Haines His Way

Archives => Archive 5 => Topic started by: bk on March 26, 2006, 12:16:01 AM

Title: BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: bk on March 26, 2006, 12:16:01 AM
Well, you've read the notes, the notes have digressed ad nauseum, and now it is time for you to post until the cows come home - they're just digressing now and then they'll be along.
Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: bk on March 26, 2006, 12:17:41 AM
And the word of the day is: FESTINATION!

Smoke on your pipe and put that in.
Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: Tomovoz on March 26, 2006, 01:08:45 AM
I'll need to check out the history of the Festi Nation.
I know it was relatively shortlived but I tend to confuse it with some of its neighbouring principalities with quite sordid histories and truly bizare religious practices.

Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: Tomovoz on March 26, 2006, 03:38:48 AM
Goodmorning DR Elmore.
Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: elmore3003 on March 26, 2006, 03:55:09 AM
Good morning, all!  And good morning, DR Tomovoz!  I am so glad to see daylight. I had two really frightening dreams last night:  one involved ghosts of massacred Native Americans attacking a group in Florida and the other involved a legendary (in his own mind) conductor.  The night before I had a horrible nightmare involving a vampire cult.  I assume this is all due to turbulence or whatever in my daily life, but damned if I can figure it out!

Today is a full day:  I'm off to the recording office very shortly, then a dance rehearsal for this Men's Chorus concert at 2:00.  I want to see the number before I score it.  

TOD:  any legendary (in your own mind) nightmares from the DRs?
Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: Maria on March 26, 2006, 04:15:44 AM
Good morning, DR Elmore. What am I doing up at 4 am? Funny you should ask. I had a nightmare (right on topic, this newbie!) Was dreaming about Star Jones, would you believe? Really. I won't even TRY to figure it out. Put it down to something I ate. ....Before I go back to bed, re the Word of the Day... In two weeks I'll be going to NY for the opening of FESTEN. Thus, when I head out from wonderful Burbank Airport, NY will be my Festination.

Hope you have a lovely day, DR Elmore.
Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: Jrand69 on March 26, 2006, 05:35:43 AM
Applause on your entrance - wonderful.  Of course in FATHER OF THE BRIDE, every night I was applauded on my Egress.

Loved DR CILLA LIZ'S story about the bouncing lamp - and all the other stage stories.

How many hours can your DVR records, DRMBARNUM?  Sounds like you have quite a selection there - and as you say finding time to watch it is something else.  Can you make DVD's or VHS tapes from the machine?

Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: Jrand69 on March 26, 2006, 05:37:37 AM
At 8:15 am this morning not one retail outlet in my town had a copy of the Indianapolis STAR newspaper.  I wonder what happened?  I noticed on the way home that the delivery copies were still laying in driveways all over town, so it is just the retail stores.

Some people were more desperate than I - practically in tears and wringing their hands...."No paper?  NO PAPER?  NO PAPER ANYWHERE IN TOWN!!!  NO PAPER!!!!!!"

It is a mystery.
Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: Jrand69 on March 26, 2006, 05:40:40 AM
Well it sounds like LIZA WITH A Z and SOUTH PACIFIC are a couple of DVD's I may have to have.  I loved the LIZA show when it first aired....the title was actually SINGER PRESENTS LIZA WITH A "Z".  I even bought the LP which I still have somewhere.

And I love SOUTH PACIFIC with a MAJOR exception....Mitzi Gaynor who is terrible, and blames Josh Logan for her awful lines readings.  This of course begs the question of what Logan was doing giving her line readings for ANYTHING GOES and THE "IT GIRL and THERE'S NO BUSINESS LIKE SHOW BUSINESS - because she does them all the same in those movies as well.

I'M SHOPPING FOR A NEW AGENT - that's the title of my new musical.
Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: Jrand69 on March 26, 2006, 05:42:27 AM
Such good news about DECEIT last night.  And of course the final weekend will be even more exciting.

DRJOSE must not even be home yet from all the parties.  I counted him six times in the Broadway.com footage....once you know where to look.  And he is the starting point of a nice pan right in one shot.

DR VIXMOM if you email me the pic of The Vixter and George, etc....I will resize and post it for you.
Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: Michael on March 26, 2006, 06:46:12 AM
The South Pacific from the UK was it also the European version where
the scene between Nellie and Emile come before the Nothing Like a Dame scene as it was in the stage version?
Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: Matt H. on March 26, 2006, 06:48:37 AM
Yes, many folks bought LIZA WITH A 'Z' on LP because in those pre-VCR days, that was the ONLY was you could have the experience of a favorite movie or TV show again (and we still do it with Broadway shows). I wore out my LIZA LP.

The remastered LIZA has repurposed the sound now to stereo (originally it was broadcast mono), and that should make it an even more thrilling experience to see again. I'm looking forward to it immensely.
Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: Matt H. on March 26, 2006, 06:50:24 AM
We have oh what a beautiful morning (An R&H reference) here, and warming temperatures throughout the week to near 70 by Thursday. Hooray!
Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: Matt H. on March 26, 2006, 06:53:05 AM
I'll hold on to my OLD Fox non-anamorphic versions of THE KING & I, SOUTH PACIFIC, and CAROUSEL in case they screw up the mastering on the DVDs like they did with the Todd-AO OKLAHOMA!

BTW, I wonder if the Region 2 version of OKLAHOMA! is an enhanced transfer of the Todd-AO version?
Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: Matt H. on March 26, 2006, 06:55:58 AM
A mixture of repeats and new episodes tonight on network TV. DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES is new, of course, and certainly THE SOPRANOS and CROSSING JORDAN. COLD CASE is a rerun and instead of a SUnday night movie, CBS is rerunning episodes of WITHOUT A TRACE and CSI in that two hour block.
Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: Michael on March 26, 2006, 07:00:55 AM
In case Diva Robbie pops in today......How's the CD coming along??
Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: Ginny on March 26, 2006, 07:20:00 AM
Sunday morning greetings!  I fell asleep in front of the TV last night before 9pm, dragged myself to bed, and woke up more-or-less refreshed at 7:30 this morning.  Today, I'll be checking on my mom, who has been sick with a bad cold all week, and making Jello for DH Richard to eat this evening in preparation for his procedure tomorrow morning  :P.

Sometime today, I will play my Liza with a Z LP.
Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: Jrand69 on March 26, 2006, 07:32:12 AM
Good procedure vibes for DH RICHARD.

Hi DR ROBBIE!
Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: Danise on March 26, 2006, 07:40:56 AM
Good morning all!

I'm so glad that everything went better for you, BK!

Has anyone heard from our Broadway star, DR Jose?  I was hoping to sign on and read a whole report of the evening.  

Vibes for DH Richard!

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: Jrand69 on March 26, 2006, 07:53:55 AM
DRJOSE must be still sleeping.  It is after all only 11 am....and big Broadway stars don't get up much before 3 pm....at least in the movies.
Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: Jrand69 on March 26, 2006, 07:54:17 AM
Life can go on - newspapers are now available.
Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: Jrand69 on March 26, 2006, 07:55:18 AM
Deanna Durbin is on TCM.  Her appeal was based a LOT on her music, but she certainly had a pleasant and charming screen personality as well.
Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: Danise on March 26, 2006, 07:55:36 AM
TOD, Bad dreams.  I could write a book.   The scary part is that when I was younger, some had a habit of coming true.

I knew something big was going to happen the year I graduated from High School and was death part of it.  That was the year we found out my Dad had cancer.  

I also have a recurring dream about a trip to or from Pittsburg.  Itís happened so often that I know the landmarks now.  There is a turn that I have make while in Pittsburg to make the drive back down to Florida.  I canít explain it but I know it so well.  

Itís not an unpleasant journey. In fact, I enjoy it.   I donít ever remember what I do when I get to Pittsburgh.  I think I just drive there and back.  I don't know why.
Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: Danise on March 26, 2006, 07:56:29 AM
Oh, and guess what I dreamed about last night-----SNOW!  
Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: Jrand69 on March 26, 2006, 07:57:02 AM
Isn't a digress and female diger?
Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: Jrand69 on March 26, 2006, 07:57:53 AM
Snow?!  By Irving Berlin.

I wish I had his ASCAP rating.
Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: Danise on March 26, 2006, 08:16:56 AM
I've checked all the Broadway sites and I haven't seen anything about last night either.  So much for up to the minute news.  :-\
Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: Danise on March 26, 2006, 08:21:48 AM
And you know what is really neat about this?  (Well, for me anyway.)   I can honestly say I have been to the Palace theater.  I  saw Aida there.  :)


Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: Jrand69 on March 26, 2006, 08:22:43 AM
DR DANISE I just got an email from Randi Orr with the subject line Cease Snowball in legato.

Must have been because of your dream. :)
Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: Jrand69 on March 26, 2006, 08:24:22 AM
Since LESTAT is still in previews, DR DANISE, there will be no official news.
Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: Danise on March 26, 2006, 08:27:59 AM
Since LESTAT is still in previews, DR DANISE, there will be no official news.

Well that.......Sucks.  ;)

 
Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: Danise on March 26, 2006, 08:28:37 AM
DR DANISE I just got an email from Randi Orr with the subject line Cease Snowball in legato.

Must have been because of your dream. :)

Snow must be in the air!
Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: MBarnum on March 26, 2006, 08:31:08 AM

How many hours can your DVR records, DRMBARNUM?  Sounds like you have quite a selection there - and as you say finding time to watch it is something else.  Can you make DVD's or VHS tapes from the machine?



I can record up to 60 hours on this machine from Comcast, which hopefully should be plenty. I should be able to recrod onto the new DVD recorder, but I do not know if it is hooked up properly to do that yet...I will have to check on that.
Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: Danise on March 26, 2006, 08:34:52 AM
I think you should be able to record to a DVD, DR MBarnum.  I had to figure out how to connect it but once I did, I was off and running!  

Two Errol Flynn movies, Kim and Charge of the Light Brigade are on this week and both of them will be dubbed over to DVD.
Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: Ginny on March 26, 2006, 08:38:57 AM
And you know what is really neat about this?  (Well, for me anyway.)   I can honestly say I have been to the Palace theater.  I  saw Aida there.  :)

DR Danise - in 1980 DH Elmore and I saw Oklahoma! at the Palace.  He had just moved to NYC the previous year and I was there for the American Library Association annual conference.
Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: MBarnum on March 26, 2006, 08:40:21 AM
Shortly I will hie myself 2 1/2 hours down I-5 to a place called Rice Hill where I will meet my brother Dan and my mom...then will whisk her up to Aumsville to my sisters house. Mom is staying there this week while she and my sister and I look at "old folks homes" for my mom. LOL! She wants to move to Salem to be closer to her other kids and her siblings.

Then upon my returning I may take my computer to Best Buy and have another new dvd/cd burner installed....hopefully this one will work.
Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: MBarnum on March 26, 2006, 08:41:57 AM
Ya, I need to check that out Danise. I know the DVR pamphlet had instructions for hooking up a VCR to the DVR...however I haven't even tried out this "once touch dubbing" from VHS to DVD yet!

So much technology and so little time to learn it all!
Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: Danise on March 26, 2006, 08:42:07 AM
Just remember that if a signal has to go out from the DVR, it has to go in to the DVD recorder.  You'll need that cable that has the red, white and yellow ends to do that.  

