Thursday, August 12, 2010

Standard of the Day

Here is a wonderful blog to add to the Blogs O' Doom:
Standard of the Day
A tribute to the finest genre of popular music in history, pop's direct link to the classical tradition, and one of our nation's most important contributions to world culture, the Great American Songbook. Each day (more or less), I'll spotlight a different popular standard. And yes, I'm straight. So is your grandfather. He loves this music, too--just ask him!

The post from March 15th:
This one's a bit out of my usual jurisdiction in terms of time-frame, but I truly believe this song to be a modern classic that has, without question, become a standard. Written for The Muppet Movie, in which it was sung by Jim Henson as the voice of Kermit the Frog, it stands alongside "Over the Rainbow" and "When You Wish Upon a Star" among the all-time iconic songs derived from children's fantasy film. Wistful, beautiful, timeless.
I agree.
Plus I think it is such a lovely sweet and hopeful that I normally cry when I hear it.

How can anyone not feel good after that?