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    Winnie the Poohnani
    Beautiful. Love Alison. Saw Midnight years ago but didn't recall that one. Added to listening list. Thanks!

    Fits one of my current musical obsessions: 50s torch songs, Nelson Riddle arranged. Frank, Peggy, Nat, Judy. Remasters of Judy's 50s lps are rare, found only on UK comp.

    Shocked to find there’s no good cross-label anthology of Judy. It’s a crime, and now the cd era is ending, not likely to ever happen.
    Oscar Wildean
    Oscar Wildean
    That entire soundtrack is great. Paula Cole's "Autumn Leaves" is beautiful and KD Lang's "Skylark" is heavenly to listen to. I had no idea KD Lang could sing that well.
    I didn't think I'd like Midnight but I ended up loving the whole thing. I don't know if you've seen Judy Collins as Judy but that's a great film. I got into it because Hugh Laurie played Vincente Minnelli.
    Oscar Wildean
    Oscar Wildean
    As for obsessions I have no music ones but I'm really into Wild West Tombstone and the Earps. I bought two books related to them; a book about Wyatt's mysterious second wife and one about the Earp's wives. And Edwardian Titanic because I'm about to take part in a history story thing for the anniversary of the sinking.
    Fun fact. Johnny Mercer wrote The Phony King Of England from Disney's Robin Hood.
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    Winnie the Poohnani
    What an awesome songwriter. [trots off to youtube to give a listen]
    Oscar Wildean
    Oscar Wildean
    My favorite singer from that Johnny Mercer documentary is Michael Feinstein. That documentary actually turned me on to him.
    He sang Too Marvelous For Words and kept in the lyrics that always get removed from other covers.
    Oscar Wildean
    Oscar Wildean
    My two favorites are Taking A Chance On Love. It's my favorite rendition and is really catchy.
    I recommend her Taking A Chance On Love 2004 album. It has a beautiful performance of In The Still Of The Night. It has the superior version of Somewhere Over The Rainbow.
    She recorded it twice and this one is much better.
    Oscar Wildean
    Oscar Wildean
    Her best of has a lot of her good songs on it but that version of Somewhere Over The Rainbow might not be the one I linked here. I'd recommend 2004: Taking A Chance On Love over the Best Of one since in my opinion it's missing out on not featuring that song.
    Winnie the Poohnani
    Winnie the Poohnani
    Cool. Thanks for the suggestions!

    I did end up listening to the Best Of several times and enjoyed hell out of it. Now you've given me more to explore.
    Was (Not Was) is amazing. I was hooked the first time I heard Hello Dad, I'm In Jail on Pump Up the Volume. What Up, Dog? is their best.
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    Yeah, I gotta agree with you. I have their first album too -- which has the original version of 'Out Come the Freaks' on it as well as 'Wheel Me Out'. But overall it's uneven compared to What Up, Dog. WU,D is perfection from beginning to end and where they became gods.
    Inshallah, I'm making a thing and you have some great wordplay/jokes that I would like to leverage because I can't come up with anything good. I'm linking a quick unfinished render out, it's filling out the credits with stuff that's my problem. The technical limitation is that the number of letters should be about the same as the thing it's replacing. (ignore the ending)
    https://vimeo.com/301862331
    Smaug's Smokey Hole
    Smaug's Smokey Hole
    There's no rush, I'm building it piece by piece by dropping in things whenever I get an idea and my content pipeline is good enough that there's no effort in replacing credits, takes 5-10 minutes per screen.
    Winnie the Poohnani
    Winnie the Poohnani
    Hokay. I'll start pondering, and see what inspiration strikes me. Will give you whatever I come up with as they occur...
    Winnie the Poohnani
    Winnie the Poohnani
    Dunno if this works, or if I've just convinced myself to like it. It didn't do anything for me at first but it's started to amuse me. Anyhow, the credit for Costume Designer could be changed from Mariah Mallard to Potbelly Stain. Feel free to say 'try again'; if it doesn't land, it doesn't land.
    Have you ever seen the Clint Eastwood BBC documentary on Johnny Mercer? I'm pretty sure that's what my introduction to Mercer was. It also introduced me to Michael Feinstein who performed my favorite version of Johnny Mercer's Too Marvelous For Words.
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    Oscar Wildean
    Oscar Wildean
    I hope you enjoyed it.
    Winnie the Poohnani
    Winnie the Poohnani
    Just finished watching it. Very enjoyable indeed. I had no idea how many of the other greats of the american songbook he collaborated with, and it really filled in a lot of gaps for me. So many great clips and performances. And the W.S. Gilbert connection was a revelation -- even more than Keely Smith's dress. Thanks again, it made my day!
    Oscar Wildean
    Oscar Wildean
    I've tried to track down the full version of Lena Horne's rendition of Day In, Day Out but I couldn't find it anywhere, which is a shame because that was such a great and energetic performance of it.
    You're welcome, I'm happy to share such a great documentary with others.
    As far as I know there is no official certificate for software engineers in the US but I am to understand that some states require anyone claiming to be an engineer of any kind to have a bunch of insurance.
    Winnie the Poohnani
    Winnie the Poohnani
    Thanks for that. My experience is with physical, electrical, and mechanical engineers, and they get really pissed off at anyone who isn't a certified engineer but claims to be one. I guess it's not analogous to software engineers.
    ChuckSlaughter
    ChuckSlaughter
    I think they don't even like the term software engineer. Before long I think we will have standards for software engineers though.
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