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Title: THE CLOCK STRUCK TWELVE
Post by: bk on March 12, 2006, 12:44:01 AM
Well, you've read the notes, you've learned about the clock's problems with anger management, and now it is time for you to post until the cows come home - they're currently striking twelve, too - I don't know what twelve did, but it really must have been bad.
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Post by: bk on March 12, 2006, 12:44:21 AM
And the word of the day is: ACTUARY!
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Post by: vixmom on March 12, 2006, 04:31:54 AM
WOW!! First post!
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Post by: vixmom on March 12, 2006, 04:35:01 AM
Just popped in to say I'll be errant and truant the rest of the day.  Spent four hours at Temple yesterday  not only did they have  the Vixter's friends' Bat Mitzvah but there was also a boy celebrating his Bar Mitzvah and they were also have regular Sabbat Service.  Everything was done in Hebrew except for the Rabbi's sermon and the two kid's speeches.  But the prayer book was printed in English and Hebrew so we read along  and got the "jist" of it.


 
Title: Re:THE CLOCK STRUCK TWELVE
Post by: vixmom on March 12, 2006, 04:37:18 AM
One lovely thing was that the Bat Mitzvah girl's two best friends came to Temple, one Lutheran and one Muslim and sat side by side, respecting the order of worship and  beaming their pride in their friend's accomplishment.  If we could only spread such love and friendship worldwide.

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Post by: elmore3003 on March 12, 2006, 04:37:22 AM
Good morning, all!  I am awake and ready to begin the day/  I have no idea what's on the schedule beyond a trip to the recording office, some edits in Toyland, and possiby a visit/dinner/movie with my friend Matthew, whom I haven't seen in several weeeks  We've been friends since 1970, and he moved to New York from Boston around 1986, when I got him a job with a crazy theatre producer.   He had broken up with his girlfriend Myra, lost his job with a theatre company in Boston, and needed to relocate.  Myra was a neat lady, who sadly was a passenger on the first plane to crash into the World Trade Center on 9/11.

So, I'm not sure of our plans, but Matthew and I will have a nice visit and possibly a movie.  Don't knowwhat yet.

TOD:  I need to ponder the question.
Title: Re:THE CLOCK STRUCK TWELVE
Post by: vixmom on March 12, 2006, 04:37:54 AM
Well we're off to church, Sunday school and then the Bat Mitzvah party!! Laters!
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Post by: vixmom on March 12, 2006, 04:38:42 AM
Hello Larry!! Good bye Larry!!
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Post by: elmore3003 on March 12, 2006, 04:39:46 AM
DRvixmom, you sneaked in and stole my place while I was typing.

I hope you have a wonderful day today.  Give vixdad and the vixter my regards!
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Post by: Ginny on March 12, 2006, 05:09:36 AM
Sunday morning greetings!  Today is WICKED! day for DH Richard, DS Rob, DN (dear niece) Lauren, and myself.  It's Lauren's Christmas present from us and we're all very excited.  The trip to downtown Cincinnati will be somewhat of an adventure because of all the street closings for St. Patrick's Day parade staging.
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Post by: Charles Pogue on March 12, 2006, 05:20:19 AM
A magical film for me is THOSE LIPS,THOSE EYES starring Frank Langella and BK's good friend and occasional co-star, Mr. Thomas Hulce.  It is a love-letter to the theatre, in many ways the story of my life from the viewpoints of both principal characters, and just one of those films that remind me why I got into this insane business in the first place.  If I'm ever feeling low, this is a movie I'll pop in.

Another magical movie for me is Alexander Korda's 1939 THIEF OF BAGHDAD.  A simple, lovely, elegant faery tale with a brilliant Miklos Rozsa score.

One last magical movie is THE FIVE THOUSAND FINGERS OF DR. T from the magical mind of Dr. Suess. which creates a rich fantasy world without the help of CGI and all the technology today.  The ballet in the film is one of the most  charmingly bizarre and wonderfully surreal moments on film.  The whole movie is charmingl and wonderful.
Title: Re:THE CLOCK STRUCK TWELVE
Post by: Ginny on March 12, 2006, 05:28:42 AM
One lovely thing was that the Bat Mitzvah girl's two best friends came to Temple, one Lutheran and one Muslim and sat side by side, respecting the order of worship and  beaming their pride in their friend's accomplishment.  If we could only spread such love and friendship worldwide.

"...and a little child shall lead them."  Isaiah, 11:6
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Post by: Michael on March 12, 2006, 05:35:44 AM
Good TOD!
Now I have to think about it.
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Post by: Michael on March 12, 2006, 05:36:39 AM
A magical film for me is THOSE LIPS,THOSE EYES starring Frank Langella and BK's good friend and occasional co-star, Mr. Thomas Hulce.  

That is a good movie. Has it ever been released on DVD?
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Post by: TCB on March 12, 2006, 06:13:23 AM
Magical movies???  That may take some thinking on my part.  It is still only 6:00 a.m. (or thereabouts) and I have been up since five.  Hmm, I think there is a Livitra joke in there somewhere, but I am certainly not the one to make it.
Title: Re:THE CLOCK STRUCK TWELVE
Post by: Matt H. on March 12, 2006, 06:53:43 AM
Good morning!

Beautiful day here with a high of 80! More of the same tomorrow. "Summertime, and the livin' is easy!. . . ."
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Post by: Matt H. on March 12, 2006, 06:54:29 AM
Sorry I didn't log back on last night, but I fell asleep in my chair watching IN THE GOOD OLD SUMMERTIME and when I finally woke up at 12:30, I just fell into bed and slept the rest of the night.
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Post by: Matt H. on March 12, 2006, 06:56:37 AM
Before the Sandman caught up with me last evening, I watched several DVDs.

Started off with another CSI Season 2 episode, the famous one that had a dead scuba diver found in a tree.

I followed it up with another episode about an autistic librarian accused of murdering a co-worker.

Both of these episodes were wonderfully entertaining even after having seen them numerous times. Still never quite remember how everything is going to work out.
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Post by: Matt H. on March 12, 2006, 06:58:41 AM
I watched this week's MONK episode that featured Jon Faverau as a wily dentist. Fun episode but not much of a mystery.

My goodness, Jon has put on a lot of weight over the last few years! I have little room to talk, but at his age, he should be more concerned (as I was when I gained weight at the start of middle age) about his health and do something about it.
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Post by: Matt H. on March 12, 2006, 07:00:26 AM
Next came KISS OF DEATH, the original with Victor Mature and the Oscar-nominated Richard Widmark. Hadn't seen the film in quite a while, and the Fox noir DVD looks fine save a few moments where the print had spotting damage.

Always was an involving story and a fine film.
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Post by: Matt H. on March 12, 2006, 07:01:54 AM
And then, IN THE GOOD OLD SUMMERTIME. I think the film looks just splendid, but I didn't make it much past Judy's first number ("Meet Me Tonight in Dreamland"). Will want to finish it today while I prepare and eat lunch.
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Post by: Matt H. on March 12, 2006, 07:02:47 AM
I also still have not watched Friday night's CONVICTION which I will also accomplish today while I'm doing laundry.
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Post by: Matt H. on March 12, 2006, 07:04:37 AM
Finally got federal and state taxes finished. What a relief to have that behind me! After doing them myself for the first time in 25 years, I was rather petrified with the prospect, but the tax preparation programs make things very easy, and it was a painless experience for the most part. I know now I'll be able to handle this myself from now on, and that's a great relief.
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Post by: Matt H. on March 12, 2006, 07:07:04 AM
And lots of new TV tonight:

THE SOPRANOS returns after a two year hiatus with episodes that critics are saying are as powerful and involving as the show ever was. That should be very interesting to watch.

And then the usual suspects for me: COLD CASE, LAW & ORDER: CRIMINAL INTENT, DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES, and CROSSING JORDAN, all with new episodes.
Title: Re:THE CLOCK STRUCK TWELVE
Post by: Matt H. on March 12, 2006, 07:08:28 AM
HBO is also premiering a new drama series about a Morman (Bill Paxton) with multiple wives after THE SOPRANOS tonight. The subject matter does really seem interesting to me on first reading, so I may wait to watch it on one of teh many rebroadcasts it'll have this week when other things on are reruns.
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Post by: FJL on March 12, 2006, 07:25:41 AM
In terms of magical movies, I'd have to put the experience of seeing BREAKING AWAY in a movie theater at the top of my all-time list.  It was in theaters just about the time I was getting ready to leave the family homestead for the first time, and it filled me with hope and the excitement of "possibilities."    
Title: Re:THE CLOCK STRUCK TWELVE
Post by: Matt H. on March 12, 2006, 07:29:05 AM
Magical movies for me would include MARY POPPINS, THE SEVEN FACES OF DR. LAO, and all of the Walt Disney animated features from SNOW WHITE to SLEEPING BEAUTY.
Title: Re:THE CLOCK STRUCK TWELVE
Post by: Matt H. on March 12, 2006, 07:29:40 AM
I'm going to hop off-line for a little while to tend to a few things.

I'll be back later.
Title: Re:THE CLOCK STRUCK TWELVE
Post by: PennyO on March 12, 2006, 07:31:33 AM
Yo!

