Wednesday, March 25, 2015

The Muchachos Thank You, Dr. George!

My childhood hero and role model. RIP, Dr. George!

George Fischbeck, who became a phenomenon in Albuquerque as a television science teacher and meteorologist in the 1960s and early ’70s, before being lured to Los Angeles where he continued as a top rated TV weatherman, died early Wednesday from natural causes. He was 92.

Dr. George, as he was known, had been living in the Motion Picture & Television Fund retirement home in Woodland Hills, Calif.

Fischbeck was recognized nationally for his bushy mustache, dark eyeglasses, signature bow tie and his funny, frenetic delivery.

He was born in New Jersey, where he was exposed to immigrant workers from around the world on his family’s farm. That sparked his interest in cultures. He later moved to Albuquerque to study and earn his bachelor’s degree in anthropology and archeology at the University of New Mexico. He subsequently received a master’s degree in education from UNM and became a teacher in the Albuquerque Public Schools for 23 years.

In 1959, a program director at local PBS station, KNME-TV, Channel 5, asked Fischbeck if he wanted to do a 30-minute TV science program for Albuquerque students. The program, “Science 5,” became so popular that it was picked up by schools in 25 cities around the country.

In 1970, Fischbeck was hired to be the 6 and 10 p.m. weatherman on KOB-TV, Channel 4, Within weeks, the station’s newscast moved from second to first.

In 1972, he moved to Los Angeles after accepting a position as weatherman for KABC-TV. In 1994, he moved to KCBS-TV, also in Los Angeles, where spent a few years doing feature stories.

It's nice to remember that it used to rain in California!

Dolly's Party Last December

Here is Dolly's excellent fitness party at Momo's in December. (I appear briefly at 1:22, having fun, but looking a trifle clueless.)

Eclipse Of The Cash Bundlers

The eclipse of the campaign cash bundlers. They used to be in high demand, but this time they can't compete with the SuperPACs. Time to push a shopping cart around town and collect recyclables like the rest of us:
“They are only going to people who are multi-multi-millionaires and billionaires and raising big money first,” said Neese, who founded a successful employment agency. “Most of the people I talk to are kind of rolling their eyes and saying, ‘You know, we just don’t count anymore.’ ”


Decision time. Do I take Bella the Labrador Retriever, or not? Joe the Plumber had always managed to keep her before, but his situation has deteriorated to the point where options are dwindling. And she is a sweetheart....


Strange ritual. Standing in a line with Justin to see an animated Dreamworks movie preview, "Home".

Rihanna as Tip. Matt Jones (Badger from 'Breaking Bad') as Kyle the Traffic Cop. Justin says "O" is from 'The Big Bang Theory'.
Justin gets free tix to the previews: movies I wouldn't ordinarily consider seeing. It's very sweet and clever film. Glad I saw it.

Ken Ford vs. The Feds

Wow. DOE overreach, post-9/11. The net effect over time will be to create a citizenry dangerously uneducated about nuclear weapons. I once met a Iranian who thought buildings in a city center could shield a bomb's blast from damaging the rest of the city. Crap like that. Article contains an interesting oversight, which I can spot after working at the Kirtland AFB Weapons Lab in ABQ in the 70's. The surface of the island of Elugelab wasn't so much vaporized as it was punched deep underwater, as the coral collapsed under the astonishing overpressure of the nuke. Know your nukes!:
The author, Kenneth W. Ford, 88, spent his career in academia and has not worked on weapons since 1953. His memoir, “Building the H Bomb: A Personal History,” is his 10th book. The others are physics texts, elucidations of popular science and a reminiscence on flying small planes.

He said he included the disputed material because it had already been disclosed elsewhere and helped him paint a fuller picture of an important chapter of American history. But after he volunteered the manuscript for a security review, federal officials told him to remove about 10 percent of the text, or roughly 5,000 words.

“They wanted to eviscerate the book,” Dr. Ford said in an interview at his home here. “My first thought was, ‘This is so ridiculous I won’t even respond.’ ”

In the late 70's I was a UNM work-study student at the Kirtland AFB Weapons Lab assigned to the group studying geology of the atolls, so as to understand weapons effects better. The big project of the day was the MX missile, which was supposed to run in underground tubes in the AZ desert west of Tucson, but after many billions were spent I understand they discovered the underpressure following the main shock wave of a single atom bomb striking the tube network would lead to instantaneous collapse of the entire network of tubes. That discovery forced a radical redesign of the program. The public story for the redesign was the program had become too expensive and had to be scaled back; the back story was they had inadvertently incorporated a fatal flaw.

