Wintergreen for Write-In

Finally found an Election Day appropriate musical (hope you remembered to vote without me around to remind you!): Of Thee I Sing by George and Ira Gershwin, a 1931 musical satirical send-off of the American election process.  Guess people were sick with endless campaign season 80 years ago too, good to know…

This performance, with Ron Raines and Karen Ziemba, is from a 1997 celebration of George Gershwin’s 100th birthday.  “Who Cares?” itself became a bit of a standard, with some choice recordings by Ella Fitzgerald, Judy Garland, and Anita O’Day (click to hear their interpretations on Youtube.)  There’s a full, old-timey, recording available on Spotify too:

Despite the nonchalant nature of Gershwin et al, I do care quite a bit about today’s outcome  : (  Hope I don’t have to leave the country in protest tomorrow…

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