Monday, 26 November 2018

Musical Monday #187

With the trailer for the 'new' Lion King movie out, it seems like a good time to share a song from the original.  This really takes me back to playground days of trying to sing this song with other children and arguing over the comic inserts.  I don't think I was as swept away by this as my peers.  I was really only in it for the meerkat.  Although I was only into Aladdin for the parrot.  And The Little Mermaid for the crab.  Apparently I liked my dry-witted put-upon sidekicks.

I Just Can’t Wait To Be King from The Lion King
Performed by Jason Weaver, Rowan Atkinson and Laura Williams
Written by Elton John and Tim Rice

And for context, here's the song again from a different point of view (I prefer this movie anyway):

I Just Can't Wait To Be King from The Lion King 1 1/2 (aka The Lion King 3) 

So, are you one of these really excited for the new movie people or one of these horrified by the new movie people?

Monday, 19 November 2018

Musical Monday #186

Oh dear GOD, someone needed to write more lyrics for this song.

The sad thing about High School Musical songs is that they might be all right if they were sung like, well, MUSICALS, instead of this 'mimic a boyband hash'.

I Don’t Dance from High School Musical 2
Performed by Lucas Grabeel and Corbin Bleu
Written by Matthew Gerrard and Robbie Nevil

The really dumb thing about this song is that Ryan (the musical boy) is trying to convince Chad (the sports boy) and his team to join the talent show or some such and Chad is all like no, I don't like singing and dancing, that is dumb.  ...Except he sang and danced repeatedly in the first film and probably this one before this point too, what with them being musicals.  DUMB, I tell you, DUMB.  I can't believe these films were the biggest thing in the world at one point.

Monday, 12 November 2018

Musical Monday #185

This seems like a pretty suitable song for the start of the week (if you're not enjoying how it's going so far anyway).  I mean, who cares, right?
I Could If I Wanted To from Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, episode 'Josh's Sister Is Getting Married!'
Performed by Santino Fontana 

I haven't been watching season 4 of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend yet, although since I follow Rachel Bloom on most forms of social media, it's kinda tricky avoiding those spoilers.  But the season won't finish airing until April next year, and that's a long time to only watch one episode a week.  I just can't digest and enjoy television when it's stretched out like that.  I tried with season 3, and it was less enjoyable than the natural way to enjoy TV - BINGE IT ALL IN ONE WEEKEND.  But I hear that Greg will be in season 4 and that he has been recast.  I don't know if this is good or terrible news.  I wanted Greg to come back, but if it's a different guy then does it count, and also sounds like he's only going to be a guest star or cameo or something lame.  It's just a shame because Greg was the most interesting male character in the show - someone who felt real with real life issues, unlike Josh and Nathaniel who are ridiculous sitcom characters.  It's not like I wanted Rebecca and Greg to end up together - because I want her to be a strong character and finally realise she doesn't need romance to fix her life - although on the other hand if she had to end up with one out of the three, Greg would be the only acceptable answer (I really kinda hate Nathaniel) - but I want them to be mental health friends.  Season 1 set up that they are good friends and they both need support, so that would be my happy ending.  Oh well.  I'll see in April how mad the show makes me, I guess.  

How do you want the show to end?