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Title: THE HOST WITH THE MOST ON THE BALL
Post by: bk on September 09, 2005, 12:09:40 AM
Well, you've read the notes, you are therfore happening and with it, and now it is time for you to post until the cows come home - they're on the ball, those cows, so it will be very soon.
Title: Re:THE HOST WITH THE MOST ON THE BALL
Post by: bk on September 09, 2005, 12:11:09 AM
And the word of the day is: QUISLING!
Title: Re:THE HOST WITH THE MOST ON THE BALL
Post by: Tomovoz on September 09, 2005, 12:14:37 AM
A-Ha - a Norwegian influence for the word of the day.
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Post by: Tomovoz on September 09, 2005, 12:16:56 AM
DVD:  "I Do I Do" (Lee Remick and Hal Linden)
CD:   "Golden Days" Jerry Hadley
          Peter Paul & Mary - Rhino collection. (not to be confused with the more popular Hippo collection)
Title: Re:THE HOST WITH THE MOST ON THE BALL
Post by: bk on September 09, 2005, 12:21:20 AM
Hey!  Where'd you get that I Do! I Do! DVD???
Title: Re:THE HOST WITH THE MOST ON THE BALL
Post by: bk on September 09, 2005, 12:21:34 AM
And now - Dino at the piano.
Title: Re:THE HOST WITH THE MOST ON THE BALL
Post by: bk on September 09, 2005, 12:22:07 AM
I have to get up at seven tomorrow.  And yet, I have no desire to go to bed just yet.
Title: Re:THE HOST WITH THE MOST ON THE BALL
Post by: bk on September 09, 2005, 12:23:21 AM
Perhaps we could play a game of Tic Tac Toe - or, if not Tic Tac Toe we could play a game of Tac Toe Tick.  Did you know, for example, that Tic Tac Toe spelled backwards is Eot Cat Cit?
Title: Re:THE HOST WITH THE MOST ON THE BALL
Post by: bk on September 09, 2005, 12:23:37 AM
QUISLING, baby, QUISLING!
Title: Re:THE HOST WITH THE MOST ON THE BALL
Post by: Tomovoz on September 09, 2005, 12:24:32 AM
Just wanted to see who reads the posts BK. Colin transferred it from video to DVD today.  For a 1983/4 video it has transferred well.
Title: Re:THE HOST WITH THE MOST ON THE BALL
Post by: bk on September 09, 2005, 12:28:53 AM
I used to have the video.  Probably still do, somewhere in storage.
Title: Re:THE HOST WITH THE MOST ON THE BALL
Post by: Charles Pogue on September 09, 2005, 12:29:00 AM
BK, how does one find the "Rewind" site?
Title: Re:THE HOST WITH THE MOST ON THE BALL
Post by: bk on September 09, 2005, 12:29:28 AM
www.rewindbook.com
Title: Re:THE HOST WITH THE MOST ON THE BALL
Post by: Charles Pogue on September 09, 2005, 12:30:16 AM
Shouldn't you have it under under Unseemly Linkage?
Title: Re:THE HOST WITH THE MOST ON THE BALL
Post by: bk on September 09, 2005, 12:32:26 AM
If I could get Mr. Mark Bakalor to do it I would.  But, it's in today's notes, and hopefully everyone from this here site will at least check it out - although of all the people posting today, only a handful acknowledged that they'd visited it.  For example, dear reader Jose didn't mention visiting it.  
Title: Re:THE HOST WITH THE MOST ON THE BALL
Post by: bk on September 09, 2005, 12:44:16 AM
Welcome five GUESTS!  We're talkin' about what CDs and DVDs we're listening to and watching.  And QUISLINGS.  We're talkin' about QUISLINGS.
Title: Re:THE HOST WITH THE MOST ON THE BALL
Post by: George on September 09, 2005, 12:49:38 AM
I have that very same video of I Do! I Do!  It's been quite a while since I've watched it.  That'll be what's in one of my VCRs.  In another of my VCRs (I actually have three), is a tape to tape tonight's episode of "Battlestar Galactica."  My niece, who has never seen an episode, wants to watch it because she used to love "Xena:  Princess Warrior" and Lucy Lawless (who played Xena) will guest starring on "Battlestar Galactica" tonight.

In my CD player at work will be:  the original cast recordings of Stages and Together Again, "Harvey Schmidt Plays Jones & Schmidt" and Kevin Spirtas' CD single of "The Sweetest of Nights and the Finest of Days," which I just received in the mail yesterday!

In my DVD player:  "Bent" from Netflix...and something that's on its way.  I'll see what it is when I get it.  I forget what was I was getting next. ::)
Title: Re:THE HOST WITH THE MOST ON THE BALL
Post by: DearReaderLaura on September 09, 2005, 02:06:20 AM
Good morning, fellow Dear Readers. You won't believe it, and I scarcely believe it myself, but I bought two dvds yesterday. They were on sale 2 for 1, so I bought two -- West Side Story and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.  So now I own four.
Title: Re:THE HOST WITH THE MOST ON THE BALL
Post by: Hisaka on September 09, 2005, 02:51:40 AM

Very sorry about your ex-manager, dearBK.

I received an email about w.rewindbook.com from you about an hour ago. I’ll visit it shortly.
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Post by: Hisaka on September 09, 2005, 02:54:31 AM

Last night, I watched an Italian/Swiss film, Bread and Tulips, and I really enjoyed it more than I expected.  Lucia Maglietta was nice in it.  I’ll try to watch other films of her and of Silvio Soldini, the director of Bread and Tulips.
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Post by: Tomovoz on September 09, 2005, 02:59:47 AM
Good Evening DR Hisaka.

I've probably missed posts this past week but I've just noticed that Spin and Marty and other Disney sets are to be issued in December. - Lambert and Ben & Me are included as is Toot Whistle Plunk & Boom
Title: Re:THE HOST WITH THE MOST ON THE BALL
Post by: Hisaka on September 09, 2005, 03:11:29 AM

Good evening, DR TOMOVOZ.
Are you enjoying the spring time?
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Post by: Hisaka on September 09, 2005, 03:13:39 AM
DR VIXMOM
8840833 is similar to my home phone number but it now disappeared, as if by magic, from your name. ::)
Title: Re:THE HOST WITH THE MOST ON THE BALL
Post by: Hisaka on September 09, 2005, 03:15:09 AM

DR JOSE, Congratulations on the official offer for Lestat!

I always confuse where you are NOW every time you post.( you seem to move in various places every a couple of days!) You look like a elusive Ninja.
Title: Re:THE HOST WITH THE MOST ON THE BALL
Post by: Hisaka on September 09, 2005, 03:27:56 AM

As for rewindbook.com;
Is not there an International orders page like Kritzerland.com?
How shall I order a book, REWIND?
Title: Re:THE HOST WITH THE MOST ON THE BALL
Post by: Ben on September 09, 2005, 04:25:52 AM
Good morning all (Larry and me at the moment).

The good news is Barrymore's will be open in October. The bad news is the rumor is true. Everything west of the Imperial Theatre from 45th to 46th Street will come down to build a Disney Hotel and Theatre. That includes Sam's and Puelo's, Puelo's II and Frankie and Johnny's Steakhouse, the deli on 8th Avenue, other little stores and the parking lot.

It's going to take quite a while but we asked our Barrymore's waiter last night and he confirmed that the site has been sold. The restaurant's lease isn't up until February of 2006 and they don't know what will happen after that date. JR's Restaurant on 46th Street is already closed and Disney is buying the rest of the property, piece by piece including everything on 8th Avenue. Although the restaurant will probably close in 2006 the complex probably won't be up and running for another couple of years.
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Post by: Ben on September 09, 2005, 04:37:28 AM
We saw The Pillowman last night. There are problems with the second act (and the opening of the first act) but, overall, it's excellent. The show is macabre and funny and gruesome at the same time. Billy Crudup and Michael Stuhlbarg (especially MS) are very, very good as brothers in a prison in some unnamed totalitarian state. The show would benefit from some trimming. Cut the intermission and re-shape the show. The second act drags (IMHO) and it would be even more powerful if the excess was cut and we got it all without a break. Zeljko Ivanek plays the "bad" cop. He seems to have morphed into playing unpleasant characters. He was a crooked politician on Oz and he's done many other roles since his breakout in Mass Appeal, oh, so many years ago. He was quite good and made the transition from early brutish behavior to his end scene believable. I wasn't, however, so impressed with Jeff Goldblum. He was OK but (maybe because it's near the end of the run, it closes next Sunday Sept. 18) I didn't see any flashes of brilliance. At times he seemed to be walking through the show. As I said earlier, Michael Stuhlbarg as the brother was a standout. After finally seeing his performance, I think he should have won the Tony over Liev Schreiber.
Title: Re:THE HOST WITH THE MOST ON THE BALL
Post by: elmore3003 on September 09, 2005, 04:37:42 AM
Good morning, all!  Ohmigod, Dear Friend BK, the only other person I know to use the word of the day is that legend Maestro John McGlinn.  Beware!  In the immortal words of DRPogue, be afraid . . .

I'm sorry to hear of your friend's death as well, BK.  What a great list of clients she was helping!  I hope the big event goes well this weekend, and I look forward to the stories and the photos.

I think I'm seeing my dear friend Robert Kimball today on Chicago Humanities Festival matters.  Hopefully, we'll have a bit of lunch, a bit of gossip, and I'll get a lot of work done.

I, too, have company this weekend.  A former intern of the New York State Theatre Institute who's now on film studies at SUNY Purchaqse is coming to vist for the weekend.  I haven't seen him in four years, although we've been in touch irregularly, and my mission for the past month has been to track him down.  It wasn't easy, as DRs MBarnum, Rodzinski, Jose, and Jane can attest.

TOD:
  DVD:  I'll let my guest decide.
  CD:  STAGES/TOGETHER, LOVESONG, PETER PAN
  VCR:  cheap porn
Title: Re:THE HOST WITH THE MOST ON THE BALL
Post by: Ben on September 09, 2005, 04:41:51 AM
I have a number of CDs to choose from this morning. How Now, Dow Jones, OBC of Candide, OBC of Camelot, OBC of Bye, Bye Birdie, the 1962 Off-Broadway revival of Anything Goes with Eileen Rodgers and Hal Linden, OBC of Follies, Original Cast Recording of Forever Plaid, A Wrinkle in Swingtime (Elena Bennet and Fred Barton) and Isn't It Romantic (Michael Feinstein).

I've done all my weekly radio listening (including Donald's Elaine Paige show) so I'm off to the CDs.
Title: Re:THE HOST WITH THE MOST ON THE BALL
Post by: Ben on September 09, 2005, 04:51:00 AM
Jose mentioned last night:

What was the name of the flop that the Hair guys wrote? We could both picture the poster on the wall at Joe Allen, but the name....

Was it Dude?


Besides Dude[/i] one of the authors, Galt MacDermot, was also involved in another big flop in 1972.

Via Galactica, which ran at the then Uris Theatre from  November 6, 1972 (first preview) to December 2, 1972. It opened on November 28th after 15 previews and ran for a grand total of 7 performances, closing on December 2. It was set 1000 years in the future in 2972.

Here is a link to some information about the show.

http://www.michaelbutler.com/hair/holding/prepost/galt/GaltPrePostIndex.html (http://www.michaelbutler.com/hair/holding/prepost/galt/GaltPrePostIndex.html)

Scroll down to the Via Galactica portion.
Title: Re:THE HOST WITH THE MOST ON THE BALL
Post by: Ben on September 09, 2005, 04:52:04 AM
Boy, that was difficult to post! The board seems all kerflooey this morning.

Ah, well. This should bring us to Page 2.

Goodbye for Now (a Reds reference)
Title: Re:THE HOST WITH THE MOST ON THE BALL
Post by: Ben on September 09, 2005, 04:52:35 AM
But before I go
Title: Re:THE HOST WITH THE MOST ON THE BALL
Post by: Jennifer on September 09, 2005, 05:05:48 AM

Last night DR Cillaliz wrote:
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Make sure to vote for Janelle in the America's Choice at the cbs.com big brother website. Voting closes at 9:00 pm on September 9 so there is only one day of voting.  I think it she wins it and gets to spend a day on the set of Two and a Half Men it will drive the other three crazy!  They are pretty much ignoring her even though she offered to let them sleep in the HOH bedroom with her.  


Make that 9AM Pacific, noon Eastern.

I agree, I am voting for Janelle. Here is the direct link:
http://www.cbs.com/primetime/bigbrother6/_polls/amc_poll.shtml

She offered to let them sleep in the HOH bedroom or bed? I read that as bed and you had me laughing hysterically.

I am SO very happy she won HOH. And I think it's pretty clear she will win America's Choice (especially since it's internet voting and her popularity online is like 90% compared to 20something for the 3some.
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Post by: Jennifer on September 09, 2005, 05:07:59 AM

Last night DR RonP wrote:
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BB6:  Did anyvbody else absolutely LOVE Ivette's girlfriend, Maggie?

She hates Cappy, cannot understand what the hell happened to Ivette to be so loony about him; she thinks the "friendship" is a bad idea, strategically; and best of all, she LOVES Janelle...thinks she's smart and the game's top player.

She will either get all this through to Ivette or their relationship is over!

While I laughed hysterically at Janelle's bitchy comments about her, I agree with you Ron.  She seemed like a delight. And I don't think it's jealousy that makes her hate Eric. I am not jealous and I think Ivette's attachment to him is bizarre.  And yes I loved how she loves Janelle! :)
Title: Re:THE HOST WITH THE MOST ON THE BALL
Post by: Jennifer on September 09, 2005, 05:10:57 AM
Big Brother.

DR RonP, Maggie is driving me crazy.  But she is playing Ivette/April so well.  She basically threatened them which makes me sick.

I think Janelle needs to get her out.  I haven't read any of the sites yet, to know if she's approached anyone.  But I think she should approach Ivette and tell her "you're going home UNLESS you agree to send home whoever I say".  I think Ivette might do it.

Because as i see things now, both april and ivette prefer maggie and would keep her. ALTHOUGH they are both smart enough to know that they probably can't win against maggie. So hopefully they will realize they need to ditch her.

I'll bet Maggie will tell april that they are partners and must support each other.

I would be interested to see who maggie would vote out between april and ivette.
Title: Re:THE HOST WITH THE MOST ON THE BALL
Post by: Kerry on September 09, 2005, 05:53:35 AM
Hello All,

Since I just got two, count 'em two, new CD's from Kritzerland in yesterday's mail, they will go immediately the DVD player.  It was a long and arduous week (it might have been good if it had been a long and Eve Arden week, but it wasn't), so these CD's will be a wonderful way to celebrate the end of the work week.

Bruce,
Have a great party tomorrow.  I'll be there in spirit, and I'll mentally dance the frug and the hully gully and eat ham slices and cheese chunks in my dreams.
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Post by: Matt H. on September 09, 2005, 06:03:09 AM
Good morning! And goodbye!!

I'm heading out now for my friends out of town to help them with their home theater installation. I should be back in the mid-to-late afternoon.

Hope everyone has a great day. I'll miss chattering and finding out all the news, but I guess it will still be here when I return.

Bye for now.
Title: Re:THE HOST WITH THE MOST ON THE BALL
Post by: td on September 09, 2005, 06:12:25 AM
Oh dear me!  Yesterday I spent the entire day in our kitchen with BEETS!  Two bushels of BEETS!  Those two bushels of BEETS are now in jars and have been pickled.  Canning BEETS turned out to be a nine hour job, and that was with three, sometimes four, people at the table peeling and quartering the BEETS.  But before the BEETS may be cut or peeled they must be blanched in boiling water, then when the BEETS are cut, they're put into a pickling sauce (mostly vinegar and sugar) and boiled once more.  Then the BEETS are scooped into quart jars while hot, lidded and allowed to sit and seal.  There are now 40 quarts of PICKLED BEETS lined up on the kitchen counter. . .

Cd Players hold:  BROADWAY BABY - Dorothy Loudon
SONGBOOK - Trisha Yearwood.

DVD Player holds:
Disc Three, Season One - LOST
and from Netflix - TRANSFIXED, a French murder mystery, with several twists and a reason for Bruce to see it. . .let's say that it involves a certain favorite Demy film. . .

