Isn’t it odd how phrases from entertainment slip so easily into our collective psyche? I used the phrase today ‘as high as an elephant’s eye’ to describe the alarming heights to which our lawn has grown and in saying that I suddenly fancied hearing the song that spawned these words for me – ‘Oh What A Beautiful Morning’. I couldn’t have told you what musical it was from (‘Oklahoma’) yet I know this song so well from childhood. I also realised today that I spookily seem to know the other songs from this musical incredibly well … well enough to mentally sing along.
I generally don’t like musicals, and nor did my parents, so I assume I saw this move once, maybe twice as a child on BBC Sunday afternoon viewing. Maybe what made the songs so memorable back then is the exact same feeling I get now watching this compilation: Doesn’t vintage American country life look so ruddy wholesome? Don’t you just want to step into that world?
Go on – get lost …. in that idyllic world… :)
Apropos of nothing, other than I read this only a couple of days ago and feel I have to share it:
All photographer friends out there – have you seen the news that Photoshop in its hard copy form is being discontinued? Oh sure, you can subscribe on a monthly basis to a Cloud version but you will no longer own a copy of the program. I don’t know about you but it strikes me that monthly subscriptions to the ‘world and his wife’ are the quickest way to lose track of finances and get into debt…. especially if the monthly subscription is Adobe’s proposed $50. This drastic change seems destined to cut out the little people once and for all and I, for one, am pi$$ed.