It’s the season of new books so for the next couple of weeks, I’m loaning out my blog to friends who are releasing. Therefore today I’m bringing you things I’ve enjoyed recently.
Many of you may have heard this one first one already. It’s popular on the alternative radio station here in Boise, and my daughter requests to hear it before bed every night. It’s a powerful remake of Simon and Garfunkel and even Paul Simon has given his approval of it.
Disturbed – The Sound of Silence
Next is another one my daughter requests. When my husband and I first watched this video, we burst out laughing, which is perhaps why my daughter isn’t scared by it. My husband likened it to Dungeon Keeper, and I found Brendon Urie’s wild expressions particularly entertaining, but I happen to be fascinated with crazy.
I will warn that the video has theological implications. If you aren’t keen on watching people turn into demons, well, you’ll probably want to avoid this.
Panic! At The Disco – Emperor’s New Clothes
On a separate music front is a TV series I have been obsessed with for a while now. There’s only 8 episodes in the first season and 10 in the second. Each episode is only 22 minutes long to fit into a half-hour slot, so I can rewatch the entire series in a day, and trust me, I have.
I adore this show and my daughter has jumped on the fan bandwagon with me. It’s a fairy tale musical comedy called Galavant.
Now, this is my kind of humor, so it pokes fun at itself and is riddled with inuendos. I know that’s not for everyone, and fortunately it flies over my daugther’s head at the moment. She loves it for the music, which is composed by Alan Menken, the same guy that brought us all those wonderfully catchy Disney scores.
This is how the series starts:
And this guy can sing too!
I’ve even added one of his songs to the lullabies I sing my children. I’ve only linked the audio for this one because it comes at the end of the season and I don’t want to spoil anything with visuals.
There is a lot of fun in this series including princesses, pirates, dragons, dwarves, giants, and zombies. (I couldn’t find a high quality version of the next song so you get one with non-English subtitles.)
Lords of the Sea
I can’t reiterate how much I LOVE this series. I bought the soundtracks for both seasons and listen to them constantly. I also own the series in digital format and have signed the petition to get DVDs released. Next on the list is to get the T-Shirt.
If you enjoy silly musicals, I’d highly recommending checking this one out.
Have you heard of Galavant before? Do you like musicals? What do you think of Disturb’s remake? What did you think of the Emperor’s New Clothes video?
P.S. Sorry for the long post, Sarah. 😉