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by emira » Wed Nov 23, 2016 5:55 pm

Amily wrote:I LOVE IT SOOOOOOO MUCH!!!!!!!!!

#heart# #fit# #heart# #fit# #heart# #fit# #heart# #fit# #heart#


From the interview with Lin Manuel Miranda,

What was the most unexpected musical influence you found when you were working on Moana?

Probably the song I worked on for Jermaine Clement, the voice of Tamatoa the crab. When I heard I was writing a song for a jewel crab, having mourned David Bowie along with the rest of the world and having David Bowie honestly be one of the formative childhood villains of my youth, having grown up with Labrinth and knowing Jermaine’s amazing Bowie tribute in Flight Of The Conchords, I said “I get to write a Bowie tune for a crab: that’s what I work on with Shiny”. It was very Glam rock influenced, that whole Ziggy Stadust era. A giant crab who sang like “Look Fabulous”. It was all I could do not to say “Look Crabulous”.

source: GQ: Hamilton creator's message to Trump: 'We hope you work on behalf of all of us.'

That explains a lot #love3#
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by onlyalways » Thu Nov 24, 2016 1:55 pm

Amily wrote:ALSO: #six# And this: #shy# Because it's a song for a Disney movie and I feel like I shouldn't be having these kinds of feelings. #haha#


You're not alone. He sounds AMAZING. And the way he sings "I love free food / you look like seafood" is a little obscene so I blame him for this.

emira wrote:
What was the most unexpected musical influence you found when you were working on Moana?

Probably the song I worked on for Jermaine Clement, the voice of Tamatoa the crab. When I heard I was writing a song for a jewel crab, having mourned David Bowie along with the rest of the world and having David Bowie honestly be one of the formative childhood villains of my youth, having grown up with Labrinth and knowing Jermaine’s amazing Bowie tribute in Flight Of The Conchords, I said “I get to write a Bowie tune for a crab: that’s what I work on with Shiny”. It was very Glam rock influenced, that whole Ziggy Stadust era. A giant crab who sang like “Look Fabulous”. It was all I could do not to say “Look Crabulous”.

source: GQ: Hamilton creator's message to Trump: 'We hope you work on behalf of all of us.'

That explains a lot #love3#


I love Lin so freaking much.



Moana last time I checked has a 99% on Rotten Tomatoes. Not that I always go by what RT says but it's very reassuring. I cannot wait to see it. I'm hoping to this weekend.
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by blondesnotbombs » Thu Nov 24, 2016 4:17 pm

I'm also hoping to see it this weekend. I'm happy about the overwhelmingly positive reviews & huge box office numbers. Taika, Lin, Jemaine, and everyone else involved must be thrilled. And of course I'm delighted by the number of comments I've seen singling Jemaine out as a highlight. #cheer# #cheer# #cheer#
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by Amily » Sat Nov 26, 2016 1:43 pm

I have to wait to see it until next week unless I want to go by myself and well, I think that might be weird so I'm waiting. #haha# #sadlove#
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by onlyalways » Sat Nov 26, 2016 5:41 pm

Amily wrote:I have to wait to see it until next week unless I want to go by myself and well, I think that might be weird so I'm waiting. #haha# #sadlove#


"It won't be weird!" ;D

I saw it this afternoon and not surprisingly Jemaine freaking stole the show. I really enjoyed it overall and the music was fantastic but it's not an instant Disney classic for me. It was nice to finally see Jemaine's number, which was pretty visually overwhelming (it IS called "Shiny" and they don't hold back) so I already want to watch his scene again. While it's worth staying after the credits for a bonus scene of him, there definitely wasn't enough of him for my liking.
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by Zabel » Mon Nov 28, 2016 3:11 pm

Here's a partial video of Jemaine's song from Moana.





EDITED: I tried to add a better version, but disney blocked it from youtube.
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by emira » Mon Nov 28, 2016 5:14 pm

'Moana' Costar Jemaine Clement on His Crab-tastic David Bowie Impression
Gwynne Watkins
November 28, 2016

David Bowie never appeared in a Disney film during his lifetime, but he makes an appearance of sorts in Moana. One of the new Disney adventure’s big musical numbers takes place under the sea, where a greedy crab named Tamatoa sings about his love of all things “Shiny.” Bowie fans will recognize the song (written by Hamilton composer Lin-Manuel Miranda) as an affectionate homage to the glam-rock legend, who passed away from cancer in January at the age of 69. Tamatoa is voiced by Jemaine Clement, half of the New Zealand comedy-folk duo Flight of the Conchords and a man known for his spot-on Bowie impression. But he didn’t know when he signed on for Moana that he’d be channeling the Thin White Duke.

“That was Lin’s idea,” Clement told Yahoo Movies on the phone from Sydney on Tuesday, shortly before his appearance at the ARIA Awards . “If you hear Lin’s demo [of “Shiny”], which is on the soundtrack, you can tell that he’s doing an impression of my impression of David Bowie.”

Miranda, who has called “Shiny” his favorite Moana song, wrote it specifically for fellow Bowie fan Clement — though Clement didn’t actually listen to it until right before his recording session. “I didn’t realize they had sent me a [song] file,” he confessed with a laugh. “And [when I heard it] I went, ‘Oh, this is tricky!’”

During the recording session at Walt Disney Studios in Burbank, Miranda chimed in via Skype from New York where he was still performing on Broadway in Hamilton. It wasn’t the first time the two had met: Back in 2004, Miranda’s rap group Freestyle Love Supreme opened for Flight of the Conchords at the Aspen Music Festival. “I had no idea he was going to be the Lin Manuel-Miranda that we know today,” said Clement. “I have a memory of watching their show, and him incorporating Flight of the Conchords into the lyrics of the song he was singing.”

Clement invented his crustacean character over the course of two studio sessions, which included plenty of improvisation. “[In the film] there’s a mention of me eating my grandma,” Clement recalled. “So I riffed a lot on, ‘I was just saying that to be scary! I wouldn’t really do that to my grandma!’ Because he’s not totally evil, Tamatoa.” Clement added that his character’s hilarious end-credits cameo, which references another famous Disney crab, was written by the screenwriters.

Though Clement is used to being asked to do Bowie — or in his modest words, “what I would say is not a very accurate David Bowie impression” — the gag has taken on a different meaning since the singer’s death. “When Bret [McKenzie] and I did the Conchords on tour this year, the first time that we sang our Bowie song after he died, I found myself very emotional about it, thinking that he’d gone. Singing ‘Bowie’s in Space’ — it felt like a different meaning.”

Clement is particularly excited to show his Moana performance to his Disney-loving eight-year-old son, although he acknowledges that the sight of his dad playing animated antagonists (including an evil cockatoo in Rio and an evil giant in The BFG) has become familiar. “He’s a little offended at this point,” Clements said. “Like, ‘You’re not bad, Dad! Why are you always a bad guy?’ I’m not sure what to tell him about that!”

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by Amily » Wed Nov 30, 2016 10:53 pm

Thanks for sharing that video Zabel! :)

I'm going to see it tomorrow, so I am trying to keep myself from pressing play right now. #haha# #excited2#
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by Amily » Sat Dec 03, 2016 1:23 pm

Lin talking about Tamatoa and Jem looking super cute at the end. #loveeyes#

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by Zabel » Sat Dec 03, 2016 1:37 pm

I tried uploading a better version to youtube, but Disney blocked it. :( Here is the video file of his scene >>"https://1.sendvid.com/5djx2i0y.mp4". If you want to see it, copy/paste into your address bar.
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by Amily » Tue Dec 13, 2016 12:13 am

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