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Title: THE GRAND POOBAH
Post by: bk on March 28, 2006, 12:07:18 AM
Well, you've read the notes, you know what Poobah spelled backwards is, and now it is time for you to post until the cows come home - they are, of course, the Grand Moobah.
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Post by: bk on March 28, 2006, 12:07:57 AM
And the word of the day is: HIRSUTE!
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Post by: DakotaCelt on March 28, 2006, 12:09:46 AM
Just wanted to say hello before I became a Wussburger and settled in front of the telly...

Have a pleasant evening and I may stop by in the morning...
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Post by: Tomovoz on March 28, 2006, 12:27:09 AM
To paraphrase missing DR Jay  - Some of us were born without the opera gene.

I tried attending a  couple of seasons and saw a few of the usual suspects byt Puccini and Verdi.  I just did not get involved - glorious melodies though.

The lines bewteen the forms of musical theatre are always blurred for me.

I've enjoyed some G & S but have never really liked "The Mikado".  "Patience" is very funny and I enjoy Pirates and Pinafore.

I like "The Merry Widow" and "Orpheus In the Underworld". I also enjoy the music of the "Student Prince", "Bitter Sweet" and the Novello Operettas.
For me "Kismet" belongs there too; a  favourite of mine.
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Post by: Michael on March 28, 2006, 04:44:20 AM
I guess people of our generation don't know from operettas except for G & S shows. So I have to say that of their shows that I have seen I enjoyed The Mikado (Doyle Carte Production), HMS Pinafore (Local Production) and The Pirates of Penzance (NY Shakespeare Company) and I would like to forget I ever saw the Pirate Movie.
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Post by: Michael on March 28, 2006, 04:49:00 AM
For S. Woody White:

What songs were cut from this production of Shenadoah? (I guess the Finale of Pass the Cross to Me was one of them)
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Post by: Dan (the Man) on March 28, 2006, 05:36:57 AM
TOD:

Hmmm...not much of an opera buff here.  I do like going to see them occaisionally and always watch any PBS broadcasts.  The only favorites I can list:

La Boheme
Aida
Wager's Ring Cycle
Don Giovanni

and, of course, Tutti's Cosy Fanny
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Post by: Dan (the Man) on March 28, 2006, 05:39:45 AM
DR JRand, you were correct last night in naming Momma Mia Farrow as the face that appeared on the cover of the first issue of People (which featured an extended article on the release of THE GREAT GATSBY.)
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Post by: elmore3003 on March 28, 2006, 05:47:00 AM
Good morning, all!  I was working on this number yesterday for Miss Karen Ziemba, and suddenly there she was on a LAW & ORDER CRIMINAL INTENT rerun as the ex-alcoholic girlfriend of the serial killer doctor.  And she had the brooch!  It was all too too.  So, today I will finish the band parts for this number and proceed to the next.  

TOD:  I feel too informed on this one, so I'll just mention my currrent naughty operetta obsession: "White Horse Inn" or "Im Weissen Rossl" or "L'auberge du Cheval Blanc," set in the Tyrol at the turn-of-the-century (20th).  Great tunes and a lot of yodeling.

Opera:  I've been playing Weber's OBERON a lot these days, but I can always listen to TOSCA, CARMEN, or MARRIAGE OF FIGARO and lose myself.
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Post by: Jrand70 on March 28, 2006, 06:15:15 AM
DR JRand, you were correct last night in naming Momma Mia Farrow as the face that appeared on the cover of the first issue of People (which featured an extended article on the release of THE GREAT GATSBY.)

:)
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Post by: Jrand70 on March 28, 2006, 06:17:11 AM
Well HMS PINAFORE is my favorite operetta with the DR ELMORE-recommended CD of the Doyly Carte Opera Company being my favorite.  It's a pip!

I think THE MERRY WIDOW is an operetta....or is it an opera?  Anyway, I like it a lot, too.  But I do not have a recording of it, only excerpts on various CD's.  Ditto with AIDA.
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Post by: Jrand70 on March 28, 2006, 06:28:30 AM
I am thinking about buying this "soundtrack" of MADAME BUTTERFLY - my most favorite PooBah of all operas....but I am not sure exactly what it is.

Has any DR seen this movie or DVD?

http://cgi.ebay.com/MADAME-BUTTERFLY-Soundtrack-Highlights-CD-MINT_W0QQitemZ4812880662QQcategoryZ307QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
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Post by: elmore3003 on March 28, 2006, 06:28:40 AM
Well HMS PINAFORE is my favorite operetta with the DR ELMORE-recommended CD of the Doyly Carte Opera Company being my favorite.  It's a pip!

I think THE MERRY WIDOW is an operetta....or is it an opera?  Anyway, I like it a lot, too.  But I do not have a recording of it, only excerpts on various CD's.  Ditto with AIDA.

DRJRand55, there's a wonderful complete DIE LUSTIGE WITWE on Deutsche Gramophon conducted by John Eliott Gardiner for a complete German widow, although the nearly complete recordings with Elizabeth Schwartzkopf have a better leading lady.  All the English versions are excerpts only.

There's also a nice DVD of the Widow from San Francisco with Yvonne Kenny.
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Post by: S. Woody White on March 28, 2006, 06:29:08 AM
For S. Woody White:

What songs were cut from this production of Shenadoah? (I guess the Finale of Pass the Cross to Me was one of them)
That was the only song cut.  Der Brucer was familiar with the show, from the original staging, and remarked about how close this staging was to the Broadway production, right down to where some of the props and furniture were positioned.  (It's nice to have someone with that good a memory critiquing the show during the drive home.)
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Post by: S. Woody White on March 28, 2006, 06:33:14 AM
My favorite opera moment is when Elmer, in his Magic Helmet, sings "Kill the Wabbit!"

(A Chuck Jones reference, 'natch.)
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Post by: FJL on March 28, 2006, 06:42:01 AM
Does STREET SCENE count as an opera?  Both times I've seen it have been in opera houses, and I've loved it, as overwrought and opera-ish as it sometimes becomes.

Quite to my surprise, MOSES UND ARON (SP?) at New York City Opera was one of the more moving experiences I've had at a live performance.  Also the HARVEY MILK opera, which was odd but extremely involving.

I saw the Broadway LA BOHEME four times, loving the production but having story problems with the last act.  (What's the big deal that they give up their winter-wear in the heat of summer to possibly save a friend's life? :) )  Since it was apparently a rethinking geared towards theater audiences,  I'm not sure I can count the piece itself as a favorite, but that was one heck of  a production.

I have yet to see a production of PORGY AND BESS that I love, but I love listening to it, though.

Does Barbara Cook at the Met count as opera?  :)

Otherwise, I don't have the opera-loving gene, either.  The closer it is to musical theater, the more I seem to enjoy it.
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Post by: elmore3003 on March 28, 2006, 06:42:21 AM
I am thinking about buying this "soundtrack" of MADAME BUTTERFLY - my most favorite PooBah of all operas....but I am not sure exactly what it is.

Has any DR seen this movie or DVD?

http://cgi.ebay.com/MADAME-BUTTERFLY-Soundtrack-Highlights-CD-MINT_W0QQitemZ4812880662QQcategoryZ307QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

The film is wonderful.  I'd get the DVD over a compact disc; I don't know how great the voices are without the visuals, but the casting for the film is quite photogenic, the score is handled well, and the film is quite moving.
Title: Re:THE GRAND POOBAH
Post by: elmore3003 on March 28, 2006, 06:43:55 AM
My favorite opera moment is when Elmer, in his Magic Helmet, sings "Kill the Wabbit!"

(A Chuck Jones reference, 'natch.)

One of mine, too!  I also love Anna Russell, prima donna of the Ellis Island Opera Company, and her operatic parodies, such as "Anemia's Death Scene."
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Post by: vixmom on March 28, 2006, 06:53:08 AM
ONE DAY, WHEN A SEAMSTRESS WAS SEWING WHILE SITTING CLOSE TO A RIVER, HER THIMBLE FELL INTO THE RIVER. WHEN SHE CRIED OUT, THE LORD APPEARED AND ASKED, "MY DEAR CHILD, WHY ARE YOU CRYING?"

THE SEAMSTRESS REPLIED THAT HER THIMBLE HAD FALLEN INTO THE WATER AND THAT SHE NEEDED IT TO HELP HER HUSBAND IN MAKING A LIVING FOR THEIR FAMILY.

THE LORD DIPPED HIS HAND INTO THE WATER AND PULLED UP A GOLDEN THIMBLE SET WITH PEARLS. "IS THIS YOUR THIMBLE?" THE LORD ASKED.

THE SEAMSTRESS REPLIED, "NO."

THE LORD AGAIN DIPPED INTO THE RIVER. HE HELD OUT A SILVER THIMBLE RINGED WITH SAPPHIRES. "IS THIS YOUR THIMBLE?" THE LORD ASKED.
 
AGAIN, THE SEAMSTRESS REPLIED, "NO."

THE LORD REACHED DOWN AGAIN AND CAME UP WITH A LEATHER THIMBLE. "IS THIS YOUR THIMBLE?" THE LORD ASKED.

THE SEAMSTRESS REPLIED, "YES."

THE LORD WAS PLEASED WITH THE WOMAN'S HONESTY AND GAVE HER ALL THREE THIMBLES TO KEEP, AND THE SEAMSTRESS WENT HOME HAPPY.

