i'm not sure if i've mentioned the fact that i am married to an old man in a 30 year old body. i am. my darling henri would rather go to eat at ihop than somewhere young and hip. and when it comes to his musical preferences well...take yesterday afternoon. we were having a leisurely day, sleeping in, doing laundry, cleaning up a bit. henri went to put some music on, which i was pleased because it took me many years to train him to do that. however this fella is what came out of the speakers. his website is so old school that you can't even listen to bits of the songs. well you aren't missing much. with song selections like "there's a heart ache following me" and "teenager in love" i'm sure you can gather what genre this guy sings.
we made the unfortunate discovery of mr. o'donnell while henri was flip, flip, flipping through the channels one night. we had just passed pbs and something made henri turn back. next thing i know he is staring transfixed at the screen, swaying to the music like in an old person's trance. and then the camera panned the audience and indeed there was a sea of white and gray heads mimicing henri. 'aahh. dear god, make this man stop,' i prayed silently in vain. usually i'm a sucker for an accent (he's irish), but this was just too much and it was a pbs special that was 2 hours long. i ended up getting up to do the dishes i had been putting off.
henri is a hard guy to shop for sometimes so when i was at wallmart last year before christmas, i must admit to feeling overjoyed at the discovery of a daniel o'donnell cd. specifically called daniel in blue jeans because the man thinks he is hot. on the tv show he had on leather pants and he did little jigs across the stage to make the ladies swoon. my one stipulation to henri was that he was not allowed to play it when i was at home. that is why i was so peeved yesterday.
there truly is something for everybody in this world. i looked at his tour dates (thinking i could get tickets for henri and his mom if daniel was coming to vancouver. that would be another 2 birds with one shot) and the dude is one popular guy. for 18 days in the month of november he is playing to sold-out shows in branson, mo. this is the fine town where you can also catch dolly parton and tony orlando.
i wonder what henri will listen to when we really are old?
update... more daniel o'donnell barfiness. i found out here that he proposed to his new wife on christmas day with one of his "romantic balads" playing softly in the background. yuck. and he's only 40. i was thinking he had to be at least 50 to be making such an ass of himself to the middle-aged/old ladies that make up most of his audience. he's sold 5 million albums world-wide. sheesh. and to think, and i do so with shame, i am one of those idiot purchasers.