jeudi 25 janvier 2007

Spring Awakening

Unbelievable, fantastic, awesome...WOAH. That was one hell of a show. 100 years ago, Frank Wedekind's original version was seen as outrageously taboo, and banned from theaters. It has since been modernized and outfitted with a new score by Duncan Sheik and Steven Sater. Though still viewed as a bit racy, the rock musical is much more accepted in todays society, and features a talented and exuberant young cast including Lea Michele as Wendla, Jonathan Groff as Melchior, and John Gallagher Jr. as Moritz. Set in a provincial German town in the 1890s, Spring Awakening is a compelling story of teen sexuality, challenging authority, and self-discovery. It is wonderfully written and performed beautifully as well. Although as a whole the male cast seemed stronger than the female performers. At the end of the show I found my only criticism to be that I wished they had gone deeper into some of the smaller side-stories as I would have LOVED to have seen more.
Visit the shows website for more information and tickets.

mercredi 24 janvier 2007

34,000 Words

That's about how many total words president Bush has spoken in his past 6 State of the Union addresses. Click here for a very interesting and unconventional take on those words, and a look at how they've changed over the years.

jeudi 18 janvier 2007

At Long Last!

Though I had no objections to the uncharacteristically warm January weather, a sudden drop in temperature over the past few days had forced me out of t-shirts and back into two layers of long-sleeved tops. Fortunately, I made the switch just in time for the first snow of the season!(!!!!!) Although I was toasty on top, my flimsy ballet flats definitely didn't do my feet much good. In light of that, I figured I'd stick some of my favorite winter boots up here as it is becoming increasingly apparent how much good a pair would do me.
Graphic Boots by Sugar

mercredi 17 janvier 2007

As If It Weren't Cold Enough Today...

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Special thanks to Michael Brooks

Custom Commodities

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mardi 16 janvier 2007

Just For The F Of It

Hey, and welcome to Beatnik Cowboys! Just got this thing up and running, so while I'm figuring out what to put here, you can go amuse yourself on