Life of Amy

CogSci, Knitting, and Other Shenanigans

you were the music, and you were my love March 6, 2008

Filed under: love,music,theatre,videos — Amy @ 12:59 am

I’ve been romping around, and I’ve stumbled upon a number of lovely videos that I want to archive. For myself and for others, naturally.

Songwriters Hall of Fame Honors Sheik & Sater:
1 of 7: John Gallagher, Jr. – “All That’s Known”
2 of 7: Lauren Pritchard, John Gallagher, Jr. & Duncan Sheik – “Mr. Chess”
3 of 7: Lauren Pritchard with John Gallagher, Jr. – “The Dark I Know Well”
4 of 7: John Gallagher, Jr & Lauren Pritchard – “Left Behind”
5 of 7: ?
6 of 7: ?
7 of 7: ?

I find it interesting that after leaving the show, JG gets to perform his character’s funeral song in a mini-concert. Oh, and do watch “Mr. Chess” as it’s interesting to hear others besides DS take on the material. Also, as they post the last three videos, I hope to add them to this little archive. I’m a nut. I know it. Here’s more proof.

Modern Love: Spending Valentine’s Day with the Cast of Spring Awakening
1 of 4: Romance
2 of 4: Firsts
3 of 4: Dos and Don’ts
4 of 4: Love on Broadway

Rent is closing on June 1! That makes me sad, but watching Anthony Rapp narrate the last commercial and give some commentary makes me sadder.


be still my broadway-loving heart February 21, 2008

Filed under: humor,theatre,videos — Amy @ 12:11 am

John Gallagher, Jr. & Jonathan Groff. I’m a total fangirl right now. A fangirl who needs to compose herself. Okay … I’m okay.


looking forward October 18, 2007

Filed under: college,dance,music,theatre,videos — Amy @ 12:50 am

– bare: the album (buy it here on October 30)

– being done with the first round of papers/exams
– pie night with my bible study
– ballroom dance on sunday


endings, start again September 27, 2007

Filed under: college,photos,theatre,travel — Amy @ 4:16 pm

I’m taking a bit of a rest at home right now, but tonight, it’s back off to school for me. I already had one class today, and this makes two. Not too bad for one day, but it’s more mind-boggling than anything else that school had begun anew. I know, for the people on the semester system, school is in full swing, and midterms are fast approaching. However, for the quarter system, school is inching forward, but in 10 weeks, things go quickly. It’s scary, really.

On a less stressful note, I was in New York City this weekend. Here’s just a snapshot of what went on.




For the rest of the photos, go over to my flickr.

More on this later, and observations about a cultural no-man’s land. Because I’m too worried about getting to class on time.


totally f****d June 13, 2007

Filed under: music,theatre,videos — Amy @ 2:03 am

Disclaimer: please do not watch this video if you are offended by strong language.

On to the video. This song is just … well, watch it. I’d say that’s how I’ve been feeling lately, albeit for different reasons.

In an appropriate addendum to this post, Mark Morford of the SFGate/the Chronicle has written a piece on the word f**k. Appropriate, indeed.


big props for spring awakening June 11, 2007

Filed under: links,music,theatre,videos — Amy @ 2:55 pm

Spring Awakening won 8 Tony Awards.

This is an amazing cast. Check them out! Seriously!


tony talk June 10, 2007

Filed under: music,theatre — Amy @ 5:02 pm

I should have better things to do, but I’m watching the Tonys. I caught the lead-up, but I have to wait for the rest because I’m on PDT tape delay. Bother.

Spring Awakening and Coast of Utopia took home the greatest amount of Tonys for musical and play, respectively. The show took a risk this year by having no host, but the only thing that could have made it better is Hugh Jackman. I love that guy. I also love the cast of Spring Awakening. They’re a huge inspiration, and they deserved all the accolades they received. They probably deserved even more, too, particularly because theirs is a group effort with an amazing ensemble. This only solidifies my desire/need to go to NYC, stat.

First, however, I need to finish this paper that plagues me so. See what I mean about the doom?


altar boyz! May 11, 2007

Filed under: music,theatre,videos — Amy @ 7:17 pm

I couldn’t NOT post this video of “Matthew, Mark, Luke, Juan … Abraham (he’s Jewish)!”

You’ll just have to watch it to see why:

I know I’ve been posting a lot of videos lately, but I’m having fun with it. I’m sharing stuff that I love, and I hope you enjoy it as much as I do. A note about this video is that I got to see this particular cast (the original cast) Off-Broadway in May of 2005. They are excellent, and this video showcases that. I mean … I certainly can’t dance like that, much less sing while I dance. It’s impressive and funny, all at the same time.


finally, something of my own

Filed under: music,theatre,videos — Amy @ 12:06 am

I took the liberty to upload the Altar Boyz medley from the 19th Annual BC/EFA Easter Bonnet in 2005. It’s fun, and I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.