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Title: OPERATING ON THREE HOURS OF SLEEP
Post by: bk on December 07, 2005, 12:12:06 AM
Well, you've read the notes, hence you are with it and happening, not necessarily in that order, and now it is time for you to post until the cows come home - they're off singing Cow Cow Boogie and smoking a cheroot.
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Post by: bk on December 07, 2005, 12:13:19 AM
And the word of the day is: CHAFE!
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Post by: Tomovoz on December 07, 2005, 02:55:01 AM
[size=8]HAPPY BIRTHDAY DR JANE[/size]
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Post by: Iris* on December 07, 2005, 03:57:23 AM
HAPPY BIRTHDAY DRJANE!

GOT CAKE?
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Post by: Iris* on December 07, 2005, 03:58:41 AM
Hi Elmore--

How are you feeling today?
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Post by: elmore3003 on December 07, 2005, 04:02:04 AM
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DR NURSIE JANE, HAPPIEST OF BIRTHDAYS TODAY!!!!
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Good morning, all!  Hello, DR Iris!  Where are you hiding out these days?  It's good to see you with me this morning.

Back to Toyland today and whatever fresh hell the cosmos throws my way.

TOD:  Maybe later!
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Post by: Iris* on December 07, 2005, 04:10:06 AM
I've been packing up my stuff and attempting to find a nice affordable home in Southern California, Elmore dear. A nice affordable home in Southern California being the oxymoron of the day.

I have gone through your procedure far too many times, and I always detest the prep.

But, I suspect you're starting to feel back to "normal."

I'll be living in California/New York from now on, gypsy that I am!

Hope you're feeling ok this fine morning.
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Post by: Ginny on December 07, 2005, 04:34:24 AM
Best birthday wishes to DR Jane!
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Post by: FJL on December 07, 2005, 06:33:38 AM
Happy birthday, Jane!

Truly, hope you really have a really nice day!
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Post by: FJL on December 07, 2005, 06:34:49 AM
Word of the day lyric usage:  

To love pure and chafed from afar
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Post by: DearReaderLaura on December 07, 2005, 06:42:48 AM
Happy Happy Birthday to our Very Dear Jane!!

Much happiness (and cake) today!!
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Post by: MBarnum on December 07, 2005, 06:47:30 AM
Dear, sweet, beautiful Jane!! Have a wonderful birthday!!!!!!

(http://i6.ebayimg.com/04/i/05/98/8e/f1_1.JPG)
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Post by: Jane on December 07, 2005, 07:07:59 AM
Thank you Bruce, Tomovovoz, Iris, Ginny, FJL, elmore, DRLaura and MBarnum.  The love the greetings and card.  Yes, there is cake!!  I don’t normally get one so this year I ordered my own, a mini vanilla cake with chocolate chip ice cream from Baskin Robbins.  It is decorated with cheerful little balloons. :D
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Post by: Jane on December 07, 2005, 07:08:43 AM
It’s Wednesday and the morning my hiking group meets, so alas I can’t stay but I shall return later.

At the moment I’m listening to my gift from Keith, a Jo Stafford CD.  He wrapped the case and had the CD waiting for me in the jukebox.

My second gift from Keith was unintentional, I finally caught his cold.  Don’t feel bad for me since it is a mild one and won’t prevent me from enjoying my special day.
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Post by: Jane on December 07, 2005, 07:13:20 AM
I could use good vibes.  Craig's puppy Yogi is very sick and in the hospital.  Plus Craig is in Bulgaria working his way home to Bucharest to be with Yogi.  

Craig's gift to me is perfect, he is reading David Copperfield.
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Post by: S. Woody White on December 07, 2005, 07:31:17 AM
Birthday
Vibes
For
[size=20]JANE!!![/size]

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Post by: MBarnum on December 07, 2005, 07:32:12 AM


[move=left,scroll,6,transparent,100%]Get Well Yogi the Pup vibes!!!!!![/move]
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Post by: Jrand70 on December 07, 2005, 07:35:17 AM
Happy Birthday to DR JANE!!

Good Yogi vibes included.
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Post by: Jrand70 on December 07, 2005, 07:40:11 AM
I celebrated DRJANE's birthday by having a new tire put on my car.  It drives so much better now.....I didn't realize it was in such bad shape until I took a glance at it Monday and saw threads and bands!!

Whew!
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Post by: Jrand70 on December 07, 2005, 07:45:31 AM
My first question for ASK BK day inspired by the notes.

I am the kind of director who plans ALL blocking out in advance - and then I give it to the actors, then we walk thru making changes as we go.  I also LISTEN to any suggestion an actor makes.

Now....Mr Bisque - are you the kind of director an actor likes?  And part two, are you the kind of actor a director likes?  Give examples.

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Post by: Jrand70 on December 07, 2005, 07:46:37 AM
Glad you  made it through the procedure, DRELMORE.

TAR was okay last night.  I am ready to get some two person teams on the program and get them OUT OF THE COUNTRY!!!  Only one more week of the "family" edition!
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Post by: Jrand70 on December 07, 2005, 07:47:23 AM
DR MBARNUM watch you mail box.

Shhhh....should we plan a surprise party for MR BK for his birthday tomorrow.

Don't tell him!
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Post by: Matt H. on December 07, 2005, 07:49:11 AM
[move=left,scroll,6,transparent,100%]Happy Birthday to DR Jane!!!![/move]


I hope your special day is everything you hope it will be and deserve it to be.
Title: Re:OPERATING ON THREE HOURS OF SLEEP
Post by: Jason on December 07, 2005, 07:50:21 AM
HAPPY BIRTHDAY DR JANE!!!!
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Post by: Matt H. on December 07, 2005, 07:50:52 AM
Good morning!

A beautiful day here, and it's supposed to get to 50 which will be a great gift. However, snow and other bad things are being forecast for tomorrow. Doubt we'll get the snow (usually doesn't happen when they predict it), but I'll bet it will be a messy day nonetheless.
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Post by: Matt H. on December 07, 2005, 07:52:06 AM
Glad you  made it through the procedure, DRELMORE.

TAR was okay last night.  I am ready to get some two person teams on the program and get them OUT OF THE COUNTRY!!!  Only one more week of the "family" edition!

Just a note to remind fans of THE AMAZING RACE that the show is not coming back until some time in March.
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Post by: Matt H. on December 07, 2005, 07:54:15 AM
I do have a question for BK:

I remember your saying a few weeks ago that you had received THE TALES OF HOFFMAN on DVD, but I don't remember any discussion of it at all. I know you've been buried under this onslaught of work, but just wondered if I had missed what you thought.
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Post by: Matt H. on December 07, 2005, 07:56:54 AM
I got a "surprise" in the mail yesterday - the soundtrack CD to SILK STOCKINGS which I had forgotten I had ordered. I have other Rhino/MGM soundtracks to listen to before I get to it, but it has a place in the stack now.

Continuing to enjoy the lush full sound of SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS.
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Post by: Matt H. on December 07, 2005, 08:01:00 AM
Yesterday, one of my home projects was to go through the two 1/2 shelves of laserdiscs I still keep downstairs and pull the ones which have been duplicated on DVD. In an ever growing need for shelf space downstairs, these discs just have to go.

I freed up more than half a shelf of space by pulling these duplicates. Of course, the upstairs storage room is ridiculously full.
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Post by: vixmom on December 07, 2005, 08:01:16 AM
[move=left,scroll,6,transparent,100%]HAPPIEST OF BIRTHDAYS
  TO
 DEAR READER JANE!!!
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Post by: Ann on December 07, 2005, 08:05:36 AM
***A VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO OUR OWN DR JANE!!!***


May your day be filled with love, laughter, and cake.  And may DH Keith have the kindness to take back the cold and replace it with a more suitable gift :)
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Post by: Matt H. on December 07, 2005, 08:09:33 AM
Kind of a slow week next week for DVD releases, but I did notice that next week features the release of THE FIVE PENNIES.
Title: Re:OPERATING ON THREE HOURS OF SLEEP
Post by: Jennifer on December 07, 2005, 08:10:47 AM
Happy Birthday DR Jane!!!!

And good vibes to pup Yogi. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~
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Post by: Jennifer on December 07, 2005, 08:12:55 AM
DR Jose, my throat is feeling much better. In fact it has not hurt for 4 days.  But I was getting this terrible drip in my throat at night.  But no drip last night!

I think I am feeling okay. It's very hard to tell though with these antibiotics making me feel so lousy. But tonight is my last one!

And depending on how i feel tonight, I may even get to touch my baby niece!  Since I've had no sore throat for 4 days, and no drip last night. I think all my symptoms are long gone.  But if I'm feeling even a little bad I will wait till Friday to hold her.
Title: Re:OPERATING ON THREE HOURS OF SLEEP
Post by: Jennifer on December 07, 2005, 08:16:41 AM
Re: TAR

I didn't know it would not be back till March but that is fine. We need a break between shows.

Comments on next week's show:  Yeah they are finally leaving the US again!  And I saw Montreal's Olympic Stadium in the preview.  My sis called me this morning and said she saw the same thing.  I knew they were coming here.  But it will be so exciting to see.

Comment's on last night's show:
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I was mad the Linz Family missed the top prize again. :(
I was also mad that the Weavers did not finish last.
But I was getting sick of the sister team. I mean their griping on the golf course was most likely the cause of their demise.

Next week's show 2 HOURS.

Can we say who we want to win.

Me the Linz Family. The the Bransens.  My sis says that the Weavers can probably use the money the most. And she wonders if they are just editing them to be the villains.

I suppose that is possible.  But I often like teams who others might not like.  And I did like the Weavers in the first episodes. BUt it drives me crazy how they say they are Christian. Yet the belittle and make fun of every other team. That is not Christian behavior!
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Post by: DearReaderLaura on December 07, 2005, 08:22:43 AM
So, DR Jason -- do you get a kitten?????
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Post by: Jason on December 07, 2005, 08:23:55 AM
DR Laura: I dunno yet...the landlady hasn't called me back.  :-\
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Post by: Jennifer on December 07, 2005, 08:32:40 AM
Hey all those ALIAS fans don't forget there is a new episode tonight at 10pm!
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Post by: vixmom on December 07, 2005, 08:33:59 AM
BK I do not understand how licensing/royalties work when you  are recording a CD.

