Saturday, July 07, 2018

A Jump to the Left

I think I have referenced sex in every post this week. For someone who no longer does it, I do an awful lot of talking about it.

Before actor Craig McLachlan became 'victim' to the 'Me Too' campaign in Australia (read nothing into that about my opinion), he was playing Frank N Furter in the Australian production of The Rocky Horror Show.

Sister booked well in advance for herself and Bone Doctor and bought tickets for good seats quite cheaply. Now that Craig McLachlan is not in the show, Sister doesn't want to go. R was asked if he would like the ticket to see Rocky Horror and accompany Bone Doctor, and he said yes. The accomplished Todd McKenney is performing as Frank N Furter. The wonderful Shane Jacobson is the narrator.

Now R is having second thoughts. How can I convince him he will enjoy the show. Let me just check who is playing Rocky. Bingo, R likes him muchly. Check out Brendan Irving here. You'll like him, I said to R. He is kind of a blonde ranga redhead. I not fond of such muscle types, but his looks are nice enough and one could always just metaphorically lie back and think of England.

And then a jump to right, with a pelvic thrust..

31 comments:

  1. I am not a show go-er. I don't like crowds. In fact at one point my cousin wanted me to go see Paul McCartney at a baseball park with seating on the grass, etc. All those people! I wanted to go. Love Paul, but could not get over my fear of crowds.
    Sounds like it will be a good show. Tell R to go and have fun!

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    1. Maribeth, crowds don't normally worry me, but I think it is something that you avoid more as you age. He will go and will enjoy it.

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  2. Anonymous7:19 am

    Your mention of Rocky Horror reminded me of the death of Harry M Miller earlier in the week. It was he who staged the first production with Reg Livermore and also the other wonderful shows featuring Reg Betty Blokkbuster, Sacred Cow and Wonder Woman. From that, my train of thought went on to the famous Capriccio's night club in Oxford St and all the fabulous shows the drag queens staged - Star Whores, South Pathetic, Oklahomo. Each a great night of entertainment. - Ian

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    1. Ian, I think I saw two of those Reg Livermore shows. He was great. Although I never visited Capriccio's, I had certainly heard about it. They did big shows, even here in Melbourne then. I love the altered show names.

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    2. For a while, a friend of mine was in the same aged care facility as Harry, also living with dementia. He told me Harry would often put on "shows" for the other residents, which I think is a lovely story.

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    3. James, what a positive comment on the demise of Harry. Thanks. An ex resident of our building is in dementia care now, and they allow him to 'be in charge of things', except he isn't.

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  3. For me, a good weekend is when I get home Friday, and park the car and not move it till Monday when I go back to work.
    But my wife has other plans, and I alway enjoy her plans, even though I don't really want to go before we ge there,

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    1. Mark, same here. I like being on holidays and not having to drive anywhere. Bought the new phone yet? I am excited for your wife. Mine is an 8.

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  4. I love live shows but also do not like crowds much that keeps me away.
    Merle.........

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    1. Merle, this seems to be quite common. I am not that fond of stage shows.

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  5. I am with Merle. I do hope that you and R go though - and give me my vicarious fix.

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    1. EC, it will just be R. I think he will enjoy it very much.

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  6. So that's Brendan Irving. Nice enough, too muscly for me, but a good enough copy or the original Rocky, who I didn't like at all with his thick neck and soft face.

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    1. River, too muscly for me too. I like the looks of the film Rocky, but not his muscles. Thick neck, maybe make a good rugby player.

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  7. None of the above makes much sense to me, so I shall refrain from commenting.

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    1. But dear Cro, you have commented. I have done the same myself, commented that I was not commenting.

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  8. Should be alright, saw it advertised on TV last evening. . Don't go to live shows myself as not that interested. Guess I was in too many when younger..

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    1. Margaret, I kind of get forced to go to the occasional one, but I can't see the value for my $ in them. Now, local theatre productions for $20 or $30 are good value.

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  9. It doth seem thou shalt say "YES" should you require a romp in the boudoir, But surely a verbal contract is not worth the bum paper it is written on, (SAM GOLDWYN). A Stat-Dec is the safest option and acquiring such would give you time to lose interest.

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    1. Vest, I like the idea of a contract, like you have a cooling off period before total commitment to whatever.

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  10. Cro Magnon.It refers to the 'Me too campaign' by wealth seeking former sex partners of high profile Celebs who supposedly had sex with the complainants without getting formal consent. Maybe Andrew has a better suggestion.

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    1. Vest, I expect some of that is happening, but it should not detract from the basic point of men in power who take advantage of their powerful position against women.

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  11. No longer does it? There are only four things in life that are non-negotiable: espresso coffees, white wines, bridge and rooting.

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    1. Hels, for once you have me stumped for a reply. Very clever, and luv ya.

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  12. Hmmm Brendon is not too hard on the eyes, bet he looks good in stockings and corset.. have to say I never was a Craig M fan. Hels comment above made me laugh out loud.. apart from the bridge she's quite right 😀😀

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    1. Grace, wouldn't we look good in stockings and a corset? Craig was so cute when he was young, and funny. Sad business. Hels and Victor know about bridge, we don't.

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  13. Now this makes me feel old! I saw Rocky Horror in Sydney in the mid seventies with Reg Livermore and he/it was just fabulous!
    May R enjoy his show just as much.

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    1. Rozzie, I think I saw it with Daniel Abeneri playing Frank N Furter. He was great.

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  14. Oh, he must go. How i enjoyed the show when I went.

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    1. Strayer, he will and enjoy himself.

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