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Post a Comment. Loved writing this book, love Harold! Harold is already generating lots of excitement, and the DVD of his famous clock-dangle from Safety Last made everyone howl at the book launch. Obsessed with the word. Climbing that mountain, sliding down, climbing up again. This is THE hardest Gershwin song to perform, because nobody understands what it's about. I traced the roots of it down to an obscure movie called Delicious.
It was George and Ira Gershwin's first attempt to write songs for the silver screen, although their initial wild burst of enthusiasm soon collapsed like a ruined souffle. It almost immediately became apparent to them that their talents really weren't required at all. Hollywood demanded the kind of generic love song that any idiot could tunelessly hum, not giving a good goddamn WHAT the words were because what difference does it make anyway?
No one remembers them. And the simpler and more mind-numbing the tune, the easier it is to whistle as you leave the theatre. There are a number of gorgeously operatic versions on YouTube which are just as ridiculous as ALL gorgeously operatic versions of smart-ass, snappy satire.
In other words, it hits the floor with a double-clunk. As was always the case, George and Ira knew exactly what they were doing.
And if the audience wasn't in on the joke, if they just saw it as a silly little thing with no lyrics, so much the better. Or perhaps they thought: George and Ira Gershwin. I wonder what all the fuss is about? These gentlemen can't write songs at all. You only had to wait about 85 years. No comments:. Newer Post Older Post Home. Subscribe to: Post Comments Atom.
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