Alas! It is finally time for the infamous annual presentation of The Phantom of the Opera!!!
Today was the day in my chorus class. All of the young ladies were swooned and entranced as Mrs. Horne gracefully belted out the melodies to this classic horror-story-turned-romance! I just love it! I remember the first time I heard the story in her class in sixth grade. My first thought was, Wow, how romantic! This has ever since opened up my eyes and ears to the world of musicals and has changed my world forever. I’m serious! You never really appreciate art or music until you learn of something so profound as to make you have a revelation of sorts!
Ever since, I’ve become obsessed with musicals and Andrew Lloyd Webber, to be precise. I’ve added at least ten to my mental musical repertoire, such as Jesus Christ Superstar, Cats, Rent, and Madame Butterfly. But, The Phantom of the Opera has ultimately topped my list and probably will for the rest of my life! Right now, I own the 2004 movie with Emmy Rossum, and one of the actual musical’s CDs (I think it’s something like the London Symphony Chorus). I’m planning on watching the movie in celebration of Valentine’s Day either tommorrow or Friday. I’m so excited! Even though it’s, like, the 6th time I’ve seen it!
Anyway, so I spent the rest of the day humming with all of the songs stuck in my head. What are you doing for Valentine’s Day?
Lately, I have been rocking out to some pretty cool music. One of my recently favorited albums is Allen Stone’s self-titled album. I found out about him while watching Vh1’s You Oughta Know segment on fine Saturday morning while doing my laundry. They broadcasted his most popular song Sleep. It was so catchy I had it stuck in my head all day and then proceeded to look up the rest of his album which presently sits on its’ own playlist on my Sony Walkman.
I would describe his music as soulful, acoustic, and slightly bluesey. A nice break from my rap music fascination that I’ve seemed to have adopted lately. This is a list of the album’s songs, the ones in bold I adore (though I’m still in love with the whole thing!).
2. Celebrate Tonight
3. What I’ve Seen
4. Say So
5. The Wind
7. Contact High
8. Nothing To Prove
9. Your Eyes