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2015-09-29 11:17 pm

Quick recs

First, I am sure everyone has heard about this by now, but just in case you haven't or have but didn't check it out yet: Hamilton Original Cast Recording Spotify playlist (or if Spotify doesn't work for you, YouTube). I've been dying to see or listen to this musical since I heard about it a few weeks ago, and now that the soundtrack is out, I can at least listen to it. Lin-Manuel Miranda's mix of hip hop and Broadway and other pastiches (the BritPop!) is amazing, and it reminded me of the excitement of listening to Rent for the first time in the 90s after only having heard Andrew Lloyd Webber and Les Mis. The recitative bits sounds a little like Rent to me, but other than that, Hamilton is entirely its own thing. Also, Thomas Jefferson sports natural hair and purple velvet.

I also saw East Side Sushi over the weekend, a cute indie film about a Latina woman who gets a job in a sushi restaurant and decides to become a sushi chef. The plot is pretty much what you would expect—opposition from her more traditional father, racism and sexism from the Japanese owner, a competition where she Proves Herself—and it sometimes felt a little clunky, but it's extremely charming and features Mexican-Japanese fusion food. It's also filmed in Oakland by a local director, so I got a ton of enjoyment out of seeing familiar places on screen as well.

And I (FINALLY) played through Hatoful Boyfriend, aka the pigeon dating sim, thanks to [personal profile] bluerabbit. Although to be accurate, it's more a piece of post-apocalyptic science fiction masquerading as a pigeon dating sim, which was not what I was expecting. Also, you date pigeons (and other birds). If this interests you and you're generally not into video games, I'd give this a try. It's a visual novel, so there's not that much game play involved aside from making some decisions about who to talk to and etc., and it's worth it to go through all the storylines.

I also mean to rec N.K. Jemisin's The Fifth Season and Zen Cho's Sorceror to the Crown, but I am still holding out hope that I will write actual entries on them.
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2015-08-12 11:13 pm

Reading Wednesday

So that whole trying to ration out Frances Hardinge books so I didn't tear through her backlog too quickly didn't work so well. I read Fly by Night, A Face Like Glass, and Cuckoo Song over the weekend, all of which I loved. Hopefully a more detailed write up to come!

I also realized NK Jemisin's latest book just came out and promptly got it, and then got distracted by some novellas and short stories set in the Inheritance universe I hadn't read. So... I haven't opened the new book yet, but I am looking forward to it! I have also finally started Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell, thanks to hearing about the TV series. I'm not very far in yet, but I'm enjoying the voice. It also makes me happy that [personal profile] qian's Sorcerer to the Crown will probably be out by the time I finish the Clarke, which means my desire for fantasy in Regency-voice will continue to be fed.

On a totally different note, I thought people would enjoy the latest episode of the Criminal podcast, which is about a grisly murder in 1896 and how it got turned into a murder ballad. It ends with a modern take on the ballad, which is very mournful, as is proper, but alas, the ending totally cracks me up, probably inappropriately (and unintentionally) so.
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2010-04-07 05:15 pm
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Meme!

I am bored, ergo I meme.

Some song lyrics I particularly like:

1. "Like a self-help manual that's been written in Braille, it seems the more that we touch, the more we learn about our failures"
2. "Another cog in the murder machine"
3. "And she closed herself off like a fan"
4. "I know you want to make the news, but lately all you do is memorize headlines"
5. "'It's crypto-fascist mania, it's silicon deliria.' 'Yeah,' she said, 'you're right, but I like the cafeteria.'"
6. "The truth is I bleed you when these frequencies cut me"
7. "Plastic sweat, metal skin, metallic tears, mannequin"
8. "Touch me with your naked hand, touch me with your glove"
9. "You love white veins, you love hard gray, the heaviest weight, the clumsiest shape"
10. "The answers are out there in the drowning deep"

Also, I always get annoyed when the song lyrics meme passes around, because half the music I listen to isn't in English. So here's stuff probably no one will guess, but what the heck:

11. "我醉過 真夏冰釀的梅酒"
12. "寂寞很吵 我很安靜 情緒很多 我很鎮定"
13. "始まりの朝の 静かな窓 ゼロになるからだ 充たされてゆけ"
14. "此時此刻有你陪 所有的痛痛飛"
15. "天青色等煙雨 而我在等妳 炊煙裊裊昇起 隔江千萬里"

ETA: Answers )
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2009-04-25 01:13 am
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Vienna Teng live

I got to see Vienna Teng live today; it's been a while since I've seen her (a few years?). And she has a new album out!

