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NEW EVERYTHING
« on: February 01, 2004, 12:02:42 AM »

Well, you've read the notes, you are current, you are happening, you are cooler than cool, so let's celebrate and post all the livelong day and night, shall we?
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« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2004, 12:14:48 AM »

As I was saying... ;-)

(I really should have been in bed hours ago!)

So, after all of that, I decided I wanted, needed, deserved a nice dinner.  I called Steve, and invited him to dinner and he gladly accepted.  -I also wanted to Thank him for the two jumps starts and all the "chauffering" he did this week for me.

We walked over to Zeus Gallery Cafe.  Neat place.  Art on the walls for decor and for sale.  And some very good food.  One of the neat, quirky things about the place is that all the booths have little plaques that tell you the name of the booth: Phone Booth, John Wilkes Booth, Shirley Booth, etc.  We sat in the Phone Booth tonight.

All the menus (dinner and dessert) and wine lists are on chalkboards.  They even put the main dinner menu/chalkboard on your table while you decide.  Tonight's choices were very varied, and all of them sounded very good.  After a few minutes of going back and forth between all the choices, we decided to split and order of shrimp spring rolls, and Steve ordered the Shrimp Pasta, and I ordered the Veal Scallopine that came with a melange of vegetables that included chunks of merguez sausage.  -The waitress was surprised and impressed that I actually knew what merguez was, and that she didn't have to explain it to me.

The shrimp rolls came with a homemade hot(!) mustard and an apricot chutney.  Soooo good!  And our entrees were quite wonderful too, and just the right amount of food on the plates.  So, we had room for dessert!! - Key Lime Pie, and a Melting Chocolate Cake.  Needless to say, our forks were going back and forth between each other plates, and the only thing left on them was all the powdered sugar they used to decorate the plates. ;-)  Oh, and the wine... Quite a nice California Zinfandel - Four Vines.  It went down very easily - not as "strong" as a typical Zinfandel, very smooth, but, later.. whoa!  When we both started on our second glasses, we were both starting to warm up ;-)  And I had to stop half-way through my third glass...  -And the coffee with dessert also helped.

After the wonderful dinner, we headed back to Steve's and ended up watching TLC's Saturday night line up - While You Were Out, Trading Spaces, etc.  And I guess all the activity, the stress, the running around.. and the wine finally caught up with me... I ended up napping here and there.. well, we both did...  After the news, and the first ten minutes of the SNL rerun, I walked home.  The cold night air felt good.  And since it was midnight movie night at The Byrd Theatre, there were plenty of people still walking around Carytown.  -Tonight's midnight movie was The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.  I almost stopped by the box office, but decided it was best just to keep on walking and get home.

So, here I am.

And I think I'll call it a night...  Thanks for listening, reading... Ain't therapy grand?  ;)
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« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2004, 12:32:34 AM »

DR Jose, have you ever thought of starting an "Audition School"?  It sounds like that's one of the things a lot of these kids really need, someone to coach them on how to get that job!  And that's different from being a voice coach, or a dance coach, or an acting coach.  Heck, other professions have trainers who teach people how to interview for jobs, and it works!

I've never thought of a school, but I have had a book proposal proposed to me due to my work at some of the theatre conferences I play for - 900 people over three days!  I've had an outline outlined for about two years, but that's about it.  However, I may be progressing past the outline stage in the near future in some form or another.  So, we'll see...

OK... I really do need to get some sleep now.  I hope I haven't bored anyone with my "diary entries" today. ;)  Just felt like one of those days.

Happy Birthday, DR Kerry!!!

Happy Birthday, IRSG
[/color] (Internet Radio Show God) Donald Feltham!!!
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« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2004, 01:10:21 AM »

Happy Birthdays to Kerry & Donald.
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« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2004, 01:11:42 AM »

[move=up,scroll,6,transparent,100%]HAPPY
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AND AND AND AND AND AND AND AND AND
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DONALD!
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« Reply #5 on: February 01, 2004, 01:20:28 AM »

I ushered for the Dianne Reeves concert last night and let me say that she is in-freakin'-credible.  I had no idea what to expect.  I'd heard only one of her CDs (her tribute to Sarah Vaughan CD that has a version of "Send In the Clowns").  She can take an audience and hold them in the palm of her hand.  She's a true musician.  If you like improvisational vocal jazz like instrumental jazz (in other words, if you don't always need to hear the original melody all the way through a sung song), then you will love her!  One song she performed was called "Nine" (or "9") that she wrote and it's about being nine years old.  She wrote it in 7/4 time signature and it was not a slow song!  Overall, she gave one of the best concerts I've seen in a long time (although Tony Bennett last week was very good, also).