UNM Dance Memory

This is pretty cool. Back around 1977 I took a dance movement class at UNM with Jennifer Predock, and it's nice to see she's still choreographing modern dance: for example here, at White Sands, NM.

Cruz Gets In My Craw

It's interesting listening to blowhard Ted Cruz as he spins a variety of fictions and tales, too many to fully enumerate, such as:

2:32-3:07: Americans have had times before now when the outlook for the new generation looked bad. Remember The Depression anyone? Not much optimism in the 30's, judging based on their writings. There is nothing unprecedented about our current times. Resembles the crash-prone 1890's in some respects.

7:04-8:25: Ted Cruz wants a Flat Tax. Allies such as the Mormon Church have repudiated Flat Tax. Reconcile your lame position, please. I like the image of IRS agents on the southern border, but it's a laugh line, not a serious proposal.

13:57-14:30: Do you remember why the IRS was tasked with looking more-closely at political non-profits? It isn't because they want to know the content of your prayers. The NSA wants that. It's because Congress wants to make political donations non-taxable and wedge them into the same exemptions that charities receive, but doesn't have to courage to vote accordingly, so gives the IRS the thankless task of distinguishing among the various types of political non-profits based on very fuzzy criteria they prescribed. To turn around and then use that task assigned to them as the basis of a political attack on them is pretty scurvy, and pretty typical for a Republican.

25:13-27:54: Obama and Carter are actually much different. Carter grappled with inflation. If anything, Obama grapples with deflation. Inflation is lower today than anytime in my lifetime. Or the lifetime before mine. Or the lifetime before that. Only neurotics worry about inflation these days. Obama's policy towards Israeli hardliners is much more gentle than Carter's ever was. I don't why Cruz thinks it's terrible for foreign leaders to mock Obama, when he does nothing but mock Obama himself. People also forget that the reason there was rapid growth after the 1982 recession (which broke the back of inflation at the cost of very high unemployment) was rampant deficit spending to support the Reagan military buildup. Typical GOP hypocrisy on budget issues. And for Cruz to claim Cold War victory for Reagan is asinine, since Democrats like Harry Truman were responsible for the multi-generational, ultimately-successful policy of containment. Republicans did little but get in the way.

Ted Cruz has no business being anywhere near power.

Monday, March 23, 2015

Final Performance of DMTC's "Sweeney Todd" 2015

Here's a wonderful picture! (Don't know who took the photo.)

The view is from the stage left wing, top of The Cube, with Jori Gonzales (Johanna) in the trunk and Eimi Taormina (The Beggar Woman) in the background.

It always amazed me how quickly Jori could get in and out of that trunk!

It was great fun to be Stage Manager for DMTC's production of "Sweeney Todd"! Today's final show (03/22/15) coincided with the 85th birthday of composer Stephen Sondheim, making it even that more special. So sophisticated; so dark; so difficult....

In general, when it comes to musicals, I almost always prefer Act 1: a fresh new musical world beckons. For me, though, even the best shows run low on energy in Act 2. "Sweeney Todd" is the exception. It just gets better and better!

Such wonderful songs!: "Green Finch and Linnet Bird"; "Kiss Me/Ladies in Their Sensitivites/Kiss Me Quartet"; "Pretty Women". Still, my favorite song of the show is "Johanna (Reprise)". By luck, in my capacity as Stage Manager and Stairs Bracer, I got to remain on stage as the song was sung. Wonderful!

I tried to find a suitable video on YouTube: the original Broadway recording is always good. Some interesting videos out there, including one I misheard the lyrics to:

A witch!
Smell that Sir?
An evil smell!
Ev'ry night at the Vespers Bell!
Smoke that comes from the Taco Bell!
C'iy on fire!
C'iy on fire!"

Friday, March 20, 2015

Dancehall Class

Tonight was my first night attending LaToya Bufford's Dancehall PowerUp, which generally meets twice a month (every other Thursday) at Sierra 2 Center from 8:30-9:30pm. Had a great time! Jamaican Dancehall is the best!

LaToya is based in Elk Grove, so having a class closer to the city center is more convenient for me.

Time to rest now. Fierce Funk + Dancehall + 3 hours of sleep last night are putting me under tonight.

