I love Hugh Jackman. Love him, love him, love him.
Hugh is currently filming a movie version of Les Miserables. A musical one. WITH Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway, Sacha Baron Cohen, and Helena Bonham Carter. I started investigating this last night during a random "surf the internet on my phone until I drop it on my face because I am too tired to hold it up and need to go to sleep" session. (Everyone else does that too, right?) I was creeping on Hugh's Twitter account which led to detailed Les Mis searching which ended with You Tube clips of Hugh singing. Yes, this is how I spend my nights. Be jealous. This is how I roll.
Fast-forward to this morning. I was creating new book displays at work and decided I needed some music to motivate me. (FYI this was before we opened to the public.) Since Les Mis was still on my brain, I decided to check out Pandora's Broadway/Musicals channel. It was pretty awesome. There I was, coffee in hand, pulling books off the shelves, singing my brains out. Camelot, West Side Story, Evita, Moulin Rouge (*sigh* Ewan).... It was all going so well until a song from Sweeney Todd came on. I am not a big Sweeney Todd fan. I like pie and well... So I skipped the song. Two songs later: another Sweeney Todd song. Skipped it. Pretty soon, I kid you not, every other song was from Sweeney Todd, and Pandora only lets you skip so many songs before they cut you off.
I really started to get a complex. Ok fine! I'll stop eating pie! I'll buy the Sweeney Todd soundtrack! I'll have t-shirts made that say: I <3 Sondheim! Why am I even listening to this in the first place? How did I get here? Someone will pay for this... Where did this all begin? Oh! That's right -- Hugh. I blame Hugh Jackman.