When I called home, my parents didn’t suspect my ulterior motives. While discussing Law & Order reruns is a topic that I am more than capable of entertaining, I did not call to gossip about Lennie Briscoe’s trite witticisms. No, I reached out to announce my discovery of Love. The moment I dropped the bomb, my mother squealed with joy.
“Who is it??” she deplored, and a cascade of similar questions unfurled raucously for some minutes. When the flow of exuberance dialed down to a trickle, I finally got a word in edgewise. She questioned which qualities drew me to him, as I have always been drawn to independence and an eclectic style. I confirmed that these adjectives are spot-on, but that I wasn’t done explaining.
“His voice is kinda folky…” I cautioned to my city-dwelling mother, but she was understanding. She tentatively asked if he had many friends, and I was very proud to confirm what great friends they are.
“Is he a party animal?” she interjected.
“Not per se, though one of his friends is a real Wild Child. All my friends rock, Mom.” That calmed her nerves, and her acceptance renewed.
“Well what is his name?” she asked at last.
“Marmalakes,” I swooned.
“Well when am I going to get to meet him?” I knew this was coming, and further I knew all my friends, including Marmalakes, would be at the Parish on July 14th.
Marmalakes, Wild Child, Shakey Graves, and Sadie & the Blue Eyed Devils will perform at the Parish on July 14th. Doors are at 8 PM, and the event is open to all ages (so long as they have $7).