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  • mistermuse 1:55 am on August 23, 2019 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , Let's Go Fly a Kite, , , Paint Your Wagon, The Wind In The Willows, They Call The Wind Maria,   

    RIDE THE WIND DAY 

    August 23 is RIDE THE WIND DAY. I can think of no better way to celebrate the day than musically. On the other hand, you may think I should go fly a kite. Why not do both — you might call it killing two words with one song:

    You didn’t really think I was going to stop after one song, did you? So, did you know the wind has a name?

    But no matter the name, The Wind In The Willows whispers it. Listen for it….

    And in that plaintive, melancholy way, I bid you a good Ride The Wind Day.

     

     
    • calmkate 7:33 am on August 23, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      some old favourites that brought back memories there!

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    • Ashley 7:57 am on August 23, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      Wonderful music from my parents era!

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    • Rivergirl 8:05 am on August 23, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      The Wind in the Willows! That brings back some lovely childhood memories…
      And have you seen the movie Saving Mr. Banks? It’s a marvelous film about the genesis of Mary Poppins and Go Fly a Kite takes on a much deeper meaning that made me weep.

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      • mistermuse 12:17 am on August 24, 2019 Permalink | Reply

        Sorry to say I haven’t seen Saving Mr. Banks (nor, for that matter, have I saved Seeing Mr. Banks). But thanks for the heads-up — I’ll check into it.

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        • Rivergirl 7:52 am on August 24, 2019 Permalink

          Tom Hanks as Walt Disney, Emma Thompson as Pamela Travers. Beautiful movie. Sweet, sad, funny and well directed. You’ll never look at Mary Poppins the same way…

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        • mistermuse 10:50 am on August 24, 2019 Permalink

          While Googling to watch the trailer for SAVING MR. BANKS, I came across this clip of the first showing of the film in London’s Leicester Square (where MARY POPPINS officially opened in 1964), and thought you might like to see it:

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    • scifihammy 8:11 am on August 23, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      I had no idea this was a special Wind day! But well done on finding so many wind songs. 😀

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      • mistermuse 12:21 am on August 24, 2019 Permalink | Reply

        Thanks. Actually I had to restrain myself from posting more wind songs, as there are quite a few more I could’ve shown, but they didn’t ‘blow me away’ as much as the three I chose — hahahaha.

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    • Yeah, Another Blogger 8:28 am on August 23, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      Hi. One day I’m going to rewatch Matt Poppins. Haven’t seen it in a thousand years.

      Neil Scheinin

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    • Ashley 8:52 am on August 23, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      Of course I was referring to the Wind in the Willows music from my parents era! I remember watching Mary Poppins with my own children but never saw Paint My Wagon! All of this blew me away, just what you wanted wasn’t it?

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      • mistermuse 12:33 am on August 24, 2019 Permalink | Reply

        Paint Your Wagon (the movie) is from the Lerner & Loewe play set in California ‘s Gold Rush days, starring Clint Eastwood & Lee Marvin, who sings another song from the film that I like, titled Wand’rin’ Star. It shows up on TCM once in a great while and is worth watching (for).

        By the way, thanks for the “blew me away” idea, which I borrowed for my reply to scifihammy.

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        • Ashley 8:15 am on August 25, 2019 Permalink

          Absolutely wonderful clip from Leicester Square. It’s typical London musical / music hall, drawing in the crowds and the tourists and EVERYONE enjoying themselves. A breath of fresh air….blew me away….I’ve even sent it to my children (not anymore)….sent it to my grandchildren as well!

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        • mistermuse 9:48 am on August 25, 2019 Permalink

          Thanks, Ashley, for letting me know that clip “blew you away.” I’m glad I went to the trouble of including it in my reply to Rivergirl.

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    • moorezart 1:05 pm on August 24, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      Reblogged this on From 1 Blogger 2 Another.

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    • Silver Screenings 2:39 pm on August 24, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      I hadn’t heard of Van Phillips before, so I’m glad to learn about yet another musical group from you. 🙂

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      • mistermuse 6:22 pm on August 24, 2019 Permalink | Reply

        The Van Phillips Band was a typical British orchestra in the 1930s, but wasn’t one of the most well known British dance bands of the period (such as Ray Noble, Lew Stone, and Roy Fox). THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS, which was composed by British songwriters, is a song I like a lot, but I didn’t have a lot (of clips) to choose from (the rendition I like best isn’t on YouTube).

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    • Elizabeth 5:54 pm on August 24, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      Where in the world do you come up with these quirky day names?

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    • arekhill1 5:36 pm on August 25, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      What, no Christopher Cross?

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      • mistermuse 6:57 pm on August 25, 2019 Permalink | Reply

        Although this land I have crisscrossed,
        I’d never run across Chris Cross.
        But a Googling muse gathers no moss,
        And now I’m no longer at a loss
        For I have found that Christopher Cross is
        A man who seems to know his hosses:

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    • restlessjo 4:02 am on August 27, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      Never heard of the day but I do love Maria (and Wind in the Willows 🙂 )

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    • barkinginthedark 4:19 am on September 9, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      in the How Soon We Forget category: i nominate “Blowin’ in the Wind” as arguably the greatest “wind” song. continue…

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      • mistermuse 8:37 am on September 9, 2019 Permalink | Reply

        I agree that it’s at least one of the greatest — I think I used a clip of that song in a previous post.

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    • America On Coffee 12:14 pm on September 10, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      I’m in the u s. I wonder why the video is unavailable.💕

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      • mistermuse 5:36 pm on September 10, 2019 Permalink | Reply

        I’ll try to find a substitute if you’ll let me know which of the 3 videos is unavailable to you: LET’S GO FLY A KITE (form “Mary Poppins”), THEY CALL THE WIND MARIA (from Paint Your Wagon”), or THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS.

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  • mistermuse 4:12 pm on January 18, 2015 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , kite, Let's Go Fly a Kite, , , Saving Mr. Banks   

    GO FLY A KITE 

    This morning, in replying to a reader’s comment to my last post BEN THERE, DONE THAT, I closed my reply with the words “go fly a kite.” Well, as often happens, one thing leads to another, and those four words called to mind this song  (from the Disney films MARY POPPINS and SAVING MR. BANKS) as a fitting curtain call to the soaring achievements of Mr. Franklin:

     
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