On my way in to work this morning, I was listening to one of my recent musical purchases that actually didn't come to me via Youtube (not directly, anyway): Bernard J. Taylor's musical version of Much Ado About Nothing
. I'm enjoying it a lot, despite not really actually remembering much of the plot of Much Ado About Nothing
. (Judging by the musical: A and B fall in love; C and D, despite despising each other at the beginning, fall in love; hilarity and weddings ensue.)
I enjoyed it enough that the first coworker who greeted me as I arrived asked me why I looked so darned happy. She asked me to send her a link to the website for the CD, and I figured it was worth posting here, too. Do check out the link above - you can stream some of the songs from the website. I haven't heard the whole disc yet, but my favorite song so far is "Disdain". Because listening to people who are fated to fall in love bitch at each other is hilarious.
The same composer has done musical versions of Pride & Prejudice
and, even more mind-bogglingly, Wuthering Heights
. (Which inexplicably does not contain a song entitled "Love Me, Emo Angst-Puppy".)