I'm off to see Steven Tyrell at Yoshi's tonight!

Update: The show was spectacular. The singing fabulous, the band terriffic, the stories funny.

Recording standards, Steve's met the families of a number of America's greatest artists. Jimmy McHugh's grandsons told Steve about how their grandad had to sell his piano during the darkest days of the depression. A few days later Jimmy McHugh ran into George Gershwin on the street. George asked him how it was going, Jimmy said, "Not good, it's so bad I had to sell my piano". Two days later, George has a piano delivered to Jimmy's place with a note, wishing him a change in fortune. The first song Jimmy wrote on that piano kept his family fed for a really long time...I'm in the Mood For Love.

We asked the waiter if we could stay for the second show and sit up front. We had a very hard time not swooning, sitting in the front row, and being serenaded with with I've Got the World on a String (my favorite song)

After the show, they all signed my birthday card and Steve sang Happy Birthday to me. The very best birthday I've ever had ;^D

I've Got The World On A String
(written by: Ted Koehler and Music by Harold Arlen)

I've got the world on a string
Sitting on a rainbow
Got that string around my finger
What a world, what a life, I'm in love

I've got a song that I sing
I can make the rain go
Anytime I snap my finger
What a world, what a life, I'm in love

Life's a beautiful thing
Long as I hold that string
I'd be a silly so-and-so
If I'd ever let you go

But I've got this world on a string
I'm sittin' on a rainbow
Got that string around my finger
What a world, what a life, I'm in love




Life's a beautiful thing
Long as I hold that string
I'd be a silly so-and-so
If I'd ever let you go

But, darling, I've got the world on a string
Sitting on a rainbow
Got that string around my finger
What a world, what a life, I'm in love







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