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.