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  • mistermuse 12:06 pm on April 12, 2019 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , , , , , , rain rain go away, , SINGIN' IN THE RAIN, Stormy Weather, weather,   

    THE RAIN IN TWAIN FALLS MAINLY ON THE BRAIN 

    It is best to read the weather forecast before we pray for rain. –Mark Twain

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    It’s funny — April is NATIONAL HUMOR MONTH, but soddenly I don’t feel very humorous. It’s coming down in buckets out there, and some of what’sĀ in the buckets is making its way into my basement. I hope whoever’s praying for rain is satisfied — now how about praying for it to stop? It’s bad enough that Mother Nature keeps raining on my head when I go outside — I don’t need her to greet my feet as a dweller in my cellar when I go down in the dungeon.

    ‘s no use. No letup in sight. Keeps rainin’ all the time….

    But am I going to let a reign of rain ruin what I’m doin’? No way! Others can be a Debbie Downer, despairing in the deluge. It’s in my Genes to be….

    P.S. The title of this post is word play on a song from a hit 1956 Broadway musical later made into a movie starring Rex Harrison and Audrey Hepburn. Can you name the song?

     

     
    • rivergirl1211 12:56 pm on April 12, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      Please go splash in your cellar puddles while imitating Gene Kelly…. we’ll wait.

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      • mistermuse 2:14 pm on April 12, 2019 Permalink | Reply

        Thanks, r.g.. I could dance up a storm if I weren’t feeling under the weather. I’ll let you know when I feel up to it (which will be about as long as it takes you to forget the whole thing). šŸ˜¦

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    • Rosaliene Bacchus 1:12 pm on April 12, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      Singin’ in the Rain by Gene Kelly is one of my oldie’s favorites.

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    • Elizabeth 4:31 pm on April 12, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      Maybe you could soak your feet in the basement!

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      • Elizabeth 4:58 pm on April 14, 2019 Permalink | Reply

        No you have written about your feet, not your head. My husband was soaking his feet at the time I replied which probably influenced my response!

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      • mistermuse 9:04 pm on April 14, 2019 Permalink | Reply

        Elizabeth, I’m glad you didn’t tell me to go soak my head, because I would’ve had to take off my wig (instead of my shoes), which would be embarrassing because it’s glued on to my bald spot with Elmer’s Glue, and I’d have to get more glue from Elmer. šŸ˜¦

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    • calmkate 11:22 pm on April 12, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      the rain in spain stays mainly in the plain ….

      Love your play of words and emotions here, great song picks!

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      • mistermuse 2:15 pm on April 13, 2019 Permalink | Reply

        Congrats for knowing the song in answer to my “P.S.” question, Kate! For those who don’t know, the song is from MY FAIR LADY, Lerner and Loewe’s great Broadway musical based on George Bernard Shaw’s PYGMALION.

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        • calmkate 7:08 pm on April 13, 2019 Permalink

          know it very well, my parents used to torture us as children with My Fair Lady and South Pacific!

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    • Garfield Hug 3:50 am on April 13, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      Not true! I loved your post and laughed heartily, especially at your tweaked quotation! Good one Mistermuse and happy weekend ahead.

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      • mistermuse 2:18 pm on April 13, 2019 Permalink | Reply

        Thanks, G.H. — same to you, and give Garfield an extra big hug for me. šŸ™‚

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    • America On Coffee 10:38 pm on April 15, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      Wetheads are bad. Good that the seasons change. But then, there are the hotheads and airheads .šŸ˜•

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      • mistermuse 2:45 pm on April 18, 2019 Permalink | Reply

        ….and then there are the snotheads and the potheads, not to mention the roundheads and the squareheads, and the rumpheads and the Trumpheads (the last of whom has been known to dump heads, as in “You’re fired!”).

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    • Marietta Rodgers 3:15 pm on April 17, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      I had no idea there were so many songs about rain. Sorry about all the rain, but you know what Longfellow says, “The best thing one can do when it’s raining, is to let it rain.”

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    • awisewomansjourney 6:44 pm on April 18, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      This was a great play on a lot of words! Thank you for the songs I especially love that oldie but goodie Stormy Weather! ā¤

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    • Silver Screenings 8:35 pm on April 18, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      Thank you for including Gene’s version of singing in the rain. I love, LOVE that scene and the way Gene dances in the rain.

