Breakfast at Tiffany's

Posted On: Friday - September 7th 2018 8:55PM MST
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The networking algorithms that youtube uses are pretty amazing, I've got to admit. I'm not sure if "networking" is the right term, but I mean the software that makes picks of videos that relate to the one being viewed (and seen on the right margin. As I listened to She's so High, youtube displyed this next one in the margin. It so happened that I had been thinking of this one right just as I had been trying to remember enough of the last song to look it up. It turns out it was from a few years earlier. I don't like being mind-read like that, but all it really is is a big database relating the connections in youtube viewers' heads, with enough data to try to reproduce those connections for viewers.

The song is Breakfast at Tiffany's by a band called Deep Blue Something. As far as I know, it's the only song by that band I've ever heard, and it's been a long while. The guy doesn't have a really strong voice, but it's just a very decent tune:

You say that we've got nothing in common,
no common ground to start from
and we're falling apart.
You'll say the world has come between us.
Our lives have come between us.
Still I know you just don't care.

And I said what about "Breakfast at Tiffany's?
She said, "I think I remember the film,
and as I recall, I think, we both kinda liked it. "
And I said, "Well, that's the one thing we've got."

Breakfast at Tiffany's is a 1961 movie starring Audrey Hepburn as the famous-named character Holly Golightly and Goerge Peppard as Paul Varjak, with Tiffany's being a big and famous Manhattan, NYC jewelry store. The movie is not Peak Stupidity material, so no review here, besides, don't pay good money for it, but it has a great song of its own in it. That would be Moon River, which, unfortunately, I'd first heard sung by "Edith Bunker" in an old episode of All in the Family. (Do you know the introduction song of that show? She sings like that, as a joke.)

This is the original from the movie, back when some actresses were taught to be singers, I guess, because Audrey Hepburn doesn't have a strong voice either, come to listen to this again. It's another very good melody though, written by a guy named Frank Ocean. BTW, don't let the hair in the video pic. fool you, Audrey Hepburn looks pretty hot in the movie.

Moon river, wider than a mile,
crossin' in style someday.
My dream maker,
wherever you're going I'm going the same.

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