For example,  when Mr. Haines recorded his last CD did you have to contact each and every songwriter to get permission or can you just record any old song you want?

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Post by: Matt H. on December 07, 2005, 08:37:59 AM
Hey all those ALIAS fans don't forget there is a new episode tonight at 10pm!

Correct! This week and next week are new episodes, and then the show will disappear until it comes back to show its remaining eight or nine episodes in the spring.
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Post by: Jason on December 07, 2005, 08:39:02 AM
Just got an email from my roommate. The landlady called her because the landlady erased my phone number from her phone. Anyway...the answer is: NO PETS. :(
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Post by: Matt H. on December 07, 2005, 08:39:32 AM
Well, I have some chores to take care of and lunch to start on, so I'll take my leave now.

WBBL.
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Post by: Dan (the Man) on December 07, 2005, 08:41:39 AM
I celebrated DRJANE's birthday by having a new tire put on my car.  It drives so much better now.....I didn't realize it was in such bad shape until I took a glance at it Monday and saw threads and bands!!

Whew!

Threads and bands,
Threads and bands,
Dah dah dah dah dah dah dah
On Christmas Day.

There's a song there, I think.
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Post by: Dan (the Man) on December 07, 2005, 08:42:35 AM
[move=left,scroll,6,transparent,100%]! ! ! ! !  HAPPY, HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO DR JANE  ! ! ! ! ![/move]
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on December 07, 2005, 08:44:30 AM
DR JRand55...about "Love Has Many Faces" vs. "Where Love Has Gone".

Sue me!


:D
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on December 07, 2005, 08:46:43 AM
[move=left,scroll,6,transparent,100%]Hap-Hap-HAPPY Birthday to Jane![/move]

And always remember:

The Jane in Spain arrived there in a plane!
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on December 07, 2005, 08:49:25 AM
Has anyone noticed that Chapstick prices are really high?

Just a regular tube is something like $1.99.  A tube of moisturizing balm (Chapstick brand) is $2.49 in my local drugstore.

I'm appalled.

And my lips may chafe a bit because of it.
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on December 07, 2005, 08:51:38 AM
I started off Jane's birthday by stopping at a local ATM for cash and then stopping at a Shell Station for gas.  $2.43/gallon.

That's what I call a bargain nowadays!
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on December 07, 2005, 08:52:42 AM
And I'm celebrating Jane's birthday right now with a cafe latte.

Hits the spot on this very brisk morning in Oakland CA.

I'll have to give some thought to where I'll have a celebratory lunch in her honor.
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Post by: Dan (the Man) on December 07, 2005, 08:52:52 AM
Last Night's AMAZIN' RACE

***  Spoiler Warning  ***

That had to be the saddest elimination ever.   I mean, it wasn't unexpected, but the fact that all the sisters felt like their relationships will not change and that they don't feel any different about each other is just so sad.  They might have bickered a lot (a LOT!), but they did come in first at least three times that I can think of--that is not bad at all!  Such a shame that they feel this way.

I'm also sorry that the Linzes came in second--again!  Even more sorry that the Weaver brood managed to get into the final three.  Honestly, at this point--I'm predicting that the Branson family will win the race.

I'll be glad that this particular AMAZIN' RACE will be over and I look forward to March when they go back to the two-person teams that race around the world.  Hopefully they won't decide to try something else cute like CELEBRITY AMAZIN' RACE.
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Post by: Dan (the Man) on December 07, 2005, 08:55:34 AM
As Maxwell Smart was wont to say, "Sorry about that, Chafe!"
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Post by: Charles Pogue on December 07, 2005, 09:03:01 AM
Best of B'days to Jane!
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Post by: Dan (the Man) on December 07, 2005, 09:03:19 AM
Off to do more shopping!  

Keep on shopping!
Keep on shopping!
Keep on shopping!
Keep on shopping!

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Post by: Ron Pulliam on December 07, 2005, 09:04:24 AM
Never forget this:

The unattended waif is likely to chafe!
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Post by: Jrand70 on December 07, 2005, 09:07:31 AM
I never understood why anyone would want a chafing dish.
Title: Re:OPERATING ON THREE HOURS OF SLEEP
Post by: Jrand70 on December 07, 2005, 09:08:07 AM
DR JRand55...about "Love Has Many Faces" vs. "Where Love Has Gone".

Sue me!


:D

Didn't want you pulling out the wrong video when you were looking for quality entertainment!   8)
Title: Re:OPERATING ON THREE HOURS OF SLEEP
Post by: Ron Pulliam on December 07, 2005, 09:08:42 AM
I never understood why anyone would want a chafing dish.

Some folks are kinky!


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Post by: Ron Pulliam on December 07, 2005, 09:09:21 AM
Didn't want you pulling out the wrong video when you were looking for quality entertainment!   8)

:D
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on December 07, 2005, 09:10:59 AM
One of my favorite songs from the 60s:

One Fine Day by the Chafe-ons
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Post by: Jrand70 on December 07, 2005, 09:15:45 AM
The DREAMGIRLS teaser trailer is up online!  ;D

http://www.dreamgirls.dreamworks.com/ (http://www.dreamgirls.dreamworks.com/)

That is Jennifer Holiday singing, I think.  Release date December, 2006.

AND between now and then - Geffen will pay the performance royalities for ANY non-professional production of DREAMGIRLS!!  8)

Maybe we should do an HHW production!  Although some of our members are professionals....they could work outside their sister unions on other jobs!   ;D

"And I am telling you.....HAMMMMMMMMMMM not goooooo-ing!!!"  :P
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Post by: vixmom on December 07, 2005, 09:31:21 AM
Gotta run, I have closings out of the office all afternnon and tonight the Vixter has her school Christmas  Holiday   Winter Concert  and tomorrow morning I am running a seminar and luncheon out of the office so probably be tomorrow afternoon before I catch up with you all again.  In honor of Jane's birthday I put some  new anitfreezer in my car radiator.


