Wednesday, July 1, 2009

June was a Wash Out Month

As months go, June will be remembered as a wet soggy mess of a month that has now spilled over into July. Where is the justice? Every day there is either mist, fog, rain or all of the above. The song A Foggy Day(in London Town) has come to mind more than once. Alas, the clip from The Big Sleep above shows how interesting Bogey could make a rainy afternoon. Would you have closed early and let your hair down just for Bogey? Only in songs and in movies does someone suddenly appear that makes the "sun shining everywhere". If you have a story that counters this point, please, share and spread the joy.

A Foggy Day (in London Town), by George Gershwin, song from film, Damsel in Distress starring Fred Astaire and Joan Fontaine, 1937

A foggy day in London Town
Had me low had me down
I viewed the morning with such alarm
The British Museum had lost its charm
How long, I wondered, could this thing last?
But the age of miracles hadn't passed,
For, suddenly, I saw you there
And through foggy London Town
The sun was shining everywhere.

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