Hello there, neglected blog fans. Rather than give my usual wimpy excuses for not posting lately, I have a bonified real reason I've been a stranger. Last Thursday my laptop got infected with something particularly nasty that has been giving all sorts of headaches to the hardware specialist at my work. So I've been begging, borrowing and stealing access to computers over the past several days and have had to pretty much refrain from recreational computer use.
I also got mildly hammered on Saturday and in the wee hours posted something fairly stupid on Facebook which has also incented me to leave the Internet alone for now. Unlike when I was an adolescent, when I do something idiotic, I try to avoid the enablers of my idiocy for at least a little while.
But hey, speaking of idiocy, the news today is that the folks behind "Spring Awakening" are thinking of turning Green Day's "American Idiot" into a musical. Good news: they've got some killer songs to start out with. Bad news: character of alienated young man in the Bush era seems a bit "5 minutes ago" to me. Anyway, best of luck to them. Another musical that appeals to the under-30 set would be welcome.
Here in town, there were two openings this past week, with "Pulp" reviewed last week in the T-D and the area's second "Altar Boyz" showing up at the Mill. I haven't seen a review yet of the latter show, maybe it'll show up soon.
(UPDATE: The idiocy continues! As several folks have pointed out, "Altar Boyz" doesn't open until next weekend. Duh. Perhaps I came back to this Internet thing too soon...)
I took in "Pulp" on Friday and, maybe as a testament to the wonder that is live theater, had almost the exact opposite reaction to some things that Ms. Haubenstock did. Same show, different nights -- who knows how things are going to come across? More details on this when my review shows up...