Laters!!
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Post by: George on December 07, 2005, 09:39:54 AM
~~~ HAPPY BIRTHDAY, DR JANE!! ~~~
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Post by: Jason on December 07, 2005, 09:51:21 AM
FINALLY! I can play Effie and not have to pay a cent for the licensing!!
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Post by: bk on December 07, 2005, 10:07:43 AM
My first question for ASK BK day inspired by the notes.

I am the kind of director who plans ALL blocking out in advance - and then I give it to the actors, then we walk thru making changes as we go.  I also LISTEN to any suggestion an actor makes.

Now....Mr Bisque - are you the kind of director an actor likes?  And part two, are you the kind of actor a director likes?  Give examples.



I was trying to answer this, but couldn't even use the quote function via AOL or Safari - website not responding - so I came in through IE, where everything seems fine.  WHY IS THAT?

I always have a general idea of things, and I do for Deceit.  I have a "look" for the show that's in my head.  I had my opening number in my head for the LACC show, but just the "look" of it, not the exact steps or patterns or anything.  When I began on it, I just started with the "pre-show" stuff, which led me to the way to begin the number proper.  Then, I experimented with the big entrance of the first group of people - that took a few minutes, but once I saw what I liked, the rest of that section just came instantly.  Same with the third.  Then I couldn't figure out the final long counterpoint section, so I went home and slept on it, then figured it out at the next rehearsal, just seeing where they were before that section started.  So, I like to think on my feet - doesn't work for everyone, but it's always worked for me - it's the same way I write.  Just notes, no outline.

I think actors like me - certainly singers love the way I work, and since I work in a similar way with actors, I'm sure they do, too.  I can be very specific when necessary, or I can give them as much space as they want and need, and then just tell them what's working for me and what isn't and why.  I listen to every suggestion, ponder, make very few instant decisions on suggestions, and basically just do whatever's necessary to make things work.

I was an actor who LOVED to give the director whatever he/she asked for - unless I thought they were an idiot, in which case I did what I felt like.
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Post by: MBarnum on December 07, 2005, 10:28:04 AM
I think TAR is normally in the fall and the spring....I am tired of this seasons show. All the interesting players were eliminated early on (Gaghans, Blacks, Paolas)...of those who are left I only like the Branson family, really. The Linz family are mildly entertaining sometimes, but not recently until last night, and the guys in that team are nice to look at. The Weavers...Uhg!

I didn't mind the family thing, for me it was just that most of the teams were just plain dull.
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Post by: Jennifer on December 07, 2005, 10:33:19 AM

RE: TAR

Yeah I think the family part worked okay.  Except that it is hard to really get to know the teams.  I cannot tell any of the Bransen sisters apart.  Same for the Linz brothers.

I think the part that really hurt this edition was the lack of world travel!
Title: Re:OPERATING ON THREE HOURS OF SLEEP
Post by: bk on December 07, 2005, 10:34:53 AM
BK I do not understand how licensing/royalties work when you  are recording a CD.

For example,  when Mr. Haines recorded his last CD did you have to contact each and every songwriter to get permission or can you just record any old song you want?



If the song has been recorded before, no, you don't have to contact anyone - you just have to pay the mechanical royalty a couple of times a year (app. .06 a song).  In the case of Cowboy Waltz, which hadn't been recorded before, yes, I called Craig Carnelia and got his permission.
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on December 07, 2005, 10:43:42 AM
If the song has been recorded before, no, you don't have to contact anyone - you just have to pay the mechanical royalty a couple of times a year (app. .06 a song).  

For how long?  For as long as the CD remains "in print"?
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Post by: FJL on December 07, 2005, 10:50:22 AM
BK - This is probably an esoteric question, but what if a song is recorded and released on a DVD as part of a direct-to-video release, but never actually released on a CD?  Does that make a difference in terms of whether you have to get permission, as opposed to just paying mechanicals?
Title: Re:OPERATING ON THREE HOURS OF SLEEP
Post by: Ginny on December 07, 2005, 10:52:38 AM
In honor of DR Jane's birthday, today I'm reading this book, which is about selling Christmas trees at the corner of Jane St. and 8th Ave. in NYC.  Our Oct. 5 tour with Jose took us right past this corner!
Title: Re:OPERATING ON THREE HOURS OF SLEEP
Post by: bk on December 07, 2005, 10:53:52 AM
If a song is on a DVD (film or otherwise), the producers have to obtain synch licenses and make a royalty deal with the publishers, so yes, permissions are completely different than CD.

Yes, you pay mechanical royalties on every CD sold for the life of the CD.  I will say this: Many companies have never paid a mechanical royalty (I shan't name names, oh, no, I shan't name any names of record labels who've never paid mechanical royalties, but there are a few), and the publishers can't keep track and those companies are rarely chided or gone after.  Unless someone alerts the publisher, oh, yes, unless someone alerts the publisher.
Title: Re:OPERATING ON THREE HOURS OF SLEEP
Post by: bk on December 07, 2005, 10:54:57 AM
In about an hour, I shall be lunching with our very own Pogue at our beloved Bird's.  That is the only thing I'm doing today prior to rehearsal this evening.
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Post by: Jrand70 on December 07, 2005, 10:56:22 AM
Alert the media.
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Post by: Jed on December 07, 2005, 10:59:37 AM
Happy birthday, DR Jane!!!
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Post by: George on December 07, 2005, 11:09:33 AM
According to THIS (http://www.playbill.com/news/article/96680.html) article on Playbill.com, you can "Listen to New Lestat Song — For a Good Cause"

"Amazon.com is offering musical fans a first listen to a new Elton John-Bernie Taupin song from the upcoming musical, Lestat, in an effort to help U.S. hurricane victims."

The song is Elton John himself singing "Make Me As You Are."  It looks like Amazon.com has a new song by different people each day.  I don't know how long it'll be up, so go HERE (http://www.amazon.com/holidayalist) now to listen.  You don't have to donate to listen.  Right now, Carly Simon, Paul McCartney and several others have songs and videos available.  Carly also has a scan of a lyric sheet that you can download...or just look at.  Sounds like a pretty cool idea to get donations. :)
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on December 07, 2005, 11:18:57 AM
In about an hour, I shall be lunching with our very own Pogue at our beloved Bird's.  That is the only thing I'm doing today prior to rehearsal this evening.

Be sure to toast Jane!
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Post by: JMK on December 07, 2005, 11:50:56 AM
[size=8][move=left,scroll,6,transparent,100%]HAPPY BIRTHDAY, JANE!![/move][/size]

Betsy's delicious cake awaits you the next time you're up in these parts.

Believe it or don't, I just used the WOD yesterday in a story I'm writing for the kids for Hanukkah.  Betsy has forbidden me to reveal details as she is sure it is saleable and will make us millions in the children's book world.   ;D
Title: Re:OPERATING ON THREE HOURS OF SLEEP
Post by: Jrand70 on December 07, 2005, 11:51:30 AM
Has DR CP's schedule lessened?
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Post by: Rodzinski on December 07, 2005, 12:16:23 PM
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO JANE!!!!!!!!!!!!

I think I can speak for all of HHW when I say, YOU ROCK!
Title: Re:OPERATING ON THREE HOURS OF SLEEP
Post by: Rodzinski on December 07, 2005, 12:18:24 PM
JRand-
My Indy pal, who is going to visit you one of these days at the shoppe, lived an apartment that used to be Block's. Although he has recently moved into a house on 77th St.
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Post by: Rodzinski on December 07, 2005, 12:19:28 PM
One was exhibited as a talking fish
The other was served on a chafing dish
—from "The Eddystone Light" by the Brothers Four
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Post by: Rodzinski on December 07, 2005, 12:19:53 PM
Love the family photo, JMK.
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Post by: Rodzinski on December 07, 2005, 12:23:01 PM
Question for BK!
Regarding last night's tale, when you and Lembeck were both up for the same part, being that you knew each other, was this something you discussed at the time—who might get it and so forth—or did you only find out later that you were competing with each other?
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Post by: Jrand70 on December 07, 2005, 12:33:42 PM
Yes, sadly Block's is NO MORE.  They did have nice clothes, and that is where I bought my graduation suit - if one was turned into apartments, that was a gentle fate.

There is another that is now an Urban Liquidation Center......
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Post by: Jrand70 on December 07, 2005, 12:34:39 PM
77th Street?  Oh, the Beverly Hills of Indianapolis....or maybe I should say, the Studio City of Indianapolis.
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Post by: Rodzinski on December 07, 2005, 12:45:10 PM
Is that right? He's living large and hasn't even told me!
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on December 07, 2005, 12:54:24 PM
Criminy!  I don't remember a 77th Street in Indianapolis.

Of course, I moved in 1984.  Maybe that area was just cornfields back then?
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Post by: Jrand70 on December 07, 2005, 12:59:00 PM
We even have a 103rd street now, DR RLP.
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Post by: Jrand70 on December 07, 2005, 12:59:37 PM
And in Indiana, DR RODZINSKI, livin' large is purely relative...and is usually with your relatives.
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Post by: MBarnum on December 07, 2005, 01:00:47 PM
Indiana has cornfields?
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Post by: Jrand70 on December 07, 2005, 01:09:13 PM
The swimming pools in Indiana are surrounded by cornfields.
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Post by: Jason on December 07, 2005, 01:13:57 PM
Indiana IS a cornfield!
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Post by: Matt H. on December 07, 2005, 01:20:31 PM
My big Amazon box of goodies came today (a big surprise), and I opened the Disney oddities tin first.

These are the one-shot cartoons that were not a part of a series of films (although some of the silent ALICE cartoons are part of the package).

Anyway, I jumped immediately to my three favorite cartoons on the first disc. "Lambert the Sheepish Lion" was in great shape, looked great, and the mono sound was excellent.

I wish I could say as much for the other two I watched.

(see next two posts)
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on December 07, 2005, 01:22:23 PM


