Pronouns 2: The Musical – Act 4: Their

The Story

Welcome to Pronouns 2: The Musical.

Some may ask, “Pronouns?”, but we at A Frank Angle say, “Why not pronouns!”

Why a sequel to Pronouns? Again, “Why not!”

Program

Act 1: My
Act 2: Mine
Act 3: Our

Act 4: Their

Every country can be defined through their food, their music and their language. That’s the soul of a country. (Quincy Jones, musician)

Their kitchen is their shrine, the cook their priest, the table their altar, and their belly their god. (Charles Buck, writer)

Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else’s opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation. (Oscar Wilde, dramatist)

Countries under foreign command quickly forget their history, their past, their tradition, their national symbols, their way of living, often their own literary language. (Slobodan Milosevic, criminal)

The pride people take in their work transcends to their homes, their education, families and communities. (Leonard Boswell, politician)

People have their complexities. They have their heroic moments and their villainous moments, too. (Ryan Reynolds, actor)

People tend to forget their duties but remember their rights. Indira Gandhi, statesman

Small is the number of people who see with their eyes and think with their minds. (Albert Einstein, scientist)

Guidelines

Songs must have Their in the title

Cautions

  • No duplicates songs regardless of artists
  • Foreign language equivalents unacceptable
  • “They are” (they’re) are unquestionable unacceptable

Production Note

  1. To prevent browsers crashing from loading too many videos, please
  2. Include the song title and artist in your text, and
  3. 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

Welcome to Act 4! Only two more acts left in Pronouns 2: The Musical. We secured a big star for the opener. She’s won 10 Grammy Awards. She’s number 50 on Rolling Stone’s 100 Greatest Singers of All Time. She’s number 89 on Rolling Stone’s Greatest Guitarists of All Time. Singing Longing in Their Hearts, she is Bonnie Raitt!

 

Act 5: Your (next weekend)

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Pronouns 2: The Musical – Act 3: Our

The Story

Welcome to Pronouns 2: The Musical.

Some may ask, “Pronouns?”, but we at A Frank Angle say, “Why not pronouns!”

Why a sequel to Pronouns? Again, “Why not!”

Program

Act 1: My
Act 2: Mine

Act 3: Our

You cannot hope to build a better world without improving the individuals. To that end, each of us must work for his own improvement and, at the same time, share a general responsibility for all humanity, our particular duty being to aid those to whom we think we can be most useful. (Marie Curie, scientist)

It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light. (Aristotle, philosopher)

Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow. (Melody Beattie, writer)

Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time. (Thomas A. Edison, inventor)

Every moment in our lives is a miracle we should enjoy instead of ignoring. (Yoko Ono, artist)

Happiness doesn’t depend on any external conditions, it is governed by our mental attitude. (Dale Carnegie, writer)

The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls. (Pablo Picasso, artist)

Education is the foundation upon which we build our future. (Christine Gregoire, politician)

Guidelines

Songs must have Our or Ours in the title

Cautions

  • No duplicates songs regardless of artists
  • Foreign language equivalents unacceptable

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

Welcome back for Act 3 of Pronouns 2: The Musical. Picking out an opening act for this act wasn’t easy because Our songs include numerous hits and songs from named artists. So, the we decided to invite a big name who has never opened an act on this stage. Besides his musical success, he’s always owns several wineries. Ladies and gentlemen, let’s give a loud and proud welcome to Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds with Lie in Our Graves.

Act 4: Their (next weekend)

Pronouns 2: The Musical – Act 2: Mine

The Story

Welcome to Pronouns 2: The Musical.

Some may ask, “Pronouns?”, but we at A Frank Angle say, “Why not pronouns!”

Why a sequel to Pronouns? Again, “Why not!”