I always think of her as a very American artist for some reason; possibly it's the folk influence in her music and how quite a few of her songs are very grounded in terms of place. Bay Area, San Francisco, New York, Kansas... she said there was more of the Midwest in some of these, which I hear.

My favorite of the new pieces was "Grandmother Song," which is extremely folksy and sounds like it should have banjoes, and yet has things about finding a guy in grad school and the focus on a career not art and the talk of running from bombs and war that feel extremely Chinese American to me. I read the lyrics after and realized there are no specific references at all, so I don't know how much I am reading into it. But the voice sounds like an immigrant voice, like someone who's picked up and packed and gone off somewhere else with nothing and clawed their way up. I love the mix of Americana with what many people may not think of as a quintessential American story. I, of course, think it is, and while I know there is the myth of America, land of the immigrants, the focus has historically been on immigrants who have been later assimilated into whiteness.

It's also interesting to hear the increase in styles she's trying out and playing with; very different from her first CD, which I always think of as a very first CD, introspective and interior and angsty. I like it, but I love her second one more for the way it plays with more styles and tells more stories.
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2008-04-28 05:44 pm
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Hey, I was actually tagged for a meme!

List seven songs you are into right now. No matter what the genre, whether they have words, or even if they're not any good, but they must be songs you're really enjoying now, shaping your spring. Post these instructions in your LJ along with your 7 songs. Then tag 7 other people to see what they're listening to.

  1. David Cook, "Hello" - American Idol emo rock version! Awesome.

  2. Len Cariou and Angela Lovett, "Epiphany" and "A Little Priest" - "We alllll deserve to DIE! Tell you why, Mrs. Lovett, tell you why..." Uh, I have a black sense of humor? Plus, cannibalism and throat-slitting! How could that be wrong?

  3. The Lucksmiths, "Sunlight in a Jar" - So happy and cute!

  4. Imani Coppola, "Legend of a Cowgirl"

  5. Ikimono Gakari, "Kira Kira Train"

  6. Rumblefish, "Smile Again"

  7. Amelia, "Happy After All"


Not tagging because I am lazy.

I have not been blogging much about this online, but I got sucked into American Idol at last. It is strangely addicting, and I am a sad, sad fangirl of David Cook. On the complete other side, I have continued my binge listening of three different versions of Sweeney Todd, including the movie one, because I like movie!Toby a lot.

I may also be a sad, sad fangirl of Johnny Depp's speaking voice.

In other news, I have been gleefully watching both [livejournal.com profile] yhlee and [livejournal.com profile] vom_marlowe dipping their toes into the still but deep waters of knitting (pardon my horrible metaphors).
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2008-03-05 12:12 pm
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So instead of doing any one of the things I could have been doing (programming, tidying up the house, etc.), I sped-watched two and a half weeks' worth of American Idol, which I have never seen before. I blame this all on So You Think You Can Dance.

American Idol is strangely addictive, probably due to my weakness for covers, though I often want to whap Simon when he critiques the male singers for being "girly." Am looking forward to tonight's with an inordinate amount of glee, though it is to be the reward for getting work done.

My main observations are that no one should ever cover "Imagine" or "Hallelujah" ever again, and I don't care how much the judges like it. At least, not unless they are going to do a radically different arrangement, as I am sure both songs have enough covers for at least two lifetimes.

Also, I want a full-length version of the emo rock cover of "Hello."

How did white boy pop punk end up being the genre of my heart? Inquiring minds would like to know.
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2007-10-29 12:13 pm

Traditional and alternative folk music

[livejournal.com profile] rachelmanija gave me a four-day crash course in ballads, traditional folk, alternative folk, and folk-influenced music, especially in murder ballads, while we were driving to and fro around LA. My education has largely consisted of Lyle Lovett, Nick Cave, Johnny Cash, Nick Cave being demented, Andy Stewart, Nick Cave being murderous, Leonard Cohen, Nick Cave being psychotic, Steeleye Span, Nick Cave being murderous and psychotic, Steve Earle, and finally, Nick Cave being demented, murderous, and psychotic. Then there was the bonus Johnny Cash covering Nick Cave being demented, murderous, and psychotic ("The Mercy Seat").

