Friday, September 27, 2013

favorite song friday

Following up yesterday's post about Carly Simon, I couldn't resist checking out this song. After all these years, it still holds up. As does its mystery man (or men). Never tell, Carly.

Of course I can't resist adding my guess. I think that the subject of the song is a composite, but that the spur for writing such a song was most likely Warren Beatty, who Carly briefly dated, and then was reportedly passed along from him to some of his Hollywood pals, including Jack Nicholson. We'll never know, and we shouldn't, because isn't the imaging and wondering part of the fun of the song? It also lets that mysterious man with the apricot scarf and curious taste in antiques dances (Gavotte!) remain a legend and not a reality.


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