Friday, July 10, 2009

A Fiddler In My Head

Sounds crazy, no? But ever since I saw the Topol film (beautifully directed by Norman Jewison) for the second time last week, my head has been filled with Sheldon Harnick's tremendous lyrics. I hear them at least a dozen times a day: Tradition, Sunrise Sunset (which I sang at my own daughter's wedding), To Life -- the whole delicious schmeer.

Maybe it's a case for Dr. Oliver Sacks, whose book Musicophilia tells about various people's extreme reactions to music, and was the basis of a fascinating PBS special. What do you think? What music is in your head these days?

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