Friday, July 31, 2009
No that is not a scene from SHOWGIRLS, it's Dani Spieler on a circus ring at a strip club and it also happens to be the opening number of the new TBD episode. But trust me, it's just as campy SHOWGIRLS and it's a musical!
That's right. Don't forget to watch THE BATTERY'S DOWN tonight at midnight! This new episode is pretty much amazing in every way with three new songs, a slew or REALLY fancy guest stars, some rrrrriiicch plot twists not to mention it's been two months in the making so you know it's gonna be good.
Also check out the new website! It has a new blog section that all the TBD regulars are going to start posting on regularly. So fun!
Thursday, July 30, 2009
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Oh there are just so many things to look forward to this fall. And if GLEE is anywhere near as rich as this sneak peak that they just released I'm going to be one happy camper. Thank you random big belter girl. Thank you amazing Jazmine Sullivan cover. Thank you high heeled converses. GLEE, ladies and gentlemen.
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Hey guys this is a new thing I'm trying. I've gotten a few tweets and facebook messages asking to post the names of songs/artists that I've been playing on the blogs. So I figured this would be a good new addition to Andrew's Blog--a monthly playlist! This is a mixture of songs that you've heard in the background of my blogs as well as music that's inspiring me right now. I pretty much only use indie artists on the blog because of the recent major record label's crackdown of fair use on youtube, so this is a good way to get some of these amazing singer/songwriter's some exposure. Lastly, I of course urge you to BUY their music on itunes or emusic or whatever :D
"Folding Chair" -- Regina Spektor
"Summers" -- Loney, Dear
"San Francisco" -- Steve Tannen
"Failure" -- Laura Marling
"Animal" -- Miike Snow
"Actor Out of Work" -- St. Vincent
"Disappear" -- The Gabe Dixon Band
"The River" -- Anathallo
"Great God Bird" -- Sufjan Stevens
"Blood Bank" -- Bon Iver
"The Opposite of Hallelujah" -- Jens Lekman
"Tenuousness" -- Andrew Bird
"And the Hazy Sea" -- Cymbals Eat Guitars
"Feel" -- Jesse Harris
"Los Angeles, I'm Yours" -- The Decemberists
"Get Lonely" -- The Mountain Goats
Monday, July 27, 2009
Saturday, July 25, 2009
Thursday, July 23, 2009
Vanessa Ray, my best friend and certainly no stranger to Andrew's Blog, has some wonderful news! Starting today, she will be appearing as a regular on the soap opera, AS THE WORLD TURNS. For anyone familiar with the show, she will be playing Janet's younger sister, Teri Ciccone. ATWT airs at 2PM on CBS. I have yet to see her on it but Vanessa is truly one of the most gifted actresses I've ever met in my life so I'm sure she's going to hit the ground running. I have only watched maybe 3 episodes of a soap opera in my entire life and that was only because I was randomly on one, so I'm really excited for an excuse to get wrapped up in some new "stories." It's also an amazing excuse to get to see my friend every day even though we're separated by many miles of land :D
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
I feel like I'm maybe a couple months late on this video but it is SOOOO good and I totally wouldn't have found it unless I was tipped off by one of you guys! What a campy, campy version of possibly the campiest music video ever made. Thanks to "zkb" for the tip. ZKB? Sounds like a long lost sibling of mine...Zenita Keenan-Bolger anyone?
So the winner of the first campy amazing video that you guys recommended goes to Sean Chang who linked to this amazing Sesame Street video--PEAR: The Musical! Especially after having just seen the HAIR revival, this had me squealing with delight! What campy person is writing for Sesame Street these days?? Connor Gallagher?? Thanks for giving me so many amazing tips so far. I now have a million more rich vids to post in the upcoming week.
Sunday, July 19, 2009
And I have yet to find one youtube video that's interested me. Got any suggestions? I feel like this is the longest I've gone without posting some new find. If you've got any leads, post a comment. I promise I'll give you credit if I post it :D
Sunday, July 12, 2009
I'm SORRY! Am I being punked??! A classmate of mine from Umich, Janine DiVita just crossed my mind and I thought to look for her on youtube. Janine was one of those ridiculous people in my class who from the first time I saw her perform as a freshman I was like, "WHAT!?! There's no way I go to school with people THAT good!" Well cut to today--she's already starred on Broadway (Rizzo in GREASE) and is pulling out a performance this mind-blowing that I can watch whenever I want. Get ready! She is going to give you CHILLS.
Saturday, July 11, 2009
Check back tonight for the new trailer to POINT of ORIGIN, a new reality show that we're making out here on the road with MARY POPPINS. I'm so excited for you guys to see it. We've been working on it for the past few weeks and I don't think it will disappoint :D
Thursday, July 9, 2009
Sunday, July 5, 2009
Curtis Brown, the photographer behind many of the iconic shots surrounding young Broadway has a new amazing website! Totally check it out. I got lost for about 20 minutes, clicking around and marveling at his gorgeous body of work. Curtis, a dear friend, has been responsible for pretty much all the trendy shots that you've seen my friends and co-workers in including THE BATTERY'S DOWN, PEREZ HILTON SAVES THE UNIVERSE, MR. BROADWAY (The Broadway Beauty Pageant) and many, many others!
Curtis Brown Photography
Curtis Brown Photography
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
This is SOOO Rich! I'm pretty much certain this video will be viral by the end of the week. Special love goes to Kyle as Tony (most recent episode of BATTERY'S DOWN anyone?). Thank you collegehumor.com for a hilarious, well done inside theatre joke!