DEPARTMENT OF BRILLIANT IDEAS DEPARTMENT. Through offline discussions, some of you might be familiar with one of my pet ideas: a Web-based program that can identify tunes.
Well, I've learned from NY1 that a company called midomi claims to have created such a marvel. If you try it, let me know how much you like the actualization of the idea which was mine. (This could've been handy when I was obsessed with "You'd Better Love Me" and "People Make the World Go Round.")
In related news, I still haven't been paid for suggesting that Casino Royale should be remade.
Want to try out midomi? Try these tunes....
Here's Shirley Bassey singing "You'd Better Love Me" from the neglected musical High Spirits.
And here's a Freddie Hubbard cover of "People Make the World Go Round."
Photo: David Marc Fischer