octaves doubling the melody in the right hand, and then basically a stride piano left hand.  I'd rather play the verse to "There Won't Be Trumpets".

;)
Title: Re:THE BERRIES
Post by: Tomovoz on September 06, 2005, 03:46:48 PM
I guess the vocals take up more pages than the limited music DR Matthew. Enjoy. (Seriously)

I'm controlling the excitment levels.
Title: Re:THE BERRIES
Post by: Matthew on September 06, 2005, 03:47:53 PM
I don't mind Sondheim either... what I do mind is those that come in with Sondheim and DON'T KNOW their music.  So you're busy trying to play the music and to follow the singer.  

DR Jose - I love that line "It's your audition, not mine" priceless, I must use it sometime!
Title: Re:THE BERRIES
Post by: Tomovoz on September 06, 2005, 03:49:34 PM
BTW DR Matthew - I do have the Brightman version of Song and Dance on DVD these days. (I would have preferred Marti Webb).
Title: Re:THE BERRIES
Post by: JoseSPiano on September 06, 2005, 03:54:45 PM
They would increase their odds by bringing their own accompanist. (I presume that's allowed)

der Brucer

...Although, sometimes that can backfire.  For instance...

At the Evita call I played a few weeks ago, a young man came in and he said he brought his own accompanist - who, apparently, had also coached him.  That's no problem, I don't mind taking a break, and I still get paid whether or not I play.  ;)

Since this was sort of a callback, the men were provided with the music beforehand.  They just wanted to hear part of "High Flying Adored" and "On This Night of a Thousand Stars".  Well...

The young gentleman at the piano starts playing "High Flying Adored"... And I mean playing!  He started off simply enough, but then started adding all these virtuosic arpeggios and chord fills, as well as some "interesting" counter-melodies and "echos".  However, to accomplish some of these piano stylings he had to "gently" pull the beat/tempo ever so slightly back every now and then.  Well...

The singer - his singer - followed accordingly, and seemed basically unaware that there was no definite beat underneath his singing. And he was also singing the song with the wrong acting beat/intention - which I'm assuming was the way his accompanist coached him.  *The singer had also come to the piano earlier during the dance part of the audition, and sort of rhetorically asked, "Why does everyone in here knows these words but me?"  -They were doing the Soldier's sequence from "Peron's Latest Flame", and everyone else did know, "She should get into her head... "  Hmm...  -Red Flag #1.

The gentlemen finished, and the people at the table said, "Thank you."  And they left the room.

...And the pianist left his card on the piano!

Hmm...

;)
Title: Re:THE BERRIES
Post by: TPunk on September 06, 2005, 03:57:07 PM
SPECIAL NOTICE! (http://worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=46176)

(For Larry and Vixmom)der Brucer (bad mouth Lion King and see what you get!)
Rush Limbaugh at the New Am?? Thank God (or whatever higher power you call upon) that I don't work there anymore!
Title: Re:THE BERRIES
Post by: JoseSPiano on September 06, 2005, 04:07:52 PM
I don't mind Sondheim either... what I do mind is those that come in with Sondheim and DON'T KNOW their music.  So you're busy trying to play the music and to follow the singer.  

DR Jose - I love that line "It's your audition, not mine" priceless, I must use it sometime!

Well... This will all be in my book eventually, so...

My "tradition" at the SETC and UPTA briefings is to start off with that piece of advice/warning/reminder plus a little bit of "levity" (I hope):

"Good Morning!  Welcome!  As I say at all these auditions, please remember...

It's Your Audition, Not Mine!

I have work (point to myself), and ... (points to the crowd of auditionees)."

-And there's usually some laughter after that.

Then I go into what I need from them: cue lines written out, a good copy of their music, etc.; and what I am more than happy to give them: cue notes, first couple notes of the melody, etc.

"I will not let you go up on that stage until I know what you need from me."

And I make sure to stress that I really do like playing auditions, and that I like singers and actors.  -Which I really do.

"Now be brilliant!"
Title: Re:THE BERRIES
Post by: JoseSPiano on September 06, 2005, 04:12:00 PM
Rush Limbaugh at the New Am?? Thank God (or whatever higher power you call upon) that I don't work there anymore!

I haven't looked for any more "news" on this, but I do have to wonder if he really is going to takeover the New Amsterdam on a show night... For which tickets have probably already been sold.  Is Disney - regardless of their association with ABC - really going to cancel a performance of The Lion King?  And refund a bunch of tickets?  Why not put Rush on Monday night just like all those other special events?
Title: Re:THE BERRIES
Post by: JoseSPiano on September 06, 2005, 04:18:18 PM
Hmm...

