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  • mistermuse 12:01 am on January 10, 2017 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Bewitched Bothered and Bewildered, , , , , , , Old Fashioned Love, , ,   

    THIS POST IS FOR THE (LOVE)BIRDS 

    Now that NATIONAL BIRD DAY (see previous post) has come and flown, it’s time to transition from birds and bird song to love and love songs, in preparation for February 14 (VALENTINE’S DAY, aka ‘Woe To Guys Who Ignore It Day’). Let us begin the béguin*, boys and girls, by gauging your romantic wherewithall with this simple question:

    *French for flirtation

    Assuming that dealing with This Thing Called Love leaves you Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered (and, if it doesn’t, you must be either a robot or a Republican), I suggest getting back to basics, starting with having that Old Fashioned Love in your heart:

    Relationships are like music: it’s essential to hit the right notes, but man does not live by instruments alone. For example, without lyrics, the title to the above song might just as well be Yabba Dabba Doo. Here is the same song sung with sweet words of undying love:

    I hope that the above is starting to get you guys in a romantic frame of mind. With little more than a month left before V-Day, I have only six more posts to fill your hearts with enough good old-fashioned love to pass muster with your SO. So, mister, rest assured I will work Night And Day to ready you to be in the I’m In The Mood For Love spirit.

     

     

     
    • Madelyn Griffith-Haynie, MCC, SCAC 2:16 am on January 10, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      Loved the music and the post – and laughed aloud over “a robot or a Republican.” Yabba Dabba Doo got a big grin, and you brought back memories of a particular piano man during my wanton days in grad school — when I rushed to the French Quarter the moment I could, and stayed much later (and drank much more) than made sense, given all.

      I always look forward to visiting your blog, and always leave with a smile.
      xx,
      mgh
      (Madelyn Griffith-Haynie – ADDandSoMuchMore dot com)
      – ADD Coach Training Field founder; ADD Coaching co-founder –
      “It takes a village to educate a world!”

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    • Mél@nie 3:59 am on January 10, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      EXCELLENT, Monsieur Muse! je viens d’avoir le béguin for your post… 🙂

      • * *

      avoir le béguin pour = to have a crush on… 🙂

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    • Carmen 6:04 am on January 10, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      Well, of course I must love this post! 🙂 Great music! (as always!)

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      • Carmen 6:08 am on January 10, 2017 Permalink | Reply

        Well, Ella Fitzgerald was anyway. The other two were not available (just in my country?) I’ll look ’em up, though.

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        • mistermuse 8:14 am on January 10, 2017 Permalink

          Thanks, Carmen. Sorry to hear that the OLD FASHIONED LOVE clips were unavailable to you, but you can probably find it performed by other artists, as I saw quite a few clips when I Googled it. 🙂

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    • linnetmoss 7:50 am on January 10, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      And while we’re on the subject of lovebirds, if you haven’t seen La La Land, you must! I kept asking myself, why can’t the music in today’s Broadway musicals sound more like THAT?

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      • mistermuse 8:22 am on January 10, 2017 Permalink | Reply

        I’ve read excellent reviews, and seen the trailer, of La La Land — sounds like my kind of movie! I will indeed have to see it.

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    • Don Frankel 3:37 pm on January 10, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      “Birds do it bees do it…”

      Then there’s. “The birds and the bees and the flowers and the trees…”

      What’s with all the bees?

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    • mistermuse 5:26 pm on January 10, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      Good question, Don. Lovers are vulnerable to getting ‘stung,’ but why lay it all on bees? Why not “The birds and the wasps” or “The birds and the mosquitoes” or “The birds and the scorpions?” If I were a bee, I would consider filing a honey of a lawsuit against the Powers that Be for beeing so hurtful.

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      • Don Frankel 8:56 am on January 12, 2017 Permalink | Reply

        You’re right Muse. In fact the only positive cultural exposition of Bees was in the ‘Bee Movie’ by Seinfeld. Otherwise it’s always negative images of people getting stung and nasty comments like. “Was you ever stung by a dead Bee.” From To Have and Have Not.

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    • D. Wallace Peach 8:19 pm on January 10, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      Wonderful songs. Ella is a favorite. V-day?? I’m still recovering from Christmas!

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      • mistermuse 10:29 pm on January 10, 2017 Permalink | Reply

        Thanks, Diana — Ella’s a favorite of mine as well. As for recovering from Christmas, think of how poor Santa must be feeling after squeezing down millions of chimneys all night until dawn Christmas morning. 😦

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    • BroadBlogs 6:37 pm on January 13, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      I see so many birds popping up on blogs lately. I guess spring is on the way.

      And Valentines Day for the love birds. ❤

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    • mistermuse 9:59 pm on January 13, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      Birds may be popping up on blogs now, but come spring, they’ll be pooping up our windshields and other exposed auto parts. Fortunately I have a garage.

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  • mistermuse 4:41 pm on October 31, 2014 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Bewitched Bothered and Bewildered, , , , ,   

    A TALE FULL OF SOUND AND HURRY 

    SOUND THINKING

    Rhyme is passe and trite —
    I never choose it….
    Except for when I write
    Poems that use it.

    BEMUSED, BOTHERED AND BEWILDERED

    Time doth pass in flight
    So fast, I think I’ll lose it….
    Except for when I write,
    And, lost in thought, bemuse it.

     
    • mistermuse 6:57 am on November 1, 2014 Permalink | Reply

      In anticipation of someone pointing out that the unabridged sentence of my title from Shakespeare’s Macbeth is “It is a tale Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, Signifying nothing.”: mistermuse denies that he’s an idiot (he’s just somewhat unbalanced).

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    • Don Frankel 1:05 pm on November 1, 2014 Permalink | Reply

      I had a really funny comment but then… I lost my thought but what of it. I guess it went cold. I agree. Perhaps you should laugh. But the laughs on me. I guess Bewitched Bothered and Bewildered am I.

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    • mistermuse 1:40 pm on November 1, 2014 Permalink | Reply

      I appreciate your Hart-felt comment, Don (for the benefit of the musically Hart-less, Don’s comment borrowed lyrics from BEWITCHED, BOTHERED AND BEWILDERED, one of Lorenz Hart’s hit songs in PAL JOEY (1940).

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    • arekhill1 1:32 pm on November 2, 2014 Permalink | Reply

      Mick Jagger once sang “Time is on my side.” Wonder if he still thinks that way?

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    • mistermuse 5:34 pm on November 2, 2014 Permalink | Reply

      Mick also sang “Time Waits For No One”:
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j-VoAlWGY5A

      But I prefer this one (same title, different song, written 30 years or so earlier):
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oW6GclIvXFo

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