Sorry for the delay, but it’s been a long week. Last Saturday night, I met two friends in Manhattan for Sean Altman’s Christmas Eve Jewmongous, a Jewish-themed musical comedy act. It was good fun (won’t even try pretending it was clean), especially since Mr. Altaman and one of my friends know each other – she’s a super-fan of his and has been to many of his shows. Part of the fun was that we managed to get her front-and-center in front of the stage. He recognized her and chose her to be his Token Shiksa of the night – this involved him nicely picking on her, asking her questions, and dedicating one of the songs to her. Sean Altman, of course, was one of the founding members of the group Rockapella (he wrote the famous song Where In the World Is Carmen Sandiego?), who I’ll be going to see with The Shiksa and another friend or few NEXT Saturday in Manhattan. It’s going to be a good time.
At this point, I’d like to take a moment for people I find special who joined the vanguard in Valhalla this year (at least the ones I know about): my friend Joe from undergrad, Badger from Lunacon, Pete Postlethwaite, Elizabeth Taylor, Peter Falk, Harry Morgan, Jerry Lieber (half of Lieber and Stoller)