SOME YEARS LATER, THE SEAMSTRESS WAS WALKING WITH HER HUSBAND ALONG THE RIVERBANK, AND HER HUSBAND FELL INTO THE RIVER AND DISAPPEARED UNDER THE WATER. WHEN SHE CRIED OUT, THE LORD AGAIN APPEARED AND ASKED HER, "WHY ARE YOU CRYING?"

OH LORD, MY HUSBAND HAS FALLEN INTO THE RIVER!"

THE LORD WENT DOWN INTO THE WATER AND CAME UP WITH MEL GIBSON. "IS THIS YOUR HUSBAND?" THE LORD ASKED.

YES!," CRIED THE SEAMSTRESS

THE LORD WAS FURIOUS. "YOU LIED! THAT IS AN UNTRUTH!"
 
THE SEAMSTRESS REPLIED, "OH, FORGIVE ME, MY LORD. IT'S A MISUNDERSTANDING. YOU SEE, IF I HAD SAID 'NO' TO MEL GIBSON, YOU WOULD HAVE COME UP WITH TOM CRUISE. THEN IF I SAID 'NO' TO HIM, YOU WOULD HAVE COME UP WITH MY HUSBAND. HAD I THEN SAID 'YES,' YOU WOULD HAVE GIVEN ME ALL THREE. LORD, I'M NOT IN THE BEST OF HEALTH AND WOULD NOT BE ABLE TO TAKE CARE OF ALL THREE HUSBANDS, SO THAT'S WHY I SAID 'YES' TO MEL GIBSON."

THE MORAL OF THIS STORY IS: WHENEVER A WOMAN LIES, IT'S FOR A GOOD AND HONORABLE REASON, AND IN THE BEST INTEREST OF OTHERS.

THAT'S OUR STORY, AND WE'RE STICKING TO IT!!
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Post by: FJL on March 28, 2006, 06:53:34 AM
The Hamlet opera parody on GILLIGAN'S ISLAND to the tune of the March of the Toreadors is a favorite as well.  I believe it ended with:

And there's one other thing you ought to do
To thine own self be true.

GILLIGAN'S ISLAND was smart people writing a very silly show.
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Post by: elmore3003 on March 28, 2006, 06:54:58 AM
I wanted to make a comment on filmed opera, since a lot of the  DRs are screen buffs:

I just mentioned my comments on MADAMA BUTTERFLY.

CARMEN with  Domingo, Migenes, Esham:  it's a great Spanish film, although Domingo is a tad too mature for the part of a young man led astray; the score is missing one number in Act Three, but the rest is all there, well-performed, sexy, intense.

LA TRAVIATA, directed by Zefferelli, with Stratas and Domingo:  perhaps too lush visually, with lots of musical cuts, but stunning.  Stratas is not in the greatest voice, but her vulnerability and focus are wonderful.

TALES OF HOFFMAN, recently released on Criterion, wioth Robert Roundesville, Robert Helpmann, Pamela Brown, etc.:  it may not be exactly what Offenbach intended but it's one of my favorite films, and interestingly staged.

There's a wonderful taped performance of HOFFMANN from Covent Garden with Domingo, well directed by John Schlesinger.

THE MAGIC FLUTE:  Mozart and Ingmar Bergman make beautiful magic.

DR FJL, I would consider STREET SCENE an opera, as opposed to MOST HAPPY FELLA, which Loesser considered a musical with a lot of music.

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Post by: vixmom on March 28, 2006, 06:58:50 AM
TOD:  G & S Mikado   I saw a BBC production  I loved but I don't theparticulars off hand, I borrowed it from my library

and Pirates of Penzance the Joseph Papp version whic I had the good fortune to see on Broadway with the original cast


Opera's I know nothing  about


I never saw a stage version of Jesus Christ Superstar but  I absolutely loved the concept album when it came out, was that considered a Rock Opera or a  Operetta? I wore out my copy from repeated replayings...  I haven't heard it in years so I don;t know if I would still feel the same way about it.

I also loved the Broadway production I saw of Les Miserables that must have been around 1989 or 1990


That is all
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Post by: vixmom on March 28, 2006, 07:02:38 AM
Oh elmore, I rented the BBC Colin Firth version of  P & P from Blockbuster yesterday and started to watch it and wouldn't you know that the dang thing froze right during Winfield's talk with Jane at the party?!!

AUUUGH... cleaning etc did no good and that is their only copy ... I may have to go out and buy it now.

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Post by: S. Woody White on March 28, 2006, 07:09:09 AM
Dear Vixmom: The lady in question would have to choose between Mel Gibson, Tom Cruise, and her husband?

 :P

And I always thought the Lord had good taste.
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Post by: elmore3003 on March 28, 2006, 07:16:47 AM
I forgot to mention Jean-Pierre Ponnelle's film of MARRIAGE OF FIGARO!  A lot of the arias are treated as inner monologues over sequences, and the casting is excellent with beautiful 18th Century settings and costumes.
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Post by: vixmom on March 28, 2006, 07:24:13 AM
Dear Vixmom: The lady in question would have to choose between Mel Gibson, Tom Cruise, and her husband?

 :P

And I always thought the Lord had good taste.

Oh there's nothing wrong with Tom Cruise and Mel Gibson...






















 as long as they don't speak!!!   ;D
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Post by: elmore3003 on March 28, 2006, 07:29:24 AM
Oh there's nothing wrong with Tom Cruise and Mel Gibson...

 as long as they don't speak!!!   ;D

We already know they don't think!
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Post by: divarobbie on March 28, 2006, 07:37:45 AM
Damn Amazon.  Anyway, it (Heidi Grant Murphy: Times Like This) is available there.  
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Post by: Jrand70 on March 28, 2006, 07:44:21 AM
She didn't want to wear her slacks to the interview so she wore hirsuite.
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Post by: bk on March 28, 2006, 07:47:12 AM
I'm up, I'm up.

I basically only know the operas of Puccini from the classice repertoire.  However, I do have a fondness for several American operas and since no one has mentioned any, I shall:  Robert Ward's wonderful opera of The Crucible, Aaron Copland's The Tender Land, Samuel Barber's Antony and Cleopatra (not as a whole, though) and Vanessa, and Jack Beeson's one-act opera of Hello Out There.
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Post by: bk on March 28, 2006, 07:47:35 AM
And one for Mahler.
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Post by: Matt H. on March 28, 2006, 07:49:27 AM
Good morning!

An overcast morning here. It had rained a bit before I got up and supposedly we're going to have more showers today despite decent temperatures. But much warmer starting tomorrow with highs in the 70s. Yeah!
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Post by: MBarnum on March 28, 2006, 07:50:24 AM
I do not know a lot about opera or operetta...I love MARCH OF THE WOODEN SOLDIERS which is operetta. I have heard some opera...enjoyed it...but haven't a clue as to what it was.
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Post by: FJL on March 28, 2006, 07:51:15 AM
COPLAND - isn't that the movie where Stallone played the famed composer, only they took a few liberties with the life story IIRC

:)
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Post by: Matt H. on March 28, 2006, 07:53:03 AM
Not a fan of Gilbert and Sullivan at all though I have seen PIRATES, MIKADO, and will be seeing a friend in PINAFORE a week from Friday.

The only operetta from the golden age of them I've ever seen on stage was THE STUDENT PRINCE which I liked very much. If KISMET is an operetta (and I can see the case made for it), that's definitely my favorite.

I really like the movie versions of operettas like THE STUDENT PRINCE, THE MERRY WIDOW, THE DESERT SONG, THE VAGABOND KING, ROSE MARIE, MAYTIME, etc.

And I truly enjoyed that series of Decca Broadway reissues of operettas they recorded in the 40s with their studio contract stars like Kitty Carlisle. Very, very entertaining, and the music is beautiful.
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Post by: MBarnum on March 28, 2006, 07:54:27 AM
March of the Wooden Soldiers Page 3 dancer.

(http://www.moviegoods.com/assets/product_images/1020/254240.1020.A.jpg)
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Post by: DakotaCelt on March 28, 2006, 07:55:27 AM
Not a Tom Cruise fan... He exists...

Love the G&S operattas especially HMS Pinafore and Pirates of Penzance.

I also have one bit of a piece that likes pop into my head from Carmen that every once in awile i catch myself whistling....
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Post by: MBarnum on March 28, 2006, 07:55:49 AM
I do enjoy the "pop" opera of Andrea Bocelli.
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Post by: Matt H. on March 28, 2006, 07:57:10 AM
I'm kind of cringing already thinking about tonight's AMERICAN IDOL since the songs have to come from music written in the 21st century. For the country rock/pop singers like Kellie and Bucky, there should be a decent selection of numbers from which to choose. I have no clue what folks like Katharine and Ace are going to perform, but I remember previous theme nights from the last two years (2000 Onward two years ago and 1990s Music last year) were total disasters.
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Post by: Matt H. on March 28, 2006, 07:59:27 AM
Looking forward tonight to a new episodes of HOUSE and LAW & ORDER: SVU. THE CLOSER, of course, is a rerun, but it'll be new to me. Can't wait to see all of these.
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Post by: bk on March 28, 2006, 08:00:18 AM
I wasn't aware that there were "songs" written in the 21st Century.
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Post by: bk on March 28, 2006, 08:00:59 AM
It's been rainy here since yesterday afternoon.
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Post by: elmore3003 on March 28, 2006, 08:01:20 AM
I'm up, I'm up.

