Happy In Bag

Friday, January 05, 2007

I Feel Pretty













Talk about culture shock.

Just a few steps from the hardware store at the Prairie Village Shopping Center is a window display of impossibly frilly princess and ballet outfits for little girls. I had to rub my eyes in disbelief the first couple times I encountered it.

A little research reveals that there's a method to A Fairytale Ballet's girly-girl madness.

I wonder if they'd allow me to sign up for their "Fairytale Princess Camp"?

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I get geekier than usual today at There Stands the Glass.

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My friend Jason quotes me here. I wish I could say that I one of the funny guys.

4 Comments:

  • At 7:47 PM, Blogger Xavier Onassis said…

    "A little research reveals that there's a method to A Fairytale Ballet's girly-girl madness.

    I wonder if they'd allow me to sign up for their "Fairytale Princess Camp"?"

    OK. You're officially scaring me now.

     
  • At 11:38 PM, Blogger Don't Need Anything said…

    alright bill. im calling you out. i was sitting in a parking lot in westport at 4 this morning reading the pitch and was pleased to see your participation in wayward blog. ive gotta say that i love jazz music. i want to get out to some shows but its so hard to break into.
    i havent the slightest clue as to where and how to start. if i wanna catch indie bands or alternative bands i can watch lawrence.com or myspace and find dates and times and costs and samples.
    what if i wanna catch a jazz band? how do i know where to go and when? is there some phantom resource that i dont know about? the fact is that, at least from what i see (actually, from what i dont see), is that its not that young people arent reaching out to jazz - its that jazz isnt reaching out to young people.
    if im wrong, please help me correct my view. i really want to be corrected.

     
  • At 9:09 AM, Blogger Happy In Bag said…

    Whoa, DNA! You articulated a fundamental problem very well. "Its not that young people aren't reaching out to jazz - its that jazz isnt reaching out to young people."

    You're right.

    It's a function of cluelessness more than of intentional elitism. For example, a local jazz cat that I listed at TSTG yesterday doesn't even have a site. And a few months ago, one of the area's most popular jazz names told me that he was thinking about creating a MySpace account.

    I'll address this issue again in another forum. Right now, I have to squeeze into my tutu. And I don't know anything about this "Bill" guy you mention.

     
  • At 12:53 AM, Blogger emawkc said…

    "And I don't know anything about this "Bill" guy you mention."

    Hehe, I saw that and wondered about your cover being blown. At least XO and I still have our anonymity intact.

    Cheers, mate!

     

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