June 9, 2012
Thought of the Day 6.9.12 Cole Porter
“Birds do it, bees do it, even educated fleas do it. Let’s do it, let’s fall in love.”
[“Let’s Do It”]
It is Cole Porter’s Birthday he would have been 119 years.
Porter was an icon of the Great White Way, and wrote both the lyrics and music for hundreds of songs including “Night and Day”, “Begin the Beguine”, “De-Lovely”, “You Do Something to Me”, “I’ve Got You Under My Skin”, “My Heart Belongs to Daddy” “In the Still of the Night”, “I get a Kick out of You,” and “You’re the Top”. His musicals include Anything goes and Kiss Me Kate (a take on Taming of the Shrew.) Are you singing yet?
Cole porter smiling (Photo credit: Lord Mariser)
Freelance writer, graphic designer, musician, foodie and Jane Austen enthusiast in Northern Baltimore County, Maryland. As a writer I enjoy both fiction and non fiction (food, travel and local interest stories.) As an advocate for the ARTS, one of my biggest passions is helping young people find a voice in all the performing arts. To that end it has been my honor to give one-on-one lessons to elementary, middle and high school students in graphic design and music. And as JANE-O I currently serve as the regional coordinator for JASNA Maryland and am working on a Regency/Federal cooking project.
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June 9th, 2012 at 9:07 pm
“Now Kiss me Kate, thou lovely loon, ‘ere we go on our honeymoon….”
Classic 🙂 Thanks for the reminder!
June 9th, 2012 at 11:20 pm
I love Porter’s turn of a phrase. Thanks for the comment. 🙂