When this Spoleto Buzz blogger finds that, because of an unfortunate dependancy on food, sleep, and a regular paycheck, he’s fallen way behind in his posting duties – as, for example, now – he finds the best way to make short work of a lot of buzz is to break out the bullets. To wit:
* Prior to yesterday evening’s Festival Concert, a dash into the Spoleto press room for a quick shot of Pinot Grigio landed me in a brief but harrowing conversation with Marcus Overton, host of public radio program Spoleto Today, who nearly ripped my throat out for 1) spelling Frédéric Antoun’s (Roméo of Roméo et Juliette) name with an additional k, and 2) having failed to mention on my podcast that his program, too, is available as a podcast this year at the SCETV website. The following, then, are my own words, I assure you, and not in any way Marcus’s or a paraphrase of what Marcus said to me: “If you saw Tristan and Yseult’s Mark Shepherd at the Conversations With program on Sunday, you wasted your time. Overton’s interview with him on Thursday was infinitely more informed, erudite, and entertaining.” With luck, the tooth marks on my neck will disappear before Monday.
* If you’d abandoned all hope of landing a ticket to Jeff Daniels’ performance at
* I don’t care if you have to beg, borrow, steal, or con a ticket to the remaining one performance of We Used To Go Out at Theatre 99 – whatever activity is necessary, criminal or otherwise, I’m urging you to undertake it. I’d write a thorough description of the show if I could, but