Tuesday, 15 July 2014

My favourite song

Peggy Lee (1920-2002) is one of my favourite singer, I love her voice, the tempo and her songs.

''Is that all there is'' is my favourite song. I especially love it when driving around town on a rainy day, when the rain is soft and all is green. Today is one of those days, driving back from the Museum it is softly raining.

But this song for whatever reason brings me back to Montreal 1972, why I cannot tell you, I do not know, I was 16 years old at the time. I can see the city streets around Sherbrooke West and Chemin de la Côte des Neiges as it comes down the mountain towards Guy street, passing by The Boulevard.  CJAD was a radio station then that played a lot of Peggy Lee in the afternoon, today it is a talk radio.

So many memories of that time and at the same time it is vague and foggy in my memory.  Each time this song comes on the radio I remember this moment in 1972 in Montreal vividly. Who said music does not have the power to bring you back in time and evoke strong memories. The Montreal of those years no longer exist, for better or for worse, it was another time.


  1. I don't think Peggy Lee ever got enough credit for being as smart and creative as she was.

  2. I first heard this song performed by someone else and thought it was very peculiar. Then, finally, I saw Peggy Lee on TV and couldn't believe how powerful it was. She was truly gifted.

  3. Someone and I played (in your honor) a few Peggy Lee songs on the way home this evening. Here's my favorite :


    1. Thank you to you both, I do like that song also.