Let it never be said that I don’t have an eclectic musical taste. Sometimes I like my good ‘ol testicle-crunching rock ‘n roll, other times I enjoy a more sophisticated artsy-fartsy brand of expression. Then there’s the blues, jazz, bluegrass, old country, funk, what have you. Aside from the standard uninspired pop pabulum you hear on the radio ad nauseum nowadays, I’ll listen to just about anything. Today, after riding 114k as part of The Big Move charity ride yesterday, I wanted something ‘fun’ for an otherwise extremely light 4.25k jog. Like…a really crazy weird kind of fun. Not quite show tunes kind of crazy, but not far off that mark either. Of course, that can only mean one thing: ‘Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog’.
Originally released (in three parts) to the web in 2008 as a ‘musical tragicomedy’ starring Neil Patrick Harris (who, I must say, I would crawl through a Shawshank Redemption sized sewer a la Andy Dufresne to hear him play Christmas carols with his arm pits), this soundtrack is the shit…in an awesome way. The musical follows wannabe super villain Dr. Horrible (NPH), his nemesis Captain Hammer (Nathan Fillion), and Penny (Felicia Day), their shared love interest. But don’t just take my word for it, download it for yourself or check it out HERE on YouTube. You’re welcome.
WARNING: this is definitely NOT your standard running music but, hey, what is? Oh, and defy you to attempt and refrain yourself from singing along out loud to ‘My Freeze Ray’.