WHAT ARE YOU DOING FOR THE NEW YEAR? – Rich Paschall

The Rest of Your Life
Windmill of your mind

The new year is about to begin and it is time to ask the important question:

What are you doing the rest of your life
North and South and 
East and West of your life
I have only one request of your life

All the seasons and the times of your days
Are the nickels and the dimes of your days
Let the reasons and the rhymes of your days

Through all of my life
Summer, winter, spring and fall of my life
All I ever will recall of my life
Is all my life with you

The song was nominated for an Academy Award for the 1969 film The Happy Ending.  Michael Dees sang the song and it is featured above.  It lost out to Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head.

The lyrics were by the prolific team of Marilyn and Alan Bergman.  Music was by Michel Legrand.  In 1973 Legrand won a Grammy for the Musical Arrangement of the song for the vocal by Sarah Vaughan, second above.

Remember Playboy After Dark?  Legrand performed his composition with Hugh Hefner and other stars looking on.  Of the three above, who performed it best?

Author: Rich Paschall

When the Windows Live Spaces were closed and our sites were sent to Word Press, I thought I might actually write a regular column. A couple years ago I finally decided to try out a weekly entry for a year and published something every Sunday as well as a few other dates. I reached that goal and continued on. I hope you find them interesting. They are my Sunday Night Blog. Thanks to the support of Marilyn Armstrong you may find me from time to time on her blog space, SERENDIPITY. Rich Paschall Education: DePaul University, Northeastern Illinois University Employment: Air freight professional

7 thoughts on “WHAT ARE YOU DOING FOR THE NEW YEAR? – Rich Paschall”

    1. We used to go into Boston for First Night, which is very fancy. Then it got even fancier AND they started charging money and you needed a ticket and there was no place to park. You can’t really stay very long because it’s usually very cold … and then we moved out of Boston and that was that.

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  1. I really like the Michael Dees version of the song.
    We are walking three doors down to our daughters for a lobster dinner and champagne. We’re not waiting for the ball to drop it’s too late.
    Happy New Year Rich.
    Leslie

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