Tag: Giuseppe Verdi

Well that wasn’t so scary: GFS goes to the opera

Well that wasn’t so scary: GFS goes to the opera

Music
Like most people my age, my main exposure to opera has been through Bugs Bunny cartoons like "What's Opera, Doc?" and "Rabbit of Seville".  The genius of those shorts was that they took high art and made it into something even attention span-challenged American kids could enjoy.  But I imagine they spurred a greater interest in opera for only a very few. So it was for me.  I always thought of opera as something other, unattainable and likely too difficult to enjoy.  I can hang with a foreign film once in a while, but the thought of watching people singing in Italian or German while wearing tights was too much to take.  I guess I always just regarded it as Broadway with more elaborate costumes and different languages. Classical music was a different story - while I still haven't grasp
Gray Flannel Mixtape: Seinfeld songs

Gray Flannel Mixtape: Seinfeld songs

Music
These days it's commonplace for music to function as an integral part of a television show; think Grey's Anatomy, Smallville or Dawson's Creek. With Seinfeld, not so much. Nevertheless, there are more than a few classic moments during the series that can be called to mind with just a few notes. With that in mind I give you the Seinfeld Songs Mixtape. The following songs were played on at least one episode of Seinfeld, which started featuring much more non-original music during its last few seasons. There are numerous instances of songs being sung by characters on the show, but unless at least a small clip of the song was played or performed, they don't qualify for my mixtape. "Desperado" and "Witchy Woman" (Eagles), heard on "The Checks" - Here's a classic rock two-fer. "Desperado" ...