On the Simpsons last night, Homer pretended to be a telephone call queueing system by singing Wichita Lineman and a bit of MacArthur Park. My wife did not believe me when I sang along. "No way is that a proper song; the lyrics are ridiculous!" she declared. "All the sweet, green icing flowing down...Someone left the cake out in the rain. I don't think that I can take it, because it took so long to bake it, and I'll never have that recipe again, oh no!". So I found it online, and - if you can get past the 1st few verse-choruses, you may hear influences for Live and Let Die and the pa-pa-pa cinema advert tune for Pearl and Dean...and loads more! Good clean fun for all the family". #wetcake#cheesecakeintherain 2
The very day one writes something as beautiful as this, there's an incredibly violent storm that falls down from the sky on his head, splices him in two, then he becomes two awesome tunesmithes who in turn write things as outstanding before becoming four and penning otherworldly stuff and become eight, etc, and so on. I just wanted to make sure you were actually reading.
Tribute to the Late Richard Harris and his performance of Jimmy Webb's 'MacArthur Park'.
Shot actually in MacArthur Park, Los Angeles early one May morning whilst on holiday in 2007. One of the classics. Now where is my cake ?