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MERRILY WE WRIG ALONG
« on: January 04, 2005, 11:58:59 PM »

Well, you've read the notes, you've wriged while you've read, you've read while you've wriged, and now it is time for you to post until the cows come home.  I'm sure they'll be wriging when they do.
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« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2005, 12:11:27 AM »

Congrats on the first Powerbook Notes, bk. I waited up for the momentous occasion and now I'm going to bed. G'night.
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« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2005, 12:12:23 AM »

Congratulations on the POWERBOOK conversion!

Wonderful Kritzer photos.  I think I may print them out and put them in the book!
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« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2005, 12:13:20 AM »

iTunes is a wonderful program, especially with my hip iPod and iPod accessories.  On my iPod, I have 7.60 gigs of Broadway, 2.56 of which is Sondheim.   2.45 gigs of opera too.  And 3.94 gigs of other fun stuff.  And it's true: the CDDB track lookup device is a godsend.  

Except it doesn't know everything.  It didn't know the English National Opera's complete recording of Pacific Overtures.  Which I took as a personal assault.
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« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2005, 12:13:46 AM »

What a good idea.  I've got some more, which I'll post tomorrow after resizing them.
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« Reply #5 on: January 05, 2005, 12:23:15 AM »

What a good idea.  I've got some more, which I'll post tomorrow after resizing them.

I'm still here. (a Follies reference) I don't know how to resize. The way I resize is by e-mailing the pic to myself and then copying it to my desktop. What's the easy way?
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« Reply #6 on: January 05, 2005, 12:25:36 AM »

...and I'll read the answer tomorrow. The wooden rooster/chicken is quiet, but the bed is calling me.
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« Reply #7 on: January 05, 2005, 12:26:22 AM »

It's easy in iPhoto, but without opening the program I can't remember what I do.  I think you click on the pic, and it has something that comes up that allows you to change the pixels - I just type in 300 in the first box, and the program completes the second box.  You also have to click jpeg, and then you put the resized version somewhere in a folder (I created one called webpix).  Let me go there and see what I do, but first I must wrig.
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« Reply #8 on: January 05, 2005, 12:31:42 AM »

It's a bit complicated to explain in a post - basically you highlight the photo, go to file and click export.  That gives you a window - you choose jpeg, then click on the "change pixels" thing above the pixel numbers.  erase what's in the left box and type in 300, the program automatically fills in the right box.  Then click at the bottom of the screen (can't remember what it says) - then you get a new window- save it to your desktop and click "export".  That puts the resized photo on your desktop.  Drag it into one of your iPhoto folders and voila.  Once it's in your folder, you can trash the desktop photo.
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« Reply #9 on: January 05, 2005, 12:32:32 AM »

I got a headache just writing that.  It's quite simple though - it just took me about fifteen seconds to do a new Juliana photograph, which I shall post in a moment.
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« Reply #10 on: January 05, 2005, 12:33:23 AM »

Juliana, awaiting her soup with four balls.
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« Reply #11 on: January 05, 2005, 12:34:19 AM »

Has Ann caught up?  And where in tarnation was Hisaka yesterday?
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« Reply #12 on: January 05, 2005, 12:43:18 AM »

What am I doing up so early here on the east coast.

MY ask BK question:

How do you or is it the vocalist decided on the title of the album or just doing it a self title?

Example:  Anywhere I Wonder Liz Callaway Sings Frank Loesser.... Why was Anywhere I Wonder Chosen

Example: Emily Skinner's solo album is just Emily Skinner.

Example: Michelle Nicastro On My Own  Conte,porary Songs From Broadway.

There are others but these are the ones I pulled off the self first
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« Reply #13 on: January 05, 2005, 12:43:29 AM »

Dear BK, you have once again used a word in an appropriate and proper sense.  Wrig is a perfectly acceptable Olde English verb, in it's variant spelling (and pronunciation).  It means to furnish with special gear, or to put in condition or correct position for use.  

Synonyms, which also have their Olde English variants (and which I will list here) include to eqwip, to adjuwst, to awwange, and to constwuct.  (If all this sounds like Mel Blanc was a linguistics expert, thufferin' thuccotatsch of course he was!)

So, congrats on wrigging your Powerbook!
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« Reply #14 on: January 05, 2005, 12:44:01 AM »

and talking of Emily Skinner have you ever noticed how much Nora Jones album cover looks like Emily's????
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« Reply #15 on: January 05, 2005, 12:49:09 AM »

And with that, I am going to wussburger myself, medium-rare with grilled onions.  'Night.
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« Reply #16 on: January 05, 2005, 12:49:31 AM »

I also just founf out today that the Leonard Gershe who is credited with writing Born In a Trunk from Garland's  Star Is Born (It was really Roger Edens but he couldn't take the credit) and the narration for That's Entertainment Part Two is the same guy who wrote Butterflies Are Free
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« Reply #17 on: January 05, 2005, 12:51:21 AM »

What am I doing up so early here on the east coast.

