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My Way of LifeKilling somebody is no big deal anymore. Especially if you were drunk and didn't mean to do it. Oh, and have a shitload of money.
It was an accident, just like this was. Hillary and Brigitte Bardot are going to kick his ass now!
posted by David on 4/30/2004 09:35:00 PM | Link |
My Way of LifeWell I want to start out this Friday by pitching the other show that myself, Merrie Greenfield, Ed Jones, BC Kalz and Anthony Serranilla are participating in The Feast of Fools. If you've clicked on that link you will find yet another reason I can never run for public office, although I'm quite fond of that picture. I've always had pin-up Vargas girl fantasies. How can I describe the Feast of Fools? Well, it varies. It's a combination Cabaret, After School Special, Variety Show, vulgar and heartwarming Vaudeville Show. You will see me as David Cerda/Joan, who chooses to live in the world as his Id/Alter Ego Joan Crawford, (which I'm sure many people wish they could do). Merrie Greenfield as circuit boy toy Benji Greenfield, BC Kalz as Anna Nicole Smith slipping from her famed Trim Spa transformation , Ed Jones as Anna's put upon wrangler and the assistant to Richard Bluestein's Mr. Burns-like character that runs all the Circuit Parties in the world and Anthony Serranilla as some Asian guy.
Tickets are 12 bucks, but YOU can get them for 10 DOLLARS if you buy them from THIS LINK! I'm only telling you this because you're my special, special friend.
Last night we had another Baby Jane photoshoot for press photos, and we had a blast. Thanks to the magic of BC Kalz's hair and make-up and William Morey's dead-on costumes Steve and I even managed to creep ourselves out. Do you believe in destiny? After seeing Steve and myself as Blanche and Jane I now do.
posted by David on 4/30/2004 05:22:00 PM | Link |
My Way of LifeLast night we had our first stumble through, and boy did we stumble. Greggy Alcock did his best to wrangle the cast but near the end President Bush had called- something about Federal funding..., At least I get to grab Tim Howard's ass...,
Mike Miller arrived with a box of posters, and if I haven't mentioned this, he did a wonderful job. Very much in the style of 60's horror films. You will soon be seeing the lovely images of Steve and myself in a store window near you. At least Hickson is in disguise. My picture looks like me. What will my co-workers think? 'There's that trannie in customer retention'....,
I managed to recite most of the lines from Act 1, but it's the goddamn blocking that threw me (That and the fact that some of the scenes were done once). I wrote my blocking notes in my script (hard copy)..., You see, I memorized most of my lines from the PDF. file of the script I have on my work computer between tasks, not even thinking about the blocking, which is essential, since I'm as stiff as Nancy Sinatra dressed like a tree onstage. Bet you thought I'd have a link for stiff, didn't you?
Wanna buy a lamb?
posted by David on 4/29/2004 05:30:00 PM | Link |
My Way of LifeWe have some sort of rehearsal tonight with Assistant Director, Gregory Alcock. It says 'read through' on the schedule but that is not going to be possible for me since I've just managed to memorize Act 1, I think..., Jay Paul, our fearless leader is working on what we theater folks refer to as 'another show', and I won't be seeing him until Sunday. How can I last that long without his sweet, apple sauced words of wisdom?
posted by David on 4/28/2004 09:04:00 PM | Link |
My Way of LifeSave America!
posted by David on 4/28/2004 04:39:00 AM | Link |
My Way of LifeKids, where's your father?
Upstairs masturbating to gay porn...,
posted by David on 4/27/2004 07:04:00 PM | Link |
My Way of LifeGreetings one and all. Last night I high tailed over to the home of Amazon Drag Princess Fausto Fernos to go over my song and rehearse for his Feast of Fools show. This is always a fun affair, and this time I get to live out my Debbie Harry/Nina Hagen rock star fantasy with my very own rockin' solo. I'm thinking a Saran wrap dress...
Every Feast of Fools show has a theme and this is no different. This particular show focuses on Circuit Parties, AIDS and big pharmaceutical companies. You do the math.
