A brief respite from work today, so thought I would post. Sort of off-topic today, though really, when am I ever fully on topic? Anyways, one thing has been going through my head lately is music. I’ve always kinda known that I seem to always have a song going through my head. Strange at that sounds it is true. Sometimes it is some random song, while other times it is a song that is pertinent to whatever situation I’m in. Like today I have to work and of course I have Working for the Weekend by Loverboy going through my head. Good ’80s song by the way.
While driving in the car I usually have some good music playing to get me through a drive by myself or to keep the mind busy. One of my favorite things to listen to is a show called Once On This Island. Based on Rosa Guy’s book My Love, My Love, the show is a one act musical that tells a story similar to The Little Mermaid but set in the French Antilles. I remember when I first saw this show I loved that the staging was simple and that the small cast played multiple parts. The music has a good beat to it and the message of the show is summed up in one of the last lines :
For all the ones we leave
And we believe
Our lives become
The stories that we weave
I was just thinking how true this is since, really, when talking to people you really are just relating stories (most of the time) about your life or experiences. Our stories do become our life.
Another show that I like to listen to is Stephen Sondheim’s Into the Woods. With its catchy lyrics and funny story lines it is just a good escape while driving. Also, the dvd is a nice way to spend a few hours. The visuals are great and 1991 DVD of the original broadway cast show it. The music has a great pace to it and it’s fun to sing along to. Yes, I freely admit it, I sing alone in the car and I have been caught more than once by fellow motorists but I don’t care…most of the time. If you ever have a chance I highly recommend you give it a listen.
Other music that I like to listen to, a lot, is full attraction audio from Disneyland and Walt Disney World. I would say at any given time I will either have The Haunted Mansion, Pirates of the Caribbean, The Country Bear Jamboree, or The Country Bear Vacation Hoedown. Again, good music and audio that I can sing/speak along with and it gets me where I need to do. And or course the soundtrack to Fantasmic! always makes me feel good, especially the last few minutes of the show when Sorcerer Mickey comes out. Thankfully Disney has been good about releasing many of the soundtracks to their attractions out on disc.
So if you ever see my driving by and my mouth is moving with no one else in the car, more than likely I am singing along to some tune that is blasting from the stereo (or inside my head!). Until next time, when I will post something on topic…maybe.