I've just found out that Robert Wise has passed on. For those who don't recognise the name, Robert Wise was the director of "The Sound of Music". Both my wife and I love the film... so much so, we've managed to brainwash the girls into liking it too. In fact, one of the first songs my eldest daughter sang was "Do-Re-Mi".
Sure, he directed "The Sand Pebbles", "the day the earth stood still" and the first Star Trek film...but he'll always be remembered for his connection to one of the best musicals ever.
So in honour of Robert and his contribution to my life, I'm going to switch the iPod from Rosie Thomas's fab album "If songs could be held" to "The Sound of Music" ost.
More info here: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/film/4247784.stm