Ms. Elaine Kneeous

Jennifer is a one in a million stay-at-home mom. (More like one OF a million stay at home moms!) She graduated from a liberal arts college but there is nothing liberal OR artsy about her. She is married to Kevin Fischer of This Just In, and together they have a beautiful young daughter Kyla Audrey. In no particular order she loves dogs, wine, a good bargain, her family, pizza, and entertaining. Follow her blog of all things miscellaneous including but not limited to cooking and baking, entertaining and party planning, being a mommy, and homekeeping.

This "Sound" just won't be the same

I completely agree with Kevin when he says that some songs/movies/musicals should never be re-done.  Ever.  The original artist/performer will always be the best, no matter what.  He wants no one but Judy Garland to sing Over the Rainbow; I want no one else but Elvis to croon Can’t Help Falling in Love.

Classics are just that – CLASSICS.  Don’t mess with them; don’t try to improve them; don’t colorize them and for the love of all that is good don’t MAKE THEM LIVE.

I don’t have anything personal against sweet Carrie Underwood.  But I was thoroughly underwhelmed when I saw the previews of her in The Sound of Music Live! on the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade broadcast.  The new-and-improved version of “Sixteen Going on Seventeen” left me shaking my head.  At that moment I told Kevin I have absolutely NO DESIRE to watch it when it is televised tomorrow on NBC.

Edelweiss holds a special place in my heart for sentimental reasons.  This scene is one of my favorites:



I’m sure that all the youngsters in this live version are talented.  I’m sure their parents are incredibly proud that they were chosen to perform such a well-loved musical.  But these faces just don’t cut it for me:



There are times I’m proud and happy to be an old fogey.  This is one of them.  I will always and forever consider only one Maria and one Captain Von Trapp.  This will be a flash-in-the-pan.  Do you think that nearly 50 years from now people will lovingly remember this remake the way the original is?  Not hardly.

Carrie, you’re lovely and talented in your own right.  But you’re no Julie Andrews.


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