LxListening: On Broadway

Five Favorite Broadway Songs

So I was not at all raised on the theater being in a house of four brothers and no sisters, and I still to this day have only seen a handful of musicals, but in recent years, I have really fallen in love with the art form. And after seeing the absolutely hilarious Book of Mormon this past week, I have dug back into my Broadway song favorites. So here are five of my favorite Broadway songs from five of my favorite musicals.
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The 2012 Emmy’s: Listen to Us Rip on Another Award Show

To be honest, I was thinking about writing about the new Mumford & Sons album, Babel, for today.  After the first few songs, I wasn’t in the mood to listen to any more manufactured build-and-release folk music anymore.  They are not all bad, but I’m not sure if I fairly review it in my current mood.

So instead, I’m gonna go ahead and talk about the 2012 Emmy Awards a little bit.  I really feel right now is the golden age of television.  Networks keep on rolling out high-concept programming, particularly on the drama side of things, that I can’t even imagine airing twenty years ago.  HBO started the charge with their 2000’s holy triumvirate of The Sopranos, The Wire, and Six Feet Under.  But now, everyone from FX to AMC, and even a few of the major four networks, are releasing interesting (if not always successful) programming.

So without further ado, here is what the 2012 Emmy Awards got right and epically wrong.
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Weak List Wednesday: Top 5 TV Shows of 2011

I think I like my programs a little more than Wes and Todd, so it is fitting that I should write this up. It was a pretty good year in television overall, but there were some disappointments. True Blood followed 10 different storylines at the same time and couldn’t keep it all together. Dexter fell apart in the second half. Walking Dead trashed an opportunity with a lackluster second season. And Californication started to jump off the rails in a really bad way. But all in all, I can’t complain. Here ya go.

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