Tuesday, February 01, 2005


99.9% of the acting, singing, and dancing talent in Family d’Elisson resides in the collective bodies of Elder Daughter and the Mistress of Sarcasm. Elder Daughter, in particular, has spent a lot of time in front of the footlights, in high school (in Houston, in a drama department ranked right up there among the city's professional troupes), in college, and even in an honest-to-Gawd independent theatre production.

But Sunday night it was the Old Man’s turn to be up on stage. Here I am, along with my fellow Talented Song-and-Dance Men, singing “Standing On The Corner.” Cute song, but the lyrics, written in a more innocent age, have a twisted undertone in these cynical times. Nowadays, spend too much time loitering and leering at female passersby, and you very well could get arrested...lyrics notwithstanding. Or get the shit beaten out of you. I can see it now:

“What the hell are you lookin’ at, Mac?” WHAM.

Ah, well.

Brother, you can’t go to jail for what you’re thinking...

Hey, blogging ain’t the only way to feed a Bloated Ego!

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