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Re: THE EMERGENCY NOTES
« Reply #30 on: March 15, 2009, 06:45:58 AM »

I apologize for missing a few of BK's blogs over the past few weeks, but I've been mostly tied up with my move.

However, today I read (probably old news for most) that BK is going to release the score for ILLYA DARLING...which brings back a personal memory.

When that show was nominated for several Tony's, composer Manos Hatzidakis hired me to set up a press conference, so that he could refuse his nomination.  [He had already won an Oscar for the main song in the movie version, NEVER ON SUNDAY.]

For the life of me, I can't recall his reasons for refusing the nomination, but the Tony people didn't take his name off of the list, nor did he win.

I recall that Manos spoke very little English and that his translator was Stathis Giallelis (AMERICA, AMERICA).
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« Reply #31 on: March 15, 2009, 07:00:00 AM »

Good morning, all! When I awoke at 9 am, I was having a peculiar dream about getting from Miami University Summer Theatre - or was it the williamstown Theatre Festival? - to a funeral in San Francisco and trying to locate my parents. It was all very strange.

This morning, I shall finish typing up my Act One Scene Three corrections, print them out, and turn the megillah in tomorrow. After that, I've got some BAABES IN TOYLAND housecleaning to accomplish and an invoice to write up for two weeks' worth of edits, housekeeping, and rude phone calls.

Yesterday, my OP copy pf Brooks Atkinson's BROADWAY: A HISTORY arrived and I spent the evening perusing it and continuing the Suskin book.

To work!
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« Reply #32 on: March 15, 2009, 07:00:04 AM »

If nominated, I will not run.  If elected, I will not serve.
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« Reply #33 on: March 15, 2009, 07:00:23 AM »

Lovely story from DR SAM last night.  Very interesting in many ways.
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« Reply #34 on: March 15, 2009, 07:01:52 AM »

Of course today is a work day.  Yesterday after I emailed FACEBOOK about NOT being able to find my Groups link on my home page (you have to click Applications at the bottom of the screen, I figured out) - I got a email response thanking me for my feedback and telling me that because they get SO MANY emails, they can't respond to them, but they DO read them.

I sent them something to read!
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« Reply #35 on: March 15, 2009, 07:02:57 AM »

Of course I am working today.  Oh well. 
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« Reply #36 on: March 15, 2009, 07:07:58 AM »

Good morning, everyone.

Bandit woke me up at 6 am to let me know he wanted to go out. No surprise, but not exactly welcome, either. We have since had our morning walk, I've had something to eat, and am now waiting to hear when DF&H will be discharged from the hospital. I am also doing more laundry.
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« Reply #37 on: March 15, 2009, 07:11:16 AM »

Has anyone ever written an autobiography based on their dreams? I think Larry could--and it'd be fascinating. MY LIFE IN DREAMS or something like that.
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« Reply #38 on: March 15, 2009, 07:13:04 AM »

Bandit sends greetings to all our HHW pets.
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« Reply #39 on: March 15, 2009, 07:13:38 AM »

I send greetings to Merlin (and Jack).
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« Reply #40 on: March 15, 2009, 07:28:07 AM »

Thanks DR JEANNE!
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« Reply #41 on: March 15, 2009, 07:28:18 AM »

No novel here based on anything - yet!
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« Reply #42 on: March 15, 2009, 07:28:31 AM »

TAR in Siberia tonight in swim attire!
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« Reply #43 on: March 15, 2009, 07:33:21 AM »

DR GEORGE is going to see FOOTLOOSE onstage....did he lose a bet?
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Re: THE EMERGENCY NOTES
« Reply #44 on: March 15, 2009, 07:35:40 AM »

Dixie Bell is napping near the computer, I'm listening to the new Michael Ball cd (Past and Present) and each time Michael hits a high note, Dixie Bell pricks up her ears and stares at the computer. . .
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« Reply #45 on: March 15, 2009, 07:35:40 AM »

Good morning all.  It is currently snowing outside my window, and everything is covered in white.  It is also March, last time I checked.  Hmmm.
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Re: THE EMERGENCY NOTES
« Reply #46 on: March 15, 2009, 07:38:00 AM »

Yesterday I joined my sister, who is a former dancer and a big fan of dance, at the Pacific Northwest Ballet to watch them perform a Broadway Festival.  It started out with Slaughter on Tenth Avenue, did a Carousel set, then a Dave Brubeck set, and finished with a spectacular West Side Story set. 
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« Reply #47 on: March 15, 2009, 07:38:59 AM »

Sounds GREAT DR ANN!!!
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« Reply #48 on: March 15, 2009, 07:39:16 AM »

Dixie Bell has good taste, DR td.
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« Reply #49 on: March 15, 2009, 07:40:50 AM »

Slaughter on Tenth Avenue was really fantastic.  It is, to the best of my recollection, lifted almost directly out of the show, and the PNB dancers were spot on in their performance. 

