Last night Cap’n Sweet Valley was unable to see Handel’s Rodelinda at the Met and, knowing I was also a fan of opera, bequeathed me his tickets. To my surprise and very great pleasure, Andreas Scholl was Bertrarido, a role for which he had sung to great acclaim in his debut. (I have something of […]
YOU GUYS, THIS IS THE SADDEST, MOST HEARTBREAKING STORY EVER. Lived on the streets since he was 5! All he wanted to do was sing! *sobs uncontrollably*
I’ve been obsessed with this song lately. Losing my mind on a tiny error, I nearly left the real me on the shelf. I forgot what to do to fit the mould, yeah, The more I try the less it’s working. She’s so awesome.
She taught me how to wage a cold war with quiet charm, but I just wanna walk through my life unarmed. Oh Ani. You slay me. Every time.
Since I’ve been blathering on about this band for the past few blog posts, I figured I might as well share a few of my favourite songs with you, or at least, as many songs as I could find on Playlist.com. (This is the shitty thing about liking a UK band with relatively little US […]
I just needed to post that. Because I’m actually kind of crying. Their performance of “What Became Of The Likely Lads” at Reading tore my heart out. Carl sang the reworked lyrics. Well we all had the ones, We taught the world, we wrote the songs, It was the dream we had. But let us […]
Halp, you guys. I am obsessed with a centuries-dead, genius composer. Halp. I dropped $50 I don’t have on all of Mozart’s piano concertos. (Yes, all of them. Nos. 1 through 27, plus two rondos.) I rewatched Amadeus last night. With the commentary. Again. And then I cried. With anger. Then sadness. Then anger. Then […]
Today I was going to blog about literary fiction and what comprises it (and I may return to that later when I am off Cloud 9), but right now I can’t form coherent thoughts because: You know, I’m not being hyperbolic when I say I am actually crying tears of joy. No seriously, my cheeks […]
Whose brilliant idea was it to give me license to record myself playing instruments and singing badly online? Gaah. Anyway, in a fit of Libertines-related nostalgia (as it appears that a long-hoped-for reunion is in the works?), I decided to record a cover of “Music When the Lights Go Out”. I use the term “record” […]
All I can say is I have no explanation. It started with me complaining on Twitter that I couldn’t figure out what the last chord of the pre-chorus to Lady Gaga’s “Speechless” is. (For the record, I have no idea what its name is, but I play it #F-C-E as the last piece of a […]