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A Tracy Chapman Musical? 
  graylizscorpio
 
06:55pm 30/05/2009
  I've been rolling this idea around in my head for a while. What if I wrote a musical using only Tracy Chapman songs! It would be great. There are so many meaningful stories woven into each beautiful song she writes. It would certainly be a much more interesting story than "Mamma Mia!", not that I didn't love "Mamma Mia!" (Amanda Seyfried and Meryl Streep were awesome as Sophie and Donna.)

I could start it off with the song "Fast Car", imagining that this is a story about a young woman struggling to take care of her drunk father. This girl can suggest to her boyfriend that they flee town together, as she is desperate to get out of her personal hell. They finally run off together, but her boyfriend soon grows disinterested in her...cue "The Love That You Had." And so on...

I'm just not sure how you write a musical. I mean, do you just write a dialogue with the corresponding beats, and enter in lyrics where you want to song to happen? I've never seen a script for a musical before. And do you chose only parts of a song to sing, or do they usually insert whole songs into musicals? Tracy Chapman obviously has some great stories to tell, and I think it'd be a mistake not to expand on these stores and bring them to a stage or screen somewhere.
 
     

(you got a fast car)

 
Random Tracy Chapman Music Review 
  graylizscorpio
 
06:52pm 30/05/2009
 
I love how Tracy Chapman has so many songs, that just when you think you've heard 'em all, you find some more. I simply cannot decide which song is my favorite. For a while it was "Smoke & Ashes," just because the lyrics are so amazing, but I don't think "Smoke & Ashes" has the best sound. None of her songs are bad, though. They are all pretty amazing and she has her haunting and emotionally powerful voice to thank for that. I think the only other artist who is as talented as her is Michael Jackson. Yes, I know he's got a case of the crazies now, but that doesn't take away from the fact that he's the stuff of legends. His voice makes me swoon. Some of his songs can move me like Tracy, and that's saying something. What would a Michael Jackson & Tracy Chapman duet sound like? Okay, I'll stop drooling now. Anyways, after exploring YouTube a bit, I've got some new Tracy Chapman songs on my iPod!

My Comments On The SongsCollapse )
 
     

(you got a fast car)

 
we can break the circle 
  sancheska
 
10:31am 25/06/2006
  she did it. she sang in russia. calling us to get up and stand up for our rights in the post-communist racist saint-petersburg.
so encouraged to make a new beginning.
 
     

(3 tickets to anywhere | you got a fast car)

 
 
  fairygirl70
 
08:06pm 29/09/2005
 
mood: awake
Anyone going to the Seattle show at the Paramount???? I am considering buying a ticket but was wondering who else may be attending from LJ.
 
     

(you got a fast car)

 
At this point in my life, I'd like to live as if only love mattered. 
  soopahgrover
 
12:41am 16/09/2005
 
mood: optimistic
Call me lame. It wouldn't be inaccurate.
I bought a pair of tickets for the New York City Tracy Chapman concert a month ago, full of optimism that I would have a date to bring when the concert came along. Now the concert is a month away and I'm getting a little nervous. So. *cough*
Um, yeah. Uh, there's no good way to close this entry so I'm just going to click 'Post' now.
 
     

(2 tickets to anywhere | you got a fast car)

 
 
  wiikkis
 
08:46pm 13/09/2005
  Hey!

Just thought I'd introduce myself. I'm Riikka and from Finland. I just read about Tracy's European tour and the nearest she's coming to me is Copenhagen, Denmark. I'm just really sad I don't have the money to go.

BTW, Anyone know about the European release date of the new album? Is it today, too?
 
     

(2 tickets to anywhere | you got a fast car)

 
new album 
  diver_boy
 
01:47pm 13/09/2005
  get it today!

 
     

(4 tickets to anywhere | you got a fast car)

 
New Video 
  diver_boy
 
09:04pm 07/09/2005
  Click here:

http://music.channel.aol.com/artist/main.adp?artistid=3874#

To see Tracy's new video, "Change" from her new album.
 
     

(you got a fast car)

 
NEW TOUR DATES! 
  diver_boy
 
09:48pm 04/08/2005
  Still exclusively on about-tracy-chapman.net, here is the Tracy
Chapman US tour that will be announced very soon:

OCTOBER

5 - PARAMOUNT THEATRE - SEATTLE, WASHINGTON
6 - ROSELAND - PORTLAND, OREGON
8 - CATALYST - SANTA CRUZ, CALIFORNIA
9 - FILLMORE - SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA
11 - TBA - LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA
14 - O'SHAUNESSY THEATRE - ST. PAUL, MINNESOTA
15 - RIVIERA THEATRE - CHICAGO, ILLINOIS
17 - 930 - WASHINGTON, D.C.
18 - ORPHEUM THEATRE - BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS
21 - HAMMERSTEIN BALLROOM - NEW YORK, NEW YORK

anybody here in the Detroit area wanna go see her in Chicago?
 
     

(you got a fast car)

 
 
  solar_kolobok
 
02:33pm 14/07/2005
 
mood: working
It's great to find out Tracy's team here in LJ!
Will wait for a new album in autumn.
She changed my gitar rythm since the first album(1988) and I appreciate her for her lyrics.
 
     

(1 ticket to anywhere | you got a fast car)

 
yay 
  diver_boy
 
03:04am 11/07/2005
  pictureCollapse )

first concert scheduled 11-14-2005 in Brighton, UK.
Album release date tentative 9/13/05
 
     

(4 tickets to anywhere | you got a fast car)

 
err... introduction 
  lifeisnothere
 
08:20pm 11/06/2005
  i just recently fell in love with tracy chapman.
any new news on her that anyone will share?

<3
 
     

(1 ticket to anywhere | you got a fast car)

 
not tracy, but close enough .... 
  diver_boy
 
04:21pm 04/04/2005
 
mood: full
but i am sharing this with ya'll...



:D
 
     

(you got a fast car)

 
 
  mspinkpolkadot
 
09:59pm 15/03/2005
  Hey, this link has how to play the song you wanted...and i agree it is an amazing song..one of the best i think.
http://www.about-tracy-chapman.net/tabs_tellingstories.htm#unsung
 
     

(you got a fast car)

 
why is there no sheet music 
  rachelmelanie66
 
09:37am 11/02/2005
 
mood: chipper
i love tracy chapman and i was wondering why there was no sheet music book available for telling stories. does anyone know why ? i would like to find out the music because i love unsung psalm soooo much and i'd love to be able to play it! in fact i even used a quote from that song for my yearbook. btw i am new to the community.
 
     

(1 ticket to anywhere | you got a fast car)

 
peace, <3 and understanding? 
  diver_boy
 
05:56pm 14/01/2005
 
mood: lonely
hey guys, i'm Chris, I'm 24 and Tracy Chapman is my 2nd favorite of all time.

I hear that she'll be in the recording studio making a new album which will be delivered to us by Spring. Was wondering if anyone had any boots that theyd like to trade for natalie merchant ones?

I <3 Tracy, I so would have killed to see her last show here in detroit in '02 but i had to work. I was pissed off.

My favorite album would have to be "Telling Stories" - I also love "Let it Rain".....i think the more mature she gets, the better her writing gets. just my opinion.

Hope to meet nice people in here.

Take care and spread the tracy love

chris
 
     

(4 tickets to anywhere | you got a fast car)

 
Bang Bang Bang 
  otrodia
 
09:54pm 09/08/2004
 
mood: artistic
You shoot him down
 
     

(2 tickets to anywhere | you got a fast car)