Yesterday afternoon i went to Sherman Oaks to a small reunion of classmates from High School, at a cozy little restaurant on Ventura Bl. Jane and Keith were there - Jane looking lovely and Keith looking like Perchik from FIDDLER - and a couple of others i remember well. AND sitting one over from me on my left - Susan Marton - the 2nd from left girl in the picture of jane's wedding which she posted a few days ago! Hi, Susan! She looks exactly the same, except her jawline is slightly less defined (sound familiar, anyone?) and her hair is a little shorter. But she still has the same birthday as mine. So i gave Jane and Keith all your hello's, and she hello'd back at ya!

Then i went through a large music store on Ventura Bl about 2 miles from the restaurant... looking for ANY music from ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY, in quest of the song NEVER - about which we spoke yesterday. Nope - outa print! But the clerk gave me the lead of the Burke Library in Glendale, which only stocks music and arts on their shelves. So I'll give 'em a call. I get obsessed, you see... So more research is in the agenda for today.

Plea - if any HHW denizens has a copy of NEVER (and other Lily Garland songs?) from ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY, might you be so very very kind to make a copy and send them to me??? I'll pay postage and copy costs. I'll be eternally grateful.
Title: Re:THE CLOCK STRUCK TWELVE
Post by: FJL on March 12, 2006, 07:41:22 AM
Another movie that affected me in a major way was the Doris Day-Rock Hudson film LOVER COME BACK.  I became obsessed with trying to understand how it worked, why it worked, its wonderful structure, how much a copy it was of PILLOW TALK while at the same time feeling thoroughly original and still relevant when I first saw it, nearly 25 years after it came out.  Ultimately, even with all the arguably misanthropic humor in the film, the journey of the Rock Hudson character made it a transcendent comedy about the redemptive power of love.  I think that movie hit me around the right time in my life as well.
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Post by: S. Woody White on March 12, 2006, 08:01:17 AM
Burke Library?

I think that clerk has the name wrong, dear DR PennyO.  What you are looking for is the Brand Library (http://www.ci.glendale.ca.us/library/brand_index.asp), which houses the cache of art and music collections of the Glendale Library system.

It's quite a place, located on the northern side of the San Fernando Valley.  The original house was built by Leslie C. Brand (for whom Brand Boulevard was named), and has a distinctly Moroccan/Spanish/Indian flair.  The library's building has been extended, with stark modern archetecture of course, but has kept the clean white exterior.

I remember the place quite well, because my mother used to borrow prints from their collection, to hang on our livingroom wall.  The surrounding terraced park is also great fun.

Have a grand time exploring the library - I think you'll enjoy it as much as I always did!
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Post by: S. Woody White on March 12, 2006, 08:01:53 AM
Sadly, libraries are not known for dancing.  Too noisy, I suspect.
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Post by: TPunk on March 12, 2006, 09:20:04 AM
HBO is also premiering a new drama series about a Morman (Bill Paxton) with multiple wives after THE SOPRANOS tonight. The subject matter does really seem interesting to me on first reading, so I may wait to watch it on one of teh many rebroadcasts it'll have this week when other things on are reruns.

I have been waiting for that show, BIG LOVE, to come on.  I think that Rodzinski and I will watch it.  We need something to replace Project Runway.  I know this is so un-PC but I am fascinated by the Mormon culture.  I read Under the Banner of Heaven which is about the origins of the religion and how many different fundamentalist sects branched off under various prophets.  I've also seen a few news specials about the prevailance of physical and sexual abuse in these polygamous (sp?) communities.  I think part of my fascination comes from the fact that I went to school with a number of Mormons (not fundamentalists).  The director of our annual musical was Mormon and I was friends with some of her kids who were also in the shows.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on March 12, 2006, 09:23:22 AM
Good Morning!

Well, it's actually already the afternoon here, but it still feels like morning to me.  I tried to get out of bed around 9:00, but that wasn't going to happen.  When I heard the announcer of WQXR say it was now Noon, well...

I believe it's raining outside too.  I can hear it, and I can tell the car traffic sounds different.  And the lady on the radio said it was raining... but I have yet to look outside for myself.

Hmm..

In any case...
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Post by: JoseSPiano on March 12, 2006, 09:24:49 AM
Yo!

Yesterday afternoon i went to Sherman Oaks to a small reunion of classmates from High School, at a cozy little restaurant on Ventura Bl. Jane and Keith were there - Jane looking lovely and Keith looking like Perchik from FIDDLER - and a couple of others i remember well. AND sitting one over from me on my left - Susan Marton - the 2nd from left girl in the picture of jane's wedding which she posted a few days ago! Hi, Susan! She looks exactly the same, except her jawline is slightly less defined (sound familiar, anyone?) and her hair is a little shorter. But she still has the same birthday as mine. So i gave Jane and Keith all your hello's, and she hello'd back at ya!

Did Jane have any See's with her?

;)

*And I love how you describe Keith as looking like Perchik!  :P
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Post by: TPunk on March 12, 2006, 09:25:14 AM
And the un-PC part is that I have such a hard time believing that all of these prophets (it seems that at any given time there hundreds of men claiming to be the second coming) are hearing the direct word of God telling them to marry as many teenage girls as they can.  I'm such a skeptic.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on March 12, 2006, 09:36:59 AM
Then i went through a large music store on Ventura Bl about 2 miles from the restaurant... looking for ANY music from ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY, in quest of the song NEVER - about which we spoke yesterday. Nope - outa print! But the clerk gave me the lead of the Burke Library in Glendale, which only stocks music and arts on their shelves. So I'll give 'em a call. I get obsessed, you see... So more research is in the agenda for today.

Plea - if any HHW denizens has a copy of NEVER (and other Lily Garland songs?) from ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY, might you be so very very kind to make a copy and send them to me??? I'll pay postage and copy costs. I'll be eternally grateful.

Hmm... Out of print?  Hmm... The Cy Coleman stuff changed hands recently, so, maybe the clerk was looking at the wrong catalog.  Additionally, due to the very incestuous nature of the music publishing biz - and the fact that there are really only two parent companies now, Hal Leonard and Warner Bros. - sometimes finding something 'obvious' is not to so obvious.  -And it doesn't help that there are some titles that both HL and WB share copyrights on due the composer's estates/lawyers/etc.  In any case...

The vocal selections for "On the Twentieth Century" are available for a downloading here:

http://www.sunhawk.com (http://www.sunhawk.com)

Here is the link for the vocal selections listing:

http://www.sunhawk.com/ProductDetail.aspx?PRODID=315877 (http://www.sunhawk.com/ProductDetail.aspx?PRODID=315877)

And here is the link for the song, "Never":

http://www.sunhawk.com/ProductDetail.aspx?ProdID=315943 (http://www.sunhawk.com/ProductDetail.aspx?ProdID=315943)

All the songs that were in the vocal selections are available for download from the site.

Sunhawk requires a small browser plug-in program called Solero in order to download, view and print out the music files from their site.  *Additionally, if it's one of Sunhawk's Digital Downloads, then you also have the option of transposing your music before printing it out.  -And this option applies to any of the music in their Digital Download library.  And the price is just like a standard piece of sheet music, $4.95.  However, you can also purchase full collections for a discounted price which is usually the price of the book in the store.  They also have special Digital Collections of music available in special bundles for purchase.  Not a bad deal.  Just make sure you have a compatible browser and that your printer is all set to go - once you click "Print", you are blocked from printing it out again unless you purchase it again.

*Oh, and I believe you have to buy a "block" of music - spend something like $20 off the bat.  This basically sets up an account for you on their site.  Then each time you purchase something, the requisite amount is then deducted from your balance.  -Oh, and by setting up the account, you also get a discount on individual titles.

Check it out!

Hope this helps.

:)

Addendum: I pointed this out "below", but thought I would add it here.  Sunhawk's Solero plug-in is only PC, Windows, IE compatible at this time.  It will only run on a Mac if you are running Virtual PC.
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Post by: TCB on March 12, 2006, 09:49:03 AM
Another movie that affected me in a major way was the Doris Day-Rock Hudson film LOVER COME BACK.  I became obsessed with trying to understand how it worked, why it worked, its wonderful structure, how much a copy it was of PILLOW TALK while at the same time feeling thoroughly original and still relevant when I first saw it, nearly 25 years after it came out.  Ultimately, even with all the arguably misanthropic humor in the film, the journey of the Rock Hudson character made it a transcendent comedy about the redemptive power of love.  I think that movie hit me around the right time in my life as well.


So, when can we expect to see,
LOVER COME BACK - THE MUSICAL?
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Post by: TCB on March 12, 2006, 09:50:24 AM
Jose, how many days until you start work on LESTAT?
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Post by: JoseSPiano on March 12, 2006, 10:01:25 AM
And here are two more sites for Digital Downloads of music:

Sheet Music Direct

http://www.sheetmusicdirect.us/ (http://www.sheetmusicdirect.us/)

Sheet Music Direct is the digital arm of Hal Leonard Publishing - otherwise known as "Papa Hal" in the music buyer's biz.  They seem to concentrate on more pop titles, only featuring "Best of" Broadway music.  Which is sort of sad since HL represents Rodgers & Hammerstein, Cole Porter, and even some of the Bernstein, Sondheim and Stephe Schwartz catalog.  However...

SMD uses a different browser plug-in to view their music. I believe it is called "Scorch", which is a product of the Sibelius music-notation software.

