"It profits me but little that a vigilant authority always protects the tranquillity of my pleasures and constantly averts all dangers from my path, without my care or concern, if this same authority is the absolute master of my liberty and my life."

--Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Girl of the Day - Connie Stevens

Connie Stevens was somewhat ubiquitous when I was very little in the early 60s as a singer of teen novelty tunes, TV star ("Cricket" in Hawaiian Eye), and teeny-bopper movies like Palm Beach Vacation with Troy Donahue.   She turns 74 today.   Here's her biggest hit single, with Edd Byrnes, which is almost unlistenable:

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