Boyfriend/Girlfriend Singalong Night

By way of explanation this page exists largely because of my enjoyment of the popular comedy ‘The Big Bang Theory’ and my love of musical theatre.

But my husband started it. Back in May he blogged about the beginnings of ‘boyfriend girlfriend singalong night’ in our home:

By his own admision he has made two critical mistakes:

1/ Introducing me to ‘The Big Bang Theory’ in the first place which has taught me that boyfriend girlfriend singalong night is an acceptable choice for date night between even the most socially inept couples.

2/ Buying me a wonderful Christmas present which included sheet music and lyrics for internet cult classic Doctor Horrible when I had access to recording facilities at school so I could bribe a student with chocolate to put them on CD for me to use in lessons.

The precendent was set and despite his online reservatons I think he secretly enjoys learning two or three part harmonysduring his evenings that I will later teach in school and I also think he is a little bit proud of the fact that he is partially responsible for school children having the opportunity to explore material  that is more entertaining and current than the tried and tested ‘safe options’ such as Grease, A Midsummer Nights Dream, Jospeh and Annie.

However he has made a critical error this week when he posted the following:

All I can say is “Challenge accepted“.

This evening in our allocated 10minute ‘chat time’ slot, I insited that he play for me so I could determine how much progress he has made in his goal to learn to play ‘Still Alive’ on his guitar. Initially he complained that due to breaking his own guitars strings he was unable to pursue this goal. He had forgotten that I too have a guitar that simply longs to be played. After some initial tuning issues he showcased his efforts – early stages but hes getting there. He also payed some old favourites of ours and even attempted to learn the cords for Journeys ‘Dont stop Believing’ and Pacabels Cannon in D inspired by Pacabels rant:

I have decided to learn the lyrics to ‘Still Alive’ so I can sing along to his final rendition.

Lyrics to Still Alive

This was a triumph.
I’m making a note here: HUGE SUCCESS
It’s hard to overstate my satisfaction.

Aperture Science:
We do what we must because we can
For the good of all of us
except for the ones who are dead

But there’s no sense crying over every mistake
You just keep on trying ’till you run out of cake
And the science gets done and you make a neat gun
For the people who are still alive
[ Lyrics from: ]
I’m not even angry
I’m being so sincere right now
Even though you broke my heart and killed me
And torn it pieces
And threw every piece into a fire
As they burned it hurt because I was so happy for you!
Now these points of data make a beautiful line
And we’re out of beta, we’re releasing on time
So I’m glad I got burned
Think of all the things we learned
For the people that are still alive

Go ahead and leave me
I think I prefer to stay inside
Maybe you’ll find someone else to help you
Maybe Black Mesa
That was a joke, ha ha, fat chance
Anyway this cake is great, it’s so delicious and moist

Look at me still talking, when there’s science to do
When I look out there it makes me glad I’m not you
I’ve experiments to run, there is research to be done
On the people who are still alive

And believe me I am still alive
I’m doing science and I’m still alive
I feel FANTASTIC and I’m still alive
While you are dying I’ll be still alive
And when you’re dead I’ll be still alive
still alive

Long live ‘boyfriend girlfriend sing along night!

2 responses

16 04 2013
The Eye-Dancers

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16 04 2013

Wow thank you! I will check it out now 🙂

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