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That’s All Folks

Well I’ve been terribly busy with rehearsals every night for the musical revue. It hasn’t left much time for anything else. Except breakdancin’. Yeah, I told you it was on my list. I was up until midnight trying to learn The Swipe and The Glide. Strangely, I didn’t master it in about 15 minutes like I expected I would. Looks like I might have to put some effort into it. Fair enough. Rest assured it’ll be awesome when I get these moves down. Heck, I’ll even make a second instructional video for yas.

Meanwhile, I have this to say: mustaches, in general, make me suspicious. I don’t know, they just do.

I like classical music. Big sweeping movements and that emotional build up of chords and music leading to that oh-is-it-finally-going-to-resolve moment are just lovely.

Anyway, I realized the other day listening to MPB (Mississippi Public Broadcasting) that I, and probably many of my peers’, introduction to classical music is due to Looney Tunes.

Think about it man.

William Tell, Ride of the Valkyries, Barber of Seville, etc etc etc are all recognizable for many people due to Bugs Bunny and friends. Even today, when I hear one of these pieces, images of Daffy or Foghorn Leghorn or Wile E. Coyote float up from the buried portion of my subconscious where my childhood memories live.

I plan to buy the Looney Tunes DVDs for my own enjoyment and for my future, not-yet-conceived-or-born-as-far-as-i-know children.

Poor kids today probably don’t watch Looney Toons. Surely it’s still on TV, I haven’t checked and I haven’t seen it in years. I don’t know what the cartoons are like today. When I do catch one, I don’t know what the heck is going on or when I should laugh or be scared or anything. But I bet there ain’t no classical music kickin’ it on the cartoons today. Man I hope I’m wrong.