With Rod Dibble At The Piano The Alley Oakland’s Susan Esposito Sings The Song “lush Life”

With Rod Dibble At The Piano The Alley Oakland’s Susan Esposito Sings The Song “Lush Life”

With Rod Dibble At The Piano The Alley Oakland’s Susan Esposito Sings The Song “Lush Life”
From YouTube Channel: December 23, 2017 at 02:28AM
ONN – With Rod Dibble At The Piano The Alley Oakland’s Susan Esposito Gives Best Singing Performance Ever

Rod Dibble passed away this week, and so in remembrance of this long time Oakland living landmark, I, Zennie Abraham, am producing a retrospective playlist of videos from my Zennie62 on YouTube channel.

This one is of The Alley regular Susan Esposito, and belting out her rendition of the song “Lush Life” on March 16th, 2012. If you want to follow along, and maybe even visit The Alley at 3325 Grand Avenue in Oakland, and try your voice (and maybe meet Susan and trade notes), here’s the lyrics to the song:

used to visit all the very gay places
Those come what may places
Where one relaxes on the axis of the wheel of life
To get the feel of life
From jazz and cocktails
The girls I knew had sad and sullen gray faces
With distingué traces
That used to be there you could see where
They’d been washed away
By too many through the day
Twelve o’clocktails

Then you came along with your siren’s song
To tempt me to madness
I thought for a while that your pointed smile
Was tinged with the sadness
Of a great love for me
Ah yes I was wrong
Again I was wrong

Life is lonely again
And only last year
Everything seemed so assured
Now life is awful again
And the thoughtful of heart
Could only be a bore

A week in paris will ease the bite of it
All I care is to smile in spite of it
I’ll forget you I will
And yet you are still
Burning inside my brain

Romance is mush
Stifling those who strive
I’ll live a lush
Life in some small dive
And there I’ll be
While I rot with the rest
Of those whose lives are lonely too

by Billy Strayhorn

Stay tuned.
Stay tuned.

Note from Zennie62Media and Oakland News Now: this video-blog post demonstrates the full and live operation of the latest updated version of an experimental Zennie62Media , Inc. mobile media video-blogging system network that was launched June 2018. This is a major part of Zennie62Media , Inc.’s new and innovative approach to the production of news media. What we call “The Third Wave of Media”. The uploaded video is from a vlogger with the Zennie62 on YouTube Partner Channel, then uploaded to and formatted automatically at the Oakland News Now site and Zennie62-created and owned social media pages. The overall objective is smartphone-enabled, real-time, on the scene reporting of news, interviews, observations, and happenings anywhere in the World and within seconds and not hours. Now, news is reported with a smartphone: no heavy and expensive cameras or even a laptop are necessary. The secondary objective is faster, and very inexpensive media content news production and distribution. We have found there is a disconnect between post length and time to product and revenue generated. With this, the problem is far less, though by no means solved. Zennie62Media is constantly working to improve the system network coding and seeks interested content and media technology partners.

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