Thursday, December 8, 2011

In Honour of Wellington

George Thorogood and the Destroyers - Rock n Roll Christmas

Dear Mother Nature, all NZ wants for Christmas is no more earthquakes - tyvm!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

We Need a Little Christmas

Oh man ain't dat the truth - WE definitely do NEED A LITTLE CHRISTMAS - this version from the DIVINE Johnny Mathis

of course this number is one of the many, many show-stoppers from Mame - so without the Angela Lansbury version this blog would just be incomplete - and hey anytime is a good time for Angela!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Monday, December 5, 2011

Chris Rea - Driving Home for Christmas

Such a cheesy 80's song - but always reminds me of Christmas and makes me smile :)

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Saturday, December 3, 2011

A Maori Christmas - Billy T James

The incredible Billy T James - a true New Zealand icon. Can't believe I actually found this. RIP Billy

Friday, December 2, 2011

My Favourite Christmas Carols

So am going to attempt to post a CAROL A DAY in the lead up to Christmas - most of them won't be carols in the traditional sense, but more Christimas "songs" that make me happy - so to kick it off - what always gets me in the mood for Christmas time - Snoopy's Christmas - so a little bit of information about this song

SNOOPY'S CHRISTMAS - The Royal Guardsmen 1967

A followup to their earlier "Snoopy Vs. The Red Baron," the song is about how Snoopy had to go out and fight the Red Baron on Christmas Eve and the two enemies set aside their differences for that night (the Baron has Snoopy at his mercy after a long dogfight but doesn't fire possibly due to his respect for Snoopy's prowess at flying). At the end, they share a holiday toast and then Snoopy and the Red Baron fly their separate ways, "each knowing they'd meet on some other day".

The release begins with a male chorus singing the German yuletide classic "O Tannenbaum" (O Christmas Tree"), and the middle of the song is bridged by chimes ringing out a phrase from "Hark the Herald Angels Sing." The chimes can also can be heard during the fade out at the end of the song.

Although the song is obviously fictitious, it echoes a historical event. During World War I, in 1914, "The Christmas Truce" was initiated not by German and British commanders, but by the soldiers themselves. The amount of time varied according to the area and has been reported as being anything from Christmas Day to Christmas Day through New Year's Day. Trench-bound combatants exchanged small gifts across the lines, with Germans giving beer to the British, who sent tobacco and tinned meat to the Germans. "No Man's Land" was cleared of dead bodies, trenches were fixed and drained, and troops from both sides shared pictures of their families and, in some places, used "No Man's Land" for friendly games of football. The song even has the initiator correct as it was generally the German soldiers who called over to the British and initiated the truce. In the song, it is the Red Baron (a German WWI hero) who extends the hand of Christmas friendship to Snoopy.



Saturday, May 21, 2011

A Show with the Best Lyrics

TICK TICK BOOM is SUCH a clever clever show, from the brilliant Jonathon Larson - enjoy these excerpts (sorry about the quality) -

Therapy is probably one of CLEVEREST songs out there - first version from the Broadway Cast Recording

and a live (and VERY FAST) version

and some more from this FANTASTIC show

Show with the Best Music

Gosh - tricky one - a Musical with the Best Music? I would have to say we need to go OLD SCHOOL with this one

Firstly Oklahoma with the divine Mr Jackman

Then a bit of South Pacific

and what the heck - let's chuck in a bit of Seven Brides for Seven Brothers

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Song from my least favourite musical by my favourite composer

Sorry Steve - but I just don't get PACIFIC OVERTURES - never have and never will - but even a geniius is allowed an off day

Sunday, May 15, 2011

By your favourite musical composer

okay this is pretty easy! - Sondheim

so IMHO some of his best

From the musical you haven't listened to (or seen) in a while

AArrgghh where to begin? So many good shows and NO ONE does them..... but anyways PIPPIN always has a big place in my heart.... hope you enjoy these excerpts

Saturday, May 14, 2011

From the musical you loved from hearing the first note

Miss Saigon oh how I love you so - remember sitting with my dear friend Chris and listening to the entire CD in one sitting.....

and I was lucky enough to see this show on Broadway CITY OF ANGELS you complete me!

