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FIT AS A FIDDLE
« on: March 16, 2006, 12:02:50 AM »

Well, you've read the notes, you've fiddled whilst the notes burned and vice-versa and also versa-vice, and now it is time for you to post until the cows come home - they're on the roof right now, fiddling away.
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« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2006, 12:03:38 AM »

And the word of the day is: SALACIOUS!
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« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2006, 12:09:28 AM »

Just did a little update for part two of the notes, so if you've checked them out already, recheck them.
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« Reply #3 on: March 16, 2006, 12:24:35 AM »

Happy Birthday to bk's Darling Daughter.... I hope you have a great day!!!
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Re:FIT AS A FIDDLE
« Reply #4 on: March 16, 2006, 12:28:32 AM »

A Very Happy Birthday to BK's DD JB!!
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« Reply #5 on: March 16, 2006, 04:49:48 AM »

:)
...Happy Birthday bk's Darling Daughter.
Happy Birthday To You!
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Re:FIT AS A FIDDLE
« Reply #6 on: March 16, 2006, 04:50:56 AM »

Good Morning!

:)

Well... I'm off to orchestra rehearsal...

:)

*Oh, a portion of tomorrow's rehearsal will be filmed for Broadway.com, so you might be able to catch/hear me in action sometime late tomorrow afternoon/early evening.

:)

Laters...
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« Reply #7 on: March 16, 2006, 05:35:07 AM »

Happy Birthday to JB!!

Thank you for the vibes for my DH. He is not complaining nearly as much as I will be when my turn comes!
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« Reply #8 on: March 16, 2006, 05:43:32 AM »

[move=left,scroll,6,transparent,100%]! ! ! ! !  HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO DD JB  ! ! ! ! ![/move]
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« Reply #9 on: March 16, 2006, 05:47:29 AM »

The DP returned from the east coast the other evening and brought me two tubs of "Fluff".... what fabulous stuff.

DR Jose - I'm not technolgically advanced to understand the foot pedal system, we're basically still in the stone ages when it comes to synth's.  We make these Keyboard books work the best we can.  I use a Boss "Dr. Synth" for all my synth needs, it's nice because it has buttons to go from sound bank to sound bank, and it's all general midi.  I'm using a Roland XP-10 (I think) for other things that I can not make the switches for while using the Dr Synth.  It's always a challenge to try and figure out what the orchestrator wants in terms of sounds, knowing that each synth is programmed for a specific show and then the patch is given a name.  My favorite for "Aida" has been 'Tribal Rumble Bass" - that was fun to try and figure out!
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« Reply #10 on: March 16, 2006, 05:48:07 AM »

Happy B-day to bk's DD.  :)
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« Reply #11 on: March 16, 2006, 05:51:37 AM »

DR MATTHEW where are you playing the John-Rice AIDA?  I really liked the show when it came through Indy on tour a couple of years ago.
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« Reply #12 on: March 16, 2006, 05:52:39 AM »

Happiest of birthdays to Mr BK's DD!!

Yes, DR RODZINSKI - this year's March 20 birthday-ers will probably have much activity in their lives - with the emphasis on change and luck.
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« Reply #13 on: March 16, 2006, 05:54:10 AM »

TOD:

Mr Astaire: Pick Yourself Up danced and sung with Miss Ginger Rogers

Miss Garland: The Man That Got Away and the "concert" sequences in I'LL GO ON SINGING

Mr Kelly: 0
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« Reply #14 on: March 16, 2006, 05:56:55 AM »

Happy birthday to BK's darling daughter!!!
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« Reply #15 on: March 16, 2006, 06:04:15 AM »

Thursday greetings!  Today is the first day of my five and a half days off - taking it slowly this morning.

Birthday wishes to BK's Darling Daughter!

Official-Broadway-pit-musician vibes to our very own DR Jose!  How will we groupies visit you in the "pit" if you're on the 7th floor?
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Re:FIT AS A FIDDLE
« Reply #16 on: March 16, 2006, 06:07:58 AM »

Happy birthday wishes to JB. Perhaps she will drop in today since she is the darling daughter of the owner of this here site!
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Re:FIT AS A FIDDLE
« Reply #17 on: March 16, 2006, 06:11:18 AM »

I would rank The Man That Got Away as one of my favorite Garland performances. Also Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas from Meet Me in Saint Louis.

Mr. Astaire's Shine on Your Shoes from The Bandwagon always makes me smile.

I do like Good Morning and Moses Supposes from Singing in the Rain.

I'll think of others during the day.
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« Reply #18 on: March 16, 2006, 06:11:18 AM »

Good morning, all!  I overslept, and I'm about to begin work on another report for the Toyland preface.  It's a revision, and I have my notes, but it will still consume most of my day.  Luckily the mind is sharp, no pencils needed, and I'm rarin' to start.