Carousel was a bit, well, bland.  But that could be because I'm not a huge fan of Carousel in general.  Also, the pas de deux was such a melancholy number, reflecting the relationship between Bill and Julie as it is in the show.  However, if one was not familiar with Carousel (like my sister) the effect was more confusing that emotionally moving.  However, the dancers were spectacular, so it was still enjoyable. 
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Re: THE EMERGENCY NOTES
« Reply #50 on: March 15, 2009, 07:41:57 AM »



My Fair Lady opened today in 1956

I have this poster of MFL in my bedroom.
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« Reply #51 on: March 15, 2009, 07:43:22 AM »

The lunar orb finds solace by forming a flowing trine to breakthrough planet Uranus (12:19PM PDT). This alignment can give you a boost with high-tech interests and computer work. More worrisome is the Moon square to Neptune at 4:49PM PDT that can coincide with a rising tide of confusion and uncertainty. This doesn't have to be too severe, but keep a low profile around this time to be on the safe side. Inspirations can leap into your mind when the Sun and Moon form a harmonious trine in water signs at 5:44PM PDT. Tap into your creative and artistic abilities as this alignment reaches exactitude.
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« Reply #52 on: March 15, 2009, 07:44:27 AM »

HAPPY ST. PATRICK'S DAY!!!


Will there be wearing o' the green?  Will there be eating of green bagels?

Oops! Spoo! You're early, me lad.

Pull out Judy Garland singing "It's a Great Day for the Irish" and you'll hear in the lyrics "Don't you know that today's March 17?/ It's the day for the wearin' of the green!"
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Re: THE EMERGENCY NOTES
« Reply #53 on: March 15, 2009, 07:44:58 AM »

The Dave Brubeck dance, entitled "Take Five...more or less" was one of my favorite parts.  It used Take Five, Blue Rondo, and a third Brubeck song that i can't remember for the life of me...but Blue Rondo is one of my favorite piano pieces ever, so I really enjoyed listening to it, and I loved the dance that was choreographed to go with it.


West Side was...well, I just love West Side Story so much that it's hard to miss.  They had the dancers actually do a bit of singing, which was a bit interesting at times.  Still, when the entire cast broke into Somewhere at the end, I had goosebumps all up and down my arms. 

All in all, really a fun time.  I hadn't been to a ballet in many years, and I forgot that I really do enjoy watching dance.




(there, I have contributed more posts by breaking it up in sections!)
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Re: THE EMERGENCY NOTES
« Reply #54 on: March 15, 2009, 07:50:34 AM »

Good morning!

Another cold, gray, bleak morning here. More rain, too. We've had well over an inch this weekend.
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« Reply #55 on: March 15, 2009, 07:52:07 AM »

DR ANN - I agree that there is nothing like GOOD DANCING!!!  And of course nothing quite as terrible as BAD DANCING.
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« Reply #56 on: March 15, 2009, 07:52:41 AM »

MR BK got a BIG new IMAC. I think we need to see pictures!
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« Reply #57 on: March 15, 2009, 07:52:50 AM »

Off to work.  Oh well.
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« Reply #58 on: March 15, 2009, 07:53:55 AM »

On TV TOnight!™

CBS - 60 MINUTES, THE AMAZING RACE, COLD CASE, THE UNIT
ABC - HOME VIDEOS, EXTREME MAKEOVER, DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES, BROTHERS & SISTERS
NBC - DATELINE, KINGS (2 hours), CELEBRITY APPRENTICE
FOX - cartoon comedy shows
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« Reply #59 on: March 15, 2009, 07:57:08 AM »

I can understand bk's frustration when the internet is down which just goes to show how much it has burrowed into our lives. When my DSL went down twice in a month, I was frantic. I mean, my work depends on having access to the internet at some point, and when that was taken away, I immediately began worrying about how I'd be able to get reviews posted in a timely fashion.

Plus, I stay in touch with friends much more through the internet now than I do via telephone.
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