Tuesday, April 21, 2009

I hope the lion sleeps tonight referring to Doc and "The Prince from Saturn"



Day before yesterday I made the mistake of mentioning to Doc I had another play, "Prince from Saturn" I might want us to read after "Blue" was all uploaded (it will be done after two more videos) so nothing but do I had to find two copies of it somewhere and we had to start reading it. He filmed it, too, but I didn't like it because he set the camera too far away and my thunder thighs were too prominent. I also didn't like how he interpreted some of these younger characters. I insisted on stopping part way and going home over his protests.
At 3 am that night or early morning I could not sleep for some reason and got up to check my computer. As I was sitting there, to my shock the phone rang. I saw by the caller ID it was Doc! He is strictly forbidden to call me in the middle of the night, so I let it ring and ring. Finally after he had called a number of times I decided I better answer as he might be sick or something. I answered and he told me to get down there right now as he wanted to finish that play! He said he had watched what we filmed twice. Can you imagine? I said no, and he argued and argued with me, so I hung up on him, but finally when he called back about 5 am, I answered and when he said get down there, I agreed. I was not going to get any more sleep, it was clear. Besides this is somewhat how Doc works, only he has never acted quite so goofy before.
So we read the rest of the play this time close up, and I liked that part better. He wanted me to stay and make up a trailer as he was going to, but I refused. He called me later and said his trailer was done and now he was burning copies (in a white hot pace) Mind you, he made it plain he was not doing this because he regarded this play as a masterpiece, it's just the way he gets things done.
Today I did not mention this play to him, as I decided I was going to do something with it I have not done before. I am going to force him to do it over if he wants me to put it up on Youtube. He is going to have to improve the reading which in his infinite alcoholic superiority he hates to do. We are coming close to 8,000 hits on this video blog which is certainly not the discovery numbers that Scottish singer hit, but these numbers are encouraging enough for me to keep doing videos. I will probably never get another production of "Prince from Saturn" in my life time, so I need to get a reading of it up there. Besides the subject matter is very pertient to hard times in Arizona. Both the Prince of Saturn and I are trying for disability at the time because our limitations keep us from holding down a job and taking care of our families. The Prince has a wife and baby now, and I still have two kids in school. We are in a bad fix.
In the meantime I am happy to report that the lion slept last night and I hope he sleeps tonight. I am not going to mention what he is going to have to do for a while, so he won't get hyper again. What an acting partner, but at this age, he is about as good as I am apt to get. You have no idea how hard actors are to find that will do what I have managed to get Doc to do.

6 comments:

sober white women said...

You and Doc are to funny! I have not been sleeping that well, so I hope I sleep tonight.
Kelli

FrankandMary said...

Doc sounds revved up like a puppy, which can be engaging, but not usually when it wakes me up in the middle of the night.~Mary

Malagutigrrl said...

I can't believe you went down at 5am! I'da unplugged my phone for sure...
:D

Amrita said...

I wouldn 't like to be summoned in the middle of the night .

LaRena said...

Your blog really made me laugh today. That Doc is a persistent cuss when he wants something. It is great for you to have such an enthusiastic actor, even if it is in the middle of the night. He seems to be a rare find.

I was happy to hear that some new plays were finally getting done in Phoenix. Get yourself ready to submit one of your favorites. Or whatever you do. I would love to see you get a grand production. You deserve it for all your hard work.

Connies Photos said...

OMG-you found a spot for that tag-you see-something(((Hmmmmm)) moves me to do one and even if I don't like it or even if I do -sometimes I have no idea why I put it on there...but along comes Gerry and 'she' knows...heck I may as well quit posting them and just send them straight to you...well I do some but those were meant to be made with my Gerry in mind.I used to make alot for June but she has disappeared from the online community...so it's just you and me babe,LOL.
You 'are' very lucky Doc reads for you--heck it keeps his mind active and his hands busy.....
luv ya...Both


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