My Favorite Tim Minchin Songs

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Tim Minchin is an Australian musical comedian, usually performing with a grand piano, and sometimes with an entire orchestra.

In later years, he has won several awards for his Broadway musicals ‘Mathilda’ and ‘Groundhog Day’, but I will always associate him with his stage comedy.

Here are ten of my favorite songs of his, in no particular order.

 

Prejudice

A song about a word which has been used to put down a particular group of people for decades.

 

I’m in a Cage/Nothing Ruins Comedy

A song which looks askew at how fame and popularity can negatively impact an artists work.

 

Rock And Roll Nerd

This feels like Tim Minchin’s most autobiographical work, and I must say that I feel some kinship to him.

And that’s part of why I like him so much.

 

Not Perfect

A really sweet song about being happy with what you have.

 

5 Poofs and 2 Pianos

Minchin has sometimes been invited onto talk shows, and asked to come up With a New song for the occasion.

Here he is on the ‘Friday Night with Jonathan Ross’ show, attempting to ingratiate himself into the show’s house-band, ‘4 Poofs and a Piano’.

 

3 Minute Song

This song was made for Ruth Jones’ ‘Easter Treat’ show, and is an expression of Minchin’s frustration over having to restrict himself to fit into certain musical norms when performing on talk shows.

 

Cont(ext)

This is a song which seems like it has a horrible message, until you Reach the middle of it and realise what has happened.

I actually got told to turn it off after I put it on at work once, as the woman who asked me to turn it off was scared that other employees would get insulted.

Fair enough, as this could easily be misunderstood.

 

Song For Phil Daoust

This is a song that was written in response to a very negative review Tim got early in his career.

I used to wonder if this was a real occurrence or not. It turns out it was.

 

The Fence

A song about the value of not jumping to conclusions or believing everything at face value.

 

Dark Side

This is one of his longest songs, and it is epic!

It may be a faux attempt at being edgy and dark, but he still hits it out of the park.

 

WordPress Country List

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From time to time, I like to take a look at the stats for my blog.

It can be both fun and useful to see where my site visitors get refered from, and in which country I have the most readers.

 

But after looking at the information I was given, I started to wonder about the information I was not given.

Which countries have I never gotten any views from, and how can I change that?

 

After looking around, I came up with the list below.

I am not sure if it is 100% correct, but it is in the ballpark.

I have also marked the countries I have received views from with green text and an X, just to help myself keep track in the future.

 

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Andora

United Arab Emirates X

Afghanistan X

Antigua and Barbuda

Anguilla

Albania X

Algeria X

Armenia

Angola

Antarctica

Argentina X

American Samoa X

Austria X

Australia X

Aruba X

Åland Islands

Azerbaijan

Bosnia & Herzegovina X

Barbados X

Bangladesh X

Belgium X

Burkina Faso

Bulgaria X

Bahrain X

Burundi

Benin

Saint Barthélemy

Bermuda X

Brunei Darussalam

Bolivia X

Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba

Brazil X

Bahamas X

Bhutan

Bouvet Island

Botswana

Belarus X

Belize

Canada X

Cocos (Keeling) Islands

Congo, the Democratic Republic of the

Central African Republic

Congo

Switzerland X

Côte d’Ivoire

Cook Islands

Chile X

Cameroon X

China X

Colombia X

Costa Rica X

Cuba

Cabo Verde

Curaçao

Christmas Island

Croatia X

Cyprus X

Czech Republic X

Germany X

Djibouti

Denmark X

Dominica

Dominican Republic X

Algeria

Ecuador X

Estonia X

Egypt X

European Union X

Western Sahara

Eritrea

Spain X

Ethiopia

Finland X

Fiji

Falkland Islands (Malvinas)

Micronesia, Federated States of

Faroe Islands

France X

Gabon

United Kingdom X

Grenada

Georgia X

French Guiana

Guernsey X

Ghana X

Gibraltar

Greenland

Gambia

Guinea

Guadeloupe

Equatorial Guinea

Greece X

South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands

Guatemala X

Guam X

Guinea-Bissau

Guyana

Hong Kong SAR China X

Heard Island and McDonald Islands

Honduras X

Croatia

Haiti

Hungary X

Indonesia X

Ireland X

Israel X

Isle of Man X

India X

British Indian Ocean Territory

Iraq X

Islamic Republic of Iran

Iceland X

Italy X

Jersey X

Jamaica X

Jordan

Japan X

Kenya X

Kyrgyzstan X

Cambodia X

Kiribati

Comoros

Saint Kitts and Nevis

North Korea (the Democratic People’s Republic of)

South Korea X

Kuwait X

Cayman Islands

Kazakhstan

Lao People’s Democratic Republic

Lebanon X

Saint Lucia

Liechtenstein

Sri Lanka X

Liberia

Lesotho

Lithuania X

Luxembourg X

Latvia X

Libya

Morocco X

Monaco

Moldova X

Montenegro X

Saint Martin (French part)

Madagascar

Marshall Islands

Macedonia X

Mali

Myanmar (Burma) X

Mongolia X

Macao

Northern Mariana Islands

Martinique

Mauritania

Montserrat

Malta X

Mauritius X

Maldives X

Malawi

Mexico X

Malaysia X

Mozambique

Namibia X

New Caledonia X

Niger

Norfolk Island

Nigeria X

Nicaragua X

Netherlands X

Norway X

Nepal X

Nauru

Niue

New Zealand X

Oman X

Panama X

Peru X

French Polynesia X

Papua New Guinea X

Philippines X

Pakistan X

Poland X

Saint Pierre and Miquelon

Pitcairn

Puerto Rico X

State of Palestine

Portugal X

Palau

Paraguay X

Qatar X

Réunion

Romania X

Serbia X

Russia X

Rwanda

Saudi Arabia X

Solomon Islands

Seychelles

Sudan X

Sweden X

Singapore X

Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha

Slovenia X

Svalbard and Jan Mayen

Slovakia X

Sierra Leone

San Marino

Senegal

Somalia

Suriname

South Sudan

Sao Tome and Principe

El Salvador X

Sint Maarten (Dutch part)

Syrian Arab Republic

Swaziland

Turks and Caicos Islands

Chad

French Southern Territories

Togo

Thailand X

Tajikistan

Tokelau

Timor-Leste

Turkmenistan

Tunisia X

Tonga

Turkey X

Trinidad & Tobago X

Tuvalu

Taiwan X

United Republic of Tanzania

Ukraine X

Uganda

United States Minor Outlying Islands

United States X

Uruguay X

Uzbekistan

Holy See (Vatican City State)

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela

British Virgin Islands

U.S. Virgin Islands X

Vietnam X

Vanuatu

Wallis and Futuna

Samoa

Yemen

Mayotte

South Africa X

Zambia

Zimbabwe

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It seems my blog has been visited by people in 116 different places, out of a possible 235 places.

Mentioning all of these countries by name may actually improve my readership in different places, so this could be interesting to see the results of.

 

The Point Of Growing Up

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I saw some similarities between one of the pictures my mother sent me from when I was ten, and another my girlfriend took of me after a hike this summer, so I decided I would combine them into one image, alongside one of my favorite quotes from Doctor Who.

 

I am ten in the first image, 28 in the second.

The quote is from the Fourth Doctor story ‘Robot’, from 1975.