#MirthMusicMon – Let it flow – #mondayblogs

So… I’m not actually that into Star Wars…? I like Doctor Who, but apart from that, I enjoy my sci-fi earth-based. But just because I’m not into it, doesn’t mean that thousands of people are lining up to see the new Star Wars movie when it comes out this week. A friend of mine and I were watching various John Williams-related videos on YouTube yesterday and then we stumbled across this gem. Enjoy! (And join us for MMM over here)

#mirthmusicmon – “I kicked your monkey then I used your goat.” – #mondayblogs

Does anyone else ever watch the Bad Lip Reading videos on YouTube? I look them up every now and then, when I need something to amuse me. The Twilight one is still my favourite (“Dude… why would you slap a fish?”), but I discovered this one today, and it was also quite funny. It’s a parody of Gotye’s “Somebody I Used To Know”, which I’ll put in the post after the funny video. Just a warning, though, the parody should probably be considered just a little bit NSFW.

I am actually quite a fan of that film clip, gotta say.

Mirth and Music Monday is a blog hop! You can join in on the fun over at this linky! I’m going to head off now because today also heralds the beginning of the new ROW80 round and I need to get my goals post written. Laters!

~ Emily

#MirthMusicMon – John Williams Is The Man – #mondayblogs

Yesterday on the classical music station that my car radio is always on, and they wereย  playing a recent concert by the Queensland Symphony Orchestra that was filled with music themes. We came in late, but they were performing some John Williams pieces as the finale, and it was awesome, because John Williams. And then I remembered this medley, which some guys I was at uni with performed at a uni choral competition and won first prize. It’s pretty impressive.

And now please indulge me in my favourite John Williams theme. I haven’t actually ever sat down and watched an Indiana Jones movie, but they do play the theme as you go down the Scenic Railway. It’s funny because you and everyone else are walking around the boardwalks at the bottom and you’re all humming it. It’s quite the earworm.

Our Mirth and Music Monday linky can be found over here. You are more than welcome to join in! I’m heading off now to get ready for work tomorrow. See you later!

~ Emily

#mirthmusicmon – #CheckItOut – #mondayblogs

I’m back! The essay is finally handed in, I’ve auditioned for my favourite musical (though I don’t know if I got in yet; with 140 auditionees and a cast of only 40, there’s more chance of not, but I remain hopeful) and had some family stuff to deal with (from afar, since I am five hours away and have to keep up via texts and Facebook), but hopefully this is the start of being back nice and proper.

For MMM today, I have an adorable video that I found. I am a frequent patron of my local public library, and I also work in a library… though it’s a non-lending library, and I also work in the archives section rather than the general collection, but still. This video made me very happy.

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You can find more Mirth and Music Monday posts here. Please feel free to join in!

~ Emily

#MirthMusicMon – A Double Dose of Jurassic Park – #mondayblogs

I have to apologise for the drive-by nature of this post; it’s nearly 9pm, but I’ve had my mum staying and for a while was really stuck for something to post for today. But then thankfully, the recommended videos on YouTube inspired me.

Johnย Williams’ music is always beautiful, and the Jurassic Park theme is no different, as this video by The Piano Guys, made to celebrate the release of the new Jurassic World movie, attests.

And then I remembered the first episode of a web series I backed on Kickstarter a few years ago. This is the first episode. Spot my name in the third column on the second screen of donor names, once you have giggled at the episode itself.

And there are another 12 or something episodes!

Join us for Mirth and Music Monday over here. I’m going to go now and get ready for bed, but I’ll see you all again soon.

~ Emily

#MirthMusicMon – Happy Easter! – #mondayblogs

Happy Easter one and all. I hope you’ve all had a lovely Easter break. I’ve actually taken a few extra days off work and I’m having a fabulous time. Even though I had all of Monday off work, I somehow didn’t manage to write an MMM post (I was really busy, you know, lying about and eating chocolate and stuff). So I’m falling back on the old excuse of “It’s still Monday in a lot of parts of the world!” I have Easter-themed videos!

For this first one, well, you may want to sit down. ๐Ÿ˜‰

This second one is Bach’s Easter oratorio, and it’s 42 minutes long. So you might want to open some other tabs, or have it on while you do the laundry or something. It is lovely to listen to right through.

Feel free to join us for Mirth and Music Monday at the linky. I’m going to go now and continue to intend to start work on a history essay I have due relatively soon. See you next week!

~ Emily

#MirthMusicMon – A Little Bit Meta #MondayBlogs

So it is actually Tuesday in Australia, but it’s still Monday in plenty of parts of the world, so this counts as a Monday post! (I’ve been trying to get a paper written that is due Wednesday, so my brain has been a bit of a schemozzle this week). I’m rushing this post a bit because I’m at work and should probably be doing more constructive things. I don’t think I’ve posted the Oscar Winning Movie Trailer on MMM before, despite it being one of my favourite YouTube videos. And Edy pointed out that The Title of the Song would go rather nicely with that, but you also get the bonus The Song That Goes Like This from Monty Python’s Spamalot because I am quite fond of that show. But it’s a bootleg, hence it being the bonus.

The linky for Mirth and Music Monday is here. Feel free to join in!

~ Emily

#MirthMusicMon – Mother & Son #MondayBlogs

I’m not 100% sure that my choice for the mirth part of Mirth and Music Monday this week will actually work outside of the context of the TV episode that it’s in, but I’m hopeful. This is from a classic Australian TV show from the 80s and early 90s called Mother & Son. Garry McDonald played Arthur Beare, who cares for his aging mother Maggie (played by Australian veteran of stage and screen, Ruth Cracknell). Maggie is beginning to suffer from dementia, and Arthur’s patience is constantly tested, though it’s always clear that he loves her deep down and only wants what’s best for her. There are some full episodes on YouTube (half an hour each); if you enjoy this, I recommend checking them out.

An instrumental version of this song was used in the opening credits of Mother & Son. It’s a sweet, old-timey song.

Feel free to join us for Mirth and Music Monday! Or check out what others are sharing. Our linky is here. I’m writing this on my lunch break, which is nearly finished, so I’d better go!

~ Emily

#MirthMusicMon – Popular Sayings

A very slap-dash MMM post today, and I’m relying on my other half’s good taste, since I haven’t even actually watched either video in its entirety. My Fair Lady rehearsals started tonight, and we didn’t finish up until 10pm. It takes me half an hour to drive back home, so it’s now quite late. Edy has pretty good taste, though, and I think these are pretty good.

MMM Linky is here. Like I said, this is a very slap-dash post tonight.

~ Emily

#MirthMusicMon – Best Flashmob Ever!

It’s only a bit over a week until Christmas, so I thought today and next Monday, I would share some Christmasy videos. For the first video… this might look like an ordinary German supermarket, but check out what the staff do for their customers!

And now for something a little more traditional. How awesome is the King’s College carols service every year?

It’s very easy to join in on Mirth and Music Monday – just post a video or two, then link up with us here. I’m off now, but there’ll be another short story up some time today.

~ Emily