You're right, Gus. As soon as I recover my mobility from meniscus surgery, I'll start my daily walks again.You know I read very well, right? I wish I felt as confident about singing for a musical director. I've been working with a vocal coach, and I sound pretty good (everything's relative) but I hate singing live to be evaluated. Oh, well, world peace would be nice, too, as long as I'm wishing!
Thanks for the wise counsel on facebook, Gus. I didn't mean to treat it flippantly, but of course your comeback was spot on. I'm getting so tense, sure that I can't hit certain notes, looking for songs other than the two I've practiced. I just lose my mind before music auditions. Reading never bothers me, singing in a show--piece of cake. Singing before a musical director? Jelly-spine. Any other suggestions will be treated respectfully. thx
The compliment about the obama/mccain post is most welcome, since I hold your eloquence in such high esteem. Thank you.
BTW, I haven't mentioned this on a public post, but I'm taking Gary Wood's screenwriting course. (Hey, what's old age for if you can't larn sumpin?) He's good! I've tried writing plays, only got about 2 finished. Now I know why. If you get a chance.....
Gus, when I was a h.s. senior I co-edited the school paper, still called, I believe, The Quaker Shaker. Yes, it was! It was printed by the Starken Publishing Co, down on Mill Street, and every 2 weeks the other ed. & I would walk from the high school on Main St. through town to the paper. Lynn Hopper was editor of The Friday Caller, one of 2 twice-monthly papers in town, the other being The Plainfield Messenger. She asked our advisor for a rec. for someone to work after school at the paper. It was the best part time job I ever had. Lynn & Dick and my parents became good friends, through Dem. politics, church, and a shared interest in antiques. As well as being nice people! So that's my history w/the Hoppers. I don't suppose Louie Starken lived long enough for you to know him. He was colorful.
When we were rehearsing the girl w/2 heads, you and your partner in crime (dave neal?) had just completed Irma Vep and your director had given each of you a photo comprising all your characters in one scene together. Our whole cast, as I recall, marvelled at how that was done. Now even I could manage that. Probably not so neatly, but at least I know how it's done. Photo-shop forever!
I always take you seriously. Well, your posts, anyway. And you know I love new words. It's fun to meet people who can teach me things that require only mental effort, not physical.
You are a good sport if you didn't get upset with my latest post in response to shad......whatever. You are just a general sweetie. ad/spf
Gus, did you read my post about Pippin? I was impressed by the general professionalism. Brian's some director! And he had a fine producer! susan