Saturday, July 30, 2005

Answering machine message remix

Steve Coolidge took a message I left on his answering machine and turned it into this lovely remix.

Friday, July 29, 2005

I walked into the Nugget today and said, "Damn. Nobody told me they had parking inside the store." Posted by Picasa
Perhaps some kind of primitive reptilian life. Posted by Picasa
In this customer's music room there were old LPs and old radios but also some very high-end audiophile components. Anyone know what this is? Posted by Picasa

Wednesday, July 27, 2005

This customer is a serious opera buff who has thousands of CDs and knows what's on all of them. This is only one of several bookcases and closets full of CDs. This particular one is just single-artist collections of arias, alphabetized by the artist's last name. Posted by Picasa
This is in the display case of a customer --- a collar from a dear departed dog. Posted by Picasa
We were stuck behind this car at a traffic light. Click on the picture to see a close-up that lets you read what's on the car. Posted by Picasa

Saturday, July 23, 2005

This is where I played auditions for A Nontraditional Traditional Holiday Show. (Don't ask.) Two people showed up to audition. Posted by Picasa
Want a Dodge Dart Special Edition? This one just needs a transmission. Posted by Picasa
Yesterday I went to the theater after the Crazy for You rehearsal was over and programmed the keyboard for the show. Rachel punched out from the costume shop and sat with me in the pit (where after five years at Music Circus she had never been before). She actually helped a lot and also took this picture. Posted by Picasa

Friday, July 22, 2005

This mystery piece of wood has been hanging around this piano for years, but I can't figure out where it would go. Maybe it doesn't belong to the piano at all. Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, July 19, 2005

This guy playing keyboard on a trash can in Berkeley reminded me of the guy playing keyboards in the Chicago Pedway. Posted by Picasa
From a Japanese restaurant where we had lunch today. Posted by Picasa
At the Naan N Curry restaurant in Berkeley, they have this giant Bollywood poster on the wall. The guy at the counter was studying a book on cellular structure while he took our order. Posted by Picasa

Sunday, July 17, 2005

Saturday, July 16, 2005

Many little girls have come to the show dressed as Belle. One night we had a mother and daughter both wearing a yellow Belle dress. Posted by Picasa

Friday, July 15, 2005

My two favorite containers, plus an enchanted one. Posted by Picasa
This display is in the window of Art Ellis, where I bought a mechanical pencil today. It has nothing to do with the art supplies sold inside. Posted by Picasa

Wednesday, July 13, 2005

Gordon, who is playing on West Side Story and will be playing with me on Once on This Island. Gordon lives in West Hollywood and we had a nice talk about life in Los Angeles.
Stan put his laptop on my keyboard to show everyone some pictures of sidewalk art by Julian Beever. Amazing! Posted by Picasa

Monday, July 11, 2005

I actually did a gig with Johnny Crawford (the boy on the TV Guide cover) a couple of years ago. His child actor days long behind him (he was also a Mouseketeer) he now does 20s style crooning with a band. He drove up all the way from LA for the job in Orangevale. (about 7 hours) Posted by Picasa
I hope to live my life in such an exemplary fashion that Espresso Metro will name this wall after me. Posted by Picasa

Sunday, July 10, 2005

Bill has a lovely collection of pop culture collectibles, including this painting of Huckleberry Hound. Posted by Picasa
Justin Green, the semi-famous, semi-legendary underground cartoonist, made this drawing table and left it with journalist Bill Forman (pictured in background). Bill is leaving town and couldn't keep it, so Justin wanted me to have it. I decided not to, but did take Justin's books he got from the Famous Artist School course in cartooning. What a treasure! Posted by Picasa

Saturday, July 09, 2005

Eric Johnston

This is the photo on Stan's laptop below. Visit Eric's website, where
he advertises "one stop shopping for the actor's musical needs."

Tim Acosta

Tim, who has played every musical you can name, has been complaining about this reduced orchestration of Beauty, which asks him to make impossible instrument changes. At the end of last night's performance, he said, "Another perfect show! How do we do it?"

Friday, July 08, 2005

Stan never goes anywhere without his laptop. Here we are at a between-show dinner. He is showing everyone his photo of Eric, who plays Key 1 on Beauty. Posted by Picasa