Monday, May 14, 2007

"As sure as the stars shine above . . ."

This idea of OFAG The Musical!!! (exclamation points optional) is starting to grow on me. Dean Martin came on my iTunes and again the image of a sunny Union Square came into my head. I then had myself a fully fledged daydream for 2 minutes and 18 seconds that I could only describe as awesomeness.

(You can download the song here, scrolling down to the link for "You're Nobody Till Somebody Loves You." Please tip your hat to the person hosting the song or you can alternately buy on iTunes. If anything, just listen to the song so you can follow along with my daydream. It took me forever to find a copy online.)

Cue Scene:

Protagonist walks forlornly through Union Square, but suddenly her hips start moving to the rhythm of the brass section of a big band. The sun starts to shine brighter.

You're nobody till somebody loves you . . .

As the Protagonist starts to walk jauntily towards the stairs, both boys and girls start notice her.

. . . You're nobody till somebody cares . . .

A cute fem and butch start to trail the Protagonist, matching the rhythm of the song, arms swinging. More people start to look up and notice the Protagonist walking by, bopping their heads with the beat of the song

. . . so find yourself somebody to love . . .

Musical Interlude:

The Protagonist starts to swing dance with a cute looking boy, but a cute girl suddenly cuts and they start galloping around. She lets the Protagonist go and she comes upon a woman with a puppy, which the Protagonist pets.

The world still is the same, you never change it . . .

The Protagonist starts to dance with a couple of anti-war protesters.

. . . as sure as the stars shine above . . .

Cute women abound, some with flowers from the greenmarket.

You're nobody till somebody loves you . . .

A couple of lunch cart guys carry the Protagonist quickly down the stairs for the big finale, girls streaming behind. Camera pans wide and everybody is dancing to Dean Martin. There are a couple of drag queens in '50s dresses and even a cameo from Murray Hill.

. . . so find yourself somebody to love.

Song winds down with and people slowly return to their lives. The Protagonist smiles and walks off as if nothing happened.


I wish I could just upload my thoughts to You Tube. Will somebody please make my dreams a reality?! This could work. Oh yes.

3 comments:

LG said...

I want to be one of the cute ones with flowers, but I want to be one of the ones that spontaneously bursts into dance with everyone else, like we do that everyday around this joint.

Caro said...

No Greencard! Otherwise I'd be an extra for FREE!

Palm Springs Savant said...

fun blog..just stubmed on it today. I did a post on my favorite crooners, and listed Dino. what a trip. stop by and say hi sometime
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