Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
I myself have always been a great believer in dreams - day dreams, night dreams - any dreams at all. Ya gotta have a dream, right??
BONUS #1 - Any Dream Will Do - Michael Crawford (audio only)
BONUS #2 - Any Dream Will Do - Donny Osmond
"Any Dream Will Do"is a popular song written by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice for the 1968 musical Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. It is generally the beginning and the concluding song of the musical, sung by the title character of Joseph.
It has been sung by numerous performers both on stage and on record including Jason Donovan, John Barrowman, Donny Osmond, Andy Gibb, Phillip Schofield, Darren Day, Lee Mead, Connie Talbot and Toy Dolls. Joe Cuddy's version was a number one hit in Ireland in 1974. The song was voted Broadway Song of the Year in 1981 and won an Ivor Novello Award in 1991.
It was notably parodied by Irish radio personality Mario Rosenstock in 2005 as "José and his Amazing Technicolor Overcoat", a send-up of then-Chelsea F.C. manager José Mourinho. It was also parodied by a musical duo Amateur Transplants in their first album Fitness to Practice as "Mr Burton"...
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
THIS DAY IN WWII:
THIS DAY IN 1969:
August 03, 1969 - Basketball player and coach Doug Overton was born Douglas M. Overton in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
August 03, 1969 -The 26th Premier of New South Wales, Alexander Mair, (b. 25 Aug 1889 in the Melbourne suburb of North Carlton, Victoria) died in home in St Kilda, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, shortly before his 80th birthday.
From My Friend, Susan, of NC - 08/02/15:
|“Life doesn’t end
just because you have a tragedy—there’s a new mountain to climb. Don’t
spend a lot of time sulking over what you’ve lost. Get on with climbing
the next mountain.”
L. Tom Perry
Thanks so much, Susan!
From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 08/03/17:
|GIGGLES! Thanks, Cousin Jim!|
|EXACTLY! Thank you, Mary!|
“The very essence of literature is the war between emotion and
intellect, between life and death. When literature becomes too
intellectual - when it begins to ignore the passions, the emotions - it
becomes sterile, silly, and actually without substance.”
-Isaac Bashevis Singer
(21 Nov 1902 - 24 July 1991)