I basically only know the operas of Puccini from the classice repertoire.  However, I do have a fondness for several American operas and since no one has mentioned any, I shall:  Robert Ward's wonderful opera of The Crucible, Aaron Copland's The Tender Land, Samuel Barber's Antony and Cleopatra (not as a whole, though) and Vanessa, and Jack Beeson's one-act opera of Hello Out There.

I do admire Douglas Moore's "The Ballad of Baby Doe" quite a bit, as well as several Menotti operas.  I liked Corigliano's "Ghosts of Versailles" when the Met did it, and Jake Hegge's opera "Dead Man Walking" has wonderful moments.
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Post by: Matt H. on March 28, 2006, 08:02:11 AM
Wasn't MARCH OF THE WOODEN SOLDIERS the name given to BABES IN TOYLAND for TV showings after Disney made its version of BABES IN TOYLAND?

That poster above makes it look like that was always the name of the Laurel and Hardy movie, but I don't think that's the case, is it?
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Post by: Matt H. on March 28, 2006, 08:03:15 AM
I wasn't aware that there were "songs" written in the 21st Century.

I think we see eye-to-eye on that!
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Post by: Matt H. on March 28, 2006, 08:05:48 AM
I know that CARMEN is one of the world's most famous operas, but would CARMEN JONES be considered an operetta or a musical drama?
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Post by: Jrand70 on March 28, 2006, 08:10:22 AM
I know that CARMEN is one of the world's most famous operas, but would CARMEN JONES be considered an operetta or a musical drama?

I think at least one person would consider it a Pearl Bailey movie.  ::)
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Post by: Charles Pogue on March 28, 2006, 08:11:23 AM
I too know little of Operas and Operettas, but like Woody, I'm fond of Elmer singing "Kill the Wabbitt".  I love the music to Rimsky-Korsokav's opera-ballett, MLADA and what I've heard of BORIS GOUDONOV (can't remember who wrote it).  Musically, I prefer the Russians and the Germans (I actually have watched Wagner's entire RING cycle on telly and taped it), lots of sturm and drang and brooding darkness.  I'm fond of the operettas of THE DESERT SONG & VAGABOND KING (I like IF I WERE KING better, however).

But for the most part, I don't know from opera and operettas.
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Post by: DearReaderLaura on March 28, 2006, 08:16:26 AM
TOD: I don't know from operas, although I've enjoyed the ones I've seen.

We are supposed to get rain today, and it has been sprinkling just a little bit this morning.
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Post by: DearReaderLaura on March 28, 2006, 08:17:13 AM
And I need new windshield wipers.
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Post by: Matt H. on March 28, 2006, 08:22:46 AM
Guess I'll get busy now getting things ready for preparing my lunch.

WBBL.
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Post by: Jrand70 on March 28, 2006, 08:24:18 AM
They are easy to install, DR LAURA.  I have done it myself!
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Post by: Jrand70 on March 28, 2006, 08:24:38 AM
It's THE AMAZING RACE: Italian Style tonight!
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Post by: bk on March 28, 2006, 08:28:13 AM
can anyone quickly post at what point in the audition process for a musical do you hand your sheet music to the pianist - before the introduction to the room or after?

And what songs should you never do at an audition.  Quick answers, please.
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on March 28, 2006, 08:31:05 AM
She didn't want to wear her slacks to the interview so she wore hirsuite.


 ::)    ::)   :P   :P   ::)   ::)  

 ;D


Tarzan: WHERE SUIT?

Cheetah: HIRSUTE!
Title: Re:THE GRAND POOBAH
Post by: DearReaderLaura on March 28, 2006, 08:36:47 AM
They are easy to install, DR LAURA.  I have done it myself!

But that is why I keep my MEN around here.
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Post by: DearReaderLaura on March 28, 2006, 08:37:39 AM
can anyone quickly post at what point in the audition process for a musical do you hand your sheet music to the pianist - before the introduction to the room or after?

And what songs should you never do at an audition.  Quick answers, please.

You need Jose for this one.
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Post by: bk on March 28, 2006, 08:47:09 AM
I shall now be on my way to LACC, after which I shall return.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on March 28, 2006, 08:56:23 AM
Good Morning!

I'm up... you know the rest...

;)
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Post by: vixmom on March 28, 2006, 09:05:34 AM
A married couple went to have their baby delivered. Upon their arrival, the doctor said he had invented a new machine that would transfer a portion of the mother's labor pain to the baby's father.
 
He asked if they were willing to try it out. They were both very much in favor of it.
 
The doctor set the pain transfer to 10% for starters, explaining that even 10% was probably more pain than the father had ever experienced before.
 
As the labor progressed, the husband felt fine and asked the doctor to go ahead and kick it up a notch.
 
The doctor then adjusted the machine to 20% pain transfer. The husband was still feeling fine. The doctor checked the husband's blood pressure and was amazed at how well he was doing.
 
At this point, they decided to try for 50%. The husband continued to feel quite well. Since the pain transfer was obviously helping out the wife considerably, the husband encouraged the doctor to transfer ALL the pain to him.
 
The wife delivered a healthy baby with virtually no pain. She and her husband were ecstatic.




















 
When they got home, the mailman was dead on the porch.
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Post by: elmore3003 on March 28, 2006, 09:11:42 AM
I think at least one person would consider it a Pearl Bailey movie.  ::)

Is anyone else iin it?  Outside of cuts and a rewriting of "Beat Out Dat Rhythm on a Drum," it's a good transaltion of CARMEN, and since the original CARMEN was an opera-comique with spoken dialogue written by Offenbach's operetta librettists Meilhac and Halevy, I'd say the first two acts of CARMEN are an operetta that turns into tragic opera.  I think Hammerstein would consider CARMEN JONES a transatlantic adaptation.
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Post by: elmore3003 on March 28, 2006, 09:15:53 AM
A married couple went to have their baby delivered. Upon their arrival, the doctor said he had invented a new machine that would transfer a portion of the mother's labor pain to the baby's father.
 
He asked if they were willing to try it out. They were both very much in favor of it.
 
The doctor set the pain transfer to 10% for starters, explaining that even 10% was probably more pain than the father had ever experienced before.
 
As the labor progressed, the husband felt fine and asked the doctor to go ahead and kick it up a notch.
 
The doctor then adjusted the machine to 20% pain transfer. The husband was still feeling fine. The doctor checked the husband's blood pressure and was amazed at how well he was doing.
 
At this point, they decided to try for 50%. The husband continued to feel quite well. Since the pain transfer was obviously helping out the wife considerably, the husband encouraged the doctor to transfer ALL the pain to him.
 
The wife delivered a healthy baby with virtually no pain. She and her husband were ecstatic.

 
When they got home, the mailman was dead on the porch.

I saw that coming a mile away! :D
Title: Re:THE GRAND POOBAH
Post by: Dan (the Man) on March 28, 2006, 09:19:00 AM
Hirsute against Nair, Inc was instantly dismissed by the court for obvious reasons.
Title: Re:THE GRAND POOBAH
Post by: Maria on March 28, 2006, 09:19:34 AM
Good morning. TOD: I started attending the opera when I was a tiny tot in Budapest. My aunt would take me whenever her husband couldn't attend. She was a highly intellectual woman (and a card carrying Communist) and believed there was no such thing as a child. If you were trained to think like an adult, you did. Sooo, she'd take me to everything - including Bluebeard when I was around 5 or 6. Trust me, Bluebeard is not for a 5 or 6 year old! Anyway, in spite of this, I loved going to the opera. I still have the Book of Operas my aunt gave me for my 5th birthday. It was one of the few things I took with me when we escaped Hungary. You have to remember that this was chosen to take along by a llittle child who was leaving everything behind. Not a doll or a favorite toy, but a book of operas. Whenever I hear the Met broadcast on the radio, those first few notes of the overture make me feel like a kid again. Never fails to bring tears to my eyes. ...Enough nostalgia!
My faves - Der Rosenkavalier, La Boheme, The Magic Flute, Porgy and Bess (it's an opera!), The Marriage of Figaro... etc.

As for operettas - I have a soft spot for one you may never have heard of - The Csardas Princess (A Csardas Kiralyno) - by Kalman. It was my mother's favorite. And I actually once spent a glorious afternoon in the hills of Buda with Honthy Hanna - the Ethel Merman of Hungary, who was THE Csardas princess.
Title: Re:THE GRAND POOBAH
Post by: elmore3003 on March 28, 2006, 09:22:16 AM
Here's the cover of the DVD for Zefferelli's film of TRAVIATA.  It's worth renting.
Title: Re:THE GRAND POOBAH
Post by: elmore3003 on March 28, 2006, 09:24:01 AM
And Bizet's CARMEN; my friends Faith Esham of Ashland, KY, and Lillian Watson have important parts.  It's a great film adaptation.
Title: Re:THE GRAND POOBAH
Post by: DakotaCelt on March 28, 2006, 09:24:29 AM
I am unfamiliar with it.

Title: Re:THE GRAND POOBAH
Post by: JoseSPiano on March 28, 2006, 09:27:13 AM
As for The Topic of the Day...

Operettas - I've never been a fan of the G&S canon, but I think that has to do more with my experience with some diehard Savoyards rather than the quality of the material.  If you already know all the words and all the traditional blocking, then why do you feel the need to rehearse it all over and over and over again for weeks at a time?  ;)

Otherwise, The Merry Widow comes to mind.

And then there is Die Fledermaus which seems to get cross-categorized under operetta and opera in some circles.

As for operas...

