Friday, January 23, 2015

TGIF - No One Loves Us Here - Skillet and Booker - DeflateGate

Friday==>A huge TGIF shout-out to all of my loyal and faithful readers and followers and especially to my Worker Bee friends.

Just remember Worker Bee friends ... your weekend doesn’t begin until at least 5:05pm and you have been previously warned that your basically unhappy bosses are watching your every move on those state-of-the-art clandestine spy-cams located throughout your workspace.

Now ... moving on ...

The weekend weather forecast for the Big Apple, The Greatest City In The World, ain’t good at all. Saturday will see up to 3” of snow mixed with heavy rain. It clears up on Sunday but then more snow for Monday. Barf!!

Oh, well ... let’s stay in the here and now ... with ...

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

NO ONE LOVES US HERE, Washington, a young Native American, is invited to stay in the Beaumont's guest house. The couple, both unhappy in their marriage, use him to help them escape their unhappiness. When Washington begins to fall in love with Mrs. Beaumont, his manipulative actions pits family member against family member, leading to a bloodbath==>MW<==as is MAJORLY WEIRD.

The story line begins with a totally unbelievable and weird concept and it becomes weirder and weirder as the show progresses. I really can’t give more details without spoiling the final graphic scene, which makes the whole evening seem/feel kinda worthwhile.

And, of course, being described as a “dark comedy” it ... tada ...  turns out to be much much more dark than comedic.

The 5-person cast is, however, excellent, headed by Anthony Michael Irizarry as Washington and Christian Ryan as Mr. Beaumont.

Billi Pod says==>if you want something well-acted but weird, then see this show ... if not ... stay far far away.

It is playing at Urban Stages on West 30th Street, has a running time of 1:45, with intermission, and runs through February 7th.

Tonight’s entertainment event is 180ยบ different ...

8:00==>SKILLET AND BOOKER: MATTERS OF THE HEART - “Music teacher Audie Booker is looking for love wherever she can find it. Musician/teacher Skillet Mahoney is looking to avoid love at all costs. Skillet and Booker are hilarious as they come face to face with all aspects of matters of the heart.” - (Off Broadway - complimentary ticket)

This long-running and well-reviewed comedy is playing at the Harley House on West 46th Street, has a running time of 1:30, including intermission, and runs on Fridays only, through March 27th.

Moving on some more ...

Yesterday’s arrest of Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver on federal charges of bribery and corruption kicked DeflateGate off the front pages of the local newspapers ... but ... never fear ... Brady and Belichick still made headlines ... 

MY BALLS ARE PERFECT: Glamour boy Brady says he doesn’t alter pigskin, but ex-QBs don’t buy it - back page of The Daily News

BALLS#!T: Brady, Belichick deny any role in Deflategate - back page of The NY Post.

Nope. No Idea. Not Me. Next. - front page of the sports section of The New York Times.

Wow!! The drama. You know, I seem to remember that there is another football game to be played somewhere, sometime, someplace ... but maybe I am just dreaming ... 

In closing ... I am happy to report that Wednesday’s BUDAPEST FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA concert just received a rave review in The New York Times, which ended with: “... all the elements of performance worked as one, each in balance. All in a night’s work for what might be the best orchestra in the world.” WOW!! Now that’s a rave review.


Yesterday’s Pedometer mileage==>4.03 miles (or, 8,807 steps)

Total mileage for 2015==>90.44 miles (average 4.11 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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