Day 118 of Project 365: On the Street Where You Live

Another run happened today, positively geriatric in pace and length, but I’ll take it. It was my first time out with the Zombies, Run! app, and I must say that it is much more entertaining than listening to podcasts. We’ll see if I have nightmares tonight.

While wandering home from the store tonight, this glimpse reminded me of a song.

Day 118 of Project 365: On the Street Where You Live

I love musicals. Not all musicals, but most. “My Fair Lady” is a favourite for many reasons — language and dialect among them, of course — but mainly because of the song “On the Street Where You Live”. It remains one of the most romantic songs I can imagine.

2 thoughts on “Day 118 of Project 365: On the Street Where You Live

  1. Bonn, as a rule, does not like musicals.  Her one, notable exception is “My Fair Lady”.  Since I like  musicals, we’ve seen this one many times over the  years.

    I have to say, I’ve always found “The Street Where You Live” to be, well, kind of pathetic.  Freddy met Liza once, at Ascot, and was charmed by her.  Instead of trying to get to know Liza, he spends his days outside the house she’s living where she’s refused to see him.  In essence, he’s all but stalking her.  I also never got the impression that he knew her well enough to love her.  Instead, I think he fell in love with his idea/ideal of Liza, which is quite a different thing.

    (It took me a while of watching the BBC Sherlock Holmes series from the mid-nineties to realize why the actor playing Holmes looked vaguely familiar.  He was that poor Freddie, all those years ago.)

    Stanley Holloway’s Alfred P. Doolittle and his rousing “I’m Getting Married In the Morning” has been a favorite show tune of mine since I was a kid.


    1. I hear what you’re saying. Romance is deeply subjective. I find quite a few pathetic gestures by movie characters to be romantic, whereas others would just find them pathetic. And I’m okay with that.


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