Friday, May 30, 2014

TGIF/A Loss of Roses/New York Philharmonic/Yankees/Ginger Flowers

Friday==>A huge TGIF shout-out to all of my loyal and faithful readers and followers out there in the hinterlands, wastelands and boondocks.

It is a very pleasant morning here in The Big Apple, The Greatest City In The World, 66ยบ at 11:00am, sunny, with a nice breeze coming off the Hudson River.

This means that your favorite blogger has an overwhelming urge to be out and about with a major walk and wander session ... so ... we need to get this posting started ... with ...

Billi Pod’s report card on last night’s Off Broadway show ...

A LOSS OF ROSES, William Inge’s poignant story of a young man's struggle for independence and an older woman's search for connection, set against the backdrop of a small midwestern town during The Depression==>B+

The noted playwright was known for writing plays that dug deeply into the private lives of small town folks in the American Midwest, where appearances and fitting in are all important.

In this heavy drama domestic bickering and co-dependence are at the core of the relationships between the mother, played by Deborah Hedwall, the 21-year old son played by Ben Kahre and the "visiting" out-of-work actress played by Lila Green.

The acting is uniformly excellent even though the story line evolves into another overused example of shouting and screaming at about everything. It also becomes rather formalistic toward the end.

Having said that ... I still enjoyed the experience and have no problem recommending this show if you are in the mood for some heavy drama with excellent acting.

As I posted yesterday, this drama opened to mostly favorable reviews, is playing at the Theatre at St. Clement’s on West 46th Street, has a running time of 2:10, with intermission, and runs through June 7th.

Moving on ...

My entertainment event for today is a classical music concert at Lincoln Center ...


The program will be the New York Premieres of works by Julia Wolfe and Steven Mackey.

The orchestra will be joined by The Bang on a Can All-Stars and The Choir of Trinity Wall Street.
(free ticket)

This free ticket is one of the perks of being a multiple season subscriber.

On the sports scene ...

Tonight @ 7:05pm out at Yankee Stadium, The House That Greed and Ego Built, will be the first game of a 3-game series between The Yankees (28-24) and The Minnesota Twins (24-27).

On the mound for The Yankees will be Vidal Nuno (1-1) vs. Ricky Nolasco (2-5) for The Twins.

Moving on ... 

In response to some rather nasty texts and emails ...

Yeah ... yeah ... I know ... I know ... last night The Rangers won 1-0 over Montreal in game 6 of the Eastern Conference final, earning them their first trip to the Stanley Cup Finals in 20 years ... but ... sorry folks ... Billi Pod has no interest whatsoever in hockey ... zero ... zilch ... nada ... so ... just live with it.

Nope ... and ... don’t even consider any more texts and emails ... Billi Pod Blogs ain’t gonna carry any hockey stuff ... so ... don’t waste your time==>it just ain’t gonna happen.

Moving on some more to a positive note ...

CONGRATULATIONS to my dear dear friend Ginger Flowers of Atlanta, GA, who is celebrating an awesome Birthday today. I am soooooooooo proud of you Ginger .... so very very proud. Keep on keeping on.

As many of you know, Ginger and I dated back in High School and we have remained close ever since.

In closing ...

Yesterday was another excellent walking day for your favorite blogger. Did a walk and wander session in the West 30s area (which was kinda boring) and then another session in my Hell’s Kitchen ‘hood before my show. Yeah ... some pretty good stats ...

Yesterday’s Pedometer mileage==>5.24 miles (or, 11,464 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.”

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