1. Plays: 453

    racquelthen:

    Well, I ain’t been saved. What for?
    If I went to heaven I would only be bored;
    ain’t nobody gonna love me like the devil do.

     
  2. i keep reblogging all this cool kid music like i’m not listening to this horrific dropkick murphys song, over and over again, in corny, enraptured delight

     
  3. 20:14

    Notes: 124

    Reblogged from softshinythings

    Tags: musicstars

    Plays: 719

    softshinythings:

    Stars | Hold On When You Get Love And Let Go When You Give It

    take the weakest thing in you
    and then beat the bastards with it

     
  4. anachronistique:

    The next time anyone tells you that musicals are terrible nowadays because they’re all adaptations of movies or whatever, send them to look at the first ten Tony Award winners:

    • Kiss Me, Kate: based on The Taming of the Shrew
    • South Pacific: based on a book by James Michener
    • Guys and Dolls: based on short stories by Damon Runyon
    • The King and I: based on a novel based on the memoirs of Anna Leonowens
    • Wonderful Town: based on a play based on short stories by Ruth McKenney
    • Kismet: based on a play by Edward Knoblock
    • The Pajama Game: based on a novel by Richard Bissell
    • Damn Yankees: based on a novel by Douglass Wallop, which is a retelling of Faust
    • My Fair Lady: based on a play by George Bernard Shaw
    • The Music Man: an original story, based on the writer’s childhood

    So that’s NINE OUT OF TEN based on previous works. I find this FASCINATING.

    It’s a fair observation, but I think most who casually grouse about the plethora of movie-based musicals on Broadway nowadays are less annoyed about adaptations at all than they are specifically about adaptations of existing Hollywood properties, though they may not verbalize it in that precise way.  Like: movie-based musicals aren’t ‘just’ adapting something, they’re counting on most of their audience to be very familiar with the original (often recent) work—My Fair Lady doesn’t have the same marketing and financial relationship with Pygmalion that the Legally Blonde musical does with Legally Blonde, in that My Fair Lady was a popular adaptation mostly intended for people who didn’t care about Pygmalion.

    The complaint’s often in the same breath as complaints about jukebox musicals—basically an accusation that Broadway’s gotten obsessed with name recognition and and current pop franchises that are already proven to sell.  I dunno if it’s made anything better or worse per se (like 80% of musicals have always been godawful, come on) but in terms of conception and business significance, there is a difference between Guys and Dolls and Billy Elliott.

    Basically Broadway is always struggling these days to fill expensive seats and find the x factor that lures in tourists, and if that’s a ten-year run of Mamma Mia then that’s a ten-year run of Mamma Mia. :O

     
  5. Plays: 1,805

    xxcactusdudexx:

    40oztofemdom:

    I hate to be that guy who posts THIS YEAR but this is the best goddamn version of the song I ever did hear

    there’s next to nothing that i’m more passionate about than live recordings of this song because god DAMN 

     
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    janet-scott:

l’emperevr (the black king) (listen | cover art)
a mix for ravens and english cathedrals

i. l’arrivee - ehma | ii. big houses - squalloscope | iii. la petite mort - coeur de pirate | iv. the rave and the nightingale - mattthew hindson | v. comme des enfants - coeur de pirate | vi. primavera - ludovico einaudi | vii. into the wall - iain grandage | viii. orphan black ending song - trevor yuile | ix. knee socks - arctic monkeys | x. london - james newtion howard | xi. marching season - yanni

    janet-scott:

    l’emperevr (the black king) (listen | cover art)

    a mix for ravens and english cathedrals

    i. l’arrivee - ehma | ii. big houses - squalloscope | iii. la petite mort - coeur de pirate | iv. the rave and the nightingale - mattthew hindson | v. comme des enfants - coeur de pirate | vi. primavera - ludovico einaudi | vii. into the wall - iain grandage | viii. orphan black ending song - trevor yuile | ix. knee socks - arctic monkeys | x. london - james newtion howard | xi. marching season - yanni

     
  7. anachronistique:

    I’d like to propose a toast. Raise hell, Elaine.

     
  8. 10:04 13th Jul 2014

    Notes: 972

    Reblogged from indiefreshh

    Tags: musicthe mountain goats

    Plays: 3,923

    When you punish a person for living his dream, 

    don’t expect him to thank or forgive you. 

     
  9. 23:00 6th Jul 2014

    Notes: 4347

    Reblogged from aprilwitching

    Tags: sufjan stevensmusic

    Plays: 19,909

    ourfauxpas:

    In the morning through the window shade 
    When the light pressed up against your shoulder blade 
    I could see what you were reading 

    Oh, the glory that the Lord has made 
    And the complications you could do without,
    When I kissed you on the mouth 

     
  10. 
the ladies who lunch company // rose’s turn gypsy // no more into the woods // ballad of booth assassins // finishing the hat sunday in the park with george // epiphany sweeney todd // not a day goes by merrily we roll along // losing my mind follies 
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    the ladies who lunch company // rose’s turn gypsy // no more into the woods // ballad of booth assassins // finishing the hat sunday in the park with george // epiphany sweeney todd // not a day goes by merrily we roll along // losing my mind follies 

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