Saturday, October 14, 2006

Words and Music

My favorite words and music story has always been the interview with Paul McCartney where he discussed composing the great romantic song "Yesterday." Apparently the words which brought forth this wonderful song were "scrambled eggs."

Scrambled eggs.
Yadda, yadda, yadda, scrambled eggs.
Yadda, yadda, yadda, scrambled eggs.
O, yadda, yadda, scrambled eggs.

According to Wikipedia, this is the most covered song of the twentieth century.

1 comment:

Abe said...

Dr. B - I just found your site and am enjoying it. I'm not surprised to hear about Placido. Great voice, but way too ambitious. I haven't heard his Tristan yet. Some give it high marks, but I'm skeptical and just can't get myself to plunk down the $50.

This guy has an interesting take on opera for the novice. Nothing new to most your readers, but it can be passed along to the uninitiated and perhaps open the doors of opera to them.