Tuesday, June 29, 2010

already losing the battle

The lyrics from one of Gideon's favorite kiddie sitcoms about a boy band from Minnesota living in a fancy LA hotel trying to "make it":

Do you want to
Ride in a big limousine?
Tell me do you want to
Take a little bite of the fame machine?
If you wanna be discovered
And end up on the cover've every star-studded supermarket magazine
You can do it
Stick right to it.
It could happen tonight.

You wanna be famous. (famous)
You wanna be the one who's living the life.
You wanna be famous. (famous)
You wanna be the one who's taking a free ride.

[Verse 2]
Do you want to
Cut to the front of the line?
Baby, do you need to
See your name in lights just like the Hollywood sign?
Come on, we gotta work harder.
Fight the fight together.
Take you to the top.
We've got the winning team.
It's your moment.
You can own it.
It's the American dream.

Prompted this discussion:

Me: Do you know what's better than being famous?

Gideon: What?

Me: Being good at what you do.

Gideon: [Eye roll. Head shake. A sound that sounded a lot like "ugh"]

Whatever happened to the Monkees? Those were nice boy actors playing nice musicians singing nice songs about daydreams and trains.

I am officially 99 years old. It's lunchtime. Goodnight.

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