Tuesday, September 14, 2010


Remember the year 2000?

Remember 1990?
In 1990 the year 2000 seemed a long way off. Now the year 2000 is a distant memory.
Kids who are now 10 years old won’t remember the year.

Heck, the only thing I remember on the eve of 2000 is watching New Year’s Eve Celebrations in Sydney, Australia wondering if the lights would go out at midnight.
Remember Y2K?
Computers apparently were not programmed to recognize “00”.
So in the few months leading up to the year computer specialists were reprogramming the world’s big computers so the lights would stay on.
They did of course.

So why am I reminiscing about 2000?
As I was making a pot of tea- Sainsbury Gold Leaf Tea from Sainsbury’s in England, I noticed a logo on the side of the tin read “2000- A New Millenium”.
As I stood there waiting for the water in the kettle to boil, it felt a little unreal.
Where the Hell did the last decade go? Three months from now we enter 2011 and another new decade.

If I pause and try to remember that certain September- as the song says, I come up empty-minded. I know for a fact in July of that year 2000, I would have turned 49.
Now, ten years later that would make me…
Stop using your fingers and just leave it alone.
No, I mean it- please.
Thank you.

Eyes on the Blog!

I believe in the fall of that year 2000, I was enrolled in voice lessons with Eileen Death. Then in January I auditioned for a show with Mariposa Arts Theatre called “Oh, Really, Orillia”.
What a great show! A staple of the spring entertainment scene in Orillia. Sadly, “Oh, Really, Orillia is no more. Now MAT uses the spring for their major musical. “Oh Really” used to be the money-maker that allowed the huge Broadway musicals to be presented.
An expensive process.
I believe a show such as “Hello Dolly” set MAT back $6000- just for the rights to perform the show.

As for “Oh Really” I guess I tried to do my own version with the Garage Door Players and shows such as “The Gospel According to…LIFE” and “Just a Few of Us”. Even this year’s presentation of “A Chatty HANKmuss” come December is a revue in a sense. Various characters and performers who have come together under my Garage Door Players’ umbrella to perform a light-hearted comedy- in two acts.

Enough about that- for now, since I have written two Blogs about the show- and Hank, within one week.

Have a great day!