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MBarnum

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« Reply #120 on: December 06, 2005, 11:13:34 AM »

I downloaded, and have been listenining to, an LP from an obscure group called THE POPULAIRES! The album is TRY TO REMEMBER, and it is wonderful!

I can't find any info out about them other then that they used to play at The Greenbrier Hotel in Greenbrier County WV where station WRON would broadcast from on occasion....in the 50s or 60s I would guess.
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« Reply #121 on: December 06, 2005, 11:15:17 AM »

I downloaded, and have been listenining to, an LP from an obscure group called THE POPULAIRES! The album is TRY TO REMEMBER, and it is wonderful!

I can't find any info out about them other then that they used to play at The Greenbrier Hotel in Greenbrier County WV where station WRON would broadcast from on occasion....in the 50s or 60s I would guess.

I bet Rodzinski has all their records!! :D
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« Reply #122 on: December 06, 2005, 11:15:23 AM »

I'll post photos as soon as I'm able. First, we have to find out if we can even keep a cat. I have a feeling she's going to say no. She's one of those weird landladies who magically appears out of thin air and taps you on the shoulder to confront you about who left the front gate open the night before or, "Are you aware that your bathroom is flooding the rest of the building?" We've had many knocks on our door from her telling us that we've recycled the wrong stuff and she got billed for it. Of course, she doesn't know what it was that we recycled that was wrong, but she got the bill for it and wanted us to know it. The other day, to help "keep the apartment warm," she gave us some sort of inner tube to lay across the bottom of the door to block any drafts that may come. I have a better suggestion - turn on the heat!! :)

Anyway...I've a feeling she'll say no, but here's hoping. And the pictures would go up right away, of course. ;D
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« Reply #123 on: December 06, 2005, 11:15:39 AM »

Page 5 John Abraham (who I hope to see this weekend) dance!

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« Reply #124 on: December 06, 2005, 11:18:21 AM »

Uh, who is John Abraham's friend?
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« Reply #125 on: December 06, 2005, 11:18:59 AM »

Sadly, I don't know the Populaires.
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« Reply #126 on: December 06, 2005, 11:25:12 AM »

Here I am at work, until 9pm.  On my way, I had my first Starbucks' lowfat gingerbread latte of the season.

If we put on an HHW show, maybe DR elmore would recommend me as a director's assistant.

DR vixmom - I wish our son had inherited his father's singing ability; unfortunately, he interited his mother's.
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« Reply #127 on: December 06, 2005, 11:25:56 AM »

Uh, who is John Abraham's friend?

That would be actress Bipasha Bashu, without make-up. She is also a big Bollywood star and currently is dating John Abraham.

Bipasha seems to appear in every other Bollywood movie that gets released...personally I don't understand her mass appeal.
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« Reply #128 on: December 06, 2005, 11:26:45 AM »

Sadly, I don't know the Populaires.

Rodzinski, their album is on Weirdomusic.com now.
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« Reply #129 on: December 06, 2005, 11:31:42 AM »


Bipasha seems to appear in every other Bollywood movie that gets released...personally I don't understand her mass appeal.

Prolly has something to do with her mass, DR MBARNUM!  :o
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« Reply #130 on: December 06, 2005, 11:35:31 AM »

For what it's worth, my favorite Sondheim is instrumental-----the overture-waltz to "A Little Night Music"
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« Reply #131 on: December 06, 2005, 11:47:09 AM »



DR vixmom - I wish our son had inherited his father's singing ability; unfortunately, he interited his mother's.

LOL, while my boys didn't inherit Keith's voice, they are worlds better than I am. ;D
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« Reply #132 on: December 06, 2005, 11:47:43 AM »

I liked almost ALL Sondheim recordings....but if pressed:

Being Alive - Dean Jones
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« Reply #133 on: December 06, 2005, 11:54:18 AM »

I don't think I know from Sondheim. However, I had thought he was a current songwriter...but looking at peoples lists I guess he is not.

I guess I don't know.
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« Reply #134 on: December 06, 2005, 12:28:33 PM »

Oh yes, I had seen that Populaires LP, but not listened to it. Enjoying their version of "Dear Heart" right now.

