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August 05, 2009


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Jukebox -- the very sound of the word makes me happy. Thank you for this terrific post.

Favorite jukebox reference in a song lyric: "I got the routine / So drop another nickel in the machine / I'm feelin' so bad /I wish you'd make the music dreamy and sad." Lyric by Johnny Mercer, music by Harold Arlen. "One for My Baby (and One More for the Road)."

Yes, this brings back memories. I love the jukeboxes that are on diner tables. Loved sitting with Victoria and Maudy singing along with "Moon River"

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I left it
on when I
left the house
for the pleasure
of coming back
ten hours later
to the greatness
of Teddy Wilson
"After You've Gone"
on the piano
in the corner
of the bedroom
as I enter
in the dark

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