Sunday, April 27, 2014

Re: That "Definitive" Ranking of 102 Disney Movie Songs--Is That Even Possible?!

Yikes. Hmm. My incredibly long list would LIKE to include the following. In most cases, if I don't have every bloody song mentioned, then there are also other TERRIFIC songs in the movie--and/or EVERY one in it is potentially worthy of consideration. Ay-yi-yi.

Let It Go, For the First Time in Forever (& reprise--ALWAYS include reprises!), Do You Want to Build a Snowman?, Love Is an Open Door, Frozen Heart, Fixer-Upper, In Summer, Reindeer(s) Are Better Than People, Vuelie (Frozen)// Part of Your World, Poor Unfortunate Souls, Kiss the Girl, Daughters of Triton, Under the Sea, In Harmony (The Little Mermaid)// Streets of Gold, Why Should I Worry?, Perfect Isn't Easy, Once Upon a Time in New York City, Good Company (Oliver & Company)// He's a Tramp, Bella Notte, The Siamese Cat Song (Lady & the Tramp; fave song from sequel is probably Junkyard Society Rag, but they're all pretty good)// Can You Feel the Love Tonight?, Circle of Life, Be Prepared, I Just Can't Wait to Be King, Hakuna Matata, He Lives in You, My Lullaby, One of Us, Love Will Find a Way, In Upendi, Digga Tunnah (The Lion King & sequel/midquel)// God Help the Outcasts, Hellfire, Out There, The Bells of Notre Dame, The Court of Miracles (The Hunchback of Notre Dame)//I Won't Say I'm in Love, Go the Distance, The Gospel Truth, Zero to Hero, One Last Hope, A Star Is Born (Hercules)// The Best of Friends, Goodbye May Seem Forever, Appreciate the Lady, Lack of Education, Good Doggie No Bone, Blue Beyond, We're in Harmony, You Know I Will, Friends for Life (The Fox and the Hound & 'midquel')// I2I, Stand Out, After Today, Nobody Else But You, On the Open Road (A Goofy Movie)// Colors of the Wind, Just Around the Riverbend, Savages, Listen With Your Heart, The Virginia Company (Pocahontas)// Reflection, I'll Make a Man Out of You, Honor To Us All, A Girl Worth Fighting For, Like Other Girls, Lesson Number One (Mulan)// Beauty & the Beast, Belle, Gaston, Something There, The Mob Song, Be Our Guest, Stories, As Long As There's Christmas, Don't Fall in Love (Beauty & the Beast & The Enchanted Christmas)// A Whole New World, Prince Ali, Friend Like Me, One Jump Ahead (Aladdin; "There's a Party Here in Agrabah" and "Welcome to the Forty Thieves" aren't bad)// Cruella De Vil, Dalmatian Plantation (101 Dalmatians)// The World's Greatest Criminal Mind, Let Me Be Good to You, Goodbye So Soon (The Great Mouse Detective// A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes, So This is Love, Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo (Cinderella)// My Own Home, That's What Friends Are For, I Wanna Be Like You, The Bare Necessities, Colonel Hathi's March, Trust in Me (The Jungle Book)// Wherever You Are, Forever and Ever, If It Says So, Adventure Is a Wonderful Thing, Everything is Right (Pooh's Grand Adventure)// Someone's Waiting For You, Rescue Aid Society (The Rescuers)// When You Wish Upon a Star, Little Wooden Head, Hi-Diddle-Dee-Dee, Give a Little Whistle, I've Got No Strings (Pinocchio)// With a Smile and a Song, I'm Wishing/One Song, Someday My Prince Will Come, The Silly Song, Whistle While You Work, Heigh-Ho, Bluddle-Uddle-Um-Dum (Snow White & the Seven Dwarves)// Baby Mine, When I See An Elephant Fly, Casey Junior, Look Out For Mr. Stork, Pink Elephants On Parade, Song of the Roustabouts (Dumbo)// Your Mother and Mine, The Second Star to the Right, You Can Fly, Following the Leader (Peter Pan)// That's What Makes the World Go Round, Mad Madame Mim, Higitus Figitus, A Most Befuddling Thing, The Sword in the Stone (The Sword in the Stone!)// All in the Golden Afternoon, In a World of My Own, The Unbirthday Song, Painting the Roses Red, Very Good Advice (Alice in Wonderland)// Family, That's the Life (James & the Giant Peach)// Once Upon a Dream, I Wonder, Hail to the Princess Aurora (Sleeping Beauty)// You'll Be In My Heart, Two Worlds, Strangers Like Me, Son of Man (Tarzan)// Scales and Arpeggios, Ev'rybody Wants to be a Cat, Thomas O'Malley Cat (The Aristocats)// Love Is a Song, Little April Shower (Bambi)// Will the Sun Ever Shine Again, Little Patch of Heaven (Home on the Range)// When Will My Life Begin, I See the Light, Mother Knows Best, I've Got a Dream (Tangled)// Dig a Little Deeper, Friends on the Other Side, Almost There, Ma Belle Evangline (The Princess & the Frog// Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah, Everybody's Got a Laughing Place (Song of the South)// Oo De Lally, The Phony King of England (Robin Hood)// The Three Caballeros// Jolly Holiday, Chim-Chim-Cheree, Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious, Let's Go Fly a Kite, I Love to Laugh, Step in Time, A Spoonful of Sugar (Mary Poppins)// Let's Get Together (The Parent Trap)// The Beautiful Briny, The Age of Not Believing (Bedknobs & Broomsticks)// That's How You Know, Ever Ever After (Enchanted)
And all the music from Nightmare Before Christmas & Corpse Bride, Melody Time & Make Mine Music...songs from the live-action films such as Pete's Dragon, Summer Magic, So Dear To My Heart, & The Happiest Millionaire. =) BUT OH DEAR, I WOULD ALREADY NEED TO WEED OUT ABOUT 64 TO EQUAL THE ORIGINAL LIST.