Off to the garage, for all the heat and humidity has made my rear view mirror fall off. . .

Title: Re:THE HOST WITH THE MOST ON THE BALL
Post by: Cillaliz on September 09, 2005, 06:23:09 AM

Last night DR Cillaliz wrote:

Make that 9AM Pacific, noon Eastern.

I agree, I am voting for Janelle. Here is the direct link:
http://www.cbs.com/primetime/bigbrother6/_polls/amc_poll.shtml

She offered to let them sleep in the HOH bedroom or bed? I read that as bed and you had me laughing hysterically.

I am SO very happy she won HOH. And I think it's pretty clear she will win America's Choice (especially since it's internet voting and her popularity online is like 90% compared to 20something for the 3some.


You are right, DR Jennifer, I didn't realize until this morning that it is 9 AM. Only 12 hours to vote isn't long!

I did like Ivette's girlfriend Maggie when they interviewed her. Obviously Janelle didn't hear that, only saw her photo, so I still think her comments were funny
Title: Re:THE HOST WITH THE MOST ON THE BALL
Post by: Cillaliz on September 09, 2005, 06:23:23 AM
Sorry to hear about your former manager BK
Title: Re:THE HOST WITH THE MOST ON THE BALL
Post by: Cillaliz on September 09, 2005, 06:27:58 AM
BB6
Ok, I have to say that if Janelle doesn't win the money, I would like to see Ivette win it.  There are a lot of things I don't like about her, but I really like her a lot more than Maggie or April.  
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Post by: Cillaliz on September 09, 2005, 06:28:47 AM
Gotta head to work. Laters..
Title: Re:THE HOST WITH THE MOST ON THE BALL
Post by: vixmom on September 09, 2005, 06:33:10 AM
TOD: In my CD player  work currently:  the original cast recordings of Stages and Together Again, next up: "Harvey Schmidt Plays Jones & Schmidt" to be followed by: Kevin Spirtas' CD single of "The Sweetest of Nights and the Finest of Days,"
all of which I just received in the mail yesterday!


DVD & VCR at home I have absolutely no idea as I have been falling asleep on the couch as soon as the Vixter gets to bed

Title: Re:THE HOST WITH THE MOST ON THE BALL
Post by: vixmom on September 09, 2005, 06:33:42 AM
BK, my condolences on the passing of your former manager
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Post by: vixmom on September 09, 2005, 06:36:45 AM
My head is a little better today, I no longer have the urge to drill a hole in my head however my left ear is absolutely useless as a hearing aparatus

The doctor's dagnosis was "Yep looks like a virus, it's got to run its course" BLECH!

So I took a decongestant, put hot towels on my head and breathed in Vicks Vapor mist

it helped some

Title: Re:THE HOST WITH THE MOST ON THE BALL
Post by: William E. Lurie on September 09, 2005, 06:37:00 AM
CDs - The new Kritzerland releases - Great service, BK... considering you didn't get one of them from the pressing plant until Tuesday, I got the order Thursday.  2 days from LA to NYC.  Amazon and CD Universe should do so well.

DVDs - The second series of "I Married Joan".  Sitcoms of today are just not as funny as those from the 50s and 60s.

VHS - Waiting for the 1st Season Finale Sunday of "Slings and Arrows", the Canadian show (on Sundance Channel) about a Shakesperian Theatre Company.  I know the second season has already aired in Canada.  I hope it is shown here soon.  It's the best show currently being shown in the USA.  Only "Weeds" comes close.  Thank God for Cable.
Title: Re:THE HOST WITH THE MOST ON THE BALL
Post by: vixmom on September 09, 2005, 06:37:14 AM
I visited the REWIND site this morning... it looks very good!!!
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Post by: vixmom on September 09, 2005, 06:37:39 AM
Time to catch up on yesterdays' posts after I left....
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Post by: S. Woody White on September 09, 2005, 06:50:54 AM
And the word of the day is: QUISLING!
If Bud Collier and Wink Martindale had had children, all those little boys and girls would have been quiz-lings.

 ::)
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Post by: S. Woody White on September 09, 2005, 06:58:50 AM
Yesterday, der Brucer and I got lost.

No, that isn't right.  Let me try that again.

Yesterday, der Brucer and I got Lost.

That's better.

So far, we've only watched the extras on disc seven, or some of them at least.

Today, in the car CD player, we can probably count on listening to Tarzan again.  That's because we're picking up the grandlads after school and taking them to see Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.  Alex really wants to see it, and William wants to see it again.  After the movie, we'll be taking them out to dinner, probably a buffet joint we know of in Dover.  In any case, while we're puttering around in the car, the lads like to listen to music, and they like Tarzan.  Boy, do they like Tarzan.  They have the lyrics memorized, and sing along.  Fortunately, they sound nothing like me when they sing.
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Post by: S. Woody White on September 09, 2005, 07:11:12 AM
Three cheers for the Rewind site!
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Post by: S. Woody White on September 09, 2005, 07:11:45 AM
Three cheers for TD catching himself red-handed!
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Post by: S. Woody White on September 09, 2005, 07:12:36 AM
Three cheers for Jose at the piano!
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Post by: S. Woody White on September 09, 2005, 07:15:50 AM
Three cheers, because today is National Steak au Poivre Day!
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Post by: S. Woody White on September 09, 2005, 07:17:05 AM
And now I must Fletcher-proof the kitchen, before we head out to grandladland!
Title: Re:THE HOST WITH THE MOST ON THE BALL
Post by: Jennifer on September 09, 2005, 07:22:55 AM
DR Cillaliz, re: big brother.  While I still don't really like Ivette, I agree she has become a bit more likeable lately.  The one I really dislike is Maggie.  She is the one who should be the most mature. Yet she won't even talk to janelle most of the time.  I don't like how she controls the other Maggots.  And I HATE how she will probably make it to the F2.

Btw, that doesn't mean that I don't think she is the most deserving of the Friendship.  She definitely is.  But I just don't like her.  I think BB wants it to be a Janelle/Ivette final. And i'm just really hoping that America can vote in some way.

Btw, re: there being 12 hours to vote.  Well I think the hours were ridiculous. I mean who is up at midnight to start the voting.  Today till noon is okay.  But i think they should have opened up voting at 9pm eastern when the show ended here.  The same as American Idol or any of the other shows (they let you vote right after it airs in your time zone).
Title: Re:THE HOST WITH THE MOST ON THE BALL
Post by: td on September 09, 2005, 07:24:48 AM
Three cheers for TD catching himself red-handed!

 ;D  ;D  ;D
Title: Re:THE HOST WITH THE MOST ON THE BALL
Post by: JoseSPiano on September 09, 2005, 07:26:44 AM
Good Morning!

Hmm... So it seems that later I go to bed, the earlier I've been getting up.  Hmm...  I mean, I was having those days where I would find myself heading to bed around 1:00, and then sleeping until at least 10:00, 10:30.  However, lately, I've been staying up until 3:00, 3:30, etc., and then getting up around 8:30.  Hmm...

In any case...
Title: Re:THE HOST WITH THE MOST ON THE BALL
Post by: JoseSPiano on September 09, 2005, 07:30:03 AM
Friday Media Check -

I've mainly been loading stuff into iTunes on my laptop, and the latest additions have been:

Sweeney Todd - OCR
Pippin - OCR
Evita - OCR - Well, "Premiere American Recording" - or however it is labeled (with La LuPone).
Rockapella - 2

And some other things that aren't coming to mind right now.
Title: Re:THE HOST WITH THE MOST ON THE BALL
Post by: JoseSPiano on September 09, 2005, 07:31:45 AM
DR td - So...  Will beets be comprising your winter diet?

;)

*Btw, I love me some canned beets.  Yum!
Title: Re:THE HOST WITH THE MOST ON THE BALL
Post by: JoseSPiano on September 09, 2005, 07:37:07 AM
...And as much as I am very tempted to wait in line again today for Two Gentlemen of Verona, I need to get things in order here at the apartment before I head down to Charlotte tomorrow morning.  In other words, I'm doing laundry.

:-\

But we'll see where my whims take me today.
Title: Re:THE HOST WITH THE MOST ON THE BALL
Post by: JoseSPiano on September 09, 2005, 07:38:05 AM
DR vixmom - Glad to hear that your head is clearing up.
Title: Re:THE HOST WITH THE MOST ON THE BALL
Post by: bk on September 09, 2005, 07:42:46 AM
I'm up, I'm up.

Will have to be on my way shortly to the Burbank Airport.

Let's hear what you think of Stages/Together Again, yay or nay.

Let's hear what you think of Harvey Schmidt.

Perhaps Jose's travels will take him to the Rewind site - just to have a look.
:-)
Title: Re:THE HOST WITH THE MOST ON THE BALL
Post by: bk on September 09, 2005, 07:42:58 AM
Perhaps not.
Title: Re:THE HOST WITH THE MOST ON THE BALL
Post by: Matthew on September 09, 2005, 07:48:49 AM
If I could get Mr. Mark Bakalor to do it I would.  But, it's in today's notes, and hopefully everyone from this here site will at least check it out - although of all the people posting today, only a handful acknowledged that they'd visited it.  For example, dear reader Jose didn't mention visiting it.  

I visited, I purchased AND got to hear "Getting Away With You" when the site came up - not bad for a first thing in the morning adventure!
Title: Re:THE HOST WITH THE MOST ON THE BALL
Post by: JoseSPiano on September 09, 2005, 07:50:06 AM
Perhaps, perhaps, perhaps...

Quizas, quizas, quizas...
Title: Re:THE HOST WITH THE MOST ON THE BALL
Post by: bk on September 09, 2005, 07:55:22 AM
I think at the very least that Jose will "get" the excerpt - then again, he may not.  Only The Shadow knows.
Title: Re:THE HOST WITH THE MOST ON THE BALL
Post by: JoseSPiano on September 09, 2005, 08:06:22 AM
I think at the very least that Jose will "get" the excerpt - then again, he may not.  Only The Shadow knows.

What's to "get"?

;)
Title: Re:THE HOST WITH THE MOST ON THE BALL
Post by: Jennifer on September 09, 2005, 08:17:04 AM
I got the  most totally weird "email" from paypal saying that i had changed my email address.

The weird part was that there was this whole bit in the message about not clicking on links, and fraudulent emails, BUT THEN IT SAID TO ONLY GO DIRECTLY THROUGH HTTPS: // WWW .PAYPAL. COM.

notice the httpS.
Title: Re:THE HOST WITH THE MOST ON THE BALL
Post by: Jason on September 09, 2005, 08:20:10 AM
How much do I NOT want to be at work today? So much that I can't even think of how much I don't want to be here. I'm tired. I walked from the Delacorte all the way to Carnegie Hall to catch the train - about 30-35 blocks. I only walked about 5 of those blocks through Central Park. Everyone knows you don't walk through Central Park at night and by yourself if you value your life. I will say, though, there was an absolutely GORGEOUS view of the skyline all lit up over the big pond. I wish I had my camera with me. I'll have to go back and get the shot later.

I want to go back to bed...
Title: Re:THE HOST WITH THE MOST ON THE BALL
Post by: vixmom on September 09, 2005, 08:30:50 AM
Quote from: Hisaka link=b :Dard=4;threadid=771;start=msg143931#msg143931 date=1126260819
DR VIXMOM
8840833 is similar to my home phone number but it now disappeared, as if by magic, from your name. ::)

That was my phone number  40 years ago.  I had been playing with numbers near my name for Dan the Man's "benefit"  ::) (see the posts from a couple of days ago...)  but I gave it up now   :)
Title: Re:THE HOST WITH THE MOST ON THE BALL
Post by: JoseSPiano on September 09, 2005, 08:36:42 AM
I got the  most totally weird "email" from paypal saying that i had changed my email address.

The weird part was that there was this whole bit in the message about not clicking on links, and fraudulent emails, BUT THEN IT SAID TO ONLY GO DIRECTLY THROUGH HTTPS: // WWW .PAYPAL. COM.

notice the httpS.

Well... Those phishing e-mails are always out and about lately, unfortunately.

The biggest tip off to a fake one, is if it addresses you as Dear PayPal Customer - rather than using your name.  I always forward them to spoof@paypal.com (or @ebay.com).

And, yes, they have gotten "smart" about telling you to go to a link manually.

*And whenever I get one of those e-mails, I always check my PayPal account just to be safe.
Title: Re:THE HOST WITH THE MOST ON THE BALL
Post by: JoseSPiano on September 09, 2005, 08:39:11 AM
How much do I NOT want to be at work today? So much that I can't even think of how much I don't want to be here. I'm tired. I walked from the Delacorte all the way to Carnegie Hall to catch the train - about 30-35 blocks. I only walked about 5 of those blocks through Central Park. Everyone knows you don't walk through Central Park at night and by yourself if you value your life. I will say, though, there was an absolutely GORGEOUS view of the skyline all lit up over the big pond. I wish I had my camera with me. I'll have to go back and get the shot later.

I want to go back to bed...

Ohh... I thought you were going to grab the C or the B at 81st and Central Park West, and take it downtown a couple of stops, then transfer there...

But it was a gorgeous night for a walk.
Title: Re:THE HOST WITH THE MOST ON THE BALL
Post by: JoseSPiano on September 09, 2005, 08:40:14 AM
...or the 1 at 81st and Broadway to Times Square...

Hmm... I guess I am becoming a New Yorker.

;)
Title: Re:THE HOST WITH THE MOST ON THE BALL
Post by: Jrand70 on September 09, 2005, 08:45:44 AM
Don't do it, DRJENNIFER....don't do it!!
Title: Re:THE HOST WITH THE MOST ON THE BALL
Post by: vixmom on September 09, 2005, 08:48:07 AM
DR vixmom - Glad to hear that your head is clearing up.

Thank you!
Title: Re:THE HOST WITH THE MOST ON THE BALL
Post by: Jason on September 09, 2005, 08:52:57 AM
DR vixmom - Glad to hear that your head is clearing up.

Ditto. And I'm glad you didn't drill a hole in your head.  :)
Title: Re:THE HOST WITH THE MOST ON THE BALL
Post by: vixmom on September 09, 2005, 08:54:04 AM
I need to listen to Stages when it is nice and quiet and I can pay attention to the lyrics, and I think I need to read the book first.  Listening at work is not working out since I can see Iam missing stuff.  It sounds great but Ihave no idea what its about because I cannot pay it proper attention.

Title: Re:THE HOST WITH THE MOST ON THE BALL
Post by: Jennifer on September 09, 2005, 08:54:41 AM

The biggest tip off to a fake one, is if it addresses you as Dear PayPal Customer - rather than using your name.  I always forward them to spoof@paypal.com (or @ebay.com).

And, yes, they have gotten "smart" about telling you to go to a link manually.

*And whenever I get one of those e-mails, I always check my PayPal account just to be safe.

This one freaked me out.  Because they tell you to go to https, with the exact site. I can't believe that paypal cannot close down that site. I feel bad. Because I'm sure a lot of people will be fooled by this one. And yes i forwarded the message.
Title: Re:THE HOST WITH THE MOST ON THE BALL
Post by: Dan (the Man) on September 09, 2005, 08:54:43 AM
That was my phone number  40 years ago.  I had been playing with numbers near my name for Dan the Man's "benefit"  ::) (see the posts from a couple of days ago...)  but I gave it up now   :)

"Eight-eight-four-oh
Eight-three-three-eee!
Vixmom can't make it to the phone.
If you care to leave your name and number
She'll give you a ring when she is home."
Title: Re:THE HOST WITH THE MOST ON THE BALL
Post by: Jrand70 on September 09, 2005, 08:56:02 AM
I like the REWIND site.  Very clever, I like the way the excerpt comes up to be read.  The cover is intriguing.

The excerpt is fun - it lets you know exactly what you're in for....maybe.  Where could this lead?

Of course....maybe the song will grow on me.

