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“Philippe Baby”: New to the CultureGrrl Songbook

Philippe de Montebello, celebrated in song
Photo: Fred R. Conrad, NY Times, from NYU’s press office

When I warbled my new old standard, Auctions in New York, last November, I suggested that my first singing podcast would probably be my last. I have no doubt that my resolve to abort my career as a cabaret crooner met with general approval.

But I now find myself about to head out on the Westside Highway for what may turn out to be the last Metropolitan Museum press lunch presided over by the soon-to-be-legendary Philippe de Montebello. There’s just no other way to express my feelings but in song.

Click below, if you dare, to hear me purr my new take (with apologies to Eartha Kitt) on that naughty classic, “Santa Baby,” now titled: “PHILIPPE BABY.”

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