Among the usual suspects:

La Bohème - I do have a fondness for the classic recording with Victoria de los Angeles and Jussi Bjoerling conducted by Sir Thomas Beecham on Angel/EMI.  However, a voice teacher I used to play for gave me a copy of Maria Callas' recording which I also find satisfying (surprisingly so).  -Callas only recorded the role, she never performed it on stage.

Among the not so usual suspects - and most of them are in English too!:

Susannah by Carlisle Floyd  - Since I went to school in Richmond, the two big soprano arias from this opera were practically de riguer for the women in the department.  I like the recording conducted by Kent Nagano, but, alas, I'm not too fond of Cheryl Studer's portrayal of the title character.  -I've just never liked the way her voice records.

The Rake's Progress by Stravinsky - Besides the wonderful "No word from Tom" for Anne and "The world is so wide" for Tom, there is some sublime music in the closing moments of the opera.  -And from Stravinsky no less.  ;)  I know many people who covet the recording conducted by the composer, but I really do prefer the Nagano set with Dawn Upshaw, Jerry Hadley, Samuel Ramey and Grace Bumbry.

Powder Her Face by Thomas Adès - Some people love this chamber opera, some people hate it.  I love it.  A great mix of styles, and the story is based on the real-life downfall of Margaret, Duchess of Argyll in the 1950s.  And the composer is actually three years younger than I am!  The set is still available on EMI at full-price, but I've seen it in many a bargain bin.
Title: Re:THE GRAND POOBAH
Post by: elmore3003 on March 28, 2006, 09:28:10 AM
Is this any larger?
Title: Re:THE GRAND POOBAH
Post by: JoseSPiano on March 28, 2006, 09:33:13 AM
I am thinking about buying this "soundtrack" of MADAME BUTTERFLY - my most favorite PooBah of all operas....but I am not sure exactly what it is.

Has any DR seen this movie or DVD?

http://cgi.ebay.com/MADAME-BUTTERFLY-Soundtrack-Highlights-CD-MINT_W0QQitemZ4812880662QQcategoryZ307QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

I never saw the movie, but the soprano, Ying Huang, was a regular at the summer music concert series at the University of Richmond.  A truly beautiful woman with a beautiful voice.
Title: Re:THE GRAND POOBAH
Post by: DakotaCelt on March 28, 2006, 09:33:26 AM
I liked Zefferelli's work with Romeo and Juliet.
Title: Re:THE GRAND POOBAH
Post by: JoseSPiano on March 28, 2006, 09:41:30 AM
...And since I worked with a chamber opera company in the DC area for a while...

Trouble In Tahiti by Leonard Bernstein
The Old Maid and the Thief, The Consul, The Medium - Gian Carlo Menotti
Little Red Riding Hood - Seymour Barab
Title: Re:THE GRAND POOBAH
Post by: JoseSPiano on March 28, 2006, 09:43:31 AM
Hmm.. I guess I could have re-ordered something in my previous post to resemble a title of a rather interesting movie from a couple of years ago...

"The Consul, The Medium, The Old Maid and the Thief"

;)


*Although, that also sounds like the set up for one of those.... "....walks into a bar" jokes.

;D
Title: Re:THE GRAND POOBAH
Post by: JoseSPiano on March 28, 2006, 09:52:26 AM
Well, I'm gonna head in for a bit and mark up my keyboard part.  There have been plenty of "on the fly' changes the past couple of days, and I need to start deciphering some of my scribbles...

Laters...
Title: Re:THE GRAND POOBAH
Post by: vixmom on March 28, 2006, 10:35:19 AM
Maria how old were you when you fled Hungary?

My grandfather was from Budapest but he fled after WW I, some fuss about the local authorities being unhappy about his deserting the army while in Italy and setting up an "American dollars only" bootlegging operation.... picky picky.....  

Title: Re:THE GRAND POOBAH
Post by: vixmom on March 28, 2006, 10:35:50 AM
Hello and Goodbye Jose!! have a wonderful evening...
Title: Re:THE GRAND POOBAH
Post by: George on March 28, 2006, 10:51:35 AM
Damn Amazon.  Anyway, it (Heidi Grant Murphy: Times Like This) is available there.  

I knew that she had recorded operas, but I didn't know about this.  I may have to get it!
Title: Re:THE GRAND POOBAH
Post by: MBarnum on March 28, 2006, 11:16:42 AM
DR Elmoore3003 has reminded me that he send me the DVD of the Opera THE MAGIC FLUTE...I believe this was in retaliation for my  sending him a Bollywood movie or two.
Title: Re:THE GRAND POOBAH
Post by: MBarnum on March 28, 2006, 11:17:17 AM
I must add to the TOD that I LOVE any opera or operetta that Felix Knight sings.
Title: Re:THE GRAND POOBAH
Post by: George on March 28, 2006, 11:21:54 AM
I'm sure I'm too late, but....

can anyone quickly post at what point in the audition process for a musical do you hand your sheet music to the pianist - before the introduction to the room or after?

And what songs should you never do at an audition.  Quick answers, please.

For me, it's always when they ask, "What are you going to sing?" and I tell them what I'm going to sing and then I give my music to the accompanist.

What songs should never be done?  Songs with difficult accompaniments!  Songs from the actual show you're auditioning for, unless it's SPECIFICALLY asked for by the people running the audition.

Title: Re:THE GRAND POOBAH
Post by: Maria on March 28, 2006, 11:29:42 AM
Maria how old were you when you fled Hungary?

My grandfather was from Budapest

I was seven. ...Your grandfather, the deserter and bootlegger, sounds like a typical Hungarian!
Title: Re:THE GRAND POOBAH
Post by: Ginny on March 28, 2006, 11:37:15 AM
Tuesday greetings!  It's "showtime" for me at 5:30 this evening, when I present the March edition of my 3-hour grantseeking basics workshop.  Also, I have had hints that my interview may be Friday morning.

TOD - I'd love to be more of an opera afficionado - used to listen quite regularly to the Met broadcasts on Saturday afternoon.  One of the most beautiful productions I ever saw was the University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music's version of Smetana's The Bartered Bride.
Title: Re:THE GRAND POOBAH
Post by: George on March 28, 2006, 11:42:14 AM
Topic of the day:  Favorite Operas and Operettas:
Title: Re:THE GRAND POOBAH
Post by: vixmom on March 28, 2006, 12:00:05 PM
I was seven. ...Your grandfather, the deserter and bootlegger, sounds like a typical Hungarian!

 ;D

...and boy could he cook!!!  He was also an amazing gardner. mechanic, electrician and carpenter.  As well as speaking Hungarian and English he spoke Czech, German, Italian, Polish and Russian.  His entire "formal education" consisted of 6 years in a one room school house. He was an amazing man.  It'll be 20 years this June since he passed away at the age of 86, lucid to the last, and not a day goes by that I don't miss him.
Title: Re:THE GRAND POOBAH
Post by: vixmom on March 28, 2006, 12:04:42 PM
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Title: Re:THE GRAND POOBAH
Post by: vixmom on March 28, 2006, 12:09:29 PM
That should do it!!!!
Title: Re:THE GRAND POOBAH
Post by: Ginny on March 28, 2006, 12:16:14 PM
DR Vixmom - thanks for the super-vibes!  When my manager asked today if Friday would be good for me, my response was, "The sooner, the better."
Title: Re:THE GRAND POOBAH
Post by: Maria on March 28, 2006, 12:44:51 PM
Vixmom - Your grandfather sounds like an amazing man!

It's raining cats and dogs here. (And when they land, they chase each other. Talk about chaos!)
Title: Re:THE GRAND POOBAH
Post by: Matt H. on March 28, 2006, 01:05:57 PM
Good afternoon!

Our yucky clouds drifted away and we're left with a lovely spring afternoon. Nice to see after the dreariness of the morning!
Title: Re:THE GRAND POOBAH
Post by: Ron Pulliam on March 28, 2006, 01:09:38 PM
Good afternoon!

Our yucky clouds drifted away and we're left with a lovely spring afternoon. Nice to see after the dreariness of the morning!

It's dark and gloomy and cold and windy and wet here in Oakland today.

Supposedly, things will change radically sometime this afternoon.

Supposedly....


(or, as Joe Tribbiani might say, "...supposably...")
Title: Re:THE GRAND POOBAH
Post by: Matt H. on March 28, 2006, 01:09:58 PM
This afternoon I watched THE NEW ADVENTURES OF OLD CHRISTINE from last night. Some amusing moments, but not laugh out loud funny like the last two weeks have been for me.
Title: Re:THE GRAND POOBAH
Post by: Ron Pulliam on March 28, 2006, 01:10:31 PM
Back from lunch....dry braised green beans & chicken, a side of rice and pot stickers.

Hot 'n sour soup as an appetizer.

MMMMMMMM-mmmmmmm GOOD!
Title: Re:THE GRAND POOBAH
Post by: Matt H. on March 28, 2006, 01:12:27 PM
Page Four Tweedle Dum and Tweedle Dee Dance!!!


Title: Re:THE GRAND POOBAH
Post by: Matt H. on March 28, 2006, 01:16:22 PM
Then I watched CHICKEN LITTLE. Not as funny, clever, or hip as a Pixar computer animated feature nor as gloriously animated either. But one its own, this mixture of the original story and WAR OF THE WORLDS was an OK afternoon's entertainment. I will say there are a couple of simple tunes early in the picture that easily outclass any of the songs nominated this year for Best Song as the Oscars. I can't believe these songs weren't up for Best Song.

