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Title: THE LATE, LATE SHOW
Post by: bk on March 11, 2006, 02:30:12 AM
Well, you've read the notes, the notes were late, late, and now it is time for you to post until the cows come home - they're watching The Late, Late Show right now, and then they'll be home directly.
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Post by: bk on March 11, 2006, 02:30:34 AM
And the word of the day is: EFFRONTERY!
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Post by: DearReaderLaura on March 11, 2006, 03:12:37 AM
First post, and this is what I have to say:

It's RAINING!!!!!
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Post by: Iris* on March 11, 2006, 03:46:05 AM
Hello, DR Laura-

It's raining here in California too! The weather prediction is for heavy rain and hail tonight and Saturday.
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Post by: Iris* on March 11, 2006, 03:51:34 AM
My favorite songs of Betty and Adolph include:

Long Before I Knew You- from Bells Are Ringing
                        and
I Know About Love- from Do Re Mi, especially Brian Stokes Mitchell's rendition on the Encores! revival recording.
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Post by: FJL on March 11, 2006, 05:16:10 AM
Favorite Comden and Green songs are "I'm Going Back" from BELLS ARE RINGING" and "Our Private World" from ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY.
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Post by: FJL on March 11, 2006, 05:21:24 AM
BK - I think I see what George was talking about re the splash page at kritzerland.com.  On my Internet Explorer, it's absolutely correct (with STAGE, Spirtas and Starfighter, in that order), and I was able to order the new CD's from there.  But on Skip's Road Runner Safari the splash page still comes up the old way.
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Post by: FJL on March 11, 2006, 05:22:55 AM
Back to Comden and Green songs- I do have  a special affinity for "What New At the Zoo" from DO-RE-MI, and find myself humming it at the oddest moments.  :)
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Post by: elmore3003 on March 11, 2006, 05:46:46 AM
Good morning, all!  And hello to you, DR TCB.  What are you doing up so early?  Yes, the song title is "It Depends on What You Pay."  I couldn't think of it last night.

Today, I'm having coffee with a friend of DR Panni who made the trek from Canada to see Paul Sorvino in THE MOST HAPPY FELLA, which sounds poorly directed from some postings on CastRecL.  I'm looking forward to meeting him.

This morning, I've got Act One Toyland notes to revise.  I've been putting off the revisions, but I was so happy with the revised Edit notes that I'm ready to jump in.

TOD:  What's New at the Zoo? (me, too DR FJL!)
         All of ON THE TOWN
         All of WONDERFUL TOWN
         All of TWENTIETH CENTURY
         Thanks a Lot But No Thanks
         Be a Santa
Title: Re:THE LATE, LATE SHOW
Post by: TCB on March 11, 2006, 05:56:02 AM
Good morning, elmore!  I have no idea why I am up, except that Angel had a little accident in the den this morning that needed cleaning and scrubbing.
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Post by: TCB on March 11, 2006, 05:56:31 AM
At least it wasn't me this time.
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Post by: TCB on March 11, 2006, 05:58:04 AM
Good morning, Mr. Pogue, and good morning, Ben.
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Post by: elmore3003 on March 11, 2006, 06:08:41 AM
Good morning, elmore!  I have no idea why I am up, except that Angel had a little accident in the den this morning that needed cleaning and scrubbing.

Well, pussy problems are certainly something you and DR MBarnum have in common.  It is good to see you up and about this early.

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Post by: Ben on March 11, 2006, 06:09:05 AM
Good Morning to you all. Up at this ungodly hour on a Saturday morning. And on that note, I shall leave for breakfast.
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Post by: TCB on March 11, 2006, 06:33:33 AM
"The Party's Over" from BELLS ARE RINGING
"Make Someone Happy" from DO RE MI
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Post by: JoseSPiano on March 11, 2006, 06:43:25 AM
Good Morning!

I'm up too!

;)
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Post by: TPunk on March 11, 2006, 06:44:15 AM
Good morning all!
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Post by: TPunk on March 11, 2006, 06:46:18 AM
Last night I met up with Rodzinski for some dinner at the Brooklyn Diner- not in Brooklyn- I had meatloaf with cheesy polenta topped with gorgonzola cheese and marinara sauce, yum!  We split a piece of double chocolate pudding pie for dessert.  But it doesn't count because we didn't finish it.
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Post by: TPunk on March 11, 2006, 06:48:21 AM
Afterwards, we went to Borders were I picked out my Oscar win CD, a collection of Linda Ronstadt's greatest hits.

We once attended a band performance that a friend of ours was playing in.  It was a Linda Rondstadt cover band.  I decided then and there that some day I would have my own Linda Rondstadt cover band.
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Post by: TPunk on March 11, 2006, 06:49:36 AM
I have a paper due in a week and a half.  I should really start working on it now, or maybe clean the apartment.  But I think I'm just going to continue to sit here in my pj's like so much fish.
Title: Re:THE LATE, LATE SHOW
Post by: Danise on March 11, 2006, 06:50:34 AM
Good morning all.

Sorry to have been missing these past couple of days.  

Yesterday I gave Bear his usual morning thyroid pill in one of those little sausages.  I always hide it in one half so both he and Brandi were treated equal—she always got the other half.  

I went to the door to call her for hers and she didn’t come.  I went to look for her and found that to my horror, she had died sometime in the night in her doghouse. There were no bite marks, no sign of a fight or anything; she was just on her side.

I never knew Brandi’s exact age but since she was totally grown up when we got her from the shelter I can only guess she was at least as old as Bear (going on 10) or maybe a year or older.  

I never really posted about Brandi because she never really wanted to be bothered with anyone.  I had been told when we got her that she had been badly abused and didn’t like people—one reason they wouldn’t have let her be adopted by anyone with kids.  She also suffered from stomach problems.  She would let you know she needed to go out but if you didn’t get up right then and let her, well you knew what would happen.  

That’s why she stayed outside overnight.  I couldn’t keep getting up and down with her every hour or so to let her out.  When she did go, it looked like a cow patty and it was always all over the yard.  I was forever cleaning it up or the back yard was a “mine field”.  

Many people told me I should have just had her put down but she was a happy dog.  She sure loved Bear and they would play together so I know she wasn’t in any pain—she just did her own thing and didn’t want to be bothered.  

It took years but finely she would come and lay her head on my lap for me to pet her.  And she loved to go for walks.

 I will miss her very much.  It was such a shock.  Nothing was wrong the night before.  She went out like usual—I didn’t hear anything.  I just got the next morning and she was gone.   :'(

It took me awhile to dig her grave and I hope I didn’t hurt myself doing so.  I am not supposed to do any digging.  My stomach swelled up last night and I’m in a bit of pain today but it had to be done.  

If that wasn’t enough, the stupid satellite is on the blink.  I can’t get a signal.  I did all the usual things—checked all the connections, reset it, checked to make sure it wasn’t blocked by a tree, cleaned the dish itself off but nothing.  I called for a repair man and we ran though a bunch a tests but he can’t come until Tuesday and it will be $70.00 just for him to pull up to the door.  He did find that it is the dish itself not the receiver.  

I’m going to go today and try and get a new LND or whatever that thing that points to the dish.  If I can change it out that might solve my problem and save some money.

BTW, the dish is on a pole in yard--not on the roof or I wouldn't try it.

Sorry to be so long winded.  It’s been an upsetting couple of days.  
Title: Re:THE LATE, LATE SHOW
Post by: JoseSPiano on March 11, 2006, 06:55:35 AM
As for Comden & Green Songs...

To borrow a page from DR elmore's book - well, post...

On the Town
Wonderful Town - Although I've always found "Swing!" kind of on the dull side, but I think that may have to do more with Bernstein's music and the play on the whole Greenwich club scene at the time.  I like the music and the lyrics, just not the number.  I've always felt it needed to be more, well, Swing-y.
On the  Twentieth Century - My favorite number is the Entr'Acte, "Life Is Like A Train".

-Is that "New York Musicals of Comden & Green" book still available?  Worth checking out.  Lots of great photos.  Hmm... Guess I'll dig my copy out later.  -Well, I know exactly where it is right now, so I won't exactly have to dig - just take it off the shelf.

:)
Title: Re:THE LATE, LATE SHOW
Post by: Jrand70 on March 11, 2006, 06:56:08 AM
I am so sorry to hear about Brandi, DRDANISE.  Sending you some comfort vibes!

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Title: Re:THE LATE, LATE SHOW
Post by: Jrand70 on March 11, 2006, 06:57:51 AM
I know you did - but did you unplug your receiver?  Or is that what you meant by resetting it?

Also....did you take your "card" out of the receiver and then put it back in?
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Post by: JoseSPiano on March 11, 2006, 06:58:18 AM
DR Danise - ~~~~COMFORT, PEACE AND REST VIBES~~~~
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Post by: Jrand70 on March 11, 2006, 06:58:36 AM
C/G....

I'm Going Back
The Party's Over
Simple Little System

Conga!
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Post by: Jrand70 on March 11, 2006, 06:59:51 AM
Off to work at the wonderful World of Wisdom.....where it is Read a Rama day.....  Whew!
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Post by: Danise on March 11, 2006, 07:00:52 AM
I know you did - but did you unplug your receiver?  Or is that what you meant by resetting it?

Also....did you take your "card" out of the receiver and then put it back in?
Thank you, JRand for the vibes.  

Yes, I did all of that.  It goes through the whole set up process but when it trys to get information from the satellite, it can't get a signal.  Thats why the guy told me it must be outside on the dish that has the problem.
Title: Re:THE LATE, LATE SHOW
Post by: Danise on March 11, 2006, 07:02:50 AM
DR Danise - ~~~~COMFORT, PEACE AND REST VIBES~~~~

Thank you, DR Jose.  How is your cousin doing?
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Post by: elmore3003 on March 11, 2006, 07:04:28 AM
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~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~COMFORT VIBES FOR DR DANISE~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
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DR Danise, I'm so sorry to hear your news.  How are you progressing with your own health?
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Post by: JoseSPiano on March 11, 2006, 07:04:59 AM
Oh... A brief update on my cousin...

He's still in the hospital, but they re-ran some more tests, and the diagnosis of colitis is now conclusive.  On the bright side of things, it's bacterial and not ulcerative or pre-cancerous.  They've started him on the anti-biotics, but they're keeping him in the hospital until his lower GI track is clear.  I'm gonna try to get to get back over to visit him today.

