Tuesday, August 26, 2008

It Was Thirteen Years Ago Today...

13 years ago today She Who Must Be Obeyed and I were married in a lovely outdoor ceremony on a bluff overlooking the Hudson River. 13 years and one day ago today I was preparing for the big event. Said preparation involved drinking large amounts of alcohol and bidding farewell to my bachelorhood. At one point I recall drunkenly performing "Get Me To The Church On Time" for no one in particular. In honor of the occasion, I present the wonderful British entertainer Stanley Holloway performing his version (which is probably better than mine was) from 1964's My Fair Lady:

I wore a morning coat and striped trousers (or should it be mourning coat? - just kidding; that was the requisite "married guy bashing marriage" joke) very similar to the one Stanley sports in the video. I didn't wear a top hat since the last American male who looked good in a top hat (other than Mandrake the Magician) was Fred Astaire. Speaking of Fred, here he is performing "Top Hat, White Tie and Tails" from 1935's Top Hat (I know it's off the subject, but I couldn't resist - blame it on ADD):

Getting back to the wedding, our song was "All I Ask Of You", the beautiful duet from Broadway's Phantom Of The Opera (on our second date, one cold, wet February afternoon, we attended a performance at the Majestic Theatre on W. 44th Street). Here are Michael Crawford (Broadway's original Phantom) and Dale Kristien performing the song in 1998:

In closing, a special message to My Sweetie, courtesy of Fred, Barney and the gang:

1 comment:

  1. thank you buddy, that was sweet and cute and i still love you anyway!!!!! 4444