Friday, April 17, 2009

#1030 I Dreamed A Dream, Alcohol On Pitcairn, Weather, Musicals

Show 1030 Friday 17 April
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Hi, I’m Sarah, welcome to The Daily English Show.

Today we’re studying a song called I Dreamed a Dream which is from one of the most famous musicals in the world. And of course everybody’s been talking about it a lot recently because of Susan Boyle’s performance.

So, what is the song about? Well, in the musical it’s sung by a character called Fantine … I don’t know if that’s how you pronounce it.

This is from Wikipedia: The lyrics are about lost innocence and broken dreams. Fantine is abandoned by her lover, gives birth to a daughter, Cosette, out of wedlock, is wrongly dismissed from a desperately-needed job, and forced into prostitution to survive and (to) support her daughter.

Pretty sad.

And these are the lyrics from the end of the song:

I had a dream my life would be So different from this hell I'm living So different now from what it seems Now life has killed The dream I dreamed

TDES Niseko Snow Report
at Niseko Annupuri

Here’s some footage taken in Annupuri on the 9th of April. It was a beautiful spring day.


Kia ora in Stick News today after a 200-year ban, alcohol is now allowed to be sold on an Island in the South Pacific.

Pitcairn Island is an island in the Southern Pacific Ocean with a population of 48. The sale and consumption of alcoholic drinks used to be prohibited. Radio New Zealand has reported the new law will allow everyone over the age of 18 to drink alcohol.

And that was Stick News for Friday the 17th of April.
Kia ora.

Word of the Day

Today’s word is weather.

I’m sure you know that weather is a noun. How’s the weather up there?

But it is also a verb, meaning: to come safely through a difficult period or experience.

For example: She refuses to resign, intending to weather the storm (i.e. wait until the situation improves again).

This is from today’s song:

But there are dreams that cannot be And there are storms We cannot weather

I think that means some of the dreams we have are impossible or … they’ll never happen. And some of the bad things that happen to us, we can’t handle.

friday joke

A guy walks into a bar and says, "Ouch".

conversations with sarah
#651 I don’t like musicals

Step 1: Repeat Dom’s lines.
Step 2: Read Dom’s lines and talk to Sarah.

Sarah Have you seen Les Mis?

Dom No. Have you?

Sarah No.

Dom I don’t like musicals.

Sarah Oh, really?

Dom Do you?

Sarah Yeah, some of them. I like Jesus Christ Superstar.

Dom Really? I can’t stand those songs!

Sarah Really? I love them.


today's news
today's STICK NEWS pictures


show start
artist: Boom Tschak
album: Indietronic CCBit.
track: More Chocolate, Please
from: Former Yugoslavia

nsr start
artist: Zeropage
album: Ambient Pills Update
track: Is It Real?
from: Switzerland
album at Jamendo
artist at Jamendo
artist site

nsr bgm
artist: Kevin MacLeod
track: Bass Vibes
artist site
YouTube channel

WOD start
artist: DJ iPep's
album: Home Mix 2007
track: Game Toy
from: EVREUX, France
album at Jamendo
artist at Jamendo
artist site

friday joke start
artist: AdHoc
album: Toutes directions
track: Sumbala
from: Annecy, France
album at Jamendo
artist at Jamendo
artist site

cws start
artist: Wolfgang S.
album: Indietronic CCBit.
track: Dynamite
from: Belgrade, Serbia, Former Yugoslavia
artist site

qa start
artist: ioeo
album: triptracks
track: triptrack2
from: Saint Raphael, France
album at Jamendo
artist at Jamendo
artist site

qa bgm
artist: Josta
album: Altrove (part 1)
track: BabaLoop
from: Torino, Italy
artist at Jamendo
album at Jamendo
artist site

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