Wow. So, November... almost the end of December and I am finally posting. The reason? November was horrible. Horrible. Bad news. Stupid stuff. Just horrible. It's still pretty sucky, but whatever. Right now I'm just trying to get through Christmas.
I had purchased tickets for two events in Portland long before said Bad News, so when the events came up they were a tremendous respite. Bill Murray, along with cellist Jan Vogler and Friends, performed at the Schnitz. It was music, literature, poetry, more music, Bill Murray dancing, Bill Murray singing, Bill Murray tossing (and then pummeling) long stem roses at the Rose City audience.
Very beautiful. Very funny.
The second event was at the Alberta Rose Theater with an LA comedy troupe, along with Kevin McDonald, called Fake Radio. They performed "It's A Wonderful Life" from a 1947 radio script, complete with period radio commercials. Adorned in old timey costumes they also threw in random Improv which was the crowning glory of it all. I haven't laughed that hard in a long time. They promised to come back since Portland showed them so much love; I just hope they don't raise the ticket prices when they do.
So, here's to the healthy diversions in life. May there be many.