Happy Birthday, Your Majesty. Long May You Reign.
Because I am determined that I should have been born a hundred years ago in a small village in England, and the fun part? So does my son ...
I have recorded anything and everything Diamond Jubilee related thiese past weeks. For those of you that been away in Borneo or under a rock, the Queen of England is celebrating her 60th year on the Throne). Kindof totally cool.
I recorded the record-breaking 1000+ boat Regata/Pagaent (cinse it started at 4am here locally), and thanks to some lousy rainstorm overhead, our DishNetwork recording was 5 full hours of pixeled fun.
Hip Hip Hooray!
So, tonightwas the delayed broadcast of the Concert for the Queen, held at / on Buckingham Palace.
Here are some thoughts from the broadcast (ad let me say that there are several youtube-worthy moments to go check out):
Sir Tom Jones Sounds EXACTLY as he did my entire life. And I mean, he. sounded. GREAT!
Sir Elton? Yeah, Not so much. However, it was a kick to see all the Royal cousins singing along to Crocodile Rock and just having the time of their lives!
And lastly, (and I realize this is more than a couple), did anyone else think that, by the time Sir Elton was done with the Crocodile Rock he would be face-planted down in center stage? The poor guy... he is getting old.
Sir Tom Jones? Yeah, not so much. he still looks / sounds yummy ☻
(On a side note, we did blast the Croc Rock in the LR, and both Kati and I were dancing and singing along at the top of our lungs).
Is Steve Wonder not the HAPPIEST performer E.V.E.R.
He always ings with such joy and lack of abandon. He makes me want to just laugh out loud.
Which I did. All alone in my little house after everyone left...
And yes Stevie. She is lovely.
(Warning: youtube-worthy moment ahead)
And lastly, (I hope) from the Concert for the Queen...
About Madness and their huge mega-hit "Our House" from the roof of Buckingham Palace (yep, you heard me- they are On. The. Roof)-
my hat is off to whomever did the graphic overlays on the front of the Palace. I was looking away when the facade of Buckingham Palace fell off, and I had to rewind and watch it again. Like 13 times ...
And then? it happened again and again with different street scenes from around England overlaid on the face of the Palace.
How cool was that?
Happy Birthday, Ma'am.
Long may your reign.
(And may Prince Philip, your love of over 60 years get better, and be home with you very, very soon).