Yes, my Worker Bee friends, I know that it is President’s Day ... but you cannot use this as an excuse for not showing up for your mundane jobs and assignments. Now ... stop your whining.
You know that holiday’s have virtually no effect on your obligation to maintain the Gross National Product in order that we poor retirees can maintain our lifestyles without worry and/or concern ... so ... as I said ... stop your whimpering and whining and get to work.
Stop it now ... don’t make Billi Pod come over there and individually and collectively bitch-slap you.
Moving on to more important things ... like ... yesterday’s totally enjoyable and awesome entertainment doubleheader ...
First was BAD KID, the story of a Goth boy who dreamed of being anywhere but the middle of Texas in 1991==>B+<==extremely well written and performed, funny but also kinda in-your-face, too.
The writer/performer, David Cragg, brings to life his colorful cast of characters in a 80 minute work that is hilarious and also heart-wrenching at the same time.
My only quibble is that he fails to bring the audience up-to-date as to how he finally gets to where he is today ... performing in New York City to an almost full-house.
That minor flaw aside ... Billi Pod says==>definitely worth seeing. It runs on Friday’s and Saturday’s through March 10th.
When the show was over I raced back to the ‘hood to meet up with my longtime AA buddy, Joe (not his real name) at a 5:00pm meeting that Joe chaired in "celebration" of his 10th AA birthday. YES!!!
Then ... the second entertainment event was ...
ONE MAN LORD OF THE RINGS, where the writer/performer Charles Ross recreates the enchanting world of Middle-earth with nothing more than elbow pads and his imagination==>A+<==absolutely amazing performance that totally entranced the virtually full-house audience.
What Ross has done is take segments of the films, those snippets that you remember for both their visual impact and/or memorable dialogue, and strung them together to create an hour’s worth of fast-moving and extremely funny material, all delivered breathlessly (well, almost) by a solitary figure throwing himself about on a bare stage, without props of any kind.
I can’t remember when I was more transfixed with a performance. The audience gave him a well-deserved roaring standing ovation.
Unfortunately, the show was only booked for this weekend. If it ever reappears in this area you gotta, and I mean, gotta see it.
When I got back to PHC I mentally thanked my Higher Power for allowing me to have yet another wonderful day in The Big Apple, The Greatest City In The World. I am soooooooooo lucky/fortunate ... I really am.
It is another bright and cold morning==>31º @ 7:30am but the cold will not interfere with Billi Pod’s usual errands and stuff day.
Tonight’s entertainment event is ...
7:00==>REFLECTIONS OF LIFE WITH SPECIAL GUEST CLAY AIKEN @ Carnegie Hall - “Distinguished Concerts Orchestra and Singers International present works by James Eaken and Greg Gilpin.” (9:00 TDF ticket)
Yeah, that’s right. I will see Clay Aiken perform, and an orchestra and chorus, for only $9.00. How can you beat that, I humbly ask you?
This concert is the first of 5 classical music concerts I have already scheduled for the upcoming 9 days. More details later.
Oh ... MLB approved the deal and he passed the physical ... so ... AJ BURNETT AKA LOSER BOI is officially no longer a Bronx Bomber ... and Billi Pod says==>good riddance to very bad rubbish!!
With that thought in mind ... I will close with what is no doubt going through Loser Boi’s mind right now ...
GO YANKEES AND GO GATORS!!
“Don’t pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight, he’ll just kill you.”