I know I teased you with various minor musical/artistic breaks for today; instead of making just a regular Friday Break, I wanted to bring something beautiful and meaningful in the same time, something to think about this 9/11. And what best than New York, New York?
Thanking you for this beautiful week, for your great comments, I wish you have the best weekend yet! Enjoy Liza Minnelli’s New York, New York! (more after the jump!)
Though it was written by Fred Ebb and composed by John Kander for Liza and performed by her in 1977 as the theme song for Martin Scorsese’s New York, New York movie, New York, New York is widely attributed to Frank Sinatra.
Undoubtedly it has received more attention and met wider audience after it was reprised by Sinatra, but that doesn’t change the Minnelli fact. Becoming part of the very New York culture, the song is even played right after the midnight Times Square ball drop, every New Year’s celebration. Covered by the likes of Shirley Bassey and Queen, New York, New York is the ageless social dimension of the city.
Nice choice! Liza in her hey days. I loved that film.
Kpriss, I never knew this was original Liza’s song! What a surprise. Oh, and I loved the film. Good ol’ blue eyes voice is made for this song and is great too.
Besides 9/11, I gave it a thought yesterday, there’s also some joy. It is 400 year New York – Amsterdam. The Hudson celebrations. Our Crown Prince Willem-Alexander and wife Princess Máxima are there for the this celebration. I’ve the feeling the Dutch press pays far more attention to this than the US press I believe? Usually the fashion choices of are royal is noticed on fashion blogs. I’ve found nothing. I searched for it of course. But I understand that. I saw her and thought: “OMG Máxima, you look like your mother-in-law, you can do so much better!! It’s New York, you lived and worked there and it’s NY Fashion Week! Arrghhh…..” :(
Anyway, we Dutch can sing New York, New York too…..so why haven’t I never been in that city that never sleeps?
Have a nice weekend everybody and you Kpriss, lovely lady, thank you for keeping us busy and entertained again this last week I come back for more :))
Thanks for sharing Liza and Frank with us Kpriss! :)
I hope that everyone has a lovely and peaceful weekend.
Wow! 9/11…hmmm…I never forgot this date..Always in my mind.. So sad… Anyways, thank you for sharing this video…
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