Hard to believe it's been more than 3 years since I spent much time at Sierra 2.

Better Iggy-Azalea Stuff

Trying to become familiar with the Iggy Azalea discography. So much of it is garbage, but it's quirky too, and some collaborations work well, like with Aoki:

This song is pretty good too.

Mr. New Mexico

Two nights ago, they had "Young Guns II" on the teevee. James Coburn is great as John Chisum ("You just killed yourself! Bonney, you are a fool! You call yourself the scourge of New Mexico? Well, by God, I am New Mexico! And you are dead!") is awesome in this faceoff with Emilio Estevez as William Bonney, aka Billy the Kid.

There was an excellent article in the New Mexico Historical Review a few years ago that identifies Billy the Kid as the second-most filmed character in world film history (Abraham Lincoln is first).

401K Rollover

Today, I finished a 401K rollover, which apparently is so important that only a paper check is trustworthy - no electronic transfer. It's for the largest amount I'm ever likely to see on a paper check in my life (I was going to include a picture, but worry about security).

Retirement planners say that Americans shouldn't retire with anything less than $1 million in savings. I'll never get there, no matter how robust the stock market, so instead of spending my summers at Davos, I'll spend them throwing chunks of bread at obnoxious geese in the local park. But at least there's something there. Many people have nothing.

Glenn Beck Bails On The GOP

So, like Ahab, Glenn Beck, who has been called the most-effective American demagogue since Father Coughlin, is strapping himself to the Tea Party and abandoning the Republican Party. He almost did so in 2012. Just another step on his journey. He's not finished yet. For example, Beck's intense criticism of the Federal Reserve and the Progressives behind Woodrow Wilson echoes very closely the very-liberal criticism of Woodrow Wilson by very-liberal people like Walter Karp. I think it's inevitable he'll end up as a liberal. But not yet....

What's That Shadowy Place?

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Various Zumba Songs I

Osmani Garcia Ft. Pitbull, Sensato - El Taxi

Guajiros del Puerto - Veo Veo

Carlos Vives - Como Le Gusta a Tu Cuerpo ft. Michel Teló

The Regulators Will Ride Forever

Last night, they had "Young Guns II" on the teevee. James Coburn is great as John Chisum ("You just killed yourself! Bonney, you are a fool! You call yourself the scourge of New Mexico? Well, by God, I am New Mexico! And you are dead!") is awesome in this faceoff with Emilio Estevez as William Bonney, aka Billy the Kid.

There was an excellent article in the New Mexico Historical Review a few years ago that identifies Billy the Kid as the second-most filmed character in world film history (Abraham Lincoln is first).

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Thinking About Bob Fosse's 'Bye, Bye Life' From "All That Jazz"

My favorite movie musical of all time is Bob Fosse's "All That Jazz". There is much food for thought packed into this little musical.

For example, at 5:22 in this video, the dancers assume the neo-classical Ascending Arabesque stance from George Balanchine's 1928 "Apollo", representing the Rays of the Sun. But there's just 2 arabesques here; not the original 3. The question in my mind is: Why?

Is it just a looser, jazzier formulation? Is it a shout-out to Balanchine, perhaps? New York, after all, is a pretty small town, dance-wise. Fosse and Balanchine no doubt knew each other, or at least of each other. Balanchine was still alive when this movie came out, and could be expected to see it at the cinema, so it could be an acknowledgment. Is it Bob Fosse just being an ass, comparing himself to Apollo in sunset just as Balanchine was rebuked by critics in the 30's for comparing himself to Apollo in sunrise?

I'm not sure which dancers represent which muse, but my opinion is Ben Vereen, facing Roy Scheider with his pointing, accusatory finger, is the third, missing arabesque, the muse of mime, Polyhymnia, symbolized by The Mask. (And masks open the number, and are featured throughout). Balanchine spent most of his career slowly stripping mime out of ballet, so maybe Fosse just finishes the task.

One would think the Bob Fosse's muse would be Terpsichore, the muse of dance and song (and wouldn't Ann Reinking, on the right, be sublimely-perfect in that role?), or even Calliope, the muse of poetry. But in Fosse's judgement of his own life, The Mask leads the dance (as, indeed, Ben Vereen does, in "Bye, Bye Life").

And that's just several seconds of this most-wonderful movie!

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Cemeteries Of The Future Have Arrived!