MY ask BK question:

How do you or is it the vocalist decided on the title of the album or just doing it a self title?

Example:  Anywhere I Wonder Liz Callaway Sings Frank Loesser.... Why was Anywhere I Wonder Chosen

Example: Emily Skinner's solo album is just Emily Skinner.

Example: Michelle Nicastro On My Own  Conte,porary Songs From Broadway.

There are others but these are the ones I pulled off the self first

Liz and I both liked Anywhere I Wander as a title.  Just sounded evocative.

None of the song titles on Em's album seemed appropriate as an album title, and frankly I was tired of album titles and I thought it looked and sounded elegant just to have her name.

On My Own - again, we just thought it sounded good, plus it was her signature song in Les Miz.

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« Reply #18 on: January 05, 2005, 12:52:19 AM »

I don't know from Nora Jones.
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« Reply #19 on: January 05, 2005, 12:52:21 AM »

I don't know from iTunes or iPhoto or copying CDs in four minutes.  I just spent four-five thousands getting all new computer crap and you're already telling me I'm behind the scenes.  Hell, BK, I still have put that cord from the turntable to CD burner yet to get my vinyl on CD.  What a techno-incompetent I am!  Oh, wither the quill pen and the three-decker novel?
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« Reply #20 on: January 05, 2005, 12:52:35 AM »

I do know from Nick and Nora.
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« Reply #21 on: January 05, 2005, 12:53:16 AM »

Well, it's been a long day - oh, a Frank Loesser reference.  I must abed.  Once there, I shall undoubtedly wrig.
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« Reply #22 on: January 05, 2005, 12:55:58 AM »

They have a marvy device for the Powerbook, which enables you to hook up a turntable directly and to load songs from LPs right into the computer.
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« Reply #23 on: January 05, 2005, 12:56:57 AM »

And with that, I bid everyone a lovely goodnight.  I'll be back bright and early.  I shall now put both myself and the Powerbook in "sleep" mode.
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« Reply #24 on: January 05, 2005, 12:57:45 AM »



Nora Jones above Em below. Don't look similar in style???

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« Reply #25 on: January 05, 2005, 03:18:54 AM »

Ah......yes more photos.

My question for ask BK day:

What are your favorite (not necessarily the BEST) performances of the Misses

Bette Davis, Joan Crawford, Gene Tierney?

For me:

Bette - ALL ABOUT EVE, DEAD RINGER, THE LITTLE FOXES
Joan - THE WOMEN, HUMORESQUE, QUEEN BEE, STRAIT JACKET
Gene - LEAVE HER TO HEAVEN, THE RAZOR'S EDGE, THE MATING SEASON
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« Reply #26 on: January 05, 2005, 04:38:37 AM »


DR JANE: Thank you for the good informations. It's interesting.
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« Reply #27 on: January 05, 2005, 05:16:50 AM »

I'm about to listen to Donald's radio show. Haven't done that in about a month. I sit with my cup of coffee and printouts awaiting the wonders of internet radio.

George, you have the most amazing collection of CDs! Your 1776 collection sounds like my Forum and Call Me Madam collections. I have the OBC of Forum, the London production with Frankie Howerd, the movie and the Nathan Lane revival. For CMM I have the 12 songs by Ethel, the Dinah Shore "cast recording", the Tyne Daly Encores recording, the Prism release which combines Dinah and some of Ethel on one disk along with a couple of tracks from a London production and then I did with Call Me Madam what you did with 1776, making a CD of the soundtrack using my DVD as the source. It's also longer than the recently released CD of the film soundtrack because I, too, included bits of dialogue and sometimes when it was difficult to make the cut, I just included incidental music. It was a lot of work, but I'm happy with the end result.
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« Reply #28 on: January 05, 2005, 05:28:14 AM »

DR JANE: Iím so sorry about Echo. My condolences to you and yours. Iíve had a dog that passed away about five years ago and I know the pain when he/she goes.
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« Reply #29 on: January 05, 2005, 05:47:14 AM »

Good morning, all!  I'm sitting here rather vague about the day ahead.  So far, the coffee isn't helping much, so I'm going to blame it on the weather.  The only things I'm certain about are the CDs I'm playing in the office today:
JEEPERS CREEPERS
1776
THE ROSE & THE BRIAR, CD companion to a new book about American ballads, it includes Jean Ritchie's "Barbara Allen," and tracks by a ton of neat folk like Duke Ellington, Marty Robbins, Bob Dylan, Jan & Dean, Jelly Roll Morton, Burl Ives and more.  The book is a neat collection of essays on various ballads, beginning with "Barbara Allen," including others like "Frankie and Johnny," "Omi Wise," and  "The Foggy, Foggy Dew."  It's highly recommended.

DRJose, I loved the wedding photo!  You make one spooky bride.  I first thought you looked like Mother Bates, but on second look, you're much sultrier.

At this moment, I have no questions, but also no answers, so perhaps later.

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