Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Space Is the Place

Dude, you share a freakin' birthday with Sun Ra! Fifty? Fifty?!!! Mathematically astute folks like me are not surprised, not in the least, but then I've already been and (nearly) done fifty. It followed from forty-nine. A belated happy birthday and mid-century reflection. Have a great year. Think twice before you toss those AARP solicitations.

Monday, May 24, 2010


Happy (belated) Birthday!! I hope you had a fantastic day and I wish you all the best for the next 50 years!

I'm glad you were born.

Be happy.
Be good.
Be healthy.

Much love to you!


Sunday, May 23, 2010

Happy belated birthday Geoff!

Manuia le aso fanau!! (happy birthday in samoan).

I hope you had an amazing birthday yesterday and Thank you for making my first experience with theatre extremely fun and memorable!

Alofa, (love)

Helen :)

Saturday, May 22, 2010

May 22 is International Day for Biological Diversity

Geoff believes that biological diversity is important to the world's survival.
"What God hath joined together, let no man cast asunder."

Happy Birthday!


YOU ARE AWESOME! May the years to come be filled with sunshine and wonderful people.
:) Here is a song for you!


Here's to 50 more!

Geoff, to think I had never really played poker until I met you. The things we learn in grad school. I hope you are having a wonderful birthday and I was glad to celebrate briefly with you last night with cake and Shultzy fries. It's been over 7 years now that we have known each other and I am so happy for the mentorship, and most important, the friendship. Your birthday is sandwiched right between my brother's (31 on the 21st) and my mother's (70 on the 25th), so there is something in that May air that helps make my favorite people. Happy Birthday!


May 22, 2010

Strawberry Fields: A Tribute To The Beatles - All You Can Eat Brunch

Saturday, May 22 12:00p

Strawberry Fields is a look-a-like, sound-a-like Beatles tribute, dedicated to bringing you as close to a real Beatles concert as you can get. They take you on a Magical Mystery Tour beginning in 1964 complete with mop top hair, black suits with thin ties & the 1st four albums of music. Next stop, 1967, features the psychedelic era of "Sergeant Pepper Lonely Hearts Club Band" album with all the costumes & jackets on the album cover. The last stop includes: "White Album", "Abbey Road" & "Let It Be".

Aged Cheddar Baked Macaroni & Cheese, Country Style Sausage Links, Scrambled Eggs, Crispy Smoked Bacon, Sliced Baked Yams/Pecans/Maple Syrup, South Carolina Grits, Classic Caesar Salad/Garlic Croutons/Shaved Parmesan, Vegetarian Pasta Salad/Basil/Olive Oil, Cornmeal Crusted Fried Catfish/Tartar sauce, Panko Crusted Pan Fried Chicken, Bar-B-Q Chicken Wings, Collard Greens/Smoked Ham Hocks, Bagels/Cream Cheese, Biscuits, Fruit Cobbler/Pastry Crust, Orange Grapefruit Juices, Freshly Brewed Coffee, Decaf & Hot Tea

Geoff Korf really dislikes buffets, but he really likes the Beatles.

Pittsburgh Guitars Big Beatle Show #7!

Today, Saturday, May 22 7:30p
at Rex Theater, Pittsburgh, PA

An evening of non-stop Beatle music performed by dozens of local bands.

Plus a special guest from Liverpool, England: Geoff Nugent of The Undertakers. Geoff was a personal friend of The Beatles, and his band The Undertakers often shared the bill with them in the early 1960s. Geoff still performs in Liverpool today.

Pittsburgh is the birthplace of August Wilson (April 27, 1945-October 2, 2005), who authored Two Trains Running and Fences - Geoff has designed lighting for both. And apparently there is a Geoff in Liverpool who also loves the Beatles.

Happy happy birthday! I hope you get a very special birthday hat to wear in rehearsal today. Miss you. -Michelle

Happy Birthday

Hi Geoff, Happy Birthday!! :) I hope it is a good one and you get everything you want. It has been great to work with you on U-Dubber's, you are an awesome director and human being. Have a good birthday :)!


May 22, 1906

The Wright brothers are granted U.S. patent number 821,393 for their "Flying-Machine". Geoff Korf gave them the idea for the name.

Geoff. Korf. The Man. The Legend.

Hard to believe its been just over 10 years since I was sitting offstage, underneath a set of exit stairs, listening to your voice mail telling me that I was accepted to CalArts. If only I had known what that really meant. We only got to be master and student for one year officially, but oh what a year. You taught me that RGB does not solve all your color mixing dilemnas, what worksheeting actually is, that hand drafting isn't for me, that you CAN make it to Vegas in under 5 hrs- with a radar detector, and the top down- that craps isn't as confusing a game as it looks. That a theatre community is as important, if not more important than a theatre company, because we are in one those strange businesses where it's good to do business with friends. I'm glad and fortunate to be able count you as mentor and friend. Happy Birthday, buddy.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Hey Geoff,
Wishing you a most wonderful birthday to a most wonderful man.

