Song of the Day: Ride Like the Wind features the music, lyrics, and performance of Christopher Cross. An 80s hit, the song also boasts superb backing vocals by Michael McDonald. Listen to an audio clip here and take a look at this YouTube video clip and this one too. As we prepare to rake the wind-swept leaves of fall, a Happy Autumn to one and all!
There are several essays out there discussing the forthcoming 50th anniversary of Ayn Rand's novel, Atlas Shrugged. One such essay, written by A. J. Vogl, editor of The Conference Board Review, was just published in the magazine's September-October 2007 issue. Vogl interviewed me, among others, for his article, and a summary of my own comments appears here.
I also note my fellow JARS editor, Roderick Long's recent post, "Atlas Plugged," which provides another example of Rand's influence on comics (something I discussed in my essay, "The Illustrated Rand").
There will be more on the golden anniversary of Atlas in the coming weeks, so stay tuned.
Also noted on Liberty & Power Group Blog.
Song of the Day: Jeopardy (Think Music), composed by the late, great Merv Griffin, is one of the most recognizable TV themes of all time, and one of my favorites too! Listen to an audio clip here. With tonight's showing of the 59th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, we conclude our third annual mini-tribute to TV Themes!
Song of the Day: Brian's Song ("The Hands of Time"), music by Michel Legrand, lyrics by Marilyn and Alan Bergman, was the main theme from the poignant television movie of the same name, starring James Caan and Billy Dee Williams. Listen to audio clips of versions by Sarah Vaughan and Michel Legrand.
This year, as part of my ongoing annual series, "Remembering the World Trade Center," I have posted the newest installment, a Notablog exclusive: "Charlie: To Build and Rebuild."
It tells the story of Charlie Pomaro, who, as a young man, helped to build the Twin Towers, and who, in 2001, helped to pick up the shattered pieces.
For those who would like to read previous installments of my series, I provide this index:
Cross-posted at L&P.
Song of the Day: O Sole Mio, music by Eduardo di Capua, lyrics by Giovanni Capurro, is one of the most famous Neapolitan songs ever written. I post it in honor of Luciano Pavarotti, the great Italian tenor, who passed away today. Listen to audio clips of renditions by Enrico Caruso, Mario Lanza, Placido Domingo, and, of course, Luciano himself. Rest in peace.