I hate it, whenever there is a big event of something in the family, my mom and grandmother just assume I’ll want to sing a song for everyone, which is always beyond true. Sometimes I’ll do it, but most of the time, when I say no, they get really pissed. “Its just one song. You’re good at improvising.” I’m sorry but just because the family is together doesn’t mean I have to put on a fucking musical number. Can’t I sit around and enjoy everyone’s company and just relax? No. Instead they always want me to be a fucking entertainer. I wouldn’t mind doing it, if it were for people I didn’t know. But the fact that my mom and grandmother always draw everyone’s attention to me so the whole room of 40 people are quite really bothers me, because then, for the rest of the night, people will feel obligated to come up to me and compliment me or ask me questions on my future. There is nothing I hate talking about more than me and my musical/ acting future career. Fuck that because I don’t even know if I want to pursue a performance career. Plus whenever I tell a family or a family friend that I don’t know about my future they always say “well you can make it!” or “you’re headed for big places” or “I’ll say I know him when he was young.” FUCK THAT. It’s one thing if a professor tells me I could make a career out of performing because that means something. When a professor, or even friend, tells me they think I could make it, I am ecstatic for a week, because they know how it works and they have seen the talent. When it is a family friend or a family member, they are just naive and it pisses me off. They don’t understand the amount of amazing talent I could never compete with in New York and the odds of me getting a job are slim. They don’t understand that it could take me hundreds of auditions to get a job. They really don’t know how things work and they’re naivete just pisses me off.
In short, I do NOT want to play a song tonight at this party and mom and grandma are pissed. Fuck That.
I’ve always been an anti-Renter. I saw the movie once and I thought it was good but I wasn’t over the top obsessed with it and I got pissed off with everyone’s dedication to the show. The thing to do was know every lyric to Rent and Wicked and when you are in the eighth grade, it is utterly ridiculous to know Rent that well. Someone from the cast of SA told me that there is an entire filmed version of the Broadway production on Youtube. Truth. I figured I would give it a shot and I surprisingly really enjoyed it. I’m glad I didn’t get into in the eighth grade because there is no one an eighth grader could possibly understand half of what the show is about. Yes, its about AIDS, which is hard for anyone in my generation to understand, but there are also huge references to the poverty in New York and feelings of not having enough money to pay the rent while still wanting a beer or wine or a joint and its about finding who you are and what you stand for as you become an adult. Nothing of this can you understand at a young age. Also, the production is so much better than the movie. The show is creative and the directing is phenomenal. So I guess, in the end, I am discovering I wasn’t hating on Rent, but rather the people who only saw the movie and claimed for it to be their favorite musical ever. Because I surprisingly enjoyed it. I still think, however, that this shit should not be revived yet. Its only been closed for three years and its not old enough to be a period piece yet so its in that awkward stage where you can’t do much new with it, and things should only be revived if it isn’t seen with a different eye. That’s my thought. So enough of Rent.
Dashboard is my go-to for when I’m sad. It never makes me feel better but he has a library of about 40 songs to listen to when you’re upset so there is always one that relates exactly to my situation. Hope you feel better! Call if you need to!
Just witnessed four shirtless guidos rear rend an old man in traffic.
Nothing happened to the old man but the guido mobile broke a front light and the bumper is hanging off. This shouldn’t be brightening my day but you know how them guidos pride themselves on their black sports car. I haven’t stopped laughing for 10 minutes
Spending the week at my Aunt’s beach house in Narragansett. Waking up early. Riding my bike from Scarborough to Narragansett Beach. Getting iced coffee at the best hidden coffee shop in town. Sitting on the wall and looking at the waves. Riding back on Ocean Drive and finding a small path that led to a small beach completely inhabited. Losing my jeans and shirt and swimming on my private beach. Taking a nap and letting the sun dry me off. All with no cell phone or communication to the outside world. This is my idea of vacation.
Will never get old for me. Its so sad they only have one album. Which I’ve listened to at least multiple times a year since my sister started playing them in the house when I was probably in the 5th grade. I didn’t understand their lyrics at the time I just liked to sing “I think I Just Gave Away the Ending” around the house (my mom yelled at me when I started singing “horseshit” at the top of my lungs in the 5th grade). But the older I get, the more I like them. Not only because they sound great but they were a little prophetic in they’re one album. I don’t know. Maybe I’ve been brainwashed too.
