May 12 was Burt Bacharach’s 83rd birthday! I saw no info on a public gala scheduled to mark the occasion but I hope Burt is privately celebrating in style. Today’s clip is from the 1972 TV special “Chevrolet Presents Burt Bacharach” and it features the lovely and talented Vikki Carr singing “La Llama De Tú Amor” aka “The Look Of Love.”
I celebrated by rocking my entire Bacharach CD collection. Your evening is officially invalid.
Burt Bacharach and Hal David wrote “The Look Of Love” for the 1967 spy movie spoof “Casino Royale” and Dusty recorded it for the film soundtrack. By all accounts, it was a pretty terrible movie. The song, however, was nominated for an Academy Award. It lost to “Talk To The Animals” from “Dr. Doolittle” which is a terrible injustice to such a gorgeous song!
I was born without the flirtation gene so all those hints and signals that lead to meaningful looks of love are utterly lost on me. Anything as understated as a smoldering glance I’d probably just interpret as gas or astigmatism. If guy wants to feel my arms around him, he would have to be as subtle as a rock hammer. His best bet would probably be sending me a note that says “I like you. Do you like me? Check One:___yes ___no.” Who says romance is dead?