Volume 2 Book 10 Part 2 of "Living In The Bonus Round"
The Online Diary of Steve Schalchlin

A former Hollywood Starlet at the autograph show

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April 8-14, 2002.
Scary Celebrites!
Here in North Hollywood every year, they have a little gathering of "celebrities" who sit at tables and sign autographs. You never know who's going to show up. Some of them are ultra-cool and some of them are downright scary. Most of them had marginal careers or are past their prime. I brought my camera, of course to catch my faves!

The most frightening was Richard Kiel. Remember he was one of the James Bond villains. But he wasn't exactly frightening in the "I'm a big bruiser who can kill you way." Not anymore.


Buddy Hackett was wearing latex gloves
while signing autographs.

Al Lewis, Grandpa from The Munsters,
is still full of life.

Butch Patrick "Eddie Munster"

Shirley Mills was a kid in the movie
"The Grapes of Wrath" with Henry Fonda

Johnny Brown from TV's "What's Happenin'"

Micheal Ansara was on Star Trek a lot.

William Schallert was Patty Duke's father on TV

Movie actress Karen Black

I managed to finish arranging and recording three songs this week. I guess that means I'm getting the hang of the software.

I have a couple other songs that are still only half-written. Well, that's kinda what helped. I was stressing out over the half-written songs so out of frustration I put them aside and went back to a couple that had been driving me crazy, James Robison and William's Song. JR was making me nuts because it goes back and forth between 7/4 and 4/4. William's Song was difficult because it's in a swing tempo and I couldn't figure out how to make the software coordinate that triplet feel.

Then as I was working on one of the new songs, it suddenly hit me how I could do both JR and William's Song -- I had to "trick" the software.

This next week, I have an appointment with an Ear, Nose and Throat specialist, Dr. Andrew and then I see Dr. Peter on Thursday where, hopefully, we'll see some results from the exercise/diet regimen. I've been very faithful, walking two to three miles every single day.

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