Again, Thanks for all the VIBES!
Title: Re:THE LATE, LATE SHOW
Post by: elmore3003 on March 11, 2006, 07:05:25 AM
Yes, DR Jose!  How's your cousin?
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Post by: JoseSPiano on March 11, 2006, 07:06:18 AM
Yes, DR Jose!  How's your cousin?

Asked and answered.  :)
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Post by: JoseSPiano on March 11, 2006, 07:07:25 AM
Well, I have a couple of errands to run - including getting my hairs cut! - and then it's back here to get the car packed up for tonight's trip back to NYC!

:)

Laters...
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Post by: Ginny on March 11, 2006, 07:15:40 AM
Saturday greetings!  I'm at work and my day is steadily progressing downhill.

DR Danise - I'm sorry about Brandi and hoping that you will please, please, please take care of yourself.
Title: Re:THE LATE, LATE SHOW
Post by: TCB on March 11, 2006, 07:16:40 AM
Danise, I am so very sorry to read about the passing of Brandi. What a horrible shock.  Angel, Nicky, and I send healing vibes to you and to Bear.


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Title: Re:THE LATE, LATE SHOW
Post by: Danise on March 11, 2006, 07:24:34 AM
Thank you all.  

Poor Bear.  I thought it best to let him see her before I buried her so he would know she had passed and wasn't just "missing".  I don't know if dogs understand such things but that seemed the right thing to do.

To answer your question, DR Elmore.  I seem to be doing ok.  Like I said, I don't think that digging was something I should be doing and I hurt today from it.  

Title: Re:THE LATE, LATE SHOW
Post by: PennyO on March 11, 2006, 07:33:34 AM
Danise, I'm so sorry about your dear dog. Sorry for Bear's loss of a best buddy, too. It's a good thing you let him see you bury her. They do know. Please just rest a bit, okay? At least until the pain and swelling go away. Take a day off. Take a nap. You don't really have to do satellite dish errands, do you?
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Post by: Danise on March 11, 2006, 07:34:33 AM
Vibes to DR Jose's cousin and to VixMom for her back!

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Speaking of backs--we're hanging on till Monday morning so I can get Mom to the doctor regarding her back.  She's been in such pain she can't get out of bed this past week.  Even sitting up hurts her.

I honestly think they may have to put her in the hospital this time.

I'm just full of good news, aren't I?   :-\
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Post by: PennyO on March 11, 2006, 07:38:12 AM
Jane and Keith are in LA for the bridal shower of the daughter of another of the Hamilton High drama class. They have limited time and lotsa folks to visit with, so I'll go to a lunch today, with about 4 or 5 classmates and their spouses. Since I'm having dinner with my sister Tami's soon-to-be-new-family tonight, I'll just have coffee and conversation with Jane and the gang.
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Post by: PennyO on March 11, 2006, 07:39:21 AM
Cold and raining here in beautiful suburban LA today...
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Post by: Danise on March 11, 2006, 07:41:29 AM
Danise, I'm so sorry about your dear dog. Sorry for Bear's loss of a best buddy, too. It's a good thing you let him see you bury her. They do know. Please just rest a bit, okay? At least until the pain and swelling go away. Take a day off. Take a nap. You don't really have to do satellite dish errands, do you?

I could leave the satellie dish alone until tomorrow and I think that I will.  

Gee, I wish it was a year ago.  It was only about a week from now we were all in NY.   :)

Oh, and I have to tell you all about the weird dream I had last night.  You'll never guess who came to visit me.....................Of all people, John Denver!  

I do like his music but I was never a big fan so it's odd that I would dream of him.  
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Post by: Danise on March 11, 2006, 07:42:36 AM
Please be sure to tell Jane I said "Hi!" and that I hope she's having a wonderful time!
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Post by: Michael on March 11, 2006, 07:43:21 AM
TOD

The Party's Over (Bells Are Ringing)
Our Private World, Sign Lily Sign, She's a Nut, Repent, Mine and all the rest of the songs (On The 2oth Century)
Learn To Be Lonely (A Doll's Life)
Neverland & Distant Melody (Peter Pan)
My Own Morning (Hallujah Baby)
Some Other Time (On the Town)
Conga! (Wonderful Town)
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Post by: PennyO on March 11, 2006, 07:45:37 AM
And, hey! I forgot to mention two days ago that I was asked to write the feature article for the next BMI Lehman Engel Music Theater Writers' Workshop newsletter!! The editor wanted something about grant writing, especially creating a budget, since the season of submissions is nigh. So I wrote about how to figure out how much a small Fringe-type production or workshop would cost, gave examples of actual budgets, and talked about the how-to of grant writing and basic fundraising - all in about 12,500 words. I sent it in within 2 days. (well, that was easy, since I just plagiarized my own workbook on making a living from your art...) Anyhow, that was an absorbing task, and very enjoyable to write!
Title: Re:THE LATE, LATE SHOW
Post by: Danise on March 11, 2006, 07:48:59 AM
And, hey! I forgot to mention two days ago that I was asked to write the feature article for the next BMI Lehman Engel Music Theater Writers' Workshop newsletter!! The editor wanted something about grant writing, especially creating a budget, since the season of submissions is nigh. So I wrote about how to figure out how much a small Fringe-type production or workshop would cost, gave examples of actual budgets, and talked about the how-to of grant writing and basic fundraising - all in about 12,500 words. I sent it in within 2 days. (well, that was easy, since I just plagiarized my own workbook on making a living from your art...) Anyhow, that was an absorbing task, and very enjoyable to write!

You are so talented!   :)  Elmore too!  I enjoyed reading your notes.
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Post by: DearReaderLaura on March 11, 2006, 07:50:57 AM
Aww, Danise. I'm so sorry to hear about Brandi. What a wonderful home you were for her -- willing to just let her be what she was. She had a good life because of you.

Just take care of yourself. And vibes to your mom, too.
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Post by: DearReaderLaura on March 11, 2006, 07:51:57 AM
Our bird walk was rained out today. Good news, actually.
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Post by: PennyO on March 11, 2006, 07:54:29 AM
Anyone know off the top of yer head which number was the BIG Judy Kaye song from On The Twentieth Century, which Fearless Leader alluded to in his column this mawnin'?
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Post by: Danise on March 11, 2006, 07:58:34 AM
Aww, Danise. I'm so sorry to hear about Brandi. What a wonderful home you were for her -- willing to just let her be what she was. She had a good life because of you.

Just take care of yourself. And vibes to your mom, too.
Thank you DearReaderLaura.  I take comfort in the thought that someone else would not have put up with the stomach problems she had and either gotten rid of her or had her put down a long time ago.

Since I don't know how old she was, I have to believe it was just her time.  I just wish I could have been with her when it happened.  I would never have left her outside if I  had known that something was wrong.  

She was always in the house when it was a cold night.  I just  knew I had to get up when she asked to go out.  She couldn't help it but that's one of the reasons I was always so tired in the winter time.  
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Post by: Ginny on March 11, 2006, 08:03:33 AM
DR PennyO - Please say HI to DR Jane for me and tell her she is missed here at HHW!

Also, next month I'm doing a workshop for our local arts consortium called "Grantseeking Basics for Individuals in the Arts."  It's based on material from the Foundation Center, but I'd love to know more about your workbook and the article you just wrote.
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Post by: Michael on March 11, 2006, 08:03:41 AM
DR Penny O:

Do you have a favorite tune from A Doll's Life?

I also wanted to add Can You Hear Me Now? which I believe was dropped in the revision of the show.
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Post by: Michael on March 11, 2006, 08:04:14 AM
DR BK

What is happening with the David Shire and Terry Trotter cds?
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Post by: FJL on March 11, 2006, 08:14:41 AM
Danise - Much sympathy for your loss.  Brandi was lucky during her lifetime to have someone as giving as you.
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Post by: Matthew on March 11, 2006, 08:24:53 AM
DR Danise, sorry to hear about your loss, and Bear's loss.  Well send peaceful. resting, and cool vibes your way.  Take it easy!  

Title: Re:THE LATE, LATE SHOW
Post by: JoseSPiano on March 11, 2006, 08:37:41 AM
Anyone know off the top of yer head which number was the BIG Judy Kaye song from On The Twentieth Century, which Fearless Leader alluded to in his column this mawnin'?

I believe it was...

NEVER!

-Who knew 6/4 could be such fun?  ;)
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Post by: PennyO on March 11, 2006, 08:38:03 AM
Hi, Michael - yes, whenever I think of Doll's Life, Stay With Me, Nora comes blasting into my head and camps out for DAYS!!! What a beautiful, sweeping melody! For my money, that was the song of the show.
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Post by: PennyO on March 11, 2006, 08:39:35 AM
Jose - thanks for the info! I'm gonna run out and try to find a copy. I NEED a big song for auditions, and Judy's voice is not terribly unlike mine...
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Post by: JoseSPiano on March 11, 2006, 08:42:23 AM
Good Morning!  (Once again)

Back from running an errand or two and getting my hair cut.  Ah!  I was about a week and a half over due for getting my hair cut, and it was great to walk in to the barber shop and find that there was no wait for the woman who normally cuts my hair.  Guess it was meant to be!

And now I need to wash out my hair, or I'll be itching to high heaven the rest of the day.  Then I need to take a couple of minutes - well, maybe an hour - to sort out exactly what I want to bring back up to NYC this trip.  And then I'd like to make a Trader Joe's run, maybe even a Whole Foods stop... Oh, lunch would be good too... And then over to the hospital to check in on my cousin... And then I'll be heading back up to NYC later today...

Guess I better get my butt cheeks - my continuing to get smaller butt cheeks! - in gear...

Laters...
Title: Re:THE LATE, LATE SHOW
Post by: PennyO on March 11, 2006, 08:50:03 AM
DR PennyO - Please say HI to DR Jane for me and tell her she is missed here at HHW!

Also, next month I'm doing a workshop for our local arts consortium called "Grantseeking Basics for Individuals in the Arts."  It's based on material from the Foundation Center, but I'd love to know more about your workbook and the article you just wrote.

Okay - the article was based on some of the material in Part 3 of my "Artist's Way"-type workbook: ART AS LIFEWORK, LIFE AS ARTWORK
which I have been doing in workshops for the past 15 years.

