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MUSIC HATH CHARMS TO SOOTHE THE SAVAGE BREAST AND BEAST
« on: January 23, 2010, 12:04:33 AM »

Well, you've read the notes, the notes were savage and breast-like, and now it is time for you to post until the savage cows come home.
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Re: MUSIC HATH CHARMS TO SOOTHE THE SAVAGE BREAST AND BEAST
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2010, 12:05:23 AM »

And the word of the day is: LINEAMENT!
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Re: MUSIC HATH CHARMS TO SOOTHE THE SAVAGE BREAST AND BEAST
« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2010, 12:17:21 AM »

FIRST POST!!!

HUZZAH!!!

-That hasn't happened in a while.
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Re: MUSIC HATH CHARMS TO SOOTHE THE SAVAGE BREAST AND BEAST
« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2010, 12:37:01 AM »

So...

Earlier tonight, I went to The Metropolitan Opera to see their current production of Verdi's Simon Boccanegra with Placido Domingo in the title role - singing a baritone role.  It was quite interesting to hear him sing a role that never came close to challenging the upper part of his range, but, all in all, the experiment(?) worked.  The rest of the cast was in very good voice tonight too, and James Levine and that orchestra really produced some beautiful sounds throughout.

As I mentioned earlier, it turned out that one of my former students and friend, Patrick Carfizzi, was singing "Paolo", the villain, in this production.  During the first intermission, I happened to run into his brother in the aisles, and so I was able to be added to "the list" to head backstage afterwards.  It was great getting to see Patrick again, as well as his brother Chris and his fiancée and future mother-in-law who had flown up from Ft. Lauderdale to see the opera.

I also got a kick out of watching all the women swoon over Placido Domingo, and Domingo just eating all that feminine attention right up.

Once we made it past the autograph and photograph seekers at the stage door, we headed across the street to Cafe Fiorello for some post-opera desserts.  Their "Double Bucket" Chocolate Mousse... WOW!
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« Reply #4 on: January 23, 2010, 12:39:10 AM »

Oh! And as I was waiting, another former Catholic University student came out of the stage door.  I hadn't seen Joe in a while, and I had forgotten that he's in charge of the supernumeraries at The Met now.
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Re: MUSIC HATH CHARMS TO SOOTHE THE SAVAGE BREAST AND BEAST
« Reply #5 on: January 23, 2010, 12:40:20 AM »

And.... Since I've now been up for 21 hours straight...

Goodnight!
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Re: MUSIC HATH CHARMS TO SOOTHE THE SAVAGE BREAST AND BEAST
« Reply #6 on: January 23, 2010, 04:33:20 AM »

DR JOSE thanks for the opera report....it's nice to get some culture.  And of course DR EDISAURUS was at SOUTH PACIFIC....so HHW was well represented in the arts last night.
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Re: MUSIC HATH CHARMS TO SOOTHE THE SAVAGE BREAST AND BEAST
« Reply #7 on: January 23, 2010, 04:33:35 AM »

DR EDISAURUS my condolences to your friend.
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Re: MUSIC HATH CHARMS TO SOOTHE THE SAVAGE BREAST AND BEAST
« Reply #8 on: January 23, 2010, 04:36:47 AM »

Youze guys got it wrong, a credenza is an elaborate, ornamental melodic flourish interpolated into an aria or other vocal piece or
an extended virtuosic section for the soloist usually near the end of a movement of a concerto
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Re: MUSIC HATH CHARMS TO SOOTHE THE SAVAGE BREAST AND BEAST
« Reply #9 on: January 23, 2010, 04:44:52 AM »

DR MATTH - yes you are correct....Kellogg's held the options on everyone's contracts and another two seasons of SUPERMAN were ready to go.....they needed an additional 26 episodes, because the first season was going to be replaced in syndication because of its darker elements.

Reeves would direct 13 of the 26 - although no one is sure whether they would be filmed in one year or two, but production would begin in September, 1959 (with Pierre Watkin replacing John Hamilton).

