Getting underway with this terrific group of riders as they arrived at the meeting place Friday afternoon. As you can see from the video there are a bunch of them, what you cannot see is what great riders they are and even better people, this will be a nice weekend. As always you can find … Continue reading Long Reach Long Riders arrival
Month: June 2018
National Waffle Iron Day
Today is National Waffle Iron Day. Waffle Irons date back to the 14th Century and the Belgians are happy about that. Still, those early models were held over the open fire so I was happy in 1918 when electric waffle irons were introduced. It was a great relief to my tired arms. Today, I generally … Continue reading National Waffle Iron Day
Fort Tryon Park Art Installation
I am fortunate to have the lovely Fort Tryon Park in the upper reaches of Manhattan as my back yard. Not my personal literal property but it may as well be as it is so close to where I live. Recently an art installation arrived related to the Cloisters - the Metropolitan Museum of Art … Continue reading Fort Tryon Park Art Installation
Review – Booker T. Jones at City Winery
Catching up on some past shows as so much has been going on lately. I had the distinct pleasure to see a performance by Booker T. Jones at City Winery in New York. He has been a favorite of mine my whole life. Indeed my cell phone ring tone is "Green Onions" by Booker T … Continue reading Review – Booker T. Jones at City Winery
Long Reach Long Riders
This weekend I will join the tail end of the Long Reach Long Riders 2018 Gap and Notch Tour: A Ramble through New England. Every year since 2004 they have toured different segments of the country seeking good motorcycle roads and to raise money for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and Behind the Scenes (helping entertainment … Continue reading Long Reach Long Riders
New York Theatre Spotlight
Several Big Apple Theatre notes to catch up on. First two shows ending at the end of the month: "A Blanket of Dust" is a show I reviewed here on June 18. I had several disagreements with the script but found the performances riveting. Always be open to seeing points of view different from your own … Continue reading New York Theatre Spotlight
TAKE WING wins audience choice award!
Each week of the Players Theatre Short Play and Musical Festival an Audience Choice Award is presented. I am happy to announce that the winner of week 2 is my play Take Wing. We had some amazing friends turn out to support us but had less than most of the other shows. To prevent friend … Continue reading TAKE WING wins audience choice award!
Welcome Summer Solstice
While Memorial Day is the unofficial start of summer, today is official, at least in the Northern Hemisphere. In New York City we have had a gentle, cool end of spring. But we are now experiencing a hot spell like much of the rest of the country. Still, happy to be here for a nice … Continue reading Welcome Summer Solstice
Ryding with a GoPro
Last month I told you about a great drive just on the other side of the George Washington Bridge. Coming up next week I will be joining a group of motorcyclists who ride to benefit two charities each year. They ride for about a week, I am just joining them for the last day and … Continue reading Ryding with a GoPro
National Martini Day
Let's be very clear. Martinis should be made from gin only. I agree with Winston Churchill when he said that the closest he wants Vermouth to his Martini is to look at it longingly across the room. Also it should also be served with olives, preferably stuffed with anchovies to give it that salty pungency. … Continue reading National Martini Day
Review – A Blanket of Dust
"A Blanket of Dust" is a new play by Richard Squires. I am not a theatre goer that seeks out only validation for my beliefs and world view. I like to be challenged by alternate points of view and opinions. That said, I did not agree with this plays approach. It starts out with a … Continue reading Review – A Blanket of Dust
Last Chance to catch TAKE WING!
The last performance of week 2 of the Players Theatre Short Play and Musical Festival is today at 3 PM. Don't miss this and don't be late. Use the discount code CAST to save $10 off the ticket price. Can't wait to see you. https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/992710/prm/CAST As always you can find more at http://www.walterthinnes.com and on … Continue reading Last Chance to catch TAKE WING!
