May 12, 2015

Yet Another Post About The Wiz

The Wiz Live: NBC Casts Stephanie Mills to Play Auntie Em

So, it turns out NBC took my advice and decided to cast Stephanie Mills as Auntie Em, in the new production of The Wiz. As I mentioned in that previous post Ms. Mills played the original Dorothy in the Broadway production many moons ago.

I am excited about this! I can't wait to see who else will be cast in the production.


Apr 8, 2015

The Wiz Is On Baby!



Looks like my wish was granted. The Wiz is going to be NBC's next live musical production! It is set to air in December. But wait it gets better. Along with the TV version, a revised live stage production, set for Broadway, is also in the works. And, the production team is partnering with Cirque Du Soliel. Joy and rapture! Click here for more details.

I still standby my recommendations for casting I shared in a previous post. Click here for the list. However, I must add Stephanie Mills to the cast. I can see Ms. Mills doing an awesome job as Aunt Em.

Apr 1, 2015

Yet Another State Setting Themselves Up

Representative Bob Ballinger of Arkansas, right, was among the bill’s sponsors who dismissed amendments to the measure. CreditDanny Johnston/Associated Press

















The following comment made by a NYT's reader summed it all up for me. Basically, the mediocre and bigoted are flexing their muscle in certain states. 

K Henderson
 is a trusted commenter NYC 4 minutes ago

State government in action is rarely a pretty sight.

In my home state, the (cough) lawmakers there are mostly composed of the C students from my highschool. The A students often left to NYC, Boston and CA and never. came. back.

BTW, doesn't Ballinger look suspect? If this bill is signed into law, I wonder if he is going to be smiling when civil rights law suits are filed by the folks that were mistreated, due to the business owners that use this law to discriminate.

What a colossal waste of time!





Mar 30, 2015

Nice Place To Visit, But....



I am in awe of this image above. It is the Popocatepetl Volcano in Mexico. The volcano's activity has increased moderately. Umm, if I lived near it, I would get to packin'.

Mar 18, 2015

Joan River's Penthouse

Ballroom

I needed to take a mental diversion. It has been one of those days. So, I am looking at luxury listings and came across the penthouse that was home to Joan Rivers for many moons.

Check out the listing by clicking here.

Ms. Rivers lived the good life!

Annoyed Monkey



Why me? So, today I find out that when my accountant went to e-file my tax returns, someone else had beat me to the punch!

Yes, good people, some slime-ball of a human has stolen my SS # and filed a tax return.

Now, I have to wait 180 days for the IRS to sort this mess out. Well, I hope it will be only 180 days. Lord give me strength!


Mar 9, 2015

I'm 47 and I Can Kick and Stretch



Yesterday, I celebrated my 47th year on this planet. As I do every year, let me share a few more things I learning on this journey:
  • young people will usually do what they want to do, despite an elder's excellent advice
  • unfortunately folks in position of power are rarely the best, brightest, or most qualified
  • a healthy baby is a blessing to a family because he or she renews hope and reminds adults of their journey
  • it is important to have a friend or confidant that is at least 10-15 years older than you
  • somethings are destined to be, and most things happen for a reason
  • I don't trust people that don't fess up to functioning on some level of  cray-cray
  • everything old, is new again
  • showing up for life is everything

Feb 27, 2015

Leonard Nimoy's Turn At Metamorphosis



Leonard Nimoy has passed on. I have to say he lived longed and prospered.

My earliest memory of seeing Leonard Nimoy as Spock was of me being shocked that an actual alien from another planet was on TV. He fooled me. I respect him for realizing he had created such an iconic character, in his role as Spock, that he would forever be remembered for that role.

With dignity and respect for the character, he played Spock several times over in a few of the Star Trek film reboots. He was such a good sport about his Spock and Star Trek legacy. Travel on Mr. Nimoy.