My part- that of an outspoken playwright who thinks he's Joan Crawford- is not that large due to my Baby Jane commitments but I really wanted to be part of the festivities to show everybody I'm still down with the kids. Joining us will be Handbags own Ed Jones, Merrie Greenfield, BC Kalz as Anna Nicole Smith, our little Asian hairdresser friend Anthony Serranilla and Richard 'Madge Weinstein' Bluestein, everybody's favorite Ethel Merman lovin' Jewess. The inimitable Bill Haddad plays the voice of the Crystal Skull, and listening to Bill's explicit sex talk is worth the price of admission. I wonder if he really talks that way in the bedroom? He do could highly specialized phone sex. The ever patient Taylor Ross (isn't that the greatest name?) is the musical director and Patty Elvis will be one the performers so it's going to be a kickass show at Schubas, 3159 N. Southport, May 26, at 8pm.
posted by David on 4/27/2004 06:11:00 PM | Link |
My Way of LifeSometimes I find some unusual things online when I search for pictures to link to. As you know, my links are considered some of the best around so I spend hours looking for just the right link for YOU, dear Handbagger. Many times I end up at sites that don't really apply to the subject at hand but our just too special to ignore, like THIS one. If you've never been to a nerd wedding, this is an extraordinary example. I'm not even sure what the theme of this is. I thought it was a medieval themed affair but I don't know what the bunny and cow outfits have to do with medieval times.
As this Handblog shows, you can put anything on the internet. My favorite moments are the special private photos that you really have to search for, either because they're meant for friends or family or special fetish groups.
You also come across the occasional, curious celebrity site like Glenn Shadix. Who is Glenn Shadix? He was the snooty designer in Beetlejuice and has worked with Tim Burton a lot. Apparently he's lost a lot of weight. I didn't even recognize him in Carnivale. Good for him!
Well dear reader, I had better get back to the real world and do all of those mundane things one must do before you become a superstar. Kisses!
posted by David on 4/26/2004 05:20:00 PM | Link |
My Way of LifeHi! I wanted to give you a quick hello before I went to bed. What? Now, don't give me that look.... You know I've been in rehearsals all weekend, and have been trying to memorize lines as well... I wouldn't ignore you... Believe me, when you see the show you'll realize it was worth all the time we're spending apart. Steve Hickson practiced kicking me across the floor today. He had the biggest smile on his face. Here's a little something to hold you until tomorrow. The Exorcist in 30 Seconds with Bunnies.
posted by David on 4/26/2004 05:01:00 AM | Link |
My Way of LifeI just hate waking up for work. I hate it. I hate it. Our department is so notorious for being late, leaving when we want, and general 'whatever' that we now have to sign time sheets track our comings and goings. Needless to say this is something that's not undeserved, but, for a change this is not the result of my tardiness. Well, maybe a little, but even I was shocked at the schedules of some of my co-workers. Our job is not difficult, just tedious at times (most of the time).
Jay Paul started the painstaking process of blocking the opening scene that introduces Joan and Bette to the move set. With a cast rivaling Cecil B. DeMille proportions this is not an easy task, and I sat in the stairwell desperately trying to memorize lines until my turn came. The years of inhaling booze have not been kind to my memorization skill dear Handbaggers. Of course I didn't tell Jay Paul this when we started...Or did I? I'm wondering just how in the hell Bette and Joan did it! Maybe it's a genetic thing. I am determined not have 24 people staring at me while I try to spit out my next line! I should clarify, I certainly hope more them 24 people are in the audience, what I mean is...Oh never mind.
posted by David on 4/23/2004 06:27:00 PM | Link |
My Way of LifeLast night was quite the experience. Jay Paul brought in the delightfully nimble Stuart Carden for a Viewpoints workshop. So,we cleared a huge space, took off our shoes and socks and had our very own ZOOM- like workshop. The entire cast was there, and we really learned a lot about each other. The workshop helped us learn to react to each other in an organic way and with the movie set hustle and bustle moments, this is important. I have to admit I was a bit hesistant when we started embracing the sun. I'm just not a flexible (or coordinated) guy, but everybody was willing and open to the YES moment. There was no shame or embarrassment involved, and we all started to really jump into it, dirty soled feet first!
