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Remember I said I love working with talented people?

Original music by Dave O’Grady, photos by Sean M. Puckett, animation by Rob LeGood

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Really, folks, when I say I get to work with some of the most incredibly talented people?

Shrew Opening – this is the opening theme for Shrew.  Listen to it.  It’s gorgeous.

I gave Dave a laundry list of pie in the sky wishes for the music.  He gave me stuff that’s beautiful.

(if anyone is a professional musician and feeling picky, also understand that I don’t have the final mastered version – this is the draft he sent me – and I love it.)

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Hello all,

Today was a rough morning – full day of rehearsal yesterday and then an evening of personal obligations left me with little sleep.  Call me one grumpy director.

Then I opened an email from Dave-the-composer.  It had all the music he’s worked on this past week for me (11 different pieces, where he’d taken my “I don’t know ANYTHING about music” ramblings and had turned them into gorgeous pieces of music.  There’s some minor tweaks I’ve asked him to make, but for the most part, I have my themes for Lucentio/Bianca, Petruchio & Kate.  They’re gorgeous.  The request I’d made to have a blended theme for Petruchio & Kate – something I figured I was asking him to stand on his head and walk on water for me for – not only exists, but makes me happy in ways I cannot begin to explain.

Doing a show from the ground up like this is hard – harder than I had originally anticipated (for who would take risks if they truly understood all the pitfalls they would face?), but moments like this, where I get to see the results come and lift me up make this a risk I’m gloriously glad I took.

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If you haven't seen this...

A biologists love tribute to his mom.

So unutterably cool.
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Bad video, combined with bad "original" singer, combined with very silly literal lyrics = much amused Nita
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the_nita: (Thinking)
Lang Lang & Herbie Hancock

Why?



That's why.
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the_nita: usual shot when I'm directing - since I'm *not* looking at actors, I must be working on the script. (Don Quixote)
Paul Potts has a soul mate. Or a music mate. Or something.

You need to listen to this, [livejournal.com profile] much_ado.
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the_nita: usual shot when I'm directing - since I'm *not* looking at actors, I must be working on the script. (3 Musketeers)
Fatboy Slim's version of Because We Can came up on the playlist just now.

It entertains me that a song that is about a very female dance is now forever a very testosterone charged strut for me in my head.

Thanks, boys....
the_nita: usual shot when I'm directing - since I'm *not* looking at actors, I must be working on the script. (Soul)
That a song entitled Hallelujah evokes loss, pain and death.
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the_nita: usual shot when I'm directing - since I'm *not* looking at actors, I must be working on the script. (walking)
And I have a new favourite walking song.

Viva Las Vegas as covered by ZZ Top (okay, new for me).

It's FUN to walk to.

"Y'all still want me to come with you?"
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the_nita: (Thinking)
I've been listening to Bond at work.

I could really get into this for background "Nita needs to think" music. Yes, I know it's synth on top of classical music. It's still fun.
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the_nita: usual shot when I'm directing - since I'm *not* looking at actors, I must be working on the script. (Evil smile)
that "Sympathy for the Devil" is such an energizing song for me....

Who needs sleep - I have music....
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Doing a sound clip synopsys of the Maxime Bernier/Julie Couillard incident, to try to provide a background on the story they were about to do, CBC did it against a musical backdrop.

Avril Lavigne's "Girlfriend"

I have finally laughed listening to that song. Mostly because now I have a very clear mental image of both Jack Layton & Stéphane Dion singing it.....
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the_nita: usual shot when I'm directing - since I'm *not* looking at actors, I must be working on the script. (walking)
It's a really good thing I can manipulate myself trivially with music. It can be a very bad thing (gotten my mood shanghai'd by depressive music on occasion). Today, given how tired I am from the walk last night (roughly 13 k - measured via gmaps pedometer - yup - 13K - and thank you [livejournal.com profile] johnofnotrades), music will be what keeps me vertical and effective today.

Looking at my schedule for this week, I think I have to make a new icon....oy.
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Does anyone know of any open stage performance spaces?
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Doing some "outside my head" thinking.

For all that follows, please think "band that does music with lyrics"

What, in your opinion, not mass-market sales numbers, if the best album that's come out in the past decade?
Why? What draws you to it?

What, in your opinion of the mass-market sales numbers, is the best selling album that's come out in the past decade?
Again, why? Does that change your opinion of it's quality? If so, how so?

What draws you to buy a new CD?
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the_nita: usual shot when I'm directing - since I'm *not* looking at actors, I must be working on the script. (Dork)
Enough places

1. Go to your media player/mp3 player and put it all on shuffle.
2. Say the following questions aloud, and after each one press Next Song.
3. Use the song title as the answer to the question.

Disclaimer from me: I'm too lazy to pick a good playlist, but if something classical comes up, I'll hit next again. And to make it so I don't seem 'em coming, I'll actually hit shuffle after I ask each question.

Read more... )
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It sucketh not to be me. My body may betray me, but my friends indulge me.

Yes, [livejournal.com profile] suburban_mom, I am one of the luckiest critters alive - that horseshoe is still firmly wedged.

Hee.

Music is mine and shall be mine and all is good.

Now to use the energy I'm getting for total cosmic domination good.

(I need a new icon...)
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I have Fall Out Boy on serious replay in my head....
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the_nita: usual shot when I'm directing - since I'm *not* looking at actors, I must be working on the script. (Default)
Had a good definition of music I like to listen to while I drive proffered to me the other day:

"It puts it's foot on your throat, pushes, and doesn't let up for 3 minutes."

Yah.

I think I need to spend some time in a music store...probably money too.
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