      I hope the rain will end soon in your area and bring lovely spring flowers in its stead. šŸ™‚

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      • mistermuse 9:59 pm on April 18, 2019 Permalink | Reply

        That scene is indeed a classic, as is the whole film (SINGING IN THE RAIN). Some consider it the best musical of all time. I wouldn’t go that far, but I’d include it AMONG the best musicals.

        As for the rain, we’ve had a reprieve the past several days, but tonight stars a new round which will test whether my hydraulic cement repairs hold. If not, maybe I’ll grow some aquatic plants in the basement rather than seek spring flowers. šŸ™‚

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    • moorezart 7:42 pm on April 23, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      Reblogged this on From 1 Blogger 2 Another.

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  • mistermuse 12:00 am on April 25, 2017 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , , , , lemonade out of lemons, , , rain, Stormy Weather, Where is the Sun?   

    IT’S RAINING MUSIC, SON 

    He picked up theĀ lemons that Fate had sent him and started aĀ lemonade stand. –Elbert Hubbard, American author and philosopher, 1915

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    ManĀ can indeedĀ makeĀ lemonade out of lemons, but is just asĀ prone to do the reverse —Ā for example, when a relationship turns sour.Ā Such is life, my son. Wait a minute….I don’t have a son. Anyway — whoever you are, nowhere isĀ love-gone-wrong more poignantly expressed than in rainy regretsĀ captured in song, asĀ rendered here by threeĀ ofĀ the most expressive singers in popular music history:

    In my previous postĀ last week,Ā I might haveĀ asked Mother NatureĀ this question:

    Finally, it isĀ right as the rainĀ that the last ofĀ our three songs be sungĀ byĀ the one and only Ella Fitzgerald, who was born onĀ this day (April 25, 1918):

    NOTE:Ā Stormy Weather wasĀ composed byĀ Harold Arlen, who also composed the 1944 show tune Right as the Rain and many other all-time standards.

     
    • calmkate 1:54 am on April 25, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      Wow three of my favourite performers, well selected!

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      • mistermuse 7:51 am on April 25, 2017 Permalink | Reply

        Three great songs sung by three great vocalists, backed by three great bands — it doesn’t get any better, if you’re a lover (of Golden Age music and classic jazz). šŸ™‚

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    • linnetmoss 7:31 am on April 25, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      Ah, the great Harold Arlen–how about “Come Rain or Come Shine”?

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      • mistermuse 8:05 am on April 25, 2017 Permalink | Reply

        Right on! Speaking of Harold Arlen, he also wrote a little-known song titled SPEAKING OF THE WEATHER (not to mention the very well known OVER THE RAINBOW).

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    • D. Wallace Peach 8:47 am on April 25, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      Wonderful songs. But I could do without the rain!

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    • Don Frankel 9:05 am on April 25, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      Muse you’re three for three today. I didn’t have that particular recording of Billie Holiday but I do now. Thank you.

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    • arekhill1 9:35 am on April 25, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      Where’s “Rainy Night in Georgia?” Oh, here it is: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WFatAWbKow4

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      • mistermuse 10:25 am on April 25, 2017 Permalink | Reply

        Thanks for this Ray Charles classic, Ricardo. Here’s another outstanding rendition of the song by Brook Benton, one of my favorite singers of the sixties (it was his last major hit):

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    • Garfield Hug 10:15 am on April 25, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      Mistermuse…thank you! So apt and descriptive of my lemony life thus faršŸ˜‰

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    • BroadBlogs 6:58 pm on April 25, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      In California rain is looking more like lemonade than lemons after five years of drought.

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      • mistermuse 8:04 am on April 26, 2017 Permalink | Reply

        The funny thing about California’s weather is that there are enough different climates for half-a-dozen states, due to its length (770 miles from Mexican border to Oregon border) and topography (from 14,500 ft. above sea level at Mt. Whitney to -279 ft. below sea level at Badwater Basin in Death Valley). Thus. there can be a drought in one area at the same time it’s pouring in another.

        But generalizing about California’s weather apparently didn’t bother Lorenz Hart when he wrote this lyric: “hates California — it’s cold and it’s damp; that’s why The Lady Is A Tramp.” He obviously had San Francisco in mind, to the exclusion of LA LA LAND!

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