Sondheim Week, Day Five: “Everybody’s Got The Right”

You Can Close the New York Stock Exchange/Everybody’s Got the Right Original Broadway Cast Assassins Genre: Broadway What I went through on Friday afternoon doesn’t qualify as “publishing another new blog post about a Sondheim song” but it did become a perfect illustration of why Stephen Sondheim is a rather special kind of Broadway composer.
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Sondheim Week! Day Three: “Send In The Clowns”

Send In The Clowns Original Broadway Cast A Little Night Music (Original Cast Recording) Genre: Broadway I’m practically going to have to insist that you say — right out loud, and in a goopy voice — “Ladies and gentlemen…Welsh singing superstar Mister Tom JONES!” before you click the “play” button on this video: You can
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Sondheim Week! Day Two: “Opening Doors”

Opening Doors Original Broadway Cast Merrily We Roll Along (Original Cast Recording) Genre: Broadway If a movie flops, that’s that. If the movie was based on something else, maybe another team will take another crack at adapting the source material after enough years have passed and the floppage has been forgotten. There’s also an outside
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Sondheim Week! Day One: “Getting Married Today”

Getting Married Today Original Broadway Cast Original Broadway Cast Recording Genre: Broadway All morning long, I’ve been reading blog posts about everyone’s favorite childhood Sondheim Week memories. I’m sure I had the same reaction as you did: “It’s that time of year? Again? But the stores have only just taken down their Jerry Herman decorations!”
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The Slow Review Movement

“Where’s your Nokia Lumia 1020 review?” Hmm. Yes. A valid question, considering that the phone was released during the summer, I’ve had it in my office as of a week before release, and though I’ve spoken and written about it, my review is still on my hard drive instead of on a website where it
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Fixing iTunes Albums

It’s been said that the iTunes destroyed the concept of the Album. Why buy the whole album, when it’s possible to just cherry-pick the hits, or just the one track that was used in the episode of “House” you just streamed? But subscription music services, Amazon’s insanely good MP3 album sales, and the iTunes Store’s
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Spork, Sympathy, Lumia, Moto, Manifest, Vultures.

Through the interaction of a complicated array of sensors and indicators, a piece of hardware communicated an error condition that allowed me to quickly diagnose and solve a problem that would, if left unchecked, have eventually led to the failure of said hardware. In plain English: “When the garbage disposal immediately made an unholy racket,
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