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The first time I saw this, on some long lost and forgotten Saturday morning, it would have been 1973, the year after we moved from Jacksonville, FL to Birmingham, AL. Probably, I was eight or nine years old. The song was written by American jazz musician Bob Dorough, and was performed by American jazz singer and pianist, Blossom Dearie (April 28, 1924 – February 7, 2009). In hot times, it always comes back to me.

Postscript (16 December 2013): "Figure Eight"


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Jun. 9th, 2011 02:48 am (UTC)
Many thanks for that flashback. The song was sweet/sad and always drew me in. I raise my glass.
Jun. 9th, 2011 03:30 am (UTC)
thank you for posting this. it brings back so many memories. SchoolHouse Rock was/were the best part/s of Saturday mornings.

Also, I have 2 epic movies that I use for weather combat:

Doctor Zhivago in summer

Lawrence of Arabia in winter

the perfect imagery to battle reality.
Jun. 10th, 2011 02:40 pm (UTC)
Of all of the "Schoolhouse Rock" episodes, this is the only one that I remember seeing for the first time. I've always thought that it stuck in my memory that way because of the music - while most of the others have tunes that are catchy, this one is haunting, apparently even to a five-year-old.
Jun. 10th, 2011 08:42 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the reminder. I love Blossom Dearie so much.
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