Off Book is a podcast that my boyfriend recommended to me several times. I am not great at taking recommendations, so I didn’t listen to him. But two weeks ago we were headed on an hour long drive, and he told me that he downloaded the first episode for us to listen to. Begrudgingly, I agreed.
I love nothing more than a good musical. You know this, I know this, and everyone who knows me know this. I’ve been hearing about Mean Girls the musical for quite some time, but the music was finally released on Spotify, and I’ve been able to take it in as a whole.
I am a self-proclaimed concert addict. If I can see and hear and experience something live, I will. I love the thrill and energy and adrenaline rush of going to a live concert. Recently, I got to see one of the greatest shows I’ve ever experienced live, and it was TWRP and Ninja Sex Party.
Fangirls, I love musicals. I also love animated movies. Bonus: I love talking animals. Sing was practically made for me. Coming from the team behind Secret Life of Pets and Despicable Me, Sing seems like the answer to Disney’s Zootopia; a story set in a world without humans. It stars an adorably crafty koala, who is on his last ditch effort to save his theatre. He hopes that by creating a singing competition (where auditions were open to the public), he would be able to sell out the theatre and settle some of his debts. Unfortunately, the flyers made for the competition had some extra 0’s in them, so the grand prize is advertised as $100,000 instead of $1,000. Oops.
Fangirls, I love Watsky. I love his rap, his music, and his poetry. I think he speaks wonderfully and I’ve been to two of his concerts; one of which I cried after and the other I cried during.
Fangirls, we lost a great one. I was having trouble falling asleep last night when I decided to open my computer up and stream some Netflix to lull me to sleep. Instead what I came across was an article announcing the passing of David Bowie, a music icon, fashion powerhouse and everyone’s favorite Goblin King. I stared at the screen convinced it was a hoax and quickly googled for confirmation. Sadly, it was true and this legend has left us at the age of sixty-nine after an eighteen month battle with cancer surrounded by his family.
Fangirls, I can’t seem to find anything on the most recent Squirrel Girl, so instead, I would really like to talk about the music that I’ve been listening to around the clock; the Broadway Soundtrack to Hamilton. I’ve been listening to these damn songs for the past 3 days with nothing else. I walk to work to it, I work to it, I write to it, I play my DS to it; it’s incredibly addicting, and I can’t get it out of my head.