Sesame Street Postscript

Continuing Bryan’s stream of Sesame Street posts last month, we present for your edification a priceless video featuring bass Samuel Ramey, a fan favorite at the Metropolitan Opera. Here Ramey sings about his love for the letter L. Ramey appeared earlier this...

Sesame Street 40th Anniversary, part III

A while back I wrote here that, like the American Songbook guru Jonathan Schwartz, I feel pretty confident saying that my musical unconscious was more shaped by Richard Rodgers than any other composer or musician. The Sound of Music alone probably sealed that deal,...

Sesame Street 40th Anniversary, part I

Next week Sesame Street celebrates its 40th anniversary. If you’ve used Google today, you may have been tipped off to the fact:I’ve written about the show here before — even recently — but I’m planning a longer post for Tuesday, the...

Old School

The other day I was dancing with my kid to a couple DVDs of Sesame Street’s first few seasons. Yes, I realize it’s a little early to introduce the kid to TV, but the music is perfect, and in the end I plan to skip the last 25 years of children’s...