Posts tagged music
Posts tagged music
Years ago I came to you
down beneath your ripples
submitting to the mystery
of life beneath the waves.
Years I floated near you
swimming in your subterrain
rocking in the opium embrace
of Triton’s tomb.One of my favorite songs by SJ!!
Happy Birthday Madeline Kahn!
(September 29, 1942 - December 3, 1999)She was a fine actress, an excellent pianist; she had an exquisite operatic voice with impeccable technique and she was also a brilliant comedian. I asked her which of her talents she considered to be her primary focus. She thought for a while and couldn’t come up with an answer. I don’t think she’d ever thought about it before. ‘Well, what did you start out wanting to do?’ I asked. ‘What was your first impulse? Was it acting?’ She shook her head ‘no.’ but she didn’t seem sure[..].
'Well, what was the first thing you thought of doing? There had to be something.'
Again, she tried to thread her way back to her childhood ambitions. ‘I used to listen to a lot of music.’ She paused, trying to find the words of what she was thinking.’And that’s what I wanted to be,’ she finally said.
'I don't know what you mean,' I said.
She answered, and it sounded as if she’d never formulated this thought before, as if it was news to herself.
'I wanted to be the music,' she said.
- Alan Arkin, An Improvised Life: A Memoir
If Madeline Kahn had started out in the Golden Age of Hollywood, she would have been an all-time star (like Carole Lombard perhaps). Comedy, drama, music. There was nothing she couldn’t do.
One of my all time favourite actresses. I’ve never seen a performance of hers I’ve not enjoyed.
Get busy living or get busy dying
Tom Smith - A Boy and his Frog + Rainbow Connection
A sacred composition of Renaissance England is reworked by the multimedia artist Janet Cardiff and carried through 40 speakers in “The Forty Part Motet.”
This is one of the more beautiful things I’ve experienced recently.
I want to go to this. I’ve been to one of her previous installations and it was amazing.
Everyone: Don’t go to Carterhaugh; there’s some guy named Tam Lin living there and he’s hella territorial.
Janet: I’m doing the thing because fuck you that’s why
Tam Lin: Dude did you just come prancing in here and pick a double rose from my rosebush
I DON’T KNOW
That goddamn fox video + Thrandy in obligatory shutter-shades.
Raindrops + Sunshowers
Smashing Pumpkins - Machina
Our Lady Peace - Thief
(back when they were still good :-P)
Is it weird that some bits of my teenager music feel more relevant now?
I’m rolling my eyes over Rocky: The Musical as much as the next guy, but A League of Their Own should definitely be a musical. “There’s No Crying (In Baseball)” would be a killer act-one closing number. (Also, here’s my first feature piece for Flavorwire.)
Tyler put a great thing out in the universe with a call for a “League of Their Own” musical. Of course, I just spent the last 20 minutes coming up with the songbook. MOVE OVER, JULIA HOUSTON.
“Lay Off the High Ones”
“When You’re Dottie’s Kid Sister”
“Is That General Omar Bradley? (Marla’s Song)”
“You’re a Peach!”
“Gracefully and Grandly”
“(I Don’t Got Players) I Got Girls”
“I Singin’ to Nelson (Ain’t I Baby?)”
“When the Boys Come Home”
“He Ain’t Closin’ Me Down (Hey Mr. Chocolate Man)”
“There’s No Crying in Baseball”
“Dirt in the Skirt”
“Members of the All-American League”
“Who Do You Gotta Be So Good?”
“The Ballad of Betty Spaghetti”
“The Hard Is What Makes It Great”
“Dirt in the Skirt (reprise)”
“You’re Gonna Lose (A Stillwell Angel Tap Dance)”
“A Play at the Plate”
“Lay Off the High Ones (reprise)”
“Members of the All-American League (reprise)”/”Finale (A League of Our Own)”
My life will be incomplete until this is a real thing.
Why does this not exist? Why can’t I have tickets NOW? (I’ll settle for a nice out of town tryout at the Kennedy Center if I can’t have Broadway… for traveling purposes…)