Gay football? What?! March 31, 2008Posted by britunes2 in Uncategorized.
Now, I understand that the straight boys slap each other’s asses to say “hey buddy, good job right there. You had a great play” but the gay boys do it a little differently. Yes, they still slap asses to say “good job” but I noticed they linger just a little bit longer, they happen more frequently, and I do believe I saw a bit of cuppage at one point. Made me a little jealous.
“Scottie, are there any more cookies over there?” Yes, ladies and the gentlemen, during the game the ref came to the sidelines and asked his homosexual friend sitting on the sidelines (apparently named Scottie) if there were any more cookies left. Absolutely brilliant. And for the record, all of the cookies were gone. A sad day had by all.
In the Heights the Musical March 27, 2008Posted by britunes2 in Uncategorized.
This is the song that is stuck in my head from “In the Heights.” Do yourself a favor and watch some Latin Flavor!
100 Goodies Filled with Nonsense March 27, 2008Posted by britunes2 in Uncategorized.
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Last night BFF and I attempted to win front row “In The Heights” tickets for $25 bucks and it was a grand ol time rushing through Times Square to make it there on time! I just said “time” three times in that sentence–woah! There we go again! Anyway, many shows on Broadway have a lottery–you put your name in a bucket two hours before the performance and you can win front row tickets for cheap cheap cheap. It normally doesn’t work out so well but this time…it did! And we won! The funny part is he won, and then I won! We only needed one of the wins but I thought “maybe Page Six would want to go.” Apparently it was too little too late and homegirl running the lottery didn’t let me claim my prize. As it was though, the show from the front row is somethin’ else. I do feel like you miss out on the awesomeness of the choreography and a bit of the lighting, but you’re able to connect to the actor’s performances much more. Lin-Manuel Miranda was in last night so we got to see the Original Cast. We also met the choreographer and the understudy we saw on Saturday as the lead. Great night!
What made it even greater though, was when I received a text from Page Six about the American Idol results. Again, 2/3 with my pick going home!
I bid you farwell Chickeze or as they say in “In The Heights”–ADIOS!!!
Apparently Cassahondra is in town but I haven’t seen her as her time has been spent between her auditions and EVT. Well that’s nothing new I suppose, but I would like to see her! She leaves tomorrow and it doesn’t like like it will happen. Slow day at work today as all three of my guys are traveling. Spin class is today…I’m super hungry…and that’s all I gotz!
This and That. Spit and Spat. March 26, 2008Posted by britunes2 in Uncategorized.
So Alanis is my girl. My favorite always and forever. She has a new album coming out June 10 (pushed back from May 20 for some reason) called “Flavors of Entanglement.” The big thing about this album is that she collaborated with Guy Sigsworth (half of Frou Frou, produced Imogen Heap’s album) and that is a big departure from the producers that Lani has worked with in the past. I had the opportunity to listen to the album last night and it’s amAzing! I met someone who works for AOL Music and he had an advance copy of the album so I went over there and we watched AI and listened to the album in between performances. I won’t do a track by track analysis here (I’ll spare you) but I can say with confidence it will be her best cd in years. It’s like nothing she’s ever done and at the same time it’s so her. I’m super, super excited to listen to it again.
Ramiele Malubyand Chickeze
Mr. Chickeze Eze. I think that Ramiele and Jason’s fan bases will save them one more week. I wouldn’t be surprised if Carly Smithson was in the bottom three again but I think that after last week any fans she has will dial and dial to keep her out. We shall see!! I’ve been right two weeks in a row, hope I’m not wrong now!
Now this is getting ridiculous… March 25, 2008Posted by britunes2 in Uncategorized.
Take a Train To the Top of the World… March 24, 2008Posted by britunes2 in Uncategorized.
