Tuesday, September 23, 2008

What I've been up to

[Perfunctory disclaimer: I've been remiss in blogging.] The daily tremors shaking the financial system have been taking up a good deal of my energy during the daylight hours, but I guess I should be thankful I still have a job to go to everyday. What's been left has been devoted mostly to a) watching perpetual reruns of "Family Guy," b) enjoying the waning days of summer, c) planning for two back-to-back out-of-town weddings in coming weekends, d) spending my first full weekend on the Sound in Connecticut, e) looking forward to payday at the end of the month, f) talking on the phone, g) reading The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay, h) re-organizing my dresser drawers, and i) seeing Mrs. Warren's Profession and Legally Blonde on stage for free in the same day. [I guess when you start to make a list, it hasn't quite been a total workaholic span. It only feels that way.]

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Hard to believe ...

[Photo by ro.man.tic]

... That it's been seven years already. This will be the fifth time I've been here for the anniversary. Hoping to get a good look at the Tribute in Light finally. As each year passes, it dominates my consciousness a little less. I think back to that day when I spent the hours of 10 a.m. till 2 a.m., covering the local reaction. I've now worked 12-hour days more than I'd wish to report on important, though admittedly less-consequential, events.

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

RIP Don LaFontaine (1940-2008)

In a world where we'll no longer get to hear new takes from one of these famous announcer guys ...

Monday, September 01, 2008

Next on the NYC public art hit parade

So the unofficial end of summer was greeted by a downer of a public art news item: Eliasson's Waterfalls are having their hours cut back because of some unintended environmental consequences. What do we have to look forward to in the fall? How about Rafael Lozano-Hemmer's upcoming piece in Madison Square Park, running from Oct. 24 to Nov. 21? It's called Pulse Park, and will be a little bit more interactive than the Waterfalls are. Think heartbeats of passers-by and spotlights piercing the night, and watch this video from a similar installation in Toronto last year. And in other Madison Square Park related news, Shake Shack is coming to the Upper West Side in October (77th and Columbus, catercorner from Isabella's)!