shinydinosaur: (lulzy steering)
My little sister is trying out for the school musical, and although she knows she won't get to be Belle (she's in 6th grade and it's the high school musical, but they need chorus people and the dancing animated objects and stuff) she's determined to find a song to blow the teacher away during auditions.

Her: I need a great song!
Me: You're.. what, you're an alto?
Her: I don't know
Me: .....okaay, well... try this, can you sing this?
Her: No..
Me: Well, you're an alto then, or at least the 11 year old version.
Her: Are you?
Me: No, I'm a soprano. Means I can sing a lot higher than you. Also means all my favorite pieces won't work for you.
Her: What about this one?
Me: Errr.. I'd go with a song where the singing style isn't so distinct, plus you hear that song every time you turn on the radio. *searches for some alto songs*
*after ten minutes in iTunes*

Me: You're an alto, mom's an alto, Jen (our other sister) is an alto... You're like a whole different musical species!

And then I find some of Sherie Rene Scott's songs from Last 5 Years, thank heavens, but I don't think she likes how slow they are. Or anything from Chess or 'I Dreamed A Dream' which is totally an alto song... oh well. I remember all my auditions, and the song has to be approved as school-appropriate (as well as the musical it's from - with the exception of Les Mis, we love that one so much we overlook the sketchy songs like Lovely Ladies) so that really rules out a lot of potential songs. xD
shinydinosaur: (angel: puppet)
Went to the doctor yesterday, found out exactly what was going on causing all the bad random pain, and am now taking great care to fix it. Which means no solid foods for like a week or whatever, but I'd rather live on liquids than have that pain forever.

Now I'm sitting outside in the lovely shade in the lovely weather and just relaxing and a bit of studying and playing my ipod with the speaker (since I'm outside and also have no headphones).. been playing a nice mix of music, currently working through the best of Rent stuff. And singing along, naturally. I wish I had a chance to warm up and sing loudly properly, or have someone with me to do a duet, but the tranquility is so relaxing either way. I haven't had a chance to just sit and be calm in so long, thanks to work and class and hectic, and it's such a blessing to have a nice weather day after all that rain and storm lately.

Plus the opera yesterday was SO fun, I was wiped out and fell asleep the second I got home last night, but a friend and I dressed up all fancy in black ballroom-type dresses and went down the spiral staircases.. so fun! And with Aida, I already know the general storyline, so it's a lot easier to follow than say, Madame Butterfly (which was just as pretty, but I swear Pucchini has it out for sopranos and arias (but I digress).

Gonna finish listening to What You Own and then head to class. <3

(Plus maybe someone will recognise what I'm listening to which would be completely awesome).
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Because I finally have a moment to breathe, although I've been feeling sore and crappy the last three days and now I feel like I can't sit up without losing my dinner. I also use "obsess" loosely, as in many cases it's just simply some kind of intense focus, whether temporary or not.

Also because I'm distracting myself over the fact that I still have not had time to watch the last Doctor Who (or any other show placing second or below on my TV priorities list).

Sidenote: I passed my karate midterm today! Had to perform the first two katas I learned over the course of a month, and I did it despite being so nervous I was shaking afterwards.

List time!

music, television, theatre )

Funny story, my awesome college friend who loves musicals and singing/acting and is finally learning about all the great shows out there, we were talking today and I swear this is the conversation verbatim:

Him: hey, that woman on Glee with the dark hair, she looks like she'd make an amazing Elphaba.
Me: Lea Michele - I mean, Rachel Berry? Ohpleasepleaseno.
Him: No, the one that plays her mom.
Me: ...Idina Menzel?
Him: Yeah, her!
Me: ...she was the original Elphaba, so...yeah.
shinydinosaur: (Topher: not unlike pride)
Made by my wonderful friend Julie as a request from me. It's so gorgeous and I hope you guys pimp it out too and give it the love it deserves. <3333
Song: Learn to be Lonely from the Phantom of the Opera movie soundtrack.
Spoilers up to Season 4 finale, includes clips from the last bit of the season 5 finale.

shinydinosaur: (Dollhouse: remember)
 Created for a [ profile] whedonland challenge as a collaboration with [info]undrheavenskies. 

The mix basically has a main focus on love that was not meant to be, or what could-have-been, under normal circumstances. So it's not your typical romantic ship music, but it's lovely and sad and we think these songs fit the pairing and situation quite nicely.

Follow the cut... )
shinydinosaur: (spring awakening)

Step 1: Put your iTunes on equivalent or random.
Step 2: Post the first(-ish) line from the first 40 songs that play, no matter how embarrassing.
Step 3: Bold or Strike out the songs when someone guesses correctly.
Step 4: Looking them up on Google or any other search engine is CHEATING.

And the music starts here... )
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Off the top of my head, nearly anything from Next to Normal.
Specifically, Natalie's lines and the chorus to Just Another Day hits me pretty emotionally, as well as both her versions of Everything Else.

There's A World just chills me to the bone. The lyrics seem so quiet and calming, but when you realize what it's saying in-context, it's so dark, and not pretty at all.
shinydinosaur: (huh?)
Glee tonight was just... all wrong.
Everyone was OOC and none of the songs (except the last one) even fit the theme, and then character derailment and random stuff and WTF happening every five seconds...

Even Jesse's appearance didn't seem to salvage anything. :/
Here's praying the finale makes everything magically better.

So here's the songs (which apart from their random appearances were actually pretty good):

Cross-posted to appropriate comms.

Glee 1x21 - Funk )
shinydinosaur: (Dollhouse:Topher)
So hi there. I have lots of new shiny Doctor Who icons that I should really upload but I'm too lazy/busy/tired at the moment.

Also on my to-do-on-LJ list: discuss certain things I notice in Doctor Who, find out about the most convenient method to burn VOBs, and be more active in general.

So here's a meme to distract you. )
shinydinosaur: (Dollhouse:Echo-phone)
So hey again guys. It's been a while.
I promise I'm still trying to use this and be active, I haven't abandoned it.

So... I found out a few days ago that it's officially official, I'm going to Europe on my 2-week senior trip! :D Now it's a matter of saving up the spending money, and finishing getting stuff to pack. Four weeks to the day that I'm going, and I'm still in disbelief about the whole thing. And I need your help.

No srsly I do need your help )

To do list:

- finish preparing for Europe
- finish writing thesis outline
- planning for seeing Rent \o/
- bequeaths for all you gaiz.
- list of where I'm going in Europe because IDEK SOME OF THIS


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