Slope of Hope Blog Posts
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Given how much I love this song, I’ve probably posted it before. All the same, I feel like sharing it here now. It’s light, it’s fun, and it beautifully illustrates the lesson of impermanence. Enjoy.
Hello, one and all. I’ll be doing my chart thing later, but for now, let me toss a comment cleaner out there, which is the extremely cool opening to the JCS Live show I talked about from last Sunday. This is the overture, and it’s fantastically exciting. Fun fact: the first person to play (and remember, this is a huge production) is fourteen years old!
I hope some of you got to see the live NBC presentation of Jesus Christ Superstar last night. I had been looking forward to it for months. It was sensational – – Judas Iscariot (played by Brandon Victor Dixon) was especially good – but my main praise is for the SET DESIGN. Just ingenious. The real crowd pleaser was Alice Cooper, of all people, who played King Herod:
Let’s celebrate the reversal! Time for some Devo, the coolest group of all time. This video is from decades ago (since the boys were pretty much the most innovative out there and led the way on music videos) but has probably my favorite moment of any music video, which is the fat guy trying to drink a milkshake while on an “exercise” machine. Also take note of the cameo appearance by Laraine Newman (spraying from the tree), who was Mark’s girlfriend at the time.
I have written from time to time about the ill-fated musical Capeman (written by Paul Simon). Here is a rare live performance of one of my favorite songs from it:
A favorite song from a favorite group about a favorite topic: Relax with some morning music.