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Throwback Thursday 11/21/2013

Elyn is back on Mix It Up for the first Throwback Thursday episode

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Happiness from You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown – Song/Music Video of the Week

Again this is a day late oops. But this last few days has been pretty chaotic.
This week’s Song/Music Video of the Week is “Happiness” from the musical “You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown”
One of my all time favorite shows. This song just shows how happiness can come from some of simplest things in life.
I encourage everyone to find something this week that makes you happy. Whether it be something big or something simple. Anything that makes you smile. Comment or email me and let me know what it is and I’ll talk about it on MIX IT UP!!

Have a great day everyone!!

Random Video Of the Week

I thought I would continue with the Carol Burnett and Vicki Lawrence theme this week, b/c to me this is just another one of those videos that I laugh every time I watch it b/c it is so stinkin funny.

In this one, Mama is lettin Eunice have it.  There are two versions morphed into one and it is a riot!!

Enjoy!!

Taylor Swift on SNL

I found this article this morning and I am so pumped about watching this. I love her and she is gonna be great!!!!

Check this out!!

Taylor Swift Spoofs Kanye West Incident

In’SNL’ Promo

‘Kanye West just called — he thinks Beyoncé should host instead,’ Bill Hader says in the ad.

In case anyone was wondering if Taylor Swift is going to go there when she hosts “Saturday Night Live” this week, the answer is yes. The superstar isn’t afraid to poke some fun at Kanye West’s now-infamous VMA stage-crash.

In a promo shot Tuesday, the singer and “SNL” castmember Bill Hader put their spin on the encounter.

281x211Standing in a 30 Rock corridor, the promo opens with Hader on his cell phone while Swift says, “Hey, I’m Taylor Swift, and I’ll be the host and musical guest this week on ‘SNL.’ ” As she completes her line, Hader gets off the phone and tells the star who he was talking to. “Whoops, Kanye West just called. He thinks Beyoncé should host instead,” he said. “Funny joke, right?”

Swift rolls her eyes and whispers to herself, “Wow.” Hader then awkwardly says, “Good times,” before walking off the set whispering to himself, “Hader.” The two share a laugh after they complete the sketch.

In an interview with MTV News before she went off to shoot the promo, she said nothing was off-limits this weekend. “I want to look nothing like myself,” she said. “I told all the writers, ‘Don’t count anything out.’ I want to go completely, 100 percent in. I don’t want to be halfway involved. Just because I have a lot of things to do as far as being musical guest and host doesn’t mean I don’t want to live up to my full hosting demands.”

Isn’t that great?? hahahahahahaha Can’t wait!!

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Random Video Of the Week

I have gotta say that I am absolutely obsessed with classic comedy.  Shows like “I Love Lucy” “The Facts of Life” “All In the Family” “Three’s Company” “Carol Burnett” and “Mama’s Family” are all what I consider classics.  Oh and “Cheers”  They are so amazing.  It is sitcoms that have been one of my biggest inspirations and goals for m acting career, because they are so much fun and you just have the opportunity to make people laugh which is so great.

So this week I am taking a blooper from one of the classic “The Family” skits on “The Carol Burnett Show”  These skits eventually turned into the spin-off “Mama’s Family” starring Vicki Lawrence.

This scene is a classic blooper that I could probably watch a million times and still laugh every single time.  Tim Conway will not allow the scene to continue until he finishes his story.  The punch line is delivered by none other than Vickie Lawrence which finishes out the entire thing!!

Just watch and be amazed!!

Coming Together

I think that I may have briefly mentioned that when I was at school I was a Musical Theatre major.  I had just changed over to that from Music Business in July.  I was in what was my first show at school called “Songs of Hope” It was a musical revue that our director had put together.  My role was that of a 21 year old punk rocker who had just found out that his wife of only one year was pregnant.  The song I sang as that character was called “Fatherhood Blues”  It was great.

I also had a solo in a song called “Coming Together” by Jason Robert Brown that was the closing number of the show.  I shared the male solo with my best friend Steven.  I was so excited when I was given this solo, because I have known and loved this song for years and I have always wanted to have the opportunity to perform it because it meant so much to me and I related to it personally on so many levels as did most of us in the show.  So I was PUMPED when I was given the opportunity to share it with m best friend.

Unfortunately circumstances came about that caused me to have to leave school and leave the show.  So I never got the chance to sing the song for a live audience, but I recorded a little clip the other day singing my solo part as well as a little of the chorus that Steven sang.  Since I never got to sing it I thought I would at least share it with the internet community and see what you guys think!!

So here it is!!