Since this song is about New Year's Eve, I was going to post it tomorrow. But then I realized the lyrics are about someone trying ahead of time to get a date for New Year's Eve. So, I'm posting it today instead.
This is a video posted by Zooey Deschanel, a charming duet with Joseph Gordon-Levitt. She writes the following about it --
"I have known Joe Gordon-Levitt for going on 12 years. We first met in the summer of 2000 while doing a tiny movie called Manic, where we bonded over a mutual appreciation for Harry Nilsson and Nina Simone and I have been lucky enough to call him one of my dearest friends ever since. When we did 500 Days of Summer 8 years later, we spent every lunch hour dancing to Marvin Gaye in the hair and make up trailer; we had loads of fun. I hope to do a thousand more movies with him because he's simply the best. But in the meantime, we made a little New Year's duet for all of you! The original by Nancy Wilson. ENJOY!"
Two quibbles. First, the original recording was not by Nancy Wilson, but rather in 1947 by Margaret Whiting. And second, while I know it's become fashionable these days, thanks to shows like The Voice, to say a song is "by" person who sang it, in fact it was written by the great Broadway composer-lyricist Frank Loesser, though it's not from any show and was written before he had started his Broadway career.
That aside, it's a lovely rendition. Ms. Deschanel even wore her tiara for the occasion. It's the perfect accessory for a ukulele...
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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