Well, I just checked out TicketMaster and, sure enough, there is Rush Limbaugh at the New Amsterdam on October 18.

Couldn't Disney just have donated the proceeds from that performance of The Lion King to the Hurricane Relief Fund.  I mean, Rush is only charging $75, and tickets to The Lion King top out at $100.

;)

And now I'm just trying to think of the crowd in the New Amsterdam... and outside the New Amsterdam that night.  Truly mind-boggling.
Title: Re:THE BERRIES
Post by: JoseSPiano on September 06, 2005, 04:21:06 PM
Hmm... I smell hamburgers...

Laters...
Title: Re:THE BERRIES
Post by: TPunk on September 06, 2005, 04:27:15 PM
Hmm...

Well, I just checked out TicketMaster and, sure enough, there is Rush Limbaugh at the New Amsterdam on October 18.

Couldn't Disney just have donated the proceeds from that performance of The Lion King to the Hurricane Relief Fund.  I mean, Rush is only charging $75, and tickets to The Lion King top out at $100.

;)

And now I'm just trying to think of the crowd in the New Amsterdam... and outside the New Amsterdam that night.  Truly mind-boggling.

Well, that would be the logical thing to do...
Title: Re:THE BERRIES
Post by: TPunk on September 06, 2005, 04:29:12 PM
Today was my first day back at school- and my first day attending as a full time student during the day and not after putting in 8-9 hours at work... what a difference it makes.

My professors all seem to be very much on the ball.  I think one of them is going to be especially engaging which will make for a fun class.  The bad news is that my books total just over $400. :(
Title: Re:THE BERRIES
Post by: TPunk on September 06, 2005, 04:48:25 PM
TOD: Books
The entire Dark Tower series by Stephen King
The entire Harry Potter series
Fried Green Tomatoes by Fannie Flagg
The Stand by Stephen King
The Last Unicorn by Peter S. Beagle
Title: Re:THE BERRIES
Post by: TPunk on September 06, 2005, 04:59:54 PM
I'm hungry, can someone email me a cheeseburger?  And please make it low fat.
Title: Re:THE BERRIES
Post by: Tomovoz on September 06, 2005, 05:06:35 PM
TOTD (Cds)
The McGlinn "Showboat"
Paul Simon anthology
Brahms Violin concerto Op 77 (Nigel Kennedy)
Ella Songbooks - the Love songs compilation
The Stephen Schwartz Album (Mr Kimmel's)

Movies:
Death In Venice
2001 a Space Odyssey
The Legend of 1900
Lawrence Of Arabia
Lord Of the Rings (Trilogy)

Books:
Cloud Street - Tim Winton
Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
Tales Of the City (the set) - Maupin
The Chamomile Lawn
Cannery Row - Steinbeck
Title: Re:THE BERRIES
Post by: TCB on September 06, 2005, 05:11:10 PM
What a day this has been... All I can say is it's the first day of school and every teacher in the country has decided to call today. Oy! And now to hear that Gilligan has died...

DR Ben: I've been dating myself for years. Oh, wait...I think you meant something el...nevermind.




DAMN YOU, Jason!  You are stealing my lines!!!
Title: Re:THE BERRIES
Post by: bk on September 06, 2005, 05:11:49 PM
I would never bring Jason Robert Brown to an audition.  Then again, I would never bring Jason Robert Brown anywhere.

AOL is being slower and more retarded than I've ever seen it, and I think you all know just how slow and retarded that is.  I'm on safari now and everything is speeeedy, so we know it's AOL.
Title: Re:THE BERRIES
Post by: TPunk on September 06, 2005, 05:21:06 PM
CD's I would bring:
Elegies
The Last Five Years (sorry BK)
Mirrorball- Sarah McLachlan
Return to Saturn- No Doubt
Tapestry- Carole King
Title: Re:THE BERRIES
Post by: S. Woody White on September 06, 2005, 05:21:56 PM
...My dad LOVES Tony Bennett.  He even performed here in Olympia a couple of years ago.  My sister and I got tickets for our parents and my dad was in heaven!
Oh, so sorry to hear about...no, wait...you didn't mean that literally, did you?