Not to MENTION every song on any Disney Sing-Along volume that wasn't from a full-length feature film. They could've been written for animated shorts/cartoons (e.g., The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh), theme park attractions, or what-have-you. ;P Or the themes for DuckTales, Goof Troop, Darkwing Duck, TaleSpin, etc.
Didn't include The Brave Little Toaster trilogy because they're outside the "core Disney canon," although they do have the Disney name on them, and provide several more EXCELLENT songs!! And let us not forget the maaaaany amazing, completely Disney-caliber songs of non-Disney films such as Anastasia, The Swan Princess, All Dogs Go to Heaven--plus sequel and cartoon series, FernGully, Tom & Jerry: The Movie,  Charlotte's Web,We're Back: A Dinosaur's Story, Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron, An American Tail, The Land Before Time--yes, some of the sequels to some of these DO have redeeming characters and songs!! Aaaand Rock-a-Doodle, Thumbelina, The Pebble & the Penguin......BLESS YOU, DON BLUTH.
PLUS, do yourself a tremendous favor and watch Roadside Romeo. ;] I think that, for thoroughness' sake, it is also prudent to note that just about every Rankin/Bass stop-motion or traditionally animated feature contains excellent Disney-quality song as well. E
ven picking your 'Top 50' of theirs would be a huge challenge. It's amazing when you think about it. Pokemon, too, has given us so many wonderful songs. X-}

As for Pixar? Well, obviously they're not being included for this...and while I am jonesing for them to do a musical (if it isn't obvious, I'm a HUGE freaking fan of movie and theatrical musicals), their films have had numerous AWESOME songs and instrumental compositions on the soundtracks as well.


http://open.spotify.com/user/thesnowqueenandjackiefrost/playlist/5juFgIJBCK6OsuPlImUfr7

http://open.spotify.com/user/thesnowqueenandjackiefrost/playlist/5bDSt3iN2pU8Gk28Ny66pP


MUPPET MOVIES MUSIC PLAYLIST LINKMuppet Movies

A number of soundtracks or individual songs are not available on Spotify...much sad, very tragedy...but they're all easy to find via YouTube, if you don't happen to own the soundtrack itself. PLAYLIST:



Thumbelina: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLE42308344BAAD353
Brave Little Toaster: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL53238CD7D7C45B59
Land Before Time: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLCRBjdTOtJuaccwQZG8UoJJuKWPROJmni
Parent Trap: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL87DAFDA25A23612A

Reference in case any videos from those playlists are removed: http://www.divshare.com/download/25576441-265

Friday, March 21, 2014

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Saturday, August 31, 2013

NWF Adoptables!

