My brilliant friend, lawyer/writer/actor/singer/dancer Loarraine McGee, scores with a Comment of the Day that it probably takes a Broadway musicals buff, Stephen Sondheim worshiper, Mandy Patinkin lover or “Glee” fan to fully appreciate, a lyrical comment to the melody of Sondheim’s “Buddy’s Blues” from the second act of his great, troubling 1971 musical “Follies.” Here is the song (Bronson Pinchot is no Mandy, but he’s OK), and then Lorraine’s Comment of the Day, to the today’s post “The “So What?’ Follies,” follows.
“Did you say “Follies”????”
I’ve got those
“Gotta keep the numbers up-Find something!-I can make it Neeeews” Blues!
“Long as there are photos I can make it seem important” feeling!
“If you’re slightly famous all you do is enough,
As long as there’s a talking head involved it’s good stuff,”
And “Bring the camera closer, gotta make the public buy this!” feeeeeeling!
“Everything is ad sales so I gotta make the nonsense neeeews!” blues!