2011-07-29 / Columnists

Notes from the High C’s

Rockaway Music and Arts Council
by Sharon Gabriel

This column should have been written a few weeks ago, but I had some problems with my computer, but I’ll go into that later.

Our Summer Concert Series went over very well, considering that we almost didn’t have any concerts at all. For the second concert Jerry Cardone, our own Frank Sinatra, put on a great show at The Post Theatre and now that we know we can work there, thanks to John Gilleece and his crew, we are now looking forward to next summer and we are planning more concerts. Jerry was so thrilled with the theater that he told John Musumeci that he would be available to us whenever. We have already started thinking about next summer.

As you know, with my misadventures when I was installing my cable, electronics is not my forte. Anything more than a plug in a wall socket and I’m lost. So now, after much prodding by my friends, I finally decided I might as well get Internet and e-mail and so I called the company and had it installed. Great!!! I’m now into the 21st century so I thought.

I sat down at my computer, opened it up and found the faces of some very cute guys and the question was, what age group I was interested in. Not that I wasn’t interested, but not exactly the information I was looking for at that moment. I fiddled around some more and after about 45 minutes found that I couldn’t get the machine closed. If I had a Xanax I would have taken it right then. Several friends suggested that I do this or that, but nothing seemed to work so I went to see The Geek Squad who told me I needed more ram.

What do I know from ram?

They added some ram, but that didn’t really bring my computer up to speed. I have since learned that my computer (all of six years old) was old and wouldn’t be able to accommodate all the latest information. So when The Geek Squad told me that, I check with someone else who told me the same thing, and so I ordered an up-to-date computer from The Geeks who brought it and tried to install it. My luck there was something wrong with a brand new computer and they had to order another one.

That is finally installed and so here I am.

In the event you haven’t seen the Rockaway Theatre Company production of “Annie Get Your Gun,“ run, don’t walk, to the RTC theater for tickets. This is one of the best shows ever and Catherine Leib as Annie Oakley is fabulous. Broadway cannot be any better.

Am now going to try and print this article before I become more frustrated with this machine.

See you around the neighborhood.

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