Picture and sound are the usual Disney superb job. I started watching "The Making of Chicken Little" and got about halfway through.
Title: Re:THE GRAND POOBAH
Post by: Tomovoz on March 28, 2006, 01:30:17 PM
"Fledermice" - the New ALW Operetta.
Possibly about Vampires and with a hit song "Mammery"
Title: Re:THE GRAND POOBAH
Post by: Tomovoz on March 28, 2006, 01:31:48 PM
My favourite opera song

"Night" - Jackie Wilson.
(Softly Awkens My Heart)
Title: Re:THE GRAND POOBAH
Post by: DakotaCelt on March 28, 2006, 01:40:44 PM
Good luck vibes to DR Ginny!
Title: Re:THE GRAND POOBAH
Post by: DakotaCelt on March 28, 2006, 01:41:22 PM
Back from lunch....dry braised green beans & chicken, a side of rice and pot stickers.

Hot 'n sour soup as an appetizer.

MMMMMMMM-mmmmmmm GOOD!

What are pot stickers? I have never heard of them.
Title: Re:THE GRAND POOBAH
Post by: DearReaderLaura on March 28, 2006, 01:46:21 PM
I am still waiting for the rain here.
Title: Re:THE GRAND POOBAH
Post by: bk on March 28, 2006, 01:48:00 PM
I'm back from a very busy day so far.  Had a really good class at LACC - all about auditioning - Jose was able to get me a short list of songs not to audition with, and I spoke of personal experiences on both sides of the table, and the kids were very engaged.

I then shipped what packages I could, but the Kevin Spirtas CDs have still not shown up and I'm getting quite annoyed, as I kindly gave them two extra days to deliver them (they asked me last week if Monday or Tuesday would be okay, instead of the due date of last Friday, and I said fine) - I'm supposing they'll arrive in the morning, as it's getting late for them to come today, and I wouldn't be able to ship them anyway.  So, if they arrive before noon, I'll be able to get them all out tomorrow.  
Title: Re:THE GRAND POOBAH
Post by: vixmom on March 28, 2006, 01:56:08 PM
What are pot stickers? I have never heard of them.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Potsticker

http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Cookbook:Potsticker
Title: Re:THE GRAND POOBAH
Post by: Matt H. on March 28, 2006, 01:58:49 PM
Heading downstairs a little earlier than usual to take care of a few things that need tending to.

WBBL.
Title: Re:THE GRAND POOBAH
Post by: vixmom on March 28, 2006, 02:01:40 PM
Off to my mom's to collect the Vicxter and thence to home and thence to Girl Scouts......


BYEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
Title: Re:THE GRAND POOBAH
Post by: Tomovoz on March 28, 2006, 02:15:21 PM
Magnus & Fosca asked me to list some of Often Bark's operettas.. I know they rejoice when I play Barker Rolls. (They prefer the Jerry Vale song "On and On")
Title: Re:THE GRAND POOBAH
Post by: bk on March 28, 2006, 02:27:36 PM
Might I just ask where in tarnation IS everyone?  It's very rainy here today.  

Title: Re:THE GRAND POOBAH
Post by: bk on March 28, 2006, 02:30:15 PM
Thanks to dear reader Jane's ever-lovin' Keith, I just reconnected with a school chum I haven't seen or talked to in forty years.  How trippy is that?  She sounds fantastic, and has carved out quite a niche for herself doing music for children.  We did The Glass Menagerie together (she was Amanda, I, Tom) and The World of Sholom Aleichem (we played husband and wife).  I'm sending her the Kritzer books, which I know she'll enjoy, especially the final volume, in which she'll remember everything.
Title: Re:THE GRAND POOBAH
Post by: DakotaCelt on March 28, 2006, 03:26:39 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Potsticker

http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Cookbook:Potsticker

they look good!
Title: Re:THE GRAND POOBAH
Post by: DakotaCelt on March 28, 2006, 03:27:01 PM
Might I just ask where in tarnation IS everyone?  It's very rainy here today.  



work....
Title: Re:THE GRAND POOBAH
Post by: DakotaCelt on March 28, 2006, 03:31:53 PM
Thanks to dear reader Jane's ever-lovin' Keith, I just reconnected with a school chum I haven't seen or talked to in forty years.  How trippy is that?  She sounds fantastic, and has carved out quite a niche for herself doing music for children.  We did The Glass Menagerie together (she was Amanda, I, Tom) and The World of Sholom Aleichem (we played husband and wife).  I'm sending her the Kritzer books, which I know she'll enjoy, especially the final volume, in which she'll remember everything.

That is neat when that happens. I recently re-connected with a freind I had lost touch with back in the early 90s. It has been a great experience getting to know her. Man, the stories that have flown...

Glad to hear Jane's DH, was such a lovely person and helped you reconnect her. I have emailed them also on some things. Nice people!
Title: Re:THE GRAND POOBAH
Post by: DakotaCelt on March 28, 2006, 03:33:30 PM
It is a strange evening here in the library tonight... Busy, the flu is running rampant and the fire alarm keeps going off for no apparent reason. The FD has been here three times since 330.

Something tells me it is going to be a LONG night!
Title: Re:THE GRAND POOBAH
Post by: Maria on March 28, 2006, 03:39:57 PM
This rain is getting old. Although it's very cozy in the house. May build a fire later.
For no reason whatsoever... Here's a pic of a Herend porcelain figure. Peasant Madonna. For those of you who don't know from Herend... It's actually a small town near Lake Balaton in western Hungary where in the 1800's Vinzenz Stingl founded the Herend Procelain "Manufactory."
Every pattern in Herend is hand-painted. The techniques used today are the same as those in the 19th century, I'm told. Their China and figurines are known and collected throughout the world. My late Mother was a collector and left me some beautiful figurines and China. -- Which, unfortunately, I had to sell when I was going through some hard times brought on by divorce debts etc. An old story we've all heard before...
Well, a month or two ago I wandered into a small gift shop in Studio City that was liquidating its stock -- and suddenly saw a whole display of Herend in a glass cabinet at the back of the store. The prices were very good. And my breath almost stopped when I saw this figurine. One of my Mother's pieces which I had been forced to sell. It's an older piece that's no longer made. I bought it, of course! (After combining it with another figurine and getting the price down even lower, natch.) Don't you love happy endings? So here she is. I'm going to give her to DD when she and DBF get their own place one day.
Title: Re:THE GRAND POOBAH
Post by: DakotaCelt on March 28, 2006, 03:43:50 PM
That is a beautiful piece.
Title: Re:THE GRAND POOBAH
Post by: Maria on March 28, 2006, 03:45:39 PM
Thank you, DR DC.
Title: Re:THE GRAND POOBAH
Post by: DakotaCelt on March 28, 2006, 03:49:19 PM
I will check in again later, the fire alarms just went off AGAIN...

Take care and I hope the rains slow you in CA and AZ....
Title: Re:THE GRAND POOBAH
Post by: Tomovoz on March 28, 2006, 03:50:21 PM
Good warm story DR Maria.  Thanks for sharing.
Title: Re:THE GRAND POOBAH
Post by: Maria on March 28, 2006, 03:57:10 PM
Thank you, DR Tomovoz. Today is a good day for warm stories.
Now I have to feed the Wonderdog and find a way to take him for a walk in this deluge. He's settled into the guest room bed and doesn't seem too eager to wander out. I'm with him on that one.
Title: Re:THE GRAND POOBAH
Post by: Jane on March 28, 2006, 04:13:16 PM
Thanks to dear reader Jane's ever-lovin' Keith, I just reconnected with a school chum I haven't seen or talked to in forty years.  How trippy is that?  She sounds fantastic, and has carved out quite a niche for herself doing music for children.  We did The Glass Menagerie together (she was Amanda, I, Tom) and The World of Sholom Aleichem (we played husband and wife).  I'm sending her the Kritzer books, which I know she'll enjoy, especially the final volume, in which she'll remember everything.

 :D Did you say hello from us?
Title: Re:THE GRAND POOBAH
Post by: Jane on March 28, 2006, 04:14:26 PM
Maria, I love the happy ending.
Title: Re:THE GRAND POOBAH
Post by: bk on March 28, 2006, 04:20:39 PM
I did, but she doesn't seem to remember either you or Keith.  She did sort of remember PennyO, though.  It took her only twenty seconds to realize it was me calling.  She's still very close with Patsy Moss, and when next I'm in NY we're all going to have dinner.  She sounded great.
Title: Re:THE GRAND POOBAH
Post by: bk on March 28, 2006, 04:22:11 PM
I just had a long conversation with our site host - the reason this site gets nutty at times is because we've simply outgrown the plan we're on.  He said we have to delete topics and posts - I suggested that we go to a bigger plan and so we're looking into that.  If we're on a server with much more space, everything should work more smoothly without having to delete things.
Title: Re:THE GRAND POOBAH
Post by: Jane on March 28, 2006, 04:32:46 PM
I did, but she doesn't seem to remember either you or Keith.  She did sort of remember PennyO, though.  It took her only twenty seconds to realize it was me calling.  She's still very close with Patsy Moss, and when next I'm in NY we're all going to have dinner.  She sounded great.


Did you remind her I lived down the street from Patsy?

I’m more surprised she doesn’t remember Keith as they were closer.  He even visited her when she was at Berkley.  
Title: Re:THE GRAND POOBAH
Post by: Jane on March 28, 2006, 04:42:25 PM
The door guy has been here most the day.  I had no idea it would take so long to install.  The old door leaked and didn’t have very good insulation around it.  I’m looking forward to a warm dry entrance way.

