Here I am at post #101 for 2007. (#115 since I first started it. It probably would have been cooler if I'd caught it at the actual #100.) I know some of you are a bit timid about posting comments, but have made your appreciation of this blog known to me in person or via e-mail. Well, you're welcome. And thank you for reading.
I don't know that I've changed the world in the last 100 posts (I fully intend to within the next 100), but I hope I've put a couple of butts in seats that might not have been occupied otherwise. I hope that I've had some part in getting a few "newbies" into audiences. I'd like to think a couple of restaurants have received a patron or two that they might not have otherwise. Maybe somebody saw a movie that they hadn't planned to, or avoided shelling out $10 for a movie that wasn't worth it. (Ghost Rider.)
I have been neglecting music and books of late, but I will work on that. I need to make time to read something other than all of these dry textbooks, anyway. I think musically, though, I'm going to track down some more obscure stuff for you. I'd also like to look into a few more local artists and bands, etc. (If you have suggestions, please let me know in the comments.)
I like to say here that this is "my blog, my rules," but I'd like it to be at least a little bit useful to you all out there. Oh, I'm still going to have my egocentric rants, and I'm still going to refer to you all as "piglets", "piggies", "red-hooded cherubs" and such. That's not going to change. (Big Bad Wolf. It's a theme, kiddies.)
Still, I'm open to suggestions. (I'm also open to ignoring suggestions. Depends on my mood.) If you thought that Ghost Rider was a brilliant cinematic achievement, feel free to tell me so. Then go watch The Guns of Navarone. (I won't even ask you to apologize afterward.) What I do ask is that if you disliked a local theatre production that I recommended, please don't disparage it or the cast in the comments. When it comes to local theatre, I'd like to try to keep things positive.
I will be conscious of making a distinction between shows I have seen that I recommend, and shows that I'm recommending on the basis of cast, company, content, etc., but have not yet seen.
I will also be sure to be clear about why I am recommending a show. Performance Now's Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and Hunger Artists' Letters To Home are about as dissimilar as two shows can be. I enjoyed them both for very different reasons, so I will endeavor to make my reasons as clear as possible.
I encourage you to use the comments section to keep me posted of upcoming events in local theatre, etc., but if you'd rather not do that, then please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org. (You might want to reference "Big Bad Wolf" or "theatre blog" in the subject line, so I don't mistake you for spam.)
So, onward and upward. Keep reading, keep supporting local theatre wherever you are, and feel free to drop me a line from time to time.
See you here next time, my little bacon bits. (Ooh, I like that one!)