Monday, June 6, 2011


I read this post featuring Edith Drake, and I watched the little clip in which she introduces her husband Ervin. I adore the way she pauses for a moment before saying his name, she could be on stage with that introduction. As Ervin Drake mentioned the songs he's composed my jaw dropped. You can pass someone on the street and you just don't know who they might be.

I love this story about how Sinatra decided to sing "When I was 17 it was a very good year..." Then I googled "A room without windows" because I'm not familiar with it. Would you believe it was written for a musical called "What makes Sammy run?" which is about a screenwriter. So here it is, I simply adore this song, and I think it's even more timely today as we're bombarded with different types of windows on electronic screens.

1 comment:

Duyvken said...

Soooo lovely, dear E!
And the 30th has been and gone, I hope the deadline went smoothly and now that you've had a week to yourself (see how reasonable I am being?) you can pop in and prepare a commentbox support structure i.e. a post.
Oh, the wit! You've missed me, haven't you?