In my case, the signal goes out of the DVR and into the TV via one of those cables then out from the TV into the DVD recorder on another.   I had to do that way because I couldn't see what was being recorded otherwise.

Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: Danise on March 26, 2006, 08:43:37 AM
DR Danise - in 1980 DH Elmore and I saw Oklahoma! at the Palace.  He had just moved to NYC the previous year and I was there for the American Library Association annual conference.

Isn't it nice to be able to picture the place?  :)
Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: Ginny on March 26, 2006, 08:43:54 AM
Thanks to DRs Danise and JRand for the vibes for DH Richard.  He's staying busy today with church in Cincinnati and shape-note singing in Dayton.  Keeps his mind off what he'll be going through tonight...

TOD - shortly after the beginning of the 1st Gulf War, I dreamed Richard had re-enlisted in the Army and was standing at the kitchen sink in his fatigues and combat boots.  Chilling for the mother of a (then) preschooler.  Speaking of the preschooler, I had a vivid dream while pregnant with him that's just too gruesome to share here.  Suffice to say that liver and onions has not appealed to me since.
Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: Danise on March 26, 2006, 08:45:49 AM
Your set up might be a little harder, DR MBarnum.  I wasn't thinking that you have a seperate VCR.

I have a VCR/DVD player build right into the TV.  
Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: Danise on March 26, 2006, 08:51:11 AM
Thanks to DRs Danise and JRand for the vibes for DH Richard.  He's staying busy today with church in Cincinnati and shape-note singing in Dayton.  Keeps his mind off what he'll be going through tonight...

TOD - shortly after the beginning of the 1st Gulf War, I dreamed Richard had re-enlisted in the Army and was standing at the kitchen sink in his fatigues and combat boots.  Chilling for the mother of a (then) preschooler.  Speaking of the preschooler, I had a vivid dream while pregnant with him that's just too gruesome to share here.  Suffice to say that liver and onions has not appealed to me since.

I know that I like to keep busy before I go though something.  That's why the plan was that I would work the day before my surgery.  I forgot about the (ahem) cleaning process I had to go through before.   :) ;)

I'm hoping this is the last problem I'll have to deal with for quite awhile.  
Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: Jrand69 on March 26, 2006, 08:55:42 AM
Jane Hathaway just resigned as secretary to Milburn Drysdale, President of the Commerce Bank of Beverly Hills.

But I think she'll be back on the job in less than 30 minutes.
Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: TCB on March 26, 2006, 09:42:43 AM
I should report that I will be E & T for most of this coming week.  I am leaving for Eastern Washington tomorrow, at noon, for a Federal Funding Conference (work related) that is being held on the shores of Lake Chelan.  I will return on Thursday evening.  I don't own a laptop, and the only available computers will be state property, so I will most likely be incommunicato until then.












Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: Charles Pogue on March 26, 2006, 09:45:24 AM
Jane, watned to respond to your question a few days ago about how Tewkes reacts to the deer.  Most of the time, he so busy with his nose on the ground, sniffing out their spoor, he doesn't notices them half the time when their 20 feet away staring at him.  Of course, when he does spy them, he gets excited; variously just staring at them with fixed intensity and whining.  When they move he does bark and strain at the leash, wanting to run with.  Given his white plume of a tail, he thinks he, too, is a white-tailed buck.  Of course, the other day, when 15 crossed our path, he couldn't help but notice them.
Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: TCB on March 26, 2006, 09:48:38 AM
Jane, watned to respond to your question a few days ago about how Tewkes reacts to the deer.  Most of the time, he so busy with his nose on the ground, sniffing out their spoor, he doesn't notices them half the time when their 20 feet away staring at him.  Of course, when he does spy them, he gets excited; variously just staring at them with fixed intensity and whining.  When they move he does bark and strain at the leash, wanting to run with.  Given his white plume of a tail, he thinks he, too, is a white-tailed buck.  Of course, the other day, when 15 crossed our path, he couldn't help but notice them.



It sounds like an incredible place to live, CP.
Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: bk on March 26, 2006, 09:59:20 AM
I'm up, I'm up - strange dreams, strange sleep - had a bit of an allergy attack that kept me up until three.  

MattH - Read the notes - there's no reason to hold on to your old discs - these transfers, especially SP, are much, much better.  SP is spectacular and everything that Oklahoma should have been.  

The SP is the US release - I'm not at all sure that this UK version in which the order of scenes is put back to the way it is in the stage version is just an urban legend.
Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: DakotaCelt on March 26, 2006, 10:01:27 AM
I should report that I will be E & T for most of this coming week.  I am leaving for Eastern Washington tomorrow, at noon, for a Federal Funding Conference (work related) that is being held on the shores of Lake Chelan.  I will return on Thursday evening.  I don't own a laptop, and the only available computers will be state property, so I will most likely be incommunicato until then.


Have a safe journey TCB...












Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: DakotaCelt on March 26, 2006, 10:05:22 AM
The strangest dream I have ever had and it does recur from time to time...

I am in a carriage and my clothes are not modern. The horses are pulling the carriage and you can hear cannons or something going off in the background. AS the carriage proceeds, there is a man standing along side the road pointing. I hear people talking but I do not understand for it is a language I am not familiar with.

Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: Jrand69 on March 26, 2006, 10:06:09 AM
Have fun on your business trip DR TCB.  If such a thing is possible.
Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: DakotaCelt on March 26, 2006, 10:07:02 AM
Snow must be in the air!

My snow is finally melting...
Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: DakotaCelt on March 26, 2006, 10:15:56 AM
DR Charles Pogue, It does indeed sound like a lovely place to live...

We have a lot of deer up here in Dakota. However, Deer and cars do not mix.. A freind of mine had a deer crash into her car on the highway one night. The doe had to be destroyed and the car totaled. Ironically, she came out of it with only a few scratches and bruises. This happened about two years ago.

We also get moose that stray into the area as they are moving south out of Canada and Minnesota lake country.

It is entertaining when both Deer and Moose come into town. We have a lot of coyotes and raccoons that make themselves at home in the city. Eastern ND is fourtunate enough not to have poisonous snakes and we only have to contend with rascal coyote.  I have seen wolves when I have gone into northern Minnesota. Beautiful animals.
Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: Maria on March 26, 2006, 10:36:47 AM

and we only have to contend with rascal coyote.  

I see coyotes fairly often on my early morning walks in Studio City/Sherman Oaks. They're usually running in utter panic in the middle of the road. I do feel sorry for the poor creatures. When I lived in Colorado my house backed into a park, with no fence. Lots of interesting visitors, needless to say. The view from the back of the house was stunning -- mountains as far as you could see. And every morning they'd look totally different. When I first moved in, I'd take a photo each morning. Sometimes everything had a pinkish hue, other times, dark and dramatic; once in a while the mountains disappeared into the clouds. We do throw around the word "awe" these days (coupled with that other favorite - "genius") -- but I must say that view was awe inspiring. It will stay with me forever.

Okay - enough of the National Geographic narration. Must get writing. Hope everyone has a good day.
Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: divarobbie on March 26, 2006, 11:07:06 AM
TCB, thank you :)

I seem to remember being put off by the color filters over the musical numbers in SOUTH PACIFIC.  I'll have to pick up the new disc when its available.
Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: FJL on March 26, 2006, 11:34:59 AM
Not sure this counts as a "bad dream," but the other night, I dreamed that I was having a long conversation with the artistic director of a regional theater but in the dream she looked, sounded and acted just like the President of my law school's drama group from over 20 years ago, an effervescent lady named Julie Martinez.  I kept calling her Julie and she kept correcting me (in the dream, that is).  I can't tell if it's a bad dream, or a sign that I need to call up Julie Martinez and find out how she's doing.
Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: George on March 26, 2006, 12:06:18 PM
I almost never remember dreams for very long.  I can wake up in the middle of one, but in just a few moments, I have no idea what it was about.  

I can remember a couple of fragments of dreams that I had in high school.  In one, I was underwater and couldn't breathe, but I told myself to breathe, that it's only a dream!  And slowly, in my dream, I started breathing because I knew that it was a dream, even though I was under water.  In the only other fragment, I'm naked and talking to my mother!  I know that she doesn't know that I'm naked but I get behind a counter to hide a little.  Those are really the only dreams that I can remember. :)
Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: Charles Pogue on March 26, 2006, 12:29:48 PM
All, it is indeed a lovely place to live.  It is a gorgeous day and I suspect spring is just around the corner.  And spring in Kentucky is a thing to behold.  

The Lovely Wife and I have finally got the house in order.  A cleaning crew was in earlier this week to finally get rid of the accumulated debris of  movers' dirty boots, boxes and all the debris that comes with packing and unpacking them, builders and the sawdust from the bookshelf building that had gotten buried deep in the nap of the carpet.  

Aside from a few hangings (pictures, not people...and I'm still waiting for my Louis Hayward MAN IN THE IRON MASK...the frame is on back order), The Lovely Wife and I will have all in its place and can kick back and enjoy.  After tonight.  We are throwing our first party...a cast party for The Importance of Being Earnest in which The Lovely Wife is playing Lady Bracknell "effortlessly"...according to the reviewer.  But like most Pogue parties this one has been extended beyond the confines of cast and crew to include several other notables from the Central Kentucky Theatre community.  So we're expecting the usual mob and The Lovely Wife will be throwing most of it together after her matinee today.
Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: bk on March 26, 2006, 12:34:42 PM
Just me and li'l ol' Kentuckian Pogue.  Where in tarnation IS everyone?
Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: bk on March 26, 2006, 12:35:32 PM
I've been doing fixes on the musical for the last two hours.  I'm quite bored with that right now, so I think I'll go out and get something yummilicious to eat.
Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: Charles Pogue on March 26, 2006, 12:41:20 PM
Sorry, BK, it'll soon be just you...I've got to go do my party chores before The Lovely Wife returns from wowing 'em at the matinee.  Said she got huge exit applause last night.  The whole 60's concept is still a bunch of fatuous nonsense, but the actors, on the whole very good, plow on mightily in spite of it.
Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: Danise on March 26, 2006, 12:51:44 PM
Almost four in the afternoon and STILL no DR Jose?   Should we start to get worried?  
Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: Matt H. on March 26, 2006, 01:32:08 PM
Denna Durbin was far more popular as a teenaged girl than as an adult, but I much prefer her adult films. The only one of the ones she made in the 1930s that I really like is FIRST LOVE. All of my other favorites were her later pictures.
Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: Matt H. on March 26, 2006, 01:41:16 PM
MattH - Read the notes - there's no reason to hold on to your old discs - these transfers, especially SP, are much, much better.  SP is spectacular and everything that Oklahoma should have been.  


I did read the notes, bk. I ALWAYS read them, but I may have misread or misinterpreted what you wrote. I thought you said these three musicals (KING, SP, CAROUSEL) were Region 2 releases, not necessarily the ones we'll get in the fall. This is what I meant by holding on to my old copies. As much as I detest nonanamorphic transfers, thank god I have the old OKLAHOMA DVD since the new one botched the Todd-AO version horrifically. This is why I asked in my post if the Region 2 release of OKLAHOMA was anamorphic and if it was any better than the artocity we got when OKLAHOMA was remastered for region 1 in an anamorphic transfer.

This was the point I was making. If Fox bungles the Region 1 releases of these three musicals, I'll want to have the old ones to fall back on. They're nonanamorphic but they look one thousand times better than the anamorphic OKLAHOMA Fox issued.
Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: Matt H. on March 26, 2006, 01:47:03 PM
I spent the afternoon watching TV on DVD. First up was two episodes of MURDER SHE WROTE which helped me finish up with the second of three discs in the box.

