Saturday, August 04, 2007

Sweet Music's Might

Scene:  Breakfast in the Kitchen.  Arthur is in his highchair and Mark and John are going through breakfast rituals.

John (turning away from emptying the Ceylon tea leaves into the compost):  "Sorry honey, you're doomed."

Mark (filling a dirty oatmeal pot with water to soak):  "What do you mean?"

John:  (singing a Renaissance madrigal):  "Jog on, jog on, the footpath way..."

Arthur: (waving a spoon in the air):  "Jog on, jog on, merrily hent style-a"

John:  "He listened in during a Pearwood rehersal."  (The implication being that Arthur will become a child star on the Rennaissance Faire circuit and that Mark will have to dress in funny clothes and say phrases like 'I prithee, sweet maid...'.)

Mark (nonplussed):  "Hey, Arthur. (Imitates Led Zeppelin) 'Been a long time since I rock and rolled.  Been a long time since I rock and rolled.   Been a long time, been a long time, been a long time since I -- '" (points to Arthur)

Arthur (still waving spoon):  "'Rock and rolled.'"

Mark: (turning back to John):  "He's at an impressionable age."
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