Thursday, May 12, 2011

A Musical I could listen to all day

A not particularly well known show called Songs from a New World, which I just adore - could only find a YouTube from a school production - which is REMARKABLY good....

Sunday, May 8, 2011

From the musical which made the most impact on you

1973 - I was like 7 when this came out....... I remember seeing a production of this at the old Mercury Theatre when I was about 10 - and recently bought the DVD - STUNNING!!!! I am not particularly religious but there is something about this show... that always just GETS ME! Just a couple of the standout performances if you can get your hands on this DVD just DO IT!

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Friday, May 6, 2011

Sung by your favourite male singer in a musical

Well this is soo easy it is kinda ridunculous - but if I HAVE to.... RAUL I do love you so

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Sung by your favourite female singer in a musical

Need I say more - apart from being some of the most clever lyrics written for a modern musical - the D-I-V-I-N-E Ms Chenoweth

and couldn't possibly post anything relating to females in musicals without a couple more - so sit back, get a cup of tea (or something stronger) and enjoy!

and I STILL Can't believe I saw this performance at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane - Soo Soo Lucky

A Song from a Show which makes me sad

I was lucky enough to direct Snoopy The Musical which was a personal highlight - and this song finishes the show. It was also used at the tribute for Jim Henson - well try and watch this without welling up....

and the same song from The Muppet Show - awwww

A Song from a Show which makes you happy

I was lucky enough to see the show Five Guys Named Moe in Melbourne many years ago - the feeling of joy coming from the stage was infectious - and as for a conga line taking us to the bar at intermission - superb!

Demonstrating how overrated you think a musical is.

mmm now THIS will be interesting - In My Opinion (and ONLY MY OPINION so please don't take offense okay!)and I am putting my name to this - unlike some OTHER BLOGS I can think of....

My Most Overrated Musical is......... drum roll please...... GREASE!!!

Having been in Grease and seen 5 school versions of it - I really just don't think it works as a musical - The original movie is perfection and unless you can faithfully recreate this show - well please just don't! (and don't get me started on the morals!)

and My Second Most Overrated Musical is...... smaller drum roll .... MAMMA MIA!

My reasons for this - is quite simply ABBA were a phenomenon that will never be replicated and the show, with it's ridiculous plot twists and turns and excuses to put in an Abba number just do not work - the movie was fun - only because of the incredible acting skills of the cast - but as a musical? Well I PASS... and I HAVE seen this live so at least I tried (and wasted a @#& load of $$$ trying to like it)... and as I am trying to be fair I will post a video but unless you want to go to the Dentist for the saccharin performances I recommend you miss it...

Demonstrating how underrated you think a musical is

It REALLY upsets me that this particular show has never really "gone" anywhere. I Don't know if it is because of the subject material - and as a result can't find any fantastic videos but here we go ZANNA DON'T!!! Enjoy these videos from the Melbourne production

and just this perfect song - Jai Rodriquez who is DIVINE on the Original Cast recording, and is obviously best known for his stint on Queer Eye for the Straight Guy

My Latest Musical Obsession

Well am popping two here - firstly ROCK OF AGES (showing my 80's upbringing much?)

and secondly MEMPHIS! Can't wait to hear the entire show but adore this number.....

From The First Musical I Ever Saw/ Heard

Well (according to my mum), she went to see Mary Poppins at the movies (okay work with me here) whilst I was still in the womb. Apparently I kicked along in perfect timing to this song - and as we just saw a Fantastic Production last year in Melbourne thought this would be an awesome place to start!

The Musical Theatre Song Challenge

Now THIS will be fun!!