More murder! )

Sadly, this entry is getting huge, so I haven't even really covered alt country and Lyle Lovett (summed up by "I suck, no one loves me, and I'm in Mexico with no money"), Nick Cave's take on alt country (summed up by Nick Cave attempting to imitate a wolf howling), and how Nick Cave's songs frequently include credits for wailing and moaning. Oh! I also had the genius idea that Nick Cave should play Sweeney Todd some day. Because you just know that would be awesome.

This rounded out a weekend full of gothic horror in the flavors of American (Johnny Cash), Victorian (Sweeney Todd), Japanese (Onmyouji), and insane (Yuki Kaori, Nick Cave, and After School Nightmare).
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2007-10-04 03:31 pm

Not an introduction to Cpop

This is not an introduction to Cpop, largely because my knowledge of Cpop is limited to songs that I get from my sister years after they are popular in Taiwan when I hear them in karaoke. As such, the music I listen to tends to be very pop-y and very popular; I have zero knowledge of the Taiwan indie scene.

It's also not an introduction because I don't listen to all of Cpop. I have zero knowledge of the Cantopop scene, very little knowledge of music in Taiwanese (as opposed to music in Mandarin Chinese produced in Taiwan), and zero knowledge of music produced in Singapore, Malaysia, Mainland China, or the rest of the Chinese diaspora.

Mostly I just want to give people Chinese music and make other people out there who do know more about Cpop than me post about it because they are ashamed and embarrassed by my horrible not-introduction!

Also, I have no idea how to talk about music, so there will be much handwaviness.

Music! )
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2007-09-10 05:46 pm
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Weekend (I discover music)

I actually had a fairly good weekend, despite working through some of it and despite a Flaming Samosa of DOOM in my toaster oven. In fact, I even managed to eat some samosas that did not go up in flame!

My sister's friend B came over, and yesterday I dragged her to my farmers' market. I had the pleasure of taking her to my favorite berry stand and watching her eyes widen as she ate a sample strawberry.

"This is GOOD!" she said.

"Yeah. They even smell wonderful!" I said.

(The stand's strawberries are awesome and make me wonder why I ever ate sour, bland, not-really-ripe strawberies ever.)

After that, I made her buy heirlooms from my tomato guy. "You should try these too!"

"Wow. These are really good!" she said. "Oh, man, I shouldn't get any. I'm leaving in three days. But they're so good!"

I grinned, satisfied with the acknowledgement of my market.

We also watched Catch and Release, which was fun and cute and happy and has a wall scene (you know, where one person has their back to a wall and the other is leaning in and they're just an inch apart and there is UST and you just know they're going to kiss). I like wall scenes.

Then I decided to splurge, as I am being paid overtime! I managed to find a Divine Comedy CD, FMA DVD 1 and Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon used ($4 for the latter!!). I'm not even sure if I like Divine Comedy, since I've only heard one of their songs, but that song is on one of my happy mixes ("Perfect Lovesong"). And! I also bought My Chemical Romance's The Black Parade and the Fratellis' Costello Music!

OMG LOVE!

LOVE!

(this is all Vonnie's fault because I got "Welcome to the Black Parade" and "Teenagers" and "Chelsea Dagger" stuck in my head for all of this week and HAD to buy them)

And! I have been cruising through YouTube music vids! This, coupled with Mely's post from last week, has made me discover music vids! (I scorned MTV when I was a teenager.) And things like concept albums and rock operas and whatnot!

Er. I have previously mentioned before that I know zero about music? And that my music knowledge centers roughly around the 50s and the 60s, and then makes a straight jump to Things My Classmates Listened to But I Didn't in the 90s? So I basically managed to skip over the entire 70s rock thing, which I am now happily rediscovering via a whole bunch of incomprehensible articles talking about My Chemical Romance and musical influences and citing a ton of stuff I vaguely know of via fannish osmosis but have never heard.

I suddenly want to spend lots of money on lots of CDs and sit and listen and actually concentrate, as oppose to letting things play in the background like I usually do. This is so odd! I do not listen to music this way! But it's very exciting! Maybe eventually I will actually pay attention to lyrics and concepts and albums as opposed to being completely amused by how very cheerfully My Chemical Romance sings about death and cancer. As in, I would totally put their music on my happy mixes and sing at the top of my lungs "Haaaaave you heard the news that you're dead?" bouncing the entire way.

