Yes, my Asian manual catharsis consultant Fah Lo Suee and I will be heading to beautiful downtown Forest Hills, NY, to take advantage of the newly re-opened indoor dining just approved by Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
That being the case, here's a fun little project having absolutely no relevance to contemporary events but which still should be diverting for us anyway. To wit:
Best or Worst Pop/Rock/Soul/Folk Songs Marlene Dietrich Either Actually Sang or SHOULD Have!!!!
I should add, at this point, that my critical colleague at The Magazine Formerly Known as Stereo Review, the late great Noel Coppage, provided the definitive assessment of Ms. Dietrich's vocal stylings.
Okay, with that joke now rescued from obscurity, my totally Top of My Head Top Five is/are:
5. Bert Bachrach/Hal David -- "Moon River"
4. Pete Seeger -- "Where Have All the Flowers Gone?"
3. Marianne Faithfull -- "Sister Morphine"
What I wouldn't have given to hear Marlene croak (heh) "Here I lie in my hospital bed."
2. The Ramones -- "I Wanna Be Sedated"
And the number one song Ms. Dietrich was obviously born to sing but alas never did (to our knowledge) self-evidently is...
1. The Beatles -- "I'm So Tired"
For obvious reasons.
Alrighty then -- what would YOUR choices be?
And have a great weekend, everybody!