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I started an All Clear post this morning. The flood waters are down, the rain has stopped, the clean-up is mostly done. The rain this past weekend bumped the flood waters up again, so the dock was only 2 feet above the water level at low tide (usually it's about 6 feet above). But the parcking lot was dry.

When I got to the Opera House this afternoon, I found that the dock was underwater and the lower parking lot was flooded again. I laughed. What else could I do?

Everyone I interact with is exhausted as the end of our run creeps up. 2 weeks ago we had cancelled shows and hurricane crazyness. Last week we did 9 shows (one extra performance may not sound that bad, but trust me, IT IS): 2 on Wednesday, 2 on Thursday, 1 on Friday, 2 Saturday, and 2 Sunday. We have the same schedule this week. Next week is closing, so we have a wacky schedule. Instead of having both Monday and Tuesday off, we have a show on Tuesday, 2 on Wednesday, 2 on Thursday, 1 on Friday, and our final two shows on Saturday. After the second show on Saturday, we'll start strike/changeover. Sunday will be a day off, which much sleeping and relaxing. Monday we'll prep the theatre for tech and Tuesday we start tech for City of Angels. We have our first paying audience the following Friday.

If that sounds exhausting and overwhelming, that's 'cause it is. The last week and a half sucked pretty much all the life out of me, so I'm running on giggles and little else now. Luckily, so is everyone else. The dressing room has been filled with lots of goofing off, levels of insanity not previously reached with this cast.

I'm typing in circles now, and it's past 2am, so here. Have some music. I've been listening to this song lots (and now the rest of the album, since my terrible internet connection and iTunes finally cooperated enough to let me buy it!). The Gotye love is longstanding, but Kimbra is new to me and she is fierce! Together, they make much awesome.

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I acquired a Spotify invite yesterday and have spent my morning playing around with it. My impressions:

1. So much music!
2. So much music that I don't have to pay for! Occasional adverts, sure. But free!
3. SO. MUCH. MUSIC. I'm currently listening to Hank Green's new album, Ellen Hardcastle.
3a. DFTBA Records on an international music streaming site. So cool!
4. Have I mentioned how much music there is? I'm still all jaw-droppy over finding a bunch of DFTBA records (especially since I searched for "Hark Green" with the specific intention of asking for music that Spotify couldn't find). That's not to say everything ever is available. There's only one Gypsy & the Cat song, for example. But still. SO MUCH MUSIC.
5. I don't have invites yet, but I expect I'll get them soonish? And when I do, they're up for grabs. Anyone interested?
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The first order of business:
I generally arrive at the theatre an hour and a half before the show starts. During that time I fold and deliver laundry, iron what needs ironing, fix broken bits, preset quick changes, tend wigs, and generally get ready for the show. By half hour (literally, half an hour before the show starts. It's when actors are called), I'm ready to help actors get into costume. While wandering about the theatre, I listen to things. Sometimes music, mostly podcasts. I've burned my way through MANY back catalogs of British comedy and have recently been on an Edinburgh Comedy Festival kick. I also listen to a great deal of topical British comedy (The Now Show! The News Quiz! Stephen Fry's Podgrams! Clive Anderson's podcast!) which lately has all been about the election. Consequently, the Australian comedians I've been listeing to have ALSO been talking politics.

A slight detour from the trajectory of this post:
I'm running low on podcasts and could use some recommendations! Not just comedy (though funny is good), anything! I wouldn't mind an audiobook rec or two either, especially if the books are available on iTunes (hooray for long lost giftcards!).

The second salient point:
For reasons I do not fully understand, I CANNOT STOP listening to "Let it Rock" by Kevin Rudolph. Youtube link there, in case you need to be sucked into the madness your song memory refreshed. The damn thing is just so catchy! Someday I will make a mix of utterly trashy yet awesome music, and this song will be FIRST ON THE LIST.

Finally, the connection:
I went to beg youtube for a rendition of "Let it Rock" but found I couldn't quite remember the title or artist. I went with my gut and gave youtube a reasonable search string. It was only after I got a THOROUGHLY confused collection of results that I realized I'd typed "Let it Rock Kevin Rudd." Poor youtube was all "Well, yes, the Australian PM does kinda rock in that he seems to be considerably less moronic than many politicians. Alas, I cannot provide you with any VIDEO evidence of Kevin Rudd rocking out. Perhaps you've goofed?"

Yes, youtube. Yes I did.


Apr. 18th, 2010 03:11 am
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My brain has been mashing together random songs and playing that on repeat lately. Alas, today's mashup is--rather craftily--a combination of "I am Leonide" from Triumph and The Ting Ting's "That's Not My Name."

While the unconscious combination of those two songs makes me giggle, I CAN'T GET IT OUT OF MY HEAD AND IT'S DRIVING ME MAD.

Just had to share.


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