Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Billi Pod’s Wednesday Doubleheader and Other Things and Stuff ...

Good morning everyone.

Let’s get right to it because Billi Pod has a doubleheader scheduled for today, so he needs to get this posting done ASAP ...

Last night’s NEW YORK PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA @ Avery Fisher Hall, The Modern Beethoven Festival, featuring Beethoven’s Symphonies 2 & 7 was absolutely wonderful. Sandwiched between the two symphonies was a piano work by Stravinsky - "Capriccio for Piano and Orchestra" - and it good but not as engrossing, at least to me, as the two symphonies.

I was seated with my friends Al and Irene Warshauer, both attorneys, and we had time to do some catching-up. Great seeing you guys!!

This being a Wednesday - Billi Pod has yet another interesting entertainment doubleheader on his schedule ...

2:00==>OTHER DESERT CITIES - “An awarding winning drama about the lefty daughter of GOP-operative parents who wants to blow the lid off a dirty family secret in a soon-to-be-published memoir.” (Broadway - discounted TDF ticket)

This show had a highly successful Off Broadway run and has just transferred to Broadway with a stellar cast, including: Stockard Channing, Stacy Keach, Judith Light and Justin Kirk.

It is in early previews and has generated very favorable buzz. I am really looking forward to seeing it since I missed the show in its Off Broadway run.

Then for this evening is yet another drama about a dysfunctional family (for the theatre community is there any kind of family other then dysfunctional? I think not) ...

7:00==>RUTHERFORD & SON - “A drama set in 1912 about an unloved Northern England industrialist and his oldest son who engage in a power struggle that threatens to stain the family’s glassworks company.” (Off Broadway - complimentary ticket)

This show has a running time of 2 hours and 40 minutes, with two intermissions. It is playing at a theatre in my ‘hood and has received generally very favorable reviews.

Yeah, a pretty heavy day with two dramas featuring the inner-workings of dysfunctional families ... when I finally get back to PHC I know I will be emotionally drained.

Speaking of being emotionally drained over dysfunctional families==>IMHO the GOP needs to go into therapy if they have any chance of winning in November ... jus sayin ...

And ... Payton Manning is now looking for a new team since he was just let go by the lowly and miserly Colts (who have no sense of loyalty). The local papers are urging The Jets to make an aggressive pitch to sign the four-time MVP.

Well ... as much as Billi Pod would LOVE to see a duel between Payton Manning and Eli Manning for the hearts and souls of New York sports fans==>it ain’t gonna happen because The Jets aren’t gonna cough up the big dough necessary to bring Payton to The Big Apple.

Oh ... they will be in “the hunt” for PR purposes but they just ain’t gonna part with the big bucks necessary to land a soon-to-be-36yr old QB who missed all of 2011 with serious neck injury problems. It just ain’t gonna happen.

Will close this posting with another question for you loyal and faithful readers to ponder ...

Really ... think about it. It isn’t being sacrilegious so ... think about it.


Billi Pod

“Don’t pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight, he’ll just kill you.”


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