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Something Cool, to me, is film noir at its best. I think of it as my song.
“I don’t usually drink with strangers, I most usually drink alone.”
That line slays me. I feel an affinity with June Christy who made this song a hit. I don’t have her smoky quality, but I share the deep melancholy.

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Something cool
I'd like to order something cool
It's so warm here in town and this heat gets me down
Yes, I'd like something cool
My, it's nice to simply sit and rest awhile
You know it's a shame
I can't think of your name
I remember your smile
I don't ordinarily drink with strangers
I guess I usually drink alone
But you were so awfully nice to ask me
And I'm so terribly far from home
Like my dress I must confess it's very old
But it's simple and neat, it's just right for this heat
Save my furs for the cold
A cigarette, no I don't smoke them as a rule
But I'll have one, it might be fun with something cool
I'd bet you wouldn't imagine that I once had a house
With so many rooms you couldn't count them all
I'll bet that you couldn't imagine I had fifteen different boys
Who would beg and beg to take me to a ball
And I know you couldn't picture me
The time I went to Paris in the fall
And who would think the man that I loved
Was quite so handsome and quite so tall
Well, it's through, it's just a memory I had
One I almost forgot since the weather's so hot
And I'm feeling so bad about a date, oh wait, I'm such a fool
He's just a guy who stopped to buy me something cool

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from Insomnious Volume I Whistling Away the Dark, released April 22, 2018
Insomnious Volume I Whistling Away the Dark
Piano & Arrangments Mark Fitzgibbon
Double Bass Ben Hanlon
Drums Peter Hodges
Vocals Connie Lansberg
Recorded, mixed and mastered at New Village Studios Burwood, Vic. Australia, by Allan Neuendorf.

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Connie Lansberg Melbourne, Australia

Connie Lansberg is a singer/songwriter, jazz artist and published author, and for this artist, it is all about the story. With four albums of standards and originals ready for release, she is drawn to stories that hold up a mirror to our shames and our shadows, our loves and our losses, and equally, our return to hope. She is accompanied by talented jazz musicians lead by Mark Fitzgibbon. ... more

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