Oh crumb buns! This should teach me always to crib from my betters.
I just did read Tom Shales’ nifty Oscar piece, and realized to my horror that I had left out three of the night’s highlights: Shirley Bassey and her full-throated reprise of Goldfinger; Adele, and what turned out to be her Oscar-winning performance of Skyfall, and Barbra Streisand, whose tribute to her friend and long time collaborator, Marvin Hamlisch, with The Way We Were, was everything she must have wanted it to be: shimmeringly perfect.
Loved your Oscar comments, and especially agree here that the three Divas were particularly terrific. Shirley Bassey rocked the house! And Streisand was uncharacteristically mellow and therefore her rendition of Memories was very touching and tender.
Sheila, you rock, too!
Sheila, even when you err, you’re lovable. Do carry on!