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The Think System

"If you want to play the Minuet in G, you have to think the Minuet in G."
Our neighborhood Hollywood Video store is closing and everything is on sale. Don and I went in to see what deals we might find. Don headed to the used Wii games and I headed for the musicals.  I wondered if there might a few old musicals for sale.  Even though I owned two video copies out of the three I found, the idea of having any musical on DVD with better visual quality and the ability to scene search right to the dance numbers was more than my hopes could fathom.

Although trying to respect our budget, I grabbed three films for $20.  You can go ahead and chuckle or scratch your head in bemusement when I tell you the titles:  "The Unsinkable Molly Brown"; "Pajama Game"; and "The Music Man."  I grew up with these musicals. First, from the Broadway soundtrack LP's and then when they hit the silver screen and onto television.

I devoured these musicals over and over to …

Around the World in 80 Days...

" . . . Around the world I’ve searched for you,
I traveled on when hope was gone to keep a rendezvous.
I knew somewhere, sometime, somehow,
you’d look at me and I would see the smile you’re smiling now.
It might have been in County Down,
or in New York, in Gay Paree, or even London Town.
No more will I go all around the world,
for I have found my world in you."
This song by Victor Young and Harold Adamson was a popular waltzy ballad in the 50's when I was growing up. In fact, it was on the Frank Sinatra album, "Come Fly With Me" that my mother used to play all the time. There also was a major motion picture by the same title produced by Michael Todd in 1956 that was one of those extravaganza motion pictures.  I was too little to see it when it came out but I know that the adults in my family we all gaga over it. What does this have to do with anything? Today, I was on Day 80 of my Wii Fitness Program.  When I saw that, the tune began playing in my head in that goofy …