We lost Ciara

3/19/2000-11/24/2010

We lost Ciara, our beautiful Irish wolfhound on the morning of November 24, 2010.  She was 10 1/2 years old, which is pretty ancient for a wolfie.  She was a wonderful friend, companion, and happy happy happy every day.…

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My one-woman show

In January, I was asked by my good friend Patti West if I wanted to be a part of the Seattle Solo Performance Festival.  I said, "sure"-- and then thought about what new material I wanted to create.  Since the…

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Survived another birthday

Okay, it's the day after my birthday and I don't feel appreciably older... hmmm.  I guess that's a good thing.  Besides, the sun is shining in Seattle and it's 57 degrees in Feb.  Crazy.  

Had a great birthday bash at…

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Ham for the Holidays: Lard Potion No. 9

Hey Everybody,

Happy Turkey Day, ahhhhh!

Our Xmas extravaganza opens in just a few hours-- "Ham for the Holidays: Lard Potion #9"-- we've been rehearsing like crazy for the past 3 weeks, and are very excited about the show.  It's…

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Hey, I'm a Just Plain Folks Award Winner!

I was nominated for 4 Just Plain Folks Awards, and by gosh...I won something! 

I got 1st place in the Vocal Jazz Song category ("You Must Have Forgotten"), and landed two 2nd places: 2nd in the Cabaret Song category ("I'm…

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LISA RECEIVES 4 JUST PLAIN FOLKS AWARD NOMINATIONS!

Well go figure... I was nominated for 3 song awards: Best Cabaret Song: "I'm a Middle-Aged Woman" and "Back When We Had Sex" Best Vocal Jazz Song: "You Must Have Forgotten."  Also nominated for Best Cabaret Album: "Tall Cool Drink"…

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My amazing father...

Frank B. Koch April 8, 1931- March 3, 2009 “If you live a meaningful life, you never really die. Instead, you break into 1,000 pieces, each of which stay alive within the people whose lives you’ve touched along the…

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Snow in Seattle

It's almost Xmas, and we've got the white stuff here... 6+ inches yesterday, wow Peggy Platt and I had a short 4-night run of "The Dos Fallopia Xmas Hour (and a half)" and managed to get through all…

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Almost Turkey Day...

Hey there Well, my blogging skills suck. My last entry was from August, and now it's rainy November, just a few days away from the tryptophan Fest that is Thanksgiving. Holy moly, where does the time go? Catch up…

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Summer in Seattle

Well, it's Aug. 1, and raining in Seattle. Hell I don't care--it's been absolutely lovely for the past few weeks Spent 2.5 weeks in France last month (Olivia cruise, Provence-Burgundy riverboat). Big fun. My partner Lynn traveled with…

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My time in NY...

It was quite the experience opening my Off-Broadway show in NYC. "27 rue de Fleurus" opened March 6, 2008 and will run through April 13. My collaborator, Ted Sod wrote the book and co-wrote the lyrics-- I composed the music…

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Happy New Year!

Hey everybody-- it's 2008, whoa! Had a fabulous year, and I'm looking forward to a great '08. We just closed our Dos Fallopia Xmas show ("Ham for the Holidays: Swine, Woman, and Song!") and had a wonderful December, 27 shows…