I am so excited about today’s musical topic I can hardly contain myself. But I will for a sec.
It’s been the nicest (albeit hazy, rainy, cloudy) weekend. Here are the highlights, for my mom, and anyone else who cares…
-Photo shoot with man-go-round by his talented cousin in some of our favorite spots
-Playing in the kitchen making our first homemade bread crumbs (sad, I know)
|Drop dead, bread|
-Michaels dollar bins
-Trying tapioca pudding for the first time. Me likey!
-Sleeping in/ napping until noon today
|Red headed woodpecker|
Now I’m thinking about writing this blog, working a bit on Tropic of Cancer, and perhaps experimenting with some blueberry microwave pancakes (blueberries 2-for-1 at Cub! holla!)
Without further ado, I am so happy to introduce: MERI LOVES MUSICALS!
I know not everybody has love for musicals. Man-go-round can’t stand them. But I grew up watching my sister sing in them, spending afternoons at my best friend’s house watching and memorizing her Evita video, and getting excited and dressed up to go to the theater to shows like Les Mis and Mamma Mia.
It is so incredibly hard for me to pare these down, but I have to list some of my personal favorites.
***I chose some because they are silly:
-Shipoopi (The Music Man)
-Supercalifragilistic Expialidocious (Mary Poppins)
-America, F yeah- Team America (what, it’s a musical!)
-Springtime for Hitler (The Producers)
-Officer Krupke (West Side Story)
-”T” and “A” (why am I censoring this when my mom clearly knows the words from my sister playing this soundtrack repeatedly through my childhood) from A Chorus Line
-I wanna be like you- The Jungle Book
-Lonely Goatherd- Sound of Music (come on, yodeling?)
***I chose some because I like to sing them at the top of my lungs:
-When you’re good to mama- Chicago
-Master of the House- Les Mis
-Summer Nights- Grease
-Will you Light my Candle- Rent
-What’s New, Buenos Aires- Evita
-If I were a Rich Man- Fiddler on the Roof
-Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend- Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (God love Marilyn, I sure do)
-So Long, Farewell- Sound of Music (and now I get to sing along with my (not so) baby nieces as they have discovered this tune. My heart melts).
-Honey Bun- South Pacific
***Some are simply classics, you can’t mess with these for me:
-I Dreamed a Dream- Les Mis
-Singin’ in the Rain- Singin’ in the Rain
-Sisters, Sisters- White Christmas
-Edelweiss- Sound of Music
-Don’t Cry for Me, Argentina- Evita
Hmmm, so obvs this is heavy on the Evita and the Les Mis, as they are two of my faves. I haven’t included any Phantom of the Opera, Cats, Wicked, as I haven’t seen them. I excluded a LOT of Disney I could have had in there, but slippery slope…
What do you all think? Do you love musicals? or hate them? These songs get stuck in my head for daaaays, and I’m not sure I care at all.
Let me know your favorites, and maybe I can discover a few new tunes to
shout from the rooftops sing quietly to myself in the kitchen.