8 thoughts on “‘Tis the season…”

  1. Happy Pride Month to you and yours too.
    https://news.columbia.edu/news/over-rainbow-story-behind-song-century
    “Arlen rushed the tune to Harburg, who liked it, but thought it more appropriate for an experienced opera singer than a teenager. [“Not for our little Dorothy!!”] Finally, they took it to their arbiter: Ira Gershwin.
    ‘He saw that Harold was playing in a very flowery fashion on the piano. He said, “Just play it with some rhythm and take it easy.” And when he did, Harburg immediately saw what the song was, and then it was his turn to sweat it out trying to get the perfect lyric. And he did.'”
    Story has it that they got Ira Gershwin out of bed to come settle what had become a heated argument. He did, then he suggested that they use the bridge again at the end, and then he went back to bed. A true pro.

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  2. Still, because I prefer anger to longing:
    youtube.com/watch?v=QfsY2JXVoSw
    I mean, imagine a Juditha with that why-oh-why look on her face. Irata nostra pectora and something to march by, please.

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    1. Speaking of Lila Lied and of rainbows, I do wonder about this one
      youtube.com/watch?v=Wl5Pl7nqkZk
      “Neem m’n hand we bouwen allemaal
      Samen ooit een mooie regenboog”
      I would love it for the Gay Pride Parade that usually goes past under our windows.

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    2. That song does lend itself to some non-militarist marching, if there is such a thing. And Denoke! This could go back to back with her “Warum soll eine Frau kein Verhältnis haben”

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