Let’s Celebrate!!!!

Episode 8

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Thanks for listening.  I am gonna have my mic with me at Opening Night.  Tell me what you think about the show.

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Awesome little treat. I PROMISE….

As you know, or don’t know, the revival cast recording of Promises, Promises hits store shelves TODAY!  If you don’t want to leave the comfort of your own home, iTunes is selling it for $10.99.

I can’t do that for a cast recording unless it is awful.   I love having the liner notes and all that jazz.    Amazon posted this incredible link about the recording of Promises, Promises that features Kristin Chenoweth and Sean Hayes.  See it HERE. Enjoy.

Here’s to working hard…

As most of you know, I am currently out of the professional job market.  Bummer,  I know.  But I keep myself busy with my love of theatre and all things creative.  Today is World Wide Knit in Public Day, and as far as I can tell, there aren’t too many things happening in the Stitchosphere.  At least not like last year when all the yarn shops were offering…something. So after a bit of research, I come to find out it’s supposed to be the second Saturday in June, but no one really did anything major in the Bay Area.  AND therefore, today is NOT WWKiP Day.  Thumbs down!!   So, I am so sad.  I was really looking forward to it.

Last year, I was in as many different places as possible.  I started off at Green Planet Yarn and hung out there.  Then, I hopped on public transportation and made my way to downtown San Jose to a festival that was happening in Discovery Meadows Park and knit there.  Then back on the bus, each time I got the most bizarre looks from people.  It was almost as though I was some sort of freak.  I kept my needles clickety clacking as I walked home just for the sake of being seen by the passing cars.

So this year my pointy sticks have several unfinished projects, that will stay unfinished because at the moment, I am reaching the deadline to be off book for Shakespeare 3 Ways.  I’ll pick up the reversable scarf I am making for my sister, but I’ll only do a row or two then put it back down.

Speaking of S3W, we were interviewed for a local television show called Artbeat. I totally made a mess of that!  Hopefully they will edit me out.  The fellow that conducts the interviews was nice, but he made me wonder, “Oh, gad.  Do I come off like this?”  I hope not.  So I may rethink how future podcasts are done.

And, no, that is not me in the picture above.

What are you working on? Drop me a line, I’ll tell my people, and they’ll tell their people, who will tell…well you get the picture.

Cheers!

jery

When she said…

In Tony Award winner Katie Finneran’s acceptance speech, she said “…focus on what you love, because it is the greatest passport; it is the greatest roadmap to an extraordinarily blissful life.  Just focus on that one thing.  Don’t listen to anybody else and you will run into the right people, the right teachers, the right moments and circumstances…”

As always, the Tony’s inspired yet again. Yeah, they had their incredible share of technical difficulties, like WAY too many, but I couldn’t help but feel that upheaval in my soul that pulls at my heart because I am wanting to be on the stage.

DREAM

1. n. a series of pictures or events in the mind of a sleeping person.

2. n. a daydream or fantasy

My Favorite 3. contemplate the possibility of; have any conception or intention of

These are just a couple of the definitions in the Oxford Dictionary for this wonderful and beautiful word.

Everyone dreams.   The only difference is how they go about thinking about them once they “wake up”.

As a kid, I would have the most horrible dreams.  They were always terrifying.  I guess the best thing would be to say that they were nightmares. I think those dreams are the cause of my current fears.  Strange how that works, huh?

As a teenager, I would try and interpret my dreams with the many books that I surrounded myself with in the local library.  It was such a pain, researching an item and then having to cross reference that item with other details regarding said item.  Let’s see if I can give you an example.  The other night about two weeks ago I had a dream where in one moment, I am lying in bed and there is someone outside the door that I believe wants to come into the  room but there was a MASSIVE red and orange blotched ant that was on the wall directly above the door.   Just finding what the ant could mean takes a ton of research.  The ant itself because its in the house, according to Zolar’s Encyclopedia & Dictionary of Dreams, signifies an illness in the family, the colors red and orange mean quarrels and fortune respectively, and the door could mean fortune as well.  Now we can add  a little more crazy to this and determine if the ant was red, scarlet or crimson which indicates quarrel with friends, family quarrel, or pleasant news from a friend. Mix with that the notion that several colors mixed together mean you have false friends.  Seeing how we are just talking of two colors, I think I will let that go.  But do you see the madness that was involved in doing that?  I used to sit in the libraries, local public and the school, for hours.

As an adult, I have come to realize that dreams are what we make of them.  Definitions in a book are not the be all end all that I once thought they were.  I don’t know what that ant meant, but who cares.  There is a belief that if you say your thoughts aloud or write them down on paper then it’s a stepping stone to helping your dreams come true.  The energy  of the act is supposed to wander out into the universal ether and help you make your way to that dream.  In a word it boils down to BELIEVE.

I guess Salt N Pepa said it best when they said “Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, you will achieve.”

How do YOU think of them?  Do you try to interpret them from books?  Do you use them as  a road map for your life?  Or do they simply help you get away from the thoughts that are in your head at the time?  Let me know what you do with your dreams.  And lastly, I hope they come true.

Heeerrre’s….

_Episode 7

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I chat with Ronnie Misra from WVLO’s “Breaking Up Is Hard To Do”, an update on “Breaking Up” and my current project “Shakespeare 3 Ways” also my pick for Best Winner of a Musical at tonight’s Tony Awards! Let’s see if I am right.

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It’s that time…

Episode 06

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Next week, I’ll have an interview with Ronnie Misra and give  rehearsal updates for Shakespeare 3 Ways and Breaking Up is Hard to Do. Show notes will be up shortly.

Enjoy your weekend!

Don’t you hate it when…

I had a great original idea that I told to a few people.  Everyone that I mentioned it to said that it was something that they had never seen before, and that it was a fantastic idea.  So, I bring my idea to the people that I would like to pitch it to.  And my great idea, which wasn’t so original after all turns out to have been done before.  Awww, fooey!

So rather than let it discourage me, I asked more questions about what was done before.  My idea was short and sweet, whereas the other was nice, but too long, and ultimately it actually turned a few people off from looking further into the project.  So, I hope to learn from that mistake, even though, I was never planning to get as overly involved as what was described to me, and present it to you in a way that is enticing and fun.  So be on the look out for that.