Then as mentioned above there is Sunhawk:

http://www.sunhawk.com (http://www.sunhawk.com)

Started off as the digital arm of Warner Bros. Music Publishing.  So, there's lots of Gershwin on the site.  Additionally, since Warner bought Valando, you can also get titles from Sondheim and Kander & Ebb on there (some of which are "owned" by both WB and HL).  WB/Sunhawk is also the publisher for Ahrens & Flaherty and Stephen Schwartz.  -Although both Stephen's - Schwartz and Sondheim - have seem to migrated back to HL over the past couple of years.  In any case... Where was I?

Both SMD and Sunhawk have transposing options for more of their music.  However...

There is also Music Notes:

http://www.musicnotes/com (http://www.musicnotes/com)

I'm not exactly sure who MN is associated with publisher wise - just never really looked into it - but they do seem to have an adequate selection of Broadway titles.  *They seem to lean toward the HL side of the biz.  However, not all MN are able to be transposed.  From what I can tell, some of their titles are just actual scans of the original music, while some are entered digitally.  When you bring up a piece of music, you'll be able to see whether or not you have the option to transpose.  Additionally, MN uses two browser plug-ins: their own MN Viewer and the Sibelius Scorch plug-in.  -The Viewer does not transpose, Scorch does.

OH!  The Solero plug-in for Sunhawk is not yet Mac compatible.  However, if you have Virtual PC or some other sort of PC emulation software on your Mac, then you can use it that way.  It's an IE plug-in, and since Microsoft is no supporting or developing IE for Macs... Ah, well.  -Which is  why I'm always glad I've kept my old laptop.  It's a Windows based PC.
Title: Re:THE CLOCK STRUCK TWELVE
Post by: JoseSPiano on March 12, 2006, 10:08:23 AM
Jose, how many days until you start work on LESTAT?

First orchestra rehearsal is this Thursday, March 16, at 9:00AM.

:)

And, Yes, I am still giddy over the whole situation!

:)
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Post by: TCB on March 12, 2006, 10:14:08 AM
First orchestra rehearsal is this Thursday, March 16, at 9:00AM.

:)

And, Yes, I am still giddy over the whole situation!

:)


I'll look forward to a First Day Report.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on March 12, 2006, 10:22:33 AM
I'll look forward to a First Day Report.

Me too!!

:D
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Post by: FJL on March 12, 2006, 10:29:30 AM
The Sunday Style section of the NY Times today had a big ad (in the pages with marriage announcements) for the Mormon-themed HBO series that looks like a marriage announcement, actually three marriage announcements side by side, all with the same groom.

They have also had ads like this for other marriage-themed entertainments - very notably the musical LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA had taken out a similar ad in the marriage-announcement section last year.

Title: Re:THE CLOCK STRUCK TWELVE
Post by: bk on March 12, 2006, 10:31:41 AM
What a lovely, long night of sleep I had and boy are my arms tired.  I really needed it, I'll tell you that.  

As has already been mentioned, the Brand Library, not the Burke, in Glendale is great for music - Tammy has been over there a lot.  Or, you can call Rick Starr at Hollywood Sheet Music, tell him you're a friend of mine, and he'll usually Xerox (and charge for) a copy of whatever you need.  But the download sites sound good, too.

Now, might I just ask where in tarnation IS everyone?
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Post by: FJL on March 12, 2006, 10:33:38 AM
TCB - I actually took a shot at getting the stage rights to LOVER COME BACK many years ago, but had no progress on that front.  :(
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on March 12, 2006, 10:35:57 AM
Hickory Dickory Dock
The Mouse Ran Up the Clock
The Clock Struck One
And Down He Run
Hickory Dickory Dock
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Post by: Jrand71 on March 12, 2006, 10:36:12 AM
We had a Viking Ship yesterday....thanks DR DAKOTA CELT.

And DRLAURA congratulations on your rain!

DR GEORGE is grappling with THE THREE MUSKETEERS and DRGINNY is on her way to WICKED....

I am  off work today preparing for my monthly board meeting of the lovely Putnam County Playhouse and wondering what dumb thing someone will propose or bring up tonight....it never fails.

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Post by: Ron Pulliam on March 12, 2006, 10:36:40 AM
I spent a magical couple of hours yesterday evening with "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire".

WONderful movie!
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on March 12, 2006, 10:37:01 AM
Cold, cold, wet, rainy day here in the East Bay.
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Post by: Jrand71 on March 12, 2006, 10:39:02 AM
Magical movies?

Hmmmm....lots of them....but my favorite would be THE RED SHOES.

I was watching MIGHTY JOE YOUNG this morning and I like it much better than I remembered.  The special effects work was a lot of fun....I really liked Joe with the cowboys.  And Terry Moore and Ben Johnson both give nice performances.

And it's always a surprise to see Homer Bedloe and Granny Daisy Moses at the bar at the Golden Safari in Hollywood (though NOT together).
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Post by: Jrand71 on March 12, 2006, 10:39:41 AM
Oh.....DR RLP made me think of something...I like the Lord of the Rings movies very much as well.
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on March 12, 2006, 10:39:42 AM
I am  off work today preparing for my monthly board meeting of the lovely Putnam County Playhouse and wondering what dumb thing someone will propose or bring up tonight....it never fails.


Is that where the Spelling Bee originated?
Title: Re:THE CLOCK STRUCK TWELVE
Post by: Jrand71 on March 12, 2006, 10:40:40 AM
Is that where the Spelling Bee originated?

Not quite, but it has certainly made us famous.  And it was very surreal watching The Tony Awards and hearing Putnam County mentioned several times!   ;D
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Post by: Jrand71 on March 12, 2006, 10:40:57 AM
www.putnamcountyplayhouse.com
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on March 12, 2006, 10:42:01 AM
I had about 6 hours of sleep last night...and I'm still sleepy and yawning.  I may need an early nap this afternoon.

I awoke to the sound of a light hail shower tap-tap-tapping on my bathroom skylight.  I decided I'd go out and get my paper...and the next thing I knew, I was sitting in front of the TV with a bowl of cereal and reading the paper.

Sigh.
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Post by: MBarnum on March 12, 2006, 10:48:49 AM
DR TPunk, you made me laugh this morning! LOL!
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Post by: MBarnum on March 12, 2006, 10:51:33 AM
Had a long, busy day yesterday and was gone all day...first to Sherwood, then West Linn, and then Vancouver (Washington)...I tell you that I-205 is getting terrible...two major traffic accidents we passed last evening on our (Mark, James, and I), what should have been, short drive to Vancouver!
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Post by: MBarnum on March 12, 2006, 10:52:15 AM
Magical movies that make me feel great...I know there are several, but the one that comes to mind just now is BECAUSE OF WINN DIXIE.
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Post by: MBarnum on March 12, 2006, 10:53:46 AM
Stopped at the Borders in Lake Oswego yesterday during my travels...they were having a great sale on Arabial Pop music CDs (really!) and those wonderful Putumayo world music CDs that I love...I stocked up!
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Post by: MBarnum on March 12, 2006, 10:56:20 AM
I have gotten no DVD watching done so far, and will unlikely get any done today as I really, really need to get this place cleaned. I have so much junk lying around...I can't even get to my dining room table anymore! So off to clean I go...but first I must return a phone call to the wife of an actor (he actually worked with June Kenney!!) who I am hoping to interview. She left me a message and asked me to call her...hopefully that is good news and not bad news.
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Post by: MBarnum on March 12, 2006, 10:59:54 AM
Page 3 June Kenney in THE CAT BURGLAR dance!

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Post by: Donna on March 12, 2006, 11:06:10 AM
Greetings from Los Angeles where it's c-c-c-cold!

Topic of the Day: The first "magical" movie that comes to mind is FANTASIA. I remember I was in Long Beach when they reran it in the theaters a long time ago. On the spur of the moment, I decided to duck into a theater to get my mind off a not-so-good-audition-experience for Long Beach Civic Light Opera. The movie immediately transported me to another place and took me out of my depression. I came out of the theatre literally walking on air!

Thanks Jose for the music downloading sites. I once went to a music store in West Covina that had a machine in which you could insert your sheet music and get a copy of it transposed into another key. Doing it on the internet is much easier (if you've ever been to West Covina, you'll know what I'm talking about. Not one of my favorite places).

Regarding The Brand Library: It's really a good source if you're looking for the hard-to-find. I wanted to find the sheet music to a song Judy Garland sang in Meet Me in St. Louis. She sings it standing on the stairway after she and Tom Drake have put out the lights. I think it's called Over the Bannister. Such a lovely piece. I found it at the Brand with the help of one of the librarians. It's originally a college "goodnight" song that was sung by the men outside the women's dorms. I also found a vocal score for the stage musical version of the movie, Calamity Jane. You can spend hours there!
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Post by: PennyO on March 12, 2006, 11:23:36 AM
BRAND library, of course - Burke is in another whole time zone...

Thanks, Jose, for all your insights and web sites! And, no, Jane had no See's with her, oddly enough.
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Post by: DakotaCelt on March 12, 2006, 11:42:08 AM
One lovely thing was that the Bat Mitzvah girl's two best friends came to Temple, one Lutheran and one Muslim and sat side by side, respecting the order of worship and  beaming their pride in their friend's accomplishment.  If we could only spread such love and friendship worldwide.



