Good Morning Gentle Readers,
Last weekend, the House Blond performed a very un-Christmasy rendition of Bill Bailey at her piano teacher's final recital. Ruth has been involved in the music scene in one way or another since childhood and at eight-six decided to call it a day. She spent many years in the Big Easy, writing and producing musicals in the French Quarter, all of which was lost to Katrina. Guess hard drives aren't the only thing that need backin' up.
Sidebar: Ruth the piano teacher's cousin, Stanley Ann Dunham, was President Obama's mother.
Being that this was Ruth's last show, all four of her kids were in attendance as well. Gotta love entertainers, they know how to, well, entertain. Might be learned behavior or genetic, but her daughter Laurie put together a delightful catered lunch for us proud parents that would have been right at home with a bottle of good wine.
As the crowd thinned, a dapper, familiar-looking, guy slipped in behind the keyboard and called out for Ruth. Someone wheeled her up front and her son-in-law smiled broadly and began to play an absolutely awesome rendition of the finest Christmas tune ever written.
As he finished, he smiled broadly again and said simply, Merry Christmas, Ruth. It was definitely a Kodak moment. That's Tiffany holding the mike for Dorian.
And this is the guy who started it all.....
TWC could have easily recorded Dorian's performance and therein lies the lesson. When you don't know what's coming, record it anyway. The delete key looms large, but opportunities don't knock twice. I think Laurie's husband recorded it (look in the upper left hand corner of the picture) and we could have a copy I'm sure. But you know how that goes. We'll forget to ask and time will slip away.
Oh, and lots of you know why Dorian Harewood is familiar looking. I think Tiffany referred to him as Mr. NBC.
Kevin Bacon moments abound.