Posts Tagged "Friday Freebie"

Friday Freebie: Bethel is Upstater’s Town of the Week!

August 19, 2011

This is our fourth summer here at Stone Hearth, so, y’know, we could’ve told you all of this.

As for example:

West of the Hudson and far from the more popular upstate destinations of New Paltz and Rhinebeck lies the best kept secret of the Catskills: Bethel. Blessed with varied real estate, swimming and boating lakes, historic sites, and beautiful scenery, Bethel is full of family activity all year ‘round.

Bethel got on our radar when a reader alerted us to its offerings — not just on the nature front but the cultural front as well. Most famous for being the real home of the Woodstock festival, that concert site is now a cultural center within walking distance of many of Bethel’s offerings.

Thus far this summer, we’ve seen Bob Dylan at the Bethel Woods Arts Center, hiked Sonoma Falls, and eaten an inappropriate amount of ice cream at Callicoon Creamery.

Anyway, there goes the neighborhood.

Friday Freebie: Gone writin’

July 29, 2011

Just a quick FYI to anyone who happens to swing by my corner of the cyberverse:

I’ll be out of town, enjoying silence, nature, and a 100-year-old, possibly haunted farmhouse through the month of August. Internet there can generously be termed “unreliable,” so posts may be more intermittent than usual.

Try not to miss me too much!

Friday Freebie: Silence! The Musical

July 8, 2011

Um, a musical parody based on SILENCE OF THE LAMBS? Yeah. Feel like I’m gonna have to check this one out.

Among aficionados of so-wrong-it’s-right parody musicals, this wild and woolly spoof—adapted from Jonathan Demme’s Oscar-winning film The Silence of the Lambs—has pride of place. Silence! The Musical began as a suite of jokey songs that composer-lyricists Al and Jon Kaplan posted on their website in 2002, but really took off in 2005, when director-choreographer Christopher Gattelli (Altar Boyz) hired future [title of show] star Hunter Bell to adapt it for that year’s Fringe Festival, where—with Jenn Harris in the Jodie Foster role of FBI trainee Clarice Starling, tracking down one serial killer with help from another—it was a breakout hit.

Time Out NY

Release Week Rally: Friday Freebie – Charles Manson goes green

April 29, 2011

Oh, what a bittersweet finale to this week of celebrations. Can it be Friday already? Can the entire Kingdom of England truly have set aside a national holiday for moi?

Well, of course not.

But, I did get one of the bestest birthday presents an author can receive: an interview over at the phenomenal Nova Ren Suma’s blog. Check it out and post a comment for a chance to win a copy of family!

In the meantime, from the Annals of the Random, here’s a friendly public service announcement from everyone’s favorite rogue texting fiend, Charles Manson, regarding our fair planet:

Everyone’s God and if we don’t wake up to that there’s going to be no weather because our polar caps are melting because we’re doing bad things to the atmosphere.

If we don’t change that as rapidly as I’m speaking to you now, if we don’t put the green back on the planet and put the trees back that we’ve butchered, if we don’t go to war against the problem…

Of course, he has to reference war, right?

There’s a “helter-skelter” joke in there somewhere, but I fear it would be in bad taste.

So, um, thanks, Charlie. Let that be a lesson to us all.