Monday, 28 April 2014

Musical Monday #58

Well, Rev. is over.

Series 3, like series 1, ends on a bit of a downer, or at least a downer with a spark of hope, but I like my finales to be a bit more upbeat so my critique is:

series 2 is the best series.

And since I am still contemplating the show – it being something of a slow burner (is that a phrase? Does it mean what I think it means?) – I am not sure I want to be distracted, so today’s musical interlude is, er, the theme tune to Rev.

Theme from Rev.
According to Wikipedia, this is a remix of "I Couldn't Hear Nobody Pray" by Nat King Cole

Sunday, 27 April 2014

C is for…

So far, A is for Artful or Aspiring. 
And B is for Big-headed, Bright or Brilliant.
(More comments welcome on those – I need to whittle them down.)

Which do YOU think best encapsulates me?

Answers in the comments, please.

Saturday, 26 April 2014

Why I Never Became An Actor #5

Reason Number 5: Completely forgettable.

For The Final School Production (that I was in – it’s not like the school exploded after this), a teacher/teaching assistant (I can’t remember – I only ever had one previous interaction with her:

was head of make-up. 

It was half an hour to curtain up.  I went over.
She stared at me. 

She pointed to the dancers.

That’s right.  I hadn’t been recognised by The Dance Teachers.  Despite being The Head Cheerleader, I hadn’t been included in any of The Cheerleading Routines.  I hadn’t been recognised by The Music Teachers.  I hadn’t had one rehearsal for The One Song.  And now I wasn’t even recognised for The Acting.

There’s nothing like getting to opening night and not even being recognised by the crew.

What annoying things happened to you at school?

Monday, 21 April 2014

Musical Monday #57

I haven’t time to craft a proper post today because instead of just watching Rev., illustrating a post and then having an early night, I am watching a lame quiz on 50 years of BBC

And bemoaning the lack of Red Dwarf clips involved.

Happy Musical Monday

Tongue Tied from Red Dwarf, episode 'Parallel Universe'
Performed by Danny John-Jules
Written by Howard Goodall, Rob Grant and Doug Naylor

What's your favourite Red Dwarf moment?

Sunday, 20 April 2014

Gremlins Are Jerks

I am finally nearly better from The Cold, apart from some gross stuff going on in the back of The Throat and The Nose.  But I don’t FEEL crappy any more.  So while I work on their eviction notice, here are some other activities that The Gremlins have been enjoying this past fortnight while in The Head:

The Head is NOT open to future bookings.

How are you feeling?

Monday, 14 April 2014

Musical Monday #56

It seems that this week The Head has been invaded by a group of tiny gremlins.  They moved in on Wednesday evening and are showing no signs of leaving, although they do like to randomly change their activities throughout the day.

I think I might hate them.

But cheer up, eh – it’s Musical Monday!

Life’s A Happy Song
from The Muppets
Performed by Jason Segel, Amy Adams and Peter Linz
Written by Bret McKenzie

Monday, 7 April 2014

Musical Monday #55

So yesterday I went to see Muppets Most Wanted (confusingly not called Muppets Again, despite what the opening and closing musical numbers seem to think).  Following the Muppet tradition, it has a whole bunch of celebrity cameos.  And much like watching 70s Muppets, I was completely baffled as to who some of the celebrities were.  Apparently I will never be in touch with popular culture.

The Cameos I Knew Who They Were When They Turned Up:

  • Hugh Bonneville and Tom Hollander (ding ding ding ding!)
  • Mackenzie Crook and Toby Jones (although the latter is for some reason not listed on the Wikipedia list of cameos in this film, but I definitely saw him, standing right next to Mackenzie Crook)
  • Celine Dion (although only because of the context of Miss Piggy is obsessed with her so I presumed the woman in the song must be her)
  • Salma Hayek
  • Tom Hiddleston
  • Ray Liotta and Danny Trejo (although I didn’t know the latter’s name, so didn’t get the joke about his name)
  • Usher Raymond (ONLY because they said ‘usher’ like three times during this bit and I am vaguely aware there is a singer called Usher)
  • Russell Tovey

The Cameos I Didn’t Recognise At The Time But Do Know Who These People Are In Hindsight:

  • Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga
  • Sean "Diddy" Combs (only because Wikipedia put the ‘Diddy’ in the middle of his name; on another list he was mentioned without it and I’d have no idea)
  • Frank Langella
  • James McAvoy
  • Chloë Grace Moretz (only just, but not really)
  • Miranda Richardson
  • Stanley Tucci

The Cameos I Still Don’t Know Who They Are Even After Looking Them Up:

  •  Jemaine Clement
  • Rob Corddry
  • Dexter Fletcher
  • Zach Galifianakis
  • Josh Groban (but what an amazing voice he has!)
  • Ross Lynch
  • Dylan "Hornswoggle" Postl
  • Saoirse Ronan
  • Til Schweiger
  • Christoph Waltz

(I’m sure there were more than that stuck to that wall at the end)

How did you do?

And now, a random Muppet Musical Number:

I’m Gonna Always Love You from The Muppets Take Manhattan
Performed by Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Richard Hunt and Dave Goelz.  Written by Jeff Moss.