"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

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Birthday Today - Frank Loesser

Frank Loesser was born today in 1910.   Not quite a Richard Rodgers or an Oscar Hammerstein, Loesser wrote the music and lyrics for what is probably my all-time favorite musical, Guys and Dolls.   Here's one of many showstoppers, "A Bushel and a Peck," sung by Miss Adelaide and the Hot Box Girls:

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