MMM – This Side of the Sky

Aghh, technology is against me today, so I’m going to have to ask you to indulge me and make a little more effort than you normally would on one of these posts. For some reason, my laptop and my Internet connection have decided not to speak to one another, so I’m typing this on on my tablet.  Problem is, I can’t figure out where to find the embed code on either the mobile version of YouTube or the app,  so I’m just going to link to the video I wanted to share today and you’ll have to do the rest.

For the musical part of the post, I am sharing This Side of the Sky from Andrew Lloyd Webber’s new musical, Stephen Ward. I saw this show while I was in London and while it’s probably not Lloyd Webber’s best, the music is still enjoyable and this was one of the songs that stood out for me. Anyone squicked by the age gap can be assured that despite the song, the relationship between these two characters is more father-daughter than romantic/sexual.  A messed up father-daughter relationship,  but one nonetheless.


Alex Hanson as Stephen Ward and Charlotte Spencer as Christine Keeler.

And in the interests of not having to deal with any more YouTube on the tablet, I thought this might work for the mirth part of the post. I think many readers of this blog can probably relate.


Mirth and Music Monday was started up by Regi McClain and if you would like to join in, you can find the blog hop linky on her blog. I’m going to leave it there for now because I have to go do things like cook dinner and call my landlords regarding signing a new lease. Ergh. Catch you all later!


7 thoughts on “MMM – This Side of the Sky

  1. rosedandrea says:

    Yay, Emily is playing along with us this week! πŸ™‚

    Pretty song. They did a good job. I would be terrified to do anything with royalty in the audience.

    The description on the image is exactly right. My brain never seems to stop spinning about a couple of my projects. I’ve actually been having trouble sleeping this past week because my brain doesn’t want to shut off even when I’m physically exhausted. lol


    • Emily Witt says:

      I am! Should be back fairly regularly now I’m not traveling anymore. πŸ˜€

      So would I! The Queen did visit my work place a couple of years back, but all we had to do was stand there and wave back if she waved at us so I was able to manage that.

      Oh! I know that feeling SO WELL! And you’re just like, “Come ooon, I just want to go to sleep!” But the voices won’t leave you alone, haha!”


    • Emily Witt says:

      I have a bit of a skewed idea of what constitutes a weird age gap as my SO is eleven years older than me, but since he’s supposed to be about 45 and she’s apparently 18 (which she mentions in another song and I was like, “Wait, what?!”), even I can see some people might think that’s a bit off.

      I get pretty bad stage fright just performing in local things (which I love doing, but I still feel sick while I’m pacing around backstage beforehand). I’d be a mess in front of anyone important!


  2. ReGi McClain says:

    Eeek! I’d prefer the age-gap, I think. πŸ˜› I wonder if the actors just imagined the royalty in their underwear to pull that off…

    The image is very apt. I was surprised (and I still have trouble wrapping my mind around it) to learn that there are people who don’t. O.o


    • Emily Witt says:

      Lol, yeah, it occurred to me after posting that I probably should have also mentioned that this song comes about 2 minutes after they’ve met, and Christine’s still assuming that he’s trying to get her into bed. She has a song later about how nice it is to be close to a man who *doesn’t* want to sleep with her. She’s a dancer in a night club so the majority of men she meets are only after the one thing.


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