I wish I could say as much for the other two I watched.

(see next two posts)

I don't see 'em.
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on December 07, 2005, 01:24:11 PM
Mine are due in today, too...UPS tracking says they're "out for delivery."

Alas, UPS seldom gets here before 4 p.m.

I have a 3:30 p.m. doctor's appointment and won't be back today...so...maybe they'll be waitin' for me in the morning.
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Post by: Matt H. on December 07, 2005, 01:25:59 PM
Next came "Ben & Me," one of my all-time favorite Disney cartoons and, according to Leonard Maltin who does the (too lengthy) introductions on the disc (which you can't skip over), it's one of his favorites, too.

Anyway, sad to say that though the short looked and sounded fine, they've once again used the remapped version of the short without the original ending but with a made for home video ending that isn't as satisfying, to me anyway.
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Post by: Matt H. on December 07, 2005, 01:31:38 PM
Worst of all was "Toot, Whistle, Plunk, and Boom," Disney's first Cinemascope and stereophonic short.

First, the widescreen image has not been enhanced for widescreen televisions, so it doesn't look as good as it could have looked. Even worse, the stereophonic sound has been mishandled horribly and in an attempt to run it through the surround channels have managed to screw it up terribly with voices fading in and out, the right channel almost silent like its pitch has been turned down to a whisper. The sound is very directional in this short, so that makes for an impossible listening experience.

I was almost convinced I had blown a speaker except I ran a sound test to make sure all the channels were active and the speakers were working.

DR Ron, when you get yours, I hope you'll watch this short through your system to see if it's as bad as what I was hearing today.

Either I've got a defective copy of the disc (hard to believe since the other two shorts played with no sound problems) or Disney dropped the ball badly on this one.
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Post by: Matt H. on December 07, 2005, 01:34:58 PM
After the disappointing experience with the Disney tin (I didn't try the second disc which has some other favorites: "Pigs Is Pigs" and "A Symposium on Popular Song"), I went back to my Season 10 of FRIENDS to get some laughs via the second disc. Hilarious.

Got to the episode where Joey appears on the $100,000 Pyramid and stopped it since it's my favorite episode of the season (except for the final episode.) I'll watch it later tonight.
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on December 07, 2005, 01:43:03 PM
Well, POO.  First Fox screws up the Todd-AO "Oklahoma" and now Disney screws up some of the features on the new tins.

Too much product being released with too little care and effort behind them.
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Post by: Matt H. on December 07, 2005, 01:46:37 PM
Well, as I said, I will be curious to see if your equipment reacts the same way to the stereophonic sound on "Plunk, Whistle, et al."
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Post by: Jrand70 on December 07, 2005, 01:47:34 PM
I skipped these releases, but hopefully we will get SPIN & MARTY season two with Annette....and the serial ANNETTE, too, sooner or later!

Have to agree about Maltin's intros.  Wish they could be skipped.  
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on December 07, 2005, 01:48:09 PM
POO, again.  What a revoltin' development!
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Post by: Matt H. on December 07, 2005, 01:48:48 PM
Just read the review of the new KING KONG on the VARIETY website.

It's a measured rave. Measured because the film is 3 hours and 7 minutes long. Takes 70 minutes just to get to Kong. But once there, awewsome doesn't begin to describe it.

The reviewer is predicting LORD OF THE RINGS size grosses and thinks it might even rival TITANIC grosses.
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Post by: Matt H. on December 07, 2005, 01:49:50 PM
I skipped these releases, but hopefully we will get SPIN & MARTY season two with Annette....and the serial ANNETTE, too, sooner or later!

Have to agree about Maltin's intros.  Wish they could be skipped.  

The ANNETTE serial was my favorite of the entire series. That's what I really wanted.
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Post by: Jrand70 on December 07, 2005, 01:52:01 PM
Indiana Corn Page Four Dance.  8)


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Post by: Jrand70 on December 07, 2005, 01:54:05 PM
I still remember the title of one episode of ANNETTE - it had something to do with a lost necklace....and Annette and Roberta Shore were head to head....when the announcer broke:

Tune in next time for: "Almost A Hairpulling Fight!"
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Post by: JoseSPiano on December 07, 2005, 02:02:48 PM
Good Afternoon!

Greetings once again from the Green Room of the Fichandler Stage at Arena Stage.

Well, Act 1 is teched...

...First preview is Friday night.

Tomorrow is going to be interesting.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on December 07, 2005, 02:03:27 PM
DR Iris - Do you need a sublettor?

;)
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Post by: JoseSPiano on December 07, 2005, 02:07:38 PM
Happy Birthday, Jane!!![/b]
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Post by: Jrand70 on December 07, 2005, 02:13:05 PM
What about those compression shorts - inquiring minds want to know.
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Post by: Rodzinski on December 07, 2005, 02:15:49 PM
As the ads for Indiana Beach go,

"There's more than corn in Indiana."
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Post by: Jrand70 on December 07, 2005, 02:18:12 PM
Effie's song "I'm Not Going" is terrific (even though Jennifer Holiday's diction gets onto my nerves) - however it is NOT the first act curtain.

After the song there is a short scene with the new Dreams - with Effie nowhere in sight....she may sing "I'm not...." but she did.....

Every advance anyone makes in that show is through a bad or dirty deal.   They sing a song about love and family and then they kick her out.  She sings a song about staying and then she goes.  It's one wacky show!

I can hardly wait for the movie!  You can have RENT!!
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Post by: Jrand70 on December 07, 2005, 02:19:45 PM
As the ads for Indiana Beach go,

"There's more than corn in Indiana."


Yea, a ferris wheel and a roller coaster!  And free drinks.  Indiana's Holiday World and Water Park -  :P

They changed the name because a couple of years ago some Yahoo fell off the roller coaster....looking for corn no doubt.  8)
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Post by: Matt H. on December 07, 2005, 02:20:37 PM
I forgot. Who's directing DREAMGIRLS?
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Post by: bk on December 07, 2005, 02:28:41 PM
Question for BK!
Regarding last night's tale, when you and Lembeck were both up for the same part, being that you knew each other, was this something you discussed at the time—who might get it and so forth—or did you only find out later that you were competing with each other?

Oh, we both knew it was between the two of us, but by that point we weren't really that close anymore - just spoke occasionally, so we never discussed it.  
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Post by: bk on December 07, 2005, 02:31:11 PM
Had a delighfully delightful luncheon with Pogue.  We laughed and laughed, and just when we thought we could laugh no more, we laughed again.

As to the Kong rave and gross predictions - we shall see.
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Post by: MBarnum on December 07, 2005, 02:36:01 PM
Kong is over 3 hours? Oh, golly.
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Post by: MBarnum on December 07, 2005, 02:36:44 PM
I am waiting and hoping for ANNETTE too...I loved that serial!

I should look up Roberta Shore for an interview...she would be a fun one to talk to.
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Post by: George on December 07, 2005, 02:38:06 PM
Of course, Kong'll gross what "Titanic" did...it's called inflation!  Plus there are more people in the world now to see it than there were in 1997.  How obvious is that? ;)







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Post by: Matt H. on December 07, 2005, 02:38:44 PM
I am waiting and hoping for ANNETTE too...I loved that serial!

I should look up Roberta Shore for an interview...she would be a fun one to talk to.

Great idea! I hope you can locate her.
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Post by: Matt H. on December 07, 2005, 02:44:44 PM
Off to get that den cleaned now and then settling in for DVDs and a new episode of VERONICA MARS.

Veronica on jury duty tonight? That should lead to an interesting mystery investigation.
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Post by: Matt H. on December 07, 2005, 02:48:14 PM
Not much of a dance, but an early Lucy memory just the same.


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Post by: Charles Pogue on December 07, 2005, 02:49:23 PM
I took our own BK for an early B'day lunch at BIRDS as I will not be around on his actual natal day to throw him a surprise partay.  As he said : Laughed & laughed, etc.  Then we frolicked in Counterpoint Records and Books down the street.  He bought a record rarity; I bought some plays..not so rare.
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Post by: MBarnum on December 07, 2005, 02:58:40 PM
And just like that I have found her...who knew she lived in Utah!
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Post by: Jrand70 on December 07, 2005, 03:01:19 PM
DRMATTH - DREAMGIRLS goes into production in January with Bill Condon directing.  He also did the screenplay.  He did the screenplay for CHICAGO and the screenplay/direction of GODS & MONSTERS and KINSEY.
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Post by: Jrand70 on December 07, 2005, 03:02:15 PM
Another BK Question...and DR CP - I will give this one to you as well.

Which current (or never filmed) stage play or musical would you like to do the screenplay for?
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Post by: Jrand70 on December 07, 2005, 03:02:50 PM
LOL....The Mockingbird Mystery....

Ethel reads Lucy's cards in this episode!  8)
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Post by: Jrand70 on December 07, 2005, 03:03:55 PM
Roberta was the young female lead in THE SHAGGY DOG and was of course in Tv's THE VIRGINIAN.
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Post by: Cillaliz on December 07, 2005, 03:40:19 PM
Of course, Kong'll gross what "Titanic" did...it's called inflation!  Plus there are more people in the world now to see it than there were in 1997.  How obvious is that? ;)





Really? I can't imagine seeing Kong once let alone as many times as I paid to see Titanic, and I will never tell how many that really was
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Post by: Jrand70 on December 07, 2005, 03:44:09 PM
I paid to see TITANIC three times and bought the DVD - twice - oh gosh...I bought the video twice as well.  Oh my!

KONG!!!!  I want to see KONG!!!!
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Post by: Cillaliz on December 07, 2005, 03:44:42 PM
HAPPY B'DAY DR JANE!!!!!! I agree with Rodzinski....YOU ROCK!!
