The February 19,2020 episode catered around a gala which celebrated Victor Newman’s 50th Anniversary at Newman Enterprises
Included were classic flashback scenes with his mom, Cora, father, Christian Miller and included the backstory of what has made Eric Braeden as Victor Newman the most powerful daytime character on daytime tv.
At one part in he gala Jill address Victor as ‘old friend,’ per, “Hello Old Friend,” the beautiful song by Eric Clapton.
Greg Rikaart is the actor who plays character Kevin Fisher who electing on what parenting especially a male child might be like gives off a fantastic portrayal of the man always separated from the father, just as in Like A Salesman, Wall Street or the Young and the f-ing Restless!
Having as his brother, Genoa City District Attorney Michael Baldwin raised by a man only known to me, who began watching #YR in 2006, as “Terrible Tom.” Of the thing Terrible Tom is most known for is sadistically locking young son Kevin in closets, and using one’s imagination, if a father would do that, what would they not do? Upon reflecting on the fact that in a few weeks Kevin is going to be a father himself, the actor Rikaart, with time off to reflect after deciding that having lived most his life on the Young and the Restless it was time to attend to his own family, and probably not look back. Rikaart had several guest weeks in returning to different rounds of actors, and while people came and went, Kevin and Greg are stronger than ever.
What happens when you work that well with others? You get the lines of the year – like this, “I wasn’t raised by a good man, I wasn’t raised to be a good man, what makes me think I can handle this?” Without the experience of that of Greg and his return, the great show today has no tone. Great move for all, Kevin coming back. Funny how he is a major character not aligned with any one of the major families in town, but when he took his child abuse and turned it into good, he joined the The Genoa City Police Department as its technical expert – his business turned into family, with a little help from Michael, Sharon, Paul and Lauren.
In the early 1980s, around the time that Jack Abbott was acquainted with, maybe even married to, Nikki Newman, this song by Joe Jackson was popular. I preferred playing it for 40-60 people and then eating later to sitting down and eating.
In the circular melodic expression of Joe Jackson, I sometimes get the sound of the Jackson recording in my head, as it was the most fun to play on the piano and it is very slick by taking an already established pop song – and immediately after admitting he was borrowing the first three notes including the kinda wild high interval (“don’t you feel like *try*ing something new?”)but improves it, then gets off a riff that sounds easy-hard. Meaning, if you can play piano and you know the trick to the riff. The syncopation is wrong in the sheet music, which means it’s right and you just don’t know which pedal piont he’s riffing on or what. I usually get the riff wrong – I’ve faked it to 95% so many times I’ve never committed to it.
Plus, as a musician, you almost do not want to, because Jackson played it so well the best one can do is imitate him exactly, which for an elegant yet simple riff just isn’t that fun.
That is what is all about. Finding a riff at that moment – where there’s talking in the air there’s usually a tonic note the better live players will intuitively hear and pay off of. Some of the most practiced players get self-conscious in front of an audience and play worse.
My playing is all accompaniment based so I think I understand how these two hang out at Crimson Lights and Top Of The Tower. They are unusually familiar with the other and one friend that is *least* likely to betray you-friends just get lost in their own world.’