Hi! I'm Melly. I'm a dreamer, and find myself seeking creativity- whether it is crafting my own ideas or finding other amazing things people have done. This blog is to share these things.
I need to get back to posting on here. Not sure what direction I would like to go, but maybe I will return to music Mondays. Maybe I’ll share stuff I’m working on. We’ll see.
Either way, I’ll make like Schwarzenegger as a dead composer and be Bach.
So, I finally got around to watching Waking Sleeping Beauty. I may or may not have found it elsewhere and saw it on my laptop. No matter, because I wound up buying it today.
It’s an account of the Animation Studios in Disney from about after Walt passed up until they made The Lion King. It’s a really good account of how Disney went from nearing rock bottom to reaching the top with their classic films. It’s really interesting to see how some of the films were made, what they believed in and what almost didn’t even get made.
In other words, it made me remember why I love animation. Not the politics and what was going on with management there, but just the actual animation studios. It’s just better you take a look at the trailer:
Give it a shot. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.
I am just going to go straight to the point: this band was another one of those unexpected finds that has taken over my current music listening. I was listening to Sophie Madeleine‘s covers, and was completely charmed by her cover of “Zorbing.” Since I’ve found about a 98% consistency in original songs always being better than the covers, I opted to search for the original performers of the song. This was how I stumbled across Stornoway on youtube.
I was right. The original is better. And let me tell you- I LOVE Sophie’s version, so this is saying a lot. So much, in fact, that I went scrambling to seek their album. I may or may not have found it somewhere, but immediately after the first…. 10 listens I wound up purchasing it. I am not kidding.
I find it appropriate that my Music Monday is rather late, as I just remembered right when I was going to go to bed that I wanted to write this one up. I guess it’s also kind of late to be sharing this group as music I love, because I have for years. Most people just disregard them though, because of what they remember in the ’90s.
I advise you not to.
They’re older. They can grow beards. And have babies. And they do. Have babies. And grow facial hair.
On the second edition of Music Monday, I thought to highlight another favorite of mine. I was going to make this the first post, but as her new album has been released since the 11th, I thought I’d do it this week instead.
I think the best way to describe her voice is toddlers popping bubbles in the air. maybe kittens. maybe bunnies. maybe all of the above.