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The production manages decent period flavor, with the only off-key note occasionally sounded by camerawork that's jittery and overbusy.
Staying on the same page: I know ministers are overbusy this time of year, may I suggest that for one of your sermons you put Baillie Ferguson's work up on a board at the front of the sanctuary.
Overbusy, I find myself communicating with friends in short electronic bursts of e-mail, or calling and tucking the handset into the crook of my neck so I can chat while I do the dishes.
Their Whoville may not resemble Seuss' simpler, original, thatched-hut hamlet, and it's easy to fault the architecturally overbusy sets for looking like an unholy marriage of Frank Lloyd Wright and Rube Goldberg, honeymooning in Toontown.
It sounds a little dated, like most fusion music, and Cobham's drumming is as annoyingly overbusy as it ever was, but the sharp-edged intensity that was this group's stock in trade is there in abundance, and it is fun to hear a band that was just trying so darned hard to blow their listeners away with their composing and playing.
For example, it can be "neglectful," he argues, when overbusy parents use television as a babysitter.
Here it's unsatisfyingly hemmed in by the overbusy arrangements and the tenor of the material, which still has its striking moments but has also straightened up a lot about love and such,compared with lang's early witty barbs.
On the other side of the New Year, a second laudably idiomatic Italian maestro, Maurizio Benini, launched the Met's first revival of its overthought, overbusy, underachieving Bartlett Sher production of Donizerti's d'amore, which had opened the previous season with more of a whimper than the hoped-for bang.
What this means is that while passengers have a harrowing time negotiating the crowds on the overbusy platforms, the other platforms go underutilised.
Elsewhere, in surroundings less novel and far less felicitous (the Dun Mhuire Theatre, a parish hall refurbished for the 2006 season), the "Shorter Works" offered, as late-afternoon fare, a misdirected, squally Suor Angelic; an overbusy, but ingenious, Signor Bruschino, unhappily curtailed by a fire alarm at its first performance; and a genial Old Maid and the Thief.
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