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(Vulture)   Because introducing Idina Menzel at the Tony Awards would not be complete without a veiled reference to John Travolta   (vulture.com) divider line 31
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2014-06-09 09:34:11 AM  
Idena Menzel holds the record for least tickets sold at the Iron Horse Music Hall. Seriously. Five. We hold 250. Give her credit, she kept rolling on. We had more staff on that night than patrons. It was very sad...
 
2014-06-09 09:49:17 AM  
Gorgeous woman, phenomenal singer:

www.hairstylescity.com

CRAAZZEEE EYES
 
2014-06-09 09:54:07 AM  

DjangoStonereaver: Gorgeous woman, phenomenal singer:

[www.hairstylescity.com image 549x800]

CRAAZZEEE EYES


She did NOT take the attendance numbers well...
 
2014-06-09 10:14:03 AM  

hubiestubert: DjangoStonereaver: Gorgeous woman, phenomenal singer:

[www.hairstylescity.com image 549x800]

CRAAZZEEE EYES

She did NOT take the attendance numbers well...


I wouldn't think she would, but the fact that she did the show anyway speaks volumes for her work ethic.
 
2014-06-09 10:21:55 AM  

DjangoStonereaver: hubiestubert: DjangoStonereaver: Gorgeous woman, phenomenal singer:

[www.hairstylescity.com image 549x800]

CRAAZZEEE EYES

She did NOT take the attendance numbers well...

I wouldn't think she would, but the fact that she did the show anyway speaks volumes for her work ethic.


Nice enough gal, but her tour was ill timed and ill conceived. It was right after her run on Rent. She was passive aggressive and no more of a pain in the ass than a lot of our New York performers who come out to what they think of "the sticks" in Western Mass, but she was miles better than Cat Power--she played about three notes, then threw down her guitar and said "F*ck this." And her manager was surprised when we wouldn't book her ever again...
 
2014-06-09 10:41:26 AM  

hubiestubert: DjangoStonereaver: hubiestubert: DjangoStonereaver: Gorgeous woman, phenomenal singer:

[www.hairstylescity.com image 549x800]

CRAAZZEEE EYES

She did NOT take the attendance numbers well...

I wouldn't think she would, but the fact that she did the show anyway speaks volumes for her work ethic.

Nice enough gal, but her tour was ill timed and ill conceived. It was right after her run on Rent. She was passive aggressive and no more of a pain in the ass than a lot of our New York performers who come out to what they think of "the sticks" in Western Mass, but she was miles better than Cat Power--she played about three notes, then threw down her guitar and said "F*ck this." And her manager was surprised when we wouldn't book her ever again...


I would have loved to have been in that small a crowd to see her.
Good for her to have all this success occur right now as her personal life is a mess with her divorcing her husband and they young kids together
 
2014-06-09 10:46:07 AM  
hubiestubert:  but she was miles better than Cat Power--she played about three notes, then threw down her guitar and said "F*ck this." And her manager was surprised when we wouldn't book her ever again...

That is pretty funny.  When was this?
 
2014-06-09 10:51:09 AM  
Jesus, that has to be one of the lamest "inside jokes" I've ever seen.
 
2014-06-09 10:55:05 AM  
The dude from Looking!
 
2014-06-09 11:03:47 AM  

Buttknuckle: The dude from Looking!


Idina has hard features but I'm pretty sure she's a woman and not a dude.
 
2014-06-09 11:28:33 AM  

karmaceutical: hubiestubert:  but she was miles better than Cat Power--she played about three notes, then threw down her guitar and said "F*ck this." And her manager was surprised when we wouldn't book her ever again...

That is pretty funny.  When was this?