Very true!! One of my closest freinds is muslim and she is a true gem. She respects my beliefs and I respect hers.

That is such a true message, if it was only practiced more widely
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Post by: DakotaCelt on March 12, 2006, 11:58:13 AM
First orchestra rehearsal is this Thursday, March 16, at 9:00AM.

:)

And, Yes, I am still giddy over the whole situation!

:)

Good luck vibes to DR JOSE!!
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Post by: DakotaCelt on March 12, 2006, 12:02:00 PM
Stopped at the Borders in Lake Oswego yesterday during my travels...they were having a great sale on Arabial Pop music CDs (really!) and those wonderful Putumayo world music CDs that I love...I stocked up!

I have a lot of the Celtic releases from Putamayo... Great stuff!
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Post by: Dan (the Man) on March 12, 2006, 12:37:00 PM
Hickory Dickory Dock
The Mouse Ran Up the Clock
The Clock Struck One
And Down He Run
Hickory Dickory Dock

Old Doc Warren was a regular at Dick's Tavern and for the last 30 years he'd
ordered the same drink - a walnut daiquiri. One day, Dick ran out of walnuts. He poked around and found an old package of hickory nuts. They would have to do.

Doc arrived as the clock struck six, sat down at his regular spot and ordered
his usual. When Dick put the cocktail up on the bar, Doc took one sip and made a face.

"What in tarnation --", Doc sputtered. "Is this a walnut daiquiri, Dick?"

"Nope," Dick said, shamefaced. "It's a hickory daiquiri, Doc."
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Post by: Michael on March 12, 2006, 12:39:09 PM
Still cannot think of a movie for the TOD
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Post by: bk on March 12, 2006, 12:57:17 PM
Is this a slow news day here at haineshisway.com?  You'd think it was a Sunday or something.

It's really chilly here in the City of Studio.  I had to write some notes for the Kevin Spirtas CD, which is now being completed so it can go off to the pressing plant tomorrow.  Also did some work on the musical and am now watching a DVD before I go off to see the Lesbian Musical.
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Post by: MBarnum on March 12, 2006, 01:01:31 PM
Well, doggone it....I called the wife of the actor I was hoping to interview and it turned out to be bad news...John Baer passed away.

Many of you may recall John Baer as the handsome nephew of Basil Rathbone in WE'RE NO ANGELS and as Terry in the old TV series TERRY AND THE PIRATES...and JRand and I will know him as the leading man in AIPs NIGHT OF THE BLOOD BEAST and June Kenney's fiance in THE CAT BURGLAR. He was 82 years old.

Despite the sad news I think I made a new friend in Mrs. Baer, otherwise known as Noureen Jauregui, who is a doll...we talked for over an hour and I found out she went to the Pasadena Playhouse (where she met John...they were married for 53 years) and did a lot of summer stock. Her father owned a ranch that was used for filming many westerns from the 1920s through at least the 70s, I think. Her dad was also a rodeo star and a stunt man in the silent days. His name was Andrew Jauregui.

I am going to see what I can do to get some sort of article out on John Baer and also that magnificent ranch which has an incredible movie history behind it (and now is owned by Disney).
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Post by: MBarnum on March 12, 2006, 01:03:50 PM
John Baer 1923 - 2006

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Post by: Michael on March 12, 2006, 01:06:17 PM
John Baer 1923 - 2006

(http://i6.ebayimg.com/01/i/03/57/e9/cb_1_b.JPG)

What has he done? Not familar with him.
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Post by: MBarnum on March 12, 2006, 01:21:50 PM
Michael S., John Baer was in WE'RE NO ANGELS (1956 version), SUPERMAN AND THE MOLE MEN, HUK, TERRY AND THE PIRATES, NIGHT OF THE BLOOD BEAST, CITY OF SHADOWS, BATTLE OF APACH PASS, and lots other B films and television.
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Post by: MBarnum on March 12, 2006, 01:22:48 PM
On a more positive note, I just made a cold call to the star of the TV series NORTHWEST PASSAGE and have arranged to do an interview with him tomorrow evening!
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Post by: Matt H. on March 12, 2006, 01:24:05 PM
Had a nice afternoon of doing laundry (fairly painless) and watching videos.

First up was the remainder of IN THE GOOD OLD SUMMERTIME. Always entertaining and highly enjoyable. One of my favorite Garland movies and always has been.
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Post by: Matt H. on March 12, 2006, 01:26:30 PM
Sorry to read about John Baer. I didn't recognize his credits (I bought WE'RE NO ANGELS but haven't gotten around to watching it yet), but I'm sure I saw him on many TV shows during my formative years.
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Post by: Matt H. on March 12, 2006, 01:29:19 PM
Next I watched last Friday night's CONVICTION. There were three cases on tap plus all the continuing personal stories of the young lawyers. They could become characters I'd get interested in, but the show seems too cramped right now.

The cases get solved before the end of the hour, but the personal stories of the lawyers are on-going and serialized each week kind of a hybrid of the self-contained LAW & ORDER models and the on-going serialized nature of DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES and LOST.
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Post by: Matt H. on March 12, 2006, 01:31:23 PM
Next, I put in YOUNG MAN WITH A HORN with Kirk Douglas, Doris Day, and Lauren Bacall. Only got part of it watched (Miss Bacall hasn't yet made her entrance), but it's as enjoyable as it's always been, and the transfer so far looks just grand. This was the only film in last year's Doris Day boxed set that I hadn't gotten around to watching yet.
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Post by: Matt H. on March 12, 2006, 01:33:39 PM
I am auditioning tonight for A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC. I have never auditioned for this director or music director before, and I haven't done a show at this particular theater since 1995, so there is some anxiety present. Keep fingers crossed for me please.
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Post by: Tomovoz on March 12, 2006, 01:50:34 PM
TOTD:

Magic - Nausicaa Of The Valley Of The Wind
          - K-Pax
          - The Milagro Bean Field War
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Post by: George on March 12, 2006, 01:58:09 PM
Then i went through a large music store on Ventura Bl about 2 miles from the restaurant... looking for ANY music from ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY, in quest of the song NEVER - about which we spoke yesterday. Nope - outa print! But the clerk gave me the lead of the Burke Library in Glendale, which only stocks music and arts on their shelves. So I'll give 'em a call. I get obsessed, you see... So more research is in the agenda for today.

Plea - if any HHW denizens has a copy of NEVER (and other Lily Garland songs?) from ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY, might you be so very very kind to make a copy and send them to me??? I'll pay postage and copy costs. I'll be eternally grateful.

PennyO, if the downloading doesn't work, I have the songbook.  I can easily make copies at work and mail them tomorrow.  Let me know.
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Post by: George on March 12, 2006, 02:01:55 PM
Right now, I'm on break from 3 Musketeers.  We were done with the load-in at 12:30.  Right now, I need to copy a CD for a friend of mine who is working with me in wardrobe who is learning a couple of songs from Gypsy, I'd like to watch a couple of shows from Friday so that I can use that tape to tape tonight's ABC shows, and I need to make sure I correctly set up my VCR to tape tonight's ABC shows, and I need to get my black clothes together, eat something and take a shower...and have it all done in time for me to be back at the theater before 5:30!  
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Post by: George on March 12, 2006, 02:03:05 PM
Still cannot think of a movie for the TOD

Neither can I. :-\
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Post by: George on March 12, 2006, 02:10:32 PM
Well, I'm gonna go.  I have things to do...and not a lot of time.  Later!
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Post by: Matt H. on March 12, 2006, 02:15:43 PM
Off to read a little while and try to get a handle on anxiety jitters.

WBBL.
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Post by: bk on March 12, 2006, 02:21:20 PM
I shall now be on my way to see a Lesbian Musical, after which, I shall return.
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Post by: Jennifer on March 12, 2006, 02:23:49 PM
I think the new HBO series, BIG LOVE (with Bill Paxton having 3 wives) sounds quite interesting.  If I got HBO, I would definitely watch it. But sadly it is not available in Canada.  Although the movie network (which i also do not get) carries all their shows.

I think one of the most interesting parts about this new show is that the 3 wives all seem excellent.  The four of them were on some talk show this week (i think the View).

The show definitely seems like it would be interesting to watch.  They showed some scenes from it.  One of which had all three wives planning out the husband's monthly schedule!  Wow sounds like their will be some jealousy going on there!
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Post by: DakotaCelt on March 12, 2006, 02:50:23 PM
Is this a slow news day here at haineshisway.com?  You'd think it was a Sunday or something.

It's really chilly here in the City of Studio.  I had to write some notes for the Kevin Spirtas CD, which is now being completed so it can go off to the pressing plant tomorrow.  Also did some work on the musical and am now watching a DVD before I go off to see the Lesbian Musical.

It is 21 degress here....
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Post by: elmore3003 on March 12, 2006, 03:09:52 PM
Oy!  It's been a day of melodrama and excitement at the recording office.  I took a taxi down because I had a huge bag of Toyland scores and libretti around 8:45.  Around 9:15, when I turned on the copier, I found the power on the extension cord had been turned off, which was strange, and around yhirty minutes after that, when I stepped out for a second, I learned that the office door had been unlocked all night.  When my co-worker Curtis arrived around 11, we discovered the office manager's laptop was missing from his desk.  There was a postit in place of the computer with a drawn scowly face >:( and "Guess who's got it" written on it.

