Thursday, March 29, 2007
Tuesday, March 27, 2007
One kind of gentrification is definitely preferable to another.
Wednesday, March 21, 2007
Appropriately the first day of spring!
Thursday, March 15, 2007
I consider this a pinnacle moment in my life.
So, today is my last day at my current job, and I SO do not have time to be writing this. But last night's What's My Line? was a complete success, and a real reminder of how, while personal projects like this one can tremendously add to your work/stress level at already-stressful times, the payoff is huge when the show comes off and everybody in the audience and onstage has a great time-it was like releasing the valve on the stress tank. That's a lot of stress imagery.
Anyway, pictured above is the whole crew after the show with our mystery guest Randy Jones, singer, actor, and of course, the original Cowboy with the Village People. This group also includes the inimitable Bastard Keith, burlesque emcee-singer-performer-writer-man about town, who filled in as a panelist with three hours notice when Lindsay was sick and couldn't make it. It was his first time and he handled it like a pro-it helps to have ridiculously talented friends! He and Randy bonded onstage over Keith's high school passion for one of the Village People's lesser known albums (the one with Food Fight and Action Man on it.). Randy also mentioned to Clams after the show that he got a call during the show from Janice Dickinson; according to him, she can sense when he's onstage. You can't make that up, people. And I couldn't be prouder to co-produce a show that was recommended by Next Magazine, and covered by a reporter from the Staten Island Advance, in the same month.
Tuesday, March 13, 2007
My favorite daily non sequiter.
Natalie Dee, every day.
Friday, March 09, 2007
Misty rumcolored memories...
So on Monday night, I'll be attending the annual gala fundraiser for the the non-profit theater where Jen does the marketing, and it promises the kind of odd mix of celebrities and artists in attendance that can make for an interesting evening. This will require the wearing of formal wear on a Monday night, and this begs the question; what's the most inappropriate place for a guy in a tux and gal in a formal gown to go after the event? At least, it begs that question to us; that's why we're a good couple. So, we're examining our list of go-to dive bars and events but I'm open to suggestions.
This has stirred in me memories of one our favorite places; it's been in my head a lot since our trip to Kowloon in Boston. The late, lamented Kahiki restaurant in Columbus, OH. It was a truly epic tiki restaurant dating virtually unchanged from the 1950's; Where else could you dine under a two-story tall, eyes-glowing Easter Island head, sipping from the giant, smoke-spewing Mystery Drink, which had been brought to your table with appropriate fanfare by the Mystery Girl? It was pretty much the best restaurant on Earth. Frankly there's no better place to be ridiculously overdressed. And in 2000, they knocked it down and replaced it with a fucking Walgreens.
We might have to go to Otto's Shrunken Head in its memory.