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« on: March 16, 2009, 12:07:51 AM »

Well, you've read the notes, the notes started at the top, and now it is time for you to post until the top cows come home - Top Cows - isn't that a reality TV show?
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« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2009, 12:09:21 AM »

And the word of the day is: MANSUETUDE!
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« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2009, 12:19:08 AM »

BK, a Very Happy Birthday to Your Very Own Dear Daughter, Jennifer!!
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« Reply #3 on: March 16, 2009, 12:25:08 AM »

Topic of the Day:  the one and only Johnny Carson. 

I remember liking Merv Griffin and Mike Douglas a lot, too, but not as much.  Tom Snyder and Charlie Rose gave/give great interviews.  But I also loved Rosie O'Donnell and her show.  Now-a-days, I really like Bonnie Hunt and Craig Ferguson.  I also enjoy Ellen DeGeneres, but I don't seem to watch her show very much.
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« Reply #4 on: March 16, 2009, 12:27:09 AM »

One of my favorite Johnny Carson guests was Bernadette Peters, when she sang "Making Love Alone."  Hysterical!!  I actually was able to record it on videotape and still have it somewhere in my garage. ;D
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« Reply #5 on: March 16, 2009, 12:27:47 AM »

And now, to bed.
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« Reply #6 on: March 16, 2009, 01:58:29 AM »

bk, the notes were, once again, thrilling.      :)
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« Reply #7 on: March 16, 2009, 01:59:03 AM »

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Jennifer, the DD of bk!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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« Reply #8 on: March 16, 2009, 01:59:40 AM »

DR George, CONGRATULATIONS on your lofty new perch in the HHW firmament!   :D
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« Reply #9 on: March 16, 2009, 02:15:17 AM »

A very happy birthday to BK's daughter Jennifer

Jennifer
Funny how so many moments slip away
The things I meant to say
I should have said them all before today
To Jennifer, Jennifer.

Funny how you'd smile and always understand
When I got out of hand
Have you forgotten all the fun we planned
My Jennifer, Jennifer?

And now you think you're getting in my way,
And all I want to do is find you, and remind you
Even if I may become a star someday
I'd give it all away
If it meant that I couldn't always stay
With Jennifer, Jennifer.

So now I'm begging you to come back home
You'll never have to be alone
We'll be as we were
My Jennifer.

(Written by Peter Allen and Carole Bayer Sager, Sunbeam Music Inc. BMI.)
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« Reply #10 on: March 16, 2009, 02:20:02 AM »

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I enjoyed Mike Douglas as well and I like the fact that he had a different celebrity co-star every week. My most vivid memory of the show is when Gypsy Rose Lee was co-host. On the first day she was introduced the curtains parted and she was there with luggage and streamer trunk and started to do a mini striptease. Of course at that time I didn't understand why she was doing that and wasn't until years later when I played LA in Gypsy did I make the connection.

In the last two or seasons as the show was losing its popularity the show became nothing more than a glorified promotion mill. The sponsers were there to promote their movies, tv shows, books etc. It was no longer what it once was. I also believe that the show moved from Philadelphia to LA
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« Reply #11 on: March 16, 2009, 02:22:02 AM »

I also like Dick Cavett because he had interviews with people who didn't usually appear on talk shows. He asked intelligent question and the guest were there not to promote a project like a book or movie.

Along the same lines I like the Phil Donahue show. His show was eventually pushed out because of the advent of talks shows like Ricki Lake, Maury Povich, and Jerry Springer.

What was interesting about Springer is that his show started out to be a Phil Donahue type of show, but was at the bottom of the ratings and turn to as some people call "white trailer park trash" show. The ratings soared and it is what it is today. I think its a travesty and the only way I would see it is when then they played clips on E's old Talk Soup show.
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« Reply #12 on: March 16, 2009, 02:36:26 AM »

If I remember the Merv Griffen Show it was offered in a 60 minute or 90 minute syndicated show. I remember watching it and at the goodbyes and thank yous there were guest who were not there during the previous hour.

I think I mentioned this before, but is there no way to contact Merv Griffen productions to see if the show still exist and get a copy?
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« Reply #13 on: March 16, 2009, 02:46:23 AM »



Top 25 TV Talk shows

    Show                                                              Year Start /End   
1.    The Oprah Winfrey Show                            1986 -    
2.    The Tyra Banks Show                                    2005 -    
3.    The Ellen DeGeneres Show                            2003 -
4.    Late Night with Conan O'Brien                   1993 - 2009    
5.    Friday Night with Jonathan Ross                    2001 -    
6.    The Tonight Show with Jay Leno                   1992 - 2009   
7.    Real Time With Bill Maher                           2003 -
8.    Late Show with David Letterman                   1993 -    
9.    106 and Park                                                   2000 -    
10.    The View                                                           1997 -
11.    Live with Regis and Kathie Lee/Kelly            1988 -    
12.    The Maury Povich Show                                   1991 -    
13.    Late Night with Jimmy Fallon                           2009 -    
14.    The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson    2005 -    
15.    The Doctors                                                   2008 -    
16.    The Jerry Springer Show                                   1991 -    
17.    The Howard Stern Show                                  1994 - 2005    
18.    Inside the Actors Studio                                  1994 -    
19.    Dr. Phil                                                          2002 -
20.    Today                                                          1952 -    
21.    Sunday Night Sex Show                                  1996 - 2005    
22.    Jimmy Kimmel Live                                         2003 -    
23.    The Steve Wilkos Show                                 2007-2008
24.      The Montel Williams Show                           1991 - 2008     
25.    Loose Women                                                  1999 -    


