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A Puddle of Golden Sun
I spent considerable time driving around today with the original cast recording of The Sound of Music playing in New Silver, insufficiently motivated to pull a different CD from the case since the two I would have liked to hear had already been removed this morning. It pleases me that Skylar has developed an appreciation for the Broadway musical and, what is more, that she is doing it by listening to discs I bought for her five years ago in anticipation of a possible future interest. There aren't many discs that hold up as well as West Side Story of Cabaret, her all-time favorites. But I don't think Rogers and Hammerstein's hit will have the same staying power.

I love Oklahoma!, Carousel and South Pacific, so it's not that I'm biased against their work. It's just that The Sound of Music manages to be cloying despite the fact that it concerns the Nazis' persecution of all those who refused to put the Third Reich before God. A remarkable achievement, I suppose, yet not one that I can hear on auto-repeat. Throw in the offensively patriarchal lyrics to a few of the songs and the Phil Spector-on-a-gallon-of-Glühwein production and you have the aural equivalent of the sugar rush I denied myself at breakfast this morning when I opted not to get a waffle and then had to watch Skylar eat what she declared to be, "the best waffle ever." In other words, a herd of cowbell-banging yodelers is currently oozing out of my pores and I'm not liking the sensation.

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cpratt From: cpratt Date: June 22nd, 2007 01:32 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Hey, speaking of New Silver, any chance you could use a set of chains?
celebrian_3 From: celebrian_3 Date: June 22nd, 2007 10:02 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
When I was younger, The Sound of Music was the only musical I was ever interested in (I found musicals mostly irritating--just as the storyline's getting good, someone bursts into song and the plot is on hold for a good five to ten minutes). About two months ago, I saw The Sound of Music on TV, and sort of half-watched it while making dinner. I noted the patriarchal lyrics (esp. in that blasted "You Are Sixteen . . . " song), and was quite annoyed that this has spent so much time bouncing around in my subconscious brain (i.e since about age 13 or so.).

The only musical I might be tempted to watch these days, is My Fair Lady--albeit for the reasons I mentioned earlier (too many songs getting in the way of the plot progression--the damn movie is over three hours long and I swear at least an hour of that has to be singing and dancing), I'd rather watch the non-musical version, Pygmalion. Gah! Do I speak sacrilege?
hollsterhambone From: hollsterhambone Date: June 22nd, 2007 01:06 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
At least she hasn't undergone an Andrew Lloyd Webber phase (He's really not my favorite.). What about Stephen Sondheim?
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