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Re:MEN WITH LOUD MACHINES
« Reply #120 on: April 06, 2004, 08:52:39 PM »

ECHO - ABIE SENDS GOOD VIBES!
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« Reply #121 on: April 06, 2004, 08:54:47 PM »




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« Reply #122 on: April 06, 2004, 09:00:13 PM »

Best wishes to Michael Shayne's father.

My two kids send their best to Echo


.............and so do I.
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« Reply #123 on: April 06, 2004, 09:10:13 PM »

I know what you mean DRMS....and DRMBARNUM will tell you....everything on a Bollywood DVD is captioned EXCEPT the musical numbers!

And it is most annoying too! LOL
Actually some of the Bollywood movies I have do have the songs subtitled...it is about 50/50...some do some don't. Don't know why some don't, because often the song is an important part of the plot!

As I recall BHOOT BUNGLA had the songs subtitled.
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« Reply #124 on: April 06, 2004, 09:14:36 PM »

Jane, enjoy your hike on Table Rock! I can remember hiking up there a couple of times as a kid. Beautiful place!

[move=left,scroll,6,transparent,100%]More vibes to Echo  ;D  :D  ;)  :)  :(  :-*  ;D  :D :)  ;)  :o  8) [/move]

And here is a pic from my neices wedding!

Pictured is my grand neice Taylor, my sister Sue, and me!
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Re:MEN WITH LOUD MACHINES
« Reply #125 on: April 06, 2004, 09:22:58 PM »

AMERICAN IDOL featured a night of pitch problems and too many singers going for low notes they just don't have. Only two singers, I felt, gave performances without said problems: George Huff and Jennifer Hudson.

Fantasia didn't have pitch problems, but she had to screech to get to several of her high notes, and it was definitely unpleasant. Surprisingly, when I did my little call-every-number to see who was busy, her line was NOT busy!

Jon Peter Lewis had more strength in his falsetto notes than I expected, and showed the power I've suspected was there, but at odd moments during the number, he would kind of hesitate like he was going to stop singing or give up of something. The judges called it nervousness creeping into his performances. Not sure if it's that or something else, but it was very weird.

Once again, Camile was dismal beyond endurance trying those low notes she couldn't hit, high notes that were off pitch and that quavery vocal style that's a burden to listen to. I do hope it's her last night.

I was surprised the judges were as tough on John Stevens as they were. I thought it was miles better than last week and as good as "King of the Road" during country week.

Diana and LaToya both had some low pitch problems. Diana was supposedly sick. LaToya had no excuse.
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Re:MEN WITH LOUD MACHINES
« Reply #126 on: April 06, 2004, 09:26:24 PM »

I'm envious of those of you who have at least gotten to see MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS. Mine's not scheduled to arrive until later this week, but it goes on the minute it comes.

I have the laserdisc of ST. LOUIS so I'll be able to compare the two. I've never thought the laser was as richly colored as the film should be.
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« Reply #127 on: April 06, 2004, 09:28:33 PM »

I'm through with Half a Sixpence.  When I saw it the day it opened, it was perhaps the first film I ever walked out in the middle of.  Has it improved with age?  Stay tuned for tomorrow's notes.
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« Reply #128 on: April 06, 2004, 09:32:46 PM »

Like I said on Sunday, I hate it when we turn the clocks ahead.  I've been like a walking zombie at work during the day, then like a running zombie at night (I've never came across a wheelchair bound zombie--maybe there's a movie there.)  Anyway, missing that hour's sleep does have a strange effect on me.

But getting to the topic of the day, guilty pleasures:

Movie:  Neil Simon's The Cheap Detective.  Yeah, it's basically an extended Carol Burnett Show sketch with a lot of cheap jokes, but there's a wonderful cast of comedy actors that delivers every single laugh.  This movie cracks me up every time.

Play:  Way back around 1978, I saw Terrance McNally's Broadway, Broadway preview in Philly with James Coco and Geraldine Fitzgerald.  It was a very funny farce set at an opening night party of what turns out to be a big B'way flop (which was sort of a self-fullfilling prophecy since the play never made it to NYC.)

