This So-Called Post-Post-Racial Life

July 24, 2009

Scribe’s Theme

Filed under: Old School Friday — Tags: , — pprscribe @ 12:33 pm

…When the dog bites,
When the bee stings,
When I’m feeling sad,
I simply remember my favorite things,
And then I don’t feel so bad….

Happy Old School Friday! Well, OSF has quickly become one of my favorite things—so how very appropriate that the OSF theme for this week is “My Theme Song” and that my theme song is “My Favorite Things.”

I have loved this song ever since I first saw a stage version of The Sound of Music as a child. The movie version is one of my favorite all-time films, and just about any tune from the soundtrack, really, could be my theme song depending on my mood. But “My Favorite Things” stands above the rest, now a standard in popular music and jazz in particular.

As usual, it is hard for me to pick my favorite Favorite Things, so I have provided a playlist full. Here are versions by OutKast, John Coltrane, Jarreau/Benson, Sarah Vaughn, The Supremes, Barbra Streisand, Alice Coltrane—and, of course, Julie Andrews’ definitive version.



As always, a big thank you to OSF hostesses, Marvalus at Conversations with Marva

and MrsGrapevine.

Please check out the rules for joining and list of other OSF participants here.



  1. AARGH! My music player is acting funky again. (And not good “funky.”) I’ll see if I can recreate this playlist using different software….

    Comment by pprscribe — July 25, 2009 @ 12:30 pm

  2. Yeah, I couldn’t get to the songs…but I know the song. LOL…

    Great choice…

    Comment by Marvalus — July 27, 2009 @ 12:07 am

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