#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 – A flea, ahahaha, a flea – #mondayblogs


Mirth and Music Monday is a weekly blog hop to help cheer up your return to the daily grind. Click on the linky to find more posts and/or join in. Joining is easy. Find something funny and something musical to post of your blog (they can be the same video) and link up. Thanks to Rose D’Andrea for being an awesome MMM host!

This week, I have a song that I only recently discovered, by way of my friend’s singing school’s end of year concert on Saturday night. While I went along because I knew this particular friend was performing, I also discovered I knew one of the other gentleman who was singing as well. He did this song, and the audience couldn’t stop giggling all the way through.

Have a great week everyone!

~ Emily

#mirthmusicmon – Still got it – #mondayblogs

Once again, welcome to Mirth and Music Monday. I had a good Monday. I got most of the things on my To Do list ticked off. I hope yours was also good.

I was planning on a really cultured post this week featuring some Verdi opera and the like, except then this video popped up on my Facebook feed, and it needed to be this week’s. I hope I am this type of old person in forty years.


You can join in on Mirth and Music Monday over here, and I strongly recommend that you do! πŸ˜€

#MMM – Surfin’ USA – #mondayblogs

I saw The Beach Boys on Friday! It the only after-work commitment I had last week that I was actually wanting to go to (I had five others between Tuesday and the weekend that I was much less inclined to show up at, but did anyway). I’m actually not 100% sure which Beach Boys I saw, apart from Mike Love, because I found one article that said “Mike Love & co.” And their lead guitarist was a young guy who was also their musical director. But the other two, no clue. Anyway. There was some amusing jokes made about us coming out to see a washed-up rock band, and that they were old men singing about girls at the beach. But it was a fun night out, even if I was rather jealous that I was feeling like it was bedtime well before they were and I’m a lot younger than them. So! Without further ado, some fun Beach Boys material:

Feel free to join us for more MMM over at the linky. Thanks to Rose for hosting. πŸ™‚

~ Emily

#MirthMusicMon – Goodnight, My Angel – #mondayblogs

Hello! I am finally getting back into blogging on a Monday. Hopefully. This is a start.

I was having a Billy Joel day today, and got a surprise when I learned that in amongst all the music I downloaded when I was still at uni, I actually do have a copy of my favourite Billy Joel song. I actually learned this one in choir many years ago, and it is beautiful sung by female voices in harmony. But the original version is also gorgeous. Billy Joel wrote it in response to his daughter (aged 7 at the time) asking him about where people go when they die.

And now for a more amusing bedtime scene. The Count is my favourite. Sorry it’s in two parts, but this was the best version.

Sucks to be Ernie right now.

You can check out other MMM posts over at the linky. You could even join in if you felt so inclined!

I’m off now, but I’ll see you all later!

~ Emily

#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 wereΒ  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 – As the World Falls Down

I’ve had David Bowie on the brain lately, and between re-watching Labyrinth on Saturday and then re-reading a very entertaining fan-comic based equal parts on Labyrinth and Phantom of the Opera yesterday, today’s Mirth and Music Monday post could only be themed around that movie. I usually end up cranky at Cinema Sins videos and trying to dispute half the things they say, but this one actually is quite entertaining and brings up some valid points. And I don’t care if Jennifer Connolly was only 16 when Labyrinth was made and Bowie was 23 years older, I adore this dream sequence. Kinda wish he’d show up in my dreams wearing something like that.

Join us for Mirth and Music Monday over here! I’ve been reading aforementioned fan-comic and done no uni work like I should have, so I suppose I should go and at least try to make a start on the thing I have due on Friday. It’s only 800 words, but I do have things on both Wednesday and Thursday nights. Goodnight for now!

~ 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