Sunday, September 30, 2012

Haiku #264

even New Yorkers
have to do boring things like 
file their taxes - blarghhhhh....

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Haiku #263 - Rehearsal Workshop

This group of New Zealanders got a taste of learning music and choreography before they saw Bring it On.

this is what it's like
to rehearse a Broadway show
make it look easy

People, Places, Things: 

Friday, September 28, 2012

Haiku #262

always on the go
in the city that neither 
sleeps nor lets me sleep

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Monday, September 24, 2012

Haiku #258 - NY PIzza - Itza Pizza

the preferred meal of
a New Yorker on the go
is some kind of slice

People, Places, Things:
Itza Pizza

A favorite of Soviet spies???
This was a random slice day - I didn't have time to go to any of my favorite places for this week's haiku, so I had to try a new place! I had an eggplant slice at Itza Pizza on John St. near the World Trade center; it was decent, and did the job of providing a quick meal on the run. 

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Haiku #257 - View of Manhattan

i can see my house!
tiny speck in concrete maze
from my window seat

Alas, I couldn't find my phone in time to catch a picture of the awesome aerial view I had of Manhattan as I flew back into New York this afternoon. But for the first time, I could pick out my pinprick-sized apartment building - never approached the city from that angle before. 

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Monday, September 17, 2012

Haiku #253 - NY Pizza - Patsy's

I got to introduce my roommate Andrew to Patsy's;
J serves us our pizza!
Patsy's Pizza Pic!
...huffy local behind me
thinks I'm a tourist

People, Places, Things:
Patsy's Pizza - one of New York's original pizzerias. There are now several locations.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Haiku #252 - Book of Mormon

Rehearsal with Travis, Graham, Jablonski, Stephen, and Delius
pitchforks and top hats
just a normal day at work
at Book of Mormon

People, Places, Things:
We are rehearsing for coverage on Broadway, but you might get to see a couple of these guys if you see the upcoming Chicago production!

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Haiku #251 - Gelato

whiskey gelato
with macerated kumquats?
don't mind if I do!

tour family reunion, before Cherie takes off to CA for a couple months!
People, Places, Things:
Kurt, Cherie, Greg and Cass!
Cones gelato

Haiku #250 - Diesel

Diesel really likes birds.
after a long day
all my cat wants to do is
run, pounce, bite my feet

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Haiku #248 Barber Chicken?!

Yeah, I don't know either.

only in New York
I've heard of barber-surgeons...
But barber-chicken?

People, Places, Things:
Spanish Harlem

Haiku #247 - 9/11 Memorial Concert

Ramiro, Moshe, Barbara, leader of STSANY Anna, Stephanie, Alexandra, Rebecca, Barry, Rafa, me, Enrique, Jimmy
[17 syllables of silence]

It was a beautiful day today, 09/11/12. I learned to play the televi shaker at a percussion workshop, I played a concert for the September Concert, and I met with Nat about our play. I can't seem to think of a haiku that sums it up better than this quote from Rent, so I'll take this moment of haiku silence to say:

"The opposite of war isn't peace, it's creation." (Jonathan Larson)

And that is why I'm an artist. 

May creation be with you.
And also with you.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Haiku #246 - NY Pizza - Mariella

me w/ John & Phil (wielding pizza cutter)

pepperoni slice
from Mariella fuels a
New York afternoon

People, Places, Things:
This haiku is the first in (I hope) a weekly series haiku about my favorite pizza in New know, a guide for hitchhaikuers...

Mariella is located on 8th Ave between 56th and 57th. The staff is friendly and nice, kinda old school New York, and it's classic, non-pretentious, greasy New York pizza. I usually opt for the pepperoni slice, and sometimes have a root beer to go with. Good for fueling visits to the south end of Central Park, the Time Warner Center, and/or Broadway shows a few blocks south.

Apparently there is another Mariella on E 16th & 3rd...I'm not familiar with that one!

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Haiku #245 - My First 5K!

My friend Jason ran with me, so it was easier and more fun!
support women's health
make it to the finish line
collect free samples!

I felt good about this, for my first 5K!

People, Places, Things:
Abby and her awesome running blog
Race for the Cure
Central Park

Haiku #244

point A to point B
ev'rything takes twice as long
in New York City

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Haiku #243 - New Baby!

Nat (way in the back) w/ the group of actors and directors who read her first draft aloud today.
We're going to meet next week to discuss music I'm to write for it! 

Nat heard her baby
read aloud for the first time
a play with music

Friday, September 7, 2012

Haiku #242 - the Duplex

John, multitasking-mixologist-musician par excellence!
real bartenders can
make drinks while keeping rhythm
on the tambourine

People, Places, Things:
the Duplex 
John, multi-talented bartender/singer/pianist/tambourine man

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Haiku #241

encounters with friends
both planned and unexpected
make this a small town

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Haiku #240 - Blockheads

me, Madeleinis, Kurt's dad, Christi...think Kurt's mom took the pic
We are not blockheads, we just drink there.
hanging with Crowleys
al fresco margaritas
on a summer day

people, places, things:
Kurt's fam!