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Re:THE HAINES REPORT
« Reply #30 on: December 06, 2005, 07:36:29 AM »

DR Vixmom, I got a hearty laugh from your tale of woe concerning the Vixter. How well I remember the same thing when I was her age. However, I found, even as a teacher wishing for some time off, that the heavy snow never came when forecast. The big blizzards always came by surprise which made our joy even more delicious.

She'll be out soon for her holidays anyway.
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« Reply #31 on: December 06, 2005, 07:37:40 AM »

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« Reply #32 on: December 06, 2005, 07:41:12 AM »

I'm liking that there are actually some new episodes of MY NAME IS EARL, THE OFFICE, and LAW & ORDER: SVU tonight (and BOSTON LEGAL and THE AMAZING RACE for fans of those shows).
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« Reply #33 on: December 06, 2005, 07:43:09 AM »

Our local TV critic wrote a scathing pan of the holiday classic A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS saying he had always found it dull, gloomy, and a downer.

Guess that's why it won the Peabody and Emmy Awards in 1965 and has remained a viewing favorite for four decades and sold millions of copies of the delightful jazz score. Obviously, he's talking about some other CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS that I've never seen.
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« Reply #34 on: December 06, 2005, 07:48:38 AM »

Favorite Sondheim renditions:

1. "Water Under the Bridge" by Debbie Gravitte

2. "Losing My Mind" by Dorothy Collins

3. "The Glamorous Life" by Cassidy Ladden

4. "There Won't Be Trumpets" by Millicent Martin

5. "Send in the Clowns" by Julie Andrews (on the Tonys)

6. "Uptown, Downtown" by Dee Hoty

7. "What Can You Lose?" by Guy Haines
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« Reply #35 on: December 06, 2005, 07:51:02 AM »

A couple more Sondheim numbers:

8. "The Ballad of Booth" by Victor Garber and Patrick Cassidy

9. ""Finishing the Hat" by Mandy Patinkin
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« Reply #36 on: December 06, 2005, 07:54:33 AM »

Let's do one more to make it an even ten:

10. "I Remember" by Liz Callaway (and I like David Kernan's version, too).
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« Reply #37 on: December 06, 2005, 08:19:01 AM »

I always liked "Agony"  (both the first act and second act  version)as sung by the original cast

(you think I remember their names?  I have trouble remembering my name some mornings...)




Okay I looked 'em up

Robert Westenberg and Chuck Wagner
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« Reply #38 on: December 06, 2005, 08:29:45 AM »

I always liked "Agony" as sung by the original cast

(you think I remember their names?  I have trouble remembering my name some mornings...)

Robert Westenberg and Chuck Wagner

Gregg Edelman and Christopher Siebert (in the revival).
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« Reply #39 on: December 06, 2005, 08:31:07 AM »

Thanks Matt! If I had waited a few momewnts I might have known you'd know!!

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« Reply #40 on: December 06, 2005, 08:31:55 AM »

I must go get ready for the movies now.

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« Reply #41 on: December 06, 2005, 08:32:42 AM »

Vixdad and I will sing this snippet from agony to one another when comparing bad day at work stories...


"Agony ... much more painful than yours!!!!"
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« Reply #42 on: December 06, 2005, 08:33:26 AM »

I am eager to hear your thoughts on "Rent" Matt!

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« Reply #43 on: December 06, 2005, 08:34:08 AM »

I wonder how dear RLP is feeling this morning. Well I hope, no more sniffles or sore throats....


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« Reply #44 on: December 06, 2005, 08:37:44 AM »

I wonder how dear RLP is feeling this morning. Well I hope, no more sniffles or sore throats....




RLP is bemused this morning.

...at all the silliness he missed last night after he went to bed.

...and at all the chattiness that is going on here this morning.

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« Reply #45 on: December 06, 2005, 08:38:16 AM »

One favorite Sondheim rendition:

Anthony Warlow -- "Anyone Can Whistle"
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« Reply #46 on: December 06, 2005, 08:38:39 AM »

Another:

Barbara Cook -- "Send in the Clowns"
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« Reply #47 on: December 06, 2005, 08:40:22 AM »

RLP also has a sore throat, dratitalltohell.

