Dinah, ClinkShrink, & Roy produce Shrink Rap: a blog by Psychiatrists for Psychiatrists, interested bystanders are also welcome. A place to talk; no one has to listen.
I teared up, for the part of the husband . . . .The "raindrops on roses" recital of medications and side effects made me laugh, darkly.The end of the song, is something that psychiatrists have been criticized for, and that a commenter recently did so here last month, but it certainly fits being put in the song I suppose.Glad you posted this.Is there really a whole play? Ye gads! Right up your alley.
Sarebear,I don't think I want to watch an entire play on psychiatry, unless someone pays me to do it. Then again, I have a blog.My real life passion of the moment:Mad Men.
The:patient "I don't feel anything!"Pdoc "Hmmmm. Patient stable"is what resonated most with me. The Pdoc acknowledging side-effects did not sound real-life to me. I am surprised they did not get in the denials of side-effects that is so common in the profession.
I've been hearing lots about Mad Men lately, which I assume is a cable show on a channel I don't get. Heck, yesterday Stacy London from What Not to Wear was on the Today show, talking about how to get that "Mad Men" look, and they showed the "look" on some models and talked about it. I guess the look is "curvy".I heard Clinton from What Not to Wear refer to the Mad Men thing too when he was on QVC a week ago.It's kinda funny because Clinton reminds me of a cuter, sexier version of my psychologist. Not that my psychologist is gay or anything (Clinton Kelly is).So what's Mad Men about, now that I have an idea of what clothes they wear on the show? (totally hijacking the thread, lol, sorry!)
It's like someone looked into my life :(
The amazing, wonderful, oh so kind and insightful, annnd yes, gay (how great is that?!!), (Sarebear, you got me started!) Psychiatrist whom i saw as a 4th year Resident is not taking patients now...and for some reason, it just breaks my heart...when i was seeing him, i was more stable than i have been in the past 7 years. i don't even have any desire left to look for anyone else... Oh, yeah, except i do have an appointment with my former "Drug Cowboy" next month... Thanks for letting me ramble
Kudos to anyone who knows where i got the name "Drug Cowboy"....one of my very favorite books! Now i'm hogging the blog!
Dinah,Next to Normal is one of the best plays I have ever seen, like ever. I found it hard to watch and yet could not tear my eyes or ears away. I did not really tell Tigerdad what it was about before we went - don't think he would have gone otherwise. But he loved it too.
The composer and lyricist (who won Tony Awards) claim that this show is just based on a composite of people they know. Bullshit! One of them has to be bipolar because this musical has so much insight. ALL the songs are killer.
Dinah:If you know anything about Boston, and you love Mad men, check out this parody: go to funnyordie.com and search for MA Men. Two episodes. Hilarious.
Next to Normal is a beautifully written musical. I would thoroughly recommend listening to the entire CD (or better yet going to see it if you are somewhere near a production, in which case I am jealous of you). It really is fantastic - beautiful music, and perfectly written, poignant lyrics. The song which always particularly grabs me is 'Make Up Your Mind/Catch Me I'm Falling', in fact I used the lyrics to some of that in my blog the other day. I really can't praise this show highly enough, and I haven't even seen it - I am going purely on the recording. It won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama this year, which very, very rarely goes to a musical.
Funny."Thank you, Doctor. Valium is my favorite color."
The composer and lyricist (who won Tony Awards) claim that this show is just based on a composite of people they know.Is there really a whole play? Ye gads! Right up your alley.Thanks for the kind words and the plug. Much appreciated.
I saw Next to Normal at the Arena Stage in the DC area before it went to Broadway. I was terribly moved and ended up in tears. I, too, felt like they were looking inside my head. I am ecstatic that it won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. I really didn't know how NYC theatergoers were going to take it. I know it is coming back to the Kennedy Center this season and will see it again.
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