Sat. Jun 15th, 2024

Yesterday I was one year older an old man. I thought to celebrate I’d put up a YouTube for this song. I found no good full stage version on YouTube, probably copyright reasons. It’s from Avenue Q, and probably expresses my attitude about life as well as any song can. I recommend the musical. The amazing thing is that Avenue Q; a somewhat raunchy take on the Sesame Street characters when they grow up and have to pay bills, find love… etc., was offered in 04 to the Republicans at their convention in NYC, among other Broadway fare’. The folks at Avenue Q got a lot of complaints from those did who come to the musical. Not about the profanity, or even the simulated puppet sex. No, Republicans complained loudly about the comment in the song that “George Bush” is “only for now.” If you listen to the lyrics W is mentioned right after two good things. Nothing other than the truth: like everything else in life George Bush was “only for now.” I’m “only for now.” You are too: our careers, our lives, our misery, our happiness… everything. Such is life.

When I told one relative about this, she said, “Oh, it’s the way they said it.” Oh, and exactly what way would you have had them ‘say it?'”

Geesh. Get a mature grip on reality, people.

Hmm, think maybe that’s part of the “problem” to begin with?

Hmm, coouuuuuuuuuuuuulllld beee…

Anywhosie, below you’ll find the very tail end of the performance on stage. Not the best vid that could be done of it, I’m sure, but probably not enough to get the camera in phone guy/audience member in trouble.

This is one of those musicals that makes me miss my early years on bigger stages, like when I was in the Upstate NY somewhat official off, off Broadway version of Company.


By Ken Carman

Retired entertainer, provider of educational services, columnist, homebrewer, collie lover, writer of songs, poetry and prose... humorist, mediocre motorcyclist, very bad carpenter, horrid handyman and quirky eccentric deluxe.

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