Monday, December 15, 2014

John Scott Reed - Holiday Brass - 1,400.29 Miles

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

It is a bright and sunny Back To Work Monday here in The Big Apple, The Greatest City In The World. We have a beautiful azure blue sky with only a few puffy clouds and ... at 11:00am the temperature is a manageable 42º, with only a light breeze coming off the Hudson River.

Yeah ... I know ... 42º is still cold ... but ... it ain’t as bad as it has been and that is good because your favorite blogger has a lot of errands and chores to accomplish today ... so ...

Let’s get today’s posting started with an update on how yesterday went down ...

First ... bummer ... I was unable to meet up with John Scott Reed aka Fabson for lunch because he had some last minute work related issues that required him to go to that wasteland known as New Jersey.

Oh well ... I totally understood because I am aware of the 24/7 demands of his job with FacebookNY ...

We have rescheduled for dinner on Wednesday with Scott’s dad, Stan Reed aka Stan The Man, from Lakeland, FL, who will be in The City for a brief visit. Really looking forward to this.

Moving on to ...

Billi Pod’s report card on yesterday’s concert at Lincoln Center ...

HOLIDAY BRASS @ Avery Fisher Hall, the New York Philharmonic Brass and Percussion Ensemble, conducted and hosted by Philip Smith, performed a program of classical music and holiday favorites==>A+

Folks this was a wonderfully performed concert that had the sold-out audience totally transfixed from the first number, “Jingle Bells” to the final number, a rendition of Leroy Anderson’s “Sleigh Ride.” In between they performed several classical works in addition to many traditional Christmas songs.

The show was hosted by Philip Smith who also conducted the ensemble to perfection.

As I mentioned in yesterday’s posting Philip Smith retired at the beginning of this season after a distinguished career as Principal Trumpet for the NY Phil. He is now a professor at the University of Georgia in Athens, GA.

And, yes ... he had the nerve to say: “Go Dawgs” during his introductory remarks. I resisted the urge to stand up and shout: “GO GATORS!!”

When the concert was over we leapt to our feet and gave Smith and the musicians a long roaring ovation. There was a tremendously positive vibe as we left the auditorium and I noticed that there were a lot of kids, teens and pre-teens, in attendance. Virtually everyone was smiling.

Yep, it was a perfect way to begin Billi Pod’s Christmas Season.

When I got back to the apartment I decided that I would stay in the warm and cozy confines of PHC and watch pro-football for the evening ... and ... that’s just what I did.

Moving on ...

At the moment my entertainment plans for the evening are in flux. Thus far nothing of any real interest to me has shown up on my ticket services ... so ... it might be movie time ... stay tuned.

In response to several emails, texts and posts ... never fear ... the now historic, legendary and beloved “Condom on the Sleeve - Dec 12/22/95” posting will be made sometime this week.

Your favorite blogger will close this posting out on a very positive note ... yesterday’s walking mileage of 3.14 miles brought my total mileage for 2014 to 1,400.39 miles ... Yep ... I broke the 1,400 mile mark and there will be more to come by the time midnight arrives on December 31st.

IMHO this is pretty AWESOME ... but ...

I report - you decide.

Yesterday’s Pedometer mileage==>3.14 miles (or, 6,875 steps)

Total mileage for the week==>24.60 miles (average 3.77 miles per day)

Total mileage for 2014==>1,400.29 miles (average 4.02 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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