This video has been kicking around for about 4 years, but it’s suddenly popped up on my Facebook feed and friends have emailed it to me. I don’t know if it really does explain Don McLean’s cryptic lyrics, but it certainly makes a good case:
Famed vaudeville stars Van and Schenck have some advice for those feeling a bit bored:
Watching this, it’s fascinating to remember that, thanks to such movies as Our Dancing Daughters, which had come out one year earlier, many believed Joan Crawford to personify the modern Flapper. It took some years before Crawford transformed herself into the powerful, almost iconic, line of female characters that shaped her legacy.
Dayenu is a traditional Passover song that’s more than 1,000 years old. It’s one of those songs that, like The Old Lady Who Swallowed The Fly, keeps having longer and longer verses. In the case of Dayenu, the ever-lengthening verses add up God’s Passover miracles. After every verse comes the chorus: “Dayenu” — “it [that miracle or those miracles]” would have been enough. If you don’t know Hebrew, though, the song can get really bogged down. Alternatively, you can hand the task of singing it over to the Maccabeats:
Totally nice song; totally nice video:
Don’t really know why, but I’ve always liked this song:
I know I’ve posted this before. It’s just that it’s been a sort of grim week, and I find this enormously cheering, so I thought I’d post it again:
Casino Royale, the movie for which Burt Bacharach wrote this song, is unwatchable, but — oh, my! — is the song fun:
And why stop with one song? I loved Herb Albert and TJB:
You all know how much I like “O Holy Night.” This isn’t quite Josh Groban, but it’s a lovely, lovely version of that beautiful song:
Caped Crusader introduced me to this song. I liked it (I’ve always liked Zydeco, which made my Berkeley peers sneer at me), so I’m happy to share it with you:
Working away on a round-up in between caring for family members, so I thought I’d share some Earth, Wind & Fire with you.