Wednesday, January 6, 2010

"Stars and the Moon"

It's a song that I've heard often enough, whether on solo CDs or live in performance or even in acting classes. And it's a song I've grown to despise as a result of all of those encounters. It doesn't help that I'm not particularly sold on the show it's from either. However, when traveling with Kari, Roxie and Sarah two months ago to Val-Kill and New Paltz, this rendition of that song popped on the iPod and I found myself rather impressed. Here is Betty Buckley singing "Stars and the Moon" from Jason Robert Brown's Songs for a New World. This time, the song had the credence of someone who made it seem as though she actually lived every word. I haven't changed my mind on the song itself, but whenever Buckles is singing it, I will gladly listen.


Bob said...

Do you know where this performance is from? Is it her Donmar DVD?

I'm right there with you on "Stars.." It's overdone.

Buckley also makes me listen to Meadowlark with new ears, too.

karigee said...

The Donmar DVD -- yessir.

I'd never heard it until I heard her sing it, and now I can't listen to anyone else sing it. Same with Meadowlark. She may be crazy & all, but she's BETTY CRAZY, and therein lies all the difference.

Kevin Daly said...

Betty Crazy is a beautiful thing. It's not scary like Patti Crazy. We've exchanged a few brief messages over the past week, and she's been nothing short of exceptionally sweet.

Donald said...

i emailed this post to myself pre-seeing her at Feinsteins and am JUST listening for the first time now...and i'm angry for the WEEKS i could have spent listening to this over and over again. oh well, when looking at the rest of my life of obsessing, what's a few weeks?