Sunday, July 21, 2013

Lyrics of the Week: Broken

What do you think of a new Sunday feature, when I can actually post it? Sounds fun, don't you think?

Here are the lyrics I've been thinking about this week:

Broken - Seether ft. Amy Lee
I wanted you to know I love the way you laugh
I wanna hold you high and steal your pain away
I keep your photograph, I know it serves me well
I wanna hold you high and steal your pain

'Cause I'm broken when I'm open
And I don't feel like I am strong enough
'Cause I'm broken when I'm lonesome
And I don't feel right when you're gone away

The worst is over now and we can breathe again
I wanna hold you high, you steal my pain away
There's so much left to learn, and no one left to fight
I wanna hold you high and steal your pain

'Cause I'm broken when I'm open
And I don't feel like I am strong enough
'Cause I'm broken when I'm lonesome
And I don't feel right when you're gone away 

You might say that I'm obsessed with this song as well. And you'd be right.

Your pal,

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Book Trailer - Daydreaming Roses and Fairytale Monsters by Michelle Rodriguez

I haven't read this one yet, but soon! Soon!

(By the way, I didn't make this video. My trailers are nowhere near this sophisticated.)

Daydreaming Roses and Fairytale Monsters videos through Blogger! Bad Blogger! Here's a link instead straight to YouTube:

Your pal,

Friday, July 19, 2013

Who Did It Better? (Love Never Dies Edition)

Yes, I went there.

The big contest this time around (and it's been a looooong time since the last time, hasn't it?) is between two leading ladies singing the title song of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Love Never Dies. You remember which one that one is, right? It's the sequel to The Phantom of the Opera that sparked all kinds of nasty stuff within the phandom and caused the biggest schism since the 2004 movie came out. Anyway, onto the contest!

Sierra Boggess (original London production)

HOLY JESUS CHRIST!!! I'm not a huge fan of LND, and Sierra isn't my favorite Christine, but that was just. Freaking. Awesome. You know, I actually like this song (OK, I lied, I love it. There. I said it.), and I like Sierra singing it. She has a beautiful voice when she isn't doing weird things to her vibrato and trying so hard to speak with a British accent! Soft, yet powerful, innocent yet ageless... There can't possibly be anyone else who can sing this song, this good!

Anna O'Byrne (revised Melbourne production)

I would have loved to post the video from the DVD, but we've got to keep a level playing field, and if you can't see Sierra singing, then you're not going to see Anna singing. Here is another beautiful voice, with a degree of maturity in the sound that fits the character, but...I don't know. I'm still not sure about this Christine. There's something about her voice that makes me think she would make a fantastic Carlotta in the original Phantom. What do you think?

I'm going with Sierra for the win on this one! And as a special treat, here's a little extra...she wasn't in the contest, because she never played in LND, but THIS is my favorite Christine!

Gina Beck

Your pal,

Monday, July 1, 2013

Artist of the Month - July 2013

Greetings from the about three weeks ago...yep, this post is scheduled! It's really quite old for me, but it's shiny and new for you! Ain't that cool?


Right, so...moving on. Drum roll, please!

*drum roll*


Out of Little Rock, Arkansas and headed by the incredible, amazing, and stupendous Amy Lee (vocals, keyboards, songwriter). My brother likes to think he got me interested in this group, but I was singing "My Immortal" long before he ever heard of "Bring Me To Life." Enough of that, and on to the music! And the awesome videos!

Bring Me To Life

Sweet Sacrifice

My Immortal


End of the Dream


Call Me When You're Sober

I'd post some more because I LOVE this group, but this has gone on long enough. Happy listening!

Your pal,