Greenpoint, October, 2015

Friday, January 25, 2013

Where the Hell is Cheetaway?

Did Beyonce lip-synch the "Star-Spangled Banner" at the Inauguration? I don't know. I do know lip-synching can make for great entertainment. Check out this film from 1969 of Polish singer Maryla Rodowicz performing her hit "Ballada Wagonowa" ("Ballad of the Train Car," written by Agnieszka Osiecka). It tells an amorous tale of three passengers on a train "from Cheetaway to Syracuse." In the proto-music-video, the whole thing takes place on the platform rather than in the train car the title. But, hej!, it's all good.


  1. Cheektowaga ("Land of the Crabapples")?

  2. This song brings me back good memories ....