Speak of the Devil (as vixmom was) I spy a WFO.
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« Reply #135 on: December 06, 2005, 12:30:23 PM »

I don't think I know from Sondheim. However, I had thought he was a current songwriter...but looking at peoples lists I guess he is not.

I guess I don't know.

Yes, Michael, he is a current songwriter.  He's just been around for 50+ years...and still going! ;D
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« Reply #136 on: December 06, 2005, 12:30:49 PM »

DRMBARNUM.....Mr Sondheim is a famous theatre music/lyrics composer.  You have heard MANY of his songs.  He wrote lyrics for WEST SIDE STORY and GYPSY and the music & lyrics for A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO FORUM among MANY others!
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« Reply #137 on: December 06, 2005, 12:41:56 PM »

For more information on Stephen Sondheim, you can go to www.sondheimguide.com and search for just about every recording of his music.
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« Reply #138 on: December 06, 2005, 12:49:06 PM »

I don't know if I'd describe Guy's performance as "a hit" - I'd describe it as 500 people watching and thinking to themeselves, "What the HELL am I watching."  You could almost hear them saying it.  Of course, in Mr. Haines' mind, that's a hit.  I will say again, however, that his curtain call did get one of the largest applause.
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« Reply #139 on: December 06, 2005, 12:49:33 PM »

I managed to catch up on the shipping of stuff, so that's done.
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« Reply #140 on: December 06, 2005, 12:51:04 PM »

TOTD: Not A Day Goes By - Carly Simon
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« Reply #141 on: December 06, 2005, 12:51:18 PM »

I think somone ought to fire up "The Cookie Chase" ballet.

Seems apropos, a bit....
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« Reply #142 on: December 06, 2005, 12:51:49 PM »

I can barely keep my eyes open.  I'm hoping I get my second wind soon, because I REALLY don't want to go into our rehearsal and fall asleep while they're reading my play.
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« Reply #143 on: December 06, 2005, 12:54:07 PM »

DR Michael B - Mr Sondheim is a songwriter for Madonna, and Liza Minnelli - LOL.
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« Reply #144 on: December 06, 2005, 12:56:22 PM »

I also like the Cassidy Brothers singing "You could Drive A Person Crazy"
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« Reply #145 on: December 06, 2005, 01:02:03 PM »

Dottie Loudon's "Losing My Mind/You Could Drive A Person Crazy" medley is one of my all-time favorites. She was brilliant...
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« Reply #146 on: December 06, 2005, 01:02:28 PM »

Oh,no, BK, don't fall asleep while the actors are reading your play.
That would be MOST unseemly.

Did Mr. Haines have his back to the audience for the curtain call?

Vixmom--LOL--love the Osama joke!

Hoping DR Elmore is back home and feeling ok.
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« Reply #147 on: December 06, 2005, 01:05:16 PM »

I also like the Cassidy Brothers singing "You could Drive A Person Crazy"

I LOVE this version...not so much because it's three hunky men singing a song that was written to be sung by women (which is always a good thing ;)), but because the music director didn't take the song so quickly to make the lyrics unintelligible!  I've heard too many performances (locally, I'll admit) that try to take the song as fast as possible...much, much, much (that's three muches) too fast for the performers.  
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« Reply #148 on: December 06, 2005, 01:08:34 PM »

TOD--

Susan Egan does a terrific rendition of More from Dick Tracy.
Jane Krakowski's Sooner or Later.
Michael Feinstein performs a beautiful Being Alive.
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« Reply #149 on: December 06, 2005, 01:14:41 PM »

Back from RENT, and I was surprised that I liked it as much as I did. It's more a "regular" musical now as opposed to a pop opera, so I liked that aspect quite a lot.

The sound level was several hundred decibels less in the theater today than was present at the Nederlander Theatre when I saw the show.

And the ability to use montage during the numbers to keep the visual interest equal to the aural interest was a help. Now, there are things to see other than folks with wrap around mikes singing in your face.

No, I still only like about half of the score, but that half is performed sensitively and beautifully by this cast, and it's great seeing so many of the original folks doing the roles they made famous.
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