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New York City, pop culture, art and nightlife. Because nobody else is blogging about those things.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Momentum. Also nudity.

A very busy summer for Neil O'Fortune (hey, that's me!) has continued in August, with this past weekend hosting the Rhinestone Follies and Kitty Nights, and upcoming as the host of D20 Burlesque's computer games show on Saturday. (I'm warming up all of my Oregon Trail references. You have died...of dysentary.)

And, the final Casino O'Fortune Cookie Production is on September 1st, at Coney Island USA, the appropriately named HASTA LA VISTA, BABY: Schwarzenegger Burlesque. Here's to going out with a bang.

Here's what I'm very excited about: this week the Gameshow Speakeasy celebrates its FIFTH Anniversary! The show where Neil O'Fortune was born. There's a lot of my personal history wrapped up in the story of this show. A whole lot of it has been recorded on this blog, actually, since it coincided with the creation of that show under it's a original name that shall not be used but rhymes with Shmuts Shmy Shmine. And, this is the first installment of which I am the sole producer, following the dissolution of my personal and professional relationship with my former partner. Since this blog has always been intended to be about the life of an independent producer in NYC, well...that's part of the story too. ANYWAY, this week's anniversary show also marks the launch of its new, somewhat experimental move to a new night of the week: the third FRIDAY of every month! We'll see!

Oh, and: I'm very excited to finally return to the most magical place on earth on 9/10/11: Asbury Lanes! Nasty Canasta and Neil O'Fortune present: STRIP, ROCK, BOWL. It's exactly what it says it is.

There's more on the horizon...stay tuned.

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Thursday, August 04, 2011

Why did this make me laugh so hard? It's so dumb. Just look at it.

Wednesday, August 03, 2011

A little zen for your Wednesday morning

Put your headphones on. Disregard the fact that it's a cellphone commercial (or alternately, appreciate that a cellphone company paid to make something this soothing.)