Musical Notes: Doris Day


So often in this space we take a look at new or up-coming musical contributors, but today we’re going to take a look back to a simpler time, a simpler sound. Before J. Lo or LiLo dominated the stage and screen, there was another diva on the scene: Doris Day. Just look at her. That hair! Those teeth! That lily-white reflection of a twisted American dream! Sure, such perfection is a bit sickening, but we don’t hold it against her.

Not only does she sing like an angel, bringing Serenade in Blue to ethereal, heavenly heights, but may have been a fag hag before such a thing even existed. She appeared in a number of movies with everyone’s favorite by-gone hunk: Rock Hudson. The first, Pillow Talk, actually earned Doris her first and (tragically) only Oscar nod. Another favorite: The Thrill of It All with a young, and positively delicious, James Garner.

If you’re feeling low today, do yourself a little favor and throw on a little double-D. People may make fun, but just know that we’ve got your back. And we’ve got it good…

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