Saturday, March 21, 2009


wicked, keller auditorium, portland, oregon, originally uploaded by PDX Pipeline.

Scott and I saw Wicked Thursday night at The Keller. I finally got to see what Scott was raving about and the songs finally make sense to me. The story was great and the music was, uh, very musical. (Okay, I admit, most musicals sound like variations of the same song to me.) But I'm glad I was finally able to see Wicked.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Michael Feldman's Whad'Ya Know?


I dragged Scott to the Whad'Ya Know? taping in Salem on Friday night at the beautiful Elsinore. The show was great! I don't mean this in a negative way, but the show was just what I expected. Just like Wait, Wait, I'm glad I was finally able to see a show live that I've listened so often.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Kathy Griffin: Inappropriate Touching


Scott and I saw Kathy Griffin last night at The Schnitz. Her act had some of the same material from her Seattle show last November, but she had a lot of new material too such as octoplet mom Nadya Suleman.

We went to the 9:00 PM show which wasn't quite sold-out (sorry, Kathy -- but a Wednesday night show?). The gays certainly tried to fill the concert hall. Bravo was also taping the show, so The Schnitz was lighted the best way I've ever seen it.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Religulous: A

religulous, originally uploaded by machu picchu.

I just Netflixed Religulous ( Comedian Bill Maher's rant against religion is heavy handed, rude, and purposely disrespectful to people's faith, but it's also honest, thoughtful and funny.

I agree with much of Maher's criticism -- especially of Christianity and Christians -- but I'm not as pessimistic about faith in general. Sure, the specific religious stories are silly, but I suspect more has been accomplished based on stupid blind faith than smarmy faithlessness. Right?