Saturday, February 21, 2009
Sodomy is Sometimes Inappropriate
Listening to our "Hair" cd this afternoon with Hedgie, we skipped over a certain song, and the careful omission brought back a memory from my childhood. Enjoy...
The time: 1979, after seeing "Hair" with our parents. Seized with excitement over the electrifying soundtrack, which we listened to every chance we got.
The place: Our grandparent's formal, very formal, living room.
The characters: Me, 9 years old, my sister, 5, and our grandparents, grandpa in the full suit he always wore even at home, my grandma decked out from girdle to stockings to conservative dress from B. Altman's in NYC.
The offense: We decided to serenade said grandparents with our rendition of "Sodomy," clearly enunciating each word in our piping children's voices so that they would get the full effect.
If you're not familiar with this magnificent maesterwerk, check it out (from the movie, not the play):
And if you would like to sing along:
Father, why do these words sound so nasty?
Can be fun
Join the holy orgy
The aftermath: I'll let you imagine for yourselves.
But hey, it was the '70s after all.