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THE LOVELIER THAN LOVELY BIRTHDAY
« on: December 09, 2021, 12:09:41 AM »

Well, you've read the notes, the notes were lovelier than lovely, and now it is time for you to post until the lovelier than lovely cows come home.
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« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2021, 12:11:03 AM »

And the word of the day is: INGENUITY!
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« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2021, 12:36:33 AM »

That Donny Osmond tribute to BK was the greatest thing since sliced bologna!!
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« Reply #3 on: December 09, 2021, 04:07:10 AM »

Good morning, all!
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« Reply #4 on: December 09, 2021, 04:08:25 AM »

The alarm rang and I did not want to get out of bed. Three cats insisted I did.
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« Reply #5 on: December 09, 2021, 04:11:49 AM »

I did have two dreams I remember. In the first I was at the Library of Congress, looking through theur American Musical Theatre collection. The reading room was packed, and I had to keep changing tables. I asked if there was a similar collection for opera and operetta. In my dream, the LoC looked more like the Miami University King Libnrary, where I was an assistant through undergrad and grad school/
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« Reply #6 on: December 09, 2021, 04:14:18 AM »

In the second, I was trying to write a short bio of Bertolt Brecht for a Threepenny Opera program. I was riding on a bus, and it was so crowded, I missed my stop.
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« Reply #7 on: December 09, 2021, 04:15:17 AM »

I am staying inside today. Tomorrow morning I will step out to see the barber. It's past due.
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« Reply #8 on: December 09, 2021, 04:21:08 AM »

During the Sweeney Todd Broadway run, 1980-82 or so, the rumor that Angela Lansbury had asked Steve to write Sunset Boulevard for her was rife. I remember asking him about that at the party after that June Men's Chorus concert in 1981. We had smoked several joints, and I remember little now. He told me that he had once ta;led to Billy Wilder about it, and Wilder's comment was something like, "Remember, it's about a dethroned queen."
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« Reply #9 on: December 09, 2021, 05:01:18 AM »

On behalf of Merriam Webster, I want to thank Ms Boebert for keeping the word "white trash" alive and well.
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« Reply #10 on: December 09, 2021, 05:05:17 AM »

Good morning, all.
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« Reply #11 on: December 09, 2021, 05:22:10 AM »

On behalf of Merriam Webster, I want to thank Ms Boebert for keeping the word "white trash" alive and well.

And don't forget Marjorie Taylor-Greene, who is only a bit more subdued than MS. Boebert.
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« Reply #12 on: December 09, 2021, 05:22:28 AM »

Good morning, all.

Good morning, to you.
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« Reply #13 on: December 09, 2021, 05:24:20 AM »

"THE MUSIC MAN" is here!

I am pleased to announce the publication of ROBERT PRESTON, the newest play in THE HOLLYWOOD LEGENDS collection.  Copies are now available in both paperback and  Kindle editions via Amazon....and elsewhere.

True, he may be best remembered as “Professor Howard Hill” in THE MUSIC MAN, but Robert Preston had both a successful stage and film career that began in the mid-1930s and continued for the remainder of his life.

Of course, his public persona changed over the years.

In his early films, like UNION PACIFIC, BEAU GESTE, REAP THE WILD WIND and THIS GUN FOR HIRE, he played a “tough guy”; often the “heavy”. But, in the 1950s, he moved to New York and began working in the theatre.

Once he’d starred in Meredith Wilson’s classic musical and repeated the role in the movie version, Preston found himself being cast in many other stage musical, including BEN FRANKLIN IN PARIS, I DO! I DO! and MACK & MABEL, as well as major films like HOW THE WEST WAS WON, MAME, S.O.B. and VICTOR/VICTORIA.

My one-person play, ROBERT PRESTON, joins the actor at two different points in his life. First when he’s about to audition for THE MUSIC MAN, and also when he’s making one of his last films, THE LAST STARFIGHTER.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09NB5CZ18/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=robert+preston+druxman&qid=1639013026&s=books&sr=1-1
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« Reply #14 on: December 09, 2021, 05:25:20 AM »

Good morning, friends.   And DR Ron Pulliam.     :-*
« Last Edit: December 09, 2021, 05:27:35 AM by singdaw »
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« Reply #15 on: December 09, 2021, 05:29:10 AM »

It is Thursday here in Johnston SC.

Today promises to be enjoyable.  A friend from Fredericksburg VA is in nearby Edgefield to give expert audio forensics testimony in a murder trial.  He also happens to be the host of one of my weekly Zoom chats and just a heck of a nice guy. We met up a couple of months ago when he was here for pre-trial hearings, and we had lunch.  If all goes well, he will be testifying today, and we shall meet up for dinner. 

Other than that, I am hope-hope-hoping that some items I have ordered over the past week -- items that have been shipped -- will arrive in the mail today.
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« Reply #16 on: December 09, 2021, 05:29:26 AM »

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« Reply #17 on: December 09, 2021, 05:31:56 AM »

Good morning, friends.   And DR Ron Pulliam.     :-*



« Last Edit: December 09, 2021, 05:34:31 AM by Ron Pulliam »
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« Reply #18 on: December 09, 2021, 05:35:35 AM »

I do hope your packages arrive, DR Ron Pulliam.
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« Reply #19 on: December 09, 2021, 05:36:17 AM »

Hope is the thing with feathers.
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« Reply #20 on: December 09, 2021, 05:36:29 AM »

And perhaps a leopard print.
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« Reply #21 on: December 09, 2021, 05:36:32 AM »

I do hope your packages arrive, DR Ron Pulliam.

Yes, anything that occupies my mind keeps me away from snark.
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« Reply #22 on: December 09, 2021, 05:36:40 AM »

But don't quote me on that.
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« Reply #23 on: December 09, 2021, 05:37:15 AM »

  keeps me away from snark   

A difficult task, indeed.
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« Reply #24 on: December 09, 2021, 05:37:19 AM »

But don't quote me on that.

You just aren't as quick as you used to be.
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« Reply #25 on: December 09, 2021, 05:37:20 AM »

It is Thursday here in Johnston SC.

Today promises to be enjoyable.  A friend from Fredericksburg VA is in nearby Edgefield to give expert audio forensics testimony in a murder trial.  He also happens to be the host of one of my weekly Zoom chats and just a heck of a nice guy. We met up a couple of months ago when he was here for pre-trial hearings, and we had lunch.  If all goes well, he will be testifying today, and we shall meet up for dinner. 

Other than that, I am hope-hope-hoping that some items I have ordered over the past week -- items that have been shipped -- will arrive in the mail today.


You’re not going to the trial?
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« Reply #26 on: December 09, 2021, 05:38:11 AM »

I did order the Fiddler release, upon your recommendation.
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« Reply #27 on: December 09, 2021, 05:39:12 AM »

  You just aren't as quick as you used to be. 

But are any of us, really?     :)
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« Reply #28 on: December 09, 2021, 05:39:58 AM »

DR Ron Pulliam can have a new, late career.  As a court reporter.
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« Reply #29 on: December 09, 2021, 05:40:35 AM »

Moving on.
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