1. From the first musical you saw/heard.
2. From your latest musical obsession.
3. Demonstrating how underrated you think a musical is.
4. Demonstrating how overrated you think a musical is.
5. Which makes you happy.
6. Which makes you sad/teary.
7. Sung by your favourite female singer in a musical.
8. Sung by your favourite male singer in a musical.
9. From the musical you know all (or nearly all) the lines to.
10. From your least favourite musical.
11. From the musical which made the most impact on you.
12. You could listen to all day.
13. From the musical you loved from hearing the first note.
14. From the musical you haven't listened to (or seen) in a while.
15. By your favourite musical composer.
16. From your least favourite musical, by your favourite composer.
17. With the best music.
18. With the best lyrics.
19. From a musical which disappointed you.
20. From your 'guilty pleasure' musical.
21. Which inspires you.
22. From the musical you wish was (never) made into a movie.
23. From the musical which everyone should see performed live.
24. Which makes you laugh.
25. Which is your current favourite.
26. Sung by the character in a musical you can most relate to.
27. From a musical you'd love to see featuring/starring all your favourite performers.
28. Sung by the musical character that's so bad/cruel/evil (etc.) you love them OR Sung by the musical character you love to hate.
29. From the musical you would love to be involved in (directing, singing, etc.).
30. From your favourite musical

Day 30 - My IPOD Favourites

So I LOVE Music.... I never got to post some of my very favourite songs as they just didn't fit any specific category - and as this is the last day of this project thought would check out my Favourites on my Ipod and just pop some songs on - hope you like them :

and of course got to leave you with this:

I hope you have enjoyed this little blog as much as I have enjoyed putting it together.

And in case you were wondering - here is the entire listing from my favourites on my ipod:

