Godspell

Laurel and I saw Godspell last night at Circle in the Square, and I have to say, though there’s a bit of irony in seeing Silas Botwin (Hunter Parrish) from Weeds performing as Jesus, the show was unexpectedly one of the best performances I’ve seen in awhile.  (I had seen …

Philosophy of Ben Folds

I first heard of Ben Folds when he played at Dartmouth in 2002, and it wasn’t until hearing his music that I realized pop-rock piano music existed.  Until Ben Folds, piano music was either classical, jazz/gospel, showtuny Broadway, or easy listening.  I’d always considered pop-rock as something you couldn’t do …

NYU Entrepreneurs Festival, part 2

The themes of passion and persistence from Day 1 of the NYU Entrepreneurs Festival carried throughout the panels of Day 2. There were some great anecdotes told during the Serial Entrepreneurs panel (moderated by my Digital Media Marketing prof Greg Coleman), and you’ll find no shortage of interesting snippets on …

Perler on Sondheim

I don’t get a lot of Stephen Sondheim‘s music.  His lyrics are certainly impressive and witty, and though my former professor of musical theater Steve Swayne (Sondheim expert) might throw his hands up at the statement, I nevertheless have trouble digesting a good chunk of Sondheim’s music. I had trouble sitting through …