THINGS TO BUY WHEN I GET A JOB:

Rewind
The Hammer Horror DVD Set
Title: Re:THE HOST WITH THE MOST ON THE BALL
Post by: vixmom on September 09, 2005, 08:56:21 AM
I just put on Kevin Spirtas.. very nice!! I have two weddings coming up.  I think I may have to buy copies to give to the couples... hmmmm
Title: Re:THE HOST WITH THE MOST ON THE BALL
Post by: Jennifer on September 09, 2005, 08:56:26 AM
Don't do it, DRJENNIFER....don't do it!!

You're right normally i would have clicked on the link to see what the heck was up. I would not have put in any info.

But after the talk you guys gave me last time I didn't even go there! :)
Title: Re:THE HOST WITH THE MOST ON THE BALL
Post by: vixmom on September 09, 2005, 08:57:44 AM
Ditto. And I'm glad you didn't drill a hole in your head.  :)

Vixdad never lets me play with his power tools!!  ;)
Title: Re:THE HOST WITH THE MOST ON THE BALL
Post by: Jrand70 on September 09, 2005, 08:58:46 AM
DVD: The Undead
VCR: Spartacus
CD: I'll Be Back Before Midnight Soundtrack

Does the SECOND volume of I MARRIED JOAN include the episode about the moosehead?  And the episode where she gets her arm caught in a mannequin's leg?
Title: Re:THE HOST WITH THE MOST ON THE BALL
Post by: Jrand70 on September 09, 2005, 09:01:11 AM
I can't talk about last night.  It was the WORST experience I have ever had onstage....and I have been in some bad shows.

I am mortified and homogenized and citified and modernized.  And I have to do it again tonight.  I just wish I could apologize to the audience and tell them "sorry."

Fingers crossed that he looks at his script today.

I just can't talk about it.
Title: Re:THE HOST WITH THE MOST ON THE BALL
Post by: vixmom on September 09, 2005, 09:04:14 AM
Saavy New York  DR's... Do I want to take the Vixter to see Michael Ball in Patience at the City Opera? (She loves The Mikado or The Pirates Of Penzance)

If yes, is it worth the price for the 1st ring  or 2nd ring seats or  are all the seats good?

Title: Re:THE HOST WITH THE MOST ON THE BALL
Post by: vixmom on September 09, 2005, 09:05:09 AM
I can't talk about last night.  It was the WORST experience I have ever had onstage....and I have been in some bad shows.

I am mortified and homogenized and citified and modernized.  And I have to do it again tonight.  I just wish I could apologize to the audience and tell them "sorry."

Fingers crossed that he looks at his script today.

I just can't talk about it.


 :-\ I am so sorry... :-* :-* :-* :-* :-*

Title: Re:THE HOST WITH THE MOST ON THE BALL
Post by: TPunk on September 09, 2005, 09:10:35 AM
I can't talk about last night.  It was the WORST experience I have ever had onstage....and I have been in some bad shows.

I am mortified and homogenized and citified and modernized.  And I have to do it again tonight.  I just wish I could apologize to the audience and tell them "sorry."

Fingers crossed that he looks at his script today.

I just can't talk about it.

I'm sorry the show didn't go well.  I hate problems like this that are totally out off your control... maybe you can distribute cue cards to the folks in the front row.  You can tell them it's a new interactive project that you are trying.
Title: Re:THE HOST WITH THE MOST ON THE BALL
Post by: Jason on September 09, 2005, 09:29:28 AM
Saavy New York  DR's... Do I want to take the Vixter to see Michael Ball in Patience at the City Opera? (She loves The Mikado or The Pirates Of Penzance)

If yes, is it worth the price for the 1st ring  or 2nd ring seats or  are all the seats good?



I don't think there's a huge difference between 1st and 2nd Ring at the State Theatre. Now, 4th Ring - that's a whole other bag of hair. I think either of the first two rings would be swell, though I'll be honest - I'm not a huge fan of the State Theater for musical/opera performances. The place was built to muffle the sounds of pointe shoes on a dance floor, which doesn't work too well when people are trying to sing. The sound in the 4th  Ring is awful - and you might as well be in a football arena for all you can see up there.
Title: Re:THE HOST WITH THE MOST ON THE BALL
Post by: vixmom on September 09, 2005, 09:46:43 AM
... maybe you can distribute cue cards to the folks in the front row.  You can tell them it's a new interactive project that you are trying.

I love this solution !! ;D
Title: Re:THE HOST WITH THE MOST ON THE BALL
Post by: bk on September 09, 2005, 09:47:57 AM
I'm back, and my friend is safely here.

What is there to "get", dear reader Jose?  Well, gee, the whole ambience, what's going on, the dialogue.  You know, those things?  Your post seems a little disingenuous to me, but I've been thinking that for quite some time.
Title: Re:THE HOST WITH THE MOST ON THE BALL
Post by: vixmom on September 09, 2005, 09:47:58 AM
I am going to dance!!  But very carefully so I don't hurt my head



Title: Re:THE HOST WITH THE MOST ON THE BALL
Post by: vixmom on September 09, 2005, 09:49:08 AM
I am glad you r friend arrived safely.  I hope you enjoy all your reunions today!!!
Title: Re:THE HOST WITH THE MOST ON THE BALL
Post by: Jed on September 09, 2005, 10:05:11 AM
I'm sorry the show didn't go well.  I hate problems like this that are totally out off your control... maybe you can distribute cue cards to the folks in the front row.  You can tell them it's a new interactive project that you are trying.

Genius, thy name is TPunk!
Title: Re:THE HOST WITH THE MOST ON THE BALL
Post by: vixmom on September 09, 2005, 10:15:04 AM
I don't think there's a huge difference between 1st and 2nd Ring at the State Theatre. Now, 4th Ring - that's a whole other bag of hair. I think either of the first two rings would be swell, though I'll be honest - I'm not a huge fan of the State Theater for musical/opera performances. The place was built to muffle the sounds of pointe shoes on a dance floor, which doesn't work too well when people are trying to sing. The sound in the 4th  Ring is awful - and you might as well be in a football arena for all you can see up there.

Your input is very appreciated as I have never been to this venue.  I must admit I am also unfailar with this particular G & S show... dear elmore, what can you tell me about Patience?
Title: Re:THE HOST WITH THE MOST ON THE BALL
Post by: Ben on September 09, 2005, 10:18:15 AM
Jose said:

...or the 1 at 81st and Broadway to Times Square...

Hmm... I guess I am becoming a New Yorker.


Not quite yet.  ;)

The Number One (1) train is at 79th and Broadway and then goes up to 86th and Broadway. No dead stations in between, like the old 91st Street station on Broadway which was around as late as the early 1940s. They closed it when they expanded the 96th Station. If you're passing uptown or downtown between 96th Street and 86th Street, especially if you're on the local train, look out the window and you can see what's left of the station. There is a platform and the walls are covered in graffitti. The sidewalks up above bear no trace of a long abandonded subway entrance. And that, my friends, is your New York History Moment for today.
Title: Re:THE HOST WITH THE MOST ON THE BALL
Post by: vixmom on September 09, 2005, 10:20:13 AM
A story from New Orleans

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In the chaos that was Causeway Boulevard in New Orleans last Thursday, one group of survivors stood out: a 6-year-old boy walking down the road, holding a 5-month-old, surrounded by five toddlers who followed him around as if he were their leader.

They were holding hands. Three of the children were about two years old, and one was wearing only diapers. A three-year-old girl, who wore colorful barrettes on the ends of her braids, had her 14-month-old brother in tow. The 6-year-old spoke for all of them, and he told rescuers his name was Deamonte Love.

Thousands of human stories have flown past relief workers in the last week, but few have touched them as much as the seven children who were found wandering together Thursday at an evacuation point in downtown New Orleans. In the Baton Rouge headquarters of the rescue operation, paramedics tried to coax their names out of them; nurses who examined them stayed up that night, brooding.

Transporting the children alone was "the hardest thing I've ever done in my life, knowing that their parents are either dead" or that they had been abandoned, said Pat Coveney, a Houston emergency medical technician who put them into the back of his ambulance and drove them out of New Orleans.

"It goes back to the same thing," he said. "How did a 6-year-old end up being in charge of six babies?"

So far, parents displaced by flooding have reported 220 children missing, but that number is expected to rise, said Mike Kenner of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, which will help reunite families. With crowds churning at evacuation points, many children were parted from their parents accidentally; one woman handed her baby up onto a bus, turned around to pick up her suitcase and turned back to find that the bus had left.

At the rescue headquarters, a cool tile-floored building swarming with firefighters and paramedics, the children ate cafeteria food and fell into a deep sleep. Deamonte volunteered his vital statistics. He said his father was tall and his mother was short. He gave his address, his phone number and the name of his elementary school.

He said the 5-month-old was his brother, Darynael, and that two others were his cousins, Tyreek and Zoria. The other three lived in his apartment building.

The children were clean and healthy -- downright plump in the case of the infant, said Joyce Miller, a nurse who examined them. It was clear, she said, that "time had been taken with those kids." The baby was "fat and happy."

"This baby child was terrified," he said. "After she relaxed, it was gobble, gobble, gobble."

As grim dispatches came in from the field, one woman in the office burst into tears at the thought that the children had been abandoned in New Orleans, said Sharon Howard, assistant secretary of the office of public health.

Late the same night, they got an encouraging report: A woman in a shelter in Thibodeaux was searching for seven children. People in the building started clapping at the news. But when they got the mother on the phone, it became clear that she was looking for a different group of seven children, Howard said.

"What that made me understand was that this was happening across the state," she said. "That kind of frightened me."

The children were transferred to a shelter operated by the Department of Social Services, rooms full of toys and cribs where mentors from the Big Buddy Program were on hand day and night. For the next two days, the staff did detective work.

Deamonte began to give more details to Derrick Robertson, a 27-year-old Big Buddy mentor: How he saw his mother cry when he was loaded onto the helicopter. How he promised her he'd take care of his little brother.

Late Saturday night, they found Deamonte's mother, who was in a shelter in San Antonio along with the four mothers of the other five children. Catrina Williams, 26, saw her children's pictures on a web site set up over the weekend by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. By Sunday, a private plane from Angel Flight was waiting to take the children to Texas.

In a phone interview, Williams said she is the kind of mother who doesn't let her children out of her sight. What happened the Thursday after the hurricane, she said, was that her family, trapped in an apartment building on the 3200 block of Third Street in New Orleans, began to feel desperate.

The water wasn't going down and they had been living without light, food or air conditioning for four days. The baby needed milk and the milk was gone. So she decided they would evacuate by helicopter. When a helicopter arrived to pick them up they were told to send the children first and that the helicopter would be back in 25 minutes. She and her neighbors had to make a quick decision.

It was a wrenching moment. Williams' father, Adrian Love, told her to send the children ahead.

"I told them to go ahead and give them up, because me, I would give my life for my kids. They should feel the same way," said Love, 48. "They were shedding tears. I said, Let the babies go.' "

His daughter and her friends followed his advice.

"We did what we had to do for our kids, because we love them," Williams said.

The helicopter didn't come back. While the children were transported to Baton Rouge, their parents wound up in Texas, and although Williams was reassured that they would be reunited, days passed without any contact. On Sunday, she was elated.

"All I know is I just want to see my kids," she said. "Everything else will just fall into place."

At 3 p.m. Sunday, DSS workers said good-by to seven children who now had names: Deamonte Love; Darynael Love; Zoria Love and her brother Tyreek. The girl who cried "Gabby!" was Gabrielle Janae Alexander. The girl they called Peanut was Degahney Carter. And the boy whom they called G was actually Lee -- Leewood Moore Jr.

The children were strapped into car seats and driven to an airport, where they were flown to San Antonio to rejoin their parents. As they loaded into the van, the shelter workers looked in the windows; some wept.

The baby gaped with delight in the front seat. Deamonte was hanging onto Robertson's neck so desperately that Robertson decided, at the last minute, to ride with him as far as Lafayette.

Shelter worker Kori Thomas, held Zoria, 3, who reached out to smooth her eyebrows. Tyreek put a single fat finger on the van window by way of goodbye.

Robertson said he doubted the children would remember much of the helicopter evacuation, the Causeway, the sweltering heat or the smell of the flooded city.

"I think what's going to stick with them is that they survived Hurricane Katrina," he said. "And that they were loved."

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Post by: vixmom on September 09, 2005, 10:22:23 AM
and another
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A Bourbon County man has been arrested and is accused of falsely soliciting donations for Hurricane Katrina relief.

Police say Wayne Combs, 42, was soliciting donations with a bucket with "Katrina Relief" written on it at the corner of Clintonsville Road and KY 57 in Paris. When asked what organization he was collecting for, Combs allegedly said a church in Clark County. The church was contacted, and denied that Combs was collecting for them.

Combs has been charged with theft by deception, as well as drug possession and attempted escape. He is being held in the Bourbon County Detention Center. His arraignment is set for September 14
.

   
Title: Re:THE HOST WITH THE MOST ON THE BALL
Post by: TCB on September 09, 2005, 10:30:15 AM
Oh dear me!  Yesterday I spent the entire day in our kitchen with BEETS!  Two bushels of BEETS!  Those two bushels of BEETS are now in jars and have been pickled.  Canning BEETS turned out to be a nine hour job, and that was with three, sometimes four, people at the table peeling and quartering the BEETS.  But before the BEETS may be cut or peeled they must be blanched in boiling water, then when the BEETS are cut, they're put into a pickling sauce (mostly vinegar and sugar) and boiled once more.  Then the BEETS are scooped into quart jars while hot, lidded and allowed to sit and seal.  There are now 40 quarts of PICKLED BEETS lined up on the kitchen counter. . .

 .


Ah yes, I can see DR td, in his best Baby Jane drag wandering aimlessly through the kitchen, stopping at the kitchen table, snatching one of the hapless beets off of the table, and screaming at it wildly,

"But you are, Blanched, you are!"
Title: Re:THE HOST WITH THE MOST ON THE BALL
Post by: vixmom on September 09, 2005, 10:37:29 AM
Ah yes, I can see DR td, in his best Baby Jane drag wandering aimlessly through the kitchen, stopping at the kitchen table, snatching one of the hapless beets off of the table, and screaming at it wildly,

"But you are, Blanched, you are!"

 ;D
Title: Re:THE HOST WITH THE MOST ON THE BALL
Post by: vixmom on September 09, 2005, 11:01:33 AM
All by myseeeeelf,

don't wanna beeeeeeeee

 all by myseeeeeelf

 anymooooooore
Title: Re:THE HOST WITH THE MOST ON THE BALL
Post by: George on September 09, 2005, 11:37:40 AM
A story from New Orleans

I was talking with some co-workers and one of them just mentioned hearing about this exact story.
Title: Re:THE HOST WITH THE MOST ON THE BALL
Post by: George on September 09, 2005, 11:37:54 AM
Here's another coinky-dink!  I have the new Kevin Spirtas CD single "The Sweetest of Nights and the Finest of Days," and I noticed that the song was written by Judith Viorst (lyrics) and Shelly Markham (music).  One of the books that I just ordered is "I'm Too Old to Be Seventy and Other Delusions" by Judith Viorst!  Here's the cover:


(http://images.amazon.com/images/P/0743267745.01._AA240_SCLZZZZZZZ_.jpg) (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0743267745/qid%3D1126290908/sr%3D11-1/ref%3Dsr%5F11%5F1/002-7701208-5864855)

You can click on the cover to find out more about the book.
Title: Re:THE HOST WITH THE MOST ON THE BALL
Post by: elmore3003 on September 09, 2005, 11:59:33 AM
Your input is very appreciated as I have never been to this venue.  I must admit I am also unfailar with this particular G & S show... dear elmore, what can you tell me about Patience?

Probably more than you want!  It's much more sophisticated than PIRATES OF PENZANCE and HMS PINAFORE, and they're getting into the stride that leads to the great ones:  IOLANTHE, RUDDIGORE, THE MIKADO, YEOMEN OF THE GUARD and THE GONDOLIERS.  

It's about several things:
  1.  The aesthetic movement personified by Whistler and Wilde
  2.  Absurd hero worship (almost cults)
  3.  Pompous military nitwits and the cult of the uniform

The ironies:
  1.  Both "aesthetes" are shams, doing it for the attention, not the art
  2,  The subtitle is BUNTHORNE'S BRIDE; at the end, Bunthorne is still unmarried.