I have done it in a series of 3-hours, once a week for 12-week sessions, which work really well. But I also have a great Mini-series: Three 3-hour sessions - within a one-week time period. This is the one I've done most often - it's WAY easier to get grants for it!

The program is for artists in every medium - musicians, singers, dancers, actors, writers; blocked/burned-out professionals, amateurs, hobbyists, students considering an arts career, senior citizens who always meant to do it and never did, arts teachers, parents of artist-children, civilians seeking holistic self-expression.

Part 1 -" GET INSPIRED"
Whole-brain creative process, elimination of blocks, uncovering of innate abilities, rediscovery of joy, etc.

Part 2 - "GET TO WORK"
Step-by-step approach to the discipline of creative expression, slowing down time, controlled surrender, the magic of manifestation.

Part 3 - "GET THE MONEY"
Yes, you CAN earn a living at it. Mining for gold. The "Art-Business" as a business. Arts markets, your private or group studio, scholarships, grant-writing, corporate sponsorship.

I do single-day 3-hour seminars - the last one was for a writing workshop for seniors for the annual Write Out Loud literary arts festival last year in Redmond, WA. And I do consulting on this stuff for a couple of Arts Commissions.

I also do Private Consultations by appointment. It's basically coaching. For a ninety-minute session I charge between $75-100. Part of how i earn a living in an Artist's Life!!!

email me at Malibran@aol.com, and I'll send you some stuff - if you'd like it tailored for your group, I can do that!!!
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Post by: TPunk on March 11, 2006, 08:52:30 AM
Danise, I'm so sorry for your loss.  It sounds like Brandi had the opportunity to experience a loving home with you and Bear.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on March 11, 2006, 08:52:39 AM
Jose - thanks for the info! I'm gonna run out and try to find a copy. I NEED a big song for auditions, and Judy's voice is not terribly unlike mine...

Well, I hope that's considered the big number.  Almost all of Lily Garland's numbers could be considered BIG, so...

However, if it is "Never"... It's one of those songs that can throw an accompanist if he/she have never heard or played it before.  That 6/4 can be a little confusing at first sight, and it's actually a true "6".  It can be thought of in "3", but the way song pulses - at least to me - it's definitely in "6".  It's one of those songs where the best way to give the tempo is to go ahead and sing the first line or two - at least after the rubato, colla voce verse.  The song has a definite groove.

OH!  And best of all...  That series of ascending held notes at the end is a perfect place to let out your inner diva.

:)
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Post by: JoseSPiano on March 11, 2006, 08:55:29 AM
OH!  And the weather outside is glorious!  I guess the East and West Coasts traded seasonable weather conditions this weekend.

*And I hope DR Ron Pulliam and his friends out in San Francisco are safe and out of harm's way this morning.   I heard reports about a couple of major traffic accidents due to the snow and ice this morning.
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Post by: PennyO on March 11, 2006, 08:56:52 AM
Here's a short excerpt from the article:

The ABC's of Grant Writing

   More than Get The Money, the best reason to write grant applications is that it helps you to focus clearly on what you want to do, what your plan is for manifesting your vision, and how much it will cost.  Even if the grant committee or your Uncle Mortie turns down your request, you will have learned a great deal about your project through the application process.  And like everything else about your work, you get better at grant writing the more you do it.

   Some applications are very detailed, and some are only three pages of simple “fill-in-the-blanks.” But they are all essentially the same. Grant applications bear a family resemblance to one another, so when you’ve gotten to know a few of them, you pretty much know all of them.

Start with “A-B-C”
   A is for Accuracy.  Don’t make up a budget – do the research and refine the Budget page. Don’t drop names on the Personnel page, unless said Names have agreed to work on this project with you. Don’t exaggerate.  Don’t inflate with a lot of nebulous hype and blather.  Stick to the facts.  If you have not done your homework, or if you attempt to mislead them, they will never forget you.

B is for Brevity:  Less is More. Don’t answer questions they haven’t asked. Don’t get all metaphorical and wordy.  These folks receive thousands of proposals, and they must read them all. Give ‘em a break. If you can distill your vision into a few precise paragraphs, the preliminary screeners will be more likely to read the whole thing and pass your proposal along to the actual committee.

   C is for Clarity:  Be deliberate with vocabulary, punctuation, syntax.  Leave no sentence hanging there for “interpretation.”  Say what you mean, and make sure it is in language that delivers your vision precisely and coherently to the people for whom you intend it.
Title: Re:THE LATE, LATE SHOW
Post by: PennyO on March 11, 2006, 09:03:50 AM
Jose - it sounds like NEVER would be a great audition piece for me!! Why had I NEVER thought of that before??? And thanks for your advice on the accompanist's problems... it's easy enough to sotto-voce a phrase, before launching into my "best 16 bars..."
Title: Re:THE LATE, LATE SHOW
Post by: PennyO on March 11, 2006, 09:05:03 AM
Okay - time to get on the stick here, and do at least a little work before i head out to meet Jane and give her all the HHW Hello's! thence to the music store to get some sheet music... can't WAIT!!
Title: Re:THE LATE, LATE SHOW
Post by: Matt H. on March 11, 2006, 09:09:22 AM
Good morning!

Overcast but warm day here. Pleasant with a little humidity. Somewhat odd for March.
Title: Re:THE LATE, LATE SHOW
Post by: bk on March 11, 2006, 09:10:22 AM
Yes, the song was Never.

She of the Evil Eye is here, but I'm not leaving yet because I cannot even see straight on account of six hours is not enough sleep for me.
Title: Re:THE LATE, LATE SHOW
Post by: Ginny on March 11, 2006, 09:12:06 AM
DR PennyO - your two long posts were the best part of my workday, so far!  Watch for an email from Dayton Metro Library!
Title: Re:THE LATE, LATE SHOW
Post by: Matt H. on March 11, 2006, 09:12:13 AM
Spent most of the morning enterting tax return information into the program. Finished with federal but still have state to tackle. I will owe a little to the federal, but I suspect the state will be good news. I just had to stop for awhile. My eyes were crossing looking at all those figures.
Title: Re:THE LATE, LATE SHOW
Post by: Matt H. on March 11, 2006, 09:13:26 AM
Six hours of sleep was all I got last night as well, bk.

Eating a big meal so late is what did me in, I'm sure.
Title: Re:THE LATE, LATE SHOW
Post by: bk on March 11, 2006, 09:13:51 AM
Re Kritzerland - the splash page comes up just fine for me via AOL, Safari and IE.  Sometimes browsers (especially AOL) cache pages you visit as favorites, or take a while to get updated - pretty sure that's what's happened.  If you're going there via a favorites link and getting the old page, try typing kritzerland.com into your browser's address bar, or, clear your cache.  And order CDs while you're there :-)
Title: Re:THE LATE, LATE SHOW
Post by: Matt H. on March 11, 2006, 09:14:19 AM
I am going to have to mow my front lawn today. It is getting really scruffy looking. Oh, how I hate to mow the grass, even if it does only take 15 minutes to do my small front yard with an electric mower.
Title: Re:THE LATE, LATE SHOW
Post by: Matt H. on March 11, 2006, 09:16:33 AM
Favorite Comden & Green:

"Make Someone Happy"

"Lucky to Be Me"

"Long Before I Knew You"

"Neverland"

"The Usher from the Mezannine"

"My Own Morning"

"Our Private World"

"Willamania"
Title: Re:THE LATE, LATE SHOW
Post by: Matt H. on March 11, 2006, 09:17:22 AM
Before I started on taxes this morning, I watched IN JUSTICE from last night. Another solid story and one that had me in tears at the end.

This is a wonderful show.
Title: Re:THE LATE, LATE SHOW
Post by: Matt H. on March 11, 2006, 09:17:48 AM
Going to get some lunch and then tackle the front yard.

WBBL.
Title: Re:THE LATE, LATE SHOW
Post by: TPunk on March 11, 2006, 09:36:13 AM
Woo hoo! My federal tax return was just deposited to my account!  I now have enough money in savings to cover my living expenses through the end of August- I can't imagine that I wouldn't have found a satisfactory job by then.
Title: Re:THE LATE, LATE SHOW
Post by: TPunk on March 11, 2006, 09:36:34 AM
And on that note, I am going to mop the floor.
Title: Re:THE LATE, LATE SHOW
Post by: DakotaCelt on March 11, 2006, 09:40:09 AM
First post, and this is what I have to say:

It's RAINING!!!!!
Hooray!!!

We have thunder snow here today!
Title: Re:THE LATE, LATE SHOW
Post by: JoseSPiano on March 11, 2006, 09:41:48 AM
Woo hoo! My federal tax return was just deposited to my account!  I now have enough money in savings to cover my living expenses through the end of August- I can't imagine that I wouldn't have found a satisfactory job by then.

WOO-HOO!!!  So, I guess after we make a run to Target tomorrow, you'll be picking up the tab at Applebee's!

;)
Title: Re:THE LATE, LATE SHOW
Post by: DakotaCelt on March 11, 2006, 09:45:35 AM
(((hugs)) Comfort vibes to DR Danise....
Title: Re:THE LATE, LATE SHOW
Post by: JoseSPiano on March 11, 2006, 09:45:57 AM
Well... I just looked at the boxes and boxes and boxes of stuff that are here in my parents' basement... :-\

So...  I'm gonna just head out for a while, and then once I'm back I'll just start putting some boxes in my car, and when the car is full, then I'll head up to NYC.  Alas, I do suspect a few more return trips down here to get all that stuff organized or thrown out.  *I found three big plastic bins of teddy bears (which I used to collect).  Hmm... E-bay, I guess.  And/or Children's Hospital - but, now that I think of it, they're really more like collector's items not children's toys (too many small pieces that could come off).  Ah, well... To be dealt with at a later date.

Laters...
Title: Re:THE LATE, LATE SHOW
Post by: DakotaCelt on March 11, 2006, 09:53:42 AM
And, hey! I forgot to mention two days ago that I was asked to write the feature article for the next BMI Lehman Engel Music Theater Writers' Workshop newsletter!! The editor wanted something about grant writing, especially creating a budget, since the season of submissions is nigh. So I wrote about how to figure out how much a small Fringe-type production or workshop would cost, gave examples of actual budgets, and talked about the how-to of grant writing and basic fundraising - all in about 12,500 words. I sent it in within 2 days. (well, that was easy, since I just plagiarized my own workbook on making a living from your art...) Anyhow, that was an absorbing task, and very enjoyable to write!

