Claus Ogerman Humor
*HUMOR* *HUMOR* *HUMOR* *HUMOR* *HUMOR*
(But based on a true story as experienced by B.J. Major)
July 10, 2003
Source: AP Newswire.
Yes, it's true, folks. It happened just the
other day with many eyewitnesses.
When B.J. got off her #104 bus at the local
WAWA convenience store to buy milk on the way home from work, much to
her surprise the tune that greeted her ears in the store that is
always playing oldies rock and roll 24/7 - was none other than a bona
fide Claus Ogerman arrangement, which he also conducted. She
recognized it instantly. Playing loudly over the store's speakers was
Lesley Gore's "I'll Cry If I Want To (aka "It's My Party)" from the
early 1960s. B.J. stood entranced; with milk in one hand and computer
bag in the other, she wanted to throw up her arms and say aloud "yes
Yes YES! - it's Claus Ogerman!!"
Of course no one there would have known what in
the world she was talking about, but she did smile and close her eyes
for a brief moment and imagined what C.O. looked like in that earlier
year with his Clark Kent glasses, jet black hair which had not yet
begun to thin, trim suit with white shirt and narrow tie, black shoes
polished to a mirror shine - what many have come to call his
"schoolteacher/music teacher" look. B.J. could visualize him there on
the podium with his outstretched hands, directing the orchestra and
Miss Gore . . . and it was a happier day in Upper Darby, PA because
she heard Claus Ogerman in a public place.
Film at 11.