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November 23, 2005

525,600 minutes - how do you measure, measure a year?

Some musicals you can listen to without ever seeing the action and the music works...think Rogers and Hammerstein. Sure the music moves the plot but by and large they are great songs that are secondary to the book. Of course that is why they can become pop hits because you don't need to know the story for the song to work on its own.

Then you have musicals where the music is so intimately wrapped up around the plot that the two have become inseparable. Those musicals you have to watch. Oh sure once you have, the music can play forever in your head with the snip-its of visual you have saved in your personal repository. But that first time you have to see to understand and become. These are the songs that don't become pop hits but that you play in your head after seeing a cast performs on the Tonight Show or Letterman.

Rent is one of those musicals. I knew it the first time I read about it. And I've avoided hearing the music until I could see the show, though of course Seasons of Love had snuck through from the late night shows and from the Tony's but it alone was my example of the show. Of course I had almost given up on ever seeing a performance until I heard they were filming it with a stellar director and much of the original cast.

And this afternoon I went. Go see it. It is amazing. I know I will be going back.

Seasons Of Love
525,600 minutes, 525,000 moments so dear.
525,600 minutes - how do you measure, measure a year?
In daylights, in sunsets, in midnights, in cups of coffee.
In inches, in miles, in laughter, in strife.
In 525,600 minutes - how do you measure a year in the life?
How about love? How about love? How about love? Measure in love.
Seasons of love.
525,600 minutes! 525,000 journeys to plan.
525,600 minutes - how can you measure the life of a woman or man?

In truths that she learned, or in times that he cried.
In bridges he burned, or the way that she died.

It's time now to sing out,
tho the story never ends let's celebrate remember a year in the life of friends.
Remember the love!
Remember the love! Remember the love!
Measure in love.
Seasons of love! Seasons of love.

Posted by prolurkr at November 23, 2005 06:58 PM

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