Musical:  Two Gentlemen of Verone.  I think the score is a lot of fun.  I love singing along to it.  We did this musical when I was in college and I was crushed when I wasn't cast as Thurio (I was the Duke, instead.)  This was about 1982 and the show still worked.  Everyone loved it.

TV:  Martha Stewart Living.  I find it very comforting to watch her do the things she do.

Book:  I love reading (and re-reading) the poetry of Billy Collins.  The man knows how to play with words.
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« Reply #129 on: April 06, 2004, 09:36:22 PM »

"American Idol" -- and I'm going to differ a bit with DR MattH.

Fantasia was fabulous.  

JPL -- he was just great until he stood up and started "moving" -- walking and dancing -- and his voice just started wavering with all his activity.  He needs to plant himself and just SING OUT, LEWIS!  He has not lived up to promise, but promise continues to show itself.   There may not be enough time for him to salvage any of it.

I really liked Jasmine and didn't find her "pitchy" at all.

And that's the theme of tonight's show, by the way, "pitchy" this and "pitchy" that, pitchy, pitchy, pitchy.  

DR MattH is much too kind about John Stevens' "performance."  It was pretty good, I'll admit in the first minute, but after that it went to hell in a tatty handbasket.  And I WOULD LOVE to surgically attach his right arm, hand and all his fingers to his right side in order to keep him from that asinine imitation of Sinatra.  One doesn't snap one's fingers in a leisurely loungey sort of way when singing Elton John!

Camile nailed her coffin, I believe.

George was quite good, but he is starting to remind me of parrots when he does all his dipping.   Looks like a parrots that raise and lower their necks really fast.  He's a good performer, but I'm not sure he comes off as "youthful" or "idol-esque" enough.

Diana -- she keeps exhorting the audience to "Come on now" participate and I'm sick of it.  And her songs are always feverishly paced.  She needs a good slow ballad to get back on track.

I though LaToya was wonderful.  How very ODD it is to me that when I found her performances sadly lacking, everyone was saying how brilliant she was.  Now that I've found her last two performances truly special, everyone says how "off" she is.  She was in perfect voice and her pitch was dead on.

The fershluganah trouble is the amplification of the freaking orchestra -- it's too loud and you can't hear the singers sing the low notes.  To a singer, you CANNOT hear much of what they sing because the music is too damned loud.

Jennifer was powerful, but truth be told I could not make out many of the words she was singing -- she was in her diaphragm and had the husky breathing going on and it's too low for my hearing, along with the loudness of the music (which I heard just fine, thanks).  She might as well have forgotten the words for all I got out of it.

This has been true week after week, not just tonight.

It was an okay night for me.  Again, the show imposes a type of music on the singers rather than letting them find the music that is best for them -- or WORSE, not having music specialists find those songs and coach them in how to sing them.

Bottom three:  Camile, John Stevens and either Diana deGarmo or Jon Peter Lewis.  The latter two I have hopes for, but time may be up.  Camile, though, and John, should be the next two to go.
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Re:MEN WITH LOUD MACHINES
« Reply #130 on: April 06, 2004, 09:37:02 PM »

Thanks for the picture MBARNUM!  Looks like you had a good time!

I am watching still yet another guilty pleasure...ROME ADVENTURE.  Lovely photography on location and was there ever a more beautiful 1960's pairing than Troy Donahue and Suzanne Pleshette - actually falling in love on location....  And the music....Al Di La!  I remember seeing this at the drive-in and loving it.  Still play the album from time to time...  Wonder if Suzanne ever plays it?
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Re:MEN WITH LOUD MACHINES
« Reply #131 on: April 06, 2004, 10:01:26 PM »

As was true last week, the later singers had busy signals for a long time, but other than John, none of the first five singers had busy signals half an hour after voting started, at least on the East Coast.

