Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Russians - Sting

OK, back to the 80's: This '85 song was on the artist's first solo album released during the Cold War. It opens with a radio broadcast by Igor Kirillov and a clock ticks throughout the song. Based upon the Romance Melody from Sergei Prokofiev's "Lieutenant Kije Suite". Masterful word play: "How can I save my little boy from Oppenheimer's deadly toy?" - "Little Boy" was the A-bomb dropped on Hiroshima on 8/6/45 and masterminded by Oppenheimer. Song? Artist?

Yesterday's answer: "The Wedding Song (There Is Love)". Hard to think of Noel Paul Stookey as a "one-hit-wonder" but this was his only solo hit. At my oldest daughter's wedding 3 yrs. ago in Jackson Hole we had a wonderful solo classical guitarist playing during the ceremony. He played this - not a dry eye in the house! For years I had a heckuva hard time figuring out the correct guitar fingering until I saw Paul doing it on stage - he plays it on a LUTE - no wonder!!!

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