Cole Porter , Rogers and Heart, sondheim

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The Pinefox, duh.

Edna Welthorpe, Mrs, Friday, 2 November 2001 01:00 (eighteen years ago) link

This is the best one-answer thread EVER.

Oh, no - I've ruined it.

the pinefox, Friday, 2 November 2001 01:00 (eighteen years ago) link

well dude, now it can become the best two answer thread EVER!

oh shit, sorry Pinefox (can i have beanie sigel back now)

gareth, Friday, 2 November 2001 01:00 (eighteen years ago) link

Didn't those motherfuckers write musicals? I mean, exquisite song cycles are all well and to the good and that, but a musical has to have a plot, doesn't it? So what would be suitable plot for a Pinefox musical? I can think of quite a few suitable 'moments' - David Pleat jumping for joy, for example - but what about a coherent narrative, with a beginning, middle and huge fuck off finale?

Peter Miller, Friday, 2 November 2001 01:00 (eighteen years ago) link

so base the musical on the storylines in duran duran lyrics

mark s, Friday, 2 November 2001 01:00 (eighteen years ago) link

A better question - who's in between? And is Sondheim really all that? Cole Porter, no doubt. Rodgers & Hart, for God's sake, YES! (Though I could really use a CD featuring good versions of their songs - Peggy Lee & Mel Torme just don't cut it.)

So, yeah - forgotten tunesmiths, and excellent albums. Get to it!

David Raposa, Friday, 2 November 2001 01:00 (eighteen years ago) link

Bernstein. Berlin. Parker & Stone. Gershwin. Elvis Costello.

Sterling Clover, Friday, 2 November 2001 01:00 (eighteen years ago) link

Please note the South Park mojo dojos sandwiched between "God Bless America" and "Rhapsody In Blue". I love it.

David Raposa, Friday, 2 November 2001 01:00 (eighteen years ago) link

Andy Partridge is better than Elvis Costello.

dleone, Friday, 2 November 2001 01:00 (eighteen years ago) link

nine years pass...

basically if you're not at least somewhat in awe of Sondheim I may love you but I still think you kinda suck

pathos of the unwarranted encore (underrated aerosmith bootlegs I have owned), Thursday, 8 September 2011 22:50 (eight years ago) link

note to self: before mom dies, tell her that she is forgiven for her Barry Manilow phase due to the fact that she also played "Side by Side by Sondheim" for me

sarahel, Friday, 9 September 2011 00:01 (eight years ago) link

I loved "Side by Side by Sondheim."

banjoboy, Saturday, 10 September 2011 02:30 (eight years ago) link

five months pass...

New production of Merrily We Roll Along is awesome.

I Can't Give You Any Zing (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 10 February 2012 14:37 (eight years ago) link

And that guy from In The Heights is a genius.

Only the RONG Survive (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 12 February 2012 06:24 (eight years ago) link

one month passes...

happy 82nd stephen sondheim!

althea and (donna rouge), Thursday, 22 March 2012 23:30 (eight years ago) link

two months pass...
one year passes...
one month passes...

i've been thinking about sweeney todd + debussy's nocturnes a lot lately

Mordy , Friday, 15 November 2013 20:13 (six years ago) link

also there's a bit near the beginning of no. 3 that sounds a lot like the part in Barcelona:

You're just a very special girl,



Thank you.

Mordy , Friday, 15 November 2013 20:30 (six years ago) link

Images: No. 2 Iberia: Par les rues et par les… too very reminiscent. acc to a bio:

When told by an admirer that his music sounded as thought influenced by Debussy, Sondheim responded, "It's Ravel more than Debussy." And indeed the cooler, more analytical Ravel does suit Sondheim more than does the warmer, more impressionistic Debussy (though he owned more Debussy than Ravel, in part because Debussy wrote more than Ravel).

Mordy , Friday, 15 November 2013 20:53 (six years ago) link

one year passes...

S.S. loathed Gaga singing Rodgers & Hammerstein, and has a 36-yo bf who's gotten him into Radiohead. Oh well, 1-for-2.

the increasing costive borborygmi (Dr Morbius), Monday, 23 March 2015 15:33 (five years ago) link

No, not Radiohead. So tired of them being the lone hipster pop choice of classical, jazz and broadway snobs.

curmudgeon, Monday, 23 March 2015 16:35 (five years ago) link

five years pass...

Merrily we roll along

Robbie Shakespeare’s Sister Lovers (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 23 March 2020 00:38 (two months ago) link

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