LM, Episode 550, 6/3/21, Putin’ On The Ritz
This weekend we saw our first live, in person show in 15 months. Keith’s fiance, Kate was singing and tap dancing in a show called I Got Rhythm. It was outdoors on the river front on a beautiful evening with the Cincinnati skyline as a backdrop.
When they finished the song Puttin’ on the Ritz, Twyla whispers to me, “I have never heard that song all the way through. Usually the monster gets scared and runs away.” When I finally stopped laughing, I admitted every time I hear it, I want to sing, “Uper duper.”
I wonder what it says about the two of us that our introduction to Irving Berlin is Mel Brooks? Probably that we both fervently believe laughter matters.