Waldo Lydecker's Journal.
"How singularly innocent I look this morning."
Wednesday, April 5, 2017
Then let's keep dancing.
I was thirteen when this song came out, and it fit my view of life in a town too out of the way even to attract a circus to be bored by, and where I knew I'd never fit in.
It has been almost half a century for me to learn Miss Peggy Lee's classic, "Is that all there is?" is based on a story by Nobel laureate Thomas Mann.
Here's a half-hour BBC Radio 4 story of the song
and its impact.
here's a reading of Thomas Mann's story, "Disillusionment."
Fifty years on, the song is more apt than ever.
Wednesday, April 05, 2017
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