2020-01-15 06:38 pm

Random things... links, zips, and other things... [updated 29.04.2009]

One post to hold all of the other stuff and links and such...

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2010-04-15 11:41 pm

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Random things not of note:

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2010-02-20 10:52 am

NYT: That Unmistakable Streepness

I admit, I wasn't expecting to see the visage of Miranda Priestly peer out at me on the front page of the NYT but an article about Meryl Streep should never be passed over for reading :D

That Unmistakable Streepness

By A. O. SCOTT

FROM the moment it was announced on Feb. 2, Meryl Streep’s 16th Oscar nomination — best performance by an actress in a leading role for “Julie & Julia,” in case your attention has been otherwise occupied — seemed both richly merited and a bit redundant. Of course she would! How could she not?

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2010-02-11 10:12 am

An Evening with Patti LuPone and Mandy Patinkin 2010.02.09e

An Evening with Patti LuPone is something that should never be missed. Combine that with the possibility of Mandy Patinkin on the stage, and suddenly everyone might wonder if the stage is big enough for these two very big diva egos. :) Take comfort in the fact that the songs and the music fill the space so much that the almost Doyle-ian scenery (lightbulbs on a stand?) is just something that changes colour every so often.

The evening was a great selection of songs from both Sondheim, and Rodgers and Hammerstein plus Kern, and Lloyd Webber. The playlist is below:

playlist )

With only a bass and piano accompaniment, and a very receptive audience, this evening was something that didn't depend beautiful orchestras or high-tech acoustics. An Evening with lets both performers sing selections from roles that they might never play: Nellie Forbush from South Pacific, or Billy Bigelow from Carousel. Although very surprised that there were no songs from Sunday in the Park with George or Sweeney Todd, I could also understand possible reasons (one pianist is not quite enough to coax the beautiful sounds that I associate with both shows).

The encore songs were unmicced, and the audio reflects that. Great to hear it in a small intimate space (yes, I can call the Royal Alex that since there are three levels, and even at 17 rows back, it was not cavernous).
2010-02-08 11:46 am

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Finally! The stuff I'd ordered from MDC arrived (six weeks after I'd placed it... was supposed to be in one week). I've amassed a whole collection of blanks that will last a bit longer than I'd worried about. 110 1G discs and 60 of the HHB 80min discs. Hopefully I won't run through them so fast.
2010-02-08 10:51 am

State of the Desk

The annual state of the desk photo:

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2010-01-28 10:46 pm
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Playbill: Leap of Faith, Menken's Gospel-Filled Musical Comedy, Will Premiere in L.A.

!!! It's been almost three (THREE!) years since that early reading of Leap of Faith (with Raul Esparza and Ms Kassebaum. [livejournal.com profile] joran and I learned of the reading (on the Friday) only because we had passed by the Gershwin stage door on the Thursday night holding a windowcard from Company which starred Raul Esparza. [side note: that windowcard still occupies a prized and singular frame and has never been hidden away for rotation.]

Leap of Faith, Menken's Gospel-Filled Musical Comedy, Will Premiere in L.A.

By Kenneth Jones
28 Jan 2010

Following a recent Manhattan workshop presentation of Leap of Faith, the new musical with songs by Alan Menken and Glenn Slater, Center Theatre Group is taking its own leap of faith: It will produce the world premiere this summer at the Ahmanson Theatre.

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2010-01-09 11:15 pm
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Drabble: Sense

Title: Sense
Fandom: Guiding Light
Words: 128 words
Notes: Olivia Spencer and Natalia Rivera
A/N: I want to thank [livejournal.com profile] sammysam for the lovely first sentence.

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2010-01-09 10:05 pm
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Drabble: Disappear

Title: Disappear
Fandom: Guiding Light
Words: 122 words
Notes: Olivia Spencer and Natalia Rivera
A/N: I want to thank [livejournal.com profile] fewthistle for the lovely first sentence.

