Tuesday, April 8, 2008
A Nostalgic Trip Back in Time
Please click on the "pause" botton of the music playing to the side before watching the video.
When I was in fifth grade, Ms. McVeigh brought her guitar to school every Thursday and we (the class) would spend the morning singing. One of the songs we performed regularly was "The Rainbow Connection", written by Paul Williams and Kenneth Ascher. Originally performed by Kermit the Frog in the opening sequence of The Muppet Movie, this song has been covered by countless number of artists in many different languages. In 1979 it received both an Oscar and a Golden Globe nomination but it lost to "It Goes Like It Goes" (can anyone remember this song?) from the film Norma Rae. Goes to show that winning a distinguished citation does not equal longevity.
If you have children, please share this song with them. If you are an older kid, like me, but never heard this song before, then here’s a chance at a decent childhood.