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JOHN RUTTER WITH THE CAMBRIDGE SINGERS AND THE CITY OF LONDON SINFONIA: “For the Beauty of the Earth.”
FRANK SINATRA recorded this song in 1979 for his Trilogy album. It first appeared in a Martin Scorsese film in 1977 called New York, New York and was written by Kander and Ebb (Cabaret, Kiss of the Spider Woman) and first performed by Liza Minnelli in the film.
Robert de Niro rejected the first song written by Kander and Ebb for the movie, and our song below was the result of the re-do. It was first titled, “The Theme From New York, New York.”
I recall hearing this song performed in that film by Liza. It was a nightclub setting, with the spotlight on her. It struck me that it was an amazing song, and I remember wondering why I hadn’t heard it before. It’s the only thing from that movie that I recall, although that’s true of many of the movies I have seen.—Paul @Blogfinger.
“Start spreadin’ the news, I’m leaving today
“I want to be a part of it: New York, New York.”
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MAX RAABE AND DAS PALAST ORCHESTER. Live at Carnegie Hall, 2007.
This song is from 1952, and Bobby Vinton and Mel Carter had hits with it; so did Connie Francis.
CAVATINA from the film The Deer Hunter; by Craig Ogden, Australian classical guitarist.
“JUST HAPPY TO BE ME” by the Fugees on Sesame Street
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MAROON 5 “I Shall Be Released.” Written by Bob Dylan.
Posted in Blogfinger Presents, Charles Pierre poetry on Blogfinger, Photography by Paul Goldfinger, tagged A poem by Charles Pierre on Blogfinger, Charles Pierre, Tis Autumn by Stan Gets on November 24, 2016| Leave a Comment »
Greetings from Manhattan. In the northeast, late November weather can be hard on holiday travelers — but offers opportunities to a poet. Here is “Revision,” a poem from my manuscript-in-progress, Circle of Time.
By Charles Pierre
On this mild morning in late November,
I sit writing near a small country spring,
where busy sparrows and squirrels sip
from the trickle amid grasses and ferns,
while falling leaves catch in the branches
of a few bushes or stick to wet rocks
and clumps of dirt in the surrounding pool.
But by ten, clouds drift in from the north
to erase the mellow sunlight, as nature
reworks the composition around the spring
with strong winds and a deepening chill:
the grasses and ferns, leaves and bushes
raked by gusts; the sparrows and squirrels
fled to shelter in nearby woods; the trickle
of water blown as spray from the rocks
and dirt of the drying pool; and even I,
notepad and pen slipped into my pocket,
gone home to write about autumn’s nip.
STAN GETZ “‘Tis Autumn”
This medieval French village sits above the Dordogne River in south-central France. There is a hotel there and a little park.
In the mornings, the mist rises off the river and makes itself known 900 feet above. On market day, they set up here early, and as the mist clears, a foie gras stand is seen along with tables belonging to fresh food merchants selling sausage, vegetables, bread and fish.
During the Hundred Years War, the English owned this spot for awhile. Luckily the French got it back—the food’s better. But Monty Python is funnier.