Wednesday, May 16, 2012

It was fun while it lasted

...but Katherine de Chevalle finally called it a trip and bid farewell here to Blogland (not our Blogland, Yorkshire Pudding’s make-believe island of Blogland somewhere in the Indian Ocean) with a clever parody of this song by the Dixie Chicks (5:13). The opening line of both Katherine’s poem and the song by the Dixie Chicks (“The moon is full and my arms are empty”) reminded me immediately of this song by Frank Sinatra (3:13), the tune to which, as we all know (or you do now) is based on the Third Movement of the Second Piano Concerto by Rachmaninoff, performed here (7:52) and here (4:09) by Amy Wu in an October 2003 performance with the Oregon State University Symphony. (Why Miss Wu’s performance of the Third Movement is split between two video clips, I really can’t say. Also, why, at the end of the second clip, the First Movement begins, I really can’t say either, unless the universe is out to get us.)

On a roll now, I thought of this guy (1:49) and also this guy (2:55), but most of all these guys (3:37).

If you are not moonstruck by now, you probably never will be.


Pat - Arkansas said...

And, what about "Moon Glow?" "Moon over Miami?" "It's Only a Paper Moon?" "My Sweetheart's the Man in the Moon?"

Thanks for the trip down memory lane. :)

rhymeswithplague said...

Pat: Or "When the Moon Comes Over the Mountain" (Kate Smith) or "The Man in the Moon is a Lady" (Bea Arthur in Mame).

Here's one I've always enjoyed hearing:

When the moon hits your eye
Like a big pizza pie,
That's amore!

and also this little parody:

When you're down at the sea
And an eel bites your knee,
That's a moray!

Katherine said...

Or my favourite that ends: '...When the m-m-m-moon shines, over the cowshed, I'll be waiting at the k-k-k-kitchen door...."

Yorkshire Pudding said...

"...not our Blogland, Yorkshire Pudding’s make-believe island of Blogland somewhere in the Indian Ocean". But it wouldn't have been my private Blogland if others who had promised to emigrate here had actually come.