Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Hey guys! Hope you enjoy my playlist of the month for June. As always, if there's a song that's not available on itunes, I've provided a link where you can find it.
1) "Green to Grey" -- Gavin Creel
2) "Crown On The Ground" -- Sleigh Bells
3) "Ghost Pressure" -- Wolf Parade
4) "Never Gonna Leave Me" -- Sia
5) "Dancing On My Own" -- Robyn
6) "Dead Hearts" -- Stars
7) "Right On" -- The Roots (feat. Joanna Newsom)
8) "Sound Of Love" -- Husky Rescue
9) "Daisy" -- Fang Island
10) "True Love Will Find You in the End" -- Mates of State
11) "Do-Wah-Doo" -- Kate Nash
12) "Fire With Fire" -- Scissor Sisters
13) "For Days" -- Francis and the Lights
14) "Twilight" -- Lusine
15) "Careful (Television Cover)" -- Local Natives
16) "Rambling Man" -- Laura Marling
17) "Young Hearts Run Free" -- The Swell Season
If you'd like to download the mix in its entirety, click the link here to get them on iTunes.
Sunday, June 27, 2010
Hey guys! 3 years ago I made the first Andrew's Blog while doing HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL up at North Shore Music Theatre. 3 years later I'm so honored that you guys are still tuning in! This video chronicles my last year through little video clips. Enjoy and thanks for your continued support!
Saturday, June 26, 2010
Hey guys, check out my buddy Andy Mientus's new blog for the musical ACADEMY being performed in South Korea of all places! THE COMEBACK references and excellent soundtrack are reason enough to tune in. Looking forward to seeing his journey with the show against a landscape that I'm sure will prove to be exciting!
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Well, it's been almost two weeks since the world was abuzz with controversy surrounding Jake Wilson's last video "Baby Gaga," so much that the family decided to remove it from youtube. Now most directors in his situation might hold off, but Jake has just followed up with an even more hilarious Gaga parody! "Old Lady Gaga" stars the genius Jackie Hoffman and some sexy broadway dancer boys in a hilarious remake of "Alejandro." Well, NO ONE is going to call child services on this video. This has viral hit written all over it! Let's see if lightning strikes twice!
Monday, June 21, 2010
Thursday, June 17, 2010
Anyone who knows me well can tell you I have a special place in my heart for High School show choir. Naturally, this clip delivers on all levels. I'm not sure who thought NEXT TO NORMAL and jazz squares were a good marriage, but he sounds like my kinda guy! Bravo Carlsbad High School! This prompted me to search for other unlikely show choir pairings (i.e. "Caroline, or Change + show choir," or "show choir + Hello Again")
Sunday, June 13, 2010
I decided to make a collection of summer inspired indie rock tunes tunes that I promise you does not contain Katy Perry's "California Gurls." These are best enjoyed while sharing a Whole Foods picnic in Sheep's Meadow, squeezing lemons in your hair on Venice Beach or driving in your Prius with the windows rolled down.
1) "Lust for Life" -- GIRLS
2) "In the Sun" -- She & Him
3) "I Was Made For Sunny Days" -- The Weepies
4) "Skies So Blue" -- The Rocket Summer
5) "Beach Comber" -- Real Estate
6) "In the Aeroplane Over the Sea" -- Neutral Milk Hotel
7) "Folding Chair" -- Regina Spektor
8) "Rum and Coca-Cola" -- The Andrews Sisters
9) "Finally Woken" -- Jem
10) "Summer Cum" -- Avi Buffalo
11) "Sun (Acoustic)" -- Mae
12) "From the Morning" -- Nick Drake
13) "Summersong" -- The Decemberists
14) "Warm and Sunny Days" -- The Dears
15) "Chan Chan" -- Buena Vista Social Club
16) "Let's Go Surfing" -- The Drums
17) "Nothing But Time" -- Opus Orange
18) "Swim Until You Can't See Land" -- Frightened Rabbit
19) "Swim" -- Surfer Blood
20) "Summer's Life -- The Shaky Hands
21) "Summers" -- Loney, Dear
22) "Winding Road" -- Bonnie Sommerville
I've also included a link to download the mix (minus 2 songs) on iTunes. Click here!
Saturday, June 12, 2010
Last week, author Mickey Rapkin sent me a copy of his new book,"Theater Geek." It chronicles the "real life drama of a summer at STAGE DOOR MANOR, the famous performing arts camp." I've got scores of friends who are a part of the STAGE DOOR mafia and didn't need much persuading to crack this one open. Well, I just finished it during a particularly long tech rehearsal for SUPERMAN and have got to say, I highly recommend it! I KNOW you guys will love this one. I mean, it's LITERALLY campy. Rapkin unfurls a utopia where middle schoolers belt out obscure Sondheim tunes, campers gush about how badly they want to go to UMich and backstage walls are graffitied with names like "Natalie Portman," "Julia Murney" and "Dana Steingold." After about 15 pages, I seriously started to wonder if he was writing this book for me and my friends. It's thrilling to read something and honestly feel in on the secret, which is what any theater buff or long time reader my blog are sure to feel when reading this delicious, hilarious book.
Check it out here! THEATER GEEK
This is the music video for one of my favorite songs on the most recent Andrew's Blog Playlist of the Month. It's for Josh Ritter's, "The Curse" and I think you'll find this music video incredibly endearing. It's pretty remarkable the impact that two marionettes can have. Check it out!
Wednesday, June 9, 2010
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
Sunday, June 6, 2010
Here's my new video spoofing the new French Gay McDonald's commercial! Just to go on record, I'm very happy that McDonald's is taking a pro-gay standpoint and thought the ad was very sweet, but it was just begging for someone to spoof. We already had our viral video of the week with "Baby Gaga," but I feel like this could be a viral video as well. Comment/Fav/ReTweet?!