Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Under the Sea Party @ T.R.A.C.S

Under the Sea Party @ T.R.A.C.S
Saturday August 25th Noon SLT (9pm CET)
DJ Dean, again, contributes L$ 500 to the prize money
So there is L$ 2000 to win
T.R.A.C.S at River Island
Jacques Cousteau, fishes, mermaids, or Atlantis.....................

"Under the Sea" is a song from Disney's 1989 animated film The Little Mermaid, composed by Alan Menken with lyrics by Howard Ashman. It is influenced by the Calypso style of the Caribbean. The song was performed in the film by Samuel E. Wright. The track won the Academy Award for Best Original Song in 1989.

Disney Studio has been criticized for using Sebastian to portray Jamaicans as lazy (under the sea, you don't need to get a job)...drawing attention to the line:

"Up on the shore they work all day 
Out in the sun they slave away 
While we devotin' 
Full time to floatin' 
Under the sea! "

The song is a plea by the crab Sebastian imploring Ariel to remain sea-bound, and resist her desire to become a human in order to spend her life with Prince Eric, with whom she has fallen in love. Sebastian warns of the struggles of human life while at the same time expounding the benefits of a care-free life underwater.

Samuel E. Wright (born November 20, 1946) is an American film and theater actor and singer who is best known as the voice of Sebastian in Disney's The Little Mermaid, for which he provided the main vocals to "Under the Sea", which won the Academy Award for Best Original Song. Wright also played the part of Mufasa in the original cast of The Lion King on Broadway. Another accomplishment of his was voicing Kron the Iguanodon in Disney's CGI film Dinosaur.

Jacques Cousteau was born June 11, 1910 in a small town called St.-Andre’-de-Cubzac, which is north 
of Bordeaux in France. Cousteau always had a fascination with the sea and with the art of film making and it would be these two interests that would shape his life forever. He began a production company at the age of 16 which produced numerous films, often with Cousteau himself playing the part of the villain in these silent pictures. He joined the French Navy in 1930 because of his “love for water and desire to travel and see the world.” However, in 1935, a serious automobile accident left him partially paralyzed without the use of his arms. After 8 months of intensive therapy, Cousteau regained the mobility in his arms and he began to focus his attention on the underwater world.

In 1936, Cousteau pioneered the use of waterproof housings for movie cameras and he shot his first underwater film. It was in 1943, though, that Cousteau made what many consider to be his greatest contribution to the effort of underwater exploration. Working with Emile Gagnon, Cousteau developed the first SCUBA (Self Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus) regulator and, suddenly, mankind was free to “stay longer, go deeper” and capture on film what he saw. For generations to come, the Oceans would now be accessible to many and the sport of SCUBA diving was born.

In 1950, the next step in Cousteau’s dream was fulfilled when he acquired the Calypso, a former minesweeper, and converted her to an oceanographic vessel dedicated to exploring the ocean for scientific purposes. The Calypso would faithfully serve Cousteau for 46 years, until she would sink in a boating accident in Singapore Harbor early in 1996. Calypso’s maiden voyage, however, in 1950 would take Cousteau to the Red Sea to study Coral Reefs.
The ship is named after the Greek mythological figure Calypso.

Cousteau died at the age of 87 on June 25, 1997 of a heart attack while recovering from a respiratory illness.

Under The Sea

Sebastian (spoken): Ariel, listen to me.
 The human world, it's a mess!
 Life under the sea is better than anything they got up there...

(singing) The seaweed is always greener
 In somebody else's lake

You dream about going up there
 But that is a big mistake

Just look at the world around you
 Right here on the ocean floor

Such wonderful things surround you
 What more are you looking for

Under the sea, under the sea
 Darlin' it's better
 Down where it's wetter,
 Take it from me

Up on the shore they work all day
 Out in the sun they slave away
 While we devotin'
 Full time to floatin'
 Under the sea *laughs*

Down here all the fish are happy
 As off through the waves they roll

The fish on the land ain't happy
 They're sad 'cause they're in a bowl

But fish in the bowl is lucky
 They're in for a worser fate

One day when the boss gets hungry
 Guess who's goin' be on the plate (uh-oh)

Under the sea, under the sea
 Nobody beats us
 Fry us and eat us in fricasee

We what the land folks loves to cook
 Under the sea we off the hook

We got no troubles
 Life is the bubbles

Under the sea (under the sea),
 Under the sea (under the sea),
 Since life is sweet here
 We got the beat here naturally (naturally)

Even the sturgeon an' the ray
 They get the urge an' start to play

We got the spirit
 You got to hear it under the sea

The newt play the flute
 The carp play the harp
 The plaice play the bass
 And they're soundin sharp.
 The bass play the brass
 The chub play the tub
 The fluke is the duke of soul

They ray he can play
 He lings on the strings
 He trout rockin' out
 The blackfish she sings
 The smelt and the sprat
 They know where it's at
 An' Oh. That blowfish blow!!!

 Under the sea (under the sea)
 Under the sea (under the sea)
 When the sardine begin the beguine it's music to me
 (Music is to me)
 What do they got... a lot of sand
 We got a hot crustacean band

Each little clam here
 Know how to jam here under the sea

Each little slug here
 Cuttin' a rug here under the sea

Each little snail here
 Know how to wail here
 That's why it's hotter under the water
 Ya' we in luck here
 Down in the muck here under the sea!!

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