Mike Rowe and false advertising

…or maybe it’s a request? Apparently Mike has just auctioned this T-shirt on ebay…it wasn’t filled, so I wasn’t interested!

...and have you heard this fella sing?!?

…and have you heard this fella sing?!?

Sally and ponies

I hear ya Sally, I hear ya…

...Stupid star!

…Stupid star!

Christian and Oliver – Shine

Christian and Oliver – Shine

The two gorgeous fellas from Germany’s Verbotene Liebe (Forbidden Love). A great mix of clips from seasons 1 and 2, really nicely backed by one of my favorite Cyndi Lauper songs. Those of you who wander round my facebook page will know I have posted it to there more than once…but it’s a lot of fun, and besides, I did recently get a message from Johannes Weil!!! Enjoy.

…for the lads in the office

…you know who you are!

...for the geek who has everything!

…for the geek who has everything!

…it sure is Swell

…it sure is Swell

What a joy to hear this Rogers and Hart classic – originally from 1927. And a joy to hear (nearly all of the) entire first verse so wonderfully sung by Douglas Sills – Larry Hart’s lyric complexities were, and are, unsurpassed:

 

 

It remains an enigmatic tragedy that a man who could write:

You are so graceful-
Have you wings?
You have a face full
Of nice things.
You have no speaking voice, dear-
With ev’ry word it sings

…should die alone and so very tragically at only 48 years of age. Despite being recognized in his own time as one of popular musicals finest lyricists, biographers write of a man never comfortable nor satisfied with any aspect of his life. Short in stature, deemed unattractive with a disproportionately large head, lonely, unsuccessful in relationships, at odds with his homosexuality; he was plagued with regular bouts of deepest depression. He spent most of his life living with his mother and became a regular, and very public, alcoholic, fueled further by frequent binges. Devastated after his mother’s death in April 1943, his bouts of drinking overwhelmed him. and he died the following November of pneumonia induced by apparent exposure after a drinking spree lasting several days.

I have only ever seen one piece of autobiographical writing from Hart himself…a sad and angry piece of prose – it is all the sadder that a man that produce so many lyrics of such quality could find so little worthwhile to write of himself

Pretty in Pink. Bunnies Round 10

The Bunnies looked pretty in pink last Friday evening when they convincingly chewed up and spat out Wests Tigers 54 to 10. The awe-inspiring Greg Inglis scored 4 tries – one after a 95-metre dash down the length of the field!

Adam Reynolds - pretty in pink!

Adam Reynolds – pretty in pink!

Run Adam, run!

Run Adam, run!

...what a night for the bunnies!

…what a night for the bunnies!

 

I’m back!

Hi world…yet another attempt at a personal blog…let’s see how this one goes!