DRs Cillaliz and Ginny, my dear friend BK and I are not in agreement about JUNEBUG, but I enjoyed the performances and the family dynamic.  My co-godparent of Charlotte Raines is Celia Weston, who plays the mother, and I think she's always fun to watch.  There's also a wonderful musical moment from the leading man and some church members.  

TOD:  
  Judy Garland:  Under the Bamboo Tree
  Fred Astaire:  Never Gonna Dance
  Gene Kelly:  the number with the cartoon character

Sorry, DR MBarnum, I find Mr Kelly cold.  I'd bet he was great in PAL JOEY.
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« Reply #19 on: March 16, 2006, 06:12:31 AM »

TOD - Judy Garland's "On the Atcheson, Topeka, and the Santa Fe," from The Harvey Girls.  And all of Easter Parade, which covers both JG and FA.
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« Reply #20 on: March 16, 2006, 06:15:21 AM »

Good Morning!!

Happiest of birthdays
 to BK's Very Own
 Darling Daughter JB!!
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« Reply #21 on: March 16, 2006, 06:16:25 AM »

I was so rarin' to jump on the Toyland notes I forgot the birthday wish to the dear daughter! [move=left,scroll,6,transparent,100%]
Happy Birthday and many happy more to JB!!!!
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I'm still in shock!  How could I have forgotten "The Man That Got Away"?
I change my vote!
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« Reply #22 on: March 16, 2006, 06:16:52 AM »

[move=up,scroll,6,transparent,100%]~~Rehearsal Vibes~~~[/color]  [/move]
[move=down,scroll,6,transparent,100%]to our very own
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the most esteeemd Jose
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« Reply #23 on: March 16, 2006, 06:20:28 AM »

Hmmmm tried thinking of the TOD and all I can think of is Donald O'Connor's "Make 'Em Laugh" from Singing In the Rain


Whichis odd as I love Fred Astaire and  Gene Kelly... oh!   Fred Astaire in the one where he dances on the walls and the ceiling... from Royal Wedding  oh dang what's the name of it.......




As for Gene Kelly, the one with the mouse was good , but also the ballet  thing around the fountain from an American In Paris and the Gotta Dance routine from New York, New York..... oh I don't know which is my favorite... and the Singing In the Rain routine itself....



I differ with you on Gene Kelly, elmore I found he left me .....well, the opposite of cold  ;)
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« Reply #24 on: March 16, 2006, 06:35:48 AM »

DR MATTHEW where are you playing the John-Rice AIDA?  I really liked the show when it came through Indy on tour a couple of years ago.

Serra High School in San Mateo, CA.  The students are doing a great job, on stage and in the pit.  It's not an easy show, vocally, but the leads are doing a great job.  
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« Reply #25 on: March 16, 2006, 07:05:11 AM »

TOD:

Judy Garland: GET HAPPY from Summer Stock

Gene Kelly: Everything!!

Fred Astair: The Piccolino number from TOP HAT and the big number with Cyd Charisse in SILK STOCKINGS-Paris Loves Lovers?
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« Reply #26 on: March 16, 2006, 07:06:56 AM »

DR DakotaCelt, the second half of the Tony Dow interview went great! He is a really nice, down to earth guy and I enjoyed talking to him, and he appreciated having an opportunity to talk about his work as a director.
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« Reply #27 on: March 16, 2006, 07:13:32 AM »

Good morning!

The temperature descent has begun. It was cold last night and today doesn't promise much in the way of highs: high 50s. It's going to be even lower in the upcoming days. Still, it's very pleasant despite the letdown in temperatures. Mother Nature gets us all primed for spring, and then she snatches it away.
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« Reply #28 on: March 16, 2006, 07:16:47 AM »

Yes, I can understand Agatha Christie's dissatisfaction with Rutherford's Miss Marple since she's nothing at all like she was written, but those films all have such entertainment value that I find it's easily forgiven. Besides, we've had definitive interpretations of the character since then, so these can be enjoyed for what they are.

Imagine Dame Agatha's distress to have Miss Marple played by Margaret Rutherford and Hercule Poirot by Tony Randall all within a couple of years of each other. No wonder she was so opposed to having her terrific books filmed.
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« Reply #29 on: March 16, 2006, 07:19:08 AM »

All three of those musical performers left so many memorable moments in their film musicals.

My top pick for Judy is also "Get Happy" from SUMMER STOCK. But "Happy Harvest" from the same film is such a great tune, and "The Portland Fancy" that she dances with Gene in that film is superb. Can't wait to get this musical on DVD in that upcoming musical box from Warners.
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