 ::)
Title: Re:THE BERRIES
Post by: TPunk on September 06, 2005, 05:24:00 PM
DVD's:
Who's That Girl
The Last Unicorn
Alias (all seasons)
Dirty Dancing
Steel Magnolias
Title: Re:THE BERRIES
Post by: S. Woody White on September 06, 2005, 05:27:50 PM
...(Maybe we can fill-up Woody's lap again)
Another suggestive comment!

I'm sweet and innocent, I swear!!!

 ;D
Title: Re:THE BERRIES
Post by: TCB on September 06, 2005, 05:30:39 PM
According to one article I read (it might be the same everywhere):

"Denver's wife, Dreama, and his children Patrick, Megan, Emily and Colin were with him when he died."

"He was my everything and I will love him forever," Dreama Denver said in a statement.


Sounds like a good family life. :)

During the late 70s, we had the Bob Denver Dinner Theater here in Tacoma.  I was asked to audition there, and I also had a chance to get to know Mr. Denver and his lovely wife, Dreama.  Whenever Bob and Dreama were appearing in one of the productions, they would always, without fail, go immediately out to the lobby following the final curtain call and sign autographs and chat with every person that attended the show.  No matter how tired they might be, they never left the lobby till everyone had had their time with them.  It was very sweet to watch.  They were both as kind and down-to-earth as you could have wanted them to be.
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Post by: bk on September 06, 2005, 05:40:15 PM
I shall now be on my way to Musso and Frank to sup with my pal Sophie.
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Post by: S. Woody White on September 06, 2005, 05:48:21 PM
TOD:

DVDs:
The Great Race
The Right Stuff
The Adventures of Robin Hood
The Music Man
Yellow Submarine

CDs:
Rebecca Luker: Anything Goes (an Elmore reference!) (and someone else, too!)
Mike Oldfield: Amarok
Copland: Third Symphony
OCR: Sunday in the Park with George
OCR: Floyd Collins

I'm really not sure on books.  Assuming we can actually play the CRs and DVDs, does that mean I can also assume I've a fully stocked and equipped kitchen, as well?

That being the case,
BOOKS:
Anthony Bourdain's Les Halles Cookbook
James Peterson's Glorious French Cooking
The Joy of Cooking
Rick Bayless' Mexican Kitchen
and I'm certain there's a very good resource on Chinese cooking out there, I just haven't found it yet!
Title: Re:THE BERRIES
Post by: TCB on September 06, 2005, 05:49:46 PM
TCB and I are both in rehearsals for Charley's Aunt, opening this Friday.

It was very nice of son, Jed, to include me in his post about CHARLEY'S AUNT.  However, this is really more Jed's show than mine.  Jed is playing Jack, and he is quite delightful to watch (hint hint, Mr. Barnum).  I am playing the role of Spettigue, and I am only doing that for the first three weeks of the run.  After that, I am abandoning ship to go and play Col. Pickering in MY FAIR LADY.

As for the rest of the cast and crew of AUNT, let me just say that Jed seems to be enjoying them far more than I am.
Title: Re:THE BERRIES
Post by: Matthew on September 06, 2005, 05:53:38 PM
DUH!  Dr Tom... I actually have a video of SB in "Song and Dance" complete with some sort of Asian subtitles.  I always forget I have that, I can easily make a CD from that.  But if it doesn't work, DR jose, you'll be hearing from me!
Title: Re:THE BERRIES
Post by: FJL on September 06, 2005, 06:03:55 PM
I can't make up my mind on the topic of the day, but the subject "The Berries" bring to mind that Skip brought home chocolate covered blueberries from Costco last time he went.  So I think I'd like to have five bags of Costco chocolate covered blueberries with me.  It's fruit, so it's got to be good for you.

Title: Re:THE BERRIES
Post by: George on September 06, 2005, 06:05:14 PM
Topic of the Day:

Movies:
Auntie Mame
The Lord of the Rings trilogy (all the extended versions)
Singing In The Rain

CDs:
The Complete Works of The Manhattan Transfer (including all of the membersí solo works...yet to be released ;))
The Complete Works of Stephen Sondheim (also yet to be released)

Books:
The Complete William Shakespeare
The Benjamin Kritzer Trilogy
The Complete Stephen King (also yet to be released)

That's all that I can think of right now.  Off to dinner at my sister's!
Title: Re:THE BERRIES
Post by: FJL on September 06, 2005, 06:11:00 PM
Speaking of Tony Bennett, I had a Tony Bennett encounter:  I was at The Liza Minnelli Christmas Spectacular (the ticket actually said "David Gest present Liza Minnelli's Christmas Spectacular") and the Town Hall lobby was extremely crowded.  I was standing in a small group (with three other people, I wasn't actually a small group unto myself) and someone practically shoved me aside and I pretty much lost my balance.  I looked around to get a look at the "jerk" and it turned out to be Tony Bennett.