The score is not so popular as others, but it's beautifully melodic and funny, extremely well crafted and stylish.  I like Sullivan's humor in the "Salvation Army" trumpets in the Overture,  the wonderful duet between the battleaxe Lady Jane and Bunthorne, the aesthetically "antique" music in the Act One Finale, and Gilbert's sardonic verse and melancholy in "Love Is a Plaintive song."  I look forward to it immensely.  
Title: Re:THE HOST WITH THE MOST ON THE BALL
Post by: vixmom on September 09, 2005, 12:04:50 PM
Probably more than you want!  It's much more sophisticated than PIRATES OF PENZANCE and HMS PINAFORE, and they're getting into the stride that leads to the great ones:  IOLANTHE, RUDDIGORE, THE MIKADO, YEOMEN OF THE GUARD and THE GONDOLIERS.  

It's about several things:
  1.  The aesthetic movement personified by Whistler and Wilde
  2.  Absurd hero worship (almost cults)
  3.  Pompous military nitwits and the cult of the uniform

The ironies:
  1.  Both "aesthetes" are shams, doing it for the attention, not the art
  2,  The subtitle is BUNTHORNE'S BRIDE; at the end, Bunthorne is still unmarried.

The score is not so popular as others, but it's beautifully melodic and funny, extremely well crafted and stylish.  I like Sullivan's humor in the "Salvation Army" trumpets in the Overture,  the wonderful duet between the battleaxe Lady Jane and Bunthorne, the aesthetically "antique" music in the Act One Finale, and Gilbert's sardonic verse and melancholy in "Love Is a Plaintive song."


Thanks!  I guesas I will see if I can get tickets for the Vixter and myself to go see it (I am not sure if Vixdad will be all that interested....I'll have to ask)




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I look forward to it immensely.  
Does that mean you going to see this production?
Title: Re:THE HOST WITH THE MOST ON THE BALL
Post by: elmore3003 on September 09, 2005, 12:08:47 PM


Thanks!  I guesas I will see if I can get tickets for the Vixter and myself to go see it (I am not sure if Vixdad will be all that interested....I'll have to ask) Does that mean you going to see this production?

DRDanise and I are seeing the Oct. 2 matinee.
Title: Re:THE HOST WITH THE MOST ON THE BALL
Post by: elmore3003 on September 09, 2005, 12:09:23 PM
Do I see Nurse Jane is on the board?  
Title: Re:THE HOST WITH THE MOST ON THE BALL
Post by: TCB on September 09, 2005, 12:09:48 PM




Jane!  How are you???








Title: Re:THE HOST WITH THE MOST ON THE BALL
Post by: Jane on September 09, 2005, 12:13:37 PM
Hello from an Internet cafe in hot, sultry Munich  :o  The keyboard is a pain in the patooties (so says Keith who's typing this) so I need to keep this short.

Yesterday we saw Ludwig's castles (including the Disney knockoff) and today we did the Third Reich  walking tour.  (Munich was the / home of the Nazi party.)  Tomorrow we go to Salzburg, Austria.

Tonight we ate a "the best vegetarian restaurant in Europe" (says the NY Times) and I had tofu stroganoff.

Gotta run...the cafe clock is ticking....  
Title: Re:THE HOST WITH THE MOST ON THE BALL
Post by: Jane on September 09, 2005, 12:14:33 PM
Hi Elmore & TCB.

REALLY GOTTA GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
Title: Re:THE HOST WITH THE MOST ON THE BALL
Post by: bk on September 09, 2005, 12:15:13 PM
Jane's on the board!

Now, I just received a rather disheartening PM from dear reader Stuart, who is leaving the board.  Can someone please e-mail me and tell me what caused this, because I have no clew at all.

I hate when this stuff happens, and I've asked Stuart to reconsider his leaving, although I'm doubting he will.  I will ask again - please be aware of what you're posting in regards to people's feelings.  I do know like all boards, certain topics bring out the heat in people or the passion, but I pride myself on this board's ability to bring people together, to be a place that's positive (which it is ninety-eight percent of the time), and I just hate when stuff like this happens.

Someone please e me the details.
Title: Re:THE HOST WITH THE MOST ON THE BALL
Post by: vixmom on September 09, 2005, 12:15:45 PM
DRDanise and I are seeing the Oct. 2 matinee.

It sounds like Danise's dance card is getting filled up by leaps and bounds!!She should have a wonderful trip.  
Title: Re:THE HOST WITH THE MOST ON THE BALL
Post by: bk on September 09, 2005, 12:16:03 PM
Hisaka, there is no "International" shipping charge for Rewind.  One price ships anywhere in the world, so the five bucks covers you.
Title: Re:THE HOST WITH THE MOST ON THE BALL
Post by: vixmom on September 09, 2005, 12:17:02 PM
Hello from an Internet cafe in hot, sultry Munich  :o  The keyboard is a pain in the patooties (so says Keith who's typing this) so I need to keep this short.

Yesterday we saw Ludwig's castles (including the Disney knockoff) and today we did the Third Reich  walking tour.  (Munich was the / home of the Nazi party.)  Tomorrow we go to Salzburg, Austria.

Tonight we ate a "the best vegetarian restaurant in Europe" (says the NY Times) and I had tofu stroganoff.

Gotta run...the cafe clock is ticking....  

have fun!! Thanks for stopping in!!
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Post by: TCB on September 09, 2005, 12:23:03 PM
Oh no, what terrible news about DR Stuart leaving this site.  I hope, Stuart, you might reconsider.  You would be missed a great deal by us all.
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Post by: vixmom on September 09, 2005, 12:25:09 PM
I certainly hope that Stuart will reconsider his decision.  I would miss him very much.
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Post by: td on September 09, 2005, 12:28:19 PM
Ah yes, I can see DR td, in his best Baby Jane drag wandering aimlessly through the kitchen, stopping at the kitchen table, snatching one of the hapless beets off of the table, and screaming at it wildly,

"But you are, Blanched, you are!"

DR TCB nearly made me laugh my pants off!   ;D
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Post by: td on September 09, 2005, 12:32:03 PM
Oh my!  I do hope that DR Stuart doesn't seriously leave for good. . . :'(
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Post by: Jed on September 09, 2005, 12:35:22 PM
DR TCB nearly made me laugh my pants off!   ;D

Oh no, don't encourage him! :D
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Post by: td on September 09, 2005, 12:37:29 PM
. . .and on the TOD:
I received a lovely cd in the mail today.  VOICE by Alison Moyet, produced by Anne (THE FULL MONTY) Dudley.  On this cd, the heavenly Ms. Moyet performs standards and art songs!  Of greatest interest to me, the reason I bought the cd, is Ms. Moyet's recording of Jacques Brel's la chanson des vieux amants which she does completely en francais.

Other songs are The windmills of your mind, the man i love, almost blue, je crois entendre encore, what are you doing the rest of your life?, god give me strength, the wraggle taggle gypsies-o!, dido's lament:  when i am laid in earth, cry me a river and bye bye blackbird. (since the cd doesn't use caps, neither did i.)
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Post by: Jed on September 09, 2005, 12:41:48 PM
Interesting assortment of songs there, td.  I've always been rather fond of What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life? (with or without caps)
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Post by: td on September 09, 2005, 12:42:26 PM
PAGE FIVE!

In honor of Alison Moyet, a raindance:

(http://dorgan.senate.gov/lewis_and_clark/graphics/arrow.jpg)
Title: Re:THE HOST WITH THE MOST ON THE BALL
Post by: TCB on September 09, 2005, 12:42:57 PM
DR TCB nearly made me laugh my pants off!   ;D


::) ::)  Perhaps, that was the idea!   ::) ::)
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Post by: Jed on September 09, 2005, 12:46:12 PM
Stuart!  Come back!


(to heck with Shane)
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Post by: George on September 09, 2005, 12:48:41 PM
Come back, Little Stuart!  Come Back!  (almost a "Come Back, Little Sheba" reference)
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Post by: Jason on September 09, 2005, 12:56:19 PM
I nearly forgot:

TOD:

CD (Home): SPELLING BEE; Barbara Streisand "Memories"; Mozart's Requiem; PHANTOM OF THE OPERA (Act One); Rascal Flatts "Melt"
(Work): Dolly Parton's Greatest Hits
DVD: The workout video that came with my new fitness/Pilates ball
VHS: Does anyone still wear a hat?
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Post by: elmore3003 on September 09, 2005, 01:02:26 PM
Come back, Little Stuart!  Come Back!  (almost a "Come Back, Little Sheba" reference)

Aw, doc, when's Sheba comin' back?
Title: Re:THE HOST WITH THE MOST ON THE BALL
Post by: vixmom on September 09, 2005, 01:28:09 PM
I spy with my little eye  DR WFO
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Post by: JoseSPiano on September 09, 2005, 01:43:40 PM
Good Afternoon!

Four loads of laundry.  The kitchen - cabinets, fridge and floors!  The living room, and the area rugs.

Whew!

-Actually, it felt good to get some cleaning done.  Part of it was out of "guilt" since I've been away for the weeks that I was scheduled to clean.  The "head roomie", Jim, posts a schedule on the fridge: floors, kitchen, bathroom.  Very organized.  And part of it was just because I just started finding more things to clean.  :)

Heck, I even hosed down the back patio!

I still have two more loads of laundry to do.  It is nice having a W/D in the apartment, but it's one of those stackable deals where you can only wash or dry, rather than wash and dry at the same time.  So, each load takes about an hour and fifteen to an hour and a half depending on how long things take to dry.

And then once I'm done with my laundry, I can pack up my carry-on (again) in preparation for my jaunt to Charlotte.

Although, I think I'm gonna go for a brief walk when the next load of laundry is drying just to stretch my legs and get out of the apartment for a bit.

Sounds like a plan to me.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on September 09, 2005, 01:47:06 PM
Jose said:

...or the 1 at 81st and Broadway to Times Square...

Hmm... I guess I am becoming a New Yorker.


Not quite yet.  ;)

The Number One (1) train is at 79th and Broadway and then goes up to 86th and Broadway. No dead stations in between, like the old 91st Street station on Broadway which was around as late as the early 1940s. They closed it when they expanded the 96th Station. If you're passing uptown or downtown between 96th Street and 86th Street, especially if you're on the local train, look out the window and you can see what's left of the station. There is a platform and the walls are covered in graffitti. The sidewalks up above bear no trace of a long abandonded subway entrance. And that, my friends, is your New York History Moment for today.

I stand corrected and clarified.

;)

And thank you for filling me in on the closed 91st Street station.  I have noticed all that graffiti down there, and I've been wondering just how that much of it could have gotten down there with trains running by on a regular basis.
Title: Re:THE HOST WITH THE MOST ON THE BALL
Post by: vixmom on September 09, 2005, 01:52:49 PM
Good Afternoon!

Four loads of laundry.  The kitchen - cabinets, fridge and floors!  The living room, and the area rugs.

Whew!

-Actually, it felt good to get some cleaning done.


 And part of it was just because I just started finding more things to clean.  :)

Heck, I even hosed down the back patio!


I must work out an arrangement to have Jose move in with me!!!
Title: Re:THE HOST WITH THE MOST ON THE BALL
Post by: vixmom on September 09, 2005, 01:55:36 PM
Well time to hit rush hour traffic! Laters
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Post by: bk on September 09, 2005, 01:57:24 PM
Back briefly, but must now ship the Dress Circle order, which finally came in (these people).  My friend is here and we're having FUN.
Title: Re:THE HOST WITH THE MOST ON THE BALL
Post by: JoseSPiano on September 09, 2005, 02:02:00 PM
Hmmm...  That was weird...  Internet connection issues...  I think...

In any case...
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Post by: Jason on September 09, 2005, 02:05:16 PM
Last night I said I needed to back to Central Park and take a picture of the skyline over the lake. Well, I'll have that opportunity tonight because (::drumroll::) my coworker, Sal, just called and said he's got an extra ticket for tonight's performance of TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA, so I get to see it again! Huzzah!

I'm gonna go home to Queens after work and grab my camera and then meet them at the Delacorte. Good times...
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Post by: JoseSPiano on September 09, 2005, 02:05:26 PM
I must work out an arrangement to have Jose move in with me!!!

Just call me Ito!

:)
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Post by: JoseSPiano on September 09, 2005, 02:06:21 PM
Last night I said I needed to back to Central Park and take a picture of the skyline over the lake. Well, I'll have that opportunity tonight because (::drumroll::) my coworker, Sal, just called and said he's got an extra ticket for tonight's performance of TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA, so I get to see it again! Huzzah!

I'm gonna go home to Queens after work and grab my camera and then meet them at the Delacorte. Good times...

As I've been wont to say...  Cool Beans!
Title: Re:THE HOST WITH THE MOST ON THE BALL
Post by: Jason on September 09, 2005, 02:09:04 PM
Sorry he didn't have one more ticket, Jose...I totally would have called you... :(
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Post by: JoseSPiano on September 09, 2005, 02:13:49 PM
Sorry he didn't have one more ticket, Jose...I totally would have called you... :(

No worries...  I'm in cleaning mode, and as much as I'd like to head out tonight, I do need to rest up a bit before flying down to Charlotte tomorrow morning.  And with about 200 auditionees to play for on Sunday...

Thanks for thinking of me.
Title: Re:THE HOST WITH THE MOST ON THE BALL
Post by: JoseSPiano on September 09, 2005, 02:18:16 PM
DR vixmom - Have you been receiving the various discount codes for Patience from NYTimes.com, Playbill.com, etc., etc.?
Title: Re:THE HOST WITH THE MOST ON THE BALL
Post by: Matt H. on September 09, 2005, 02:23:23 PM
I saw that Hal Linden-Lee Remick I DO! I DO! a million years ago, but I've never owned a copy, and would love to have one if one exists someplace.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on September 09, 2005, 02:23:53 PM
BK - My "get" post was posted before I headed over to the "Rewind" site...

And after reading the excerpt, I have to say I did get it.  And had a few "inside joke" giggles, is that makes sense.

And I'm not being disingenuous.

And once I have a few more "discretionary funds" at my disposal, I shall catch up on my CD and book buying.  -New York has been very good to me over the past couple of weeks, but everyone wants to be invoiced now.   And as you mentioned in regards to your payments, it's amazing how fast people want the invoices and products compared to how slow they reimburse you.
Title: Re:THE HOST WITH THE MOST ON THE BALL
Post by: Matt H. on September 09, 2005, 02:26:18 PM
It's been a long day (a HOW TO SUCCEED reference), and it's far from over. Maybe have company tonight myself and in any event I have some rehearsing to do. More explaining about that later.
Title: Re:THE HOST WITH THE MOST ON THE BALL
Post by: Matt H. on September 09, 2005, 02:31:41 PM
I can't talk about last night.  It was the WORST experience I have ever had onstage....and I have been in some bad shows.

I am mortified and homogenized and citified and modernized.  And I have to do it again tonight.  I just wish I could apologize to the audience and tell them "sorry."

Fingers crossed that he looks at his script today.

I just can't talk about it.

I'm so very sorry, DR JRand. If you've been in theater for any length of time, you've had at least one of those experiences. For me it was DAMN YANKEES, a vanity production from the word "go," and one of the most painful experiences I've ever been associated with with untalented and miscast leads and a production that screamed AMATEUR with a capital "A."

I wanted to CRAWL off the stage every night after the overture.
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Post by: Cillaliz on September 09, 2005, 02:34:50 PM
Stuart don't go!!!
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Post by: JoseSPiano on September 09, 2005, 02:35:25 PM
OOPS!

Quote
Governor's Office Gives Out Phone Sex Number

Kentucky Gov. Ernie Fletcher (R) issued a press release calling on faith-based organizations to partner with state agencies to assist hurricane evacuees in Kentucky.

Unfortunately, the Bluegrass Report notes "one of the phone numbers listed for the Red Cross (ending in 4637) is actually for a phone sex service."
Title: Re:THE HOST WITH THE MOST ON THE BALL
Post by: Matt H. on September 09, 2005, 02:35:36 PM
Very sorry to read of Stuart's decision to leave. I must not have been paying attention because I'm clueless myself as to the problem. I would certainly wish that whatever the problem is could get straightened out since he's such a positive force on this forum.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on September 09, 2005, 02:36:44 PM
Oh... Well, I guess you can blame me for that.  The Governor only asked me to proof the text not check the numbers.

