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Letting the Music Play II

Today I listened to two albums that I have downloaded from iTunes in recent weeks. Before lunch, I listened to The Breakthrough by Mary J. Blige. Released in 2005, this is the album that catapulted Mary J. into the stratosphere. I can understand why. The album is fantastic! During several songs, I found myself having "hallelujah moments." You would think that I was back in the church that I used to belong to. I found myself cheering "Yes, girl!!!" "Sang it!!!" (There is, I might add, a difference between "singing" and "sanging." I wonder if that's a southern thing? LOL) and when Mary was getting really truthful, "Tell it!!! Tell it!!!"

Later in the evening I listened to Eyes Open by Snow Patrol. This is a great album as well. I love the deepness in the lyrics. The words seem to come from a place in the heart that can be reached only if one digs down low into his/her soul.

I have a few more downloaded albums that I need to get caught up on as well, including works by Fall Out Boy, Nickelback, the Wicked Broadway Soundtrack (which I already own on CD and higly recommend), and My December, Kelly Clarkson's new release.  It has been great to indulge in my creative side lately. I need to make this a regular thing, even when I'm working.

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allergictopussy
Jul. 1st, 2007 12:18 pm (UTC)
For the record (and you may very well not even care), but technically, the term 'soundtrack' is reserved for movies and television shows--things that literally have a sound track. The recordings of musicals are referred to as 'cast recordings.'

tomonwheels
Jul. 1st, 2007 03:18 pm (UTC)
I know. I just have a bad habit of lumping everything together in one category sometimes. I know this is probably a stupid question, but I'm gonna ask it anyway, do you have 'Wicked' in your collection?
allergictopussy
Jul. 1st, 2007 06:10 pm (UTC)
Take your pick
-WICKED, original Broadway cast recording

-WICKED, bootleg of pre-Broadway cast in San Fransico (incl. the subsequently replaced Robert Morse as the Wizard AND susequently cut song, "Which Way is the Party?")

-WICKED, bootleg of original national tour cast with Stephanie J. Block

-WICKED, karaoke tracks

(P.S. How did we ever meet? You commented on my LJ one day, but I never knew how you found it. Not that I mind--I love new friends.)
tomonwheels
Jul. 1st, 2007 08:26 pm (UTC)
Re: Take your pick
Wow, that's quite a collection of 'Wicked' stuff. I just have the CD of the original Broadway cast, and "The Grimmerie."

I found your LJ through Divarobbie's user info. page one day. When I saw your screen name, I realized that I needed to be friends with the guy who chose that user name. I love it. LOL. Not to mention, we both love plays, musicals, and other forms of entertainment too. I've really been enjoying all of the YouTube posts you've been doing.
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