Song of the Day: “Clair de lune” by Claude Debussy

I don’t know much about classical music, but I know I love it. Saying “Clair de Lune” is one of your favorite classical songs is a bit like saying “Yesterday” is one of your favorite Beatles songs. It’s such an unchallenging opinion that it has almost no meaning. But I love it. I really, really…

Song of the Day: “Modern Major General (Salarian Style)” from Mass Effect 2

There’s no business like… Show Tunes Review Week business Mass Effect 2 is my favorite video game of all time. It’s absolutely brimming with great characters, phenomenal writing, and surprising moments. A lot of them are dramatic, like Jack’s breakdown during her romance scene, or semi-intentionally hammy, like Shepard shouting “this store discriminates against the…

Song of the Day: “The Rainbow Connection” from The Muppet Movie

There’s no business like… Show Tunes Review Week business Brian opted to focus on TV shows for his “Moving Muppet Moments”, so I’ll step up and stan for “Rainbow Connection. And not only because my beloved Me First and the Gimme Gimmes covered it. There’s something so poetic about the song essentially opening the first…

Song of the Day: “Sunrise, Sunset” from Fiddler on the Roof

There’s no business like… Show Tunes Review Week business If “Dear Theodosia” tugs the parental heartstrings, “Sunrise, Sunset” rips them out and stomps on them. Every parent has heard (and/or used) the same adage: “They grow up so fast.” Heck, my daughter is almost a year old, and it feels like just last week we…

Song of the Day: “Dear Theodosia” from Hamilton

There’s no business like… Show Tunes Review Week business One of the Earn This posts I’ve most enjoyed writing over the past couple years is “Fulfilling My Hamiltonian Destiny,” an account of my long and complicated relationship with the smash musical Hamilton. In the year or so after I saw Hamilton on Broadway in January…

Song of the Day: “So Close” from Enchanted

There’s no business like… Show Tunes Review Week business The 2007 film Enchanted has a delightful premise: Disney meets the real world. It opens with an animated fairy tale sequence reminiscent of vintage Disney animation, charming and colorful and just as socially regressive as Cinderella and Snow White. But after a scheme by an evil…