Dracil’s BlogJournal

December 4, 2008

Prop 8 The Musical

Prop 8 The Musical.  It’s about 3 min long.  Contains quite a few big names in the cast.

While we’re at it, let’s ban divorce.


May 7, 2008

Evolution: The Musical! premiere

I actually completely forgot about it. It wasn’t until I was cleaning out my wallet that I noticed the ticket. Oops. Of course, I also didn’t remember where it was at. Rushed back home (was almost there anyway), then rushed back out. I was 20 minutes late, which wasn’t too bad.

They were asking people from the audience to come up and demonstrate their special talents. Blah. Then they asked for someone called Gabriel because they wanted to show their earlier works, one of which was about Gabriel (as in the angel from the Bible).

The actual one they showed isn’t on Youtube, but it’s available on their main site called Angel in the Outfield. If you’re lazy and just want a quick Youtube video, here’s one.

You can check out other stuff on the their site.

After that, one of the guys dressed up as Satan and asked people to come up and answer questions about their lives and see if they’re going to Hell. I think most people decided they would and were just saying yes or coming up with stuff. Only the first person kinda told the truth and actually didn’t go to Hell. :P

Their second video was Jelly Donut which is the following two videos:

They actually had Jelly Donut go up on stage after that and do some songs. There was one audience participation song about masturbation. Say mmm-mmm if you masturbate once a month, oo-oui if you do it twice a week, He-ey! if you do it every day, and basically yell out NoNoh-NoNoNoNoNo if you don’t masturbate ever. I think only one person in the audience said No. :P Quite a few actually said something for the others and they joked about the audience telling total strangers about their masturbation habits. Aside from the topic, the song was pretty catchy. Some people were dancing to it.

Their second video was some claymation they did, which was actually kinda funny (it’s NQSFW though)

There may have been something else, but I don’t remember, but after that was the main event of the night. The 38-minute long musical wasn’t bad. Well, it sort of was, but I liked some of the songs too. Definitely very cheesy. It’s basically one of those love stories between two warring factions (The Blesseds, who descended from Adam and Eve, and the Beasties, who evolved from primates).

After that, there was some Q&A with the people involved in the film. The girl who played the leader of the Beasties sounded pretty drunk. :P

All in all… this was definitely not my normal type of crowd or place (it’s a bar!). What is it with me and bars these days? I think it’s good I went alone, as I don’t think this was something most of my friends could probably stand (I probably have the crudest humor among my friends, and even this was crude for me, so…)

April 26, 2008

Mamma Mia!

Filed under: personal, Reviews — Tags: , , , , , , , — dracil @ 10:30 pm

My first musical (in an actual theater).  It actually wasn’t bad, considering the warnings we were given.  Yeah, there wasn’t much plot but it’s more about just comedy and mindless fun and listening to the music.  My favorite song was probably Money, Money, Money because of the discordant melody and general force of the song (helps with all the dancing going on).  In comparison, the Mamma Mia song was kinda uninspiring.

One line that struck me from the show was “That’s more than enough for four weddings! And a funeral!”  Confused, I remarked at the time that that would be a good name for a movie.  Of course, it’s been done.  14 years ago in fact.  I think I even saw it.  I guess the existence of the film was lingering in my subconscious but my consciousness, not understanding, came up with that explanation.  At least now I know this bit of trivia.

The best part of the show was when a kid shouted “I do, I do” near the end during the pause before the actress could say her line.  Everyone started laughing.  It’s a testament to how easy it was to get caught up in the show (there were some standing ovations after the show).

Though I have to admit I felt my consciousness slipping away a few times during the musical, but that’s due to my lack of sleep, not because the musical was bad.  We didn’t pick up anything after the show either, but I did donate $5 to their AIDS cause (there were some nice stuff available if you were willing to donate more, like aprons, or signed posters, or a unique signed poster prop).

Our balcony seats (the cheapest available) weren’t bad either and we had a nice clear view.

Before that, we had lunch at Kumako Ramen, which is ranked #23 on Joyce’s list, but we were discussing how several of the top 10 have closed down so the ranking may actually be better now.  We both had the special of the day, the hiyashi ume ramen, which was chilled plum ramen.  I picked it ’cause it was rather warm down in San Jose so I didn’t want to eat something hot.  It was decent, but if it wasn’t for the fact we were using a $10 gift certificate from restaurant.com which cost us $0.90 (use GOURMET as the coupon code right now to get 70% off) we think it would be kinda overpriced.  Her parents thought the gift certificate thing was a scam, but we can confirm now it isn’t.  :)  One thing to note about the gift certificates is that you can only use it once per party per month per restaurant.

April 25, 2008

Evolution: The Musical!

Evolution: The Musical! is one of the shows being shown at the San Francisco International Film Festival, which began today.

Yes, it looks absolutely cheesy and horrible.  And you know what the sad thing is?  It’ll still be better than Expelled.  And you know what’s sadder?  I may actually go watch it!  :P  Well, maybe not.  Being better than Expelled isn’t exactly a noteworthy achievement.

The actual musical seems to be only about 35 minutes or so, but since the event’s listed as 130 minutes, it looks like most of it will actually be some live stuff which might be interesting too.

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