" Synchromysticism:
The art of realizing meaningful coincidence in the seemingly mundane with mystical or esoteric significance."

- Jake Kotze

January 3, 2013

Patti Page dies aged 85...and a Personal Sync for Me

"American pop singer Patti Page, whose 1950 hit Tennessee Waltz topped the US charts for months, has died in Southern California at the age of 85.
Nicknamed 'The Singing' Rage', Page sold more than 100 million albums in her 67-year career, which also included 1950s chart toppers (How Much Is That) Doggie in the Window, I Went to Your Wedding, and All My Love (Bolero).
She died on Tuesday in a nursing home in Encinitas, north of San Diego after suffering congestive heart failure, her manager Michael Glynn said.
"She'd been having some health issues for the past couple of years," Mr Glynn said.
"She was actually doing better yesterday. 
I spoke to her and she sounded well."
Page won a Grammy for her 1998 album 
Live at Carnegie Hall: The 50th Anniversary Concert 
and will be honoured with a lifetime achievement Grammy in February.
She had expected to attend the ceremony, Mr Glynn said.
Page was born in Oklahoma as Clara Ann Fowler in 1927. 
Her first big hit was With My Eyes Wide Open, I'm Dreaming, which peaked at No. 11 on the charts in 1950.
Eight years later, Page scored her penultimate top-10 song, Left Right Out of Your Heart, as rock 'n' roll was emerging as the dominant trend in popular music.
Her final big hit was Hush ... Hush Sweet Charlotte in 1965. 
The song served as the theme of a film of the same name starring Bette Davis."
Tennessee Waltz singer Patti Page dies aged 85
Unchained Melody??? Jan 24th it starts over here though.
The Voice Inside has been one of my favourite songs since I was a very young boy, not that I ever liked the Devil references in the song, because I've never believed (and still don't) in an entity called the Devil.
To me the Devil always represented your own selfish desires and thoughtlessness.
The Voice Inside was the B side to Patti's Go On With The Wedding, the song my parents liked, but I loathed.
It was too depressing and slow for me, but I loved the flip-side of the single, and would play it to death.
 Now, the funny thing was I was listening to this interview at the time I found out about Patti's Passing, and I was at the 1:00:23 mark when I decided to pause the You Tube and make a cup of coffee.
(I had to replace the clip with another Diana Cooper video as the clip has since been taken down)
When I came back to the computer I opened another screen to check the news headlines and saw the story about Patti Page.
At first the name didn't register, then I thought to myself "isn't the the lady who sung  
The Voice Inside?
Now, I don't believe in unicorns in the physical sense, but I like the archetypal qualities it represents, which is why I was listening to this interview (Angels & Unicorns/ Diana Cooper ) in the first place.   
It was my previous post that got me to thinking about unicorns as the pineal gland representation.
Very Interesting Talk By Actress (Mary) Sean Young
About a year, or two ago I remembered
The Voice Inside from my childhood days and tried to track who had sung it.
This song became almost impossible for me to track down.
I finally found a CD it was on, and had to pay about $40 
(plus postage) to get the above CD from an obscure Amazon listed seller.

 It was funny that Jason 
Bang Bang  
pointed me to this song in a comment to me about a week ago.
I've always loved this song, but I didn't know Patti sang it as well.  
 And the funny thing was just after Jason mentioned the song to me I came across this CD while shopping for a Christmas present for my wife.
It wasn't supposed to be where I found it, and I couldn't find where it had come from.
I thought this was a sign, so I almost bought it, until I discovered that there was no song called "The End Of The World" on it.
Born to Die (Lana Del Rey album)
So, I left it in the rack.
I have to say I like Patti's version much better.

Update : Jan 4th, 2012.
Mike Perry left this comment overnight ;
"Great stuff and brought back the memory of my dad and how one of the songs he used to sing to me, when I was a nipper, was '(How Much Is That) Doggie in the Window'. 
I didn't realise who the original singer was. 
Thanks for the memories. "
They were $300 each, that's how much ;-)
Spike (front) and Jack (back)
I recently spent a day scanning old photos and came across photos of the day I bought a dog each for my boys. 
They weren't quite in the window, but they were bought from a pet store.
We still have the dogs, but have since sold the house that these photos where taken at.
My old house.
I have a follow-up post about memories and another song of Patti's featured above.
I was going to put the dog pictures in that post, but I thought this was  probably a better place for them, considering Mike's comment.


Trish and Rob MacGregor said...

Fascinating labyrinth, as usual. I love coming here, Daz. I always feel like I'm swimming through that Moon River.

Mike Perry said...

Great stuff and brought back the memory of my dad and how one of the songs he used to sing to me, when I was a nipper, was '(How Much Is That) Doggie in the Window' I didn't realise who the original singer was. Thanks for the memories.