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Post by: Ginny on December 07, 2005, 03:49:10 PM
Oh, my, the hysteria has begun here.  A snowstorm is predicted to move in to SW Ohio tomorrow afternoon and result in about 5 inches of snow by Friday morning.  Actually, I'd kind of like a snow day Friday, so vibes along those lines would be appreciated!
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Post by: Cillaliz on December 07, 2005, 03:50:14 PM
I paid to see TITANIC three times and bought the DVD - twice - oh gosh...I bought the video twice as well.  Oh my!

KONG!!!!  I want to see KONG!!!!

Oh, you're not even close to the number of times I saw Titanic, let's just say it was the low double digits, and that was before I got the videotape or the dvd.  I wasn't into the love story, I was into the history of the ship and what really happened.   I went to the Titanic Exposition in St Paul, now that was amazing. It was a lot of artifacts that were brought up from the real ship...it was amazing how well preserved everything was. It was something
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Post by: Cillaliz on December 07, 2005, 03:52:22 PM
Cool, if you follow the tickets link on amazon about Lestat it takes you to the Lestat website  here's the link http://www.lestat.com/
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Post by: Ginny on December 07, 2005, 03:52:56 PM
DR Cillaliz - we went to a Titanic exhibit at the Museum Center at Cincinnati's Union Terminal.  Am I remembering correctly that, when you entered, you got someone's identity and found out at the end whether or not you'd survived?  BTW, I liked the movie, too.
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Post by: Cillaliz on December 07, 2005, 03:58:25 PM
DR Cillaliz - we went to a Titanic exhibit at the Museum Center at Cincinnati's Union Terminal.  Am I remembering correctly that, when you entered, you got someone's identity and found out at the end whether or not you'd survived?  BTW, I liked the movie, too.

Oh, that's cool. They didn't do that in St Paul.  
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Post by: Cillaliz on December 07, 2005, 03:59:47 PM
One of the specials on the new Titanic DVD is commentary by 2 consulting historians. I haven't watched that yet, it may be interesting, think I might just watch that tonight
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Post by: MBarnum on December 07, 2005, 04:00:16 PM
Cillaliz, did you see any of the other versions of TITANIC?
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Post by: Tomovoz on December 07, 2005, 04:01:25 PM
From the collection:
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Post by: Cillaliz on December 07, 2005, 04:02:12 PM
The weatherman cracked me up tonight..he said, "It's going to be warmer tonight, only 3 below zero"   This sub-zero stuff has really taken a toll on me and everyone else, can't wait until the weekend...it's going to be 30 degrees!!!
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Post by: Tomovoz on December 07, 2005, 04:02:15 PM
Whoops! A bit too small.  
Roberta Shaw's "Shaggy Dog"
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Post by: Cillaliz on December 07, 2005, 04:08:09 PM
Cillaliz, did you see any of the other versions of TITANIC?

You mean earlier movies? Or do you mean the deleted scenes and alternate ending?  
Actually it's yes to both, but the reason I liked the most recent version was the historical accuracy. The history was in the background. Obviously the love story is total fiction (well there was a Jack Dawson on board, he's buried in Nova Scotia with a number of the other Titanic fatalities, lol, my parents took a photo of his grave for me on one of their vacations) but it was there and I thought that was cool.
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Post by: Jrand70 on December 07, 2005, 04:08:33 PM
Roberta could sing, too!

Yes DRGINNY - when we saw the exhibit in Louisville we got a passenger name.....I didn't survive.  8-(

DR CILLA LIZ and anyone else who would like to try a Gmail address - email me at Jaynrand@gmail.com and put INVITE in the subject.  Great storage and SPAM blocking.
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Post by: Jrand70 on December 07, 2005, 04:11:01 PM
DR CILLA LIZ I the historical commentary on the new DVD set is by Don Lynch and Ken Marschall who did the same thing on the DVD of A NIGHT TO REMEMBER.....I haven't listened to it, but I would assume it is original to the Cameron film.
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Post by: Cillaliz on December 07, 2005, 04:13:24 PM
DR CILLA LIZ I the historical commentary on the new DVD set is by Don Lynch and Ken Marschall who did the same thing on the DVD of A NIGHT TO REMEMBER.....I haven't listened to it, but I would assume it is original to the Cameron film.
DR JRand, I don't think I'm going to do gmail. I'm happy with what I've got, but thanks for asking
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Post by: bk on December 07, 2005, 04:13:51 PM
Jrand: The Most Happy Fella.

Kong is not Titanic - Titanic, whether one liked it or not, operates on a whole different emotional level.  I hear this Kong is endless, trite, and, at times, rather inane.  And it doesn't matter WHAT it grosses (which will most likely be inflated), it has to make a billion dollars or something to break even.  Films like this have simply killed the motion picture industry dead.
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Post by: Jrand70 on December 07, 2005, 04:14:51 PM
Thanks for answering my first question, BK.  

Have a great first blocking rehearsal tonight.

Yes, DR GINNY, we have 4-6 inches of snow predicted for us starting at about 11 am tomorrow and lasting through early Friday morning.
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Post by: Cillaliz on December 07, 2005, 04:15:05 PM
DR CILLA LIZ I the historical commentary on the new DVD set is by Don Lynch and Ken Marschall who did the same thing on the DVD of A NIGHT TO REMEMBER.....I haven't listened to it, but I would assume it is original to the Cameron film.

It's been a long time since I've seen A NIGHT TO REMEMBER, it would be interesting to see that historical commentary as well. I think I'll rent it and watch. Thanks for the idea
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Post by: Jrand70 on December 07, 2005, 04:16:08 PM
And my second question.

The Most Happy Fella....EXTRY GOOD CHERCE as they say in Indiana.

Okay DR CILLA LIZ!
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Post by: Jrand70 on December 07, 2005, 04:17:13 PM
It's been a long time since I've seen A NIGHT TO REMEMBER, it would be interesting to see that historical commentary as well. I think I'll rent it and watch. Thanks for the idea


It's a very good commentary and they reference the Cameron film which I think was in production at the time, or at least in preproduction.  
 8)
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Post by: Jane on December 07, 2005, 04:20:06 PM
***A VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO OUR OWN DR JANE!!!***


May your day be filled with love, laughter, and cake.  And may DH Keith have the kindness to take back the cold and replace it with a more suitable gift :)

LOL, if only he could.  He has had his for so long I'm sure he wishes I had taken away the entire cold, not just a small portion of it.

We each had a small piece of my birthday cake this afternoon.
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Post by: Ginny on December 07, 2005, 04:22:24 PM
Yes, DR GINNY, we have 4-6 inches of snow predicted for us starting at about 11 am tomorrow and lasting through early Friday morning.

Guess there's no escaping it, huh?
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Post by: Jane on December 07, 2005, 04:25:51 PM
Birthdays sure are fun here at HHW, especially gooey ones.  :D

Thank you S.W.W., JRand, Matt H, Jason, Vixmom, Jennifer, Ron & Charles Pogue.

JRand I’m please your drive is much more pleasant on my birthday.

DRLaura, I love that kitten.  Can you email it to me?

MBarnum’s brother delivered flowers from Craig and Ioana.  Bryan also sent a beautiful bouquet he ordered from a local shop.

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Post by: Ben on December 07, 2005, 04:26:03 PM
A very happy birthday to our dear Jane!!!
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Post by: Jane on December 07, 2005, 04:28:57 PM
In honor of DR Jane's birthday, today I'm reading this book, which is about selling Christmas trees at the corner of Jane St. and 8th Ave. in NYC.  Our Oct. 5 tour with Jose took us right past this corner!

I need to find this book-it's great.  :D
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Post by: Ben on December 07, 2005, 04:30:03 PM
We are back from basket packing. It was a busy day. I cut my finger early in the day. I stanched the bleeding and put on a band-aid. During the day of work my hands got dirty and the band-aid slowly started loosening. I took it off and saw no blood so I kept it off. Then with more work the blood started again. It was near the end of the work day so I just washed my hands and wrapped a napkin and tape around it. It didn't work. Lucky Anthony was there with help in his bag. I wrapped the finger and now (after a stop at the Diner for dinner - me a feta chees omlette and Anthony scrambled eggs with home fries) it's been cleaned, disinfected and wrapped with another band-aid. All taken care of. I shall wear work gloves tomorrow (at points during the day I have to lift boxes of sweaters and such hence the dirty hands and the scrapes and boo-boos). Enough of my trials and tribulations.

Cake for everyone!!!
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Post by: bk on December 07, 2005, 04:30:47 PM
Frankly, there are not nearly enough postings for a major birthday bash, so let's get off the complacent butt cheeks and get some postin' goin' on.  
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Post by: Cillaliz on December 07, 2005, 04:37:38 PM
We are back from basket packing. It was a busy day. I cut my finger early in the day. I stanched the bleeding and put on a band-aid. During the day of work my hands got dirty and the band-aid slowly started loosening. I took it off and saw no blood so I kept it off. Then with more work the blood started again. It was near the end of the work day so I just washed my hands and wrapped a napkin and tape around it. It didn't work. Lucky Anthony was there with help in his bag. I wrapped the finger and now (after a stop at the Diner for dinner - me a feta chees omlette and Anthony scrambled eggs with home fries) it's been cleaned, disinfected and wrapped with another band-aid. All taken care of. I shall wear work gloves tomorrow (at points during the day I have to lift boxes of sweaters and such hence the dirty hands and the scrapes and boo-boos). Enough of my trials and tribulations.

Cake for everyone!!!

DR Ben, I think your volunteer work on the baskets is wonderful. Wish I could be there to pitch in and help
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Post by: Jane on December 07, 2005, 04:38:53 PM
Jason, I’m sorry you won’t be sharing your apartment with a kitten.

George, Jed, JMK (looking forward to the cake), thank you for the birthday wishes.  

Rodkinsky & Cillaliz your are so sweet.  I have been rocking & rolling to the music on the jukebox.

Jose & Ben thanks.  All these wonderful birthday wishes are so much fun.  
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Post by: Jane on December 07, 2005, 04:43:59 PM

Thanks for all the puppy vibes.  I hope to have an update tomorrow.

