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Sesame Street + Glee = awesome

Major bonus points for scary Sue, breathy-voiced Quinn & “gorgeous!” Kurt.

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What I’ve learnt over the last few days…

  • Grey’s Anatomy made a musical episode
  • Jane Lynch (who plays cheerleading coach Sue Sylvester on Glee) will be hosting the Emmy’s this year
  • Kim Kardashian will be producing a reality TV show to create a new version of the Pussycat Dolls (didn’t someone already try this and fail with Girlicious?)
  • Apparently Christopher Columbus didn’t discover America, a whole bunch of explorers (including St Brendan of Ireland) got there first
  • The braniac writer of gimmick-lit “novel” Pride & Prejudice & Zombies is writing a sequel to Beetljuice, I can only assume because coming up with new ideas has gone out of fashion in Hollywood
  • Nicolas Cage is a vampire – someone’s selling a photo from the 1870’s on eBay which has a striking resemblance to the very same flaming skeleton Ghost Rider


distractions

In my efforts to distract myself from weird snow dreams (see previous post on chionophobia) I’ve been trawling the internet for something to entertain me (minds out of the gutter!).

It turns out Dr Who started the new series – or maybe just continued with the current series, I’m not sure what the deal is – with a new episode last Saturday. Shows what kind of fan I am, I didn’t even know about it. I’ve also read that Idina Menzel (originally of Rent and recently of Wicked) will be returning to Glee for their third series. Apparently Lady Gaga dressed as her male alter-ego Joe Calderone for the entire VMA’s (I’m not sure why, and I was pretty surprised after all the hype to hear her still talking in her normal voice). Sarah Jessica Parker dressed up a little bit like Red Riding Hood at her premiere in Moscow but I still love her outfit.

To heighten the tone a little, but only a little, I checked out The Guardian’s website to see what life lessons I could pick up – I learnt how to crochet a flower, how to bake nectarine strudel and that Zoe Ball doesn’t want young girls smoking or getting on sunbeds.

I think that’s enough for one night.


When I need some water, baby, coffee or gin…

You know what’s super annoying? Having Brittany’s “My Cup” song from Glee stuck in your head for 12 hours on a loop. Serves me right for watching Glee re-runs when I should be working.

As is the tradition of “this is awful, you try it” exchanges, I bring you a clip that will embed itself in your brain:

You know what’s even weirder? Searching for this on youtube showed me all the covers people out in the real world have recorded and shared with the world.


Tyler Shields

This guy is amazing. His photographs veer from absolute beauty to total gore to flat-out weird, and a lot of his work looks kind of effortless, like he just happened to be in the right place with a camera as Michael Trevino and Lindsay Lohan had their little vampire outburst.

I’ve read some criticism over his use of violent imagery, but that’s the difference between shooting for yourself and shooting for  commission – if anyone out there doesn’t like these photos, they don’t have to look at them. Art is entirely subjective so every person can (and usually does) have a different opinion.

Take a look at his website, it’s not for the faint of heart but if you’re interested in photography in any way it will do you good.

Goes without saying, the photos below belong to His Highness Mr Shields.


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What I learnt today…

…not even the adorable cheesiness of Glee can make this song sound anything but awful.


THE END OF THE WORLD

Last night I had this idea to create a blog to document a new thing I’ve learnt every day. This morning I found out that the world is supposed to end tonight. So…yeah. Not only is the Rapture going to send humanity spinning headlong into months of Hell on earth for not believing sufficiently in God, but there’s going to be no season 3 of Vampire Diaries. Not cool.

I’ve decided I don’t want that to be the thing I learnt today and instead, there’s this – Fleetwood Mac wrote and recorded their greatest album Rumours while their personal lives were pretty much falling apart. (Yes, I learnt about this from Glee but the story still stands.) They were getting divorced, fighting all the time, basically stomping all over their own and each other’s hearts and souls but somehow managing to pour all that pain into the music. It’s an incredible thing to be able to create something so beautiful out of something so destructive.

I’ve always believed that music has fantastically cathartic and curative powers and for me this proves it. Goodness knows I’ve had my share of bad days and, maybe it’s my musical background, but I’ve often found that the right song can completely change my mood. In this case I’m off to listen to Nobody’s Fault But Mine and hope that the world is still as I left it when I wake up tomorrow.