In a pub trivia game last night, we had an “audio” question where the “big band” track Moonlight Serenade played, and we had to ID the bandleader/composer who did that song. My team was all over this one..(well really, it was all me, though I did almost second guess myself and wonder if it was Benny Goodman instead).
It gets a bit…weirder! Today, I took a 1.5 mile walk into “Depot Town” (I completed the walk in just over 20 minutes – I was really haulin’ ass today). And what track should my mp3 player pick – randomly – but one of my two Glenn Miller Orchestra tracks, of course! Well, at least the track is “labeled” as Glenn Miller, though another bandleader named Benny Goodman had a hit with it. I have no way of knowing…it’s still a “big band” track, like the audio clue we had on Thursday…
As it turns out, Sing, Sing, Sing is a pretty good “walking tune!” Hell, if John Bonham (Led Zeppelin drummer) were alive, even he would have to say the drums in that track are pretty…damn good! For inquiring minds, the “other” Glenn Miller Orchestra track I have in my digital collection is In The Mood. It features some great saxophone playing!
A sample of fashion designer Christian Dior’s “new look” from the 1940s. If I were alive in the ’40s, I would likely admire this look – but I don’t think I’d be more likely to dress in “fashion” then than I am now (LOL)! I’d probably be that rebellious girl in “pedal pushers…”
What better to imagine yourself in the ’40s than to listen to big band/ Glenn Miller tracks? I may not be the most “girly” person in the world, but even I know the ’40s was a great time for fashion – for both men (hello zoot suits) and women! Yes, women sadly still were expected to wear skirts and dresses exclusively (pardon me while I cry a little), but man…they had styles back then! One of the fashion designers who started to make a real name for himself in the 1940s was Christian Dior. If you’re into celebrity deaths, look into his death – there were rumors that he died of a heart attack – brought about by a sexual encounter! Hey, if you gotta go – go happy!