Gives You Hell,The All-American Rejects
Rock Me Gently, Andy Kim
Play That Funky Music White Boy,Average White Band
Give A Little Love,Bay City Rollers
Saturday Night,Bay City Rollers
Shang-A-Lang,Bay City Rollers
The Sunscreen Song,Baz Luhrmann
Love Really Hurts Without You, Billy Ocean
Teenage Dream, The Warblers
Hit 'Em Up Style (Oops!), Blu Cantrell
Against The Wind, Bob Segar
Night Moves, Bob Segar
Old Time Rock & Roll, Bob Segar
Sentimental Lady, Bob Welch
Livin on a Prayer, Bon Jovi
Have A Nice Day, Bon Jovi
Everything I Own,Bread
I'm Every Woman, Bridget Jones's Diary
A House Is Not A Home, Brook Benton
Look Of Love: Burt Bacharach Collection [Disc 1] [UK]
Born In The U.S.A.,Bruce Springsteen
The Lazy Song,Bruno Mars
Tell Me Something Good, Chaka Khan
Tequila, Champs
The Devil Went Down to Georgia, Charlie Daniels Band
Dream Police, Cheap Trick
Friday I'm In Love, The Cure
Changes, David Bowie
All The Young Dudes, David Bowie
Pour Some Sugar On Me, Def Leppard
Solid Rock, Dire Straits
There's Your Trouble, Dixie Chicks
Hey Baby (If You Be My Girl), DJ Otzi
April Sun In Cuba, Dragon
September, Earth Wind and Fire
Livin' Thing, Electric Light Orchestra
Mr. Blue Sky, Electric Light Orchestra
Dancing In The Moonlight, Elvis Costello
Oliver's Army, Elvis Costello
A Little Less Conversation, Elvis Presley
I'd Really Love To See You Tonight, England Dan & John Ford Coley
Rock 'N' Roll, Eric Hutchinson
Dog Days Are Over, Florence And The Machine
The Power Of Love, Frankie Goes To Hollywood
Follow You Follow Me, Genesis
Throwing It All Away, Genesis
Never Give Up on a Good Thing, George Benson
Faith, George Michael
Like It Like That, Guy Sebastian
Out With My Baby/ Who's That Girl, Guy Sebastian
Maneater, Hall and Oates
Angie Baby, Helen Reddy
Gutter Back, Hello Sailor
Caravan Of Love, Housemartins
Doctor My Eyes, Jackson Browne
Stay, Jackson Browne
Hold Out,Jackson Browne
Blame It On The Boogie, Jackson Five
Thats Entertainment, The Jam
Shower The People, James Taylor
Son of a Preacher Man, Janis Joplin
Piece Of My Heart, Janis Joplin
Let's Get Loud, Jenifer Lopez
Working Class Man, Jimmy Barnes
All Night Long, Joe Walsh
Ordinary Average Guy, Joe Walsh
Cherry Bomb, John Cougar Melancamp
Jack And Diane, John Cougar Melancamp
Ring of Fire, Johnny Cash
Both Sides Now, Joni Mitchell
Report To The Floor, Josh Strickland
Any Way You Want It, Journey
Baby, Justin Bieber
More Than One Way Home, Keb' Mo'
I'm on Your Side, Keb' Mo'
Just Like You, Keb' Mo'
Dumas Walker, Kentucky Headhunters
Cotton Eye Joe, Kentucky Headhunters
All Summer Long, Kid Rock,
I Was Made For Lovin' You, Kiss
Rock And Roll All Nite, Kiss
Blackbird, Glee: The Music Presents The Warblers
Need You Now Lady Antebellum
American Honey, Lady Antebellum
You Make Me feel Like Dancing, Leo Sayer
When I Need You, Leo Sayer
Just Go (Feat. Akon), Lionel Richie
How far is Heaven, Los Lonely Boys
Working For The Weekend, Loverboy
Blinded By The Light, Manfred Mann's Earth Band
Midnight at the Oasis, Maria Muldaur
Los Angeloser, Meat Loaf
Like The Way I Do, Melissa Etheridge
Bring Me Some Water, Melissa Etheridge
Memphis Lives In Me, Memphis Original Broadway Musical Recording
Say Hey (I Love You), Michael Franti & Spearhead
Cruisin, Michael Nesmith
Rome Wasn't Built In A Day, Morcheeba
What About Me?, Moving Pictures
Little Lion Man, Mumford and Sons
Ask A Woman Who Knows, Natalie Cole
Laughter in the Rain, Neil Sedaka
Get What You Give, New Radicals
Rockstar, Nickelback
Crazy Horses, The Osmonds
Jet, Paul McCartney & Wings
In The Air Tonight, Phil Collins
Dancing On The Moon, Phil Madsen
Raise Your Glass, Pink
Hey There Delilah, Plain White T's
Don't Cha, (Feat. Busta Rhymes)The Pussycat Dolls
Bicycle Race, Queen
Black Betty, Ram Jam
We Belong Together, Rickie Lee Jones
Chuck E's In Love, Rickie Lee Jones
Shame, Robbie Williams/ Gary Barlow
Oh Happy Day, Robson and Jerome
Cum on Feel the Noise/We're Not Gonna Take It, Rock of Ages original Broadway Cast
Escape (The Pina Colada Song), Rupert Holmes
Smooth, Santana
Take Your Mama Out, Scissor Sisters
Mr. Bass Man, Sha Na Na
ALL STAR, Smash Mouth
Do It Again, Steely Dan
Hooked On A Feeling, Steppenwolf
Sir Duke, Stevie Wonder
Stray Cat Strut, Stray Cats
Babe, Styx
Goodbye Stranger, Supertramp
The Logical Song, Supertramp
Heaven Must Be Missing An Angel, Tavares
Trashin' The Camp, Tarzan: The Musical
In The Summertime, Thirsty Merc
It's Not Unusual, Tom Jones
American Girl, Tom Petty
Africa, Toto
Hey, Soul Sister, Train
We're Not Gonna Take It, Twisted Sister
Bright Side Of The Road, Van Morrison
Brown Eyed Girl, Van Morrison
We Like To Party, Vengaboys
Boom Boom Boom Boom, Vengaboys
You Better You Bet, The Who
Switch, Will Smith
We No Speak Americano, Yolanda B Cool & D Cup
25 Miles 2001, The 3 Amigos

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Day 28 - A Song From My Favourite Musical

I changed this - it was meant to be a song that makes me guilty. What? A Song that makes you feel guilty? well unless it is about chocolate can't imagine a song would.... anyways onto some (and only some obviously) of my favourite songs from Musicals - ai carumba where to start!

here we go......

