Thursday, October 11, 2007


Went to Beantown over Columbus Day weekend (gotta love the random holidays that they give us). Visited friends, a new baby boy, and my aunt & uncle...and some of my favorite restaurants! The great East Coast Grill is still in fine form, and I continue to stand by Christina's ice cream as the best in town. We went to a new place, the Beehive, which was fun...the food is hit-or-miss but the atmosphere is great--underground jazz-club feel. A pretty low-key weekend overall (but a great weekend for the Patriots & Red Sox!) but came back into the city refreshed (which is saying something after a 6-hour bus ride that should have been 4.5). The only bummer was that my bus ride up took waaay too long and I missed the Josh Ritter concert at the Somerville Theatre. So I was sad about that, but he's coming to NYC next month, so get your tickets while you still can!

Monday, October 1, 2007

Mime + naughty subjects = good night out

Saturday I went to see Billy the Mime perform his show America LoveSexDeath at one of my favorite spaces, The Flea Theater. My friend Sherri works there, so I generally try to make it to every show (plus, only $15-20 makes the prices right). Usually I see shows in their intimate space downstairs, but this time the performance was in the larger space upstairs (I like this space, but the former has more character to it and you feel almost like you are truly a part of the play, it's so small).

Ok, I know seeing a mime might not be some people's idea of a good time, but this was really great. He delved into subjects ranging from the 60's in the USA to pre-AIDS San Fran to a "typical" night at Monticello with Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings (his slave, with whom he fathered children, for those forgetting their history). Some scenes were definitely uncomfortable--for me it was the "Night with Jeffery Dahmer" that made me squirm the most...basically, I'm not going to be able to listen to that 90's "classic" "Everybody Dance Now" for a good while. Not that I think I'll want to listen to it anyway, but you get my point.

Sadly, I caught the last show, so I can't recommend rushing out to catch this performance, but I can recommend the upcoming season at The Flea--check it out.

For anyone in the NYC area, my friends The Janitors are releasing their first album at the Baggot Inn this Thursday (10/4) at 8:00p.m.--cover is only $5 and they put on a good show. Come join in the fun!