Song Of The Day, Nov. 13, 2017

Filed in Arts and Entertainment by on November 13, 2017

So I’m watching this film noir on Turner Classic Movies.  It’s called ‘The Window’, it’s really suspenseful and it features this child actor named Bobby Driscoll, who was on loan from Disney. Turns out he was a huge child star at Disney and was the voice of the animated Peter Pan. He was big.  By age 31, he was dead and buried in a NYC potter’s field, largely due to a heroin addiction. A sad story you can read about here.

Wonderful Topanga Canyon troubadour Tom Russell offers the elegaic ‘Farewell Never Never Land’ to keep Driscoll’s memory alive:

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  1. nathan arizona says:

    Russell also has a great song about actor Sterling Hayden. Maybe Hayden will be in another film noir coming soon to TCM.

  2. Alby says:

    I was hoping for a Roy Moore playlist: “Sweet Little 16,” “I Saw Her Standing There” (she was just 17, you know what I mean). What else would be featured?

  3. Ben says:

    How many more times, Dont stand so close to me, anything by Jerry Lee Louis

  4. Mike Dinsmore says:

    Okay, Al, you asked for it –

    “Jailbait,” by the well known pants-shitter Ted Nugent
    “Young Girl,” by Gary Puckett and the Union Gap
    “Seventeen,” by Kip Winger
    “I’m in Love with a McDonald’s Girl,” by Dean Friedman
    “She’s Always a Woman,” by Billy Joel

    And the classic “Jean O’ Bethelnie” aka “Glenlogie,” a classic Scots ballad that’s been done (no pun intended) by just about every Scottish folksinger.

  5. Alby says:

    I knew I could count on you, Mike. 😉

  6. Mike Dinsmore says:

    On the subject of Tom Russell, who is one of America’s national treasures, he wrote a great song about Mickey Mantle. It’s called “The Kid from Spavinaw,” Possibly the best song about baseball that I’ve ever heard. It’s on YouTube if you have a few minutes to spare.

  7. Homesteader says:

    Who could forget “Go Away Little Girl”-

  8. Alby says:

    No, that’s the song he should have listened to.

  9. nathan arizona says:

    And don’t forget Tom Russell’s timely “Who’s Gonna Build Your Wall?” (but written before Trump). Thanks, El Som, for getting his name out there. This and “Sterling Hayden” also on youtube.

  10. Mike Dinsmore says:

    “As I travel around this great big world
    The thing that I most fear
    Is a white man in a golf shirt
    With a cell phone in his ear”

    Tom Russell

  11. nathan arizona says:

    “If I’d have known I was gonna live this long/I’d have taken better of myself.”

  12. Mike Dinsmore says:

    Hi, Al,

    I almost forgot about this one:

    “Thank Heaven for Little Girls,” by Maurice Chevalier

    That song is responsible for one of the funniest (perhaps the only funny) scenes in the movie “My Father the Hero,” which starred Gerard Depardieu.

  13. Alby says:

    This link has a pretty good list.

    But how could I have forgotten this? It’s the only one that hits the right creepy vibe:

  14. Geez, you guys. Must I ALWAYS come to your rescue?: