i just found out that a couple of days ago andy williams
passed away. i have one of his 'best of' albums on my ipod which always seems to survive my monthly cull when i try and free up new space. it's full of so many old-fashioned crooning hits which i'm sure i wouldn't tolerate from a new artist - but andy gets away with it. my introduction to mr williams was from the movie shallow grave
when happy heart
plays out over the end scene and credits. i won't link to a clip of that scene, as it's possibly my favourite ever ending to a movie, and merits your time in watching the film in full. but yeah, it's an amazing sequence which is lifted even higher by the juxtaposition of the pretty, croony, happy heart. this may be influenced by a suppressed resentment
at hearing 5469 versions of my way
- but i say he was better than frank.
here's the original