Saturday, July 28, 2012

What a Ceremony! With a little Mud and Millie!

There's one way to upstage the gaudy spectacle of Beijing, we said, as we watched the LONDON 2012 OLYMPICS OPENING CEREMONY last night:
Play to your strengths, Britain, which means highlighting a peerless musical heritage.
Like billions of others, our family enjoyed watching the broadcast of last night's ceremony.
"Enola Gay" by ORCHESTRAL MANOEUVRES IN THE DARK, "My Boy Lollipop" by MILLIE SMALL, "Tiger Feet" by MUD and "A Message to You Rudy" by THE SPECIALS were among the surprise musical choices that made us smile.
I complained, of course, when NBC cut away to a commercial during the "punk rock phase" of the musical tribute. Cowards!
My favorite moment came when our ANNIKA remarked that organizers should play a QUEEN song, with the opening strains of "Bohemian Rhapsody" beginning just as she finished her sentence.


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