Congrats Penny and good luck!
Title: Re:THE LATE, LATE SHOW
Post by: MBarnum on March 11, 2006, 10:05:27 AM


Poor Bear.  I thought it best to let him see her before I buried her so he would know she had passed and wasn't just "missing".  I don't know if dogs understand such things but that seemed the right thing to do.




Yes, Danise that is the correct thing to do with pets, from what I understand. They can see that the other pet has passed away and then they understand what has happened to their buddy, and they don't worry.

I am so sorry about Brandi  :'(
Title: Re:THE LATE, LATE SHOW
Post by: MBarnum on March 11, 2006, 10:11:27 AM
I slept in late today...despite Freddy's insistence that I get up at 5:45 am. Now I must rush Taylor's party dresses that I purchased for her (spring is a busy social season for a little girl!) up to Sherwood (an hours drive) and then return to clean this pig sty of a house, and then hopefully watch some motion picture entertainments on DVD.

Sayonara, for now!
Title: Re:THE LATE, LATE SHOW
Post by: DearReaderLaura on March 11, 2006, 10:14:32 AM
It is still raining.
Title: Re:THE LATE, LATE SHOW
Post by: elmore3003 on March 11, 2006, 10:15:48 AM
Vibes to DR Jose's cousin and to VixMom for her back!

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Speaking of backs--we're hanging on till Monday morning so I can get Mom to the doctor regarding her back.  She's been in such pain she can't get out of bed this past week.  Even sitting up hurts her.

I honestly think they may have to put her in the hospital this time.

I'm just full of good news, aren't I?   :-\

DR Danise, there's the proverbial Bluebird of Happiness.  And then there's you!
Title: Re:THE LATE, LATE SHOW
Post by: Dan (the Man) on March 11, 2006, 10:20:22 AM
DR Danise, I'm sorry to hear about Brandi.  It sounds like her latter years were recoving then eventually happy all due to the love and care you gave her.

And as many others have already stated, Please do take care of yourself, now.
Title: Re:THE LATE, LATE SHOW
Post by: elmore3003 on March 11, 2006, 10:25:09 AM
DR PennyO, there might be another career for you in those wonderful notes!   I just spent a wonderful 90 minutes with David Mayerovitch, good friend of our DR Panni, at Artie's! (they miss you, DRs!)  He's a wonderful gentleman and I got all this dish on City Opera's MOST HAPPY FELLA, whose director is clearly an idiot:  he's got Marie at the end of Act One seeing Rosabella and Joe in an amorous clinch, which totally screws up her motivations in Act Two.  Also, the word on Sorvino's performance is not good.

Back to Toyland.
Title: Re:THE LATE, LATE SHOW
Post by: Ron Pulliam on March 11, 2006, 10:54:03 AM
I went to the door to call her for hers and she didn’t come.  I went to look for her and found that to my horror, she had died sometime in the night in her doghouse.

Danise, I am so sorry to learn about Brandi.

My deepest sympathies.

Ron
Title: Re:THE LATE, LATE SHOW
Post by: Ron Pulliam on March 11, 2006, 10:56:23 AM
OH!  And the weather outside is glorious!  I guess the East and West Coasts traded seasonable weather conditions this weekend.

*And I hope DR Ron Pulliam and his friends out in San Francisco are safe and out of harm's way this morning.   I heard reports about a couple of major traffic accidents due to the snow and ice this morning.

All present and accounted for here in Oakland.  Yes, there was a massive 30-car pileup on the road into Marin just past the Golden Gate bridge...someone skidded on the accumulated ICE (told y'all we were having some cold weather!!).  I have heard that a couple of people died in that incident.
Title: Re:THE LATE, LATE SHOW
Post by: Ron Pulliam on March 11, 2006, 10:56:47 AM
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Title: Re:THE LATE, LATE SHOW
Post by: S. Woody White on March 11, 2006, 10:58:44 AM
...Yesterday I gave Bear his usual morning thyroid pill in one of those little sausages.  I always hide it in one half so both he and Brandi were treated equal—she always got the other half. ...
DR Danise - Thank-you for giving Brandi the loving home she needed.  You made her world a much better place.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Title: Re:THE LATE, LATE SHOW
Post by: S. Woody White on March 11, 2006, 11:15:12 AM
I'm way behind, no way can I catch up without taking a few hours, and I don't have the time right now because there's too much work to do here in the house.

And then I'll be at work until closing.

Until much later...
Title: Re:THE LATE, LATE SHOW
Post by: Ann on March 11, 2006, 11:54:00 AM
Danise - vibes for you, my dear, and PLEASE rest yourself.  If your surgery was abdominal, as I think it was, you really need to let those muscles rest.  I had that ovary(plus cyst) removed last year, and I well remember how incapacitated it left me.

Moving is going along well.  The weather gods have smiled on me, and the air is cool but dry, with a few sun breaks to make life interesting.  Yesterday we had, in order, sun with high winds, rain, snow, hail, freezing rain, thunder and lightning, then back to sun and VERY cold...go figure.  
Title: Re:THE LATE, LATE SHOW
Post by: François de Paris on March 11, 2006, 12:22:26 PM
At least it wasn't me this time.

... who needed scrubbing and cleaning?? :o ;D

Pardon my... effrontery! ;)
Title: Re:THE LATE, LATE SHOW
Post by: François de Paris on March 11, 2006, 12:24:14 PM
Well, pussy problems are certainly something you and DR MBarnum have in common.  It is good to see you up and about this early.



