Wednesday, August 20, 2014

me2ism:

Night and Day" as heard on Cole Porter: A Musical Toast (1997)

music/lyric Cole Porter

performance Carolee Carmello

Carolee has so much fun with this. It’s very hushed and exciting and you know she’s going to ring out that big, high, vibrato-full belt once the melody goes high enough. And for a second you worry that maybe it won’t go high enough (even though you’ve heard the song before, and are pretty sure that it will).  When, at the top of the third verse (not counting “with the beat beat beat of the tom tom” as a verse), Carolee finally gets to go up on the third word of “Day and niiiiiiiiiight, / Under the hide of meeeeee” I literally cheered in my car. 

Also, there’ a historic hotel in Cleveland Heights that dubiously claims its Moroccan design inspired Cole Porter to write this song.

I have to hurry! I’m late for a play reading. If Patti Lupone yells at me I’m blaming you! Stephanie J. Block as she was signing my poster at Little Miss Sunshine (via be-good-to-yourself)

Eartha Kitt photographed by George Silk, 1955

(Source: deborahkerr)

Has anyone figured out how to post news about yourself on Facebook without sounding so so self-congratulatory? No?

Tuesday, August 19, 2014
badassjewishwomen:

thoughtsofablackgirl:

Hedy Epstein, a 90-year-old Holocaust survivor was arrested on Monday during unrest in Ferguson Epstein, who aided Allied forces in the Nuremberg trials, was placed under arrest “for failing to disperse.” 8 others were also arrested.
"I’ve been doing this since I was a teenager. I didn’t think I would have to do it when I was ninety," Epstein told The Nation during her arrest. “We need to stand up today so that people won’t have to do this when they’re ninety.” Epstein is currently an activist and a vocal supporter of the Free Gaza Movement. 

Very few people have deserved a spot on this blog more

badassjewishwomen:

thoughtsofablackgirl:

Hedy Epstein, a 90-year-old Holocaust survivor was arrested on Monday during unrest in Ferguson Epstein, who aided Allied forces in the Nuremberg trials, was placed under arrest “for failing to disperse.” 8 others were also arrested.

"I’ve been doing this since I was a teenager. I didn’t think I would have to do it when I was ninety," Epstein told The Nation during her arrest. “We need to stand up today so that people won’t have to do this when they’re ninety.” Epstein is currently an activist and a vocal supporter of the Free Gaza Movement. 

Very few people have deserved a spot on this blog more

(Source: serfborts)

benantiandthejets:

i’m blocking the diet coke can that’s already littering the windowsill 

benantiandthejets:

i’m blocking the diet coke can that’s already littering the windowsill 

Monday, August 18, 2014

thesecondmrsdewinter:

thesunsitslow:

Nothing warms the cockles of my heart like seeing a wee homosexual talk about Sondheim.

This tiny child understands Sunday in the Park better than many adults I’ve met.

hundredsofcharacters:

365 Showtunes DAY 160: THE PAJAMA GAME - There Once Was a Man

Kelli O’Hara didn’t win the Tony, but we can all agree that she’s PHENOMENAL. Here she is in the 2006 Broadway revival of The Pajama Game, with Harry Connick Jr, being her usual amazing self.

YOU GO KELLI.

Sunday, August 17, 2014
  • nice friend person: hey, how've you been?
  • me: capitalism is crushing me. i am barely surviving. i am full of toxic resentment. i want revenge.

(Source: husssel)

tyranitart:

look at this lil bruh-bruh. he fresh out the egg and already on the prowl fuckin wreckin a dumb human. meanwhile human babies just cry and shit themselves and have to be fed by a bigger, still frail human. damn we weak

tyranitart:

look at this lil bruh-bruh. he fresh out the egg and already on the prowl fuckin wreckin a dumb human. meanwhile human babies just cry and shit themselves and have to be fed by a bigger, still frail human. damn we weak

(Source: reptilianbitch)

missdontcare-x:

Winner for Guest Actress, Comedy Series at #EmmysArts is @UzoAduba, @OITNB!