What did I learn? I learned Merrie loves to be watched. I learned Cody like to chase people. I learned Hillary is a gangsta'. I learned Eric loves to wrestle. I also learned I'm a little more self-conscious and insecure then I thought... Yes I know, you're thinking "David, how can this be? With all of your world travels and micro-celebrity status within the Chicago theater world and your Poseidon, Ann-Margret and Blondie Yahoo groups? Yes, dear reader, I'm human, just like you, with all the foibles and fears that you too have. Right now I am singing, 'Human' by The Human League.
posted by David on 4/22/2004 06:57:00 PM | Link |
My Way of LifeLast night we had a full house in rehearsal sans BC Kalz, who hopefully had a pre-arranged conflict. The cast seems to be getting along swimmingly and there's just the right mix of old, new and hot...,
Jay Paul concentrated on the monumental task of choreographing dozens of 'movie crew' people. Grips, set assistants, make-up artists, all buzzing around the show-biz hive. I would never have the patience or organization skills to do this sort of thing and it looked wonderful. Tim Piotrowski, our set designer brought a scale diaphragm of the set. Wait, I think I spelled that incorrectly...DIORAMA. He even had little canvas directors chairs with Bette and Joan on the back of them. We love Tim. I am determined to memorize the first act and am making some progress.
posted by David on 4/21/2004 06:43:00 PM | Link |
My Way of LifeSunday was not the day of rest for yours truly dear Handbaggers. The day started with a bowl of Honey Bunches of Oats and my morning meditation. Rehearsal for How Whatever Happened to Baby Jane Happened started at noon and lasted until about 4:30. We tackled the Hedda Hopper & Victor Buono scenes and as usual Jay Paul had some wildly imaginative things for us to do. This was Derek Chapstick's first rehearsal and it was a delight to work with him again. The poor boy will have to wear a fat suit for the show. We promised him he wouldn't have wear Steve Kimbrough's Belle Rosen fat suit from POSEIDON!, but I was thinking we could just give the suit a radical mastectomy and he'd never know the difference. Radical mastectomy. I always thought that was an odd name. Q: How was that mastectomy? A: Radical!
After rehearsal I zipped home, swallowed a sandwich and went to the read through for Fausto Ferno's Feast of Fools show. I'm a regular in this production. I play Fausto's roommate who thinks he's Joan Crawford. My character is opinionated and has a huge ego... Hmmmm...., The new Feast of Fools show is very funny, tasteless, insightful, and is bound to rile a few cockles. It's about AIDS, pharmaceutical companies, circuit parties, drugs and FAME. The 'read-through' ended up lasting from 6- 9:30, and little Faustina is trying to suck all the remaining free time I have left in my busy little life. Fausto can be a bit if a taskmaster at times but did I protest. No. Like the pro I am I just sat quietly while he made people repeat lines over and over and over.
I ended up missing The Sopranos and Deborah Harry on Divas Live 2004, but I caught most of the Divas shit later that night in bed with the volume turned low. I'm glad Debbie was getting her props, but I certainly didn't see the point of barefoot hippie chick Joss Stone singing 'One Way or Another' with Debbie. She doesn't have a 'One Way or Another' voice. She was just belting it out like she was singing some stupid soul song, and it didn't work. Debbie was very gracious. They also did their new single 'Good Boys' which is a great little song, but not very good live because it's rather electronic. I missed what sounded like he most intriguing performance of them all- an updated version of Rapture with potty mouthed WB sitcom star/rapper Eve. I'm sure there will be millions of reruns.
posted by David on 4/19/2004 11:14:00 PM | Link |
My Way of LifeSo, I just came back from Connie and Carla and yes, like Ebert said there many 'roll your eyes, this is so predictable moments, unbelievable storyline' that it was laughable at times but it still worked.... There were some really funny moments and Toni and Nia are really funny in it. They have good chemistry...Romy and Michelle chemistry, and I absolutely loved Toni Collette in this- her facial expressions, reactions, make-up and facial structure. If I were a girl I wouldn't mind being her. She's one of the best actresses around for my money...BUSTER! Bottom line? I think Nia will have a word of mouth hit again, because the audience loved this movie.
