Meals: The Musical – Act 7: Alcoholic Beverages

The Story
Meals: The Musical is an original aFa production is about an important aspect of daily life – eating.

Whether a snack, something on the run, a glorious sit-down feast, or something in between and regardless of the time of day, food is a life necessity. There are three aspects to a truly fantastic meal: the food, the occasion, and the company. We know Meals: The Musical is a festive occasion where friends gather to share wonderful music – thus the acts will focus on what the dining friends encounter.

MealsPlaybillProgram (Past Posts)
Act 1: Meals
Act 2: Fruit
Act 3: Side Dishes
Act 4: Meat
Act 5: Ingredients
Act 6: Non-alcoholic Drinks

Act 7: Alcoholic Drinks
Whether a refreshment, nourishment, or accompaniment, drinks are part of the meal. Not everyone likes alcoholic drinks, but we took care of them in Act 6. This act features alcoholic beverages, so all song titles must include an alcoholic beverage.

Production Note
To prevent browsers crashing from loading too many videos, please 1) include the song title and artist in your text, and 2) paste the URL as part of your last line (not a new line). The latter will provide a link, thus not embed the actual video … but I don’t mind unembedding, so apologies are not necessary.

Announcement
Regulars here know I like wine – especially red wine. The wine I refer with dinner primarily depends on the meal’s flavors. Ladies and gentlemen, aFa Productions presents The Fireballs singing their hit – Bottle of Wine.

Life: The Musical – Act 9: Work

The Story
Life: The Musical is an original aFa production is a journey featuring songs of about life. Each act features an aspect of life as a theme with music supplied around that theme.

LifeTheMusicalProgram (Past Posts)
Act 1: Life
Act 2: Born
Act 3: Names
Act 4: Young
Act 5: Dream
Act 6: Teens
Act 7: School
Act 8: Adulthood

Act 9
Life … the time for the living to live. One’s life starts when one is born. Shortly thereafter, we are given something that stays with us no matter where we go – a name. Immediately, we are nourished, so we grow physically, mentally, and emotionally from babies into young children … and that’s when we start to dream about our future life. Growth never stops, so from children we move on as teens .. but school is still much of life at this point.

Eventually, we move into adulthood as women and men, and the work world is a prominent feature in life. Act 9 is about work, so song titles must include Work, Worked, Working, Worker, Job, or any occupation. IMPORTANT: an occupation can only be used once.

Production Note
To prevent browsers crashing from loading too many videos, please 1) include the song title and artist in your text, and 2) paste the URL as part of your last line (not a new line). The latter will provide a link, thus not embed the actual video … but I don’t mind unembedding, so apologies are not necessary.

Announcement
Ladies and gentlemen, there are many choices applicable for this act, but finding this vintage (1972) video from a classic group sealed the deal. Besides, some of the visitors here are musicians that have been in bands. To open Act 9, the greatest band that the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame continues to avoid …. it’s the Moody Blues with I’m Just a Singer in a Rock and Roll Band.

Life: The Musical – Act 4: Young

The Story
Life: The Musical is an original aFa production is a journey featuring songs of about life. Each act features an aspect of life as a theme with music supplied around that theme.

LifeTheMusicalProgram (Past Posts)
Act 1: Life
Act 2: Born
Act 3: Names

Act 4
Life is a process, so this act is about being young, so all song titles must include any of these keywords: Young, Youth, Kids, Child, or Children. First come, first serve on the songs, so no duplicates.

Production Note
To prevent browsers crashing from loading too many videos, please 1) include the song title and artist in your text, and 2) paste the URL as part of your last line (not a new line). The latter will provide a link, thus not embed the actual video … but I don’t mind unembedding, so apologies are not necessary.

Announcement
Ladies and gentlemen, three of the biggest names in the music industry are taking the stage, so lets give a rousing A Frank Angle welcome to David Crosby, Stephen Stills, and Graham Nash singing Teach Your Children!

On Time – The Musical: Act 2

Last month I tried something new (for me) by having a blog-style musical. To my surprise, Time: The Musical, featuring songs with “time” in the title, was a big hit with over 70 songs.

The success got the tumblers in my mind turning, so instead of changing to a totally different theme, continue Time: The Musical with a different requirement for Act 2!

For Act 2, supply a song (a video) featuring a song with a specific time in the song’s title – not in the lyrics or the performer’s name, but in the title. I will be interested to see the different interpretations because looking beyond the obvious can be your friend.

The same rule as Act 1 applies – no duplicates.

To get the show started, I’m going back into the time capsule to feature a classic song by a classic performer. Bloggers everywhere, let’s give a big AFA welcome to the legendary Count Basie with the One O’Clock Jump!

On Time: The Musical

A short time ago I did a post about time featuring photos by my friend, Steve. Being this is my first full week back in the saddle with my regular routine, I thought it would be a good time to follow that post with some audience participation.

Here’s your challenge. In your comment, post a video of a song with “Time” as part of the title. There are many, but it would be great if you posted something that is part of your memory – a movie, a song from your youth, a memorable moment, or whatever. If you can, return later in the day to enjoy a wide array of musical treats.

Now the tough part, no duplicates.

I intentionally chose one that is a bit different, then again, that’s me. Enjoy Time from Hans Zimmer’s soundtrack to Inception.