As you can all tell, my intentions of buying music by women of color has largely gone kaput. Apparently the music that draws me like a moth is insanely catchy white boy punk-flavored rock with loud guitars and drums and hooks galore. See also: my obsession with Me First and the Gimme Gimmes and Flogging Molly. And now after playing with YouTube, I want to get Green Day's American Idiot and maybe Dookie even though it reminds me of middle school and maybe some Springsteen and Elvis Costello and Queen, though maybe not as albums because I am still dipping my toes in.

But! I still have my iTunes gift card, so I think I will buy a lot of singles by WOC and find catchy WOC punk-flavored rock with loud guitars and drums and hooks galore.

(omg people i am so embarrassingly in love with the black parade)
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2007-08-27 04:59 pm
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Rec me music, part 2!

I still haven't decided what music to get yet! I'm trying to listen to everything and pick what I like.

So... Does anyone have more recs for happy, bouncy music by women of color? I looked at my music library, and it is embarrassingly white.
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2007-08-21 12:34 pm
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Music recs

So! I somehow ended up with a $25 gift card to iTunes. I have not bought music in forever because I never know what to get.

Clearly, I need advice!

I go for both singles and albums, although right now, I'm leaning a little more toward albums, as I get lots of singles and never really get a chance to know artists better.

I generally like obnoxiously bouncy and peppy music and loud rock/alt country/rock-pop, since I usually listen to music while driving. Current favorites are the White Stripes' "Hotel Yorba," pretty much everything [livejournal.com profile] vonnie_k has recced ever, "30/90" from Tick, Tick, Boom, and Thea Gilmore's "This Girl Is Taking Bets," among many.

Or! Something sexy and gravelly like Leonard Cohen's "I'm Your Man" or something slow and deep and bittersweet and still singable like the cover of "The Queen and the Soldier."
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2006-11-30 06:15 pm
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Memery and question

So... I have two free songs from iTunes. And since LJ knows all, I will poll everyone on what I should get! I tend to like happy, upbeat songs. Recently, I've been listening to a lot of Dar Williams and Indigo Girls.

And also, since I can't think of anything else to blog:

Comment and I'll give you a letter; then you list 10 things you love that begin with that letter. [livejournal.com profile] yhlee gave me M.

Cut so people can scroll )
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2004-10-11 09:52 pm

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Question (because obviously, my FL knows everything): I managed to get my hands on Dorothy Sayers' Lord Peter, Unnatural Death, Clouds of Witness and Gaudy Night, since I am planning on reading them sometime. Is there any sort of handy reference out there that tells me what order I should read them in?

The boy showed me an organizational chart of Time Warner and all the companies it owns and said, "Look, it's the world!" Truly it is the evil empire ;).

I continue to enjoy the Assassins soundtrack, albeit in a slightly strange way. I can't help it. Some of the songs are just so peppy. I love the Sousa-esque "How I Saved Roosevelt" and the banjo-y "Ballad of Booth" and the folk song-y "Ballad of Czolgosz." The Czolgosz song particularly reminds me of "Big Rock Candy Mountain." I just realized while listening to this how much Americana music (is that even a term? Probably not) I listened to while growing up, mostly thanks to the wonderful "Wee Sing America" and "Wee Sing Around the Campfire." Also, the insanely optimistic "Ballad of Guiteau." But while I'm sitting in my car and enjoying listening to them, there will inevitably be a point in which my brain realizes that the songs are still about the assassination of American presidents, and as such, are pretty violent and unhappy. I don't think I'll ever quite get over that disconnect.

I think Sondheim does a particularly good job in reconciling the funny and the horrific in "How I Saved Roosevelt," which could have very easily been a straight comic piece. But every single time I'm giggling like mad because of Sondheim's rhymes (they remind me of "A Weekend in the Country" in A Little Night Music) and the fact that assassinating the president is somehow a solution to one's aching belly, Zangara bursts into the song screaming, "No laugh! No funny!" with a terrifying fury, and suddenly it's not funny anymore. Also, it's a frightfully cheery song for something that ends with the buzzing of the electric chair.

"Something Just Broke" will forever make me think of 9/11. I wasn't even alive for the assassination of JFK, I don't remember the Challenger, or most other national tragedies. I would like to say that 9/11 changed my entire outlook on life, but I'm not sure if it did. It's not as though there was much violence of that nature in Taiwan, though we would sometimes joke about China bombing us. I think it was just that even though most people were pretty sure China wouldn't be so stupid as to blow up our island, the threat was always sort of there. And even if not, it was dangerous territory politically, and just the fact that no one could really say what would happen to Taiwan come ten years makes for some uncertainty.

