Saturday, May 9, 2009

What Really Matters, and What Is Always There in the End

In the midst of all the anxiety over Prop H8 in California and over the Anglican Consultive Council meeting in Jamaica trying to figure out a way to hold the Communion together; or to transform it into a bargain basement Rome/Geneva funded by right wing American sugar daddies, let's not lose sight of what really matters. On top of everything is the global economic meltdown, and we're all worried about our jobs and our pensions. Let's try to remember and focus on what it's all about, and not let our disappointments turn into despair.  William Blake had a lot of disappointments in his life, and did he give up in despair?  Apparently not.

Here is the Gershwin Brothers' last song together. George died the year after he finished the tune, and Ira wrote the words after his brother's death. Here it is sung magnificently by the Chairman of the Board.

Churches, Governments, Corporations, and all other political institutions will always break our hearts.
But, Sinatra and Jesus never fail us.


Counterlight said...

I don't know, but I presume the orchestra is Nelson Riddle's.

JayV said...

Really nice to hear on this Mother's Day. I'm not caught up
in the cheap commercialism and
sentimentality of today, but this
song was very nice to hear.
When my mother died in 1994, we
played old LP's by Sinatra at
the party after her memorial
service. She absolutely adored
Gershwin music, especially when
sung by "that guy from Hoboken."
Thanks for this song. - Jay