Music Monday

#MusicMonday … Happy New Year

Guess what?! – It’s 2016!

And guess what? – I’m back! Hopefully. With a new #MusicMonday at least…

And what song/part of a show could be more fitting to our situation right now than “Happy New Year” from Rent? Right. Not. Very. Many. Songs.

Plus here’s a funny story: Last week I was meeting someone and we were talking, getting to know each other (that small talk thing, you know) and suddenly I was confronted with a question I haven’t heard in AGES.

“What’s your favourite musical, then?”, he asked.

And I was all like “uaaaahh” and “That’s a question to ask!” and trying to avoid an answer because – honestly – how could you?! Finally I went for the two shows I’ve probably spent the most time listening to, thinking and talking about over a long period of time. One of them being: RENT.

Rent basically was the musical that helped me through puberty the most, I knew all the words of “La Vie Bohème” and you could still wake me up in the middle of the night and I’d be ready to recite the song / No, that’s NOT a challenge.

But still, if I remember correctly the mention of Rent got me rolling eyes for an answer and I really didn’t want to have a very deep discussion why Rent is so important (you better don’t get me started on that). My second mention was a little bit more approved I think. 😉

Anyway….and now: HAPPY NEW YEAR from the last performance of the original Broadway-production.

(What have you been listening to over the past couple of weeks?)


Music Monday … Stroke By Stroke


On Sunday, March 30th I saw a performance of Ryan Scott Oliver and Hunter Foster’s show Jasper in Deadland Off-Broadway. RSO’s music already had been featured in my Music Monday series before, but this song from the show is so amazing! I just really love how the rhythm of the music resembles the rhythm of swimming (or how I imagine it to be….I’m so not into swimming, I could totally be making this up! But it kind of sounds like running and swimming can be quite similar to running, right?) – a fighting, struggeling kind of swimming at least, the water is giving you a hard time… And it’s actually performed a few times during the show at different points of the story and everytime is kind of gets a new vibe.

Anyways – I REALLY hope for a recording of that gorgeous music, because: I like the show and the music so much. (detailed thoughts will be up soon, though…)

Music Monday … Avalanche

This is a totally fake Music Monday, because basically: It isn’t Monday. Yesterday there were so many things going on (I’m back to Hebrew class for the next two weeks! Every day from 10am to 1pm) – and then I had to take my mattress off of my bunk bed since it got picked up today and I got my new one.
Okay, let’s see what I got int he wings for our belated Music Monday this week.

I just recently returned to an ‘old’ favourite song of mine. I first heard Avalanche when I bought the Kerrigan-Lowdermilk-CD “Live”, which I also featured in my post about my top 5 musical (theatre) recordings of 2013. And I mean – Lindsay Mendez is worth every single listen you give.
It’s a totally gorgeous song, it has its drama and its long notes and everything you desire. You can totally feel it moving and falling and can we just take a minute to talk about her performance which is unreal?!

What was your song for the beginning of the week?

I’d be thrilled to read about it. 🙂