WHO WOULD HAVE THOUGHT!!!!! :o ;)  (Effrontery #2!)
Title: Re:THE LATE, LATE SHOW
Post by: bk on March 11, 2006, 12:25:24 PM
Back from my travels.  She of the Evil Eye is gone and I can relax for the rest of the day.
Title: Re:THE LATE, LATE SHOW
Post by: George on March 11, 2006, 12:26:48 PM
Danise, I'm very sorry to hear about Brandi. :'(

~~~Best Vibes for You!!!~~~
Title: Re:THE LATE, LATE SHOW
Post by: François de Paris on March 11, 2006, 12:38:23 PM
I could leave the satellie dish alone until tomorrow and I think that I will.  

Gee, I wish it was a year ago.  It was only about a week from now we were all in NY.   :)

Oh, and I have to tell you all about the weird dream I had last night.  You'll never guess who came to visit me.....................Of all people, John Denver!  

I do like his music but I was never a big fan so it's odd that I would dream of him.  

It's just that, in spite of the fact that you're NOT a fan of his, John Denver IS a fan of yours!! :)

Healing vibes!
Brandi's in Dog Heaven!
Title: Re:THE LATE, LATE SHOW
Post by: François de Paris on March 11, 2006, 12:41:06 PM
Anyone know off the top of yer head which number was the BIG Judy Kaye song from On The Twentieth Century, which Fearless Leader alluded to in his column this mawnin'?

Fearless Leader!!  (... who "fears" the Evil Eye!!)

I love that! :D
Title: Re:THE LATE, LATE SHOW
Post by: François de Paris on March 11, 2006, 12:43:10 PM
Our bird walk was rained out today. Good news, actually.

BK should write a song with that title:

Our Bird Walk Was Rained Out Today!

... unless Comden and Green wrote it already ;)
Title: Re:THE LATE, LATE SHOW
Post by: François de Paris on March 11, 2006, 12:43:58 PM

BK,


Judy Kaye was not at the Party because... we had a date!
(Ooops! I hope Mr Green does not read this!)
Title: Re:THE LATE, LATE SHOW
Post by: George on March 11, 2006, 12:57:02 PM
Favorite Comden and Green songs:

Be a Santa
Better Than a Dream
Call me Savage
Conga!
If You Hadn't But You Did
I'm Going Back
Just In Time
Make Someone Happy
My Own Morning
Never Met a Man I Didn't Like
No Man Left For Me
Ohio
One Hundred Easy Ways
Our Private World
Repent
Sextet (from On the Twentieth Century)
Thanks a Lot But No Thanks
The Usher from the Mezannine
Witches' Brew
Title: Re:THE LATE, LATE SHOW
Post by: François de Paris on March 11, 2006, 01:06:09 PM
And on that note, I am going to mop the floor.

You must be channeling DR MattH, no doubt! ;)
Title: Re:THE LATE, LATE SHOW
Post by: François de Paris on March 11, 2006, 01:16:40 PM
One of my favourite Comden & Green songs:

There he goes as usual, my man. Breaking my foolish heart. I really don’t know what to do about him… I’ve told my self I’ve got to do without him…

There he goes as usual, my man. Tearing my heart apart. He’s made my life a mess. I’ve got to do this I guess… Goodbye, Joe, from here I kiss you. Goodbye, Joe, I hope I don’t miss you.

*Pistol sound*

IF: you had been on the square, and had treated me fair, and we’d not had a tiff…
IF: you had not said I should go and jump right off the nearest cliff! IF: You had stayed off the make, and you never had taken to coming home stiff.
IF: I hand not smelled perfume with a nasty unfamiliar whiff!
I’M GONNA MISS YOU BABY! THINGS COULD’VE BEEN TERIFF! Ah, what’s the diff…
IF: you had not had the cheek to stay out for a week saying ’back in a jiff!’
IF: you were not such a two-timing guy!
If you weren’t…if you hadn’t… if you didn’t and you weren’t and you hadn’t and you didn’t… but you have and you were and you went and you did, and so, goodbye!
IF: I had not seen you take Geraldine on the lake in your flat-bottomed skiff…IF: You were not out with Sue with your arms around her bare midriff! IF: I had not seen you pen sexy letters to Gwen in your own Hieroglyph… IF: You had not left me home when had two seats for South Pacif!
I’M GONNA MISS YOU, BABY! YOU WERE TOO DARN PROLIF! Ah, what’s the diff…
IF: You were not such a hound who, when game was around always picked at the sniff! IF: You were not such a two-timing guy…
If you weren’t… if you hadn’t… if you didn’t and you weren’t and you hadn’t and you didn’t… but you were and you have, and you went and you did! AND SO, GOODBYE!

F: When I asked where you’d been you had not cliffed my chin with a beautiful biff! Hey,
IF: I had not always found purple lipstick on your handkerchief…
IF: you had not told me lies and then looked in my eyes with a smile beautif!

IF: when I caught you with Kate you had not said, “It’s of no signif!”
I’M GONNA MISS YOU, BABY! AND I COULD GET SPECIF! Ah, what’s the diff!

IF: The best years of my life weren’t spent as your wife with no marriage certif!
IF: you were not such a two-timing guy!
If you weren’t… If you hadn’t…if you didn’t, if you weren’t, if you hadn’t, if you didn’t… but you had, and then we coulda, and you didn’t though you shoulda. If you didn’t, if you weren’t, if you hadn’t, if you didn’t. But you were and you have and you went and you did, and so, GOODBYE! See ya later, Joe!



Title: Re:THE LATE, LATE SHOW
Post by: Matt H. on March 11, 2006, 01:18:13 PM
I, too, was very sad to read about Brandi. Many condolences.
Title: Re:THE LATE, LATE SHOW
Post by: Matt H. on March 11, 2006, 01:20:44 PM
I got that front yard mowed. It actually wasn't as grown up as it first looked, so the mowing only took ten minutes or so. At least a third of the yard didn't have any growth yet which helped. Glad to have that unpleasant chore taken care of for awhile.
Title: Re:THE LATE, LATE SHOW
Post by: Matt H. on March 11, 2006, 01:23:22 PM
I finished the section in SECOND ACT TROUBLE on ILLYA DARLING and started MACK & MABEL. Such fascinating information. ILLYA DARLING is a show I knew virtually nothing about other than being a musical version of NEVER ON SUNDAY. I have the cast LP but only listened to it once many years ago.
Title: Re:THE LATE, LATE SHOW
Post by: Matt H. on March 11, 2006, 01:23:58 PM
I also watched some CSI episodes from the Season 2 boxed set while I cooked and ate my lunch.
Title: Re:THE LATE, LATE SHOW
Post by: Matt H. on March 11, 2006, 01:24:52 PM
Tonight I plan to watch KISS OF DEATH on DVD.

I also have MONK and CONVICTION from last night that I'll watch.

And I have the last hour or so of MRS. PARKER AND THE VICIOUS CIRCLE.
Title: Re:THE LATE, LATE SHOW
Post by: Matt H. on March 11, 2006, 01:45:33 PM
Well, the internet seems very quiet this afternoon. I think I'm going to jump off and do some reading now.


WBBL.
Title: Re:THE LATE, LATE SHOW
Post by: JoseSPiano on March 11, 2006, 02:37:56 PM
Good Afternoon!

And it really has been a very good afternoon.  Alas, details shall have to come later, as I need to get my car packed up for the return to NYC tonight.

*I got sidetracked a little while ago trying see what pantry staples I still had here in the pantry at my parents' house.  Well, as I went along, I kept coming across various boxes and cans of goods well past their prime - well, at least according to the expiration dates on the containers.  I ended up cleaning out my old foodstuffs, but also my parents' old foodstuffs.  And, boy, did they have a garbage bag full of stuff to throw out.  I think the "oldest" thing I found was a bottle of BBQ sauce that should have been opened and consumed by sometime in late 2001!  -Oh, and there had to be at least eight boxes of baking soda, as well as a couple of tins of baking powder - which I'm guessing  were mine since I would usually buy new BS and BP whenever I started a baking spree just to insure they were fresh.  -$1.00 box, no biggie.

Well...  As I mentioned, I need to get my car packed... See you all from New York City in a couple of hours!

Laters...
Title: Re:THE LATE, LATE SHOW
Post by: Matt H. on March 11, 2006, 03:01:04 PM
Have a safe drive up, DR Jose!
Title: Re:THE LATE, LATE SHOW
Post by: Matt H. on March 11, 2006, 03:01:41 PM
I had just popped back on-line for a quick download. Off now to watch some movies.
Title: Re:THE LATE, LATE SHOW
Post by: Matt H. on March 11, 2006, 03:02:30 PM
Read the sections on MACK & MABEL and HALLELUJAH BABY while the stuff was downloading. Found out things I didn't know about each show.
Title: Re:THE LATE, LATE SHOW
Post by: Jennifer on March 11, 2006, 03:26:59 PM
DR Danise good vibes for your mother re: her back. ~~~~~~~~~~~

And I am so sorry to hear about Brandi.  Please take care.
Title: Re:THE LATE, LATE SHOW
Post by: DakotaCelt on March 11, 2006, 03:32:35 PM
Just got back from a Celtic Festival and a few errands. Scottish dancing, highland games exhibit (I do have to say some men wear kilts VERY well), and great music...

All the Celtic lands were there: Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Brittany, Galicia, and some also include Cornwall.

Great eats and drinks...

Loved the pipers of the different celtic traditions and the dancing. Had my time on the "blarney soapbox". That was a hoot.  I even got to try a chanter of the highland pipes.

One local girl who does competitive Scottish highland dancing both in the states and abroad put on an workshop. She is an incredible dancer for a 15 yr old girl in her type of dancing.  

I found the location of the festival rather ironic... It was held at the Heritage Hjemkomst in Moorhead. Ironic in the sense is that the center piece of teh complex is a replica of a viking ship that was built by Robert Asp of Hawley, MN. His sons and several freinds and contacts actually sailed it up the St. Lawrence, stopping in NYC before they sailed it across the Atlantic to Bergen, Norway in 1982. The ship was brought back to Minnesota and heritage center was built around it. It is an authentic replica of a Viking ship.

Ironic in the sense that it was the Irish monks that Christianized the Norse Vikings! BTW, it is a two way street, the Vikings founded York and Dublin!

There have been actuai Celtic crosses found in Norway!

Here is a website to show the viking ship...

http://www.hjemkomst-center.com/ (http://www.hjemkomst-center.com/)

Below is the picture of the Hjemkomst... In Norse it means Homecoming!

(http://www.hjemkomst-center.com/ship/hjemkomst.jpg)
Title: Re:THE LATE, LATE SHOW
Post by: Ben on March 11, 2006, 04:10:05 PM
Danise, our best wishes and comfort go out to you and Bear (and your mother for her back problems). Brandi had a good parent!
Title: Re:THE LATE, LATE SHOW
Post by: Ben on March 11, 2006, 04:12:32 PM
The weather in NY was/is beautiful. It's supposed to be beautiful tomorrow as well (or at least warm, we may have a shower or two).

We went to the Lincoln Center Library before Anthony went to dance class and I picked up some CDs to listen to and possibly burn.

I, too, got a haircut and now I look spiffy. I just had some apple bread with strawberries after dinner. Ummm.
Title: Re:THE LATE, LATE SHOW
Post by: Ben on March 11, 2006, 04:13:36 PM
I'm making up for my lack of posts, and I'm making my 3000th post with this little missive and I believe I am pushing us on to page 5!

Welcome one and all to Page 5.
Title: Re:THE LATE, LATE SHOW
Post by: Ben on March 11, 2006, 04:14:31 PM
I shall now go ride the exercise bike to work off that dessert.
Title: Re:THE LATE, LATE SHOW
Post by: Ben on March 11, 2006, 04:18:54 PM
But, before I go, Mr. Moore, I am available for meeting on Palm Sunday, April 9th. I don't know about Anthony. It's a bit early for him.

