Friday, January 19, 2007

A Hint of what's to come

Here's a sneak-peak at one of the headshots of Miss Dail as "Izabo", the character she is cast in the upcomming musical, "Espoir de L'Amour"!
More to come, as the news progresses...but m'cravat needs fixin before the St. Sebastian's Day Ball, it do!
Come again soon!
-Sir Percy

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Stephanie J. Block

Sink me--if she didn't go and do it! Miss Dail, taking the chance to escape the everyday hub-bub of your nation's capital, found herself with her chum, Christine, at the world premiere of "The Pirate Queen"--the newest musical by the producers of "Les Miserables"!



Demme, how excitin' what! Not only this, but she was able to obtain Ms. Stephanie J. Block's (quite notable in Broadway, and talented to boot!) autograph, picture and...was able to hand off some headshots and her resume. Three cheers for takin' the chance to seek her dream, even BEHIND the stage!

Miss Dail told me, personally, how much she appreciated the opportunity to meet Ms. Block--let us hope that, with fame and fortune, she's not forgotten the desperate desire to perform, and the obsticles that stand in the way of the actors who seek the stage!

Now, I know what m'captive audience is thinking, "What about you, m'dear chap? Sir Percy, do update us on your comings, and goings...haberdashery and the whatnot..." Well!
I'm not in the...position...at present to comment on m'self. I am, though, enjoying a nice FRENCH port, at a little cafe on Rue de Berc. Perhaps when I'm finished, I may take a stroll around the Rue de Place and see what's what and who's who...ahem...

More to come, FAR more to come!
Cheers!
Sir Percy

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Miss Dail has altered so!



Miss Dail has passed on this little picture, remindin' me of a show I've seen reciently...ah, yes! "Wicked"!
Miss Dail, indeed, went to the open-call in New York City, this month past, but no non-equity were seen. Sink me, if this entire show isn't about BREAKING barriers...such as equity...ah, but alas for them, methinks!

Keep at it, m'dear--all part of show-buisness, I suspect...what!

A toast to working artists! Cheers!
-Percy

Saturday, August 19, 2006

Mel Gibson

Before Sir Percy returns, I wish to post a short note of support for Mel Gibson.

Mr. Gibson is a man blessed with abundant gifts, a man of profound humility and sincerity. One may say that it's unfortunate, indeed, for skeletons-- thought to be all but buried-- are once again shaken: old battle wounds of temptation seem to never fully heal, and the darkness that could describe many of our pasts can, indeed, revisit us with it's inky despair.

I'm afraid many point fingers at this man who, by all accounts, misjudged his strength and abused a substance he's abused in the past--causing him to loose power over faculties of right-judgment and reason--should be very careful, indeed with such rash condemnation! Many of us choose to act wrongly--to go against our consciences in "cold blood", as it were, with full use of our reason--in order to gain pleasure or avoid pain. Mel Gibson, although making a poor choice in drinking to excess, did not do so. In fact, not only was his mistake spread all over the media--hungry to feed on the flesh of a man who sought to use his craft as a meditation on the Good, the True, the Beautiful, despite the cost to himself and his career--his struggle with sin exposed and condemned, but owning to his wrongdoing, has publicly asked forgiveness for his poor choices.

How very easy it seems, within our society, to point fingers and condemn those who strive for virtue and fail at their attempts--yes, who fall, but get up again and continue to strive--because we lack the courage to face the mirrored image of ourselves within them...an image of brokenness; an image that smacks of despair. Those who admit to suffering with this brokenness begin to climb out of the mire...the rest of us wallow in it, hoping that our facades of "goodness" mask the excrement of sloth and cowardice--hypocrisy in its rawest form.

Mel, from one broken by her past--hoping for a future, built not of her own strength, but with the gratuitous Grace we share in He Who is Our Strength--you have my prayers and undying support!

