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Sunday Song: Seasons of Love

I’m a musical gal, from my wee days taking piano and drum lessons, to my current stint in a community choir. Listening to music is what going to church is for some, so I celebrate with Sunday Song, a new series here at Daisy Smiley Face. Each week, I post a song that’s been my earworm for the week or something that reflects what’s happening in my world. Today: Seasons of Love.

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I remember hearing about a new Broadway show then seeing a performance on the Tony Awards — this is back in the 1990s. I went out after that, to my local Sam Goodys, of course — and bought the official cast soundtrack double-CD set. I listened to those discs until they were was almost worn out before I actually saw the show in person two years later.

That show is Rent and, since then, I’ve seen it three more times. It’s in my list of Top 5 Broadway Shows of All Time. I’ll miss seeing it when it comes around this time, during the third year of its 20th anniversary tour, because by the time I clicked the button for tickets, every night said SOLD OUT. I was a little bummed, but it’s OK. I’ll let a new generation experience this amazing show with its message of inclusion, diversity, what makes life worth living, and love.

PLUS! In searching for a song to represent the show (so many fun and/or poignant songs from which to choose!), serendipity helped me to discover through this version of Seasons of Love that Rent will be performed live on TV on January 27. Well now, it seems like I got me a seat to see the 20th anniversary tour after all! And for free! AND without having to deal with people using their cell phones during the performance! Better get my popcorn ready…

Measure your life in love…


Sunday Song is a new series here at DaisySmileyFace.com (check out all we do here). I post a song that’s been my earworm for the week or something that reflects what’s happening in my world. (Feel free to join in by posting in the comments — thoughts about my video/what it means to you, a video you’re enjoying this week, etc.)

just jot it januaryIn addition to being a post in my Sunday Song series, this post is part of Linda G. Hill’s Just Jot It January. Today’s prompt, serendipity, was suggested by Jill.

Read my previous post based on the prompt/word I suggested here: Memento and more.

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23 thoughts on “Sunday Song: Seasons of Love

  1. I can’t wait! Over the moon happy about the January 27 live version of Rent. I’ve seen the show twice now. Anytime it’s at the Majestic theater, I will be there!! I didn’t care for the movie as much but the live version oh Em goodness!!
    I’m singing out loud with the voice the good Lord gave me. ❤️

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  2. ½ way through, not unwatchable, definitely not blown away, I have not heard so many pitch issues in one show. So many musical theatre pros, why are they going with all these weak pop people, who need reverb and digital voice enhancement to sound decent? No wonder Keala stole the show. She wasn’t even trying! lol More to come but I just had tp get that off my chest! 😛

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      1. It wasn’t even live. The only redeeming part, and one I am really glad I saw, was the I’ll cover you reprise. They absolutely killed it. But then again, that’s two broadway stars for you. Overall, I really wish I would have watched it after I recorded it. It would have wasted only about 9 mins of life instead of 3 hours.

        Oh and one more thing. Stop breaking these shows up with commercials. That’s ¾ of the problem. You ramp them up and they die with the commercial. Ugh. Better yet, just leave them in the theatre, film them live and make it a pay per view thing.

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        1. I read that today that it wasn’t live. Ugh. I missed the I’ll Cover You part… I had given up well before that. Commercials ruined it. The audience holding candles during the Life Support meeting, etc. I’m not always a fan of breaking the fourth wall, and especially not during this show, which doesn’t have that as a feature regularly.

          Yes, live on stage, no commercials / pay per view.

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