Program

Act 1: My

 

Act 2: Mine

Do not worry about your difficulties in Mathematics. I can assure you mine are still greater. (Albert Einstein, scientist)

I believe every human has a finite number of heartbeats. I don’t intend to waste any of mine. (Neil Armstrong, astronaut)

Beyond a certain point, the music isn’t mine anymore. It’s yours. (Phil Collins, musician)

It is a cursed evil to any man to become as absorbed in any subject as I am in mine. (Charles Darwin, naturalist)

That brain of mine is something more than merely mortal, as time will show. (Ada Lovelace, mathematician)

Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same. (Emily Bronte, novelist)

Chaos is a friend of mine. (Bob Dylan, musician)

When a person is going through hell, and she encounters someone who went through hellish hell and survived, then she can say, ‘Mine is not so bad as all that. She came through, and so can I.’ (Maya Angelou, poet)

Guidelines

Songs must have Mine in the title

Cautions

  • No duplicates songs regardless of artists
  • Foreign language equivalents unacceptable

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

Welcome back for Act 2 of Pronouns 2: The Musical. My introduction of this artists is simple. The year was 1995 – and when I first saw this video, I was hooked (for some mysterious reason). She’s also the reason I have a prosthetic left hand and my original hand is hermetically sealed for posterity. Ladies and gentleman – Shania Twain with Any Man of Mine.

Act 3: Our(s)

Pronouns 2: The Musical – Act 1: My

The Story

Welcome to Pronouns 2: The Musical.

Some may ask, “Pronouns?”, but we at A Frank Angle say, “Why not pronouns!”

Why a sequel to Pronouns? Again, “Why not!”

Program

Act 1: My

My future is in my past and my past is my present. I must now make the present my future. (Vladimir Horowitz, musician)

I have shared my whole life. My private and my show business life. It helps me actually to feel my songs and to go on with my dreams. (Celine Dion, singer)

My thoughts, my beliefs, my feelings are all in my brain. My brain is going to rot. (Richard Dawkins, scientist)

What are my sources of strength? My husband and my three kids, my health-care team, and my religion. (Geraldine Ferraro, politician)

I was scared when I lost my mother, my father, my brother, my sister. (Israel Kamakawiwo’ole, musician)

I put all my genius into my life; I put only my talent into my works. (Oscar Wilde, dramatist)

My music is the spiritual expression of what I am – my faith, my knowledge, my being. (John Coltrane, musician)

I hurt my wife, my kids, my mother, my wife’s family, my friends, my foundation and kids all around the world who admired me. (Tiger Woods, athlete)

Guidelines

Songs must have My in the title

Cautions

  • No duplicates songs regardless of artists
  • Foreign language equivalents unacceptable

Production Note

  • To prevent browsers crashing from loading too many videos, please
    Include the song title and artist in your text, and
  • 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

Welcome to Opening Night for Pronouns 2: The Musical. Never before in aFa Productions history have we ever had this fast of a turnaround. Then again, we feed off the enthusiasm of attendees. Thank you!

Act 1’s My theme offers many opportunities. Our production staff decided to go outside the box for this one. He’s a star – and he’s joined forces with a living legend for this song. Ladies and gentlemen – let’s make some noise for Toby Keith and the great Willie Nelson with Beer For My Horses. (Note: for the impatient, start at 50 seconds).

Next – Act 2: Mine (FYI: Not easy)

On Pronouns: The Musical – Encore

The Story

Welcome to Pronouns: The Musical.

Some may ask, “Pronouns?”, but we at A Frank Angle say, “Why not pronouns!”

A subset of nouns, pronouns serve as a substitute for nouns and noun phrases. These bits of linguistics and grammar are versatile and can almost refer to anything.

Although pronouns can be personal, objective, possessive, indefinite, relative, intensive, demonstrative, interrogative, reflexive, and reciprocal, this musical extravaganza focuses on selected pronouns.

Program

Act 1: I
Act 2: You
Act 3: Me
Act 4: He
Act 5: Him
Act 6: She
Act 7: Her
Act 8: We
Act 9: Us
Act 10: They
Act 11: Them
Act 12: It

Encore

Guidelines

Songs must have two or more different pronouns (from this musical) in the title

Cautions

  • No duplicates songs regardless of artists
  • Foreign language equivalents unacceptable
  • Contractions are acceptable at the discretion of The Producer

Production Note

  • To prevent browsers crashing from loading too many videos, please
  • Include the song title and artist in your text, and
  • 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

Wow! Encores don’t happen very often, and this may be an aFa first. Before introducing the next act, remember the following points about the theme about the song titles: a) two or more pronouns, b) pronouns must be different, and c) acceptable pronouns must be one of the 12 on the graphic.

Ladies and gentlemen, right here on this stage and for your enjoyment, with I’m Happy Just to Dance With You – it’s The Beatles!

Pronouns: The Musical – Act 12: It

The Story

Welcome to Pronouns: The Musical.

