Captain’s Log 5,653
Writing writing writing……that’s the name of the game. Loving it beyond measure. It’s fun to have someone to write with. Sally started out in a chair behind me in the office and eventually ended up on the floor with a sofa cushion. It’s hard work but we don’t mind. Not as long as you have enough sofa cushions. I know we would do this a lot faster if we could get together early in the morning, but that is not possible. That nasty thing called “the job” gets in the way.
We start the process with dinner. How fun is that? We eat and work – and then have coffee. Once our brains are devoid of coherent thought and we get punch-drunk silly, it’s time to call it a day. I think we will have half the show written by the end of tonight’s session. Auditions are Friday, August 16th. Plenty of time. I have already built the rehearsal schedule too. 24 sessions. If they can’t get this in 24 sessions, they aren’t going to get it. Dialogue is funny and succinct. Nothing is rocket science hard. Some people wanted three more weeks of rehearsal, but that’s just insane. I am not willing to work that hard for something so damn easy.
And so it goes.
I wish I was someone like Charles Kuralt. I really want another road trip.
On the Road. God! What a lucky guy he was to travel around like that for so many years! He got to meet great people and see amazing things! I want to be like Charles Kuralt (except I want to keep my hair).
The early days of television were amazing. I know. I was there. One of the favorite shows in my house (in addition to Bonanza and Gunsmoke) was the Lawrence Welk Show. Lawrence was quite old-school and conservative, but every now and then he tried to be hip. In the video below, he thought he made a hip choice. Obviously, poor Lawrence did not have a CLUE what this song is about. And neither did anyone else. Or…..if they DID know, they just let it go on the air as a huge joke. This is one of the funniest things I have seen in a very long time.