Monday, November 05, 2007

Full mouth

Music Monday

The current favorite CD in the family van is the latest movie version of Hairspray. There is a song towards the end when the lily-white best friend of the heroine gets her groove on while singing to her new love, a black kid (remember the movie is set in the 1960's).

Towards the end of her solo in Without Love, Penny gets all deep throated and, well, white-girl soulful.

In my ivory tower
Life was just a hostess snack
But now I've tasted chocolate
And I'm never going back

(emphasis added to stress the soul coming through)

So one little man, after hearing this song 247 times since seeing the movie this summer asks from the back seat, "why is her voice so funny?"

"What do you mean?"

"It is so low."

I try to explain that she is singing in a different style than she is used to.

"Oh," he says in that I-understand-perfectly voice. "She has chocolate in her mouth."

Cough, snort, hiccup, cover mouth no-verbal-reply from the front.

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Flower Child said...

Excellent!!! Out of the mouths of babes.

You inspired me to write a music Monday piece - here:

Jenn in Holland said...

Uh, duh! That's why she ain't never goin' back!

Snort, chortle, guffaw from here too!

Jen said...

That is WAY too funny. And that's my opinion. ;-) (Look at you teasing me like that when I was whining on my blog, lol!)

Alex Elliot said...

Hey, I just say Hairspray at the cheap theater two weeks ago! I know the song you're talking about.

Gunfighter said...


Goofball said...

Don't know Hairspray at all but love the remark :)

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Brillig said...

I saw this movie when it first came out and loved it. So just the other night, I decided to take my daughter to the dollar theater where it was showing. We had SO much fun. And she was full of all sorts of funny questions too. hahahaha. None quite that good though. that's hilarious!

Fourier Analyst said...

Oh, oh, oh! I wanna play too! And I promise I will when I get out of crisis mode. It's all I can do right now to try and prepare for Jenn's SOS hosting party! But I will be back. And I do have some musical stories!!