I have written about my fandom loves and sporting loves but never really gotten into my musical tastes and my background when it comes to music. I don’t think that there is a person alive that can honestly say that they do not like music of some kind.
I love music, always have. In high school I was in the school band and choir and attended the Sydney School Eisteddfods a couple of times in their choir section. I played the flute and sang a little though admittedly I was not the best of playing the flute mainly cause unlike most women I do have an issue of doing two things at once, that being playing and reading music at the same time. I guess also my anxiety would rear its head even then as I was never very good a singing solo either due to nerves.
I have attended a few concerts though probably not as many as I would like to. My first concert I ever saw I believe was Salt N’ Peppa and that was with my sister and her friend and it was more for my sister than for me even though the concert was in and around my birthday. The next concert was once again for my sister and that was Madonna, the very first time that she came out to Australia. My sister was a huge fan of Madonna back then.
All other concerts that I attended have been here in Brisbane and they are:
- Coldplay (twice)
- Dave Matthews Band (twice)
- Snow Patrol
- Counting Crows
- Powderfinger (though not their farewell shows)
- The Screaming Jets
I had always wanted to see U2 in concert but I have a feeling that I won’t ever go to another concert again due to my anxiety and the fact that I now have an issue with crowds and my bf does too. I would have like to have gone to a music festival but maybe I am a little too old now though maybe if there is a good line-up maybe the Byron Bay Blues and Roots festival might be a good one to attend.
Actually there probably one gig that I would probably try to attend if they ever come to Australia again and I will drag the bf with me if I have to and that is my favourite band at the moment and that is Florence and the Machine. Actually if Florence Welch came on her own and did solo shows I would go in heartbeat. I honestly believe that she is one of the best female singers in the world right now, probably second to Adele. There is just something about her that speaks to me and I have been saying lately that she is my spirit animal/idol. We also share the same birthday, so a fellow Virgo.
I have also gone to attended a few musicals and at one stage I tried to attend one a year with my mother, that is if there was a good show playing. I have seen:
- The Lion King (twice, once in Las Vegas and once in Brisbane)
- The Producers (Brisbane)
- Wicked (Sydney)
- Chicago (twice Broadway and Brisbane)
- The Phantom of the Opera (Brisbane)
- Rock of Ages (Brisbane)
- Jesus Christ Superstar (Sydney)
- Buddy (Sydney)
- Singing in the Rain (Brisbane)
I think I have seen more than that but off the top of my head that is all I can remember. I have though been to a couple of cabaret shows one in Las Vegas while on a Contiki tour and again for a hen’s night a couple of years ago at a restaurant on the Gold Coast called Dracula’s. I have also attended a couple of Cirque Du Soleil shows
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I know that I have done a post about Marvel and Marvel properties already but considering that I finished Jessica Jones yesterday and the new trailer for Captain America: Civil War also came out yesterday I thought I would comment about them and also talk about something else that I got yesterday but I think that I would leave that to the end of the post. Ca
Warning: there might be spoilers if you have watched Jessica Jones yet
I enjoyed Jessica Jones a lot and though it took me a shorter amount of time to watch than it that it took me watch Daredevil I still think that Daredevil is the better show. I might re-evaluate that though as I might watch both series again back to back. I am not sure when that will though as I might watch it with my bf if I can convince him to watch Daredevil. He refuses to watch it because of Ben Affleck and the bad Daredevil movie that he made. My bf really doesn’t like Ben Affleck which is going to be an issue when the Batman V Superman comes out next year. He also finds the premise preposterous.
Now back to Jessica. First of great representation from Australian talent though admittedly they all had to put on American accents which they pulled off wonderfully. If you wondering who I am talking about they would Rachael Taylor as Trish Walker, Eka Darville as Malcolm Ducasse and Wil Traval as Will Simpson. I was particularly impressed with Eka Darville and his performance as Malcolm and I was pleased that he was not killed and enjoyed his rather odd relationship in the end with Robyn. Of course Krysten Ritter, David Tennant and Mike Colter were also all wonderful as Jessica, Killgrave and Luke Cage. Actually I don’t think that I can fault any member of the cast. I loved seeing Claire Temple from Daredevil in the last episode as well.
The show showed off New York better than Daredevil did but then Daredevil was more set in the night while Jessica Jones had a lot more in the day time. It made me miss New York a lot. I really need to get back to New York sometime. I just need to get some money and knock out my bf to do it though.
Now moving on to the other Marvel property in the Captain America: Civil War trailer. I will say straight away that I have only seen it once and on an iPhone and I do intend to watch it again on a bigger screen. I will also attach it to this post for anyone viewing pleasure. I did like it and it was good to see that it is a Captain America story and not an Avengers story as I think a lot of fans out their worried about that fact due to how much of the cast have connections to the Avengers. It was also good to see that Bucky will play a major part in this story as I like Bucky but that may have to do with me having a soft spot for Sebastian Stan and the fact that he was the Mad Hatter in Once Upon A Time.
Alrighty the last thing that happened yesterday for me was that I bought the new Adele album yesterday through iTunes. I listened to it today and though it might not have been as good as 21 it was still great. I have been saying for years now that she has the best singing voice in the world. Well in my opinion anyway. Actually I think the two best female singers in the world right now come from the UK the other being Florence Welsh of Florence and the Machine.
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