(apparently the girl in this is quite famous now HA HA HA HA)

I could go on and on and on and on ----- well you get the idea

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Day 29 - A Song From My Childhood

WOW talk about a trip down memory lane....

Okay so this first song I sung in a Talent Quest at School in full black face (how UN PC)! but yeah it was kinda fun (and I WON!) ha ha ha ha - I was 9 gimme a break!

and another song from my Talent Quest Days at Edendale Primary School - I was outrageous (hey I WAS 10!) and choreographed a number to...

and yep we won again! The poor teachers - thinking back now...... ha ha ha

and this last one - well every Saturday night at 6pm there was a programme called Ready To Roll and at the tender age of 11 I used to dance along every night and also had Mum and Dad join in.... good times!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Day 27 - My Favourite Female Artist

Okay so am NOT going to dedicate this entire blog to Barbra Streisand (even though it is damn tempting) so.... here we go - some of my very fav women artists....

What would ANY favourite woman artists blog of mine be without PINK! (apparently this is the number one indicator you are gay if you like her) .... well that is what I have read ha ha ha

and ADELE - only recently discovered her but OMG am obsessed with her :

and then there is IDINA (with a song from another of My Fav Musicals - A Chorus Line) - gosh I could go on all night... so maybe more than the standard three today

and this segues nicely into KRISTIN - why do all the woman I love only need ONE NAME.... MMM maybe there is a theme here after all - Women I love only noted by one name! :)

and to finish the ultimate ONE NAME STAR : CHER - so many songs to choose from - but luv this version of Walking in Memphis

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Day 26 - Am Changing Things Up!

According to the 30 Day Song Challenge this and tomorrow are meant to be about instruments - and since I can't play an instrument for luv nor money have decided to change it to : My Favourite Male Artist and My Favourite Female Artist - so today is now Day 26 - My Favourite Male Artist. Well most people that know me REALLY well know I have a thing for Donny! So here he is the divine Mr D!

AND a bit of thing for Robbie as well - but which song!?! - well here he is with his ex arch nemesis and now best bud (men!) Gary Barlow and Robbie Williams' Duet Shame which basically catalogues their history!

my third gets a bit trickier - I mean I COULD just pop on Meatloaf but as he has already featured on here will pop on some.... mmm (hang on need to check my ipod) ........ okay so the most songs by a male apart from these two goes to..... John Barrowman ! (aka Captain Jack from Torchwood!)...and as a bonus one of my Favourite Songs from Musicals! DOUBLE TICK!

Monday, April 25, 2011

Day 25 - A Song That Makes Me Laugh

Ha ha this is going to be FUN!

the SPECTACULAR Flight of The Conchords!

and from my VERY Favourite Movie

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Day 24 - A Song That I Want Played At My Funeral

Gosh what a sad thought - in the back of my mind have always had the thought of playing this song

whilst my coffin is being taken out.... ??? mmm we shall see - I just like the idea that it becomes a celebration at the end - "Put Your Hands Together, and Help Her Along"

also would have to have some version of Somewhere Over The Rainbow - but which one??? Guess it would have to be this....

and I think some Andrea Bocelli - I like this one because - well it is Andrea - and the lyrical translation - noted below

Lyrics translated in English:
"Song about the Earth"

Yes I know
My love, that you and I
Are together briefly
For just a few moments
In silence
As we look out of our windows
And listen
To the sky
And to a world
That's awakening
And the night is already far away
Already, far away

Look at this world
Spinning with us
Even in the dark
Look at this world
Spinning for us
Giving us hope and some
Sun, sun sun

My love, you are you my love
I hear your voice,
And I listen to the sea.
It sounds just like your breathing
And all the love you want to give me
This love
That is there, hidden
Hidden among the waves
All the waves in the world
Just like a boat that....

Look at this world
Spinning with us
Even in the dark
Look at this world
Spinning for us
Giving us hope,
And some sun, sun, sun,
Some sun, sun, sun.

Look at this world
Spinning with us
Giving us some sun,
Mighty sun
Mighty sun
Mighty sun

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Day 23 - A Song That I Want To Play At My Wedding

Well since I have had two this is kinda redundant - so will share the songs I DID play at my wedding/s....

