Friday, September 16, 2011

Friday Dance Party: Better Than Hackensack

New York City has been center stage this week, due to the big anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. But Manhattan has been on my mind for other reasons which will be discussed in a later posting. For now, I'll just say that I have had a love/hate relationship with the city for many years. I think that may soon be changing, stay tuned.

Judy Garland had no such ambivalence. She loved New York, and she passed that love down to her eldest daughter; Liza and New York go hand-in-hand. This week's Dance Party is a clip from an old TV special, in which Judy sings a simple anthem to the city. The song was written by that most cosmopolitan of composers, Cole Porter.