Perhaps I Over-Reached
I caught a little sound clip from the new Apatow film Walk Hard (trailer above) the other day, an excerpt of a song called "Let's Du-et." I can't wait to see it. I adore the musical genre that number so lovingly mocked. Tammy & George. Dolly & Porter. June & Johnny. The hurtin'-er, the better.
A few years ago, I was driving somewhere with my middle son buckled in his car seat behind me, belting along for all I was worth to Bruce Robison & Kelly Willis' "When I Loved You." After the last note was unfurled from the very depths of my gut, there was a perfectly timed, delicate moment of silence. Then a little voice piped up from the backseat.
"Maaaybe you should just sing the Muffin Man."
If you or someone you know shares my fondness for Du-ing-Et, John Prine's tribute cd In Spite Of Ourselves is a must-have. "Let's Invite Them Over Again," featuring Iris Dement, is one of our favorites.