posted by David on 4/18/2004 06:55:00 AM | Link |
My Way of LifeMy belly is full of the food of my people and it's making me sleepy, but we're supposed to be going to see Connie and Carla later tonight. Yes, it looks predictable but I love Toni Collette and she looks like Joan Crawford in the ads so I thought what the hell. Nia Vardalos writes the kind of safe fuzzy shit Chris likes so it's a win-win situation.
Let's work backwards...before the food orgy we trekked to Whiting, IN to visit my sister and her 5 kids. Being an uncle is a strenuous job. Rough housing with the boys and playing games with the girls. Hide and seek was the game of choice today. Hiding for them consisted of either going under the bed or standing behind a curtain. It was me and Gia vs. Sebastian, Ethan and Jill. By the 11th game I started to wise up and my arms grew tired because I had to carry Gia around. She's a little over one and weighs about as much as an air conditioner. I was tempted to wrap her in a blanket and take her home. Yes, she's that even tempered and sweet as shit. Come on, there are 5 of them, who would notice?
The day started with REHEARSAL. Today it was me, Steve , Ed Jones, David Boettcher and Tim Howard with the lovely Jackie and cutie Greggy Alcock assisting in hot pants. Jay Paul was keeping us on our toes between bites of apple sauce. No, that's not code for Greg Alcock.. Jay Paul brings those apple sauce packs to rehearsal, you know the kind BABIES eat..., We rehearsed the scene where Jane gives Elvira the day off and some other behind the scenes stuff. I can't tell you what it is or you'll have no reason to come see the show.
posted by David on 4/18/2004 06:39:00 AM | Link |
My Way of LifeSometimes when I'm really bored at work, which is most of the time I type in silly word combinations and find these sites that range from just plain sad to horrific. For example- here is what you get when you Google Jesus Hitler. Now that's a pretty dumb site made by somebody who obviously wants to shock you. He probably is considered quite the funny guy in his circle of friends. Yeah, you can always count on HIM to say the most outrageous things... Maybe he likens himself to Chris Rock or something.
How about Gay Birdwatching? Of course the heterosexual world of birdwatchers just don't understand our complex GLBT birdwatching needs. Yes, there is a section on lesbian seagulls on this site...
Next up we have Mrs. Bob Hope, Dolores Reade Hope. She fancies herself a singer. I know somebody that worked for her and every holiday she gives people CD's of her song stylings. Gee, uh, thanks Delores...
Now here's where it gets intense.... Ever here about a fetish that you found particularly bewildering or disgusting? Of course there's golden showers (yawn), scat, felching, gainers, boring BDSM, but every once in a while I find my self saying JESUS H. CHRIST, what did this person's mother do to them?
As in this case- there are no pictures, just a very graphic and detailed description of what he likes. You've got to admit, he KNOWS what he likes...
Rehearsal consisted of me, Steve, Merrie and Brigette over troubled waters- who did her Anna Lee research and had us all 'cracking up' (my parents used to say that).
Jay Paul had some really brilliant little bits for us- details, details, and poor Hickson may blow a vocal chord by the time this show is over. Like Joan, my ears were ringing that night.
posted by David on 4/16/2004 05:47:00 PM | Link |
My Way of LifeWe had rehearsal last night with many 'crew members' and it was actually pretty fun to see everybody breathe life into their characters. BC Kalz and Cody make wonderful twin daughters and Jay Paul is never at a loss for ideas. Words, yes...Ideas, no...,
Since I last told you about the death of our friend, John there have been some developments. Ludwig has been able to get in touch with a family member who is flying into Chicago today to straighten out John's affairs and do all of that stuff you have to do in these situations. It's so fucking sad. I hate to sound like some HUGE walking cliche, but you might want to tell the people in your life that you love that you LOVE them and maybe think twice before holding that grudge or saying an unkind word. It may be the last thing you say to that person.