Craig can’t easily call from Bulgaria but I did wake up to an email from him.  A bit later his girlfriend wrote.  While she made a few mistakes her English is wonderful.  She sent a beautiful sweet note.  She had an ordeal trying to get someone to drive her to the vet.  I’m not sure how big Yogi is now, last we saw him he was just a wee thing, however she said he is now too big to be allowed in a cab.  Living in the city they don’t have a car, not that Craig ever wants to drive in Romania again.
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Post by: Jane on December 07, 2005, 04:47:14 PM
My brother George called after my hike, just as I was having breakfast-perfect timing. He always calls on my birthday.  

Keith should be ready in a few minutes to take me out to dinner.  We will eat in a charming restaurant overlooking the beautifully lit plaza.  For dessert I shall treat myself to gingerbread.   :)
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Post by: Jane on December 07, 2005, 04:49:32 PM
Bruce did I post enough?  How could I not give you lots of posts after such a wonderful birthday greeting!
Title: Re:OPERATING ON THREE HOURS OF SLEEP
Post by: Jrand70 on December 07, 2005, 04:57:02 PM
Sounds like the Birthday is rolling along....just like me on my new tire....referenced by DR JANE!  It is like a new car!  Well....not really....but

Flowers, gifts, emails....AND cake!!!
Title: Re:OPERATING ON THREE HOURS OF SLEEP
Post by: Jrand70 on December 07, 2005, 04:58:23 PM
I think for Bruce's Birthday tomorrow....we should all post a favorite short paragraph from one of his books!

It will be like reading a mini-Kritzer (NOT a Minnie Kritzer) day......

What dya say? :)
Title: Re:OPERATING ON THREE HOURS OF SLEEP
Post by: Jrand70 on December 07, 2005, 04:59:02 PM
Project RUNWAY season Two starts on BRAVO tonight at 10 EST!!
Title: Re:OPERATING ON THREE HOURS OF SLEEP
Post by: Ben on December 07, 2005, 05:07:43 PM
We received a package from our dear friends in Nottingham. I picked it up at the post office this morning and tonight when we came home we opened our early Christmas presents. Since we will be in Dublin on Christmas Day and our friends are in Southeast Asia on a 25th Anniversary cruise we decided to open them tonight. We got a WONDERFUL tea cozy for our tea pot, a tin of English Toffees, a tin of "Travel Sweets" (candy in a metal tin with the London Underground logo) and two beautiful clown dolls which are sitting under our tree next to Pooh and Tigger (BTW, Tom, lovely card this morning of your children relaxing in the Australian sun).

Friday we are going to the Irish Tourist Board to look for any last minute trip ideas. Saturday we have most of the day free and then we have an early Christmas party. Most of Sunday is free and then dinner with an old college friend in from DC. Monday through Wednesday we continue packing, Thursday is my office party and then Friday evening we leave for the Emerald Isle. Anthony will be changing some money on Friday (he just got the check for his VW commercial) so he's getting very excited.

We may go see Auntie Mame tomorrow. Depends on how tired I am. I think Anthony is going either way. I would love to see the movie on a big screen. It's one of my favorites. Time will tell.

I'm signing off now, probably for the night. See you all tomorrow.

P.S. I probably won't get to post until later, after 4pm so an early Happy Birthday to You-Know-Who!!!
Title: Re:OPERATING ON THREE HOURS OF SLEEP
Post by: Jason on December 07, 2005, 05:13:36 PM
I received a rather upsetting call from my mother as I was on the train home tonight. No one's dead, though I suspect she wishes she were right about now.

She really wanted to surprise my dad for Christmas this year with a Rolex watch and for some reason decided Ebay was the best way to find one for less than $900. She sent a money order for $850 and has just found out that the seller was fraudulent and she won't be getting the watch. Of course, there's no way to stop payment on a money order, so she's out all that money with nothing to show for it and she felt compelled to call me about it. I didn't know what to say to comfort her - I'm the last person to call about money issues.

I'm afraid I wasn't as sympathetic as she'd like me to have been. In fact, I told her I thought it was a bad idea when she first mentioned it to me and before I knew it, I kind of reminded her of that. I also reminded her that dad had been ripped off when he ordered a $200 Mont Blanc pen on Ebay last  year. She said, "Your dad is so embarassed. He says this is what we get for being materialistic," to which I replied (without thinking or censoring), "No...that's what you get for buying a Rolex on Ebay." I don't think that's what she wanted to hear and now I feel really bad about it. She followed that with, "Well, it'll just be another in a long line of shitty Christmases." I've heard that every year for the last 29 years and I'm sick of it. I told her to stop and that I'd rather not come home if she was going to start with that. Then she said, "Well, I have to go..." and I felt like a real heel.

There's nothing I can do or say to fix the Ebay screw-up or make it better and now I'm feeling really guilty about the idea of accepting gifts from them when it's possible that they won't have anything to open on Christmas day. It's not about the gifts or the money - I know - but I still feel guilty. And I know I won't be able to give them anything nice this year 'cause I just can't afford it.

I talked (and cried) about this with my roommate for over an hour and now my head hurts. I love my mom, but I'm her son - not her girlfriend or her husband...I'm not the person to tell these things to. She knows it upsets me when she does this stuff - like calling me to wish me a happy birthday just before telling me that my brother may or may not be doing illegal things - and yet I'm the one she continues to call. UGH!

OK...that's all I can handle. Done with my rant. Thank you for listening.
Title: Re:OPERATING ON THREE HOURS OF SLEEP
Post by: Jrand70 on December 07, 2005, 05:31:26 PM
Family.....DR JASON....I am one of 8 children.  I hear you....I hear everything you say....

I'm assuming it wasn't a USPS money order, but if you read the small print on your receipt sometimes there is SOME recourse....  If the money was sent across the state line, it is FEDERAL FRAUD and your mother should contact the Fraud Division of the Attorney General in the state the bum lives in....usually you can do it online.  The amount is also probably a felony rather than just a misdemeanor.

She might also contact some other people via their emails from his previous auctions and see if they have had any success in prosecuting him.

 :P
Title: Re:OPERATING ON THREE HOURS OF SLEEP
Post by: Jrand70 on December 07, 2005, 05:35:32 PM
DR BEN have a great day tomorrow...and even if you are tired and bloody, there is NO better way to feel better than Rosalind Russell....just imagine the reaction of a theatre FULL of people when she says:  "Oh what he did to my bust" .....and.... "There, are we all lit?" ... and... her wonderful exchange with Mrs. Upson: "Mamie, do you like gin?"  Mame: "Love it."  Mrs. Upson: "After dinner we'll get out the cards and have a game."

GO SEE MAME.  You go, too, DR JASON!  :)
Title: Re:OPERATING ON THREE HOURS OF SLEEP
Post by: Jrand70 on December 07, 2005, 05:36:03 PM
So are we going to post paragraphs tomorrow?

Hello?  Is this thing on?

Hello?
Title: Re:OPERATING ON THREE HOURS OF SLEEP
Post by: Jrand70 on December 07, 2005, 05:36:23 PM
How was the doctor, DR RLP?
Title: Re:OPERATING ON THREE HOURS OF SLEEP
Post by: Jrand70 on December 07, 2005, 05:46:38 PM
Almost time for LOST
Title: Re:OPERATING ON THREE HOURS OF SLEEP
Post by: bk on December 07, 2005, 06:02:32 PM
It must be reported to eBay immediately.  How did she realize he's a fraudulent seller - his feedback?  What led her to the conclusion.  And yes, there are indeed ways to stop payments on money orders - there is usually a number to call, but the time is critical.  Also, eBay has some buyer and fraud protection and will probably cover some of it, especially if this guy has been doing it before and they haven't done anything about it.  She should get his contact info - if she needs directions on how to do that let me know - that way she has his address and phone number and can try calling him.

Was the money order sent to a PO box or a home address?  If it's the latter, then she should call the police department of that city and they may be able to be helpful (I did that once, and they paid the seller a little visit).  
Title: Re:OPERATING ON THREE HOURS OF SLEEP
Post by: Rodzinski on December 07, 2005, 06:19:43 PM
Then go down to Chinatown and buy her a "Rolex" for $40 from the vendors there.
Title: Re:OPERATING ON THREE HOURS OF SLEEP
Post by: MBarnum on December 07, 2005, 06:25:46 PM
Hey you New Yorkers, I sent all of you a little PM about a show that my friend Charles Bloom is doing later this month (Vixmom, i meant to send it to you but for some reason it did not send to you...I may have missed a few other NYers as well!!)....anyhow, here is the posting for any and all who may be interested1

Charles is the son of actress Carolyn Kearney and screenwriter Harold Jack Bloom. Charles was a child actor in the 70s and 80s and now works in New York as a lyricist!

Here is the info: I hope some of you will be able to attend!



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For Immediate Release, Please                                    
 Contact:  Bill Coyle / bill@shaffer-coyle.com

 

“Some of the finest songs I've heard this year . . .

lush, lovely, and romantic music that makes me yearn for a time when we heard such beautiful melodies.”

- Peter Filichia, Theater Mania/ Star Ledger

 

“New York musical theatre needs a truly creative and honest voice like Bloom right now.  Audiences will only benefit

from exposure – of any kind – to his work.”

- Matthew Murray, Talkin’ Broadway

 

“Bloom is clearly a talented composer & lyricist. Engaging songs with emotionally rich melodies  & funny, well crafted lyrics”

- Stan Richardson, NYTheatre.com

 

BEYOND THE MUSIC: THE SONGS OF CHARLES BLOOM

 

The Songs of Rising Musical Theatre Composer/Lyricist Charles Bloom To Be Showcased In A New Revue At Don't Tell Mama (343 W. 46th Street)

Featuring Erin Davie, Chris Gunn and Jim Weitzer

Directed by Michael Cassara

Musical Direction by Ray Fellman

2 Performances Only!

Sunday, 12/18 at 8pm and Monday, 12/19 at 6:30pm

Visit www.charlesbloomusic.com (http://www.charlesbloomusic.com)

The music of composer Charles Bloom (Insomnia, Heaven Knows) will be presented in a new revue, BEYOND THE MUSIC: THE SONGS OF CHARLES BLOOM, to be performed at Don’t Tell Mama (343 West 46th Street) for 2 performances only in December:  Sunday, December 18 at 8 p.m. and Monday, December 19 at 6:30 p.m.

BEYOND THE MUSIC . . . will feature performers Erin Davie (currently appearing in Infertility: The Musical Off-Broadway and seen in the national tours of The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Swing!), Chris Gunn (Broadway’s Little Women) and Jim Weitzer (The Phantom of the Opera and Little Women).  

More . . .

Directed by Michael Cassara, BEYOND THE MUSIC . . . also features Music Director Ray Fellman on piano and Chris Downes on bass.

There is a $12.00 cover charge, plus a 2 drink minimum (cash only).  For reservations, please call (212) 757-0788.

BIOGRAPHY

