Monday, 29 May 2017

Musical Monday #137

And to round off our month of slipping sanity, today's musical number is

Little Girls from Annie
Performed by Carol Burnett
Written by Martin Charnin and Charles Strouse

In case you were wondering whether this month's singers regained their minds in the end, well,
#133 Rebecca Nora Bunch from Crazy Ex-Girlfriend - hmm, as of the end of season 2, Rebecca's response to her father saying she's crazy is 'little bit' so I guess not. (EDIT: by the time the show finished, she had actively addressed her mental health issues and was on medication and went to therapy but was still working on her life and self by the finale so it's an on-going journey)
#134 Marie de Flor from Rose Marie - well, she goes into seclusion for six months recovering or rather not, from her nervous breakdown and then her lover returns to her, but I don't see how that's a magic fix-all.
#135 Sarah Williams from Labyrinth - she gets better from that hallucination anyway, but whether she is sane at the end of the film or not is rather debatable. 
#136 Buzz Lightyear from Toy Story - yes, he accepts who he is and discovers a new meaning to life.
#137 Miss Agatha Hannigan from Annie - I guess so; she reforms.

What shall June's theme be?

Monday, 22 May 2017

Musical Monday #136

Today's losing of mindness is a case of an identity crisis.  A moment that was handled surprisingly bleakly for my young mind when I saw this movie at the cinema back in '95.

I Will Go Sailing No More from Toy Story
Written and performed by Randy Newman

This is such a good movie.



Monday, 15 May 2017

Musical Monday #135

This week's lost mind belongs to Sarah, who is trapped in a nightmare/dream thing after eating a peach that makes her forget her quest to save her baby brother.


As The World Falls Down from Labyrinth
Performed by David Bowie (scene also featuring Jennifer Connelly)
Written by David Bowie

If you love this movie, like I do, then it all makes perfect sense, even the stuff that makes no sense.

Monday, 8 May 2017

Musical Monday #134

And carrying on our theme of 'losing your mind' here is a scene from a movie called Rose Marie.  The character Marie de Flor is performing a scene from Tosca in which Tosca thinks her lover is faking his death but has in fact been executed.  She appears to be performing this to an audience of Tosca buffs who can easily tell that she is losing it, when frankly you'd think that was all sort of within the theme of the show.  Anyway, Marie is having a mental breakdown because she risked her life to save her brother, who had killed a man, only to fall in love with the man hunting him, a man who betrayed her and took her brother off to his presumable execution (I dunno, that's the last we hear of him).


'Act III of Tosca, from Tosca’s entrance' (with bits of Indian Love Call) from Rose Marie
Performed by Jeanette MacDonald (and Nelson Eddy)
Written by Giacomo Puccini, Giuseppe Giacosa and Luigi Illica (and Indian Love call was written by some or all of the following: Rudolf Friml, Herbert Stothart, Otto Harbach and Oscar Hammerstein II)

But don't worry though because after a few months of being mentally broken, her lover returns to her and they can live happily ever after, even though he's still responsible for dooming her brother and demonstrably doesn't put her needs first.  Yeah, great.

Monday, 1 May 2017

Musical Monday #133

The theme for May is... losing your mind.  I know, great, right?

(Tell Me I'm Okay) Patrick from Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, episode 'Is Josh Free In Two Weeks?'
Performed by Rachel Bloom (scene also featuring Seth Green)