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2010-01-09 09:35 pm
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Drabble: Drinks

Title: Drinks
Fandom: Guiding Light
Words: 124 words
Notes: Olivia Spencer and Natalia Rivera
A/N: I want to thank [livejournal.com profile] sammysam for the lovely first sentence.

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2010-01-09 06:43 pm

Drabble Prompts

Um, with all credits due to [livejournal.com profile] fewthistle, consider this an open post for anyone that wants to offer prompts for drabbles. [livejournal.com profile] fewthistle posted a first sentence for a Guiding Light drabble (see: Beads). So, a prompt and a fandom and I shall try to write.

Please remember that as of this time, I'm still writing in all of 1 and 2/3's of a fandom (DWP, L&O, and GL).
2010-01-09 06:34 pm
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Drabble: Beads

Title: Beads
Fandom: Guiding Light
Words: 117 words
Notes: Olivia Spencer and Natalia Rivera
A/N: I want to thank [livejournal.com profile] fewthistle for the lovely first sentence.

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2009-12-27 09:33 pm

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So usually I pick up a calendar after January 1st because the sales for those things begin and I always end up with three or four even though I don't hang any of them up on the wall. In the past years, I've opted for the ones which are related to musicals (Broadway Musicals Calendar - 2007), or Wicked (the weekly calendar I picked up at Barnes and Noble last year), or this year - a larger Wicked (monthly calendar) which has the newer cast photos etc etc, and another Ansel Adams one. So this year, I'll have calendars from my bank, and the ones I buy, and there shall be naught written upon them. :)

Other things I picked up yesterday: more Glee (the actual CDs - volumes 1 and 2).

Things I got today - via Chapters/Indigo - the Playbill yearbook and Gourmet's cookbook or whatever it was... visual food porn I think I had it tagged as.

Things I've been doing for the last four days: building stud wall framing, breaking apart said framing because somehow across 7' I managed to cut the top and bottom plates 1/2" different in length and it didn't fit.

Tomorrow, I'll ponder a part time skill of installing that pink insulation batts. The type with the Pink Panther? I'll try not to breathe too much of it.
2009-12-24 12:04 am

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Popping in to extend Christmas greetings to those observing the holidays. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. :)

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2009-12-14 09:36 pm

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Mmm. As much as I usually try to refrain from ordering stuff from Amazon and instead, go spend said shekels at the local brick and mortar, when given 6500 Aeroplan points (half earned flying, a whole other bunch because of Aeroplan affiliates), and rather than trying to save up enough to actually *fly* to NYC because that would take a billion years of short flights that I tend to do... I did the redemption for an Amazon GC. With the absolute flood of stuff that's released for the end of the year, too many temptations abound and I need to learn to resist everything/something, else I shall be very very unhappy come January when more stuff is released and the madness starts again.

SO.

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2009-12-14 05:37 pm
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Meme: Travel

A fair number of the f-list is answering this and I don't think I've done anything too crazy that I can't talk about.

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2009-11-25 09:27 pm

Thanksgiving

I probably won't post much tomorrow since it's US Thanksgiving, and the interwebs tend to slow down to the speed of ... turtles with everyone searching for those awesome 'Black Friday' specials.

To my American friends that are observing the holiday, whether with friends and family, or whatever the traditions may be -- happy Thanksgiving. :) Apparently, this uniquely American four-day holiday is more important than even Christmas, or Independence Day, or any number of other holidays that dot the calendar. :)
2009-11-19 08:59 am

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Oh, it must be a sign of how out of it my brain is that it's taken me so long to realize AO3 was not a true discussion on warning tags (within fandom et al) and rather a reference to An Archive of Our Own. *hangs head*

No wonder my occasional read through of metafandom links led me to more confusion rather than clarity. :/
2009-11-18 09:58 pm

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Minor cleanup of the f-list and subscriptions and whatnot took place.

Remain calm and carry on. There rarely is interesting stuff behind a cut unless it's audios of the forbidden sort. And even those are rarely hidden away like the crown jewels.

I'm off to dose myself with this faux-grape-tasting decongestant-slash-cough-suppressant.