(7) Augusts ago, my wife and I celebrated our 40th wedding anniversary by enjoying a dinner cruise up nearly the length of Lake Chautauqua, New York from Jamestown, NY to see and hear Jackie perform at the iconic Chautauqua Insitution. It was the next to her last stop on a (3) gig tour that included performances at Portsmouth, NH August 6; Chautauqua, August 8, and Lancaster/Strasburg, PA, August 10. It was also the next to last time she would sing her "Songs From the Silver Screen" in concert.
The capacity of the Chautauqua's concert pavilion is 4,400 seats. Not one was empty and hundreds of eaves droppers lined its outer perimeter to hear her. Nearly every song she sang deserved and received a standing ovation from most everyone in that huge and beguiled audience. It was, indeed, "Some Enchanted Evening".
I've attended many concerts during the length of my 78 years that included many iconic, famous performers. None gripped me like Jackie's performance that night. Besides "the voice", several things left me in awe of her. That this tiny, 14 year old entertainer could so quickly and flawlessly merge her act with a full orchestra after only one rehearsal earlier that same day following a long road trip in an RV from Portsmouth, NH. She would do it again just 2 days later at Strasburg, PA. Also, she lost focus for a second, and the lyric to Some Enchanted Evening. Yet after whispering an "I'm sorry" to her audience, never missed a beat with an orchestra she'd never sung with before, finishing the song to a standing ovation ... like it never even happened.
I don't know how she gets back to what that time was in her career or forward to someplace even better. Better management and marketing? Dynamically new material? More of her own material? Has aging cost her too many assets including native confidence to revive a career that has doubtlessly and sadly been on the descent for several years? I am thankful to have seen and heard her at her best one enchanted evening; one of 4400 strangers she reached ..... across a big, crowded, applause filled room. How did she do it then? Why can't she do it like that now? "Who can explain it? Who can tell you why. Fools give you reasons. Wise men, never try.".
rickolsen: My cats and I are well. They are sleeping. I'm watching football. I just went to the store and got some noodles alfredo. I'm not really into chicken alfredo. I just like the noodles and sauce.
May 24, 2021 6:08:13 GMT -5
rickolsen: My cats and I are well. I just gave them some chicken gravy dinner. I'm watching football. I woke up about 20 minutes ago. Yesterday I went to the store and got some smoked ham lunch meat, mustard, and bread. I may have a couple of sandwiches later.
May 26, 2021 3:55:59 GMT -5
Admin: I don't want to appear discriminatory. It's just that I don't think any of our members read Vietnamese. I certainly don't. I think most of our members are American. If you post a thread/post in Vietnamese I will delete it and your account.
Jun 10, 2021 16:26:16 GMT -5
rickolsen: Phoenix and Sampson are sleeping. Brandie is eating dry dinner on my desk. I gave them gravy dinner a little while ago. Beef. Sometimes Brandie eats beef and sometimes she doesn't. Today she didn't. I'm watching football.
Jun 19, 2021 12:55:53 GMT -5
rlhamil: In general, if you copy/paste the foreign language posts (historically almost all Vietnamese here) into translate.google.com, you'll find they're some sort of commercial spam. A very occasional non-English post might be from a fan, but that's rare.
Jul 7, 2021 9:36:00 GMT -5
rickolsen: My cats and I are well. I gave them some gravy dinner an hour ago. Two are sleeping, but Brandie just woke up. She's eating dry dinner on my desk. She will go back to sleep. I'm watching Super Bowl X.
Jul 10, 2021 23:52:45 GMT -5
Willyiam: Admin: Please delete post "Top 3 nhà cái ca´ cuo?c uy tín l?n nh?t th? gi?i hi?n nay" in thread Buy, Sell, Trade and poster oniison12312h.
Jul 18, 2021 6:58:27 GMT -5
Willyiam: Admin: Please delete poster trangcf188 and post "Cách n?p ti?n sàn XM chi ti?t nh?t" in General Jackie Pictures
Jul 26, 2021 8:51:43 GMT -5
rickolsen: My cats and I are well. I gave them gravy dinner a little while ago and they are sleeping. I just watched a movie called The Game Plan. I've watched it about 30 times. It's a great movie. Phoenix just woke up and is on my desk.
Aug 16, 2021 3:49:28 GMT -5
rickolsen: My cats and I are well. They are sleeping. I'm watching The Game Plan with Madison Pettis. It's my favorite movie. I've watched it at least 50 times. I'm eating feta cheese and kalamata (Greek) olives. I love them.
Aug 22, 2021 16:03:43 GMT -5
rickolsen: I got a very good report from my doctor. I've lost 25 pounds. He said I should keep eating feta cheese and kalamata olives. He said they are good for me. I don't have to be on insulin for my diabetes. I feel good.
Aug 22, 2021 16:07:32 GMT -5
agog: Good report, Rick. Keep it up. Time for my every sixth month login to learn what Jackie is up to. Well don't just sit there, lemme know what her celebrityship is doing for us fans.
Aug 24, 2021 2:16:18 GMT -5
rickolsen: I got my DVD of The Game Plan today. I'm copying it to one of my hard drives right now. Now I can watch it easy.
Aug 24, 2021 22:19:40 GMT -5
rickolsen: My cats and I are well. Jackie hasn't done anything in going on 2 years. No new music. Nothing. Is anyone still a Jackie fan?
Sept 13, 2021 10:39:48 GMT -5
rickolsen: My cats and I are well. My cats killed 3 mice in the last couple of weeks. The mice must eat cat food. My kitchen cabinets are above my sink and there is no food in them a mouse could eat. A mouse couldn't reach them anyway. I don't like mice in my house.
Sept 21, 2021 9:47:41 GMT -5