Saturday, August 28, 2010
Saturday Song Selection - Sunday in New York
I love this song. This recording. This arrangement. And most of all this artist. Give it a listen, especially if you’re not in the best of moods, and it‘s destined to lighten your load, at least just a little bit. Sunday in New York has been the song on the profile page of this blog since its inception so, basically, it’s always been the theme song for, “… and several butcher’s aprons.” This song is how I “hear” New York. I remember it emanating from the radio in my parent’s kitchen, always tuned to WNEW-AM radio and, even as a kid, it felt cool and sophisticated to me, just the way I see New York. Many hear the city in Gershwins’, Rhapsody in Blue. For some, it’s the Lovin’ Spoonful’s, Summer in the City. And still for others, it’s Lou Reed’s, Take a Walk on the Wild Side - all worthy contenders. But Bobby Darin covers it for me. If you’re unfamiliar with Bobby Darin, he is the person whom Canadian, karaoke crooner, Michael Buble, is a pale imitation of. Darin was also a multiple Grammy winner, supporting actor-Oscar nominee, and a guy with a fascinating and dramatic life story that would make a great Broadway show - someone should really work on that.
Also, today we begin recognizing celebrity birthdays - so happy day, David Soul - 67, Ben Gazzara - 80 and Leo Tolstoy - 182! I certainly hope Leo appreciates these good wishes. And lastly, a great, big, sincere Happy Birthday to my friend, Joan.
Enjoy, Sunday in New York.