May the Sixth Be With You!

May the Fourth, or Star Wars Day (from the pun May the Force be with you), just passed as I write this. But what if you missed it, didn’t celebrate it, or didn’t have enough fun?

Well, I’ve got the perfect second chance day for that!

Welcome to May the Sixth, punning on that most evil of Star Wars organizations, the Sith!

If you missed May the Fourth, shame on you! You deserve a Sith coming your way!

If you didn’t celebrate May the Fourth, really shame on you! You deserve a Sith Lord and then some!

And if you didn’t have enough fun, here’s your chance to have some more fun! I got some little graphics below for you to start and share.

Enjoy and May the Sixth be with you! 😉

 

Great Love Songs #8 to #14 for February Facebook Meme

Happy Valentine’s Day!

In late January, I proposed a Facebook meme to share a love song a day for February that contains Valentine’s Day.

The first seven songs I had shared can be found through this link.

Below is the second set of seven great love songs of my list and some short commentary with each.

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Watch Canadian PM Stephen Harper Sing “With a Little Help from My Friends” with Yo-Yo Ma

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper has finally found a better use for his mouth than for politics!

In a surprise moment at the National Arts Centre Gala in Ottawa last night (Oct 3), Stephen Harper appeared on stage to sing the Beatles classic With a Little Help from my Friends with Yo-Yo Ma… and he wasn’t bad. That’s a lot more than I can say about him in politics!

[I’ll try to find a better quality full video for this soon]

While Stevo Beatle sat in a Franz Liszt pianist concert posture side on to the audience, the filming was from an angle that hid his hands, defeating the objective of the Liszt seating arrangement. His piano playing might have been as shady as his politics, for all we know, and was definitely all behind the scenes.

However, I was all right with his singing so he’s got a future after politics that’s going to end soon. He’s relied on a little help from his friends and some Canadian apathy to stay in power so far, but his friends are dwindling. He’ll need a little more than that to stay in power long cause we’re becoming a lot less apathetic about his pathetic performance so far.

stephen harper singing

Stephen Harper Singing at the National Arts Centre Gala on Oct 3 2009

I’ll give Stevo this, though. That performance in Ottawa was the first thing Stevo’s done that I’ve tolerated to any extent. As for Yo-Yo Ma, well, let’s just say I’m trying really hard not to judge him by the company he keeps.

And that part of the song where Stevo Beatle sings “I need somebody to love”, that’s going to be priceless for the post-election celebrations when he goes down in the next election. 🙂

Finally, isn’t it ironic of all the people Stevo could perform with, he chooses a guy named Yo-Yo? Given all of Stevo’s unfulfilled promises, retracting on so many campaign promises, Yo-Yo is a name Stevo might consider for himself.

Yo-Yo Harper. One who harps but goes back and forth on it. Kind has a nice ring to it, don’t you think?

Credit to my friend Liz Shouldice for the video alert.

Flesch-Kincaid Grade Reading Level: 7.5

Doris Day Sings “A Wonderful Guy” with the Original Lyrics

Doris Day

Doris Day

In the musical South Pacific, there is a well-known song called (I’m in Love with) A Wonderful Guy. What’s not well known, though, is that the song had a life before South Pacific, with the original lyrics.

So what? You’re saying. And quite frankly, I have to agree. So what?

Sorry, readers, but this post’s for me, first and foremost… though there’s great music here.

I’m working on improving my singing and one of the songs I like to sing is A Wonderful Guy. I love it enough that I don’t care that I’m a guy singing the thing! Mind you, I’d bet money that one day, I’ll rewrite the lyrics to get a version I can really sing, as I’m also a songwriter.

Anyway, the best version of A Wonderful Guy I was able to find is one sung by the fabulous Doris Day. However, it was not from South Pacific. Too bad, as she would have been so perfect for it, in my opinion. Doris Day sang the original song lyrics and so for my singing practice, I went to piece it together since there was no page I could easily find with those lyrics! Imagine that! Something so well-known so well hidden on the Internet!

So because I either have something new or is just too hard to find on the Internet, I turned into a blog post. New or added value content, that’s my raison d’être to blog. I don’t think many people would be interested, but that’s OK. It’s for me to use, first and foremost, and anyone who wants to enjoy it.

Btw, my blog does not count my usage of it, in case anybody is thinking I’m pushing traffic my own way. 🙂

I expect everyone of my crowd to make fun
Of my proud protestations of faith in romance,
And they’ll say I’m naïve as a babe to believe
Every fable I hear from a person in pants.

I’ve been known to share your satirical attitude,
Thinking that love could be kept in its place.
‘Til all of a sudden that lyrical platitude
Bounced up and hit me smack in the face.
That’s how I turned out to be
The happy young woman you see.

I’m as corny as Kansas in August,
I’m as normal as blueberry pie.
No more a smart
Little girl with no heart,
I have found me a wonderful guy!

I am in a conventional dither,
With a conventional star in my eye.
And you will note
There’s a lump in my throat
When I speak of that wonderful guy!

I’m as trite and as gay
As a daisy in May,
A cliché comin’ true!
I’m bromidic and bright
As a moon-happy night
Pourin’ light on the dew!

I’m as corny as Kansas in August,
High as a flag on the Fourth of July!
If you’ll excuse an expression I use,
I’m in love, I’m in love,
I’m in love, I’m in love,
I’m in love with a wonderful guy!

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South Pacific version of italicized verse

Fearlessly I’ll face them and argue their doubts away,
Loudly I’ll sing about flowers in spring,
Flatly I’ll stand on my little flat feet and say
Love is a grand and a beautiful thing!
I’m not ashamed to reveal
The world famous feelin’ I feel.

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