Charles Bloom has written the book, music and lyrics to the musicals Pablo (workshopped at The York Theatre Company as well as The Los Angeles Theatre Center), Insomnia (featured in the 2005 Midtown International Theatre Festival and selected to The 2005 Cardiff International Festival of Musical Theatre in England) and Heaven Knows (part of the 2005 Bound For Broadway V at Merkin Concert Hall).  With numerous songs, parodies and pieces of special material in his catalogue, his works have been heard in cabarets, theatres and concerts on both coasts.  The list of artists that have performed his songs include Michael Feinstein, B.D. Wong, Vicki Lewis, Cheyenne Jackson, Andrea Marcovicci and Bruce Vilanch.  Charles also composed the music and lyrics to “Let’s Go To The Circus” (Walt Disney Productions) as well as musicalizations of Samson and Delilah and Calamity Jane with two-time Academy Award winning composer Al Kasha.  Charles is a member of The Dramatists Guild and ASCAP and is an alumnus of the BMI Musical Theatre Workshop.  Originally from Los Angeles, Charles currently lives in New York with his dog, Toby.

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PS: Dog Toby is very cute!!

Title: Re:OPERATING ON THREE HOURS OF SLEEP
Post by: MBarnum on December 07, 2005, 06:26:52 PM
I must eat now and finish watching the wonderful Bing Crosby/Edith Fellows film PENNIES FROM HEAVEN....I see why you like this film so much BK!
Title: Re:OPERATING ON THREE HOURS OF SLEEP
Post by: Danise on December 07, 2005, 06:31:34 PM
Evening folks!  Just couldn’t let the day go by without stopping in to wish our Dear Jane the Happiest of Birthdays!

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I do so hope that all are well.  Vibes to those who need them.  

I'm still tired but doing better.  There just is so much to do during the Holidays!  

I’ve received the nicest Christmas card from Ben and Ant and a lovely calendar from Tom and Colin—Mom thinks Oz is beautiful.  Thank you so very much for thinking about me.   :)

I also received my Michael Ball DVD today.  Can’t wait to watch it this weekend.

Well, there’s not much else to tell.  Have a GREAT evening all!
Title: Re:OPERATING ON THREE HOURS OF SLEEP
Post by: Jason on December 07, 2005, 06:54:06 PM
I just got off the phone with my mom. We had an honest-to-God TALK for probably the second time in my whole life. It was good. I didn't tell her EVERYTHING about my life thus far, but I got some stuff off my chest and told her things that I need from her (i.e. to not go into this holiday thinking it's going to be shitty and not to call me when she really needs to be talking to a friend...or a therapist). And! She even apologized to me - for several things! And I got some apologies out, too - including ones from their trip back in November when I behaved like a snob sometimes. That may have been the best conversation we've ever had. There were certainly some tears, but we both held it together pretty well, considering. And now I'm exhausted, but I got a lot off my chest.

BK: I found out from mom that they paid with an online wire transfer. The seller is in London. According to Ebay's Buyer Protection Policies, they can't do anything about fraudulent sales that were paid for with wire transfers (Western Union). If there's anything you can think of that might help, I'd certainly look into it for them. Mom's not very internet-savvy, but my dad could look into it, too.

I really appreciate the help, and I'm sure my family would, too.
Title: Re:OPERATING ON THREE HOURS OF SLEEP
Post by: Jennifer on December 07, 2005, 07:06:28 PM
DR Jason, I also think that there is something your mother can do.

But, 1. I would always pay by credit card.  That way you can stop payment if you have to.  And 2. I would always check the positive and negative feedback very carefully.  Someone with good feedback is not very likely to be a fraud.

I would contact ebay immediately.  There is a contract between buyer and seller. And since she will have a copy of her money order, she can prove that she sent the money.

I am also curious to know how she found out the seller was a fraud.

I think you had a right to give her a bit of grief. I mean sending out that kind of money without making sure the seller is legit is not smart.  BUt the fact that you are so upset about this shows what a good person you are.  So don't feel bad.
Title: Re:OPERATING ON THREE HOURS OF SLEEP
Post by: Jennifer on December 07, 2005, 07:10:10 PM
Hmmm DR Jason just read your follow-up. I've never heard of paying on ebay by a wire transfer. I guess the seller found a way to beat the system.

Maybe she can contact her bank (since she had to wire the money out of her account). Does her bank allow for fraud?

Good luck. And glad you had a good talk.
Title: Re:OPERATING ON THREE HOURS OF SLEEP
Post by: FJL on December 07, 2005, 07:25:21 PM
Hmmm...Do-Re-Milla's birthday list for theater-related birthday on Dec. 8th is up.  I wonder who's celebrating a brithday tomorrow.  


Today's Birthdays 12/8
Posted by:    do_re_milla

Queen of Scots Mary 12/8/1542 - 2/8/1587 Scottish queen, source mat'l

Queen of Sweden Christina 12/8/1626 - 4/19/1689 Swedish queen, source mat'l

Camille Claudel 12/8/1864 - 10/19/1943 French sculptor, source mat'l

Jean Sibelius 12/8/1865 - 9/20/1957 Finnish composer, violin lovers, take a listen to Oistrak's performance of the Sibelius vln concerto

Diego Rivera 12/8/1886 - 11/25/1957 Mexican painter, politically controversial murals in Ministry of Education Building, National Palace and other government buildings in Mexico City, Rockefeller Ctr (painted over), source mat'l

James Thurber 12/8/1894 - 11/2/1961 writer: New Yorker magazine; author: The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, My World and Welcome to It, The Last Flower, Is Sex Necessary? - The Male Animal (Leon Ames, Don DeFore, Elliott Nugent, Ruth Matteson, Gene Tierney)

Lee J. Cobb 12/08/1911 - Feb 11, 1976 performer, Husband of Helen Beverly (? - ?) divorced - Till the Day I Die (Robert Lewis, Russell Collins, Elia Kazan); Thunder Rock (Frances Farmer); Death of a Salesman; King Lear (Rene Auberjonois, Philip Bosco, Paul Rudd); tv's THE VIRGINIAN

Richard Fleischer 12/8/1916 director, author; son of pioneering animator Max Fleischer; nephew of Dave Fleischer, brother-in-law of Seymour Kneitel studied drama at Yale and joined New York's RKO-Pathé newsreel operation in 1942, where he wrote and directed for the "This Is America" series and wrote and produced "Flicker Flashbacks." His success there earned him a chance to move to the "real" RKO studio in Hollywood, where he proved his mettle on a series of suspenseful, noirish grade-B programmers like Bodyguard (1948, based on a story cowritten by Robert Altman!); His memoir, "Just Tell Me When to Cry," was published in 1993 - tv's & film's 20000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954)(terrific cast, Kirk Douglas, James Mason, Paul Lukas, Peter Lorre, & the seal! 1 of my fav Disney movies); The Happy Time (Charles Boyer, Louis Jourdan, Marsha Hunt, Linda Christian, Bobbie Driscoll); Barrabbas (Anthony Quinn, Silvana Mangano, Vittorio Gassman, Jack Palance, Ernest Borgnine, Simone Signoret, Sharon Tate[Extra (uncredited)); Fantastic Voyage; Dr. Doolittle; The Boston Strangler; Conan the Destroyer; Darkness at High Noon: The Carl Foreman Documents

Sammy Davis Jr. 12/8/1925 - May 16, 1990 husband of Loray White (1958 - 1959) divorced; May Britt (1960 - 196 divorced; Altovise Gore (1970 - 1990) his death; nephew of Will Maston, son of Sammy Davis, Sr., performer - entertainer: Sammy and Company, NBC Follies; group: The Will Mastin Trio; actor: The Kid Who Loved Christmas, Cannonball Run series, Sweet Charity, A Man Called Adam, Robin and the 7 Hoods, The Three Penny Opera, Ocean’s 11, Porgy and Bess, Golden Boy, Mr. Wonderful, Rufus Jones for President; member: The Rat Pack; author: Why Me?

Maximilian Schell 12/8/1930 performer - Academy Award-winning actor: Judgment at Nuremberg [1961]; Little Odessa, Abraham, Stalin, The Freshman, Peter the Great, The Chosen, Julia, The Man in the Glass Booth, The Odessa File, Heidi, The Young Lions, Wiseguy

David Carradine 12/08/1936 performer, half-brother of Keith Carradine; son of John Carradine - Royal Hunt of the Sun (Judd Jones, Chris Plummer)

James MacArthur 12/8/1937 - performer; adopted son of actress Helen Hayes & Charles MacArthur - Invitation to a March; tv's & film's Hawaii Five-O: Dano of “Book ’em, Dano”, Hang ’Em High, Spencer’s Mountain, The Interns, The Swiss Family Robinson

Graciela Daniele 12/08/1939 Writer, Lyricist, Choreographer, Director, Performer, Other, Production Crew, Creative Consultant; Wife of Jules Fisher - What Makes Sammy Run?; Coco; Follies; Chicago; 1981 The Pirates of Penzance (Kevin Kline, Estelle Parsons, Linda Ronstadt, Alix Korey); The Mystery of Edwin Drood; The Goodbye Girl; Ragtime; Annie Get Your Gun; Chita Rivera: The Dancer's Life

John Rubinstein 12/8/1946 husband of Jane Lanier, son of piano great Arthur Rubinstein, performer - Pippin; Fools; Getting Away With Murder (Christine Ebersole, Terrence Mann); Tony Award-winning actor: Children of a Lesser God [1980]; Crazy Like a Fox, Family, composer: score: The Candidate

Bruce Kimmel 12/8/1947 producer, performer, author, director - Producer of numerous theater albums, including The King and I (Donna Murphy, Lou Diamond Phillps); Bells are Ringing (Faith Prince); preserved many theater songs that might have gone unheard with the Lost in Boston series and the Unsung Musicals series; author of the novel "Writer's Block" (2004 - murder mystery novel about a musical's out-of-town tryout) and “Rewind” (2005); founder of Kritzerland label in 2005 (After The Ball, New Guy In Town, The Last Starfighter, among others), film's: writer, director and co-star of The First Nudie Musical (1979)

SHOWS THAT OPENED ON THIS DATE:

1903 Mam'selle Napoleon is Anna Held in this musical at the Knickerbocker Theatre. Produced by Held's husband Florenz Ziegfeld, with a score by Gustav Luders, this show will have a 43-performance run.

1925 "Why a duck?" The ineffable question is first asked on Broadway today, the opening night of the George S. Kaufman/Irving Berlin musical The Cocoanuts at the Lyric Theatre with four young stars who overshadowed even the august writing team: The Marx Brothers, Groucho, Chico, Harpo and Zeppo. The anarchic nonsense about the Florida land rush runs 377 performances and is made into a classic film (minus most of the songs).

1930 Cole Porter scandalizes Broadway with the streetwalker's lament, "Love For Sale," in the musical The New Yorkers, which opens tonight at B.S. Moss's Broadway Theatre for a run of 168 performances. Included in the huge cast are Jimmy Durante and Fred Waring's Pennsylvanians.

1943 John Van Druten's romantic comedy The Voice of the Turtle opens today at the Morosco Theatre, and goes on to a remarkable 1,557-performance run.

1948 Rex Harrison is Henry VIII and Joyce Redman is Anne of the Thousand Days, by Maxwell Anderson. This drama dealing with the King's betrothal and marriage to Anne Boleyn will run 286 performances.

1949 - One of America’s classic Broadway plays, and later, a major motion picture, debuted. Gentlemen Prefer Blondes began its long run at the Ziegfeld Theatre in New York City. Carol Channing starred in the musical and charmed audiences with the show’s songs such as her trademark signature, Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend.

1963 - Florence Henderson and Jose Ferrer co-starred in The Girl Who Came to Supper on Broadway. The production, however, only lasted for 112 shows.

1965 Lauren Bacall and Barry Nelson star in Cactus Flower. Abe Burrows directs and also adapted this work from Fleur de Cactus by Pierre Barillet and Jean-Pierre Gredy.

