Tuesday, January 20, 2009

The first, the last, my everything

A treat for us Ally McBeal fans. Or those of us who used to catch the series. I was a fan when it was on the telly in the late 90s. Became a fan of Calista Flockhart and some of the cast on the show. What's there not to like? Neuroticism... imaginary dancing babies... unisex bathrooms... and the best... John Cage's song. And the dance which came along with it... legendary! The show mainly focused on the romantic and personal lives of the main characters, often using legal proceedings as plot devices to contrast or reinforce a character's drama. Case of life imitating art? :p The show became such a hit that quotes from the show became known as McBealisms. This show accompanied me through some tumultuous years, like how I remember watching the breaking news on the 9-11 twin towers in the middle of an episode. This show also propelled Josh Groban to fame. He guest starred twice and wowed audiences with his amazing vocals. Good stuff.

It's amazing how some friends tend to be telepathic. After some communication silence due to busy schedules, I met up with BFF C and received smses asking me how I was from friends whom I've not heard in the past week. Them dropping a line at the same time on the same day was a heartwarming coincidence. Friendship was also a recurring theme in Ally McBeal as well, as they work together and unwind together at a bar below their office.

You're the First, the Last, my Everything was John Cage's song, one of the most interesting characters in the show. Brilliant yet reticent, seemingly oxymoronic for a lawyer. The chemistry between him and Ally McBeal in the show was amazing as well. Pity they did not end up together. But that's life ain't it? Sometimes you may not end up with the person who understands you the most. Maybe there's a reason for that. :) My song of the moment these days, never could get the dance moves though! :)

P.s: Ppl, pls stop the insinuations that I'm living the high life now that I'm attached. I still own the bags I carry and the shoes and clothes I wear. On my own money... admittedly not much at all, but still.

Episode of the them dancing in the unisex(hope it works!)

Episode of the colleagues inviting Barry White to perform at John's birthday

You're the First, the Last, My Everything - Barry White

The first, the last, my everything
And the answer to all my dreams
You're my sun, my moon, my guiding star
My kind of wonderful, that's what you are
I know there's only, only one like you
There's no way they could have made two
You're all I'm living for
Your love I'll keep for evermore
You're the first, you're the last, my everything

And with you I've found so many things
A love so new only you could bring
Can't you see it's you
You make me feel this way
You're like a fresh morning dew on a brand new day
I see so many ways that I
Can love you till the day I die
You're my reality, yet I'm lost in a-a-a a dream
You're the first, the last, my everything

I know there's only, only one like you
There's no way they could have made two
Girl you're my reality
But I'm lost in a-a-a a dream
You're the first, you're the last, my everything


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JR said...

oxymoronic? maybe..maybe..