In the second episode I watched, it was a 90 minute episode which functioned as the pilot for Jerry Orbach's spinoff from MURDER SHE WROTE which was called THE LAW AND HARRY McGRAW. It only ran one season.

But the pilot episode had lots of guest stars: Ernest Borgnine, Bradford Dillman, LeVar Burton, John Amos, and Adam West to name the ones that instantly come to mind. Entertaining, but like the MURDER SHE WROTE made-for-TV feature films, 90 minutes to two hours is too long to stretch these fun but slight mysteries.
Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: Matt H. on March 26, 2006, 01:50:21 PM
Next I watched two episodes of ANGEL from the second disc in its Season 3 boxed set. One episode was better than the other, but I always am entertained by the mix of frights and fun in these shows. Lots of tongue in cheek humor and also black comedy, too.
Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: Matt H. on March 26, 2006, 01:51:59 PM
To wrap up the afternoon, I flipped over to ESPN to see a rebroadcast of the national figure skating championships. I watched them this year but didn't record them, so it was fun seeing our top ladies skating at this stage of the competitive season before they got exhausted by all the pressure and publicity of the Olympics.
Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: DakotaCelt on March 26, 2006, 02:21:16 PM
To wrap up the afternoon, I flipped over to ESPN to see a rebroadcast of the national figure skating championships. I watched them this year but didn't record them, so it was fun seeing our top ladies skating at this stage of the competitive season before they got exhausted by all the pressure and publicity of the Olympics.

My favorite college hockey team made it to the frozen final four!!! Go Sioux!!
Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: bk on March 26, 2006, 02:29:07 PM
The transfers on these new region two R&H musicals, are the same that will be used for region 1 - they were created for region 1 - but for whatever reason, Fox released them in the UK first.  I'm watching The King and I now, and it, too, is spectacular, apparently restored directly from the Cinemascope 55 negative.
Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: bk on March 26, 2006, 02:29:25 PM
And, yes, where in tarnation IS dear reader Jose?
Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: bk on March 26, 2006, 02:30:11 PM
For that matter, where in tarnation is everyone else?  We're so close to having this month break a few records, let's not all get complacent, even on a Sunday.
Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: Matt H. on March 26, 2006, 02:38:09 PM
The transfers on these new region two R&H musicals, are the same that will be used for region 1 - they were created for region 1 - but for whatever reason, Fox released them in the UK first.  I'm watching The King and I now, and it, too, is spectacular, apparently restored directly from the Cinemascope 55 negative.

INHD, one of the high definition movie channels my cable service provides, showed a high definition version of THE KING & I a month or two ago, and it looked superb. However, for some ungodly reason, the powers that be decided to reframe the image to eliminate the letterbox bars. I didn't notice any panning and scanning; I suspect they just put the telecine lens over the center of the image and did the transfer. How stupid is that!

They did that for THERE'S NO BUSINESS LIKE SHOW BUSINESS, too. Looked astonishly beautiful but it was NOT the entire image.
Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: Matt H. on March 26, 2006, 02:42:52 PM
My favorite college hockey team made it to the frozen final four!!! Go Sioux!!

Speaking of sports, I see in the sports headlines that another underdog college basketball team has knocked off a #1 seed. My goodness, DR Rodzinski must be having the time of his life!
Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: Jrand69 on March 26, 2006, 02:50:31 PM
A party at the Pogues!  The first of many, I am sure!

Party vibes for the Kentucky branch of HHW!
Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: Jrand69 on March 26, 2006, 02:51:00 PM
I am going to have a Hammer Film night....started with THE REPTILE and am moving on to its companion PLAGUE OF THE ZOMBIES.
Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: Jrand69 on March 26, 2006, 02:51:39 PM
Maybe DRHOSAY did not come home last night OR he is now a vampire and can only post after it gets dark!
Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: Matt H. on March 26, 2006, 02:52:02 PM
I'm heading downstairs now to do the usual Sunday chore: the bathrooms.

Then, it's on to more TV/DVDs.


WBBL.
Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: Jrand69 on March 26, 2006, 02:52:33 PM
Anxiously awaiting to hear how DR PENNYO's show went last night....well not HER show...but the show she helped out of intensive care....
Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: Jrand69 on March 26, 2006, 02:52:59 PM
Next week....DST!
Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: Maria on March 26, 2006, 03:02:05 PM
I've spent the last couple of hours filling out some very boring insurance forms. And my neighbor just knocked on the door and delivered my New Yorker which the mailman left at his house by mistake... And the dining room table is groaning with half-read Sunday papers. And the sun is shining... The temptation to be lazy is VERY tempting. But I must be strong and write.
Before I go... Was it yesterday that the TOD was stage mishaps? There was a glorious one I often heard about when I was still acting in Canada (that would have been just after the Ice Age). Happened in Stratford (Ont.). Because of a missing prop or some mistimed stage business, Hamlet (Chris Plummer?) simply couldn't stab Polonius. ...So he yelled at him and the poor old chap died of a heart attack.
Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: TCB on March 26, 2006, 03:09:40 PM
I almost never remember dreams for very long.  I can wake up in the middle of one, but in just a few moments, I have no idea what it was about.  

I can remember a couple of fragments of dreams that I had in high school.  In one, I was underwater and couldn't breathe, but I told myself to breathe, that it's only a dream!  And slowly, in my dream, I started breathing because I knew that it was a dream, even though I was under water.  In the only other fragment, I'm naked and talking to my mother!  I know that she doesn't know that I'm naked but I get behind a counter to hide a little.  Those are really the only dreams that I can remember. :)


Nine out of every ten men who have pornographic dreams, claim that they don't rememeber their dreams.
Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: Cillaliz on March 26, 2006, 03:56:01 PM
Hi all,
Well I finished painting the home office today. I absolutely love it. My plans were office first, paint later, but it's easier to stay up late working on the computer than making a mess I have to clean up
Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: Cillaliz on March 26, 2006, 03:57:05 PM
I just got a call that some heavyset woman was looking in the windows of  the house I have for sale and fell through the window well cover. Oh great, I can see the lawsuit coming.  Guess I better go check up on it...
Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: Cillaliz on March 26, 2006, 03:57:41 PM
Are you ok, Jose?
Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: elmore3003 on March 26, 2006, 04:01:37 PM
Well, I'm back!  It's been a long day out and about:  this morning I was off to the recording office, and a good time it was.  Then I had a rehearsal with the Men's Chorus from 3 to 6, and I'm tired.  I did get a phone message from DR Jose while I was out.  I believe he and a friend were going to Artie's.

I'm now having some shrimp with broccoli and the yummilicious Silk Road Palace on Amsterdam Avenue.  The shrimp and pork dumplings were also quite wunderbar.
Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: FJL on March 26, 2006, 04:18:47 PM
Hope-all-is-OK vibes to Cillaliz!

Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: FJL on March 26, 2006, 04:20:02 PM
Heard very nice things on another chat board about the work they've done on LESTAT.  

Lengthy-employment vibes to Jose!
Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: DakotaCelt on March 26, 2006, 04:55:55 PM
TOD: I got electrocuted in a high school play i was in due to the frayed coating on the cord....

JOSE!!!! Where are ya......
Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: Tomovoz on March 26, 2006, 05:24:27 PM
I spy DR Jose catching up on yesterday's posts!
Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: Michael on March 26, 2006, 05:38:52 PM
Well after Two months of house guests I am alone again. Ah the solitude. I can walke around in my underwear and scratch myself if I want to!
Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: bk on March 26, 2006, 05:40:09 PM
My goodness, what a slow news day here at haineshisway.com.  Just finished teaching one of the songs in the new musical to the gal who'll be singing it.  I wanted her to have a lot of time with it.
Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: elmore3003 on March 26, 2006, 05:53:10 PM
I'm so bummed!  Tonight was the last episode of the surpassing-all-imagination wonderful SLINGS & ARROWS.  It had a lovely ending.  I don't know if the Canadians did a third season, but two seasons is not nearly enough.
Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: Rodzinski on March 26, 2006, 06:06:20 PM
Yes indeed, unheralded George Mason University has made the hallowed ground of the NCAA Final Four. Pretty nice when a school nobody even thought should be in the tournament makes it that far.
Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: Rodzinski on March 26, 2006, 06:06:42 PM
I've heard many good things about Slings and Arrows.
Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: bk on March 26, 2006, 06:13:34 PM
Kiddies, why don't we get some postin' goin' on, seriously.  Let's not let this last week of March go into the toilet, so to speak.
Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: Danise on March 26, 2006, 06:22:28 PM
I see DR Jose on the board so I'm guessing he's catching up and gearing up to tell us all the news!   :)

I remember something from the other day--TV shows we wish were on DVD, I think?  Well, I just found (and bought) one of my very favorites--Hardcastle & McCormick Season 1.  I'm really looking forward to seeing the show again.  

I always wanted the theme song but could never find it.

I have a question.  Does anyone here know what do with a grieving dog?  Bear has been "crying" these past couple of nights.  I think it's finely hit him that Brandi is gone.  He never cried like this before and won't stop unless I sit with him on the couch.  I pet  him and tell him everything is ok but if I move, he starts it all over again.  

He also has taken to sleeping with me again.  For the longest time, he would just sleep on the couch thru the night.  

He acts strange when I leave him out and I think he's looking for her.  He also refuses to go into his doghouse (where she died).  I don't know what to do for him.  Any suggestions?
Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: JoseSPiano on March 26, 2006, 06:22:54 PM
Good Evening!

Hello.  My name is Jose.  And I am a Broadway Pit Musician.

:)
Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: Sandra on March 26, 2006, 06:22:56 PM
Today I went to church. Then we went to lunch. Then we went to a pet store and petted puppies. The end.
Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: Rodzinski on March 26, 2006, 06:23:14 PM
Well, I haven't posted an LP cover from the collection in awhile.

Here is one I bought strictly for the cover, which I thought told a little story. If you can't tell, the poor fella's crying.


(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b52/Maclord/ylinda.jpg)
Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: Tomovoz on March 26, 2006, 06:24:44 PM
Not sure if this translates!!
Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: Rodzinski on March 26, 2006, 06:25:55 PM
Bananas in pajamas got blown away by the twister?
Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: Tomovoz on March 26, 2006, 06:25:58 PM
Good confessional Jose.  Congratulations.
Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: Cillaliz on March 26, 2006, 06:26:08 PM
Good Evening!

Hello.  My name is Jose.  And I am a Broadway Pit Musician.

:)

YEAH JOSE!!!!! You are too cool
Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: Rodzinski on March 26, 2006, 06:26:23 PM
Danise-
I found this website that has some interesting info on your pup's problem.

http://www.veterinarypartner.com/Content.plx?P=A&A=1400&S=1
Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: Tomovoz on March 26, 2006, 06:27:16 PM
Indeed..  Cyclone Larry. Banana "plantations" in Queensland were destroyed.
Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: Danise on March 26, 2006, 06:27:20 PM
I also remember a Blake 7 question from the other day.  

I've heard of it--I know it's a British sci fi show--but I can't remember ever watching it.  

Some British shows I remember watching (and enjoying) are Chief !, The Goodies, Some Mother Do Have'em and Red Dwarf .

Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: JoseSPiano on March 26, 2006, 06:27:37 PM
...Since I had some time to spare, I went ahead and de-trained at Columbus Circle so that I could walk down to the Palace from there.  I went ahead and stopped into Duane Reade to pick up some supplies for the pit - Twizzlers and Hershey's Miniatures.  ;)

Then as I approached Times Square, I went ahead and took a few more pics of the Lestat marquee.  Unfortunately, my digital camera does seem to be giving up it's ghost, so they came out sort of fuzzy, but at least I know what it looked yesterday before I headed into the theatre...
Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: Danise on March 26, 2006, 06:29:01 PM
Good Evening!

Hello.  My name is Jose.  And I am a Broadway Pit Musician.

:)

Jose!  I was getting ready to send out the Marines to look for you!  I was starting to think you got kidnapped or worse on the way home!   :)
Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: Cillaliz on March 26, 2006, 06:29:02 PM
Well, I ran over to the old house and found no people but a totally demolished window well cover.  I swapped that one for another cover since it's supposed to rain and that's the window well that leaks if it isn't covered. I left the smashed cover sitting there as a warning sign that these things do break.

It wasn't covered with snow or anything.  My neighbor said she heard them laughing about it.  Not really funny, those were special order covers and weren't cheap.  Oh well, I'm not living there
Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: Tomovoz on March 26, 2006, 06:29:40 PM
The Commonweath Games finished here yesterday.
The closing ceremony had a spectacular segment from the 2010 host country - India. Michael Barnum would have loved it.  Bollywood live!
Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: Cillaliz on March 26, 2006, 06:30:30 PM
Better run. Painting is done, but my brief isn't and since I had an extension until tomorrow morning, I must get it done tonight. I'll be back later
Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: Donna on March 26, 2006, 06:32:40 PM
Speaking of LIZA WITH A Z (at least you were earlier today) - I actually SAW the show when it came to L.A. Liza was fabulous! What astounded me was her energy--how she could get enough breath to sing after dancing so hard. Then I found out afterward that some of the songs were pre-recorded and she was lip syncing! Ah, such disillusionment. She's still a wonderful entertainer though.

I also like the show she did at Carnegie Hall with her "tribe" of female dancers AND the film STEPPING OUT, which had a very short run.

By the way, did anyone see her on Larry King recently. Some radio talk show host was playing clips from it and making fun of her. The way they edited it, she sounded like she was drunk. I hope she's okay.







Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: JoseSPiano on March 26, 2006, 06:33:29 PM
Once I was in the theatre, I went ahead and headed up to the seventh floor to set my things down and see if there were any Notes and/or new charts and keyboard programming.  There were, but not too many.  So... I went ahead and headed back down to the Basement and headed for the Door Man's booth...

"Hey, Eddy, do you have the Playbills?"
-Yes.  How many would you like?
"Five."
-Here ya' go, bud.

...And my fingers just would not turn the pages properly... I got the title page... Then to the cast and crew bios... Then the second page of photos of the ensemble...

-Hmm... Did they not list the musical numbers and musicians since we're still in previews?

...Eventually, I found the cast listing and the musical numbers... And the listing of the Pit Musicians...

At first, I almost thought my name had been left out - it's happened before - but then realized that the keyboard players were being listed toward the end of the listing...

-Ah, there I am...

:)

I think I even cried a little bit.

;)
Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: Tomovoz on March 26, 2006, 06:35:20 PM
Jose!  I was getting ready to send out the Marines to look for you!  I was starting to think you got kidnapped or worse on the way home!   :)
Jose may still like the marines to visit.
Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: JoseSPiano on March 26, 2006, 06:35:56 PM
*I asked for five Playbills - three for me, and one for each of my "roommates" on the seventh floor.

**And I did pick up a few more on the way out after the show too.

:)
Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: Rodzinski on March 26, 2006, 06:36:38 PM
I actually tried to snag some Playbills for ya in advance last week, but none made it upstairs from the press!
Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: Danise on March 26, 2006, 06:36:41 PM
Better run. Painting is done, but my brief isn't and since I had an extension until tomorrow morning, I must get it done tonight. I'll be back later

I'm glad that no one was hurt at the old house, DR Cillaliz.  I guess that means no lawsuit!
Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: Tomovoz on March 26, 2006, 06:37:15 PM
Feel free to send Magnus & Fosca copy of the Playbill DR Jose.  They are so proud.
But then again so are we.
Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: Rodzinski on March 26, 2006, 06:37:53 PM
Tomovoz, did you hear Buck Owens died? I just heard this.
Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: Danise on March 26, 2006, 06:38:45 PM
Danise-
I found this website that has some interesting info on your pup's problem.

http://www.veterinarypartner.com/Content.plx?P=A&A=1400&S=1

Thanks for the help, DR Rodzinski.  I think Bear is pretty bonded to me but maybe a few runs down to the dog park are in order.  I couldn't load him into Bonnie because he's so heavy but now that I'm on the mend, I will have to try it.
Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: Danise on March 26, 2006, 06:40:33 PM
Tomovoz, did you hear Buck Owens died? I just heard this.

I meant to mention that yesterday.  Hee Ha was a staple in our house when I was growing up.  
Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: Danise on March 26, 2006, 06:41:52 PM
I see VixMom.  How is the Vixter and how did the con go?
Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: DakotaCelt on March 26, 2006, 06:42:27 PM
Yes indeed, unheralded George Mason University has made the hallowed ground of the NCAA Final Four. Pretty nice when a school nobody even thought should be in the tournament makes it that far.

I always like it when the underdogs win!!

So far the UND Sioux are in the frozen final four along with Maine adn Boston College. The fourth slot is still being battled between Cornell and Wisconsin  and that game is in its third overtime....
Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: JoseSPiano on March 26, 2006, 06:42:44 PM
We had a one hour rehearsal at 6:30 just to go over a few spots, and it went very well.

I had originally planned to do a quick play-through of my book before the show, but once I got to the theatre, I didn't feel the need to do so.  I wasn't feeling cocky, I was actually feeling comfortable and at ease.

Aaaahhh... :)

All the "Don't Freak Out!" calls and e-mails really did their trick, their magic.  They helped me to relax.  To realize that all of us in the pit are still learning and discovering the music.  Heck, even the conductor and the two keyboard players from San Francisco are dealing with new material.  Basically, it helped me not to be so hard, so critical about myself and my playing at this stage in the process.

Most of all, hearing Brad, my conductor, saying "Don't freak out, Jose," in the message he left me the night before helped me to laugh at myself.  I saw just how "silly" it was to put so much pressure on myself.  -I found myself giggling at myself throughout the day yesterday.

Again, just what I needed.
Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: DakotaCelt on March 26, 2006, 06:43:15 PM
Good Evening!

Hello.  My name is Jose.  And I am a Broadway Pit Musician.

:)

Hello Jose, how did it go?
Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: DakotaCelt on March 26, 2006, 06:44:20 PM
Not sure if this translates!!

LOL!!!
Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: JoseSPiano on March 26, 2006, 06:44:51 PM
I actually tried to snag some Playbills for ya in advance last week, but none made it upstairs from the press!

Awww.... Truly the thought that counts.

:)

*And just in case you and TPunk saw that I had called you guys late last night... I hope you guys weren't worried... I was just trying to remember which cross street Rufus was on 10th Ave. -Details to follow...
Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: Tomovoz on March 26, 2006, 06:45:23 PM
No. Didn't know about Mr Owens.
My only Buck Owens recording is his duet with Ringo Starr. (1988)
Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: JoseSPiano on March 26, 2006, 06:45:40 PM
Feel free to send Magnus & Fosca copy of the Playbill DR Jose.  They are so proud.
But then again so are we.

Will do.

:)
Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: DakotaCelt on March 26, 2006, 06:45:55 PM
I also remember a Blake 7 question from the other day.  

I've heard of it--I know it's a British sci fi show--but I can't remember ever watching it.  

Some British shows I remember watching (and enjoying) are Chief !, The Goodies, Some Mother Do Have'em and Red Dwarf .




I do not recall Some Mother Do Have 'em but the others I have seen. Have you heard of Allo, allo?

Loved Are you being Served?
Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: DakotaCelt on March 26, 2006, 06:48:37 PM
*I asked for five Playbills - three for me, and one for each of my "roommates" on the seventh floor.

**And I did pick up a few more on the way out after the show too.

:)

Congrats Jose... You have worked hard!
Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: Danise on March 26, 2006, 06:48:41 PM
I've never heard of any of those shows, DR DakotaCelt.

Gee, it's hard to realize this is the last Sunday I can stay up late but not to much later because I have to take my Mom to the doctor in the morning.
Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: DakotaCelt on March 26, 2006, 06:49:45 PM
No. Didn't know about Mr Owens.
My only Buck Owens recording is his duet with Ringo Starr. (1988)

I do remember him on a show called Hee Haw
Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: Danise on March 26, 2006, 06:49:55 PM
Jose, we're all very proud of you and if your ears were ringing, it wasn't anything around you, I'm sure it was of us sending our best vibes your way!

And how about our Dear PennyO?  Has anyone heard how her show went?
Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: DakotaCelt on March 26, 2006, 06:50:54 PM
I've never heard of any of those shows, DR DakotaCelt.

Gee, it's hard to realize this is the last Sunday I can stay up late but not to much later because I have to take my Mom to the doctor in the morning.

I hope everything goes well for your mum tomorrow...

I have that show on tape...
Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: Tomovoz on March 26, 2006, 06:51:01 PM
Or we can pick it up in September Jose.  Won't be long now.
Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: Rodzinski on March 26, 2006, 06:52:35 PM
We got a little scared, Jose, when TPunk first noticed your message an hour ago at the same time I noticed you hadn't posted yet today! Of course, we started thinking, "Oh no, he was in trouble somewhere last night, and he called for help!" Happily, nothing so sinister was afoot! :)
Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: vixmom on March 26, 2006, 06:53:17 PM
Hello! Not caught up from all my E & T this week.

Last night we printed out thepicture the Vixter took with George Takei and Cassandra  Peterson  and we took it to the ICON today.  

George Takei was holding an autograph session  so he signed it for the Vixter.   Later she found the table where Cassandra Peterson was selling her autographs (some of the guests charge for their autographs,  most of them don't)   The Vixter went up to her with ehr picture and showed it to Cassandra and said I thought you might like to see this.  Well cassandra did want to see it, she autographed it for free and gave the Vixter her business card and requested a copy for herself.  LOL!

Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: Danise on March 26, 2006, 06:54:20 PM
Thanks for the wishes for my Mom.  
Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: Rodzinski on March 26, 2006, 06:58:50 PM
HEE HAW was how I was introduced to Buck Owens as a youngster. Little did I know then, Buck Owens was one of the true giants of country music, not just a guy telling jokes in the cornfield with Roy Clark. Great guitar player, writer, 11 consecutive number-one country singles, creator of the Bakersfield sound, leader of the Buckaroos. One of the few non-r&b artists to be covered by the Beatles...

Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: JoseSPiano on March 26, 2006, 06:59:25 PM
As for the show itself...

-Again, we had a packed house.  Seeing the crowd assemble via the conductor's cam was pretty exciting...

-However, what was truly thrilling and exciting was the rush of sound from the audience that started when the house lights went down.  It gave me goosebumps...  -OH!  But now I have to play!

;)

-Act One went very well.