May 22, 1992

After 30 years, 66-year-old Johnny Carson hosts The Tonight Show for the last time. Geoff Korf designed the stage lights for the last week's shows.

Fifty words in celebration of GEOFF’s Fiftieth Birthday

This includes the title, so I only have thirty words left NOW!

I will ALWAYS be grateful for our friendship. My view of the world (and myself) has been informed and illuminated by your keen vision and beautiful eyes.

Have a wonderful and blessed birthday!!


Happy 50th!

It's been a lot of fun working with you this quarter :D Hope you have an excellent birthday and many many more! Also, congrats on the 50. 50's a good number.


May 22, 1826

The HMS Beagle departs on its first voyage. Geoff Korf performed the honor of christening the ship.

Happy 50th Geoff!

You have been a great teacher to me and I am very grateful for being able to do what I do with a person who is both flexible and kind as a director and human being.

I hope your Saturday is joy filled Geoff!


mario l.

You share Birthdays with Pac-Man!!!

Google Doodle Celebrates Pac-Man's 30th Anniversary

Fans Can Play Pac-Man From Google's Homepage for 48 Hours

Pac-Man is back. And to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the classic video arcade game,Google has unveiled its first-ever interactive doodle – a Pac-Man game that Web users can play straight from Google's homepage.

PHOTO To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the classic video arcade game, Google unveiled its first-ever interactive doodle ? a playable Pac-Man
To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the classic video arcade game, Google unveiled its first-ever interactive doodle -- a playable Pac-Man
(Courtesy Google)

On May 22, 1980 the now-iconic Pac-Man game was released in Japan by Namco Bandai Games. Originally called Puck Man, Pac-Man launched in the U.S. in October 1980 and went on to sell more than 100,000 units in its first year of production.

The name of the game comes from the sound of eating, according to the official Pac-Man website. "Paku" is the Japanese sound for "chomp."

Now the game is listed by Guinness World Records as the world's most successful coin-operated game.

To help recognize the pop culture mainstay, at 11 a.m. ET today (midnight in Japan), Google turned its homepage over to a Pac-Man game that can be played for the next 48 hours.

Visitors can click on the "insert coin" button or wait 10 seconds to automatically start the game, which reaches 256 levels.

Happy Birthday SB#2!!

SB#2!!! Happy Birthday! It is odd to be 50. We formed the Soul House in 1981, almost 30 years ago. Creed says that dancing is a lot harder now with those adult diapers, but it is safer when you put your butt through the front window. Things I remember include: Driving to the Pantry and Flower Mart in the 1957 T-bird at 5:00am; the great old Korf House with 5 cats and that wonderful fountain with fish and the first Beta VCR and the stereo chair; taking the picture of the family on the 17-mile drive with your leaping in the background; reading Feder Stories at Polly’s and drinking gallons of bad iced tea; Fairy Jokes [“I want my pee Nustufalov.’]; switching signs at Farrell’s with the soup of the day [‘Horse Hair Soup’] and your laughing at ‘midgets with hammers’; your magical lighting of ‘Midsummer’ at Rio outside and your scavenging lights from everywhere including the lights off my truck; the endless varied venues throughout Southern California for your Cornerstone productions; over two decades of Frisbee golf at La Mirada Regional Park – I really miss that; the wonderful visits with great meals as you pass through the Bay Area; a 1960 Taylors’ port!! Well, have a Happy Birthday. I am looking forward to the next 50 years. Love, Mike

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Geoff's 50th

Hi to Soul Brother #2 and Happy birthday!!!!

It is great to be 50 with you, I bet you don't feel like you are 50. It just seems like a few years ago that you and Mike and I shared the soul house and brought such joy and happiness into this world. Oh, the parties we had!! Oh, the schlitz we drank!! Oh, the silly outfits. Well, mainly Mike and the silly outfits, I thought you and I were pretty cool. And I know you still are pretty cool. Have a wonderful birthday, play some Wilson Picket, dance around and just have a time of it!

You are very loved- Creed

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

What's the big deal? Its just a number, ok it's a BIG number. If you live to be a hundred you are only in your middle ages. Only 50 more years before Willard Scott announces your name on TV. You are right around the corner from collecting Social Security---if there is any left. Due to your age people look up to you. In about 20 years people will help you do minor tasks. In about 30 years you can say whatever you damn well please---oh wait you do that already!
I'd just like to say Geoff---nanny...nanny... nanny... Happy 5oth you got there FIRST!
Happy F@#$%!? Birthday!
Love, Kathie