Sunday, December 03, 2006

I Have This Song Stuck in My Head


Does this ever happen to you? A few weeks ago, Mr. Bill and I saw a chick-flick on cable, Prime, with Uma Thurman and Meryl Streep. Uma falls in love with a younger man who happens to be her therapist’s son. As the film is ending, there is a wonderful rendition of the jazz/pop standard, I Wish You Love. After days of humming this song, I finally decided to buy it at iTunes. There are so many versions including one by Bette Davis. Take my word for it, don’t bother listening to the little snippet iTunes gives you. It’s one of the worst things I’ve ever heard. Good actress. Terrible singer.

Gloria Lynne has a nice version that she came out with in the 60s. And my all time favorite musician Chet Baker has one too. Que Reste T il De Nos Amours, a sexy French version by Joao Gilberto sounded good, and I might get that one too. But the one I was looking for is by Rachael Yamagata, who now calls Chicago home. You may have heard some of her songs like Be Be Your Love.

And while I’m on the subject of chick-flick movies, Muriel’s Wedding (95) with that wonderful Aussie Toni Collette is another favorite of mine. She did another film last year called In Her Shoes with Cameron Diaz and Shirley MacLaine which is fun too.

Sorry guys for all this romantic crap. Impress your women folk and watch one of these with them. You can earn some brownie points.

7 comments:

Dana said...

You've been tagged! Come on over to my blog to see what's up.

Anonymous said...

You can listen to it at her MySpace page:

http://www.myspace.com/rachaelyamagata

but you can't download it.

Marion said...

acck, Sheila...I have tagged you, too. I guess I better get up earlier to get anyone first...seems the last few people I tagged have all already been tagged!

Ahh, yes, chick flick movies...you're right when you say that the guys can earn some brownie points. When I am down or sick or otherwise indisposed, Graham always gets me a chick flick.

And I always feel better!

Sheila said...

Hey Dana,
I am often one beat behind and so it took me a moment to figure out the "tag" thing. Glad to see you are back from your hiatus.

Marion, I'm lucky that Mr. Bill will watch some of these with me. My payback is that I have to watch 'plosions with him. He loves car chases and shoot-um-ups and I, well, try to appreciate them because he likes them.

Sheila said...

Thanks, anon. I'll go see what's up at MySpace for Rachael.

Janey Loree said...

At least you have a beautiful song stuck in your head...I have the Vonage song playing over and over in mine! "Do..do..do.do.do"

Sheila said...

It's funny, isn't it? Well, I downloaded the I Wish You Love and so now I can listen to it until the cows come home. With more and more ads using popular music, this is going to be a continuing "problem."