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FLARE movie

FLARE movie

I’ve been feeling pretty good for some time now! However, in the spirit of Halloween, my husband and I decided to make a scary movie. This film is meant to entertain as well as educate on the horrors of MS.

Enjoy. And BOO! 🙂

Brill Building – have you heard of it?

Brill Building – have you heard of it?

How many of you out there know what the Brill Building is?

Brill Building

 

Allow me.

I was taking a picture today of this building to text to my Dad for his birthday, and as I was doing so, an older gentleman came up and asked what the Brill Building was, since I was taking so many pictures of it.

Caught off guard, I said:

“Oh, the Brill Building? It … well … let me see … how to explain it …”

Seriously. Sad. I KNOW what it is, but couldn’t get the words out. Then, before he ran away from me, I was able to scrape together a couple of crumbs:

“Hmmm … OH! Okay, in the 50s, a lot of music was written in this building … Carol King …”

He then said, “OH! I get it now. I’m gonna take a picture of it, too!” He then asked me if I was a musician and I said my Dad introduced me to a lot of music and I wanted to take this picture for his birthday, and then he left and told me to have a nice day and I said the same and at that moment I was able to pull up this link to tell him about it but he was gone …

Oh well.

You see, many popular singer songwriters worked in the Brill Building, such as Paul Anka, Burt Bacharah, Eric Clapton, Bobby Darin, Carole King, Neil Sedaka, Paul Simon, James Taylor … there were SO MANY. Can you imagine, all those creative people in one spot writing such fantastic music?

This blip is from Wikipedia (it was just better for me to copy and paste it than stumble all over myself):

Among the hundreds of hits written by this group are “Yakety Yak” (Leiber-Stoller), “Save the Last Dance for Me” (Pomus-Shuman), “The Look of Love” (Bacharach-David), “Breaking Up Is Hard to Do” (Sedaka-Greenfield), “Devil in Disguise” (Giant-Baum-Kaye), “The Loco-Motion” (Goffin-King), “We Gotta Get Out of This Place” (Mann-Weil) and “River Deep, Mountain High” (Spector-Greenwich-Barry).

AMAZING!

 

The Late Show with …

The Late Show with …

DAVID LETTERMAN! :)

We had walked by the Ed Sullivan theater on Saturday where the David Letterman show is filmed, and I saw that we could enter to win free tickets. All we had to do was walk in and write our names down on a list. On Sunday night, Chris got a call that he (we) had won tickets! We just had to be there on Monday (8/22) to pick them up, which we did:

Waiting in line
Waiting in line

Late Show sign
Late Show sign

It was a bit of a process (waiting) but we were able to get in and see the show at 3:30pm, which aired that night at 11:30pm EST on CBS.

Once we were in the theater, no pictures could be taken. They didn’t even want you to shout “wooooo!” as the microphones are pretty sensitive and it is really annoying to hear “wooooo!” like a bunch of teenage girls watching the latest teen heartthrob movie (not my analogy–the staff’s at CBS). SO, I decided to watch it online and take some screen shots to show you what we saw:

Dave monologue
Dave doing the monologue

Denis Leary
Denis Leary

Denis Leary, Dave
Denis Leary and Dave

Elizabeth Cook
Elizabeth Cook

Elizabeth and Dave
Elizabeth and Dave

Tony Royster, Jr.
Tony Royster, Jr.

Tony Royster, Jr., CBS Orchestra
Tony Royster, Jr., CBS Orchestra

View behind Tony of audience
View from behind Tony of the audience

We were way on the tippy-top in the last row of the balcony on folding chairs along with a security guy who roamed around making us a little nervous (there had been a threat against Dave and he was keeping an eye on everyone). Despite that, we had fun!

Wooooooooo! ;)