Tuesday, October 06, 2009


Teenage gang violence.
Tragic drug related death.
Violence in the streets.
Shady enabling behavior from the church.
Pretty much what you get from the daily paper.

All acted out in mime and dance.

Romeo and Juliet.

The Prokofiev one, not Tchaikovsky.

The one we saw last Fri eve.
It was O.K. but there was too much mime and gesture.
I actually prefer the classical style where you don't know what the heck is going on and can concentrate on the dancing.

We've got another ballet to go to soon in Bothell.
The Nutcracker.
We've seen the PNB one a few times.

Saturday I was awaken early to go to Issaquah for the Salmon Festival.
The Salmon Festival is the local celebration of the aforementioned fish returning to the headwaters.
Meredith was there to help promote a candidate for King county assessor's office
Bob Rosenberger.

She is also working for Dow Constantine, who is running for something else.

Is was fun, saw a parade for the first time in many many years.
Lot's of cute school kids playing their music and doing their acrobatics and their dancing.

Book group meeting on Sunday.
We discussed Harper Lee's "To Kill a Mockingbird" and related subjects.

Then, all of a sudden, it was now.


Blogger Glenn Buttkus said...

Bizzy az a Bea, or so they
say; there is that mysterious
entity "they" again. I loved
your lead in on this comment.
It found its way to FFTR,
entitled "News At 11:00",
and I found a great poster
for the Prokofiev ballet.
The Salmon Festival does sound
like it was some wholesome
Norman Rockwell kind of fun;
not quite up to the par of
Fremont Days and the nude
bicyclists parade, enit?
The Nutcracker, wow, how many
ways can it be done? A bunch
I guess. Didn't Richard
Chamberlain play Tchaikovsky
in Ken Russell's THE MUSIC
LOVER? Seems like it. Great
beaver shot in it for Glenda
Jackson. Miss M never ceases
to amaze we complacent types.
She is Ms. Focus, and talks
the talks when necessary too.
I was poking around on
Sherman's site yesterday, saw
the announcement for his
new book WAR DANCES, and
followed a link to a
New Yorker article that
printed the first chapter,
which was broken down into
like ten vignettes. I posted
all of them more or less
separately, and then an
interview with Sherman as
part of his book tour,
which will be done all the
way up to February 2010;
check his calendar.
Had a productive Producer's
Committee Meeting last
night at the Mexican restaurant
we meet at. Have added a
third woman to the group,
a younger one, and she had
some fresh and intensive
ideas. We picked THE MISFITS,
flick AMELIA with Hilary Swank,
Richard Gere, and Ewan
McGregor. These will be our
last picks for the year,
screening next month. December
will be a down month with
the annual Christmas party
dominating the holiday.
We screen the Russian film,
"12" this Friday in Tacoma.
Come on down sometime. It
would be a gas to look up
and find you there.
I'm looking forward to the
three-day week end coming
up, the joy for a working
man actually. Melva has
to work Monday, so it will
be out to the movies for
me; catching some action
and Sci Fi flicks that she
will not want to see anyway.


6:14 AM  
Blogger Blue Bunny said...

i veegatarian so no sammon for me. my jannie eets it tho wit botter and lemmins.

10:14 AM  

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