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I was, um, spending the majority of my evening on youtube watching bits of old movie musicals- like the stuff they churned out in the 1930s en masse because that's what people wanted, they don't seem to want it anymore- and it occurred to me: I've never seen a Fred Astaire/Ginger Rogers dance! so I watched a few. I quite like Fred Astaire. very springy, very energetic. HIM OVER GENE KELLY ANYDAY.

so I watched a few of the big ones- "Night and Day," "Cheek to Cheek," "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes." And I really have been enjoying watching them! but I can't shake the feeling in when he's singing to her she just wants to punch him in the face.

And also, Audrey in "Funny Face" set to "Lovestoned" by Justin Timberlake, just because someone made this happen:



  1. YouTube = one of the best inventions of the last 10 years

    I love going and looking up folk songs by the Kingston Trio and 20s musicians and so on. the internet expands my cultural education! Take that!

  2. I'm trying to think a musical, era 20's that's my fav. but im going blank.

    Adam..What is your fav Kingston Trio song? I would pick either Tom Dooley or Greenback Dollar. Darn, I haven't listened to them in forever.


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