;)
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Post by: Cillaliz on September 09, 2005, 02:36:46 PM
DR Jose,
I was just going through my New Orleans photos with my friend Paul, who lived in the French Quarter for about 9 years. When I got to the photo that I posted of Morning in the Quarter, or whatever I called it, Paul said  "Those are the apartments where the vampire Lestat lived!"
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Post by: elmore3003 on September 09, 2005, 02:43:22 PM
Oh... Well, I guess you can blame me for that.  The Governor only asked me to proof the text not check the numbers.

;)

Wasn't the phone sex number yours?
Title: Re:THE HOST WITH THE MOST ON THE BALL
Post by: Matt H. on September 09, 2005, 02:45:37 PM
I think I mentioned here the other day that tomorrow night, the theater where I did NUNCRACKERS and LA CAGE AUX FOLLES is having a celebration of the past season on the eve of their new season beginning. We were told just food and frolic so I was looking forward to it since I had principal roles in 2/5 of their productions this season.

While I was out today, I got a call from one of the two directors I worked for asking me to do the "Sister Julia" monologue from NUNCRACKERS at the party tomorrow night. I get this call one day before the celebration!

When I called her back to say "no way" (have no script and certainly don't remember a two page monologue I performed back in December), she was surprised! I mentioned I would be glad to sing "A CHristmas Box" from the show since I had the cast recording of the show and could rehearse tonight and be ready for that. I was told the music director of that show (and LA CAGE) would be there but wasn't interested in playing for the party entertainment.

So, I left it with her. I'd sing "A Christmas Box" or nothing. She then called back and asked if I'd sing solo backup for "It's Better to Give Than Receive" (the finale of the show). I said I could do that, but that there were FOUR of us singing harmony behind the lead singer, and I didn't think one person singing in the background would sound very good.

[sigh] What a day!
Title: Re:THE HOST WITH THE MOST ON THE BALL
Post by: JoseSPiano on September 09, 2005, 02:46:18 PM
Wasn't the phone sex number yours?

I don't give out my private 900-number.

;D
Title: Re:THE HOST WITH THE MOST ON THE BALL
Post by: Matt H. on September 09, 2005, 02:46:50 PM
And as for something from LA CAGE, that director has yet to call me at all. Amazing!
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Post by: Matt H. on September 09, 2005, 02:48:32 PM
The home theater installation went very well this morning and early afternoon. I guess I'm getting the hang of this after doing it for myself and several others.

Glad to have that behind me, however. I'm always afraid something isn't going to work properly, and I'll be in the dark about how to get it working.
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Post by: Matt H. on September 09, 2005, 02:50:27 PM
Friday Media Check:

CD - DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS (OBC)
        THE FROGS (OBC)

DVD - ANNA KARENINA
          the Garbo documentary
          CAMILLE

DVR - believe it or not, left over from TWO weeks ago

          ROMEO AND JULIET (1936)
          THE BARRETTS OF WIMPOLE STREET (1934)
Title: Re:THE HOST WITH THE MOST ON THE BALL
Post by: Matt H. on September 09, 2005, 02:52:30 PM
I listened to THE FROGS in its entirety on the drive back home from my friends' home today.

Not a great score, but I did enjoy three of the numbers a lot. Did Roger Bart run away with any part of the show that Nathan Lane wasn't stealing for himself? He is priceless on the cast recording. Also enjoyed hearing Peter Bartlett (Nigel the butler on my soap ONE LIFE TO LIVE) as Pluto. He's always a joy to see and hear.
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Post by: Matt H. on September 09, 2005, 02:54:41 PM
And because I had to make an early start this morning, I didn't get to do my walk or any exercising. I will have to make up for that lapse tomorrow morning.

It got up to 87 here today, and it's still too warm out now for me to walk comfortably.
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Post by: George on September 09, 2005, 02:55:29 PM
I'm so very sorry, DR JRand. If you've been in theater for any length of time, you've had at least one of those experiences. For me it was DAMN YANKEES, a vanity production from the word "go," and one of the most painful experiences I've ever been associated with with untalented and miscast leads and a production that screamed AMATEUR with a capital "A."

I wanted to CRAWL off the stage every night after the overture.

On July 20th (check it out), I posted my story about "The Mis-Carriage of Figaro" when I performed in Amadeus..  Truly horrendous. :P
Title: Re:THE HOST WITH THE MOST ON THE BALL
Post by: Matt H. on September 09, 2005, 02:58:15 PM
And my friends treated me to a scrumptuous Chinese lunch today for getting them back into the home theater world.

I have to admit, I also calibrated their HDTV which I've been longing to do for two years. I never had an excuse before today to do it, but I explained that the color guns inside (they have an older CRT rear projection display but not a microdisplay device that doesn't need converging) had drifted out of allignment during the move and needed to be converged. Once I did that, I went ahead and calibrated everything else, too (color, contrast, sharpness, tint), and it looks SO much better.
Title: Re:THE HOST WITH THE MOST ON THE BALL
Post by: George on September 09, 2005, 03:02:09 PM
I saw that Hal Linden-Lee Remick I DO! I DO! a million years ago, but I've never owned a copy, and would love to have one if one exists someplace.

If you wouldn't mind a VHS copy, I could copy my tape.  I feel that I've asked my sister's boyfriend to make DVDs from videos just a little to often and I don't want to abuse the privilege...at least, not yet. ;)
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Post by: DearReaderLaura on September 09, 2005, 03:04:06 PM
Good afternoon, fellow Dear Readers.

I honestly do not know why DR Stuart is choosing to leave. I hope it wasn't something I said. I don't recall Stuart being involved in any controversial stuff at all. And I wish DR Jay would come back.
Title: Re:THE HOST WITH THE MOST ON THE BALL
Post by: Matt H. on September 09, 2005, 03:05:35 PM
If you wouldn't mind a VHS copy, I could copy my tape.  I feel that I've asked my sister's boyfriend to make DVDs from videos just a little to often and I don't want to abuse the privilege...at least, not yet. ;)

That's a very sweet gesture, DR George. Thank you. Anything would be fine - beggars can't be, well, you know.

And if you know of any videos I have that you might like to have a copy, don't hesitate to let me know.
Title: Re:THE HOST WITH THE MOST ON THE BALL
Post by: Matt H. on September 09, 2005, 03:09:25 PM
A friend wants to come over to see the new DVD of THE STING, so I have that all ready to show if he decides to come over. Otherwise, I will finally get to those Garbo DVDs.
Title: Re:THE HOST WITH THE MOST ON THE BALL
Post by: elmore3003 on September 09, 2005, 03:25:21 PM
I don't give out my private 900-number.

;D

They were going to give a prize to the man you hadn't given it to.  They're still looking.
Title: Re:THE HOST WITH THE MOST ON THE BALL
Post by: Tomovoz on September 09, 2005, 03:27:01 PM
Now that is truly funny.
Title: Re:THE HOST WITH THE MOST ON THE BALL
Post by: Matthew on September 09, 2005, 03:27:07 PM
I'm SO on the wrong coast!  LOL
Title: Re:THE HOST WITH THE MOST ON THE BALL
Post by: George on September 09, 2005, 03:41:14 PM
You and me both! ;)
Title: Re:THE HOST WITH THE MOST ON THE BALL
Post by: Matt H. on September 09, 2005, 03:44:04 PM
My innocent eyes cannot read these comments without a blush spreading over my facial cheeks, so I must leave now and go watch some DVDs.

WBBL.
Title: Re:THE HOST WITH THE MOST ON THE BALL
Post by: bk on September 09, 2005, 03:45:45 PM
BK - My "get" post was posted before I headed over to the "Rewind" site...

And after reading the excerpt, I have to say I did get it.  And had a few "inside joke" giggles, is that makes sense.

And I'm not being disingenuous.

And once I have a few more "discretionary funds" at my disposal, I shall catch up on my CD and book buying.  -New York has been very good to me over the past couple of weeks, but everyone wants to be invoiced now.   And as you mentioned in regards to your payments, it's amazing how fast people want the invoices and products compared to how slow they reimburse you.

I KNEW you would get it, and I'm glad you're not being disingenuous, even though I like using that word whenever possible.  

The slow pay is really getting to me, and is a real problem.  I now write on all invoices, "please pay upon receipt".  I'm here to tell you that my vendors invoice me so fast it makes my head spin, usually in a day.  I'm on a net fifteen with most of them, so I'm always waiting for these stores to pay ME so I can pay THEM.  The mail doesn't help - Footlight told me they sent a check three weeks ago - never arrived.  They're sending another now.  

Title: Re:THE HOST WITH THE MOST ON THE BALL
Post by: bk on September 09, 2005, 03:49:17 PM
Re The Sting: The esteemed Robert Harris, the man who knows everything there is to know about film preservation and what transfers should look like, has proclaimed The Sting one of the finest he's ever seen.  Which means to me that he's completely lost his mind, or someone at Universal asked or paid him to say it.  And everyone bows in deference like the ridiculous sheep they are.  He also thought To Kill a Mockingbird looked GREAT, even though he admits that the camera neg was not used and has "parts missing" and that the fine grain masters which were used are of "varying quality."  
Title: Re:THE HOST WITH THE MOST ON THE BALL
Post by: Matthew on September 09, 2005, 04:09:45 PM
I'm slowly moving over to the "Wicked" side of the fence.  It's playing on CD player on the computer and I'm sort of enjoying it.  A lot of my students want to sing from "Wicked", and we're finding it rather difficult, not knowing when to belt, when to mix, etc...

I'm learning a lot about teaching voice as I actually teach voice, a lot from my students and a lot as we expand on the techniques that we use.  We had a break through with "Popular" yesterday, some of those vowels are hard to belt (too high) and hard to "mix" (an "oh" vowel) but we worked around it and found a solution.  These are the lessons I love best.

Title: Re:THE HOST WITH THE MOST ON THE BALL
Post by: François de Paris on September 09, 2005, 04:11:49 PM
DR Stuart; it would be FOOLISH of you to leave this site, you hear????

You don't have to follow your brother's "exemple" you know!
Some readers can hurt feelings at time but don't let them get the best of you!

I know "some" are OPENLY francophobe (YES!) but so many are francophile SO..... And, strictly entre nous, I don't represent France here at all, so i don't care if some Americans do not like the French! I'm a citizen of the World!

BRING BACK STUART!

That's it: Bring Back Stuart is the title of my next book for a musical! Oy!
Title: Re:THE HOST WITH THE MOST ON THE BALL
Post by: François de Paris on September 09, 2005, 04:15:22 PM
Good afternoon, fellow Dear Readers.

I honestly do not know why DR Stuart is choosing to leave. I hope it wasn't something I said. I don't recall Stuart being involved in any controversial stuff at all. And I wish DR Jay would come back.

I'm sure it has something to do with some of the gorgeous pictures you've printed here lately! Oh yes! it has.... ;)
Title: Re:THE HOST WITH THE MOST ON THE BALL
Post by: François de Paris on September 09, 2005, 04:19:19 PM
They were going to give a prize to the man you hadn't given it to.  They're still looking.

Well, Larry! With friends like you....... :D ;)
Title: Re:THE HOST WITH THE MOST ON THE BALL
Post by: François de Paris on September 09, 2005, 04:22:11 PM
Media check:

-- I know you've ALL been waiting for my list!!;-) --


Jane Powell
Lots of "2 on 1 cd" of young Andy Williams.
Good Old Bad Old Days.
And the London cast of GONE WITH THE WIND.
Title: Re:THE HOST WITH THE MOST ON THE BALL
Post by: George on September 09, 2005, 04:29:46 PM
Okay, here's a Twilight Zone moment...I'm at work (for a library) ordering books and listening to a CD that I made of the DVD to "Jerry Herman's Broadway at the Hollywood Bowl" live concert.  The title that I just searched was "Before the Parade Passes By:  Gower Champion and the Glorious American Musical" by John Anthony Gilvey.  At the exact moment that I saw the title on my computer screen, Lee Roy Reams started singing that song!  Weird, ain't it? ;D
Title: Re:THE HOST WITH THE MOST ON THE BALL
Post by: Ron Pulliam on September 09, 2005, 04:31:02 PM
Okay, here's a Twilight Zone moment...I'm at work (for a library) ordering books and listening to a CD that I made of the DVD to "Jerry Herman's Broadway at the Hollywood Bowl" live concert.  The title that I just searched was "Before the Parade Passes By:  Gower Champion and the Glorious American Musical" by John Anthony Gilvey.  At the exact moment that I saw the title on my computer screen, Lee Roy Reams started singing that song!  Weird, ain't it? ;D

Given that Lee Roy Reams was THE singular sensation of that concert, I'd call it "kismet."
Title: Re:THE HOST WITH THE MOST ON THE BALL
Post by: Ron Pulliam on September 09, 2005, 04:35:18 PM
Big Brother 6 Spoilage:

Janelle has made her nominations, and tears flowed despite the fact that they knew SOMEbody would have to be nominated.

I'm thinking Janelle is being very crafty here...and she may be planning something.

First, if she wins the veto, she can leave her nominations alone, or she can work a deal with one of the nominees to be saved ONLY if she votes out the one Janelle wants.

Given the riskiness of dealing with the fiendsheep, the other alternative is that she wants to hurt April's chances in the final two by forcing her to evict either Ivette or Maggie...whichever she selects, she will be marked in the sequester house and votes will split.

With Ivette and Maggie on the block, it's a win-win for Janelle no matter what.  And since she's in all the competitions from here on out, she has a better than even chance, IMO, of being in the final two.
Title: Re:THE HOST WITH THE MOST ON THE BALL
Post by: Ron Pulliam on September 09, 2005, 04:36:33 PM
They were going to give a prize to the man you hadn't given it to.  They're still looking.

That's our JoseSPiano!  



Title: Re:THE HOST WITH THE MOST ON THE BALL
Post by: FJL on September 09, 2005, 04:36:56 PM
I feel guilty doing my media check since I haven't put the brand new Kritzerland shipments into the CD player yet, but I've wanted to listen when I can give them undivided attention.

New Guy in Town
Wicked
She's so Unusual - Cyndi Lauper
After the Ball
Time-Life Greatest Hits of 1978 (because I've been listening to Earth Wind & Fire's song "September" over and over since Labor Day)

So sorry to read that message from Stuart.  :(
Title: Re:THE HOST WITH THE MOST ON THE BALL
Post by: Ron Pulliam on September 09, 2005, 04:37:40 PM
Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen!
Title: Re:THE HOST WITH THE MOST ON THE BALL
Post by: Ron Pulliam on September 09, 2005, 04:37:51 PM
Mairzy Doats
Title: Re:THE HOST WITH THE MOST ON THE BALL
Post by: Ron Pulliam on September 09, 2005, 04:38:08 PM
Boogie-Woogie Bugle Boy
Title: Re:THE HOST WITH THE MOST ON THE BALL
Post by: Ron Pulliam on September 09, 2005, 04:38:28 PM
Gosh! I'm feeling all "40's-Something"!
Title: Re:THE HOST WITH THE MOST ON THE BALL
Post by: François de Paris on September 09, 2005, 04:40:39 PM
Ok! SPOIL that BIG BROTHER 6, 7 or 8 for me ANY TIME!

I just don't care! I don't give a sou to that show that I can't watch anyhow!
So SPOIL, baby, SPOIL! Oyl!
Title: Re:THE HOST WITH THE MOST ON THE BALL
Post by: FJL on September 09, 2005, 04:41:43 PM
If no one else is going to do a page 7 dance, here's my feeble attempt:

Ba-de-ya say do you remember
Ba-de-ya dancing in September
Ba-de-ya, never was a cloudy day

Ba-de-ya, ba-de-ya, etc.

-Earth, Wind & Fire
Title: Re:THE HOST WITH THE MOST ON THE BALL
Post by: François de Paris on September 09, 2005, 04:42:37 PM
Well... Ron's going through one of his frenzies again!

AH! Youth!
Title: Re:THE HOST WITH THE MOST ON THE BALL
Post by: JMK on September 09, 2005, 04:57:11 PM
FJL:    You must, must, must (that is three musts) get ahold of Gershon Veroba's version of September, which rethinks the lyric for the High Holy Days.



