Friday, May 29, 2009
I was literally drooling the second we walked in. I was not able to limit myself to just a cupcake. Yes, they are best known for their sweet and salty cake, which is incredible. Since I tried that before, I settled on this cake, the malted milk ball cake. It was Delicious! This place is worth the trip!
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
I didn't think I was going to be able to go see Bruce and the band again this tour, and I really wanted to because they are leaving for Europe and who knows when they will be back. I casually mentioned that I wanted to go to a co-worker and she told me she had some connection and could get me tickets for Saturday night's show! yeah! We got to sit in the press box.
It was another fantastic show. Ever since I saw him at the beginning of May, I've been listening to him obsessively, mostly "The Wild, The Innocent and the E Street Shuffle." This album came out in 1973 and it was the last album of his that I ever bought (except for new releases, of course). Something about it has been speaking to me lately, though, and then he played 4/7 of that album on Saturday night. If you look at the proposed set list, he was supposed to play "I'm on fire" but apparently changed it for "Incident on 57th St." I love both, but since I've been singing "Good night, it's all right, Jane. Meet me tomorrow night on lover's lane," ever since, I guess I approve of the switch.
Here's the set list:
Spirit In The Night
Something In The Night
Out In The Street
Working On A Dream
The Ghost of Tom Joad
Cover Me *
The E Street Shuffle *
Thunder Road *
Waiting On A Sunny Day
The Promised Land
Incident on 57th Street
Kingdom Of Days
Born To Run
Land of Hope and Dreams
Monday, May 18, 2009
I still find this show immensely funny, but there just aren't good one-liners anymore. For example, the one I chose for this week:
Michael: "Probably shouldn't have mentioned Buffalo."
Holly: (shrugs) "Hindsight."
Michael: "Should have had hindsight."
The other one in the running was from Angela to Kevin during the volleyball game: "Now it's 7-6 or is that too much accounting for you?"
One's not a one-liner, and the other was just okay.
I thought it was a great episode, though, and was so disappointed that Michael didn't make his move on Holly. I guess it's probably best to wait until she doesn't have a boyfriend, but I just hope those two crazy kids make it work someday!
Also, the other HR guy and Toby talking about "hilarious" things. I loved that!
30 Rock, on the other hand....
"He's gay. Classic case of fruit blindness."
"S that D. Shut it down. Dealbreaker."
"There's no such thing as bi-sexual. That's something they made up in the 90's to sell hair products."
Obviously, the real highlight of the show was the event to find a kidney. It's not surprising that they came up with that since they've done similar things on SNL while Tina Fey was the head writer for the show. Elvis Costello and Clay Aiken in a fight. Sheryl Crow & the Maroon 5 guy pretending to be European to throw Jenna off. Michael McDonald singing instead of just Jenna pretending to be Michael McDonald. And... uh... two out of three BEASTIE BOYS!! How awesome was that?? (but how bad was Mike D's hair?)
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
|The Daily Show With Jon Stewart||M - Th 11p / 10c|
|The Pageant of the Christ|
... especially anything having to do with D.Trump, the most annoying person on the planet. I will never understand why anyone cares what that idiot has to say about ANYTHING.
Sunday, May 10, 2009
How great is it that Alan Alda played his father? I loved that Jack was trying to find out what his ethnic/religious background is and it's inconclusive... until Alan Alda says something in Yiddish and Jack's face just falls. (one of my most favorite words -- farkakte) and did you know that Alan Alda lives in NJ? it's true!
That's it. Nothing else really struck me, other than their crazy dancing.
Jack is talking about telling off Paul, Colleen's boyfriend, by proxy for his father who ran off. "I'm finally going to stand up for Colleen. The small part of her that is still human deserves it."
Also, this bit between Jack and Liz...
Liz: "Do you treat me any different because I'm a woman?"
Jack, very matter of factly: "I pay you a little less, yes."
The first ep. is "Casual Friday," when Michael had to choose who to give the salesperson job to -- Pam or Ryan. In discussing the decision making process, he says, "I have a very difficult decision to make. It's like last week, I was in the video store. Do I rent The Devil Wears Prada again, or do I finally get around to seeing Sophie's Choice. It's what you would call a classic difficult decision."
Thursday, May 7, 2009
You never saw someone grab their pocketbook and run so fast in your life. I raced outside and ran around the corner, but it was too late. I just saw a bunch of official looking people on their phones and getting into mini-vans. I casually walked around the corner, and then walked back, and on the way back I saw this minor person. She's so minor, I'm not 100% it was actually her, but it was someone that's been on the show.
I came back to the office and pulled up "The City" website, but Heidi couldn't tell from the photos who was there. Apparently, she thinks they all look the same. But when that episode airs, be sure to watch for Heidi in line buying coffee (she's wearing a red rain coat).
What was I going to do if I had seen them filming? Probably nothing. Well, not nothing. Joe does sell donuts.
Anyway, here's the setlist.
She's The One
Working On A Dream
Ghost Of Tom Joad
Raise Your Hand
Expressway To Your Heart (by the Soul Survivors) *
For You *
Waiting On A Sunny Day
Kingdom Of Days
Born To Run
Land Of Hope And Dreams
Dancin' In The Dark
(* these were the requests of the night)
Highlights for me: Jungleland, The Wrestler, For You, Rosalita, Born to Run, The Rising.
Although he played 27 songs, I only got to experience 24 because I was in line for the bathroom for three of them. No I didn't go three times, that's how long the line was! I was pissed! He did not do my favorite song, "Thunder Road" or Jill's favorite, "Racing in the Street," but I'm crossing my fingers for May 23rd.
Kathy and I got tickets behind the stage, which I was a little disappointed about. But the show was really just fine from back there. During "American Land," we started walking towards the car and then we heard "Dancing in the Dark," so we went back in. Now we were in the front of the stage, but we felt much further away and I realized that I liked our other place much better. Although we did have a view of his back for a lot of the show, he also comes to the back of the stage quite often for a beverage or to stick his head in a bucket of water (seriously), to talk to the band and the roadies, to sort through the piles of posters with song requests, etc.
All around, a fabulous night, and I look forward to more evenings with the E Street Band in the future.
Saturday, May 2, 2009
Since I don't have a picture of them at Rice to Riches, but do have one of us the last time Esther came here with her friends and we did much the same tour, I'll just post that one.
Next they went to the LES Tenement Museum, which is connected to some of our favorite things -- talking about apartments and getting a peek inside people's lives. The other thing I love is their museum shop. I love museum shops in general, but this one is great because most things are NYC related.