I freaking love the original (and not the many many remixes and tape-overs. And look at that cute hair!). I heard it first with the Dirty Dancing sountrack which I played ad nauseam when I was young!
If you like a man and a guitar going wild
I totally know this is very, very old and everyone has probably already seen it but it is one the few videos that makes me smile and laugh and cry all within 4 minutes! You can see the confused faces of the singers at the start when the mob is just not reacting (there’s nothing… Read more »
Since ROH is playing La Traviata tonight, I decided to share my favourite piece of Opera, sang by a 9-year old initially for Holland’s Got Talent and then picked up by Andre Rieu. Lyrics Italian Literal translation Singable English O mio babbino caro, mi piace, è bello, bello. Vo’andare in Porta Rossa a comperar l’anello! Sì, sì, ci… Read more »
Listen to this Have you ever been listening to a great piece of music and felt a chill run up your spine? Or goosebumps tickle your arms and shoulders? Most people can experience a deep and visceral reaction to music, strong enough to elicit a physical, bodily response. The experience is called frisson (pronounced free-sawn), a French term meaning “aesthetic… Read more »
2012! Sigh. I’m getting old.
I went to see La Boheme (Puccini) sung at the Sydney Opera and I was absolutely in awe of the voices and of some of the really cute and cheesy romantic dialogue. The opera follows two couples as they get together and fall apart in the turn of the century Paris. They struggle with poverty,… Read more »
Sometimes you get this song stuck in your head. Earworms can be maddening—those songs that get stuck, playing over and over in your head. When we listen to a song, it triggers a part of the brain called the auditory cortex. Researchers at Dartmouth University found that when they played part of a familiar song… Read more »
Claws of Fury Midnight Yelping
Ave Maria! Jungfrau mild, Erhöre einer Jungfrau Flehen, Aus diesem Felsen starr und wild Soll mein Gebet zu dir hinwehen. Wir schlafen sicher bis zum Morgen, Ob Menschen noch so grausam sind. O Jungfrau, sieh der Jungfrau Sorgen, O Mutter, hör ein bittend Kind! Ave Maria!