As we wrap up the year, I thought I ought to take the time to make note of the best things to have come into my life in 2015.
I am now Old enough to remember things that happened “20 years ago” and to see the fashions I wore for the first time come back in style. This is how I know I am officially An Adult.
Everything is HAMILTON and nothing hurts.
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 popularity: YOU CAN NEVER FIND ANYTHING ON THEM. Do you know how many times I’ve tried to convince Verizon they […]
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 wrap up all the wrongs, I will hold you for so long And say you’re not so bad.* Written in […]
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 sadness. Then anger. I suppose this is how people felt when The Beatles broke up except I’m angry that a […]
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 are wet. And if this is an April Fool’s Joke, someone at NME will pay in blood. (more…)
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” loosely. This is about as “produced” a sound as I’ll ever get: vocals, guitar, and piano all recorded separately and […]
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 pseudo-chromatic downward progression–if that makes no sense, then that’s okay, it doesn’t make sense to me either. I never took […]
So last week I blogged about how much I really love Disney’s The Hunchback of Notre Dame (before delving into a too long; didn’t read post about gothic fiction) and mentioned somewhat facetiously that I would love to see the musical Der Glöckner von Notre Dames brought to Broadway. After having done some research into it, I would now like to change the sentiment from “facetious” to “absofuckinglutely in earnest”. A few weeks ago, while […]