Thursday, February 28, 2013

An Awesome Oscars 2013 Playlist

Did you happen to watch the Oscars 2013? It was a great show for music performances ranging from Adele to Shirley Bassey. I didn't know that Barbra Streisand would be performing so that was a nice surprise, she looked and sounded great!

Skyfall - Adele performed this song for the first time in front of a live audience. She was in great voice and I loved when the choir came in for the chorus.

Goldfinger - I was first introduced to Shirley Bassey at a gay event when she sang P!nk's song "Get this Party Started".  I had heard the song Goldfinger before but hadn't really associated it with any singer. I YouTubed some of her other performances and thought this lady Rocks, her Oscar performance was no exception!

And I Am Telling You - Jennifer Hudson performed this song from Dreamgirls and brought down the house. She maybe 80 pounds thinner but still has the pipes!
All that Jazz - This performance by Catherine Zeta Jones was probably the most unmemorable for me, I guess I'm just not a huge fan of the Chicago musical.
The Way We Were - Barbra Streisand sang this as a tribute to Marvin Hamlish and it was very touching. Barbra's voice may be a bit lower now and a touch raspy but she few other can deliver a song like her.

Les Miserables Medley - It was funny to hear John Travolta mangle the pronunciation of the musical, watching the cast from the movie perform live in front an audience was a real treat and one of the shows highlights.

Friday, February 22, 2013

Music and Motivation

It's amazing the impact that music has on your life. Music can affect our mood, energy level and motivation. I have my ups and downs like everyone else, when I'm feeling down I often use my music playlist as a way to pick me up.

Maybe it's just my affinity towards music but this seems to work for me every time.