I crack myself up sometimes. Driving into work today I was listening to my favorite classical station (as opposed to my favorite country station, or oldies) and this tune came on.
Now I come from a family of musically inclined people. Mom was an opera singer; Dad’s mom was a concert pianist. Dad had an uncle who conducted at the Met (guest conductor, and he got killed by a falling bell in Mexico, but that’s another story). Mom used to sing her arias after we went to bed; opera is my evening sing-song. I went to see Leonard Bernstein conduct many many times as a kid at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. I sing in a chorus. I used to play piano and flute. Most of us in the family have perfect pitch.
You’d think I was truly cultured, wouldn’t you.
So why…when I hear this music…do I immediately think of Bugs Bunny and Saturday morning cartoons????