BTW, my Yom Kippur fasting comment the other day was a joke.  My Dad was raised Orthodox and my wife went to the Orthodox Hillel Academy, so I kind of know what I'm talking about.  ;)
Title: Re:THE HOST WITH THE MOST ON THE BALL
Post by: elmore3003 on September 09, 2005, 05:00:59 PM
Okay, here's a Twilight Zone moment...I'm at work (for a library) ordering books and listening to a CD that I made of the DVD to "Jerry Herman's Broadway at the Hollywood Bowl" live concert.  The title that I just searched was "Before the Parade Passes By:  Gower Champion and the Glorious American Musical" by John Anthony Gilvey.  At the exact moment that I saw the title on my computer screen, Lee Roy Reams started singing that song!  Weird, ain't it? ;D

DRGeorge, I go religiously through the PUBLSHERS WEEKLY Spring and Fall announcements, and there are a lot of titles coming out that I didn't find in the announcements.  Thank you for mentioning the Champion book; I just preordered it from Amazon.
Title: Re:THE HOST WITH THE MOST ON THE BALL
Post by: François de Paris on September 09, 2005, 05:01:54 PM
Where Magazine (PARIS) September 2005.

Bag That baguette: Meet the American Expert on French bread, by Barbara Oudiz.

"I used to be more crumb than crust. These days I'm mostly crust", quips Steven Kaplan from his office in the Latin Quarter.
Kaplan talks about bread with a depth and passion most men in France usually reserve for football or "les femmes".
At 60, this affable New York native is possibly the world's only historian of French bread. He has written a dozen scholarly works on every aspect of milling and baking in France from the 18th century to the present, and two books aimed at the general French public: Le Retour du Bon Pain, and Cherchez le Pain, a guide to the best bakeries in Paris.
Having visited nearly 700 of the city's 1263 bakeries in search of the perfect loaf, he has been known to identy the bakery a baguette come from just by smelling it.
Title: Re:THE HOST WITH THE MOST ON THE BALL
Post by: FJL on September 09, 2005, 05:03:35 PM
DR JMK - I get so confused with all the fast days that I figure other people must get confused, too.  :)  The day after Rosh Hashanah is also a minor fast day, the Fast of Gedaliah.  But IIRC, that one doesn't start until the next morning or something unusual like that???
Title: Re:THE HOST WITH THE MOST ON THE BALL
Post by: François de Paris on September 09, 2005, 05:08:16 PM
A professor of French history, Kaplan spends half of the academic year at Cornell University ("The History of Food and Eating" is his most popular course), and half at the University of Versailles-St Quentin. The irony of teaching the French about bread in Versailles is not lost on him.
Some 35 years ago, when he first became interested in being a food scholar, "it was like saying you were going to study the history of the lawnmower. What are you going to do, people would ask me, write the history of the crèpe suzette? It was a long struggle to obtain scholarly legitimacy. In fact, food - and bread in particular - is at the center of all human preoccupations, economic, political, cultural, historical and religious."
Title: Re:THE HOST WITH THE MOST ON THE BALL
Post by: vixmom on September 09, 2005, 05:10:02 PM
DR vixmom - Have you been receiving the various discount codes for Patience from NYTimes.com, Playbill.com, etc., etc.?

I received one today fromt he NY Times I think for 10% off.  That was waht prompted my questions before, I had read (here) that Michael Ball was doing something but I hadn't  realized it was  a Gilbert & Sullivan Operetta.  I have always enjoyed G & S, although as I mentioned earlier I am not familiar with Patience.

Vix dad is out tonight so I haven't been able to ask him if he is interested in seeing it or not so I haven't gone online to buy tickets .  Do you know of  any better deals than the 10% off ?
Title: Re:THE HOST WITH THE MOST ON THE BALL
Post by: François de Paris on September 09, 2005, 05:15:16 PM
Like many good stories, Kaplan's began by chance. In 1962, he was an 18-year old Princeton student on his first trip to France, with a job as an intern in a winery.
Strolling around Paris, he stumbled upon the Poilâne bakery on rue du Cherche-Midi and bought a baguette, which the famous bakery still made in those days.
After picking some wine and cheese, he sat down in the Luxembourg Gardens for lunch. He never got farther then the baguette.
"I remember it so vividly: it was such a Proustian moment! I was drunk with enthusiasm with the sweet, buttery nuttiness of it! I found myself thinking about taste forthe first time in my life."
The discovery led him to visit dozens of other bakeries. Soon he was keeping filing cards on the various baguettes, bâtards, boules and other forms of bread he tasted.
Title: Re:THE HOST WITH THE MOST ON THE BALL
Post by: Ginny on September 09, 2005, 05:23:15 PM
bk, condolences on the loss of your friend and former manager.
Title: Re:THE HOST WITH THE MOST ON THE BALL
Post by: François de Paris on September 09, 2005, 05:24:15 PM
As a graduate student at Yale, he returned to Paris and began to explore the idea of writing his thesis on France's most emblematic food. Given the importance of bread in a country with some 50 000 bakeries, he worried that a wealth of scholarly studies already existed. He combed the French National Library and astonishingly, came up empty-handed.
"With a huge sense of relief and victory, I screamed "Bread, here I am!", he laughs.
"And for the moment, I'm still the only kid on the block."

In 2002, with Le Retour du Bon Pain Kaplan adapted a life-long academic undertaking to a general public. The book traces the profound changes that occurred in baking methods in France during the 20th century. After being forced to eat dark, tough bread during World War II, the French longed for fluffy, white-dough baguettes.
As a result, from the 1950's on, bakers began making the kind of industrialized, mass-produced bread Kaplan calls "scandalously tasteless, embarrassingly empty, dull, and flat."
Title: Re:THE HOST WITH THE MOST ON THE BALL
Post by: MBarnum on September 09, 2005, 05:30:58 PM
. . .and on the TOD:
I received a lovely cd in the mail today.  VOICE by Alison Moyet, produced by Anne (THE FULL MONTY) Dudley.  On this cd, the heavenly Ms. Moyet performs standards and art songs!  Of greatest interest to me, the reason I bought the cd, is Ms. Moyet's recording of Jacques Brel's la chanson des vieux amants which she does completely en francais.

Other songs are The windmills of your mind, the man i love, almost blue, je crois entendre encore, what are you doing the rest of your life?, god give me strength, the wraggle taggle gypsies-o!, dido's lament:  when i am laid in earth, cry me a river and bye bye blackbird. (since the cd doesn't use caps, neither did i.)

Wow, that sounds like a very good CD. I only have one of her CDs...ALF...perhaps I need to be getting down to Borders soon!
Title: Re:THE HOST WITH THE MOST ON THE BALL
Post by: François de Paris on September 09, 2005, 05:31:16 PM
Thanks to the initiative of a handful of flour consortiums in the 1990s, traditional, pre-war baking methods began to return.
These methods eliminated all additives and called for a slower kneading and longer fermentation process. They produced tasty, caramelized, crispy-crusted baguettes with a beige-coloured crumb.
A government decree introduced in 1993 gave these baguettes the official label "Tradition" and exempted them from price restrictions. Kaplan added thrust to the movement by actively campaining for traditional bread to be served in school cafeterias and restaurants.
For years, he has been doing the unthinkable in France: he brings along his own baguette to restaurants that have yet to heed the call.
The reaction is not always friendly
Title: Re:THE HOST WITH THE MOST ON THE BALL
Post by: Ginny on September 09, 2005, 05:35:45 PM
DRGeorge, I go religiously through the PUBLSHERS WEEKLY Spring and Fall announcements, and there are a lot of titles coming out that I didn't find in the announcements.  Thank you for mentioning the Champion book; I just preordered it from Amazon.

On Aug. 30, I posted the Champion title and a couple of others:

Sept. 25 release - The Art of the American Musical: Conversations with the Creators, by Jackson R. Bryer and Richard A. Davison

Nov. 1 release - Flower Drum Songs: The Story of Two Musicals, by David H. Lewis

Dec. 31 release - Before the Parade Passes By: Gower Champion and the Glorious American Musical, by John Anthony Gilvey

One of the things I like most about my job is getting to see Publishers Weekly, Library Journal, NY Times Book Review, and many, many catalogs on a regular basis.
Title: Re:THE HOST WITH THE MOST ON THE BALL
Post by: François de Paris on September 09, 2005, 05:36:52 PM
Kaplan has known other challenges.
Cherchez le Pain, his guide to Parisian bakeries, was published in 2004, at the height of French-American tensions over Iraq. The idea of an American advising the French on such a symbol of national identity as bread would have been difficult at any time, but the political context made it much tougher.

Being an ardent Francophile - he is now married to a French woman and dreams of eventually settling permanently in Paris - Kaplan was even more sensitive to the problem. He found hinself re-writing sentences two or three times, trying to find the right balance of humour and opinion, to avoid sounding arrogant while defneding his expertise in the area.
Title: Re:THE HOST WITH THE MOST ON THE BALL
Post by: FJL on September 09, 2005, 05:37:41 PM
Random odd thought:  Skip is watching a home improvement show called "Mission Organization" on HGTV, and they're reorganizing a family's home.  One of the kids on the show is named Katrina.  I wonder how kids (and adults) named Katrina felt about their name being so attached to one of the biggest disasters in history, and whether we'd be better off not using people's names for disasters like hurricanes.  Nothing I feel too strongly about, just a thought that came up hearing the host using the name Katrina so casually with the added meaning it now has, now obviously being long after the HGTV show was taped.
Title: Re:THE HOST WITH THE MOST ON THE BALL
Post by: MBarnum on September 09, 2005, 05:37:46 PM
TOD:

CD: HARD TO FIND ORCHESRAL INSTRUMENTALS
       BOB LIND

DVD: Mom will be here tomorrow, staying for a whole week...so pretty much it will be whatever she wants to watch.

VHS: Same as above.
Title: Re:THE HOST WITH THE MOST ON THE BALL
Post by: Ginny on September 09, 2005, 05:38:06 PM
DR Ben - thanks for the Barrymore's update.  I know where I'll be going for lunch when I get to the city on Oct. 3!
Title: Re:THE HOST WITH THE MOST ON THE BALL
Post by: Ginny on September 09, 2005, 05:39:32 PM
I miss DR Stuart already...
Title: Re:THE HOST WITH THE MOST ON THE BALL
Post by: MBarnum on September 09, 2005, 05:39:48 PM
I am also sending my strongest wish for Stuart to NOT leave this here sight. Hopefully after some thought, and time away, he will find that he can't live without us! LOL!

Seriously, Stuart I enjoy seeing you smiling avatar here, and I will miss it and your posts!
Title: Re:THE HOST WITH THE MOST ON THE BALL
Post by: François de Paris on September 09, 2005, 05:43:28 PM
For the book, Kaplan spent nine months going to roughly 700 bakeries, buying 60 baguettes a day.
"I learned to spit a lot!" he says.
"Bread tasting is 75% nose, 25% mouth".
Because bread is a living substance and regularity is crucial to a bakery's quality, he tested each of the 100 bakeries he eventually selected four or five times. "The good news," says Kaplan "is that about 80% of Parisian bakeries are now making "traditional" baguettes. The bad news is that only about 20% of them are really very good.
Of those 20%, only 5% are extraordinary."

NOW, should we blame DRJosePiano for that?????
Title: Re:THE HOST WITH THE MOST ON THE BALL
Post by: Ginny on September 09, 2005, 05:47:34 PM
Friday media report:

CD (car) - audiobook, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.  I'd be finished with it, but didn't spend much time driving over the Labor Day weekend and Tuesday I was carjacked - Rob wanted to take his road test (which he passed!) in the smaller vehicle.  I forgot to take my audiobook when I drove DH Richard's car to work that day.

DVD - The guys are watching The Two Towers, which is why I'm in the other end of the house chatting here online.  I'm not a big Tolkien trilogy fan.

VCR - It's in the same room with the DVD...
Title: Re:THE HOST WITH THE MOST ON THE BALL
Post by: Ginny on September 09, 2005, 05:52:22 PM
Jackie Demaline, the Cincinnati Enquirer critic had this to say about A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum:

news.enquirer.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20050909/ENT/509090441/1025/LIFE (http://news.enquirer.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20050909/ENT/509090441/1025/LIFE)
Title: Re:THE HOST WITH THE MOST ON THE BALL
Post by: FJL on September 09, 2005, 06:14:02 PM
Re the Tolkien Trilogy - Are Skip and I the only nuts, I mean theater lovers, who already have our tickets to the LORD OF THE RINGS musical in Toronto next spring?  We've even arranged the babysitters for our dogs for the day for next March.  (Skip's actually the Tolkien nut in our household, it's completely lost on me, but I'm very curious to see what they do to musicalize it.)
Title: Re:THE HOST WITH THE MOST ON THE BALL
Post by: FJL on September 09, 2005, 06:18:29 PM
JMK - Thanks.  I had never heard of Gershon Veroba before, but just heard the clips from his Impressions CD and ordered myself a copy off CD Baby.
Title: Re:THE HOST WITH THE MOST ON THE BALL
Post by: Ron Pulliam on September 09, 2005, 06:22:48 PM
Big Brother 6 Spoilage:

For those who are interested only.  For those who aren't, kindly skip on by!  :D

America's Choice has been revealed to the houseguests.  Janelle, of course, won by a healthy, HUGE margin.  And the house is totally chaotic/neurotic with allegations of fraud and misrepresentation of personalities, etc., etc.  What makes them look stupid is that they don't seem at all aware it's the live feeds -- totally uncensored -- that has made them the laughing stock of America and not the edited-to-make-them-look-better-than-they-are telecasts.  The shows are totally edited in their favor most of the time.  THeir worst moments are on view only to live subscribers....but then "WE" are the ones doing the voting, so that's what's going on there.

They've all threatened to stop going to the Diary Room...to, in effect, stop playing.  Maggie asked aloud if they had to stay in the house...couldn't they just walk out???

The answer is yes, they can leave.  I think America would love for this to happen.  I think CBS could then just take the last three players evicted and bring them back to continue the game with Janelle!

Or, Janelle could just win it all outright.  She totally deserves it.  Not one of the other three deserves a penny.  Nasty skanks should NEVER be paid.
Title: Re:THE HOST WITH THE MOST ON THE BALL
Post by: Tomovoz on September 09, 2005, 06:31:15 PM
I'm hoping the LOTR musical stays in Toronto until next October. I would like to see it. OzDerek would have loved it. I would have thought "Les Miserables" was an impossible task to stage as a musical so I'm hopeful. But then I thought the musical of "Gone With The Wind" was better than the book or the film. What do I know?
Title: Re:THE HOST WITH THE MOST ON THE BALL
Post by: François de Paris on September 09, 2005, 06:33:05 PM
Big Brother 6 Spoilage:

For those who are interested only.

... and who don't mind being SPOILED!! :D

Janelle, ma belle,
These are words that go together well....
Title: Re:THE HOST WITH THE MOST ON THE BALL
Post by: François de Paris on September 09, 2005, 06:35:36 PM
I'm hoping the LOTR musical stays in Toronto until next October.

We'll place a special request for you, Tom, so that it is not... gone with the wind! ;)
Title: Re:THE HOST WITH THE MOST ON THE BALL
Post by: bk on September 09, 2005, 06:39:08 PM
I'm being a good host and attentive to my friend.  We're going off to sup now, and then I shall return with bells on.  Keep the home fries burning until my returning.

Tomorrow you will REALLY have to keep the home fries burning until my returning, since I will be gone from early in the morning until late at night - I will definitely stop back in the afternoon and catch up, but you must carry the torch tomorrow.
Title: Re:THE HOST WITH THE MOST ON THE BALL
Post by: François de Paris on September 09, 2005, 06:39:54 PM
Oh, I forgot to mention, and I know you'll -- and I mean ALL -- be thrilled to learn that I have seen ads for auditions for Le Roi Lion to be staged in French next year in Paris... as if we needed that, hey?! LOL!
Title: Re:THE HOST WITH THE MOST ON THE BALL
Post by: François de Paris on September 09, 2005, 06:43:51 PM
See... I'm telling you ze trouffe!

http://www.stage-entertainment.fr/leroilion/
Title: Re:THE HOST WITH THE MOST ON THE BALL
Post by: Rodzinski on September 09, 2005, 06:55:53 PM
Holy Moley- Rodz is back!