The police were in around 1, we were all fingerprinted, and it turns out that yesterday the realty office next to us reported an attempted breakin.  The cops cleared out around 4, and here I am.

DR Jose, do you want to come to the office tomorrow morning or Tuesday and help me decipher what hands are copying the Toyland scores?
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Post by: Ginny on March 12, 2006, 03:44:39 PM
Oh, my, DR Elmore, I've had melodrama and excitement today, too, but of a much lighter nature!  Four very happy folks saw the 1pm matinee of Wicked at Cincinnati's Aronoff Center for the Performing Arts.  Here's a photo of two of us - a ticket to the show was our niece Lauren's Christmas present, which we procured with muchly appreciated assistance from DE (dear elf) Jose.  Lauren pronounced the show "AMAZING!"
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Post by: elmore3003 on March 12, 2006, 04:08:11 PM
Has anyone seen this ridiculously silly reality show on Sundance LADETTE TO LADY which should be called Sow to Silk Purse?  It's sort of a take on Pygmalion, if Eliza Doolittle had been a drunk, boob-flashing slut.

Well, it's a killing of time before SLINGS AND ARROWS.
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Post by: Cillaliz on March 12, 2006, 04:09:03 PM
Thanks everyone for the house vibes yesterday.
FJL - I appreciate the legal thinking. Been there myself. I think the problem I have with getting any recourse is that the terminte inspection doesn't cover what is hidden by wall covering.  The room in question was wall papered. There was water damage in there at some point and that was disclosed by the owner. When I ripped off the wall paper to see how far up the mold/mildew went (only a few inches) I discovered the tunnels and I believe it is termite damage. It's limited to an area about 1 foot square or so and the room is all cement except for the drywall, so I'm thinking that it shouldn't be that big a deal. I think I found where they came in. With a little sac-crete (concrete) and some nicer weather I can pretty much take care of it.    I was going to rip out that drywall anyway, so I'll have the pest control guy advise me, but I think that whatever needs to be done in the new house will be minimal.
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Post by: Cillaliz on March 12, 2006, 04:12:36 PM
The old house has some repair work to be done, but that isn't a huge deal and treating it really is necessary

Oh, I do believe the previous owners had no idea that there were termites. You really couldn't see it without ripping off wall paper. I'm really glad I discovered it now. It's not a huge problem right now but could have grown into one if I hadn't discovered it.  There are no termites now, they are hybernating in the ground, so it's not so creepy to discover where they had been
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Post by: Cillaliz on March 12, 2006, 04:12:59 PM
DR Matt - good audition vibes
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Post by: Cillaliz on March 12, 2006, 04:15:31 PM
DR Elmore -
How unnerving and upsetting.  I had a break in at a house I was renting and that was not a fun experience. I can't imagine being questioned and fingerprinted.  That may sound funny coming from me and considering everyone I represent has been fingerprinted and questioned, but I still can't imagine it happening to me!
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Post by: Cillaliz on March 12, 2006, 04:16:08 PM
DR Ginny -
Great photo, sounds like you had a great time
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Post by: elmore3003 on March 12, 2006, 04:20:05 PM
DR Elmore -
How unnerving and upsetting.  I had a break in at a house I was renting and that was not a fun experience. I can't imagine being questioned and fingerprinted.  That may sound funny coming from me and considering everyone I represent has been fingerprinted and questioned, but I still can't imagine it happening to me!

Well, I was thinking of you and some of your clients today while the police were telling us funny stories about how dumb some of the petty thieves they apprehend can be.
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Post by: Cillaliz on March 12, 2006, 04:20:41 PM
I sort of gave myself a day off today. It's cold and snowy/rainy/cloudy outside so I have been in all day. I roasted half a turkey. made mashed potatoes, stove top stuffing and had some wonderful strawberries.  Of course that's what I'll be eating for a couple days now, but it was good so I'm not complaining
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Post by: Ginny on March 12, 2006, 04:21:31 PM
DR Ginny -
Great photo, sounds like you had a great time

Thanks, DR Cillaliz.  We did have a great day.  Richard went in his car to pick up Rob at UC and I drove Lauren in my car.  We didn't have any traffic problems with the parade, because we went early enough that the streets weren't yet closed and the parking lots still had spaces.  The tickets were right where Jose said they'd be and our seats were perfect, center of Orch Row K, with little kids in front of us - no sight obstructions.  After the show, Richard went on to his shape note singing and Rob, Lauren, and I went to the UC area for a bite to eat at Chipotle and a Rob-guided tour of the campus.  Lauren should be home by now and I'm ready to crash!
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Post by: Cillaliz on March 12, 2006, 04:22:21 PM
Well, I was thinking of you and some of your clients today while the police were telling us funny stories about how dumb some of the petty thieves they apprehend can be.

That's why I have the sign my grandfather used to have on his wall, hanging in my office, it says

"Even a fish wouldn't get into trouble, if he kept his mouth shut"

They do dumb things, but say even dumber things.....
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Post by: Ginny on March 12, 2006, 04:23:56 PM
That's why I have the sign my grandfather used to have on his wall, hanging in my office, it says

"Even a fish wouldn't get into trouble, if he kept his mouth shut"

They do dumb things, but say even dumber things.....

LOL - the sign I don't have the nerve to hang above the reference desk in the library says:

"There are no stupid questions, but there are a lot of inquisitive idiots."
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Post by: Cillaliz on March 12, 2006, 04:25:22 PM
LOL - the sign I don't have the nerve to hang above the reference desk in the library says:

"There are no stupid questions, but there are a lot of inquisitive idiots."

That's a good one.
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Post by: Cillaliz on March 12, 2006, 04:27:34 PM
What I hate more than the stupid stories...which sometimes, amazingly enough, check out is when my clients tell the police the truth and then lie to me....HELLO>>>> When you call the police, sometimes they are on your side...when they call you and provide you with a chauffer driven ride to the police station...they are not on your side. What is so hard about that...  
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Post by: Cillaliz on March 12, 2006, 04:29:18 PM
Hmmm, just realized I forgot to make cranberry sauce to go with my turkey...I do have some whole cranberries in the freezer, think I'll go make some sauce....laters
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Post by: DakotaCelt on March 12, 2006, 04:30:58 PM
The old house has some repair work to be done, but that isn't a huge deal and treating it really is necessary

Oh, I do believe the previous owners had no idea that there were termites. You really couldn't see it without ripping off wall paper. I'm really glad I discovered it now. It's not a huge problem right now but could have grown into one if I hadn't discovered it.  There are no termites now, they are hybernating in the ground, so it's not so creepy to discover where they had been

Good thing you did now compared to later....

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Post by: DakotaCelt on March 12, 2006, 04:31:48 PM
Good audition vibes to DR MattH
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Post by: TCB on March 12, 2006, 04:59:36 PM
www.putnamcountyplayhouse.com

Aren't you The Nerd, Jrand?  No offense.
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Post by: TCB on March 12, 2006, 05:11:22 PM
I am auditioning tonight for A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC. I have never auditioned for this director or music director before, and I haven't done a show at this particular theater since 1995, so there is some anxiety present. Keep fingers crossed for me please.

[move=left,scroll,6,transparent,100%] ~~~~~ AUDITION VIBES FOR MATT H. ~~~~~[/move]


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Post by: Cillaliz on March 12, 2006, 06:03:07 PM
Public TV is doing their semi-annual fund drive. They're showing a really nice John Denver bio.  I was a huge John Denver fan as a kid - he's the reason I started playing guitar
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Post by: bk on March 12, 2006, 06:22:48 PM
I've been gone for over three hours and there's like what, ten posts?  Some hainsies/kimlets are asleep at the wheel here.

Back from the Lesbian Musical, about which more in tomorrow's notes.  I was sitting next to Lesbians (well, ninety percent of the full house were Lesbians) - the gal sitting next to me was very cute, and her girlfriend was kind of dumpy and not so attractive, but the cute one kept trying to hold her girlfriend's hand and be all lovey dovey, which I found fascinating.  I later was told that the girlfriend, the dumpy-looking one, was one Chastity Bono.  Go know.
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Post by: MBarnum on March 12, 2006, 06:25:25 PM
Started watching a 1948 Akira Kurosawa movie on DVD called THE DRUNKEN ANGLE starring Toshiro Mifune...sort of a ganster film...but this DVD was a Chinese import...evidently the Japanese language was first translated into Chinese and then translated into English for the subtitles...and it would seem that a LOT was lost in translation! LOL! In fact the subtitles were making absolutely no sense most of the time.

It is obviously a very good film, but until a US or British release is done I think I will wait for another time to watch this movie.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on March 12, 2006, 06:46:36 PM
Good Evening!

I ended up spending a lovely afternoon at the abode of DRs TPunk and Rodzinski, and DR Ben and his ever-lovin' Ant was also there.  We devoured TPunk's 7-Layer dip, and played a couple of rounds of "Five in Five" (?) - sort of a trivia/knowledge game from the mid-60s.  Some of the categories included Famous Structures, Names of Sailing Vessels, Countries in the Northern Hemisphere, and Past Statesmen/Politicians.  Quite a fun, and we all had our share of "stumped" moments.  We then followed that up with a round of "Initials".

