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A Nice Person – Sharing

March 16, 2009

Being an extremely nice person, I thought I would share the following with you.

If and when television offers little viewing choice, which is quite often, I tend to browse You Tube and seek out artistes who have interested me over the years, and I am constantly amazed by what and who I can find. My current favourites are the following:

Til Him from the movie The Producers, performed by Matthew Broderick and Nathan Lane, this is a very good song written by Mel Brooks.

That Face again from The Producers and again performed by Matthew Broderick but this time with Katie Osman. Another Mel Brooks gem!

Staying with The Producers, Keep It Gay is a wonderfully twee over the top song written by Mel Brooks.

Sue Me from the musical Guys & Dolls, this excellent version features the very talented Nathan Lane and Faith Prince.

The song In Between Goodbyes is a wonderful song performed by the quite superb Barbara Cook. The version on You Tube was from one of her concert performances at the age of 70 odd. The song was written by Miss Cook’s pianist and musical director, the late Wally Harper.

A Little More Mascara performed whilst making up for his drag act by Randy Roberts. You watch as he makes up – but that is not all as you will see he uses the video as the opening of his cabaret act. A brilliant idea and superbly performed.

If you are interested in the career of dancer/actor Gene Nelson and want to know about the making of the classic movie Oklahoma etc, watch the Gene Nelson interviews parts 1, 2 and 3.

The funniest sketch by The Two Ronnies for me is The Squash Match, it’s a gem!

Watching the aforementioned items on Face Book is far better than 99% of the dross offered on TV. Enjoy!

March 15, 2009

I continue to be impressed by Duffy and get the impression she must have a pretty good manager and/or agent advising her. My only criticism would be, that she should remember that bare untanned legs can look a little naff on TV and on stage. Duffy is going to be around a long time, far longer than many of the other young ladies on the current pop music scene!

Boy, was I impressed by the delightful Lisa Maxwell doing her River Dance routine on Comic Relief, damn right I was!

Lisa is a hugely talented artiste as a dancer, singer and comedienne. If I were Lord Webber or Sir Cameron Mackintosh I would snap her up now and immediately set about finding the right vehicle for her!