Tuesday, August 7, 2012

No BEDA This Time

So as you may have figured out, I'm not doing BEDA (Blog Every Day in August). Umm, not just because I've already missed some days, but also because I know I'll be missing more days later. I'm leaving the country in about a week and a half, for a week and a half. But then I'll be back! Anyway, I won't have much internet access while I'm away. I'm already dreading what my inbox will look like when I get back. Anyway, no internet = no blogging. But I'll try and do some extra posting about my trip when I get back.

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Does Being Evil Make You a Good Singer?

I love musicals. Like, a lot. I'm mean, I'm no theater kid, posting Playbills on my walls, but I like to watch them and listen to them. There's something I've noticed a lot of musicals have in common.

The villains get great songs. Anytime a character does something evil they get a great song. Some examples:

Oogie Boogie's Song - Nightmare Before Christmas
Blood in the Water - Legally Blonde
Rogues are We - Holy Musical B@man
Mother Knows Best - Tangled
Brand New DaySlipping - Dr. Horrible' Sing-Along Blog
Be Prepared - Lion King
Kick it Up a Notch - Starship
What You Feel - Once More With Feeling
Cell Block Tango - Chicago

I'm sure there are more examples out there, but this is what I came up with quickly.

By the way I'm not saying that the heroes get bad songs, just that the villain's songs tend to stand out.