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Re: THE ART OF ARRANGING
« Reply #240 on: March 06, 2009, 07:12:09 PM »

Audition playing vibes for DR JOSE.....maybe you will hear "Ciribiribin" today.

Nope. However, there were a few people who could have very well been singing "Ciribiribin" and didn't know it... Since they didn't really know the real notes for the song they were singing in the first place.
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« Reply #241 on: March 06, 2009, 07:13:46 PM »

DR JOSE - the technicians can't get anywhere near the hard drive to format it because we don't have the password to get onto the system, so it is a nice piece of useless hardware now.

-Not even if they boot the system from a boot/system disk?
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« Reply #242 on: March 06, 2009, 07:15:26 PM »

Actually, I don't tweet only because most people do it on their phones and I have a pay as you go cell phone and the text feature is clunky and expensive so I don't use it. I know I could tweet from a computer but that makes it hard to tweet if you're out and about.

DR Ben - ...But by only tweeting from your computer, you could "control" your "addiction". ;)  -And not everything on Twitter happens in real time.
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« Reply #243 on: March 06, 2009, 07:24:53 PM »

So...

An actor sat down at the piano. He placed his music on the piano in front of me. I glanced at his music... And I started to smile and giggle...

The song: "Sail Away" from Lestat.

:) :D :)

*And he sang it well too!

The music has been published?  I wish the OCR would be released.

DR vixmom - The music has not been published - and probably will never be.  However, there are "sources" for the sheet music should someone want to a procure a copy.

*I did catch up with the actor who sang "Sail Me Away" - not "Sail Away" as I posted earlier.  He's currently based out of Raleigh, NC, but he has lived in New York City.  And he happened to attend the first preview of Lestat:)
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« Reply #244 on: March 06, 2009, 07:27:53 PM »

I started to smile and giggle...

Did you giggle like a schoolgirl?


I hope you giggled like a schoolgirl.       :)

That's the only way to giggle!
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« Reply #245 on: March 06, 2009, 07:30:13 PM »

DR vixmom - Congrats on passing your test!  And an every bigger Congrats on being able to eat "normal" food again!

-Have you already down the "dream" gallon of orange juice yet?

-As for what to eat: you could always start off making your own fruit and yogurt smoothies.  Or fruit and ice cream smoothies.  Of just milk shakes. ;)
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« Reply #246 on: March 06, 2009, 07:30:56 PM »

It's not that I don't like oatmeal. It's just that it's, well, oatmeal.

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« Reply #247 on: March 06, 2009, 07:31:42 PM »

Milk shakes, great idea.  Add some malt for a little nutrition ;)
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« Reply #248 on: March 06, 2009, 07:32:47 PM »

DR TCB, unless I missed it, I don't recall your telling us all about your closing performance and the cast party.


What cast party?
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« Reply #249 on: March 06, 2009, 07:32:48 PM »

Kathy Najimy to Direct L.A. Run of Back to Bachrach and David

ttp://www.theatermania.com/los-angeles/news/03-2009/kathy-najimy-to-direct-la-run-of-back-to-bachrach_17929.html

I wonder where they got the idea to do this show??? And the name is so close you can say copywright infringement

DR Michael S - "Back To Bacharach and David" originated years(!) ago - 1992 to be exact.  It ran at Steve McGraw's in NYC.  It's licensed by Samuel French.  In fact, I MD'd the Richmond premiere of it back in 2000.  -And there really are some cool arrangements in that show - as well as one or two truly obscure Bacharach tunes.
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« Reply #250 on: March 06, 2009, 07:32:50 PM »

I guess I'll try to finish Helen Morgan Story - another fifty minutes to go and then I probably won't have enough time for another motion picture.
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« Reply #251 on: March 06, 2009, 07:36:29 PM »

I believe I saw an incarnation of this Bacharach-Najimy show close to twelve years ago, in a club in NY.  It was awful.

Well... I liked the version I worked on. ;)
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« Reply #252 on: March 06, 2009, 07:36:58 PM »

Keith was doing push-ups today.  Up and down he went to the down count of 20 when Sherlock walked over and sat on his head. ;D
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« Reply #253 on: March 06, 2009, 07:38:20 PM »

A vendor on eBay just pissed me off: two vocal scores from 1900-1910, and  since he's charging $5.00 to ship each item, he's charging me $10.00 for shipping via media mail , which has taken over 6 weeks to arrive a couple of times. When I told the vendor I thought he could have shipped them by priority mail or first class for that, he jumped all over me about his costs for tape, envelope, box, time, and I suggested the ass incorporate that into the cost of the item before he lists it on eBay.

Um... Did you "remind" the seller that the Post Office provides FREE Flat Rate Priority Mail boxes?  -And that they are "self-sealing"?
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« Reply #254 on: March 06, 2009, 07:38:50 PM »

Keith was doing push-ups today.  Up and down he went to the down count of 20 when Sherlock walked over and sat on his head. ;D

And where was you camera?!?!?!?!?
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« Reply #255 on: March 06, 2009, 07:41:26 PM »

Tomorrow, I shall be listening to and viewing the MET's [relatively] new production of Madame Butterfly from my local movie theatre.

