I love this, from Lutheran Satire (and h/t to Laurel).
This is awesome! Steve Lawrence and Sammy Davis sing a medley of ‘not even nominated’ songs at the 1979 Oscars. So much better than the drivel of Hollywood awards ceremonies now.
I do love this poem.
They Are Not Long
by Ernest Dowson
They are not long, the weeping and the laughter,
Love and desire and hate:
I think they have no portion in us after
We pass the gate.
They are not long, the days of wine and roses:
Out of a misty dream
Our path emerges for a while, then closes
Within a dream.
Was away on a trip, hence the lack of blogging. Will post about our trip (a couple of weeks away in Europe) later, but to begin with, a birdie in the Luxembourg Gardens. I think he looks very French.
One time when my dad was inebriated (which could have been one of virtually any night during a decades-long period) he told me that he thought there were “five great voices” out there. He began listing them: Sinatra, Nat King Cole, Bobby Darin, Tony Bennett and…he was stumbling around trying to remember the fifth and finally he added “Vic Damone!”
Totally agree. And I think this version of this song is magnificent. I seem to recall it was used in one of the early episodes (maybe the first) of “Mad Men,” when we saw what a cad Don Draper was.
What are you looking at, lady? (Kitty I saw shortly after one of the earthquakes I wrote about here – I was so upset I went to commune with the animals. The animals just thought I was silly.)
It’s here at the Wall Street Journal (apologies if there’s a paywall).
Dear readers, please don’t forget to keep checking my tumblr, where I am posting my uncle’s letters from World War II. There are still more letters to post, as well as photographs, documents and some of his poetry.
Somehow I found this and it is a fascinating lecture, if you have the time. There’s a transcript at the link, or you can listen/watch right here:
He (Boris) is quite clever and funny here. He ought to teach a rhetoric or speech-writing course.