@1 month ago with 116 note and 815 play
#Elton John #New York #music
"Mona Lisas & Mad Hatters" by Elton John
Last week marks about a year of my adult life in New York, and this song has never resonated with me more (especially the part in the chorus that goes “for unless they see the sky / but they can’t and that is why / they know not if it’s dark outside or light,” which has been true in the literal and metaphorical sense).
@5 months ago with 196 notes
So Haim took over BBC Radio 6 for two hours and chose an all-female playlist for International Women’s Day. Here is the eclectic perfection that followed. Enjoy!
p.s. Alana also happened to choose Jess’ and my request (Aretha) to play on the radio - NO BIGGIE. WE’RE TOTALLY OVER IT.
Forever - Haim // Femme Fatale - Velvet Underground & Nico (Haim’s pick) // Marilyn - Bat For Lashes (Haim’s pick) // Love Out Of Lust - Lykke Li (Haim’s pick) // A New England - Kirsty MacColl (Este’s pick) // Oblivion - Grimes (Este’s pick) // Heart Of Glass - Blondie (Este’s pick) // Cannonball - The Breeders (Este’s pick) // Milkshake - Kelis (Este’s pick) // Love Is To Die - Warpaint (Este’s pick) // More Than A Woman - Aaliyah (Este’s pick) // Hounds Of Love - Kate Bush (Danielle’s pick) // Searching Through The Past - Bleached (Danielle’s pick) // Brass In Pocket - Pretenders (Danielle’s pick) // Doo Wop (That Thing) - Lauryn Hill (Danielle’s pick) // Sprout and the Bean - Joanna Newsom (Danielle’s pick) // California - Joni Mitchell (Danielle’s pick) // Jolene - Dolly Parton (Alana’s pick) // Tears Dry On Their Own - Amy Winehouse (Alana’s pick) // Rolling in the Deep - Adele (Alana’s pick) // Chain Of Fools - Aretha Franklin (Alana’s pick) // Sacrilege - Yeah Yeah Yeahs (Alana’s pick) // Rainy Days And Mondays- Carpenters (Alana’s pick)
(Source: itsmyhaimyo, via ballroompink)
@5 months ago with 160 note and 1089 play
#Allegiance #Lea Salonga #music
Lea Salonga is currently affiliated with a new musical called Allegiance that is trying to make it to Broadway. It’s a musical near and dear to my heart about the experience of a Japanese American family through events just prior and through World War II, focusing in particular on the Internment- essentially my family history.
I would love it if more people got interested it, because this bit of history is too important to forget, and simply because the musical is amazing- I was lucky enough to see an early production of it in San Diego which reduced me to tears. So to promote it here on tumblr, here’s one of my favorite songs from the show, recently made available in a new mini-EP you can get on iTunes and Amazon. Enjoy.
(Source: accidental1dfan, via racialicious)