Riki Lindhome (Garfunkel) and Kate Micucci (Oates) met at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater in Los Angeles and they began performing together in 2007. The song “Present Face” was released in December 2009. This is the first time I’ve heard it but I love it! I will definitely play this one for my daughter. It’s time the youth of today learn about the heartbreak of Present Face!
Since today is Black Friday and millions of people have probably gone out of their way to get up well before the sun and stand in line for hours in below freezing temperatures just to get the very best deals on terrible presents that their loved ones will hate, I thought this was the perfect song to post today. I know I’ve had my share of present faces over the years. The worst was the time someone gave me a quarter cup of rice crackers and a broken Christmas ornament that had clearly just been ripped off someone else’s tree (pine needles still attached). But, gentle readers, I want you all to know that I fought and won my brave battle with present face that day! Even in the face of such a terrible gift, I was able to bring joy and laughter to everyone in earshot of my post gift tirade after the Christmas party.
Kate Micucci is an actor, singer, and song writer who came to prominence as half of the comedy singing duo Garfunkel and Oates. She has made appearances on several top rated TV shows including “Scrubs” where she played Gooch, the love interest of Ted, the lawyer character. I’m not sure what songs she sang at her Steve Allen show which, by the way, has the fabulous name “Playin’ With Micucci.” Most of the songs on You Tube have a sweet, child-like innocence that I find really appealing. Of course, I didn’t choose one of those songs. I chose a duet from “Scrubs.” The song was originally a Garfunkel and Oates number but they altered the title words slightly to make it safe for TV. I like this song because it illustrates the strange awkward dance we often do when attempting to communicate about matters of the flesh. Here’s “Screw You” from “Scrubs.”
WARNING: This song is about sex. If you don’t find that offensive give it a listen, it’s neato. After the break, I’m going to, very briefly and blandly, continue to talk about sex. Contents might be boring. Do not operate heavy machinery while reading this post.
Age has its privileges! I can’t tell you how many women I know who married young then spent decades never having a single satisfying love making experience. It’s not necessarily because they marry unfeeling jerks either. It’s just that, all too often youth, inexperience, and poor communication combine to set up a pretty sad and frustrating cycle.
When you’re older and still single, worthwhile suitors get fewer and farther between and parts of your body start migrating south. But hopefully you’ve spent enough years in that sagging body that you can actually communicate with the rare suitors about your needs. It seems to me if we could all just learn to say “Hey, if you knit one, purl two then carry the four and drop down the remainder, I’m going to have a splendid time. What can I do for you?” the world would be a much happier place!