The Pyrenees---Southern France

The Pyrenees---Southern France

Monday, August 21, 2017

The Moon's a Star

       Today, the moon is starring. Today, it's more important than the sun. It's got top billing. People all over the world will be watching what the moon does this afternoon.



      I thought about movies that have "moon" in the title, and came up with a few off the top of my head.


  • Moonlight--a wonderful contemporary movie
  • Moonstruck--one of my favorite Cher movies
  • Man on the Moon--starring Andy Kaufman, a star that burned out way too early
  • Paper Moon--an oldie but a goodie

      This afternoon I'll be out on the playground watching the moon pass in front of the sun, surrounded by my 6th, 7th and 8th graders.

       What will you be doing? And do you have any favorite songs or books that have "moon" in the title?

        


19 comments:

  1. Blue Moon of Kentucky is a favorite of mine.

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    1. Mama Zen--Have I ever heard that song? I'm not sure. I'll have to check it out.

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  2. Sas and I wore our solar glasses outdoors and watched day turn into night. Then we took off the glasses and saw the corona. It was an awesome sight.

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    1. Linda--At least Sasquatch didn't show you HIS moon!

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  3. There are a lot, but probably Moonlight in Vermont just because it is so classy.

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    1. Jono--I agree. That is a classy, lovely tune.

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  4. Gotta go with "Bad Moon Rising" by CCR! And of course "Moonshadow" by Cat Stevens (sorry, don't remember the current name he uses).

    I stood on my back porch to watch the total eclipse through my 99-cent cardboard glasses. It was real, and it was spectacular.

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    1. Val--I love both of those, especially Cat Stevens' song (Yusuf Islam--I had to look it up to remind myself).

      At least you didn't have to fall into it to realize how real it was. And you know, it was like a sauna yesterday. Were you wearing a towel as you watched it?

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  5. King Crimson's "Moonchild" is a standout for me. Someone on YouTube did a violin version that's just beautiful. I was going to add the link here, but thought my comment might be sent to spam, so...

    The eclipse was nothing to write home about here in Venice, but I did read that St. Louis's view was "epic."

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    1. Ahh, King Crimson. I still have it on vinyl.

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    2. Lisa and Jono--I don't think I've ever heard that song, but I could be mistaken. I'll have to check it out on the web...

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  6. "Moon." It's a little gem of sci-fi flick.

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    1. Shay--You have me intrigued. I will have to dig this up so I can watch it.

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  7. It was an amazing experience, especially when totality arrived and the crickets started singing.

    There can be only one top favorite "moon" song for me. Moon River, sung by Andy Williams. Makes me get all Audrey-Hepburn-teary-eyed.

    Pat
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    1. Pat--It IS a sweet song. I'm not crazy about Any Williams, but I enjoy the song and have never heard anyone else do it, so I guess I'm a semi-fan.

      Yes, my students and I heard the cicadas start their orchestra up, and the streetlights came on. Totally cool.

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    1. Michael--Really? I didn't know that. Thanks for giving me an educational tidbit today.

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