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« Reply #30 on: May 01, 2007, 05:26:48 AM »

Oh, yes, DR Laura, I LOVED your photos.
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« Reply #31 on: May 01, 2007, 05:27:30 AM »

Gotta run....can someone do an early morning dance for me!
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« Reply #32 on: May 01, 2007, 05:29:08 AM »

But before I go, thanks Ben.  I haven't been this excited about anything in years!
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« Reply #33 on: May 01, 2007, 05:29:23 AM »

Page 2 May Pole dance
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« Reply #34 on: May 01, 2007, 05:35:54 AM »

Good morning, all! Yesterday had some interesting events, mostly centered around a vitriolic hateful email filled with lies by a delusional Fat Conductor of Enormous Ego and Little Talent whose career is on the skids.  While I wasn't at all surprised to receive it since Maestro the Whale has been causing trouble for a month now, I was both amused and amazed at the number of lies in his allegations about me that he actually committed to print.  So, I sent the email around to a lot of friends who know or who have worked with the jerk.  There's probably some sort of libel claims I could pursue, but since the IRS is already trying to collect money, I might win the suit but I wouldn't collect any damages.  

The funniest part of the email is when he tells me my work he's used in the past is so bad that he had to revise and rescore it: given that he's notorious for his inability to hear wrong notes, knows nothing about musical theory, and I have my original scores with nothing changed between them and the recordings, I believe the Maestro is crumbling faster than a year-old Girl Scout Cookie. I've had to clean up his work, and all the wrong notes, on several shows for the Cole Porter Trust and the Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization.  I won't even go into the number of jobs he's been fired from.

Then, to add insult to injury, the Macbeths are still acting up.  Trouble comes in threes. What's next?

So, today, I'm off to the Shubert Archive to examine the original materials for the Gershwin-Harburg-Arlen revue LIFE BEGINS AT 8:40.  It will be fun to see the materials and visit with two good friends.  I'm hoping Marc Swartz, the author of OZ BEFORE THE RAINBOW, will be there today.  I love his book and I'll ask him to sign it.

TOD:  May is a month with no memories. Heigh ho.
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« Reply #35 on: May 01, 2007, 05:37:42 AM »

But before I go, thanks Ben.  I haven't been this excited about anything in years!

DR Cillaliz, I've been remiss about commenting on all your news.  This is really neat.  Can I send you any office furniture catalogs I may have lying around the office?
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« Reply #36 on: May 01, 2007, 05:38:40 AM »

My thoughts go out to Audra McDonald and her family.

Have any DRs tried to perform in the midst of grieving?  I'm torn between thinking it would be next to impossible and that it might also be a great comfort.

I knew I wanted to sing Maltby & Shire's If I Sing at my father's memorial service, but knew I'd never get through it live, so I pre-recorded it and they played it through the sound system, with the words printed in the service leaflet.  I got many comments afterward that people who attended found it very meaningful.
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« Reply #37 on: May 01, 2007, 05:39:55 AM »

Will we never get to page three?
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« Reply #38 on: May 01, 2007, 05:40:16 AM »

Can someone please explain to me why I've been up since 4:00?
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« Reply #39 on: May 01, 2007, 05:41:07 AM »

Sorry to hear about all that, DR elmore3003.  I do stand a bit in awe of your seeming ability to let it all roll right off your back!

***better day vibes*** to you!
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« Reply #40 on: May 01, 2007, 05:41:15 AM »

I guess it's partly that I woke up from a dream I have every now and then, and partly because suddenly I've got all these songs and performers in my head re the benefit.
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« Reply #41 on: May 01, 2007, 05:41:42 AM »

I guess I'll try to get another couple hours of sleep at some point, although it's getting light out.
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« Reply #42 on: May 01, 2007, 05:41:59 AM »

Or maybe I'll just post up a frenzy.
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« Reply #43 on: May 01, 2007, 05:42:02 AM »

Can someone please explain to me why I've been up since 4:00?

Maybe you strained something singing It's May in the original key?  ;)
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« Reply #44 on: May 01, 2007, 05:42:21 AM »

Maybe I, BK, will single-handedly get us to page three.
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« Reply #45 on: May 01, 2007, 05:43:27 AM »

I was doing a play when my grandfather died (the one that Grandpa Gelfinbaum is based on) - I can't say I was grieving, however.
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« Reply #46 on: May 01, 2007, 05:44:44 AM »

I happened to see the e-mail elmore is referencing and I must say, knowing the conductor and his reputation, that the fact that everything he's ranting about could be applied to HIM and he just doesn't SEE that, is what's most fascinating about it.  
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« Reply #47 on: May 01, 2007, 05:45:10 AM »

There's already a lot of ME on this page, isn't there?
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« Reply #48 on: May 01, 2007, 05:45:56 AM »

Tra la, tra la, the BK month of May!
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« Reply #49 on: May 01, 2007, 05:46:47 AM »

I'm surprised I can type at this hour of the morning.  The birds are outside singing Fugue For Tinhorns.
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« Reply #50 on: May 01, 2007, 05:51:46 AM »

I happened to see the e-mail elmore is referencing and I must say, knowing the conductor and his reputation, that the fact that everything he's ranting about could be applied to HIM and he just doesn't SEE that, is what's most fascinating about it.

I blame American Idol.  This 'syndrome' seems to affect all these wanna be singers, as well.
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« Reply #51 on: May 01, 2007, 05:52:22 AM »

Tra la, tra la, the BK month of May!

Are you saying bk = lusty?   ;)
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« Reply #52 on: May 01, 2007, 05:53:07 AM »

Just a few more posts to take it to page 3...

And then bk can go back to bed.

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« Reply #53 on: May 01, 2007, 05:53:37 AM »

Or not.

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« Reply #54 on: May 01, 2007, 05:55:48 AM »

Good Morning!

Well, another round of audition starts in about an hour, so...

I'm up!
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« Reply #55 on: May 01, 2007, 05:56:54 AM »

DR singdaw - OH!  That's right, Mr. Broadway was last night.  I think I was invited to go by a friend.   But I was a bit tired after yesterday's audition, that I think I forgot.  I think.

In any case... Did you go?  And who's Paul McGill?
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« Reply #56 on: May 01, 2007, 05:58:21 AM »

Oh, that Paul McGill.  Nevermind.
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« Reply #57 on: May 01, 2007, 05:58:47 AM »

...And I'm sitting in the pit of A Chorus Line[/ii] this week.  I should know these things.
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« Reply #58 on: May 01, 2007, 06:00:32 AM »

So who was the winner of Mr. Broadway?

-Too bad Cheyenne Jackson was just one of the judges last night.  Ah, well....
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« Reply #59 on: May 01, 2007, 06:00:46 AM »

This may sound trivial to some, but since May 2 is my birthday, I'd guess the most fun thing to happen to me in May was on my 40th birthday in 2000.  We had gotten a room at the Dolphin in Disney World which overlooked Epcot, and I was up with the sunrise and got to see the sunrise over Epcot highlighting the big "2000" on Spaceship Earth.  I'm sure lots of exciting things have happened in Mays over the years, including turning in my law school written work (a major, important accomplishment in its day 24 years ago), but that Epcot memory on my 40th birthday remains one of the wonderful May memories that has stayed with me, at least for the moment.
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