Monday, June 22, 2009

My first ever swag!!!


I am a swag-virgin no longer. Our dear Dr. Monkey has sent me my first-ever piece of swag and it's a doozy! Thank you so very much Dr. Monkey.

He sent me the Jesus Christ Superstar DVD. He and my readers must have picked up on the fact that I just love this movie and it's music.

In the 1970's, my mother brought home the Broadway soundtrack on vinyl. We moaned and groaned about the "church music" she had purchased. But then we listened and we were hooked on the hard driving bass and screeching vocals. Very soon after, my sisters and I had memorized every single note and lyric. Unbeknownst to each other, we were each putting on the entire show in the living room, playing every part, when we had that rare hour alone. Now we sing along together with abandon.

I know Melinda June also shares a love of this movie. The dancing is worth every minute. If you've never seen it, what in the WORLD are you waiting for? You don't have to be a Christian to love this interpretation. I think it's time for a sing-along-JC-Superstar night at my house.

THANKS DR. MONKEY!

8 comments:

kirelimel said...

omg - I HAVE THIS DVD. I LOVE THIS MOVIE- I can sing the whole thing and I think I have with Mindy. what a wonderful gift!!!

Little Sister said...

Yes, do have a party and I will try to find a crocheted vest and white majorette boots to pull off that groovy look again.

Missy said...

Hooray! That is very exciting! That monkey has been busy! He sent me a rad Johnson City Roller Girls sticker!

I was in a store the other day where the Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat soundtrack was playing and I could not keep from singing! I love Godspell too.."Day by Day!".

Churlita said...

My daughter was obsessed with this movie a few Summers ago. I have nothing against it, but I was pretty damn tired of "...YOU'VE got the power and the glory..."

Shan said...

We had the soundtrack at my house growing up too. Also Godspell!

Dr. Monkey Von Monkerstein said...

I'm glad you like it. I hope you didn't have one already. I'm also glad Missy got her swag too.

Cheesecake Maven said...

I, don't know how to lo-ove him . . . what to do, how to mo-ove him, he's a man, he's just one man.

GREAT MEMORIES!!!! And Little Sis, I can picture you clear as day in that vest and boots, because I had the matching set! GOOD, GOOD MEMORIES!

Julie said...

I could not keep from singing! I love Godspell too..
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