Thursday, September 29, 2011

My Summer in Pictures 2011 (or Life is Complete Now that I Finally Saw Sade)

Loretta Lynn/Taste of Chicago/Jul. 1, 2011

Chosen Few Picnic with pictures of Frankie Knuckles and LisaRaye/Jackson Park/Jul. 9, 2011

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Ten on Tuesdays: Best Musical Numbers by Disney Villains

After watching The Lion King in 3-D this weekend, I was suddenly in a Disney state of mind. For better or worse, the studio has provided family entertainment for several generations and shaped many a childhood. Despite any gripes I might have with some of the racism and sexism they've included in their films over the years, I can't deny that they've always enlisted the best storytellers and songwriters. Traditionally in an animated Disney musical, songs of triumph, joy and love are usually the most beloved, but while watching Scar sing "Be Prepared," I started thinking of all the great songs from Disney that promoted evil and were as equally worthy of admiration as their morally superior counterparts. This edition of Ten On Tuesdays will count down what I feel are the best musical numbers by Disney villains.