All in all, it was a great way to spend the afternoon, and it was nice seeing everyone again.

*And at least my trip downtown was shorter than my trip uptown.  Due to the track construction this weekend, I had to transfer to a shuttle train for the last part of my trip uptown.  It took me 45 minutes to go 45 blocks.  I could have walked it in that time.  -Or driven my car.  ;)
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Post by: JoseSPiano on March 12, 2006, 06:47:54 PM
DR elmore - Actually, I have to check-in tomorrow at Ripley-Grier, but then am free until 4:00.  I'll give you call and get the address for your office, or just e-mail it to me with a good time frame to show up.
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Post by: DakotaCelt on March 12, 2006, 06:54:22 PM
Public TV is doing their semi-annual fund drive. They're showing a really nice John Denver bio.  I was a huge John Denver fan as a kid - he's the reason I started playing guitar

Didnt he die a few years ago??
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Post by: Ben on March 12, 2006, 06:55:36 PM
A very pleasant afternoon and evening was spent uptown with Rod/Punk and Jose. We played Facts in Five, that's the name Jose was trying to remember. It brought back memories of other game nights from many years ago.

It's getting to be bedtime for me so I'll sign off now.

Tomorrow I'll be back.
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Post by: TCB on March 12, 2006, 07:02:49 PM
John Baer 1923 - 2006

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Michael, I am sorry that you didn't have a chance to interview John Baer.  How very kind of his wife to notify you of his passing.  And what a small world we live in... Tonight I am planning on watching SUPERMAN VS THE MOLE PEOPLE (even though IMDB says that his role is uncredited)
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Post by: TCB on March 12, 2006, 07:04:47 PM
Public TV is doing their semi-annual fund drive. They're showing a really nice John Denver bio.  I was a huge John Denver fan as a kid - he's the reason I started playing guitar

Didn't someone (Danise maybe?) have a dream about John Denver the other night?
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Post by: elmore3003 on March 12, 2006, 07:05:35 PM
DR elmore - Actually, I have to check-in tomorrow at Ripley-Grier, but then am free until 4:00.  I'll give you call and get the address for your office, or just e-mail it to me with a good time frame to show up.

Just sent it.

THE SOPRANOS was great tonight!
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on March 12, 2006, 07:09:21 PM
I shall now be on my way to see a Lesbian Musical, after which, I shall return.

I, for one, will be most agape to learn just how many guitars made up the orchestra.
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Post by: Cillaliz on March 12, 2006, 07:33:31 PM
Didnt he die a few years ago??

Yes he did
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Post by: Jrand71 on March 12, 2006, 07:35:27 PM
Good audition vibes for DRMATTH - hoping you will be there to help send in the clowns.
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Post by: Jrand71 on March 12, 2006, 07:37:36 PM
Yes, DRTCB - thanks for looking, I was indeed THE NERD.  It is a lovely, funny role - and I was about a decade too old for it - I auditioned to play the neighbor and ended up as - his nibs.

We are doing TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD in September and although I have visions of Atticus dancing in my head - I just somehow get the feeling that I will be learning the lines of Mr Bob Euell.
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Post by: Cillaliz on March 12, 2006, 07:40:05 PM
Yes, DRTCB - thanks for looking, I was indeed THE NERD.  It is a lovely, funny role - and I was about a decade too old for it - I auditioned to play the neighbor and ended up as - his nibs.

We are doing TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD in September and although I have visions of Atticus dancing in my head - I just somehow get the feeling that I will be learning the lines of Mr Bob Euell.

Sioux City is using TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD for their One Book One Siouxland project.  Mary Badham (Scout) will be here to autograph books and talk about making the movie.
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Post by: DearReaderLaura on March 12, 2006, 07:47:00 PM
I spent the day in another LONG board meeting.
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Post by: Jrand71 on March 12, 2006, 07:48:59 PM
Sioux City is using TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD for their One Book One Siouxland project.  Mary Badham (Scout) will be here to autograph books and talk about making the movie.

DRGINNY sent me some great material about TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD - and I have a nice illustrated Reader's Digest version of the book, and a couple of paperbacks.  If you happen to be standing near Mary and can get a book, DR CILLA LIZ - the Putnam County Playhouse would be glad to buy it from you and display it in THEIR lobby during the run of the show OR borrow it and put your name in the special thanks section of the program....that's certainly a feather in ANYONE'S cap!  ;D
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Post by: Jrand71 on March 12, 2006, 07:49:59 PM
So sorry to hear about John Baer, DRMBARNUM....yes I watched MY THREE ANGELS several times last summer....  So which Northwest Passage star did you find?
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Post by: Jrand71 on March 12, 2006, 07:51:22 PM
I spent the day in another LONG board meeting.

Just got back from one myself, DR LAURA....I know what you mean.  Some of us have been having the same argument for 20 years.

Which should be closer to the stage:  the shop or the dressing room/green room area?  An informal poll from PCPH.  8)
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Post by: Jrand71 on March 12, 2006, 07:51:57 PM
MR BK I am sure that Miss Chastity will brag to her mother that she sat just one seat away from Mr Bruce Kimmel, of THE FIRST NUDIE MUSICAL.
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Post by: Cillaliz on March 12, 2006, 07:52:55 PM
DRGINNY sent me some great material about TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD - and I have a nice illustrated Reader's Digest version of the book, and a couple of paperbacks.  If you happen to be standing near Mary and can get a book, DR CILLA LIZ - the Putnam County Playhouse would be glad to buy it from you and display it in THEIR lobby during the run of the show OR borrow it and put your name in the special thanks section of the program....that's certainly a feather in ANYONE'S cap!  ;D

I'm going to a fundraising dinner where she will be present, she is also going to be at 2 libraries signing books and will be signing books after 2 or 3 of the showings of the movie at the Orpheum (I've never seen it on the big screen, so this should be cool) I'm sure I can get you a book.  This isn't until April 22.  Send me an IM with exactly how you want it inscribed and I'd be happy to get it for you. From what I see on the internet she goes all over the country speaking about this. Maybe you could invite her and tie it into a fundraiser for the playhouse
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Post by: Jrand71 on March 12, 2006, 07:54:59 PM
On TCM tonight - the Gish sisters in ORPHANS OF THE STORM....  My first introduction to this film was on FRACTURED FLICKERS, so I am sure I do not have the appreciation of it I might - but I do enjoy it.  Even without Hans Conreid.

TOD:

If you haven't seen it - don't let the cast put you off - one of my favorite fantasy movies EVER is called THREE WISHES with Miss Mary Elizabeth Mastrentonio and Mr Patrick Swayze.  MEM is terrific and Mr Swayze gives a very subtle and thoughtful performance.  If you have never seen it, and like your movies touched with wonder and fantasy and a tear-up ending....THREE WISHES is for YOU!!
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Post by: bk on March 12, 2006, 07:55:01 PM
I wish I had brought my Lesbian lover with me.  Oh, well.

MBarnum, I believe both Drunken Angel and Scandel recently came out on UK region 2 DVDs.  Wait a mo - Yes, I have Drunken Angel - from BFI in the UK, an excellent DVD.  Eureka, in the UK, put out Scandel, which I'm going to have shortly.
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Post by: Cillaliz on March 12, 2006, 07:56:43 PM
Here's a picture of Mary Badham that was apparently taken last year
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Post by: Jrand71 on March 12, 2006, 07:57:03 PM
I'm going to a fundraising dinner where she will be present, she is also going to be at 2 libraries signing books and will be signing books after 2 or 3 of the showings of the movie at the Orpheum (I've never seen it on the big screen, so this should be cool) I'm sure I can get you a book.  This isn't until April 22.  Send me an IM with exactly how you want it inscribed and I'd be happy to get it for you. From what I see on the internet she goes all over the country speaking about this. Maybe you could invite her and tie it into a fundraiser for the playhouse

To Putnam County Playhouse will be fine, DR CILLA LIZ.

Thanks....that would be great.  Now...really...now...really....it takes this board a year to choose four shows and make out a list of volunteers to park cars....do you really THINK we could organize a fundraiser?  For 2007...MAYBE!
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Post by: Jrand71 on March 12, 2006, 07:57:48 PM
Thanks for pic!  Great seeing her!
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Post by: Cillaliz on March 12, 2006, 07:59:14 PM
To Putnam County Playhouse will be fine, DR CILLA LIZ.

Thanks....that would be great.  Now...really...now...really....it takes this board a year to choose four shows and make out a list of volunteers to park cars....do you really THINK we could organize a fundraiser?  For 2007...MAYBE!

Ok, REMIND ME!!!!  I'm sure I'll talk about it again when the time nears and I'll write a note, but I'm still getting organized, so there's no guarantee I'll remember where I put the note.  LOL....
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Post by: Jrand71 on March 12, 2006, 08:00:14 PM
Ok, REMIND ME!!!!  I'm sure I'll talk about it again when the time nears and I'll write a note, but I'm still getting organized, so there's no guarantee I'll remember where I put the note.  LOL....

