Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Benatar on Young And Restless Take Two

PAT & NEIL on The Young & The Restless (February 14 - 15, 2008)

Well I managed to video tape the Valentines Day and the day after episodes of the soap opera The Young and The Restless with a brief appearance by Pat Benatar and Husband Neil Giraldo (whom they only called by Neil, 'Spyder' or Pat's Husband, usually when Pat would say "My Husband"). I didn't know how much screen-time they would have, but I knew it wouldn't be much more than a cameo. Thursday's Valentines Day episode was just that a very brief cameo not even a full minute I think, near the end of the episode, just to set up the scenario and act as a teaser for the next episode. The second episode had more screen-time for them and was spread though-out the episode. Anyway the character that Pat ends up helping to get over her stage fright is a character played by Nia Peeples (of Fame fame) a singer in her own right. I didn't realize that was who it was until I double checked on imdb.com to find out which character was who. I thought I had seen her before but couldn't place her. Well now I know. Apparently she (Nia) is coming out with a new album soon, or did, or Y&R fans want one (and some apparently don't, it seems she sings the same song over and over on the show). So I guess the following week Nia's character managed OK with her stage fright thanks to Pat. Near the end of the episode Pat sang an acoustic abbreviated version of the song Every Time I Fall Back, originally from the 1993 Gravity's Rainbow Album of course with Neil on G'tar. It seems the formula for the show is to end each episode with some sort of bluesy jazzy warm fuzzy lovey dovey feeling song.

I found a brief interview/pre-airing article here http://www.buddytv.com where Pat and Neil talk about their experience on the show. That is also where I snagged the on-set pic from.

Monday, February 25, 2008

Baseball Returning

Ahhh Baseball is returning to the training camps in Florida. Spring is around the corner. The Washington Nationals will be opening up a new stadium this season. I may not see the opener but I am seeing an early April Game against the Florida Marlins via work for only $15 (via the corporate discount of someone from our company convincing someone in accounting to spring for a huge block of tickets.)

However since the trade back in November, one of my fave players:

Catcher: Brian Schneider

Will be in New York, Ugh, playing for the Mets and will look more like this:

So I guess it's time to say:


Short Month And Avatars

OK so I haven't done much here for February. Partly because I have been stage managing a show. It should be one of the last times I ever stage manage, I am sick of doing Tech work in theatre. I'll stick with acting and directing thank you very much. Anyway to make up for lack of activity. I will post a couple of "caricatures" of me, I made this month, from a couple of websites that make fun avatars.

First up (and not very flattering since I couldn't find a good enough match for me there) is the Become an M&M (http://www.becomeanmm.com/ ) attempt.

I don't think they have enough options for some of the characteristics. And you have to have gloves, weird.

Then I tried to go to LegoLand (http://www.reasonablyclever.com/mini/flash/minifig.swf ) but got stuck in the TARDIS.

Me as a mix-matched Doctor Who.
So maybe I don't make a good M&M (at least not the peanut version, maybe I should have used the plain version. My Lego-me doesn't look to swell either, but I like it OK. They really don't have much in the way of costumes for them. OH WELL.