April 30, 2008

Andrea Bocelli Sings Elmo to Sleep

Erich has had a thing for Andrea Bocelli ever since we stayed at the Ritz-Carlton in Las Vegas this past Christmas. Andrea had performed a rare concert on Lake Las Vegas last summer, and the footage played constantly on one of the hotel's cable channels. And by nothing short of genius hospitality, the maids left it playing upon leaving the room. It was a delicious treat to walk into our clean room every evening, be greated by that flawless tenor, and see the breathtaking views of the desert sun setting behind him. I'm telling you, this thing was enchanting. Erich was completely entranced from the moment we walked in the room. By the time we checked out, we probably sat through that entire concert 10 times and I still wanted more. Even now when I play Bocelli on my iPod, Erich becomes completely still and stares blissfully off into the distance.

Now imagine our delight as I'm channel surfing today (yes, we watch TV on sick days, so sue me) and suddenly Elmo appears on the screen. Erich adores Elmo. He hasn't had much exposure to the little fur ball, but I can confidently say that it was love at first sight. So I pause a moment, and
wait! Who is that with him? Andrea Bocelli!! There he was singing our little buddy a bedtime version of Con Te Partiro. We both thought this song was so fabulous that I found the video on YouTube and E & I watched it several times over.


8 comments:

ricksphotography said...

Bocelli rocks and so does your new blog design! I heart it.

Alifinale said...

We watch Sesame Street pretty much every day and I saw this and thought it was cute. How funny that Erich loves Bocelli so much. I love to see all the stars that come on Sesame Street.

melbo said...

Thank you Nancy :) This design makes me happy. I might actually stick with this one.
Ali- I have to confess that after watching this video I cruised YouTube for many more celebrity SS appearances. So stinkin' cute.

Ryann said...

I love the look of the blog. I tried to get Tim to watch but he was much more interested in getting the straw into the hijacked juice box-but Madi loved it!

Marc said...

I'm not sure whether this is appropriate for children... Andre and Elmo look like they're going to make-out at a couple of parts. This has to be another one of those duplicitous schemes by PBS to introduce children to gay relationships at a young age! WHERE ARE YOU WHEN WE NEED YOU JERRY FALWELL?!!

Chris said...

Mia likes Elmo, too. She watched the lullaby then when it was over said, "Again! Again!" Surprise, surprise! :)

Natalie C. said...

The comment that says Chris is really from me. Oops! I didn't realize Chris was signed into google!

Ben & Brynn said...

Marc, your hilarious! Melissa, That is so awesome that Erich loves Bocelli. I am off to iTunes right now to add it to the collection-thanks for the idea. Where did you get your graphics for your blog-I LOVE THEM! All thing retro make me happy.