I’m in High Fidelity the Musical

and now I’m gonna blog about it.

Bye! July 6, 2008

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for now!

It’s been real, it’s been fun, but now – it is over.

If you came to the show – thank you so much for coming! We all had a great time. it’s been really great having this New Line Lori blog to reflect on my thoughts about the show and about the subject matter (music! dance! woo!) – I’m very grateful for my imaginative st. louis life!

Now, if you’re that interested in what things I have to say about things – come visit my other blog, better known as Mississippi River Valley Girl. I’d love to have you. If you see me out on the St. Louis streets, be sure to wave hello.

See you at karoke.

Peace out,

Lori

 

Real Record Store Manager June 30, 2008

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Though Shirley at the antique store on Cherokee (with whom mary and I hung out for like, an hour yesterday) might disagree (she thinks – among many other things, she has her some opinions – the Record Exchange is the best/realest record store)…this guy seems to be the Real Deal, as they say.

He also seems to be the manager of Vintage Vinyl.

 

Picture Inspirations June 27, 2008

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As promised.

orginal (Jenny Lewis of the band Rilo Kiley. She sang backup on EC’s latest album named after the inventor of instant noodles. Jealous. ):

me, working the purple:


Pictures taken by the ever-talented Michael Daft.

Check out his site, he’s got some AWESOME pictures of St. Louis.

 

Favorite Pop Song June 26, 2008

I like the words. i really like how they’re comically pessimistic. Sortof like he’s just being grouchy just because, but he really has a kooky and solid character and doesn’t really care about not-caring. I like to think that.

I like Elvis Costello.

I just relate to his lyrics a lot. Especially the earlier ones. Everyone characterized them as the typical “angry young man” – but I think he was just pulling everyone’s leg. I like to think that.

I could be wrong, but that’s my Elvis Costello and he’s the only one that matters to me.

Plus I think its kindof funny how he’s like BFFs with Jenny Lewis. (who was an inspiration for the hair-in-the-shrub shot…i should post that) it all comes full circle.

Which reminds me of a quote by another musician I’ve grown to like (though his latest album didn’t quite match the first two, IMHO)… who am I kidding, I totally love him (and I know I am not alone in this love):

“Some of us go full circle. Some of us blindly go nowhere. The circle doesn’t have to be very large to make a point, kick your ass and/or be entertaining. Remember that and stay light.”

He is also a neat lyricist. I really like his stuff. it’s rap-y.

indulge me a moment of la nostalgie: I remember when I did a poetry project when I was in 9th grade I included the words to “in My life” by the Beatles and had a sortof eureka moment that I liked lyrics to stuff. They don’t have to be lofty either. (I was just playing some Burt Bacharach/hal david and some George/Ira Gershwin – the latter(s) of whom were the lyricists…and man, I love that stuff!)

Ooo, further nostalgia…have I mentioned that I met the guy who wrote the words to Mr. Ed!??!@#@$(*&#@ —among so many other awesome songs (Silver Bells, Que Sera Sera, the theme to BONANZA!!!!)…his name was Ray Evans — he spoke at a panel at an almuni thing at UPenn when i was a jr, and I swear, when I found out he was who he was, I had an attack of super-fan intensity. I think he was like 89 or something. He might as well have been Michael jackson on the thriller tour to me. that was so cool.

 

top 5 my character inspirations

in order of importance to me (at least the first 2)

1. Lumberjack

2.Mick Jagger

3.Portia De Rossi

4. Meg White

5. June Carter Cash (note the hair height)

Respect.

UPDATE: I think it is clear that my inspiration was fellow mississippi river valley (ok, delta for her) girl, Bobbie Gentry. Will you look at that red jumpsuit!?!?!!!!

 

So yeah, I didn’t see you last Monday

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…at Atomic Cowboy. What’s the deal, man?

I feel like I should mention that if you didn’t go to the Comedy on Parade w/ Bill Chott last monday you missed out.

Amy, our costume designer came, and that makes her cooler than you! It was really funny! I brought my friend Laura, who is visiting our fine city from a far away land (Connecticut!)

Top 5 things that come to mind when I think of Connecticut:

1. Mystic Pizza! (I got a really awesome pair of sailor jeans at the Navy Surplus store in Mystic, and I also wore a lavender dress that day)

2. Land of Hedge Funds

3. my best friend from Penn

4. Said BFF’s nephew’s name is Sebastien!

5. David Letterman’s house

Did I just digress just there?

Do yourself a favor and go to the next Comedy on Parade show. I think there’s one this monday (?!? – do your research, I cannot take you by the hand the whole way) and if it’s half as funny that will still be very funny.

And I’m being honest here, I have a long line of comedian/comedy critical friends (and sometimes I even think I am funny), so I am can sometimes be not so generous in praise (though I am always generous with hope and enthusiasm) concerning local comedy. (not lately though, come to think of it.) I nearly rolled on the floor. Very nearly.

I’m just a girl, standing in front of a blog, asking you to laugh – b/c Bill Chott’s got something here.  Also, you actorly types should think about taking some of his classes. I’m just sayin’!

 

Week 3, omg

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Well its week three.

Can I even believe that it’s been a week since the last time I got to wear my lumberjack pants and dance around on stage in front of people who might very well see me out and remember that I was that one girl with the pants in that one show about John Cusack or something???

No I cannot. But it is true.