Title: Re:THE BERRIES
Post by: JoseSPiano on September 06, 2005, 06:19:46 PM
Good Evening!

The hamburgers were yummy!  And we had Moose Tracks Ice Cream for dessert!

-Joel and John are really great hosts.  I could get used to this.  :)
Title: Re:THE BERRIES
Post by: JoseSPiano on September 06, 2005, 06:21:16 PM
...And now I'm watching my very first episode of "Big Brother". Hmm... At least Howie is walking around without his shirt on.

;)

:-\
Title: Re:THE BERRIES
Post by: FJL on September 06, 2005, 06:23:41 PM
Those CD samplers that so many shows are sending now - The psychology of why they started being sent out was given a strange explanation at a TDF seminar I went to on producing for the theater.  The story went that back when they first started sending them in smaller quantities, one of the press reps explained, they found that a reasonable percentage of the people who got them felt as if they were "getting  a gift" of some sort and felt obligated to at least play it rather than just toss it as they would a plain old discount flyer.  
Title: Re:THE BERRIES
Post by: elmore3003 on September 06, 2005, 06:26:25 PM

CDs:
Rebecca Luker: Anything Goes (an Elmore reference!) (and someone else, too!)


DRSWoodyWhite, I'm flattered tobe part of a desert island disc.  I think this is a first!
Title: Re:THE BERRIES
Post by: JoseSPiano on September 06, 2005, 06:53:45 PM
Those CD samplers that so many shows are sending now - The psychology of why they started being sent out was given a strange explanation at a TDF seminar I went to on producing for the theater.  The story went that back when they first started sending them in smaller quantities, one of the press reps explained, they found that a reasonable percentage of the people who got them felt as if they were "getting  a gift" of some sort and felt obligated to at least play it rather than just toss it as they would a plain old discount flyer.  

...And I guess that goes hand in hand with the reasoning that if you send something (promo material for a show) in an envelope rather than just a postcard, it may take longer to reach the trash since people like opening up things, it's like "getting a gift".
Title: Re:THE BERRIES
Post by: Cillaliz on September 06, 2005, 07:07:56 PM
I got my autographed copy of Stages today!! Yeah! I haven't had a chance to listen yet, but am really glad to have it.
Title: Re:THE BERRIES
Post by: Cillaliz on September 06, 2005, 07:09:37 PM
I got the following from the guy I said was trying to set up a fund for musicians in New Orleans.  I'm glad Preservation Hall has started a fund. I would trust them to get the money to deserving musicians

"Since Wednesday, I've been looking for a fund to help New Orleans musicians, who are the heart and soul of that great city.  I've looked through the Musicians Unions (no help), the House of Blues, and numerous other music-oriented charities.
 
Finally, I found that the Preservation Hall (the organization that best knows every 80-year old jazz and bluesman in the city) has started a fund to help support the New Orleans musicians and entertainers.  
 
http://www.preservationhall.com/2.0/donate.php "
Title: Re:THE BERRIES
Post by: Cillaliz on September 06, 2005, 07:22:19 PM
I also got this link to a list of New Orleans musicians who are known to be safe.

 http://wwoz.org/music.php
Title: Re:THE BERRIES
Post by: Dan (the Man) on September 06, 2005, 07:57:26 PM
Well its the birthdate of a person you chat online with. (And I don't mean Kathy Lee Gifford)

Of course, it's not Kathy Lee Gifford.  I don't chat with her online.  We speak to each other through telepathic means.
Title: Re:THE BERRIES
Post by: Dan (the Man) on September 06, 2005, 08:00:27 PM
Its the deathdate (is that a word?) of Elvis

It's also the area code for Kansas City.

"I went to Kansas City on a Friday..."

Title: Re:THE BERRIES
Post by: Cillaliz on September 06, 2005, 08:24:55 PM
BB6


Interesting that Ivette mentioned teaming with Howie and Janelle in the Diary Room as well as she being the one who approached Howie.  
Title: Re:THE BERRIES
Post by: Matt H. on September 06, 2005, 08:25:06 PM
And full night of video watching for me, after finishing my chores, of course.
Title: Re:THE BERRIES
Post by: Cillaliz on September 06, 2005, 08:25:54 PM
And full night of video watching for me, after finishing my chores, of course.

