I dedicate this open music post to Lee and Right-Thinking from the Left Coast, our antecedent blog.  Sometime next week, it will go dark forever.  All good things must come to an end, and it is our task to carry the happy memories and share them with for as long as we can.

Using my final “Zurvan Card”, I’m calling for musicals!  Operas!  Other types of stories told in song!  This can include musical episodes or numbers from television shows.  I have a few I’m rather fond of.

If you’re not secure enough in your masculinity to admit that you like musicals, then I guess you can play something performed by literal fat women.

One day, the curtain will fall, even for RVS.  But not today.  Today, we sing.  Alright, here’s your playlist, homos:

This is all stuff I like.

Zurvan: Cell Block Tango from Chicago

Santino: I’m sure someone will get to South Park: Bigger, Longer, Uncut before long. But before there was any of that, there was Cannibal: The MusicalTrapper Song.

pfluffy: Masquerade from Phantom of the Opera.  I know how you love a good costume party.

WVR: Dance Magic Dance from Labyrinth.  Happy memories from my childhood, not in any way tinged with feelings of inadequacy or confusion over the Thin White Duke’s Thick Wide Bulge.

Grendel: You get my favorite.  Some Time Ago from Metalocalypse’s Doomstar Requiem.

19 comments

  1. I for one generally despise musicals, mainly because I can’t suspend my disbelief far enough to believe 20 gutter dwellers can spontaneously break out into perfectly choreographed song and dance at the drop of a hat.

    Avenue Q – Everyone’s a Little Racist
    Team America – Everyone Has AIDS
    Team America – America, Fuck Yeah!
    Cannibal the Musical – Shpadoinkle Day
    Terrance and Phillip – Uncle FuckerSouth Park – The Lemmiwinks Song
    Monty Python – Always Look on the Bright Side of Life
    Monty Python – Every Sperm is Sacred
    Evil Dead the Musical – What the…?
    Rocky Horror – The Time Warp
    Meet the Feebles – Sodomy Meet the Feebles is one of Peter Jackson’s early works, long before he was gifted with real budgets or awards.

  2. Best Overture in Broadway

    One of the most heartbreaking songs in all of Broadway. If you’ve never heard of the musical “Parade”, or the true life story of Leo Frank, it’s worth a listen/read.

    “You Will Be Found” from Dear Evan Hansen. How Ben Platt can sing while full on ugly crying is something beyond my comprehension.

    This is the Moment – from Jekyll & Hyde. Anthony Warlow is one of the most amazing singers I’ve ever heard.

    This one’s been playing in my house almost non-stop for the last few months. A Million Dreams from The Greatest Showman.

    And now to torture you, because it still haunts my nightmares – Russell Crowe butchering one of the greatest Broadway songs ever written. Oh my heavens that’s bad. This is what it’s supposed to sound like. Please just include the good one in the playlist.

    I never thought I’d say this, but the Shrek musical managed to include an absolutely fantastic song.

    The greatest (male) duet ever written for Broadway.

  3. I love show tunes. Thanks Zurvan and WG!

    Bugs Bunny 2 weeks in a row! That is one of the more brilliant Looney Tunes segments.

    The best Tenor solo ever.

    I beg to differ – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gt1V61SPI_w

    A dedication to RTFTLC and RVS – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g0Sz6g76cac

    The last show I saw was Alexander Hamilton in Chicago a couple of years ago. I was a little overwhelmed given my at best cursory knowledge of American History. It was the first show I’ve seen where the dialogue was entirely song. I thought it was brilliant. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FX30cO4f26g

    The first show I took my children to was Matilda – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xEohF5rUGds

    I’m going to expand to rock operas – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UFrDpx7zLtA

  4. Hoo Boy. As hinted to a couple of weeks ago, I do a fair bit of work in musical theatre, so here goes with a few numbers even you non-homos might like:

    If you like South Park – I Believe from Book of Mormon – Another Matt and Trey work, and IMHO actually the best

    If you like male duets about assisted suicide – Big Ass Rock from Full Monty – it also features a love song to a fat belly

    One of my current favourites (and something I’m trying to get the rights to) is Waitress – here is She used to be mine – it’s normally sung by a girl, but I like this version

    If you like teen angst rock with a seventies vibe, check out Spring Awakening. It’s really weird, but awesome. Sample song – Totally Fucked.

    If you like Parade, check out Jason Robert Browns other stuff. The guy is a complete asshole, but he can write a tune. The last five years is incredible and told in a really interesting way. But for RFTLC this from Songs for a New World

  5. Damm you WG< i was doing good tilli hit your Venture bros, clip, and i ended up spending the next 3 hours watching VB clips and part of season 5.. with the commentary on. oh that and diving through DeviantArt for VB related fan art…..

    with that,,,
    FEED ME SEYMORE

    Sister Act- I Will Follow Him

    Rock of Ages: We Built This City / We’re Not Gonna Take It

    School of Rock – Rock Got No Reason

    The Ride of Valkyrie conducted by Edo De Waart

    my personal favorite.
    Conan the Barbarian – Riders of Doom
    Basil Poledouris.

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