Remind you about what?  :P
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Post by: Cillaliz on March 12, 2006, 08:00:45 PM
Remind you about what?  :P

I forgot ???
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Post by: TCB on March 12, 2006, 08:01:48 PM
Yes, DRTCB - thanks for looking, I was indeed THE NERD.  It is a lovely, funny role - and I was about a decade too old for it - I auditioned to play the neighbor and ended up as - his nibs.




Oh, but I wasn't talking about the play!
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Post by: Jrand71 on March 12, 2006, 08:02:14 PM
Mr BK has a lesbian lover?  You heard it here at HHW first!

What did Miss Barbara Rush have to say?  We are interested in it all!  You know of course that she missed her performance in MAGNIFICENT OBSESSION that was being shown on TCM as she watched the benefit!

I love Barbara Rush -- most of all in STRANGERS WHEN WE MEET....  Nice to hear that she is still lovely - I don't remember ever seeing her name at the "Stars" shows.  Maybe the past isn't her bag!
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Post by: Jrand71 on March 12, 2006, 08:02:38 PM
Oh, but I wasn't talking about the play!

Neither was I.
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Post by: MBarnum on March 12, 2006, 08:03:00 PM
So sorry to hear about John Baer, DRMBARNUM....yes I watched MY THREE ANGELS several times last summer....  So which Northwest Passage star did you find?

Mr. Don Burnett, husband of Ms. Barbara Anderson (of IRONSIDE fame).
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Post by: Jrand71 on March 12, 2006, 08:03:44 PM
I forgot ???

I think we were talking about John Denver.

And yes it was DR DANISE whose dreams he has been invading recently.
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Post by: Jrand71 on March 12, 2006, 08:04:10 PM
Don Burnett?  Didn't he star in Damon & Pythias?
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Post by: Cillaliz on March 12, 2006, 08:05:10 PM
JRand here's a link to the info on the Sioux City Site about To Kill A Mockingbird. It came from One Book One Chicago, so it may be the same or similar to the info you got from DR Ginny

http://www.onebookonesiouxland.org/pages/book.htm
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Post by: MBarnum on March 12, 2006, 08:05:28 PM
I wish I had brought my Lesbian lover with me.  Oh, well.

MBarnum, I believe both Drunken Angel and Scandel recently came out on UK region 2 DVDs.  Wait a mo - Yes, I have Drunken Angel - from BFI in the UK, an excellent DVD.  

Very good news! Well, now to find a copy! I have never bought from Amazon.uk...but perhaps now is the time.

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Post by: Cillaliz on March 12, 2006, 08:06:02 PM
I think we were talking about John Denver.

And yes it was DR DANISE whose dreams he has been invading recently.

Maybe she fell asleep while watching Public Television
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Post by: MBarnum on March 12, 2006, 08:07:07 PM
Don Burnett?  Didn't he star in Damon & Pythias?

That is correct...with Guy Williams...I have yet to see that movie.
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Post by: Jrand71 on March 12, 2006, 08:07:58 PM
Oh....he was married to Gia Scala, a very sad story....
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Post by: Matt H. on March 12, 2006, 08:09:14 PM
Thank you to DRs Cillaliz, DakotaCelt, and TCB for the positive thoughts on the audition.

It went very well, and I was especially impressed with the ladies who showed up. Lots of strong women who had great chest voices and also blew the roof off with soprano voices as well.

Not a lot of men showed up. I'm going for Mr. Lindquist, the baritone in the five person ensemble, and I suspect the other men who were there tonight were going after the speaking/singing roles.
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Post by: Cillaliz on March 12, 2006, 08:09:20 PM
Well, it's about time for me to try to shed some of the pounds I've gained since I quit smoking 5 months ago.  DR Jose, any suggestions?
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Post by: MBarnum on March 12, 2006, 08:09:51 PM
THREE WISHES...I think I have seen that DVD in the budget bins before...maybe I will just pick it up one of these days...Mrs. John Baer suggested that I watch UNCONDITIONAL LOVE and RETURN TO ME...she said they would both make me cry, and she loved both movies...so I added them to my Netflix queue along with her husbands series TERRY AND THE PIRATES.
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Post by: Matt H. on March 12, 2006, 08:12:34 PM
How ironic!

The theater where I autioned tonight for A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC is doing TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD right now as their next-to-last show of their season.

It got a lousy review in the newspaper on Friday. The critic thought the play version was dull compared to the screenplay to the film.
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Post by: Jrand71 on March 12, 2006, 08:12:41 PM
Thank you to DRs Cillaliz, DakotaCelt, and TCB for the positive thoughts on the audition.


*taps foot*  :D
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Post by: Cillaliz on March 12, 2006, 08:12:47 PM
Page 6 John denver dance
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Post by: Cillaliz on March 12, 2006, 08:13:26 PM
That's a little bigger than I thought it would be
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Post by: Matt H. on March 12, 2006, 08:14:23 PM
Thank you, DR JRand, for the good wishes on the audition. Nothing was said tonight about when any of us might be contacted if cast. I'm wondering if the parts will be offered by e-mail. Just a hunch, but I had to give my e-mail address three times during the audition process tonight.
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Post by: Jrand71 on March 12, 2006, 08:14:30 PM
That's a little bigger than I thought it would be

I hear that ALL the time.  8)
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Post by: Jrand71 on March 12, 2006, 08:15:15 PM
Thank you, DR JRand, for the good wishes on the audition. Nothing was said tonight about when any of us might be contacted if cast. I'm wondering if the parts will be offered by e-mail. Just a hunch, but I had to give my e-mail address three times during the audition process tonight.

Email is a nice impersonal way to be accepted OR rejected.   :-[
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Post by: Matt H. on March 12, 2006, 08:15:34 PM
*taps foot*  :D


;D

I didn't leave you out, DR JRand! I wrote thanks as I got to them on each page!
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Post by: Matt H. on March 12, 2006, 08:17:04 PM
It would be nice to be in the show, but honestly, the show has been attempted twice in Charlotte during the years since I've been here, and both of those productions were ghastly. It's a very difficult show to pull off well.
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Post by: Jrand71 on March 12, 2006, 08:17:11 PM
Thanks for the link, DRCILLA LIZ.

Yes DRMBARNUM - THREE WISHES is very nice....and I also like a movie called MY DOG JACK....

New subject:  I have 6 or 7 color stills from DON'T DRINK THE WATER and a couple of them might have Don Burnett in them.  I'll look around for his photo and see if I can match it.  I can send you a scan if you like and send you a copy for the interview if you like.
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Post by: Jrand71 on March 12, 2006, 08:17:52 PM
;D

I didn't leave you out, DR JRand! I wrote thanks as I got to them on each page!

That's me....and Frances Bavier as Aunt Bee!   8)
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Post by: Matt H. on March 12, 2006, 08:18:50 PM
Once I got home, I watched COLD CASE. The case involved one of the main characters when he was working undercover with a drug smuggling organization, so naturally, he became a suspect in the murder of a female drug mule. Good show but not as emotionally affecting as some I've seen.
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Post by: Matt H. on March 12, 2006, 08:20:17 PM
That's me....and Frances Bavier as Aunt Bee!   8)

or . . . .

"And Jerry Mathers as the Beaver."

;D
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Post by: Matt H. on March 12, 2006, 08:21:58 PM
Then finished up the evening viewing with CROSSING JORDAN which used very interesting psychiatrist interview sessions with each of the principals to piece together a tragic story of love and loss with a bombing in Boston.

One of the best JORDANs of this season.
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Post by: Jrand71 on March 12, 2006, 08:22:26 PM
Haiku'

I like John Denver.
Denver music -
poetry.
Rocky Mountain high.

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Post by: Jrand71 on March 12, 2006, 08:23:45 PM
Then finished up the evening viewing with CROSSING JORDAN which used very interesting psychiatrist interview sessions with each of the principals to piece together a tragic story of love and loss with a bombing in Boston.

One of the best JORDANs of this season.

Or as the credits always read in those wacky Eye-talian epics:

With the Special Participation of - Jack Randall Earles  8)
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Post by: TCB on March 12, 2006, 08:24:23 PM
I hear that ALL the time.  8)


[move=left,scroll,6,transparent,100%]
.......... To dream the impossible dream ...................
[/move]
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Post by: Jrand71 on March 12, 2006, 08:25:25 PM
Haiku' 2

Quoted the
wrong post.
My mistake.
Answer is nonsense.
Embarrassed.
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Post by: Jrand71 on March 12, 2006, 08:26:01 PM
[move=left,scroll,6,transparent,100%]
.......... To dream the impossible dream ...................
[/move]

As I said....with the special participation of....etc etc etc  :o
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Post by: Matt H. on March 12, 2006, 08:26:07 PM
Well, I think I'm going to head down to bed. I'm tired from all that waltzing (yes, we were given a waltz sequence for the dance audition. Geez!)
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Post by: Matt H. on March 12, 2006, 08:27:21 PM
Hope everyone has a very pleasant evening.

