I’m Andrew Poretz. I’m “The Boulevardier.” More about that in a minute.
I have a day job. I’m also a personal life/strategy coach. I wear many hats (both literally and figuratively). At my heart and soul, I’m an entertainer in the old-school sense of the word. I sing, I play guitar and ukulele, and I make people laugh and have a good time. I once sang in a movie as the voice of actor Michael Rispoli (“Two Family House”), which got me a SAG card. I sit in and sing or play with some of the best musicians in town, and occasionally get paying and even prestigious gigs. Thanks to all this, I often meet some very cool people in “the biz.” I get invited to parties, events and shows all over Manhattan, often with the covers or minimums waived. My dad (90 years old at the time of this post) lives in California and reads my posts on Facebook. “You’re the Boulevardier of New York!”, he says. (It’s from a song, “When The World Was Young” — “… the boulevardier, the toast of Paris…” Literally the “man who walks the boulevard,” or a “bon vivant,” I’m out and about by foot, subway, CitiBike and Uber. I always dress up to go out, and usually wear a fedora or trilby hat.
I consider myself, to borrow from Lou Gehrig, the luckiest man on the face of the earth. Here I will post about my various adventures in the worlds I inhabit.