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