There is a great picture of George Reeves with his new 1959 Pontiac convertible taken only 72 hours before his death.....he looks great.
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Re: MUSIC HATH CHARMS TO SOOTHE THE SAVAGE BREAST AND BEAST
« Reply #10 on: January 23, 2010, 05:13:28 AM »

Today is a work day, of course.  Be don't HAVE to be as busy as we were yesterday.....but that would be okay, money wise.
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Re: MUSIC HATH CHARMS TO SOOTHE THE SAVAGE BREAST AND BEAST
« Reply #11 on: January 23, 2010, 05:16:30 AM »

Today we are supposed to go hiking. In the mud, I guess.
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Re: MUSIC HATH CHARMS TO SOOTHE THE SAVAGE BREAST AND BEAST
« Reply #12 on: January 23, 2010, 05:51:21 AM »

Off to work.  Oh well. 

TOD:  Working in the prep room of a Chicken restaurant.  Ugh. 
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Re: MUSIC HATH CHARMS TO SOOTHE THE SAVAGE BREAST AND BEAST
« Reply #13 on: January 23, 2010, 05:51:42 AM »

My current job doesn't seem so bad now that I think about it.
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Re: MUSIC HATH CHARMS TO SOOTHE THE SAVAGE BREAST AND BEAST
« Reply #14 on: January 23, 2010, 06:07:52 AM »

And the word of the day is: LINEAMENT!

And The Song Of THe Day Is:  THAT FACE
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Re: MUSIC HATH CHARMS TO SOOTHE THE SAVAGE BREAST AND BEAST
« Reply #15 on: January 23, 2010, 06:19:17 AM »

Off to a full-day seminar.  I'll be E&T (educated and trained) all day.
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Re: MUSIC HATH CHARMS TO SOOTHE THE SAVAGE BREAST AND BEAST
« Reply #16 on: January 23, 2010, 06:51:20 AM »

 For Those Who Missed The News=Jean Simmons has Died. What A Wonderful Beautiful Actress She Was.
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Re: MUSIC HATH CHARMS TO SOOTHE THE SAVAGE BREAST AND BEAST
« Reply #17 on: January 23, 2010, 07:13:45 AM »

DR MATTH - yes you are correct....Kellogg's held the options on everyone's contracts and another two seasons of SUPERMAN were ready to go.....they needed an additional 26 episodes, because the first season was going to be replaced in syndication because of its darker elements.

Reeves would direct 13 of the 26 - although no one is sure whether they would be filmed in one year or two, but production would begin in September, 1959 (with Pierre Watkin replacing John Hamilton).

There is a great picture of George Reeves with his new 1959 Pontiac convertible taken only 72 hours before his death.....he looks great.

Well that puts to rest A LOT of misinformation. Thanks, DR JRand.
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Re: MUSIC HATH CHARMS TO SOOTHE THE SAVAGE BREAST AND BEAST
« Reply #18 on: January 23, 2010, 07:15:23 AM »

For Those Who Missed The News=Jean Simmons has Died. What A Wonderful Beautiful Actress She Was.

Yes, this is very sad indeed. She was always a lovely actress. Another great one who never won an Oscar, and now she won't be around to receivce an honorary one either.
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Re: MUSIC HATH CHARMS TO SOOTHE THE SAVAGE BREAST AND BEAST
« Reply #19 on: January 23, 2010, 07:16:32 AM »

Good morning!

