Monday, 17 June 2019

Musical Monday #209

Today's musical moment comes from what I think was the penultimate episode of Quantum Leap.  In the early days, Sam leaped into nobodies on the historical scale to help in a low level way.  But as ratings dropped away, the show started getting sillier - they messed up the theme tune, they played about with weird and contradictory and trippy episode plots, they tried out recurring characters and they started having Sam leap into famous people.  So in this one, he's Elvis.  However, it is quite a sweet episode, and not one of the stupid ones, so it's nice to have it there at the end, before the bizarre and depressing finale.

Baby, Let's Play House from Quantum Leap, episode 'Memphis Melody'
Performed by Scott Bakula
Written by Arthur Gunter (and Elvis Presley I guess since his version is quite different from the original)

I always found the line 'I'd rather see you dead, little girl, than to be with another man' suuuuuuuper creepy.  Why the hell did John Lennon nick that for Run For Your Life?  That was not a line that needed to be kept going.

Friday, 14 June 2019

Monthly Woman Time

Being non-binary, I generally avoid things that confirm I'm afab, but sometimes it just can't be ignored.

Thursday, 13 June 2019

Adventures In Rat Keeping

We have had our little rats aka beans aka babies aka daughters aka beasts aka monsters aka bastards aka fluff-fluffs for over seven months now and as far as I can tell, there are only two modes when you own rats.

Mode One:
Answer: wherever they shouldn't be. (They are inside the sofa)

Mode Two:
I love you, but French kissing is taking it too far.

Monday, 10 June 2019

Musical Monday #208

So I may have missed two Musical Mondays in a row.  The first was because the previous day I had found an expansion pack for The Sims 3 at my local CEX and therefore was playing that obsessively and forgot what day it was and the following Monday was because The Housemate and I were in London seeing Rachel Bloom Live.  Unfortunately we had to sneak out early in order to catch the train home, so this is the last song we caught:

A Diagnosis from Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, episode 'Josh Is Irrelevant'
Performed by Rachel Bloom
Written by Rachel Bloom and Adam Schlesinger

Monday, 20 May 2019

Musical Monday #207

And now for that film no one likes:
(Love Will) Turn Back The Hands Of Time from Grease 2
Performed by Michelle Pfeiffer and Maxwell Caulfield 
Written by Louis St. Louis and Howard Greenfield

Monday, 13 May 2019

Musical Monday #206

I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me) from Love, Simon 
Song performed by Whitney Houston and written by George Merrill and Shannon Rubicam
Scene performed by Nick Robinson and others.

Monday, 6 May 2019

Musical Monday #205

The Housemate and I are working our way through all of The Office (US) and were wondering how soon it would be before Andy and Darryl started singing together.  Not sure this is quite what we were expecting.

Bullfrog In Love from The Office, episode 'The Sting'
Performed by Ed Helms, Craig Robinson and Brian Baumgartner

Monday, 29 April 2019

Musical Monday #204

Weirdly enough, having now seen Follies, from which this song originates, I don't remember it at all.  I'm vaguely aware that in the show, it is a female character who sings it, and so I can work out who it is who sings it from context, but nope, no memory of seeing it live in the slightest.  Guess I was too busy etching all of Philip Quast's scenes into my brain to save anything else in there.

Anyway, I really like this version; it's so emotionally fraught.

Losing My Mind from Hey, Mr. Producer!
Performed by Michael Ball
Written by Stephen Sondheim

Friday, 26 April 2019

(Don't) Spoil Endgame

Most people don't want spoilers for Avengers Endgame.  Everyone I know is rushing to the cinema as quickly as possible to see it while it is still a surprise.  Not me, I demanded spoilers before I even considered going to see it.  Ever since I saw the trailer for Infinity War and heard all the hype of 'who are they going to kill off' I knew this was not a franchise I wanted to be a part of any more.

The Housemate saw Endgame last night and gave me the lowdown this morning.

So I moped all day at work and didn't have a good reason when anyone asked.

I thought maybe if I blogged about it, I would get it out of my system.

Monday, 22 April 2019

Musical Monday #203

So I was going to do my top 3 favourite songs and general season overview of Season 4 of Crazy Ex Girlfriend today, as I have done for the previous three seasons but it turns out that I am a) struggling to find any favourite songs in season 4 and b) still too mad at it to write anything coherent.  So gonna leave that till next week.

Instead here is a 'learning to dance montage', which I always think must be interesting to film, because someone who can dance has to pretend that they can't.  I think actors have a lot of fun with things like that, pretending to be bad at things that you are actually good at.  Anyway this montage is super cute.

Let's Hear It For The Boy from Footloose
Scene performed by Kevin Bacon and Chris Penn, Song performed by Deniece Williams
and written by Tom Snow and Dean Pitchford