Sorry, I think I was required by law- Karmic law to say that..., And of course this doesn't mean you still can't rip on your friends. I mean what would Steve and I talk about? If you HAVE to say unkind things, why not let Faye do it for you...
posted by David on 4/15/2004 04:37:00 PM | Link |
My Way of LifeToday is Wednesday and here I am. Time to confess!
posted by David on 4/14/2004 04:58:00 PM | Link |
My Way of LifeWe received sad news yesterday. Ludwig called me and told me our friend John was killed in a car accident in Ft. Lauderdale April 1, the day of his birthday. Nobody knew why he wasn't returning any calls and eventually our friends went to his house, saw the overflowing mail and called the Ft. Lauderdale police. John was on assignment in Ft. Lauderdale for his company. We found out the news, almost two weeks after the fact. I guess his family didn't really know any of his Chicago friends. John was a sweet guy. Chris and I have vacationed with him and spent holidays with him- I've known him about ten years and his death is senseless. He had just turned 40. I'm numb.
posted by David on 4/13/2004 05:54:00 PM | Link |
My Way of LifeTired of being kicked around? Show this chicken who's boss...
posted by David on 4/12/2004 10:42:00 PM | Link |
My Way of LifeHappy Easter darlings. I spent the day in Hammond, IN being Uncle David with my five nephews and nieces. They are a motley crew with 5 distinct personalities. I hung out with the girls, feeding my 4 month old niece until she fell asleep and putting her to bed, and I finally won over my 3 year old niece, her Royal Princess Jillian. We played a game but on her terms. It was sort of an acting exercise, where myself and my always cheerful 2 year old niece, Gia (Tragedy of a Supermodel) basically pretended we would fall asleep and then I would snore loudly. The girls found this hysterical and because I'm such a whore for attention I found myself playing this game continuously for 30 minutes. The game was over when Jillian deemed it over. She certainly is her uncle's niece. It was Gia's and my nephew Ethan's (5 year old) birthday as well...With 5 kids you celebrate the birthdays when you can..., so they were loaded up on sugar and surrounded by toys. Uncle Chris had to stay home and work. I'm soooo proud of him...,
I got home in time to watch The Sopranos, and after checking up on my e-mail and such I will start memorizing my lines. Unlike other Handbag shows I actually have more then a few so I need to get my ass off book because I have a hard time doing more then two things at once.
posted by David on 4/12/2004 04:06:00 AM | Link |
My Way of LifeWe had our first regular rehearsal yesterday. Brigitte and Greenfield, who are playing mother and daughter were hilarious, of course and Steve and I rehearsed the "Oh really, did she like it?" scene. Great fun. Greg Alcock, our assistant director gave a brilliant reading as the television dialogue and Jackie, our SM just sat at her little chair and typed away. JP, the director brought his fancy laptop and we actually watched the scenes from the movie we were rehearsing. Technology...
Today is Good Friday and work is slow as Mel Gibson has reminded everybody of the true meaning of this special day...,
posted by David on 4/09/2004 07:17:00 PM | Link |
My Way of LifeCondoleeza Rice and her now infamous scowl. Condoleeza is one of those people that actually looks better scowling. Smiling doesn't work on her. It's a combination of the shape of her head and her too small teeth. Actually, I'm finding other pictures of her where her teeth don't look this bad, so I'm wondering if she had them fixed. And if she HAS had them fixed why isn't the media pouncing on it with before and after pictures? I've deliberately avoided talking about Condoleeza and Iraq and all of this insanity because I think I may be embarrassed about how hopeless I feel about the situation, like it's out of my control. Like the world is going down the toilet anyway so what does it matter? Like there will be no social security or Medicare left soon and the MAJORITY of people sure aren't going to have saved enough money through IRA's and 401K's and whatever to live their lives out with any dignity, so why bother? It's very overwhelming for me, and I think that's one of the reasons I enjoy HIAH so much. We take people away from that- if just for a couple of hours..., Okay, enough of that!
