Let me know if you want to hear something I haven't done in a long time -- the show is 8 PM Eastern, under the umbrella of the Swallow Hill Music School of Denver
My beloved Aunt Patsy (Pat Crawford Brown) used to joke that all her film and TV roles supported her "theater habit." One day she and her acting friends came up with a game called, "Who was in the movie with the world's worst title?" Aunt Patsy won because she was in "Piranha Women Of The Avocado Jungle Of Death." Apparently that title was so bad it was changed to "Cannibal Women Of The Avocado Jungle Of Death," though I wrote this song before that change occurred. And I never have actually seen the whole movie -- just Aunt Patsy's scene.
She plays the supply clerk, so before they can venture into the Avocado Jungle of Death they need to equip themselves, and she dispatches her scene with great alacrity. And it's a crucial scene. If she hadn't given them the tools they needed, the movie would have been over, no trip to the jungle. After a while, Aunt Patsy began to specialize in such small but crucial scenes because she always brought some extra "oomph" to these parts.
On "Murder She Wrote," she plays the drug store cashier who talks up and then sells Jessica Fletcher the "Celtic Sunrise" perfume that is a crucial clue as to who committed the murder. On that one she got to use her Irish brogue to great effect.
In "Romy & Michele's High School Reunion," she plays the world weary diner waitress who asks Romy and Michele what kind of business they are in (they are pestering her for a "business women's lunch," which Aunt Patsy tells them doesn't exist). But they keep pestering, til she finally asks what their line of business is -- they are on their way to their high school reunion and want to impress all the students who dissed them years ago, so they decided to dress up "like business women."
So when Aunt Patsy asks them that crucial question, they realize they hadn't thought that far. They are two lovable pinheads.
On the spot they decide they invented post-it notes, and there's even a dream sequence where one of them recites the formula for the real post-it note glue. So Aunt Patsy's question kickstarted the film in a whole different direction. "Romy & Michele's High School Reunion" is like "Dumb & Dumber" for girls.
“Piranha Women Of The Avocado Jungle Of Death”
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- The other three performers are Reggie Harris, Siobhan O'Brien, and Marc Douglas Berardo
- Going to the P.O. on Monday at 4 PM to mail out 25 that are going out free with purchase of my new album -- last chance for swag --
- Meet Don White, Megon McDonough, Elizabeth Mosier, Peg Espinola, and Janet Feld -- all doing what they do best
- Celebrating the release of my brand new album, 'ON MY WAY TO HOOTERVILLE' followed by Song-Swap with Surprise Guests on Friday night
- Sing and/or play along with Robin Batteau around 9 PM when he does his classic, "Guinevere" - let me know if you want the sheet music
- Believe me, this is so good, it's worth the asylum I am now living in to send it to you -- Alice Howe's version of "A Case Of You" is worth it alone!
- I chalk it up to working non-stop on my new album (deadline is Friday Noon) -- here's highlights of the Midnight Zoom After Party with Andrew Ratshin, Matt Price, Alice Howe & Freebo
- I was joined by Andrew Ratshin, Matt Price, and Alice Howe & Freebo -- plus a former Jeopardy! champion for smart fun
- Plus the special guests announced for Midnight (Eastern time) Zoom After Party Friday night
- Larry Robbins and George T. Conway III are voices of reason when Wm Barr has clearly gone mad
- My concert is sponsored by McCabe's Guitar Shop in Santa Monica, live on FB at 11 PM Eastern on Friday. The After Party on Zoom immediately follows at Midnight. Finally, something for your night owls!
- The first I intro is Ivan Neville, one of New Orleans' best -- it's $25 a day, but you can go back and rewatch everything later