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Tuesday, January 30, 2007

"Those Crazy Veronese Lovebirds."

Thus the New York Times dubs Romeo and Juliet, who are due in Central Park this summer for the annual Delacorte Theater "I am a hip and literate New Yorker" free love-fest, not to be confused with the annual Great Lawn "I am a hip and (wine-guzzling Classical music) literate new yorker" free love-fest which occurs in its near proximity.

Questions that this announcement brings to mind are:

1-If I had taken my mini-gangstas from the Bronx, whose reactions to reading R and J were mixed (and hilarious), to the Delacorte theater, would they have shouted expletives at the actors or fallen asleep? Or beat me up?

2-Will I fail to get my ass on line by 8 am for the fifth, sixth or seventh summer in a row (I don't know, I've lost count!)?

3-Does Romee-oh for what Julie-et?

4-What would have happened if Juliet had woken up like 30 seconds earlier, huh?

5-Which is the better pop song adaptation of "R and J"-- "Exit Music (for a film) by Radiohead,
"Romeo and Juliet" by Dire Straits/Indigo girls or "Romeo had Juliette" by Lou Reed? Answer. They all rock, cause they're inspired by the BARD, yo!

Sample lyrics for each:

Exit Music:

You can laugh
A spineless laugh
We hope that your rules and wisdom choke you
Now we are one
In everlasting peace

We hope that you choke.. that you choke

R and J:
Yeah now and all I do is miss you
And the way it used to be you know
And all I do is keep the beat
I keep bad, bad company
And all I do is kiss you
Through the bars of a rhyme
When julie I'd do the stars with you

Romeo had Juliette

Manhattan's sinking like a rock
Into the filthy hudson what a shock
They wrote a book about it
They said it was like ancient rome

The perfume burned his eyes
Holding tightly to her thighs
And something flickered for a minute
And then it vanished and was gone.

And now I must vanish and be gone. Love, Fellow-ette.


  1. baz'n'thom 4-EVA8:44 PM

    all great songs, but "talk show host" wins hands-down flat-out fo-sho because it is not only written by the best band EVER, but it was written expressly for the best shakespeare adaptation EVER!!

    ("talk show host" is my second fav r&j-related song for the same reason, even tho it wasn't written for the movie.)

  2. and by "talk show host" (the first time) i mean "exit music"


  3. "erm," something tells me you are cuter than romeo hi'self, and despite your little slip-up above, I'm convinced you've got your feet on the ground, not somewhere in Mantua.

  4. twist off1:14 AM

    I had such a huuuuuge crush on Olivia Hussey, the foxy Juliet pictured in your post. We watched that movie in 9th grade. I still swoon at the thought.