-I spent intermission going through my Act Two parts.  *Since we're up on the seventh floor, it's not really worth the time to head up and down to the basement - either with the elevator or the stairs.  Thankfully, we have our own bathroom up there.

-Act Two went very well too.

After the Bows and Exit Music had finished, I was able to spy some of the audience via the conductor's cam.  Alice Cooper was in the audience, and had come down to the podium to shake Brad's hand.  And I saw one man presenting a poster to Brad for him to sign.

Again, all in all, I had a wonderful evening.  I had FUN!  Yes, I still had a few "moments", but I felt comfortable and, most of all, confident.

When I got back down to the basement, I gave Brad a big hug and a Thank You.  He was the one who got me on board for this show - and I'm the only one in the pit who has never played a Broadway show (on Broadway at least).

People were asking if anyone was going out afterwards...
Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: vixmom on March 26, 2006, 06:59:50 PM
Oh and George Takei told the Vixter he was very pleased he had the opportunity to meet HER!


I was very suprised by him actually.  I guess I was expecting a very one dimensional guy with a bunch of back in the day stories.  He was very engaging, and interesting.  We went to a small panel discussion where the topic was sterotyping in the entertainment industry and  we ended up having a lengthy discussion about the three years during WWII that he and his family spent in a Japanese Internment camp in Arkansas.  

I was very pleased I went to hear him speak, he gave me a lot to think about.
Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: Danise on March 26, 2006, 07:00:24 PM
Well, it is ten o'clock and I will have one of those days tomorow so I think I shall wish everyone a wonderful evening.

Goodnight all.  Have very wonderful and peace fill dreams.
Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: bk on March 26, 2006, 07:01:53 PM
Glad to hear the show went well, Jose.
Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: bk on March 26, 2006, 07:04:09 PM
I've had a peculiar day.  I didn't want to do anything, but I ended up at the laptop rewriting for most of the day.  Then I learned that someone recently had told me a stupid little lie - I don't know why, really - unimportant, meaningless, and silly, and I wouldn't have cared one whit had the lie not been told.  I really hate that, and I'm probably going to have to get it out in the open because I will stew about it otherwise, and that's not good.
Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: vixmom on March 26, 2006, 07:04:13 PM
and now I'm online witha real live Broadway pit musician!!!!  Hurrah for DR JOSE!!!!!
Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: Ginny on March 26, 2006, 07:04:44 PM
It's quite weird in our house tonight, what with DH Richard's preparations and DS Rob eagerly anticipating the first day of his first co-op job.  His college program is a 5-year deal that has 3 6-month paid work components built in - they call it the "ultimate scholarship."  He starts tomorrow at Seapine Software (http://www.seapinesoftware.com/company.html).
Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: vixmom on March 26, 2006, 07:06:04 PM
Rodzinski... I never saw Debbie Rochan, every time we passed her table (she was selling autographs too) she wasn't there, so I didn't get a chance to drop your name, proabably just as well, the floor was dirty and I wouldn't have liked to see it get mussed
Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: Ginny on March 26, 2006, 07:06:12 PM
DR Jose - thanks for the update on last night's preview!  I'm pleased for you.
Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: vixmom on March 26, 2006, 07:08:00 PM
Today the Vixter met Kevin Sorbo and had her picture taken with him and he autographed her program.
Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: JoseSPiano on March 26, 2006, 07:09:13 PM
When I walked out the Stage Door...

:)

-Again, it was just another part of my dream...  There was a great crowd at the stage door, and there was lots of buzz in the air.  The whole moment reminded me of that line from A Chorus Line where Morales talks about walking out of stage door someday...  People holding posters and Playbills to be signed...  People looking at me with that "who were you in the show?" look...  Hearing people ask if Hugh had come out already...  -Was Elton John here tonight?... etc., etc., etc...

I soon spotted my friend, James, in the crowd.  He was not able to see the show last night, but he waited for me afterwards.  With a box of Belgian chocolates and a bottle of champagne.

:)

Then he asked if I was hungry because he had a surprise for me.  He had made reservations somewhere...

:)

So, we walked through Time Square - which was mobbed with teenager and college kids on Spring Break - and headed over the Eighth Avenue...  Then across to 46th...  We passed Orso...  We passed Joe Allen... Hmm...

We then walked to Becco.  My favorite restaurant in New York City.

:)
Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: Rodzinski on March 26, 2006, 07:11:54 PM
Rodzinski... I never saw Debbie Rochan, every time we passed her table (she was selling autographs too) she wasn't there, so I didn't get a chance to drop your name, proabably just as well, the floor was dirty and I wouldn't have liked to see it get mussed

That saved me the embarrassment of her having no memory of me whatsoever!  :)
Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: vixmom on March 26, 2006, 07:15:32 PM
Yesterday she met Conrad Brooks.  He was selling what appeared to be bootleg copies of a documentary about Plan Nine from Outer Space and Ed Wood. (I didn't buy one and afterwards thought I should have bought a copy and sent it to MBarnum) I was trying to explain to the Vixter about hoim when she a caught sight of a picture he had on display of himself with Johnny Depp.

"You KNOW Johnny Depp?!" she asked with awe in her voice, "Will you please sign my program?!"  Instead of signing by his name  and picture he signed the  cover and told her he didn;t want to block out any of the information  with his signature and that she should read upon him and come back to see him when she knew what else he had done besides "hang out with Johnny Depp."

I was afraid he was insulted, so I thanked him and said she's just 12,  and just then she interupted to say  "But what could be cooler than  knowing Johnny Depp?!" with such fervor that he just laughed  and told her to come back in a couple of years



I should have bought his DVD......
Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: vixmom on March 26, 2006, 07:16:00 PM
That saved me the embarrassment of her having no memory of me whatsoever!  :)

Who could forget you?!
Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: vixmom on March 26, 2006, 07:17:57 PM
It sounds like  you had a magical night Jose!  I wish you years more of them!
Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: vixmom on March 26, 2006, 07:21:58 PM
I'm gonna try this again

Vixter and friends
Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: JoseSPiano on March 26, 2006, 07:22:23 PM
We had a wonderful late dinner at Becco.  The signature Ossubucco for me, and the Hangar Steak for James.  *And what really stole the show was the side dish for my veal shank - it was a combination of butternut squash and faratto - an Italian grain, almost like barley.  It was incredibly delicious.  And after a few spoonfuls, we realized the reason it was so delicious was that it was also loaded with parmesan cheese and at least a stick of butter in each bite!  ;D  We were very tempted to ask for more, but we also knew there was a dessert course to look forward to...

Again, the panna cotta stole the show among the offerings on the dessert sampler.  Cream, vanilla and sugar - so simple, so fresh tasting, so good.  And since we were celebrating my Broadway Opening night, we ordered the grappa sampler - apricot, plum, pineapple and coconut.  All very yummy, and all very "warming".

By the time were finishing out desserts and aperitifs, the maitre d', Ryan, had come over to our table to chat with us since he was basically done for the evening, and we were only one of two tables left.  And since he was looking to head out for a post-work drink, and since James and I were still in celebration mode, we all headed out together.

Originally, we had planned to get a table at Don't Tell Mama, but they were packed - they were making people wait for tables outside, so...  I suggested either the 10th Avenue Lounge or Rufus - two places I had been to with DRs Rodzinski and TPunk - which is why I called them.

And since James' cat is named Rufus, we headed to Rufus...

:)
Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: vixmom on March 26, 2006, 07:22:29 PM
Vixter and Mr. Sorbo
Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: Ginny on March 26, 2006, 07:25:09 PM
DR Vixmom - I love the photos of the Vixter and her friends!
Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: JoseSPiano on March 26, 2006, 07:25:27 PM
DR vixmom - Wonderful pics of the vixter and her new friends!
Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: JoseSPiano on March 26, 2006, 07:26:32 PM
*Now did you at least get a picture of Mr. Sorbo with yourself?  -And with Mr. Sorbo in his Hercules loincloth?

;D
Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: Ginny on March 26, 2006, 07:26:35 PM
DR vixmom - Wonderful pics of the vixter and her new friends!

DR Jose - any photos of you and your entourage?
Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: vixmom on March 26, 2006, 07:27:11 PM
While we're spreading coongratualtions, Maria I beleive conratulations are due to you for your well earned  award!!! As the Vixter would say  You go Girl!!!!

I'm sorry I will be unable to congratulate you in person , but I must be at Palm Sunday services that morning.
Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: vixmom on March 26, 2006, 07:34:16 PM
*Now did you at least get a picture of Mr. Sorbo with yourself?  -And with Mr. Sorbo in his Hercules loincloth?

;D

No, no pictures of me with anybody.    I didn't realize  Mr. Sorbo was so tall!!!   A lot of times  we end up with pictures when the stars aren't actually in picture mode as they are willing to accomodate a little girl who says "Mr. Sorbo could my mom take my picture with you ?"  There are not a lot of little girls at this con, mostly college age to moldy oldies and most of the kids who are there are only interested int he animae tracks, which we don't go near, so if they agree (and actually no one has  ever turned her down) we do one quick shot and we're away so as not to start a riot.

That's how she got a picture with Billy Boyd two or three years back when we ran across him checking out the tables on the dealer floor
   
Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: Maria on March 26, 2006, 07:35:02 PM
Thank you, Vixmom and Vixter! (The award was probably more for the great work done by the horses. But I thank you in their name.)

Congrats, DR Jose! I can just feel your excitement as you write. Very cool. I wish I had time to spend another day in NY. I'd go see Lestat. In fact, there are about six shows I'd love to see. As it is, I'm seeing two shows the one full day I'm there.

Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: JoseSPiano on March 26, 2006, 07:38:50 PM
James and I had a good time at Rufus, and it turned out that Ryan, the maitre d' from Becco, used to be in the biz too - a dancer/actor.  Lots of sparkling conversation.  However, around 2:30, I was starting to feel a little drowsy - I just needed to walk around a bit.  So, James and I headed back to Times Square to look at the neon... And then came another surprise...

James ended up flagging down one of those souvenir photo photographers to take our pic.  I had always seen those guys around Times Square, and thought the whole enterprise was kind of kitschy, but since last night was my first night on Broadway...

The photographer was very cool, and very eager to please, to get a good shot.  He took a couple of them, and thanks to the wonders of digital photography we were able to preview the pics beforehand...

-Oh, any chance we get a shot with The Palace Theatre in the background?

Sure. Why don't we head over there.

:)

-That was very cool.

The pics came out well, although both James and I look a bit "happy" from the grappa and other libations we had had earlier in the evening.  James works for a photo agency, so he's going to scan and Photoshop them to make them a little less "happy" - we both had a bit of a pinkish tinge to our faces.

;)
Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: Ginny on March 26, 2006, 07:40:00 PM
Those of you who are following the drama in my job may appreciate the column that appeared in our local newspaper this morning.  Business columnist Jeffrey L. Seglin is writing about employers who conduct worldwide searches for positions for which they have a strong in-house candidate.  He calls the practice "disingenuous," "dishonest," and a waste of everybody's time.
Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: JoseSPiano on March 26, 2006, 07:41:04 PM
*Oh, and Ryan assured me that the next time I come into Becco, he'd make sure to have a take out dish of the butternut squash farrotto ready for me to take home.