About the time my daughter was born, so around 2000 or 2001. She was not happy with the turn out, and she was pretty ragged on tour on top of things, and the club doesn't do per diems for meals since we do cook in house and she wasn't happy with the door split either. When I was running the kitchen, I made a lot of effort to give folks a proper cooked meal that wasn't out of a chafing dish. Some of our acts had requests that I did my best to fulfil--Luther Johnson liked meatloaf, and while it wasn't on the menu normally, I made him one. Meshell Ndegeocello hauled me up on stage once because my chicken was "propa" and I will admit that I blushed fiercely. Willy Nelson's crew at a LOT of BBQ, and they washed their own dishes afterward which was unexpected, but nice. The Cat Power incident happened a couple of years after Eric Suher bought the place, and a LOT of acts were testing him to see what they could get away with. Which is to say, "If it's not in the contract, it's not going to happen" and we wrote our end to cover a lot of eventualities. My one regret is that despite Mose Allison being one of my favorite acts, and the first act I ever saw at the Iron Horse back when I was in college, I never got to cook for him--he liked to go out to a particular restaurant when he came through town with his wife, and it was their tradition, and while I was disappointed that I couldn't cook for a legend like that, I could at least respect it.
 
2014-06-09 11:50:02 AM  

Buttknuckle: The dude from Looking!


Let it go, bro.

I'd let her go if you catch my drift.
 
2014-06-09 11:52:56 AM  

hubiestubert: Idena Menzel holds the record for least tickets sold at the Iron Horse Music Hall. Seriously. Five. We hold 250. Give her credit, she kept rolling on. We had more staff on that night than patrons. It was very sad...


Indina played there 2000/2001?

Well, I'm sure the turnout numbers would be quite different these days...

/was she even advertised? A commercial or (hell) even flyers would get more than 5 people in a place
 
2014-06-09 11:58:41 AM  

Mikey1969: Jesus, that has to be one of the lamest "inside jokes" I've ever seen.


Who peed in your Cheerios this morning?
 
2014-06-09 12:00:31 PM  
How many times have Brodway folks crossed over into succesful singing careers?

Why keep trying?
 
2014-06-09 12:02:09 PM  

wistfulparanoia: Mikey1969: Jesus, that has to be one of the lamest "inside jokes" I've ever seen.

Who peed in your Cheerios this morning?


Subby's Mom did, but to be fair, it IS in the "arrangement" we have, so it is all good...
 
2014-06-09 12:03:36 PM  

wistfulparanoia: Mikey1969: Jesus, that has to be one of the lamest "inside jokes" I've ever seen.

Who peed in your Cheerios this morning?



I have one piece of advice for him.


....

:-)

media.giphy.com....
 
2014-06-09 01:21:49 PM  

DjangoStonereaver: Gorgeous woman, phenomenal singer:

[www.hairstylescity.com image 549x800]

CRAAZZEEE EYES


True, but look at those TITS
 
2014-06-09 01:35:41 PM  
If it weren't for Travolta, she wouldn't be a household name.

just sayin.
 
2014-06-09 01:45:21 PM  

hubiestubert: Idena Menzel holds the record for least tickets sold at the Iron Horse Music Hall. Seriously. Five. We hold 250. Give her credit, she kept rolling on. We had more staff on that night than patrons. It was very sad...


That's disappointing, sounds like lack of focused advertising or just a small market. Looks to be pretty far from Boston.
 
2014-06-09 02:04:18 PM  

milowitz: hubiestubert: Idena Menzel holds the record for least tickets sold at the Iron Horse Music Hall. Seriously. Five. We hold 250. Give her credit, she kept rolling on. We had more staff on that night than patrons. It was very sad...

That's disappointing, sounds like lack of focused advertising or just a small market. Looks to be pretty far from Boston.


It was right after she got done with her run in Rent. No one outside of theater circles knew who the Hells she was, and in all honesty, even with advertising, no one really cared. She was super small time for a singing career at that point. In all honesty, she still kind of is.

Suzanne Vega? She will pack folks in, and in an intimate setting like the Horse, it's an amazing show. Wynton Marsalis? His week long residency was amazing, and packed for two shows a night for a week. Parliament? Packed house. Jonatha Brooke? Packed house, because most of the locals remember her from her time before The Story, and she's sort of local. Idina is from New York, and never has really been much into the touring thing. She's theater people still in most folks' minds.
 
