Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Welcome to David Desk 2
Fortunately I can still access the earlier blog, I just can't update it because it won't let me. The last blog was on Doctor Who and Buck Rogers. I haven't written anything for weeks--since the end of April--because I've been so busy going to shows at the end of the theatre season. I didn't even finish setting down my reactions to the last four episodes of The Amazing Race: Unfinished Business. I was pissed Zev and Justin were eliminated just before the final three were set. It was all due to Zev's lack of rhythm in the samba challenge which set them back. They thought they could make up the time by selling bikinis when everyone else was making those cocktails. I felt badly for them, especially since they had to have their hairy chests waxed and all that crying.
In other news, two weekends ago, my friend Diane visited upstate and we went to a book sale at the local library. I found a BBC Radio recording of King Lear with an all-star cast including John Gielgud as King Lear, Judi Dench as Goneril, Eileen Atkins as Regan, Emma Thompson as Cordelia, Kenneth Branagh as Edmund, Keith Michell as Kent, Richard Briers as Gloucester, Michael Williams (Dame Judi's husband) as the fool and Derek Jacobi--whom I'd just seen as Lear at BAM in a magnificent performance--Bernard Cribbins, Nicholas Grace, Bob Hoskins, all played tiny parts. we listened to it on the drive back. It was only $2. I also found a recording of Emma Thompson reading Howards End and Julie Harris reading the Diary of Anne Frank.
I will try to get back to the first blog, but this will suffice for the moment. Remember the blog on Technology and Me: A Horror Story? This is another example of that strained relationship.