Wednesday, November 3, 2010


Dr. Kingsley used to joke, in his own inimitable way, that if you were ever doing Shakespeare and forgot your line, you could get away with saying: "There will be more of this anon."
One time, jamming with my cover band, Fish Relics as we were about to take a band break, I actually said "There will be more Fish Relics anon."

Brian Jr. is playing his tenor sax in the orchestra in a community theater production of "Hello, Dolly!" that's now running. Ecch, I forgot how hellish tech week was for musicals!!! A five-hour tech rehearsal on a Sunday was followed by 7-10 p.m. on three consecutive school nights. It's a miracle he didn't fall asleep on the bus going to school.

I don't know what's gotten into me in my old age. I find myself feeling great disdain toward the lead actors in this show. People, why the primadonna standoffish act? It's friggin' community theater! Get a grip!!

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Pages from a forgotten sketchbook

Once upon a time, I fancied myself quite the renaissance man. Here are a few sketches I made in 1988-89 of Catherine, Lara&John preparing for the Broadway themed Homecoming, and Jon Perini in his Stage Manager costume from "Skin of Our Teeth" (that's me in the corner, making fun of something he said in his lobby display bio: "Kinda looks emaciated and tired, doesn't he?")
Hopefully, you recognize yourselves.