Friday==>It is an overcast morning here in The Big Apple, The Greatest City In The World. The temperature at 10:30am is a manageable and pleasant 72º, with a nice breeze coming off The Hudson River. The high for the day is forecast to be 82º
This is a nice way to begin the weekend, so why don’t we get this posting underway with Billi Pod’s report card on yesterday’s entertainment event, another New York Musical Festival (NYMF) show ...
HOMO, THE MUSICAL, peaceful Pleasant Valley Pines is invaded by a gay alien (Gaylien!) from the Planet Homo. Gaylien infiltrates the local ultraconservative preacher’s home and all-Hell breaks loose==>SO-SO.
This is giving it the benefit of the doubt because it is close to a thumbs down. I really expected to like this show and the talented cast tries, but it just isn’t very funny or interesting. It is a sign that lots of work needs to be done when the most interesting features are the video projections.
I saw the show with my theater-buddy Marty Kosarik aka Whatever and he basically shares my feelings about it.
Oh ... I am happy to report that Whatever graciously accepted Billi Pod’s mea culpa (read yesterday’s posting).
When the show was over I came back to the apartment and pretty much spent the remainder of the evening paying the first of the month bills while watching the replay of the YANKEES/RANGERS game (details below).
Today, my loyal and faithful readers and followers, is going to be another entertainment doubleheader for your favorite blogger ... starting with another NYMF show ...
5:00==>BOYS WILL BE BOYS - “When it is discovered that Ishmael Gonzalez suffers from Gay Attention Deficit Disorder (a condition that renders gay men unable to stay focused on any trend for more than a few weeks), five of his friends come to the rescue with a one-night-only benefit for The Fund to Fight G.A.D.D. A lyrical romp of loves won, lost and borrowed and the essential fabulosity of being gay.” (NYMF - full price ticket)
The running time for this show is 1:35, without intermission, so I will have plenty of time to head downtown to SoHo for my second show ...
8:30==>ROGER & TOM - “A comedy about a man who has come to see the same show that the audience has, only to find out that he's actually a member of the cast of a play that challenges the conventions of theatre.” (Off Broadway - complimentary ticket)
This show is playing down in SoHo at the HERE Arts Center and has a running time of 60-minutes, without intermission.
It has received basically very favorable reviews and has been extended through August 24th.
I will be seeing this show with Marty aka Whatever and, maybe, hopefully, with Dian Crystal aka My Lady and Vera Olichney.
Moving on to the usual sports bit ...
Yesterday afternoon The Yankees won a very exciting game against The Rangers by a score of 2-0 on yet another stellar outing from Hiroki Kuroda and Mo’s 33rd save. They split the 4-game series.
Tonight @ 7:05pm out at Yankee Stadium, The House That Greed And Ego Built, will be game one of the 3-game series against The Rays, who are on fire and in a virtual tie with The FuckSox for first place in the AL East.
On the mound for The Yankees will be the struggling CC Sabathia (9-8) vs. Jeremy Hellickson (9-3) for The Rays.
BREAKING NEWS==>The Yankees and The Cubs have reached an agreement that will bring Alfonso Soriano back to The Bronx, where he played from 1999-2003.
What irony==>Soriano was traded to Texas in 2004 in the deal that brought Alex Rodriguez to The Yankees. Now he returns to the team largely because A-Rod ain’t in the lineup.
And speaking of A-Rod ... both he and Derek Jeter remain on the sidelines and there is still not a specific date for their return to the active lineup.
Oh, the drama.
HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND EVERYONE!
Yesterday’s Pedometer mileage==>2.69 miles (or, 5,887 steps)
Total mileage since 7/1/13==>92.15 miles (average 3.67 miles per day)
“Don’t pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight, he’ll just kill you.”