I did a double-take passing by the cemetery upon seeing what appeared to be glow sticks. Turns out, they were tasteful and pleasing plastic floral/butterfly/dragonfly gravesite decorations with colored LEDs that pass through an array of colors, like night lights. I wonder if they have a disco package? That bizarre narco cemetery in Culiacan, Mexico, with music and air-conditioned tombs may be the cutting edge of the future.

No Warning Label On The Pigweed

Dan in the UK picked up some daffodils in a supermarket and noticed the warning not to eat them. Reminds me. There is a mucilaginous but edible plant called pigweed that grows in the cracks of Albuquerque sidewalks, and if I find someone tedious and dull I sometimes absentmindedly reach down, grab a bit, and start chewing.

Grim Spring

The birch-like tree in the back yard appears gone, but that isn't so surprising considering the adverse climate of CA for a water-loving tree. The gum-like tree out front surprises me, though. It has a southern exposure, true, but it's favorably located for rain drain water, and should be drought-tolerant. No sign of life from it yet. A third tree isn't reacting to spring either. The drought is unforgiving.

[UPDATE: The gum tree finally is starting to leaf out. It's on its Antipodean schedule, it seems.]

Words Of Wisdom From The Streets Of Sacramento

Donating My Recall Book

Decided to donate copies of my book regarding the 2003 CA Gubernatorial Recall Election: one to the California Archives and one to the California State Library. I was very impressed by the lobby of the history annex of the CA State Library (9th & N St.). The metallic columns and concave ceiling make it an eerie whisper gallery!

California Is The Best State For Business

Coming from New Mexico it's easy to see why California is good for business: natural wealth, plenty of money and a large market. New Mexico has very limited regulation and low taxes, so should be a business paradise, but it's anything but that. Not that many people live there, and the ones who are there have no money. Regulations and taxes are secondary and tertiary concerns when the fundamentals aren't there.

Got A Stake

Well, that was interesting. Store clerk watching FOX News, muttering about Obama not using the terminology 'Islamic terrorism'. I said I agreed with Obama, because of the need to keep Muslim allies. Triggered his very passionate ten-minute diatribe about Middle East politics and the need to bomb ISIS into the Stone Age. Turns out fellow is Greek Orthodox, originally from Bethlehem, so he has rather a greater stake in the situation than I do. We agreed on basics, though, and hope we diatribe again.

"Iggy Azalea Show" On SNL

I can understand the complaints against Iggy Azalea, and if I was from Atlanta I might even care, but I can't help but admire her will of iron and limitless ambition. Hip hop encompasses the world and will morph in many unexpected ways over the coming decades. Time to adjust.

Lots of pushback from Facebook Friends regarding alleged racism. Hmmm. And the writing of lyrics. Yet, not terribly concerned by this. Most of this stuff doesn't register as racist (except maybe the Asian thing). Most of it is just immature. People are too sensitive, which makes me think the actual transgression must be something else. New celebrities often face unfair pushback (think Marilyn Monroe, Madonna, Britney Spears, Lady Gaga).

Battling Chemtrails

As a former Utah Weather Modification guy, I find this video hilarious. Folks in the country tend to be a little off-center, and folks in Nevada City, in particular, seem even more a little off-center.

Supernumerary Rainbows

Sacramento received 0.2" of rain on March 11th - the only rain in more than a month in what is still nominally the rainy season.

There was a rainbow this evening with very pronounced supernumerary bows inside the main arch. Supernumerary bows are caused by light interference, but only when raindrop sizes are very-nearly uniform.


I didn't realize Will Butler had a solo project going! Liking what he and his band do, and he's in San Francisco on May 26th!

Send The 47 GOP Senators To Guantanamo

I'm sorry, but the GOP Senators sending a letter that interferes with negotiations with the Iranians is an act known in the old days as Treason. Senator Tom Cotton, in particular, deserves the firing squad. Time to frog march all these clowns to Guantanamo.

Barbie, a la Bodega Bay

Love the refined, Marin-County look for Barbie. She must have peanuts in the hand bag. Crows really go for peanuts.

Woman in the Yellow Dress, in "Contact"

I tried to find a good Holly Cruikshank video. She was Broadway understudy, and Touring Company lead, as the Woman in the Yellow Dress, in "Contact". When I lived in Tempe, AZ, I was in one of her ballet classes (Summer of 1989), but my memory of people is so weak I had to be reminded later by friends, after she had become famous. She runs a fabulous photo business now, it seems. As it turns out, despite her Broadway and movie fame, there don't seem to be many good, short videos of Holly dancing. So, I will content myself instead with Boyd Gaines and Deborah Yates dancing at the 2000 Tony Awards.