From my first marriage - as I always said the Wedding Day was DIVINE - it was just the marriage that kinda sucked (at the end)

anyone get the hint that I ADORE Barbra Streisand - this song was SO perfect for Ian and I and I STILL Tear up whenever I here it (so yeah sitting here with tears in my eyes)


sorry for the cr@ppy video but very hard to find good Barbra Streisand YouTube clips that are available to share)

and yes we had Karaoke - and Yes This IS THE FIST SONG we sung as a married couple!!

Day 22 - A Song That I Listen To When I Am Sad

Again I try not to be a sad sack - of course there are times when life overwhelms one and listening to sad songs (esp with wine) does not bode well for my "glass half full"
lifestyle - but like everyone I DO get sad - missed opportunities, loves gone wrong, friendships gone wrong or just a sucky day at work - so here we go - some songs for when I am down in the dumps!

From the completely under rated show "SideShow"

and this is for a certain Ex ....

i mean is there ANYONE out there who hasn't had a wee weep listening to Babs?!?

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Day 21 - A Song I Listen To When I Am Happy

I try to be happy much more often than any other emotion - but emotions just tend to take one over - but here we go some HAPPY HAPPY JOY JOY songs!

"don't forget your jacket new kid - you'll fit right in!" now if you'll excuse me!

so sue me (no pun intended) GLEE makes me happy! - and this version via the DIVINE Sam Tsui makes me happier than a happy thing!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Day 20 - A Song I Listen To When I Am Angry

Well I try NOT to get angry but when I do I just want to hear something LOUD - so hell yeah here is some LOUD music!!! best turn it up to 11!

Eminem to me embodies anger - but yeah sometimes you just need some Marshall!

and what is loud without AC/DC??

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Day 19 - A Song From My Favourite Album

I am often asked - what ONE CD would you keep if you had to keep just one..... This is possibly the easiest question I am ever asked - quite simple Bat Out of Hell - Meatloaf - it has everything you could possibly need from heavy metal to soaring love songs and mostly it is full of STORY songs.... one of the reasons I adore musicals so much - are the story songs - anyway enough about me... onto the music!

but since no-one wants an entire blog dedicated to Meatloaf (or maybe they do) chucking in a couple of other favourite albums - and after having seen Lady Antebellum in concert last night they have just shot straight to the top

and the unstoppable Dixie Chicks from their sublime album FLY

Monday, April 18, 2011

Day 18 - A Song That I Wish I Heard On The Radio

Have no idea why this song isn't featured on the radio - I think Josh Strickland is so incredibly talented - but anyway here it is the DIVINE Josh !!!

and another uber talent that never gets any air time - a bit of Sam for ya! Enjoy

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Day 17 - A Song That I Hear Often On The Radio

I listen to a station in NZ called ZM - they have a fantastic selection of music - possibly a bit "young" for a 45 year old but what the heck I like it and picks me up on the drive to work - so a few randoms from this week

(and when did ALL songs start featuring someone?) mmmm

And here is a special shout out to "the most beautiful woman in the world" (well according to people magazine)

and I REALLY like this song : HAPPINESS

Day 16 - A Song That I Used To Love But Now Hate

Two Words RICK ROLL - man I used to Luv this song - but now ? well not sooo much

and really need I say more than MMMBop (mind you still blimmin catchy!)

oh dear...... did I really used to dance to this?

Friday, April 15, 2011

Day 15 - A Song That Describes Me

Ha Ha Ha - so I guess this depends on how self deprecating I am feeling at any particular moment - but the first song - oh yeah that's me! I can out project/ shout/ yell/ sing most folks - I suppose having large *blush* lungs helps!

and this one is a bit of a no brainer!

and yep my heart sure does belong to Daddy (ssh just don't tell Ian!)

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Day 14 - A Song That No One Would Expect Me To Love

Well most of my really good friends know I have a *cough* varied taste in music - but here are some fun songs that I love!


SO yeah I guess I am not all about broadway after all!