 10am may also be a bit early for actual brunch in the theatre district but there are plenty of diners around, especially on Ninth Avenue where we can meet and eat. We have the Theatre Row Diner on Dyre Avenue and 42nd Street across from Manhattan Plaza. We have the Westway Diner on 9th Avenue between 43rd and 44th, and we have the Galaxy on 9th Avenue and 46th. Festen is at the Music Box on 45th between Broadway and 8th Avenue so they are all within walking distance.
Title: Re:THE LATE, LATE SHOW
Post by: DearReaderLaura on March 11, 2006, 04:30:12 PM
It is still raining.
Title: Re:THE LATE, LATE SHOW
Post by: bk on March 11, 2006, 05:01:06 PM
Favorite Comden and Green:

It's A Perfect Relationship
Some Other Time
The Party's Over
Title: Re:THE LATE, LATE SHOW
Post by: François de Paris on March 11, 2006, 05:02:13 PM
It is still raining.

Cats, dogs..... men?!! :)
Title: Re:THE LATE, LATE SHOW
Post by: William E. Lurie on March 11, 2006, 05:15:33 PM
Am I the only one who discovered the connection between the title of today's notes and the question of the day?  Comden and Green wrote a song called "The Late Late Show" (music by Styne) as the Act One finale of DO RE ME.
Title: Re:THE LATE, LATE SHOW
Post by: elmore3003 on March 11, 2006, 05:37:42 PM
But, before I go, Mr. Moore, I am available for meeting on Palm Sunday, April 9th. I don't know about Anthony. It's a bit early for him.

 10am may also be a bit early for actual brunch in the theatre district but there are plenty of diners around, especially on Ninth Avenue where we can meet and eat. We have the Theatre Row Diner on Dyre Avenue and 42nd Street across from Manhattan Plaza. We have the Westway Diner on 9th Avenue between 43rd and 44th, and we have the Galaxy on 9th Avenue and 46th. Festen is at the Music Box on 45th between Broadway and 8th Avenue so they are all within walking distance.

DR Ben, FESTEN isn't until 6:30, but I know DR Panni has commitments during the day.  Thanks for all the choices.  We have a couple of weeks to decide and see how many are coming.
Title: Re:THE LATE, LATE SHOW
Post by: bk on March 11, 2006, 06:21:26 PM
Earlier today, I dropped off a copy of the short story redo to my muse, Margaret, who read it and just called to say it was now perfect.  And while I probably wouldn't go that far, what she's right about is that because of those little fixes the entire story now has a focus and likability and warmth it didn't have before - and a point.  We had a similar thing happen in the final chapter of Rewind, where she just wasn't happy with it, and when we finally pinned it down it was a two paragraph rewrite and that rewrite informed the entire feel of the last chapter and, in fact, the book.  
Title: Re:THE LATE, LATE SHOW
Post by: bk on March 11, 2006, 06:49:35 PM
Might I just ask where in tarnation IS everyone?  You'd think it was a Saturday night or something, when everyone knows that Saturday night is the loneliest night of the week, hence haineshisway.com is a lovelier than lovely place to be.

I shall now be on my way to the theater, after which I shall return.
Title: Re:THE LATE, LATE SHOW
Post by: TCB on March 11, 2006, 06:56:55 PM
Where in tarnation is everryone???????
Title: Re:THE LATE, LATE SHOW
Post by: TCB on March 11, 2006, 06:59:16 PM
Where in tarnation is everryone???????




Oh!  Well, at least, I steal from the best.
Title: Re:THE LATE, LATE SHOW
Post by: Cillaliz on March 11, 2006, 07:04:55 PM
I'm here. I've been E & T lately, I had the longest week....did a lot of work getting the old house ready to sell. Unfortunately we uncovered a place that has had termites at some point. So I have to have it treated and repaired before I can sell the place. But everything is out of there and it's clean as a whistle
Title: Re:THE LATE, LATE SHOW
Post by: DearReaderLaura on March 11, 2006, 07:05:15 PM
I don't know about everyone else, but I've been out dancing in the rain.
Title: Re:THE LATE, LATE SHOW
Post by: Cillaliz on March 11, 2006, 07:05:18 PM
DR Danise, I am so sorry about Brandi. You have my sympathy.
Title: Re:THE LATE, LATE SHOW
Post by: Cillaliz on March 11, 2006, 07:06:13 PM
Last night and tonight I went to the Iowa Piano Competition Semi-finals and Finals. It was incredible to watch the contestants play I thoroughly enjoyed it
Title: Re:THE LATE, LATE SHOW
Post by: Cillaliz on March 11, 2006, 07:08:23 PM
Today, I was puttering around and decided to clean up the mess the plumber made in a basement room I'm going to have to totally redo.  The carpet was really gross in there so I decided to see how easy it would be to rip it out.  Well, about 15 minutes later I had it ripped out and outside.  My handyman was available to come over and he hauled it away.  This do it yourself is officially getting out of hand!
Title: Re:THE LATE, LATE SHOW
Post by: Cillaliz on March 11, 2006, 07:10:55 PM
I think I found evidence of termites in that room too. Sheesh! I've never lived in a house with them before and now I may have 2!  This is crazy.  I'm going to have the termite guy check it out. It's just the drywall in that room and I was going to rip that out anyway because of the past water damage so maybe there is an easy way to take care of it here.
Title: Re:THE LATE, LATE SHOW
Post by: Cillaliz on March 11, 2006, 07:14:50 PM
I also made a trip to Home Depot today...(I told you this is getting out of hand) Among other things I got a new mailbox. It's huge and I have a place to put it where it won't look funny.  The mail carrier said it was ok there.  The one I have barely holds a magazine, let alone package. That just will not do. The new one will hold packages and keep them out of the elements
Title: Re:THE LATE, LATE SHOW
Post by: Cillaliz on March 11, 2006, 07:16:21 PM
I'm having a frenzy, DR Laura...glad to hear you're finally getting rain.
Title: Re:THE LATE, LATE SHOW
Post by: Cillaliz on March 11, 2006, 07:19:49 PM
Well, we're supposed to have rain turning to snow tomorrow.  It was so nice today, it will be a bummer if we get any measurable snow
Title: Re:THE LATE, LATE SHOW
Post by: Cillaliz on March 11, 2006, 07:20:32 PM
Well, I've talked to myself long enough for now. Be back later
Title: Re:THE LATE, LATE SHOW
Post by: Ben on March 11, 2006, 07:34:17 PM
Priscilla and Me, that's the title of my new novel.

I rode the bike for 80 minutes. I've showered and I am now surfing, albeit on line and not in the water (I've never surfed before in my life).

That is all from Chelsea.
Title: Re:THE LATE, LATE SHOW
Post by: DearReaderLaura on March 11, 2006, 07:36:10 PM
Cilla, they should have found the termites in the inspection before you bought the house.
Title: Re:THE LATE, LATE SHOW
Post by: Michael on March 11, 2006, 07:42:35 PM
I will try again.

What is happening with the David Shire re-release and the new Terry Trotter cd?
Title: Re:THE LATE, LATE SHOW
Post by: Michael on March 11, 2006, 07:44:03 PM
I watched the movie Mambo Italian this evening with several friends. It is a luagh out film. With the exception of Paul Sorvino it was cast with all Montreal actors. Several who I worked with and one that I went to school with.

If you haven't seen it I recommend it.
Title: Re:THE LATE, LATE SHOW
Post by: François de Paris on March 11, 2006, 07:57:39 PM
Where in tarnation is everryone???????

I don't think Comden and Green ever wrote such a song, but I may be wrong! :)
Title: Re:THE LATE, LATE SHOW
Post by: François de Paris on March 11, 2006, 08:00:18 PM
Oh!  Well, at least, I steal from the best.

Ooh!
At first I read "Steal from the beast!", which is quite unseemly!
Just call me Belle, but I'm not from the south!
Title: Re:THE LATE, LATE SHOW
Post by: François de Paris on March 11, 2006, 08:04:31 PM
I watched the movie Mambo Italian this evening with several friends. It is a luagh out film. With the exception of Paul Sorvino it was cast with all Montreal actors. Several who I worked with and one that I went to school with.

If you haven't seen it I recommend it.

One of my favourite movies of recent years!
It's funny, unpretentious and makes one feel good!
I'm fond of Ginette Reno and this movie!
Ask DR Tomovoz if i'm not saying the truth! LOL!

... and I wish I could see Mr Sorvino in Most Happy Fella!
Title: Re:THE LATE, LATE SHOW
Post by: DakotaCelt on March 11, 2006, 08:10:01 PM
I'm here. I've been E & T lately, I had the longest week....did a lot of work getting the old house ready to sell. Unfortunately we uncovered a place that has had termites at some point. So I have to have it treated and repaired before I can sell the place. But everything is out of there and it's clean as a whistle

I hope all works out and I am glad it is clean as a whistle...


Meanwhile, I a deciphering a rather cryptic later that a rellie sent me on my Irish line of Gallaghers....
Title: Re:THE LATE, LATE SHOW
Post by: François de Paris on March 11, 2006, 08:11:13 PM
I also made a trip to Home Depot today...(I told you this is getting out of hand) Among other things I got a new mailbox. It's huge and I have a place to put it where it won't look funny.  The mail carrier said it was ok there.  The one I have barely holds a magazine, let alone package. That just will not do. The new one will hold packages and keep them out of the elements

We don't have Home Depot here in France!

We only know Homme Dépôt and Femme Dépôt and they're quite popular with the populace! ;)
Title: Re:THE LATE, LATE SHOW
Post by: François de Paris on March 11, 2006, 08:12:53 PM

New page dance:


Italian Mambo!
Title: Re:THE LATE, LATE SHOW
Post by: François de Paris on March 11, 2006, 08:14:28 PM

Why?

Because je trouve cela vraiment beau! (Vrai-mam bo!)
Title: Re:THE LATE, LATE SHOW
Post by: François de Paris on March 11, 2006, 08:16:57 PM
Priscilla and Me, that's the title of my new novel.

I rode the bike for 80 minutes. I've showered and I am now surfing, albeit on line and not in the water (I've never surfed before in my life).

That is all from Chelsea.

Living in Chel-sea should make surfing easier! :-\ :)
Title: Re:THE LATE, LATE SHOW
Post by: DakotaCelt on March 11, 2006, 08:17:08 PM
I'm having a frenzy, DR Laura...glad to hear you're finally getting rain.

We had snow last night....

Nice today!
Title: Re:THE LATE, LATE SHOW
Post by: François de Paris on March 11, 2006, 08:17:49 PM

Ah, come on!

Jump in; the water's fine!
Title: Re:THE LATE, LATE SHOW
Post by: Cillaliz on March 11, 2006, 08:18:44 PM
Cilla, they should have found the termites in the inspection before you bought the house.

The problems is I didn't find any evidence of them until I ripped off the wallpaper.  The termite inspection said it didn't cover what was beneath the wall covering.  I actually joked about it with the banker, they had so many things that it didn't cover, that it was insane. I'm going to follow up with them and see if I have any recourse, but since it was totally hidden by wallpaper that's been there a long time, I don't think I'm going to have much luck
Title: Re:THE LATE, LATE SHOW
Post by: François de Paris on March 11, 2006, 08:20:58 PM
We had snow last night....

Nice today!

I had coleslaw last night...

Rice today! ???
Title: Re:THE LATE, LATE SHOW
Post by: Cillaliz on March 11, 2006, 08:21:18 PM
It seems to be confined to the room that used to be the garage. Pretty goofy, other than the drywall, it's all cement. So they really couldn't have gotten too far from there.  
Title: Re:THE LATE, LATE SHOW
Post by: Cillaliz on March 11, 2006, 08:22:18 PM
we may get 2-4 inches of snow tomorrow.

I had rice tonight....chicken fried rice to be precise
Title: Re:THE LATE, LATE SHOW
Post by: Cillaliz on March 11, 2006, 08:24:05 PM