So what is your chore on Monday? I'm beginning to think your system is a good idea
Title: Re:THE BERRIES
Post by: Cillaliz on September 06, 2005, 08:26:23 PM
So what is your chore on Monday? I'm beginning to think your system is a good idea

Oh, I forgot, it's Tuesday!
Title: Re:THE BERRIES
Post by: Matt H. on September 06, 2005, 08:29:27 PM
My first DVD of the evening was LADY IN A CAGE which I've had on the shelf for weeks but just now have gotten to.

Most of the transfer was very sharp and detailed with excellent contrast - rich looking black and white. (I could see all the fur on James Caan's hairy chest, and BOY was it hairy!)

I found a couple of shots really strange, however, when Caan was in the elevator with Olivia deHavilland, and they were in close-up, it would be strangely soft and grainy. I am not sure exactly why that happened on some shots in the elevator and not others, but it was quite odd.

The movie was as violent and gruesome as I remembered, but there was plenty about it I had forgotten. Didn't remember that Ann Sothern played such a big part in the show. I only remembered her from her room, not a part of the heist at all.
Title: Re:THE BERRIES
Post by: Matt H. on September 06, 2005, 08:32:09 PM
Oh, I forgot, it's Tuesday!

Tuesday is cleaning the living room and entry way. It's one of the larger rooms in my house, but this summer, my friend Jeff had been storing a bunch of stuff in the living room while he was getting his own new condo in order. So, since so much stuff was piled up in there, it has been pretty easy to clean the parts of the room I could get to, and I just left the other half filled.

Over the last few weeks, of course, he's been methodically moving stuff out so that now there is just a table and one big box left meaning I basically have the entire room to clean again, and it does take longer.
Title: Re:THE BERRIES
Post by: Matt H. on September 06, 2005, 08:34:53 PM
Oh, and thanks for asking DR Cillaliz! I used to try to clean the whole house at one long time, but it took hours, and it was such an obnoxious chore thatg I'd put it off and not do it as often as it needed. Now, doing a room a day, I can get the whole downstairs cleaned in six days spending no more than 30 minutes a day on any one room. I certainly have that to spare, and it never takes long enough for me to get sick of cleaning.
Title: Re:THE BERRIES
Post by: bk on September 06, 2005, 08:35:12 PM
Those super grainy shots, MattH, are optical blowups - in other words, the director didn't take closeups in that scene, and when they were editing they needed to go to a closer shot (probably to tighten the scene), and that's how they solve the problem.  Being an optical makes it three times as grainy.  You can see the same thing in To Kill a Mockingbird and many other films, including some by our biggest and best directors.
Title: Re:THE BERRIES
Post by: bk on September 06, 2005, 08:36:30 PM
Dinner was yummilicious - we both had the pounded steak with country gravy, and we split bread pudding.  Miss Sophie Jones is extraordinarily beautiful these days (I've known her since she was two), and we had a splendidly splendid time.
Title: Re:THE BERRIES
Post by: bk on September 06, 2005, 08:38:11 PM
As a thank you present for some favors she did for me, hotel-wise (she works for the Renaissance), I bought her some perfume - this incredibly wonderful perfume I smelled on someone a few weeks ago, which has become my favorite perfume ever.  It's by Givenchy and is called Very Irresistible.  Womens at haineshisway.com - you will want to give it a try.
Title: Re:THE BERRIES
Post by: Matt H. on September 06, 2005, 08:38:31 PM
OH, back to videos.

After LADY IN A CAGE finished, I put in the 1959 HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES with Peter Cushing.

I've been running across this film on various Showtime channels for the last few weeks and every time I'd see it in progress, I'd tell myself I wanted to watch my DVD of it, and then I'd forget and pull something else out to watch.

Tonight, I remembered, and watched the first 45 minutes or so. It's not enhanced for widescreen TVs of course (naturally since it's MGM and the film is a 1.66:1 aspect ratio), but the movie is still remarkably sharp. I don't think the color is quite as rich as it might have been, but it's fine. And I'm really enjoying seeing it again. It's been quite a while.
Title: Re:THE BERRIES
Post by: bk on September 06, 2005, 08:41:08 PM
Here is a classic piece of Musso and Frank art for your viewing pleasure, taken by my very own cell phone.
Title: Re:THE BERRIES
Post by: Matt H. on September 06, 2005, 08:41:29 PM
Those super grainy shots, MattH, are optical blowups - in other words, the director didn't take closeups in that scene, and when they were editing they needed to go to a closer shot (probably to tighten the scene), and that's how they solve the problem.  Being an optical makes it three times as grainy.  You can see the same thing in To Kill a Mockingbird and many other films, including some by our biggest and best directors.

