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Well, I saw last night's Buffy and I wanted to say "Wow". According to Entertainment Weekly, Joss Whedon wrote all the songs etc... and I was seriously impressed. I didn't like every song all that much, but I thought as a whole, they did a good job of getting things going and they are reasonably catchy. It really seemed like we'd spent all season figuring out that all was not well in the Buffy-verse, so it was a remarkably cool way to get things out in the open and get the plot going somewhat (and Buffy and Spike kissed, with minimal enchantments or robotics involved, 'bout bloody time ;)

I fully intend to buy the show's soundtrack when its available (according to EW, it'll be out on Whedon's Mutant Enemy sometime in the not too distant future).

It got me thinking. I'm not a huge fan of musicals or pseudo musicals, but there are a few that I find very cool. Among them:

  • The Nightmare Before Christmas
  • The Rocky Horror Picture Show
  • Cabaret
  • Jelly's Last Jam
  • Singing in the Rain

There might be a few others out there, but those are the ones that pass the CD test (i.e. I can put them in my CD player and listen to the whole CD without desperately wanting to skip songs). Some other musicals like Les Mis and Phantom are cool too, but invariably I end up not wanting to hear some of their songs. I'm actually a big soundtrack/score fan. I can think of several movies that have phenomenal soundtracks and even some that I'll watch and enjoy mostly because of the good music.

Anyways, enough rambling for now. I'm actually feeling kind of icky today and I need to be out working on heavy machinery in a bit... joy.... rapture.... bleh.