Adopt/sponsor a wild animal through the National Wildlife Federation! =]

  • LEOPARD SHARK
  • COWNOSE RAY [& sockeye salmon, & narwhal...Blogger doesn't let you add more bullets...blargh.]
  • WESTERN DIAMONDBACK RATTLESNAKE
  • HORSESHOE CRAB
  • CAMEL
  • ARMADILLO
  • DESERT TORTOISE
  • PEREGRINE FALCON
  • ROADRUNNER
  • HORNED LIZARD
  • CHEETAH
  • ARCTIC FOX
  • BELUGA
  • MOUNTAIN GOAT
  • OCTOPUS
  • LLAMA
  • CANADA LYNX
  • SEA LION
  • MALLARD
  • PRONGHORN
  • ANTEATER
  • WHITE-TAILED DEER
  • SNOWSHOE HARE
  • KOALA
  • KANGAROO
  • HUMPBACK WHALE
  • TAPIR
  • DALL SHEEP
  • SNOWY, BARN, GREAT GREY, GREAT HORNED OWL
  • HARP SEAL
  • RED FOX
  • BARKING TREE FROG
  • ORANGUTAN
  • BIGHORN SHEEP
  • OTTER
  • PELICAN
  • WOLF
  • SNOW LEOPARD
  • BISON
  • CARDINAL, WOODPECKER, HUMMINGBIRD, BLUEBIRD, ROBIN, CHICKADEE, GOLDFINCH
  • GIRAFFE
  • JAGUAR, BLACK JAGUAR
  • WARTHOG
  • LEMUR
  • MEERKAT
  • PENGUIN
  • ELEPHANT
  • PRAIRIE DOG
...and many more!

Other friends up for adoption/sponsorship from the World Wildlife Fund:
  • regal blue/palette surgeonfish
  • clownfish
  • stingray
  • African wild dog
  • flamingo
  • NEW: PANGOLIN & HYENA! =D 
  • walrus
  • seahorse
  • hammerhead shark
  • macaw
  • honey badger
  • pink river dolphin
  • Mekong dolphin
  • whale shark
  • rockhopper penguin
  • zebra
  • toucan
  • okapi
  • frog
  • dugong
  • anaconda
  • giant tortoise
  • Darwin’s fox
  • wombat
  • golden lion Tamarin
  • Przewalski’s horse
  • giraffe
  • 2 boobys
  • platypus
  • blue whale
  • crocodile
  • leopard
  • Atlantic puffin
  • wolverine
  • horned puffin
  • hellbender salamander
  • sulphur-crested cockatoo
  • monarch butterfly
  • aye-aye lemur
  • tenrec
  • beaver
  • raccoon
  • Douc monkey
  • vampire bat
  • pygmy marmoset
  • iguana
  • tarsier
  • big horn sheep
  • clouded leopard
  • cougar
  • black-footed ferret
  • ring-tailed lemur
  • moose
  • white-cheeked gibbon
  • komodo dragon
  • Tasmanian devil

...and more!!
So far, I've adopted/sponsored a walrus, polar bear, African wild dog, stingray, clownfish, flamingo, hermit crab, Regal Blue Surgeon, kangaroo, cownose ray, and leopard shark (named Chumley, Snowcap, Picasso, Starla, Tango, Rick, Cassie, Ilsa, Reuben, Bess, and Leopold, respectively!)

For domestic pets, there's North Shore Animal League America's sponsorship program (along with their other contribution methods.)



I am one of Clancy's sponsors. :) 
[Edit: When Clancy passed away, my sponsorship transferred to a Shih Tzu named Karina. Previously my dog had been a Border Collie named Cody.]

Monday, November 26, 2012

Swim free, my finsome, very special little angel-fish pal!

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Here lie the remains of a most noble and excellent creature...

K for Karl: Here lies the body of a most noble and exquisite creature.

Swim free, my finsome, very special little angel-fish pal! Me little "Combat Karl!"
Goodnight, sweet fish; and flights of angels sing thee to thy rest!

For the first time in 20 years, I am fishless. :''{ 'Tisn't a pleasant feeling. It feels...wrong, and strange. I suppose I'll get used to it, 'til the time comes for more. The large main tank that's been in almost continuous use since the Christmas when I was a first-grader is now finally gone...not in good enough shape to really be able to repurpose. Le sigh.