We had our first read through with the spanking brand new cast of How Whatever Happened to Baby Jane Happened, and it was exciting. I, of course was a bundle of nerves, but it was good to hear it read out loud, and great to hear the laughter and some feedback. It's hard to believe that rehearsals are underway, but with our fearless leader Jay Paul and Jackie guiding us, how can we go wrong?
posted by David on 4/08/2004 05:53:00 PM | Link |
My Way of LifeTonight is the read through and first gathering of the cast for How Whatever Happened to Baby Jane Happened. God, I hate typing out that title...,
So, naturally I'm excited to hear the new cast read through the updated script. I'm particularly interested to hear some reactions to the shows ending, which of course, I won't reveal to you, dear Handbagger. The cast is large, like Poseidon!. I just can't seem to write a show with just 5 people in it. The show takes place on a studio soundstage so we have not only the characters/actors from Whatever Happened to Baby Jane in it but the production staff as well. Why can't I think of anything else to write? Too bad I'm not like Margaret Cho. She NEVER runs out of things to write about...,
posted by David on 4/07/2004 05:39:00 PM | Link |
My Way of LifeOkay, I'm bad. Yesterday was Miss Bette Davis' birthday and I plum forgot about it. I also missed one of the few documentaries about her, which kind of makes me angry with myself. Since I don't have time to write a lot about her I will poach a clip I found on the Turner Classic Movie site by Robert Osborne. He's the same guy who wrote the article on Joan Crawford I pilfered for her birthday. Boy, would I like to kidnap him for a weekend and just force him to spill everything he knows about the great ones.
I've always assumed it was no coincidence my hair began turning grey about the same time I met Bette Davis. She had that effect on a lot of people, and I was no exception. But I adored her the day I met her and had no reason to change my mind, at least not seriously, during a friendship which endured, rocky though it often was, for the next 25 years.
I first met Bette on the set of What Ever Happened to Baby Jane, and I'll never forget that first image of her emerging from a dressing room, wearing the bizarre, flour-white makeup she developed for her role. I thought, well, Mrs. Skeffington has definitely gone 'round the bend'. But no fool, she. The makeup was perfect for the character in "Jane" and, as far as Bette was concerned, looks be damned. She never cared about how she looked on screen, only that she look right.
That same day, I had the nerve to ask her to write the foreword for a book I was writing. Bette looked at me, squinted her eyes, and said she might, when and if she could read the book and if she liked it. (That, I learned was typical of her: Bette talked in italics, and would never agree to anything without giving it serious thought.) Eventually, and graciously, she took the time to write that foreword, and from then until her death in 1989, rarely did a week go by that we didn't talk, share a meal or jointly solve the problems of the universe. Except, of course, during those periods she'd stop speaking to me altogether. (One such occasion stretched out to a year.) Who knows why. That was Bette. It came with the territory. She wasn't always easy but once she was on your team, you couldn't have a better person in your corner. She was the first to extend a favor even before she was asked, consistently the first one to arrive with chicken soup when you were ailing. And she loved to cook. Bette never seemed happier than when busy in a kitchen but heaven help you if you didn't bring a hearty appetite to the table after she'd been Culinary Connie.
She disliked gossip, premieres and sham. She liked Easter egg hunts, swing bands and JFK. She loathed Susan Hayward and Miriam Hopkins. She adored Gena Rowlands, Ann-Margret and Claude Rains. Bette was incapable of telling a lie and, until illnesses began debilitating her, she was also quite indefatigable. She was, in a word, extraordinary. In two more words: irreplaceable and, I have to admit it, exhausting.
by Robert Osborne
Happy Birthday Bette. Please, don't eat the cake Joan baked for you....,
posted by David on 4/06/2004 06:56:00 PM | Link |
My Way of LifeI dragged my miserable butt to the gym last night and who should I run into but Todd 'Mamacita' McConville! It's nice to know some Handbaggers care about their figures... unlike others. My dream body man was at the gym yesterday as well. I don't know his name or anything, but he's about my height, black hair, Italian/Jewish looking, not particularly gorgeous or anything, but damn, his body is extraordinary. The kind you see and envy/lust after at the same time. I stare at him between my sets and I think he may notice, I don't really care, although I wouldn't just stare at him in a creepy Carrie White way. I'm sure I'll meet him one day and we'll have a good laugh about uncomfortable he felt whenever he saw me stare at him. Or maybe he'll offer to help me work out...,
What does this have to do with Handbag? Oh...uh, well Todd was there too.
