Month: April 1998

Pick Up Ax opens!

Well, we did it. We finally got through the whole show without blowing any dimmers, circuit breakers, or other electrical elements. You wouldn’t believe the sigh of relief I let go after the curtain call. This has been the longest week I can remember, and most of it shouldn’t have been necessary. But I learned some valuable lessons about doing… Read more →

My Worst Nightmare

Damn damn damn damn DAMN! For the first time ever, I’ve had to halt a show in medias res, shut it down and send an audience home in the middle of a performance. It’s a hard thing to do. I know the phrase “the show must go on” is just that–a phrase, but it accurately reflects some inate drive toward… Read more →

Down to the Wire

Whew, I’m beat. A bunch of us working on Pick Up Ax just pulled an all-nighter at the theatre trying to get things ready for our first preview tomorrow. The lights have been giving us problems–fuses have been blowing. We’ve managed to get some new ones, but what was supposed to be a tech rehearsal yesterday ended up being just… Read more →

Print Designs

Okay, it’s 1:17 am on Easter morning, so I suppose I can be the first to officially wish you a Happy Easter. To my body, though, it’s still yesterday. I’m sick right now, so what the heck am I doing up? I guess I’m still a little excited about the flyer for Pick Up Ax that I just finished. I… Read more →


A continuation of what I was talking about yesterday. Today I changed internet service providers. I was drawn in by the amazing stats capability that Deltanet has, plus they are so freaking reliable that I bet if The Big One came along (that’s the big-scary-gonna-getcha earthquake, for those of you that don’t live in California), Delta’s servers wouldn’t even hiccup.… Read more →


I really don’t like change. That’s weird, because in my industry there’s no job security and folks are always looking for their next gig. The entertainment business involves more change than just about any other line of work I can think of. The only people for whom it never changes are those who never work. And come to think of… Read more →


I love the rain. A lot of people certainly don’t, with El Nino and all. Just think of those people in Laguna Niguel whose homes slid down the mountain, and the poor condos that got crushed underneath them. Of course, one could argue that it’s not really Mother Nature’s fault; after all, cracks starting appearing in the foundations of those… Read more →

April Fool

I hadn’t a clue that today was the first of April until I was browsing the web and came across an announcement on the site that said CNET was entering the software market and would be releasing a web browser that was so incredible it would instantly crush both Netscape and Microsoft. It was a very genuine sounding article–it… Read more →


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