I have never heard of our seen #9, 15, 21, 23, 25

That leaves out GMA, CBS morining show, Sunday morning news/talk, Larry King Live

Any current favorites not on the above list?
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« Reply #14 on: March 16, 2009, 04:33:42 AM »

Morning all. I'm here by myself and I have mucho worko to do-o so goodbye-o for now-o
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« Reply #15 on: March 16, 2009, 05:02:55 AM »

Good Morning - I am finally caught up

Saturday afternoon I went to the hairdresser and had a nice shampoo, trim and blowout so my hair looks a bit more presentable.

Then I came home had a small nap and then we got ready for the Vixter's concert.  She had to be ther an hour before showyime so we headed out and got there an hour and ten minutes before show time.  I was excited to see there were very few cars in the parking lot  and was looking forward to snagging some good seats up front.

Then I realized that our tickets to the concert were still hanging on the refrigerator door!

We dropped the Vixter off and zoomed home, grabbed the tickets and zoomed back to find a pretty full parking lot.


We ended up sitting way in the back of the auditorium but we could still hear and when
the Vixter came on we had a clear view of her.

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« Reply #16 on: March 16, 2009, 05:06:01 AM »

First the orchestra played three songs,

Barber of Seville - Overture ... Gioacchino Rossini / Arr Merle J. Isaac
Firebird Suite, Berceuse and Finale....Igor Stravinsky/Arr. Merle J. Isaac
Pirates of the Caribbean... Klaus Badelt/Arr. Ted Ricketts
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« Reply #17 on: March 16, 2009, 05:08:54 AM »

Then the chorus came on

Va Pensiero.............Giuseppe Verdi
Lux Aurumque..........Eric Whitacre
Five Hebrew Love Songs....Eric Whitacre
1. Temuna
2. Lala Kalla
3. Larov
4. Eyzesheleg!
5. Rakut

Praise His Holy Name.....Keith Hamptom
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« Reply #18 on: March 16, 2009, 05:10:40 AM »

Finally the band came on

With Quiet Courage.............Larry Daehn
Variations on a Korean Folk Song..John Barnes Chance
Third Suite.............................Robert Jager
Klaxon March............Henry Fillmore / Ed. Frederick Fennell 
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« Reply #19 on: March 16, 2009, 05:16:57 AM »

These were all 9th and 10th grade kids - so 14 & 15 years old.  They only had three rehearsals and these were kids from all over the county so they had never worked together before last Saturday.

They were fantastic!  We were however a little dissapointed with the selections the chorus conductor chose.  In talking to other concert goers after the show we found most people had the same reaction.  In the past the chorus had songs that were uplifting and soaring and showed off the abilities of the singers with different parts being sung

These selections were a bit boring and one of them (I forget the first or the second) was sung in unison .

   
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« Reply #20 on: March 16, 2009, 05:17:25 AM »

But the kids were good and sang their hearts out!
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« Reply #21 on: March 16, 2009, 05:22:10 AM »

The nice thing about these SCMEA concerts is they only pick a handful of kids from each school (the Vixter was one of 6 from her chorus) so the kids are aware that it is an honor to be chosen and so do their parents and families. Also, unlike a regular school concert which is free you have to buy tickets to the concert and you are limited in the number you can buy.  As a result the audience is made up of people who want to be there and are interested in hearing the music.

There was no talking, paper rustling, texting, flash photography etc from audience members.  It was a welcome change from the usual audience behavior.
 
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« Reply #22 on: March 16, 2009, 05:22:52 AM »

Well I must go get ready - I am going to work this morning!

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« Reply #23 on: March 16, 2009, 05:23:06 AM »

LATERS!!
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« Reply #24 on: March 16, 2009, 05:28:20 AM »

Congrats to the Vixter for a swell concert!
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« Reply #25 on: March 16, 2009, 05:28:39 AM »

Happy Birthday to BK's DD Jennifer!
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« Reply #26 on: March 16, 2009, 05:29:42 AM »

* * * * *  CONSUMER AFFAIRS VIBES FOR DR DANISE  * * * * *
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« Reply #27 on: March 16, 2009, 05:31:48 AM »

***FIRST-DAY-BACK-AT-WORK VIBES***
for DR vixmom!!!!!!
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« Reply #28 on: March 16, 2009, 05:49:06 AM »

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Johnny Carson--no one else comes close.

I mostly remember liking Carson during the 70's, when the guests were there to just be there and entertain (and sometimes nicely greased with whatever was being served in the green room.)  It was a party atmosphere where you really did feel that anything could happen.

I also liked DIck Cavette, Tom Snyder and David Susskind.  Today I enjoy David Letterman, though the guest on his show (just like every other talk show for the past twenty years) are there to do nothing but promote, promote, promote.
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« Reply #29 on: March 16, 2009, 05:50:04 AM »

Have a fun day back at work, DR Vixmom!
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