The spotlight hits your eyes Monday morning. It’s your turn.
From Martin Scorsese’s The Last Waltz
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Monday, Paul grows from being a rock to being loved like one, while Stevie does a literal double take. The amazing Ira Tucker is the soloist for the Hummingbirds.
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Yes, it’s the song from the much-maligned film, Ishtar, starring Warren Beatty and Dustin Hoffman as two hapless singer-songwriters who, in the Hope-Crosby style, find themselves soon on the Road to Morocco. The believably bad songs were written by songwriter Paul Williams. In this opening credits scene, the duo are struggling earnestly to come up with a hit song.
In a just world, one day Ishtar would get the respect it deserves as a very funny movie.
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Betty Comden and Adolph Green wrote the lyrics, and Julie Styne the music, for the Broadway show Bells Are Ringing. Tony Bennett does a great version of the song.
And well done, listener-sponsored radio network Pacifica, which yesterday turned in a smashing record-breaking one-day fundraiser total, just in time.
Monday, Phil looking back at us, singing a song inspired by Steinbeck and Woody Guthrie.
“Wherever they’s a fight so hungry people can eat, I’ll be there. Wherever they’s a cop beatin’ up a guy, I’ll be there. If Casy knowed, why, I’ll be in the way guys yell when they’re mad an’ — I’ll be in the way kids laugh when they’re hungry an’ they know supper’s ready. An’ when our folks eat the stuff they raise an’ live in the houses they build — why, I’ll be there.”–The Grapes Of Wrath, John Steinbeck
“Some will rob you with a six-gun,
And some with a fountain pen.”—Pretty Boy Floyd, Woody Guthrie
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