Monday, January 22, 2018

BOTB: What??


Whaddaya trying to do to me? You know I always battle songs I like against each other...and that I'm just a frail flower of a girl (cough, hack, cough!)?  Believe it or not, you left me with a three way tie. Did you hear that? A THREE WAY...I even hung on for an extra day, waiting for a straggler. 

Dear friends, I have no choice but to BUST this three way into one way/my way....so I declare the winner to be:   

"I HAVE DREAMED"
FROM
THE KING AND I
(That was painful)


I love this musical. 

It also is redemption for Peabo Bryson who ruined my experience at his concert long ago - and I had a great seat in the 4th row. When the sound system buzzed, he just about lost his mind in a most ungentlemanly fashion. My concert buddy remarked, "he isn't THAT famous yet, is he?" In spite of that, I'm crossing that faux pas off my mental history of Peabo. Now he is BOTB famous; I'll give him a pass.

But what about the peeps? How did your vote do over yonder? Go check it out! I've got to write condolences to Jamie Foxx, Beyonce, and Anne Hathaway. You know someone is gonna have a hissy.

I'll see you back here on the 15th of February!


Flippin' out in my second half of the century,
Cherdo

Monday, January 15, 2018

Battle of the Bands: The Dream Battle


Hello and howdy, and let's give a big salute to the fellow who coined the phrase, "I have a dream..."


As always, this love fest is the product of my friends, FAE (never absent in my heart, always in my prayers, and just one heck of a gal) and Stephen T. McCarthy (yep, that's the guy). I'm aonce a month participant on the 15th, and returning on the 21st with results of YOUR voting, so let's get this show on the road.

Bands aren't the only source of great of great songs and you just have to look at the theater to find a big, steaming mess o' wonderful classics. Some of the most famous vocalists of the past decades have taken advantage of the availability of this wellspring of tune-age. 

I have a dream of a battle...of musicals...and musicians...and YouTube...all coming together with the common theme: dreams...

CONTENDER #1: 
I HAVE DREAMED/THE KING AND I
PEABO BRYSON & LEA SALONGA



CONTENDER #2
WHEN I FIRST SAW YOU (THERE'S MY DREAM)/DREAMGIRLS
JAMIE FOX & BEYONCE




CONTENDER #3
I DREAMED A DREAM/LES MISERABLES
ANNE HATHAWAY


Now that I look back on those, this looks a little highbrow, ha ha.  It's a new year, why not be a little risky?  

Your turn: which song do you like best? Do you like musicals? How about the whole concept of acting meets singing? And are you glad or sad that I didn't use Susan Boyle for "I Have a Dream" (her famous "Britain's Got Talent" performance). 

Vote and I'll see you back here on the 21st!



Flipping out...still...
Cherdo