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(They Long To Be) Close To You ( The Carpenters Bacharach / David Cover ) 10.10.09

Of course I grew up with The Carpenters on AM radio. This song was played every day throughout the 1970s, practically. It’s funny, when I was growing up, whenever this song came on the radio, inevitably the people around me would join in to sing the “ahhhs” at the end. What a hook. I learned […]

This Guy’s In Love With You ( Burt Bacharach / Hal David Cover ) 03.04.09

Burt Bacharach and Hal David wrote some of the most enduring songs of the 20th century. This song is one of their best. The keyboard can’t do it justice. I couldn’t fit the 58 piece orchestra into my apartment. Next time. I love this song. I recently tackled another Bacharach/David chestnut, the standard (They Long […]