It began as the GODFATHER OF MATH, evolved into the GOODFATHER OF MATH. Now this. Go figure...


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The kind of humor I like is the thing that makes me laugh for five seconds and think for ten minutes = G. CARLIN...Stain glass, engraved glass, frosted glass
–give me plain glass = JOHN FOWLES...Music is the mathematics of the gods = PYTHAGORAS... Nothing is more fluid than language = R. L. SWIHART
I cannot live without the oxygen of laughter = DAWN POWELL + + + But please be sure to season that with the hydrogen of gravitas = PAUL OLIVERIO
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Sunday, January 24, 2016

A Pavoratti Meatloaf Duet For Dawn Powell And Princess Diana

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In 1932,  Dawn Powell entitled a novel 
Comeback To Sorrento but, to her chagrin,
it was originally published 
with a different title. 

The story is about an aspiring opera singer,
Connie Benjamin, who marries a shoemaker 
and lives in rural Ohio where there is nothing
resembling high culture.

The image of Ms. Powell on the previous page 
appears in a lecture given by a historian.
That lecture is  here. 

In 1995,  Luciano Pavarotti and Meatloaf
(the rock n' roller,  not the dish)
sang the song which inspired 
the title of Ms. Powell's novel.

I would like to believe that  Princess Diana, 
who attended the benefit concert,
gave at least one thought
to the late, great Dawn Powell
during the bi-lingual song sung by
  Mr. Pavarotti and Mr. Meatloaf. 


Dean Martin  also sang it bi-lingually.

The complete lyrics, 
in both English and Italian,
are  there.

Dawn Powell's next page is  here. 
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