Showtune Saturday: “What A Waste”

Eddie Pensier writes:

I suspect many of us can relate far, far too well to the lyrics of this song, from Leonard Bernstein, Betty Comden and Adolph Green’s Wonderful Town (1953).

Performed by Richard Muenz, Dawn Upshaw, and Donna Murphy, from the brilliant 1996 compilation album Leonard Bernstein’s New York, one of my very favorite albums of recorded music ever. More selections coming up on a future ShoSat.


About Eddie Pensier

Television junkie, opera buff, connoisseur of unhealthy foods, fashion watcher, art lover and admirer of beautiful people of all sexes.
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7 Responses to Showtune Saturday: “What A Waste”

  1. lloydville says:

    “Perhaps there are more haunted houses in Los Angeles than in any other city in the world. They are haunted by the fears of their former owners. They smell of divorce, broken contracts, studio politics, bad debts, false friendship, adultery, extravagance, whiskey and lies. Every closet hides the poor little ghost of a stillborn reputation. ‘Go away,’ it whispers, ‘go back where you came from. There is no home here. I was vain and greedy. They flattered me. I failed. You will fail. Go away.'” — Christopher Isherwood

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  2. Faze says:

    Man I love this song. I gotta get that album. (Great quote, lloydville!)

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  3. Tex says:

    Great poster


  4. peterike2 says:

    FYI, the full album is streaming on Spotify. Listening to it now.

    Question: the embedded song in the post. Where is that streaming from? I’m curious how that works, and if you could, for instance, email somebody a song link that way.


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