Such a week. As MBarnum was kind enough to mention, I was not able to log on from my work computer. I could read posts but not post myself. The nights I was home early this week I spent using my mac for a project for BK's pal Richard Valley. He had some LPs he needed turned into CDs and it turned into quite a task.

Anyways, I've missed the gang here. TPunk and Elmore kept me filled in on some stuff, but now I gotta catch up myself!
Title: Re:THE HOST WITH THE MOST ON THE BALL
Post by: Tomovoz on September 09, 2005, 07:01:15 PM
Welcome back DR Rodzinski.
Title: Re:THE HOST WITH THE MOST ON THE BALL
Post by: Rodzinski on September 09, 2005, 07:14:32 PM
Thanks Tom!
And I want to thank you for the Bob Lind CD, by the way. It arrived safely and soundfully.

I've also been enjoying the song "Robot Man" from the other CDs you sent.
Title: Re:THE HOST WITH THE MOST ON THE BALL
Post by: François de Paris on September 09, 2005, 07:19:58 PM
It's mostly important for a cd to arrive... soundfully!
Title: Re:THE HOST WITH THE MOST ON THE BALL
Post by: Danise on September 09, 2005, 07:29:08 PM
Evening all!

Can't stay long but just wanted to check in.

I hope I didn't say or do anything to upset DR Stuart.  I don't remember reading anything that was upsetting.  I don't understand.  ???

I'm very sorry to hear about your friend, BK.  My condolances to both you and her family.

I guess it would be to late to get tickets next to DR Elmore and I but I do hope to see you at the show, DR Vixmom.  I just learned that a friend of mine that I met at the Michael Ball Concert in SLC will be there.  I am hoping we will get the chance to say "Hi".  It's going to be a perfect day!  I'm so excited and I can't wait!  :)

I don't know what number I was but I did order Rewind.  I'm looking forward to reading it.  I didn't read what was on the site because, like DR Elmore, I would want more and wouldn't want to wait.  It's best to have the whole book in my hands before I start it.  
Title: Re:THE HOST WITH THE MOST ON THE BALL
Post by: vixmom on September 09, 2005, 07:30:49 PM
Holy Moley- Rodz is back!


Rodders!!! Welcome back.  You have been missed.

And now a professional question for you :

Have you seen the  Playbill Yearbook they are selling now?  Is it a "must have"? Enquiring minds want to know
Title: Re:THE HOST WITH THE MOST ON THE BALL
Post by: Danise on September 09, 2005, 07:32:07 PM
 I'm in countdown mode now.  Everyday has a new "trip" task to be completed.

Tomorrow,  I'm going to get my travelers checks for the trip taken care of.  
Title: Re:THE HOST WITH THE MOST ON THE BALL
Post by: Danise on September 09, 2005, 07:34:29 PM
Congrats to DR Jose on getting the final word on getting the job!

I do have a question, have you ever have some music that you just hated for whatever reason but had to play because it was part of a show you were doing?  
Title: Re:THE HOST WITH THE MOST ON THE BALL
Post by: vixmom on September 09, 2005, 07:40:33 PM

I guess it would be to late to get tickets next to DR Elmore and I but I do hope to see you at the show, DR Vixmom.  I just learned that a friend of mine that I met at the Michael Ball Concert in SLC will be there.  I am hoping we will get the chance to say "Hi".  It's going to be a perfect day!  I'm so excited and I can't wait!  :)

I would probably have to look at a Saturday showing, I believe you and elmore are going on a Sunday.  This Sunday is the first day of Sunday School for the "school year" and I teach the first grade (Some of my former students are in their third year of college  YIKES!!!)

I thank you for the invite.  Hopefully we'll get a chance to get in there and see the show.

Tomorrow is our POTO day , the Vixter is very excited.  Apparently she has been telling everyone at school all week that we are going tomorrow and quzzing any that have already seen the show as to  where exactly the chndleier end s up.
 She has been liswteningto the CD's since she was a baby and knows the score backwards and forwards and apparently she has been very worried that it actuially fell into the audience  ::)

Silly girl  :)


Can anyone guess where else we have to make an appearance tomorrow?  :D
Title: Re:THE HOST WITH THE MOST ON THE BALL
Post by: vixmom on September 09, 2005, 07:42:53 PM
Dear Tomovoz, how are you doing, friend?

Title: Re:THE HOST WITH THE MOST ON THE BALL
Post by: vixmom on September 09, 2005, 07:43:55 PM
I had not heard of the LOTR Musical. Is it the entire trilogy or just the first book?

Title: Re:THE HOST WITH THE MOST ON THE BALL
Post by: Danise on September 09, 2005, 07:45:29 PM
I would probably have to look at a Saturday showing, I believe you and elmore are going on a Sunday.  This Sunday is the first day of Sunday School for the "school year" and I teach the first grade (Some of my former students are in their third year of college  YIKES!!!)

I thank you for the invite.  Hopefully we'll get a chance to get in there and see the show.

Tomorrow is our POTO day , the Vixter is very excited.  Apparently she has been telling everyone at school all week that we are going tomorrow and quzzing any that have already seen the show as to  where exactly the chndleier end s up.
 She has been liswteningto the CD's since she was a baby and knows the score backwards and forwards and apparently she has been very worried that it actuially fell into the audience  ::)

Silly girl  :)


Can anyone guess where else we have to make an appearance tomorrow?  :D

Errr. The American Girl store?
Title: Re:THE HOST WITH THE MOST ON THE BALL
Post by: vixmom on September 09, 2005, 07:49:55 PM
Errr. The American Girl store?

My goodness!! Out of all the hundreds of thousands of places in NYC hopw did you hit the right one?  ;D
Title: Re:THE HOST WITH THE MOST ON THE BALL
Post by: Tomovoz on September 09, 2005, 07:57:40 PM
Hello Vixmom. We learn to adjust and adapt. I don't think we hever heal.  I hope we never forget.

There is an official LOTR - The Musical to check..
Once again it would have been Derek who had the link to the site. I know I've read the site but I don't remember the cast list but there are some well known names.
Title: Re:THE HOST WITH THE MOST ON THE BALL
Post by: Cillaliz on September 09, 2005, 07:59:55 PM
If no one else is going to do a page 7 dance, here's my feeble attempt:

Ba-de-ya say do you remember
Ba-de-ya dancing in September
Ba-de-ya, never was a cloudy day

Ba-de-ya, ba-de-ya, etc.

-Earth, Wind & Fire

My brother's favorite song, it's about his birthday, the 21st night of September!
Title: Re:THE HOST WITH THE MOST ON THE BALL
Post by: Cillaliz on September 09, 2005, 08:09:47 PM
Big Brother 6 Spoilage:

For those who are interested only.  For those who aren't, kindly skip on by!  :D

America's Choice has been revealed to the houseguests.  Janelle, of course, won by a healthy, HUGE margin.  And the house is totally chaotic/neurotic with allegations of fraud and misrepresentation of personalities, etc., etc.  What makes them look stupid is that they don't seem at all aware it's the live feeds -- totally uncensored -- that has made them the laughing stock of America and not the edited-to-make-them-look-better-than-they-are telecasts.  The shows are totally edited in their favor most of the time.  THeir worst moments are on view only to live subscribers....but then "WE" are the ones doing the voting, so that's what's going on there.

They've all threatened to stop going to the Diary Room...to, in effect, stop playing.  Maggie asked aloud if they had to stay in the house...couldn't they just walk out???

The answer is yes, they can leave.  I think America would love for this to happen.  I think CBS could then just take the last three players evicted and bring them back to continue the game with Janelle!

Or, Janelle could just win it all outright.  She totally deserves it.  Not one of the other three deserves a penny.  Nasty skanks should NEVER be paid.

I knew I was going to miss that!  I had to meet a friend for a margarita by the river. It was a beautiful night after a 94 degree day....this is September isn't it?

Anyway, the funniest thing I heard the nerd herd say was that they didn't think anything in the HOH room was broadcast over the internet. Too funny. They have no idea that their real colors are showing.  I knew that they would have a tizzie when Janelle won. I hope she has a blast!
Title: Re:THE HOST WITH THE MOST ON THE BALL
Post by: François de Paris on September 09, 2005, 08:25:27 PM
Boy Gives Up Disney World For Hurricane Victims

 
cbs2chicago.com

(CBS) ROUND LAKE BEACH A suburban boy made an awfully big sacrifice for a kid. Instead of taking a dream vacation to Disney World, he convinced his family to use the money to bring supplies to victims of Hurricane Katrina.
They were busy loading the truck all day. Thursday night they will leave home in Round Lake Beach for a mission to Hattiesburg, Mississippi.
CBS 2's Rafael Romo reports on a ride, where the thrills and chills come at the end.
It was definitely one of my proudest moments as a mom,said Dianne Peters.
It was last Thursday after coming back from school that 11-year-old Mark Peters told his mom he wanted to help.
And I said,  Why?,  and he said, We need to help the hurricane people. And he said, Mom, they're dying. We need to do something, Dianne Peters said.
Over the last two years, the family saved more than $2,500 to take Mark to Disney World.
But the boy, who suffers from cerebral palsy, wants to use the money to personally deliver help to the hurricane victims in Mississippi.
When he came home from school and told my mom she called me immediately at work crying and told me and I was like okay, let's go, said Mark's sister, Heather Edwards.
I was not a bit surprised because, he's very handicapped physically as you can see, but mentally and emotionally he's not handicapped, said Markís grandfather, Gordon Williams.
People have been stopping all day to bring donations of all kinds, including money for gasoline.
I drove and I saw it, and I came and I asked questions. And it's because it's a private party taking it that I know it's really going to get to families, said Round Lake Beach resident Yolanda Krzak.
The family started collecting donations Wednesday morning, and so far they have about a third of the truck full. They hope they can fill it up completely by 9 p.m. Thursday when they will leave for Mississippi.
If you live in the Round Lake Beach area, the family is accepting donations and collecting supplies in a parking lot at a store at 460 West Rollins Road.

(© MMV, CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved.)

Title: Re:THE HOST WITH THE MOST ON THE BALL
Post by: François de Paris on September 09, 2005, 08:29:46 PM

http://www.tolkiensociety.org/event_musical.html
Title: Re:THE HOST WITH THE MOST ON THE BALL
Post by: DearReaderLaura on September 09, 2005, 08:30:44 PM
DR Vixmom, DR Sandra saw Phantom of the Opera when she was six years old. She also was very excited.
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Post by: Tomovoz on September 09, 2005, 08:35:15 PM
Thank you François.  I'm always far too slow with such links.
The Lynx King.
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Post by: Tomovoz on September 09, 2005, 08:37:13 PM
and once again a positive story to restore some faith in humanity. Thank you François.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on September 09, 2005, 08:44:43 PM
Good Evening!

Clothes all washed and folded, and the final bathroom rug is drying away - and I should be hearing the buzz of the dryer shortly.

Whew!
Title: Re:THE HOST WITH THE MOST ON THE BALL
Post by: JoseSPiano on September 09, 2005, 08:50:11 PM
A little earlier tonight while waiting for a load of laundry to finish washing and/or drying, I finished watching the last season of "Six Feet Under".  As DR MattH mentioned, it was quite the emotional rollercoaster.  -And I'm not sure watching the whole last season over the past week or so was such a "good" thing.  I'm glad I got to see the whole series, but the weekly schedules allows for some some "recovery" time between episodes.  In any case...

I will truly miss the show.  Even with all the fantastical touches every now and then, it was/is such a real show.  Joy, pain, sorrow, heartache.

-And, yes, I was blubbering like a baby too earlier.  Which was good too - I was in need of a good cry.

;)
Title: Re:THE HOST WITH THE MOST ON THE BALL
Post by: François de Paris on September 09, 2005, 08:50:13 PM
Thank you François.  I'm always far too slow with such links.
The Lynx King.

Oh, you're velkom, Tomovoz!

And you can have some... bread with the links!

"I've Got My Eye On You" sang the Lynx!
Title: Re:THE HOST WITH THE MOST ON THE BALL
Post by: François de Paris on September 09, 2005, 08:52:51 PM
- I was in need of a good cry.



So many reasons, lately! So many!
Title: Re:THE HOST WITH THE MOST ON THE BALL
Post by: MBarnum on September 09, 2005, 08:53:28 PM
I have been slaving away today cleaning up the house (mostly cleaning out the debris from the dining room, which formerly was the computer/office/disaster area, but is now, finally a real live dining room). I just finished rearranging the bedroom (won't Freddy be surprised when he comes inside tonight!). Mom arrives tomorrow morning and I wanted the house to look somewhat decent for her.

I am now trying to install the ceramic toothbush holder onto the wall in the bathroom. Everything was a go until I realized I had to drill a 1/4 inch hole into the wall...so I dusted off the electronical/rechargeable drill that was in the garage and went at it. But...the drill bit that is in the drill is the wrong type...and I cannot for the life of me figure out how to release it from the death grip that the drill has on it! I know I have changed drills on this thing before...at least I think I have. Of course the instructions are nowhere to be found.
Title: Re:THE HOST WITH THE MOST ON THE BALL
Post by: MBarnum on September 09, 2005, 08:54:34 PM
I see Rodzinski has avoided the dreaded bitch slap.
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Post by: Tomovoz on September 09, 2005, 08:55:03 PM
You truly belong on this site DR MBarnum. lol
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Post by: JoseSPiano on September 09, 2005, 08:55:19 PM
And one "side effect" so to speak of my viewing of "Six Feet Under" tonight was that I called Steve, and told him something I haven't told him in a while.  

"I love you."

And said he still loves me too.

Always nice to hear that.

:)
Title: Re:THE HOST WITH THE MOST ON THE BALL
Post by: Rodzinski on September 09, 2005, 08:58:41 PM
Vixmom-
Sorry I was catching up so I missed you. We got our PLAYBILL yearbooks this week. I think it is a neat idea. I don't know what they are charging for them, but it is a pretty nice piece if you are totally into Broadway, and if the idea takes off it would be a nice series to have over the years. It's really like having condensed playbills for every show during a particular year, with cast photos, factoids and photos of many people who work in the industry. TPunk, for instance, is in there. As are my coworkers. I got hired too late!

The downside: The cover isn't the most attractive thing I've ever seen. And the problem inherent with such a project is a lot of it is out of date by the time it is printed. And do photos of publicists and playbill employees really mean anything to the casual Broadway fan?

Those are my thoughts.
Title: Re:THE HOST WITH THE MOST ON THE BALL
Post by: Rodzinski on September 09, 2005, 09:02:06 PM
I see Rodzinski has avoided the dreaded bitch slap.

For now!
Title: Re:THE HOST WITH THE MOST ON THE BALL
Post by: JoseSPiano on September 09, 2005, 09:02:54 PM
Congrats to DR Jose on getting the final word on getting the job!

I do have a question, have you ever have some music that you just hated for whatever reason but had to play because it was part of a show you were doing?  

Thank you.

And as for having some music I had to play because it was part of a show...  Well... Just this past year, I had a whole show I didn't really like playing.

;)

*And it was most definitely not[/b] What If?
Title: Re:THE HOST WITH THE MOST ON THE BALL
Post by: Matt H. on September 09, 2005, 09:20:11 PM
I had a friend over tonight to watch THE STING, and within the first five or ten minutes, his first comment was ,"It looks kind of grainy, doesn't it." I told him I thought so, too, even though it did look better later on, but those early scenes look really rough.
Title: Re:THE HOST WITH THE MOST ON THE BALL
Post by: Matt H. on September 09, 2005, 09:22:58 PM
I don't see how they can make LORD OF THE RINGS into a musical, but I guess stranger things have happened. It just seems so massive in scope.
Title: Re:THE HOST WITH THE MOST ON THE BALL
Post by: George on September 09, 2005, 09:26:03 PM
I'll wait for the CD(s) of the Lord of the Rings musical.  Something like that would just be too much...unless I got to see it several times.  That's why I like to usher more than once for local productions.
Title: Re:THE HOST WITH THE MOST ON THE BALL
Post by: Matt H. on September 09, 2005, 09:26:13 PM
I echo the sentiments of those who are welcoming back DR Rodzinski! I'd say it's so nice to have you back where you belong, but Jerry Herman beat me to it.  :D
Title: Re:THE HOST WITH THE MOST ON THE BALL
Post by: Matt H. on September 09, 2005, 09:29:45 PM
Before my friend dropped by to catch a late night showing of THE STING, I watched the Garbo documentary.

