Sunday, July 18, 2010

I really do.

Jersey Boys.

Wow.




I've been a fan of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons for as long as I can remember, and I'd been promising myself for ages that I'd go and see this show. On Friday I went into London with my parents and we decided to see if we could get tickets, and we could. For £20 each, which was a bonus.

Anyways, it was properly uplifting. It sounds such a cliche but I literally laughed and cried and sang the whole way through (although not simultaneously, that'd just be ridiculously inappropriate). The members of the group are so well casted and their accents are amazing. I may have developed a crush on Ryan Molloy who plays Frankie, but it's probably just his voice...probably. On top of that, the whole thing played into the love I have for the 1960s and created a really brilliant atmosphere.

I think what I loved most was that the production really stayed true to the group and showed that it wasn't all sunshine and roses. In my view, audiences appreciate a frank portrayal when it comes to musicals like this, which is why it's such a good thing that the dialogue was put together using interview responses from the band.

I had a really amazing time, and it managed to cheer me up completely : ) Plus, i got a really nice jacket and a notebook that I will put to good use.
Productivity ftw.

Go and see Jersey Boys!

(Around 6.30 is when this video gets really good.)



Friday, July 16, 2010

Yes.


I dislike Twilight. Probably more than I dislike socks with sandals, which is saying something. This, is one of the most accurate memes I have seen regarding Twilight, and it made me smile in appreciation for logic.

Just because I'm losing, doesn't mean i'm lost.

If ever there was a sentence that I wanted to take to heart, this is it.
Partly because of things that are going on in my life at the moment but also because I miss my old ever-the-optimist self.

I'm basically doing this to distract myself from the crap things and build up a kind of list of things that have made me smile or laugh. There's too much sadness and pessimism in the world for the whole of humanity to have a positive outlook.

The video I really wanted to post of this song is a live version of Coldplay at an arena gig, but it has 'embedding disabled by request' which is a bummer. However, this is the link:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=2-RjMRP5IbI


Here's an embedded album version in the case of lazy buggers : )



I think that, regardless of what version is played, this song is quite uplifting. Plus, Chris Martin is quite fit. : )
Enjoy.