First off, my apologies for the entry slackery that’s been going on around here. Truth is, life with me has been pretty busy.. so much so that I’m breaking my standard of list making and pop culture nonsense ramblings to let you in on what’s been happening.
New York, New York:
For those of you who missed the memo, I went to New York with some of my dearest friends a couple weeks ago.
Objective: To see Al Pacino perform live as Shylock in Merchant of Venice for Shakespeare in the Park.
I won’t bore you with countless trip details and I’m incapable of writing an entry that doesn’t contain a list, so to keep us both satisfied, here are my top 10 New York experiences:
10. Eating at the Corner Bistro
9. Eva’s “celebrity” sightings
8. Visiting Strawberry Fields at Central Park
7. Walking around on the first night and seeing so many famous pop culture landmarks
6. Taking the ferry by the Statue of Liberty
5. Visiting Times Square
4. Seeing Promises, Promises on Broadway
3. Meeting Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Eric Stonestreet from Modern Family. (They were both overly nice, by the way.)
2. Seeing Al Pacino perform live in Central Park
1. Being there to see the joy on Brandon’s face after meeting Al Pacino
Not too shabby for a quick three day trip.
If you’re my friend on facebook or follow me on twitter, you’ve recently been flooded with links to an online petition.. I hope I haven’t been so annoying that you’ve blocked me off your feed. My reasoning a valid, I swear.
In short, I started my radio career at a Christian station called 91FM about 8 years ago. 91FM was like no other station out there. We played everything from metal to techno to rap. After volunteering there for 4 years, the owner decided it would be best for him to sell the station. Since then, my life has never been the same. I know it doesn’t make sense in words, but it felt like a part of me died that day and I’ve never been truly happy since losing it.
Through several events in the last few months, the former staff is now making a legitimate effort to rebuild the station in an online format. The petition that has been going around is incredibly important in our process. You see, the more signatures we get, the better idea we have of who will listen and/or give. It also creates a buzz and helps us have something to present to the media about our viability.
Honestly, this is the most excited I’ve been about anything in years. I find it hard to focus on anything else and my mind is constantly churning out new, fresh ideas that could really make things amazing. So, with all that said, if you haven’t yet, please sign the petition. I’ll stop going on about this for now, but you will be hearing more down the line. It’s gonna be a lot of work, but it’ll blow your mind!
I haven’t forgotten about my TV characters list. I am still working through my next ten entries, but I’ve been moving a tad slower than normal. Bare with me, please.
I have what seems like a ridiculous number of movie reviews to write: Grown Ups, Inception, Knight and Day and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. I’ll get them done, but I don’t guarantee they’ll be done before I get my top July 5 movies posted.. spoiler alert.
I also need to do write ups for a few plays: Big Tony is Dead (starring Brandon Rahbar as Edmundo!), Promises, Promises and Merchant of Venice.
And lastly, I will do a full write up on 91 Online – what it means to me, the people it has touched and what we hope to accomplish with it’s rebirth.