For a change of pace I'm going to do something raw and spontaneous. I realize this is cheesy and lame, but hell we're all writers, we've all had to push ourselves at times.
So here are some random hand written notes I took last night while watching the Epic Wonder of Television Production that is Glee. I'm going to write EXACTLY what I wrote (through the minor haze of a couple Mike's Harder Cranberry Lemonades) bad spelling, hand writing and general poor logic and all. Okay they're not quite random. I will go in order of the notes I wrote, which followed the chronology of the episode, but otherwise throw organized thought into the wind. I'm pretty good at that kind of thing so hopefully this will be fun.
I will say that this episode was a HUGE improvement on last week. I'm still not sure that it lived up to anything from last season but a lot of that may be just the fact that the debut of something this unique is always kind of special.
Anyway here are the notes. Please don't judge me too harshly.
- Madonna is the most beautiful, talented and powerful woman. I had a huge crush on her even while I still packed my Star Wars Action Figures in my Darth Vader's head shaped holder that even then gave me dark dreams.
Does that mean I was too young to think about a woman in that way (finding her attractive)? Possibly, but it doesn't mean that Madonna's too old to still be HAWT.
- Did Miss Pillsbury actually mention Anne Coulter?
I don't even remember the scene in which this came up so I can't really comment on what this means but I do recall finding it funny last night.
- Sound production during the Cheerleader/Cirque Du Soleil dance was top notch. I almost thought I was at a Rave.
Wow. I just dated myself with that one.
- Misogyny is alive and ill.
I know the show is not actually trying to address what it truly a serious issue, but it's nice to see that they're honest.
- The production/beat behind Express Yourself was dope, but you can't stop top the sensuality of the original.
Again, here the audio mixing and quality really stood out. I don't have the greatest stereo at home but this show really shines.
- Most Madonna music takes me back to a simpler time, when my parents were still alive and my family was together.
This sucks. It's sad but true, but also such is life. Besides, I've got my own family now and we're quite happy, thank you.
- Madonna is not in the public domain. Doesn't copyright require 50 years to expire?
Can't remember who said that but it's obviously not true.
- Coach Sylvester thinks she's 29? Hah! Yeah right. Besides that would ruin her status as a cougar.
Obviously that was a joke (the age thing in the show, not her cougar status).
- I realize it's a comedy but some of the "first time" shit is inappropriate.
I suppose that this is my fault because this isn't really prime time and I let my 8 almost 9 year old stay up too late to watch it.
- Vogue - pure genius.
Does Coach Sue sing her own part? I've seen her in movies for years. She must. Obviously she's not an amazing singer and much can be done with condenser mics and things of that nature, but I thought she did a pretty good job.
- Like a Virgin - hilarious and awkward. Finn was the best! Even the vocals sounded innocent and simple. My daughter said: "I like the beat".
Obviously Madison didn't get it, but it was still a fun scene.
- Mr. Shuster is an excellent role model - for men - and for what young women should put up with. Except when he allowed Jessie from Vocal Adrenaline into New Directions.
Okay, not sure I still agree with this 100% this morning, but he is certainly better than most TV characters.
- Can't blame Curt and Mercedes for joining the cheerios, they sure do get the shaft.
- What it feels like for a girl was brilliant, but they should have made it more boy centric.
Not quite sure what I meant by this.
- Like a Prayer really exercised the pipes of these stars! Great Tunage!
There really are some great singers on this show. I'm glad it comes on after American Idol, because it's nice to hear some good singing to heal my ears after the likes of Tim.
So anyway those are my random notes. Strange I know. Kind of a fun experiment though, and hey, if you don't put it out there for others to read it's not even writing; it's just writing shit down.
What are your thoughts? Did you like the Glee episode last night? Do you love Madonna?
P.S. I've decided to compromise about Michelle's guest post this week. Most of you voted for Non-Fiction yesterday, but there were plenty of votes for fiction as well.
I'm going to go ahead and do both this week. We'll start with Non-Fiction tomorrow, for a special Thursday guest blogger edition and then we'll follow up with a normal Friday guest blogger successful query post. Please don't forget to come back, read comment, follow, whatever and make sure to visit Michelle's blog as well!
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How awesome is that?