Late Night: A Medley

A late night opera with themes from today, mostly sparked by reader comments:

Act 1: Poison, Give Me Something to Believe In

Acts 2, 3, 4 and the curtain call below the fold.

Act 2: Spinning Wheel (Blood Sweat & Tears) -- I chose the version by an American Idol contestant. Then there's the graphic version.

What goes up must come down
Spinnin' wheel got to go 'round
Talkin' 'bout your troubles it's a cryin' sin
Ride a painted pony let the spinnin' wheel spin

Act 3, the Beatles and "Chains." Written by Geoff Goffin & Carole King, here's the original version by the Cookies, 1962, which included Little Eva (Locomotion) on backup.

Act IV: Green Day and the Boulevard of Broken Dreams

Curtain Call: Max Frost and the Troopers, Nothing Can Change the Shape of Things to Come (From the 1968 movie Wild in the Streets)

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    Stopped in because you said, earlier today, (5.00 / 1) (#4)
    by sarcastic unnamed one on Tue Feb 19, 2008 at 11:46:23 PM EST
    that Spinning Wheel would get played tonight. And it was, by AI's Bo Bice even. Rock on. Digging AI tonight. Couple, two or three, got serious chops.

    And Priscilla Presley will be (1.00 / 1) (#6)
    by Jeralyn on Tue Feb 19, 2008 at 11:51:12 PM EST
    a contestant in the new Dancing With Stars in March.

    Great medley, J, thanks. (5.00 / 1) (#10)
    by sarcastic unnamed one on Wed Feb 20, 2008 at 12:10:02 AM EST
    Despite our 180 degree political differences, music does provide a true commonality.

    Here's to hoping the best candidate for America, and the world, gets the votes in Nov.


    Wonderful (4.00 / 1) (#9)
    by Stellaaa on Wed Feb 20, 2008 at 12:00:04 AM EST
    Heh, have you seen this, cannot be embedded but it's awesomeCult Of Personality

    Danny Glover's son is in the band, Living Colours, the song is from 1988.  Great Jimmy Hendrix like rock.  


    Is this like Tommy? (none / 0) (#1)
    by oculus on Tue Feb 19, 2008 at 11:38:34 PM EST
    can't open this stuff, must run home, but I'm pretty sure it isn't my kind of opera.

    yes, it tells a story (none / 0) (#2)
    by Jeralyn on Tue Feb 19, 2008 at 11:41:19 PM EST
    with a little hyperbole and sarcasm intended, but not much.

    actually it's a cross between (5.00 / 1) (#5)
    by Jeralyn on Tue Feb 19, 2008 at 11:50:15 PM EST
    an opera told from the different points of view of various participants and an observer, and a tarot card reading.

    Rashomon, the opera. (none / 0) (#7)
    by oculus on Tue Feb 19, 2008 at 11:51:41 PM EST
    yes (none / 0) (#8)
    by Jeralyn on Tue Feb 19, 2008 at 11:52:49 PM EST
    I'm sorry I didn't think of that, you are right.

    Of course, how would I know? I (1.00 / 1) (#3)
    by oculus on Tue Feb 19, 2008 at 11:42:28 PM EST
    never saw Tommy, although Des MacAnuff did the revival here.  

    The reference to (none / 0) (#11)
    by badger on Wed Feb 20, 2008 at 12:28:00 AM EST
    Wild in the Streets seems appropriate. And maybe Vanishing Point for the other campaign (I liked Kowalski a lot better than Max Frost)

    Thanks for the context (none / 0) (#12)
    by A little night musing on Wed Feb 20, 2008 at 01:46:56 AM EST
    I appreciate the energy that went into choosing these. Thanks, Jeralyn.

    I am in an odd position. Asked to recommend an endorsement to MoveOn, I recommended Obama based on what seemed to me at the time rather superficial considerations. (He lead McCain in polls) But I ended up voting for Hillary in NYC because of equally contingent reasons and I have remained torn. (Why I'm here - it's the only place that I can find that seems to understand "torn" anymore).

    I sincerely hope that this time, we won't tear ourselves apart. That's all.

    "A little night musing" (none / 0) (#13)
    by oculus on Wed Feb 20, 2008 at 01:50:52 AM EST
    Terrific name.  Are you a Mozart afficianado?