American never used to feel that way to me, though. American always seemed so safe and so stable, like it was something that would always be there, despite a relatively short national history. That was what 9/11 changed for me. Unlike the rest of my roommates that day, I was awake because (ironically) I was getting a new cell phone. I still find it strange that my old cell phone bill has the start date of 9/11/01. And my friend and her dad and my mom and the guy selling us the cell phones just stood there listening to the radio, because there was no TV in the store, and we heard the news when the second plane crashed, when another one hit the Pentagon, when another one crashed in Pennsylvania. And then the towers fell down. And it felt like the end of the world. Things like this weren't supposed to happen in America. They happened in the Middle East and in Ireland and other places, and it's so horrible to think of tragedies like that, like something that always happens in other places, to other people, but that's how it felt. Prior to 9/11, it felt as though the world was on track... there was the boom of the nineties, we weathered the Asian financial crisis (pretty glum in Taiwan during that time), etc. After, people were screaming for retaliation, which frightened me. My mom was convinced World War III was going to start. The economy, which was already not doing so well, really started going down. And I interned at Merrill Lynch and got seriously depressed, then I graduated from college two years later and had to look for a job and got even more depressed. Because of that, 9/11 always feels to me like the dividing line between adolescence and (fledgling) adulthood, the stepping stone between optimism and cynicism.

But that's what that song reminds me of now.

Despite the sobering associations, I can still listen to Assassins over and over just because the tunes are so peppy. And somehow, it doesn't depress me as much as Sweeney Todd. Also, Sweeney Todd is just incredibly difficult to listen to because of the almost painful whistles in the theme. Sweeney Todd feels like there is no hope at all in man, that everything beautiful only ends up destroyed and broken, but Assassins feels like even though horrible things happen, there is a reason behind it (albeit occasionally insane), and that there are people who still care. It's tragic, but not nihilistic.
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2004-09-21 08:35 pm
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Go fig. So finally, after a year at the bookstore looking for Sorcery and Cecelia and finally succumbing to the temptation to buy the reprint in hardcover instead of waiting for the new mass market to come out, the first edition paperback has shown up. I bought it anyway (for a dollar)... I figure I will sic it on a friend back at home.

Funny things heard at the bookstore (which is a used bookstore):

Customer (on the phone): Hi, I'm wondering if you could find some books for me?
Me: Sure, but just to let you know, we don't have our inventory on the computer. I can check the shelves for you though.
C: Ok, it should be really easy, they should all be in the same section.
Me (thinking): Yes! Please let it be fiction! (says) Great, what would that be?
C: Textbooks.
Me: ...

Customer (with a sort of shocked whisper): Do you know some of these books look used?

Customer: Hi, can you tell me where your non-fiction section is?

The first one was a one-time occurence (so far), but I've been asked questions two and three multiple times. Although I suppose question number two is actually a pretty nice compliment if one is a used bookstore.

Wandered into Borders. It was the boy's fault for going to EB Games, which was right next door, and therefore it is completely not my fault that I was sucked in and ended up buying something. That is my excuse and I am sticking to it ;). Found Ryan Adams' Love Is Hell (both parts! compiled!) for $9.99 and then found out there was some buy three get one free thing, and then spent half an hour looking for more CDs. Unfortunately, all the CDs I want are still to expensive or not stocked, so I only got Ryan Adams. But! Flogging Molly's new CD is out! I want! And I want the Assassins revival soundtrack very much as well.
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2004-08-22 10:42 pm
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Today was very strange. My sister left yesterday, and as per usual, I am now incredibly homesick. Sigh.

It was also cloudy today, and I looked, and realized, my god, summer is almost over. This made my mood that much sadder, because I really love summer and sunshine, and I'm already sad that the day is ending earlier and it's staying dark for longer. Ah yes, seasonal affective disorder, my old friend. All I have to say is thank goodness I live in California instead of NJ now, or I would probably be even more miserable anticipating snow and ice. At least during winters here, there is still sun and the weather is relatively balmy. Of course, the ideal situation would be moving to Australia for half the year ;).

