Daily Archives: April 6, 2010

Before Sam played it again, there was Rudy

Casablanca is a wonderful, classic movie. I love it. One of the best parts, of course, is when Rick prods Sam into playing a song that meant something to Rick’s past, “As Times Goes By.”

When, according to DownEast.com’s trivia question today, a Mainer recorded it 15 years before Casablanca. Here’s the question and answer.

What crooner popularized the song “As Times Goes By”?

Answer:

Westbrook native Rudy Vallee (1901-1986) recorded “As Time Goes By” fifteen years before it was featured in the film Casablanca. Vallee sang in English, Spanish, French, and Italian, using a megaphone and the backup of a big band.

U.S. tourists staying away from Canada | Bangor Daily News

US tourists staying away from Canada – Bangor Daily News.

I have a dream … to be a U.S. citizen | Lewiston Sun Journal

I have a dream | City | Sun Journal.

Maine House sets up medical pot dispensaries | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram

Maine House sets up medical pot dispensaries | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram.

IDEXX says it plans Westbrook expansion, adding jobs | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram

IDEXX says it plans Westbrook expansion, adding jobs | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram.

UPDATE: Suspect sought in topless coffee shop arson in Maine | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram

UPDATE: Suspect sought in topless coffee shop arson | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram

Warrant issued in topless coffee shop fire | Bangor Daily News

Coffeehouse observation No. 98

There are times at the coffeehouse all I hear is blah, blah, blah …!

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