Tuesday, 17 March 2009

3BT: My Favourite Things

We all love a star who can take the mickey out of themselves, don’t we! Julie Andrews, celebrating her 69th birthday, made a special appearance at Manhattan 's Radio City Music Hall for the benefit of the AARP, with a re-written classic! You have to sing along!

Botox and nose drops and needles for knitting
Walkers and handrails and new dental fittings
Bundles of magazines tied up in string
These are a few of my favourite things.

Cadillacs and cataracts, hearing aids and glasses
Polident and Fixodent and false teeth in glasses
Pacemakers, golf carts and porches with swings
These are a few of my favourite things.

When the pipes leak, when the bones creak, when the knees go bad
I simply remember my favourite things
And then I don't feel so bad.

Hot tea and crumpets and corn pads for bunions
No spicy hot food or food cooked with onions
Bathrobes and heating pads and hot meals they bring
These are a few of my favourite things.

Back pain, confused brains and no need for sinnin'
Thin bones and fractures and hair that is thinnin'
And we won't mention our short shrunken frames
When we remember our favourite things.

When the joints ache, when the hips break, when the eyes grow dim
Then I remember the great life I've had
And then I don't feel so bad.

Julie understandably received a standing ovation lasting nearly five minutes, with repeated encores. Genius!

The Rochester Castle Concert dates have been released, click here for full details - I can recommend Jools Holland. (Why did no-one tell me I'd spelt his name completely wrong! Yes, YOU!)

Port Lympne Wild Animal Park are having another music weekend to raise much needed protection funds - go along and support them if you can.

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