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Wednesday, 14 November 2018

Good and Bad...

I am angry at the Liberals move to stop covering the firefighters with their new cancer legislation. It's disgusting. As the bill moves to the Upper House I would ask people consider emailing Fred Nile (F.Nile@parliament.nsw.gov.au) and asking him to please support the firefighters who already have work related cancer and to amend the Deemed illness bill to include backdating it 6 months.

I had tickets to Childish Gambino, and when he cancelled, I got us tickets to Mandy Patinkin. It was a great show and I'm really thankful I got to see it. He chose a number of Randy Newman songs, which made me bubble with delight. He also did a fascinating Bohemian Rhapsody, as full opera.

The story I want to share, which relates back to this post, is when he talked about how he'd made a commercial as a 17 year old, and his father wanted him to do a business degree, to have something to fall back on. He said 'I didn't want to fall back on anything. There was no plan B, this was it.'. As the cheques from the ad kept coming in, his father realised he had the commercial for 7up to fall back on...

For some reason I can't embed the song, but here's Mandy's version of the Queen classic.

Loving that I get to our beautiful Opera House as much as I do and see so many gloriously creative performances.

What are you loving this week?

Linking with #PhotoTunes (sorry the clip won't embed) #OurWorldTuesday (just for the photos) #GlobalBlogging #KCACOLS, #Sundayinmycity  and #TravelTuesday

16 comments:

  1. There is nothing better than seeing something at the Opera House. It's a thrill that never gets old. You know, I never knew Mandy Patinkin was a singer. There you go. Have a great weekend.

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  2. Whilst I've seen the Opera House many times, walked up the steps to it, walked around it, photographed it, seen Vivid projected on it ..... I've never been to a show in it! Now there's something I should add to my bucket list! #TeamLovinLife

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  3. 'There is no Plan B'. Words to live by when following your dreams.

    SSG xxx

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  4. I love Mandy Patinkin and remember him from Criminal Minds and think he was in Chicago Hope. And Dead Like Me. I think he sang in Chicago Hope from memory.

    And I've always been a plan B person but think your post and Mandy's story is right... if you know there's something to fall back on it might mean you don't give plan A everything you can. You hedge your bets. I think I certainly have!

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  5. I love your passion and especially for Sydney. My highlight at the Sydney Opera House came in 1989 when our daughter (then in Yr 12) sang solo with the school's jazz ensemble. The song "Moondance". Denyse x

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  6. 'There is no Plan B'. You would give your all if there's no plan B to fall back on. That said, I'm totally a plan B person!

    #kcacols

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  7. I have never been to a show at the Opera House. Which I need to fix!

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  8. I had no idea that Mandy could sing Opera! I fell in love with his acting in The Princess Bride. Now I have more to like about him.

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  9. ...Bohemian Rhapsody is making a big splash lately. Mandy Patinkin is new to me, I will stick with Queen. Thanks for stopping by.

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  10. Dismiss all of our politicians, get new blood in, bring back integrity, community spirit, true publi mindedness. I'm with you on this one, Lydia!
    Lovely shots of the Opera House!
    Thank you for taking part in the Travel Tuesday meme.

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  11. I've been to the opera house but didn't go in or see anything. The outside is stunning and you're so lucky to be able to use it so much. Thanks for linking up to #KCACOLS Hope to see you next time xx

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  12. I did not know that Mandy Patinkin sang? Well, maybe, I kind of did. I know that he does Broadway and I think that is how he got his start? I loved watching him in Criminal Minds and, of course, I remember him in the Princess Bride. "You killed my father. Prepare to die." :) Thanks for sharing! #kcacols

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  13. This sounds like such an interesting evening at the theatre. Your thumbnail made me think you were in Newcastle here in the UK. But I soon realised it was her sister bridge and the gorgeous opera house! #KCACOLS

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  14. What a lovely inspiring story - there's no plan b! I love that. #kcacols (memeandharri)

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  15. I had no idea Mandy was a talented performer as well as an actor. I am Queen crazy right now after seeing Bohemian Rhapsody.

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