Sunday, June 21, 2009

First day of school

It's tomorrow! For me anyway.

All evening, I've been watching "The Big Band Years" on KERA (the Dallas-area PBS station). They'd compiled all this footage of performances by Glenn Miller and Benny Goodman and others playing some of my favorite old big band songs. It was what I imagined MTV would have looked like had it been around in the 30s and 40s.

Ages ago, I bought a double CD set of the Glenn Miller Orchestra's greatest hits and I still love listening to it. If you don't want to invest the money, you can always listen to KNCT, broadcast out of the Central Texas College campus in Killeen, Texas. On Sunday afternoons, they play nothing but great big band music from 12 to 6 pm (that's central time, y'all). I caught it once on a drive back from Austin and now listen to it on the interwebs when I can.

Assuming I ever get married, and it's to a man with lots o' money, I want a big band at my reception. It would be fabulous. They would play "Pennsylvania 6-5000" and "In the Mood" and "Chattanooga Choo Choo" and of course "Moonlight Serenade." And I would have forced the boy to take some dance lessons before-hand so we could tear up the dance floor. There'd also be lots of champagne involved. Gee, wouldn't that be swell?

Clearly I've got a thing for the 30s and 40s, as evidenced by my love for this music in addition to my obsession with any film starring Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire. But that's a whole other post. For now, enjoy Mr. Miller and his players!


floozigrl said...

good luck with work tomorrow!!!!! you'll rock it

Elizabeth said...

I love big band music!

AMH said...

I watched that on PBS a few weeks ago. I was a little disappointed in the show itself, but enjoyed the music. I thought I was the only one left that still loved Pensylvania 6-5000 and Little Brown Jug. I knew I liked you :)

tierd said...

I missed something! Where's the new job and school, too!? Exciting changes :)