Saturday Night Serenade–Seasons of Love

Happy last Saturday of January!  Can you believe it?  Next week, it’s February.  It seems like the month has passed quickly.

Have I mentioned that I’m a HUGE fan of musical theatre?  Just kidding, I know I have said maybe one or two things.  Possibly more, LOL.

Which is why I’m so excited about Sunday night’s live performance of RENT on FOX.

Loosely adapted from Puccini’s opera La boheme (in fact there’s a song called La Vie Bohème), RENT ran on Broadway for twelve years and won several awards including a Tony for Best Musical.  It was also adapted into a movie which featured many of the original cast, including the amazing Idina Menzel.

Fun Fact: I mention RENT and La Vie Bohème in the first Rannigan’s Redemption book, RESISTING RISK. 

The LIVE telecast starts at 8pm EST Sunday on FOX.  So guess where I’ll be?

I hope you’re staying safe and warm this last January weekend.  Be sure to hug those you love.

Happy Saturday night!

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Saturday Night Serenade–Almost

New year, new music!
Tonight’s serenade is the new release from Hozier from his upcoming album, Wasteland, Baby!, due out March 1.

I loved Hozier the first time I heard him.  In the era of Auto-Tune and imbecilic lyrics, his sound is unique and his songs are impressionistic pieces of depth and quirk.

Plus, he’s a hot Irishman, so there’s that, LOL.  Definitely a muse for a leading man in one of my books.

I’m hoping you’re managing to stay warm this January weekend.  Stay safe.  And be sure to hug those you love.

Happy Saturday night!

P.S.  I can’t resist leaving you with these two earlier songs from a couple of Hozier’s television appearances a few years ago.  This is why I love him!

Saturday Night Serenade–Guilty Pleasures

Okay, y’all.  It’s 2019’s first guilty pleasure.  I shouldn’t like it.  Nobody should like it.  And yet…

Anybody besides me find themselves sucked into FOX’s new music competition show, The Masked Singer?  It’s beyond ridiculous.

Famous people dress up in costumes that cover their entire bodies, drop clues to their identities via short video introductions, then come onstage to sing.  A panel of four judges (Robin Thicke, Jenny McCarthy, Ken Jeong, and Nicole Scherzinger tries to guess who the singer might be.

Six singers compete in each episode, and at the end of the hour, the singer with the least number of votes (from the judges and the studio audience) loses, and removes his or her costume head to reveal their identity.

The show is like a cross between American Idol and a fur con (It’s a thing, look it up, LOL.)  It sounds awful, right?  Except I’m loving it, and lots of people agree with me.

In the most recent episode, the losing contestant turned out to be 4:20 icon Tommy Chong.  Which was a little sad, because he wasn’t as terrible as you’d imagine.

Another contestant belted out Ricky Martin’s classic Livin’ La Vida Loca, and I was in heaven.  I’d forgotten how much I love this song!  (Okay, Ricky Martin might be another guilty pleasure, so you can see how layered this thing is.)

At any rate, if you find yourself with nothing special to do on a Wednesday night at 9pm EST, you might just turn to FOX and see what’s up with The Masked Singer.

In the meantime, I hope you’re managing to stay warm this January weekend.  Be sure to hug those you love.

Happy Saturday night!

Saturday Night Serenade–Have It All

Happy 1st weekend of the new year!
I hope you had a great holiday.  Now it’s back to business.
But before we get too far into January, I’d like to wish great things for you in 2019.

I’m a big Jason Mraz fan.  Okay, it’s not Shakespeare, but his songs just make me feel happy.  I love to spend an afternoon at one of our favorite outdoor watering holes, Guanabanas, where on the tiki stage, a guy with a guitar plays Jason Mraz covers.  With the breeze in my hair and a chilled hurricane in my hand, it’s pure heaven.

Tonight’s serenade is Have It All and I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.  If the future is what you make it, and most of 2019 is still in the future, you do the math.

Have a wonderful rest of your weekend.  Be sure to hug the ones you love.

Happy Saturday night!

Have It All
May you have auspiciousness and causes of success
May you have the confidence to always do your best
May it take no effort in you being generous
Sharing what you can, nothing more, nothing lessMay you know the meaning of the word “happiness”
May you always lead from the beating in your chest
May you be treated like an esteemed guest
May you get to rest, may you catch your breathAnd may the best of your todays be the worst of your tomorrows, whoa-oh
And may the road less paved be the road that you follow, whoa-ohWell, here’s to the hearts that you’re gonna break
Here’s to the lives that you’re gonna change
Here’s to the infinite possible ways to love you
I want you to have it

Here’s to the good times we’re gonna have
You don’t need money, you’ve got free pass
Here’s to the fact that I’ll be sad without you
I want you to have it all

All (all)
I want you to have it all (have it all)
I want you to have it (have it all)
I want you to have it all (have it all)

May you be as fascinating as a slap bracelet
May you keep the chaos and the clutter off your desk
May you have unquestionable health and less stress
Having no possessions though immeasurable wealth

May you get a gold star on your next test
May your educated guesses always be correct
And may you win prizes, shining like diamonds
May you really own it each moment to the next

And may the best of your todays be the worst of your tomorrows, whoa-oh
And may the road less paved be the road that you follow, whoa-oh

Well, here’s to the hearts that you’re gonna break
Here’s to the lives that you’re gonna change
Here’s to the infinite possible ways to love you
I want you to have it

Here’s to the good times we’re gonna have
You don’t need money, you’ve got free pass
Here’s to the fact that I’ll be sad without you
I want you to have it all

All (all)
I want you to have it all (have it all)
I want you to have it (have it all)
I want you to have it all (have it all)

Oh, I want you to have it all
All you can imagine, oh
No matter what your path is
If you believe it then anything can happen

Go go go, raise your glasses
Go go go, you can have it all

I toast you!

Here’s to the hearts that you’re gonna break
Here’s to the lives that you’re gonna change
Here’s to the infinite possible ways to love you
I want you to have it

Here’s to the good times we’re gonna have
You don’t need money, you’ve got free pass
Here’s to the fact that I’ll be sad without you
I want you to have it all

All (all)
I want you to have it all (have it all)
I want you to have it (have it all)
I want you to have it all (have it all)
I want you to have it

(All)
Here’s to the good times we gonna have
(I want you to have it all)
Here’s to you always making me laugh
(I want you to have it all)
Here’s to the fact that I’ll be sad without you
(I want you to have it all)
I want you to have it all