So ... you would think that with the kids off school things would slow down ... erm ... not always the case! Been to the dentist today for a filling (broke a bit of it off last week - felt downright weird!) and all the usual bits and bobs to get on with as well as stopping the kids from constantly bickering...! Anyway ... it was my dad's birthday this week - we had a mighty-fine fish'n'chip supper followed by birthday cake...
Glenn Miller & His Orchestra - I've Got A Gal In Kalamazoo!
Recorded back in 1942 - this clip is from the film Orchestra Wives. My dad has played his tenor sax to this many a time during his 'big band' days (he says it was a really complicated arrangement). Mum will no doubt be wanting to have a jive when she hears this!
I absolutely love the way this track swings - have had big band music drummed into me (in a good way) from an early age! I always wanted to sing harmony with a big band - I know all the words to Kalamazoo back to front!
So...Happy Birthday (again) Dad ...this one's for you ...!
My mum left the cake making efforts to me on this occasion - hence the excuse of a chocolate cake (on a not quite big enough plate!) - I'd like to think of it as rustic!