Saturday, May 31, 2014

New York Philharmonic Concert/The Diorama/The Wankies

Saturday==>Your favorite blogger is happy to report to his loyal and faithful readers and followers that it is a beautiful morning here in The Big Apple, The Greatest City In The World. 

At 10:30am it is 68ยบ, with blue skies and puffy clouds. It is, however, very windy ... 22+ mph off the Hudson River.

So ... let’s get today’s blog posting started with Billi Pod’s report on last night’s concert at Lincoln Center ...


The program was:

Julian Wolf - Anthracite Fields (New York Premiere); and,
Steven Mackey - Dreamhouse (New York Premiere)

“Anthracite Fields” is a testament to the people who persevered and endured in the Pennsylvania Anthracite coal region during a time when the industry fueled the nation.

It was well-performed by The Bang on a Can All-Stars and The Choir of Trinity Wall Street, aided by totally incredible special-effects projections. The NY Phil orchestra did not participate in this number.

“Dreamhouse” is a much lighter homage to the pain, stress and ultimate elation in creating one’s dream house in today’s ever changing world.

It was well performed by the NY Phil and the soloists, including Rinde Eckert in the role of The Architect.

Yeah, it was an interesting evening, even though the running time was a bit long at 2:30, with intermission.

When the concert was over I decided to walk back to the apartment. Thankfully, the YANKEES/TWINS game (details below) was already over.

Moving on to tonight’s entertainment event, an Off Broadway show ...

8:00==>THE DIORAMA - “Two very different personalities collide when artistic Cecily moves in with her Wall Street lawyer sister, Janey, and - as one does - decides to construct a life-size igloo in the small apartment. As tensions rise, the past returns to haunt the two sisters, however, their love for each other may just be enough to redeem them both.” (Off Broadway - complimentary ticket)

This comedy/drama just opened, is playing at The Theatre Row Complex on my West 42nd Street block, has a running time of 1:20, without intermission, and runs through June 14th.

Now ... some sports ...

Last night at Yankee Stadium, The House That Greed and Ego Built, The Wankies (28-25) lethargically (according to all of the papers) lost 6-1 to the lowly Minnesota Twins (25-27).

Today @ 1:05pm will be game 2 of the 3-game series. On the mound for The Wankies will be our ace Masahiro Tanaka (7-1) vs. Kevin Correla (2-6) for The Twins.

I plan to stay in and watch the game.

With last night’s loss The Wankies home record is a lowly 11-12, something that is very very disturbing to the fan base, trust me on this ... very disturbing.

Will close with something more positive and that is Billi Pod’s walking stats for Friday. Yes, yesterday I had walk and wander sessions in my ‘hood and in the Lincoln Center area, plus I walked back to the apartment after the concert. By the end of the day Billi Pod had recorded 5.60 miles on his WeightWatchers Pedometer. Not bad, IMHO. Anyway ...


Yesterday’s Pedometer mileage==>5.60 miles (or, 12,252 steps)

Total mileage for 2014==>550.68 miles (average 3.70 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.”

P.S.==>There is a real possibility that tomorrow I may actually have some face time with John Scott Reed aka Fabson, so ... stay tuned and keep your fingers crossed.

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