Jill Leger | Googling My Ex (And Other Obsessions)

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Googling My Ex (And Other Obsessions)

by Jill Leger

A live recording of a new musical revue about growing up Generation X and surviving life and love in the 21st century. A seven-person ensemble sings the catchy, contemporary tunes. Music and lyrics by Jill Leger. Piano arrangements by Joshua Rich.
Genre: Easy Listening: Cabaret
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1. Overture Joshua Rich
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1:54 album only
2. Annie In My Room Emily Leatha Everson
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4:04 album only
3. Go Team Go! Justin Ritchie
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0:40 album only
4. Always There Justin Ritchie
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5:23 album only
5. Best Friend Joshua Rich
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3:47 album only
6. To Roger On My Wedding Day Barbara Papendorp
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3:09 album only
7. Tom The IT Guy Michael Miyazaki
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0:37 album only
8. Googling My Ex Barbara Papendorp, Michael Miyazaki, Justin Ritchie
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3:43 album only
9. So Much More Justin Ritchie
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3:28 album only
10. Markie Post Barbara Papendorp, Justin Ritchie
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0:32 album only
11. She's Got Nothing On My Life Jill Leger
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0:41 album only
12. My Life Is A Lifetime TV Movie Jill Leger
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4:30 album only
13. Seminar On Cabaret Michael Miyazaki, Ron Squeri
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14. My Superfun Downer Show Michael Miyazaki, Ron Squeri
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15. False Starts Ron Squeri
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16. You Tell Em, Carolyn! Barbara Papendorp
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17. Thank You, Mr. Turner Barbara Papendorp
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18. I've Been Lucky Myself Emily Leatha Everson
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0:34 album only
19. My Safe Harbor Emily Leatha Everson
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2:57 album only
20. I Need Help, Not A Bitchslap! Michael Miyazaki
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21. The Sondheim Blues Michael Miyazaki
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22. What's With All These People? Emily Leatha Everson, Ron Squeri, Barbara Papendorp
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23. Another Taxi Emily Leatha Everson, Ron Squeri, Barbara Papendorp
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3:11 album only
24. Thanks From Jill Jill Leger
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25. Halfway Jill Leger
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26. Curtain Call/Googling My Ex Reprise Jill Leger, Emily Leatha Everson, Michael Miyazaki, Barbara Pape
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
"Googling My Ex (And Other Obsessions)" is a new musical revue about growing up Generation X and surviving life and love in the 21st century. With original music and lyrics by Jill Léger, music direction by Joshua Rich and creative consultation by Scott Sedar, the revue was performed in Washington DC June 20 and June 21, 2008. Cuts on this CD are drawn from those three live performances.

The action begins in 1977, as a nine-year-old girl prepares for her nightly routine: performing the entire score of "Annie" for her stuffed animals. "Annie in My Room" sets the tone for an evening marked by both humor and pathos: a copy editor laments being a creative spirit stuck in a desk job, three Washington Post readers pour their hearts out to advice columnist Carolyn Hax and, in an unspecified DC office, three co-workers use their Macs and a certain search engine to determine what their exes have been up to lately.

The talented cast of performers includes Emily Leatha Everson, Michael Miyazaki, Barbara Papendorp, Justin Ritchie and Ron Squeri.

Jill Léger spent her California childhood listening to showtunes and loving the theatre. While in grade school, she dreamed of becoming a truck driver so she could spend her days singing and going out to eat. Instead, she grew up to pursue an award-winning journalism career, sharing a 2000 Peabody Award for C-SPAN’s year-long series on the American Presidents, and a 2008 Emmy nomination for her documentary research. Though Jill is a life-long lyricist and lover of wordplay, she didn't begin writing music until 2004, when she became fascinated with the life and career of Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle. Eager to celebrate his lost talent and restore luster to his unfairly tarnished name, she began work on what would become "Call Me Fatty!" a full-length musical about Arbuckle’s life, and in the process was introduced to DC’s vibrant cabaret and theater community. Writing songs for her new friends became her passion, and a successful battle with breast cancer fueled her desire to celebrate all aspects of life in song. "Googling My Ex" is her debut showcase.

Joshua Rich is a concert pianist, playwright, director, film scorer and father of three who has worked with some of the biggest names in the music industry, including Marvin Hamlisch and Randy Newman. He recently founded Originact, DC’s only original musical theatre company for families. (www.joshuarich.com)


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KRINGHEIM

In praise of Googling My Ex
This CD has something for everyone. Songs that are touching, romantic, clever, tuneful, original - Jill Leger has a gift for comedy as well as heartfelt sentiment. "Annie in My Room" is hysterical and "My Safe Harbor" is a beautiful love story. Any parent could benefit from listening to "Always There", such a memorable tribute to a dad's devotion. A thoroughly entertaining and even thought-provoking CD.

dagincajun

Googling My Ex (And Other Obsessions)
Terrific music! Any lover of cabaret would want this in his/her collection. this lyricist and song writer will go far. Great CD

gorillamydreamz

Google My Heart!
I was lucky enough to be present at this review. It is a delightful collection of unique songs from a talented new songwriter, sung by a variety of Washington Cabaret voices.

The night was never boring , with a new surprise as each song began. I'm glad I'll have this CD to help keep the memory fresh in my mind.