15-06-16 Maybe This Time

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Several days ago, for no apparent reason, I put all the music from my iTunes account onto my phone and set it to shuffle all. At what was apparently a key moment in my day the song “Maybe This Time” from the movie version of Cabaret came on my phone. Not the Liza Minnelli version but the Kristen Chenoweth – Lea Michele version from Glee!?!?!!?
I didn’t know I owned any songs from Glee but that is okay because I am a big Chenoweth fan.

That set me off on a hunt for as many versions as I could find on YouTube. Minnelli, of course, Emma Stone, Michelle Williams, thousands of amateur nights and most heartbreaking, the extraordinary performance of Natasha Richardson from the 1998 Roundabout production.

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Since that day (Saturday) I have been dreaming about Weimar Germany every night. I find it both bizarre and extraordinary.

I mean if you are talking Weimar you are looking at a quintessential good start hijacked and gone bad…very bad.

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I don’t have an answer, not even sure I have a question but when I woke up this morning, (it) was on my mind.

6-16-11 Glee

No time for the river today. Had to rush home to get Abigail and her friend Angel to New Jersey, The Meadowlands Izod Center to be exact, in time to see  “Glee Live Tour“.  For those of you who may not live in a place where Glee exists or who do not know any “Gleeks“, Glee is a television show set in a high school in Ohio that centers on the trials and tribulations of a high school Glee Club, the losers of the school. The club is a perfect Colors  of Benetton world (updated for the 2000’s with the addition of gay, heavy, and mentally challenged kids), who sing between 5-7 songs an episode.  The audience leans heavily towards teenagers, particularly girls, and musical theater fans (several of the performers are Tony Winning or Tony nominated actors).

The Izod Center has a room set aside for parents to sit in if you chose not to go to the concert. They give you free sodas and water, pretzels, popcorn, onion rings, and all the TV you could possible want to watch. After I got my water I went back outside since it was a beautiful night and I could hear the screams of the crowd as favorite songs or performers hit the stage.

Both of these images are from March and are “worked” more than normal, especially the one below.