July 5th, 2004

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Speak Softly Love

I watched The Godfather both Friday night and Saturday morning. Friday, I just watched it straight through. Saturday, I watched it with the director's commentary turned on, which was really interesting.

One of the things that hit me while watching the movie was how beautiful Speak Softly Love (The Godfather Theme) is. I've always loved that music. I can't believe that I've been playing my mandolin since February and I hadn't remembered that Speak Softly Love is a mandolin song. Today, I took a quick look at mandozine.com and found the music for it.

This evening, I've been wandering through the house like a bard with my mandolin, filling the air with sounds of Sicily. The dove seemed to enjoy it. I think I need to write words to that song so I can sing while I play.
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Drinking Songs Poll

As promised, here's the Drinking Songs poll. I reached the poll limit before I ran out of suggestions, so it kinda worked out first-come, first-served.

Write-in candidates are welcome and you can feel free to justify your answer in the comments.

Poll #316801 Drinking Songs

What's the best drinking song ever?

I Think I'll Just Sit Here And Drink by Merle Haggard
3(16.7%)
The Drinking Song by Electric Angels
1(5.6%)
Saturday Night's All Right For Fighting by Elton John
1(5.6%)
Straight Tequila Night by John Anderson
0(0.0%)
One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer by John Lee Hooker via George Thoroughgood
2(11.1%)
Tequilla Sunrise by The Eagles
0(0.0%)
If Drinkin' Don't Kill Me (Her Memory Will) by George Jones
0(0.0%)
Chug-a-lug by Roger Miller
2(11.1%)
I Ain't Drunk, I'm Just Drinkin' by some blues dude, covered by Wrathchild America
0(0.0%)
The Piano Has Been Drinking (Not Me) by Tom Waits
2(11.1%)
Why Don't We Get Drunk And Screw? by Jimmy Buffett
4(22.2%)
It's Five O'clock Somewhere by Alan Jackson and Jimmy Buffett
2(11.1%)
The Drinking Song from The Student Prince
0(0.0%)
Ball and Chain by Social Distortion
1(5.6%)
Lost Horizons by Gin Blossoms
0(0.0%)


The correct answer, BTW, is I Think I'll Just Sit Here And Drink by Merle Haggard.