Exquisite TAKE WING
There are literally thousands of ways to spend your evenings in New York City, from night clubs to sporting events to many hundreds of theatre options each and every night. So we are thrilled by the many friends who have joined us to see my award winning TAKE WING in the Players Theatre Short Play … Continue reading Exquisite TAKE WING
Take Wing rides again tonight
Last night's production of TAKE WING in the Players Theatre Short Play and Musical Festival went extremely well. That is largely because of the amazing efforts of director Pamela Wilson and extraordinary cast members Eric Diamond, Michael Giorgio and Carly Ruda. You really must use the below direct link to get $20 discount tickets and … Continue reading Take Wing rides again tonight
Opening Night for TAKE WING!
Tonight (Thursday, June 14) is the Opening Night for Week 2 of the Players Theatre Short Play and Musical Festival in Greenwich Village. My award winning short play is one of five short pieces and we would love to see you there. Thursday nights are the lightest attended so what are you waiting for? Come … Continue reading Opening Night for TAKE WING!
Post Tony Shake Out
Producers do all they can with tickets, parties and swag to woo voters and then hold their breath for the entire program (if you saw any people in the audience of the Tony Awards with blue faces - they were producers). Because some shows need the Tony boost to stay open the awards presentations are … Continue reading Post Tony Shake Out
Review – Dan Cody’s Yacht
The Manhattan Theatre Club has mounted a new play by Anthony Giardina that is interesting but ultimately hollow. The title is a reference to a fleeting incident in The Great Gatsby about the desire to gain riches and the price sometimes necessary to succeed. What you are willing to do to reach success and help … Continue reading Review – Dan Cody’s Yacht
National Corn on the Cob Day
Today is National Corn on the Cob Day, the way God intended you to eat it, not creamed or mixed in succotash. One of my favorite memories is our family visits to the Ohio State Fair when I was young. Demolition Derby is a really cool concept when your age is in single digits. I … Continue reading National Corn on the Cob Day
This, That, and The Other Thing
THIS: Last night we tried the St. Louis Ribs again, but this time I cooked them at higher temp and for more time in the sous vide. As I had hoped they were even better this time. More experimenting to come for the Franken-Ribs! THAT: Tonight we have the tech rehearsal for my short play … Continue reading This, That, and The Other Thing
Review – Our Lady of 121st Street
Stephen Adley Guirgis is an American playwright with a distinctive natural voice. I've seen his Between Riverside and Crazy and this year very much enjoyed the revival of his Jesus Hopped the "A" Train at Signature Theater. I have recent seen his early work Our Lady of 121st Street, also at Signature. The play has … Continue reading Review – Our Lady of 121st Street
Franken-Ribs, the kitchen tale
I know I promised another review but circumstances require I put that off and relate a cooking adventure. You see, I like to play with my food. I recently became aware of a kitchen toy, I mean tool, called a stovetop smoker. My mind immediately turned to pork ribs, a category I have never been … Continue reading Franken-Ribs, the kitchen tale
Take Wing & A Blanket of Dust
Come to New York City to experience live theater this month! Unlike film or television, live performance by its nature is ethereal magic. No two live performances, even of the same work, are ever the same. The magic is a shared experience by the audience and performers. Most importantly, many events, especially theatre events that … Continue reading Take Wing & A Blanket of Dust
Review – A Letter to Harvey Milk
We've seen a number of shows recently and have at least half a dozen in the queue to post reviews for. But I must get word about about a touching, charming and yes, even funny, chamber musical at the Acorn Theatre at Theatre Row. A very personal tale of a kosher butcher in San Francisco … Continue reading Review – A Letter to Harvey Milk
National Cognac Day
Ok, I admit it. I like a number of different alcohol beverages. But my very favorite is cognac. The perfect post meal sip, cradled by my hand in a snifter, I get a special warm feeling as I close my eyes, the fire in the hearth crackling, resting from reading a book of French poetry, … Continue reading National Cognac Day
Two decades in the Big Apple
On June 1, 1998 I started a new job in Manhattan and have stuck around ever since. I loved this city from my first visit in 1975 (during the bad old rough and glorious days of this place) but always held out hope to be invited here. That happened 20 years ago and I have … Continue reading Two decades in the Big Apple
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