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« Reply #60 on: August 21, 2007, 06:23:52 AM »

I saw Mary Ann Mobley as a Persian Princess last night opposite Elvis Presley; she looked NOTHING like Cason or Jason.   ::)
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« Reply #61 on: August 21, 2007, 06:24:54 AM »

What the world needs - a half-million dollar geetar!

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Guitar collector Joe Ganzler holds Gladys, a 1959 Gibson Les Paul Standard that he bought for $175,000 from a dealer in 2002, before the most recent run-up in prices. Today, he believes he could get more than three times what he paid.
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The Burst guitar, with its lush finish and rich sound, has gone from pawnshop castoff to $500,000 collectible. Its devotees are 'relentless.'

By Mike Anton, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
August 21, 2007

When Joe Ganzler found Gladys, it was love at first sight. She had a curvaceous body and graceful neck. When he held her in his arms and turned her on, she filled with electricity and purred.

"The belle of the ball," Ganzler said.

Ganzler, 51, has been married three times but has fallen for just one guitar. Gladys, as a former owner named it, is a 1959 Gibson Les Paul Standard with a sunburst finish. Ganzler keeps it in his Orange County garage, in a massive safe that looks as though it could withstand a bazooka attack.

For good reason. Only about 1,500 Bursts, as they are known, were made between 1958 and 1960. They were a commercial flop. But today the Burst is considered the Stradivarius of solid-body electric guitars. Its distinctive, syrupy sound, mythic back story and cherry-and-gold wood finish have made it the world's most sought-after ax.

Amid a bull market in collectible guitars propelled by baby boomer wealth and nostalgia, the price of Bursts has soared. One in mint condition with a desirable finish can fetch more than $500,000 -- 10 times as much as a decade ago.

"It's the Holy Grail of guitars," said Dan Yablonka, a Laguna Beach musician who fondly recalls the one he owned for a few weeks 30 years ago before flipping it for a nice profit. "They sound like they are being played by the finger of God."

Bet Ediaurus has one in her attic!

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« Reply #62 on: August 21, 2007, 06:25:22 AM »



Mary Ann dance for Page Three
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« Reply #63 on: August 21, 2007, 06:25:31 AM »

Phut On Your Sunday Clothes!
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« Reply #64 on: August 21, 2007, 06:27:22 AM »

I phut my hand in here-
I phut my hand in there.

[a Dolly reference]

Oh? I though it was a theme song from San Francisco, South of Market.

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« Reply #65 on: August 21, 2007, 06:28:12 AM »

Mary Ann dance for Page Three

But...

What about the Professor?
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« Reply #66 on: August 21, 2007, 06:30:10 AM »

Good morning, DR Edisaurus!  I just LOVE the idea of you and your friend singing "Lord Chancellor's Nightmare!"  LOL...

I can still do it!
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« Reply #67 on: August 21, 2007, 06:30:33 AM »

Well, I remember the words, that is. I never could actually "sing"!
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« Reply #68 on: August 21, 2007, 06:31:10 AM »

Tuesday morning greetings!  Back at work today, with a midday meeting at Brio Tuscan Grille.  It's a tough job, but

Don't forget treat-bags for your library's ever-faithful indigenous population :)

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« Reply #69 on: August 21, 2007, 06:32:10 AM »

I can still do it!

Your DH will be so pleased.

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« Reply #70 on: August 21, 2007, 06:32:59 AM »

I never could actually "sing"!

ACL song cue!

*bell tone*
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« Reply #71 on: August 21, 2007, 06:33:38 AM »

And just in case she happens to check in today, a very Happy Birthday to DR Megan!!
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« Reply #72 on: August 21, 2007, 06:33:55 AM »

Maybe the homeless and indigent in DR Ginny's library should be forced to sing "Lord Chancellor's Nightmare"...
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« Reply #73 on: August 21, 2007, 06:34:21 AM »



Guess I shouldn't grouse about my early morning wake-up call to take Woody to work - damn drizzle!

