Friday, November 30, 2007
Thursday, November 29, 2007
Tuesday, November 27, 2007
Monday, November 26, 2007
Sunday, November 25, 2007
Saturday, November 24, 2007
Friday, November 23, 2007
Thursday, November 22, 2007
Wednesday, November 21, 2007
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
Sunday, November 18, 2007
Sharon Rinehart August 30th, 2007
My aunt went to Stivers High School[in Dayton, OH, which I visited in 2005] with Milton Caniff. Among her things, I found a collection of cartoon strips entitled, “Chic and Noodles at School” dated 1925. The cartoon strips had appeared in the Stivers student paper and were collected for Caniff’s graduating class, I believe. Is there any interest in this kind of Caniff memorability[sic]?
Saturday, November 17, 2007
Friday, November 16, 2007
Thursday, November 15, 2007
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
Tuesday, November 13, 2007
On the last show Jim continued his habit of making small talk on his microphone that only we could hear. Just before the entr'acte: "Do you know how much the hotel charges for this bottle of Gatorade? Three-fifty! That's seven dollars for two bottles."
Sunday, November 11, 2007
Friday, November 09, 2007
Every Friday during the run of a show there is a drawing. You write your name on a dollar bill and put it in the pot, and the winner gets all the dollars. I have been playing for many years, and never won.
During one scene Jim noticed that the set wasn't moving, so we kept vamping. The house lights came up and an announcement came, "there is a medical emergency in the back of the house and we will resume the show after it's taken care of."
Bob Sereno said, "That was the only guy in the audience who understood the show."
Jim said, "In the show report we should say that we're killing them."
During the break a number of people took the opportunity to go home.
Wednesday, November 07, 2007
Monday, November 05, 2007
This is a view of the pit from behind me. Jim Vukovich, the conductor, is an amazing pianist and also a great jokester. Just before the bows, he says something like, "good job." Tonight, the last performance of the week, he said, "Great job. Great week. Let's drink."
Sunday, November 04, 2007
The conductor has a microphone where he can say things that only we can hear. A sampling:
"I really hate that song."
"I have to go to the bathroom. Brian, can you take over?... I think I can make it through this song."
"Alan, Jodi called yesterday. She said, 'I am so drunk, and I have to conduct tonight.' "