"Health insurance- rip off, lying. FDA- big bankers buying. Fake computer crashes dying. Cloning while they’re multiplying. Fashion shoots with the aid of Beck and Hansen, Courtney Love and Marilyn Manson. You’re all fakes, run to your mansions. Come around, we’ll kick your asses!"
I’ve past a cop going 80 in a 65. Passed a cop going 80 in a 55. And passed a cop going 80 in a 45 all without getting pulled over.. Doing the speed limit for the rest of the day because I’ve been lucky enough so far. .
Something I am not okay with. I just watched a National Geographic special on it, and I am sick to my stomach. Did you know that there is a prison called CSP in Colorado where inmates are brought and they are put into solitary confinement for years. YEARS. They are in their cell for 23 hours a day and virtually have no human contact (the hour outside of their cell is in the shower and exercise room, still completely alone). Their food is delivered through a crack in the door with no communication and people are locked alone in an 8 by 10 room with a desk, a bed, and a toilet. That is possibly one of the most inhumane things that we do in this country. Most inmates, naturally, have psychological breakdowns and cannot function in society after their time. One man, currently back in CSP, was in solitary confinement for 5 years and had a break down 3 days after leaving the prison in the local grocery store and attacked a man because the former inmate thought he was “following him.” He was then arrested and brought back to CSP. Confinement not only takes away all communication to the outside world but also takes away a person’s ability to function as a human being. Most of these inmates are serving in jail for what might seem as petty crimes. One man stole a car and was sentenced to the local prison for a short term (I believe it was a year, or so). After fighting with a guard, he was sent to CSP. However, instead of serving the short term he was giving, CSP kept adding on to his sentence for little things that he would do at CSP. Examples would be not giving the food trays back to the guards, refusing to leave the shower room or exercise room, trying to send notes to the other inmates through the in-prison library system. Granted, he did lash out at a couple of the guards a few times (but honestly wouldn’t you?). But still with all the add-ons to his sentence, he now needs to serve 90 years in prison and is not eligible for parole until he’s 80. I’m not against prison. I am just against treating people like animals and being inhumane. There is just something about solitary confinement that makes my blood boil.
with the exception of the black people one, spiderman, and god damn memphis they were all really good.
i dont understand how how daniel radcliff wasnt nominated. he was really impressive.
No Kilduff. No. The Scottsboro Boys is one of the most controversially brilliant musicals in the decade. The fact that they told a true story in the fashion of a minstrel show only shows how unnacceptably racist we were and still are as a country (plus the way you called it “the black people one” only shows us how we haven’t really gone that far). Also Daniel Radcliff is not good. If he were a nobody everyone would have given him awful reviews but the only reason he got good reviews was because it was surprising that Harry Potter can sing a melody line and do a time step. In comparison to the other nominees and just straight up talent in New York, he did not even deserve to be cast in that show.
Even when I see a significant amount of the nominees, you still get more predictions right than I do. It’s clear that you think like the producers and I just think like theatre teacher I someday will be. Sad sad day. I also think this is very indicative of our future careers. Bahahaha. Next year Carrerio, next year.
You weren’t good. Get off of the stage AGAIN. I hated you last year. I hated you when I actually saw the show this year. And I hate you now that you are stage at the Tony’s again. Admit it: You are the aborted child of Jersey Boys and Dream Girls.
Joshua (Jesus):[to the high priests] You are hypocrites. You are liars. You have perverted My Father's words to make them serve your ends. I despise you. [Joshua sends the High Priest flying with a single blow]
Thomas:Joshua! You struck a priest!
Joshua:And I'll do it again. All who do not love all men are against Me.
Thomas:But You said we must always turn the other cheek.
Joshua:I must have been in a very good mood. Do not take everything I say so seriously.
How can people, especially people who are in my generation, still be so bigoted, uncultured, and insensitive? It amazes me that somehow we are still stuck in our ‘white is right-1950s’ mindset. That’s all.