Saturday, August 8, 2020

WHY IS MR CHUCKY JACK INTRIGING?

 THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE BUY TICKETS TO SEE HIM, HEAR HIM, IN THE SHOW.  He's got something -- talent,  and an effortless friendly manner that makes the audience feel that they been introduced. His tone of voice--is that a southern accent, a drawl? The way he get people to focus on him as the play progresses, certainly reveals why Chucky Jack's considered a Tenneesee hero. There's no microphone--no visible mike in the footlights, but a mike could be overhead in the lighting equipment. I read that stars of shows wear devices in a shirt or pants pocket. I'll ask Mark--that's why we never miss a word... Maybe he was a church singer when he was starting out. Baritone voice, and yet the way he sustains the ending, the long note that he holds before the lights fade out...he sounds like a tenor... I could ask him, explain I want to write a story on the show for" the "The Knoxville News," ...he probably has a hundred girl friends. If I see him before the show starts...well, I  better the show again tomorrow.  His arms before the first cartwheel are still stiffish.  I'll bet he has a girl friend...  

Wednesday, August 5, 2020

MOM & FRANKEE DISAGREE

Frankee, your husband finished the job he came here to do . Lets headback to New York. 

I have notes, Mom I need to give the exta dancers and the show's star.

Let your husband tell Mr. Chucky Jack, Frankee. 

Mom, the cast needs rehearsal before the show tonight...

Frankee, you're over-doing it. Just tell Mark what needs to be worked on and Mark can schedule a cast rehearsal in the morning! Frankee, it's not just the extra dancers--the star needs to relax his arms before each and every cartwheel.  Dear child, that's you told Mr. Jack this morning. And I heard you tell him yesterday.

He's got stiff arms, Mom! I know how to get dancers to fix things-- they have to practice & do the routine  three or four times to be able to do it consistently. 

Why not drill him tonight before the show, Frankee? Mr. Jack will he here in less than an hour.

Mom, please don't try to help me and give me notes.  

Dear dear daughter--I don't know why you just don't meet Mr. Jack at breakfast?

Because that's not the way to handle a star.  You demonstrate--you give him the note--you give the note  three or four times and that's it! You're done! 

 

GRABBING THE DAY

 GO FOR IT.  BE SURPRISED, BEWILDERED, SHOCKED,  OR AMUSED  BY WHAT'S AHEAD, LOOKING BEYOND WHOMEVER IS WAITING IN LINE, STANDING ON TIPPY TIP-TOES AS  YOU STRETCH LONG, REACH HIGH OR PALM THE FLOOR, SMILING YOUR MOST CONFIDENT SMILE,  WHILE EATING A CHOCOLATE BAR OR TWO. 


CONCENTRATE     
 
                       SNAG 

DON'T  JUST  HANG AROUND   

Be your REALLY TRULY REAL  GRABBER SELF









 
FEARLESSNESS








Monday, August 3, 2020

SAYING GOODNIGHT TO PEOPLE I LOVE

Who? 

WELL OF COURSE JOHN CULLUM. 

If I count how many years we've been together it tells a private tale of when and how we got together --revealing enough about how old we are, so that I need to behave like a sensible, contented older woman, but ....but I shared the whole day with you--you brew the coffee and make sure there's extra packets of sweetner cause you know I want it extra sweet but won't use sugar ever since my dancing days when I watched my weight scrupulously. Did most things scrupulously. Yes, everything that's sweet is made sweeter with artifical sweetner and you always make sure it's on the table ----the sugar packets--cause I Iike  it sweet, and I shared this day with you--the steak you cooked for my supper that YOU didnt really want to eat, but ate smothered with kethup. Anyway, you know me so well I don't bother to pretend to be sensible, and can don my silliness or kiss your hands when you figure it's time for me to have an "activia" strawberry yogurt.  Yes, you watchover me; I decided to pull togther the book I am writing on line with the help of WHO--well  of course it's Shareen. Brilliant, creative sister daughter dearest truly best friend who married and divorced our son JD who lives way way out west and puts photos of sunsets on his facebook posts--she loves him, I love him and who and what he really is now a days, well I can only sort of imagine. Not ask 'tho I think he is inside and outside a idea man, a deeply philosophical man-man. So therefore, also  ignoring typos I want to say goodnight to Jd  and Shareen  and John my husband and say grab tomorrow -- with all the confusing woeful things that are heating up--covid, Trump, open or don't open schools  etcetera -- you don't need a list---just grab tomorrow and live. I am with you and love you hugely.