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Friday, May 22, 2020

It's a Carefree Friday

This afternoon is one where you put the kettle on to make a cuppa (it's not quite wine o'clock*), raid the pantry for some nibbles then settle down for a three-part treat. Superlative piano playing, vocals and brilliant choreography with two of the best hoofers in the business setting a benchmark that few, if any, have got anywhere near emulating. 


At one o'clock, Live from London, pianist - and sometime vocalist - Paul Edis will conduct another one hour Friday lunchtime YouTube masterclass. A half hour break to refill the kettle (no, it's still not wine o'clock*) and tune to BBC 2 for an absolute treat. Astaire amd Rogers Sing the Great American Songbook (2:30). And if that isn't enough, at 3:05 Astaire and Rogers dance their socks off to Irving Berlin in Mark Sandrich's Carefree. As Fred almost sang...Hebburn, I'm in Hebburn...

Wine o'clock is at six o'clock. Time your second glass for seven as you sit down to watch Rico Tomasso in another of his Louis Armstrong-inspired Facebook sessions. 
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