I wanted an extra wide door this time, easy to do since we had side panels which are now smaller.  It is beautiful, the door I always wanted. :D
Title: Re:THE GRAND POOBAH
Post by: bk on March 28, 2006, 04:43:33 PM
I have the feeling that she's shut out a lot of that part of her life, somehow.  
Title: Re:THE GRAND POOBAH
Post by: bk on March 28, 2006, 04:47:57 PM
The Kevin Spirtas CDs have arrived.  I'll get them all shipped out in the morning.
Title: Re:THE GRAND POOBAH
Post by: bk on March 28, 2006, 04:50:30 PM
Welcome JCollinsNYC - come on in, the water's fine.

Speaking of water - it's really pouring here in the City of Studio.  The streets are all now officially flooded.
Title: Re:THE GRAND POOBAH
Post by: DearReaderLaura on March 28, 2006, 04:59:38 PM
No rain here yet.
Title: Re:THE GRAND POOBAH
Post by: bk on March 28, 2006, 05:00:24 PM
I'll bottle some up for you.
Title: Re:THE GRAND POOBAH
Post by: George on March 28, 2006, 05:03:37 PM
The Kevin Spirtas CDs have arrived.  I'll get them all shipped out in the morning.

Yea!!
Title: Re:THE GRAND POOBAH
Post by: bk on March 28, 2006, 05:06:41 PM
Kevin will be by tomorrow, so if you'd like a signed copy let me know immediately, even if you've already let me know, let me know again.  I can't promise how many he'll sign or if he'll have time to sign any, but I'll do my best.  Those copies, of course, will arrive sans shrink wrap.  Send signed requests to:

haineshisway@aol.com
Title: Re:THE GRAND POOBAH
Post by: bk on March 28, 2006, 05:07:55 PM
After unloading the ten boxes of Kev's CDs, I closed the garage and went to hurry into the house.  The ground was so wet and slippery that I fell directly on my ass.  Trying to break the fall, I hurt my hand and arm, which are now quite sore, as are the muscles in my leg.
Title: Re:THE GRAND POOBAH
Post by: Jrand70 on March 28, 2006, 05:18:09 PM
You fell down just like that guy in REWIND.....
Title: Re:THE GRAND POOBAH
Post by: Jrand70 on March 28, 2006, 05:19:27 PM
Lovely story DRMARIA....and sweet picture.

VIBES for Friday for DRGINNY.  Actually this is a good week for such things, and everyone's social life should be great as well....if that's what they want!

Just took the JEOPARDY online test.  Don't think I have to worry about making a trip to Californy anytime soon.
Title: Re:THE GRAND POOBAH
Post by: Jrand70 on March 28, 2006, 05:19:41 PM
DR JMK seems to have fallen off the face of the earth.
Title: Re:THE GRAND POOBAH
Post by: Jrand70 on March 28, 2006, 05:20:37 PM
Reading the illustrated version of A NIGHT TO REMEMBER released in 1976, intriguing pictures.
Title: Re:THE GRAND POOBAH
Post by: bk on March 28, 2006, 05:29:31 PM
Yes, JMK has left the room - have no idea why or whether he'll return.  Oh, well.

And yes, I went boom just like Jonathan Goldman in Rewind.

Soon Miss Tammy Minoff will arrive and then we'll go get some takeout food and eat whilst watching No Way To Treat A Lady.
Title: Re:THE GRAND POOBAH
Post by: bk on March 28, 2006, 05:36:14 PM
Let us not slow down our pace here at haineshisway.com, posting-wise.  We are VERY close to breaking an all-time record, and I think that would be a lovely thing to do, don't you?
Title: Re:THE GRAND POOBAH
Post by: George on March 28, 2006, 05:50:00 PM
Kevin will be by tomorrow, so if you'd like a signed copy let me know immediately, even if you've already let me know, let me know again.  I can't promise how many he'll sign or if he'll have time to sign any, but I'll do my best.  Those copies, of course, will arrive sans shrink wrap.  Send signed requests to:

haineshisway@aol.com

I just sent my request...I hope I'm not too late.
Title: Re:THE GRAND POOBAH
Post by: DakotaCelt on March 28, 2006, 05:52:11 PM
I am looking forward to midnight. It has been positively rotten tonight....

Title: Re:THE GRAND POOBAH
Post by: bk on March 28, 2006, 06:12:00 PM
Not to late - Kev's not picking them up until Thursday and will sign them then.  It does mean that those copies won't ship until after that, though.
Title: Re:THE GRAND POOBAH
Post by: bk on March 28, 2006, 06:28:35 PM
Oh, let's not let the day be dreary - we got us a record to break, for heaven's sake.

Tammy is very late - I imagine the traffic is horrendous.  She's thinking we might have Popeye's Fried Chicken which, of course, is fine by me.
Title: Re:THE GRAND POOBAH
Post by: George on March 28, 2006, 06:30:29 PM
Not to late - Kev's not picking them up until Thursday and will sign them then.  It does mean that those copies won't ship until after that, though.

That's fine with me. ;D
Title: Re:THE GRAND POOBAH
Post by: George on March 28, 2006, 06:33:36 PM
I'm off now.  I have to pick up my mom the airport.  She went to Mexico to have dental work done!!  Both my parents are retired and they don't have dental insurance, so even after the flight and hotel, she's saving over $400 (she had to get a crown) by having it done in Mexico.  A friend of hers goes to this one dentist down there and then has her local dentist check things out.  He said that the guy in Mexico does great work, so my mom went down with her friend.  Who knew?? :)
Title: Re:THE GRAND POOBAH
Post by: DakotaCelt on March 28, 2006, 06:51:41 PM
That is fine by me also...

George, we go to Canada for prescriptions
Title: Re:THE GRAND POOBAH
Post by: Cillaliz on March 28, 2006, 07:16:27 PM
I just made some oatmeal raisin cookies and now I remember why I don't bake very often.  I tend to eat dough.  Yes I confess and I think I have now eaten enough oats that I shouldn't need oatmeal for the rest of the week
Title: Re:THE GRAND POOBAH
Post by: Cillaliz on March 28, 2006, 07:16:58 PM
Speedy recovery from your fall vibes, BK
Title: Re:THE GRAND POOBAH
Post by: DakotaCelt on March 28, 2006, 07:29:31 PM
I just made some oatmeal raisin cookies and now I remember why I don't bake very often.  I tend to eat dough.  Yes I confess and I think I have now eaten enough oats that I shouldn't need oatmeal for the rest of the week

Sometimes that is the best way to eat cookies
Title: Re:THE GRAND POOBAH
Post by: Cillaliz on March 28, 2006, 07:29:49 PM
Today all the things that were a total mess for the last couple weeks sort of fell into place. AND I didn't have to bring work home tonight. That makes me very happy
Title: Re:THE GRAND POOBAH
Post by: DakotaCelt on March 28, 2006, 07:41:52 PM
Wanna come and join my mess?
Title: Re:THE GRAND POOBAH
Post by: MBarnum on March 28, 2006, 07:43:56 PM
I just had a long conversation with our site host - the reason this site gets nutty at times is because we've simply outgrown the plan we're on.  He said we have to delete topics and posts - I suggested that we go to a bigger plan and so we're looking into that.  If we're on a server with much more space, everything should work more smoothly without having to delete things.

Well, I guess that is what happens when your site gets close to being the most popular site on all of the internet.
Title: Re:THE GRAND POOBAH
Post by: Matt H. on March 28, 2006, 08:29:44 PM
Had an interesting night with videos and TV. I started out with another ANGEL episode in which his son was being born as the show faded to black. An OK episode, but the entire second disc of the set was leading up to the birth, so I'm rather glad it's now happening so things can move forward.
Title: Re:THE GRAND POOBAH
Post by: Matt H. on March 28, 2006, 08:35:46 PM
Next I watched THE DYING GAUL. This was a blind purchase knowing and liking the other work by Craig Lucas and the actors in the film including Peter Sarsgaard, Patricia Clarkson, and CAmpbell Scott. It's a thought-provoking piece and one I'll have to see another few times before I'm really sure of my feelings about it.

I watched the deleted scenes, both of which had intimacy between the two men shown rather than merely spoken about as the final film now stands. I think one or both of the scenes involving the two men should have been in the film. There was also an alternate ending which I also preferred to the briefer one actually used.
Title: Re:THE GRAND POOBAH
Post by: Matt H. on March 28, 2006, 08:36:51 PM
[move=left,scroll,6,transparent,100%]Page Six Dance!!![/move]
Title: Re:THE GRAND POOBAH
Post by: Matt H. on March 28, 2006, 08:41:50 PM
AMERICAN IDOL was as I suspected, an evening with rather unmemorable music. However, I was very pleased with three of the men: Elliott who once again gave the best rendition of his song of any contestant, Taylor who for the first time really sang and left the "act" on hold, and Ace who I felt had his best-ever vocal. Even Bucky really delivered tonight.

Mandisa was the worst she's been (while still OK), but she showed a real problem in her lower register, Lisa had another off night with shaky high notes, Chris did his same old rock thing which he finally got called on by the judges, and Katharine had a shaky start but an OK windup.

In the calling, the following people had busy signals 50 minutes into voting: Taylor, Bucky (!), and Paris.