Some may ask, “Pronouns?”, but we at A Frank Angle say, “Why not pronouns!”

A subset of nouns, pronouns serve as a substitute for nouns and noun phrases. These bits of linguistics and grammar are versatile and can almost refer to anything.

Although pronouns can be personal, objective, possessive, indefinite, relative, intensive, demonstrative, interrogative, reflexive, and reciprocal, this musical extravaganza focuses on selected pronouns.

Program

Act 1: I
Act 2: You
Act 3: Me
Act 4: He
Act 5: Him
Act 6: She
Act 7: Her
Act 8: We
Act 9: Us
Act 10: They
Act 11: Them

Act 12: It

It – a pronoun referring to something previously mentioned or easily identified

It – an abstract identity

It – an explicit or implicit circumstance, situation, abstract idea, or

It – slang for appeal, latest fads, or understanding

It – a Stephen King novel and movie

It – a cousin to the Addams family

Guidelines

Songs must have It in the title (beware of Its)

Cautions

  • No duplicates songs regardless of artists
  • Foreign language equivalents unacceptable
  • Contractions are acceptable at the discretion of The Producer

Production Note

  • To prevent browsers crashing from loading too many videos, please
  • Include the song title and artist in your text, and
  • 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

Welcome to the final act of Pronouns: The Musical. We at aFa Productions weren’t sure how this one would go, so we greatly appreciate the response.

The list of songs we considered to open this act is lengthy – but when all was said and done, one song featuring a guest performer stood above the rest. The song was a mega-hit by a megastar. Featuring Jeff Davis, a Delaware police officer, here’s Taylor Swift with Shake It Off.

 

Encore?

Pronouns: The Musical – Act 11: Them

The Story

Welcome to Pronouns: The Musical.

Some may ask, “Pronouns?”, but we at A Frank Angle say, “Why not pronouns!”

A subset of nouns, pronouns serve as a substitute for nouns and noun phrases. These bits of linguistics and grammar are versatile and can almost refer to anything.

Although pronouns can be personal, objective, possessive, indefinite, relative, intensive, demonstrative, interrogative, reflexive, and reciprocal, this musical extravaganza focuses on selected pronouns.

Program

Act 1: I
Act 2: You
Act 3: Me
Act 4: He
Act 5: Him
Act 6: She
Act 7: Her
Act 8: We
Act 9: Us
Act 10: They

Act 11: Them

I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. (Maya Angelou, poet)

It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them. (Ralph Waldo Emerson, poet)

There is an amazing power getting to know your inner self and learning how to use it and not fight with the world. If you know what makes you happy, your personality, interests and capabilities, just use them, and everything else flows beautifully. (Juhi Chawla, actress)

Opportunities are like sunrises. If you wait too long, you miss them. (William Arthur Ward, writer)

If you love someone, set them free. If they come back they’re yours; if they don’t they never were. (Richard Bach, novelist)

No matter what kind of challenges or difficulties or painful situations you go through in your life, we all have something deep within us that we can reach down and find the inner strength to get through them. (Alana Stewart, actor)

We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them. (Albert Einstein, physicist)

Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies. (Mother Teresa, humanitarian)

My fake plants died because I did not pretend to water them. (Mitch Hedberg, comedian)

Guidelines

Songs must have Them in the title

Cautions

  • No duplicates songs regardless of artists
  • Foreign language equivalents unacceptable

Production Note

  • To prevent browsers crashing from loading too many videos, please
  • Include the song title and artist in your text, and
  • 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

Welcome to the latest musical by aFa Productions – Pronouns: The Musical.

To some of us, them is similar to they because both are opposites of us. They and them are both pronouns. They and them are both third-person in reference – but they is a subject pronoun while them is an object pronoun. That’s enough grammar, so let’s get to the music.

He was recognized as a skilled drummer who played with many greats. Although he went on to have some solo recordings, those of us who remember the claymation California Raisins commercials probably didn’t know he was the lead vocalist. Because I loved this song during my youth, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to use this song to introduce Act 11. Ladies and gentlemen, let’s hear some loud cheers for Them Changes by the great Buddy Miles.

Bonus video: Eric Clapton & Stevie Winwood in their tribute to Buddy Miles

The last act: Act 12: – It (next Saturday) – PS: It includes it’s but not its