Friday, October 22, 2010

Beach Boy Karaoke, Swagger, and Impressive Wiggling

KoQYou know how the model in lots of TV sit coms is less-than-average-looking-guy married to way-above-average-looking-woman.  (right here I was gonna list the shows for you, but let’s see in the comments if you can list them…trust me it’s a long list.)  Sometimes people land things that they really don’t deserve – and strangely this often results in unintentional comedy.  That last sentence pretty much describes my whole life, which I’m good with.  Recently I was “matched” with a new assignment in our church that yet again proves this point.  I am now the official DJ for teenage church dances.  If this confuses you, I’m right there with you.

DJs, by definition it seems, are cool.  I haven’t been cool in like 20+ years, and even that is debatable.  Perhaps the last cool thing I did was land a spit-wad directly between the eyes of a the girl I liked in 2nd grade.  I was a hero amongst the large group of 2 eight-year-old boys watching me.  I guess it was all downhill from there.  But DJs have to have swagger and be hip, so the image of the bald-dude who thinks he dances WAY better than he actually does standing behind a bunch of equipment telling the kids how to “get down” should absolutely make you laugh.  (don’t worry, I’ll put pictures up here when it actually happens – I’m nothing if not self-effacing)

One of the surprises so far is that whenever I tell people who are super-old like me about it – they actually want to come hang out with me during the dances.  I’m gonna go ahead and call that my posse.  And we’ll spend the entire first dance coming up with our “street names.”

I haven’t been to one of these dances since I was the teenager.  I’ll admit, I have super-great memories of them and was a little less-inhibited than I should’ve been probably.  This includes the time I did a semi-spontaneous karaoke to a Beach Boys song with 8 girls on the stage in front of the confused on-looking crowd.  But I’m pretty convinced that I’m gonna be laughing a lot looking down on the crowd.  People watching paradise…

So as awkward as I might look trying to be cool up there – at least I can fell some consolation as I look down on the teenage kids trying to wiggle around and impress each other.

Now I just gotta figure out street names for me and my homies…


Midwife4Life said...

That is awesome. Who would've ever thought you would land yourself a gig this completely cool!!
Good luck and I vote for "slick" as your street name. LOL

agm said...

Why is my mind blank when you asked about TV shows? TV is only ma raison d'etre! The only examples I can think of right now are:

-Cosby Show
-According to Jim
-Modern Family
-Oooh, Green Acres?? I LOVED that show.

Just for fun, I did a search & found some list of TV comedies ...reminds me of some of those old shows I used to watch. Bosom Buddies! I had forgotten about that show. I thought that was the Funniest Thing Evah when I was a little kid. Benson! Soap!

Okay, sorry, got a little sidetracked. Yeah, you totally have to post pictures AND your set list! I am totally gonna add the set list to my Ipod workout playlist.

Of course you know what my vote for your street name is gonna be (hint: thought up by CM the GM):

Picture it now:

Everyone please welcome...

DJ to the stars...

Lemme hear some noize...

Bring it on home now for...

D ....J...


Ahhhh!!! The crowd goes wild!!!

That's PMP.

Cheeseboy said...

Hey, found you through MMB Man Show where I am also listed.

Great blog. Now that is definitely a calling I could dig! As long as it was my only calling and I could drop the Exec. Sec. stuff.

Love the blog. I'll be back.

rlsecor said...

Awesome! Now that's a calling! Beats preparing a lesson any day!

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