On Saturday, BFF and I attended the matinee performance of the new Broadway musical “In The Heights.” Talk about being completely blown away. “ITH” is about a family and group of friends living in NY’s Washington Heights, which is a neighborhood above Harlem. From what I understand, it runs from 155th street to 191st street and includes 165th street where I stayed in my first “real-life” New York visit in 2004. There are a few central characters in “ITH” and they include: Usnavi, the bodega owner the show rotates around played by the much haroled Lin-Manuel Miranda (who also wrote the show and was out when BFF and I saw it–of course); Nina (Mandy Gonzalez–this girl’s voice is unbeleivable), the Stamford educated daughter who comes home from college with the knowledge that she dropped out due to working so much and not studying; Benny (Christopher Jackson–a little bulldoggy, but yummy all the same), the limo driver who falls in love with Nina much to the dismay of her unapproving father; Vanessa (Karen Olivo who I’ve seen in “Rent” and “Hair”), the salon shop worker who longs to leave Washington Heights, and Sonny (Robin DeJesus–the drag queen in “Camp”), Usnavi’s cousin who wants to keep everyone together and happy.
The show includes many other characters such as Camila (A Chorus Line’s Priscilla Lopez) and Daniela (Songs For a New World’s Andrea Burns) and they add to the ensemble feel of the show. The thing that stood out to me most in this show is the choreography. It’s absolutely like nothing I’ve ever seen on Broadway. The same thing can actually be said for the entire show. It’s a mix of Hip-Hop, rap, Latin, Cuban, Salsa, and R&B. So many moments in the show I found myself holding my breath because I was absolutely taken aback by the brilliance that was happening on stage. One thing that BFF said and I agree with him, is that in the first act a lot of the characters seemed like just that–characters. We didn’t feel like we were seeing the real people but actors painting a charichture of the “type” of person. I think that the second act, while not as high energy, accomplished making those characters more “real.” Even if you don’t know any Spanish, even if you are as white as white can be, this show has so much heart and depth, anyone would enjoy it. I can’t wait to see it again! Check out a link to the commercial for “In The Heights below.”
Hee hee….69…. March 21, 2008Posted by britunes2 in Uncategorized.
In honor of today being 69 days until the Sex and the City Movie….and my new BFF Jess absolutely NEEDING a post today…I decided to post! It’s very hard for me to post when I’m not at work–simply because I’m not bored enough. But today is a very special occasion. And now, for your entertainment, some important past events of March 21st.
*In 1413 King Henry V became the King of England. He was so bad ass. Who was he again?
*In 1857 an earthquake in Tokyo killed over 100,000. Those pesky earthquakes.
*In 1933 the Construction of Dachau, the first Nazi Germany concentration camp, is completed. You know, I don’t care what they say but that camp was nothing like American Idol camp no matter how they spin it. It was a total disappointment.
*In 1962 superstar, comedienne, and most importantly, lesbian Rosie O’Donnell was born. And instantly the world was that much gayer.
*In 1980 on the season finale of the soap opera Dallas, the infamous character J.R. Ewing is shot by an unseen assailant, leading to the catchphrase “Who Shot JR?” I’ll tell ya who shot JR…except I wasn’t born yet so I have no idea.
*In 2008 there are only 69 days until the Sex and the City movie opens. All around the country little girls and homos giggle…hee hee…69….
BFF and I have the day off work today and we’re desperately trying to find something fun to do in New York that doesn’t cost money. It’s harder than you’d think! At any rate, have a great three day weekend everyone!!
Hermit? Like Hermit Crab? March 20, 2008Posted by britunes2 in Uncategorized.
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65% my ass!
My American Idol Predictions March 19, 2008Posted by britunes2 in Uncategorized.
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I think that Michael’s attractiveness will save him this week and Kristy’s country fan base will yet again save her. Syesha, while my favorite performance last night, is always in danger of being in the bottom three, as is Ramiele. Still, I think that Amanda’s static performances and inability to perform songs outside of her comfort zone will push her to the bottom tonight.
Come back tomorrow and see if I was right!!