Friday, June 13, 2014

Friday the 13th - POWER PLAYS - Tonight’s Carnegie Hall Concert - Yankees - Saylor and Finley

Friday==>Yes my loyal and faithful readers and followers, it is Friday the 13th so your favorite blogger here in The Big Apple, The Greatest City In The World, feels he has a responsibility to you to issue the following warning ...
Yes, you are sooooooooooo very welcome.

If you are still there ... we will now move on to ...

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

POWER PLAYS, Theater Breaking Through Barriers (TBTB), a company dedicated and devoted to promoting works by and about people with disabilities, presents a collection of five new short plays by multi-award-winning playwrights John Guare, David Henry Hwang, Neil LaBute, Bekah Brunstetter and Bruce Graham==>A-

This was a very pleasant evening with excellent acting in each of the five short plays. Each play was interesting and involving. The time flew by.

The house was full and very much into the show.

My favorite one was THE HAPPY F&*#@IG BLIND GUY, by Bruce Graham, about a young blind guy who works in a grocery store as a bag boy. He has angered his coworkers because he is too fast, too competent, too friendly, too happy and, maybe, not blind at all. It is very very funny and extremely well acted by David Rosar Stearns as the blind boy and Nicholas Viselli as his frustrated manager.

Billi Pod says==>This show is definitely worth seeing.

It is playing at The Theatre Row Complex on my West 42nd Street block, has a running time of only 1:15, without intermission, and runs through June 29th.

It was only 8:30pm when the show was over so I was able to do a nice walk and wander session in my Hell’s Kitchen ‘hood before it began to lightly rain.

Came back to PHC and settled in to watch the 10:10pm YANKEES/SEATTLE game, details below.

Moving on to tonight’s entertainment event, a classical music concert ...

8:00==>ALEXANDER MARKKOV, VIOLINIST and SHATTERED GLASS ENSEMBLE @ Carnegie Hall - “From Baroque to Paganini”
(complimentary ticket)

The program will include works by Marcello, Bach, Tartini, Mozart and Paganini.

According to the press blurb - “Alexander Markov made his Carnegie Hall debut at the age of 16 and has had a multi-award winning career. He has appeared with conductors and orchestras internationally. Shattered Glass Ensemble is a conductor-less string ensemble dedicated to re-imagining the concert experience (whatever that means). Members of the ensemble hail from Russia, Venezuela, Korea, China, Taiwan, and the United States.” 

Yeah, I think this really sounds interesting. Of course, I have no idea where my comp. seat will be but no matter because the acoustics in Carnegie Hall are excellent, unlike Avery Fisher Hall.

After the concert I will probably walk back to the apartment, weather permitting, while listening to the YANKEES/OAKLAND game.

Which brings us to today’s sports fix for my dear friend Marty ...

Last night, in Seattle, The Yankees (34-31) beat The Mariners (34-32) 6-3 behind excellent hitting from Derek Jeter and Jacoby Ellsbury and solid pitching from Chase Whitley. We swept the 3-game series.

Interestingly, Jeter made his major league debut in Seattle back on May 29, 1995, when he went 0-5. In his final regular season game in Seattle he went 3 for 4, driving in 2-runs and scoring 2-runs.

Tonight at 10:05pm will be the first game of a 3-game series in Oakland against The Athletics (40-26), who have the best record in the American League.

On the mound for The Yankees will be the struggling David Phelps (1-4) vs. Sonny Gray (6-2) for The Athletics.

In response to several rather testy and nasty texts and emails ...  

Yes ... I know there are other sporting events going on at present ... but ... sorry ... Billi Pod could care less about hockey, pro-basketball, golf or especially soccer ... so ... just live with it!!

Remember ... you can always go to

Will close on a very positive note with a recent picture of my darling great-granddaughters Saylor and Finley Falletta. In the picture Saylor is on the left and Finley on the right. 
Love and miss you.

Yesterday’s Pedometer mileage==>5.26 miles (or, 11,510 steps)

Total mileage for 2014==>618.80 miles (average 3.80 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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