Broadway Mix

15 12 2008

I’m going to just pretend that I didn’t take a almost 6 month break.

I am an avid Musical Theater listener.  I’ve been entranced by the genre since I was a child.  I was enthralled by Les Miserables, loved Annie, each new show I discovered was a new treasure.  I like all of them.  I haven’t come across a musical I didn’t like on some level.

I’ve been meaning to post this for a long time.  I made a Broadway mix a year or so ago of some of my favorites (I had to limit myself to 50).  Especially ones I love to sing, so it’s female voice heavy.  Enjoy.

Seasons of Love – Rent
One – Chorus Line
Uncoupled – Starlight Express
A Summer in Ohio- The Last Five Year
Light My Candle – Rent
Everyone’s a Little Bit Racist – Avenue Q
I See a River – Urinetown
I Have Confidence – Sound of Music
Many a New Day – Oklahoma
Wouldn’t it be Lovely – My Fair Lady
If Ever I Were to Leave You – Camelot
The Next Ten Minutes – The Last Five Years
Goodbye till Tomorrow/I Could Never Rescue You – The Last Five Years
Enchantment Passing Through – Aida
Love You I Do – Dreamgirls
One Night Only – Dreamgirls
Turn Back, Oh Man – Godspell
Defying Gravity – Wicked
Last Midnight – Into the Woods
The Gods Love Nubia – Aida
Easy as Life – Aida
The Past is Another Land – Aida
I Dreamed a Dream (possibly my favorite broadway song ever) – Les Miserables
Written in the Stars – Aida
Stars – Les Miserables
Without You – My Fair Lady
Any Moment/Moments in the Woods – Into the Woods
I’ll Cover You (Reprise) – Rent
In My Life – Les Miserables
Little Fall of Rain – Les Miserables
Still Hurting – The Last Five Years
Goodbye Love – Rent
On My Own – Les Miserables
I Know the Truth – Aida
Stars and the Moon – Songs for a New World
Nobody Needs to Know – The Last Five Years
Your Daddy’s Son – Ragtime
Bring Him Home – Les Miserables
Hello, Young Lovers – King and I
Think of Me- Phantom of the Opera
For Good – Wicked
All I Ask of You – Phantom of the Opera
As Long as You’re Mine – Wicked
No One Is Alone – Into the Woods
You’ll Never Walk Alone – Carousel
Goodnight My Someone- Music Man
Finale: Children Will Listen – Into the Woods
Everything’s Alright – Jesus Christ Superstar
On the Willows – Godspell
Happiness – You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown



11 09 2007

Becca and I are moving on Saturday.  It’s official.  There was doubt cast on that plan yesterday, but it’s been cleared up today.  This is very, very good because we made an anouncement at church on sunday, and we arranged for a van.  I of course will not be there.  I’ll be leaving early on Thursday for Oregon and my friend Abby’s wedding.  Mike’s coming with me! 🙂  I don’t want to be worrying about the move while I’m on “vacation”.  So I have alot to do so that all my stuff can be moved without my input or supervision.  Thanks to Erini, I’m taking tomorrow off to get it all done.

Abby’s getting married! (not my roommate, a friend from high school)  I’m a bride’s maid and I’m singing.  I found out last night that I’m not going to be able to rehearse with my accompanist Darren until right before the wedding.   He’s also doing some harmony on the choruses, so there’s all those elements to piece together, my voice, the piano, his voice. Scary. scary. scary.  Oy.  Luckily, Darren’s an old high school friend and we’ve been singing together for a long time.  It’s just scary for me because the accompaniment usually affects how I use my voice.  I’m sure it will go fine.

Interview III

5 05 2007

This is from Angella who has really really cute kids.

1.  What is your favourite – a salty or sweet treat?
Definitely sweet.  I love creamy dishes.  I just finished a cup of custard.
2.  If you could live anywhere in the world (other than where you are), where would it be?
There are so many good choices!  Oregon is on my list.  So is Jamaica.  But I think right now I’d have to go with Australia.

3.  What do you do when nobody’s looking listening?
Sing.  I love to sing.  Especially broadway stuff.  When I’m really angry I go somewhere where no one’s going to hear me and sing at the top of my lungs.  When I’m really emotional I sing heart wrenching stuff.  Sometimes I don’t even realize I’m singing to myself until I see someone and become very embarrassed.

4.  If you could go be a celebrity, who would you be?
Nicole Kidman.  She’s poised, gracious, genuine, and I think she’s a really good actress.  But she has poor taste in men.  Really I don’t want to be a celebrity, but I suppose being Nicole Kidman wouldn’t be too bad.

5.  Coke or Pepsi, diet or all sugar?
Regular coke.  But from a glass bottle in Zambia.

Would I have stopped?

10 04 2007

I have loved Joshua Bell’s music for several years now, and I found this article very interesting.  Reads a bit like a piece from an academic journal, but it’s worth reading all the way through.  I think the experiment was a bit skewed, but still telling of the society we live in.  Thanks Sarah for the lead.

I’m flying miles above the earth right now…

25 02 2007

There’s a slight tinge of color on the horizon behind us and to the right. It’s quite beautiful. Orange than yellow and graduating shades of green and blue end in an inky black as the atmosphere fades into space. Below on the dark ground towns web out into the country marked only by the electricity they emit. And I’m sitting up here high above the world thinking.
This weekend away was refreshing. It was a pleasure to reconnect with my girlfriends and see a glimpse into their new worlds. Things were relaxed, long conversations were had, good food was enjoyed, and my longing to be in the Northwest again was fulfilled. Meryl and I ended up at the Market and in a little Chinese restaurant where we ordered a dish off menu that was a favorite during SST. Fan chi chow dan. Basically scrambled eggs with diced tomato, but hard to reproduce. The men’s choir made me smile a lot and reminded me how much I miss live choral music. Not much hotter than a man who can sing. They made me proud of my alma mater. After the concert, several of the guys, and some of the other alumni who are in the Seattle area went out to. Katie, Meryl and I all went out to a Moroccan restaurant on Saturday night and spent almost 2 hours enjoying a sumptuous 5 course meal. Sunday morning was spent at SMC and we sang hymns! Really good ones. I miss hymn singing…
Back to work tomorrow, and the next week is going to be chalk full of studying because I have to take my last 3 syntax tests on Saturday which means between now and then I have to read and understand three-fourths of an entire text book. But right now I’m quite content.
One more thing of note that made me really happy. I was told this weekend by an unexpected source that Mike and I make this individual happy because we seem really good together. Happy thoughts.