Thanks for explaining it, bk. Makes perfect sense, but shame on that director! It really took me right out of the film with such a startling contrast between the super sharp shots right before and right after the blow-up.
Title: Re:THE BERRIES
Post by: Matt H. on September 06, 2005, 08:42:16 PM
Here is a classic piece of Musso and Frank art for your viewing pleasure, taken by my very own cell phone.

I wonder whose Diet Coke that is?  ;D
Title: Re:THE BERRIES
Post by: Matt H. on September 06, 2005, 08:48:46 PM
Then, I watched RESCUE ME, its penultimate episode of the season.

{spoilers}







Some hilarious stuff with the various firemen (one of whom is questioning his sexuality but played for laughs), but much of this episode was grim in the extreme with woman battering (by another woman), an Alzheimer's sufferer attempting suicide, and a tragic accident with someone's child. Boy, lots of plot strands to dangle at the end of this season!
Title: Re:THE BERRIES
Post by: Matt H. on September 06, 2005, 08:50:47 PM
Obviously, my copy of RED GARTERS did not get here today. Mail is always a bit screwy on the days following a Monday holiday. I think packages back up in the post office over the holiday, and they just pick and choose a few to deliver each day until the backlog is cleared out. Drives me crazy.
Title: Re:THE BERRIES
Post by: Matt H. on September 06, 2005, 08:51:16 PM
I'm also looking for my copy of THE STING and the Garbo collection.
Title: Re:THE BERRIES
Post by: Matt H. on September 06, 2005, 08:53:23 PM
Did anyone watch that 90 minute Garbo documentary on TCM tonight? Since I knew it is included in the Garbo set, I opted not to watch it tonight, but I've read some very good things about it, and we'll get to see that color film test she made in the late 1940s when she was considering returning to the screen. Sad for her, the money couldn't be raised on just her name any more and the project was abandoned. At least, that's what George Cukor always said. The new documentary may contain other information.
Title: Re:THE BERRIES
Post by: Matt H. on September 06, 2005, 09:08:44 PM
All right, it's after midnight here, and I need to get to bed.

Have nice evenings, you wonderful people out there in the dark!

:D
Title: Re:THE BERRIES
Post by: DearReaderLaura on September 06, 2005, 09:15:10 PM
Here is a classic piece of Musso and Frank art for your viewing pleasure, taken by my very own cell phone.

Why, it's the perfect blend of form and formlessness, and it makes a real statement about the human condition.
Title: Re:THE BERRIES
Post by: DERBRUCER on September 06, 2005, 09:24:34 PM

The one repertoire staple that I still have to "think" about is "Mister Snow" from Carousel.  The piano part in the piano/vocal score is tricky, and just doesn't fit under the fingers as easily (as I think) it should.  Octaves doubling the melody in the right hand, and then basically a stride piano left hand.  I'd rather play the verse to "There Won't Be Trumpets".

;)

That would be special - the singer vocalizing "Mister Snow" while you play "There Won't Be Trumpets".

der Brucer
 
Title: Re:THE BERRIES
Post by: bk on September 06, 2005, 09:55:29 PM
I, too, got not one package or piece of mail today, except four boxes worth of supplies from the post office.
Title: Re:THE BERRIES
Post by: bk on September 06, 2005, 09:55:53 PM
Laura, I agree completely with your assessment.
Title: Re:THE BERRIES
Post by: JoseSPiano on September 06, 2005, 09:56:54 PM
That would be special - the singer vocalizing "Mister Snow" while you play "There Won't Be Trumpets".

der Brucer
 

Well, don't think I've been tempted to do just that when a particularly attitude-iness singer has just walked into the room.

Of course, there are those times when the singer is "singing" "Mister Snow", and I might as well be playing "There Won't Be Trumpets".  Or when I'm playing "Mister Snow" and they sound like they're trying to sing "There Won't Be Trumpets".

