i don’t wanna be

 Pick up the soul of Gavin Degraw’s “I don’t wanna be,” throw in a sizzling star who is like Elijah Wood, Ian Somerhalder, and Jared Leto all rolled into one, and get some (actually, lots) musical montages into the mix and you have the campy but super cute movie, High School Musical.I love it!The movie brings me back to a time when all I wanted to do in life was to hit the theater scene and headline nightly performances in either Broadway or the West End. I even memorized the whole of Les Miserables album, from Eponine’s On My Own to Jean Valjean’s Stars, from Marius and Cosette’s A Heart Full of Love to the revolutionary anthem Do You Hear the People Sing?I also remember being Romeo in that Shakesperean tragedy, the Phantom in that Andrew Lloyd Webber musical, singing to Fiddler on the Roof’s “If I Were A Richman” long before Gwen Stefani wished she was a Rich Girl, and one of Santa’s elves in a Christmas production at the Cultural Center of the Philippines. Ah, the joy of musicals!High School Musical was just fun to watch and the lead actor was hotness with a capital H. Meet Zac Efron.God, the guy just turned 19! I love his dance moves and those innocent looking but sin inducing muscles saying hello each time he shoots a basket. His singing in the movie was hounded with some controversy, to which he later admitted that since he was coming out of puberty, he could not hit the high notes and some of the lyrics have had his voice blended with another singer. I wonder what else was he doing when he was “coming out of puberty.” Ah, the joys of high school!


8 Responses to “i don’t wanna be”

  1. 1 R*Y A N October 27, 2006 at 4:09 am

    is it bad to lust after someone so young??? my god, that hair! hmmm.

  2. 2 ~*galenlondeien*~ October 27, 2006 at 4:41 am

    Yeah, he’s cute. I love the songs in that movie! Really reminds me of high school. :)

  3. 3 The Searcher October 27, 2006 at 2:49 pm

    he looks SUPER HOT, any chance of being a rainbowlander? hee hee

  4. 4 C October 29, 2006 at 3:43 am

    there is something wierd about the way this boy looks… it’s very… i don’t know… devil’s spawn like.

    is it me or does he look a little like that bret carington dude? (or is it brent? you know who i mean? the porn dude?)

  5. 5 RennyBA October 29, 2006 at 4:53 pm

    Great post and lovely movie Mark – thanks for sharing!
    I do remember mu Highs School Music experience when I was in a mixed choir – I’m afraid it was the end of my singing career:-)

  6. 6 charles ravndal October 30, 2006 at 4:36 pm

    I have the copy of that movie. Love all the songs there. Dont you know that the leading girl character is half-Filipino? She also has a new single now titled Come Back To Me.

  7. 7 Shigeki October 30, 2006 at 5:13 pm

    I so could kill those pretty young people with incredible fresh skintone. Yeah, I could. I hate them.

  8. 8 Mark October 30, 2006 at 11:56 pm

    If it’s bad, then we’re going to hell, R*yan!

    Glad you liked it, too, Karen!

    I don’t think so, The Searcher! But we could hope.

    I don’t know who Brent is, but maybe C! But he looks like an angel… of desire! Hahaha!

    You should sing the next time we meet, Renny!

    Oh yeah? She looks the part, Charles!

    Oh cut it, Shigeki! You have a silky, creamy, milky complexion yourself. Slurp.

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