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NEW AND IMPROVED
« on: June 03, 2024, 12:08:51 AM »

Well, you've read the notes, the notes were both new and improved, and now it is time for you to post until the new and improved cows come home.
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« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2024, 12:09:51 AM »

And the word of the day is: COGENT!
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« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2024, 12:17:21 AM »

Notes ensnared. Savored.
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« Reply #3 on: June 03, 2024, 12:19:49 AM »

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« Reply #4 on: June 03, 2024, 12:27:29 AM »

Great pix, John G! I am unfamiliar with the book you mentioned, but intrigued.
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« Reply #5 on: June 03, 2024, 04:09:49 AM »

Good morning, all!
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« Reply #6 on: June 03, 2024, 04:11:08 AM »

It was a restless night; I never sleep well before an Access-a-Ride day, and this is one of them. I see my doctor for my 3-month checkup, and ten AAR wll take me to my barber for a much-needed haircut.
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« Reply #7 on: June 03, 2024, 04:37:52 AM »

~~~TRAVEL VIBES~~~ for DR elmore3003!!!
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« Reply #8 on: June 03, 2024, 04:38:01 AM »

Good morning, friends.
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« Reply #9 on: June 03, 2024, 04:38:16 AM »

More great dance photos from DR John G.
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« Reply #10 on: June 03, 2024, 04:38:54 AM »

The town of Embarrass used to have a factory that manufactured coins. It was the Embarrass Mint.
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« Reply #11 on: June 03, 2024, 04:53:36 AM »

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« Reply #12 on: June 03, 2024, 04:54:00 AM »

I'll eat a chocolate macaroon. And I'll repeat it.
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« Reply #13 on: June 03, 2024, 05:10:54 AM »

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I, for one, will NOT be celebrating National Egg Day.
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« Reply #14 on: June 03, 2024, 05:14:24 AM »

So sorry, DR vixmom.
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« Reply #15 on: June 03, 2024, 05:14:52 AM »

I do hope you begin to feel much better, pronto.
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« Reply #16 on: June 03, 2024, 05:19:20 AM »

DR Vixmom, did you get my PM?
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« Reply #17 on: June 03, 2024, 05:20:39 AM »

My chores are finished. The temperatures are expected to reach 84 F this afternoon, so I expect a warm walk from the barber to my apartment.
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« Reply #18 on: June 03, 2024, 05:44:27 AM »

BK, I was reading yesterday about your Bacharach friend Marilyn Fox.  in 1998. In 1998 I had a disastrous situation orchestrating Redhead - a dreadful show - at Goodspeed. The director, who's done marvelous work on major shows, barely spoke to me. At the beginning, he said "I don't want this to be a bunch of ditties," and even when a group of us went out for luinch, he always talked around me. So, at the sitzprobe, I got lovely comments from the cast, the Goodspeed music staff, and one comment from the director. He whined, "It isn't sexy."

I snapped back, "Sexy? You've never mentioned that word once to me in four weeks!" He made sopme retort, and I muttered something like, "yeah, sure, in a pig's eye."

Well, Michael O'Flaherty, Goodspeed's two-faced asshole music director at the time, heard me and dragged out out into the hall to yell at me for being disrespectful to the director. Following that ugly scene, I went outside and sat down in the middle of the road, praying a car would come by and hit me. O still had a week at Goodspeed, and I no longer wanted to be there. After sitting there for maybe 30 minutes, I got up, went back to my room to ponder the situation.

The choreographer told me the "Pickpocket Tango" wasn't sexy, so I sent to a rehearsal, watched it again, made notes and rescored it. I doubt it was any better than the one before, but it's hard to be "sexy" when the show was scored like a 1910 ragtime ensemble. I had - I believe  seven musicians.

The week was awkward, and I never heard from Goodspeed until 2004, when Tony Walton called and asked me to score Where's Charley?. I warned him that Goodpeed wouldn't hire me and why. Two hours later, he called to say, they would love to have me back. I went back and had a wonderful time. At some point while I was in the music dept., O'Flaherty asked me what show I would like to do the next season, and I said The Boyfriend, directed by Julie Andrews. I came back to NYC and told everyone I was working on that show, until I learned from Dan de Lange that he was orchestrating it. I've only heard from Goodspeed once since then; an invitation to a big reunion at Lincoln Center. I went, saw people I liked, and O'Flaherty, who kept our chat to a bare minimum before he went off to cozy up to someone worth talking to.
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« Reply #19 on: June 03, 2024, 05:59:55 AM »

Good morning, all.
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« Reply #20 on: June 03, 2024, 06:00:51 AM »

Slept okay. But I am on the heating pad now. The shoulder is aching.
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« Reply #21 on: June 03, 2024, 06:01:28 AM »

I hope this doctor’s appointment on Thursday clears up some issues.
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« Reply #22 on: June 03, 2024, 06:10:25 AM »

Good morning, all.
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« Reply #23 on: June 03, 2024, 06:11:20 AM »

That is one HELL of a story about Goodspeed, DR Elmore!
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« Reply #24 on: June 03, 2024, 06:13:40 AM »

Redhead, eh? I've probably had that original cast album (LP) for 30 or 40 years, and I don't believe I've ever listened to it.
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« Reply #25 on: June 03, 2024, 06:25:02 AM »

Anyhoo...

DR Elmore -- Andy Hammerstein has to be one of the nicest people around. When I walked into the building early "to see who's there", who was there but him, sitting by himself making notes for his talkback in the cafè/bar in the lobby. He looked up and almost seemed to be expecting me to come over and say hello, so I did. He said "I believe we might have mutual friends?", and said he'd been talking with you all morning. He thinks the world of you and your expertise in musical theater, and we talked for a few minutes about that and about last year's production of Allegro that he only wished Oscar II could have experienced, to have known that there was a solution to its problems.
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« Reply #26 on: June 03, 2024, 06:25:27 AM »

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I, for one, will NOT be celebrating National Egg Day.

Or National Oeuf Day.
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« Reply #27 on: June 03, 2024, 06:25:52 AM »

That is one HELL of a story about Goodspeed, DR Elmore!

Indeed.
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« Reply #28 on: June 03, 2024, 06:27:17 AM »

Redhead, eh? I've probably had that original cast album (LP) for 30 or 40 years, and I don't believe I've ever listened to it.

It can hold a few more, IMO.
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« Reply #29 on: June 03, 2024, 06:27:32 AM »

One to grow on
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