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What's your favorite "moon" song?
I remember when I saw An American Werewolf in London back in the 80's, one of the things I liked about the movie was the three different renditions of Blue Moon in it—The Marcels' classic as well as versions by Bobby Vinton and Sam Cooke. It also featured Bad Moon Rising by Creedence Clearwater Revival and Moondance by Van Morrison. (Surprisingly, Warren Zevon's Werewolves of London was not included.)
The other night, brillig had a Top Comments diary on weather songs. One thing led to another in my tangled brain, and, through Creedence, I thought of doing a diary on moon songs. So here it is.
The universe of moon songs is vast. One of my very favorites is Johnny Mercer's classic Moon River, featured in Breakfast at Tiffany's with the delectable Audrey Hepburn. Another one I like was popular before I was born--Glen Miller's Moonlight Serenade.
There are all kinds of moon songs, from Ludwig von Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata for classical fans to Bill Monroe's bluegrass standard Blue Moon of Kentucky. Rat Pack fans love Frank Sinatra's Fly Me to the Moon. R.E.M. offered Man on the Moon for the music video generation, and Leon Redbone mumbled Shine on Harvest Moon for eclectic tastes. For rock aficiandos, Neil Young wrote and sang his own Harvest Moon, and Pink Floyd had a whole album called Dark Side of the Moon.
I'm only going to put up one moon song, so I guess this is my favorite (although I might slip one in the Tip Jar, too). Here's Yusuf Islam (AKA Steven Demetre Georgiou AKA Cat Stevens):
Which moon song do you moon over?
Movie poster courtesy en.wikipedia.com
Moon landing courtesy perfectlytimedphotos.com
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NEW GROUPS LIST:
• Kansas City Kossacks - Formed Oct 15, 2012, Organizer: [Founder stepped down]
ESTABLISHED GROUPS LIST: (List will grow as we discover them)
Sunday, July 28th
New Mexico Kossacks Meet-up
TIME: 2:00 PM
LOCATION: Kelly's Brew Pub
3222 Central SE • Albuquerque
ORGANIZER: Send claude a kosmail to attend.
Latest diary: New Mexico Kossaks meet-up!
3. Land of Enchantment
Sunday, August 4th
SFKossacks Meet BeadLady and the Okiciyap Quilt!
TIME: 1:00 PM
LOCATION: Saul's Restaurant & Delicatessen
1475 Shattuck Ave (at Vine) • Berkeley
ORGANIZER: Send navajo a kosmail to attend.
7. side pocket
8. Pam from Calif
9. Pam from Calif's Mom
Sunday, August 4th
NYC Kossacks Meet-up
LOCATION: Spitzer's Corner
101 Rivington Street (Ludlow) • NYC
ORGANIZER: Send Sidnora a kosmail to RSVP.
Latest diary: NYC Meetup 8/4: Beat the Dog Days!
3. belinda ridgewood
6. Its the Supreme Court Stupid
7. blue jersey mom
13. No Exit
SFKossacks BBQ in the Wine Country
LOCATION: Andrew McGuire's home in the Wine Country
Address to be given privately to RSVPs • Windsor
1. Andrew McGuire
6. Hunter/elfling offspring
14. Mr. dksbook
17. side pocket
18. Mrs. side pocket
Glen The Plumber
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