The Sound of Music

2014 January

The hills are alive with the sound of mystery

2017-07-19T20:01:09-04:00January 14th, 2014|Categories: Daily Dad|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

So over the weekend Hannah and I did a little dance because Hannah wanted to dance in her new birthday bathrobe, this during an intermission of The Sound of Music, the first time all five of us sat down to watch it together. Maybe Hannah danced too because we’re still basking in the glow, that [...]

2004 October

Doh, o doh, some tourist dough

2014-01-14T18:48:05-04:00October 2nd, 2004|Categories: Hamilton Spectator, Newspaper columns|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

ST. GILDEN, AUSTRIA ✦ OK, for the record, nobody rocks like Mozart. But Julie Andrews made plenty of Austrian stores come alive with the sound of ka-ching, after her famous opening to the Sound of Music, filmed 40 years ago on a mountain near this lake-district resort town. The movie initially raked in a cool $165 million, about $800 million in today's dollars. Now tourism cash still flows from it like a river, especially an hour from here in Salzburg, Mozart's hometown, where the visitors never really leave.