Yes, the Disco Diva Got better With Age.
A follow- Up to "Covid had Its "DISCO SUCKS" Moment Today"
A little break from the harsh posts. (Don’t worry, I’ll get back to them soon)
A song about the end of a love affair, looking to the future… Written by Jimmy Webb who wrote so many of the Glen Campbell hits.
Memories of a happier time:
I recall the yellow cotton dress
Foaming like a wave
On the ground beneath your knees
The birds like tender babies in your hands
And the old men playing
Chinese checkers by the trees
MacArthur's Park is melting in the dark
All the sweet, green icing flowing down
Someone left the cake out in the rain
Looking to the future:
“There will be another song for me
And I will sing it
There will be another dream for me
Someone will bring it
I will drink the wine while it is warm
And never let you catch me looking at the sun,
And after all the loves of my life
After all the loves of my life, you'll still be the one
I will take my life into my hands, and I will use it,
I will win the worship in your eyes, then I will lose it.”
Have you been to McArthur Park? It’s in Los Angeles. I lived there in the late 70s and again in the late 80s. I’ve been there a few times. Old men do actually play chinese checkers by the trees
This song is autobiographical. When he was still a young man, Jimmy loved a girl. She broke it off and married someone else a few weeks later. Jimmy was devastated.
He went to the wedding but didn’t want to be seen. So he hid out in the gardiner’s shed on the park grounds and watched the festivities through a cracked window. It started raining. Looking at the large wedding cake as the raindrops ran down the glass window made it look like the cake was melting. That’s how this great song formed in the mind of Jimmy Webb.
“ I will win the worship in your eyes, then I will lose it.”
Donna in 2005 performing McArthur Park live at the Proms :
We lost Donna in 2012.
“Last Dance” Live in 2009
The great respite! The amazing creativity of the human spirit and all of the artists that came together to play and perform this piece. This post is like water in the desert. Although I will say that it brings up a lot of grief, for a simpler time a more innocent time￼, At least it seems that way at the time. ￼
Our usa citizens need to learn medicine and politics should always be separate. We also need to learn our federal health agencies had a financial conflict of interest and should never been given the privilege of telling us to mask up take your untested shots close schools or give any advise that was made into a law. Doctors need to organize enough to reign over their own patients , not be threatened with loss of practice and license if they didn’t obey