This is the blog of one Hayden Rodgers. His Twitter, Facebook page, YouTube channel, and T-shirt store are available for clicking on in the links. Hayden, burning with Broadway dreams, is a singer and actor who can dance. He is 21; lives on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Australia but wants to live in New York; loves Starkid and everything they choose to be; he thinks Harry Potter is genius; and that Disney renaissance is perfection. He is also a writer of novels and a professional graphic designer who dabbles in painting and drawing. Phew! Quite exhausting really.
A 30 Song Challenge: Day 24 - A Song That Makes You Laugh
Summertime - Gershwin
I had a drama teacher who was a bit posh and self-assured and anyway I was part of the backstage crew for a community theatre play she was in. She held a dinner before our first rehearsal for all the cast to meet each other and strike up some sort of acquaintance and by the end of the night we were sitting in her lounge room and she was performing songs from musicals for us (um, yeah, I’m not even joking) and this was one of them. It was hilarious because it was midnight and she burst into this operatic number in her suburban home.
A 30 Song Challenge: Day 21 - A Song You Listen To When You’re Happy
I Love New York/New York, New York - Glee Cast
I honestly don’t really have go-to songs for set emotions…though the general rule is “something I can sing to” when it comes to any sort of BIG emotional moment. But, for “happy” a great example is an upbeat Glee tune.
A 30 Song Challenge: Day 18 - A Song You Wish You Heard On The Radio
Try A Little Tenderness
I just want to hear Glee on a commercial radio station - and not one of their poppy covers but something as amazing as this, or better yet, a showtune. Just to show people that Glee has amazing music, amazing talent and that a lot of music on the radio at the moment is shit in comparison. I don’t even listen to the radio, I connect my iPod through a radio device.
A 30 Song Challenge: Day 16 - A Song You Used To Like That You Now Hate
A Little Priest - Sweeny Todd
This is as good as I could do because I don’t really have anything to suit this day’s challenge. I am scarred by Sweeny Todd. I watched it when it came out and - well, let’s just say I have a natural sensitivity toward vibes and serial killers rank fairly highly on the list of things that freak me out completely. Any song from Sweeny Todd is acompanied by many bad vibes and memories.
For years my manifestation of fear was Sweeny Todd. When I’d run down the hall to my room after the lights turned off or when I was convinced there was a serial killer on the other side of the bathroom door - you know, those moments of illogical fear - it was always him.
A 30 Song Challenge: Day 15 - A Song That Describes You
Part Of Your World - The Little Mermaid
Now, when I thought about, most Disney movies have a song at the beginning where the main character is stuck in their ordinary life and waiting for a way out. GPOY! So, this is not limited to Part Of Your World (Original and Reprise) but includes Go The Distance, Belle (Original and Reprise), When Will My Life Begin and Out There.