;D
Title: Re:THE BERRIES
Post by: FJL on September 06, 2005, 10:00:45 PM
DR Jose - Is there actually some theory that it's better to send announcements in an envelope than via postcard?   Do people just not look at postcards as a knee-jerk reaction?
Title: Re:THE BERRIES
Post by: JoseSPiano on September 06, 2005, 10:07:31 PM
Well, I believe tomorrow morning I shall hie myself back up I-95 to Fairfax, and then try to get on one of the afternoon trains back up to NYC.

I really have had a swell time here in Richmond the past day and a half.  Just nice and relaxing.  And I do have to admit that being back here has brought up some wonderful memories, as well as a bit of nostalgia.  I do miss this city.  But that's life.

*And having Joel and John as my hosts certainly has made this visit quite enjoyable and comfortable.  Joel is quite the doting mother - "What would you like for breakfast?"  "Can I bring you some water?" "Are you sure you wouldn't like to go to the gym with us?" "How do you like your hamburgers cooked? and what would you like on it?" "Would you like to practice some more?  We can turn the TV off."  Etc., etc., etc...

And it was also "nice" being able to give Steve some space this week (since I normally stay with him).  He's in the home stretch of getting the rehearsal CDs done for the Men's Chorus, and this is also the week of the big computer system transition for him at work.  Oh, and since Tulane's hospital is part of the Columbia-HCA Healthcare system, he's also been having to deal with all the shuffling going on there medical records-wise.  He did offer to let me stay with him as usual, but I didn't want to impose... And since I know how he can get during those high stress weeks at work...  ;)
Title: Re:THE BERRIES
Post by: JoseSPiano on September 06, 2005, 10:08:20 PM
WOO and HOO!

Page NINE!!!!!!

A Waltz - Perhaps "The Waltz from Nine".
Title: Re:THE BERRIES
Post by: JoseSPiano on September 06, 2005, 10:14:24 PM
DR Jose - Is there actually some theory that it's better to send announcements in an envelope than via postcard?   Do people just not look at postcards as a knee-jerk reaction?

Yes, there is some "thing" behind the envelope vs. postcard theory.

A postcard can just be looked at and tossed away right then and there.  An envelope, however, "has" to be opened.  The recipient has to do some "work" before finding out what is inside.  Consequently, the theory is that once someone has put some energy into opening the envelope, then they will more than likely check out the contents of the envelope since they've made some sort of "investment".

There's also a sense of formality about a communication sent in an envelope.  And on another level, an envelope costs more money to send than a postcard.  More money must then mean a better product.

I mean, if it's worked for Ed McMahon and the Publisher's Clearing House Sweepstakes all these years...
Title: Re:THE BERRIES
Post by: DERBRUCER on September 06, 2005, 10:16:15 PM
DR Jose - Is there actually some theory that it's better to send announcements in an envelope than via postcard?   Do people just not look at postcards as a knee-jerk reaction?

Speaking as a Poltical Campaign consultant - a well designed Postcard (particulary a 4x6) is very effective in delivering a "sound bite" and in enhancing name recogition. 8.5 x 11.5 glossies folded in thirds also work very well (the reader can't resist opening the folder to see the rest). In both cases, really good graphic designers are worth their money!

Also envelopes with see-thru address windows are more likely to be opened than envelopes with address labels.

der Brucer
Title: Re:THE BERRIES
Post by: JoseSPiano on September 06, 2005, 10:17:05 PM
Here is a classic piece of Musso and Frank art for your viewing pleasure, taken by my very own cell phone.

Next time, take a picture of the Pounded Steak and the Lyonnaise Potatoes.

:)
Title: Re:THE BERRIES
Post by: DERBRUCER on September 06, 2005, 10:18:01 PM

I mean, if it's worked for Ed McMahon and the Publisher's Clearing House Sweepstakes all these years...

Does anyone outside a trailer park even admit to opening these things?

der Brucer
Title: Re:THE BERRIES
Post by: FJL on September 06, 2005, 10:25:44 PM
But, hmmm..I don't automatically open envelopes, especially envelopes with no return addresses, and especially envelopes with no return addresses that say "Please do not discard."  :)

There's actually a mailing our agent is about to do for us that we were originally talking about doing by postcards, but she felt that they should be done in an envelope with her agency return address.  

Thanks for the insight, Jose and der Brucer.

Title: Re:THE BERRIES
Post by: DERBRUCER on September 06, 2005, 10:29:07 PM
Did you know:

Dalmatians can open doors on kitchen pantries

and pull down cardboard boxes

and select a bag of micro-wave popcorn

and open the foil pack

and open the brown bag inside

and eat all the un-popped kernels.

