Best of 2006, Pt. 2
A few more of my favorite songs of the year.
And yes, yet more Harry.
Sometimes, he goes on a streak of doing lots of movies, tv shows, what have you, and when he does, it can be a long time between cds. I’m torn — I’m a big fan of his, so I want lots of success for him, but despite that and the fact that I have a hard time complaining about his working in a more visual medium, I am a fan of his for the music, not just his looks.
No matter what anyone tells you.
So I was apprehensive about this year when I heard he’d be doing Pajama Game on Broadway for nearly half the year; great, I thought, he’s crazy-busy, not recording, and I don’t even get to watch him in the thing that’s taking up all his time.
I was so happy to be proved wrong. He not only released the cast recording, but another cd with it of songs from his musical, Thou Shalt Not from a few years ago.
Result? I bought the double cd the morning it came out and spent countless days listening to my favorite songs from Pajama Game, mainly on mix cds while driving around taking pictures. If I had any kind of actual, useable singing voice, I could do “There Once Was A Man” in my sleep. Both parts. And Hernando’s Hideaway … all the parts. Throughout all eight minutes.
And then there’s the fact that the LJ music community Audiography used “Hand Claps” as a theme during a particularly lovely week in spring. I spent the week downloading hand clappy songs, burning them onto a double cd and going on photohunts while listening to the happiest, most upbeat springtime music possible, like Charlotte Church’s Crazy Chick and Clap! Shake! Jump! by Behavior with Andrea Revel. I especially remember listening to these songs on a temperate day in April while shooting out at Fort Hayes, then coming home and making deviled eggs. Hey, it was spring. I had a Paula Deen recipe. It involved bacon.
Yes, they were awesome.