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Wed, 26 Jan 2005

Leroy Anderson - Greatest Hits / Arthur Fiedler & the Boston Pops
Leroy Anderson - Greatest Hits If I want to feel old, I just think of all the commonplace items in my life that aren't commonplace any more. 45s. Heck, records of any kind. Telephones that ring. (Mine now plays Linus & Lucy.) The sound of a typewriter. Does anybody remember the sound of a carriage return?

Not that I regret the loss of typewriters. After all, once I discovered my first word processor I never wanted to look back. But it's sad to think that there will be generations who won't understand Leroy Anderson's Typewriter song. Or who won't hear The Syncopated Clock and think about old movies on a cranky black & white television. I suppose Sleigh Ride will still get airplay, at least around Christmas. Better than nothing, I suppose.

There's a lot of great music on this album. And what's amazing is how familiar Mr. Anderson's music is, even if he himself isn't. Strange that such a successful composer is so little known. Somebody ought to do an updating. The Text Processor? The Digital Clock? SUV Ride?

On second thought, forget I said anything.

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