Thursday, February 5, 2015

More Cold Weather - The Theory of Everything - New York Philharmonic - Life Is Fragile.

Thursday==>Good morning everyone out there in the boondocks, wastelands and hinterlands.

Guess what? It is another cold day here in The Big Apple, The Greatest City In The World. Yes ... at 11:00am it is 29º, wind chill down to 17º and it will get progressively colder during the day and into the evening hours with the projected low to be only . God knows what the wind chill will be.

Oh well ... let’s be positive and move on to Billi Pod’s report card on last night’s very positive entertainment event ...

The Actor’s Fund screening of the hit movie ...

THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING, the story of the brilliant and celebrated physicist Stephen Hawking (Eddie Redmayne) and his wife Jane Wilde (Felicity Jones) and how his physical condition affected their relationship over time.

Billi Pod’s report card==>A+

A totally involving, emotional and educational picture that features an Oscar worth performance from Eddie Redmayne as he transforms from the young and buoyant schoolboy Hawking to the ravaged, paralyzed and physically disabled Professor Hawking. AMAZING!!

Felicity Jones also gives an outstanding performance as Jane, who devoted most of her early life to Hawking and their family.

The cinematography is excellent.

The theater was full and everyone seemed to be transfixed with what was developing on screen.

The film has been very well-reviewed and has received 5 Oscar nominations, including Best Picture, Leading Actor and Leading Actress.

Billi Pod says==>see this show.

I saw it with my theater-buddy Dian Crystal aka My Lady and she also liked it a lot.

Moving on to today’s entertainment event ...

A classical music concert at Lincoln Center ...

7:30==>NEW YORK PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA @ Avery Fisher Hall - The program is:

Barber - Violin Concerto (performed by Lisa Batiashvili);
Rouse - “Iscariot;” and,
Rachmaninoff - Symphony No. 2
(concert - discounted TDF ticket)

This is the first of three consecutive classical music concerts that Billi Pod has scheduled ...

Thursday - 7:30==>NEW YORK PHILHARMONIC @ Avery Fisher Hall

Friday - 8:00==>THE ST. OLIF CHOIR @ Carnegie Hall

Saturday - 7:00==>ORPHEUS CHAMBER ORCHESTRA @ Carnegie Hall

Yeah ... your favorite blogger is definitely in the mood for some classical music.

In closing==>you know, the tragedy that occurred on Wednesday when the Metro North train hit the SUV driven by a suburban mom, resulting in 7 deaths, is a stark reminder of how fragile and unpredictable life is and how we should all live each day to the fullest, one day at a time.


Yesterday’s Pedometer mileage==>4.21 miles (or, 9,209 steps)

Total mileage for 2015==>146.61 miles (average 4.19 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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