And post-nasal drip that the meds I'm taking don't seem to affect.

I don't know what power dragged me out of bed, dressed me and got me to work...but I'm seriously displeased with the situation.

I will see what I will see.  I may go home by lunch time.
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« Reply #48 on: December 06, 2005, 08:44:45 AM »

Owing to the fact that (or, in other words, "Because...") nothing else was on TV last night that even slightly interested me, I tuned in to the SciFi Channel's "The Triangle".  It has great credentials and a very interesting cast.

I was lucid only through about an hour of it, but despite at least one terribly banal dialogue exchange, it developed an interesting story and built up quite a bit of tension.  I believe (as I missed the last 15 minutes napping in my rocker) it's continued.  

Frankly, I can't see how that last 15 minutes could possibly have tied up all the loose ends and wild hypotheses that had been expounded on up to that point.

But...I HAVE seen TV movies do that, too.  

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I checked the SciFi.com site...there are two more parts to the miniseries...tonight and tomorrow night.  So...
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« Reply #49 on: December 06, 2005, 08:53:24 AM »

While at SciFi.com, I read that Stephen Spielberg is set to remake "When Worlds Collide."

Ha-Cha!
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« Reply #50 on: December 06, 2005, 09:02:32 AM »

BK, next time fly Alaska Airlines. You can choose your seat.
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« Reply #51 on: December 06, 2005, 09:04:15 AM »

I agree with so many of the Sondheim renditions people have already, but just a few more favorites:

Randy Graff's performance of "Every Day a Little Death"

David Campbell doing just about everything in the off-Broadway production of SATURDAY NIGHT

Raul Esparza doing "Franklin Shepard Inc."

Daisy Eagan doing "Broadway Baby" on the Tonys

Michael Cerveris and Rebecca Luker doing "Happiness"
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« Reply #52 on: December 06, 2005, 09:08:29 AM »

And since it's on my mind and I'm currently obsessed :) with Chita Rivera:  the snippet of "A Boy Like That" that Chita Rivera does in her current show, just breathtaking
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« Reply #53 on: December 06, 2005, 09:09:31 AM »

Last night after drving home from work, picking the Vixter up from her dance class, running home and making her dinner and then droppingher off at her play rehearsal and then doing a quick bit of shiopping, running home and meeting Vixdad, picking the Vixter  up from her play rehearsal and going to a diner for a quick bite to eat, putting the Vixter to bed,
I sat down and had a lovely long telephonic chat with William F. Orr, The Errant and Truant,  He pleads that he is busy setting finals, and researching the purchase of a new motor vehicle, but sends all his best wishes.

He also sends a speciific message to DR Jason... he has JUST (last night) opened his email from you containing your singing and he was absolutely blown away.  He says it was wonderful and wants to know when BK will be offering you a record deal.


I myself , not having sufficient downloading capability have not yet been privleged to hear it so I have begged  DR WFO to cut me a cd from his download.....  

That is all.......
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« Reply #54 on: December 06, 2005, 09:11:02 AM »

 DR FJL... just  96 more posts in the next 7 pages.... YOU CAN DO IT!!!!
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« Reply #55 on: December 06, 2005, 09:12:05 AM »

~~~~~FEEL BETTER~~~~~~ Vibes to poor Ron


You can't be sick for your holiday vacation!!
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« Reply #56 on: December 06, 2005, 09:12:22 AM »

MBarnum... is Freddy your friend again?
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« Reply #57 on: December 06, 2005, 09:15:23 AM »

Vixmom - I'm actually aiming for 900 posts on page 9 on the 9th.  :)
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« Reply #58 on: December 06, 2005, 09:15:29 AM »

~~~~~FEEL BETTER~~~~~~ Vibes to poor Ron


You can't be sick for your holiday vacation!!

Of COURSE I can.  It happened last year!

But, I'm determined to nip this in the butt...er...umm...bud as soon as possible
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« Reply #59 on: December 06, 2005, 09:15:37 AM »

On my third dup of coffee this morning....can anyone tell?  



Time to switch to decaf......




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