There is no reason I should be fascinated with the film G.B.F. And yet, there are so many reasons…the 2014 film follows the teen comedy bloodlines of Grease, Heathers, Mean Girls, and the like. It’s the story of 3 Queen Bees who compete for the best friendship of the newest trend, the G.B.F. (Gay Best Friend). Mostly ridiculous, but also charming, light, funny, relevant, and absurd. Some great music and fun performances.
Airbnb is an online site that allows people to list their properties for short term rentals, or to find short term rentals. It’s another example of how the internet is changing the world and our approach to how we live. It’s putting the choice in everyone’s hands. You can now select places from all over the world at reasonable prices. And check out the main page. It’s awesome as it shows locations all over the world with images containing movement. So cool. Check it out.
Somewhere between Toni Basil’s “Mickey” and Outcast’s “Hey Ya!”, this new song from Taylor Swift is infectious and sends a cool message. Players gonna play and haters gonna hate. And as my Grandmother says, “There’s always going to be one weasel wherever you go”. True that. So might as well dance around to this song and shake it off. Apparently, the people at the end of the video are fans she invited to join her, nice move Taylor.
Alaska is a beautiful state. Have had the opportunity to visit the state on a cruise once, and going to see it again this year. It’s so vast and mountainous, cool, and full of wildlife. You can see glaciers, whales, sea lions, eagles, and more. There’s also a rich culture and history. From wikipedia: The name “Alaska” derives from the Aleut word Alaxsxaq (also spelled Alyeska), meaning “mainland” (literally, “the object toward which the action of the sea is directed”). To the lover of wilderness, Alaska is one of the most wonderful countries in the world. – John Muir
Ah. Musical Theatre. And particularly Best Musical Musical Theatre. And even more particularly A Gentlemen’s Guide to Love and Murder. This charming, clever show deservedly won the Tony for Best Musical. Think of it as a Musical Theatre Comedy Operetta. Based on a novel written by Roy Horniman called Israel Rank: the Autobiography of a Criminal. The performances, sets, costumes, music, lyrics, direction, and book all come together in a witty and thoughtful way. And I have been saying to my friends that this show is definitely for the Musical Theatre Intelligentsia; those musical theatre purists. It’s funny too.
So, this song is excellent. “I Wanna Get Better” by Bleachers. Have been listening to it for days. From their album Strange Desire. Take a listen.
Had the opportunity to meet Elaine Stritch after a performance of At Liberty in NYC. She was petite and wearing white gloves as she signed our Playbills with a black sharpie. It’s nice to see the outpouring of respect for her and her life’s work since her death. If only we all could live such full, cantankerous, and rich lives.
And take a look at this article Elaine Stritch’s 12 Best Pieces of advice for creative people: 12 Best Pieces of Advice.