Obsessed and confused.
‘Same Girl’ - Youn Sun Nah
I managed to catch Youn Sun Nah at Théâtre du Châtelet while I was in Paris. This song has been stuck in my head since.
(She opened her set with a rendition of ‘My Favourite Things’ which was also excellent.)
Spotify is working so far. Just browsed through pages of cast recordings at great sale prices, and decided I wasn’t allowed to buy any that were available on Spotify.
With my impulse buying and online shopping habits I nearly bought the premiere cast recording of Carrie purely for this song. Now I can listen to it on repeat on Spotify instead!
(Of course I still bought the original Dear World recording [with Angela Lansbury], Patti LuPone’s Far Away Places and Kristin Chenoweth’s As I Am. It also took a lot of effort to remove February House and the Encores recording of Gentlemen Prefer Blondes from my cart.)
Emma Matthews’ album Emma Matthews in Monte Carlo arrived last week and I am only just getting around to listening to tracks 2 through 21 because track 1, ‘Glitter and Be Gay’ from Candide, is so amazing it was on repeat all day, everyday.
Sometimes I get overwhelmed by how much I want to see Beyoncé live.
I wasn’t lying. Here’s the beginning of my ‘Teenage Nostalgia’ collection. It ranges from 1999 to 2006 so it was renamed ‘teenage’ instead of ‘tweenage’. It currently runs for 8 hours.
I plan to keep this updated because dated pop from my early teenage years always seems to solve life’s problems - for example Joe Budden’s ‘Fire’ aka the house party song from Mean Girls, which played at every party I attended for a good six months after the film was released.
So Mel C (yes, Sporty Spice from Spice Girls) has released an album called ‘Stages’ with a range of show tune covers.
My brain has stopped functioning for the moment, confused by how amusing the concept is and how awful it sounds in reality. It was bearable for the songs from Chess (with Emma Bunton aka Baby Spice), Jesus Christ Superstar and some jukebox musicals (which I think is cheating on a musical-themed cover album) where the auto-tune and pitchiness was less noticable … but then she had to throw in a bit of Sondheim.
It hurts to listen to. I should know, I have it on repeat. SOMEONE COME SAVE ME!
Azealia Banks channelling that 90s vibe works very well for me.
A preview of the latest James Bond theme for Skyfall, by Adele.
I love the classic sound to this theme. Excited for this film in general!
The H&M commercial featuring Lana Del Rey’s cover of ‘Blue Velvet’ is making me drool, and not just for those sexy allusions to David Lynch’s work.
I don’t know why but the end of this video of Hahn-Bin (now ‘Amadeus Leopold’) on the Today Show made me really emotional and I don’t get emotional in response to ANYTHING, especially not morning television interviews. I blame the ‘Over the Rainbow’ background music.