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Ocean Grove. April, 2014. By Paul Goldfinger © click left Ocean Grove. April, 2014. Jean Bredin photograph  © click on photo to enlarge.

 

VALERIE MASTERSON:   Soundtrack of the movie  “QUARTET”:    “The Flowers That Bloom in the Spring.”

Gilbert, W.S.

 

 

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I you're going to make a toast, this is a good place to do it: British Virgin Islands. Paul Goldfinger photo. 2005.

If you’re going to make a toast, this is a good place to do it:  British Virgin Islands watering hole.  Arrive by boat. Paul Goldfinger photo. 2005.

 

By Paul Goldfinger, music editor @Blogfinger.net

 

KEITH URBAN raises a few toasts in this duet with ERIC CHURCH nominated for a 2015 Grammy for Best Country Duo.  The song is about toasting and celebrating some of life’s finest moments such as sailing to Mexico, driving Dad’s old pickup truck,  listening to fine live music, being with the one you love, and even having a child.  The imagery moves fast, and the lyrics are described as “cinematic.”

 

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Luxembourg Gardens, Paris, left bank. Built by Marie de´Medici, widow of King Henry IV of France in 1630.     Photo and silver gelatin print by Paul Goldfinger ©  Photo c.1995.   This is the Medici Fountain.   Click image to enlarge.

 

 

By Paul Goldfinger, Editor @Blogfinger.

It’s April in Paris, right now.  And it is a fine time to visit that most romantic of cities, but sometimes April there can dip down to the 40’s—sound familiar?

And, despite Yip Harburg’s lyrics, chestnuts in blossom don’t happen till May, and nobody is setting “holiday tables under the trees.”  In Luxembourg Gardens, blooms are starting to pop in April, and they have a bandstand there.

However, choose May to visit Paris.

“I never knew the charm of spring
I never met it face to face
I never knew my heart could sing
I never missed a warm embrace

“Till April in Paris..
“Whom can I run to?
What have you done to my heart?”

This song, “April in Paris” was written by Yip Harburg and Vernon Duke for a 1932 Broadway show called, “Walk a Little Faster.”

Harburg also wrote the lyrics for “Somewhere Over the Rainbow.” 

Many have recorded “April in Paris,” but Count Basie and Ella Fitzgerald made the most famous version.

 

ELLA FITZGERALD WITH THE COUNT BASIE ORCHESTRA:

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RILO KILEY  “Silver Lining”

 

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Micanopy #1  2018 series. The Garage Café. All photos are dated December. By Paul Goldfinger. Blogfinger.net

 

By Paul Goldfinger, MD.  Editor@Blogfinger.net

 

Micanopy, a historic town in central Florida, was founded in 1821 after the United States purchased Florida from Spain. It is the oldest inland town in the state.

A wealthy Moroccan immigrant named Moses Levy founded the town after purchasing a large tract of land from the Seminoles.  He brought in immigrants to start a new life and a variety of businesses, and the place was successful.

The settlement was practically destroyed during the Second Seminole War  (1830,)  but it survived.

Levy became a well connected businessman there, and his son eventually became the first Jewish U.S. Senator in American history.

We have visited this historic town  (on the US National Historic Registry) twice.  The census  population is about 800. There are old preserved buildings, art galleries, shops and restaurants.

My special  interest is in finding photographic subjects for my Micanopy project. Last year we had Micanopy series 2017.  This year we are working on 2018.

While we were there, a young couple, she, lovely in a white gown, were posing for a photographer who seemed to enjoy positioning them in front of a decrepit wall down a side street.  The visuals are nice, but the idea of it is confusing.

Anyhow, I snapped a few photos from a distance.  The groom spotted me and waved. I gave him a thumbs up. We will show that photo soon.

 

GEORGE HARRISON:

 

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Still life: Money plant.   Paul Goldfinger. Chester, NJ. ©

 

GLEE CAST:

 

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Times Square. From our NYC Street Series by Paul Goldfinger © 2014

 

 

FRANK SINATRA:

 

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Tampa, Florida. Food truck event. 2013. Paul Goldfinger photo. ©

Tampa, Florida. Food truck event. 2013. Paul Goldfinger photo. © Click to enlarge.

 

PEGGY LEE

 

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Florence. Italy. By Paul Goldfinger ©

The Three Graces.    Florence. Italy.  Photo and silver gelatin darkroom print by Paul Goldfinger ©

 

ELVIS  COSTELLO.   From the movie Notting Hill.   The song is “She” written by Charles Aznavour, the French singer composer.

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Left Bank, Paris. c. 1998. By Paul Goldfinger ©

Left Bank, Paris. c. 1998. By Paul Goldfinger ©  Click to enlarge

 

KELSEY GRAMMER AND DOUGLAS HODGE.   “Song on the Sand.”  From La Cage Aux Folles.  Broadway cast album.

 

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