Yes, they did indeed make a musical out of the novel Matilda, and yes I saw it today, and yes, it was wonderful! I went up with friends and family from Jersey and met up with my friend Steph, as we had a really great time. All-around, this has been deemed the musical that's going to sweep the Tonys this year. It was really a show full of laughs and great visual effects and moments, including incredible set pieces and movements and some of the best dancing I've seen in a long time. If you get the chance, please go see and enjoy this show!
This is my way of cheering on law enforcement up in Boston. The developments in the past 12+ hours have been incredible, and they are so close to getting this final guy. I feel like he knows he's going to be cornered and captured, and at this point is running solely out of fear. But whatever the case may be, I have the utmost faith in those officers and agents. Get 'em.
I have been watching a LOT of "The Big Bang Theory" today. I really need to get out of the house more while in Galloway. I was doing so well getting work done at Starbucks.
But yeah, a heck of a lot of stations play this show throughout the day. Who knew?
Also, this video to the entire song is AWESOME. Please watch.
I needed both an uplifting song and a throwback today, and my darling Meg suggested this while we were figuring out better tickets for our upcoming 98 Degrees, NKOTB, & Boyz II Men concert in June. This one is just awesome - from the boys doing a great soundtrack number to the inclusion of the legend that is Stevie Wonder, I just never have gotten sick of this in my life. Besides, who doesn't need a quick reminder of the right choice to make?
Oh my ghetto little Motown boys, I love you.
Today's was a no brainer. Given yesterday's tragic events at the Boston Marathon, this song has been completely stuck in my head because it's the only piece of music I can mentally associate with the city. I've never been there, though a friend and I had prior plans to go this summer. As far as I know, we're still planning on going. What an incredibly tough day on the city though.
At the moment, I don't know who I believe about the reasoning for the explosions. I don't know that I'm in the mindset for that to be important right now. There's a lot of physical and emotional healing to take on first, and the reasoning can come a little later. Let's take care of our humans first.
Okay I'll admit it - I'm picking this one because I'm watching "Glee" right now. I'm finally home and watching last weeks, and this song is the first one up. It's beautiful, and I don't just mean Ryder Lynn's version on the show. This has been one of my favorites for a very, very long time now. It's actually a song that I have always kept in the back of my head as a potential wedding song, but that's neither here nor there. Bottom line, it's one of the sweetest, simplest, and most romantic songs ever.
Oh, and they follow it up with "More Than Words." Yup, I'm a sap.
All right, be prepared for some home-themed music, starting right about now. I drove back with my buddy Erin to my hometown, right outside of this place - "Atlantic City."
Now, granted, it's a sad song. And Bruce doesn't exactly enunciate like... ever. But hell, there aren't a lot of songs based on my home, so I'll take what I can get.
I've heard this referred to as one fo the most ridiculous and most depressing songs ever. And while that may be true, and you may only ever associate the song with "Cruel Intentions" (a DAMN good movie), this is a resonating song nonetheless. It's been covered and sampled endlessly, and fits today's mode pretty well.
We're closing up shop here at Silvercup after a season of a show and a pilot. I'm being told we're coming back in June to either start up a new show or wrap out the entire office, but either way, I have the next month or so off. It's just an odd feeling. It's really good to be taking the time off, but breaking the routine after close to a year of it is really sort of sad. Anywhos, the word I like to use to describe these sort of things is bittersweet. Hence, said song.
I sometimes forget how good the songs are on the albums I review until I hear them on a random morning while my playlist is going... on random. The suggestion for the artist came from my co-worker, Kim, and the thought for the song come to me as described by said random instance.
Let's face it, Leonard Cohen is an underground hit, but I don't mean in the alternative rock sort of way. Everyone loves him without every knowing or admitting to it. It's not out of shame, just out of lack of thought about the man.
This particular song is Leonard talking about or to himself. While that can get too confusing/deep if you think about it too much, the lyrics are spectacular and provoking, and the overall tone just plain fascinating.
This is a tribute to a special young lady I know. She's going through some stuff, and I just want her to remember that finding yourself is just as, if not far more important than finding someone else right now.
No matter what the band may have personally had in mind when putting this one together, this is a really emotional song if you take it that way. The lyrics, to me, have always been in a theme of moving on, no matter how much you want to cling to the past. It's so tough to create a new, let alone your own life, but it's necessary. Be it getting over a break up or moving to a new city.
Because songs define our moments.