A few thoughts on the Glee cast’s “Fashion Night Out” video: Lea looks so glamorous; I love that silvery sequined dress. Harry Shum, Jr.’s dancing is great, as always. I’m not really feeling the lace-up sneaker look for Dianna Agron. I’m also loving Heather Morris’s red lipstick. Darren always looks dapper, although his hairs strikes me as not as polished as usual. And where is Chris? Seriously? You barely see him until 2:30. And even then, Darren is way more noticeable (granted, I love Darren Criss, but it’s just a little weird that Chris Colfer seems so backgrounded). It looks as though they’re really capitalizing on how huge a fan base Darren Criss has. Continue reading
I’ve just discovered the newest Kurt/Blaine Christmas video — last year, it was “Baby, It’s Cold Outside,” and this year is “Let It Snow.” While Darren Criss and Chris Colfer were, of course, fantastic in “Let It Snow,” I prefer “Baby, It’s Cold Outside.” Continue reading
“Harry Freakin’ Potter” has been stuck in my head all day. I’m talking to someone about serious, work-type stuff, and I keep wanting to burst into song. StarKid is fantastic, and Act 1, Part 2 of A Very Potter Sequel may be ten of the best minutes I’ve ever watched on YouTube. Hilarious and also very cult classic. The Harry & Ron red vines scene is one of my favorite things, even though I’m not quite sure why (but I so wish that I could spontaneously reenact that with someone one day).
My immediate reaction is that if I were to put together a perfect concert, it would absolutely need to have Ani, Dar, Babs, and Darren Criss. I thought a little more about what would really make it unforgettable — what would combine all of my favorite performances (not so much favorite songs, but favorite performances and performers), and I added a few more names: Kim (from the Night Owls, one of Bryn Mawr’s a cappella groups), P!nk, Cher, and ShinHwa (my childhood favorite Kpop group). I mean, if we could squeeze in Chris Colfer, Idina Menzel, NPH, and John Barrowman, that’d be fantastic, but I wouldn’t want to get greedy (you have to draw the line somewhere, after all). Continue reading
Posted in Music, Rambles
Tagged Ani DiFranco, Barbra Streisand, Cher, concert, Dar Williams, Darren Criss, favorites, P!nk, perfection, postaday2011
I wish that Darren Chris would show up when I said his name (check out 3:20). That would be totally awesome. So, A Very Potter Musical used to be called Harry Potter: The Musical. And then it went viral, and they got worried about being sued. There’s a kind of hilarious bit around 1:00 where they bleep out anything related to Harry Potter (Azkaban, Hogwarts, Dumbledore) as they toss around titles that they can’t use. The video, by the way, is two of the A Very Potter Musical‘s writers explaining why they took all of the videos down about two years ago — and it ends with Darren Criss singing a song about not wanting to be sued. So fantastic.
I have such ridiculous fanboy crush on Darren Criss. It’s, well, ridiculous. I love him performing as Blaine; I love him performing as himself; I love watching videos of him being adorable (forgetting the lyrics to his own songs, rhapsodizing about apple juice, talking about how being pink would make people seem less mean). And I absolutely wish I could see Glee: The 3D Concert Movie. It’s basically everything good about Glee all at once. Continue reading
I adore Darren Criss. There are few actors, singers, or celebrities I love more. He’s talented. He’s gorgeous. He’s so sweet, funny, and charismatic in interviews. And there’s this element of slightly off-the-wall randomness that makes his interview a lot of fun because I’m never sure what he’s going to say. I’m not the only one who thinks so: he has an utterly devoted following — fans of Starkid Productions and A Very Potter Musical, fans of Glee, fans of his music. He’s also incredibly humble and endearing to his fans, as the following video shows.
I’ve been feeling a bit out of sorts for the past few days — stressed about job searching and deeply missing people in Chicago, mostly — and so I decided to make a list of things that make me happy. More than that, I decided to compile a group of photos from the past week or two (not just of people and places that I miss) that make me smile. Continue reading
Posted in Makes Me Smile
Tagged avocado, berries, Crispin, Darren Criss, Glee, Glee Live Tour 2011, goslings, Grand Ole Creamery, ice cream, Minneapolis, Minnesota, Naya Rivera, postaday2011, Pumphouse Creamery, smile, Turtle Bread Company
Glee in Minneapolis
The Glee Live Tour came to the Target Center in Minneapolis tonight, and I got to see it! It was incredible. Despite my problems with Glee as a show, I really do adore the cast and music of Glee. The cast of Glee is so talented (and Darren Criss joined them for the tour!), and the show exceeded my already high expectations. Continue reading
Posted in Music, Twin Cities
Tagged Amber Riley, Ashley Fink, Blaine, Chord Overstreet, Chris Colfer, concert, Cory Monteith, Darren Criss, Dianna Agron, Glee, Glee Live Tour 2011, Harry Shum Jr., Heather Morris, Jenna Ushkowitz, Kevin McHale, Kurt, Lea Michele, Mark Salling, Minneapolis, music, Naya Rivera, postaday2011, singing, songs, tour
I cannot get the Glee/Darren Criss/Chris Colfer version of Hey Monday’s “Candles” out of my head. It is so gorgeous. And the video of it is just adorable (even though, listening to the lyrics, it’s not exactly the most apropos choice for their love song/duet vibes and the little hearts in both their eyes). Continue reading
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Tagged Blaine, Candles, Chris Colfer, Darren Criss, Glee, Kurt, music, postaday2011, singing, song, TV, Warblers