Nicely done with lots of clips from her films. Yes, lots of talking heads, but these were at least talking heads of people who knew her including a niece and nephew, friends like Gore Vidal and Gavin Lambert, and the fellow who was her "walker" for a great part of her later life.
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Post by: S. Woody White on September 09, 2005, 09:30:07 PM
Der B and I are back from the grandladsitting.  Hopefully we'll have recovered enough by tomorrow to tell about the experience.

 :-\
Title: Re:THE HOST WITH THE MOST ON THE BALL
Post by: Matt H. on September 09, 2005, 09:31:43 PM
Then, I put in ANNA KARENINA, and sad to say, I thought it looked grainy, too. Maybe I've got sand in my eyes, but honestly, it was not the smooth, slick black and white that I think I've seen earlier. I only saw the first 40 minutes before my friend arrived, but I have to say I was a tad disappointed in it. (a few light scratches, too, but nothing serious in that regard.)
Title: Re:THE HOST WITH THE MOST ON THE BALL
Post by: Matt H. on September 09, 2005, 09:32:46 PM
Like last week, I didn't get to my kitchen mopping this aftgernoon due to numerous interruptions, so that will be among the first orders of business tomorrow morning.
Title: Re:THE HOST WITH THE MOST ON THE BALL
Post by: Matt H. on September 09, 2005, 09:34:28 PM
Yes, DR Jose, I think seeing all of thos poignant, heartbreaking episodes of SIX FEET UNDER one after another would probably have done me in. That week or respite between episodes was often helpful (though, of course, sometimes, it was very hard waiting a week to see what would happen next, so I guess there is trade-off in either method of viewing.
Title: Re:THE HOST WITH THE MOST ON THE BALL
Post by: S. Woody White on September 09, 2005, 09:35:05 PM
I echo the sentiments of those who are welcoming back DR Rodzinski! I'd say it's so nice to have you back where you belong, but Jerry Herman beat me to it.  :D
I'm trying to imagine...yeah, I can see Rodzinski making the grand entrance down the staircase, but I just can't get him to fit in that red gown.  Dang.

 ;D ;)
Title: Re:THE HOST WITH THE MOST ON THE BALL
Post by: Matt H. on September 09, 2005, 09:37:12 PM
On the award celebration front, the director of LA CAGE finally got around to calling tonight. I was very UNENTHUSIASTIC about doing any performing on less than a day's notice, and I suggested the entertainment portion of the program as such be eliminated. Instead, why not have actors from each show talk about what doing the show meant to them.

He said he'd run that idea up the flagpole. If all else failed, everyone in the cast could sing "The Best of Times" which would be a reasonable compromise since that's a song we won't have to relearn.
Title: Re:THE HOST WITH THE MOST ON THE BALL
Post by: Rodzinski on September 09, 2005, 09:37:59 PM
Glad to be back!

Thanks to some years spent building swimming pools, I was able to talk MBarnum through removing a bit from a drill. So on with the ceramic toothbrush holder!
Title: Re:THE HOST WITH THE MOST ON THE BALL
Post by: Matt H. on September 09, 2005, 09:38:13 PM
Well, it's WAY after midnight here, and I'm finally ready to just about drop, so off to bed go I.

Be back tomorrow. Good night.
Title: Re:THE HOST WITH THE MOST ON THE BALL
Post by: Rodzinski on September 09, 2005, 09:38:30 PM
I have been known to charm the husk right off of the corn.
Title: Re:THE HOST WITH THE MOST ON THE BALL
Post by: MBarnum on September 09, 2005, 09:46:30 PM
Yes, a big thanks to DR Rodzinski who walked me though how to remove and replace a drill bit! I was at my wits end, let me tell you!

Now to do some drilling! Hopefully the bathroom wall will still be standing when I am done.
Title: Re:THE HOST WITH THE MOST ON THE BALL
Post by: bk on September 09, 2005, 10:04:52 PM
How To Remove and Replace a Drill Bit - that's the title of my next novel.

Has Rodzinski caught up?

Had a nice dinner, and I'm ready to not play host anymore.  I'm going to write the notes now, and I'm going to try to get to bed not too late as she of the Evil Eye comes tomorrow and I'll have to get out of here early.  I haven't decided what I'm going to do until the class reunion starts at one - maybe stop off at the Santa Monica Book Fair, or maybe just do some errands.  Happily, I've got all the stuff for the party in the trunk of my car - lots of liquid refreshments, cups, plastic utensils, and napkins.  So, all I have to do is pick up the deli platters at four and that will be that.

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Post by: Cillaliz on September 09, 2005, 10:19:14 PM
Hope you have a great time tomorrow BK!
Title: Re:THE HOST WITH THE MOST ON THE BALL
Post by: Cillaliz on September 09, 2005, 10:20:28 PM
Well, it's late, I better get some sleep. Night
Title: Re:THE HOST WITH THE MOST ON THE BALL
Post by: Rodzinski on September 09, 2005, 10:31:10 PM
HAS RODZINSKI CAUGHT UP could be the sequel to THE CREATURE WASN'T NICE.  Of course, all that was left of Rodzinski in that film was his baseball cap, so it would be tough to make it work, but stranger things have happened.
Title: Re:THE HOST WITH THE MOST ON THE BALL
Post by: Jrand70 on September 09, 2005, 11:06:01 PM
MR BK you could always see a MOVIE in a theatre while waiting.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on September 09, 2005, 11:06:33 PM
Hmmm... 12 hours from now my plane will be landing in Charlotte, NC... Hmmm...  Which means 10 and a half hours from now my plan will be departing from La Guardia...  Hmm...  Which means 8 hours from now I need to be on the M60 bus to get to La Guardia...  Hmm... Which means I need to be up in at least six hours in order to get ready for my trip - I have to pack (but that should be easy, just two days)... Hmm... Which means...

Goodnight.
Title: Re:THE HOST WITH THE MOST ON THE BALL
Post by: JoseSPiano on September 09, 2005, 11:07:23 PM
OH!  At least all those "Hmmm"s and "..."s got up to Page 10!

How about a PASO DOBLE!
Title: Re:THE HOST WITH THE MOST ON THE BALL
Post by: Jrand70 on September 09, 2005, 11:07:30 PM
Second night was better - not GOOD, better.

And as for the cue card suggestion.  Sounds good, since out into the audience is where this particular actor is looking most of the time anyway.  He stopped to acknowledge the laughter for one of his lines tonight with a nod and a smile.

Justifiable homicide, I'm thinking.  Only five more performances!
Title: Re:THE HOST WITH THE MOST ON THE BALL
Post by: Jrand70 on September 09, 2005, 11:08:46 PM
Watching THE FOUNTAINHEAD....and as the late Virginia Mayo said to Patricia Neal as they left a preview screening of the picture:

"Oh my, weren't you bad!"  

Neal has said it was only recently that she realized it might NOT have been a compliment!
Title: Re:THE HOST WITH THE MOST ON THE BALL
Post by: Jrand70 on September 09, 2005, 11:09:07 PM
Page Change.  The Fountainhead!
Title: Re:THE HOST WITH THE MOST ON THE BALL
Post by: Rodzinski on September 09, 2005, 11:09:16 PM
Sweet lord, how does someone that amateurish get cast? I know its hard to find good people, but that is ridiculous and I'm sorry to hear about it.
Title: Re:THE HOST WITH THE MOST ON THE BALL
Post by: Jrand70 on September 09, 2005, 11:09:20 PM
Tired.
Title: Re:THE HOST WITH THE MOST ON THE BALL
Post by: Jrand70 on September 09, 2005, 11:09:47 PM
Sweet lord, how does someone that amateurish get cast? I know its hard to find good people, but that is ridiculous and I'm sorry to hear about it.

Good question.  ;D
Title: Re:THE HOST WITH THE MOST ON THE BALL
Post by: Jrand70 on September 09, 2005, 11:10:22 PM
Time for to go to bed.  Hope your teethbrushes are hanging straight, DRMBARNUM!
Title: Re:THE HOST WITH THE MOST ON THE BALL
Post by: bk on September 09, 2005, 11:11:06 PM
Nice to have Rodzinski back before a formal bitch-slapping took place.
Title: Re:THE HOST WITH THE MOST ON THE BALL
Post by: Rodzinski on September 09, 2005, 11:26:12 PM
Question for BK: How is it you are Member Number 12 on your own site? How did 11 people get here before you did?
Title: Re:THE HOST WITH THE MOST ON THE BALL
Post by: Rodzinski on September 09, 2005, 11:29:29 PM
Tomovoz, you a Brothers Four fan?

And who knew there were alternate versions of "Tie Me Kangaroo Down, Sport"
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Post by: bk on September 09, 2005, 11:31:10 PM
I don't remember exactly how it happened, other than we were doing a lot of beta testing before I even looked at the site.
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Post by: bk on September 09, 2005, 11:31:54 PM
In case you missed it, Rodzinski, go check out the new website for the new tome - www.rewindbook.com - it's mighty cooliscious.
Title: Re:THE HOST WITH THE MOST ON THE BALL
Post by: bk on September 09, 2005, 11:32:05 PM
Has Ann caught up?
Title: Re:THE HOST WITH THE MOST ON THE BALL
Post by: Rodzinski on September 09, 2005, 11:40:22 PM
Checked it out. Cool site. Cool excerpt. I hadn't thought about Free Cell in a while.
I had no difficulty reading the text over the imaged background. Some might, but I did not.
Title: Re:THE HOST WITH THE MOST ON THE BALL
Post by: Tomovoz on September 09, 2005, 11:42:11 PM
Pat Boone has a later version of "Kangaroo".
Title: Re:THE HOST WITH THE MOST ON THE BALL
Post by: Tomovoz on September 09, 2005, 11:46:39 PM
"Greenfields" was one of my father's favourite songs.
"Frogg" was a hit here too.
I have a best of Cd and a Taiwanese pressed Green vinyl recording of "At your Requests - The Brothers four Favorites -2"
Title: Re:THE HOST WITH THE MOST ON THE BALL
Post by: MBarnum on September 09, 2005, 11:47:15 PM
It is nearly midnight and I still have not gotten any of those Hammer movies watched  :(

I hope the woman who bore me appreciates that I have been slaving away to make her weeklong stay here a pleasant one. I don't clean the home environment for just anyone...in fact I don't usually clean the home environment until I have to hack a trial through the dust bunnies to get to the kitchen.
Title: Re:THE HOST WITH THE MOST ON THE BALL
Post by: bk on September 09, 2005, 11:48:07 PM
I just read a "review" of The Fly over at that inane DVD site that I loathe.  Here is one of my favorite excerpts:

"Black specs still pop up every so often and there is quite a bit of fluff strands that mark the picture once and a while"

FLUFF STRANDS?  FLUFF STRANDS?  And none of the idiots there ask, WHAT ARE FLUFF STRANDS?  And, of course, no one brings up "one and a while"

This is what passes for a "review" on the Internet.  This incompetent, ridiculous, unreadable pathetic tripe.  And what is the reaction to this "review"?  "Awesome review!"

I'll post the complete link momentarily, so you can revel in the drivel yourself.
Title: Re:THE HOST WITH THE MOST ON THE BALL
Post by: Rodzinski on September 09, 2005, 11:48:28 PM
I bet Pat denuded all the Australian culture right out of that song.

"Green Leaves of Summer" is another gem by the BroFour.
Title: Re:THE HOST WITH THE MOST ON THE BALL
Post by: bk on September 09, 2005, 11:49:29 PM
http://www.hometheaterforum.com/htforum/showthread.php?s=&threadid=241919
Title: Re:THE HOST WITH THE MOST ON THE BALL
Post by: Rodzinski on September 09, 2005, 11:50:36 PM
"Fluff strands" is so wrong on a number of levels.
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Post by: Tomovoz on September 09, 2005, 11:51:46 PM
I bet Pat denuded all the Australian culture right out of that song.

"Green Leaves of Summer" is another gem by the BroFour.
Yep. "The Alamo" soundtrack included their version.
The first soundtrack from a non musical that I ever bought.
I've never seen the film nor have I ever been a fan of John Wayne.
Title: Re:THE HOST WITH THE MOST ON THE BALL
Post by: Rodzinski on September 09, 2005, 11:53:58 PM
Okay, the first paragraph of that is so poorly written, it seems to be a non-English-speaking person with no grasp of the language. I could not conclude the piece.

Title: Re:THE HOST WITH THE MOST ON THE BALL
Post by: Tomovoz on September 09, 2005, 11:54:56 PM
There was a very non politically correct (even in 1960) follow up (parady) of "Kangaroo"  here. I'll try and find my copy and record it for you Rodzinski. It was not allowed to be played on radio.
Title: Re:THE HOST WITH THE MOST ON THE BALL
Post by: Tomovoz on September 09, 2005, 11:55:34 PM
But first I'll need to clean the fluff strands from the record.
Title: Re:THE HOST WITH THE MOST ON THE BALL
Post by: Rodzinski on September 09, 2005, 11:56:30 PM
That song is the best thing about "The Alamo."
Title: Re:THE HOST WITH THE MOST ON THE BALL
Post by: Tomovoz on September 09, 2005, 11:58:54 PM
"Cut Me Kangaroo Loose". Joe Martin.
Title: Re:THE HOST WITH THE MOST ON THE BALL
Post by: Tomovoz on September 09, 2005, 11:59:58 PM
That song is the best thing about "The Alamo."
I like the Marty Robbins song too.
Title: Re:THE HOST WITH THE MOST ON THE BALL
Post by: Rodzinski on September 10, 2005, 12:00:08 AM
I looked up "fluff strands" on google, just to see if it wasn't some tech term the kids are using these days. I got two articles on knitting and the rest were about making egg noodles!

That guy really knows his stuff. Awesome review!!!!
Title: Re:THE HOST WITH THE MOST ON THE BALL
Post by: bk on September 10, 2005, 12:01:40 AM
Isn't that awful?  I am sure he's just another twenty-year-old person who asked to be a "reviewer" so he could get free discs.  "Awesome review" indeed.
Title: Re:THE HOST WITH THE MOST ON THE BALL
Post by: Tomovoz on September 10, 2005, 12:01:57 AM
We'll never reach 300 posts.
Title: Re:THE HOST WITH THE MOST ON THE BALL
Post by: bk on September 10, 2005, 12:02:10 AM
Anyone for three hundred?  New notes going up momentarily as soon as I change their title. :-)
Title: Re:THE HOST WITH THE MOST ON THE BALL
Post by: George on September 10, 2005, 12:03:39 AM
If nothing else, at least the reviewer for "The Fly" liked it overall.  And he didn't think that it should ever be remade.  That is in no small part to our very own Charles Edward Pogue!  The reviewer wrote about the bonus material:

Quote
Next we can view some written work. What kind? How about Gorge Langelaan’s Original Short Story that first appeared in Playboy magazine in the 1950s? What if the disc also included Charles Edward Pogue’s original screenplay before it was re-written? And what if I also told you that David Cronenberg’s rewrite was also on here? Well, they are all here!

You can read them to your heart’s content and the text is big enough for those of you with small TVs.

And then his final paragraph is:

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I’ve been hearing rumours for years about a future remake of the fly remake (??) and the possibility that this collector’s edition was held off to be timed for its release. But I am one of those people that hope that a remake isn’t true because this movie feels perfect the way it is. I can’t imagine anyone other than Goldblum as Seth Brundle; he really plays the part perfectly. So if you can, make sure that this DVD is #1 on your shopping list because it’s a collector’s edition you can’t let fly by you (Bzzz).
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Post by: George on September 10, 2005, 12:10:00 AM
305th Post!! ;)