My singing group has our recital tonight! So have a montage of Riker getting his leg over a series of chairs.
Feminist commentary of popular songs, excellent music and a whole lot of laughs: Lady Sings it Better.
I was watching a repeat of Schools Spectacular 2012 the other day, and folks, this girl. This girl. Her name is Bernadina, she was eighteen when she performed this, and she is about to blow your socks off.
It happened in 1980: Freddie Mercury in concert with Queen, singing his heart out while perched on the shoulders of Darth Vader. *HazAHappy* I wonder – did he get permission from LucasFilm to use Vader in that show? #BadFreddie Share this post? Related posts: Movie Thread — The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (SPOILERS) Movie Thread – Hobbits! An Unexpected… Read more →
Gary Younge is upset about the level of deception which is present within everyday society. He feels this is dangerous, and we’re in danger of subsiding into a culture of fakery and deceit. He uses the examples of Beyonce’s lip-synching the US national anthem during the presidential inaguration, the discovery of horse DNA in budget beef burgers in the UK, and Lance Armstrong’s very public confession of taking performance enhancing drugs during his professional cycling career as examples of this tendency.
I have a slightly different take on things. I think it comes down to the tyranny of expectations.
Sometimes we all need to see teh awesome. Please share anything that has recently surprised, delighted, intrigued or otherwise positively engaged you! Meet Tucker the piano-playing singing Schnoodle.
Three members of Russian punk band Pussy Riot were sentenced this week to two years in prison for singing a protest song in a Moscow cathedral.
I grew up listening to Nina Simone and I love her music. Whenever I talk about Nina Simone I am obliged to tell you my anecdote because it is the coolest moment of my life and it happened when I was a child. I peaked early. I not only saw Nina Simone perform live in a French nightclub as a… Read more →
Björk possesses a soprano vocal range, apparently. She released her first solo album at the age of 11. But we all got to know her in Australia when she was in The Sugarcubes, which was pretty much the first Icelandic band to get popular success. And then she went off and had her solo career for the last twenty years… Read more →
When talent alone may not be enough for success.
I know this is everywhere at the moment, but I’ve put up this post to assist bookmarking this delightful video for future deployment against infestations of sexually aggressive, racist, homophobe, misogynistic, cowardly, illiterate, wastes of human skin: Thank You Hater by Isabel Fay
This band is currently Sprog the Younger’s favourite. I totally get the appeal.
Patti Smith is amazing. She’s pretty much written the path for women singer-songwriters, artists and poets and she has done it so well that men even want to be her. Because who doesn’t want to be Patti Smith, she’s humble and wise and brilliant and tough and compassionate? More than anything though, Smith proved rock and roll could be poetry…. Read more →
So sad to hear she died this week, reportedly of cancer at the age of 63. Her biggest hits were the disco anthems of “Love to Love You Baby”, “Hot Stuff”, “Bad Girls”, “No More Tears”, “MacArthur Park”, and my very favourite, “I Feel Love”. She had an incredible mezzo-soprano voice.