The Day Thread is …Nice


Happy Birthday to Jerry Zucker, Director of Airplane! The Naked Gun and Ghost among others. (He directed Ghost? Surely that can’t be right?) 69 today.


Also reaching the nicest of ages today is Bobby McFerrin. So much more than a one hit wonder, he’s a multi award winning musician who’s worked with everyone who’s anyone in jazz, provided the music for Knick Knack (the Pixar short with the snowman trying to escape his snowglobe, you remember that one) and has been guest conductor with a list of orchestras that would take me all day to list.

Here he conducts the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra in an acapella performance of The William Tell overture that is frankly delightful.

Now, don’t worry, be happy, post whatever.