Category Archives: Music

Caitlin Gray. It’s A Small World!

Well, there I was watching this … Hurray for the Riff Raff – “Pa’lante” (Live at Pregones Theater) … and suddenly my brain went all, Wait. What? Am I imagining things?

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Music: Hurray For The Riff Raff

Arroyo Seco Weekend-Day One Hurray For The Riff Raff was a revelation. [. . .] … I stumbled back to the Willow tent to see Hurray For the Riff Raff and I was stunned. Alynda Segarra is a star. How … Continue reading

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Fibonacci: The Music Of Math

Music From The Fibonacci Sequence

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The Greatest ‘African’ Showman

It’s a testament to the talents of Benj Pasek and Justin Paul — along with the music of John Debney and Joseph Trapanese — that the songs they did for The Greatest Showman have so many adaptations posted to YouTube. … Continue reading

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The Greatest Showman: This Is Me, Dennis Potter-Style

Dennis Potter pioneered actors miming to the words of old songs in Pennies from Heaven and The Singing Detective, two groundbreaking mini-series for British TV that won him worldwide acclaim and were the pinnacle of his work. Even the American … Continue reading

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The Greatest Birthday Show

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Video: Music From Star Blazers

Called Space Battleship Yamato in Japan, it became Star Blazers when it was adapted in America. Here’s a selection of its great music performed by a live orchestra in Japan. 組曲『宇宙戦艦ヤマト』 Space Battleship YAMATO The series has been brought back as … Continue reading

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Bob Lefsetz Tells All

The Lefsetz Letter is must-reading. Although it began all about music, Bob often writes about movies, TV, books and, especially, life. I interrupted what I was doing to watch the following video. Lefsetz promised: … contained herein is my complete … Continue reading

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Video: Songwriters Benj Pasek And Justin Paul

It took seven years for The Greatest Showman to be made. That delay was damn well worth it. Probably one of the most fortuitous delays in history. Because it enabled the movie to get the songs and music of Benj … Continue reading

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Weekend Review, March 31-April 1, 2018

Real-life complications bled into and overtook the weekend. In-between the chaos, I was able to play the soundtrack to The Greatest Showman like a billion times (OK, maybe more than ten?). Now you can too: The Greatest Showman Original Soundtrack … Continue reading

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