:)
Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: Rodzinski on March 26, 2006, 07:42:34 PM
Not to bring things down again, but one of my favorite directors, Mr. Richard Fleischer has died. I like him because he did not insinuate his style on his films in an overt style. This is the very reason he is generally not discussed among great directors, although he has an incredible variety and array of films...
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
The Happy Time
Soylent Green
The Boston Strangler
Doctor Dolittle
Fantastic Voyage
Between Heaven and Hell
Violent Saturday
...the list goes on. The guy had a lengthy career! His last movie to see major release was the Glad-bag sponsored MILLION DOLLAR MYSTERY in the mid 80s.

Thanks for the memories.

Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: vixmom on March 26, 2006, 07:44:02 PM
Those of you who are following the drama in my job may appreciate the column that appeared in our local newspaper this morning.  Business columnist Jeffrey L. Seglin is writing about employers who conduct worldwide searches for positions for which they have a strong in-house candidate.  He calls the practice "disingenuous," "dishonest," and a waste of everybody's time.

Hurrah for Mr. Seglin.....

Are they making you actually interview for your job?!  I havn't caught up with the past few days yet!!
Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: vixmom on March 26, 2006, 07:45:04 PM
Not to bring things down again, but one of my favorite directors, Mr. Richard Fleischer has died. I like him because he did not insinuate his style on his films in an overt style. This is the very reason he is generally not discussed among great directors, although he has an incredible variety and array of films...
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
The Happy Time
Soylent Green
The Boston Strangler
Doctor Dolittle
Fantastic Voyage
Between Heaven and Hell
Violent Saturday
...the list goes on. The guy had a lengthy career! His last movie to see major release was the Glad-bag sponsored MILLION DOLLAR MYSTERY in the mid 80s.

Thanks for the memories.



I am very sorry to hear that.
Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: Rodzinski on March 26, 2006, 07:45:27 PM
Those of you who are following the drama in my job may appreciate the column that appeared in our local newspaper this morning.  Business columnist Jeffrey L. Seglin is writing about employers who conduct worldwide searches for positions for which they have a strong in-house candidate.  He calls the practice "disingenuous," "dishonest," and a waste of everybody's time.

As someone who has in the past been up for jobs that eventually went to in-house people, I couldn't agree more.
Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: Ginny on March 26, 2006, 07:45:54 PM
Hurrah for Mr. Seglin.....

Are they making you actually interview for your job?!  I havn't caught up with the past few days yet!!

Haven't heard yet.  The in-house deadline for applications was last Tuesday and my manager has been at a conference in Boston ever since.  I won't be back until noon this coming Tuesday.
Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: vixmom on March 26, 2006, 07:47:46 PM
A couple of pictures just for DakotaCelt,

The Brobdinagian Bards an Austin based RenFaire duo who always put on a phenomenol show, very funny and they are great guys.  We met them three years ago and kind of adopted them, they have finally turnd fulltime musicians and are traveling doing RenFaires
Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: vixmom on March 26, 2006, 07:49:31 PM
 "Garbed up" on Saturday
Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: Ginny on March 26, 2006, 07:50:21 PM
As someone who has in the past been up for jobs that eventually went to in-house people, I couldn't agree more.

Yeah, his column went on to relate a story from a woman who thought she had a chance for a job that actually went to the in-house person.  But, as the IHP in this case, I can tell you it's no picnic on this side of the fence, either.

By the way, I was at a nonprofit event this past week and 2 executive directors - one of a grantmaking foundation and one of a high-profile nonprofit agency - offered to write letters of support for me.
Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: vixmom on March 26, 2006, 07:50:49 PM
Notice my medieval ditigital camera!!
Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: JoseSPiano on March 26, 2006, 07:51:09 PM
Needless to say, I slept in today.  Until a little after Noon.

:)

James and I decided to head out for brunch...  We walked down to Popover Cafe - 30-45 minute wait...  Then down to Good Enough To  Eat - another 30-45 minute wait...  -And it was past 1:00 already?!?!  So...  We ended up at Artie's.

:)

I was hoping to catch DR elmore at his place, but missed him.  Ah, well... More rice pudding for me!

;D

After a very hearty brunch, we walked up and down Broadway for a bit.  Barnes & Noble.  Zabar's - I had never been in there - WOW!!!!  The second floor housewares department had and amazing selection and some great bargains.  Alas, just window shopping today.  Then it was down to Citarella to scope out the scene there.  Then Barney's Co-Op - When did Levi's start making jeans that cost $180?!?!?

-Oh, and I introduced James to Beard Papa Cream Puffs during our walk...  The special flavor this week is Caramel.  YUM!!!

We walked around until around 5:30, and then I headed on back uptown...
Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: vixmom on March 26, 2006, 07:53:22 PM
Yeah, his column went on to relate a story from a woman who thought she had a chance for a job that actually went to the in-house person.  But, as the IHP in this case, I can tell you it's no picnic on this side of the fence, either.

By the way, I was at a nonprofit event this past week and 2 executive directors - one of a grantmaking foundation and one of a high-profile nonprofit agency - offered to write letters of support for me.

Excellent!  and being ever helpful I shall send

[move=left,scroll,6,transparent,100%]~~~~~~VIBES OF RAPID DECISION MAKING IN YOUR FAVOR ~~~~~~~~~~~   [/move]
Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: JoseSPiano on March 26, 2006, 07:55:59 PM
As for pics... as I mentioned earlier, my digital camera doesn't seem to want to focus anymore, so...

However, I do have many wonderful memories from my first Broadway Preview.  I feel blessed - and lucky - to be a part of the whole Lestat enterprise.  Again, my dream is coming true.

And I truly feel blessed to have such a fine group of people, a fine group of friends here on HHW.  Your words of support, encouragement and congratulations have made this once-in-a-lifetime experience more special than I could have ever imagined.
Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: Maria on March 26, 2006, 07:57:49 PM
Danise - Animals do mourn. I've been doing a lot of research on crows this year for something I was writing. Even crows mourn. They sit for their dead. (Crow shiva?)
I'm reading a really interesting book - "Animals in Translation" by Temple Grandin. The author draws on her own experiences with autism to understand the emotions of animals. Fascinating.
Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: vixmom on March 26, 2006, 07:58:18 PM
As for pics... as I mentioned earlier, my digital camera doesn't seem to want to focus anymore, so...

However, I do have many wonderful memories from my first Broadway Preview.  I feel blessed - and lucky - to be a part of the whole Lestat enterprise.  Again, my dream is coming true.

And I truly feel blessed to have such a fine group of people, a fine group of friends here on HHW.  Your words of support, encouragement and congratulations have made this once-in-a-lifetime experience more special than I could have ever imagined.


Who says this is a once in a lifetime experience?  It should become a habit!  ;D
Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: Rodzinski on March 26, 2006, 07:58:54 PM
Yeah, his column went on to relate a story from a woman who thought she had a chance for a job that actually went to the in-house person.  But, as the IHP in this case, I can tell you it's no picnic on this side of the fence, either.

It's bad for everybody! In your case, even weirder because there shouldn't even be a job "opening" of any kind.
Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: JoseSPiano on March 26, 2006, 08:00:19 PM
*And as for bad dreams...  Well, if could sort of change the topic to moments of deja vu...

The other day during rehearsal, I had a true sense that I had been there/here before.  There was one sequence of events that just seemed very familiar to me.  It wasn't anything crucial or ground-breaking - just me asking a question about a couple of notes and someone handing me a new chart for one of the numbers - the usual rehearsal stuff.  However, I know I had seen that whole moment before somewhere.  And I even remember being confused by the dream when I had it since it didn't relate to anything I was doing currently at the time.

So...

Do you deja vu?
Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: JoseSPiano on March 26, 2006, 08:09:40 PM
DR Rodzinski - Just got the message on my cell phone from TPunk - sorry to have worried you guys.  As you've read, everything is A-OK!

:)
Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: JoseSPiano on March 26, 2006, 08:09:57 PM
BK - Todd Ellison sends his best.
Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: JoseSPiano on March 26, 2006, 08:10:33 PM
DR elmore - Hugh and Carolee thank you for your first night wishes.
Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: JoseSPiano on March 26, 2006, 08:11:46 PM
DR Maria - Well, the next time you make it to NYC... I know someone who could arrange a house seat for you.

;)
Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: vixmom on March 26, 2006, 08:13:36 PM
Speaking of bad dreams I had a doozy that woke me around 5 this morning... I was in a shopping mall parking lot at night, by myself and saw a couple of young thugs starting to break into my car....I started yelling at them and  a tall black man (I know I know him but I still can't place WHO he is) came out of his car and started yelling at them too and they ran away.  The guy waited while I got in my car and left although he suggested calling the police I said  I would just go on, because the bad guys had fled.





I relaize several minutes later that the bad guys are actually in a green van and they are following me so for some reason I drive to my mothers house instead of home.... but as I pull into the driveway they  pull up behind me, drag me from the car into the back of the van  and I woke up in a cold sweat
Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: vixmom on March 26, 2006, 08:14:19 PM
I better not experience deja vu on that one!
Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: JoseSPiano on March 26, 2006, 08:14:31 PM
DR Ginny - Do you think you could forward a copy of that article to your higher-ups anonymously?

