Monday, 31 March 2014

Musical Monday #54

Monday might mean Musical on The Blog (damn I wish that whole sentence could have carried on its mmmmmmalliteration) but to The Hill, for a few more weeks, it means Tom Hollander and Rev.

which means that Mondays really don’t actually need cheering up at all.

But I’ve had my Hollander fix for tonight, so time to pick a number.

Hey, how about the most moving scene in Casablanca?

La Marseillaise from Casablanca
Performed by Paul Henreid, Corinna Mura and others.
Written by Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle

You’re welcome.

What cheers you up after a long Monday back at work?

Friday, 28 March 2014

Genuine Conversations #1

I think this happened in 2012.  (There may be a slight time delay between The Reality and The Blog)

In other news, The Housemate recently found The Dinner Bell again.


How do you get the attention of people upstairs?

Thursday, 27 March 2014

Rev. Take Three

How I found out about Rev. series 3.

I spent the rest of the shift like this:

There may have also been giggling.

I'm sure absolutely no customers were freaked out.

Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Rev. Take Two

How I found out about Rev. series 2.

Do you know why?

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Rev. Take One

How I found out about Rev. series 1.

Did you see Rev. series 1?

Monday, 24 March 2014

Musical Monday #53

Today sees the start of Rev. series 3.  If you know me at all, you probably know that Tom Hollander is one of my favouritist actors, plus I’ve had a crush on him for at least eight years, and Rev. is pretty much the only current TV show that I follow (everything else I like finished, and everything else I watch is lame), so I am pretty damn excited. 

No pressure, series 3.

It’s also Monday so it’s time to get musical.  I can’t think of a relevant number, so instead here is something that was going around my head earlier…

Heart And Soul from Frasier, episode 'First Date'
Performed by Jane Leeves and David Hyde Pierce
Written by Hoagy Carmichael and Frank Loesser

What TV do you watch at the moment?

Monday, 17 March 2014

Musical Monday #52

This is the 

Monday of Musical.

Which means I have been doing Musical Monday for a 

That’s right, the 

has gone all the way round the 

(well near enough) since the first Musical Monday.

That makes a lot of sense because Musical Monday is here to cheer us up and I needed a LOT of cheering up about a year ago.

So, has life improved since then?

Yes, yes it has.  For one thing, I am now employed so can afford things, like cinema and eating.

So let’s celebrate with a musical number (well duh).  Here’s one of the most impressive musical numbers from film: (EDIT: there are no good copies of this song on YouTube atm, so I have had to put up two videos, the first misses off the end and the second misses off the start)

Consider Yourself from Oliver!
Performed by Jack Wild, among others
Written by Lionel Bart

And no, there’s no reason why I drew everything as vampires.

What have you achieved in the last year?

Monday, 10 March 2014

Musical Monday #51

Today I saw a

and on Friday I saw some

so it’s been a pretty good weekend.

And now,

Once Upon A Dream from Sleeping Beauty
Performed by Mary Costa and Bill Shirley
Written by Jack Lawrence and Sammy Fain, based on music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

The romance might seem a bit bare bones and even creepy by modern standards (although it is a lot more meaty than the romances in either of the previous Disney fairy tale movies) and while Briar Rose might have never met a man before so maybe she is letting her excitement run away with her, Prince Philip decides that he loves this peasant girl and is going to give up an entire kingdom for her (a reverse-Aladdin), an idea the film doesn't really focus on because the audience knows she isn't really a peasant girl, but that's actually really sweet and romantic of old Phil.

What wild animals have you seen today?

Monday, 3 March 2014

Musical Monday #50

And now one of The Favourite Musical Numbers - it’s so deep and thought-provoking.  Did I say deep and thought-provoking?  I meant not that.

Toot Sweets from Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

Performed by Dick Van Dyke and Sally Ann Howes (among others)
Written by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman


 What're your favourite musical numbers?