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« Reply #74 on: August 21, 2007, 06:37:40 AM »

But...

What about the Professor?

Gary Collins isn't a Professor. . .
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« Reply #75 on: August 21, 2007, 06:39:35 AM »

TOD:
here's a good description of the first amusement park I can recall going to, as it was the home to our school district's mid-May picnics.
WEST VIEW PARK:
http://www.geocities.com/guapodugh/westviewpark/westviewhome.html
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« Reply #76 on: August 21, 2007, 06:42:37 AM »

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« Reply #77 on: August 21, 2007, 06:43:30 AM »

In an early draft of West Side Story, Bernstein & Sondheim had:

Gee, Office Krupke-
Phut you!
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« Reply #78 on: August 21, 2007, 06:44:43 AM »



My dear, it's simply too too TOO divoon!

 ;D

That must be your headshot for today's audition.

They'll certainly remember ya!
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« Reply #79 on: August 21, 2007, 06:44:53 AM »

Good morning.
I'm looking forward to the arrival of "S & V - The musical"

One of our interviewees, Anton Coppola (Francis Ford's uncle) wrote a S&V opera, and Marc Blitzstein was working on one when he was murdered (Leonard Lehrman completed it after the sketches were found in the trunk of Blitzstein's car).

Does that count?
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« Reply #80 on: August 21, 2007, 06:48:33 AM »

Oh!  I thought S & V was a musical. I've been mislead.

The last DR Edi DVD was a musical. I just assumed......

Never mind.

Seriously - I'm looking forward to this slice of American history about which I know nothing.

Actually, the last DVD I produced from my editing system was THE BRAIN, which indeed is musically musical...
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« Reply #81 on: August 21, 2007, 06:49:56 AM »

I just LOVE roller coasters, but my DH doesn't, so I haven't been to an amusement park in far too long.

Meet me at Coney Island in September? (I wonder if the roller coaster will still be running then...)

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« Reply #82 on: August 21, 2007, 06:52:03 AM »

Meet me at Coney Island in September? (I wonder if the roller coaster will still be running then...)

It's a deal!   ;D
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« Reply #83 on: August 21, 2007, 06:52:28 AM »

Oh, for a piece of Monkey Cake, washed down with Farmer's Lemonade...

And some Knottsberries!

(When I was a child, I just assumed they grew knottsberries there, whatever those might be...it never occured to me that it was named after the Knotts! I guess you have to read to know that.)
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« Reply #84 on: August 21, 2007, 06:54:31 AM »

Yes, I did receive an ominous shipping notice. I paid for speedy delivery so I could watch and comment to warn others about the subversive material flooding the market.

You mind your phraseology!

And....thank you, Der B!
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« Reply #85 on: August 21, 2007, 06:57:41 AM »

ACL song cue!

*bell tone*

LOL! No...really!

I can't sing, don't ask me!

Seriously.
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« Reply #86 on: August 21, 2007, 06:58:45 AM »

TOD:

Bob-lo Island

It was an amusement park on an island in the Detroit River - you took a lovely boat ride, which is what I remember most about my one trip there.  I was never much for rides.
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« Reply #87 on: August 21, 2007, 07:03:20 AM »

DE JRand, thanks so much for ordering through our willowpondfilms website, which links to our distributor. And I'm glad they are about as cheap as DDDVD (although the shipping isn't free, I'm guessing.)

If only I could return the favor and go to one of your productions one day...

Thank you!!
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« Reply #88 on: August 21, 2007, 07:03:59 AM »



.....Oh Dear.... I may require advanced therapy to get this image out of my mind.  :o     But I have to say that our dear blessed baby Jason is far more studly and macho than this wonderfully warped image would have you guess.

But if you have to express your "princess," I'll still love you just as much!  ;)
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« Reply #89 on: August 21, 2007, 07:04:33 AM »



Well - that will scare the livestock!

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