Friday, December 15, 2006

Doin' the Friday Shuffle

1. "Me and My Shadow" - Mandy Patinkin - Mandy Patinkin
Croonin' a classic tune.

2. "Pirate Jenny" - Kurt Weill - The Threepenny Opera (Original New York Cast)
I got this after being quite won over by the song Alan Cumming and Cyndi Lauper did on the Tonys last year. But the austere, harsh style of the original just doesn't work for me.

3. "You ladies, you" - Benjamin Britten - A Midsummer Night's Dream (Opera)
Some very nice character singing, here.

4. "Summertime Blues" - The Who - Live at Leeds
100% rock, no additives included.

5. "High on Life" - Clint Mansell - Requiem for a Dream (Score)
Strange, very short piece of gurgling and bubbling instrumentation.

6. "Over the Moon" - Jonathan Larson - Rent (Original Broadway Cast)
Larson's spot-on cutting, yet affectionate, parody of earnest performance art.

7. "Territorial Pissings" - Nirvana - Nevermind
Pushing that tempo.

8. "Casting a Spell" - Danny Elfman - Corpse Bride (Score)
Elfman loves his harpsichord.

9. "Foolishment" - Tomas Newman - The Green Mile (Score)
Moody, hushed stuff from Newman's noble-but-not-quite-successful attempt to recreate his Shawshank musical magic.

10. "By the Sea" - Stephen Sondheim (sung by Angela Lansbury) - Sweeney Todd (Original Broadway Cast)
A lovely ode to domestic bliss, sung from one murdering human meat pusher to another.

Until Whenever

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