Happy birthday, Irving Berlin, born in Siberia 123 years ago! How deep is the ocean! Always! Let's face the music and dance!
Yesterday was, I believe, Fred Astaire's birthday, so play Fred singing "Cheek to Cheek" after you play Irving's rendition of "O how I hate to get up in the morning."
Last night Stacey and I went to see the musical for which Babe Ruth was traded from the Bosox to the Yankees: No, No, Nanette. Today's quiz: name the two best songs in that show, the composer, and the lyricist. Hint: you man, you can be human, and give unto Caesar what's Caesar's, Irv.
Last week we celebrated the birthdays of two illustrious former guest editors of BAP: Louise Gluck and Charles Simic.
Happy mother's day, every buddy!