Wednesday, October 10, 2012

An Dontcha Fergit It...

Hint: Name the letters out loud left to right
It's true. See?

I'm reaching a bit today to make a connection between the t-shirt of the day and anything all that relevant to the world. I've had a lot of trouble sleeping the last few weeks so it does feel like my brain has been reduced to a series of seemingly meaningless letters and I don't think I'm the only one so there's that. 

The shirt is a souvenir from the musical Avenue Q which itself was inspired by Sesame Street (brought to you by the letter "Q") so that's kind of timely considering the "Big Bird-gate" going on in the US and the avalanche of memes that have popped up showing Sesame Street ready to rumble. 

Avenue Q is known for its humour and cleverness (and puppet sex!) and its most famous songs are pretty controversial (like "The Internet Is For Porn" and "Everyone's a Little Bit Racist") but there's an amazing song at the end of the first act that easily wins a spot in my Top Ten of All Time Favourite Musical Numbers. "There's a Fine Fine Line" was almost my anthem at one point and it remains a reminder to me that, even though Kate Monster does (SPOILER ALERT >>>>) backtrack to reunite with Princeton, there IS a line that, once crossed, changes everything.


There's a fine, fine line between a lover and a friend;
There's a fine, fine line between reality and pretend;
And you never know 'til you reach the top if it was worth the uphill climb.

There's a fine, fine line between love
And a waste of time.

There's a fine, fine line between a fairy tale and a lie;
And there's a fine, fine line between "You're wonderful" and "Goodbye."
I guess if someone doesn't love you back it isn't such a crime,
But there's a fine, fine line between love
And a waste of your time.

And I don't have the time to waste on you anymore.
I don't think that you even know what you're looking for.
For my own sanity, I've got to close the door
And walk away...
Oh...

There's a fine, fine line between together and not
And there's a fine, fine line between what you wanted and what you got.
You gotta go after the things you want while you're still in your prime...

There's a fine, fine line between love

And a waste of time. 

- Robert Lopez & Jeff Marx

This is the cast recording of Stephanie D'Abruzzo singing "There's a Fine Fine Line" 
(she was also my favourite guest star EVER on Scrubs - "My Musical" - seriously, look it up)