Heh, heh!:
A specter is haunting Cottonwood Classical Prep—the specter of "prom-munism." After an online vote this week, the Albuquerque high school's senior class has elected to stage a communism-themed prom this year, appropriately dubbing it "prom-munism."

"They wanted prom-munism, so that's what got voted for the most," senior Sarah Zachary told KRQE. "We have a lot of jokesters in our grade, so they wanted it to be funny and a lot of them are really intense with politics."

Monday, March 09, 2015

Wonderfully-Detailed Description of 'It's Showtime' Montage in "Better Call Saul" (Musical Tribute to One of My Favorite Movies of All Time: "All That Jazz")

Amazing, the Vivaldi rearrangement:
The original montage in “All That Jazz” runs for less than a minute, the Vivaldi piece - “Concerto in G For Strings, RV 151 “Alla Rustica”: Presto” - runs just over 1 minute. Our sequence runs over 4 and a half minutes long. This presented a challenge: how to reference the music playing in the “All That Jazz” montage while keeping it interesting running over 3 times the length with a constantly shifting narrative.

The Continued Evolution Of John's E-Mail Regarding The Tres Lagunas Fire

Wrote to John in OKC:


Two years ago you sent a (highly-amusing) YouTube video regarding the Tres Lagunas Fire, and I made a blog post about it. Interestingly, this article about the Fred Harvey girls makes reference to that blog post:
Basically, from the 1880s through the 1940s, Fred Harvey (the company went by the founder’s name) was the dominant food-service entity in America—the country’s first national chain of restaurants, of hotels, of anything, stretching from Cleveland to California. And up through the early 1970s, it remained important in the Southwest, predominantly in Santa Fe, where it had run La Fonda Hotel since 1926; in Albuquerque, where it ran the Alvarado Hotel from 1901 until its demolition in 1970; and at the Grand Canyon, where it had run all the hotels on the South Rim since 1905. The company also ran all the Santa Fe railroad dining cars from Chicago to California until Amtrak took over in 1972, and restaurants in major city union stations.

Its all-female restaurant service staff was legendary—especially after Judy Garland became the most famous of the 100,000 single women who served as “Harvey Girls,” in her 1946 MGM musical of the same name. But the Harvey Girls were just the most appealing part of an empire that lasted for generations, offering access and perspective to a saga of cowboys and Indians and railroads and politicians and how the Southwest was won—a wholly alternative version of our nation’s past through the prism of a completely different set of multicultural founding fathers and mothers.

Changing the world one E-Mail at a time!

John replies:
Hey Marc,

There is no end in sight for the fires in NM until, I suppose, the trees are pretty much gone. Chaco Canyon once had white pines on the rim--the last one died in 1927. Will the rest of the state wind up the same? Quien sabe?

The reference to Harvey Houses made me wonder about the old Val Verde Hotel in Socorro (a favorite hangout of Will Rogers in the 1920's and 30's) and whether it was one. It wasn't but there was one in San Marcial. I need to read up more on the history of that town:
San Marcial was located on the banks of Rio Grande in Central New Mexico. Today nothing exists of what had once been the fourth largest city in New Mexico with a population of 4000. The city was completely destroyed by a series of floods during the month of August 1929. This is what happened the day of the final flood that removed the city from existence. As the water level rose many people were trapped on the second floor of the hotel, both customers and employees. There were no formal rescue teams at that time and the trapped folks were in great danger. On that day along the banks of the Rio Grande there were many spectators watching the situation getting worse as the water level kept getting higher and higher. The hotel structure was beginning to break and many parts of the building started to float away. Whatever small boats that had been in the city had already been swept away by the raging river.

See ya,

Nha Nguyen From "Good Day, Sacramento" Visits The Cast of DMTC's "Sweeney Todd", and Gets Quickly-Dispatched

Here's the fun video from this morning's telecast on "Good Day, Sacramento" featuring the cast of DMTC's "Sweeney Todd" singing portions of the 'Prologue'. DMTC Producer Steve Isaacson first discusses the background of the musical. Then CBS 13/31 reporter Nha Nguyen is quickly dispatched by Sweeney Todd (played by John Haine). Nguyen was game: she ran up onto the Cube and went down the chute without any prior practice at all!