2014-06-09 02:27:07 PM  

hubiestubert: milowitz: hubiestubert: Idena Menzel holds the record for least tickets sold at the Iron Horse Music Hall. Seriously. Five. We hold 250. Give her credit, she kept rolling on. We had more staff on that night than patrons. It was very sad...

That's disappointing, sounds like lack of focused advertising or just a small market. Looks to be pretty far from Boston.

It was right after she got done with her run in Rent. No one outside of theater circles knew who the Hells she was, and in all honesty, even with advertising, no one really cared. She was super small time for a singing career at that point. In all honesty, she still kind of is.

Suzanne Vega? She will pack folks in, and in an intimate setting like the Horse, it's an amazing show. Wynton Marsalis? His week long residency was amazing, and packed for two shows a night for a week. Parliament? Packed house. Jonatha Brooke? Packed house, because most of the locals remember her from her time before The Story, and she's sort of local. Idina is from New York, and never has really been much into the touring thing. She's theater people still in most folks' minds.


I don't know...of all the people you listed, the only one I would pay to see is Menzel. Maybe Wynton Marsalis. But I guess I'm "theater people" so ymmv.
 
2014-06-09 04:19:44 PM  

hubiestubert: Suzanne Vega? She will pack folks in, and in an intimate setting like the Horse, it's an amazing show. Wynton Marsalis? His week long residency was amazing, and packed for two shows a night for a week. Parliament? Packed house. Jonatha Brooke? Packed house, because most of the locals remember her from her time before The Story, and she's sort of local. Idina is from New York, and never has really been much into the touring thing. She's theater people still in most folks' minds.


Kinda sounds like a hipster neighborhood to me.

/free wifi for their MacBooks?
 
2014-06-09 04:48:17 PM  

peterthx: hubiestubert: Suzanne Vega? She will pack folks in, and in an intimate setting like the Horse, it's an amazing show. Wynton Marsalis? His week long residency was amazing, and packed for two shows a night for a week. Parliament? Packed house. Jonatha Brooke? Packed house, because most of the locals remember her from her time before The Story, and she's sort of local. Idina is from New York, and never has really been much into the touring thing. She's theater people still in most folks' minds.

Kinda sounds like a hipster neighborhood to me.

/free wifi for their MacBooks?


NoHo is pretty much Ground Zero in Western Mass for PBR packing hipsters. You've got the two of the Seven Sisters, plenty of Zoo Mass and Smith and Mount Holyoke professors, numerous prep schools in the area, and a crap ton of Montessori schools. The Iron Horse was my stomping grounds for four years, and I love that club to death. Mose Allison was the first show I saw there, Mike Franti after the Disposable Heroes of the Hiphoprisy broke apart, a ton of great dance shows, Tito Puente, Big Sandy and His Fly Rite Boys, Fred Eaglesmith, Robbie Fulks, Todd Snider, Steve Earle, and a LOT more. We didn't offer free WiFi, because it's a nightclub, and when Eric Suher bought the club from Jordie, we decided it was a good idea that the club stop hemorrhaging money, and put an end to being open for lunch, and instead focused on making the kitchen actually profitable--which I did by getting our food cost down to 26%, and our labor to 30%--which was higher than usual, but that's because the runners, who wound up being not just bussers, but also taking food to the ginormous sections that our servers had--12-15 tables per. NoHo is where  Kevin Eastman retired to, the Pixies got their start on our stage back in the day, as well as The Story, and Dar Williams used to babysit my daughter, and visa versa. Animal of B*tch and Animal is shacked up with Susan "Stop the Insanity" Powter down the road in Easthampton, and we have more damn singer-songwriters nearby than you can shake a stick at. NoHo has the highest number of restaurants per capita than anywhere else in the US, and walking down the streets you can see that, easily. SomethingPositive's R.K. Milholland makes his home here, and if you pay attention to the strip, you can recognize the main drag, and Coffee of Doom is based on not one, but a couple of coffee joints sort of mixed up. It's a great area if you like food or music, and it is the Lesbian Capital of the East, which is nice since P-Town is mainly for the boys now. There is something magical about watching pretty Smithies wandering around with their girlfriends until graduation, and the sheer number of buskers and musicians rolling around the town is fun. Kevin Bacon comes out to visit his brother, and play with him fairly often, and while I can't say I like their music overly much, they are both really nice guys.
 