I brought along my brand new binoculars with a digital camera attached and it sort of worked.  If I had a tripod (if it were even possible to hook the binoculars to a tripod...which it's not), they would've been better.  Trying to hold it steady enough so that the pictures wouldn't come out blurry was impossible.  All of the pictures were blurry (but the binoculars themselves were otherwise very good).  Here is one of the better pictures:
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« Reply #6 on: February 01, 2004, 01:28:13 AM »

I don't know if taking pictures during very light days will make much difference.  The "examples" on the installation disc are crystal clear...very misleading if you ask me.  I may try to take it back (even if I did cut it open because it's in plastic).

Here's her drummer...and don't worry, I won't post any more:
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« Reply #7 on: February 01, 2004, 01:35:05 AM »

Happy day to Kerry and to Donald!

Watched a couple movies tonight on TCM that had been on my "yeah, I know I should see it, and I do plan on seeing it, but for whatever reason I haven't yet" list for quite sometime.  
They were having an evening featuring Bernard Herrmann's scores, and I caught Psycho and Cape Fear.  The first was just what I expected it to be... a very pleasant viewing experience, but nothing extraordinary for my tastes.  Cape Fear, however, I found truly wonderful.  Still a very effective thriller, 42 years later, particularly in Robert Mitchum's performance.  So, there's a modern-day 24-year-old's take on those classics.
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« Reply #8 on: February 01, 2004, 01:36:15 AM »

Glad you enjoyed Dianne Reeves, George.  I've always heard that she puts on a wonderful show, even though she's supposedly a holy terror backstage.
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« Reply #9 on: February 01, 2004, 05:28:26 AM »

Happy birthdays, DRs Kerry and Donald! May your day be filled with much cake! Oreo cake, if possible.

Great audition story, Jose. It must be a lot like American Idol. I bet you are a master at keeping a straight face during bad performances.

I'm glad to hear that Roller and Archie are doing well. My own Roxie, however, did not fare so well. I had to have her euthanized on Thursday.
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« Reply #10 on: February 01, 2004, 06:04:54 AM »

DR Laura,

Your unselfish decision told Roxie how much she was loved. My best to you - and my thanks for expressing your good wishes to Archie at this difficult time.
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« Reply #11 on: February 01, 2004, 06:34:56 AM »

[move=left,scroll,6,transparent,100%]! ! !HAPPY BIRTHDAY BOYS! ! ![/move]

I'm glad that I'm not the only one who likes SAILOR...SEA.
Been a fan of it since it was first released and it contains my favorite Sarah Miles performance.  Existentialism and Nietzcheism don't always work on screen, but, this time they work hand in hand to a gripping conclusion.  Mr. Slocombe's cinematography is luscious.  On a side note, the child actors, who are all quite impressive rarely made a film afterwards.
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« Reply #12 on: February 01, 2004, 06:37:06 AM »

DR Laura - my sympathies are with you, as I trudge off to a rehearsal of SYMPATHETIC MAGICE.

(Whoever thinks that 11:00am is a good time to rehearse is a jerk).
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« Reply #13 on: February 01, 2004, 06:49:12 AM »

-I also wanted to Thank him for the two jumps starts...
::) :-X
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« Reply #14 on: February 01, 2004, 06:52:35 AM »

Happy Birthdays!!!!

DR Jose, loved your audition stories.

And where is this "well" where you keep your keys. I have never heard of anyone keeping keys like that.  But it sounds like people who keep their extra house keys under the mat, or in a flower pot :)
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« Reply #15 on: February 01, 2004, 06:55:13 AM »

Happy Birthday to both Donald and Kerry!!!
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« Reply #16 on: February 01, 2004, 06:57:20 AM »

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, DR Kerry and Broadway Radio Wizard Donald!!!


I haven't seen SAILOR. . . .SEA for many, many years, so I'll be looking forward to watching it again soon. I found it very disturbing all those years ago when I saw it. I'm not sure I was "grown up" enough for it even though, of course, I was an adult in age.

