Music & More challenge
25.) favorite young pic of RA
aww! so smiley, and maybe a bit mischievous too? I totally would have had a crush on him in school. Thinking about it though, it’s probably a good thing that he was all the way across the ocean. In my school, having a love of the cello might have been mildly accepted, but that whole dance thing? not so much. We didn’t even have a theatrical department until after I graduated. My senior year we had a male join the cheerleading team, it was very shocking.
Richard mentioned that he started taking tap lessons at a young age because all the other kids on his street were doing it too. While I’m glad to say that my daughter’s dance company has at least 3 or 4 boys in it each year, that would have been a foreign concept for me at her age. A boy in my tap class? no way! a High School boy who danced in musicals? so not happening, unless he wanted to get his ass kicked on a regular basis. On the other hand, how would I have fared in a performing arts school? I was shy and secretly ramped up with anxiety most of the time, so performing of any kind probably would have sent me straight into a meltdown! of course, maybe if I was in an atmosphere that encouraged the things I liked (reading, writing, film, music) instead of forcing me to hide them, I might have come out of my shell a whole lot sooner.
music question: oldest song you love
Volare by Dean Martin
not all that old, I know, but it’s something that I find myself humming quite often (humming because I can’t pronounce the Italian parts!) Dean Martin is a childhood favorite of mine and a hometown boy. I used to be very good friends with an older lady who dated Dean’s older brother, once upon a time. she liked to tell me stories about “Dino” and what a hellion he was (she didn’t like him!) I loved the Martin & Lewis movies when I was young. I thought Jerry was too silly though, I much preferred that swoony straight man and his dry humor. Come to think of it, Dean had to leave in order to pursue his love of song & dance too…
Let us leave the confusion and all disillusion behind