Happy Ash Wednesday!
No really, as an inveterate celebrator of Mardi Gras / Carnivale, and now an ex-drinker, this is my third Ash Wednesday in a row without a hangover. And in bouncing around the net this morning I discovered a great bit of music I'd like to share with you.
I'm not going to spoil the surprise by describing the virtuosic version of Cole Porter's Begin the Beguine, by "planetalk", posted on YouTube. See, and hear, Begin the Beguine II, and
So, don't let them begin the beguine,
Let the love that was once a fire remain an ember . . .
Let it sleep like the dead desire I only remember,
When they begin the beguine!