Sunday, August 17, 2014

Sandy Mullon - Mostly Mozart Concert - No Homo - The Yankees

Sunday==>BREAKING NEWS<==I am happy to report that my dear friend Sandy Mullon of Anna Maria, FL (yes, of course I know she now lives inland ... but she will always be an Island Girl to Billi Pod) will be heading up to The Big Apple on Tuesday, September 9th, to join me in PHC. She will depart on Saturday morning, September 13th.

As usual we will see and do tons of things and stuff. Sandy is in charge of planning the daytime activities and I am responsible for the evening’s entertainment events.

My task will be the easiest because I will just schedule us games out at Yankee Stadium for each night because Sandy is a HUGE Yankee fan==>NOT!!

Dammit ... why am I doing this? I can already feel the wrath of Her Druidness ... sorry Sandy ... please forgive me ...

Anyhow ... 

I hope everyone out there in the morass known as cyberspace is having a great weekend because your favorite blogger here in The Big Apple, The Greatest City In The World, certainly is ... so ...

We will move forward with Billi Pod’s report card on last night’s entertainment event ... the classical music concert at Lincoln Center ...

MOSTLY MOZART FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA @ Avery Fisher Hall - The program was:

Gluck - Dance of the Furies;
Mozart - Flute and Harp Concerto, performed by - Magali Mosnier, flute and Xavier de Maistre, harp; and,
Berlioz - Symphonie fantastique

This was simply wonderful. Totally enjoyable.

Magali Mosnier and Xavier de Maistre gave a terrific rendition of Mozart’s Flute and Harp Concerto, a work I had never heard before.

The highlight of the evening for me was Berlioz’s Symphonie fantastique, which received a awe-inspiring performance from the orchestra, lead by Louis Langree. When the 50-minute piece was completed the audience gave the performers a well-deserved standing ovation.

My discounted TDF seat was in the exact same location as my two previous concerts, center orchestra about 3/4s of the way back from the stage. I was dead center. Excellent.

When the concert was over the weather was still great, so I walked back to the apartment.

Moving on to today’s scheduled entertainment event ... a Fringe Festival show ...

3:45==>NO HOMO - “Luke and Ash have been inseparable for six years. Their friends and family are convinced they're secretly a couple, even though neither man is gay. At least, they're pretty sure they're not. There's only one way to find out ...” (Fringe Festival - full price ticket)

This comedy is playing at The Players Theatre in The West Village, has a running time of 1:30, without intermission, and this is its final performance.

Now ... on to the sports scene ...

Your favorite blogger spent most of the afternoon yesterday in front of his new (to him) 42” flat-screen TV watching baseball, including the Little League World Series and then The Yankees.

He will pretty much do the same thing today/tonight except for the break to see the Fringe Festival show in mid-afternoon.

Last night at that disgrace known as Tropicana Field The Yankees (62-59) broke a 5-game losing streak as they beat The Rays (61-62) 3-2 on a clutch 9th inning hit from Derek Jeter that drove in what turned out to be the winning run.

This afternoon at 1:40pm will be the final game of the 3-game series. On the mound for The Yankees will be Hiroki Kuroda (7-8) vs. Jeremy Hellickson (1-1) for The Rays.

So ...


Yesterday’s Pedometer mileage==>4.18 miles (or, 9,134 steps) 

Total mileage for 2014==>908.26 miles (average 3.98 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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