I'm thinking bottom three tomorrow will be Camile, Jon Peter, and Fantasia. None of them had busy signals at all tonight.
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Re:MEN WITH LOUD MACHINES
« Reply #132 on: April 06, 2004, 10:09:00 PM »

My daughter returns to San Francisco very early tomorrow (have to get her to the airport by 6 AM). So I won't be posting again tonight. Goodnight, all!
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« Reply #133 on: April 06, 2004, 10:09:33 PM »

Good thoughts and vibes for Michaels Shayne's dad.
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« Reply #134 on: April 06, 2004, 10:39:26 PM »

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« Reply #135 on: April 06, 2004, 10:43:36 PM »

I caught a bit of American Idol tonight... first time I'd seen any in about a month.  John and Camille's performances will probably keep me from watching for another month.  Ugh!
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« Reply #136 on: April 06, 2004, 10:45:01 PM »

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I am watching still yet another guilty pleasure...ROME ADVENTURE.  Lovely photography on location and was there ever a more beautiful 1960's pairing than Troy Donahue and Suzanne Pleshette - actually falling in love on location....  And the music....Al Di La!  I remember seeing this at the drive-in and loving it.  Still play the album from time to time...  Wonder if Suzanne ever plays it?
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Al Di La = another well known song from the European Song Festival (Better known for ABBA). (For new readers - Eurovison is my major guilty pleasure!)
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Re:MEN WITH LOUD MACHINES
« Reply #137 on: April 06, 2004, 10:47:00 PM »

Best of wishes to your dad Michael Shayne.
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« Reply #138 on: April 06, 2004, 10:52:40 PM »

Watching Meet Me in St. Louis.  Will have a few words on the transfer in tomorrow's notes.
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« Reply #139 on: April 06, 2004, 11:01:43 PM »

Good vibes to all two-legged and four-legged creatures!
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« Reply #140 on: April 06, 2004, 11:10:01 PM »

Thanks Kerry! And the same to you my friend. I think I qualify in that leg count but I'll check later.
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« Reply #141 on: April 06, 2004, 11:41:23 PM »

I actually saw forward motion in John Stevens' performance tonight.  It was vocally dicey and tentative (nothing new there), but he took some chances with movement and style which may not have seem like much, but for him were giant leaps. We actually saw he might have a glimmer of personality.  More importantly, we saw that he knew he had better show a glimmer of personality.  It must have been excruciating for him to let his guard down that much and take the risk he did.  I don't know that it was enough to save him for a couple of more weeks, but he seems to have geek/underdog appeal. But as far as Randy calling it a high school performance, I think he's given worse "high school" assembly performances.

If there is any justice Camille, who has been staving off elimination week after week (and who should have never been in this competition), should go...I sure hope so, because I just want to throw a brick at her.

My money for American Idol is on George Huff, he's consistently vocally strong, has not only stage presence, but also commands the stage...and most importantly, seems to be genuinely enjoying himself.  It's like he can't wait to get out there each week. He has a performer's heart...he feels like he's home when he's onstage.
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« Reply #142 on: April 06, 2004, 11:53:13 PM »

Thanks for all the AMERICAN IDOL updates and play by play!  I keep forgetting to get updates at intermission. ;)

Good show tonight.  And a very good show for the "day back".  Everyone really got some good rest and relaxation, and it really showed in a very good way.  The almost-two opening weeks we had were good, but the scheduling just makes it impossible to really get some decent rest and "recovery" time.  It was great to actually have a real "weekend" this time - rather than just a day off.  Heck, even I felt more at ease with my playing - and patch changing(!) tonight.  It's sooo nice to finally start having fun!  Real fun!  -And I've started folding some origami folds! :-)  *I really like that Target paper that they were handing out at the Cherry Blossom Festival - it's actually a very nice pattern/design.

Well, I should have been in bed hours ago.  I have to transcribe a few songs in the morning.  They're more or less classic 60's songs - one by Aretha Franklin, "Every Little Bit Hurts", and one by the Animals, "We Gotta Get Out of This Place".  Shouldn't take too long.  *Now if any H/Ks have charts for these two songs... -They weren't coming up in the Song-Index listings.

Many GOOD VIBES to those in need!
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« Reply #143 on: April 07, 2004, 12:01:58 AM »

Brenda Holloway  - "Every Little bit Hurts" (1964). Maybe Franklin did it on an album.  Just in case it help you locate a chartt for the song. I wouldn't even know where to look (let alone make sense of it).
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