Those are a few of my favorite things
My Favorite Things by Maira KalmanFrom Maira Kalman, the author of the bestsellers The Principles of Uncertainty and The Elements of Style, comes this beautiful pictorial and narrative exploration of the significance of objects in our lives, drawn from her personal artifacts, recollections, and selections from the collection of the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum
With more than fifty original paintings and featuring bestselling author and illustrator Maira Kalman’s signature handwritten prose, My Favorite Things is a poignant and witty meditation on the importance of both quotidian and unusual objects in our culture and private worlds.
Created in the same colorful, engaging, and insightful style as her previous works, which have won her fans around the world, My Favorite Things features more than fifty objects from both the Cooper-Hewitt and Kalman’s personal collections: the pocket watch Abraham Lincoln was carrying when he was shot, original editions of Winnie-the-Pooh and Alice in Wonderland, a handkerchief in memoriam of Queen Victoria, an Ingo Maurer lamp, Rietveld’s Z chair, a pair of Toscanini’s pants, and photographs Kalman has taken of people walking towards and away from her. A pictorial index provides photographs of the actual objects and a short description of them, enhancing the reading experience.
As it speaks to the universal experience and importance of beloved objects in our lives—big and small, famous and private—this unique work is a fresh way of examining and understanding our society, history, culture, and ourselves.
My Favorite Things (song)
Maybe this is just me, but you know that sense of disillusionment you get when you come to the realization that you have less in common with a singing Austrian nun from the s that you had originally thought? Let me backtrack a moment. You know, a typical Tuesday. Now for me, like many of you, these are my three favorite things of all time. No offense to be taken here, but where exactly were you when they were handing out the ability to pick favorite things? Looks to me like you were stuck holding the door for everyone else as they piled single-file into the Favorite Things Building.
Listening to Ariana Grande's new bop "7 Rings" might be giving you some serious deja vous. And no, it's not because you heard a snippet of the song at the beginning of her iconic "Thank U, Next" music video. That pop-y string base you hear behind her savage lyrics is actually borrowed from a much more innocent musical hit written by Robert Wise in Once there, she starts to educate the children, and much of her teachings are done through song. She, of course, belts out the iconic "These Are a Few of My Favorite Things" while dancing around a bedroom in her nightgown.
Julie Andrews , who played Maria in the film version of the musical, had previously sung the song on the Christmas special for The Garry Moore Show. In the musical , the lyrics to the song are a reference to things Maria loves, such as "whiskers on kittens, bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens". These are the things she selects to fill her mind with when times are bad. The original Broadway musical places the song in the Mother Abbess's office, just before she sends Maria to serve Captain von Trapp 's family as governess to his seven children. However, Ernest Lehman , the screenwriter for the film adaptation, repositioned it so that Maria would sing it with the children during the thunderstorm scene in her bedroom, replacing " The Lonely Goatherd ", which had originally been sung at this point. Many stage productions also make this change, shifting "The Lonely Goatherd" to another scene. The first section of the melody has a distinctive property of using only the notes 1, 2, and 5 tonic, supertonic, and dominant of the scale.
Missing lyrics by Julie Andrews?
In early , viral postings, emails, and even articles started circulating claiming that famed singer and actress Julie Andrews had sung a parody of one of most beloved songs, "My Favorite Things," at an AARP event. The postings even included the full lyrics of the alleged parody , reading like something right out of "Mad" magazine. For example, one email that started to make the rounds in read:. This parody of Rodgers and Hammerstein's " My Favorite Things " from the Broadway musical and screen adaptation of "The Sound of Music" was never sung by Julie Andrews — indeed, it is quite possible she is not even aware of its existence. The parody even appeared in a Dear Abby column dated March 10, , accompanied by the claim that Andrews had altered the lyrics herself and sang them at a concert for AARP, though the column predated the alleged 69th birthday performance by two years. More to the point, Andrews lost her singing voice after undergoing throat surgery in and has sung in public only rarely ever since.
Ariana Grande's controversial single "7 Rings" continued its reign at No. Rodgers and Hammerstein are two of 10 songwriters credited on Grande's song — currently her biggest hit on the chart , passing the album's lead single "Thank U, Next" — which has also drawn comparisons to songs by rappers like Princess Nokia, 2 Chainz, and Soulja Boy. Read more: Princess Nokia thinks Ariana Grande's new song '7 Rings' sounds 'really familiar' and implied the singer stole her style. According to the New York Times, Grande's label Republic cut a deal with Concord — the music company that has owned the late songwriters' back catalogue since — just a few weeks before the single was released in January. The Times also reports that "Concord stands to make millions of dollars from the song.
Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens Bright copper kettles and warm woollen mittens Brown paper packages tied up with strings These are a few of my favorite things. Cream colored ponies and crisp apple strudels Doorbells and sleigh bells and schnitzel with noodles Wild geese that fly with the moon on their wings These are a few of my favorite things. Girls in white dresses with blue satin sashes Snowflakes that stay on my nose and eyelashes Silver white winters that melt into springs These are a few of my favorite things. When the dog bites, when the bee stings When I'm feeling sad I simply remember my favorite things And then I don't feel so bad. Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens Bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens Brown paper packages tied up with strings These are a few of my favorite things.