After that it got pretty late, and, we both had to go, but it was great seeing Annie again. I realized what a terrific person she was and how much fun it was just knowing her, and I thought of that old joke. You know, this guy goes to his psychiatrist and says, “Doc, my brother’s crazy. He thinks he’s a chicken.” And the doctor says, “Well why don’t you turn him in?” The guy says, “I would, but I need the eggs.” Well, I guess that’s pretty much now how I feel about relationships– you know, they’re totally irrational and crazy and absurd, but, I guess we keep going through it because most of us need the eggs.
LCD Soundsystem AND Muppets, you say? How can you not like this (don’t tell me, I won’t entertain such nonsense)?
Over the weekend, my mom and I saw Charleston’s Jazz Orchestra’s first concert of the new year, Jazz on The Screen, and Woo-Wee, it was a Good Time! The first half of the program consisted of compositions from films, while the second half was devoted to music from television. I learned that the Austin Power’s theme song is actually an old Quincy Jone’s composition and danced in my seat (I may have kicked my neighbor) to the Muppets’ theme song, immediately followed by the music from Batman with conductor and trumpeter, Charlton Singleton, holding up WAM! and SPLAT! signs to boot.
After the concert, we decamped to Rue De Jean, and over shared sushi, Frisee salads for both, and more white wine for me, made my mom tell me stories about some of the men she dated before she met my father, life in Greenwich Village in the 60’s (a frequent request), and my Dad playing the banjo at their friends’ house after their first date. Awww….
I’m not a huge fan of Christmas Carols which didn’t work out so well when I took a spinning class the other day that started off with 20 minutes of techno Carols (that’s Charleston for you). It was even more awful than it sounds.
However, I do love me some muppets’ 12 Days of Christmas. Happy Christmas Eve to those of you that celebrate!