Then you have un-popped popcorn poop piles!

der Brucer
Title: Re:THE BERRIES
Post by: FJL on September 06, 2005, 10:29:40 PM
I've officially been told it's past my bedtime.  Good night, all.
Title: Re:THE BERRIES
Post by: DERBRUCER on September 06, 2005, 10:33:30 PM

There's actually a mailing our agent is about to do for us that we were originally talking about doing by postcards, but she felt that they should be done in an envelope with her agency return address.  


If it's a mailing promoting YOU, then YOUR name should be prominent in the return address! (Best in a bright color and distinctive font). (That is unless the agency name adds a cachet your name lacks)

der Brucer
Title: Re:THE BERRIES
Post by: JoseSPiano on September 06, 2005, 10:34:25 PM
But, hmmm..I don't automatically open envelopes, especially envelopes with no return addresses, and especially envelopes with no return addresses that say "Please do not discard."  :)

There's actually a mailing our agent is about to do for us that we were originally talking about doing by postcards, but she felt that they should be done in an envelope with her agency return address.  

Thanks for the insight, Jose and der Brucer.



Yes... And there are those like you who don't automatically open envelopes, so... You can't win 'em all.

Personally, I "prefer" an initial mailing done "envelope style" and then a follow-up with a postcard.  First something to tell me about the project - and in a bit more detail than what can fit on a postcard (press release) - and then something I can pin to my bulletin or post on the door of my fridge.

And as DR DerBrucer alluded to...  Some sort of identifying graphic/logo is a good way to tie those two pieces together.

*And just remember, all that junk mail that gets sent out...  A 5% response is considered a "high" response rate!  -But, then again, if you're sending out 100,000 flyers, I guess 5,000 new customers would be a good thing.
Title: Re:THE BERRIES
Post by: JoseSPiano on September 06, 2005, 10:35:08 PM
Does anyone outside a trailer park even admit to opening these things?

der Brucer

 :-X
Title: Re:THE BERRIES
Post by: JoseSPiano on September 06, 2005, 10:36:24 PM
Well, 'tis been a long day for me, and I'm to the point of being tired where my teeth hurt.  Hmm....

Goodnight.
Title: Re:THE BERRIES
Post by: TCB on September 06, 2005, 10:47:47 PM
Does anyone outside a trailer park even admit to opening these things?

der Brucer

Why yes I do, derBrucer.  I have to have something to read while I wait for my welfare check.
Title: Re:THE BERRIES
Post by: bk on September 06, 2005, 11:35:05 PM
My iPod is now on, and Guy Haines is singing When The Red Red Robin Comes Bob Bob Bobbin' Along.  It's one of my favorite arrangements I've done.
Title: Re:THE BERRIES
Post by: bk on September 06, 2005, 11:36:30 PM
Can someone who has the Kritzer Time CD confirm that it sounds like crap - that it's all reverb.  What's on my iPod is that way, and if that's how the CD master was, then I have to go back and fix it.  I don't know that I ever listened to the final master, and it sounds like something went wrong when Grant did it, like a button didn't get pushed.
Title: Re:THE BERRIES
Post by: George on September 06, 2005, 11:41:45 PM
I'll check on it.  I have all three in my CD holder right next to my TV.
Title: Re:THE BERRIES
Post by: Jed on September 06, 2005, 11:43:05 PM
A bit reverb-y, yes, but not to what I'd consider horrific levels.
Title: Re:THE BERRIES
Post by: George on September 06, 2005, 11:47:59 PM
A bit reverb-y, yes, but not to what I'd consider horrific levels.

I agree.  Not horrific, but definitely noticeable...especially in the first song, but the rest don't seem to be so much.
Title: Re:THE BERRIES
Post by: bk on September 06, 2005, 11:57:50 PM
Maybe it's just the iPod or maybe I did something.  I'll check out one of the pressed CDs in the car.
Title: Re:THE BERRIES
Post by: bk on September 06, 2005, 11:58:18 PM
In other words, in the iPod it's ALL reverb.  Guy sounds like he's five blocks away.
Title: Re:THE BERRIES
Post by: Jed on September 07, 2005, 12:01:35 AM
In other words, in the iPod it's ALL reverb.  Guy sounds like he's five blocks away.

Definitely not that bad on my CD.
Title: Re:THE BERRIES
Post by: Jed on September 07, 2005, 12:03:22 AM
Sounds more like a speaker/headphone jack issue... unless it's not affecting your other CDs, of course.