posted by David on 4/06/2004 04:49:00 PM | Link |
My Way of LifeSo, Whatever Happened to Baby Sylvia?
posted by David on 4/06/2004 02:01:00 AM | Link |
My Way of LifeGood Monday Handbaggers! I'm suffering a combination Baby Jane/Green Acres hangover. I spent much of my weekend putting the finishing touches on How Whatever Happened to Baby Jane Happened and took the occasional Green Acres breaks because TVLand featured a Green Acres marathon this weekend and I happen to love that show. Perhaps that's why I have BD cooking hotcakes for Bette in one of the final scenes. Of course, we all know Green Acres, and it's ahead of its time surreal residents and storylines, but one of the most interesting bits of Green Acres history is that of Barbara Pepper, the first Doris Ziffel, mother of Arnold the pig and husband Fred's plow puller. This story seems like the perfect vehicle for a Lifetime movie featuring Steve Hickson. Believe me dear readers, after 3 months of working on HWHTBJH typing the final scene and being able to watch Green Acres for 3 hours straight seemed like heaven. Saturday night Christopher and I saw The Ladykillers with Mr. Tom Hanks. The movie definitely had its moments but I found it ultimately unsatisfying. It made me want to see the original. My rating? On a scale of 1-10? 7.0, based on the strong ensemble. Definitely worth a rental, but don't bother seeing it unless you have nothing else to do.
posted by David on 4/05/2004 06:05:00 PM | Link |
My Way of LifeTracy Repep alert! Miss Repep will be appearing in Tom Stoppard's Arcadia at the Capitol Hill Arts Center in Seattle, WA, Miss Repep's current city of residence. "Set simultaneously in 1809 and present-day, "Arcadia" begins with carnal embrace and ends with a waltz. Driven by an intellectual whodunit, "Arcadia" pulses with debates about gardens, poetry, thermodynamics and chaos theory: all boiling down to a metaphor for the workings of the human heart." So, I wonder if the guys wear dresses? So, if you're in Seattle, go see Tracy. I have to finish Baby Jane.
posted by David on 4/03/2004 07:02:00 PM | Link |
My Way of LifeDid you like my little Aprils Fool Day joke? Well, I guess the jokes on me because it's almost 1 in the morning and I'm typing this between allergy (I hope) induced coughing fits. I had to get out of bed because it was just LOUD. Typing seems to decrease the coughing. I spent the day writing and working. I DO have a roadmap to lead to the end of Baby Jane, it's just not something I can speed through. My goal is completion by Sunday and I'm sure to finish unless some new malady hits me, and at the rate I'm going that is not too farfetched. My meeting with directress Jay Paul went very well. I'm like a bottle and JP knows how the rub me until the ideas spurt out. It's so Aldrich/Joan....
So sitting up seems to have stopped the coughing for now. I'm going to be such a joy at work tomorrow.
posted by David on 4/02/2004 08:37:00 AM | Link |
My Way of LifeWith all the trillions and billions of dollars TIME WARNER makes you'd think they'd have better things to do then deal with some piss poor theater company like Handbag Productions or me, but this morning I got the following e-mail.
It has come to our attention that you and or your theater company Hell Productions our planning an adaptation of the the 1962 Warner distributed film, 'Whatever Happened to Baby Jane'. All adaptation requests for thus stated film must come through our legal department and our records do not indicate any such requested from you or Hell Productions.
blah blah blah- the rest is just boring and tragic. They didn't even have the decency to get the name of the theater company right!
So, now I'm freaking out but hopefully the parody laws as stated here, will get me through this.
posted by David on 4/01/2004 11:37:00 PM | Link |
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