Sunday, June 28, 2009

The Producers

Friday night I went with some of my friends to see the broadway show "The Producers." It was held at The Muni, an outdoor theatre near Lake Springfield. The Producers is about a public accountant who wants to be a producer. They had a CPA firm on stage during a couple of the scenes. The accountant quits his job at the firm and partners with broadway producer. They
want to raise $2 million, put on really bad $100k show and keep all the rest of the money. The show they decide to do is a gay rendition of about springtime with Adolf Hitler. It turns out to be a huge success and one of the producers gets put in jail and the other one runs off to Rio.

Anyway, one of the friends I have been hanging out with has about 5 parts in the show and has to change costumes about 7 times! Her name is Lexie and she has been doing these shows and beauty pageants for a long time. Last year she won Illinois Idol and tried out for American Idol,
but didn't make it any further.

A lot of my friends here are musically inclined. Jeremiah in this picture with the black hat on has a CD coming out next week. He is in a Christian music group and sings for the church I go to.

He also might be on American Idol this year! He just tried out in Chicago, but can't tell us much about it. We know he made it to the next round and has to try out again in August.

I have another friend named Will in this picture who also has a CD out and is currently singing in Arizona and Nevada for the weekend. He plays accoustic guitar and writes all of his own songs.
It looks like his website is not working, but here is his myspace - you can listen to a couple of his songs here:

More Muni Pics...

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Various Pics from Saturday

Washington Park: Angel of Hope

Carillon Bell Tower.

Botanical Gardens

Old State Capitol

New Capitol

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Day Trip to STL!

My parents came to Springfield for the weekend and we went to St. Louis on Saturday. It was a fun-filled day at the Anheuser-Busch Tour, the Arch and the Zoo. Here is a video I put together today of our STL trip....enjoy!...(the upload wasn't working too well here at blogger. Maybe I will try again later. Please check out my video at Facebook)

Saturday, June 6, 2009

18 Mile Bike Ride in 2m26sec

For those with a short attention is an 18 mile bike ride from Springfield to Rochester and back condensed into a 2 minute 26 second video. I got Alvin & the Chipmunks to sing and record "Here You Me" to go along with my biking video. I biked probably 75 miles this week and still made time for work, church, friends and CNN interviews! Enjoy the video.

My CNN story made it to all these websites so least.