If I had to guess, I'd say Lisa would go home, but Ace might be leaving, too.
Title: Re:THE GRAND POOBAH
Post by: Matt H. on March 28, 2006, 08:42:51 PM
THE CLOSER had its first season finale tonight (I'm going to miss it until it begins again in June), and while the case wasn't as perplexing as some she's tackled, the emotional highs of the episode more than made up for it. What a great way to end the season!
Title: Re:THE GRAND POOBAH
Post by: DakotaCelt on March 28, 2006, 08:44:47 PM
Is there a website for this American Idol show?? I have never seen it and I am very puzzled by it.
Title: Re:THE GRAND POOBAH
Post by: Matt H. on March 28, 2006, 08:45:49 PM
Is there a website for this American Idol show?? I have never seen it and I am very puzzled by it.

idolonfox.com
Title: Re:THE GRAND POOBAH
Post by: Matt H. on March 28, 2006, 08:48:56 PM
Sorry to read of your mishap, bk. Hope there's no intense pain, swelling, or bruising.
Title: Re:THE GRAND POOBAH
Post by: Matt H. on March 28, 2006, 08:50:13 PM
Guess it's time for me to head for the bedroom.

Enjoy the rest of the evening!

Good night!
Title: Re:THE GRAND POOBAH
Post by: DakotaCelt on March 28, 2006, 08:55:28 PM
Recovery vibes to Bk
Title: Re:THE GRAND POOBAH
Post by: FJL on March 28, 2006, 08:57:20 PM
Looks like Skip and I are actually going to get to see LESTAT tomorrow (Wed.) night!

Jose - We seem to be about twelve rows back on the aisle that goes down the center, giving us a direct short walk toward the pit.   Does it look like you might be in the pit where you can greet your fans during any part of intermission?  

 
Title: Re:THE GRAND POOBAH
Post by: FJL on March 28, 2006, 09:02:21 PM
Pain-go-away vibes to BK.
Title: Re:THE GRAND POOBAH
Post by: DearReaderLaura on March 28, 2006, 09:38:52 PM
Sorry to hear about your fall. I'm sure you were quite graceful.

DR Sandra had an orchestra concert tonight, so that's where I've been.
Title: Re:THE GRAND POOBAH
Post by: DakotaCelt on March 28, 2006, 09:47:58 PM
Tonight has not been a good night at work... What could go wrong has gone wrong....

