Tuesday==>It is a beautiful afternoon here in The Big Apple, The Greatest City In The World. Azure blue skies, nice breeze and temperature of only 66º @ 1:00pm.
Yes, it is definitely walk and wander weather and your favorite blogger will take advantage of it as soon as he can.
So, my loyal and faithful readers and followers, let’s get started with Billi Pod’s report card on last night’s entertainment event at Town Hall ...
BROADWAY BY THE YEAR: The Musicals of 1988 @ Town Hall==>B+
The evening was totally enjoyable, as usual, especially the selections from Phantom of the Opera that featured Howard McGillan, who set the record for performances in the title role.
The songs from the less successful shows, like Chess and Carrie, were interesting and all well-performed.
Honestly, except for Phantom, 1988 was pretty much a lackluster year for musicals and that is why the evening receives a B+ rather than an A.
I am happy to report that my comp. seat wasn’t in the upper nosebleed section as anticipated but rather, in the 3rd row center of the balcony. Not bad, not bad at all.
Scott Siegel did his usual excellent job as emcee, providing background information and many theatre-related quips.
When the show was over I walked back to PHC while listening to the final innings of the YANKEES/INDIANS game on my new Walkman. Details below.
Tonight’s entertainment will be more Broadway music, this time at Lincoln Center ...
8:00==>AN ENCHANTED EVENING WITH PAULO SZOT @ Avery Fisher Hall - “The Tony winner joins The New York Philharmonic, television's Megan Hilty and Broadway's Marin Mazzie for showstoppers from Broadway to Brazil and back again.” (concert - discounted ticket)
The program will includes numbers from My Fair Lady, Camelot, Man of La Mancha and South Pacific.
I am really looking forward to this.
Moving on to the sports world ...
Last night out at Yankee Stadium, The House That Greed And Ego Built, the heretofore dormant Bomber bats finally came alive as we beat Cleveland 7-4.
Mark Teixeira hit a grandslam in the bottom of the 3rd inning to give us a 3-run lead. Unfortunately, Andy Pettitte couldn’t hold it. He gave up 4 runs in only 4 2/3 innings. The Yankees took back the lead in the 6th with clutch hitting from Brett Gardner.
As a side note, the Bleacher Creatures gave former Yankee Nick Swisher a nice round of applause and cheers at the beginning of the game. He went 0-4 but did drive in a run.
Tonight @ 7:05pm it will be David Phelps (3-3), hopefully coming back from the worst start of his young career, for The Bronx Bombers vs. Scott Kazmir (3-2) for The Indians.
Moving on ...
Wow==>Billi Pod Blogs has now exceeded 70,000 page views in the little over 2 years since the website began accumulating usage data. And, as of today, my profile has had 14,014 views. Who would have thunk it?
Yesterday was also another good walking day ...
Yesterday’s Pedometer mileage==>6.36 miles (or, 13,912 steps)
Total mileage since 7/1/12==>1,587.46 miles
“Don’t pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight, he’ll just kill you.”