We had a good weekend of shows, with two more weekends to come. I'm relieved we managed not to squash Karina Selvaggio with the Cube this weekend (although something else happened on the "God, That's Good" exit that got her into a similar jam stage right).

I'm the Stage Manager of this bloodfest, which features Kyra Zablotsky as Blood Manager. (And where does all that blood come from, after all?)

In The Safeway Parking Lot With E.

E. parked her 2001 gold-colored Ford Taurus SE in the parking lot at the Safeway on Greenback and went inside to shop. After a time she returned and noticed something odd with her car. A passing Good Samaritan overheard her and attempted to help:
E.: Oh, no! My key won't open the door! There is something strange about the lock! See, it looks odd there, as if someone damaged it!

GS: Oh, no! I wonder if other cars are damaged too?

E.: There are criminals around, always looking for any chance to take something.

GS: Even on a Saturday morning! It's terrible!

E.: I wonder if it's the homeless? They scare me. Always taking things.
E. decided to walk around the car and try to come in on the passenger side. On the other side she noticed the car parked immediately adjacent: a 2001 gold-colored Ford Taurus SE. Much laughter ensued.

Monday, March 02, 2015

Glow-In-The-Dark Miniature Golf

On February 21st, we headed over to eat at Spaghetti Factory and play at the Glow-In-The-Dark Miniature Golf place at the Nimbus Winery shopping center.


Driving around with my friend Joe the Plumber:

M: "Yeah, I think I'm spending more than $2,000 a year feeding the pigeons.

J: (starts chirping)

Madonna On A Japanese Variety TV Show At Christmastime 2005

Love this video of Madonna on a Japanese variety TV show at Christmastime 2005, promoting her "Confessions on a Dance Floor" album. In general, the Japanese are terrible at small talk, but Madonna is so brittle she makes them all look like masters of conversation. Apparently a number of cast members had just auditioned for her and she can't switch gears fast enough from critical reviewer into happy babble mode.

Nevertheless, "Confessions" is my favorite Madonna album. Saw the concert in San Jose in 2006. Take a look at the YouTube videos: the best dancers ever assembled! Saw one guy spin on his head for 30 seconds, then, when he began to wobble, sprung to an upright stance. Unreal!

Wiccan Sky Dragon to Fight Chemtrails

Because it can:
According to sources close to Mr. Wolford’s borderline pathological imagination, the Wiccan Sky Dragon will attack all Chemtrail-producing aircraft in one magical bite, severing the aircraft in two thus “saving the planet from the diabolical project to poison us with chemtrail gases and mystery goo like nitrogen, oxygen, CO2, coal ash and even argon,” according to Mr. Wolford.

"Under The Dome" With Chai Jing

Upon becoming a mother, journalist Chai Jing became even more alarmed by air quality in China, and using her own money, financed a documentary to try to spur changes in environmental policy. Levels of pollution in China are far higher than anywhere else in the world and the political system there is highly-resistant to change.

Davis Life Magazine Promotes "Sweeney Todd"

They used my photos (with permission)!

Mali Music - Harlow's - March 1, 2015

Mali Music (Kortney Jamaal Pollard) apparently started off as a Gospel artist, and much of his work has a strong Christian message. Indeed, most of the audience seemed to be folks who had become familiar with him through black churches. Lately, he's been moving in a more-secular direction. A Caribbean influence is very strong in his work, but there's jazz too, and soul: basically a mélange of styles that can't be isolated from each other.

"Ready, Aim"

Mali Music chose "Beautiful" for finale:

Revival The Experience

Mali Music plays Jesus Christ in this new project, coming soon to a motion picture screen.

Dolly's Party At Momo's Ended A Bit Early

Dolly's Fierce Funk and U-Jam Party at Momo's Lounge on J Street was supposed to end at 7:30 p.m., but it ended at 6:30 p.m. instead, just after I arrived from stage-managing "Sweeney Todd" at DMTC in Davis. So, Dolly's Posse ate snacks, changed clothes, and headed downstairs, and rendezvoused with others for drinks at Bar West. Since Dolly had VIP tickets for us all, we leap-frogged the long line at the door, and entered Harlow's for the Sunday evening Mali Music concert!

(Image from Dolly's Facebook)