Twist and Shout

Twist and Shout
Life is never straight (Joey Kulkin photo)

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Intellectual Curiosity

No, really, stay a few minutes longer.

BENNINGTON -- There's a fantastic Brady Bunch episode when Marcia finds her way into the recording studio to get an up close and personal glimpse of Davy Jones as he sings a new record full of syrup. She stands in the back of the room with super composure and swoons while the dreamy frontman of The Monkees croons,

Girl, look what you've done to me
Me, and my whole world ...

Marcia makes a noise, oops, and friction ensues as the record producer tries to shoo the cutie away despite her desperate pleas. But Davy, sitting in the booth, hears every word of the drama because the studio mic hadn't been turned off.

Marcia's wiles pay off: Davy not only agrees to play at the junior prom but escorts her!

Intellectual curiosity spurs us to do crazy things sometimes. Sometimes we know that something exists yet we've just got to see just how real something is.

I'd bet dollars to doughnuts on it. So in that regard, flattery is a nice feeling.

And it's good to feel that way, girl.