Monday, September 28, 2009

"The trouble with the world today..."

This morning's earworm is so irritatingly insistent, I felt the need to implant it in a few more minds than mine.

The song is "Coffee in a Cardboard Cup," and was written by John Kander and Fred Ebb for the musical, 70, Girls, 70. My personal introduction to the tune was hearing ActorBoy and SWAWOSH practice it (and practice it and practice it...) in our front room while they were preparing for their Broadway debuts in The World Goes 'Round: The Songs of Kander and Ebb at Circle in the Square Theatre. (Beloved and I were privileged, blessed, overjoyed, pretty-dang-happy to have seen them in their opening performance, during our recent NYC trip.)

Needless to say (and yet, here I am saying it), I have no video of their performance to post, but here's what I found on YouTube. Watch, listen, and good luck getting it out of your head.

The amazing Mandy Patinkin:

The decidedly-less-frantic Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles:

Seniors from Nazareth College, MT:


Shonda Hall said...

I didn't know that Mandy Patinkin could sing...

He will always be Inigo Montoya to me...

Dewey said...

The guy's got more talent in his left foot's little toe than I have in my whole...left foot.