MUSHY'S MOOCHINGS: BREAKING BLOG SILENCE

Monday, January 19, 2009

BREAKING BLOG SILENCE

Thought I would briefly break my silence and give you an update on what I’ve been doing.

First of all, it snowed…kind’a snowed…here today. However, it is no more than our usual dusting. The snow stuck briefly to surfaces that retain the required temperature. It is now about 2 hours later and a cold mist of rain, and higher temps, have wiped away all memory, except for a photo I took; of the temporary beauty snow brings to the brown of winter.

I have also been busy working on developing a blog for a “non-profit” cause to which I recently started devoting some time. I’ve joined a local partnership and committee group determined to restore and bring back the entertainment value of the old Princess Theater here in Harriman. CLICK HERE TO SEETHE PRINCESS!

Several years ago, Gary Baker, an old friend of mine, and Muse Watson, a 30year veteran movie and television actor, joined together to buy the Princess Theater after the theater company decided to close it. They then leased the facility back to Cecil Johnson, an uncle and friend of mine through my first marriage, who ran the theater until 2001.

About that time Muse got busy in Hollywood and decided he needed to live in LA full-time. So, Muse sold his interest to Gary, and Gary gave the building to the City of Harriman, who turned around and leased it back to the “Princess Theater Partnership”. The Partnership, in conjunction with “The Princess Theater Restoration Committee Board of Directors” (a group of business and political folks, and educators), is now working to restore the Princess to her former beauty and value to the community.

Long story short, I am supporting the effort with my meager knowledge of blogging, web hosting and design, and photography. It is very enjoyable and gets me out of the house more often. The pay is a good feeling down deep in my soul!

You can keep up with our progress on The Princess Theater blog, which may one day become a true web page.

11 comments:

FHB said...

It looks great, and I'm glad to see you gettin' involved in something cool.

By the way, I was lookin' at IMDb last night, looking at the site for Gran Torrino. Saw it last night and loved it! Anyway, I clicked on Muse Watson and read some of his bio there. It says he...

"Worked in Black voter registration and detained by police for the bombing of the Wallace campaign headquarters during the Humphrey campaign for President."

Now THAT is some stuff I'd like to hear a story about! Very interesting.

Becky said...

Thankfully, it finally stopped snowing here in Seattle and it's been clear since the holidays. I hope we don't get another storm this year.

Sounds like a good cause to keep yourself busy. I went over to the new site and my first thought is that it might be good to dial back the site of the banner and get some news in there "above the fold."

Jose said...

I really don't know if a great writer such as yourself can stay away for long. I think writing is in your soul now.

Wow, The Princess looks very art deco and I think if restored it will definitely be a place of pride for your hometown.

AirmanMom said...

mushy...Good for you! I visited the princess theater blog...nicely done! Good luck with this all important venture!

~AirmanMom returning to her blog...

Mushy said...

Thanks all...and Becky...I'll look into that. Honestly I was a little concerned about that myself.

Sarge Charlie said...

good to hear from you mr mushy

Tomorrow is the big day, hide your money and guns.

Suldog said...

First, nice to hear from you.

Second, that's a wonderful thing, The Princess. I wish to hell I could even have a chance at saving the palace of my childhood, The Oriental. It is long gone - and missed deeply. Not even a decent photo of it exists, to my knowledge. You're a lucky man to have the opportunity, and the project is lucky to have a man like you involved.

Pat Houseworth said...

Snow? That ain't snow, check out my blog over the past week...Now's that's snow;)

Hope the Princess work is a hugh success.

Les Becker said...

We are, as would be expected, buried under many feet of snow, up here in Canuckia.

I'm so jealous of that driveway! Thank God for overdrive...

Sandi McBride said...

We too had snow...five inches..but its mostly gone today...Thank you Jesus...headed over to see the Princess!
Sandi

David Sullivan said...

If you want to see real snow look at the pics at my place!!

Glad you are doing well brother.