Thursday, August 6, 2009
Everything Old Is New Again
Today's program at Christ Church Episcopal ended with enthusiastic applause and a standing ovation. The first performance after time off is always a little unnerving, but these folks were so into the music that we couldn't help but do well.
We had some teens in the audience who were here visiting and had come to hear Granddad sing. We commented that maybe they hadn't heard these old songs we love so much. After the program a lady rushed to the front to tell us that the first song we sang, "Ain't We Got Fun"(1914), was on TV last night. It was dance music for a finalist couple on "So You Think You Can Dance." So maybe they have heard these songs--and just not known how old they were! Good music is good music. And will come back again and again.
Another lady, just beaming, came to tell us how much fun she'd had. She said, "I knew the words to every song...until you got to that one from 1949. That was the year after I finished school and I don't know any songs after that!" But she liked listening to the "new" songs from the 1950s & 60s.
So, we left with a standing ovation, good CD sales, and a return date booked. Not bad for the first day back.
"Everything Old Is New Again" by Peter Allen, featured in "All That Jazz"