Welcome to my blog! I'm Connie, a 30-something Klainer. My blog is primarily devoted to Klaine, Glee, and the immensely talented actors Darren Criss and Chris Colfer. I'm a devoted fanwoman of Darren Criss and have a great admiration of (and respect for) Chris Colfer.
I am not interested in the better fiancé olympics and am not a real person shipper.
I am also a firm believer in respecting the privacy of the actors' personal lives, so you will not see much blogging of their significant others here. (This does not mean I'm not happy for them because I am.)
Occasionally, I'll also blog about music, technology, food, politics, and anything else of interest to me at a given time.
If you'd like to bring something to my attention, please tag your post with "sleepdeprivedmind".
THIS IS NOT A SPOILER-FREE BLOG but I'm consistent in tagging spoilers.
OVERVIEW: Glee - 05 - Old Dog, New Tricks (06-May-2014 (T))
AIR DATE: 06-May-2014 (T)
RUNNING TIME: 60 Minutes
CONCEPT: Santana helps Rachel do damage control for her flagging public image; Kurt tries to help a home for retired Broadway performers with their production of Peter Pan; to prove he is responsible, Sam adopts a dog - despite Mercedes’ objections.
I have a few favorite musicals, and it kind of depends on my mood. One of my favorites is Cabaret. I’m a big fan of Kander and Ebb, who also wrote the music for Chicago, if you’re familiar with that show and that movie. I love Cabaret. The Emcee is one of my favorite parts. It’s just one of my favorite stories. There’s an irony and a darkness to it that’s really, really haunting and moving. And the music is really fun, and timeless.
Then there’s always the fun ones, that got me into musical theater. I have nothing but love for all the fun, sort of, classic musicals. Like, you know, The Music Man, and The Pajama Game, Guys and Dolls… Good old-fashioned musicals, I love.
I’ve been trying to make this record for the past several years. It’s a really bad idea to try and make an album while on a TV show, because there’s so many different things to do. Actually, it’s a different process if you’re a songwriter, and you like to produce, and you like to play instruments, and you like to write everything. My dear friend, Lea Michele, put out an album this past… a couple months ago. It’s a different process for her, because she’s a singer, and like an amazing singer, so it’s easier – I don’t say it’s easier, ‘cause it’s a lot of work, and I’m watching my words here… if Lea ever sees this, like… Everybody should know that her process making an album is completely different from what I’m trying to accomplish. It’s just harder for me to go in and try to write everything, and start everything from scratch, and then, you know, the next day shoot a television show, and then two years go by, and then whatever you worked on two years ago is now irrelevant. Anyway. Sorry, I’m watching my words with, like, saying anything negative about Lea Michele, because her fans are gonna kill me. Because, like, don’t get me wrong, I love her, and I love that album. Anyway, it would be really nice to have more time to really give that the attention it deserves. It’ll be, I dunno, I imagine it might alienate some people, or might gain some new people. I don’t know what fans necessarily expect. I’m a man of many tastes, and I hope this album kind of, casts the widest net possible. It will be hopefully like a pop-accessible album, but also weird and quirky enough to where I don’t feel like my integrity was compromised. So, that’s a really complicated way of saying, it’s a difficult puzzle to put together. But, I feel pretty good. I mean, I feel like I have enough songs, it’s just a matter of producing them correctly. So, hopefully that will be out by the time the show is done, to where, if I’m gonna tour that album, you know, I can actually do that. The tour I did this last summer was kinda just for fun for me, and just to play songs and to be with fans again. I don’t know if any of those songs will necessarily be on the album. Maybe one or two of them, I don’t know. That was just more for fun, and to just, you know, get a feel for what touring is again. So hopefully the album will be out, so we’ll do the artist thing.
We would like to talk a little about authors and business plans. But first, we’d like to say thank you. We’ve received your notes, noticed your reblogs and seen your responses, and we are deeply grateful.
Anyone starting up a business knows to track their results, and we know ours. The response has been more than we wished for—and we thank you for that. We have also listened to and spoken with some of you who may have concerns. So we thank you, too, for sharing your thoughts in a constructive, professional way. We respect the hell out of that.
We said last week that we would be revealing the authors currently on contract to publish books with IP, and we’ll be getting to that shortly. But this is also a good opportunity to share some facts about how Interlude came to be working with this first group of authors and what’s in store beyond these initial titles.