Tomorrow is another day...
Title: Re:THE GRAND POOBAH
Post by: FJL on March 28, 2006, 09:53:16 PM
Anti-Murphy's-Law vibes to DakotaCelt!
Title: Re:THE GRAND POOBAH
Post by: DearReaderLaura on March 28, 2006, 10:12:36 PM
Drive safely, DakotaCelt!
Title: Re:THE GRAND POOBAH
Post by: George on March 28, 2006, 10:13:52 PM
~~~Vibes All Around!!~~~
Title: Re:THE GRAND POOBAH
Post by: George on March 28, 2006, 10:15:05 PM
I picked up my mom from the airport after she went to Mexico for dental work.  I thought that she only needed one crown, but she told me on the way home that her dentist here said that she needed two crowns and the estimate was approximately $2,000! :o But when she got down there, the dentist said that she needed eight crowns and, since she had had a tooth pulled several years ago, a bridge!  HOWEVER, all of this (eight crowns and a bridge) came to only $2,200!!  It would have been over $9,000!  What a deal!  She is very happy with the work. ;D
Title: Re:THE GRAND POOBAH
Post by: DearReaderLaura on March 28, 2006, 10:30:57 PM
I have a question for the rest of the country -- when do you change your clocks? We don't do that here, so I never have to worry about it.
Title: Re:THE GRAND POOBAH
Post by: DakotaCelt on March 28, 2006, 10:33:39 PM
Drive safely, DakotaCelt!

Thanks Laura, sitting here de-stressing.... contemplating a bath!
Title: Re:THE GRAND POOBAH
Post by: DakotaCelt on March 28, 2006, 10:34:21 PM
I think we change ours this Saturday night / Sunday morning...

Oh dear, we will be short an hour of posting fun...
Title: Re:THE GRAND POOBAH
Post by: DakotaCelt on March 28, 2006, 10:36:41 PM
I picked up my mom from the airport after she went to Mexico for dental work.  I thought that she only needed one crown, but she told me on the way home that her dentist here said that she needed two crowns and the estimate was approximately $2,000! :o But when she got down there, the dentist said that she needed eight crowns and, since she had had a tooth pulled several years ago, a bridge!  HOWEVER, all of this (eight crowns and a bridge) came to only $2,200!!  It would have been over $9,000!  What a deal!  She is very happy with the work. ;D

That is a good deal!
Title: Re:THE GRAND POOBAH
Post by: bk on March 28, 2006, 10:48:29 PM
Man, is this a slow night or what?  Are we consciously trying not to break a record or what?  

Tammy and I had a lovely evening - ate some chow then watched No Way To Treat A Lady.

My arm was quite sore earlier, but seems better now, ditto my right leg.  However, in the last two hours, my left foot has been shooting with pain and it's been really difficult to walk on.  I do hope that problem goes away really fast - like tomorrow, or well before show time on Friday.  Now, we've got us an hour for a frenzy.  
Title: Re:THE GRAND POOBAH
Post by: DakotaCelt on March 28, 2006, 10:59:55 PM
I hope the pain goes away before Friday...

I did order a cd today from BN but it will take two weeks before it gets to Fargo of Liz Callaway. She really does have a lovely voice.
Title: Re:THE GRAND POOBAH
Post by: DakotaCelt on March 28, 2006, 11:01:45 PM
Odd, WE have flood warnings and there is not rain in sight.... I think the National Weather Service has lost it!
Title: Re:THE GRAND POOBAH
Post by: George on March 28, 2006, 11:03:04 PM
We had very niece weather today and for the last few days, here in the PNW.
Title: Re:THE GRAND POOBAH
Post by: DakotaCelt on March 28, 2006, 11:03:49 PM
A little friend wanted to come and play....

(http://www.geocities.com/ceoltoiri/runbars.gif)
Title: Re:THE GRAND POOBAH
Post by: DakotaCelt on March 28, 2006, 11:04:40 PM
btw, that is Shamrock the dragon....
Title: Re:THE GRAND POOBAH
Post by: bk on March 28, 2006, 11:04:43 PM
Where are the WUSSBURGERS???  We need some ACTION around these here parts.
Title: Re:THE GRAND POOBAH
Post by: DakotaCelt on March 28, 2006, 11:05:46 PM
We had very niece weather today and for the last few days, here in the PNW.

We are finally starting to get soem decent weather temperature wise.... However, we desperately need sunshine....

We have had clouds for over a week.
Title: Re:THE GRAND POOBAH
Post by: George on March 28, 2006, 11:05:54 PM
I have a question for the rest of the country -- when do you change your clocks? We don't do that here, so I never have to worry about it.

Click HERE (http://webexhibits.org/daylightsaving/b.html)[/url] for information on Daylight Saving (not Savings) Time.
Title: Re:THE GRAND POOBAH
Post by: DakotaCelt on March 28, 2006, 11:06:15 PM
I am trying... < G >
Title: Re:THE GRAND POOBAH
Post by: George on March 28, 2006, 11:06:36 PM
btw, that is Shamrock the dragon....

Is Shamrock burping or farting? ;)
Title: Re:THE GRAND POOBAH
Post by: DakotaCelt on March 28, 2006, 11:07:54 PM
Page 7

(http://www.geocities.com/ceoltoiri/runbars.gif)
Title: Re:THE GRAND POOBAH
Post by: bk on March 28, 2006, 11:08:31 PM
Three can move mountains.
Title: Re:THE GRAND POOBAH
Post by: DakotaCelt on March 28, 2006, 11:08:35 PM
Is Shamrock burping or farting? ;)

lol no Scampering!!!
Title: Re:THE GRAND POOBAH
Post by: DakotaCelt on March 28, 2006, 11:09:46 PM
and here is Shamrock's buddy, Jack!!!!

(http://www.geocities.com/SouthBeach/Lagoon/7390/flydrag.gif)
Title: Re:THE GRAND POOBAH
Post by: DakotaCelt on March 28, 2006, 11:10:57 PM
(http://www.geocities.com/SouthBeach/Lagoon/7390/roses.jpg)

ND's state flower -- the Prairie Rose
Title: Re:THE GRAND POOBAH
Post by: DakotaCelt on March 28, 2006, 11:11:38 PM
and you will never guess who I named him after ...
Title: Re:THE GRAND POOBAH
Post by: DakotaCelt on March 28, 2006, 11:12:50 PM
one of my first forays into Black and White...

the floral clock at the International Peace Gardens near Dunseith, ND

(http://www.geocities.com/SouthBeach/Lagoon/7390/pgarden.jpg)
Title: Re:THE GRAND POOBAH
Post by: George on March 28, 2006, 11:13:24 PM
(http://www.geocities.com/SouthBeach/Lagoon/7390/roses.jpg)

ND's state flower -- the Prairie Rose

That's a nice picture!
Title: Re:THE GRAND POOBAH
Post by: DakotaCelt on March 28, 2006, 11:14:12 PM
(http://www.geocities.com/SouthBeach/Lagoon/7390/bwoman.jpg)

Sacagawea.... She was the only woman on the Corps of Discovery... She is Shoshone
Title: Re:THE GRAND POOBAH
Post by: DakotaCelt on March 28, 2006, 11:15:07 PM
another one of my black and white forays....

Sorry if they are not the greatest but I tried...

(http://www.geocities.com/SouthBeach/Lagoon/7390/win.jpg)
Title: Re:THE GRAND POOBAH
Post by: DakotaCelt on March 28, 2006, 11:16:49 PM
and this is part of the ground of the museum I worked at in the 1990s in Grand forks:

Grand Forks County Historical Society's Campbell house and first post office are featured...

(http://www.geocities.com/SouthBeach/Lagoon/7390/camp.jpg)
Title: Re:THE GRAND POOBAH
Post by: DakotaCelt on March 28, 2006, 11:18:11 PM
Some picture from behind the Campbell house in 1997 during the GReat Red River Flood...

Needless to say it is an experience I NEVER want to go through again...

(http://www.geocities.com/SouthBeach/Lagoon/7390/flood.jpg)
Title: Re:THE GRAND POOBAH
Post by: DakotaCelt on March 28, 2006, 11:18:59 PM
and another one

(http://www.geocities.com/SouthBeach/Lagoon/7390/flood2.jpg)
Title: Re:THE GRAND POOBAH
Post by: George on March 28, 2006, 11:19:46 PM
Those are great pictures!
Title: Re:THE GRAND POOBAH
Post by: DakotaCelt on March 28, 2006, 11:20:14 PM
and one a bit later... By this time the water had come up about a foot in less than hour...

(http://www.geocities.com/SouthBeach/Lagoon/7390/flood3.jpg)
Title: Re:THE GRAND POOBAH
Post by: DakotaCelt on March 28, 2006, 11:21:24 PM
and of course this is a common sight in the late summer.... HARVESTERS!!!

YOu do not want to meet a combine on a narrow country road... Not fun!

(http://www.geocities.com/SouthBeach/Lagoon/7390/harvest.jpg)
Title: Re:THE GRAND POOBAH
Post by: DakotaCelt on March 28, 2006, 11:22:23 PM
and some North Dakota Humour....

Caffeine overload is NOT a pretty sight!!

http://www.geocities.com/SouthBeach/Lagoon/7390/humor.html (http://www.geocities.com/SouthBeach/Lagoon/7390/humor.html)
Title: Re:THE GRAND POOBAH
Post by: DakotaCelt on March 28, 2006, 11:22:56 PM
except for Sacagewea, I took...
Title: Re:THE GRAND POOBAH
Post by: DakotaCelt on March 28, 2006, 11:24:21 PM
(http://www.geocities.com/SouthBeach/Lagoon/7390/buffalo.gif)

There isa giant one of these along the highway in ND. WE can also claim a giant cow. Her name is Salem Sue!
Title: Re:THE GRAND POOBAH
Post by: DakotaCelt on March 28, 2006, 11:26:12 PM
I dohave an old picture of me on my website but I dont want to scare people with it...
Title: Re:THE GRAND POOBAH
Post by: DearReaderLaura on March 28, 2006, 11:26:29 PM
Thanks, George.

Nice pictures, DakotaCelt. Very pretty colors.
Title: Re:THE GRAND POOBAH
Post by: DakotaCelt on March 28, 2006, 11:27:05 PM
(http://www.geocities.com/SouthBeach/Lagoon/7390/snite1.jpg)

Seattle at night.... This was taken in 1996
Title: Re:THE GRAND POOBAH
Post by: DakotaCelt on March 28, 2006, 11:28:08 PM
(http://www.geocities.com/SouthBeach/Lagoon/7390/jgarden.jpg)

Japanese Garden at U-Wash in Seattle.
Title: Re:THE GRAND POOBAH
Post by: George on March 28, 2006, 11:29:13 PM
Jayne, a woman that I work with, went on vacation a few years ago and took this picture.  The stones are balancing naturally!  The person who did this, did it in front of her and she saw him just balance the rocks on each other.  There is no glue or cement at all!  She took the picture and I scanned it and made desktop wallpaper of it for her.  I kept this miniaturized version:
Title: Re:THE GRAND POOBAH
Post by: George on March 28, 2006, 11:30:58 PM
(http://www.geocities.com/SouthBeach/Lagoon/7390/jgarden.jpg)

Japanese Garden at U-Wash in Seattle.

I've been there!  My ex-boyfriend lives in Seattle and we went there when the roses were in full bloom. :)
Title: Re:THE GRAND POOBAH
Post by: DakotaCelt on March 28, 2006, 11:31:23 PM
Picture of Snow on a statue of Samuel Adams in front of Fanuiel hall in Boston in 1999

(http://www.geocities.com/SouthBeach/Lagoon/7390/samfan.jpg)
Title: Re:THE GRAND POOBAH
Post by: DakotaCelt on March 28, 2006, 11:33:15 PM
Jayne, a woman that I work with, went on vacation a few years ago and took this picture.  The stones are balancing naturally!  The person who did this, did it in front of her and she saw him just balance the rocks on each other.  There is no glue or cement at all!  She took the picture and I scanned it and made desktop wallpaper of it for her.  I kept this miniaturized version:

What an amazing photograph!! Amazing how nature can do its own magic!!
Title: Re:THE GRAND POOBAH
Post by: DakotaCelt on March 28, 2006, 11:34:24 PM
(http://www.geocities.com/SouthBeach/Lagoon/7390/blocks.jpg)

I took this at the Ballard locks...
Title: Re:THE GRAND POOBAH
Post by: DakotaCelt on March 28, 2006, 11:35:41 PM
(http://www.geocities.com/SouthBeach/Lagoon/7390/lwash.jpg)

Lake Washington from Space Needle....
Title: Re:THE GRAND POOBAH
Post by: DakotaCelt on March 28, 2006, 11:36:41 PM
(http://www.geocities.com/SouthBeach/Lagoon/7390/flydrag.gif)

Page 8!!
Title: Re:THE GRAND POOBAH
Post by: DakotaCelt on March 28, 2006, 11:39:55 PM
(http://www.geocities.com/SouthBeach/Lagoon/7390/dragn1.jpg)

Dragon carvings above the door of a reconstructed stavekirker at the Heritage Hjemkomst Center in Moorhead, MN
Title: Re:THE GRAND POOBAH
Post by: DakotaCelt on March 28, 2006, 11:46:39 PM
anyone else have pics to share??
Title: Re:THE GRAND POOBAH
Post by: bk on March 28, 2006, 11:46:44 PM
Finally, a frenzy.  Notes are written and will be up on time, for once, unless I fall asleep at the keyboard.
Title: Re:THE GRAND POOBAH
Post by: DakotaCelt on March 28, 2006, 11:47:24 PM
if we get REALLY desperate for posts.... I could raid my collection of favorite actors.....
Title: Re:THE GRAND POOBAH
Post by: DakotaCelt on March 28, 2006, 11:48:09 PM
bk, if you fell asleep that could hurt... They keys could provide inspiration via osmosis
Title: Re:THE GRAND POOBAH
Post by: DakotaCelt on March 28, 2006, 11:49:05 PM
(http://www.geocities.com/SouthBeach/Lagoon/7390/dragn2.jpg)

s'more dragons...

i will spare the innocent a picture of me...
Title: Re:THE GRAND POOBAH
Post by: DakotaCelt on March 28, 2006, 11:50:00 PM
Geocities just had an identity crisis....
Title: Re:THE GRAND POOBAH
Post by: George on March 28, 2006, 11:52:07 PM
DakotaCelt, I wonder what happened to the pictures!
Title: Re:THE GRAND POOBAH
Post by: DakotaCelt on March 28, 2006, 11:53:01 PM
any more pictures??
Title: Re:THE GRAND POOBAH
Post by: DakotaCelt on March 28, 2006, 11:54:12 PM
(http://www.kx4.com/weat_skycam.html)

This skycam looks out over downtown FArgo..
Title: Re:THE GRAND POOBAH
Post by: DakotaCelt on March 28, 2006, 11:55:07 PM
I nned to find a different site for my pictures... They are on my old website which is on Geocities.
Title: Re:THE GRAND POOBAH
Post by: George on March 28, 2006, 11:55:59 PM
Can you download the pictures to your hard drive and then attach them to your message?
Title: Re:THE GRAND POOBAH
Post by: George on March 28, 2006, 11:56:17 PM
Has anone ever seen THIS (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000C3L2NE/qid=1143618876/sr=8-1/ref=pd_bbs_1/102-4779504-7364131?%5Fencoding=UTF8&v=glance&n=130) movie?  I got it from Netflix and the A/V selector at the library where I work has gotten requests for it.  I'm going to loan her this copy so that she can watch it and decide if it's not inappropriate for the library. ;)

(http://ec1.images-amazon.com/images/P/B000C3L2NE.01._SCLZZZZZZZ_.jpg)
Title: Re:THE GRAND POOBAH
Post by: DakotaCelt on March 28, 2006, 11:57:11 PM
We have an option of putting one up on the NDSU site but I am not really keen on that idea.
Title: Re:THE GRAND POOBAH
Post by: DakotaCelt on March 28, 2006, 11:58:09 PM
Can you download the pictures to your hard drive and then attach them to your message?

you can do that??

Title: Re:THE GRAND POOBAH
Post by: DakotaCelt on March 28, 2006, 11:58:45 PM
I could always set up antoher photobucket account...
Title: Re:THE GRAND POOBAH
Post by: DakotaCelt on March 28, 2006, 11:59:34 PM
I think we should get a hooray for a posting frenzy!!
Title: Re:THE GRAND POOBAH
Post by: DakotaCelt on March 28, 2006, 11:59:58 PM
Just think I am not far from 2000
Title: Re:THE GRAND POOBAH
Post by: DakotaCelt on March 29, 2006, 12:00:48 AM
I have not heard of that movie George...