We capped a week of extremely busy and occasionally frustrating work by driving around the city for an hour, with a video camera pointing out of the passenger-side window. Does that sound un-safe? Well, we wanted a varied and unvarnished look at the city (which we would later edit into a montage for the climax of the show) so we did spend sometime in areas that made us feel … uneasy. [Read more…]
But just a little bit.
The first time I visited Philadelphia, I couldn’t make heads or tails of it. (Actually, it was the second time I’d been here, but I was only 12 years old for the first trip, and all I remember is the homeless man sleeping on the sidewalk as people walked over and around him. I have no idea what part of town we visited, we didn’t even see the Liberty Bell up close, as far as I recall.)
We were visiting a dear friend, and though she took us to nice places (including a coffee shop we now pass everyday) it was the dead of a very bitter winter, and no one was on the streets, and it just looked like a desolate kind of urban wasteland. Despite my best efforts, I was not impressed.
Well, this time around it’s quite different. [Read more…]
This is a great time in my life. Isn’t it? Let’s count the ways.
1. I’m in Philadelphia, actually getting paid decent money to direct a show I really, deeply care about (Killadelphia). And while I’m here, Sean Lewis and I are sharing a 3-story house in downtown Philly. (Right by the Italian Market.)
Well, we’re at the airport with a wireless network thanx to JetBlue. And yes, that’s a link. I’m pimping for JetBlue, because they’re inexpensive, and I got to watch Stephen Colbert on the way to NYC. What could rock more on an airplane?
We spent Sunday in Philadelphia with the incomparable Krista. It was a very blustery day, and the streets were abandoned, but never-the-less, the big, red K endeavored to show us Philly’s pluses and minuses. I feel I have a good sense of the layout of the city, and the basics. But I still have little idea what it feels like to BE in the city, since, there were very few people about. We did have some good food, and we visited a cool coffee shop (soon to be pictured below), and Krista’s hospitality was great.