But, where did the summer go? I remember it just being vacation for the boy, and planning to go biking before it got cold and doing things like going to Santa Cruz, all of which was not done. And so I'm just feeling sort of sad and melancholy and regretting lost time. This has also been the first summer in which I haven't gone back home, and this has been the longest ever I've been away from home. Sigh. Well, at least I will see my parents in Italy. Italy is not home, but it is nifty and new. Although now I'm sort of scared I'll ruin it by being homesick and feeling strange and disassociated from everything. This is why I like vacations with large groups of people that I know (as opposed to group tours, which are unfun) -- then there's enough people around that you know that it feels less culture-shocky.

(and I just saw on TV: Iraq makes the soccer semifinals! Go them!)

Also, I was disappointed because I wandered around in Borders looking for The Grand Tour today... I have pretty much succumbed and started buying hardcovers, which is really just the death knell for my wallet, alas. Plus, I am all sad and unhappy, which was not helped by constantly watching [livejournal.com profile] gwyn_r's "Valentine Heart" and [livejournal.com profile] sisabet's "Paradise," so I started rereading Sorcery and Cecelia, which instantly puts me in a better mood. Unfortunately, Borders did not have it =(. But I did manage to find a used New Pornographers CD! Then I found Tanita Tikaram's CD is incredibly expensive, but I really really want it because I loved the song "Valentine Heart." Argh. And then I saw Juliet Marillier's new book is out and argh, I want to read that too but must resist the urge to buy everything in hardcover! Maybe the library will have it.
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2004-07-28 07:23 pm

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Yay!! Read or Die has arrived!!

I also got Avenue Q yesterday, and I listened to it three times at work. My new favorite song is "If You Were Gay."

Rambling on Avenue Q (and Rent, later) )
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2004-07-24 12:55 am

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So after the disappointment of not being able to do an Angel S2 marathon, I decided to watch snippets of my favorite musicals instead. There's nothing like having snazzy music and people dancing to pep one up.

Happy snippets are:
- Chicago, "All That Jazz" (so. cool.)
- Chicago, "He Had It Coming" (my absolute favorite number that never fails to pick me up. It's the beat. And the tango. And the choreography.)
- Chicago, "Both Reached for the Gun" (puppets!!)
- Chicago, "He Had It Coming" (again, because I love it. The boy finds my adoration of the song rather disturbing, given the subject matter)
- Singin' in the Rain, "Moses Supposes" (I love the long takes in Singin' in the Rain. They never fail to amaze me. Plus, it's the weirdest song ever. "Aaaaaaaaaaaa!")
- Singin' in the Rain, "Singin' in the Rain" (the kicking around water in the puddle bit!)
- Singin' in the Rain, "Make 'Em Laugh" (I love Donald O'Connor. Besides, funniest sequence ever, plus amazingly long takes)
- Strictly Ballroom, the bit when they talk about the history of Doug Hastings (It's the surrealness! And the fun music)
- Strictly Ballroom, the last dancing scene (Red dress!! Tango/flamenco/latin dancing! Red dress!)
- Moulin Rouge, "The Pitch" (sheer over the top insanity with funny sound effects)
- Moulin Rouge, "Roxanne" (more tango! And absurdly short cuts that make the cinematography and editing into a kind of dance in itself. Plus, awesome beat and cutting and yeah)
- Once More, With Feeling, "I'll Never Tell" (Peppy and retro)
- OMWF, "Going through the Motions" (cool montageness, also, the disc wouldn't let me cut straight to "Life's a Show")
- OMWF, "Life's a Show" (my absolute favorite number in this. I want Buffy's outfit)
- OMWF, "Where Do We Go From Here?" (just because I love the "hand in hand" choreography, literal as it is)
- Nightmare Before Christmas, "This Is Halloween" (ok, actually the entire musical and the claymation make me gleefully happy. The macabre-ness doesn't hurt either)
- Nightmare Before Christmas, "Kidnap the Sandy-Claws" (how can you not love a song with the lyrics "Kidnap the Sandy-Claws, beat him with a stick, lock him up for ninety years, see what makes him tick" sung at a high pitch with maniacal glee? It's rather disturbing how purely happy this song makes me)
- Lilo and Stitch, opening credits (Hawaiian music and bright fish and hula dancing. Yeah ^_^)

I seem to have a leaning toward more... unconventional musicals.

There's just something innately satisfying about watching people and images move to a beat.
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2004-06-30 03:41 pm
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Downloaded a few tracks from Avenue Q to see if it was worth getting, and now I want to run out and get the CD right this minute.

Tee hee hee hee hee.

I should be doing productive stuff, like unpacking or moving stuff or job searching (ugh), but instead I am listening to "It Sucks to Be Me."