Wednesday, December 28, 2011


In the spirit of all the lovely ladies, who, in a moment of panic, believe their future to be feline rather than fella filled, I present the musical recommendation, Cats. The lyrics are derived from T.S. Elliot's Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats

It was one of the longest running musicals on Broadway; I was taken to see it at age 12, which for me was quite an experience. 

Andrew Lloyd Webber is an amazing composer, churning out reliably singable music. A made-for-TV version was released in 1998, which I had taped on PBS and watched on a loop. It was on Ovation the other day, and  I hummed The Peeks and the Pollicles on the way to the train this morning. 

If I'm to provide a snippet, Memory is the usual choice, but I don't like many slow songs. Here's The Awful Battle of the Peeks and the Pollicles, where the human performers who are pretending to be cats are now dressed up as dogs.

Thankfully, it doesn't take itself seriously.


Anonymous said...

Jellicle cats= funnest song of all time. C'mon, when the lyrics include "rabbinical" as a description for cats, you know it's good.

Good choice!

Princess Lea said...

Practical cats, dramatical cats
Pragmatical cats, fanatical cats
Oratorical cats, delphioracle cats
Skeptical cats, dispeptical cats
Romantical cats, pedantical cats
Critical cats, parasitical cats
Allegorical cats, metaphorical cats
Statistical cats and mystical cats
Political cats, hypocritical cats
Clerical cats, hysterical cats
Cynical cats, rabbinical cats

Princess Lea said...

How blasphemous is that?

JerusalemStoned said...

Andrew Lloyd Webber. I love him a little.

Princess Lea said...

I think he's the only Broadway composer that makes actual singable songs. That are different from each other.