New York City is arguing with the Mayor of Music and Entertainment, the nightlife mayor. That’s right, NYC is SO busy that it has its own nightlife mayor. Now that this is sinking in, imagine millions of people now rolling into month five of a global pandemic with bars still shuttered. Florida has other ideas, as far as east coast decisions made under the gaze of different politically leaning governors. These COVID days and the resulting fluctuations across the country means
Essay. Jimmy Glenn. He was the Corner Man that owned Jimmy’s Corner in Times Square. When I was watching his memorial via Facebook Live, as the life and times of COVID-19 dictates, I was amazed at the number of people from around the world that tuned in, and at the fact that the family so generously decided to stream the service for all to participate. I saw the two bartenders I knew best, Tiffany and Aneta, pop up on the feed, giving their emotional benedictions to Jimmy. I
It turns out, my summer bartending is proving winter handy indeed. Being back in the entertainment biz full time not only has afforded me security of health insurance for most of 2016, (who knew that entertainment and security could ever be used in a sentence), but also the familiar comaraderie that comes with hanging out with theater gypsies. The past couple of months have yielded gifts of gin, wine, whiskey and sadly, nothing with which to mix it all. The actors, crew membe
Say goodbye to bartending…for now. Turns out when you work as a seasonal employee in the F&B biz (Food and Beverage), them insurance rules be a changin’. As in, you get none, unless you qualify for Obamacare which made my head explode trying to figure out. Meanwhile, back at the ol’ Theatrical Union ranch, our insurance and it’s qualifications are changing. Sticking with the devil I know means pitting myself out there for a full-time gig…or rather, a temporary full-time gig.
Split personality-inducing psychosis aside, balancing two careers at the same time has been a life lesson in taking things one day at a time. If nothing else, practicing this daily has definitely had an effect on me and on my relationships. Sometimes, this new way of looking at my life has been a source of confusion. I feel that as long as I am understanding myself, then on this road to Damascus, forthwith my feet will follow. I find myself slowing down my thinking. Or maybe,
I’m going to put a lot of weight on the Blue Moon about to happen. You see, I believe in synchronicity. Things start falling into place and connections are realized when my head is in the right space. What does this have to do with my passion journey? About a week ago my partner got off a plane after being away for a few months to tell me he took another gig out of town. That started in a week. Since changing careers and becoming a bartender, my life has been in a state of an