I found out the neighbors next door are selling their house as soon as their new house is finished.  So if anyone wants to move to Sioux City and be my next door neighbor.......

Don't everyone volunteer at once....that would be unseemly
Title: Re:THE LATE, LATE SHOW
Post by: Cillaliz on March 11, 2006, 08:25:26 PM
James Taylor is coming to Sioux City. My brother and I did the two people trying to get tickets from ticketmaster at the same time and buying whoever gets the best seats. It's a good thing we did. The Orpheum holds 2500 people....it sold out in 12 minutes!!!!!
Title: Re:THE LATE, LATE SHOW
Post by: Cillaliz on March 11, 2006, 08:26:55 PM
AHHH I'm on another frenzy
Title: Re:THE LATE, LATE SHOW
Post by: François de Paris on March 11, 2006, 08:30:40 PM

For those of you who may wonder who Ginette Reno is (Oh, yes! I saw the expression on your face! Yes! I did see it!)

http://www.ginettereno.com/

No, she does not live in Las Vegas (Reno, Vegas! get it?!) It's THE OTHER Canadian singer who does! LOL!

The... skinny one! Because Ginette does not know skinny but she's a bundle of warmth and friendliness!
Title: Re:THE LATE, LATE SHOW
Post by: François de Paris on March 11, 2006, 08:33:26 PM
I found out the neighbors next door are selling their house as soon as their new house is finished.  So if anyone wants to move to Sioux City and be my next door neighbor.......

Don't everyone volunteer at once....that would be unseemly

Hummmm... I'm scared of termites, which rhymes with dynamite! ;)
Title: Re:THE LATE, LATE SHOW
Post by: François de Paris on March 11, 2006, 08:36:24 PM
James Taylor is coming to Sioux City. My brother and I did the two people trying to get tickets from ticketmaster at the same time and buying whoever gets the best seats. It's a good thing we did. The Orpheum holds 2500 people....it sold out in 12 minutes!!!!!

I know his mother!
Elizabeth! She's rich!
She sold some of her jewels once but it took her more than 12 minutes!
Title: Re:THE LATE, LATE SHOW
Post by: François de Paris on March 11, 2006, 08:38:07 PM
AHHH I'm on another frenzy

Me, I'm on... something!

NO! That's not what I meant to say!

Me, I'm on another frenchy!

No groaning, I know! :-\ ;D
Title: Re:THE LATE, LATE SHOW
Post by: François de Paris on March 11, 2006, 08:41:26 PM

When I scroll down or up, and vice versa, this page, I see so many Cillalizes smiling at me that I do get the feelin that I AM on something!
Title: Re:THE LATE, LATE SHOW
Post by: Cillaliz on March 11, 2006, 08:44:08 PM

When I scroll down or up, and vice versa, this page, I see so many Cillalizes smiling at me that I do get the feelin that I AM on something!

Must be something wonderful to have such visions ;D
Title: Re:THE LATE, LATE SHOW
Post by: François de Paris on March 11, 2006, 08:55:36 PM
Must be something wonderful to have such visions ;D

If you watch carefully, you'll see me smiling back (front?!) at you! ;)
Title: Re:THE LATE, LATE SHOW
Post by: FJL on March 11, 2006, 09:16:47 PM
Vibes to you, Cillaliz, for possible recourse for your house troubles.  Or at the very least, that they can be solved with little expense.
Title: Re:THE LATE, LATE SHOW
Post by: FJL on March 11, 2006, 09:19:11 PM
Is there any sense from what you've seen that the former owners simply had to have known about the termites?  

Or am I trying to think legalistically where there's no legal recourse?
Title: Re:THE LATE, LATE SHOW
Post by: FJL on March 11, 2006, 09:21:12 PM
I'm probably betraying my lack of knowledge about real estate law.  

Real estate taxes I sort of know just a tiny bit about, though.  :)
Title: Re:THE LATE, LATE SHOW
Post by: DakotaCelt on March 11, 2006, 09:23:16 PM
I had coleslaw last night...

Rice today! ???

Francois, you are a character indeed!! Keep the puns coming Monsieur!!

While I as at the celtic festival, a woman was playing some bagpipes that are from central France. Very beautiful sound.
Title: Re:THE LATE, LATE SHOW
Post by: FJL on March 11, 2006, 09:23:42 PM
I reviewed six returns today, a couple of which were real messes.  I think I like preparing returns more than reviewing them.
Title: Re:THE LATE, LATE SHOW
Post by: DakotaCelt on March 11, 2006, 09:24:36 PM
I send good house vibes to Cillaliz....

Francois, she does have that infectious quality!! As do a number of other posters here and they are way to many to name!

Title: Re:THE LATE, LATE SHOW
Post by: DakotaCelt on March 11, 2006, 09:26:29 PM
James Taylor is coming to Sioux City. My brother and I did the two people trying to get tickets from ticketmaster at the same time and buying whoever gets the best seats. It's a good thing we did. The Orpheum holds 2500 people....it sold out in 12 minutes!!!!!

WOw!!

He is a great songwriter. Have fun Cilla!!
Title: Re:THE LATE, LATE SHOW
Post by: DakotaCelt on March 11, 2006, 09:27:33 PM
Hummmm... I'm scared of termites, which rhymes with dynamite! ;)

and sometimes you need to use dynamite to get rid of them...
Title: Re:THE LATE, LATE SHOW
Post by: FJL on March 11, 2006, 09:32:07 PM
Speaking of infectious - What work does the line "My infection for you grows with each passing hour" (or something like that) come from?

This is not a trivia contest, I'm just wondering where that line comes from.
Title: Re:THE LATE, LATE SHOW
Post by: François de Paris on March 11, 2006, 09:35:27 PM
and sometimes you need to use dynamite to get rid of them...

And also get rid of the house in the process!! :D
Title: Re:THE LATE, LATE SHOW
Post by: FJL on March 11, 2006, 09:35:37 PM
Are we on page 7 yet?
Title: Re:THE LATE, LATE SHOW
Post by: François de Paris on March 11, 2006, 09:39:55 PM
Speaking of infectious - What work does the line "My infection for you grows with each passing hour" (or something like that) come from?

This is not a trivia contest, I'm just wondering where that line comes from.

A love letter I got a few days ago BUT... wait! HOW do YOU know??? :o ;)
Title: Re:THE LATE, LATE SHOW
Post by: François de Paris on March 11, 2006, 09:41:01 PM
Are we on page 7 yet?

Stop rowing! We're there!
Title: Re:THE LATE, LATE SHOW
Post by: François de Paris on March 11, 2006, 09:44:00 PM

Now I get that wolf looking at me! Good I'm not wearing a red hood!
Title: Re:THE LATE, LATE SHOW
Post by: DakotaCelt on March 11, 2006, 09:44:35 PM
And also get rid of the house in the process!! :D

That is the unfortunate part....
Title: Re:THE LATE, LATE SHOW
Post by: DakotaCelt on March 11, 2006, 09:45:42 PM

Now I get that wolf looking at me! Good I'm not wearing a red hood!

LOL

So much better to see you with Monsieur!!


HOWL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re:THE LATE, LATE SHOW
Post by: Matthew on March 11, 2006, 09:50:18 PM
Looks like it's a few days alone as I just dropped off the DP at the airport for his trip to visit his family in Pennsylvania.  He hasn't been back in 4 years or so.  It's going to be weird without him around.  
Title: Re:THE LATE, LATE SHOW
Post by: George on March 11, 2006, 09:50:27 PM
I found out the neighbors next door are selling their house as soon as their new house is finished.  So if anyone wants to move to Sioux City and be my next door neighbor.......

Don't everyone volunteer at once....that would be unseemly

I just found out (from my niece) that my sister has decided to sell the house that I'm renting from her.  I was planning on buying something like a condo anyway, but I was being quite wishy-washy about when I would actually start the process.  Now that my sister has made her decision, it's all a matter of how soon.  I know that we (my sister and I and any and all other family members) will have to get this house all cleaned up and sellable, so that's going to be what'll be happening soon.  Probably sooner than I would have purchased my own place.  I'm quite the procrastinator...as several of you know, I'm sure. ;)
Title: Re:THE LATE, LATE SHOW
Post by: DakotaCelt on March 11, 2006, 09:52:01 PM
I just found out (from my niece) that my sister has decided to sell the house that I'm renting from her.  I was planning on buying something like a condo anyway, but I was being quite wishy-washy about when I would actually start the process.  Now that my sister has made her decision, it's all a matter of how soon.  I know that we (my sister and I and any and all other family members) will have to get this house all cleaned up and sellable, so that's going to be what'll be happening soon.  Probably sooner than I would have purchased my own place.  I'm quite the procrastinator...as several of you know, I'm sure. ;)


Good house hunting vibes to George!!
Title: Re:THE LATE, LATE SHOW
Post by: DakotaCelt on March 11, 2006, 09:55:01 PM
Looks like it's a few days alone as I just dropped off the DP at the airport for his trip to visit his family in Pennsylvania.  He hasn't been back in 4 years or so.  It's going to be weird without him around.  

It will be a bit strange

I send company vibes your way!!
Title: Re:THE LATE, LATE SHOW
Post by: bk on March 11, 2006, 09:58:56 PM
Back from a frustrating performance.  The audience was great - the most vocal we've had in weeks - wanted to laugh loudly at everything, and they did, despite the cast giving a virtually energy-free performance.  I just sat there and scratched my head.  I mean, even Tammy's sure-fire laugh line in act one, which has landed at every single performance, didn't get a laugh tonight because you couldn't even hear the line.  The second half of act two finally picked up energy, but everyone seemed in a completely weird place.  The actor who'd been doing better was dreadful this evening.  Every laugh mis-timed and it was painful to watch, at least for me it was.  Still, the audience really laughed at mostly everything they should have tonight, despite the energy level.  But, if the cast had been on like they've been for the last few shows, this show would have KILLED tonight - would have gotten non-stop huge laughs.  Oh, well.  Actors - can't live with 'em, can't live with 'em.  I left the theater quickly because I didn't really want to be negative after the show.

Shayne: The Trotter CD was supposed to record in December, but, it would seem to me he's not motivated, and now it's March, and I've kind of lost interest in the project.  We may do something at some point, but it's not going to be the Styne album.  The Shire is ready if I want to just do a straight rerelease, but I'd like to add a piece or two.  However, that becomes complicated because everything has to coordinate with David, and we have to find a singer.  Perhaps when I plan my next trip to NY we'll figure it out.  If not, I'll just rerelease it between now and summer.
Title: Re:THE LATE, LATE SHOW
Post by: George on March 11, 2006, 10:00:05 PM
Good house hunting vibes to George!!

Thanks!  I'm sure it'll take a while to get my house (and yard :P) in order, and then I have to find a place to move to.  I'll probably get an apartment first, just to be able to move out of the house, then my sister said that she'd give me some money from the sale of this house as a downpayment on something that I could buy, since I just paid off my credit cards and I have no savings.  Our parents gave my sister the lot where she built her house, and this is her way of "paying it forward." :)
Title: Re:THE LATE, LATE SHOW
Post by: DakotaCelt on March 11, 2006, 10:08:48 PM
Thanks!  I'm sure it'll take a while to get my house (and yard :P) in order, and then I have to find a place to move to.  I'll probably get an apartment first, just to be able to move out of the house, then my sister said that she'd give me some money from the sale of this house as a downpayment on something that I could buy, since I just paid off my credit cards and I have no savings.  Our parents gave my sister the lot where she built her house, and this is her way of "paying it forward." :)

