Thursday, August 09, 2007

Unnecesary/Stardust

Today is Thursday, 9 August 2007.

The day of, as a book is titled, The Unnecesary Bomb, the one dropped atomically on Nagasaki.

Herewith, in vicious irony, Hoagy Carmichael, “Stardust”.

HH knows the bar in which Hoagy wrote this tune, and the very piano, preserved to this day, and, has plinked out a few notes thereon.



And HH is a hopeless (Hoagy among others, romantic), so here's from HC on the Rosemary Clooney Show (dig the ref at the end):



And this moment, HH thinks about one of our dogs, a wandering waif we adopted, and Bacall and Hoaghy:



And more random association:



And, goodness gracious, might one go more leftie romantic than this:

4 Comments:

Anonymous Rosemary's fan said...

Hadn't planned to comment tonight, but just couldn't resist thanking you for the ramble. HH, I wonder how many of my acquaintance would recognize the Rosemary Clooney reference. I like that you do.

And to Paul Henreid and the rest of the gang, I say: Vive la France! (Why can't we Yankees have such an inspirational anthem?)

10:30 PM  
Anonymous RtR said...

Couldn't find it on Youtube but I just gotta recommend the Hoagy tune (H on vocals) "Winter Moon" with Art Pepper serving up the cool cuts.

Heard a recent version on NPR covered by a female jazz singer that stood the hairs on my neck straight up. Didn't catch the singer's name. Any help would be appreciated.

3:00 PM  
Anonymous rosemary's fan said...

rtr, this is not much more than a shot in the dark, but could the singer be Jody Sandhaus? She does have an album (pardon me, my age is showing--a CD) entitled Winter Moon. Even if she is not the singer you heard on NPR, you might want to check her out.

11:35 PM  
Anonymous RtR said...

Thanks Rose. Sounds very familiar and I will definitely check her out.

10:38 AM  

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