I had an enjoyable walk this morning. The thermometer said 34, but it didn't feel that cold. It's still overcast, so maybe that had something to do with its not feeling so bone-chilling. I had a light jacket on, and I was comfortable.
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Re: MUSIC HATH CHARMS TO SOOTHE THE SAVAGE BREAST AND BEAST
« Reply #20 on: January 23, 2010, 07:17:00 AM »

Saturday morning greetings!  DS Rob arrived from Michigan last night in time to go with us to his cousin's birthday party and today he and I will go to my Mom's to help her with some computer issues.  We'll also try to convince her that she really DOES like the new piece of furniture that was delivered yesterday.
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Re: MUSIC HATH CHARMS TO SOOTHE THE SAVAGE BREAST AND BEAST
« Reply #21 on: January 23, 2010, 07:17:28 AM »

Reading some comments about last night's SPARTACUS makes me think I'll watch CHUCK while I eat lunch today and save SPARTACUS for afterwards when lunch has had a chance to settle.
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« Reply #22 on: January 23, 2010, 07:18:06 AM »

I also have THE OFFICE on the DVR that will need to be watched at some point, and there's a CASTLE repeat tonight that I'll watch tomorrow while eating.
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« Reply #23 on: January 23, 2010, 07:19:10 AM »

Just heard that Jean Simmons passed away.

 :'(
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Re: MUSIC HATH CHARMS TO SOOTHE THE SAVAGE BREAST AND BEAST
« Reply #24 on: January 23, 2010, 07:19:49 AM »

Big news today are two specials airing tonight:

The Screen Actors Guild Awards will run for a couple of hours.

Also up is the ladies finals LIVE on the National Figure Skating Championships. I didn't see last year's winner Alissa Cizny listed in the top finishers in the short program. Is she there this year or is she injured?
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« Reply #25 on: January 23, 2010, 07:22:04 AM »

TOD - I only lasted 3 days in a bakery.  The bread slicing machine scared the daylights out of me and all the doughnuts and sweet rolls had different prices that I couldn't remember.  Best part was Angie, who kept selling customers "barbarian creme doughnuts."
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« Reply #26 on: January 23, 2010, 07:22:52 AM »

Looking at the three vintage Paramount TV series that arrived yesterday, I see that DYNASTY will indeed be the first one I'll tackle starting tomorrow. I still plan to take today off.

I will likely watch the shows on the DVR and then Al Jolson's BIG BOY (since it's barely over an hour long).
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« Reply #27 on: January 23, 2010, 07:30:43 AM »

TOD:

I never had a strange or bad job. In high school, I worked in my father's jewelry store in the summer. I'd wrap wedding gifts, deliver them when the stack grew too large, polish silver that hadn't yet sold: basically anything that kept me in the back of the store. I never liked selling out front and rarely did it.

In college during the summer, I worked in the proof and bookkeeping departments of a local bank. It was interesting work. Everything was done by hand in those days in terms of working with people's records, and one gained A LOT of private information about people by handling their checks and seeing their statements every day, who had plenty of money and who among the town's most prominent people were constantly overdrawing their accounts and having to be called individually by the supervisor so they could come to the bank with some money so their account wouldn't be overdrawn. Of course, we were absolutely bound to secrecy, and the place was also a morgue. The supervisor upstairs where the departments were (Mr. Hance) wouldn't allowing laughing or talking except about business matters. He considering people's money serious business and wouldn't allow anything like fun up there.

The only time I can remember talking while passing the time up there was when accounts were out of balance at the end of the day, and we'd all sit down at tables looking for the error in someone's listing. Sometimes it could be found within an hour. SOmetimes we'd be there until midnight trying to get the accounts to balance.
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« Reply #28 on: January 23, 2010, 07:47:38 AM »

TOD:

The most offbeat job I ever had was the first one I got after arriving in Los Angeles in 1963.

I had a B.A., but employers were hesitant to hire me because I was new in town and they figured that I might not stay.

So, a friend of mine got me a job during the Christmas rush loading mailbags down at Union Station.

My fellow workers kept asking me, "You've got a college degree.  What the hell are you doing here?"
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« Reply #29 on: January 23, 2010, 07:51:06 AM »

TOD:

When I was in high school, I did a Benjamin Kritzer and sold magazines door-to-door. 

I did okay, but then one day I was called down to the Asst. Principal's office to speak to a police officer.  It seems that the adult who was driving us kids around had just been arrested for rape.

After that, my folks made me quit.
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