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Enjoy Thyself

August 12, 2010

Featured Article, Video

Hear my latest musical adventure, IO and the IONs,  in a Third Eye Cabaret show from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. this Saturday, Aug. 14, at Taylor Books in Charleston, W.Va., with special guests Option 22. One of the songs we’ll be doing is this one, “Enjoy Yourself,” a 1949 tune by Carl Sigman and Herb Magidson, which was a hit for both Guy Lombardo and his Royal Canadians and Doris Day. Can’t get better street cred than than — at least, well, at the 20th century’s swing point.

The video footage above was recorded at an April 2010 parade on Mercer Street in Princeton, W.Va., as part of All Together Arts Week. The video’s soundtrack was recorded just last Saturday, at a Third Eye Cabaret show at The Room Upstairs. That’s me on vocals and Taylor guitar, Robert Blankenship on Strat, Lori McKinney on percussion and vocals, Albert Perrone on juiced classical guitar and vocals and Clayton Blankenship on bass. I think I saw the shades of Guy and Doris at the back of the room swing dancing ….



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7 Responses to “Enjoy Thyself”

  1. dave kirkland Says:

    i love it! can’t believe i’d never heard this song before.

    • admin Says:

      It’s funny, I first heard the cracked singer-songwriter Todd Snider sing it, when opening for John Prine a few years back and thought it was Snider’s song. Then, I tracked it back and saw how popular it had been for a long, long time.

  2. Julie Adams Says:

    What a fabulous song! I better get out there and have a good time today… You know why…
    I am imagining Doris Day singing this to Peggy Lee while Peggy Lee responds with “Is That All There Is?” – as you all provide the psychedelic jug band accompaniment.

  3. Anna Love Says:

    I love it!!! I smiled from ear to ear the entire time I watched it and even bobbed my head from side to side. THANK YOU FOR THE SMILE!

  4. kiki the giraffee Says:

    excellent video making.

    this makes me want to live a little longer…

    • admin Says:

      I should certainly hope so. Especially as there are many wondiferous and magnabulous music videos to be made of the music of Kiki the Giraffe.