1991 One of the biggest musical flops of the 1990s, Nick & Nora, opens tonight at the Marquis Theatre -- and closes 9 performances later, despite a book by Arthur Laurents, score by Charles Strouse and Richard Maltby Jr., and performances by Joanna Gleason, Barry Bostwick and Faith Prince.

1994 Not a good date for Faith Prince, who opens on Broadway playing a dead housewife who returns to life in Donald Margulies' What's Wrong With This Picture?. It runs 12 performances at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre.

2002 Baz Luhrmann's staging of the opera La Boheme opens on Broadway today, with a directorial concept that makes it resemble a Broadway musical. The show will run 228 performances and win a special Tony honor for its three rotating casts of leads.

Title: Re:OPERATING ON THREE HOURS OF SLEEP
Post by: FJL on December 07, 2005, 07:32:32 PM
Wow!  It's Graciela Daniele's birthday tomorrow?

That calls for some kind of specially choreographed page 7 dance, doesn't it?

Title: Re:OPERATING ON THREE HOURS OF SLEEP
Post by: FJL on December 07, 2005, 07:33:55 PM
It's Lee J Cobb's birthday tomorrow, too.

There's got to be a dance for that - when did I have corn?
Title: Re:OPERATING ON THREE HOURS OF SLEEP
Post by: FJL on December 07, 2005, 07:35:46 PM
Interesting that Faith Prince is mentioned three times in the Dec. 8th birthdays, even though it's not her birthday.

So maybe the Prince is giving a ball for the page 7 dance?
Title: Re:OPERATING ON THREE HOURS OF SLEEP
Post by: FJL on December 07, 2005, 07:37:47 PM
In fact, lots of royalty seems to have been born or opened on Dec. 8th.
Title: Re:OPERATING ON THREE HOURS OF SLEEP
Post by: FJL on December 07, 2005, 07:42:37 PM
Interesting that on Dec. 8, 1949, the musical GENTLEMEN PREFER HAINES seems to have opened
Title: Re:OPERATING ON THREE HOURS OF SLEEP
Post by: FJL on December 07, 2005, 07:43:24 PM
Oh wait..that's GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDES.  Never mind!
Title: Re:OPERATING ON THREE HOURS OF SLEEP
Post by: Jane on December 07, 2005, 07:50:34 PM
Hi Danise, thanks for the wishes.
Title: Re:OPERATING ON THREE HOURS OF SLEEP
Post by: Jane on December 07, 2005, 07:51:06 PM
Bryan just called. :D
Title: Re:OPERATING ON THREE HOURS OF SLEEP
Post by: Matt H. on December 07, 2005, 08:18:01 PM
Isn't it great that we are such an eclectic bunch? I could BARELY make it through the Cameron TITANIC once. Some of you could never make it through I LOVE MELVIN.

It all balances out.
Title: Re:OPERATING ON THREE HOURS OF SLEEP
Post by: Jane on December 07, 2005, 08:22:38 PM
I'm still on the phone having a nice conversation.  Bryan talks while he cooks his dinner.  He is working very long hours for the holidays.
Title: Re:OPERATING ON THREE HOURS OF SLEEP
Post by: Matt H. on December 07, 2005, 08:23:06 PM
I finished watching the rest of the hilarious episodes on the second disc of FRIENDS' last season. Really enjoyed seeing Phoebe's wedding again.
Title: Re:OPERATING ON THREE HOURS OF SLEEP
Post by: Matt H. on December 07, 2005, 08:25:07 PM
Then, I put in the DVD A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS. Looks just fine, and the colors are more vibrant than I remembered them being. Loved it as much as usual.
Title: Re:OPERATING ON THREE HOURS OF SLEEP
Post by: Matt H. on December 07, 2005, 08:27:00 PM
VERONICA MARS had a fine episode with Keith actually doing some case investigation for a change, and his case was as interesting as Veronica's.




spoiler - - -











Looks like Veronica and Duncan aren't long for coupledom. And it was nice to see her best friend return. Loved how her face lit up. Probably the best holiday gift she could have received.
Title: Re:OPERATING ON THREE HOURS OF SLEEP
Post by: Matt H. on December 07, 2005, 08:27:46 PM
Got those Fox noirs today, and I'll probably watch THE DARK CORNER tomorrow.
Title: Re:OPERATING ON THREE HOURS OF SLEEP
Post by: Matt H. on December 07, 2005, 08:29:44 PM
It really doesn't matter to me at all whether the new KING KONG hits or misses. I've got the version of it I wanted on DVD. I really have no interest in seeing this new one.
Title: Re:OPERATING ON THREE HOURS OF SLEEP
Post by: Matt H. on December 07, 2005, 08:32:35 PM
ALIAS brought back Sark for a fun romp or two with our heroines. And David Anders got to use his voice sans British accent for part of the episode.








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Was Jack's playing the piano at the end of the episode indicative of anything other than that was his way of relaxing and unwinding? That just sort of came out of nowhere.
Title: Re:OPERATING ON THREE HOURS OF SLEEP
Post by: Jane on December 07, 2005, 08:35:50 PM
Dinner was very good.  My friend surprised me by calling ahead and treating me to dessert.  I only had room for one bite (the rest is waiting for me).  As it is I have most of my lasagna for dinner tomorrow.  After the soup and bread I was full.

We are off the phone now-so ‘night all and thank you for making my day extra special.

Title: Re:OPERATING ON THREE HOURS OF SLEEP
Post by: MBarnum on December 07, 2005, 08:40:32 PM
Glad you had a very nice day Jane!!
Title: Re:OPERATING ON THREE HOURS OF SLEEP
Post by: Matt H. on December 07, 2005, 08:41:32 PM
Guess I'll head downstairs to bed.

Good night, all, and enjoy the rest of your birthday, DR Jane.
Title: Re:OPERATING ON THREE HOURS OF SLEEP
Post by: DearReaderLaura on December 07, 2005, 08:50:59 PM
Glad you had a nice birthday, Jane.

I'd be happy to email the kitty file. Could you email me your address?  DearReaderLaura@hotmail.com

Title: Re:OPERATING ON THREE HOURS OF SLEEP
Post by: Jason on December 07, 2005, 09:04:08 PM
A very happy "it's 12:04 on the east coast" birthday to DH (Dear Host) BK!!!!
Title: Re:OPERATING ON THREE HOURS OF SLEEP
Post by: Iris* on December 07, 2005, 09:19:38 PM
Indeed, it's December the 8th on the East Coast.

Happy Birthday, BK!
Title: Re:OPERATING ON THREE HOURS OF SLEEP
Post by: Iris* on December 07, 2005, 09:23:47 PM
DRJose--

I don't have an actual apartment to sublet--if I did you could have stayed there for free!
I own a hotel/timeshare that I use about 1-2 weeks per month, sometimes more, depending on availability.
Title: Re:OPERATING ON THREE HOURS OF SLEEP
Post by: Cillaliz on December 07, 2005, 09:42:22 PM
Isn't it great that we are such an eclectic bunch? I could BARELY make it through the Cameron TITANIC once. Some of you could never make it through I LOVE MELVIN.

It all balances out.

I couldn't agree more, DR MATT. I think our eclectic tastes make things a lot more fun around here
Title: Re:OPERATING ON THREE HOURS OF SLEEP
Post by: Jason on December 07, 2005, 09:44:12 PM
I saw Cameron's "Titanic" at least 9 times in the theater and I can't remember how many times at home... Like CillaLiz, I mainly watched it for the historic aspect (I'm a Titanic freak), but I do remember having a very distinct crush on Ms. Kate Winslet, too...I think she's just gorgeous!
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Post by: Cillaliz on December 07, 2005, 09:44:46 PM
Jane, Glad you had a very nice birthday, you deserve it.

BK....Happy Birthday East Coast time and almost Central time...I'm off to bed but wanted to send best wishes before I signed off tonight. Hope you have a wonderful day
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Post by: Cillaliz on December 07, 2005, 09:45:42 PM
I saw Cameron's "Titanic" at least 9 times in the theater and I can't remember how many times at home... Like CillaLiz, I mainly watched it for the historic aspect (I'm a Titanic freak), but I do remember having a very distinct crush on Ms. Kate Winslet, too...I think she's just gorgeous!

We'll have to talk Titanic next time we get together. I became quite the Titanic freak, too.
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Post by: bk on December 07, 2005, 10:48:22 PM
Back from rehearsal - went very well - blocked quite a bit of act one (only two people, so not so difficult) - I'll be futzing with it endlessly, I'm sure, but it was a very good beginning.  I'm not feeling that well - all that lost sleep has taken its toll on me.  I'm gonna have some emergenC shortly, but right now I just have to sit on my couch like so much fish, then write the notes in a bit.
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Post by: Iris* on December 08, 2005, 12:51:27 AM
What kind of surprise party is THIS??
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Post by: Iris* on December 08, 2005, 12:51:57 AM
George, we shall have to eat all of these ham chunks by ourselves.
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Post by: George on December 08, 2005, 12:52:12 AM
I can't imagine seeing Kong once let alone as many times as I paid to see Titanic, and I will never tell how many that really was

Since the day is still open...my niece paid to see "Titanic" in the theater 21 times!  AND she also paid for me to take her to see it four times!
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Post by: Iris* on December 08, 2005, 12:52:20 AM
Not to mention the cheese slices.
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Post by: George on December 08, 2005, 12:53:21 AM
George, we shall have to eat all of these ham chunks by ourselves.

Ham chunks and lots of cheese!  


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Post by: George on December 08, 2005, 12:55:28 AM
I just got back from visiting my ex-boyfriend (we're still good friends :)) and I stopped at Tower Records.  I made a couple of DVD purchases for Christmas gifts and the original London cast recording of Oh What a Lovely War.  It's for myself, but Alexis, the oldest daughter my friend Margo is in a production of this show at her college.  She has no idea what the show is about and neither do I.  I'll let her borrow it ( ;) ) so that she knows what she's getting herself in for. :D
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Post by: Iris* on December 08, 2005, 12:55:56 AM
Hey, maybe there really IS a surprise party.

That's why the notes are so late.

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Post by: George on December 08, 2005, 12:59:04 AM
Oh, you're not even close to the number of times I saw Titanic, let's just say it was the low double digits, and that was before I got the videotape or the dvd.  I wasn't into the love story, I was into the history of the ship and what really happened.   I went to the Titanic Exposition in St Paul, now that was amazing. It was a lot of artifacts that were brought up from the real ship...it was amazing how well preserved everything was. It was something

My family all went to Seattle to see the Imax film "Titanica" when my niece Hilary was seven years old.  She fell in love with the story (I don't know why) and has been interested ever since.  She's seen all of the different movies about it and read lots of books.  Her grandmother's aunt even had a replica set of salt and pepper shakers that were the same kind that were used on the Titanic.  When the great, great aunt (I thinks that that's what she was to Hilary) died, she left her the shakers.  My niece was very happy to have even the replicas.
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Post by: George on December 08, 2005, 01:00:58 AM
DR Cillaliz - we went to a Titanic exhibit at the Museum Center at Cincinnati's Union Terminal.  Am I remembering correctly that, when you entered, you got someone's identity and found out at the end whether or not you'd survived?  BTW, I liked the movie, too.

That exhibit came to Seattle!  I don't remember who I had (if they survived or not), but the person my niece got was not a survivor. :'(