Is it a rebroadcast of the Opening Night presentation from last season?  Or it is of this season's presentation?  -I also wonder if Cristina Gallardo-Domas (I think that's her name) is out from under the weather.   I know that Patricia Racette had to fill in last week.
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« Reply #256 on: March 06, 2009, 07:45:22 PM »

I would like ice cream right about now, but all we have is apple sauce.    :(

I would like ice cream right now, but...

A two-scoop sundae in the hotel's restaurant costs $8.50!

And a Good Humor Ice Cream Bar - a Strawberry Shortcake - which only costs me $0.75 at my corner bodega in NYC, is priced at $3.49(!?!?!?!?) here in the hotel gift shop.

*The food prices in this hotel seem a lot higher than usual.  I was going to order oatmeal this morning (speaking of oatmeal), but a bowl in the restaurant costs $8.50.  And if I had ordered it from room service: $14.50!?!?!?!?  -Yes, it does come with brown sugar, raisins and cinnamon, if you desire, but, still, all that ain't worth $14.50.
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« Reply #257 on: March 06, 2009, 07:49:02 PM »

It's not that I don't like oatmeal. It's just that it's, well, oatmeal.

But it's good for you.  And good for your cholesterol too.

*Although, when I feel like "indulging", I like to put a pat of butter on my oatmeal... along with a generous dash of cinnamon... a sprinkling of brown sugar... some toasted almonds... dried cranberries and/or cherries... -Oh, and I make it with whole milk instead of water.

**I've also grown fond of stirring in a spoonful of fruit preserves too.
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« Reply #258 on: March 06, 2009, 07:51:09 PM »

Milk shakes, great idea.  Add some malt for a little nutrition ;)

DR vixmom - Are you supposed to follow any particular dietary guidelines and/or restrictions right now?  Have they advised taking any sort of supplements?  If you did go the smoothie and milkshake route, you could always add a scoop or two of protein powder (soy or whey or egg white) to them in order to give them a "boost".
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« Reply #259 on: March 06, 2009, 07:53:07 PM »

It's not that I don't like oatmeal. It's just that it's, well, oatmeal.

But it's good for you.  And good for your cholesterol too.


Yeah, yeah, yeah.
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« Reply #260 on: March 06, 2009, 07:53:49 PM »

It's still oatmeal. Not ice cream.
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« Reply #261 on: March 06, 2009, 07:57:37 PM »

DR Laura - The hotel and the convention center here has some nice looking carpets. ;)
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« Reply #262 on: March 06, 2009, 08:07:51 PM »

For any DRs who might be interested in checking out a fun, funny and informative food blog, I highly recommend Adam Roberts'

The Amateur Gourmet

He's a food writer based out NYC - .He reviews books, favorite recipes and restaurants on his website.  His comic book style restaurant reviews are very creative.  His most recent post chronicles a recent Thai food experience he had - the Thai food won.  He also recently reviewed the new restaurant, "The John Dory" - and managed to incorporate one of the Disney princesses into the review. ;)

*I also like his new website banner for this month which pays tribute to the Girl Scouts.  ;)
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« Reply #263 on: March 06, 2009, 08:11:27 PM »

Watching The Helen Morgan Story - I used to really like this film when I was in my 20s, but I'm finding it slow going now.

I have the soundtrack on CD, and I've always enjoyed listening to it even though Gogi Grant doesn't sound A THING like Helen Morgan.
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« Reply #264 on: March 06, 2009, 08:13:27 PM »

I had a lovely dinner and visit with my friend Gregg. He stayed until around 8:30.
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« Reply #265 on: March 06, 2009, 08:15:02 PM »

I then watched three more epiosodes of JAG making a total of 8 episodes for the day. That's OK, but I hope to get a few more than that watched tomorrow.

William Windom was on a couple of episodes and so was Steven Culp.
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« Reply #266 on: March 06, 2009, 08:15:42 PM »

It's still oatmeal. Not ice cream.

Well.... Ben & Jerry's does make an Oatmeal Cookie Chunk flavor.

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« Reply #267 on: March 06, 2009, 08:16:11 PM »

Next I watched GHOST WHISPERER.







I can't believe Melinda didn't remember the doctor's threat and realize why Jim/Sam was acting the way he was.
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« Reply #268 on: March 06, 2009, 08:17:40 PM »

OK - My laptop battery is about to die... And I believe I'm going to start shutting down myself for the evening...

Goodnight.
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« Reply #269 on: March 06, 2009, 08:18:00 PM »

I finished up my evening by watching last night's 30 ROCK. Not a particularly funny episode, but Patti Lupone had a funny scene as an Italian mamma mia, and John Lithgow popped in for a visit, too.

BTW, I've never seen HARRY AND THE HENDERSONS (which was part of the plot of 30 ROCK tonight.)
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