Listen to the podcast episode “The Nearness of You”
Joe and Les delve into one of the most romantic tracks from the Great American Songbook and discuss four flawless renditions including an enchanting modern version by Norah Jones. From the intimate nature of the song lyrics to the smooth instrumentals of Hoagy Carmichael’s 1928 “The Nearness of You,” this episode is sure to warm your heart!
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•I’m ready to meet the parents.
•I’m ready to be introduced to your friends and you to mine.
•I’m ready for game nights at someone’s house and spontaneous adventures.
•I’m ready for friendly competition between us.
•I’m ready for you to take me to a boxing match, basketball game, tennis match or track and field, and Kentucky Derby (FYI: I played b-ball, ran track and ride horses babe).
•I’m ready to get on your nerves, playfully of course.
•I’m ready to be annoyed by you.
•I’m ready to workout together, go to church together, pray over dinner together (or any time of need).
•I’m ready to wake up next to your stinky breath every day.
•I’m ready for you to see crust in my eyeballs and still think I’m beautiful.
•I’m ready to lay down, fart in my sleep and you still wanna rub my booty.
•I’m ready for you to fart in bed while I try to run for the air fresheners and you try to trap me in a Dutch oven (do couples still do that nasty stuff? Yuck! It’s cute tho).
•I’m ready to go to the bathroom with the door open, because our conversation is so good I don’t want to miss what you’re saying.
•I’m ready to shower together and be pissed off, because you pissed on my leg.
•I’m ready to turn the toilet paper around (outside is always the right way fella, but you’ll forget. It’s okay I’ll fix it).
•I’m ready for you to know how to order for me at a bar or restaurant.
•I’m ready to learn all your favourites and you to learn mine.
•I’m ready for mini vacations and sweet staycations, stamps on the passports and souvenir keychains.
•I’m ready for flowers, just because (I’ve never received that, except from my father) 💐🌹 •I’m to ready to cater to one another.
•I’m ready to go house shopping and grocery shopping together.
•I’m ready to go to the mall together (don’t worry baby, I don’t like shopping too tough so this won’t take long)
•I’m ready for you to repeat favourite words when I’ve asked (your voice is music).
.New Note To My Future Husband.
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Happy anniversary to my best friend, and my one and only love. Not sure she would’ve said “I do” had she known “chief campaign strategist” would one day become part of the gig. ❤️ Thank you, Elizabeth, for 11 wonderful years. #thenearnessofyou
We had a full house for August #toscomusicopenmic with so many special moments including firsts for ages on both ends: Emmy Forbes at 2.5 with her 2.5-second solo debut and Barney’s double-8 birthday (“fortune came galore”), then an original song by Dylan Underwood inspired by Mr. Rogers, more original songs in a pair of parting duets from college-bound songwriters @emcopemusic and @oliviamartinmusic (no goodbyes - til next time!) followed by a returning college student at 19 who started at this mic at age 12, plus a visitor all the way from Australia, and many more - so many that not everyone could stay to the end, when @eli_yacinthe and @arontheguitarbaron mesmerized us with their beautiful arrangement of “The Nearness of You”. Thanks everyone for all the wonder of tonight! Don’t forget we’re back next on Wed Aug 29 not Sep 5 - hope to see you then! #musicthatmovesus#CLTmusic#musiceverywhereclt#cltjazz#nurtureemergingtalent#cltlivemusic#thenearnessofyou#cltopenmic#cltmusicscene#charlottesgotalot
I was taking requests and someone yelled “play the first song you played for your wife!!”
So I played The Nearness of You, by Norah Jones, the same song I performed for Courtney on our wedding night. ♥️😊😍♥️
That sunset though!!!! #nofilter 🎷🌅 🏝⛵️🎷
Thank you @ginathelatina for capturing the moment!! 🙏🙏🙏