Good night!
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Post by: Jrand71 on March 12, 2006, 08:28:42 PM
I love to waltz...with a GOOD partner!
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Post by: bk on March 12, 2006, 08:28:53 PM
Miss Rush and I spoke of our disdain for most of today's movies, especially vs. movies of her era.  She was very interested to know if Bigger Than Life held up, and I told her it did - splendidly.  She mentioned that it was Walter Matthau's first film, and that they later appeared in Strangers When We Meet.  She's got a lot of energy and, as I said, is still quite beautiful.  Just finished No Way Out, which is part of the Fox Film Noir series - No Way Out is about as much a film noir as The First Nudie Musical - not at all.
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Post by: Jrand71 on March 12, 2006, 08:29:05 PM
Time for to go to bed to watch ORPHANS OF THE STORM!!!
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Post by: Jrand71 on March 12, 2006, 08:31:33 PM
Miss Rush and I spoke of our disdain for most of today's movies, especially vs. movies of her era.  She was very interested to know if Bigger Than Life held up, and I told her it did - splendidly.  She mentioned that it was Walter Matthau's first film, and that they later appeared in Strangers When We Meet.  She's got a lot of energy and, as I said, is still quite beautiful.  Just finished No Way Out, which is part of the Fox Film Noir series - No Way Out is about as much a film noir as The First Nudie Musical - not at all.

Thanks for the Rush update....yes, STRANGERS WHEN WE MEET - Kirk Douglas was married to Rush....but he was cheating with Kim Novak....well Kim IS beautiful....but Rush has it ALL....and she acts as though she could and would read a book...   ;D
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Post by: JoseSPiano on March 12, 2006, 08:34:34 PM
Well, it's about time for me to try to shed some of the pounds I've gained since I quit smoking 5 months ago.  DR Jose, any suggestions?

Well, I started off by not eating white sugar and white flour.  It was sort of hard right off the bat, but then it actually became a bit easier as the time passed.  And you really do lose the taste for sugar.  I also started eating lots of "new" foods as I searched for "safe foods".  *However, I did make Monday my "off day" - no exercise, and I would go out and have some incredible dessert someplace.

I also did one hour of some workout routine six days a week.

OHH!!!  And keeping a food diary is also a good tool.  It can be quite enlightening to say the least.

*And emptying your cupboards and fridge of all the "bad stuff" is also a good tool.  Out of sight, out of mind.

And, most importantly, remember that losing one or two pounds a week is the best way to go.  The slower it comes off, the slower it will go back on.  It took me a while for that whole concept to sink in, but every pound counts.  *And each one to two pounds of fat off your body is 1/4-inch off your waist - at least that's what I've read.

OH!!.... And one other "trick" is something I picked up from some supermodel, Elle Macpherson I believe.  Stand in front of a mirror each day.  Naked.  Learn to know and accept and love your body.  And make a note of what you'd like to improve: what you want to improve today, and what you'd like to improve in the long run.  This allows you to keep track of your progress, and allows you see even the small improvements as you progress.
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Post by: Jrand71 on March 12, 2006, 08:34:48 PM
NOW it's bed time!
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Post by: Jrand71 on March 12, 2006, 08:35:41 PM
I could take it, DRJOSE....but I don't know about the mirror.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on March 12, 2006, 08:38:13 PM
And remember that muscle weighs more than fat.  Just because the numbers on the scale may not have changed from one week to the next, that does not mean you haven't lost any fat.  Trust the way your clothes fit (better).
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Post by: MBarnum on March 12, 2006, 08:45:03 PM
That would be great JRand55, about the Don Burnett photos if you have them!! Thankyou!!
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Post by: Cillaliz on March 12, 2006, 08:45:14 PM
DR Jose,
thanks for all the advice.  I've been way into sugar lately, so I'm going to try to give that up for starters. We'll see. And I have my treatmill set up. I'm having a lot of heel pain, so I'm waiting until that heals to start really working out. It's getting better, but isn't quite there yet
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Post by: Cillaliz on March 12, 2006, 08:47:20 PM
I have to have built up some muscle during the move.  I've lifter, moved, demolished, you name it. But I also ate and ate and ate....
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Post by: JoseSPiano on March 12, 2006, 08:49:30 PM
I could take it, DRJOSE....but I don't know about the mirror.

:)

Well... It took me a while to get used to the mirror, but it really does work. It helped me to accept and be comfortable with my "before" body.  As you find things to improve, you also make note of the things you like about your body.  And as the weight started to come off and the muscles started to tone up, the visual proof just added to my motivation.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on March 12, 2006, 08:54:09 PM
OH!!!  And one other diet-related tip...  No food after 7:00 - or 8:00 - depending on your schedule.  This is really hard, but it does help your body's digestive system get on a schedule.  You wake up hungry, but that's actually a good thing.  It makes you eat breakfast, which, as they say, is the most important meal of the day.  If you must eat after 7:00 or 8:00, try to make it some protein - half(!) a container of yogurt, a spoonful of peanut butter.  It's amazing how satisfying that small amount of food can be.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on March 12, 2006, 08:54:53 PM
OOOH!!!!!

And the usual advice... Be sure to consult with your physician before proceeding with any diet and exercise regime.

:)
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Post by: JoseSPiano on March 12, 2006, 08:56:45 PM
...And if you do opt to have something sweet, make it "real" sweet - real sugar.  No aspartame, no saccharin, etc.  Keep it all as natural as possible.
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Post by: Cillaliz on March 12, 2006, 08:58:38 PM
Thank you, again....I'm hoping you would get me motivated and it seems to be working...
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Post by: Cillaliz on March 12, 2006, 09:01:39 PM
Time to get to sleep. The weather is getting bad, but I doubt it will be bad enough for a late start.
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Post by: FJL on March 12, 2006, 09:01:50 PM
Jose's tip about the mirror reminds me of that Michael Jackson song:

I'm talking with the man in the mirror
I'm asking him to change his weight


Or something like that....
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Post by: FJL on March 12, 2006, 09:04:20 PM
Reminders in tonight's posts of a couple of GET SMART episode titles:

THE TEQUILA MOCKINGBIRD

DO I HEAR A VAULTS?

And from some post a few days ago, anyone remember:

THE MESS OF ADRIAN LISTINGER

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Post by: JoseSPiano on March 12, 2006, 09:06:29 PM
Well... I need to be up "early" tomorrow, so...

Goodnight.
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Post by: FJL on March 12, 2006, 09:06:44 PM
And who can forget Lehman Engel's expression for when the sentiment would be laid on too thick.  IIRC, he called it "piling Damon upon Pythias."
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Post by: FJL on March 12, 2006, 09:11:59 PM
That last post of mine was a reference to an earlier Damon and Pythias post, not to Jose's goodnight post.

:)
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Post by: FJL on March 12, 2006, 09:12:50 PM
Well, I'm almost at post #1500...
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Post by: FJL on March 12, 2006, 09:13:16 PM
...so I might as well get there.
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Post by: FJL on March 12, 2006, 09:16:37 PM
I did no, count-em, no tax returns today.  But I did write a pretty nice research memo for a return someone else in the office is doing that's due March 15.

Three more days until March 15, the corporate tax deadline, then a relatively calm week or so, until the mad rush begins towards April 17.  
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Post by: FJL on March 12, 2006, 09:21:22 PM
They're calling for ugly weather on Friday here in NYC.  Hope there's no ice remaining for Saturday, since we're planning to take a day trip to Toronto on Saturday to see the live onstage LORD OF THE RINGS.
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Post by: bk on March 12, 2006, 10:24:22 PM
It's the ATTACK OF THE WUSSBURGERS.
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Post by: DakotaCelt on March 12, 2006, 11:00:09 PM
Back is being very, very irritable tonight so I am suspecting I am not going to get much sleep

Cleaning some old discs up... Did not realized I had 60 discs of Wave files.......

IN the days of old Prodigy u could use wav files in chat... It was rather fun to do that especially with some wav files to show expression or opinion and I have some dandies....

Ranging from Lumberjack to the CanCan to a few less than ladylike wavs
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Post by: DakotaCelt on March 12, 2006, 11:02:36 PM
finding that some discs will not open in windows xp....

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Post by: DakotaCelt on March 12, 2006, 11:04:16 PM
Thank god Hallelujah......

I did save an important email of gen research.... I thought i had lost it when the old puter croaked....


Doing happy dance!!!
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Post by: DakotaCelt on March 12, 2006, 11:09:16 PM
taht email only put part of my dad's line back to 1530!!!
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Post by: DakotaCelt on March 12, 2006, 11:19:57 PM
only bk and I!!

definitely the "day of the Wussburgers!!"
Title: Re:THE CLOCK STRUCK TWELVE
Post by: George on March 13, 2006, 12:03:13 AM
I got back from doing wardrobe for The Acting Company's 3 Musketeers and it was a lot of fun.  The wardrobe person, Wendy, was a very nice person and made the whole day very easy.  The actors (I didn't work with any of the actresses) were all very nice and polite (and nice to look at ;)).  There were three of us from Olympia working wardrobe and one of the actors said that Val (one of us Olympians) made his most difficult quick change the easiest that he's had the entire tour!  They loved us!  AND Wendy was so nice that she gave us each $5 and said to have a beer on the cast!  I don't know about Alyssa, but neither Val nor I drink...but they don't have to know that. ;D

I did get to see a few scenes and the show was very good.  I really would have like to have seen the whole thing, but oh, well...I'll get paid for this!
Title: Re:THE CLOCK STRUCK TWELVE
Post by: George on March 13, 2006, 12:04:18 AM
I'm just starting on Page 5, so it'll be a little bit before I totally ketchup with all of the posts...but I'm reading as fast as I can!  I wanted to post tonight, so that's what I did. :)