I’m a huge fan of the NBC drama Nashville – anything that gives me a weekly dose of country music is a good thing in my book. The various albums of music from the show are regularly my background music of choice, today I spotted one on Spotify that I hadn’t seen before – Nashville – On the Record. I clicked onto it and seeing it was all live tracks started listening.
Other than enjoying the fact the tracks were live versions of songs I loved I didn’t give it too much thought until it reached track 8 – A Life That’s Good. I loved this song the first time it appeared in the show, and was very pleased to see it pop back up again and again in different episodes. The different voices that featured singing this song made me wonder if there was a video from the performance, I wanted to see exactly who was included. A quick search showed that yes indeed there was video:
I also noticed there are a number of videos of the entire broadcast, Nashville – On the Record was a special devoted to the music from the show. I haven’t watched it yet but will be doing so in the next couple of days, sadly I can’t find any information to suggest that the special will be shown here in the UK so YouTube will have to be the next best thing. In the mean time I have more to do so might just hit play again on the album!
I love musicals and I love Disney, so I’ve seen and loved the stage versions of both The Lion King and Beauty and the Beast. I heard about this video of some of the Australian cast of The Lion King’s a cappella performance on a plane yesterday but have only just got round to watching it.
It’s made me so happy that I wanted to share it here. As I’m writing this I’m remembering so many things that all make me smile; performing songs from The Lion King at our school pyramid concert, the various a cappella performances I’ve been involved in – both planned and spontaneous, and the day I saw the show in the West End. My only sadness is that I’ve never been on a flight with such a cool thing happening – can’t this become a regular feature?
Just a quick post today – I’m off to Stratford shortly for a day of browsing the shops, finding out what the Mop Fair actually is, and watching Richard II at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre.
I’ve been prompted to write this post because the TED app had an update to load. I have watched a few TED talks and loved every one I’ve seen, but it’s such a vast resource that I know there must be many gems I haven’t discovered. So I’d love your recommendations for the talks I absolutely must watch. They can be on any subject at all, I’m always keen to learn about anything.
I’ve just seen David Morrissey share this video on Twitter and I’ve instantly fallen in love. It’s a song I love, I can still clearly remember hearing it live for the first time when I saw Chitty Chitty Bang Bang on stage – you could have heard a pin drop. This rendition is absolutely gorgeous.