Thursday, October 2, 2008

Damn yankees----

Call it whatever ya want, a senior moment perhaps, or just a bright positive memory that one is reluctant to give up. Today while performing the weekly Fluff N Fold routines, I caught the tail end of a piece of music, which in turn allowed me to pull up the fun song and dance numbers that entertained us in the Movie version of the Broadway play, "Damn Yankees". Starring Ray Walston, Gwen Verdon and Tab Hunter. Those if you not familiar with the Plot of Damn Yankees, should know that its about an older man who is a rabid baseball fan and on a hot summer night listening to his favorite team, who hasn't had a good season in some number of years, vocalizes his wish, "I'd sell my Soul to have the team win the Pennant", and then of course enter Ray Walston as the Devil and his assistant, played by Gwen Verdon, who in this plot plays the role of "Lola". and those who have seen the movie have to remember the classic song and dance number Gwen Verdon does, "What Ever Lola Wants, Lola Gets"-----and THATS the song in my head all day, interspersed with other Musical interludes in "Damn Yankees", like "Shoeless Joe From Hanibal Mo"-----"You Gotta Have Heart", "Good Bye Old Girl", and of course "Two Lost Souls" (a duet sung and danced with Tab Hunter). Anyway the Music from Damn Yankees has got me through the day----

6 comments:

  1. Thank you , thank you and thank you again for the elderbloggers widge. I've been looking at that thing, and longing for it, for a long time. I guess I could have just copied and pasted it, but I'm not like that.

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  2. What ya got there Gary is called an "earworm"...that's when you can't get a song out of your head. I hate that! Have had a song buggin me for two days now..lol
    The debates over, Sarah did a great job. As the commenters are saying, she didn't fall on her face as they expected her to.

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  3. For a minute there I thought you were talking about me LOL. Being a transplant from Mass. to Florida. And hubby always says "Yankees go home, Damn Yankees stay". So,hence, I am a damn yankee. I have never seen the movie, but your description makes me want to see it. So I'll have to see if I can rent it. On another subject....I debated really hard about putting Halloween music on my blog since I know it is hard on you (that's why I took off the other playlist). But I figured it's only 4 songs and it's only until Halloween, so please bare with me. Thanks.

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  4. Bonnie: No problem, its not YOUR fault that I am in a "DeadZone" and can't get DSL (less I wanna pay yet another monthly charge for cable, which I can't justify), put whatever music you wish on your page, I got a volume control here (lol)---and I highly reccomend the movie.

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