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valentines and lucky number 18

i don’t know about lucky numbers, but if i have one it’s 18. lisa was 18 when i met her. that’s luck enough and it goes on repeatedly, that number, from there but i’m not going to give away all the family secrets right now. just saying that 18 shows up everywhere in my life except on a lotto ticket. go figure. lisa says i’m magic. i’m not. but she is, and there’s been nothing
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cold noodles

july 1979 new york city had a garbage strike going on and lisa and i visited keith watson. he lived somewhere around 69th street near the park. it was a basement apartment and had no air conditioning and the garbage was piled up on the street outside his little basement window. this was our very first visit to nyc and we were deciding to move to boston. while walking in manhattan, in the heat, and the garbage, i prom
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alguna vez te digo…

did i ever tell you about shiloh church of christ? this isn’t it, but it’s darn close. i can’t find a picture of shiloh anywhere. one chapel sized room big enough for about 50 people and some side rooms; it  looked a lot like this with the cemetery across a gravel road and the same metal archway entrance. while i have no pictures of the actual building the cemetery is still there. my buddy goyo rode
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one more cast member…

paul sadler is a good old friend and a tremendous talent. he’s a late but very welcomed addition to our cast. he’s a broadway performer and incredible man, but he is also one of the alumni of upside down ’94. welcome back brother paul! it’s hard to believe that we’re still over 5 months away from opening night and already nearly sold out on all shows. we do have plenty of upper tier seat
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the very, very last grand tier seats: there’s only 20

i just had a great talk with our set designer, glen anderson, and now i’m even more stoked about how our show is going to look. if you have tickets, you’re in for a spectacular event. if you haven’t got tickets yet, but hope to see upside down 2016, here’s what’s left: upper tier is still available for 4 of the 5 shows. one show is completely sold out, however ; thursday night, friday ni
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my little brother

phil johnson, my little brother, is a big man. i don’t mean size-wise. he probably weighs in under a buck sixty right now. he’s fit and smart and i’m pretty proud of him. he’s 10 years younger than me, almost to the day, and he’s lived a life. did i say i’m pretty proud of him? i got my driver’s license at 16 in illinois. i was a senior in high school and ready to get away fr
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thank you

i just wanted to thank everybody who’s been supporting our upside down 2016 by sharing posts and buying tickets. i’ve always tried to avoid using social media to sell stuff but without your help on fb and twitter and email, etc. we wouldn’t be where we are today. the shows are nearly sold out. there are still over 700 tickets available at this moment and a couple more hours before prices go up $5. w
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the end is upon us…

the end of early bird prices for upside down 2016, that is. http://upsidedowntheatre.com tonight at midnight prices will increase $5. but since these are the only grand tier seats remaining, and they’re for the sunday matinee, these are the only seats that will cost $20 after midnight.    you can see from the pic that you still have plenty of grand tier seats in this last of our shows, the sunday matinee,
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i don’t really want $5 more for any of these tickets…

to all of you who have bought tickets for our show in july, thanks! thank you so much! we hoped there would be enthusiasm for a new production of Upside Down, but hey; we’re old. we wrote the show first time 30 years ago. there’s 30 year old people walking around who were born when we first started putting this together. weird. ticket prices go up tomorrow night at midnight. there’s only grand tier
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shhhh… the last sat mat seat.

shhhh… they’re asleep in nyc. all over the east coast, dead out. midwest fading, too. this is for the west coast, maybe a pre midnight rocky mountain kid. one saturday matinee seat left. we’re over 80% sold out. prices go up in 48 hours. and this is the last saturday matinee seat. up with the party crowd. gonna be fun. only $10. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FfnBmYwdTLA this seat is for someone wh
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