Day 13 - A Song That Is A Guilty Pleasure

According to Wikipedia (which everyone knows is always right!) :) A guilty pleasure is something one enjoys and considers pleasurable despite feeling guilt for enjoying it. The "guilt" involved is sometimes simply fear of others discovering one's lowbrow or otherwise embarrassing tastes....

so here goes some of the more questionable songs on my ipod!

apparently this guy is quite popular :

ha ha ha - OMG this song was HUGE when I was young - Right Said Fred with I'm Too Sexy

and the EPIC - Aqua with Barbie Girl

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Day 12 - A Song From A Band That I Hate

Wellll - that's not very positive is it? I actually don't HATE any music.... anyone who creates "Art" aka music - is making a positive contribution - and if I like it or not is not going to make any difference.. so for that reason I am NOT posting anything today....

Monday, April 11, 2011

Day 11 - A Song From My Favourite Band

mmmm Bands! that is a toughie - all these things depend on soo much - but here are a couple I came up with - the first couple are probably my fav "band" The Dixie Chicks - this one is Wide Open Spaces

and then the CLASSIC - almost Mini Movie - Goodbye Earl - watch out for many many guest stars!

and another mini movie - yay for The Girls Next Door - Nickelback's legendary video for Rockstar

and one final shout out to my new favourite band - Lady Antebellum and Need You Now

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Day 10 - A Song That Makes Me Sleepy

What a silly thing to post on.... but as I am a good girl and stick to the rules - so here they are a few songs that make me sleepy - mmm maybe should choose some of these for my operation this week.

Hey There Delilah - The Plain White T's

ahhh who doesn't luv the Muppets! The Rainbow Connection

and not sure if this makes me feel sleepy - but sure makes me feel lazy :) The Lazy Song - Bruno Mars

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Day 9 - A Song You Can Dance To

Can't remember the last time I had a really good boogie - but seem to recall blasting out of a few moves on the dance floor to the following - don't judge me! :)

Think I will leave this bit of dancing magnificence to Tom :

and one from my time as Hero Marching Girl - we had THE most fantastic routine for this - performed around town - we WERE the Cartoon Heroes!!

and a bit of a classic for the end of the night :

Friday, April 8, 2011

Day 8 - A Song That I Know All The Words To

Wow this is going to be tricky. I am ridiculous when to comes to knowing words in songs - I know SOO many. So just going to put up some fun stuff that I luv singing along to - hope you enjoy!

First Off That Classic - The Pina Colada Song!

Now some Kid Rock to get the party started!

and what would a blog be without some Queen!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Day 7 – A Song That Reminds Me Of A Certain Event

Sooo many memories - from such an amazing life so far - which event/s to go with? mmmm

Okay first up : the 1990 Commonwealth Games here in Auckland, New Zealand. I was picked as the Ceremonial Announcer for the Cycling so was lucky enough to be on TV most nights annnouncing medalists etc - very exciting times...

Second major event - the first show I ever directed - By Degrees by New Zealand playwright - Roger Hall - this was one of the opening numbers... (and also one of the greatest Kiwi hits of all time!)

and another Major Event - my first Rock Concert - Electric Light Orchestra at Western Springs I think I was 12 or 13 - here they are with Mr Blue Sky (still brilliant music!)

and the final one - seeing my first "Big Show" in London - which just happened to be on a rainy Sunday afternoon sometime in 1977 - a little show called A Chorus Line with the original London Cast! ENJOY (this version is some 30 years later (ouch!) at the opening of the 2007 Tony Awards)

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Day 6 - A Song That Reminds Me Of Somewhere

Well pretty obvious that this song reminds me of Somewhere DER! Barbra with Il Divo! Enjoy

and then there is that place Over The Rainbow - Eva Cassidy's haunting version

now to be sensible Julia - I sung/hummed this all the way through Sin City

and this all the way through L.A. and New York (and on opening night of any show I always find myself humming it just before the curtain goes up) The One and Only Ethel Merman

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Day 5 - A Song That Reminds Me Of Someone

Songs are such a personal thing aren't they? Having incredibly, ridiculously, talented friends I could simply post videos from any musical and that would remind me of one of my friends so had to think about this one a bit more...... so here goes - songs that remind me of people (in no particular order)

This one is for probably one of my dearest friends. I am unbelievably blessed to have this man in my life and even though I only get to see him about once a year for about 1/2 an hour I know in my heart that either of us would do anything for the other. Luv you Chrissybear!

