At the Drop of a New Year
It's been a long time since I've had Flanders & Swann here. Too long, in fact. Alas, there isn't much video footage of them. There should be more, mind you -- back in the late 1960s when their follow-up revue was on Broadway, CBS recorded the show live for later broadcast, so at the very least footage of that should be around somewhere. Perhaps that's where some of the existing footage comes from? Or not.
But there are their albums, thankfully. And I thought this would be a good way to start the New Year. With Michael Flanders singing lead on his lyrics, and Donald Swan at the piano, here is their "A Song of the Weather." It's about their native London, though applies pretty closely most anywhere.
(Despite appearances to the contrary, this isn't a video, but someone posted the audio with a slideshow of the two good fellows. I was going to use my own audio clip, but it was taken from one of those LP things and had a couple of skips. So, I thought you might prefer that. Plus, you get to see them -- that Flanders with the beard.)
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Robert J. Elisberg is a political commentator, screenwriter, novelist, tech writer and also some other things that I just tend to keep forgetting.
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