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squidflower:

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!!

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deborahkerrs:

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.

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Moved to Tears at the Cloisters by a Ghostly Tapestry of Music

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locusimperium:

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.

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5 Sports Movies That Should Get the Broadway Musical Treatment
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.
ACT ONE “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” ACT TWO “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…)

mizzelle:

thepierglass:

joereid:

tylercoates:

5 Sports Movies That Should Get the Broadway Musical Treatment

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.

ACT ONE
“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”

ACT TWO
“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…)

(via thehappysorceress)

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