;)
Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: vixmom on March 26, 2006, 08:15:54 PM
Maria , just caught up with your "yesterday posts"

~~~~GOOD NEW AGENT FINDING VIBESl~~~~
Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: DakotaCelt on March 26, 2006, 08:30:00 PM
Hello! Not caught up from all my E & T this week.

Last night we printed out thepicture the Vixter took with George Takei and Cassandra  Peterson  and we took it to the ICON today.  

George Takei was holding an autograph session  so he signed it for the Vixter.   Later she found the table where Cassandra Peterson was selling her autographs (some of the guests charge for their autographs,  most of them don't)   The Vixter went up to her with ehr picture and showed it to Cassandra and said I thought you might like to see this.  Well cassandra did want to see it, she autographed it for free and gave the Vixter her business card and requested a copy for herself.  LOL!



Sweet!!

I am glad to hear that Vixter had a lovely time!
Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: DakotaCelt on March 26, 2006, 08:32:02 PM
Oh and George Takei told the Vixter he was very pleased he had the opportunity to meet HER!


I was very suprised by him actually.  I guess I was expecting a very one dimensional guy with a bunch of back in the day stories.  He was very engaging, and interesting.  We went to a small panel discussion where the topic was sterotyping in the entertainment industry and  we ended up having a lengthy discussion about the three years during WWII that he and his family spent in a Japanese Internment camp in Arkansas.  

I was very pleased I went to hear him speak, he gave me a lot to think about.

I read an interview by him once where he talked about that. A very interesting man. I will do a little hunting this week and see if I can locate it for Vixter.
Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: bk on March 26, 2006, 08:33:53 PM
I don't know why I am in such a foul mood over the little lie thing, but I am.  I think I'll sit in the Jacuzzi for a while and wash it away.
Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: Dan (the Man) on March 26, 2006, 08:34:33 PM
Far be it from me to ever jinx, but I can't help but want to squeek out a little
Hip!  Hip!  Hoo and Ray!
for our very own DR Jose on his first preview night on Broadway!
Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: DakotaCelt on March 26, 2006, 08:35:03 PM
Today the Vixter met Kevin Sorbo and had her picture taken with him and he autographed her program.

Kevin Sorbo actually went to the same university I went to just before I started there. But I am not sure if he graduated or not. I would have to do a bit of checking...
Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: DakotaCelt on March 26, 2006, 08:36:55 PM
I'm gonna try this again

Vixter and friends

Lovely picture and a it looks like she had a GREAT time!!
Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: DakotaCelt on March 26, 2006, 08:38:01 PM
Vixter and Mr. Sorbo

Lucky young lady. I have actually met him. He has relatives in central Minnesota.
Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: DakotaCelt on March 26, 2006, 08:41:30 PM
A couple of pictures just for DakotaCelt,

The Brobdinagian Bards an Austin based RenFaire duo who always put on a phenomenol show, very funny and they are great guys.  We met them three years ago and kind of adopted them, they have finally turnd fulltime musicians and are traveling doing RenFaires

THank you for sharing... They are wonderful. Fiona Ritchie has had their music on Thistle and Shamrock.

I almost got to hear them but due to Mother nature, me and a good friend were unable to get to the Twin Cities...
Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: Ginny on March 26, 2006, 08:43:22 PM
DR Ginny - Do you think you could forward a copy of that article to your higher-ups anonymously?

;)

No-o-o-o, I've just been keeping my mouth shut at work and venting only at home and here at HHW.
Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: vixmom on March 26, 2006, 08:45:24 PM
I don't know why I am in such a foul mood over the little lie thing, but I am.  I think I'll sit in the Jacuzzi for a while and wash it away.

Not having any idea what it was or why it was or who it was, is it possible it was a mistake in the telling and not an intentional lie at all?  I know I have told people I couldn't be at such and such because I had a commitment to be at "A" and realized hours or even days later that I had my dates mixed up and actually I was free and could have been there and was too embarrassed to call up and say  "Can I still come?" or I said I had been somewhere with "Mary" and realized later , no it wasn't,  it was "Joan"I went there with....
Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: DakotaCelt on March 26, 2006, 08:46:50 PM
"Garbed up" on Saturday

Lovely garb!!

I used to do Ren Faires up in this area as part of Society of Creative Anachronism. (SCA). My person was of Irish and Viking background. I still have some of my garb and my sword. I no longer have most of my fighting gear.

If I can get someone to take a picture of my two costumes that I have I will try and post them.  My persona's name was Aedin Ni Mhaillie
Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: vixmom on March 26, 2006, 08:47:21 PM
THank you for sharing... They are wonderful. Fiona Ritchie has had their music on Thistle and Shamrock.

I almost got to hear them but due to Mother nature, me and a good friend were unable to get to the Twin Cities...

Do you have any of their CD's?  We may be getting together for dinner tomorrow before they fly back to  Texas.... Their CD's are all "home produced", they could certainly use the skills of a BK, but they are still quite fun.  Nothing beats seeing them inperson
Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: DakotaCelt on March 26, 2006, 08:48:34 PM
Danise - Animals do mourn. I've been doing a lot of research on crows this year for something I was writing. Even crows mourn. They sit for their dead. (Crow shiva?)
I'm reading a really interesting book - "Animals in Translation" by Temple Grandin. The author draws on her own experiences with autism to understand the emotions of animals. Fascinating.

I am familiar with that book. I read it recently and animals do have emotions. She is a remarkable individual in her own right. A professor I know at the university I work at is acquainted with her.
Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: DakotaCelt on March 26, 2006, 08:51:20 PM
No-o-o-o, I've just been keeping my mouth shut at work and venting only at home and here at HHW.


 ((( Ginny ))) I send a hug
Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: DakotaCelt on March 26, 2006, 08:53:04 PM
Do you have any of their CD's?  We may be getting together for dinner tomorrow before they fly back to  Texas.... Their CD's are all "home produced", they could certainly use the skills of a BK, but they are still quite fun.  Nothing beats seeing them inperson

No i dont!

I agree... I ordered a Liz Callaway CD at BN today. That reminds me I need to take care of some ordering tomorrow!!
Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: Ginny on March 26, 2006, 08:53:13 PM
Thanks for the hug, DR DakotaCelt!

While I don't think anyone in our household will sleep well tonight, I'm going to attempt it.  See y'all tomorrow!
Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: DakotaCelt on March 26, 2006, 08:54:20 PM
Vixmom, have you ever heard of the Ren Fair comedians, Puke and Snot?
Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: vixmom on March 26, 2006, 08:54:32 PM
Lovely garb!!

I used to do Ren Faires up in this area as part of Society of Creative Anachronism. (SCA). My person was of Irish and Viking background. I still have some of my garb and my sword. I no longer have most of my fighting gear.

If I can get someone to take a picture of my two costumes that I have I will try and post them.  My persona's name was Aedin Ni Mhaillie

We aren't "serious Renners" so we don;t have personas.

They sell the stuff at the Con and I had been looking at it for years but it is always so expensive that I never jumped since to spend several hundred dollars for something that'll get used once or twice a year just was never in the budget.   Last year about an hour before closing on Saturday a dealer who was leaving early and not staying for the Sunday show decided to sell stuff off cheap, I got the full length chemise, skirt and stomacher (por whatever you call it) for about $100, often the corset thing alone costs that.


The Vixter is actually wearing a silk/polyester skirt I got at the GoodWill last week for $5 and a peasant blouse  I got at another GoodWill last year for $5!  




Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: vixmom on March 26, 2006, 08:57:14 PM
Vixmom, have you ever heard of the Ren Fair comedians, Puke and Snot?

NO.  I have never been to a "real" Ren Faire though!   Actually they are having a one day one on April 30 at a nother college campus not far from here and the Bards are being brought up for it , so we may attend that one
Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: DakotaCelt on March 26, 2006, 08:59:50 PM
We aren't "serious Renners" so we don;t have personas.

They sell the stuff at the Con and I had been looking at it for years but it is always so expensive that I never jumped since to spend several hundred dollars for something that'll get used once or twice a year just was never in the budget.   Last year about an hour before closing on Saturday a dealer who was leaving early and not staying for the Sunday show decided to sell stuff off cheap, I got the full length chemise, skirt and stomacher (por whatever you call it) for about $100, often the corset thing alone costs that.


The Vixter is actually wearing a silk/polyester skirt I got at the GoodWill last week for $5 and a peasant blouse  I got at another GoodWill last year for $5!  






yes, they can be very expensive...

I made my own.....
Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: bk on March 26, 2006, 09:01:33 PM
No, I think it was deliberate, and for no reason, really, as it's nothing that would have bothered me in the least - no biggie and, as I said, really silly, but I get very weirded out when people who are close to me do that.  
Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: DakotaCelt on March 26, 2006, 09:03:07 PM
NO.  I have never been to a "real" Ren Faire though!   Actually they are having a one day one on April 30 at a nother college campus not far from here and the Bards are being brought up for it , so we may attend that one

I do not do it as much as I used but I still have my costumes. It was fun especially when they have coronations and feasts.

The tunics are really easy to make. One costume I just sold that no longer fits me was one that had a lot of embroidery and I sold that for over 125. It had a LOT of hours put into it.
Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: vixmom on March 26, 2006, 09:04:14 PM
No, I think it was deliberate, and for no reason, really, as it's nothing that would have bothered me in the least - no biggie and, as I said, really silly, but I get very weirded out when people who are close to me do that.  

Well maybe the person thought it was something that would have bothered you and was trying to spare your feelings, thinking you had enought to deal with  with line learning and  workshop teaching and caberet scheduling  etc etc etc
Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: vixmom on March 26, 2006, 09:06:35 PM
Having had enough occassions of mis-speaking myself as above illustrated, I tend to give people the benefit of the doubt
Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: vixmom on March 26, 2006, 09:09:32 PM
I do not do it as much as I used but I still have my costumes. It was fun especially when they have coronations and feasts.

The tunics are really easy to make. One costume I just sold that no longer fits me was one that had a lot of embroidery and I sold that for over 125. It had a LOT of hours put into it.

Among the very many areas for which I have no talent is the art of sewing.  I can do counted cross stitch but actually cutting and sewing of materials? Clueless that's me.  
Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: vixmom on March 26, 2006, 09:11:56 PM
Well I have just realized that it is after twelve and tomorrow I must be at work so I had better toddle off to dreamland....

I just hope those guys in the van are gone.....
Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: DakotaCelt on March 26, 2006, 09:11:58 PM
Among the very many areas for which I have no talent is the art of sewing.  I can do counted cross stitch but actually cutting and sewing of materials? Clueless that's me.  

I have done some sewing, I was in 4H for many years...

For me embroidering was tough, especially doing a celtic knot.
Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: DakotaCelt on March 26, 2006, 09:14:28 PM
I see Wisconsin finally won in the 3rd OT to make it to the Frozen four....

They play Maine. UND plays Boston College.

At least it was not Minnesota. UND has a bitter rivalry with them followed by them wascally Badgers from Wisconsin!
Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: Cillaliz on March 26, 2006, 09:17:04 PM
I'm glad that no one was hurt at the old house, DR Cillaliz.  I guess that means no lawsuit!

Well, no one was there, and I know the window well cover wasn't covered with snow. I haven't heard from anyone, so we'll see
Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: DearReaderLaura on March 26, 2006, 09:19:48 PM
Glad to hear our gentlemen's evenings went well. I think it is all so exciting.
Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: George on March 26, 2006, 09:33:48 PM
Nine out of every ten men who have pornographic dreams, claim that they don't rememeber their dreams.

I wish I could remember them! ;)
Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: George on March 26, 2006, 09:44:28 PM
Today was a day of nothing but TV watching...three episodes of the new "Dr. Who," then "Living With Fran," "In Justice," "Conviction," "The Evidence," "20/20" and now "Desperate Housewives."  And a little bit of laundry.  That's been my whole day. :)
Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: Cillaliz on March 26, 2006, 09:48:53 PM
I do not do it as much as I used but I still have my costumes. It was fun especially when they have coronations and feasts.

The tunics are really easy to make. One costume I just sold that no longer fits me was one that had a lot of embroidery and I sold that for over 125. It had a LOT of hours put into it.

