November 19, 2010

[SkyWatch] Fly Me to the Moon

Manila, 2010

Have a few minutes to chill on this last day of the week?

Go listen to this jazzy take by fellow Canadian Diane Krall on the timeless song Fly Me to the Moon... or maybe you'd prefer to hear it as a ballad sung by sultry Denise Brigham. Or in the clear voice of Sarah Vaughn - she'll make you smile. No, you like the smoothness of Nat King Cole? Expressive Tony Bennet? Ah, yes, you can also watch Frank Sinatra, who's swing rendition is probably best known of all. 

Many more big names in music have entertained us with this classic.  The song was first recorded in 1954 by Kaye Ballard, also a wonderful voice. Whichever version you choose to listen to today, this song is sure to put you in a marvelous mood for the weekend.

So who was your entertainer of choice to fly to the moon?

You'll find hundreds of fantastic skies at SkyWatch Friday.

24 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Gorgeous capture, Francisca! And you did bring back lots of fun, lovely memories with Fly Me to the Moon! Love them all! How fun and what a great post for the day! I'm so glad I found your website, it's such a delight! Have a beautiful weekend!

Sylvia

Coffeeveggie addict. said...

Nice s0ngs,i love them all though I maybe y0ung f0r th0se but still it warms my heart listening...g0od c0mbinati0n f0r y0ur sky!

Wanda said...

Oh yes, fly me to the moon.... You have given the song new meaning!!!!!

Andrea said...

That is a unique photo, serendipitous. Last time i opened your site thinking you're in Manila, then your photo was in NY, then i opened again and you posted Strasbourg. haha! Yet your address is really Manila, but you look not Filipino. That's fine, you are a foreigner who comes over here many times in a year...maybe! Glad to meet you and your very beautiful photos.

J Bar said...

Great shot.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Kay L. Davies said...

Fabulous timing, Francisca. "Fly me to the moon" sounds so much better than be sent there by rocket. Dick would like to be a moon tourist if the had that kind of money, but I think I'd hate it. Claustrophobia, for one thing, and I'd be afraid I'd be uprooted from my favorite planet.
-- K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Hilda said...

You'll have me humming that song the rest of the afternoon, which is probably a good thing because we're packing loot bags for public school children today. :)

Perfect timing on your photo!

Kay L. Davies said...

PS -- Tony Bennett, definitely. My favorite Tony Bennett song is "Rags to Riches" - wonderful power in his voice, and shows off his whole range.
-- K

Genie said...

Gorgeous sky and gorgeous shot! The way you composed it is lovely. I want to sing....Fly Me to My Grandchildren!

Andy said...

When I viewed the larger version of your photo it gave me the feeling of time standing still. Nice photo!

Airline passengers are now singing a new song... Don't Touch My Junk.

Luna Miranda said...

I love the Nat King Cole version to fly me to the moon.:p i attempted a similar shot on Sunday but my camera was not up to it.:p

anjoe playhouse said...

I'll take Frank Sinatra - so great shot ;-)

Kim, USA said...

Oh my Francisca you started it...now I am singing it and I know this would stay in my mind for quite a time hahahaha. Fly me to the moon is one of my favorite!! Happy weekend!
Fiery sky

jennyfreckles said...

Catchy song, whoever sings it. I love listening to Diana Krall - got lots of her stuff in my iTunes folder. The photo is pretty amazing - so clear. It looks like that plane could get there!

VP said...

A really magic flight!

jabblog said...

This is so beautiful and I like all the renditions apart from Sinatra's - I admire his breath control and phrasing, just don't like his voice . . .

eileeninmd said...

I remember the song Fly me to the moon and it is just right for your photo.. Great capture!

Joanne said...

I can never seem to get the size of the moon in a shot, it always comes out too small!! But yes fly me to the moon sung by Diana is wonderful but classic for classic has to be be Blue Eyes:))

Jacob said...

Sinatra, silly! One of his best. And truly a great photograph!

Now I see what you mean when you say "born to be wild." ;-)

Have a wonderful first day of the week!

Pat Tillett said...

beautiful! As fate would have it, I heard this sone yesterday!

tapirgal said...

Your "Fly Me to the Moon" connection really made me smile!

Carolyn Ford said...

Okay...let's go! Amazing scene!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Lovely post, lovely song. And I have to admit that I remember the Kay Ballard version (I was a remantic 14). But I like the Frank Sinatra version better. Thanks for the memories!)

JM said...

"... Let me play among the stars..." :-) Love this capture!