Sunday, April 20, 2014

Simple Gifts 04/20/14

Simple Gifts
Sunday, April 20, 2014


Chick Songs by Dudes

The Dan Band
Saturday, April 5, 2014
The Coach House -- San Juan Capistrano, CA

Jenn wanted to share with us her favorite band (before she met Rockapella, and they became her favorite).   So off we went to San Juan Cap to see The Dan Band.

Opening act:  Groove Kitty
  • Since The Dan Band was going to do "chick songs", Groove Kitty treated us to a set list of "dude songs".  
  • I really liked the lead singer's bustier/corset.  
  • I also liked their song selection.  One of my favorites: Journey's "Any Way You Want It"
  • Great set!
Guy at table next to us allowed us to sit with him so that we could see better.  I can't remember his name  but we told him to see Rockapella when they come back there, because he's a regular.

The Dan Band
  • Their introduction was to the theme of "Wonder Woman".  Where are my silver bracelets?!
  • Dude in front row trying to punch Dan's balls:  you're drunk and you got escorted out in front of your girlfriend's parents.  Was that an uncomfortable ride home?
  • Wendy now wants to call people with white pants "Labor Day".
  • What the heck was that about the shoes?
  • I love the backup singers, with their choreography and their antics.
  • I like how Dan tells almost every woman he talks to, "I like you".
  • Nickname for person whom ate a baked potato and maybe had something in her teeth: "Chive"
  • Loved "Single Ladies", mostly because they showed Beyonce's video behind them, and you could see the guys doing every single move like those on the video.
  • I was scared to give Dan any eye contact because Jenn warned us.   I'm glad she warned us.
Look what I found by the stairs, at the top of the wall of photos, after the show!

From April 3, 1997

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Simple Gifts 04/19/14

Simple Gifts
Saturday, April 19, 2014

"The Ten Commandments":.  "Let my people go." vs. "So let it be written. So let it be done."

Simple Gifts 04/18/14

Simple Gifts
Friday, April 18, 2014

Beauty and the Beast - the musical.  Happy 20th Anniversary, Belle! 

Friday, April 18, 2014

Simple Gifts 04/17/14

Simple Gifts
Thursday, April 17, 2014

Happy hour bonding time with a co-worker.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Simple Gifts 04/16/14

Simple Gifts
Wednesday, April 16, 2014

St. James Episcopal Church.

If I had never joined the choir there way back when, I might not have ever met today's birthday girl, and I would have missed out on a wonderful friendship..

Happy Birthday, Linda!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Simple Gifts 04/15/14

Simple Gifts
Tuesday, April 15, 2014

The Blood Moon.  Eerie.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Simple Gifts 04/14/14

Simple Gifts
Monday, April 14, 2014

CASA shared the retrospective video that they played at BOSS for Rockapella's Lifetime Achievement Award.  I love my guys: all the renditions, all the crazy hairstyles, all the all.

We Survived, Let's Eat!

You know me, I need to support my band and all of its members, former and current!

I'm not Jewish.  The most I do to celebrate Passover is to watch "The Ten Commandments", which, for the past few years, has aired on Easter Vigil, which is when I'm usually in church for hours and I don't get home until Moses is already coming back  and Nefertiri is trying to make the Pharoah jealous.  But I love the movie in all of its Cesar B. DeMIlle-ness.

This year, Sean Altman has released a new video for Passover, and it's hilarious.  Yes, it includes Moses.  Yes, it includes the Pharoah.  Yes, it includes plagues.  One of my favorite visuals, though, is Sean's awesome Star of David/Superman t-shirt.  Also, it's written, directed and produced by Jeff Living Legend/Demigod Thacher.  


Simple Gifts 04/13/14

Simple Gifts
Sunday, April 13, 2014

Meeting and getting art signed by Noah at Wonderground Gallery

The Price You Pay

DLR LotD 04/13/14

Disneyland Resort
Line of the Day

Sunday, April 13, 2014

"And now there's a Woody in the window." -- Wendy, after Sherry pointed out where she met Bananaman, at Jamba Juice

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Don't Trust Anyone

Last week, Cindy, Glenn, Linda and I ate a yummy brunch at Nano Cafe, then went to the movie theater to see "Captain America: The Winter Soldier".  It was the first viewing for Linda and me, and we watched it in 3D.

  • "On your left."
  • Wow, Peggy co-founded S.H.I.E.L.D.?!
  • I would like to have the same features on my car that Nick Fury had on his.
  • "Air conditioning is fully operational."
  • Chris Evans is REALLY handsome. Have you noticed?  Just in case she hadn't, I told Linda during the film.
  • "Shall we play a game?  It's from a movie."  "I saw it."
  • I loved Cap's to-do list.
  • No mention of Coulson at all?  Ah, figured that out when I watched "Marvel: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." on Tuesday.  I liked all of that stuff linking each other.
  • Redford!
  • "They don't have the numbers on the *outside* of the buildings."
  • "Oh, man! I am so fired."
  • "Well, all the guys in my barbershop group are dead."
  • "Two sides of a coin that's no longer currency."
  • Oh, Sebastian Stan, aka The Mad Hatter from "Once Upon A Time"!  Cool.
Well done.  I need to watch that again.  Joss Whedon is supposed to be in it, riding the escalator and wearing a Captain America shirt.  


Congratulations to my beloved Rockapella, the first-ever winners of a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Contemporary A Cappella Society!!!

Rockapella received their award last night at Boston Sings, an a cappella festival, where they were the featured artists at the professional showcase.  In attendance to receive the award were current line-up members Scott Leonard, Jeff Thacher, George Baldi, Steve Dorian and Calvin Jones, as well as Charlie Evett and original member Elliott Kermann.  

I wish I had been there to see them accept their award, but I'm proud that the first-ever honor went to the group that influenced many, many current contemporary a cappella groups.

You are the best, Rockapella, and in my heart and in the hearts of many, many fans, you always will be. 

Tower Records 04/16/99
Barry, Kevin, Elliott, Scott and Jeff

Simple Gifts 04/12/14

Simple Gifts
Saturday, April 12, 2014

An evening at Disneyland with friends, with the added bonus of Bro and V

Mickey Vaders

DLR LotD 04/12/14

Disneyland Resort
Line of the Day

Saturday, April 12, 2014

"Sully: Sulli.  Mike: Robert.  WHAT?!?" -- Sherry, at Starcade