2014-06-09 05:16:56 PM  

hubiestubert: NoHo is pretty much Ground Zero in Western Mass for PBR packing hipsters. You've got the two of the Seven Sisters, plenty of Zoo Mass and Smith and Mount Holyoke professors, numerous prep schools in the area, and a crap ton of Montessori schools...


Everything he said is absolute FACT.

/NJ ex-pat
//Love Northampton
///Living in Springfield
////Enjoys slashies.
 
2014-06-09 10:23:51 PM  
I'm not really sure why it is a "shot at Travolta." I thought it was simply a reference to her time on Wicked?
 
2014-06-09 11:14:15 PM  
Can we talk about how badly Clint Eastwood botched the names of everyone and everything last night?

/he did that.
 
2014-06-10 12:28:24 AM  
 
2014-06-10 12:43:09 AM  

hubiestubert: peterthx: hubiestubert: Suzanne Vega? She will pack folks in, and in an intimate setting like the Horse, it's an amazing show. Wynton Marsalis? His week long residency was amazing, and packed for two shows a night for a week. Parliament? Packed house. Jonatha Brooke? Packed house, because most of the locals remember her from her time before The Story, and she's sort of local. Idina is from New York, and never has really been much into the touring thing. She's theater people still in most folks' minds.

Kinda sounds like a hipster neighborhood to me.

/free wifi for their MacBooks?

NoHo is pretty much Ground Zero in Western Mass for PBR packing hipsters. You've got the two of the Seven Sisters, plenty of Zoo Mass and Smith and Mount Holyoke professors, numerous prep schools in the area, and a crap ton of Montessori schools. The Iron Horse was my stomping grounds for four years, and I love that club to death. Mose Allison was the first show I saw there, Mike Franti after the Disposable Heroes of the Hiphoprisy broke apart, a ton of great dance shows, Tito Puente, Big Sandy and His Fly Rite Boys, Fred Eaglesmith, Robbie Fulks, Todd Snider, Steve Earle, and a LOT more. We didn't offer free WiFi, because it's a nightclub, and when Eric Suher bought the club from Jordie, we decided it was a good idea that the club stop hemorrhaging money, and put an end to being open for lunch, and instead focused on making the kitchen actually profitable--which I did by getting our food cost down to 26%, and our labor to 30%--which was higher than usual, but that's because the runners, who wound up being not just bussers, but also taking food to the ginormous sections that our servers had--12-15 tables per. NoHo is where  Kevin Eastman retired to, the Pixies got their start on our stage back in the day, as well as The Story, and Dar Williams used to babysit my daughter, and visa versa. Animal of B*tch and Animal is shacked up with Susan "Stop the Insanity" Powter down the road in Eastha ...


Pretty much the best part about going to UMass was NoHo.  Went yesterday for a wine tasting and had almost forgotten how pretty the Pioneer Valley is this time of year.
 
2014-06-10 08:59:31 AM  

Jeteupthemiddle: I'm not really sure why it is a "shot at Travolta." I thought it was simply a reference to her time on Wicked?


Click the link below it to watch Travolta garble his way through her name at another awards show.
 
2014-06-10 05:57:46 PM  

Mr. Cat Poop: Jeteupthemiddle: I'm not really sure why it is a "shot at Travolta." I thought it was simply a reference to her time on Wicked?

Click the link below it to watch Travolta garble his way through her name at another awards show.


yes, I understand why someone might take a shot at Travolta while introducing her, I'm just not certain that that was it.
 
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