Friday, May 1, 2009

9 to 5, Five By Five By Me

So the reviews came out for 9 to 5 The Musical today, and the Times at least was not so kind. But you know who has two thumbs and doesn't care? This guy!

If you're wondering where I am on May 20th, you can know now that I'm in orchestra seats.

I've loved Miss Dolly Parton since I was a wee lad, which is probably no surprise to anyone. Every now and then people send me Dolly-related links, like Kevin did recently about another one of Dolly's gay rumors, this one tied in to her being both gay AND Hannah Montana's aunt. Storms comin', indeed.

If you want to know my Root Story, you could ask my kindergarten teacher, Mrs. Munter. It was the year the movie came out, and the song was everywhere, most especially on my record (yes, record) player. I asked Mrs. M what "ambition" was, and she gave me a suitable definition, but I insisted she was wrong. As anyone knew, it was something you pour into a cup after you tumble out of bed and stumble to the kitchen.

Anyway, New York mag ran a great interview with Miss Dolly. Here's some of my favorite lines:

The oddest thing I can think to ask is whether, with new deals in merchandising, real estate, touring, and recording all in development, she’ll ever say it’s enough.

“Never!” she answers. “I want to be like one of those little fainting goats that get scared and then just fall over. I want to go and go and then drop dead in the middle of something I’m loving to do. And if that doesn’t happen, if I wind up sitting in a wheelchair, at least I’ll have my high heels on.

And on her face:

“I’m a proud person. I’m not vain. I look at it like it is. If you’ve got the money and you’re going to be out there, you owe it to people not to look like a dog if you can help it."

And this, which I think I get:

“If I have one more face-lift,” she likes to say, “I’ll have a beard.”

Here's a musical montage to get yer excitement up.

See you on the 20th, gals!


Unknown said...

Allison Janney is gonna tap dance her tall self into my heart. I can't wait... that's who that is, right?

CRD said...

It sure is her. I've practically already started my standing ovation.