Wednesday, July 10, 2013


Wednesday==>Good afternoon to all of my loyal and faithful readers and followers out there in the wastelands, hinterlands and boondocks.

It is a humid and overcast day here in The Big Apple, The Greatest City In The World, with a 50% chance of an afternoon shower. The temperature at noon is 81ยบ.

This posting is just a bit late because your favorite blogger has spent some extra time lining up shows in the New York Music Festival (NYMF) - pronounced “nymph” by the staff.

As I have done in the past for NYMF shows, I will not assign letter grades to these musicals, which are basically one step beyond the developmental-reading stage. Instead, Billi pod will give them:


Counting last night’s show, details below, I have already scheduled 6 productions and more will be added later on in the month. NYMF runs through July 28th.

So, let’s get started with last night’s NYMF musical ... 

SASQUATCHED! THE MUSICAL, about Arthur the Sasquatch, his new young friend Sam and two exploitive TV reporters==>THUMBS UP

Excellent music and lyrics, funny story line, and well-performed by a talented cast, especially young Cole Canzano playing the 10yr. old Sam.

The house at the Pearl Theater on West 42nd Street was full and was very much into the show. This was the first performance.

Yes, I totally enjoyed the evening and left with a big smile on my face.

Today is going to be a very interesting entertainment doubleheader for Billi Pod, beginning with a NYMF show ...

5:00==>JULIAN PO - “A darkly-humorous, modern-day musical myth that follows a mysterious drifter as he enters a sleepy small town and causes a sensation with his novel plan of taking his own life. But his encounters with the townspeople and a young woman looking for love threaten to change his mind and alter his ultimate destiny.” (NYMF - full price ticket)

In the stellar cast is Chad Kimball and Malcolm Gets, both Tony nominees.

The show was inspired by the 1997 film starring Christian Slater.

Then for the evening is ...

9:00==>THE WOOLLY MAMMOTH PANIC ATTACK - “Comedian Matt Nagin discusses drugs, travel, dating, celebrities, and the importance of being weird.” (Off Broadway - complimentary ticket)

This one-hour standup show is playing at the 59E59 Theatre Complex, one of my favorite venues.

So, there you have it my loyal and faithful readers and followers. I hope you will agree that it sounds like a lot of fun.

OK, what isn’t the least bit fun is the downward spiral of The Wankies, who lost last night to Kansas City 3-1, their 3rd consecutive loss.

Our titular ace CC Sabathia had a decent complete-game outing but he was totally letdown by The Wankies continued failure to get hits at crucial points in the game.

I am glad I had something else scheduled so I didn’t watch any part of the game on the tube.

To add to our misery==>On Friday A-Rod will meet with the higher-ups in MLB to discuss the allegations of his use of Performance Enhancing Drugs (PEDs) and the buzz is that he will ultimately be suspended for 100-games. Oh the drama ... 

Tonight’s game is @ 7:05pm, out at Yankee Stadium, The House That Greed And Ego Built, and it will be Ivan Nova (3-2) on the mound for The Wankies vs. Wade Davis (4-7) for The Royals. This is game 3 of the 4-game series.

Moving on ... 

Oh ... in response to a couple of posts and texts ... I am fine-tuning both the June entertainment stats posting and the 1726.52 mile stats posting ... so ... just calm down and stay tuned ... they both are forthcoming.

On this happy note will post this and do a bit of a walk and wander session before it begins to rain.

Yesterday’s Pedometer mileage==>4.08 miles (or, 8,918 steps)

Total mileage since 7/1/13==>33.04 miles (average 4.13 miles per day)


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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