Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Vital Viewing (and, More Important, Listening)

Just found out composer Marvin Hamlisch died. I know that name will turn some of you off, as you may associate it with the worse of 1970s mainstream morass. However, I dare you--double-dare you--to dislike this popular Hamlisch composition:


Of course, that winsome figure at the mike may have had a little something to do with the song's success.



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  1. Well, Kirk, I'm in love all over again! Thanks.

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    1. You're welcome, Jim.

      Listen to the lyrics carefully, and you'll hear Carly sing "the spy who loved me", the title of 1970s James Bond movie that this song comes from.

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  2. there's no disliking this, given who was singing. marvin, on the other hand, had much to answer for.

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    1. "marvin, on the other hand, had much to answer for."

      All depends on who's asking the question, rraine. Hamlisch was a fixture in musical theater, Simon in '70s rock, two very different genres. That they got together at all is rather amazing.

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    2. I wonder if James Taylor ever wrote for musical theater.

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