Two Jews in Kentucky Part 2

The day started with a BBQ brunch at the Moonlite BBQ. I was disappointed this time…the meal didn't live up to my memory of the place or my high expectations. Did I just imagine how good it was last year? After lunch, I browsed at the two used bookstores in town, didn't buy anything, then went down to the Riverpark Performing Arts Center  to lead a workshop on TV writing and sign some books. That was fun. 

Afterwards, I chatted for an hour with the Firesign Theatre's David Ossman and Judith Walcutt, their son Orson (who placed Mapes in the stage version of THE MAN WITH THE IRON-ON BADGE), and the very talented Amy Walker, the  woman of a thousand voices

I did a quick rewrite of the script for the Sunday Awards show, then ran out for some more BBQ, this time at a place called Old South BBQ, that was even more  disappointing that Moonlite was. I changed my clothes and returned to the Riverpark Center to host an outdoor screening of THE BEST TV SHOWS THAT NEVER WERE. It was so great to see that with an audience and to hear their laughter. 

While I was doing all of that, David Breckman was writing and casting his short film, which he will be shooting tomorrow in Owensboro. The script is terrific (a light-hearted murder  mystery,of course, set in a theatre) and the cast and crew are absolutely thrilled to be doing it. David took some of the folks out for a late night snack and their enthusiasm was palpable. They see this as an amazing opportunity. I'm going to enjoy watching them all at work.

Tomorrow, I actually have the day off, but I am going to spend it at  a desk somewhere at the Riverpark Center, working on my movie script, but I'll be available if David needs a hand. I might also catch two of the four plays being  performed during the Festival. 

Saturday I'm leading a panel with Sue Grafton and hosting a dinner  in her honor, and then Sunday I am hosting the awards ceremony. I shall report back to you tomorrow.  

3 thoughts on “Two Jews in Kentucky Part 2”

  1. You are the victim of BBQuriosithy: “Will it still taste the way I imagined it did last time?” So am I. I’ve hit the Green Mesquite here in Austin, Texas twice this week. The sauce IS incredible. Your Kansas trip sounds like great fun. Following your lead, I’m shoving stuff on KINDLE. First up: SECRETS OF A HOLLYWOOD PRIVATE EYE by Fred Wolfson with Burl Barer. At $1.99 it’s a bargain!

  2. Try Old Hickory for BBQ. 338 Washington Avenue just off Frederica. 270-926-9000. I liked it better than Moonlight.
    Have you been back to Books-a-Million to see your favorite clerk?

  3. I’m so bummed I missed the festival this year. I was out of town Thursday and Friday on business, and Saturday I had plans with a girl. Girls and I don’t have plans very often, so I had to do it. Next year I’ll make a point of attending and wearing lots of cologne in case I run into Amy Walker.
    Judy’s right about Old Hickory. It’s vastly superior to Moonlight, in my opinion. I’m not a huge fan of buffets.
    It’s been too long since I stopped by your blog. I’ll try not to be such a slacker.


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