Friday, January 30, 2009

Ice, Ice, Baby

This is a picture of my car right after I got to the hotel in Schenectady after driving through Wednesday's ice storm. By the time I got into town it was pretty much a rolling ice cube, but these are the perils we face to entertain our audiences.

It reminds me of that U.S. Post Office motto, which I just had to look up: "Neither snow, nor rain, nor heat nor gloom of night..."?

Really? "Gloom of night" is in there? How did gloom of night get up there with snow and rain? Was gloom of night a viable threat at one point?

"Attention passengers, our overnight flight to Los Angeles has been cancelled. It's just too gloomy out there."

Heck, we comedians do our best work in the gloom of night. It's our friend. It's that early morning sun that scares us.

P.S. Thanks to the folks at Union College, the show was a ton of fun!


At 7:57 PM, Blogger rooruu said...

Your Pachelbel rant got a mention in Sydney's broadsheet newspaper, the SMH in Column 8 on Sat 31 Jan. 08.

I'll paste it here in case it's hard to find (sadly someone didn't spellcheck so your surname is spelled wrongly...) Geoff Breach, of Broadway, has another take on the Pachelbel's sadistic tendencies (Canon capers, Column 8, for days). "I refer you to (recovered) cellist Rob Parovonian and his well-known Pachelbel Rant. Parovonian's theory is that Pachelbel once dated a cellist and that 'she dissed him really bad', so 'for the rest of his life he came up with the worst cello parts he could think of'."

As you may not be a constant reader of the Sydney Morning Herald, I thought you'd like the heads up.

At 1:12 PM, Blogger Robin said...

I imagine that "gloom of night" is a remnant of the time before electric street lights and automobiles, when walking around in the dark afternoons of winter was actually quite perilous. [/pedantic]

Still, I'm very glad you and the car made it through the storm okay.


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