My friend John and I watched THE MATRIX RELOADED last night. A 2 hour 18 minute movie that could have been trimmed easily by thirty minutes if three overly-extended fight scenes had been cut WAY down. Yes, the special effects dazzle in these scenes, but that doesn't mean they don't wear out their welcome long before the end of the film. Also, as the film gets farily near the end, there is a LONG talking head sequence that brings the film to a grinding, crashing halt. The information imparted was important, but the scene is directed so turgidly that all the hyperkinetic action from the previous 1 3/4 hours makes this segment seem even more leaden than it probably was. I guess I'll rent THE MATRIX REVOLUTIONS to finish up the trilogy story, but suffice to say this will not stand as one of the great film trilogies.
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« Reply #17 on: February 01, 2004, 06:58:04 AM »

Good vibes to DR Laura ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
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« Reply #18 on: February 01, 2004, 07:02:45 AM »

Happy birthdays to Donald and Kerry!

Sorry to hear of your loss, DRLaura.

Feel better, TCB. The Super Bowl commercials should at least give you a laugh.
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« Reply #19 on: February 01, 2004, 07:14:42 AM »

I'm glad DR PANNI got her green card - she is now anofficial part of the Invasion of the Magyars which has taekn place in Hollywood over the years,
First Adolph Zukor, then the Gabors, and then this "face-only-a-mother-could-love" screenwriter:



Not satisfied with penning soft-porn ("Basic Instincts") he has now written what could be called a "Magyar-a-Clef" about his Hollywood days.

(from FNC):

The Hollywood Animal
Saturday, January 31, 2004
By Mike Straka
 

An immigrant from Hungary, Eszterhas spent time in Austrian refugee camps when he was a child before his mother and father emigrated to the United States. After bouncing around from New York to Connecticut, the Eszterhas family landed in Cleveland, where Joe grew up a "foreigner" on the tough streets.

To those wanting a career as a Hollywood screenwriter, he has this to say:

"Don't spend all of your time in a movie theater looking at other movies. Live life to its fullest limit. Don't watch it on the screen because you'll end up writing scripts that imitate what's up there on the screen. Don't be afraid of life live it fully. Make mistakes. Get hurt. Bad things might happen, but good things might happen too."

(end extract)

Goodness, Eszterhas channeling Mame!

der Brucer (wondering if DR PANNI pronounces "Magyar" like "Mah-djar")


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« Reply #20 on: February 01, 2004, 07:26:30 AM »

My heartfelt sympathy, Dear Reader Laura.

Happy Birthday, Kerry and Donald!
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« Reply #21 on: February 01, 2004, 07:36:28 AM »

Well, sorry, DR Laura, about Roxie.  But you did what was best for her, so no regrets.
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« Reply #22 on: February 01, 2004, 07:48:48 AM »

Good morning all!

George, kudos on your Birthday display--that was really neat!

[move=left,scroll,6,transparent,100%]HAPPY BIRTHDAY KERRY AND DONALD!!![/move]


My thoughts and prayers to you, Dear Reader Laura.

Well folks, it is the eve of the start of my diet.  Just a few weeks from now I will be slim.  I will be trim.  I will look in the mirror and say, "I wonder where I went?"  ;-) (Now just where did I get THAT line?)

STILL raining/wet.  The sun IS shining somewhere, isn't it?  

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« Reply #23 on: February 01, 2004, 07:52:56 AM »

Happy Birthday Donald!!!!!!

I had no idea I was in such esteemed company (Bells ring, doors chime, in comes company.....ooops -- got carried away).

The Superbowl!!  And on my birthday.  Oh joy! Oh rapture!   Who's playing -- the Lakers and the Red Sox?

DRLaura-- I already told you privately how I felt.

I just read yesterday's notes and would have guessed John Saxon by the third photo.  My,  he was dreamy.

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« Reply #24 on: February 01, 2004, 07:55:28 AM »

Feel better, TCB. The Super Bowl commercials should at least give you a laugh.

I suspect TCB will plunk down his $19.95 for the Pay-For-View "Lingerie Bowl" (a kind of heterosexual response to the "Aggie Song" from Best Little Whorehouse in Texas")

der Brucer (who will stick with the ads - usually better than the game))
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« Reply #25 on: February 01, 2004, 07:55:29 AM »

Thank you all for the kind wishes.  They mean a lot coming from you.
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« Reply #26 on: February 01, 2004, 08:00:48 AM »

DR Kerry!

Have a wonderful birthday.
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« Reply #27 on: February 01, 2004, 08:01:45 AM »

DR Donald -

Happiest of Birthdays.
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« Reply #28 on: February 01, 2004, 08:04:48 AM »

JoseSPiano--I think your car is possessed!   Im not sure if you need to take it to  a mechanic or a priest!
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« Reply #29 on: February 01, 2004, 08:18:39 AM »

JoseSPiano--I think your car is possessed!  

Better "possessed" than "re-possessed"!

der Bruce (oft accused of being "self-possessed")

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