Ahh, Then things will work out for the better...
I am working on getting rid of my credit cards also. Easier said than done...
Title: Re:THE LATE, LATE SHOW
Post by: George on March 11, 2006, 10:08:56 PM
I know that it's only just after 10:00 p.m., but I'm going to hit the hay (and actually go to sleep).  In the morning (at 8:00 a.m., to be precise), I have to be at the Washington Center for the Performing Arts (http://www.washingtoncenter.org/)[/url] in downtown Olympia, to help with the load-in of a tour of The Acting Company's (http://www.theactingcompany.org/) "The Three Musketeers (http://www.theactingcompany.org/season/threemusketeers.html)."  I work backstage a few times a year...it's always nice to have a little extra spending money.  I'll help with the load-in, be backstage during the show itself, and help load out the stuff.  I'll work with the wardrobe person and I usually get to interact with some of the performers.  I rarely ever get to see any of the show, but it's still a lot of fun.  Anyway, it ends up being a very, very, very (that's three verys) long day with only a couple of hours for a break in the middle of it all.  Fun, but long. :D
Title: Re:THE LATE, LATE SHOW
Post by: George on March 11, 2006, 10:11:48 PM
So, Wussburgerland, here I come! ;)
Title: Re:THE LATE, LATE SHOW
Post by: DakotaCelt on March 11, 2006, 10:12:08 PM
I know that it's only just after 10:00 p.m., but I'm going to hit the hay (and actually go to sleep).  In the morning (at 8:00 a.m., to be precise), I have to be at the Washington Center for the Performing Arts (http://www.washingtoncenter.org/)[/url] in downtown Olympia, to help with the load-in of a tour of The Acting Company's (http://www.theactingcompany.org/) "The Three Musketeers (http://www.theactingcompany.org/season/threemusketeers.html)."  I work backstage a few times a year...it's always nice to have a little extra spending money.  I'll help with the load-in, be backstage during the show itself, and help load out the stuff.  I'll work with the wardrobe person and I usually get to interact with some of the performers.  I rarely ever get to see any of the show, but it's still a lot of fun.  Anyway, it ends up being a very, very, very (that's three verys) long day with only a couple of hours for a break in the middle of it all.  Fun, but long. :D

Have fun George and beware, those foils are sharp!!
Title: Re:THE LATE, LATE SHOW
Post by: JoseSPiano on March 11, 2006, 11:01:53 PM
Good Morning!

Greetings from New York City!

New York City?!?!??!

Damn, that commercial!

:P
Title: Re:THE LATE, LATE SHOW
Post by: JoseSPiano on March 11, 2006, 11:05:02 PM
But, before I go, Mr. Moore, I am available for meeting on Palm Sunday, April 9th. I don't know about Anthony. It's a bit early for him.

 10am may also be a bit early for actual brunch in the theatre district but there are plenty of diners around, especially on Ninth Avenue where we can meet and eat. We have the Theatre Row Diner on Dyre Avenue and 42nd Street across from Manhattan Plaza. We have the Westway Diner on 9th Avenue between 43rd and 44th, and we have the Galaxy on 9th Avenue and 46th. Festen is at the Music Box on 45th between Broadway and 8th Avenue so they are all within walking distance.

DR Ben - As I discovered one day last week while walking around midtown, the Galaxy Diner is now closed.  -Well, the doors were locked, the lights off, and the windows "clouded" (painted on the inside with white paint).  Who knows?  Maybe they're remodeling, but I suspect they have closed.  Steve and I would always have breakfast there whenever we came up to the City.

:(

Title: Re:THE LATE, LATE SHOW
Post by: JoseSPiano on March 11, 2006, 11:09:00 PM
DR Cillaliz - Well, at least you're finding the termites now rather than later.  "OK, let's go ahead and work on this room now..."

And, yes, once that DIY mode kicks in, it kicks in.  Have you thought about adding another turret?

;)
Title: Re:THE LATE, LATE SHOW
Post by: JoseSPiano on March 11, 2006, 11:12:50 PM
The drive back up to NYC was very nice.  I ended up putting more stuff in my car than I thought I was going to, but there's nothing surprising or new about that.  ;)  I brought a lot of little things up - books, lamps, small shelving unit, and more clothes.  *And at this point, I think all the clothes I have left in storage are actually now too big for me.  :)  So, I guess I'll be making another nice donation to Diversity Thrift.

I got the car unpacked, and got most everything put away.  I'll deal with the clothes in the morning.  And now...
Title: Re:THE LATE, LATE SHOW
Post by: JoseSPiano on March 11, 2006, 11:21:07 PM
As I mentioned earlier, I really did have a wonderful afternoon.

I paid another visit to my cousin, Richard, at the hospital.  He's doing so much better, and he looked so much better too.  It looks like he may have to stay in the hospital for a few more days until his system is "clean", but at least they know what they're treating and how to treat it.

Apparently, the delay in giving a proper diagnosis was that the usual factors, causes for colitis were not present.  They diagnosed it as something viral, but they're just not sure where the virus came from.  The doctors were really stumped.  So stumped in fact, that they were sending his chart around to other doctors and hospitals in the DC area.  It was one of those cases where if it looks likes, act likes colitis, it must be colitis.  -Even if the usual trigger was not present.

They started him on liquid supplements today, and, hopefully, he'll be able to have solid food again sometime in the next two or three days.  Richard is very much looking towards that!  He even said he started having dreams about steak and cheese sandwiches!  So, at least, the return of his appetite is a sure sign that his body is recovering, starting to heal.  *Alas, it will probably be a couple of weeks, maybe even two or three months before he can safely have a steak and cheese sandwich.  His wife and mother-in-law are already planning the the "Real Meal" party for him.

:)
Title: Re:THE LATE, LATE SHOW
Post by: JoseSPiano on March 11, 2006, 11:23:50 PM
While I was visiting Richard, his mother-in-law and one her friends came by too.

"This is my cousin, Jojo.  He'll be with the new Elton John show on Broadway."

-Oh, that's very nice.  What do you do?

I'm a keyboard player.

"Yeah, Jojo and I would jam in my parents' basement.  He's actually one of my musical inspirations."

I never knew that before.  :)
Title: Re:THE LATE, LATE SHOW
Post by: JoseSPiano on March 11, 2006, 11:39:21 PM
And as I was leaving Richard's room, I noticed another guy walking down the hall..

-Ed?

"Yes... Oh, hey, HI! How are you? Been a long time."

-Yes, it has.  Oh, are you hear to see Richard?

"Yeah..."

It was Ed Hartness.  We met while we were both playing a production of Company in the summer of 1985.  I was on piano/keyboards, and he was the drummer.  -And he went to the same high school as my cousin.  We talked for about five minutes, and caught up as best as we could in that time.  And it turns out that he and Richard are in the middle of a recording project that will hopefully get finished soon after Richard gets of the hospital.

And just in case Ed Hartness rings a bell, Ed is actually Eddie from the folk-rock group, Eddie From Ohio.  They started in DC in the early 90s, just after Eddie finished college.  They have a real unique sound, and I've always loved their bumper sticker catch-phrase: Folkin' Excellent.  They're on a sort of hiatus right now, but Ed says they still do at least one gig a month.  Their schedule will pick up again in the fall - everyone is working on other projects right now.  In any case...

If you want to hear "The best band you've never heard of", you can check out the band's website:

http://www.efohio.com

*And it's actually a pretty neat website too.  -The band bios are a fun read - if a little small to read comfortably.

**And I see that they now have "Folkin' Excellent" t-shirts now!  :)

In any case, it was great seeing Eddie again.  I don't think we've crossed paths in about 15 years.
Title: Re:THE LATE, LATE SHOW
Post by: JoseSPiano on March 11, 2006, 11:44:30 PM
Well, since I had run into Ed, I then had to call my friend, Rachel.  Rachel was also in the pit of Company back in 1985.  WOW!  That's 20+ years ago already!  WOW!  In any case...

Rachel is a dear friend, and even though we both get busy with our lives and may not talk to each other for months at a time, whenever we do talk, it's like it was just yesterday, and we're all caught up in no time.  Rachel had a big crush on Eddie in high school, and it started when we were all doing Company.  So, after running into Eddie at the hospital, I just had to call Rachel to say HI, and to "remind" her of her high school crush.

;)

Needless to say, it was great talking to her again - been a while.  She's doing well.  Her husband is doing well, and their two daughters are still the joys of their lives.
Title: Re:THE LATE, LATE SHOW
Post by: JoseSPiano on March 11, 2006, 11:48:39 PM
And to bring this whole "This Is Your Life" type day full-circle...

That production of Company was my first professional gig.  It didn't pay much, but it paid.  And for a 16-year old piano player, any pay was good pay at the time.

As I mentioned earlier, Ed was the drummer, and Rachel played violin in the orchestra.  -And we had a full 21-piece band for that show!

The Hammond organ I used for the show was borrowed from Richard's family.

OH!  And the assistant sound designer for that production of Company was my friend, Chris, who did the sound design for the Oklahoma! "Coming Attractions" for What If? (which was directed and put together by our very own BK).
Title: Re:THE LATE, LATE SHOW
Post by: JoseSPiano on March 11, 2006, 11:50:47 PM
As I said, it really was a good afternoon.

:)

And I managed to get a Trader Joe's stop in, as well as a nice Indian buffet late lunch/early dinner.  And when I went to check the air pressure in my tires, they were all still at the proper inflation.  -And it's been a while since I've checked it, so...

:)
Title: Re:THE LATE, LATE SHOW
Post by: JoseSPiano on March 11, 2006, 11:52:30 PM
DR Matthew - Maybe you could use this time to work on your pastry skills.  Surprise your DP when he gets home.

:)
Title: Re:THE LATE, LATE SHOW
Post by: JoseSPiano on March 11, 2006, 11:55:59 PM
Ooohh cool!  I put on the second disc of "Midnight Moods: after hours chill-out nirvana"...  What an eclectic mix!

I just heard Barry White's version of Billy Joel's "Just the Way You Are", and now I'm listening to Gladys Knights' cover of "Help Me Make It Through The Night".  Very cool, very chill.

;)
Title: Re:THE LATE, LATE SHOW
Post by: bk on March 12, 2006, 12:11:45 AM
Back from a little supper with Tammy and Matt - we discussed the show and they were very aware of its problems and will fix it for the next show.  We had quite a bit of fun!  Now I must write the notes.
Title: Re:THE LATE, LATE SHOW
Post by: JoseSPiano on March 12, 2006, 12:39:09 AM
Oh... Guess BK is still writing the new notes... Hmm... Ah, well...

Goodnight.

*Although, with all the noise outside right now - lots of people still up and about and talking loudly(!) - I guess I'll have to use my earplugs tonight... Hmm..