My beloved, finsome, brilliant, playful, sociable, personable, cooperative, interactive, kissable, pettable, bubbly, dog-like, irreplaceable, friendliest of all fishies! My wee manly manfish!! Y U HAVE TO LEAVE. ;___; I RUV YOU. Well. I know that he was one happy little guy while he was with me. Although I'll deeply miss seeing him and his house, and his excited greetings and all of his myriad endearing antics...miss feeding him from his tower of food choices, and taking care of and arranging his house, and turning the heat lamp or candles on him when his heater wasn't enough, and turning on the bubbly filter...at least I know that we both felt the same way about each other! And he didn't linger or suffer. He must have passed away peacefully sometime during the night/morning. So...I suppose there isn't really too much to be sad about. Especially since he'd want his life to be celebrated and all the many good times, which occurred on a daily basis, remembered. ;)

It just keeps hitting me that I can't and don't need to do all of those things with/for him anymore. ;-; I recently saw a pet memorial photo frame in a catalog that, in its simplicity, was one of the truest, most touching ones I've ever come across. It read: "Thanks for everything. I had a wonderful time." Yeah...I think that says it all perfectly for both of us.

Karl was a good fish...a damn good fish. Hope he's able to find all of my past ones (and perhaps even all my other animals), since he lived by himself and never knew any of them except for the three current dogs...and of course that pesky, identical-yet-far-less-dashing bum who occasionally showed up, moving in on Karl's turf and mimicking his every move...naturally he was successfully fended off on every attempt by the valiant, mighty, ever-victorious Karl! He truly was both a loving and a fighting fish 'til the end!! (Whose name means that he is a manly farmer. O_O) Hope he enjoys swimming the great rivers of the other side, and meets up all of our other animals...they should be able to sense one another.

He had the most personality, attitude, and personal bonding/attachment ability I've ever seen in a fish--and I have seen a lot of that.

The dates, of course, are just from the day I bought him to the day he passed. Obviously I don't know his actual birthday, but I celebrated August 4 as such.
He was named after the way my dad pronounces "coral." XD
I picked him out because of his handsome, velvety red-and-violet coloration and the fact that his house at the store most closely resembled the one I already had (but soon after replaced with a much larger one)...little did I know that I had selected very possibly The World's Greatest Fish! 8*-}

I sang his manly, fishly praises with each photo I uploaded...and picked out the best shots to choose among for his headstone.
Literally, I buried him in the backyard (a veritable "pet sematary," so lovely for whomever buys this house after we eventually sell it), in a nut tin...underneath the letter "K," written with splinters of wood......I had originally spelled his name with a C, but some time last year came to prefer the K.
Needless to say, I would Frankenweenie him if possible...

Thankfully I wasn't forced to see Karl in a terrible, painful position; he was simply lying at the bottom, peacefully and wholly intact, as if in a deep sleep. Of course, had I known that it were to be his last day I would have spent a lot more time with him and been readier to say goodbye...but that would have been impossible. At least he wasn't alone and knew how much I loved him...
In your honor, O majestic Karl, have I just purchased a new plush fish and spent some time recording & communing with the ones in Cabela's aquariums.

Of course I knew the day would come eventually, but dreaded it--knowing how very difficult the loss would be to take, and that whenever it was would feel like much too soon. You always want them to be able to stick around longer. (Ahh, the price we pay for loving any living creature!) At times it truly seemed that he'd just keep going and going and be around forever; maybe on some level I did unrealistically believe this wouldn't happen . A painful emptiness hangs over my bedroom now, in spite of all my other stuff--as though he's always had a place here, even long before I ever found him. I hate having to talk about him in the past tense; I hate hearing his name; I hate having so much more space on my dresser, and suddenly not having to close the drawers carefully so as not to slam them and disturb him I miss the way he'd sidle up and rub against your finger like a cat; I miss the stupid little "Karly-warly, fish of barley, Karly-warly-doo" song my mom would sing while wagging her finger at him when she came into my room. (I think he just tolerated the song and eventually grew as tired of it as I did, but always went to say hi to her anyway.) Obviously I'll become used to it, as with every other time this happens, but I keep wanting to play with and talk to him...I've grown so accustomed to his fishy little presence...the first day without him has sucked, and it likely still will for a while.

So long, good buddy. Well, heck, why not keep on talking to ya? I know you know you're more than welcome to come back and hang out as often as you please--in fact, you'd better! You don't need to be constantly submerged anymore! How cool is that?! You always did seem to wanna be able to be more like us on the other side of the glass, in that way! ;) So yeah, why NOT keep talking? You just might be there...

"How very special are we,
For just a moment, to be,
A part of life's eternal rhyme.
How very special are we
To have on our family tree,
Mother Earth and Father Time.
"
~Charlotte's Web (1973)


"He was a fish, take him for all in all. I shall not look upon his like again."


Matter of fact, he was very, very Yorick-like...for a fish. Oh, Karl, why did ya have to go...!!! But, I'm grateful for the time he had as my best little betta buddy.