Monday, June 24, 2013

A Nightingale Sang and Gloria's playlist grows

Once upon a time, before we became who we are, Natalie Douglas and I worked together along that avenue of entertainment, network TV in the 1980s. Now lucky New Yorkers have the opportunity to see and hear Natalie on a regular basis, including her show tonight, June 24, at Birdland in NYC. One of the LA venues at which I saw her was the now extinct but legendary Al's Bar where her a cappella version of "Amazing Grace" silenced every sound. I'm not sure if anyone achieved that distinction since.

As Gloria and The Reading Man (characters in this blog's on-going, episodic fiction begun on April 22) have begun to inhabit my dreams, naturally I think of their unspooling story as day dawns. Here in trademarked late June LA fog, Natalie's "A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square" had to join the Billington's Cove songbook. There is magic abroad in the air. Big magic tonight, Natalie. I miss you. xo


Melissa Green said...

Dear Marylinn, there's so much talent in the world--she was lovely and you must miss her very much. Well, she'll just have to be folded gently as egg whites into Gloria's story, an absolute must. Thank you. xo

Lisa H said...

wow......Melissa's comment about the eggwhites is genius!
This Blog attracts the most amazing clientele!

Marylinn Kelly said...

Melissa - I think we have folded her. The songbook grows. xo

Marylinn Kelly said...

Lisa - Including you, including you. xo