And to the scoffers-- They also scoffed when, 2000 years ago, a Man condemned and hanging naked, crucified and broken, claimed even then to be the very Godhead that Created and Sustained all that was, is and is to come!
WE WHO ARE ALSO BROKEN, AND ALL OUR WEAKNESSES LAID NAKED BEFORE THE WORLD PROCLAIM OUR JOY THAT WE CAN SOMEHOW IMITATE HIM, THE CRUCIFIED ONE. With Paul, we proclaim Him as thus for:
"The foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men... God chose what is foolish in the world to shame the wise, God chose what is weak in the world to shame the strong, God chose what is low and despised in the world, even things that are not, to bring to nothing things that are, so that no human being might boast in the presence of God. He is the source of your life in Christ Jesus, whom God made our wisdom, our righteousness and sanctification and redemption; therefore, as it is written, "Let him who boasts, boast of the Lord."

SEMPRE PRO ECCLESIA, CONTRA MUNDUM!
Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

My Dear Jack...


Come, come-- no need to assault poor Percy so! As I've told you, before, CHRISTINE has your compass! Yes, m'dear--it's displayed, rather brazenly, all over her blog! Now, please don't get all railed up (although, tis more to your character--and you know how much I appreciate that!)

Well, now, I insist that you let Percy go.

Since I have your attention, it might be well to introduce you (and our readers) to another "wayside flower", Magdelena Mielcarz.


Magdelena played "Lygia" in the newest version of "Quo Vadis", made by Polish director Jerzy Kawalerowicz, and more than being stunningly beautiful, is a fantastic actress!








Another actress to look out for is Miss Gracy Singh--

This Indian actress has blatantly stated that she will not compromise her honor in any way (sorry, Jack) for her art--and in that way, I argue, creates a clearer artistic contemplation of the Good, the True and the Beautiful. Ms. Singh is known for her role as "Guri" in the Bali-wood film "Lagaan"








Until our next meeting--I hope to hear back from you soon, Jack, as I'd like to be assured of dear Sir Percy's release--and it would do well for you to apologize to him for this little mix-up, eh? Or else, I might just need to take the Pearl out for ANOTHER joy ride...and you know the crew would assist me, as they always do. It's the extra rum I bring aboard...
-Drink up, ye hearties...yo ho!

Bree

Thursday, July 27, 2006

re-location...



Greetings, m'lovely fans!

Ahem, it's been quite awhile...again. Well, demme, I've got things to do, I have...let "socialite" be the word of the day for you, what!
Nothing too new for news, here...things quiet on my half, but I do have news on the actress (and no, Margot has given up that profession--tried to convince Ms. Dail to do the same...didn't succeed. Well, one must do what one must, no? I mean, an actress is always an actress if she has the passion...)
Bree is movin' to Washington DC, hopin' to continue auditioning for musical theatre, but close enough to continue recordin' for her current production and workin' on her demmnable thesis! The city called, don't you know...ahem, "socialite"?...
She also...wait...who are you, sirrah? What in God's name?...



So sorry, son... Felt the need to commandeer this lil' site I did...Pirate and all. Oh, you didn't know that she also deals with the likes of me, did you? Well, he who did the taking is also the one who took the taker...oh, to hell with it! Stop struggling, will you now?--Be a good lad, it would be a shame to harm you, being that you and Miss Dail are boon companions on the same quest...oh yes, I know her--no, not like that, although...now, now--don't get excited!

Ah, I see you've got her information right here--she has something of mine that I'd like back...and seeing that it's only through you that I can reach her...well, it seems this little--blog...hmmm...will be our parleeeeeleeelooo....whatever those frenchies say...

Got any rum...oh good...

Miss Dail--I await your reply

-Captain Jack

Monday, June 12, 2006

By George-an update?!


Sink me- it's true! Greetings, all, from Blakeney Manor! I've just returned from an extended...holiday...in France. Lots of fencing, horse racing, and...(slight gasp) shopping! Yes...and dear Marguerite just had to have a little kitten she discovered on Rue des Fleurs. She promptly named her...Marie Madeleine...stunning...quite...Although, the little thing does provide hours of free entertainment, what. A toast...to free entertainment. Besides all that, I do have an update on the life of Miss Dail. She's informed me that recording is going superbly...only today, she recorded a piece originated by Sarah Brightman...zounds! Espoir d' Amor is the name of the production, which with luck, will open in the District of Columbia, early 2007...as soon as the website be up, I, Percy, will take charge to reference it 'pon m'blog. All else is quite well...never started that demmed book I was so determined to write about. Well, one can't do all things...play the fop, the hero AND the academic! With that in mind...a nice sherry... ahhh...
-Percy