You There, My Friend

So, this is basically a review of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.

BOTH the movie and the musical. Starting with the musical.

The musical version of Sweeney Todd was performed in Broadway with Angela Lansbury and Len… well, Len something. If you haven’t seen it, go to Youtube and search “Angela Lansbury Sweeney Todd” right now. Okay.

Done?

The reason I wanted to talk about it is because we are doing this production at my school. It’s pretty intense, people. High D-flats and basses singing higher than the tenors. Talk about crazy.

But I really, really, REALLY like the musical because of the sheer range of the vocalists as well as the quirky story, seeing that it is the very first horror musical. It’s really delightful. I mean, come on. Baking people into pies? That’s pretty much horror material right there. Put in a crazy barber, some straight razors, and a lovesick conspiratorial baker who lives just downstairs, and there you have it.

Onto the movie!

The movie, with Johnny Depp(I’m sorry, did someone say ridiculously awesome?) and Helena Bonham Carter (I love her), was just good. I mean, their acting was phenomenal and all, but they aren’t singers, and the people cut half the songs out, not to mention all the chorus pieces, so there really wasn’t much of the music at all. I do admit that it was very creative, and it was also very realistic. A job well done if you ask me, considering that they’ve never formally been singers.

And must we again cover the fact that the two leads are like… automatically shippable. They are amazing together.

End of story.

Salve Salvation for Skin

If you’re like me, then you’ve experienced this before.

“Hi.”

“Hi.” I smile, then wince at the pain. My poor lips… I reach out to touch my lips, and look back at my fingers. Yep, they’re bleeding. My chapped lips are bleeding.

To top it off, my cuticles are tearing and my hands and face feel like the Sahara desert.

… Anyone? Oh yeah, you over there. Yeah, the one nodding your head. You.

I need to tell you something extremely important.

This doesn’t happen to me anymore. Can I repeat that? It doesn’t happen.

And we all know how our lips and skin is our livelihood, especially if we are in high school.

So… Why doesn’t it happen?

I discovered C. O. Bigelow’s Rose Salve. You can use it for lips, nails, cuticles, elbows, face, pretty much anywhere. If you aren’t so keen on rose, they also have a lavender as well. And at $5.50, I’d say it is totally worth the money. You can use it for months and not hit pan. And I use it religiously.

You can get it at your local Bath and Body Works, or go to C. O. Bigelow’s official web site, and order it online from there.

Say goodbye to dry skin!