Category Archives: About Last Night

About … last night. Or the night before. Or the night before that. We’re not lazy, we are deliberate. That’s it, deliberate.

Poppa’s Got a Brand New Baggins

After last week’s overlong re-release of “The Fellowship of the Ring,” this week brings better news: “The Two Towers” is now the movie it always should have been. Long, very long, and long as well – and worth every minute of it. Continue reading

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If the Chouffe Fits

In that curious way life has of sticking its head into the room while you’re busy with something else, I’m slowly coming to realize that the play is done and that – wheee! – I have time again. The last … Continue reading

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The Snow And The Chicken Man

with apologies to The Chicken and the Snowman… December 5th, and it’s snowing as though it was February 5th. I’m going to hate this winter as much as I hated the last one. It’s 8:30 p.m. and Seth and I … Continue reading

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Farce of Hobbit

I can tell you this much: 3 hours and 28 minutes of enhanced and expanded storytelling in the limited theatrical re-release of The Fellowship of the Ring is plenty minutes too many. Apart from the odd glimpse of the occasional … Continue reading

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Glenn Patscha Little Big Band

Those familiar with the downtown New York music scene will be familiar with Glenn through his work with –among others– Ollabelle, from whom he borrows several of his players. At the Living Room last night, he played a pump organ … Continue reading

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The Stammer of the Greasepaint

The play I’m in, “The Good Faith,” opened November 20th at La MaMa ETC in the East Village. This is about that. 11/20 – The other six guy actors, plus the two musicians, D.D. the choreographer, and Harold the director, … Continue reading

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The Sounds of Silence

Samichlaus Bier is no longer the strongest beer in the world – that honor belongs to Dogfish Head‘s World Wide Stout – but it’s still the world’s strongest lager, tipping the glass at an astonishing 14% alcohol. Samichlaus is a … Continue reading

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The Mermaid Scared The Fishes Away

Julie Atlas Muz is the mermaid, but the lucky fishes in the Coral Room’s aquarium do not seem to appreciate their good fortune. Dressed in various, multicolored, pisciform outfits and fetching pince-nez, she prances and cavorts amid the fleeing, horizontally-challenged … Continue reading

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Kant, Heidegger and Derrida Walk Into A Bar

Three Philosophers is the latest strong ale from Brewery Ommegang, in Cooperstown, NY. It walked into a bar last night, into the Blind Tiger Ale House to be exact. Billed as a “quadrupel”, which is just a Flemish way of … Continue reading

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Pass the Nard . . .

. . . we could sure use some anointing. T minus two days in the La Mama Experimental Theatre Company first floor space. Imagine if you will that the lights haven’t really been set, most of the props have just … Continue reading

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