→ Stelvio Cipriani — Mary’s Theme (1969) ∞
Doing chores, having a 🥃 while I listen to Frank’s album about growing old.
One of my earliest memories is asking my mom to borrow an old Hallmark music box that played this song. It was important to me, though I couldn't explain why. I'd listen to it over and over again, long past the point of annoyance to everyone. Sometimes at night, when I was scared, I'd listen to it to help me sleep. It has a sad, but sweet melody. At about 2:00 it has the proper timing, then very quickly starts to unwind. It becomes sort of haunting, which is most likely why I remember it. It was lost for many years. I have some memory of finding it once in my early teen years. I took it apart, played some with the mechanism, then lost it again. Who knows where those things go when they're gone. I suppose it's rotting in some garbage pile now, but there's a possibility it may be buried in our old yard.
Well, well. And I thought they'd retired. I suppose there are still a few living acts I'd pay to see after all. 🐦🐝 No idea whether we'll make it out to this one, but might bee nice.
Read all about my love for their Hall and Oates cover album. And give those songs a deep listen.