This one??? Well this song is for someone who knows who they are and that is that ;)

and this one goes out to all the people who will probably never get to see this post as it is for friends only...... ;)

Monday, April 4, 2011

Day 4 – A Song That Makes Me Sad

Oh dear - where to start - Music evokes soo many emotions - within a week (depending on circumstances) the same song that made you happy last week can make you sad today. But anyway in no particular order some sad songs :(

From the Broadway show Titanic! Godspeed Titanic - this songs always makes me want to cry - just thinking of all the enthusiasm and excitement of those travelers who never made it to their destination. Especially when they get to "sail on, sail on" gives me chills

this next song is from the Musical (shows have such amazing ways of touching your soul) Carousel. The reason this makes me sad is that both Mum and Dad want this at their funeral. "keep on livin', keep on caring what's goin' to happen"

and the last from Les Miserables - for my dear friend Ian Carr who left us much to early. Live in the stars Ian

need a hanky anyone?

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Day 3 – A Song That Makes Me Happy

I am a total sucker for this song - a guaranteed cheer me up

and what would a happy song compilation be without some GLEE? - Top 40 Sweet Cheeks!

and finally - the superb Stubby Kaye "Jubilation T Cornpone" from one of my fav shows Li'l Abner - enjoy

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Day 2 - My Least Favourite Song

WELL..... where to begin

Had to be # 1

Heard WAY too many bad versions of this at Karaoke

and well THIS ONE goes to my ex.... shudder

Friday, April 1, 2011

Day 1 - My Favourite Song

This is without a doubt my favourite song - don't ask my why, can NOT put my finger on it but just get chills every single time I hear it. But as I don't stick to the rules am going to post as many songs as I want (well within reason)p.s. sorry for the crappy copy - it is like me - a bit old ha ha ha

Who doesn't love Marin Mazzie ? GORGEOUS version

Impossible to get a good YouTube video of this - but cried all the way through this version

one more for luck = well it is a medley so does it count?

Monday, March 28, 2011

The 30 Day Song Challenge

So I saw this on someone’s site and thought it would be a fun idea (and also a good excuse to start blogging again). As most of you who know me well will know I am CRAZY about music – I luv everything from Heavy Metal to Country and Western with a whole lot of Broadway chucked into the mix. So I thought this sounded like a bit of fun. I will AIM for one song a day – hope you enjoy the ride….

The 30 Day Song Challenge

Day 01 – Your favorite song

Day 02 – Your least favorite song

Day 03 – A song that makes you happy

Day 04 – A song that makes you sad

Day 05 – A song that reminds you of someone

Day 06 – A song that reminds of you of somewhere

Day 07 – A song that reminds you of a certain event

Day 08 – A song that you know all the words to

Day 09 – A song that you can dance to

Day 10 – A song that makes you fall asleep

Day 11 – A song from your favorite band

Day 12 – A song from a band you hate

Day 13 – A song that is a guilty pleasure

Day 14 – A song that no one would expect you to love

Day 15 – A song that describes you

Day 16 – A song that you used to love but now hate

Day 17 – A song that you hear often on the radio

Day 18 – A song that you wish you heard on the radio

Day 19 – A song from your favorite album

Day 20 – A song that you listen to when you’re angry

Day 21 – A song that you listen to when you’re happy

Day 22 – A song that you listen to when you’re sad

Day 23 – A song that you want to play at your wedding

Day 24 – A song that you want to play at your funeral

Day 25 – A song that makes you laugh

Day 26 – A song from my favourite male artist

Day 27 – A song from my favourite female artist

Day 28 – A song that makes you feel guilty

Day 29 – A song from your childhood

Day 30 – Your favorite song at this time last year