Happiness as Anarchy #357: Puttin’ on the Ritz

Would you rather be at the Ritz in Paris or London than in lockdown at home? I certainly would, even if my budget could never, would never, extend that far. I decided that the next best thing is to pour a glass of wine and sing a song about it. I’ve been meaning to learn Irving Berlin’s Puttin’ on the Ritz for many years, and am finally doing it for an online gig at the end of May for Ballarat Heritage Weekend. May your shoes be shiny, your hat high, and your stripes and spots resplendent!
Here’s a slightly weird and moderne version of this song written in 1929.

By Amie Brûlée

Amie Brûlée is a musician, performer, teacher and researcher. She sings, plays piano, double bass and ukulele, unearths old songs and writes new ones. Amie also has a PhD in wine and anthropology and adores teaching wine tasting, gastronomy and song-writing. Amie lives in central Victoria with a house full of instruments, a head full of songs and a cellar full of wine.

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