Coming to you from sunny Downtown Lawrence Kansas, (actually from Full Moonly-lit, (yes, I know it's not a word),...but it is a full moon tonight, and it is ful ly lit, thus the Full Moonly-lit phrase is not altogether meaningless, just awkward to look at! Back to business, So, from Full Moonly-lit University Drive, (the west portion of), since there is also the same University Drive,to the east of our North-South..Iowa Street main arterial spine, also known as Route 59, which supposedly runs from Iowa to the Gulf of Mexico.I am told,..., and that east wing of University Drive is also referred to as (the east portion of) University Drive., that is to say, anything est of Iowa Street, which divides everything into our east part of Lawrence from everything considered to be in our west part of Lawrence. Well, Iowa Street, (Route 59) stops University Drive at its western border of (the east potion) of University Drive, dead ends it, so to speak, and doesn't let it continue on to the the west side of itself, mainly because it is an arterial, fast moving road to allow traffic to cruise through Lawrence from North to South at a crisp 45 MPH, with only 10 traffic lights,( just counted and located them, but I'll spare you the exact details for brevity,..(you're kidding me Sander, right???) along the entire North -South length of Iowa Street, which runs for over 4 1/2 miles, or some 55 blocks, with Iowa Street thru crossings, all with lights at just about 1 of every 5 blocks. I mean, we've got to keep or 18 wheelers moving along at a good clip, since there is no North-South bypass of Lawrence, besides hopping onto the Kansas Turnpike, going to Topeka, then veering south to Wichita, and then back east to Tulsa, and then turning further back to the East, and catching back up with Route 59 in central Oklahoma, actually in the middle of Nowhere, OK,, possibly even at Nowata, OK, where Erika's Mom was born in a quaint little hospital there. Nowata is a charming little country town, by the way, and very nostalgic for me, as I would often croon to her Mom,...the not too well known Jazz standard, and also done by our Chairman of the Board,for tonight's music video , "You Came to me.from out of Nowhere".which I would change up the lrics and sing to her Mom that song as,."You came to me, from out of Nowata",... but I digress!..So, having to traverse 10 well timed traffic lights, and knowing you will only get slowed down by 3 of them, 4 at most,..seems a total bargain to any road weary long haul driver travelling South, rather than taking a western, or eastern for that matter, sizeably long detour around Lawrence, thus adding some 200 or so miles to your southbound trip to the Gulf! ,
Just west of Iowa Street, University Drive does not start up immediately, but has stopped its westward trip, and rather has turned into an in town, two block virgin stretch of total nature, with several small forests of, trees, several open fields, one still with horses no less, right in town!, the natural zone even has places to fly model planes, and kites, places the kids just love, and then, suddenly, it just up and starts up again all over again, like it hadkept going uninterrupted all along! A very strange in town land holdout to development isolated event, to say the very least!. Even the U.S. Postal Service personnel have to get used to it when new on the job. They, all befuddled, would ask me,.......Like, hey,...where did University Drive go? I couldn't find it! Do you get your mail here regularly? University Drive was here, then it just up and vanished! So, when it does pick back up again after all that natural area stuff, at about 3 long blocks west of Iowa St,,.... it is still simply called University Drive. On both sides of Iowa Street University Drive is only called University Drive, no East or West is added, or needed! Confused? Good!, Anything west of Iowa Street is referred to always as west lawrence, but that is not true, as West Lawrence never has that actual name, It is just referred to in that way. There is no West Lawrence. Similarly, there is no East Lawrence by official name, So,..no actual East Lawrence, but anything east of Massachusetts Street, which parallels Iowa Street, is similarly referred to as East Lawrence, which also is not true by name, but is just referred to in that same way as is West Lawrence. O.K. glad all that is cleaed up! So,...from University drive,(the west portion of) in west Lawrence, Kansas (note, no capitalized W as in West), but simply small letter w for the always referred to, but not actual West Lawrence, since as we now know, there is no actual town by that name, but just referred to as west, without the capital "W" So, now the nature of the address where this music is coming from, and these brief words also, by the way, is now fully understood! Yeah, right! Brief words!,...
Are you ready now?
Yes,... right here, right now, tonight, from,..University Drive, (the West portion of) "Nostalgia Central ",... We give you,.... theChairman of the Board, ..Frank Sinatra,.. with his very hip, very cocky, very now,. with it,.. version of "I've Got You Under My Skin", by Cole Porter, arranged by Nelson Riddle, and,performed at the "Sinatra in Concert" venue from Royal Festival Hall, 1971!
Settle back, relax,,....relax, and enjoy!
(Remember, if script is blue, click and listen,...if not, just copy/paste in the top address bar, or with a new tab, and voila! You too can enjoy! ( I think it's a Google Chrome anomaly kind of thing, the black ink script vs the blue ink script)??? OMG, it's not even midnight! Eight minutes till, now.
P.S. The guy could sing!,