Category Archives: Music

Showtune Saturday: “I’ve Got Plenty To Be Thankful For”

Eddie Pensier writes: By this point in the holiday season you’re almost certainly heartily sick of the most famous song from Holiday Inn (1942). Irving Berlin’s “White Christmas” is certainly a victim of its own success: despite, (or perhaps because … Continue reading

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Showtune Saturday: “Thank Heaven For Little Girls”

Eddie Pensier writes: The irreplaceable Maurice Chevalier in Vincente Minnelli’s Gigi (1958), a most astonishingly lighthearted and charming Lerner and Loewe musical (based on Colette’s novella of the same name) about a Parisian courtesan. Do yourself a favor, and ignore … Continue reading

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Showtune Saturday: “Everybody Wants To Be A Cat”

Eddie Pensier writes: From “The Aristocats” (1970), one of Disney’s lesser-known animated features, comes this delightfully jazzy number with Scatman Crothers, Eva Gabor, and Phil Harris. It’s got some trippy color-swirling visuals, a snappy beat, some rather gulp-inducing double-entendres, and … Continue reading

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Couldn’t Do It Today

Blowhard, Esq.¬†writes: RIP Bobby Keys who died today at 70. In the documentary STONES IN EXILE, Keys comes off as even more rock ‘n roll than Mick and Keef. Here’s Richards, from his excellent autobiography Life,¬†explaining why Keys was fired … Continue reading

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Showtune Saturday: “Some Enchanted Evening”

Eddie Pensier writes: It’s big and lush and swoony and romantic. It’s a guy telling a girl about falling in love at first sight, and not missing out on it when it happens. This is the sort of song that … Continue reading

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Couldn’t Do It Today

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Nightmare on Broadway

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: “Gold Diggers of 1935″ is a pretty lame movie. Yet it includes what might be Busby Berkeley’s masterpiece: A musical fantasy sequence scored to “The Lullaby of Broadway.” Is it an exaggeration to call it one … Continue reading

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