Dakota - Do you go to the Minnesota Rennaisiance Festival?  I've been there a number of times as well as the one in Arizona, Kansas and now Sioux City has one. I was impressed for a first year. They had jousters and the whole 9 yards. I've considered volunteering this year, but it depends when it is
Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: DakotaCelt on March 26, 2006, 09:50:10 PM
Today was a day of nothing but TV watching...three episodes of the new "Dr. Who,"

SNiff, sniff.... I wish i could see them...
Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: DakotaCelt on March 26, 2006, 09:50:55 PM
Dakota - Do you go to the Minnesota Rennaisiance Festival?  I've been there a number of times as well as the one in Arizona, Kansas and now Sioux City has one. I was impressed for a first year. They had jousters and the whole 9 yards. I've considered volunteering this year, but it depends when it is

Yes, the one in Shakopee is huge...

Are you in SCA?
Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: Cillaliz on March 26, 2006, 09:56:57 PM
Yes, the one in Shakopee is huge...

Are you in SCA?

no never feard of it.
Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: FJL on March 26, 2006, 10:04:10 PM
Got back from a toast/roast of Barbara and Scott Siegel at St. Clement's Church, at which Dear Friend Milla smashingly performed "When Does the Ravishing Begin?"  A fun evening, with many jokes about the fact that the Siegels are always seem around town, outside almost every show you go to, passing out flyers for their various projects.  Lovely evening of tribute to two very lovely and dedicated people.
Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: FJL on March 26, 2006, 10:07:25 PM
Jose, do you get to visit the downstairs pit during intermission?  

I'm pretty sure Skip and I are seeing LESTAT Wednesday night.
Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: JoseSPiano on March 26, 2006, 10:14:46 PM
Jose, do you get to visit the downstairs pit during intermission?  

I'm pretty sure Skip and I are seeing LESTAT Wednesday night.

Well, I guess I'll visit the main pit Wednesday night then.  Just have to time the elevators back up - actors get first priority, so...  -But you could always wave to me via the conductor's cam.  ;)
Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: George on March 26, 2006, 10:20:09 PM
SNiff, sniff.... I wish i could see them...

During one of the episodes, they announced that the DVDs (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000E41MS6/qid=1143440398/sr=1-2/ref=sr_1_2/102-4779504-7364131?s=dvd&v=glance&n=130) are available for pre-order on Amazon.com and will be released on July 4!

Here's the picture:

(http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B000E41MS6.01._SCLZZZZZZZ_V57288209_.jpg)
Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: TCB on March 26, 2006, 10:20:31 PM


JoseSPiano is really here!!!
Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: Cillaliz on March 26, 2006, 10:20:33 PM
Well, it's late, I got my brief done and I need some sleep.

Jose, I'm so proud of you. I do love reading your adventures. Dreams can come true!  
Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: FJL on March 26, 2006, 10:32:53 PM
Jose - Cool!  Will we be able to say hi to you just by walking over to the pit?  
Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: DakotaCelt on March 26, 2006, 10:38:27 PM
no never feard of it.

Society of Creative Anachronism

It is a medeival re-enactment type of group. A person picks a persona from the middle ages to early Renaissance and they research that time period and recreate costumes, etc.
Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: FJL on March 26, 2006, 10:42:53 PM
Dakota - There's a play that just opened in NYC called SHILOH RULES, which has gotten swell reviews (especially in the NY Times) and which our Dear Neighbor Kate Weiman is in.  It's about a group of women who re-enact the Civil Wat.
Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: FJL on March 26, 2006, 10:44:36 PM
I mean Civil War, of course, the Civil Wat is a completely diffreent thing. :)
Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: DakotaCelt on March 26, 2006, 10:44:52 PM
During one of the episodes, they announced that the DVDs (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000E41MS6/qid=1143440398/sr=1-2/ref=sr_1_2/102-4779504-7364131?s=dvd&v=glance&n=130) are available for pre-order on Amazon.com and will be released on July 4!

Here's the picture:

(http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B000E41MS6.01._SCLZZZZZZZ_V57288209_.jpg)

That is earlier than I originally heard... Cool Beans!!
Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: DakotaCelt on March 26, 2006, 10:45:35 PM
Dakota - There's a play that just opened in NYC called SHILOH RULES, which has gotten swell reviews (especially in the NY Times) and which our Dear Neighbor Kate Weiman is in.  It's about a group of women who re-enact the Civil War.

Cool. That would be fun to see...

Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: FJL on March 26, 2006, 10:46:24 PM
Dear Friend Milla gets her Bistro Award tomorrow (Monday) night.  I (sniff) wasn't able to wangle an invite to the ceremony, but we made dinner plans to fill the void.
Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: DakotaCelt on March 26, 2006, 10:46:41 PM
I mean Civil War, of course, the Civil Wat is a completely diffreent thing. :)
;D

One of my workstudy students does Civil War Reenactment witb a group at Ft. Snelling near St. Paul, MN.

Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: DakotaCelt on March 26, 2006, 10:47:01 PM
Page 9 dance!!!
Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: FJL on March 26, 2006, 10:48:17 PM
And one for Milla!
Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: DakotaCelt on March 26, 2006, 10:59:50 PM
DR Cilla

Here is a website to learn more about SCA http://www.sca.org/ (http://www.sca.org/)

Different areas in North America and around the world are divided into kingdoms....

ND, MN, SD, WI are part of the Kingdom of NorthShield and Fargo belongs to the shire of Korsvag

Northshield http://www.northshield.org/ (http://www.northshield.org/)

Korsvag http://www.korsvag.org/ (http://www.korsvag.org/)

And the big Ren faire in Shakopee
http://renaissancefest.com/MRF/homeframeset.htm (http://renaissancefest.com/MRF/homeframeset.htm)

Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: DakotaCelt on March 26, 2006, 11:05:06 PM
George, who is your favorite Doctor on Doctor Who?

Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: JoseSPiano on March 26, 2006, 11:08:49 PM
Good Morning!

Well, folks... This still newish Broadway Baby is getting a bit sleepy... So...

Goodnight.
Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: George on March 26, 2006, 11:12:15 PM
That is earlier than I originally heard... Cool Beans!!

Or, if you have a region-code-free DVD player, you could get all 13 episodes of the complete first series boxset (http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/B0009AK57Y/qid=1143442885/sr=2-3/ref=sr_2_11_3/203-6393373-3337501) from England!

(http://images-eu.amazon.com/images/P/B0009AK57Y.02.LZZZZZZZ.jpg)
Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: George on March 26, 2006, 11:13:43 PM
Good Morning!

Well, folks... This still newish Broadway Baby is getting a bit sleepy... So...

Goodnight.

Jose, Congratulations on all of your success!  It's been a lot of fun to hear about all of the Broadway goings-on firsthand!  Thanks!
Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: George on March 26, 2006, 11:15:56 PM
George, who is your favorite Doctor on Doctor Who?

Honestly?  Actually, I've never seen ANY episodes before this new version started.  I don't know if I'll have the interest to go back and check out any of the previous versions, but I'll certainly continue with this. :)
Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: George on March 26, 2006, 11:19:37 PM
In England, they've actually started Series 2 (http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/B000ESSTB0/qid=1143442885/sr=2-1/ref=sr_2_11_1/203-6393373-3337501), but they've gotten a whole new doctor!  Billie Piper is still around as Rose, but David Tennent will now play the Doctor:

(http://images-eu.amazon.com/images/P/B000ESSTB0.02.LZZZZZZZ.jpg)


Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: DakotaCelt on March 26, 2006, 11:23:51 PM
Good Morning!

Well, folks... This still newish Broadway Baby is getting a bit sleepy... So...

Goodnight.

Congrats on your foray into Broadway... Nice job!!
Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: DakotaCelt on March 26, 2006, 11:24:57 PM
Or, if you have a region-code-free DVD player, you could get all 13 episodes of the complete first series boxset (http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/B0009AK57Y/qid=1143442885/sr=2-3/ref=sr_2_11_3/203-6393373-3337501) from England!

(http://images-eu.amazon.com/images/P/B0009AK57Y.02.LZZZZZZZ.jpg)

Not sure if My DVD/VHS player can or not...Will have to do a bit of research on that.
Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: DakotaCelt on March 26, 2006, 11:26:01 PM
In England, they've actually started Series 2 (http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/B000ESSTB0/qid=1143442885/sr=2-1/ref=sr_2_11_1/203-6393373-3337501), but they've gotten a whole new doctor!  Billie Piper is still around as Rose, but David Tennent will now play the Doctor:

(http://images-eu.amazon.com/images/P/B000ESSTB0.02.LZZZZZZZ.jpg)




Bummer on Eccleston no longer being the Doctor...

Have you seen Tennant as the Doctor?
Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: DakotaCelt on March 26, 2006, 11:31:20 PM
Honestly?  Actually, I've never seen ANY episodes before this new version started.  I don't know if I'll have the interest to go back and check out any of the previous versions, but I'll certainly continue with this. :)

I have watched DW since the third Doctor, Tom Baker.  He was known as Teeth and Curls!

(http://www.shillpages.com/dw/bakert17.jpg)

He also played Rasputin in the movie, Nicholas and Alexandra back in the early 1970s. He played played Puddleglum in the BBC version of The Witch, the Wardrobe and the Lion.

Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: Maria on March 26, 2006, 11:43:35 PM
DR Jose - Thank you for the house seat offer. Next time I'm in NY, I'll take you up on it. You might be interested to know that DD (Dear Daughter), who is spending 6 months in Budapest, recently returned from Transylvania. She said it was very beautiful, but she ran into no vampires (except a waiter at a restaurant who was dressed as Dracula).
Vixmom - Thanks for the 10-Per-Center vibes!
Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: George on March 26, 2006, 11:43:52 PM
Bummer on Eccleston no longer being the Doctor...

Have you seen Tennant as the Doctor?

No...and probably won't until the SciFi Channel broadcasts his episodes. :-\


Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: DakotaCelt on March 26, 2006, 11:44:45 PM
I hear the Cybermen are supposed to make a return.... ( GRRRRR!!! )
Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: DakotaCelt on March 26, 2006, 11:46:09 PM
No...and probably won't until the SciFi Channel broadcasts his episodes. :-\




Bummer!!


Hello Maria....
Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: George on March 26, 2006, 11:52:51 PM
I hear the Cybermen are supposed to make a return.... ( GRRRRR!!! )

I assume that this is a bad thing??
Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: DakotaCelt on March 26, 2006, 11:57:25 PM
I assume that this is a bad thing??

YES< they are the embodiment of EVIL..... THey are almost as bad as the Daleks (they look like giant salt shakers with an arm)

The following pic is of the Cybermen and Daleks... Nasty blokes!!!

(http://www.salute.co.uk/war_of_the_daleks/images/salute_03_programme/RED%20DALEKS%20AND%20CYBERMEN.jpg)
Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: DakotaCelt on March 27, 2006, 12:01:01 AM
DR Danise is possibly also aware of their evil for she is a fan of the show also.
Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: DakotaCelt on March 27, 2006, 12:01:57 AM
THe Master is an evil Time lord!!
Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: DakotaCelt on March 27, 2006, 12:02:38 AM
TARDIS means Time and Relative Dimension in Space... It has been a blue police box since the show premiered nearly 43 years ago. It was ot originally to have appeared on NOvember 22 but was pre-empted due to coverage of Kennedy's assassination
Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: DakotaCelt on March 27, 2006, 12:08:23 AM
They are in the process of locating and restoring lost and missing episodes of the Doctor Who stories that the BBC discarded in the 1960s and early 1970s.
Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: George on March 27, 2006, 12:08:41 AM
I knew that there was a lot of history to the show...I just never thought about how much there was.
Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: DakotaCelt on March 27, 2006, 12:09:45 AM
Some stories are sadly gone forever...
Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: DakotaCelt on March 27, 2006, 12:11:54 AM
I knew that there was a lot of history to the show...I just never thought about how much there was.

I have a lot of tapes with a number of adventures from each of the doctors...
Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: DakotaCelt on March 27, 2006, 12:12:30 AM
The beatles via stockfilm even were on Doctor Who!!
Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: DakotaCelt on March 27, 2006, 12:14:19 AM
IT is one of longest running Serial franchises in history behind soap operas with Star Trek hot on its heels.  
Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: George on March 27, 2006, 12:15:30 AM
Too much history for me to explore...I'll just jump on now. ;)
Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: DakotaCelt on March 27, 2006, 12:18:59 AM
Too much history for me to explore...I'll just jump on now. ;)

I understand but I will always appreciate the past!!

Funny in order os Length of shows that have been broadcasting and this does not include chat shows and news programs. (I hope I remember them correctly). These are ones that premiered around 1970 or before

Guiding Light 72 yrs - it started on the radio
As the World Turns
General Hospital
Doctor Who
Days of our Lives
Coronation Street in UK
Star Trek (I am including all the series)
Title: Re:BUT, I DIGRESS
Post by: DakotaCelt on March 27, 2006, 12:19:16 AM
page 10 dance!